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Make it Snow: A Holiday Reading Show Dec 20, 2014 The Radvocate Magazine is holding a special holiday reading show featuring Juliet Escoria, Scott McClanahan, Ryan Bradford, Lucy Tiven, Jos Charles and more. 77 other events on Saturday, December 20
 
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Wednesday, December 17,2014
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Adam Belt returns to his roots as a landscape painter

Experimental artist goes back to the beginning and inspires a new series of place-inspired pieces

By Kinsee Morlan
Adam Belt is an experimental, conceptual artist inspired by the Light and Space movement, but his newest body of work is an interesting return to his roots as a landscape painter.
Monday, December 15,2014
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Pennie Vollet hopes his masks inspire more art in public spaces

San Diego artist’s project makes creative use of found palm fronds

By Kinsee Morlan
Large, exotic-looking masks made from painted and pieced-together palm fronds have been popping up on street poles in North Park, Hillcrest and East Village. The “BOBHA Masks” are the creation of
Wednesday, December 10,2014
Arts & Culture feature

‘The Nigga Project Experience’ wants to have a talk

San Diego couple continue their modest war against the rise of the n-word

By Kinsee Morlan
Nianda and Boyer have been screening The Nigga Project Experience and hosting community discussions at barbecue restaurants, hair salons, libraries and community centers throughout southeastern San Diego since the beginning of 2014.
Tuesday, December 9,2014
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Meet our cover artist, Virginie Mazureau

French artist creates her fantastical worlds while surrounded by the comforts of Carlsbad

By Kinsee Morlan
Virginie Mazureau's studio, in a way, is like her paintings, which are fantastical scenes often depicting children surrounded by peculiar animals and an assortment of other unexpected and whimsical things.
Monday, December 8,2014
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Escondido cautiously reopens ‘Queen Califia’s Magical Circle’

City takes a slow and careful approach to the public-art gem

By Kinsee Morlan
Since September, the city has been cautiously reopening “Queen Califia” to supervised public access
Tuesday, December 2,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Dana Springs is listening

New Commission for Arts and Culture director says she’s ready to hear what San Diegans have to say

By Kinsee Morlan
Dana Springs, who twice in the past few years stepped out of her 12-year role as manager of the commission’s public-art program to serve as the commission’s interim director, was officially named the executive director in August.
Monday, December 1,2014
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Emily Grenader’s ‘Crowd Painting’ series strives to connect

San Diego artist brings strangers together by putting faces on real-world and virtual communities

By Kinsee Morlan
In 2009, soon after Kickstarter first launched, artist Emily Grenader wanted to find out if the crowd-funding website could help artists. Back then, it had yet to become a bastion for creative types that it is today.
Monday, December 1,2014
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Neil Shigley keeps making the invisible visible

His series of prints and drawings of homeless people continues to cast light on the issue

By Kinsee Morlan
A few years ago, when CityBeat wrote about Neil Shigley and his "Invisible People" series of large-scale prints and drawings of local homeless folks, the artist and professor told us that the seven-year-long project would continue.
Monday, November 24,2014
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Gary Cohen invites the public to tour Glass Ranch

San Diego artist’s annual event features hundreds of handmade glassworks

By Kinsee Morlan
Gary Cohen’s been blowing glass for almost 30 years. He’s seen the popularity of the craft ebb and flow during the decades he’s been making both sculptural and functional glasswork.
Wednesday, November 19,2014
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Meet our cover artist, Natalie Bessell

Find the funky, lighthearted artwork of the young La Jolla native at casual café shows for now

By Kinsee Morlan
Natalie Bessell operates out of a small studio made from reclaimed wood that sits on the ridge of a canyon outside her home in La Jolla, where she was born and raised.
 
 
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