Arline Fisch: Sea Jellies at Monterey Museum of Art
- When: Thursday, April 5, 2012, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Where: Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada, Monterey
- Cost: $5 - $10
- Age limit: All ages
- Categories: Art (opening)
Some of the planet’s most fascinating creatures are also the most dangerous. Like bears. And bees. But few are as alien in their pulsing grace, as artistic in their brainless fluidity, as the sea jelly. In the ocean, we’re smart to keep our distance—but given the opportunity to observe the dancer-line drifters through glass, we can’t get enough of them. Monterey Bay Aquarium is expanding on one of its biggest draws, the permanent jelly exhibit, with The Jellies Experience, a special exhibit set to open March 31. MMA is one step ahead with a collaborative exhibition, Sea Jellies, opening today through July 22. In this multimedia installation, San Diego sculptor and multimedia artist Arline Fisch presents her interpretation of the awe-inspiring invertebrates, including 100 life-sized jellies crocheted from colored metal wires, suspended in space and lit to create an underwater ambiance, backed by a video projection of the Aquarium’s jellies. In a word: psychedelic. [KA]
11am-5pm Wed-Sat, 1-4pm Sun. MMA La Mirada, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. $10/general, $5/student and military, half off with Aquarium membership card or ticket receipt. 372-3689, www,montereyart.org.