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ranchandcoast.com 24 JANUARY 2024 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE Don Giovanni February 2 & 4 San Diego Civic eatre Based on the legendary story of Don Juan, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni is a tale of seduction and doom featuring some of the most iconic operatic music ever written. e San Diego Opera's unique production will feature the San Diego Symphony Orchestra on-stage alongside state-of- the-art theater lighting and projections for a stunning visual and auditory experience. e performances will be sung in Italian with English and Spanish text projected above the stage. sdopera.org Order/Disorder: Belonging in Nature February 10-May 26 Wisteria Cottage Gallery e La Jolla Historical Society presents Order/Disorder: Belonging in Air Choir January 27-March 2 Madison Gallery Madison Gallery presents Seán Shanahan's Air Choir, the Irish artist's first solo exhibition in the United States. Shanahan's use of color and MDF wood lend his paintings a quality that feels simultaneously airy and dense, exploring luminosity, translucency, and contour. Air Choir features ten works creating a dialogue between the paintings Shanahan considers skeletal and works with fuller surfaces, exploring emptiness and fullness. e paintings invite the viewer to question positive and negative space. If one were to cut these pieces open, they would find layers of pigment that deepen as one voyages further. madisongalleries.com La Frontera January 27-August 4 Mingei International Museum La Frontera features 85+ works from contemporary jewelry artists from diverse backgrounds including 24 artists who were born, raised, live, or work along the U.S.–Mexico border region. Expanding on traditional jewelry forms, materials, and function, each artist redefines jewelry itself as they explore the symbolic and material significance of the borderlands and the stories they tell of geography, existence, and desire. Exquisitely crafted, these objects are mementos of journey and place. ey are stories that are worn. mingei.org Powers New Voices Festival January 12-14 | e Old Globe e free Powers New Voices Festival festival features a series of four new American play readings including Globe-commissioned Pleasant by Inda Craig-Galván, e Hispanic/Latino/ Latina/Latinx/Latine Vote by Bernardo Cubría, Globe-commissioned Empty Ride by Keiko Green, and Emerson Loses Her "Miand" by Laura Winters. e Globe's Celebrating Community Voices presentation features readings of six ten-minute plays created by San Diego local playwrights MG Green, Marie Vasari Hislop, Eliza Hugee, Ms. JHawk, Brian T. Josten, and Ric Scales. theoldglobe.org Anne Labovitz: e Blue Hour rough January 13 Athenaeum Music & Arts Library Inspired by the blue cast of twilight, Anne Labovitz uses light and its profound meanings in various contexts as the central construct of e Blue Hour. Small libraries, illuminated windows, and Tyvek sculptures explore physical and metaphorical luminosity, color, and materiality, inviting viewers to experience serenity and emergent energy. Labovitz aims to respond to today's world by challenging isolation, loneliness, and disconnection through activating color and light in large-scale works. ljathenaeum.org ANNE LABOVITZ: THE BLUE HOUR: PHOTO BY DANIEL LANG LA FRONTERA: DIANE FALKENHAGEN, VIPERS (A MILD METAPHOR FOR BORDER POLITICS), 2023, USA.COPPER, POWDER COAT, GRAPHITE DRAWINGS, STERLING SILVER. IMAGE COURTESY OF THE ARTIST Culture

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