• Theresa Kosen

A Never-ending Treasure Hunt: From Finding Shakespeare to Art on the Trail

There are hundreds of examples of how San Diego’s diverse and interconnected arts and culture community inspires, educates, and entertains visitors and San Diegans all year round. There is more happening in your community than you know. Finding these stories of collaboration and sharing them is like being on a never-ending treasure hunt.

Here is one that has impacted districts 4 and 6 and more:

The Old Globe Theatre presented their Globe for All Tour: Bringing Shakespeare to the San Diego Community.

October 29-November 17. This year featuring The Winter’s Tale.

A three-week tour of a free Shakespeare production that included workshops and talkbacks, reaching thousands of people across San Diego. A total of nineteen locations were served this year, with five new venues, including Veterans Village of San Diego, George L. Stevens Senior Center and several San Diego public library branches.

The second example of unique discovery I would like to share is a bit off the beaten path and impacted District 7 and beyond:

Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center presented an Exhibition, Art Telling: It all Begins with a Word.

While most San Diegans visit Mission Trails to hike and explore the outdoors, the Mission Trails Regional Parks Foundation regularly curate’s art exhibitions in the Visitor Center. On display over the month of October were the works of eight award-winning San Diego artist, including Pat Aiken, Joan Boyer, Sue Britt, Vicky DeLong, Ellie Hitchcock and Gail Wood. Most of these artists have a studio in Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park. The artwork created in a variety of mediums and practices used language, a single word, to inspire the artists with their narrative pieces. Some of the descriptive words for the exhibition theme included “Sanctuary, Geomorphic, Cultivate and Magical”.

This is our cultural ecosystem in action … organizations of various sizes and budgets, supporting each other AND ARTISTS, sharing resources, nurturing talent and increasing access and economic impact in San Diego

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