July 2015

Jul 2

Shop MOPA: Tintype Portrait Demonstration

07.02.2015 5:00 pm

Join us on Late Night Thursday for a one-of-a-kind experience!

Rizzhel Javier, San Diego based artist and educator, brings the wet plate process and field darkrooms to MOPA's front yard in an extension of her Traveling Tintype Project.

This one-of-a-kind experience will demonstrate the alternative process of tintype making, which was popular in the mid-1800s and one of the first forms of instant photography. Plus, you'll receive your own 2.5x2.5 in. tin plate photograph as a takeaway!

Prepay tickets are $15 for MOPA members and $18 for non-members. Tickets at the door are $20 and sold on a first come first serve basis.

Tickets available HERE.

Jul 2

Project PAINT

07.02.2015 6:00 pm

MOPA will be open late until 8 p.m. for Late Night Thursdays on July 2 with Project PAINT: The Prison Arts INiTiative. Works of art created by Project PAINT participants and photographs of the program in action will be on display in the lobby from 6 - 8 p.m. Speakers, including prison arts photographer Peter Merts, will be on hand to discuss the program and answer any questions. Art can be purchased through a silent auction.

Project PAINT is an arts organization dedicated to serving the needs of adult incarcerated populations. It began in late 2013 as a volunteer organization, but soon received funding as part of a larger Arts-in-Corrections contract received by the William James Association in 2014.This funding, provided by the California Arts Council and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, has made Project PAINT’s current project possible. This program is an eight-month Arts- in-Corrections class that aims to teach drawing skills, ways of artistic self-expression, sculpture, and found object collage to over 40 participating Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility inmates. The goal is to create collaborative projects, conduct visual arts and fine crafts workshops, and provide informative lectures for inmates as part of their arts rehabilitation. Project PAINT’s eight-month program is coordinated and documented by Founding Director Laura Pecenco and is co-taught by professional artists Kathleen Mitchell and Tara Centybear. The program takes inmates through instruction on drawing, painting, sculpture, and critical group critiques. Accepted participating inmates have to show a high level of artistic talent and are selected through an in-depth application process. 

Photography by Peter Merts

Jul 13

Animate A Way: Animation Summer Camp

07.13.2015 10:00 am

Animate A Way brings Animation Summer Camp to the Museum of Photographic Arts! Emphasizing teamwork, creativity and fun, the camp is tailored for ages 7-14. This year’s camp is from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the museum from July 13 - 17, 2015.

The cost is $150 per student. MOPA Members receive 25% off. Sign up today to enjoy this special offer.

The objective of this camp is to teach the students the fundamentals of filmmaking and photography. In the classroom, they will learn everything they need to know to create an animated film from concept to completion. Using professional equipment and their creativities, they will all leave the camp with at least one short stop-motion animated film of their creation. Campers will also go on photo safaris and learn how to take great photographs of all the beautiful things in Balboa Park.

For more information, please visit www.animateaway.org. Sign up by sending an email to info@animateaway.org.

Jul 16

Film: Dillo con parole mie

07.16.2015 7:30 pm

Dillo con parole mie (Ginger & Cinnamon)
Daniele Luchetti / 109 min. / Italian w/ Eng. subtitles

Presented by San Diego Italian Film Festival

While vacationing on the Greek Isle of Love, a repressed 30 year old Stefania reluctantly plays chaperon to her precocious 14 year old niece, Meggy, who plans to lose her virginity before the summer is over. Stefania does not know that Meggy’s chosen man is in fact Stefania’s ex­boyfriend. Amidst a mélange of sun rash, broken diets, nervous girls, sleeping bags, orgasms, ’80s music, and a little ginger and cinnamon, the two women discover themselves and their sexuality.

Director Daniele Luchetti filmed this great comedy in Greece, on the Ios Island.

Tickets: $10 ($8 SDIFF Members, Students, Military) Tickets available at door. 

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Jul 17

Documentaries on the Prado

07.17.2015 7:30 pm

Join us to watch the winning documentaries from the 2015 San Diego Film Awards.

Presented by the San Diego Film Consortium

Chaldean Voices (Feature, 84 minutes)
The LEGend of Peg Leg's Leg (Short Film)
For the Love of the Craft (Short Film)
Diver's Backyard (Short Film)

7:00pm – Doors open
7:30pm – Film screening followed by Q&A with filmmakers

Tickets: $12 – purchase tickets here. Tickets also available at the door. 

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Jul 23

7 billion Conversations: Women in Leadership in the 21st Century

07.23.2015 7:00 pm

Join us at MOPA during the summer for a series of panels made up of community leaders to discuss issues related to the 7 billion Others exhibition. The second installment - Women in Leadership in the 21st Century - is inspired from the film "Women's Stories." Panelists will share their thoughts about how these ideas affect the San Diego region, and you will be able to share your thoughts and ideas as part of a wider conversation.

Attendance is included with Pay What You Wish admission (suggested $5 donation). 

Conversation moderated by:
Suzanne Marmion, KPBS Director of News & Editorial Strategy

Panelists include:
Norma Chavez-Peterson, Executive Director, ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties

Tiffany Harrison, Director, San Diego NAACP, Youth Council Advisor

Verna Griffin-Tabor, CEO/Executive Director, Center for Community Solutions

Nicole Gross, Staff Manager, IT, Qualcomm, Inc., Vice President of QFINITY (Qualcomm Females Influencing IT)

Jul 30

transcenDANCE presents ME to WE

07.30.2015 6:30 pm

The transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project presents ME to WE, a performance of contemporary hip-hop and modern dance pieces inspired by the 7 billion Others multimedia exhibition featured here at MOPA. View a 10-minute preview of the performance in the museum atrium for free with Pay What You Wish admission at 6:30 p.m. during Late Night Thursday.

The full production includes original media content by emota, a local video company, and is accompanied by live music. Buy tickets to the performance here. Visit www.tdarts.org to learn more about transcenDANCE.