September 29, 2023

Artist in Residence projects

NATALIA QUINTERO This month find artwork created by Natalia during her residency in the museum during August 2023. Natalia,  I gathered and boiled flowers, leaves, bark and other plants found in Bonita to extract the pigment to create natural dyes. While creating these dyes I pull color, history, and memory from thriving plants. In my work, I use hand embroidery, machine stitching along with hand dyed fabrics to create hanging textiles that are quiet, delicate, and soft in nature. My goal […]
July 26, 2023

Quilting: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Exhibition Dates: Sept 2 – 23, 2023 Reception: Saturday, September 2, 4:30 – 6:30 pm Curator: Linda Matlock, Sweetwater Womens Club Curatorial assistant and graphic designer: Natalia Quiroz Digital Catalog: Featured quilts by South Bay and East County quilters in San Diego County.  Find a quilting boutique in the museum every Saturday. Heirloom quilts, contemporary quilts and an interactive quilt section to answer your questions and demonstrate quilting techniques.  Find the Interactive embroidery section too!  Local quilting groups include […]
April 21, 2023

Cultural Celebrations, California Art Club

Exhibition Dates: May 6 – June 10, 2023 Reception: Sat. May 6, 4:30 – 7:00PM Welcome to Spring with a celebration of California Plein air in the Sweetwater Valley in South San Diego County.  In the exhibition find a celebration of the diversity of cultures in our region. The exhibition Cultural Celebrations will feature works by California Art Club members that showcases the artists’ personal cultural celebrations, or celebrations that they have had the opportunity to witness.  Click here to […]
March 29, 2023

Microtonal Music Symposium, The Vast Sea between C and c

Saturday, April 15 The Vast Sea betweeen C and c, A Symposium on Microtonal Music and the Importance of San Diego in the Canon of this Music 11am to 4pm Curators: Vallo Riberto and Kaz Maslanka Panel: John Chalmers, Jonathan Glasier, Joseph Monzo, Daniel Corral, Bill Wesley Microtonal Jam from April 15 2023 symposium with Interval publications: video (1min 34s) Symposium 1st section: video (38min 28s) Kaz Masklanka and Joe Monzo Symposium 2nd section: video (11min 35s) Jonathan Glasier, San […]
January 12, 2023

Vietnam Veterans, We Thank You: 50th Anniversary Commemoration

Exhibition dates: March 9 – April 29, 2023 Vietnam Veteran Honor Ceremony: Sat. March 25, 11:00AM March 29th, 2023 marks 50 years since our nation’s forgotten hero’s left the jungles of Vietnam. Though it is important to remember the historical events of war, there is something more important to remember. Our honorable Veterans who served. Veterans of the Vietnam war did not receive the appreciation they deserved when they came home, and it’s time to make sure they know that […]
January 6, 2023

Mark Siprut: Photographic Portraits of Bonita

Mark Siprut: Photographic Portraits of Bonita Exhibition Dates: March 11 – April 22, 2023 Chamber Concert: Saturday March 11, 2:00PM – 4:00PM Public Reception: Saturday March 11, 4:30 – 6:30PM Artist Walk-Through of the exhibition: Sat. April 8 at 3pm Chamber Concert: Performance by the Bonita Quartet 2 – 4PM Featuring: Ronald Goldman, violin; Julie Park, violin; Melissa Chu, cello; Adam Birnbaum, viola RSVP for the concert This original exhibition of digital photography with historical context, explores Bonita and Sweetwater […]
December 14, 2022

Audi Lawson, Bonita Legacy

Every January the museum exhibits artwork by the Bonita artist Audi Lawson.  Audi’s artwork documents Bonita from the 1950’s through the 1990’s including mediums such as photography, sculpture, collage and drawing. Series: Audi’s Fantasy Landscapes In the 1990s, in a melding of elements of sculpture and photographs, Audi’s landscape fantasies evolved from collages of pieces of torn paper that were subsequently photographed and incised. Since these images have little perspective, the foreground and background can seem to switch places.  In […]
September 7, 2022

Blooming Art Oct. 21 & 22

Blooming Art in Bonita October 21 & 22, 2022 Hosted by the Bonita Valley Garden Club at The Bonita Museum and Cultural Center, 4375 Bonita Rd., Bonita, CA 91902. RECEPTION FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Designs will be on display at the Museum until 2 p.m., Saturday, October 22 Reception and viewing are free and open to the public. All are invited to try their hand at floral interpretation of art. Stop by the Museum between 10am […]
August 25, 2022

Nuevas Narrativas Nativas / New Native Narratives from TheFront

  Nuevas Narrativas Nativas / New Native Narratives exhibition travels to the Bonita Museum & Cultural Center in September Image courtesy of The Front Arte & Cultura Dates: Sept. 9 – 24 Museum Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM Opening reception: Friday Sept. 16  4:30 – 7:00PM Participating artists: Leslye Villaseñor, Carlos Luna, Natalia Ventura. Rianne Elyse Magbuhat, Vanessa Rishel, Casiel J. Sanchez, Rodrigo Jimenez, Evan López, Marcela Alarcón López, Adrián del Riego, Marlon PV, Alex Guzmán, […]