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Carlsbad Music Festival and Village Music Walk Sep 19, 2014 Now in its 11th year, this year's fest will feature over 50 performances in three days with concerts in Magee Park and Carlsbad Village Theater. Almost all genres are represented, from country and jazz to indie-rock and classical. 76 other events on Friday, September 19
 
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Monday, September 15,2014
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Raúl Guerrero’s bar paintings capture contemplation and inspiration

San Diegan heads to Paris for an exhibition featuring watering holes and the creative people who visit them

By Kinsee Morlan
"The bar... is an exercise in solitude. Above all else, it must be quiet, dark, very comfortable—and, contrary to modern mores, no music of any kind, no matter how faint. In sum, there should be no
Monday, September 15,2014
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Meet our cover artist, Madeline Sherry

Abstract expressionist focuses on figurative work

By Kinsee Morlan
Sherry sometimes inserts modern-day objects and people into the paintings, a comment on how some things have drastically changed.
Monday, September 8,2014
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If you didn't know James Watts, now you do

Longtime San Diego artist is as busy as ever, taking part in two shows opening this week

By Kinsee Morlan
James Watts has been an important part of San Diego's art scene for decades, but he remains a bit of an enigma.
Monday, September 8,2014
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Malcolm Leland's gates are put into use

Mounted on the bar at Panama 66 are works of art by the modernist sculptor

By Kinsee Morlan
Motch was doing research for a name and logo for the new spot and discovered that more of Leland's entryway gates, which have an organic design mimicking a twisting vine, were sitting unused in the museum's storage.
Wednesday, September 3,2014
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Jason Gould wants more art in North Park

Guerrilla-style Visual Public Art Project proves you can do a lot with very little

By Kinsee Morlan
Jason Gould, owner of Visual, the art-supply store and gallery in North Park, is constantly reminded of the relative lack of art and artistic opportunities in the neighborhood, which is considered one of the city’s cultural hubs.
Wednesday, September 3,2014
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Contemporary photographers with an eye for the past

Central Library’s new art show links San Diego artists to global trends

By Susan Myrland
Hiding in Plain Sight: Eight Voices in Contemporary Photography, opening Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Central Library Art Gallery in East Village, includes several oversized images—up to 3-by-4 feet. 
Monday, August 25,2014
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Low Gallery at-large

Meegan Nolan’s getting ready to expand her reach beyond her gallery’s walls

By Kinsee Morlan
North Park's Low Gallery is small, but Meegan Nolan, the artist and curator who runs the creative side of the business, isn't letting size matter. She's gearing up for a jam-packed next few weeks a
Monday, August 25,2014
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City College opens new art space

There's no money yet to run City Gallery, but the faculty’s staging exhibitions there anyway

By Kinsee Morlan
Longtime San Diego City College arts professor YC Kim remembers talking to school administrators almost two decades ago about the need for an art gallery.
Tuesday, August 19,2014
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The Hub Hillcrest Market revamp will include up to 10 new murals

This week's cover artist, Skye Walker, is the first to complete a piece in the new series

By Kinsee Morlan
Artist Skye Walker recently finished a new, large-scale mural covering the front of the California Coast Credit Union at the corner of University Avenue and Vermont Street in Hillcrest. 
Monday, August 18,2014
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North Park’s Positive Space looking for creatives to take it over

Matthew Cirello hopes to sublet the gallery and keep the art vibe alive in the neighborhood

By Kinsee Morlan
Cirello says that he and Lee will still move their headquarters to Jamul to meet increasing demand for their jewelry, but they're going to take time to find the right renters.
 
 
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