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Join us on Friday, November 11, 6:30-8:30pm, for the opening of three new exhibitions: GIVE ME A MINUTE, I'M THINKING, curated by San Diego collector and art dealer Mark Quint, in the Joseph Clayes III Gallery; 50 STUDIES USING UNMIXED BLACK, paintings by Alida Cervantes, in the Rotunda Gallery; and Roy Porello’s curated collection: ARTISTS TO SWATCH, in the North Reading Room. The works will be on display from November 12 through December 31, 2016.

Joseph Clayes III Gallery
Mark Quint: GIVE ME A MINUTE, I'M THINKING
Collecting is the theme of this eclectic exhibition which Quint expects to be a visual mash-up of low and high art, design, kitsch, decoration and craft. Gathered from swap meets, art galleries, flea markets, thrift stores, souvenir shops, art fairs, garage sales and auction houses the objects that Quint collects reflect, in his opinion, a basic need of many people to search for the unique, even if the "unique" might be mass produced, in recycled plastic, made in China and come in 50 different colors. He is a true believer in the saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure".
Mark Quint grew up in La Jolla, went to the San Francisco Art Institute, taught art in Hawaii for 4 years and opened his first gallery in La Jolla in 1981. He has organized over 250 one person exhibitions of local, national and international artists. He attributes his collecting bug to a typical early introduction to collecting Lincoln pennies, postage stamps, marbles and matchbox cars.

Rotunda Gallery
Alida Cervantes: 50 Studies Using Unmixed Black
Alida Cervantes will present her new series of oil paintings on cardboard in the Athenaeum’s Rotunda Gallery. Cervantes employs thick ribbons of paint, saturated color and bold brushstrokes to depict 50 jewel-like images of Saints.
Cervantes splits her time between Tijuana and San Diego. Her paintings, drawings, and performance work draw inspiration from class, race, and gender relations in colonial and present-day Mexico. Cervantes earned a BA from the University of California, San Diego (1995), then studied at Scuola di Arte Lorenzo di Medici in Florence, Italy, for two years. In 2013, she earned her MFA from the University of California, San Diego. Her work is part of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, the Charles Saatchi, London collections, as well as the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s permanent collection.

North Reading Room
Roy Porello: ARTISTS TO SWATCH
The Art Collection was one of the best promotional ideas by Swatch. Swatch commissioned artists to design original works of art for the Swatch. Roy Porello’ curated selection of these watches, along with a few surprises, will be on display in the North Reading Room Gallery.
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