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Shore Thing May 28, 2015

Enjoy free admission every Thursday night throughout the summer. Includes tours of Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013, Roots Factory DJs, a cash bar, and a BYOP (bring your own picnic) option.

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

 

 
 
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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. 
Tuesday, May 12,2015
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Grant Kester is ready to get critical

The UC San Diego prof’s new journal and website focuses on the mediums outside the standard gallery spaces

By Seth Combs
To hear Grant Kester tell it, he's been planning this for decades. "I've been writing about various forms of activist and socially-based art forms for probably 25 years," says the UC San Diego professor of art history, who also has a background in art journalism.
Tuesday, May 12,2015
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Noè Olivas channels his automotive love into a kid-friendly art space

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

By Seth Combs
Noè Olivas has always had an interest in all things automotive. Way before becoming a full-time artist, he was considered a life as a mechanic.  "I actually didn't want to go to college at fir
Tuesday, May 5,2015
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Arzu Ozkal’s 'Home Affairs' is about more than motherhood

The media artist/designer wants women to challenge the idea of what’s expected of them

By Seth Combs
Arzu Ozkal's journey thus far has been one of artistic defiance. Most of her video work, graphic design and performance pieces have been decisive statements against male-centric totalitarianism and patriarchal value systems.
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.
 
 
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