Kathleen Mitchell pinned up her long hair, put on goggles and other protective gear and stepped up to her lathe, a beastly vintage German-made machine used for polishing, engraving and texturing. She leaned in slightly to inspect the glass vase she was shining and, in an instance, her hair fell from the clips...
The San Diego Foundation in January announced this year's batch of Creative Catalyst Fund winners. The program granted 10 local creatives $20,000 to pair up with local nonprofits and execute an original project.
Just two weeks prior to City Ballet of San Diego's upcoming "Balanchine Spectacular," members of the City Ballet Orchestra were told that the company would have to cut the popular live-music component at this year's performances.
Standing in the central courtyard of the new North Park Post Office Lofts mixed-use development, the scene is reminiscent of M.C. Escher's famed "Relativity" print depicting several zigzagging sets of gravity-defying staircases.
Bryan Snyder cut his teeth in the Los Angeles street-art scene, eventually working his way up to being dubbed the 2012 "Los Angeles Street Artist of the Year" by the formerly thriving, now-defunct urban-art website Melrose and Fairfax.
Gaidi Finnie's the chief operating officer at Bayview Baptist Church, but he has a long background in the arts. He spent a few years at a fine-art gallery in La Jolla before moving to the Museum of Photographic Arts, where he eventually became the director.