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Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 - Canvassed | Art & culture

Art Fist Collective really, really likes the Agua Caliente Racetrack mural

'My Little Art Show' to raise money for SOHO's independent study assessing the historic value of the painting

By Kinsee Morlan
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San Diego's Art Fist Collective, the experimental curatorial group that brought us the fun, bring-your-own-art Art Squat event last year, has organized an art show to benefit Save Our Heritage Organisation's efforts to commission a study to assess the historic value of the Agua Caliente Racetrack mural painted on the historic California Theatre downtown.

On Dec. 9, CityBeat reported that the mural was in danger of being covered up by a beer advertisement. After a more in-depth story aired on KPBS, the public outcry—amplified by Art Fist's online petition and SOHO's public-outreach efforts—caused the city to backtrack and complete a historical review before covering up the mural.

SOHO's study will be independent of the city's report. To help pay for that study, Art Fist Collective (which is run, in part, by CityBeat columnist Enrique Lim
ón) is emphasizing the racehorses pictured in the mural and has organized My Little Art Show, a group exhibition that asked 25 local artists, including Bret Barrett, Sean Brannan, Zac Buddenberg, Pamela Jaeger and Eric Wixon, to modify or embellish My Little Pony toys. 

The show opens from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Quality Social (789 Sixth Ave., Downtown).



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