July 2014 Balboa Park Exhibits/Performances

sorolla_sdmuseumofart2014Click here to view the Current Exhibits and Performances. For Admission information including hours and pricing, through Labor day, click here.

San Diego Museum of Art: Sorolla and America

This striking exhibit, Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities, tells the stories of these women. Created by the Museum of International Folk Art, the exhibit highlights ten grassroots cooperatives from ten different countries: Bolivia, India, Kenya, Lao PDR, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Swaziland, and South Africa. Each cooperative has a different style of art, a different story, and a different but unforgettable impact on the lives of the women involved in it. – See more at: http://www.museumofman.org/empowering-women#sthash.55R94iqc.dpuf
This striking exhibit, Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities, tells the stories of these women. Created by the Museum of International Folk Art, the exhibit highlights ten grassroots cooperatives from ten different countries: Bolivia, India, Kenya, Lao PDR, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Swaziland, and South Africa. Each cooperative has a different style of art, a different story, and a different but unforgettable impact on the lives of the women involved in it. – See more at: http://www.museumofman.org/empowering-women#sthash.55R94iqc.dpuf
This striking exhibit, Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities, tells the stories of these women. Created by the Museum of International Folk Art, the exhibit highlights ten grassroots cooperatives from ten different countries: Bolivia, India, Kenya, Lao PDR, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Swaziland, and South Africa. Each cooperative has a different style of art, a different story, and a different but unforgettable impact on the lives of the women involved in it. – See more at: http://www.museumofman.org/empowering-women#sthash.55R94iqc.dpuf

Sorolla and America exhibit explores Sorolla’s success in America, and includes many works from prestigious commissions here during the early part of the last century.  Organized by Blanca Pons-Sorolla, the artist’s great-granddaughter, this exhibit brings together masterpieces that will be presented to audiences for the first time in America and Madrid. Now through August 26, 2014.

This striking exhibit, Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities, tells the stories of these women. Created by the Museum of International Folk Art, the exhibit highlights ten grassroots cooperatives from ten different countries: Bolivia, India, Kenya, Lao PDR, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Swaziland, and South Africa. Each cooperative has a different style of art, a different story, and a different but unforgettable impact on the lives of the women involved in it. – See more at: http://www.museumofman.org/empowering-women#sthash.55R94iqc.dpuf
Experience an inspiring story of love and dedication, and the amazing bond between humans and animals in the new IMAX® film BORN TO BE WILD. Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman, this film follows the lives of orphaned orangutans and elephants, from birth to their rebirth into the wild. – See more at: http://www.rhfleet.org/shows/born-be-wild#sthash.GDDMtMKl.dpuf

Bird Park Summer Concerts

BirdParkSummerConcerts Friends of Balboa Park is a proud sponsor of the Bird Park Summer Concert Series sponsored by the North Park Community Association.  The outdoor summer concerts are  FREE and take place at Bird Park, located in Balboa Park at the corner of 28th, Upas, and Pershing Drive, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Click here to view the summer concert schedule, and be sure to attend the next concert on July 26, 2014.  We’ll be there to promote our Bird Park project and sign up volunteers and donors.  SEE you then!

 

Adopt-A-Plot Program Getting Ready for 2015!

ZoroGarden4WebFriends of Balboa Park is proud to be initiating the new Adopt-A-Plot Program with the City of San Diego’s Park & Recreation Department for the 2015 Centennial. Professional landscape designers, horticulture and garden societies, businesses and volunteers will work with us to create new landscapes for key areas of Balboa Park including popular gardens in the Central Mesa, and many more acres of parkland in need of refurbishment. These projects will help ensure the preservation of the Park’s rich horticultural heritage. For more information click here .

 

Water-Wise Program elevates conservation efforts in the Park

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Friends of Balboa Park have responded to San Diego’s critical water shortage by initiating the Water-Wise Program for Balboa Park – a plan that will help achieve environmental sustainability. The Friends are leading the effort by raising funds to “smartscape” acres of land with drought tolerant plants, install water-saving irrigation and high-tech irrigation controllers, and study and implement water-reclamation systems.In addition, an important water and irrigation mapping project is underway which will bring immediate benefit to water conservation efforts in the Park. Click here for more information.

 

Friends Annual Awards Luncheon

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Save-the-Date for Friends of Balboa Park’s Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Balboa Park Club. Join us to honor and celebrate with exceptional visionaries and volunteers in Balboa Park. To nominate a Volunteer to receive an Inspiration Award at the luncheon, click hereDeadline for submission is Friday, July 25, 2014.  To view information about last year’s luncheon, click here.