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Contemporary Expressionism - The Creative Spirit

San Diego Museum Artist Guild Show

I would personally like to invite you  to the opening reception of the show “Contemporary Expressionism - The Creative Spirit” at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery at the Horton Plaza, which will be this coming Friday evening, Sept 13th. I would love to see you there!

I was notified my piece “Battlefield” won an honorable mention award from the Juror, Derrick Cartwright, so that makes the night even more special.

Thank you all for your support in my artistic endeavors .

Directions: Are in attachment to this E mail.

Most important thing to know- GPS does not take you to the parking garage!

the Horton Plaza Parking Garage entrance  is at 4th Avenue and F Street. After you park,

Enter the mall, turn right and make your way down to the street level; The Lyceum Gallery is at the sunken entrance opposite the taxi stand, next to Starbucks.

Contemporary Expressionism - The Creative Spirit

Opening reception and awards presentation:

Sept 13 5-8 PM, free      

Awards presented at 6 PM. I plan on being at the exhibition from 5-7 PM. Please let me know if you plan to come later as I wouldn’t want to miss you! My cell is 714-394-8289

Lyceum Gallery, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA

Exhibition dates: Sept 7 - Oct 13 2013


Derrick Cartwright was director of The San Diego Museum of Art from 2004 to 2009, when he left to take the director position at the Seattle Art Museum. Cartwright holds art history degrees from UC Berkeley, UCLA and the University of Michigan and has taught at UC Berkeley, Dartmouth College (where he was director of the Hood Museum of Art), UC San Diego and USD. He has also led major art institutions in Giverny, France, in Hanover, New Hampshire, San Diego, and Seattle before returning to USD in the fall of 2012 to fill a newly created position as Director of University Galleries and Professor of Practice. Cartwright has published dozens of scholarly articles and catalogue essays about American painting, sculpture, photography, Franco-American Cultural Exchange, and contemporary issues in American art museums. 

In conjunction with the play A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild presents the juried exhibition Contemporary Expressionism: The Creative Spirit at Lyceum Gallery, San Diego, California.

Often focusing on the internal world of emotion and spirituality, or on identity and protest, Expressionism has many faces.  This exhibition seeks to explore the many different approaches to this fascinating form of art-making.

The term Expressionism was first applied to the Parisian painting that followed Post-Impressionism at the turn of the 19th century.  Throughout the 20th century, Expressionism was applied to various figurative and abstract movements, from the German Expressionists, to Picasso and the Cubists, to Abstract Expressionism, Art Informal, Bay Area Figuration, and Neo-Expressionism.   

See the exhibition online