ON POINT - February 2010

Liberty Station and NTC Promenade Featured on KPBS’ Wonderland

Liberty Station and the NTC Promenade are featured on an episode of Wonderland on KPBS TV airing over the next few weeks per the schedule below.  Host Noah Tafolla covers a wide range of classes and workshops offered in the NTC Promenade Arts and Cultural District and spotlights many of the diverse dining locations at Liberty Station.Fountain and NTC Command Center

Tafolla has been all over San Diego County and in 30 minutes covers a wide range of NTC and Liberty Station.  Watch him take a dance, art, karate and Pilates class as well as sample the great food here.  This is a great show to tell people to watch who don’t know all that we have at our jewel of a destination in San Diego.  

The show airs on the following dates on KPBS-TV:
  • Tuesday, 02/02/10, 11:30 pm
  • Friday, 02/05/10, 4:30 am
  • Sunday, 02/07/10, 4:00 am
  • Sunday, 02/14/10, 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, 02/14/10, 10:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 02/16/10, 4:30 am

Swift Gallery Opening & Barracks 19 Artists’ Exhibit at February 5 Friday Night Liberty

The new Martha Pace Swift Gallery opening and a special exhibit of artists and designers from Barracks 19 at the New Americans Museum Gallery will highlight February’s Friday Night Liberty Open Studios event on February 5 starting at 5pm.  Explore the NTC Promenade Arts & Cultural District and enjoy a FREE evening of art, music, food, drink and exhibits, while supporting local artists and designers.

Featured Events
The new Martha Pace Swift Gallery in Building 201 will have its grand opening dedication at 6pm. The inaugural exhibit is “The Garden of Mythos: Abstraction in Collaboration with Nature” curated by the Expressive Arts Institute and featuring the large scale oil on canvas work of San Diego artist Anna Zappoli.  The exhibit continues through April 2, 2010.  The gallery is next to Solare Ristorante at 2820 Roosevelt Road.

Artists and designers from Barracks 19 studios present “Straight from the Heart/Del Corazón,” a collective exhibition featuring photography, painting, graphic design, fashion, culinary, and other visual art in various media at the New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road.

Matris (Detail) by Lily BekicThe San Diego Watercolor Society opens their February exhibit "Love is in the Air" featuring 75 watercolor paintings created by SDWS members - including Drew Bandish's "Bloomin' Aloe ADJ" (left) - on display and for sale at 2825 Dewey Road.

The Visions Art Quilt Gallery opens “California Fibers: Liminal Spaces” featuring the work of professional contemporary fiber artists from around the world and will include weaving, sculpture, basketry, quilting, wearable art and mixed media at 2825 Dewey Road.

Sophie’s Gallery hosts its 11th Annual Gotta’ Have Heart exhibit and sale featuring a collection of vintage records transformed into dynamic time pieces in their gallery in Barracks 19 at 2690 Historic Decatur Road.  There is a $20 suggested donation for the opening.

A full calendar and NTCP map is at www.ntcpromenade.com

The next Friday Night Liberty will be on March 5 and will feature “NTC Promenade: Views and Visions,” a special exhibit at the NAM Gallery featuring the design work of architects, landscape designers and photographers who are involved in the transformation of NTC Promenade from a navy base to arts district.

NTC Promenade is for Lovers This Valentine’s Day

Art for the heart, romantic dinners and creative gifts are all available at NTC Promenade to help you make this Valentine’s Day special for your loved one and family. 

Romantic Dining at Solare Ristorante
Solare is a beautiful venue to celebrate Valentine's day with a great, romantic dinner.  We are taking reservations for a wonderful a' la carte or pre-fix menu.  Our lovely and private tempered glass wine room has 3 reservation times in the evening with 1st sitting at 5:00 pm, second at 7:00 and 3rd at 9:00 p.m. with a special 4 course menu.  
Solare Ristorante • 2820 Roosevelt Road  San Diego CA 92106 •  619-270-9670  

Special Valentine Art Classes at Bravo School of Art
CHILDREN’S COPPER HEART                      Ages 9-12
Instructor: Sharon Novak
Colorful sheets of thin copper and brass colored and textured by "heat-painting” will be used to create your heart in this fun workshop!  Design a pattern and cut out your unique heart-shaped copper valentine with scissors. Add words using letter stamps, punch out circles, or use pliers to bend, fringe or ruffle the edges.  Add wires that you’ve learned how to twist, coil or spiral, and add some colorful glass beads. Your valentine may be worn or displayed. Pre-registration is necessary.
$20 members / $23 non-members + $6 materials fee
     Saturday, February 6              11am – 12:30pm  OR
     Friday, February 12                 11am – 12:30pm

COPPER VALENTINE Copper Valentine
Instructor: Sharon Novak
Colorful, textured sheets of thin copper and brass will be used to create a heart in this fun workshop! Design a pattern and cut out your unique heart-shaped valentine. Add words using letter stamps, punch out circles from within the heart, or cut into your heart and sew it back together with wire. Bend, fringe or ruffle the edges. Add design accents with twisted, sewn, coiled or spiraled wires and brightly hued glass beads. Your valentine may be worn or displayed. Pre-registration is necessary.
$50 members / $58 non-members + $12 materials fee
     Saturday, February 6                      1 – 5pm

COLLAGED VALENTINE
Instructor Lauren Becker Downey
Assemble beautiful papers, stickers, ribbon, hearts, doilies, lace with images and words from magazines to create a sweet Valentine message for your loved one. Pre-registration is necessary.
$38 members / $44 non-members+ $5 Materials fee
     Thursday, February 11                        6 – 9pm

Bravo School of Art • 2690 Historic Decatur Rd Studio 206 San Diego CA 92106 • 619-223-0058   workshops@BravoSchoolOfArt.com

Gifts of Art from the Heart from Quilt Visions and the San Diego Watercolor Gallery
Quilt Visions is selling beaded felt hearts in the Visions Gallery Store. They fit nicely into the purse or pocket and are a unique way to express your affection for a loved one or to put a smile on someone’s face. $10-$20.
Visions Art Quilt Gallery • 2825 Dewey Road  San Diego CA 92106 • 619-546-4872

The San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) proudly presents an exhibit of original watermedia paintings entitled “Love is in the Air”. Approximately 75 paintings created by
SDWS members are on display and for sale.
San Diego Watercolor Gallery • 2825 Dewey Road  San Diego CA 92106 • 619-876-4550

Where is the Love?

The power of the personal referral is an awe-inspiring thing.  I’ll bet that you can’t remember the last commercial you heard on television or radio, but you can’t forget that great recommendation from a friend or colleague. 

In this month dedicated to lovers, we’d like to ask you, our loyal readers, to show your love for NTC Foundation by recommending us to at least three people who might be looking for a studio, a worthy cause or just the best place for their next meeting or event.

Many years ago, there was a commercial for Breck Shampoo - "and she told two friends, and they told two friends, and they told two friends . . .”  The idea was that happy customers would share their experiences with friends, who in turn would pass it on. 

Please tell your friends, family, colleagues, associates and acquaintances about NTC Foundation and NTC Promenade.  You can do this by simply forwarding this newsletter to someone or send them a link to our Web site (www.ntcpromenade.com).  Either way, please include a personal note so it isn’t interpreted as spam.

That would be the best Valentine that we could get this month! 

Farmers Market & Artisan Fair Grows

The Point Loma Certified Farmers Market and Artisan Fair has already become a fixture at NTC Promenade, the Arts and Culture District at Liberty Station.  Every Sunday, rain or shine, people stop by to shop, eat and enjoy the entertainment.  Have you come by yet?  Join us between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the barracks parking lot across from Ace Hardware on Historic Decatur Road.

To The Point ...

Jan 29 - Feb 7 Five Loaves Two Fish Winter Sale
Five Loaves Two Fish is having their annual winter sale, with 35% to 40% off their fall collection. Store hours are Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday thru Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Closed Monday and Wednesday.) Five Loaves Two Fish is located at 2690 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, 92016. For more information visit their website or call (619) 523-1024.

Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 North Chapel Open House
Open houses at the North Chapel will be held every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Located at 2881 Roosevelt Dr., San Diego, CA  92106.  For more information please visit the North Chapel website.

Feb 3 Mastering LinkedIn
Would you like to take your knowledge of social media to the next level? The first in a series of six workshops offered by TechnoPower Marketing, this workshop will help you master the social networking site, LinkedIn. The workshop will take place from 8am to 11:30am at the NTC Command Center, Meeting Room 1, 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, 92106. Cost is $89. For more information or to register for the event, visit the website or call 619-550-4855. 

Feb 3 – 27 San Diego Water Color Society “Love is in the Air” Exhibit
The San Diego Watercolor Society presents an exhibit of original watermedia paintings entitled “Love is in the Air.” Approximately 75 paintings created by SDWS members are on display and for sale.  Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

The SDWS gallery is located at 2825 Dewey Road, SD 92106.  For more information call (619) 876.4550 or www.sdws.org.

Feb 4, 11, 18 Families Helping Families Parent Support Group
The Jenna Druck Foundation’s FHF program offers support and educational services to families that have lost children Dr. Ken Druck and Denise Hankins facilitate these support groups that serve as a life-line to hundreds of San Diego Families.  This weekly support group from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. is open to parents and those that support them on the journey of experiencing ‘the worst loss.’ Admission is Free.  Located at 2820 Roosevelt Road, Suite 200, San Diego, 92106.  For further information you may call (619) 294-8000.

Feb 5 NTC Friday Night Liberty
Enjoy and evening of open artist studios, galleries and performances at NTC Promenade, San Diego’s growing Arts and Culture District. This event is held every first Friday of the month. There is no fee to attend and parking is free. Located at 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, 92106. For information on special NTC Friday Night Liberty activities go to www.ntcfoundation.org/what.php.

Feb 5 – Apr 27 Visions Art Quilt Gallery Premiers California Fibers: Liminal Spaces
Vision Art Quilt Gallery premiers the exhibition titled, California Fibers: Liminal Spaces, an exhibit that suggests a metaphysical or psychological state of being which is interpreted in fiber and textiles.  A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated.  For more information visit the gallery located at 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100, San Diego, 92106.  The Gallery and Quilt Visions Store are open year round Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more information visit www.quiltvisions.org or call the gallery at (619) 546-4872.

Feb 5 New Americans Museum “Straight from the Heart/Del Corazón”
Artists and designers from NTC Promenade “Barracks 19” studios present a collective exhibition featuring photography, painting, graphic design, fashion, culinary and other visual art in various media. Gallery Exhibition and Opening Reception begin at 5 p.m.  Admission is free.  The exhibit is located at the New Americans Museum, 2825 Dewey Road, San Diego, 92106. For more information contact Lee Lipsey.

Feb 6 San Diego Hospice: Melisa’s Memorial Walk and Fun Run
The 2010 San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine (SDHIPM) Melisa’s Memorial Walk and Fun Run is an event to celebrate the lives of loved ones lost, as well as those directly impacted by hospice and palliative medicine programs throughout San Diego County.  The walk will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the health fair and kid’s activities to follow from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The walk will start in Ingram Plaza, located within the NTC Promenade (2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, 92106).  There is no fee to attend, but participants who raise $25 or more will receive an event t-shirt.  For more information please visit www.sdhospice.org/walk or call (619) 278-6441.

Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 Point Loma Certified Farmers Market & Artisan Fair
Artists and designers from NTC Promenade “Barracks 19” studios present a collective Stock up on your gift, food and produce needs, and make it a weekly tradition.  Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (rain or shine) in the barracks parking lot across from Ace Hardware.  For more information or an application to participate, contact the market manager, Brian Beevers or http://www.sdmarketmanager.com.

Feb 8 – 11 San Diego Water Color Society “Eric Weigardt Workshop”
The San Diego Watercolor Society presents a four day workshop teaching secrets of painting loose.  Eric Wiegardt believes artists need to loosen up! He addresses this challenge by presenting one design or technique each day, all with the end goal of achieving a bold, loose watercolor in one sitting. This workshop runs Monday thru Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Tuition is $425/member - $450/Non-Member.  The SDWS gallery is located at 2825 Dewey Road, San Diego, 92106.  For more information call (619) 876.4550 or to register, workshopregister@sdws.org.

Feb 12 – 14 California Wildlife Art Show
Hosted by The Pacific Southwest Wildlife Arts, you will enjoy this annual event with wine and cheese, while participating in activities such as the California Open Fish Carving Championship, numerous crafts and sculptures, and an auction. This 3-day event will be held at the NTC Foundation’s McMillin Event Center located at 2875 Dewey Road, San Diego, 92016. For more information, email kgeuy@aol.com or visit http://www.pswa.net/index.html.

Feb 18 GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) Review Information Night
Are you contemplating taking the GMAT exam and going onto graduate school?  Manhattan GMAT is the nation’s leading GMAT preparation company, dedicated to helping students achieve their goals by providing the best curriculum and the highest-quality instructors in the industry.  A free information night will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the NTC Command Center, Meeting Room 3, 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, 92106. To register call (800) 576-4628 or visit www.manhattangmat.com.

Be sure to check the NTC Promenade online calendar for all the happenings scheduled.

Please consider making a gift to the NTC Foundation to help us translate the community’s vision for NTC Promenade into a new Arts and Culture District that will increase the quality of life for all San Diegans.  Donate now!

For information about lease space in the NTC Promenade, contact Leasing Specialist Sean Giffin at sgiffin@ntcfoundation.org or 619 573-9304.