FRANCO MORAGREGA is proud to extend the invitation to our art appreciation workshops. Each workshop consists of 4 classes a month that will revolve around the current contemporary art movements, subjects and techniques. These topics are to generate an interactive dialogue between the audience and its professors which are actively involved artists.

The participation of professional and passionate individuals who will be imparting the class subjects is of our entire excitement. Each workshop leader is currently successfully involved within the art professional community; they will each share their knowledge and experience to broaden our spectrum to the world of contemporary art.

Besides learning and networking with community members in the related fields, each session will include wine and beer tasting from Baja and Cali region as well as Hors d’ oeuvres.

The AAW Workshops will take place at our new location at IDEA1 Building.


Workshops initiate September 12nd, 2018.       6:00-9:00 PM

For registration and more information please contact us at : or 619.271.7215




Kerianne Quick is currently Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Metalwork at San Diego State University. Her scholarly research mixes traditional and digitally driven making processes with material focused historical and ethnographic inquiries to consider how objects can be embedded with meaning. Kerianne has produced several bodies of material specific work considering subject matters that range from communal sheep farming practices in the Orkney Isles to the derelict brickyards of New York’s Hudson Valley.
She is currently researching contemporary forms of portable wealth among migrants seeking asylum/refugee status and economic migrants. With her creative practice, Kerianne aims to tell hidden stories through object making – by considering source, conveyance, and material specificity. Her research is rooted in exploring craft and materiality as cultural phenomena with an emphasis on jewelry and personal adornment.






Chantel Paul is the Director of the SDSU Downtown Gallery, School of Art and Design.As Director, she leads the yearly schedule of exhibitions and related public programming. Since beginning with SDSU in 2015, Paul has curated numerous exhibitions, including We Are Here/Estamos Aquí (2017), All Natural (2017), Cathedrals: Jeff Ray (2016), Energy: Made in Form (2016), and Playful Interactions (2016).

Prior to her current position, she was Assistant Curator at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego, CA from 2010 – 2015. While there, she curated numerous exhibitions, including After Ansel Adams (2014), Staking Claim: A California Invitational (2013), which included an accompanying catalog, Kevin Cooley: Elements (2013), and Unusual Suspects: The Paintings and Photographs of Holly Roberts (2012). She was co-curator of Streetwise: Masters of 60s Photography, which was accompanied by an exhibition catalog and was funded through the NEA.


Sara Solaimani is a doctoral candidate in Art History, Theory, and Criticism at UCSD’s Department of Visual Arts. Her current research focuses on the work of performance artists of Mexican roots in the United States between the 1960s culture war era and NAFTA (1968-1994). Sara’s work highlights artistic interrogations of geopolitical and metaphorical borders that deconstruct our understanding of space in the age of global capital, and identifies critical questions about identity in a compartmentalized world. In particular, she is interested in using her writing to distinguish the often conflated histories of Chicanx Performance Art of the 1960s and ‘70s, and Border Art in the 1980s and ‘90s, paying particular attention to the problematic category “Latino.” Sara’s advocacy work includes translation and interpretation for political asylum-seekers and survivors of domestic violence detained in private immigration prisons. In 2011, she graduated from the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at SDSU, with a Master’s thesis on the multidimensional questioning of transborder space by Tijuanense artist Marcos Ramírez ERRE. She has published and presented several texts, and curated exhibitions on the historical relationship between politics, geopolitics and art on the Tijuana-San Diego border and in Mexico. Sara currently teaches writing, art history, and Chicano studies at UCSD and SDSU.