Kinsee Morlan

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.

When Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres stepped in as executive director of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum  in August, one of her first orders of business was to find out what people really wanted from the 21-year-old institution. more

Jan 31, 2017 6:03 PM Seen Local


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There are plenty of studies that say teaching kids art—and teaching other subjects using art—can have a measurable and lasting impact that follows kids their entire lives. more

Jan 31, 2017 3:11 PM Seen Local

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 more

Sep 8, 2015 12:00 AM Fall Arts

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.) in North Park. more

Sep 8, 2015 12:00 AM Fall Arts


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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 put that assumption to rest. more

Sep 8, 2015 12:00 AM Fall Arts

Wet-plate photography is difficult. Anton Orlov has done it enough, though, that most of the time his photographs turn out beautifully. more

Sep 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

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 its fair share of challenges. more

Aug 25, 2015 12:00 AM Seen Local

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. more

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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. more

Aug 18, 2015 12:00 AM Seen Local

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 much bigger. more

Aug 18, 2015 12:00 AM Seen Local

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 art history—especially when it comes t... more

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