Liberty Station Arts District projects are awarded grants

Tenants of the Arts District at Liberty Station were awarded a total of $25,000 in grants for six projects.
Tenants of the Arts District at Liberty Station were awarded a total of $25,000 in grants from the NTC Foundation for six projects.

The NTC Foundation announced that tenants of the Arts District at Liberty Station were awarded a total of $25,000 for six new projects designed to advance the work of the tenants, engage the community and promote the Arts District as an arts and culture destination.

Tenants developed the criteria for the grants and voted on the projects that were chosen.

“Our collaborative grant program gives us the opportunity to celebrate our tenants and their creative ideas,” Lisa Johnson, president and chief executive of the NTC Foundation, said in a statement.

The annual ArtWalk @ Liberty Station returned under cloudy, rainy skies Nov. 7-8, though that didn’t stop art lovers from taking advantage of the chance to buy works from more than 150 local, regional and international professional artists in a variety of media, including jewelry, sculpture, oil painting, photography and glass, metal and wood works.

The following organizations and events were selected for the grants:

“The Waves of Feminism”: Women’s Museum of California, temporary three-panel mural to be installed in January outside Barracks 16. The mural will describe different eras and generations of feminism, featuring images of prominent women who contributed to each era’s movement. Viewers will be able to use their smartphones using a QR code or other technology to connect to segments of audio or video recordings of the women’s speeches archived at the Library of Congress. The artwork will remain for six to 12 months.

• “Stream/Line: A Virtual Dance Series”: Malashock Dance, remaining dates Nov. 20 and Dec. 4, livestreams on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Zoom and The series of unique 30-minute events from Malashock Studio Theater features live dance performances, open rehearsals, discussions and dance films.

Day of Art: San Diego Brain Injury Foundation and Veltz Fine Art, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11, via Zoom. The virtual events present an opportunity for brain injury survivors to create art projects in a variety of media. Registered participants will receive an art kit in the mail. Veltz Fine Art and LoveJoy Creations will provide professional art instruction.

• “Fish Out of Water 2020”: Artist Lauren LeVieux, through Dec. 31, North Promenade, near the fountain. The temporary art installation is visible only when wet — on rainy days or by applying water.

• Day of the Dead commemoration: New Americans Museum, was held Nov. 2 via Zoom.

“Together, Liberty: Metamorphosis”: Artist Leslie Pierce, Dec. 1 through March 9, Martha Pace Swift Gallery. “Together, Liberty” will be a wall exhibit and online platform celebrating metamorphosis, as seen as a butterfly. The project will include an exhibit of hanging 8-by-8-inch prints at the gallery, with each available for viewing online. The online platform will include short “Meet the Residents” videos for participating Liberty Station tenants.


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