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July 23 – Exclusive Exhibit Tour: Word Balloons

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EMP Exclusive Exhibit Tour: 

Word Balloons: Comics at San Diego State University
Thursday, July 23rd | 5:30 – 6:15 PM
SDSU Downtown Gallery

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Join San Diego EMP and the SDSU Downtown Gallery for an exclusive tour of their newest exhibit, Word Balloons: Comics at San Diego State University, on Thursday, July 23rd, from 5:30-6:15 p.m.

This after-hours tour will be led by Chantel Paul, Program Coordinator for the SDSU Downtown Gallery, and will be followed immediately by happy hour at the nearby Stone Brewing tasting room on Kettner Boulevard.

RSVP is required for the tour as space is limited. Registration is free with a suggested donation of $5 to San Diego EMP.

About the exhibit:

Word Balloons: Comics at San Diego State University shares the work of SDSU faculty, alumni, and students. Become immersed in the worldwide art form of comic culture as a vibrant part of the San Diego community. Internationally renowned artist and SDSU grad, Hugo Crosthwaite, will be creating a site-specific mural for the exhibit.

SDSU Downtown Gallery:

The SDSU Downtown Gallery is a program of the School of Art + Design, which in turn, is a unit of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts of San Diego State University. The Downtown Gallery is one of  four galleries affiliated with the School of Art + Design.

For more than thirty years, the University Art Gallery, which is located on the SDSU campus, has received critical acclaim for its outstanding exhibition programming and curatorial vision. The SDSU Downtown Gallery continues this focus on programmatic excellence while also providing a vital link between the School of Art and the San Diego community.

This workshop is made possible by the San Diego State University Downtown Gallery and your contributions. Thank you for your support!


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May 7 – “Throw Back Thursday” Happy Hour at the San Diego History Center

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Thursday, May 7th
6pm – 8pm
San Diego History Center

The San Diego History Center and San Diego Magazine have teamed up to bring 21-and over Centennial Celebration excitement to Balboa Park on May 7, from 6-8pm. “Throwback Thursdays” blend an evening of hosted food and cocktails, with education, music and games. Three events in 2015 will be themed to various aspects of the 1915 Panama-Canal Exposition. With the History Center providing the unique setting dedicated to that event and San Diego Magazine’s reputation for throwing memorable parties, this event is going to be truly one-of-a kind.

The educational portion of the event will lecture from noted historian, Dr. Iris Engstrand, and curator of the current History Center exhibition San Diego Invites the World, the exhibit showcasing the 1915 Panama-California Exposition prompted the building of Balboa Park and put San Diego on the world map. Attendees will also receive free admission access to the History Center’s two Exposition-oriented exhibitions: Masterworks: Art of the Exposition Era and San Diego Invites the World.

The Expo-themed event also features hosted lite bites and cocktails from some of San Diego’s premier caterers and craft cocktail purveyors like: Coast Catering, Eco Cater and Please & Thank You Liquor Bar and a DJ spinning turn-of-the-20th century tunes, remixed to modern beats as well as games and a Tweet wall.

Click here to purchase tickets

Member: $20
Non-Member: $25

EMP Members receive a $15 discount.
Email sandiegoemp@gmail.com for the code!