Between January 25-February 4, 2018, individuals and organizations across the U.S. will sign up to host story circles as part of The People’s State of the Union. Most years, the President delivers a State of the Union Address highlighting the past year and priorities for the coming year. In a year that’s seen more polarizing slogans and soundbites, more demonstrations and heated debates than ever, looking each other in the eye and sharing our stories matters even more than usual. In such moments, being able to cross political divides and remain in dialogue is a worthy challenge. Who are we? What touches our hearts and minds? What do our communities need, and what do they need to hear from us? We may know our own answers, but do we know each other?
Fall arts: Dancer Blythe Barton pushes 'the boundaries of physicality'
By Marcia Manna, San Diego Union Tribune, September 17, 2017
Excerpt from the article:
Besides dance, name an artistic or cultural endeavor that inspires you here in San Diego.
Lynn Susholtz at Art Produce has created a space in North Park that makes art grow. Her combination gallery/studio/garden provides artists a location for experimentation and self-exploration. It is also a venue for those who didn’t know they needed art in their lives to fall in love with its textures, tastes and adventures. A community of people who aren’t typical art-goers: low-income seniors, immigrants, refugees, non-English speakers, families from out of town, come to interact and engage.
Each time I look into the gallery window, I have been intrigued by work that has included knitted tunnels from the ceiling, peek-a-boo art that makes me take a step closer, and videos that bring the outside in via the moving body.
I first met Lynn many years ago as a patron of dance, and have come to know her as someone who will go out of her way to connect people with people, art makers with art lovers, and eager minds with engaging activities that encourage expression from even the most cynical creators. Lynn’s Art Produce resonates for me the reasons I dance: to offer a snippet of myself for sharing, with the hope of igniting a spark in someone else’s creative soul.
Sparks Gallery, Alexander Salazar Fine Art, Art Produce and The Studio Door came together to showcase gallery arts through a variety of programs in August at The Studio Door.
JESSICA AMAYA • SPARKS GALLERY
EMILY KNAPP • SPARKS GALLERY
ALEXANDER SALAZAR • ALEXANDER SALAZAR FINE ARTS
LYNN SUSHOLTZ • ART PRODUCE
PATRIC STILLMAN • THE STUDIO DOOR
The collaborating galleries presented a free panel discussion on Saturday, August 5 at 10 am – Noon to discuss the partnership between artist, gallery and patron; how contemporary galleries operate; and business practices of successful artists. Confirmed panelists include Jessica Amaya and Emily Knapp of Sparks Gallery; Alexander Salazar of Alexander Salazar Fine Art; Lynn Susholtz of Art Produce and Patric Stillman of The Studio Door.
“Creative commerce requires a great deal of patience and consideration for visual artists. They have to make personal decisions about how they want to engage in the marketplace and then they have to figure out what can best be described as a very complex industry. There simply are very few consistencies in the variety of options that artists have,” said Stillman. “Hopefully a panel with some San Diego’s gallerists will help demystify one aspect of the scene.”
Artist activates North Park community
By Kit-Bacon Gressitt, San Diego Uptown News July 28, 2017
"Ask someone to draw something and chances are the person will break into a cold sweat and declare an inability to draw even a straight line. “I’m no artist” is the common refrain. This denial is one of the impulses underlying a new artist residency project at Art Produce in North Park.
Funded by a California Arts Council grant, resident artist Bhavna Mehta is conducting a series of free workshops and open studio sessions at Art Produce, intended to engage community members in the arts."
SAVE the DATE!
A 4-course family style culinary experience in the Art Produce Gallery.
Thursday, July 13th
6:00pm & 8:30pm
Only 20 seats per seating.
$35.00 per person
Reservations taken by phone and walk-in at Tostadas North Park.
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