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Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation, Inc.

One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119-1008 (619) 668-3280 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release

Off the Beaten Path

The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation (MTRP) is pleased to present Off the Beaten Path, an art exhibit by The Paradise Textile Artists. The exhibition features seven award-winning textile artists: Lori Anderson, Barbara Friedman, Kathleen McCabe, Janice Pennington, Noreen Ring, Mary Tabar, and Heather Urquhart. Off the Beaten Path will be on display in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery from October 8 through November 4, 2011. The public is cordially invited to a reception for the artists on Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 1:00 4:00 p.m. The Paradise Textile Artists was formed in 2007 as a critique group that meets monthly to share works in progress, solve design problems and offer support. Members include award-winning quilt artists of divergent styles who live around San Diego County and have shown as a group several times. About the Artists: Lori Anderson: Lori was attracted to the wonderful tactile nature of fabric and sewing at a very young age. In her twenties, she realized that fabric and thread were not simply raw materials used in clothing construction, but could be used as the medium for artistic expression. In her artwork, she enjoys experimenting with a variety of techniques including hand dying, dye painting, curved piecing and fusing. Lori prefers bright colors and bold shapes and uses her sewing machine and thread as drawing and painting tools. Barbara Friedman: Barbara, a quilter since 1985, has had her art exhibited in many shows and galleries and been included in several books. Her work is recognized for her use of fabric in expressing emotions and referenced by other quilt artists as examples of color, design, and technique. Kathleen McCabe: Kathleen has been drawn to fabric and art since she was a child. Sewing became her creative outlet, which evolved into art quilts in her effort to express herself. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is included in private and public collections. Kathleen curates exhibits as well. Janice Pennington: Janice splits her time, in unpredictable proportions, between practicing law and making quilts. She has long enjoyed viewing art and working with fabric, but has only recently attempted making art with fabric. In this exhibit, her series of nature-related quilts, she wanted to explore the under-represented. Everyone is so busy avoiding stinging insects that one seldom appreciates their beauty, in life and in art. Other times, one zooms in on showy flowers and never notices the splendor that surrounds them. In Janices experience, the background is often more interesting than what we first see.

Noreen Ring: It is Noreens intention to design works that reflect an other-world feeling with a sense of universality. Earth, mountains, rocks, flowers, the sky, the stars, moons things that we know exist with certainty but arent sure of the details and how they might fit together somewhere else, on another form of earthly plane. When she designs, it is important for her to reflect on how comfortable existence would be in these little worlds that endlessly reveal themselves. Mary Tabar: Creating art from textiles is the catalyst that stimulates Mary to complete projects. Acquiring a personal genre in textile art is a challenge that she thrives on. Currently Marys work includes using her own photographs printed on fabric and then enhancing the top with surface embellishments and quilting. Heather Urquhart: Heather has enjoyed playing with fabric, color, pattern and texture most of her life. In this exhibit, she has explored themes of nature and architecture. Heather dedicates her portion of the exhibit to her brother, Bruce Urquhart, who loves to run at Mission Trails Regional Park. The MTRP Visitor and Interpretive Center is located at One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119, and it is open daily from 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. The MTRP Foundation was formed in 1988 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit public benefit corporation. For more information about the MTRP Art Program, please contact Vicky DeLong, Art Coordinator, at 619-286-1361 or Roland Roberge, MTRP Foundation, at 619-668-3280.
Images attached:

Top left to right: Lori Anderson, Barbara Friedman, Kathleen McCabe Bottom left to right: Janice Pennington, Heather Urquhart, Mary Tabar, Noreen Ring

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Please join us for our

hosted by the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation

Friends raising funds for brain injury survivors and their families

11th Annual Friendraiser

Saturday, October 22, 2011 6:00-8:30 pm

One Father Juniper Serra Trail.San Diego, CA 92119

Mission Trails Regional Park Visitors Center (directions on back)

FriendsWine TastingMusicArtSilent Auction

Come enjoy an evening in this serene natural setting with your friends of the Foundation while you experience art created by our own survivors. Tony Shin of NBC will be our emcee and the San Diego Flute Circle will afford us the opportunity to enjoy Native American Music and we will star-gaze with members of the San Diego Astronomy Association.
$50 Advance Registration, $60 At the Door (no tickets will be mailed)

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From Interstate 8 Take Interstate 8 to the Mission Gorge Road/Fairmount Avenue exit. Turn north onto Mission Gorge Road and proceed for 4.2 miles. When you pass the Jackson Drive intersection, move into the left lane. Look for the large wooden Mission Trails Regional Park sign on the left side of the road, and turn left onto Father Junipero Serra Trail. The entrance to the Visitor Center parking lot is on the left, just before the pipe gate, off Father Junipero Serra Trail. From Highway 52 - Take Highway 52 to the Mast Blvd. exit. Driving from the west, turn left onto Mast Blvd, go under the freeway to the first traffic signal at West Hills Parkway, and turn right. Driving from the east, exit Mast Blvd. and turn right. Turn right at the first traffic signal onto West Hills Parkway and right onto Mission Gorge Road. Proceed south on Mission Gorge Road for 2.4 miles. Look for the large wooden Mission Trails Regional Park sign on the right side of the road, and turn right onto Father Junipero Serra Trail. (If you are heading west and reach Jackson Drive, you have gone too far. If you are heading east and reach Golfcrest, you have gone too far.) The entrance to the Visitor Center parking lot is on the left, just before the pipe gate, off Father Junipero Serra Trail. From Highway 125 Take 125 north to Mission Gorge Road and turn left. Proceed west on Mission Gorge Road for 3.7 miles, staying left at the merge past the east Father Junipero Serra Trail entrance. After you pass the light at Golfcrest Drive, look for the large wooden Mission Trails Regional Park sign on the right side of the road, and turn right onto Father Junipero Serra Trail. The entrance to the Visitor Center parking lot is on the left, just before the pipe gate, off Father Junipero Serra Trail. From Route 15 - Take 15 to the Friars Road exit and proceed east on Friars Road, which changes into Mission Gorge Road, for approximately 4.2 miles. After you pass the light at Jackson Drive, turn left onto Father Junipero Serra Trail. The entrance to the Visitor Center parking lot is on the left, just before the pipe gate, off Father Junipero Serra Trail.

Halloween Tales at the Misison Trails Visitor Center Outdoor Amphitheater

Saturday Night , October 29 - 6:30 7:30 pm

Family Friendly Spooktacular Tales for ages 3-93 with storytellers Mary Holma and Cynthia Griffin! In the Halloween fun for everyone! Delightfully frightfully stories, ranging from the barely scary to the deliciously shivery. Meet eerie spirits that haunt country roads. Learn how to survive an unexpected visit from a nightmare or a dancing skeleton in your livingroom. Look out! The Colossal Pumpkin is right behind you! So come to the Mission Trails Visitor Center on Saturday, October 29th from 6:30 7:30 pm. Gather round the outdoor amphitheater and listen to spellbinding tales under the stars. Because missing this would be a grave mistake. Children are urged to come in costume , and each child will receive a bag of Halloween treats!

Seating is limited and it will be first come, first served.

Sponsored by Team Northcutt Realtors & the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation