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Mezcal Pairing Dinner May 04, 2015 Chef Matt Gordon joins forces with four other local chefs for a six-course menu that'll be paired with varying varieties of Pierde Almas Mezcal. 46 other events on Monday, May 4
 
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New indie starring Rinko Kikuchi leads our rundown of movies screening around town
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A round-up of new San Diego releases now streaming
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Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson are seduced by A.I. in Alex Garland’s new sci-fi film

 

 
 
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Monday, April 27,2015
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Drawing from within

Andrew McNamara’s subjects are aesthetically beautiful, but it’s what’s inside that counts

By Seth Combs
As almost any artist can attest, inspiration can strike at the most unexpected time. To hear La Mesa artist Andrew McNamara tell it, there was a time where he wasn't sure if he wanted to pursue a career in drawing.
Monday, April 27,2015
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Kim Stringfellow finds beauty in an otherwise bleak landscape

The photographer and videographer’s 'Mojave Project' is chosen for a Guggenheim Fellowship

By Seth Combs
When the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced this year's fellowship grants, three San Diego artists were on the list.
Tuesday, April 21,2015
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Andrea Chung pays homage to working class heroes

The mixed-media artist addresses the political, historical and controversial in her subtly broad works

By Seth Combs
Andrea Chung is used to the misconceptions by now. Take her name, for example. She admits that when people first meet her, they often think they'll be meeting someone who looks, well, more Asian. 
Tuesday, April 14,2015
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Keiko Tanabe’s plein air paintings are anything but plain

The painter garners worldwide attention and endorsements for her vivid watercolors of the great outdoors

By Seth Combs
One particular standout of Art of the Park: 100 Years of Art in Balboa Park, and exhibition opening Friday, April 17, at the Marston House Museum & Gardens is a watercolor of the Marston House itself.
Tuesday, April 14,2015
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'La Mona' shows her true colors

The iconic Tijuana statue gets a colorful makeover, but not for long.

By Seth Combs
Armando Muñoz Garcia has always had a reputation for doing what he wants. Back in 1987, Garcia, then an eager art student, approached the city of Tijuana about building a statue of a giant nude woman to commemorate the city's centenary. 
Tuesday, April 7,2015
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Brittany Segal wants everyone to know her name

The “emotional-abstract” artist’s work has a language all its own. Literally.

By Seth Combs
From a distance, it almost looks like Arabic or, perhaps, a unique style of calligraphy. Hieroglyphics? Wingdings? Artist Brittany Segal says there's little point in busting out Google Translate when it comes to making sense of her pen-on-canvas, black-and-white pieces.
Tuesday, March 31,2015
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Art on 30th rocks

Kate Ashton’s new studio and gallery space has been a labor of love

By Seth Combs
Walking through the front door, one immediately gets a sense of the historic nature of the Art on 30th building. 
Tuesday, March 31,2015
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Brian Goeltzenleuchter turns scent into an art form

The second in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund

By Seth Combs
When the San Diego Foundation announced the winners of its Creative Catalyst grants program this past January, Brian Goeltzenleuchter's project certainly looked and sounded interesting.
Tuesday, March 24,2015
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Jacklyn Rose’s embroidery would shock your grandma

Normal Heights artist finds market for snarky wares

By Seth Combs
When most folks think of embroidery, they likely envision those kitschy pieces one might see in someone's grandparent's house. The kind that say "Home is Where the Heart Is" or "Life is Beautiful" with cutesy little hearts or the like. 
Tuesday, March 17,2015
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Cohort Collective gets crafty

New group of artists rotates work at Bottlecraft and has big plans beyond that

By Seth Combs
Folks who've wandered into Bottlecraft's Little Italy location at 2252 India St. may have noticed Dolan Stearns' peculiar "Ghost Painting" hanging above the myriad beer bottles on the shelves. An
 
 
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