San Diego, CA (PressExposure) March 10, 2011 -- A Garden of Earthly Delights awaits at the next Art After Dark at the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA), featuring a live installation by local artist Rebecca Goodman. The exhibition is inspired by both the infamous Hieronymus Bosch painting of the erotic and strange interactions of people and animals, and the elegant black and white botanical photos of Imogen Cunningham on display in the museum, the evening will overload the senses with a night of visual and sensory stimulation.
Goodman's live installation is inspired by the night's theme that incorporates sculpture, dance, live exotic birds, and fire. San Diego Fine Art Society has co-commissioned the installation as part of Goodman's participation in the Artist Mentor Program designed to teach professional artists about the art market, their role in it, and how to achieve their artistic visions.
LOCATION: Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
DATE/TIME: Friday, March 11, 2011 at 7pm to 10pm
Guests will indulge in world fusion funk music by Bviolin, featuring stellar violinist Bahman Sarram. Sharif Carter will be capturing Goodman's every move with his live painting. And, guests can be part of a film being created at OMA by AFI graduate Rody Oddos, who will display the first segment of his film on the façade of the building.
Other art activities include a life drawing class led by artist and model Jean Krumbein, or guests can get crafty in the OMA garden where they can create flowers and other botanicals out of recycled materials.
Belly dancers will be teaching their moves and guests can enjoy a massage station upstairs sponsored by Joint Medical. Wine will be flowing, provided by Wiens Family Cellars, beer from The Lost Abbey, a seductive dessert spread from Slice of heaven, and delicious food from Bull Taco.
About Rebecca Goodman: Rebecca Goodman is a southern California based artist with a Master of Fine Art degree from San Diego State University's School of Art, Design, and Art History. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from California College of Art in San Francisco in 2002 and has spent much of her life on stage- dancing, acting, and designing sets and props. This has affected her work greatly, making the performance and interactive elements key. Also important to her work has been her study of ritual and spirituality in world cultures. Rebecca enjoys bringing together her investigations of sculptural forms and movement and is available to create unique and custom pieces ranging from personal altars and reliquaries to functional objects, sculptures, and interactive performance experiences.
About Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA): OMA is a cultural jewel located in downtown Oceanside with a view of the Pacific Ocean and the historic Oceanside Pier. The museum presents provocative, contemporary exhibitions from the region and around the world. OMA offers art instruction at the OMA School of Art, concerts, films, lectures, docent tours, and the OMA Museum Store. Oceanside Museum of Art is a gathering place where friends meet to share and enjoy the rich cultural experiences available in the region.
In addition to a progressive exhibition schedule, Oceanside Museum of Art is housed in side-by-side buildings designed by two of southern California's most renowned Modernist architects. The classic Irving Gill designed building is nestled against the contemporary Frederick Fisher designed Central Pavilion creating the perfect union of past and present architecture.
Exhibitions showcase the finest art of the southern California region from landscape paintings to studio furniture, neon sculpture, art quilts, and architectural glass. OMA's galleries feature on enlightening survey of contemporary art enriched by the cultures of the community. The museum's galleries are redesigned for each exhibition, surprising visitors with a fresh, exciting visual transformation for every new exhibit.
About San Diego Fine Art Society (SDFAS): SDFAS is a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the pulse of the art community through education and collaboration. Key programs include:
The Mentor Program: A Program designed to teach professional artists about the art market, their role in it, and how to achieve their artistic visions. It provides artists with professional and creative guidance they need, allowing them the insight, confidence, and contacts necessary to overcome obstacles in their careers to experience success.
ArtPulse.TV: A new online media outlet committed to exposing San Diego's rich arts and culture with in-depth interviews and fresh content every week.
Artpulse:mobile: A Gallery Positioning System iPhone application that helps you stay connected to the arts in San Diego. It gives you the tools you need to stay connected and get involved.
Annual SDFAS Art Awards: To honor the achievements of people, organizations and programs committed to enriching our community through the arts. To nominate those you feeling are leading in the art industry, please visit [http://www.artpulse.tv/vote/]
Pulse: Pulse is the art gallery of SDFAS and showcases satellite exhibitions from galleries of art dealers volunteering the time and talent in the Artist Mentor Program. Programming is dedicated to the promotion of excellence in San Diegan fine art.
SDFAS acts as a bridge connecting the businesses, agencies and artists doing good work all around San Diego. More importantly, SDFAS builds the general public's interest and awareness of arts programming. SDFAS will be partnering with Americans for the Arts to help in compiling data for Arts & Economic Prosperity IV: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences in San Diego County to be released in 2012.
SDFAS is removing barriers and building bridges throughout the San Diego art community, helping San Diego to reach its potential as a top arts destination in the country. SDFAS is a nonprofit agency under 501(c)(3) status, CA ID #26-0525819. For more information, please visit http://www.sdfas.org.