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Axline Lecture: Alfredo Jaar Apr 23, 2014 The San Diego Museum of Art and MCASD present the 14th annual Axline Lecture featuring Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar, whose work, Muxima, a looping video installation featuring multiple iterations of a popular Angolan folk song, is on view at SDMA. 60 other events on Wednesday, April 23
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Tuesday, April 22,2014
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David Maung captures homeless deportees

Tijuana photojournalist focuses his lens on people stuck at the border

By Kinsee Morlan
David Maung has lived in Tijuana for 18 years and makes a living as a freelance photographer for The Washington Post, VICE and other media.
Monday, April 21,2014
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Featured artist Igor Koutsenko returns to ArtWalk San Diego

Fallbrook printmaker and painter says the festival is a good place to sell work without ‘selling out’ his style

By Kinsee Morlan
There's a certain stigma that comes with showing art at outdoor festivals like ArtWalk San Diego, which, for the 30th year, will take over the streets of Little Italy from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27.
Wednesday, April 16,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Avenida Revolución’s renaissance

Revamped Mexicoach Station is part of a new generation’s battle to reclaim downtown Tijuana

By Kinsee Morlan
Miguel Buenrostro, a passionate 30-year-old filmmaker and photographer, says he’s tired of the telling and retelling of Tijuana’s recent history regarding the drug war and the common perception that the city is still mostly seedy and filled with urban decay.
Monday, April 14,2014
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Angella d’Avignon examines the meaning of stuff

Exhibition at Spring Valley Swap Meet investigates the idea of objects and their value

By Kinsee Morlan
Just a Little Bit Longer, an exhibition and ongoing project featuring works by d'Avignon, Farrah Emami, Jessica Sledge, Mindy Solis and Chantal Wnuk, will be on view from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Spring Valley Swap Meet (6377 Quarry Road).
Wednesday, April 9,2014
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The SongStream Project records music’s memories

New arts group collects colorful stories of San Diegans and their connections to songs

By Kinsee Morlan
On a recent Saturday morning, Castruita and her two kids were among a handful of people at the City Heights Library who were there to listen to The SongStream Project’s “A Landscape of Lullabies,” a collection of stories about songs San Diegans sing to their children.
Tuesday, April 8,2014
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Bridget Rountree examines the hierarchy of help

San Diego artist uses Creative Catalyst grant to juxtapose ideologies in her April 12 solo show

By Kinsee Morlan
"The Creative Catalyst is a huge, huge, huge help," says Bridget Rountree, who'd been spending most of her time on the couple's experimental-puppetry project, Animal Cracker Conspiracy.
Monday, April 7,2014
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DNA of Creativity grant fuses arts with science

Results of the 'Urban Succession' project and other funding recipients are on view at the Oceanside Museum of Art

By Kinsee Morlan
Jason Rogalski wanted to help his neighbors and other urbanites embrace, rather than constantly battle, skunks and other creatures simply trying to find a home. His concept was intriguing enough to win a modest grant from the DNA of Creativity project.
Tuesday, April 1,2014
Food Issue

La Mesa Bistro & Bakery: ‘Cheers without the beers’

An eclectic cast of regulars adds to the restaurant’s charm

By Kinsee Morlan
La Mesa Bistro & Bakery: "It's just a place to come and socialize," Tony Jackson says. "Better than sitting in a bar somewhere; I get in trouble doing that."
Monday, March 31,2014
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Modmatter opens in Little Italy

Louise Girling dedicates her new space to showing art and design

By Kinsee Morlan
Louise Girling will celebrate the official opening of her new space, which is dedicated to showing art and design, from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, with an exhibition featuring furniture by the architectural firm Manada and works by ceramist Lilith Rockett.
Monday, March 31,2014
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StarFeather Studios celebrates its grand opening

Glass artists Nic McGuire and John Gibbons open their Barrio Logan shop and showroom with an exhibition of new sculptures

By Kinsee Morlan
Watching artists Nic McGuire and John Gibbons work on a new sculpture in their Barrio Logan glass-art "hot shop" is like witnessing a well-rehearsed dance.