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North Park After Dark Nov 20, 2014 Over 25 businesses, from galleries to boutiques, will remain open until 9 p.m. and offering specials, refreshments and entertainment. 69 other events on Thursday, November 20
 
Film
Bloody action film leads our rundown of movies screening around town
The Floating Library
A work of historical fiction with a speculative twist
Backwards & in High Heels
Let’s move this time machine to 2014, shall we?
Film
New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town

 

 
 
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Wednesday, November 19,2014
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Meet our cover artist, Natalie Bessell

Find the funky, lighthearted artwork of the young La Jolla native at casual café shows for now

By Kinsee Morlan
Natalie Bessell operates out of a small studio made from reclaimed wood that sits on the ridge of a canyon outside her home in La Jolla, where she was born and raised.
Monday, November 17,2014
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Innovators behind Domestic Stencilworks turn food into design

Alex White and John Mohr use natural dyes in their printing work and launch Kickstarter to expand

By Kinsee Morlan
Alex White has turned his tiny North Park garage into a print shop and laboratory where he turns food into dyes. 
Monday, November 10,2014
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Dave Ghilarducci makes moving, anti-authoritarian art

San Diegan’s upcoming solo show includes electronic, interactive work that prompts people to question power

By Kinsee Morlan
San Diego artist and engineer Dave Ghilarducci's new work blends aesthetics with electronics and engages the audience through playful anti-authoritarianism.
Monday, November 10,2014
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Historic Aztec Brewing art to reemerge at Logan Heights Library

After decades of sitting in storage, the city puts paintings, murals, painted ceiling beams and more artifacts back into public view

By Kinsee Morlan
The San Diego History Center's collection of photos of the Aztec Brewing Company depict the brewery and tasting room as looking more like a lavish chapel or art museum than a beer hall.
Tuesday, November 4,2014
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Michael Amorillo’s Monstro and the Kelp Kids book to be unveiled

San Diego artist’s new children’s work is about ditching fear and pursuing passion

By Kinsee Morlan
Michael Amorillo's art is whimsical and colorful and often includes adorable characters that could easily fit in a children's book.
Monday, November 3,2014
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Marcos Ramírez Erre’s solo show goes beyond the border

At SDSU Downtown Gallery, the artist will demonstrate his love of ideas rather than any one medium or message

By Kinsee Morlan
Despite his struggle against being stereotyped, Marcos Ramírez Erre, who grew up in Tijuana and continues to live and work in both San Diego and Tijuana, does still regularly turn his attention toward the border. 
Tuesday, October 28,2014
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'Sea Walls' street art comes to San Diego

Ocean-conservation nonprofit working with muralists to beautify and raise awareness

By Kinsee Morlan
By Nov. 8, a bunch of new, ocean-themed murals will pop up in and around East Village. Hawaii-based conservation nonprofit PangeaSeed has partnered with artist Christopher Konecki to bring its international Sea Walls
Monday, October 27,2014
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New Americans Museum to reopen in Liberty Station

Nonprofit focused on the tangled topic of immigration will reactivate its space in coming months

By Kinsee Morlan
When the New Americans Museum opened in Liberty Station in 2008, it offered San Diegans a place to explore the politically charged topic of immigration.
Monday, October 20,2014
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Santos Orellana takes over a Carlsbad warehouse

San Diego artist has pieced together a massive exhibition and hopes people will show up

By Kinsee Morlan
"It's big," says Orellana, a North County artist who goes simply by Santos, as he strolls through the 20,000-square-foot distribution warehouse (2350 Camino Vida Roble), which has been transformed into a sprawling pop-up gallery featuring dozens of his paintings, sculptures and custom furniture.
Monday, October 20,2014
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The rise of billboard-style murals in San Diego

Artist Mario Torero is at the center of what he sees as an alarming trend leading to temporary, chintzy outdoor art

By Kinsee Morlan
Mario Torero has made his mark with large-scale, Chicano-style, outdoor murals coloring places like Chicano Park and Centro Cultural de la Raza.
 
 
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