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January 2024

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@ranchandcoast RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE JANUARY 2024 25 finds strange and powerful connections, an unexpected sense of community, and a chance at healing. lajollaplayhouse.org Berenice Abbott: Changing New York rough June 16 e San Diego Museum of Art is monumental photography project on view at e San Diego Museum of Art captures the rapid transformation of New York City in the 1930s. When American-born Abbott (1898- 1991) returned to the United States in 1929 after an eight-year sojourn in Europe, she observed her home with a fresh appreciation and a conviction to photograph what she called "the spirit of the metropolis." e series includes 300+ photographs of modern skyscrapers, harbors, highways, city squares, neighborhoods, storefronts, and hand-painted signs that represent the essence of a specific time and place. Her photographs are a reminder of the excitement and joy ignited when seeing the world anew. sdmart.org Nature, curated by Danielle Deery, which draws upon the natural wonders in La Jolla as a form of living history and wellspring of inspiration for artists, scientists, and naturalists. e five featured artists — Kline Swonger, Britton Neubacher, Oscar Romo, Annalise Neil, and Courtney Mattison — explore the beauty and complexities of our natural environment through a diverse collection of sculptures, installations, and cyanotypes. e range of organic materials used by the artists such as clay, preserved moss, and arundo donax offers viewers a physical connection to some of the resilient materials the Earth has to offer. e resulting artworks examine specific ecosystems in La Jolla, such as the sea caves, tide pools, and watersheds that help viewers better understand and appreciate the natural world. lajollahistory.org 2023/24 Artist Alliance Biennial Exhibition rough March 31 Oceanside Museum of Art is fifth biennial juried exhibition is a display of the deep talent of OMA's Artist Alliance, an affiliate group of the museum's members. Featuring 75 selected artworks from 62 Artist Alliance members, chosen from the 1,149 submissions by 303 artists, the exhibition is a respected venue for works to be showcased to a broad audience, as well as an opportunity for the artists to be recognized with prestigious awards and prizes. oma-online.org Redwood February 13-March 31 La Jolla Playhouse Broadway icon Idina Menzel makes her La Jolla Playhouse debut in the world premiere of Redwood, a one-of-a-kind theatrical event about one woman's journey into the precious and precarious world of the redwoods. Menzel plays Jesse, a successful businesswoman, mother, and wife who seems to have it all, but inside, her heart is broken. Finding herself at a turning point, Jesse leaves everyone and everything behind, gets in her car, and drives. ousands of miles later, she hits the ancient forests of Northern California, where a chance meeting and a leap of faith change her life forever. In the presence of the magnificent, towering redwoods, Jesse 2023/24 ARTIST ALLIANCE BIENNIAL EXHIBITION: KATE JOINER, THE BRIDGE AT TORREY PINES REDWOOD: COURTESY OF LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE BERENICE ABBOTT: CHANGING NEW YORK: COURTESY OF HOWARD GREENBERG GALLERY, NEW YORK Calendar San Diego's Entertainment Guide For more upcoming events happening in San Diego, visit ranchandcoast.com/calendar 2023/24 Artist Alliance Biennial Exhibition, Through March 31

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