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Liberty Station Community Highlight
The Yarbrough Group lives, works, and plays here in Liberty Station and it is our goal to share with our readers the very best of what this absolutely amazing community has to offer.
Here is our final events calendar of the year, we’ll see you next year!!!
PACHIS CHILDREN’S ART CLASSES | Mondays 2pm – 3pm through Dec 12th
Pachis Art Classes are held every Monday. Children work with a variety of artistic mediums including painting, drawing, sewing, clay. Pachis promotes open ended art creation and supports imagination and freedom.
Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016 | 10/15/2016 – 1/8/2017 Tues – Sat 10am – 4pm
Luscious hand painted silk, vibrant fabrics and elegant designs with thread. These textile elements are all on view in Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016, the 14th international juried biennial exhibition produced by Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles. The three esteemed jurors chose 41 stunning works of art from 434 entries for this internationally recognized biennial exhibition. The selected artists exemplify the most creative innovations in quilt art today. While the term “quilt” brings to mind a bed covering, these works resemble paintings designed for the wall. Several awards for excellence in design and craftsmanship will be announced at the opening reception. A full color catalog will be available.
Fantasy on Ice | 11/07/16 1/8/16 through from 10am – 10pm
Lace up your skates and glide into the Yuletide as Fantasy on Ice kicks off its second year at Liberty Station! Located behind the Dick Laub NTC Command Center at 2640 Historic Decatur Road, the rink has raised more than $1 million dollars for the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital, and is the only holiday rink in San Diego where 100% of proceeds directly benefit the nonprofit.
Welcome to the Outdoor Rink at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station! Want to experience skating ice skating in the heart of America’s Finest City all while benefiting a great cause? Come to ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station and join us in a benefit for the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.”Make sure to dress warm and bring a pair of mittens/gloves. During the daytime the ice can be a little wet, so bring an extra pair of socks.”
AGLOW WITH COLOR | Fri 12/2 – 5pm to 8pm
The San Diego Watercolor Society presents “Aglow with Color”, an art exhibition juried by award-winning artist, Drew Brandish. The exhibit runs 11/30 – 12/30 at our Art Gallery in The ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station. The Opening Reception is Friday December 2nd from 5-8 pm with 95-100 original ready-to-hang paintings for sale, plus wine, food and the fellowship of other art enthusiasts. The Gallery is open Weds-Sun, 10 am – 4 pm and is free to the public.
“JAY ANDREWS – PLEIN AIR PAINTER EXTRAORDINAIRE” EXHIBITION | Sun 12/11/16 10am – 4pm
The San Diego Watercolor Society presents “Jay Andrews – Plein Air Painter Extraordinaire, a Collection of His Work Through the Decades”. The exhibit runs 12/11/16 – 12/30/16 at the SDWS Art Gallery in The ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station. The Opening Reception is Sunday, December 11th from 1-3 pm when the San Diego artist will be present. Now in his nineties, Andrews has been painting San Diego scenes in watercolor for many years. This is a unique opportunity to see and buy his beautiful work. The Andrews exhibition is in addition to the SDWS Member’s Show, “Aglow with Color” that runs from November 30th to December 30th. The Gallery is open Weds-Sun, 10 am – 4 pm and is free to the public.
A Bit About Liberty Station From SanDiego.org:
A Military Base Transformed into New Urban Mixed Use Community
The 361-acre Liberty Station community, which includes 125 acres of parks, open space and a boat channel; shopping villages and restaurants; a 28-acre civic, arts and cultural district; the nine-hole Sail Ho Golf Club; two hotels, and six schools. Nearly 350 families now reside at the pedestrian-friendly Liberty Station and dozens of companies, with hundreds of employees, are doing business here. The spirit of NTC as a celebrated, all-encompassing community lives on at Liberty Station.
The History of Liberty Station
Liberty Station was formerly known as NTC (Naval Training Center). It was first opened as a Naval facility in 1923 and it was stopped being used as an active military base in 1997 when it was designated for closure under the terms of the Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990. In May of 2000, the Navy turned the property over to the City of San Diego. Liberty Station is a collaboration between the City of San Diego Redevelopment Agency and The Corky McMillin Companies. Part of Liberty Station is designated as an Office District – this area covers 22 total acres and allows for a maximum of 380,000 square feet of office space. Over the years the buildings have been painted different colors. The original color was unpainted stucco which was a warm beige. During World War II the buildings were all painted dark green to make them less visible from the air especially at night. Eventually, they were painted a yellow/gold color and now as the buildings are being restored – they are being painted to reflect their original color a warm coral/beige.
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