Take a close look at any of San Diego photographer Lynn G. Fayman's works, and you might not be sure of exactly what you're seeing. That's because Fayman didn't treat photography as a way of documenting real life; he used the medium for his own abstract creations, the end result often resembling paintings more than traditional still photography. The photographer-who collaborated with Dr. Seuss and often used Kodak's Flexichrome process to achieve his strange effects-is the subject of a celebration at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park that coincides with an exhibition of Fayman's work. As guests soak in his unique perspective, they'll be treated to food and drink and a talk by Dave Hampton of Modern San Diego. Lynn G. Fayman: A Colorful Life takes place from , . $10 donation. ---
Folks at the San Diego Public Library hope to draw attention to their new art exhibition this weekend with an advanced showing and social called Booked for the Evening, which includes a rooftop DJ, food by MIHO Gastrotruck, cocktails by Please & Thank You Bar and a chance to mingle with the artists. On , from at the Central Library (330 Park Blvd., Downtown), guests are invited to view Intersecting Lines, an invitational show featuring seven local artists, including Joshua Eggleton, John Halaka and May-ling Martinez, that promises to change the way you think about drawing, with artists using both conventional and unconventional materials. Tickets are available online for $25 and include refreshments and one drink from the bar. There will be no tickets sold at the door (pro tip: if you snatch a ticket at the library shop, you'll save $5). Parking in the underground lot is $10.
Street artist Buffalo One is a night owl. His after-hours art sessions often lead to the creation of weird, whimsical and wild creatures of the night, some of which end up as wheatpastes in highway underpasses or unexpected places in Balboa Park. Buffalo One's got skill, and a style so recognizable that, not long ago, someone posted an image of one of his unsigned street pieces to social media sites and almost immediately, folks in-the-know hooked up the curious poster with the name, Buffalo One. The San Diego artist has been pulling more overnighters than normal lately, preparing for his upcoming solo show, Nyctophilia: New Works by Buffalo One, at Thumbprint Gallery (920 Kline St., Ste. 104, La Jolla). The show opens from , and will be up through . For a sneak preview of the some of the work in the show, check the artist's Instagram feed.