May 3 2016
Peter Nelson ScheidtPhoto by Yvonne Mouser In this semi-regular column, we profile local crafters whose wares we love. When the recipients of the San Diego Art Prize were announced recently, Pete
May 3 2016
"People are shocked in ways that they don't expect to be," says Rodney "Rod" Rodriguez. "They expect to hear tragic stories of people dying and that's happened, but you're not going to hear those stories...
April 26 2016
"To be honest, I don't even know what we're going to do," says Josh Pavlick as he glances over the piles of posters, art work and random memorabilia he and curator Mindy Solis are sorting through in the...
April 26 2016
"They're just trying to clear a hurdle as far as I know and they could care less about what the murals and the theater mean to the citizens of San Diego," says Bill Coons, executive director of the Save...
April 19 2016
In this semi-regular department, we ask some of our favorite local artists and curators what new shows or artists are worth checking out
April 19 2016
Bread & Salt is huge. Due to its size, one could easily miss the bustle going on inside the former Cramer's Bakery factory in Logan Heights (1955 Julian Ave.)
April 12 2016
It's important to remember that the seven-acre Chicano Park in Barrio Logan, which includes the country's largest collection of outdoor murals, could have been a parking lot
April 12 2016
One could easily get the impression that Sonia Weksler never intended to follow in her father's footsteps. The self-described "eco-thug" was raised in Texas by her mother and would visit her father during...
April 5 2016
Bay Ho isn't exactly known for being a hotbed of culture. It's probably best known for the RV park people see from Interstate 5 and industrial spaces up and down Santa Fe Street
March 29 2016
Heather Rae Morton is as sociable and congenial as any South Park shopkeeper. The owner of Black Phoebe Ceramics doesn't automatically expect people (including this writer) to know just how long and arduous...
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March 29 2016
Despite a title that sounds like a college town reggae festival, Sweet Gongs Vibrating might be the San Diego Art Institute's most engaging exhibition since introducing its Curator-in-Residence program...
March 22 2016
Jonathan Allen is still learning as he goes when it comes to woodworking. Since starting his company Brave Aesthetics in 2014, he's been specializing in installation art and furniture with an emphasis...
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March 22 2016
The art of Dave "PERSUE" Ross can be seen all over San Diego. From North and South Park to the alleyways and walls of Barrio Logan and the East Village, the local native's most iconic street a
March 15 2016
In this semi-regular department, we ask some of our favorite local artists and curators what new shows or artists are worth checking out
March 15 2016
"When the sun sets, it's like bird city, because all these flocks of birds migrate back to the lake," says RJ Brooks, executive director and co-founder of local arts organization A Ship in the Wood
March 8 2016
Every year, UC San Diego grad-student artists open up their studios to show off what they've been working on for the past year. The Open Studios 2016 showcase has consistently been a unique oppo
March 1 2016
Kathy Nida says she's used to the haters. The El Cajon artist has been crafting her surrealist quilts for almost 30 years and regularly travels to quilt shows and conferences to showcase her work
March 1 2016
"I mean, this is Barrio Logan, right?" exclaims Chris Martino as he gives CityBeat a tour of his new art space in Barrio Logan. "These old, cool warehouses with so much potential."
Feb. 23 2016
The Parallel art event held in the Community@ Mi Apartamento apartment complex in Barrio Logan was the subject of an arts-and-culture editorial ["Down in the Barrio"] published last month in CityBeat
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Feb. 16 2016
There's a funny meme from a few years ago that went like this: The Internet is a lot like ancient Egypt. People write on walls and worship cats


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