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Wacky Wonky Walk & Kids Festival Oct 25, 2014 A walk and festival featuring a Willy Wonka theme, games and activities everywhere. There will also be Phil's BBQ available for purchase and proceeds benefit the San Diego Center for Children. 88 other events on Saturday, October 25
 
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays
News
City’s contract tweaks both tighten and loosen requirements
Theater
A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
Editorial
From San Diego City Council and Congress to Secretary of State and all the proposition, we have your ballot covered

 

 
 
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Monday, October 20,2014
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Santos Orellana takes over a Carlsbad warehouse

San Diego artist has pieced together a massive exhibition and hopes people will show up

By Kinsee Morlan
"It's big," says Orellana, a North County artist who goes simply by Santos, as he strolls through the 20,000-square-foot distribution warehouse (2350 Camino Vida Roble), which has been transformed into a sprawling pop-up gallery featuring dozens of his paintings, sculptures and custom furniture.
Monday, October 20,2014
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The rise of billboard-style murals in San Diego

Artist Mario Torero is at the center of what he sees as an alarming trend leading to temporary, chintzy outdoor art

By Kinsee Morlan
Mario Torero has made his mark with large-scale, Chicano-style, outdoor murals coloring places like Chicano Park and Centro Cultural de la Raza.
Tuesday, October 14,2014
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San Diego Incubator for Innovation teams ready to launch

The Art of Science Learning initiative's culminating event happens Oct. 16 in Balboa Park

By Kinsee Morlan
The common thread running through all the projects created by the San Diego Incubator for Innovation teams, for The Art of Science Learning initiative, is an attempt to creatively solve one of the region's biggest problems: water shortage.
Monday, October 13,2014
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Bob Matheny and Armando Muñoz Garcia's ‘Infamous Babes’ find a home

Artists' sculptures are on view inside the belly of a giant mermaid outside Puerto Nuevo

By Kinsee Morlan
Aside from a few small exhibitions years ago, Bob Matheny and Armando Muñoz Garcia's quirky sculptures known as "Infamous Babes, Chicks, Dames, Dolls and/or Statues of Liberty and Freedom" have largely lived inside a dark, crammed storage room at Matheny's Point Loma home.
Monday, October 6,2014
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Installation art sprouting at the Leichtag Foundation ranch

National sukkah design competition results in three temporary architectural structures in Encinitas

By Kinsee Morlan
When the folks at the Leichtag Foundation acquired a 67-acre ranch in Encinitas in 2012, they knew they wanted to use the land to engage the community in creative ways. Last year, they invited
Monday, October 6,2014
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Open Walls Project replaces billboard ads with high-end art

Art San Diego’s Ann Berchtold wants more opportunities for artists, architects and designers to play on the ‘urban canvas’

By Kinsee Morlan
Ann Berchtold can't seem to sit back and relax until San Diego catches up with other cities when it comes to coolness and creativity.
Monday, September 29,2014
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San Diego Art Institute's ‘Beyond Limits’ goes global

Balboa Park institution’s new leader aims to connect artists across countries

By Susan Myrland
In a banner year for border-themed art shows, the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park (SDAI) is thinking worldwide.
Monday, September 29,2014
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Art Produce’s 'Fence / Barda' illustrates a divide

Binational exhibition in North Park demonstrates the difficulties of collaborating with a wall in the way

By Kinsee Morlan
When the folks at the Feminist Image Group (FIG) set out to organize an exhibition themed on the United States-Mexico border, they didn't know how big a role the notorious congestion at the crossing would end up playing.
Monday, September 22,2014
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Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance Gallery opens Sept. 27

Rancho Santa Fe collector-turned-dealer Tom Sergott is transforming his house into a home for contemporary art

By Kinsee Morlan

"If you scratch an art collector, you know what you'll find?" asks Tom Sergott, a local retired plastic surgeon. "An art dealer."


Monday, September 22,2014
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Barrio Logan art scene grows again

Organizers behind new grassroots community cultural center Acá want to think big but keep things casual

By Kinsee Morlan
Acá (1904 Ocean View Blvd.) looks more like a cozy living room than an art gallery, and that's by design.
 
 
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