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Mojalet Dance Collective and Rhythm Talk Oct 01, 2014 The contemporary dance company teams up with Swiss percussion band Rhythm Talk to present a collaborative piece that celebrates both music and movement. 55 other events on Wednesday, October 1
 
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Wednesday, October 1,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Parklets and pop-ups

Tactical urbanism finally on the rise in historically slow San Diego

By Kinsee Morlan
Parklets are loosely defined as small, outdoor seating areas that often take over one or two existing parking spots, temporarily reclaiming the space for pedestrians and improving the aesthetics and streetscape of the urban environment.
Monday, September 29,2014
Seen Local

Art Produce’s 'Fence / Barda' illustrates a divide

Binational exhibition in North Park demonstrates the difficulties of collaborating with a wall in the way

By Kinsee Morlan
When the folks at the Feminist Image Group (FIG) set out to organize an exhibition themed on the United States-Mexico border, they didn't know how big a role the notorious congestion at the crossing would end up playing.
Wednesday, September 24,2014
Fall Arts

Big b-boy battle Freestyle Session comes home

Cros One returns his breakdance competition to San Diego

By Kinsee Morlan
 This year marks 15 years since the event was born in Chula Vista, so Cros decided to mark the anniversary by bringing the now internationally known breakdance battle back home.
Monday, September 22,2014
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Barrio Logan art scene grows again

Organizers behind new grassroots community cultural center Acá want to think big but keep things casual

By Kinsee Morlan
Acá (1904 Ocean View Blvd.) looks more like a cozy living room than an art gallery, and that's by design.
Monday, September 22,2014
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Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance Gallery opens Sept. 27

Rancho Santa Fe collector-turned-dealer Tom Sergott is transforming his house into a home for contemporary art

By Kinsee Morlan

"If you scratch an art collector, you know what you'll find?" asks Tom Sergott, a local retired plastic surgeon. "An art dealer."


Wednesday, September 17,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Centro Cultural de la Raza’s constant struggle for survival

Volunteer-run nonprofit continues to hang on by threads despite persistent challenges

By Kinsee Morlan

One of the largest Chicano arts centers in the Southwest, the Centro Cultural de la Raza, housed in a former water tank in Balboa Park, once attracted international attention for its edgy programming and enjoyed financial support from heavy hitters like the National Endowment for the Arts.

Monday, September 15,2014
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Meet our cover artist, Madeline Sherry

Abstract expressionist focuses on figurative work

By Kinsee Morlan
Sherry sometimes inserts modern-day objects and people into the paintings, a comment on how some things have drastically changed.
Monday, September 15,2014
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Raúl Guerrero’s bar paintings capture contemplation and inspiration

San Diegan heads to Paris for an exhibition featuring watering holes and the creative people who visit them

By Kinsee Morlan
"The bar... is an exercise in solitude. Above all else, it must be quiet, dark, very comfortable—and, contrary to modern mores, no music of any kind, no matter how faint. In sum, there should be no
Wednesday, September 10,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Richard Allen Morris just wants to keep working

Despite the world’s brutal realities, the San Diego artist continues on his path of perpetual proliferation

By Kinsee Morlan
Richard Allen Morris’ art has always been partly influenced by the size of the studio space he could afford in and around downtown San Diego, which is where he’s lived and worked since being discharged from the Navy in 1956. 
Monday, September 8,2014
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Malcolm Leland's gates are put into use

Mounted on the bar at Panama 66 are works of art by the modernist sculptor

By Kinsee Morlan
Motch was doing research for a name and logo for the new spot and discovered that more of Leland's entryway gates, which have an organic design mimicking a twisting vine, were sitting unused in the museum's storage.
 
 
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