The following is a detailed list of the evening's events and participants:
5:00 – 8:30 pm: Giuseppe's Restaurant will offer a no-host bar with beer, wine and light snacks in the Museum's lower rotunda.
5:00 – 9:00 pm: Brian Goeltzenleuchter and Katharine Whitcomb will present Smelling the city, an olfactory artwork that will be present at each remaining night of the 2011 Summer Salon Series. This project juxtaposes a poetic text printed on a fragrance blotter against an artist-made scent into which the blotter is dipped. Upon request, Summer Salon patrons receive a blotter which is lightly scented and highly transportable. The blotters become points of personal reflection and conversation pieces.
This project will take place in the Museum's Upper Rotunda.
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Art Making Activity: Masks Join Museum Educator Amy Briere in the Museum's IMAGE Gallery for an art making activity that is fun and engaging for all ages and skill levels.
7:00 – 7:30 pm: Bruna Mori: Poetry Reading
Bruna Mori is the author of Dérive (Meritage Press), a book of cityscape poems with sumi-ink paintings by Mathew Kinney, and is currently working on a suburbs project with photographer George Porcari, tentatively titled Beige. Mori has held workshops on citywriting at SCI_Arc and CalArts with Jen Hofer. In San Diego, she has taught at UCSD, Woodbury, and the NewSchool of Architecture + Design, and writes for SDCVB, San Diego's “official travel resource.” This presentation will take place in the Museum's Asian Court.
7:40 – 8:10 pm: Panel Discussion: Food for the City, presented by Lea Dennis. This panel discussion focuses on the process and structures of farm to table agriculture. Panelists include Jill Richardson, author of Recipe For America: Why Our Food System is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It, Jay Porter, founder of The Linkery restaurant, and Lucila De Alejandro, co-founder of Suzie's Farm. This discussion is moderated by artist Lea Dennis and will take place in the Museum's Asian Court.
8:00 – 8:45 pm: Concert by The Tree Ring
The Tree Ring is the chamber-inspired project from San Diego folk artist Joel P West. In February, the band released their debut record, Generous Shadows, which they wrote and recorded together in Idyllwild California. The marriage of classically-influenced string arrangements with glockenspiel, acoustic guitar, and a fragile pump organ create a delicate space to host their careful lyrics, which are most often odes to the natural world. Their work has been described as "warm, richly textured, and pastoral" and "music you can curl up into."
Visit their website for a preview of what you'll hear at the Museum. This concert is In collaboration with SEZIO and will take place in Gallery 18.