|The Imperial Beach Art Guild held its first exhibition of the year, I.B. Art Jam, Sunday March 5th.
The eclectic, multi-disciplinary indoor/outdoor celebration filled a 3 room gallery spilling out on to the front
porch and aound the side of the building with live music, dancing, interactive art-making and a live belly casting
demonstration by Kelly Tracy.
By popular demand, I.B. Art Jam - Part II will materialize again this Saturday and Sunday, March 11- 12 from noon
to 5 p.m.Thanks to THE BRIDGE for their continued support and use of their space. For information, contact Kelly
Tracy at (619) 423-7829
I.B. Art Jam
Where else can you experience spectacular art, live music and dancing, watch local artists create masterpieces,
and even join in the art-making process for free…the I.B. Art Jam! The Imperial Beach Art Guild is proud to present
its first group showing at their new exhibition space. There will be an eclectic array of media including paintings,
sculpture, photography, aerosol art, and word art, to name a few. You will have the opportunity to view and purchase
the art, as well as, talk directly to the artists. Additionally, you are invited to join the artists in creating
your own artwork on the spot at our indoor/ outdoor Art Jam venue. You can even ask the artists for tips or critiques.
Bring your own art supplies so you can participate. (The I.B. Art Guild welcomes your dotations of art supplies,
easels and or funds)
Our featured musical performers, Moments of Clarity, describe themselves as transcendant…organic jambient electronica.”
Their music pushes the boundaries creating soundscapes that transport one through maya…the unknown…the void. Conceived
in the wilds of northern Idaho, Moments of Clarity has excelled in the study of musical and spiritual pursuits
under such masters as Ali Akbar Khan and Mamady Keita. This transformational music is a blend of Hindustani, African,
Jazz, World, Electronic, and Funk. Moments of Clarity will be in San Diego this week as they are cutting their
fourth CD here before they begin touring. Instrumentation includes Bass, Picolo Bass, Sitar, Djembe, Didgeridoo,
Ocean Drum, and various percussion instruments. The players are Darin Schaffer, Tom Taylor, and Imperial Beach’s
own David Grey Hawk. At a recent Moments of Clarity show an audience member commented: “you just gotta hear ‘em…it’s
too hard to describe…the guy can make his bass sound like…whales in the ocean!”
This is fun for the whole family…all ages are encouraged to put on your smocks and / or dancing shoes for this
multi-sensory celebration. Show your pride for your local artists and Imperial Beach by dropping by. This visual
and performing arts extravaganza will unfold this Sunday, March 5, from noon till 6:00 p.m. 150 Palm Avenue Imperial
Beach CA 91932. This event is brought to you by the Imperial Beach Art Guild and with the continued support of
THE BRIDGE Indian Training Trust Fund Foundation.
For more information contact Kelly Tracy at 423-7829