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2011-12 Exhibitions

Wooden sculpture of a head done by Joe Brubaker.
Joe Brubaker: The Exquisite Garden
Apr. 1 – June 24, 2012

Bay area artist Joe Brubaker and a group of visiting artists and designers will collaborate with local Mira Costa College Art Students and artists on transforming the gallery into an installation piece called “The Exquisite Garden.” These artists and designers will use a collection of found objects, discarded materials, and scrap metal to transform the space into a sculptural garden. Surrounding the garden will be figurative sculptures by Joe Brubaker.

Black and white drawing of a robot with a heart-shaped mylar balloon floating in its chest.
Cannon Art Gallery 2012 Invitational
Jan. 22 – Mar. 11, 2012

Karen McGuire, the Cannon’s Curator of Exhibitions, has selected five artists from the 2011 Juried Biennial to be showcased in this 2012 Invitational Exhibition, including Robert Ecker (painting), Becky Guttin (assemblage), Roy Jenuine (sculpture), Robert Nelson (drawing), and Sasha Koozel Reibstein (ceramics).

Italian female warrior puppet in full metal armor with red lips and dark hair.
The World on a String: Puppets from the
Alan Cook Collection of The International Puppetry Museum
Oct. 2 – Dec. 30, 2011

See the world through wooden eyes with puppets from Bucharest, Palermo, Bali, Africa, Asia, North America and many more points around the globe. Featuring over 120 puppets from all over the world, this exhibition is on loan from the International Puppet Museum of Pasadena, and features a portion of the Alan Cook Collection, founder and director of the Museum. 

Alice on a balcony surrounded by whimsical animals.
Almost Alice: New Illustrations of Wonderland by Maggie Taylor
July 17 – Sep. 9, 2011

Maggie Taylor's composite images give fresh insight as a new set of illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s classic "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland." Using sources such as snapshots to 19th century daguerreotypes and tintypes, she constructs fantastic, surreal narratives. Her digital transformations bring out the fantasy and fantastic that is at the heart of Carroll’s playfully ironic writing.

Contact Information

William D. Cannon Art Gallery
Karen McGuire
Curator of exhibitions
760-602-2021
760-602-0525 fax
Get directions

Carlsbad City Library complex
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011

General Information

National quality with a regional focus, variety and balance, introduction of new work to the area, engaging young audiences - with its museum quality exhibitions William D. Cannon Art Gallery is a focal point for the visual arts in north county.

Business hours
Tuesday Saturday
11 a.m. 5 p.m.
Sunday
1 p.m. 5 p.m.

Please note exhibition dates. Gallery is closed between exhibitions.