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Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013

Two art shows this weekend

Musical heroes in Little Italy and an Art-A-Thon in Escondido

By Amy T. Granite
seen2 “Johnny Cash” by Kristina Micotti

Kristina Micotti’s finely detailed illustration of a character she named “Captain Hook”—whose wild beard is composed of tangled fishing hooks—caught CityBeat art director Adam Vieyra’s eye before it wound up on our July 25 cover. Micotti is yet another up-and-coming artist to have graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University. When we first connected with her, she’d recently completed her degree in graphic design and was eagerly freelancing.

Sentimental Mood, Micotti’s first solo show, at Subtext Gallery (2479 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy), is an homage to important figures in music history, such as Billie Holiday and Charlie Parker. An opening reception will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. The show runs through Feb. 3.

Before finishing school, Micotti was awarded the Best of Illustration honor by the chapter of the American Institute for Graphic Arts at the 16th annual Student Portfolio Exhibition. More recently, she won an illustration competition for Print magazine, and her Folk Heroes series will be featured in an upcoming issue, she says.

It’s easy to see why Micotti’s on the rise. Each of the musicians depicted in Sentimental Mood have textured features, created by patterns on their skin, clothing and backdrops. A soft movement is achieved through the artist’s delicate gestures, giving these characters a whimsical, storybook quality. More of Micotti’s work can be found on Etsy.


In North County, 25 artists have been building their stamina and collecting pledges for the 2nd Annual Art-A-Thon at Distinction Gallery / ArtHatch (317 E. Grand Ave. in Escondido). The premise for the event is nuts: Artists are challenged to create as much art as they can for 24 straight hours, and visitors are invited to watch.

Once a work is finished, it’ll be added to the gallery space at ArtHatch and auctioned off, starting at $100, throughout the month. Proceeds from pledges and art sales will be divvied up between the participating artists and the ArtHatch teen program, which provides at-risk youth with a place to create and sell artwork while working alongside an artist mentor.

The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, with resident artists in their studios working away, and it ends at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, with the art sale and a reception. 


Amy blogs at saysgranite.com and you can follow her on Twitter @saysgranite.




 
 
 
 
 
 
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