February 2014

Feb 1

Prix Pictet: Power Exhibition Opens

02.01.2014 12:00 am

Prix Pictet: Power

February 1 - May 18, 2014

Prix Pictet, an annual juried prize, uses photography as an instrument to shed light on important social and environmental issues. Each year it selects one theme on which to focus. The first three themes were Water, Earth and Growth. Now in its 4th installment, Prix Pictet has selected Power as the subject of this year’s exhibition.

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Image: Oil Spill #4: Oil mixed with dispersant rises up to the surface near one of the relief wells. © Daniel Beltrá, Prix Pictet Ltd

Feb 6

Rising From Ashes Screening

02.06.2014 7:00 pm

AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT TEAM RWANDA, COMING TO SAN DIEGO ON FEBRUARY 6

Rising From Ashes is a joyous and uplifting independent film about the development of a national cycling team in Rwanda, a country still affected deeply by the genocide that tore the East African nation apart in 1994.

Two worlds collide when cycling legend Jacques “Jock” Boyer moves to Rwanda in 2006 to help a group of struggling survivors of the genocide to pursue their dream of creating a national cycling team. Members of the fledgling team were children left orphaned by the genocide a decade earlier. Their pasts are painful. As they set out against impossible odds, both Boyer – fighting his own past demons – and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their pasts through remarkable achievements, both big and small.

Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.imathlete.com/events/risingfromashes. Tickets at the door will be $15.

The event is presented by the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.

For more information about the film, or to view the trailer, go to www.risingfromashesthemovie.com, or on Facebook at Rising From Ashes The Movie.

Feb 7

Members Opening Reception

02.07.2014 7:00 pm

We invite all members to join us for the opening reception of our two new exhibitions - Prix Pictet: Power and Lynn Fayman: A Colorful Life.

Friday, February 7, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Free to current members with a valid card, plus one guest.

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Image: England, © Carl De Keyzer, Prix Pictet Ltd

Feb 8

Lynn Fayman: A Colorful Life Opens

02.08.2014 12:00 am

Lynn Fayman, a long-time San Diego artist, utilized the short-lived Kodak Flexichrome process to produce vibrant, beautiful images. The Museum of Photographic Arts recently received the Lynn G. Fayman Archives, and a selection of these works will be on display at the Museum of Photographic Arts from February 8 – May 11, 2014.

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Image: 

Jungle Rain Forest, 1949 (printed 2013)
Archival pigment print
Lynn G. Fayman Archives, Museum of Photographic Arts

Feb 11

SD Premiere of From Nothing, Something

02.11.2014 7:00 pm

From Nothing, Something:

A Documentary On The Creative Process

From Nothing, Something profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines to find the common techniques, habits and neuroses that lead to breakthrough ideas. This is a thoughtful, intimate, often funny look at the creative process - straight from the brains of some of culture’s most unique and accomplished talents.

Featuring interviews with: Songwriter Sara Quin of Tegan & Sara, Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter/Novelist Tom Perrotta (Election, Little Children), Hollywood creature designer Neville Page (Avatar, Prometheus), Top Chefs Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger, Architect Preston Scott Cohen, two-time Pulitzer-Winning Cartoonist Steve Breen, among many others.

For tickets, go to sdDESIGNff.com

 

Documentary Feature. 79 minutes. HD. USA. 16:9. Color. Stereo. English. 2012.

Feb 24

Film Forward Program

02.24.2014 12:00 am

The Sundance Institute and MOPA Collaborate to Host Free Screenings, Discussions and Workshops

Film Forward, a partnership of Sundance Institute and four U.S. federal cultural agencies, is a touring program that offers film screenings, workshops and discussions designed to foster dialogue and cross-cultural understanding. It uses the power of cinema to promote broader cultural understanding, inspire curiosity and enhance awareness of shared stories and values across generations, religion, ethnicity and borders. The partnering federal agencies are the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and The Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Museum of Photographic Arts, in collaboration with Film Forward, is hosting screenings throughout San Diego and Tijuana. Click to see a complete schedule and venues. The films being shown throughout the course of this program are:

Circles – (Directed by: Srdan Golubovic ) 
Dancing in Jaffa – (Directed by: Hilla Medalia) 
Fruitvale Station – (Directed by: Ryan Coogler) 
If You Build It – (Directed by: Patrick Creadon) 
The Rocket – (Directed by: Kim Mordaunt) 
The World Before Her – (Directed by: Nisha Pahuja)
Twenty Feet From Stardom – (Directed by: Morgan Neville) 
Valentine Road – (Directed by: Marta Cunningham) 

All information, including film summaries, reservation information and schedules for each film, can be found at mopa.org/film-forward.

Feb 28

Film Forward Program

02.28.2014 12:00 am

The Sundance Institute and MOPA Collaborate to Host Free Screenings, Discussions and Workshops

Film Forward, a partnership of Sundance Institute and four U.S. federal cultural agencies, is a touring program that offers film screenings, workshops and discussions designed to foster dialogue and cross-cultural understanding. It uses the power of cinema to promote broader cultural understanding, inspire curiosity and enhance awareness of shared stories and values across generations, religion, ethnicity and borders. The partnering federal agencies are the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities and The Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Museum of Photographic Arts, in collaboration with Film Forward, is hosting screenings throughout San Diego and Tijuana. Click to see a complete schedule and venues. The films being shown throughout the course of this program are:

Circles – (Directed by: Srdan Golubovic ) 
Dancing in Jaffa – (Directed by: Hilla Medalia) 
Fruitvale Station – (Directed by: Ryan Coogler) 
If You Build It – (Directed by: Patrick Creadon) 
The Rocket – (Directed by: Kim Mordaunt) 
The World Before Her – (Directed by: Nisha Pahuja)
Twenty Feet From Stardom – (Directed by: Morgan Neville) 
Valentine Road – (Directed by: Marta Cunningham) 

All information, including film summaries, reservation information and schedules for each film, can be found at mopa.org/film-forward.