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Stage curtains. (Photo by Peter Ong, FreeImages)

OCEANSIDE: Youth performances return to Brooks theatre

June 30, 2021
OCEANSIDE — The Oceanside Theatre Company’s Youth Theatre Arts Summer Camp returns after a yearlong pandemic respite with “Broadway by the Beach” performances July 2 and 3 at the historic Sunshine Brooks Theatre.
Lux Art Institute in Encinitas is merging with the San Diego Art Institute this September to create The Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego. (Lux Art Institute photo)

Lux merger with San Diego Art Institute creates broader forum

Anneliese Esparza March 30, 2021
When the Lux Art Institute and the San Diego Art Institute merge this September to become The Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego, the two campuses will have over 15,000 square feet of indoor space for art galleries, classes, workshops and artist residencies.
Three of more than 50 new mosaics are pictured at the Santa Fe Drive undercossing at Interstate 5 in Encinitas in late August. (Photo by Jim Gilliam, courtesy of the city of Encinitas)

Encinitas mosaics an outlet for students, memorial for residents

Julia Shapero September 25, 2020
Fifty-three mosaics created by local high school students, college students and adult artists are completed and installed under the Santa Fe Drive undercrossing at Interstate 5 in Encinitas.

Living Creatively: ‘There is no one like you in the universe’

Barbara Basia Koenig June 5, 2020
Your voice, your presence, your place in the scheme of things will be etched forever in the annals of these times.

Comic-Con canceled for first time in 50 years

North Coast Current April 17, 2020
San Diego Comic-Con has been canceled for 2020, the first time in its 50-year history that the event has been put on hold, organizers announced Friday, April 17.
Rain. (Jan Fillem, Unsplash)

Living Creatively: Be at peace

Barbara Basia Koenig January 4, 2020
We have within us a kind of spiritual anchor, an innate inner peace or presence of mind that is always accessible to us if we learn to cultivate it, as we do a sense of humor. Our presence of mind can withstand any adversity if we understand our place in the scheme of things. We can contribute to the chaos around us, or we can be an island of peace within it, somewhat like being in the eye of the storm. We can attain this inner tranquility through practice of presence.
Art. (Markus Spiske, Unsplash)

ENCINITAS: Art Guild’s annual bazaar returns Dec. 14

November 30, 2019

ENCINITAS — The San Dieguito Art Guild presents its ninth annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive in Encinitas. Visitors...

Cool on the Coast: A roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Oceanside. (Helmut Wattrott, FreeImages)

Cool on the Coast: Surfing Madonna, SaltDog, candy, crafts in October

Antonio Pequeño IV October 11, 2019
Your roundup of events in Encinitas, Del Mar and the San Diego region.
San Diego County beach. (Photo by Frank McKenna, Unsplash)

Cool on the Coast: Round out August with Leucadia art walk, family time at Del Mar track

Antonio Pequeño IV August 17, 2019
Your roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar and the San Diego region.
Carlsbad artist N.C. Winters draws a sketch for fan Susie Lum of La Mirada at his Comic-Con booth. The convention ran July 18-21 in downtown San Diego. (Photo by Meghan Lanigan)

San Diego Comic-Con marks milestone for Carlsbad artist

Meghan Lanigan July 26, 2019
Carlsbad artist and designer N.C. Winters had shown his artwork at Comic-Con before, but 2019 marked a milestone. This year marked the 50th anniversary of Comic-Con and the first time Winters decided to have his own full booth at the event.
Encinitas artist Carla Funk sits among works in her studio July 2. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Encinitas artist guides young students through creativity at summer camp

Meghan Lanigan July 8, 2019
One Encinitas woman’s passion has been to keep children connected to art, and for the past 27 years, Carla Funk, artist and published poet, has merged art with learning at a camp she hosts for kids in her back yard every summer.
(FreeImages photo by Bas van de Wiel)

DEL MAR: Art Center Gallery opens in new spot May 15

May 10, 2019

DEL MAR — The new Del Mar Art Center Gallery opens its doors to the public Wednesday, May 15, with more than three dozen working artist members showing their creations in a variety of media, such as...

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