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Sezio Membership Launch / Art Show

In June of 2008, we were scrambling to finish the programming for Sezio.org while trying to coordinate a huge art show at a rented loft space that was way out of our budget. Funny how things come full circle... This Thursday, three and a half years later, Sezio returns to Luce Loft with another huge art show to celebrate the launch of our 2011-12 membership program. We've got a whole lot in store for this evening, so stick with us as we break it down.

First off, we've got a new membership kit for our 2011-12 fiscal year, highlighted by these rad new cards designed by Wes Bruce and a letterpressed sketchbook courtesy of Sezio and Quality Letterpress. We've also added to our list of Partner businesses, so this year your Sezio Card can really save you some dough!

Present your card at the following businesses and receive 10% off your bill:

Starlite, Riviera Supper Club, Blind Lady Alehouse, Station Tavern, Bottlecraft, The Linkery, Artist & Craftsman Supply, MIHO Gastrotruck, Tiger! Tiger!, and El Take It Easy.

Sezio Partners, Starlite and MIHO Gastrotruck, will also be at Luce Loft this Thursday serving up some tasty beverages and hand-crafted grub. Memberships will be available Thursday for $40 dollars!

Filling the walls at Luce Loft will be 20 or so of our favorite local artists, all showing small to medium sized pieces that would make perfect holiday gifts. Here's an alphabetical list of the artists you'll see work from:

Angela Estes, Angella d'Avignon, Brent Sandor, Carly Ealey, Charles Bergquist, Clarke Forrest, Dustin Ortiz, Eric Wixon, Exist 1981, Honkeykong, Jenna Morrow, Jolby, Joshua Krause, Lee Lavy, Matt Mahoney, Matt Stallings, Mickey Ford, Mike Maxwell, Morgan Manduley, Neko, Taylor Johnson, Tocayo, Tommy McAdams, Wendy Teague, and Wes Bruce.

We sure hope you can make it out this Thursday, December 15th! The event is Free, All Ages, and lasts from 7-11pm. Luce Loft is located at 1037 J Street - San Diego, CA 92101.

Posted By zack | 12/13/2011 | 10:37 PM | Add a Comment

Jolby : Shapes and Smiles

The Portland-based illustration duo, Jolby, return to San Diego this Friday for their latest collaboration with Subtext Gallery. Shapes and Smiles is a jam-packed show of colorful radness including new paintings, screen prints, home goods and much more. Make sure to swing by Kettner Blvd. on Friday night between 6-10pm!

Posted By zack | 12/12/2011 | 8:58 AM | Add a Comment

Art in East Village and Barrio Logan

Far be it from me to make cheesy metaphors about holiday splendor but seriously, this time of year is magical. To celebrate, there are two exciting art shows over in East Village and Barrio Logan this weekend.

Stop off at Space4Art for Anti-Freeze, an exhibition and sale featuring work from the in-house artists where an eclectic range of work will be available at affordable prices. A gallery committee member at S4A let me know that 50% of sales go to each artist and the other half to keeping this amazing community driven institution running which includes public arts programming and day to day functions. There’ll be live music including a DJ set from Rafter, hor d’ouerves, champagne, and beer donated by Mission Brewery. And if that’s not enough, MIHO Gastrotruck will be on-site serving up grub. (7-10pm)



Down the street, Art Fist Collective will host In Guad We Trust, a group show in celebration of Our Lady of Guadelupe’s feast day at the Roots Factory. In Guad will feature reworked images of the Virgen de Guadelupe by a stacked line-up of artists including Tocayo, Exist 1981,  Jona Téllez-Girón, Perry Vasquez and Mario Torero. There’ll be live mural painting and DJ sets by Saul Q and Latin Lovers. In Guad We Trust goes from 6-10pm.
 
 
 
Also is in the neighborhood on Saturday is a fine art exhibition titled COY at Bosh Studio. Check out this little preview video below shot by Tommy McAdams.
 
 
Space4Art is located at 325 15th St., San Diego, 92101
 
The Roots Factory is located at 1878 Main St., San Diego 92113
 
Bosh Studio is also located at 1878 Main St. in Unit #D

Posted By angella | 12/7/2011 | 2:13 AM | Add a Comment

Breadtruck Films : Art As A Weapon

Long time collaborator Jeff Durkin and Breadtruck Films are at work on their next documentary, but they need your help! Hoping to travel and film in Burma for their newest film Art As A Weapon, Durkin and crew have turned to Kickstarter and their community to help get them there. Check out the trailer above and a whole list of incentives to invest on their Kickstarter page.

There's also a chance to participate in person this Monday at the Whistlestop Bar in South Park, just steps from Shepard Fairey's mural of a buddhist monk. Breadtruck will host a fundraising event and mini film festival on November 28th from 6-9pm.

*Update A second fundraiser event has been added on December 6th at The Pearl in Point Loma. Jeff's previous film Working Class will be screened along with a silent auction and drink specials.

Posted By zack | 11/25/2011 | 1:28 PM | View Comments (2)

Luce Loft : December Events

If you've been following Sezio for a while, you'll remember way back in 2008 and 2009 when we often inhabited a vintage downtown space called Luce Loft. Art shows, concert series, ASR pinata parties, you name it -- needless to say, we had a good time. Well, we're excited to announce that we've rented the space for the whole month of December and have a couple great events lined up!

On Thursday, December 15th Sezio will launch its 2012 Membership Program with a big art show & fundraiser down at Luce. This will be your first chance to get your hands on our twenty twelve membership kit, which was curated and designed by Wes Bruce. There will also be a big group show featuring a ton of our favorite artists. MIHO Gastrotruck will be parked out front on J St. and Starlite will be serving up Mules and Colonels at a pop-up bar. More details on this event very soon.

To close out the month and year, Sezio will host a black tie, projection-filled, New Year's Eve dance party on the 31st at Luce. This will be the best NYE party you've ever attended. The night will feature a projection installation from Charles Bergquist, which will be synced up with the evening's countdown, along with a vintage photobooth manned by Tommy McAdams and a DJ set by Jamuel Saxson. Pre-sale tickets for this extravaganza can be reserved now

Posted By zack | 11/21/2011 | 6:04 PM | View Comments (1)