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Rebecca Makkai and Andi Teran Jul 06, 2015 Makkai will present her short story collection, Music for Wartime and Teran will present her debut novel and contemporary retelling of Anne of Green Gables, Ana of California. 69 other events on Monday, July 6
 
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Tuesday, June 30,2015
Arts & Culture feature

Kathleen Mitchell’s painful passion

Scalped in a freak accident, the glass artist isn’t letting fear crush her creativity

By Kinsee Morlan
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...
Monday, June 29,2015
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Rethinking the San Diego Art Prize

Organizers are proposing big changes set to take effect next year

By Kinsee Morlan
Most people who pay attention to the local art scene know about the San Diego Art Prize, but few truly understand it.
Wednesday, June 24,2015
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Don Porcella's collaborations with a dead oil painter

The outsider artist works with his studio's ghost for his first-ever solo show in San Diego

By Kinsee Morlan

Harry Mathews and Don Porcella are in sync. The former, an oil painter who died more than 15 years ago, occupied the same detached garage in Lemon Grove that Porcella currently uses as his studio.


Tuesday, March 10,2015
Arts & Culture feature

Change in the golden age of podcasting

KPBS Explore project reflects the evolving art of public media

By Kinsee Morlan
As the director of programming for both KPBS radio and television, John Decker is the guy to either blame or thank for switching up your local public-media-consumption routine.
Monday, March 9,2015
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San Diego Foundation's Creative Catalyst Fund winners are hard at work

The first in our series on the visual artists awarded grants through the program

By Kinsee Morlan
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.
Tuesday, March 3,2015
Art & Culture

City Ballet's live-music programming on hiatus

The company's orchestra hits a 'bump in the road'

By Kinsee Morlan

 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. 

Tuesday, March 3,2015
Arts & Culture feature

FoundationForForm’s hands-on urban infill

Rising stars of San Diego's architect-as-developer movement mind the little details

By Kinsee Morlan
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.
Monday, March 2,2015
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Los Angeles street art is coming to Carlsbad

Bryan Snyder curates a rotating outdoor urban canvas featuring works by big-name muralists

By Kinsee Morlan
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.
Monday, March 2,2015
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Wikipedia’s women problem

Organizers of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon in San Diego have a lot of work to do

By Kinsee Morlan
A 2011 survey looking at Wikipedia editors found that less than 13 percent of the online encyclopedia's contributors are women.
Tuesday, February 24,2015
Arts & Culture feature

San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art lives on

Museum-without-walls rolls carefully into its second year of revival

By Kinsee Morlan
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. 
 
 
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