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Party like it’s 1983!

Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell and Ralph Macchio in The Outsiders

If you are on Facebook (duh!) then you might have noticed a recent weekly phenomenon that has come to be known as Throwback Thursday. It is an opportunity for “friends” to post an image of themselves from sometime in the past so that we can all laugh and/or go ahhh. Quite often the photo is of the person we know now looking quite dated and ridiculous (but sometimes cute and sometimes hot) in an outfit from the 1970s or the 1980s and with a whole lot more hair.

The Museum of Photographic Art (MOPA) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and it is in a similar mode as far as its programming is concerned. Their May POP Thursday this week is all about 1983 and you are invited to get in on the action,

Voting has just ended and members determined which of three classic 1983 movies to screen. The Outsiders beat out Risky Business so you can enjoy watching the very beginning of some pretty luminary Hollywood careers (Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe). There will be music and food and libations and it is a perfect opportunity to dig out your best ‘80s attire. In conjunction with this screening there will also be a Push Pin Party. Just like when MOPA opened in 1983, they invite you to put your pictures up on the walls of the museum. It’s a rare opportunity for the aspiring photographer to have an image hanging in a world-class photography museum.


Liquor by Carla Richmond, The Art of Photography Show 2012

The Art of Photography

If you are a photographer you have probably heard of or perhaps even entered the locally organized Art of Photography juried exhibition. It is a notable opportunity to have your work seen by a respected authority in the world of photography and possibly win acclaim and a cash prize. The organizers of this year’s show have just extended their deadline to June 10 so you have time to review your work and submit your best.

The juror this year is Julia Dolan, curator of photography at the Portland Art Museum. The winners will be announced later in the summer and the exhibition takes place at the San Diego Art Institute right here in San Diego.


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