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Batteries Not Included Jul 01, 2015 A group exhibition guest curated by artist Victor Villa of designer toys made from custom urban vinyl, resin, and designer plush. 64 other events on Wednesday, July 1
 
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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.
Tuesday, March 24,2015
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Jacklyn Rose’s embroidery would shock your grandma

Normal Heights artist finds market for snarky wares

By Seth Combs
When most folks think of embroidery, they likely envision those kitschy pieces one might see in someone's grandparent's house. The kind that say "Home is Where the Heart Is" or "Life is Beautiful" with cutesy little hearts or the like. 
Tuesday, March 24,2015
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Sara Solaimani wants local artists to cross boundaries, both internally and internationally

How a first-generation Iranian-American became a champion for the border arts scene

By Seth Combs
Sara Solaimani isn't Mexican. Not even close. That might be racially insensitive to point out within certain contexts, but in the case of Solaimani, it's understandable that some might mistake her for being a Chicana.
Wednesday, March 18,2015
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Hot Nerds is the sound of survival

This geek squad’s weirdo-punk music is joyful and bizarre

By Seth Combs
The fact of the matter is that even Hot Nerds don’t exactly know how to describe their music. It’s certainly weird, and the members of the group (Joyner, O’Connell and Alia Jyawook on keyboards) are just some straight-up weirdos.
Tuesday, March 17,2015
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Tom Driscoll is a conehead

Artist’s sculpture show at Ice Gallery has been almost 20 years in the making

By Seth Combs
One could easily feel intimidated looking at Tom Driscoll's eerily misleading cones. Whether they're placed tidily on the floor or hung carefully on the wall—as they will be when his new solo show opens from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Ice Gallery in Bread & Salt. 
Tuesday, March 17,2015
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Cohort Collective gets crafty

New group of artists rotates work at Bottlecraft and has big plans beyond that

By Seth Combs
Folks who've wandered into Bottlecraft's Little Italy location at 2252 India St. may have noticed Dolan Stearns' peculiar "Ghost Painting" hanging above the myriad beer bottles on the shelves. An
 
 
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