Introducing The Hill Street Country Club’s inaugural Supper Club Artist Project; a three-part series providing community education & involvement in the Arts.
EDUCATE • APPRECIATE • CELEBRATE
Join The HSCC, artist Johnny Nguyen of Songs of the Green Bird and our sponsor MainStreet Oceanside, for a Pop-up ART Workshop inside the Oceanside Farmers Market & Sunset Market on January 2, 2014 for Part I: EDUCATE of the Supper Club Artist Project. ...
Learn alongside your community as Nguyen shows how to approach photography with a journalistic eye inside the market, then explore and take photographs of your own. Instant-use cameras provided.
The workshop will involve direct communication with local buyers and members of the Oceanside community. Using Nguyen as a guide and inspiration, participants will be invited to use their own cameras (mobile phone, ipad etc) or one of several disposable film cameras available at HSCC booth located in Downtown Oceanside Farmers Market. Participants will then be prompted to spend some time exploring and photographing their own local market. Guests will be given instructions on how to use the camera as well as a few tips and tricks from the artist himself on how to photograph using a street photography/
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: FREE & FOR ALL AGES.
Workshop Times on Thursday, January 2, 2014:
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM inside the Farmers Market
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM inside the Sunset Market
The Hill Street Country Club thanks MainStreet Oceanside for sponsoring this Pop-up ART Workshop.
RSVP on facebook for the Opening Reception of Songs of the Green Bird; Part II: APPRECIATE of the Supper Club Artist Project happening January 18th for an opportunity to see your photos in addition to artist Johnny Nguyen’s work inside the Hill Street Country Club Gallery inside Artists Alley.
Art Walls Oceanside
- The KRUGLAK Gallery
- Art Walls Oceanside
- Artist Alley Interactive
- First Friday Art Walk Oceanside
- Founder of Artists Alley
- Hill Street Country Club Gallery
- MAIN STREET OCEANSIDE
- North County Sculptors Salon
- OCEANSIDE ARTS COMMISSION
- OCEANSIDE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION
- Oceanside Museum of Art
- REGAL THEATER GROUP
- SAN LUIS REY MISSION
- STAR THEATRE
- Studio ACE
- SUNSHINE BROOKS THEATRE
- SURF MUSEUM OCEANSIDE
- Visions 20-/20
- VISIT OCEANSIDE
Monday, December 30, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
|Lewis ~ Taking awesome Care of the OMA Gallery....|
an Installation by
Armando de la Torre
As our Holiday Season rushes to its finale, we have the privilege to visit an enchanted place from the Heart of Armando de la Torre.
This is a place we will all recognize in our hearts of remembering our sweet experiences of Childhood and Parenthood of our younger days. It will bring to us the once a year experiences of the “woods” when we found the perfect tree in the forest. The warm feelings of the hearth and of home resonate with the songs of remembrance of Years gone by. The togetherness of Family and loved ones create the Magic of the Season.
The Gift of Family, Our Place on this planet Earth, and the unending Universe of Being is what our Holiday Season is all about. This is the space you will enter into at OMA’s satellite venue in the Westfield Mall and given to us by an Artist of great accomplishment, Armando de la Torre.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Creating an Arts District…
Participating in the forthcoming discussions led by our Oceanside Museum of Art, I will post various examples and opinions on the Creation of Art Colonies and
and the implications which arise in the process. Is Gentrification to be
desired? What happens when the long time residents and business owners confront
the success of an Artist Colony or Arts District? What about Culture Clash?
What about the Money Clash? What about when the Success of the Colony becomes
the antithesis of what it started out to be? Please feel free to comment where ever you live and if you have had experiences to share. Art Districts
Article taken from Pomona College Magazine • 550 N. College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
Article taken from Pomona College Magazine • 550 N. College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
Downtown TurnaroundEd Tessier ’91 turned dying downtown Pomona into a vibrant Arts Colony with some help from family and the skills he learned at the College.
By Mark Kendall
Ed Tessier ’91 grew up watching downtown Pomona die. The sporting goods store where he got his first baseball glove closed. So did the department store where he bought his Cub Scout uniform. So did the lunch counter where his grandpa used to buy him root beer floats.
Shortly after graduating from the College, Tessier set about bringing downtown Pomona back to life.
While in school, Tessier majored in urban sociology and used Pomona’s downtown for case studies. Still, he never planned to undertake a crusade to save it. He expected to wind up behind a desk in some city planning department, “playing with colored pencils the rest of my life.”
But his father, Victor, a prominent Pomona attorney, had suffered multiple heart attacks and in 1992 asked his children (Ed, Jerry and Vicki) to take over six buildings he owned downtown. They could have unloaded the properties, but felt too much of a connection with the community.
”It was an emotional decision,” says Tessier.
Tessier remembered the words of one of his mentors, Pomona sociology professor Robert Herman. “He had a mantra,” says Tessier. “That even in the most distressed neighborhoods there’s always something that works. The goal should be to find it and nurture it.”
After months of research, Tessier’s first plan was to turn the area into a Latino-oriented businesses district. Latinos now were the majority in Pomona, and such retail efforts had been successful elsewhere in the Los Angeles area. But it turned out another developer had proposed doing the same thing elsewhere in Pomona, and the city told Tessier to come up with something else for downtown.
The downtown already was home to an underground arts scene, with “guerilla artists” occupying empty buildings, hosting exhibitions and poetry slams. Tessier decided to tap into the existing vibe and proposed turning the area into an arts district centered along Second Street, west of Garey Avenue.
By 1993, Tessier had opened (with a business partner) The Haven, a combination gallery and coffee house. Downtown artists came out of the woodwork and connected there. But the place wasn’t just drawing crowds on weekend nights. It was drawing scrutiny from the city, as Tessier tells it, with visits from code enforcement and other agencies. He saw this as part of the longstanding tension between downtown artists and the city.Read More: http://pomona.edu/magazine/pcmfl04/OOtessier.shtml
Traveling out of the Downtown of Oceanside to one of our most cherished historical Churches.
The Arts of the Past...
Images of the Hands who built.
As I sat in the lovely restored interior of the San Luis Rey Mission for a Requiem Mass listening to the songs of beauty and love, I could see all around me the quiet hands which built this magnificent
The walls of plaster painted with the designs and embellishments of the
yesteryear, and the Paintings of ancient heritage were all encompassing. Mission
Can you feel history in your inner core…yes it is possible. The very air seemed to vibrate with these hands of history and the sounds of feet treading along the Central Isle of the Church of hundreds of years resonated within me as an overlay to the music of the Now.
Old Buildings do this to me. I see the inhabitants of the past going about their earthly chores and giving of themselves to the building of the
, the Cathedral, or Civic projects of the Times
gone by. Touching the oldness of such a place is one of communion with the
hands of time. I feel the vibrations of intent and accomplishment of the Hands.
It is the same when visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art …the Egyptian
sculptures are born again with me, within my heart of knowing. Mission
The San Luis Rey is within my sightline every day I drive down the hill of Rancho
Oro. The gleaming whiteness of the wall, the
sublime curves of the colonnade, and most of all the Blue Dome blending into
the sky above. I do no often go inside
the del , but when I do, it is with the anticipation of my intense
interaction of sight, of hearing the whispers of time, but most of all, the
vibrations of my heart connecting to the Hands of the past and their commitment
to a task well done. Mission Church