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Free Sat 5/10/14, @ 5:30 P.M. Art Gallery Receptions Escondido

First let's plan to meet at Escondido Municipal Gallery Reception: Preview Reception: 5:30 - 8:00 pm 'meet the artists. 262 East Grand Avenue.  Both galleries are on Grand AV at Juniper.
There should also be a musical performance as well. 
There will also be wine, beer and Hors d'oeuvre at the receptions.

CONTEMPORARY REALISM: ARTISTS' RECEPTION  Featuring contemporary work by Southern California artists. May's exhibition displays works of art focusing on perception of the world around us and the reality of our surroundings. Juror: prof. Harry Bliss.

Also showing is Photo Arts Group "Land & Sea," veteran Jeffrey W. McClain's "A Look Back" 1969, historic photos of everyday life in Vietnam, and works in watercolor by Marsha Boston.

A few doors west of Municipal will be some galleries I'm told we should check out. Street Life at 254 E Grand Av & Bulldog & Company (unique leather goods) 

Special note: If you want to attend a special workshop for learning more about how your camera works and photography the workshop will be held from 2:30 to 5:30. at The Municipal Gallery. Bring your camera and Kurt will focus on how to shoot better photos for groups and events.  After the workshop you can meet all of us at 5:30 right there for the art receptions.
Kurt Lightfoot" Photo Events Workshop" see his website: 
Deja Vu photos workshop-event-photography

After checking out what's new at Municipal and the galleries on the north side of Grand we can cross the street to:The Art hatch aka: Distinction Gallery  Reception: 6 pm - 10 pm located at 317 E GRAND AVE. 
Link to:   ArtHatch and Distinction Gallery 
The Opening Reception with Live Music will be held from 6-10 pm. Complimentary Stone beer and wine will be served to guests.
Linda Herzog exhibits  Linda Herzog: Beyond Reality Lies Reason.

After we've taken in the art receptions, seen the exhibits, and artists workshops for those that are so inclined we can go relax and chat to wind down the evening at one of the local establishments on Grand AV with a glass of wine, beer or coffee and desert or a salad & pizza and compare notes on art and the world. Should be a cool evening. Vinz wine bar may be the perfect place to chill and unwind, corner of Grand & Kalmia.

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  • Andrew l.

    The art was great! and the company better

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • Sandy J.

    Beautiful art, delicious appetizers.

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • Elizabeth


    1 · May 10, 2014

  • LORI H

    I always have a great time with this group. Nice people!
    The art galleries have some awesome art showings too.

    1 · May 10, 2014

  • Jenn

    I'll have to change to a maybe. Not sure how long my earlier stuff will take. :(

    1 · May 10, 2014

    • Meryl

      Jenn, I'm cool with you trying to see if you'll make it. Just show up if you can and look for us. I'm expecting a few others will also do so. We'll be at Municipal between 5:30 and 6 to 6:30 and I want to check out a few galleries a little further west down the street, then cross to Art hatch Caddy Corner on the south east corner. Their reception starts at 6 so getting there at 6:30 is good, spend about 1/2 hour to hour or so also see the gallery next door and then maybe head over to Vinz around 7 or 7:30 to chill. All the timing is variable.

      May 10, 2014

  • Meryl

    Meeting at an art gallery may make it more difficult to :find" each other. I'll wear a name tag to see if that helps. Please make an effort to look at the pictures of members who are attending and let's try to find each other. Adjust your rsvp if you aren't going to make it. Meeting at 5:30 at the Municipal Gallery 262 E Grand Av. I'ts on the north-west corner of Grand Av & Juniper. Parking available on streets & in lots behind galleries. See you there!

    2 · May 10, 2014

  • Jonathan S.

    Music is my first favorite, then art. Sorry, I will miss this event, because my friends and I are going to a Padres game Saturday at 5:40 pm. Yeah, I pray they will win that game. Have a fun time.

    May 8, 2014

    • Meryl

      Jonathan, You probably remember the galleries will include some live musicians as well as art. The Trifecta is over for this season but I have other goodies that are coming up. See you soon.

      1 · May 9, 2014

  • Carol

    Art is my 2nd favorite next to music! Thanks so much for the invite and idea and in Escondido where I live! Couldn't ask for more!

    1 · May 8, 2014

  • Angela

    Plans with my daughter on Saturday....thanks for the invite :-)

    1 · May 8, 2014

  • Jenn

    This sounds like relaxing fun. Can't wait! :)

    1 · May 8, 2014

  • JeeperJosh'N'Anne


    1 · May 8, 2014

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