Unique art exhibits offered in Del Mar, Solana Beach

•Not since Yves Klein (1928-1962) has an artist so boldly harnessed fire as a medium to construct a human portrait. The seven-foot tall anthropometry “Carol-Ann on Fire,” by San Diego artist Robert Glick, is an abstract expose of the female spirit. The model appears to climb to new heights, poised in a delicate balance between uncharted boarders.

Glick’s work has been shown at prestigious locations such as the Oceanside Museum of Art and Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in New York city. When asked about his fire paintings, he responded: “when flames leap headlong into the void they leave behind an unsullied imprint, a shining moment — pure energy incarnate,” an applicable description of his latest piece set in a salon-style show at the Del Mar Art Center.

“Carol-Ann on Fire”

is the giant of the exhibit, both in size and creativity, and revitalizes abstract portraiture in a way not seen in years. Don’t miss this gem of the collection at the artists’ reception Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6-9 p.m. at the

Del Mar Art Center Gallery, Del Mar Plaza, 1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 122;

• Re-Gallery will have a solo exhibition featuring the work of Rodrigo McCoubrey beginning Aug. 18 and running until Sept. 30.

There is a reception for the artist on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 6-9 p.m.

McCoubrey has been creating sustainable fine art using treasures discovered around his Southern California home since 1954.

Re-Gallery is located at 348 Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach;

•David Bardwick, owner of the David Alan Collection in Solana Beach, recently held an opening celebration of the show: “Treasures of Tibet,

” showcasing the artifacts of Tibet. The guests had the opportunity to discover the fascinating region and view artifacts and incredible photographs of a region few have seen. Bardwick’s 18-day traditional Himalayan trek which reached the elevation of over 15,000 feet on horseback. The artifacts, stories, and photography gave the guests an opportunity to share the beauty and magic of this seldom explored region.

The David Alan Collection is located in the heart of Solana Beach in the Cedros Design District at 241 South Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach. For more information, call (858) 481-8044 or visit their web site at: Please visit David’s blog for writing and photos of all David travels at