First Friday Freebies at Liberty Station

Free wine and cheese from local vendors. Walk about and enjoy the sun setting.

“Friday Night Liberty”

FREE Open Artist Studios,NTC at Liberty Station
Galleries and Performances
Every First Friday - Starting at 5pm
NTC @ Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur Road,
San Diego 92106

 

Friday Night Liberty is a monthly first Friday evening of FREE open artist studios, galleries and events throughout NTC at Liberty Station's Arts & Cultural District.  Free parking. Free Admission.  The Freedom to explore, wander and enjoy our growing cultural campus.

 

Schedule for May 3rd

 

Friday Night Liberty - Creativity in Full Bloom

Barracks 14:

  • Mission Coaster by Chuck McPhersonMission Coaster by
    Chuck McPherson
    at Ballast Point Gallery
  • Ballast Point Gallery — San Diego is full of treasures... and you don't have to sail around the world to find them. Juan Cabrillo would have loved all the discoveries you will find just by walking into the Gallery. See "San Diego Jewels" from above, below and through the artistic eye, at this month's exhibition of original art ~ we offer hourly guided tours that you won't even need hiking boots for!

  • Point Loma Tea - May is all about Moms and the freshness of the Spring Season at Point Loma Tea! Visit us this month for great teas, accessories and gift sets for the Mother or Grandmother in your life!  We are featuring some great Spring-themed teas and herbal blends that will sooth, relax and refresh.

Barracks 15:

  • Atelier de Voyages — Is pleased to have guest artist William Ferrell, a San Diego abstract artist who works with acrylics and mixed media. He explains his artistic style:  "I love the process of painting. That process may involve wiping off, scraping at the paint and whatever it takes until it feels right. In the end I hope to offer the viewer a vision into the human experience". Meet the Artist!

  • Custom Jewerly at Anneville Studios
  • Anneville Studio — Stop by to learn about private jewelry & metalworking classes, see examples of Anne Wolf's custom mokume-gane wedding rings and browse traditionally hand-fabricated sterling silver jewelry.

  • Laurie Kmen Studio — View paintings from Laurie's newest series of work, based on Joseph Campbell's "The Hero With a Thousand Faces."Laurie uses handmade paper, found objects, acrylic and other water media to create her mixed-media art.

  • Ron’s Shop — See the artisan Ron Slayen at work with the "chevalet de marqueterie," a hand tool that allows for extremely precise and delicate cutting of 'veneer packs.’ The carriage, which guides the hand-operated saw frame, keeps the blade perpendicular with the lines of the design about a tenth of a millimeter wide.  The results are mini works of art.

  • Studio E — My paintings are comprised of dreamlike compositions which map my inner world. They are a diary of fragments from dreams, incidents from daily life, and internal monologues that ground the work in a personal mythology. The main source of the work is drawn from opening the locked door of the unconscious through processes inspired by Sigmund Freud, Carl Gustav Jung and Surrealism. My intent is to create work which acts as a springboard for the viewer's own imagination — Emily Halpern

Barracks 16:

Alex Barba ExhibitAlex Barba Exhibit at
Casa Valencia Galeria Baja

  • Casa Valencia Galeria Baja — Presents Alex Barba’s “mixed media paintings on canvas are a carefully rendered amalgamation of oil and digital work. At once graphic and ethereal, Barba’s frequent use of high contrast black and white imbues his angelic figures with a soft glow...Barba draws upon his rich Latin American heritage, particularly its enigmatic and mysterious spiritual influences. The results are riveting.”

  • Women’s Museum of CaliforniaWomen of the Issei Generation describes how and why these women came to America, including the role of “picture marriages.” Issei adapted to Western culture, family life, school and church activities. Some of them owned businesses, held leadership roles, served as midwives, teachers, and community leaders. Their stories will be told through photographs, artifacts and life-style  vignettes. This program is offered in partnership with the San Diego Japanese American Historical Society.

  • Inspirations Gallery — Featuring the Inaugural Show - San Diego: From the Mountains to the Sea. Artists include: Helen Shafer Garcia: mixed media paintings, Jill Hall: mixed media mosaics, Andrea Hein: clay sculpture, mixed media & oil paintings, Jane LaFazio: art quilts, Al Rodriguez: photography & book arts, Josie Rodriguez: encaustic paintings, Don Strom: watercolor & ink drawings, Virginia Sumner: stained glass mosaics.

Barracks 19 – Café – Retail – Art & Design Studios

Hanging Lanterns by Karen CunaginHanging Lanterns
by Karen Cunagin at
M. Fischbeck Studio/Gallery

  • Bravo School of Art — Presents Kimonos and Others: A collection of hand-painted, printed and hand-sewn kimonos and wall hangings by Lauren Becker Downey, Mary Winklea and others. Instructor demonstrations and art class registration specials.

  • Monique Straub Studio/Gallery Featuring new works in pastel and oil. Meet the Artist!

  • M Fischbeck Studio/Gallery — "Asian Influences," artwork inspired by the heritage of Asia.  This collection of paintings and fiber art, features"Hanging Lanterns" by artist and educator Karen Cunagin. Oils by Peggy Fischbeck.  Floral design by Pam Robinson.

  • Melissa Lu Photography — Will be hosting a tea party fashion shoot for children! Participating families will receive a complimentary digital image.  Limited time slots will be available and there will be a sign-up sheet at the door!  Please note, a model release form will be required to participate.

  • Chi Chocolat – A “sweet” little secret. Enjoy the best artisan chocolates, pastries, espressos and other delectable offerings.

  • JUNE RUBIN Studio/Gallery – San Diego artist featuring exuberant watercolors and sophisticated collages with “fantastic” scenes from her imagination. Meet the Artist! Grand Opening!

  • Kevin Winger's Mod-Est Studio Gallery – Artist's favorite selections from 26 years of painting.

Building 201:

  • Martha Pace Swift Gallery — "The Art of Helpers: works from the graduating class of the Expressive Arts Institute".  In the adjoining studio, participate in the Expressive Arts Institute's "Moving Art" experience, a free-style dance movement session from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  Kick off your shoes and move as your mood suggests to a variety of musical genres. Gallery is on the second floor of Building 201.

  • Pachis, An Art Studio for Kids – While you enjoy your visit to our studio, you can get information about art workshops, art programs and special events held at Pachis, as well as our new boutique style gift wrapping section "Papel". We will be offering art projects for those little artists that come visit.

  • Solare Ristorante – Enjoy drinks & dinner before or after Friday Night Liberty.

The Gallery Building 202

Patio Perch by Mark SmithPatio Perch by
Mark Smith at
San Diego Watercolor Society

  • Sophie’s Gallery - Presents Hot Dogs by Dan Adams, a self-taught artist well known in San Diego. He captures the art of everything canine with his expressive brush strokes and develops his subject matter by photographing human and dog action at local dog parks.

  • Visions Art Museum - Images of Time features the work of nine members of Pacific Quilt Artists whose contemporary quilts reflect on the passages of time. Images of Time runs concurrently with three other exhibitions: Playing with a Full DeckChildren’s Book Challenges by members of Canyon Quilters of San Diego, and Fortune Telling Challenges by members of Visions Art Museum.

  • PULSE Gallery - presents Fragmented Journeys, works by Mee Shim and Xiaoye Sun. Through painting and sculpture, both artists explore a fragmentation and blending of cultural differences and personal experiences. Mee, a Korean painter who journey brought her to the United States at age 30 and Xiaoye, a Chinese Master Sculptor, who’s recent works have brought him to the west, can attest to the difficulties associated with the journey and do so through their often introspective works.

  • San Diego Watercolor Society - "Into the Future" an exhibition by Juror- Mark Smith  Enjoy Refreshments and Music.

Building 175: Dance Place

  • Mandell Weiss Gallery - "Let’s Dance," paintings, drawings and prints by San Diego artist Julie Warren. A study of movement, capturing the essence of dance in works large and small. Inspired by the fluid motion of the body in performance of dance and song. The images vary in style and palette while capturing the spirit of music’s physical rhythms.Opening Night! Meet the Artist!

  • Malashock Dance - Will be showing new excerpts from CHAGALLA Dance Musical, being developed by John Malashock and composer Yale Strom. This is in preparation for workshop showings of the full show that will take place at La Jolla Playhouse in June.

  • Theatre Arts School of San Diego - Join TASSD for a fun evening of theatre arts and crafts!  Children step back into Medieval times as they make swords and floral hair garlands - perfect for any knight in shining armor or princess!   This event is free of charge and also a great opportunity for parents and kids to visit our studio and meet the school's director, Courtney Corey.  Bring your creativity! Happening from 5-6:30pm.

Building 176

  • Recreational Music Center – Enjoy LIVE MUSIC and ART at the Recreational Music Center.   RMC's top student bands recently played at the House of Blues and will perform contemporary hits as well as favorites from the 80's and 90's.  While you listen, enjoy the incredible abstract mixed media artwork of Joseph Mark Mueller .

Quarters D

  • SCOUT at Quarters DCelebrate Scout @ Quarters D One Year Anniversary with the Re-Launch of the Farrow & Ball Wallpapers. Come view the latest and greatest of the Farrow & Ball wallpaper. You will also have the chance to visit our newly renovated showcase room, created with the brand new Farrow & Ball Tessella design.

 

 

 

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  • Marcy Thorne, r.

    Now that we've experienced this, the ones that went know what it's about. Most of us didn't know at the time. We met at Wine Steals, 2970 Truxtun Rd (619)[masked] - not the Decatur Street we all thought it was. We had a drink and snacks there - although we didn't need to because there was so much food and wine at each gallery that we were stuffed with food, wined big-time. Problem was we all lost each other since we left Wine Steals at different times. We didn't know what to expect from the galleries so a lot of us thought we'd just make it a night at Wine Steals. Now we know and it's going to be a fun time whenever we go. And we won't get lost this time finding Wine Steals and more people will show up - unfrustrated (disfrustated, nonfrustrated??)

    May 7, 2013

  • Maureen C.

    Really fun group. Enjoyed Wine Steals - great service and amosphere.

    May 4, 2013

    • Maureen C.

      and yes I do know there's a "t" in atmosphere.

      1 · May 5, 2013

  • Maureen C.

    WONDERFUL time. Thanks for hosting, Marcy.

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Marcy Thorne, r.

    Fun night in the end, but I think all of us got lost and couldn't figure out where to meet. I had 6 phone calls from lost people before I got there. Soooooo sorry.

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Galleries were full of wonderful art, food and drink, great time.

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • Robert Murphy (.

    Very enjoyable evening!

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dang, sorry I missed this. I got caught in LA traffic.

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Correct address for Wine Steals is 2970 Truxten at Barnet st

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like I'm not going to make it. Looks like real fun though.

    May 3, 2013

  • Debbie B.

    Darn. I just had a "last minute" family requirement that will keep me from attending. See you at the next one though.,

    May 3, 2013

  • Maureen C.

    Say hi to my friend Paulette tonight - her first meetup ever!

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • Maureen C.

    MARCY! I'm coming tonight, looking forward to it! Bringing my friend Paulette from work. We'll probably be there at 5:15. Looking forward to it!

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss this!!

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will change this to a "no" but since this is an open venue I may just show up and walk around the different galleries and skip Wine Steals if I decide to go.

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may attend if I don't go to the Prado. So, this is a maybe.

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not going!

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got jury duty and by the time I get out and hit the traffic it will be too late.

    May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you, I know the location of Wine Steals. I assume the group will be there for a while; I do not know 'exactly' when I can get there.

    May 1, 2013

    • Marcy Thorne, r.

      Sound like this event is one where we go place to place, so not sure how long we'll be at Wine Steals... although you never know! Call my cell if you don't find us there, or even call me when you're almost there and I can give you a meeting spot if we've moved. (858)[masked]

      May 1, 2013

  • Marcy Thorne, r.

    Kenneth, I don't know where this is, but I copied it from the top of the invitation.
    "Meet at Wine Steals near the entrance on the north side. You can park nearby. There's a huge lot near the burger joint. " Look forward to meeting you!

    April 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wine Steals - Point Loma
      2970 Truxtun Rd.
      San Diego, CA 92106

      1 · April 29, 2013

    • Marcy Thorne, r.

      right and remember I got lost going there! I was just telling Kenneth what he said on the invitation towards the top. Just copying what it said since I think he didn't notice it on there.

      April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    where at Liberty Staion will we be getting together?

    April 29, 2013

  • Debbie B.

    Hope there's a bus stop near there. But I'll make it somehow. Sounds like good fun.
    Debbie

    April 29, 2013

  • Donna V.

    What happened to the free Fri meet up at Solares?

    April 27, 2013

  • Marcy Thorne, r.

    What happens at this event? What's the "walk about?"

    April 25, 2013

  • Debbie B.

    Good question Elizabeth,. What are the freebees?
    Debbie

    April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What are the freebees since this my first time with this group? Thanks
    ~Elizabeth

    April 24, 2013

  • Darlinda

    Out of town this week, Hope to make it next month.

    April 11, 2013

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