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Shore Thing returns for the second summer

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The popular Shore Thing event series at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) kicks off at their La Jolla location, on Thurs. July 3, from 5 to 8 P.M. Shore Thing is in its second year and will take place every Thurs. throughout the months of July and August. The event features fantastic drinks and food on the terrace of the museum where attendees can catch views of the coastal sunset, as well as late night gallery access and music.

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The event offers $6 cocktails and $5 beers, casual dining options and picnic blankets that are set out in the Edwards Sculpture Garden and attendees are invited to bring their own picnics. There will also be live music that the Root Factory curates, and exhibition tours through the museums galleries.

The galleries all remain open three hours later. There are three current exhibits for Shore Thing available for viewing. Treasures of the Tamayo Museum exhibit is a collection of pieces from Mexico’s foremost museum of modern and contemporary art, which was opened by Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo in 1981. Tamayo worked growing an impressive collection of art works from artists in Mexico, Europe and the United States as well as some of his own pieces. The exhibit highlights the diversity of the collection that Tamayo put together. Tim Youd: The Long Goodbye which features artist Tim Youd as he retypes the classic novel by Raymond Chandler The Long Goodbye on the same make and model of the original type writer that Chandler used. Youd types on a single sheet with a sheet layered behind it, the result is a positive and negative image that he mounts on the wall depicted as to pages of an open book along with his “wall-bound sculptures” of typewriters or “portraits” as Youd refers to them. Line Involvements: Selected Prints from the Collection is an exhibit that features four artists – Anni Albers, Gego Eleanore Mikus and Hedda Sterne –and their work in line printmaking. The exhibit features a variety of materials including textiles, sculptural installations, folded paper and paintings that the artists experimented with and conveyed their own characteristics on.

This year Shore Thing is pleased to offer free admission to the event, which includes the gallery tours. The event is hosted at the MCASD La Jolla location, which features stunning views of the coast, located at 700 Prospect Street La Jolla, CA. Support for Shore Thing is provided by Stone Brewing Co. and 619 Vodka.