Art

  • David Antin's Words Live On: Hundreds pay tribute to local poet at The Getty Center

    David Antin's Words Live On: Hundreds pay tribute to local poet at The Getty Center

    David Antin, poet, art critic, performance artist and one of the founding professors of UC San Diego’s Department of Visual Arts, died October 2016 at age 84. In his honor, his son, Blaise, established the David Antin Endowed Prize for Excellence in Visual Arts at UCSD. Another great tribute took...

  • First AMT Fest in San Diego kicks off art and science collaborations

    First AMT Fest in San Diego kicks off art and science collaborations

    The weekend of Feb. 2-4, an ambitious undertaking took place, the brainchild of three local organizations: one art-centered, one scientific and one academic. The first Art/Music/Technology (AMT) Festival was a creative collaboration between San Diego Art Institute (SDAI), the Fleet Science Center...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for events: Feb. 16-22

    La Jolla's Best Bets for events: Feb. 16-22

    Four Art Displays Opening Feb. 17, “Sum of the Parts,” a curated selection of artists working in collage, and “17 Collages from the Athenaeum’s Permanent Collection,” will be on view through March 25 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. The opening reception is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb....

  • LET'S REVIEW: Freaky Friday makes for family fun at La Jolla Playhouse

    LET'S REVIEW: Freaky Friday makes for family fun at La Jolla Playhouse

    The 1976 comedy film version of “Freaky Friday” was nominated for three Golden Globes — for Best Actresses Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris, and Best Original Song.  All the music, humor, fantasy and family film elements that made it a favorite are captured onstage in La Jolla Playhouse’s production...

  • 'The Illusion' set to make magic at North Coast Rep

    'The Illusion' set to make magic at North Coast Rep

    The drama “The Illusion,” by Tony Kushner (adapted from Pierre Corneille’s “L’illusion Comique”) will take North Coast Repertory Theatre (NCRT) audiences on an extraordinary journey. NCRT Artistic Director David Ellenstein said he first experienced Kushner’s work when he played an actor in the...

  • The play's the thing: San Diego's Old Globe Theatre to host award-winning 'Plays by Young Writers' festival

    The play's the thing: San Diego's Old Globe Theatre to host award-winning 'Plays by Young Writers' festival

    Seven aspiring playwrights will have their work shown as part of the 32nd annual Playwrights Project Festival of Plays by Young Writers, Jan. 19-29, at The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. Ranging in age from 12 to 18, they are the winners of the 2016 California Young Playwrights Contest, chosen...

  • 6 reasons San Diego Restaurant Week 2017 must be on your 'must do' list

    6 reasons San Diego Restaurant Week 2017 must be on your 'must do' list

    San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW) is back to kick off 2017 with food, fun and memories, Jan. 15-22. This foodie-favorited event is celebrating its 13th year of bringing people together to dine out, reconnect and indulge. With more than 180 participating restaurants to choose from across every neighborhood...

  • Cafe presents work of two local artists

    Cafe presents work of two local artists

    Throughout the month of January, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is featuring the work of Andrew Najera and Mieko Anekawa at 5627 La Jolla Blvd. A Southern California native, Andrew Najera’s natural talent and passion for drawing was nurtured under accomplished, local artist Judy Nachazel. After high...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Going Nuts Over Seeds — Part 2

    Kitchen Shrink: Going Nuts Over Seeds — Part 2

    KITCHEN SHRINK: When I was growing up, chia pets were all the rage. As a gag for my Sweet 16 birthday, one of my friends gave me a kitschy chia dog that magically grew a luxurious "fur" coat after I placed hundreds of tiny chia seeds on the canine's bare body, and watered them religiously for several...

  • ArtPower's cool performers will make old-time music hot again at UCSD/La Jolla concerts

    ArtPower's cool performers will make old-time music hot again at UCSD/La Jolla concerts

    Start the new year off with a song in your heart and a little night music from ArtPower's "American Routes" series, a new addition to the innovative music, dance and film program's 13th season at UC San Diego. First up is Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton (Jan. 12, 2017) a 20-something multi-instrumentalist...

  • Brockton Villa marks 25 years of sea-side dining in La Jolla

    Brockton Villa marks 25 years of sea-side dining in La Jolla

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Brockton Villa restaurant is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, but the history of this picturesque property dates back to the turn of the century. The PREVIOUS century. It was in 1900 that Nellie Mills, one of La Jolla's first known real estate agents, rented out one...

  • 6th-grader loves her role in 'Miracle on 34th Street'

    6th-grader loves her role in 'Miracle on 34th Street'

    For many people, the 1947 film “Miracle on 34th Street,” has maintained its popularity throughout the decades. Luckily for those who remember it (and those who have never seen it), the San Diego Musical Theatre’s version is onstage through Dec. 24 at the Horton Grand Theatre. Julia Van Skike, a...

  • La Jollan adds role in 'White Christmas' to her list of performances

    La Jollan adds role in 'White Christmas' to her list of performances

    Claire Scheper said she began taking voice lessons about five years ago because she loved to sing, but never dreamed that would lead to performing on stage. “I never expected to be in musical theater,” she said. “As soon as my voice teacher, Karyn Overstreet, sent me to my first audition, I fell...

  • 2 Greens, 7 Films + 1 Rock Band kick off ArtPower’s Filmatic Series

    2 Greens, 7 Films + 1 Rock Band kick off ArtPower’s Filmatic Series

    Sam Green and Brent Green are not related, but they’re both filmmakers, each known for creating multimedia performances that combine inventive cinema with storytelling and music. And both were onstage for “Live Cinema” Nov. 9 at UCSD’s Qualcomm Institute, narrating their films while a band provided...

  • Joyce Cutler Shaw: 'Fierce' La Jolla artist shines in documentary

    Joyce Cutler Shaw: 'Fierce' La Jolla artist shines in documentary

    For over 40 years, multimedia artist Joyce Cutler-Shaw, who has called La Jolla home since 1959, has been exhibiting her drawings, artist’s books and installations at museums and libraries around the world. She is now the subject of “She is Fierce,” a new 30-minute documentary that was screened...

  • La Jolla High School welcomes drama teacher Stacey Allen

    La Jolla High School welcomes drama teacher Stacey Allen

    Under the leadership of new drama teacher Stacey Allen, plays at La Jolla High School this year will be a little more intimate. That’s not to say there won’t be a big musical (it’s “Little Shop of Horrors” this year), but to get into the raw nature of acting, several productions will be pared down....

  • Stravinsky's 'Psalms,' headline December Symphony & Chorus concert

    Stravinsky's 'Psalms,' headline December Symphony & Chorus concert

    The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) presents the second concert of its 62nd season, Dec. 3-4, showcasing two very different approaches to the symphony. Music Director Steven Schick conducts the orchestra and chorus in Igor Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms” and orchestra in Beethoven’s 6th Symphony....

  • Master’s students stage a stylish ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ at The Old Globe

    Master’s students stage a stylish ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ at The Old Globe

    The Old Globe Theatre continues to captivate audiences with its brilliant executions of Shakespeare’s classics, bringing in top talent to star and direct. Now through Nov. 20, you can see another fine example in “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” directed by Richard Seer with first- and second-year...

  • Let’s Review: ‘Arrival’ premiere wows UCSD sci-fi fans

    Let’s Review: ‘Arrival’ premiere wows UCSD sci-fi fans

    There was excitement in the air on Nov. 7 at Atkinson Auditorium in the Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego for the world premiere of the science fiction film, “Arrival,” released in theaters Nov. 11. The sold-out crowd was anxious to find their seats. Paramount Pictures, which owns the rights to...

  • La Jolla artist’s retrospective provides quiet moments at Halloween Bash

    La Jolla artist’s retrospective provides quiet moments at Halloween Bash

    The pre-Halloween “Art After Dark” event at Oceanside Museum of Art on Oct. 28 was full of eye-popping surprises. For starters, there was a 30-foot airplane parked outside, courtesy of artist Dustin Otterbach. Inside, mixing with hundreds of costumed guests and nonstop DJ music, there were burlesque...

  • How to Weave a Painting: The Loft to showcase La Jolla artist's work

    How to Weave a Painting: The Loft to showcase La Jolla artist's work

    If you look at the recent series of paintings by La Jolla artist Mohan Sundaresan collectively titled “Woven Paintings,” from afar, they seem like regular geometrically-oriented works made with a brush and deep rich colors. However, if you get real close and examine each carefully, you realize...

  • Christmas in Whoville: Old Globe skillfully stages annual classic

    Christmas in Whoville: Old Globe skillfully stages annual classic

    The Conrad Prebys Theatre Center Plaza in front of The Old Globe in Balboa Park is a beautiful, fun reminder of the upcoming holiday season. The lights, and especially the very tall Grinch Tree, is a delight for all ages. Watching families take pictures in front of it and seeing children’s smiles...

  • Old Globe Theater takes Shakespeare on the road again with 'Measure For Measure'

    Old Globe Theater takes Shakespeare on the road again with 'Measure For Measure'

    After two successful years with the traveling Globe For All performances, the program returns for a third year with Shakespeare’s “Measure For Measure,” on tour around San Diego County with free performances through Nov. 20. Directing this year is Patricia McGregor making her Globe debut. “I am...

  • Strong voices carry new Playhouse musical 'Miss You Like Hell'

    Strong voices carry new Playhouse musical 'Miss You Like Hell'

    It’s always exciting when a world-premiere arrives in San Diego. Music fans will be even more excited as the world-premiere of “Miss You Like Hell” at La Jolla Playhouse through Dec. 4, features book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winner Quiara Alegría Hudes (“In the Heights,” “Water by the Spoonful”),...

  • Sherpa's smile steals the photo show at café

    Sherpa's smile steals the photo show at café

    Images from travel photographer Briana Gallo’s recent trek to the base of Mt. Everest are on display through November at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Art & Music Collective, 5627 La Jolla Blvd. The La Jollan’s travel blog was published in the Huffington Post and highlights the photos on display. Many...

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