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64 Oz. of Creativity Jun 30, 2015 Dozens of local artists showcase painted beer growlers with the first place winner receiving the opportunity to design a future Culture Brewing Co. label. 71 other events on Tuesday, June 30
 
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Monday, June 29,2015
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Rethinking the San Diego Art Prize

Organizers are proposing big changes set to take effect next year

By Kinsee Morlan
Most people who pay attention to the local art scene know about the San Diego Art Prize, but few truly understand it.
Wednesday, June 24,2015
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Don Porcella's collaborations with a dead oil painter

The outsider artist works with his studio's ghost for his first-ever solo show in San Diego

By Kinsee Morlan

Harry Mathews and Don Porcella are in sync. The former, an oil painter who died more than 15 years ago, occupied the same detached garage in Lemon Grove that Porcella currently uses as his studio.


Wednesday, June 24,2015
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Christopher Puzio's work is popping up everywhere

The metal sculptor unveils new sculptures at the downtown Central Library

By Seth Combs
One could assume that every San Diegan has seen the work of Christopher Puzio at some point, even if they don’t know his name.
Tuesday, June 16,2015
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For two filmmaking BFFs, the sky’s not the limit

Neil Kendricks and Carlos Pelayo screen their collaborative video-art installation, 'Wounded Sky,' at Not an Exit Gallery.

By Seth Combs
It’s rare that one finds their artistic soul mate. Diego had Frida. Van Gogh had Gauguin. Hall had Oates. Kendricks and Pelayo also seem to have that ineffable chemistry. 

Wednesday, June 10,2015
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The bearable darkness of Peter Halasz

The La Jolla native showcases his bleak and shadowy seascapes at a solo show at Quint Gallery

By Seth Combs
Peter Halasz paints richly detailed, oil-on-canvas portraits of the La Jolla coast, but his paintings are decidedly darker and more sinister.
Wednesday, June 10,2015
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Lana Chromium’s art of war

The graphic designer turned body painter leverages an already successful career into an appearance on GSN’s 'Skin Wars'

By Seth Combs
At the moment, Lana Chromium is sworn to secrecy. When the body painter was asked about her recent participation as a contestant on the reality TV competition, Skin Wars, she could only say so much.
Tuesday, June 2,2015
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Elsoldelrac rises in the south

From Mexicali to L.A., the ascending Tijuana “TK” artist is popping up in galleries, on the streets and even in the desert

By Seth Combs
On a quaint, but otherwise gorgeous estate right off of Avenida Revolución in downtown Tijuana, Carlos Cisneros, who works under the name Elsoldelrac, spends most of his day in what appears to have o
Tuesday, May 26,2015
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The Artist Odyssey is ready for their close-up

The 'artist documentary network' hopes viewers are willing to pay to watch expertly crafted art docs

By Seth Combs
The Artist Odyssey (TAO) founder Chris Fessenden is more than aware that, when it comes to video these days, a lot of people expect to get it for free.
Tuesday, May 26,2015
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A Ship in the Woods set to sail away to lands unknown

After four years, the Del Mar “culture capitalists” to focus on curating and finding a new home

By Seth Combs
Burning ships. A fitting description considering the show the brothers are participating in, Conquest, Control, Confinement, will be the second to last show at A Ship in the Woods house.
Tuesday, May 19,2015
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Future uncertain for UCSD’s University Art Gallery

After nearly 50 years, faculty and staff fear next two shows will be the last for a while

By Seth Combs
Merete Kjaer received her notice on April 15. The assistant director at the UC San Diego University Art Gallery is being let go, because, as she tells it, the visual arts faculty and the new dean of Arts and Humanities couldn't agree on a way to keep funding for the gallery. 
 
 
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