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North Park After Dark Aug 21, 2014 Over 30 businesses, from galleries to boutiques, will remain open until 9 p.m. and offering specials, refreshments and entertainment. 79 other events on Thursday, August 21
 
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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.
Monday, August 11,2014
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Optimus Volts' cut-can sculptures demand attention

Artist's solo show is at Thumbprint Gallery through Sept. 7

By Kinsee Morlan
Instagram started looking like King's Landing last Saturday, as dozens of people took photos of themselves sitting on the Game of Thrones-inspired sculpture hand-built by Optimus Volts for his solo show at Thumbprint Gallery.
Monday, August 11,2014
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Meet our cover artist, Gregory Bada

Printmaker's process and the resulting images are a beautiful anachronism

By Kinsee Morlan
Gregory Bada was born a few centuries too late. On the outside, he looks like a straightforward, contemporary Californian—tattooed arms, sunglasses and all. But his artwork—mostly intaglio prints
Monday, August 4,2014
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Public art in Carlsbad on the rise

Village Mural Tour will showcase new work coloring outdoor walls in the North County city

By Kinsee Morlan
Carlsbad Village is known for its cutesy boutiques and mom-and-pop shops and restaurants. Recently, though, the walkable area along and around Grand Avenue, Carlsbad Village Drive and State and Washington streets is becoming a breeding ground for public art.
Monday, July 28,2014
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Constance White is disembarking from the San Diego airport

Longtime art-program manager accepts a new position in North Carolina

By Kinsee Morlan
Constance White, art program manager for the San Diego International Airport (SDIA) has helped transform the busy local terminals into unexpected places for really cool art.
Monday, July 28,2014
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Scott White Contemporary Art goes private

Art dealer says the public-gallery model is changing

By Kinsee Morlan
Longtime art dealer and gallerist Scott White has shuttered his La Jolla gallery and will move his operation to the former Jett Gallery location in Little Italy (989 W. Kalmia St.) and make the majority of his business private.
Monday, July 21,2014
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Stay strange, Comic-Con

Weird and sordid superheroes on parade at Space 4 Art

By Kinsee Morlan
Sam Lopez is most known for blurring the line between art and music through his ongoing Stay Strange series, which presents avant-garde, experimental sounds to audiences at dive bars, libraries, parks and other venues.
Monday, July 21,2014
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A pop-up art exhibition for the Comic-Con crowd

ArtExpo features more than 100 artists, crafters and authors in an alternative fair, plus a lowbrow, graphic-narrative, outsider and comic-art exhibition

By Susan Myrland
Comic-Con is a deep dive into obsession, and Mark Murphy's obsessed with connecting artists to audiences.
Monday, July 14,2014
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Artist Vicki Walsh decides to pay to play

Opportunity Gallery puts power in the hands of people willing to use a controversial tactic to show their art

By Kinsee Morlan
A 1,380-square-foot space inside Point Loma’s Liberty Station is being marketed to artists as an art gallery available for monthly rent.
 
 
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