THE CORONADO HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM OF HISTORY & ART | VOL. 5, NO. 4; WINTER 2012
CALENDAR January 12
Visions of Coronado
Opening Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. February 23
The Impossible Railroad Lecture on John Spreckels &
his Arizona & Eastern Railway Lecture Hall, 7 p.m.
March 8 Coronado on the
Frontline: 1942-1945 Opening Reception, 6 to 8 p.m.
March 24 Celebrating
Coronado’s History Cocktails, dinner, special program
with live & silent auctions Coronado Island Marriott Resort
January 12-February 20, 2012 • A Juried Exhibit Opens in the Museum
For some people, the name “Coronado” conjures up images of an historic hotel in a seaside setting; for others the name represents an island community closely bound to the US Navy, while still others are reminded of an old-fashioned American small town. These perspectives of the Crown Isle have been inspiring artists ever since the town was founded in the late 1800s.
Japanese American women on the beach in Coronado (c. 1930). See story on page 8. Top: Early Navy frogman exiting raft. See story about Navy Seals on page 7.
From January 12 to February 20, Visions of Coronado, an exhibit of 24 recent works of art depicting some aspect of Coronado life will be on display in the Coronado Museum of History and Art. The juried show was selected from 60 original pieces submitted by artists from all over San Diego County and created in a wide variety of media, materials and styles. The jurors were: Cornelia Feye, Director, School of the Arts and Art Education, La Jolla Athenaeum; Bill Mosley, Artist and
Professor, Grossmont College; and Leah Ollman, Art Critic, Los Angeles Times.
prior to the opening, these jurors will be honoring three pieces in the show with special recognition the “Juror’s Choice Awards.”
The exhibit is dedicated to the memory of Sara Rowe, a beloved Coronado resident artist, who passed away in October 2011. Sara was renowned in the San Diego area for her watercolor paintings of local landmarks. She won numerous honors for her paintings, many of which were made into prints and note cards.
Members are invited to an opening reception for the Visions exhibit on Thursday, January 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. To make a reservation, please call (619) 435-7242, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Above: Watercolor by Sara Rowe, 1933-2011
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