Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thanks SD City Beat!

From San Diego City Beat RedList 9/24/09


It's easy to forget that the guy behind the Andrews Gallery, Drew Snyder, is a young'un, still his 20s. But he's single-handedly upped the cultural cache of North County (Andrews is located in Leucadia). On Saturday, Sept. 26, the gallery closes The Language of Abstraction, an exhibition of works by renowned contemporary artist Ron Tomlinson. Snyder likes to do things multimedia, inviting local and touring musical acts to perform at openings and closings. In this instance, it's all about the ladies: Joanie Mendenhall and Angela Correa's Correatown will both be performing. The evening begins at 7 p.m. at 1002 North Coast Highway 101.

Click here for the link.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

September Newsletter


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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Image-in Project, Bali: A Charity Art Reception and Auction Saturday October 10, 2009 7:00 PM

The Andrews Gallery, in conjunction with EvenKiel Photography and A Heart For Children (AHFC), is proud to present a charity art auction of photographic images taken by underprivileged orphans in South East Asia.

The Image-in Project travels to under-developed regions with gathered resources, including donated digital cameras, to provide orphaned and/or abandoned children with the opportunity to experience the artistic and creative art of photography. The children, ages seven and up, are given instruction on not only how to operate the cameras, but also on basic concepts of what makes a good photo, raising their awareness of things such as composition, color, and expression. Over a period of two weeks, the children learn about the fundamentals of photography, and are then set free to creatively shoot pictures in their surrounding environments. The results are staggering. The ability of these young children, who live with such hardship, to capture the people around whom they live, the landscapes in which they have grown up, and the spirit of their own surroundings in an honest and straightforward fashion is truly inspiring.

Once the two week photo shoot is over, the images are brought back to the States and are sold in select events geared towards raising funds to send back to the orphanages where these children can hopefully improve their standard of living. AHFC has already used funds raised from these efforts in 2008 to replace the roof of an orphanage in Bali where over one hundred children were constantly awakened by water falling on them during the night.

The Andrews Gallery invites you to an artist’s reception of the kid’s works on Saturday October 10, 2009 at 7:00 PM where these photos will be featured and sold in a continuation of these efforts. This event is free and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to come out and experience these images first hand to take a piece of art home in support of this good cause.

Visit AHFC and The Image-in Project to view more images and to learn more background information about these efforts.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Night of Art and Music For You

Saturday September 26, 2009 @ 7:00 PM
The Andrews Gallery

In conjunction with the closing of our current featured exhibition The Language of Abstraction, we are excited to be hosting Correatown from Los Angeles and local icon Joanie Mendenhall for a night of good art and sweet songs. The show is free, all ages and open to the public. It's not one of those nights you want to miss...

Click Joanie and Correatown to check out their music.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Latent Print - A New Arts Journal


Check out this new "Online and Literary Arts Project", which has been gaining a solid momentum since their launch party a month or so back. I appreciate a journal dedicated solely to the arts, lord knows San Diego needs more of them. Keep an eye on this website. Support them how you can, start by spreading the word!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project came to San Diego and the results were pretty amazing. My personal favorite was Hotel San Remo, in the 'Horror' category. After watching it, you'll be impressed that this film, from initial conceptualization to post-production, was created in just two days (they receive the category randomly only at the beginning of the competition). Hats off to director John Grimshaw, as well as the frightening Rimas Morkunas, an acclaimed Lithuanian actor and film maker, Ida Dechaite (who here makes her acting debut), and the three other actors in the film Josee Brisebois, Monica Moon, and Thurman Dalrymple.

Check out the films in the competition here.