Ted Turner

Spar Street works on exhibit through Aug. 6 at Monarch

Spar Street works on exhibit through Aug. 6 at Monarch

Something special has been going on at the Monarch Art Gallery in the Village. Owner Elsie Arredondo, who bought the gallery a couple of years ago from Leland Williams and moved it from the touristy Prospect location to the more serious art district, 7629 Girard Ave., has been putting together some exhibits that are charting a new direction for the arts in La Jolla.

Last month’s reception featured a multi-disciplinary performance by an electronic violinist, a dancer and a charcoal painter who produced a wall-sized painting as patrons watched in amazement. The June 25 reception featured world-renowned artist Spar Street, a towering figure in more ways than one — he stands 6-foot...

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