Last week, dozens of people lined up outside the University Art Gallery at UCSD. Some might’ve been there to experience Marina Abramović’s rough draft of an audio installation she created with science-fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson.
There’s a shortage of arts-and-culture funding in San Diego. That’s why there’s been shock and concern in the arts community after the recent announcement that Felicia Shaw, longtime director of arts and the creative economy at The San Diego Foundation, had left her position.
These days, my first piece of unsolicited advice to new moms is this: Make mommy friends as soon as you possibly can. What follows are some methods—leaving out the more obvious examples of looking for nearby neighbors with kids or meeting fellow moms at parks—that worked best for me.
Greenfield hasn’t showered since April 20, 2013—he doesn’t want to waste water, so he swims in the ocean instead. He’s almost always barefoot and often clad in outdoor clothing by Patagonia, a company that’s considered a leader in the environmental movement.
Street artist Paola Villaseñor, better known by her nickname, PANCA, shocked her Mexican-immigrant parents when, at age 18, she moved from her suburban home in Chula Vista to the urban center of Tijuana.
The concept isn’t anything new or spectacular: Jax Meyers simply wanted to fill empty walls with art. The idea quickly turned into Paint Encinitas, Meyers’ now-year-old, volunteer-run organization that’s successfully overseen the addition of two large-scale, outdoor murals and is getting ready to unveil a third.
After the announcement last March that Balboa Park Celebration Inc. (BPCI), the nonprofit group charged with organizing the centennial, was disbanding and handing the reins to the city after burning through millions of dollars without producing tangible results, Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Councilmember Todd Gloria introduced plans for a scaled-down event.