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Wednesday, October 31,2012
Arts & Culture feature

Living the Day of the Dead

Good memories and art keep artist going after losing half her family

By Amy T. Granite
If anyone can attest to the adage that death is a part of life, it’s Esmeralda Prieto; she’s been living it for the past seven years. Before Prieto turned 30, her older brother and mother both died untimely deaths.
Wednesday, October 24,2012
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Barrio Art Crawl celebrates the dead

Colorful shrines and really big art at The Roots Factory group show

By Amy T. Granite
The fall installment of Barrio Art Crawl—a self-guided tour through the Barrio Logan Arts District—is all about Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, when Latin American cultures welcome the spirits of deceased family members home for a visit.
Wednesday, October 24,2012
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Three art shows to check out

From Barrio Logan to UCSD

By Amy T. Granite
Barrio Logan’s The Spot (1835 Main St.) is also opening up its Dia de los Muertos celebration to the masses. 
Monday, October 22,2012
Grubby Bitch

Goodbye for now, Donut Star

One too many pastry orgies has tainted our love

By Amy T. Granite
A box holding the remains of a dozen donuts sits on a counter nearby. My stomach is angry—the usual morning-after effect—and yet, I haven’t brought myself to toss the tasty culprits into the trash.
Wednesday, October 17,2012
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Dear Wes Bruce

10 months worth of letters transformed into poems for ‘Structures Poetry Humans’ exhibit

By Amy T. Granite
Wes Bruce is a professional fort-maker, meaning that for the past five years, he’s scored a paycheck doing what he’s loved since boyhood.
Wednesday, October 17,2012
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Mob-art project to ‘Shine on Baja’

On Nov. 3, 35 miles of coastline will see a glow of friendship lanterns

By Amy T. Granite
If all goes as planned, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3, 35 miles of Baja’s coastline will be illuminated by hundreds of wish lanterns during what organizers Debbie Shine and Robin Mackenzie say will be the largest “mob art” event in the region’s history.
Tuesday, October 16,2012
Best of 2012

Saving Nature for last

The perfect day: Influx Café, Home Mercantile Company, El Paisa, Chicano Park, The Spot, Vishions, Poma’s Italian Deli, Lighthouse Ice Cream and Cabrillo National Monument

By Amy T. Granite
My last day on Earth would start off like any other: with coffee. But a coffeehouse can be a frantic place, with caffeine pumping through patrons’ veins, papers and board games scattered on table tops and music that, more often than not, makes me want to run like hell.
Wednesday, October 10,2012
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Two spooky shows this week

Marianela de la Hoz at SDMA and a Halloween group show at Subtext

By Amy T. Granite
Last month, CityBeat covered surrealist painter Marianela de la Hoz and her disturbing paintings that were in the Seven Deadly Sins group show at Mesa College. That was just a warm-up for her solo show, Heaven and Earth, the Determined Freedom of an Undetermined Life.
Wednesday, October 10,2012
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‘Water to the Streets’ opens at Zepf Alt. Gallery

All-new work by Eric Wixon, Christopher Konecki, Matty Davis and more

By Amy T. Granite
Matty Davis wasn’t cut out to be a fisherman, but his dad would drag him along all the time when Davis was growing up in Massachusetts.
Wednesday, October 10,2012
Arts & Culture feature

Distinction becomes ArtHatch

How an Escondido gallery morphed into a thriving brokerage, art collective and youth-oriented nonprofit

By Amy T. Granite

Nearly a decade ago, Melissa Inez Walker and her husband, Sam Pulvers, figured they couldn’t possibly be the only ones in Escondido craving eye-grabbing, edgy visual art.


 
 
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