MARCH 24, 2012

DO ART DAILY Open Arts Collective Works by More Than 30 Local Artists

6 to 10 pm

From dead honeybees entombed in paraffin to a catalogue of photographs capturing people consuming food, the upcoming Open Arts Collective (OAC) Do Art Daily event will showcase 31 select artists.

OAC founder Cara Mia Ciasulli brings together a diverse emporium of artists whose works extend to myriad mixed media that will also feature a blind artist's take on “containers”; a musically-interactive iPad; pop-up musical performances including found sound manipulations, a 30th birthday celebration for the Commodore 64, and dance; fanciful takes from an imaginary dictionary; sculptures comprised of driftwood and seaweed and crochet-covered pebbles randomly distributed throughout the gallery.

Also included in the lineup is a series of acrylic paintings depicting the “concept of growth” by acclaimed artist Victor Angelo, a San Diego native whose colorfully complex paintings have graced gallery walls in Brazil, Japan and throughout Europe.

“San Diego is sprouting in the arts area, demonstrating much potential for a larger arts identity,” Ciasulli notes. “The Open Arts Collective aims to lend a fresh voice to our most innovative artists.”

OAC borrows from the concept of Philadelphia’s ArtClash! – which challenges artists in multiple cities to devote their time to projects over a month-long period. Those taking part in OAC have been asked to do the same throughout the month of February.

Ciasulli plans to coordinate OAC exhibits both annually and quarterly, citing that her call for local artists over the past month materialized swiftly and produced a rich bank of diversified talent embedded within the San Diego community.

The Do Art Daily exhibit next month will be free of charge and is an all ages event; donations are encouraged.