SDSU Downtown Gallery

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

Downtown at Sundown Downtown at Sundown: An evening of Music, Dance and Film Oct 19, 2017
5:00pm – 8:00pm

Flamenco dancer and a film still of international border
(left: flamenco performance ©Sue Brenner; right: Exiled film still ©Mike Seely)

For this installment of Downtown at Sundown, join us for an evening of live music, dance and film in our gallery. View the current exhibition, We Are Here/Estamos Aquí and experience a flamenco dance performance by DanzArts/La Esencia Flamenca, followed by a screening of the film Exiled from San Francisco Bay-Area filmmaker, Mike Seely.

Schedule for the evening:

From 5:30 – 6:45 p.m., DanzArts/La Esencia Flamenca will take you on a journey through southern Spain. Enjoy two performances featuring live guitar and flamenco dancing. Danzarts is under the artistic direction of Patricia Astorga-Casey.

From 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., filmmaker Mike Seely will present his documentary, Exiled. The film focuses on two military veterans, both green card immigrants, willing to die for their country, who found themselves deported and are now fighting to be heard. Exiled is a persuasive and intimate look at the human consequences of current U.S. immigration policy.

Downtown at Sundown is in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD) on the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. Neighborhood restaurants including Aaharn Thai, Carnivore, Waters, and The Stone Brewing Company Store will stay open late.
Check MCASD website for details about each month’s activities.

For more information, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Director at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego



Parking at the SDSU Downtown Gallery

One America Plaza

One America Plaza at 600 W. Broadway (ABM parking garage)
$5 flat rate when you enter after 5:00 pm and exit before Midnight.

*Garage main entrance closes at 7:00 p.m. After 7:00 p.m., enter through the lobby on W. Broadway to parking garage elevators.


MTS Trolley to the SDSU Downtown Gallery

From the east or SDSU campus

Take the Green Line towards 12th & Imperial. Exit the Green Line at the Santa Fe Depot. Cross Broadway at the corner of Kettner Boulevard to reach the Downtown Gallery entrance.

From the North or South

Exit the Green Line at the Santa Fe Depot. Cross Broadway at the corner of Kettner Boulevard to reach the Downtown Gallery entrance.

Exit the Blue Line at America Plaza. Cross Broadway at the corner of Kettner Boulevard to reach the Downtown Gallery entrance.



SDSU Downtown Gallery Information

*Exhibitions and events at the SDSU Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public.

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)-501-6370

For more information, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Director at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

Red trolley cars receding to horizon on parallel tracks at sundown Community Dialogue on Art as Activism with Borderclick Aug 03, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

August 3, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Borderclick invites you to the final of a series of three Community Dialogues around transborder identity through the eyes of young transfronterizxs who live and work between Tijuana and San Diego. We invite you to explore the idea of Art as Activism, photography and archiving as Community Service, and the humanization of the border experience.

This project was made possible in collaboration with San Diego-based non-profit, The AjA Project, with support from the California Arts Council and California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

AJA Youth + Photography LogoBorderclick Logo

For more information, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Director at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

 


Parking at the SDSU Downtown Gallery

One America Plaza

One America Plaza at 600 W. Broadway (ABM parking garage)
$5 flat rate when you enter after 5:00 pm and exit before Midnight.

*Garage main entrance closes at 7:00 p.m. After 7:00 p.m., enter through the lobby on W. Broadway to parking garage elevators.


MTS Trolley to the SDSU Downtown Gallery

From the east or SDSU campus

Take the Green Line towards 12th & Imperial. Exit the Green Line at the Santa Fe Depot. Cross Broadway at the corner of Kettner Boulevard to reach the Downtown Gallery entrance.

From the North or South

Exit the Green Line at the Santa Fe Depot. Cross Broadway at the corner of Kettner Boulevard to reach the Downtown Gallery entrance.

Exit the Blue Line at America Plaza. Cross Broadway at the corner of Kettner Boulevard to reach the Downtown Gallery entrance.



SDSU Downtown Gallery Information

*Exhibitions and events at the SDSU Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public.

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)-501-6370

For more information, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Director at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

Woman at International border wall holding Flag We Are Here/Estamos Aquí Jul 27, 2017 – Oct 29, 2017

SDSU Downtown Gallery Event

July 27, 2017 – October 29, 2017
Thursday through Monday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

We Are Here/Estamos Aquí features the use of photography as a mode of storytelling and agent for social change through images depicting the dynamic social aspects of the U.S./Mexico border. Downtown San Diego is situated less than 20 miles from the international border at the San Ysidro Port of Entry; the busiest land border crossing in the world. We Are Here/Estamos Aquí looks at 2,000 miles of our southern border from Texas to California as a place where lives are shaped.

Ranging from portraiture and still life to installation-based work, the selection of photographs shares individual experiences, explores the impact of border crossing, and investigates various ways the cultures of the U.S. and Mexico, and San Diego and Tijuana are influenced by their proximity to one another. Photographers included in the exhibition are Stefan Falke, Ingrid Hernandez, Tom Kiefer, Pieter Wisse, and Borderclick, a group of young artists connected through San Diego non-profit, The AjA Project.

We Are Here/Estamos Aquí is organized by the SDSU Downtown Gallery. The exhibition and events are sponsored by The President's Leadership Fund, Hahnemühle, The AjA Project, Rolando Gutierrez, the School of Art + Design, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, and Arts Alive SDSU. Additional support is provided by the San Diego State University Art Council Ambassadors.

Downtown Gallery Events

  • Thursday, July 27, 2017: Opening Reception, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (with the artists)
  • Friday, August 3, 2017: Community Dialogue on Art as Activism w/Borderclick, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 18, 2017: Downtown at Sundown, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017: Downtown at Sundown, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (with DJ Monica Mendoza)
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017: Downtown at Sundown, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

AJA Youth + Photography LogoBorderclick Logo

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information about the exhibition or events, please contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Director at cpaul@mail.sdsu

 


Parking at the SDSU Downtown Gallery

One America Plaza

One America Plaza at 600 W. Broadway (ABM parking garage)
$5 flat rate when you enter after 5:00 pm and exit before Midnight.

*Garage main entrance closes at 7:00 p.m. After 7:00 p.m., enter through the lobby on W. Broadway to parking garage elevators.



SDSU Downtown Gallery Information

*Exhibitions and events at the SDSU Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public.

SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(619)-501-6370

For more information, contact Chantel Paul, Downtown Gallery Director at cpaul@mail.sdsu.edu.

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