Wax Apothecary at California Center for the Arts, Escondido 2018


Niki de Saint Phalle: Mythical California

January 13 – March 4, 2018

Internationally known artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) created several larger than life works of art about the myths and legends of California. Through maquettes, models, sculptures, photographs, furniture, blueprints, and video we honor this vibrant 20th century artist.

Join in celebration of the fifteen-year anniversary of the construction of her sculptural garden Queen Califia’s Magical Circle and the series’ she developed while living in San Diego.

Tours will be available in French upon request. Please contact Arts Education Program Supervisor, Kirsten Barrientes at 760-839-4176 or kbarrientes@artcenter.org to book a tour.

** Check out Wax Apothecary Candles in the Gift Shop**

Exhibiting Concurrently:

Inspired: A Mosaic Invitational

Recent works by local artists who share a commonality in media but differ in their subject matter focus will make more noticeable their attention to detail and the obsessive nature of mosaic.

Eva Struble: Cover Crop

With a combination of materials, Struble’s artwork treats distressed urban and natural landscapes, whose seemingly serene atmosphere belies the socio-political and environmental issues at their heart. Created on top of unfinished canvases from various periods, she adds imagery referencing small farms in the San Diego area, blending in previous scenes of her everyday life, television stills, textile patterns, and landscapes.

Special Events:

Includes lite bites and no host bar

7:00 PM Special remarks from Bloum Cardenas, granddaughter of Niki de Saint Phalle

Enjoy the CD debut, “This Is New, I Like It”, from Swedish music producer Viktor Sjöberg, created for Niki de Saint Phalle’s work: Californian Diary (Black is Different)

for more info visit : http://artcenter.org

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