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Food and Wine Festival May 02, 2015 The largest benefit for the Junior League of San Diego hosts fifty restaurants who will offer bites, wines, micro brews and exotic cocktail tastings. 84 other events on Saturday, May 2
 
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The second in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund
Nibbles | Food & drink
MEAT San Diego event with Dona Esthela and Javier Plascencia
Well, That Was Awkward
Local cat dad indulges feline feelings at San Diego's first kitty coffee shop
Notes from the Smoking Patio
A round-up of new San Diego releases now streaming
Film
New indie starring Rinko Kikuchi leads our rundown of movies screening around town

 

 
 
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Monday, April 27,2015
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Kim Stringfellow finds beauty in an otherwise bleak landscape

The photographer and videographer’s 'Mojave Project' is chosen for a Guggenheim Fellowship

By Seth Combs
When the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced this year's fellowship grants, three San Diego artists were on the list.
Monday, April 27,2015
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Drawing from within

Andrew McNamara’s subjects are aesthetically beautiful, but it’s what’s inside that counts

By Seth Combs
As almost any artist can attest, inspiration can strike at the most unexpected time. To hear La Mesa artist Andrew McNamara tell it, there was a time where he wasn't sure if he wanted to pursue a career in drawing.
Tuesday, April 21,2015
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Andrea Chung pays homage to working class heroes

The mixed-media artist addresses the political, historical and controversial in her subtly broad works

By Seth Combs
Andrea Chung is used to the misconceptions by now. Take her name, for example. She admits that when people first meet her, they often think they'll be meeting someone who looks, well, more Asian. 
Tuesday, April 14,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Gletscher make prog-rock suitable for the masses

Local guitar hero shines on 'Die Einöde'

By Seth Combs
Die Einöde is rounded out by a nice rotating cast of bassists that includes Kenseth Thibideau (Sleeping People, Rumah Sakit), Brad Lee (The Album Leaf, Mr. Tube) and Tool's Paul D'Amour, but there's never any doubt that Concepcion is the star.
Tuesday, April 14,2015
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'La Mona' shows her true colors

The iconic Tijuana statue gets a colorful makeover, but not for long.

By Seth Combs
Armando Muñoz Garcia has always had a reputation for doing what he wants. Back in 1987, Garcia, then an eager art student, approached the city of Tijuana about building a statue of a giant nude woman to commemorate the city's centenary. 
Tuesday, April 14,2015
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Keiko Tanabe’s plein air paintings are anything but plain

The painter garners worldwide attention and endorsements for her vivid watercolors of the great outdoors

By Seth Combs
One particular standout of Art of the Park: 100 Years of Art in Balboa Park, and exhibition opening Friday, April 17, at the Marston House Museum & Gardens is a watercolor of the Marston House itself.
Tuesday, April 7,2015
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Brittany Segal wants everyone to know her name

The “emotional-abstract” artist’s work has a language all its own. Literally.

By Seth Combs
From a distance, it almost looks like Arabic or, perhaps, a unique style of calligraphy. Hieroglyphics? Wingdings? Artist Brittany Segal says there's little point in busting out Google Translate when it comes to making sense of her pen-on-canvas, black-and-white pieces.
Monday, April 6,2015
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Helen Redman paints the other side

San Diego artist celebrates life, death and motherhood

By Seth Combs
There are layers upon layers when it comes to the figurative works of Helen Redman. So many stories, so many voices. 
Tuesday, March 31,2015
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Art on 30th rocks

Kate Ashton’s new studio and gallery space has been a labor of love

By Seth Combs
Walking through the front door, one immediately gets a sense of the historic nature of the Art on 30th building. 
Tuesday, March 31,2015
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Brian Goeltzenleuchter turns scent into an art form

The second in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund

By Seth Combs
When the San Diego Foundation announced the winners of its Creative Catalyst grants program this past January, Brian Goeltzenleuchter's project certainly looked and sounded interesting.
 
 
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