seenlocal2
Jan. 16 2013
Maybe it's the relatively warm weather, or maybe it's that body art has penetrated the mainstream, but San Diego is covered with ink, and artists of varying backgrounds are answering the demand.
seenlocal1
Jan. 16 2013
If Jarod Farver has a skill-other than painting-that's getting him places, it's being a people person. After moving to San Diego four years ago, the abstract artist got his name and work out...
retro-amy
Jan. 15 2013
There isn't anywhere to sit at Stardust Donut Shop in Imperial Beach. From inside, 69-year-old Cliff Arnold waits on customers as they walk up to the little stand's window and choose what they want from...
IMG_0220
Jan. 15 2013
There isn't anywhere to sit at Stardust Donut Shop in Imperial Beach. From inside, 69-year-old Cliff Arnold waits on customers as they walk up to the little stand's window and choose what they want from...
grubby
Jan. 14 2013
A visit to Harry's Coffee Shop reminded me of many of the reasons why I love the blue-col-lar food beat. The family-owned, classic diner has been around since 1960, with Harry's sons continuing...
seen2
Jan. 9 2013
Kristina Micotti's finely detailed illustration of a character she named "Captain Hook"-whose wild beard is composed of tangled fishing hooks-caught CityBeat art director Adam Vieyra's eye before it wound...
seen1
Jan. 9 2013
Erin Dace Behling grapples with how to label herself: artist, designer or craftsperson? The materials she uses change the function of otherwise familiar pieces of furniture; you wouldn't want to plop down...
seen2
Jan. 2 2013
Some art demands attention to the point of involuntary quadruple-takes
seen1
Jan. 2 2013
Where do artists get their ideas? In past Seen Local columns, some have credited their vivid dreams, while others said it's just a matter of sitting down and following where their mood or gut leads them....
grubby
Jan. 2 2013
In lieu of new beginnings, here are seven drinking 'n' dining trends to recycle along with 2012's Christmas tree
seen2
Dec. 19 2012
CityBeat caught up with Celeste Byers this past summer when she and artist pal Jonny Alexander created an extra-planetary landscape on the side of M-Theory Music in Mission Hills
seen1
Dec. 19 2012
It's easy to follow Anselmo Garcia through the alleys of his memory, as a graffiti artist in Tijuana since the early 1990s and part of the Barrio Logan art movement that's changing the perception...
grubby (1)
Dec. 17 2012
Expect a tad more convenience from Oscar's Mexican Seafood than you would from a mariscos truck: There's a small patio out front with stools lining a counter and enough room inside by the cashier...
seen2
Dec. 12 2012
It's taken three years, but Visual (formerly Visual Art Supply) in Normal Heights is getting into the groove that owner Jason Gould envisioned from the get-go
seen1
Dec. 12 2012
When the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego received a donation from photography collectors Dan Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser about a month ago, it struck a chord with the museum's education curator,...
seen1
Dec. 5 2012
"The hardest part was getting the fur off," Bret Barrett says, reaching for a cord attached to the electronic toy horse on top of his workbench
grubby
Nov. 30 2012
More often than not, dishes with meat at Thai joints sound better on the menu than they actually are. One time, I wanted to impress a friend with what I thought at the time was the best hole-in-the-wall...
seen2
Nov. 27 2012
Music is a driving force for Jimmy Ovadia, whose painting "Guilt by Association" appears on the cover of CityBeat this week. Not many artists can say that their first big break came from one...
seen1
Nov. 27 2012
After six exhibitions, Ice Gallery is finished. On Monday, CityBeat was forwarded an email, dated Nov. 21 and sent to undisclosed recipients, with the subject line, "ICE Gallery is Dead. You...
seen2
Nov. 21 2012
John Antoski says that the three-dimensional artwork on the cover of this week's CityBeat was inspired by the daredevils of Niagara Falls-you know, those crazy people who attempt to survive...

Calendar

  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
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