Bonnie/Jeremy Hellman on sun 2 feb 03
Since the last day to register for the 2003 San Diego NCECA (without paying
a penalty registration fee) is February 14th I was looking at the various
bus tours. There are 3 tours, with busses available Wed morning, Wed
afternoon and Saturday afternoon. I'm guessing LaJolla is further away
because it's priced at $10, as compare to the $5 for each of the other
For anyone who has not yet registered or looked at the tours, the details
can be found at:
Which exhibits do people feel are "must sees" and how are you planning your
"free" time, Wednesday and Saturday?
Bonnie Hellman in Pittsburgh, PA
"The last time I was in San Diego was over 20 years ago."
Andi Bauer on mon 3 feb 03
>From: Bonnie/Jeremy Hellman
> I'm guessing LaJolla is further away
>because it's priced at $10, as compare to the $5 for each of the other
>Which exhibits do people feel are "must sees" and how are you planning your
>"free" time, Wednesday and Saturday?
>"The last time I was in San Diego was over 20 years ago."
Just as a personal preference [and because my group, CASD is having an
exhibition/show there :^) ], I'd pick the tour that goes to Balboa Park as
one of the stops -- there are at least 3 groups doing shows in the Park
(the Mingei, the Potters' Guild and Spanish Village, and CASD)... and the
park is a very lovely peaceful place to walk around. I think that this
tour also goes to some of the mid-city galleries (if I remember
correctly). La Jolla is also beautiful, but very crowded and bad traffic;
I'm not sure how many galleries they have participating. You might get
more bang for your buck by doing one of the other two tours. But this is
just my personal opinion... If you were last here 20 years ago, be prepared
for a shock; San Diego has gotten very spread out and crowded (but it's
still very pretty).
Andi (in San Diego, where the wildflowers are starting to sprout like crazy
in my front yard!)
Stephani Stephenson on mon 3 feb 03
Like Andi, I would also pick the "NCECA national" bus tour, i.e the
downtown and Balboa Park tour.
The Mingei museum in Balboa Park has a very fine collection of work, in
addition to the special
NCECA exhibits along this route. I would certainly choose this route if
I was a first time visitor to San Diego.
WIth regard to chooosing between the LaJolla and the colleges
tour....unless you take the bus,
both involve some driving and navigating , either north and west to
Lajolla or east to the colleges and the
Ray Street galleries, etc. LaJolla is a pain as far as parking goes,
but then, the college tour spots are more spread out.
I would probably read the tour stops and content and choose based on
personal interest in the specific shows
or interest in particular artists or themes. Both tours seem to cover a
wide variety .
Charles and Linda Riggs on tue 4 feb 03
To San Diego residents or others who might know:
How about that $12.00 shuttle service for 4 days? Does it get you to the NCECA
National Exhibit sites? I like the idea of having a ticket I can use any time, any
day, and go to as many places as possible.
Sandy Meadors on thu 29 jan 04
This is what I was told. Two bus tours in Indy. One goes north and one
goes south. The one going south goes to the University of Indpls (my old
alma mater) :-)) where I know there are at least 6 or 7 shows set up. I
think this one goes by some work space art habitats and Fountain Square
galleries. The one going north will hit galleries along Massachusetts
avenue and up in Broad Ripple. These should be some really nice galleries.
If you can, take both tours. If you have extra time, go to Bloomington.
That is the home of Indiana University and it has a fine art department.
Pretty bus ride-probably about 1 1/2 hours one way from downtown Indy.
I'm planning on taking the Indy tours.
Bye, Sandy Meadors