Rachel Michelle Fernandes


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Accompanied by a thriving local economy, this interconnection of neighborhoods can also lend a sense of living in a real city, rather than a collection of suburbs and shopping malls linked by freeways. more

Jan 3, 2018 12:21 PM Thank You For Staring

Good art is a contagion. It grabs hold of the senses, latches on to the mind-body-spirit and travels along neural pathways and into the bones more

Dec 20, 2017 12:24 PM Thank You For Staring


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Over the next few columns I intend to look at how our vision for a more artistically engaged cityscape might take shape. more

Dec 6, 2017 12:50 PM Thank You For Staring 2 Comments

Crowdfunding, just like any other form of raising capital to back one’s dreams, is a mixed bag. Even if goals are met, there are fees to pay (Kickstarter charges five percent in addition to payment processing fees). more

Nov 21, 2017 1:39 PM Thank You For Staring

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Photo courtesy of Dinah Poellnitz

Who is she? Poellnitz is a community organizer and curator who runs Hill Street Country Club, an art space in Oceanside that operates out of a golf apparel headquarters on Coast Highway. more

Nov 15, 2017 9:26 AM Best of San Diego: People


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For the uninitiated, the controversy in Boyle Heights surrounds the onslaught of art galleries taking advantage of cheap rents in the neighborhood and how their lack of inclusion of the local community is problematic. more

Oct 25, 2017 11:13 AM Thank You For Staring 1 Comments


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I moved from here to San Francisco and then to New York City, and I really didn’t think I’d be back, let alone loving the beach culture and art scene. Looks like I’m here to stay, and here are 15 reasons why. more

Oct 17, 2017 1:35 PM Best of San Diego

So while I like the idea of the fight to make art and that limited resources can inspire creativity and collectivity, at what point do we stand up and ask for more? more

Oct 3, 2017 4:56 PM Thank You For Staring 1 Comments


Photo by Kinsee Morlan

I’m going to use this first attempt, in what I hope will be an ongoing series of columns, to demystify funding processes. more

Sep 20, 2017 9:47 AM Thank You For Staring


Photo by Geoffrey Cunningham

Diversity. Community. Local. Arts institutions often use these buzzwords in mission statements and press releases to make themselves seem relevant and accessible to the public. But actions speak louder than words. more

Aug 22, 2017 1:48 PM Thank You For Staring 1 Comments

I’ll never forget the day I became a cinephile. I was studying theater, thinking I wanted to direct plays, when my freshman year roommate told me I needed to come see her film professor lecture. more

Aug 9, 2017 9:24 AM Thank You For Staring 17 Comments


Photo by Rachel Michelle Fernandes

Recently, I attended the second annual Tijuana Zine Fest and was completely blown away by what was hands down the best organized arts event I’ve been to on the West Coast. more

Jul 25, 2017 10:25 PM Thank You For Staring


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In addition to traveling back and forth between San Diego and Tijuana for many years, Charles Glaubitz regularly crosses borders and pushes boundaries in his work. more

Jul 18, 2017 5:55 PM Features


Photo by Rachel Michelle Fernandes

I left San Diego 15 years ago with flaming tire tracks behind me. OK, I’m being dramatic, but there certainly was a sense of urgency at play. more

Jul 12, 2017 10:05 AM Thank You For Staring


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A recent hiatus and Pavlick’s frequent travels through his involvement with the project Whoop Dee Doo generated speculation that Helmuth’s days of unbridled creative freedom may be coming to an end. more

Jun 28, 2017 9:52 AM Seen Local


Photo by Torrey Bailey

Upon the recent departure of the San Diego Art Institute’s attention-grabbing executive director, Ginger Shulick Porcella, Corona, then the education director, somewhat reluctantly accepted the leadership position in the interim. more

Jun 20, 2017 5:31 PM Features 5 Comments


Photo by Rachel Michelle Fernandes

Since the old fashioned is essentially the foundation of all cocktails, it would seem pretty easy to put a twist on it. more

Jun 14, 2017 11:37 AM Drink Issue


Photo courtesy of the Women’s Museum of California

The Women’s Museum of California (2730 Historic Decatur Road) is getting a rare chance to display this fascinating and historically relevant relationship between women and their most cherished accessory. more

Jun 7, 2017 8:26 AM Seen Local

Andrea Chung is tired, and with good reason. The American-born, Jamaican-Trinidadian artist just finished installing her solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and it was no easy task. more

May 23, 2017 6:16 PM Features


Photo by Matt Furman

Artist Regan Russell loves to play with the absurd. The first image that appears on his website is a detailed pencil drawing of a stallion staring down a shirtless bodybuilder wearing Ray Bans. more

May 23, 2017 3:20 PM Seen Local

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