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US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition Sep 01, 2014 Sand sculptors from all over the world will create huge pieces of art made from sand. There will also be live entertainment (big bands, singers and more), a sand box and rides for kids, a dozen gourmet food trucks, art and more. 32 other events on Monday, September 1
 
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Wednesday, July 11,2012
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Comic-Con’s underground art event, Cottontail Massacre

It’s a live-art, music and dinner party in Barrio Logan

By Amy T. Granite
Bugs Bunny took quite a few hits in his heyday, but nothing like the scenarios demonstrated by 30 live painters at the Cottontail Massacre, a Comic-Con-inspired underground after-party.
Wednesday, July 11,2012
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Happy hip-hop art by Enosh

Artist’s Crevice Creeps get a prehistoric twist

By Amy T. Granite
The Creepasaurus is not extinct, and it’s not another name for that wrinkly lurker at your community pool.
Monday, July 9,2012
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Brains for supper at Tacos el Gordo

Mainstream tacos mingle with more daring picks at the popular haunt

By Amy T. Granite
The second film in the Indiana Jones trilogy is to blame for my fear of Jell-O molds, monkeys and, until recently, Indian buffets.
Tuesday, July 3,2012
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Brandon Roth creates 30 paintings in 30 days

Artist's blog reveals insight and techniques for each day of the challenge

By Amy T. Granite
On May 9, Brandon Roth embarked on a month-long journey that required him to stay put at his Barrio Logan studio (1878 Main St.), completing one painting each day, every day, until he had 30.
Tuesday, July 3,2012
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Adam Hathorn's busy week during Comic-Con

Adult-cartoon-illustrated skate decks debut in his first solo show

By Amy T. Granite
During Comic-Con, Adam Hathorn's usual focus as a tattoo artist will be elsewhere: His drawing of the early-’60s Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Top Cat will be on display in Cartoon Network Gallery and Exhibition.
Wednesday, June 27,2012
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Tijuana launches inaugural art walk

Pasajes Gomez kicks off a monthly celebration with art, music and eats

By Amy T. Granite
Tijuana doesn’t have an official arts-and-culture district—yet—but until it does, the business owners at Pasajes Gomez and Pasajes Rodriguez are taking it upon themselves to host monthly celebrations that put Mexican artists in the spotlight.
Wednesday, June 27,2012
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Michael Boshart’s ‘Neat’ bartender portraits

Drink-slinger images will be on view in Barrio Logan

By Amy T. Granite
Michael Boshart is not a photorealist painter; he connects with his subjects, and their emotions, in what he calls a “selective recreation” of his initial drawing, or photograph, of the person.
Monday, June 25,2012
Grubby Bitch

Incredible pork at Carnitas Uruapan

The family restaurant is in La Mesa now and as good as ever

By Amy T. Granite
It was a sad day when Carnitas Uruapan closed its doors last year. The Lemon Grove sit-down restaurant always seemed busy when I’d drop by, sometimes just for my favorite snack food—a bag of meaty-crispy-crunchy chicharones, to which no other pig skins in San Diego can compare.
Wednesday, June 20,2012
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Double Break Gallery artists celebrate year one

Artists Mike Coors and Louis M. Schmidt to hold an anniversary show

By Amy T. Granite
Matt Coors and Louis M. Schmidt, the owners of Double Break Gallery (1821 Fifth Ave. in Bankers Hill), are approaching one year in business, and they’re busy (as always) preparing an anniversary show called Good Grief, during which their work will be on display together for the first time.
Wednesday, June 20,2012
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Contemporary artist Michael Carini evolves

He conquered his art and fears in Alexander Salazar's residency program

By Amy T. Granite
When former CityBeat arts editor Kinsee Morlan first reported on Michael Carini’s paintings in January 2011, she revealed the artist’s mental-health struggles that forced him into seclusion and controlled the way he painted.
 
 
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