Kinsee Morlan was San Diego CityBeat's arts and culture editor on and off from 2005 to 2015. During her intermittent decade at CityBeat, she covered visual arts, quirky subcultures, interesting people and more. From hanging out in Tijuana dumps to spending a weekend at a nudist resort, she'll pretty much do anything to get a good story.


lit_main_Ben_Sandra_Doller_03.29
Sept. 8 2015
There's a literary scene in San Diego if you know where to look. For the last few years, bibliophiles have been congregating inside the pristine footwear and design shop Gym Standard (2903 El Cajon Blvd.)...
dance_main_15.02
Sept. 8 2015
A good chunk of the reviews of choreographer Huang Yi's performances aren't even close to raving, but anytime anyone innovates in their field it opens them up to both huge hits and major misses
visual_main_wiley
Sept. 8 2015
There's a general sense among those in the visual art scene that very few serious art collectors exist in San Diego. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is preparing to open a show that'll...
ac_IMG_5835b_web
Sept. 1 2015
Wet-plate photography is difficult. Anton Orlov has done it enough, though, that most of the time his photographs turn out beautifully
anna1
Aug. 25 2015
Anna Stump is mostly known for her series of oil paintings of "Sexy Jesus," painterly large-scale nudes and flora-inspired pieces done collaboratively with Daphne Hill
IMG_5613
Aug. 25 2015
Elsie Arredondo is living her dream—sort of. The former healthcare worker became a gallery owner two years ago, but taking over what was then-called Monarch Gallery on Prospect Street has presented...
IMG_5590
Aug. 18 2015
Burning Man kicks off Aug. 30 in a desert in northern Nevada, but a group of local festivalgoers has been prepping for the famed annual event since April
culturalfusion2
Aug. 18 2015
A colorful new sculpture stands tall on Fairmount Avenue in City Heights. Titled "Cultural Fusion" by artist Jim Bliesner, the large-scale piece itself is striking, but it represents the beginning of something...
FullSizeRender
Aug. 13 2015
Over the past few decades, the prolific painter's recognizable work has become an important part of the city's cultural landscape. A self-taught abstract artist with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of...
VanDiego.2015.0074_web
Aug. 12 2015
Stevens is the driving force behind San Diego's growing van subculture. Widely known as DJ Greyboy, a musician and deejay who's traveled the world playing music, he's also becoming one of the most recognizable...
spf6
Aug. 11 2015
"I like to think that I'm one of the only gallerists in San Diego who owns their own gallery," says Morgan Mandalay, the artist behind SPF15, a transient contemporary art space
durianshake
Aug. 4 2015
Durian smells like turpentine, baby diarrhea, rotten fruit, dirty feet-the list of stenches the exotic fruit emanates goes on. But if you can get past the pungent odor, the taste is thrilling
lemongrove_
Aug. 4 2015
Four underserved neighborhoods are now homes to new public art, compliments of The San Diego Museum of Art's lauded Open Spaces program
inocente_workspace_5465
July 28 2015
Inocente recently turned 21, but she's been doing adult-like things far longer. The intimate details of her difficult childhood are divulged in Inocente, a 40-minute documentary by filmmakers Sean...
KBDiTullo_studio_4
July 28 2015
Artist Kristina Bell DiTullo is one of 41 San Diego artists selected for the 24th Annual Juried Exhibition, opening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1
IMG_5499
July 28 2015
Joy Chu's deep knowledge of illustrated children's books is palpable. She's worked in the industry for decades so she's seen all the trends and been through all the ups and downs
webcover
July 21 2015
Things have changed dramatically for this small block of Logan Avenue over the last few years. The arts spaces have attracted small businesses and, thanks largely to the ongoing Barrio Art Crawl events...
Simay-Churchill Exhibition
July 20 2015
Standing inside his bathroom, Steven Churchill is showing me a few photos from his personal collection. "The work always has a story," he says of the limited-edition prints by artists like Mariela Sancari...
IMG_5393
July 20 2015
An ambitious exhibition originally scheduled to open in November at the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) has been cancelled
IMG_5241 (1)
July 13 2015
It's not totally earth shattering or even new or different, but incorporating original art in a building is a good idea and certainly one that not enough local real-estate companies are doing

Calendar

See all events on Friday, Feb 5