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Art reception is ‘Out of the Box’

SOLANA BEACH — The Solana Beach Art Association celebrates the holidays with a free evening arts reception with complimentary gourmet goodies by Chef Machelle, paired with seasonal beverages, from 5:30 to 7: 30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Solana Beach City Hall, 635 S. Coast Highway 101.
Out of The Box, a multi-arts show, will feature paintings, mixed-media, glass mosaic, sculpture, ceramics, live poetry reading, live guitar music, and book-signings, promises to engage, entertain and refresh. Named for the season’s tradition of exchanging boxed gifts and the artists’ creative thought processes, the show offers an opportunity to meet and speak with 15 artists, including Michelle Moraga, Ed Eginton, Juliana Welch, Diane Y. Welch, Christie Beniston, Isa Beniston, Carol Beth Rodriguez, Amber Irwin, Mark Irwin, Yanina Adler, Gregory J. Balogh, Michael Leaf, Heidi Rufeh, Lia Strell and Beverly Weber-Fow.
At 6:30 p.m., Sharon Leib, Virgina Garland and Pete Cohen will each present their original works of poetry followed by the melodic sounds of Michael Stell on acoustic guitar. Author Diane Y. Welch will have signed first-edition copies of her books available for purchase.
The Solana Beach Art Association offers its thanks to Anita Edman for untiring support and to the city of Solana Beach for sponsoring this annual arts show.
SBAA is an alliance of local artists from a variety of disciplines. Founded in 2008 its mission is to foster high standards of aesthetics and craftsmanship, to promote art and art appreciation in the community, and to develop the professional efforts of its members. The association seeks to provide a platform of education in the form of exhibitions, lectures and activities emphasizing the importance of art in personal and community life. In addition it provides a place for networking and support for its members and friends.
To find out more about SBAA, to become an exhibiting member or an association friend, visit or call Amber Irwin at (858) 663-9639.

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