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‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ Exhibit Opens on Nov. 6 in Carlsbad

Carlsbad CA— The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office presents Cabinet of Curiosities: Deborah Davidson and Christopher Polentz at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery, from Nov. 6 through Jan. 8, 2017. Admission is free.

At A Glance

  • The gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
  • An opening reception for the exhibit will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception is free, open to the public and hosted by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts.
  • A Family Open Studios “Plus” event inspired by the exhibit will be held on Jan. 7, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family Open Studios are free art-making workshops designed for the whole family’s participation. “Plus” performing arts programs take place in the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium at 11:45 a.m. and again at 1:15 p.m.

More Info

Cabinets of curiosities arose in mid-sixteenth-century Europe as repositories for all types of wondrous and exotic objects. A journey through the odd and spectacular, the exhibit features the work of artists Davidson and Polentz, who both have felt the pull of the unusual and extraordinary. With subjects ranging from portraits to oddities and memorabilia taken from and inspired by the natural and imaginary world, the featured works include paintings, sculptures, assemblage and installation.

Operated by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office, the William D. Cannon Art Gallery is a focal point for arts and culture in North County and is located at the Carlsbad City Library at 1775 Dove Lane. The gallery offers a broad range of exhibitions, school and family programs, gallery tours, lectures and publications. For information on gallery programs, contact the William D. Cannon Art Gallery at 760-602-2021, or visit www.carlsbadca.gov/arts.