Perro y Arena by Socrates M Medina & Shop Mingei

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    • Sep 23: 4-8pm

    Mingei International Museum - 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
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Perro y Arena by Socrates M Medina & Shop Mingei

This is your official invitation to dance with coyotes, hares, and the moon! Come see “Una danza a la Baja”, a series of ceramic sculptures and paintings in homage to the natural beauty of the Baja. This exclusive body of work was created specifically for Shop Mingei by artist Socrates M Medina of Perro y Arena, and will be featured for sale in the store for a limited amount of time. Meet Socrates and watch him at work on Friday, September 23 from 4-8 p.m.

About the hosts

Mingei International Museum

As the presenter of San Diego Design Week, Mingei strengthens its mission by opening its doors (figuratively and literally) to our region’s design community, cultivating a space where one can both inspire and be inspired. Mingei International Museum provides an opportunity for its audiences to engage with craft, folk art and design through its collection and wide-ranging programming. Through its commitment to the community and a revitalized facility, Mingei sparks relevant and stimulating conversations that inspire visitors to imagine and express their own creativity.

Perro y Arena

Perro y Arena is a creative studio based in Tijuana, Baja California, focused in creating functional and decorative clay pieces. The project is inspired by the flora and fauna of the Californias and by the Mexican and Greek roots of artist Socrates M Medina. Perro y Arena also collaborates with inspiring local creatives that share a similar passion and connection to our natural environment through photography, textiles, and fragrances.

Shop Mingei

The official store of Mingei International Museum, Shop Mingei embodies the Museum’s mission to celebrate human creativity and the belief that useful objects can also be works of beauty. Located on the free Commons Level, visitors can browse and buy handmade, thoughtfully designed items from local and international creatives.