Ever wonder what there is to do after you retire? Creating art is a populaar choice for former UC San Diego (UCSD) faculty and emeriti.
On May 31, the Retirement Association of UCSD will have its inaugral . The event is a chance for UCSD retirees to showcase their original artwork and even sell it to interested buyers. Art show goers can expect various types of media and styles at the show, including:
- handmade Venetian masks
- intricately patterned quilts
You can view La Jolla resident Kim-Signoret-Paar's photography in a collection known as “Historic Bridges of San Diego: Past, Present and Future.” According to a UCSD press release, Signoret-Paar, who's had a camera in hand since the age of 7, said that subject and composition both play a part in her photos.
“Color, light, line, perspective and storytelling are qualities that interest me,” Signoret-Paar said. “I choose projects where the subject provides a way to explore these qualities.”
Another artist, Jose Smith, will provide accompaniment to the show with unique Paraguayan harp music. Smith retired in 2000 from the UC San Diego Teacher Education Program and has since had time to pursue other passions, like volunteering at Rady Children's Hospital.
“I'm trying to continue doing the things I love while being of service to others,” Smith said, according to a press release. “The harp is perfect for calming patients and their parents while they wait.”
UC San Diego’s Retirement Association is the largest and most active in the UC system, boasting 1,425 members.You can check out the artwork by the members on May 31 from 3-6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served as your browse the goods.
The campus’s Retirement Resource Center is located at the corner of Myers Drive and Rupertus Lane. Visitor parking is available in the Gilman Parking Structure at the intersection of Gilman Drive and Villa La Jolla Drive, and there will be signs directing guests to the show.