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Going Places

Christie Beniston’s new “Time Interwoven” installation at the San Diego Airport offers a visual metaphor for the act of travel. “Time Interwoven” was the first work acquired by the Airport Authority under its new Art Master Plan.

Quint offers feast of contemporary art

Mark Quint, owner of La Jolla’s eponymous gallery, has showcased the work of contemporary artists for nearly three decades. On Aug. 15, Quint will present 75 pieces of that work by regional, national and international artists in “Three Decades of Contemporary Art” at The California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum. The show will run through Dec. 31.

Spontaneity and dreams drive artist’s paintbrush

When Aimee Fahrner starts a painting, she usually doesn’t plan what she’s going to paint, so she’s often surprised by the result.

La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest 2009 is ready to dazzle

More than 70 artists, including virtuoso pianists, violinists; an evening with actor Michael York; and an annual gala will top La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest 2009.

Shapes & Shadows: Once a beginning artist, Carol Curtis is now a teacher

Carol Curtis surprised herself by winning the Peoples’ Choice award for the first watercolor she ever painted – a facial profile of an American Indian woman.

Now, 10 years later, Curtis is actively selling her work and will teach a beginner’s watercolor class at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library on July 20. Her work can be viewed at La Jolla’s Girard Gourmet and at the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild.

The skies the limit

Carmel Valley celestial dancer shares her Indian heritage

With a name meaning celestial dancer, 12-year-old Menaka R. Ramprasad was born to express her South Indian heritage through graceful movements.

In early June, Menaka performed the 4,000-year-old Bharata Natyam Arangetram, a classical Indian dance solo, before an audience of 300 people at La Jolla’s Jewish Community Center.

County children give Peanuts gang a musical spin

Perhaps no comic strip characters better portray the growing pains of childhood better than Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. Now a group of young San Diego County performers give Charles Schultz’s comic characters a musical spin in the Actors’ Conservatory Theatre’s (ACT) presentation of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

Artist finds niche market in mixed martial arts

Carmel Valley artist Evan Shoman found his niche market when he began drawing pencil portraits of his favorite mixed martial arts (MMA) sports heroes.

Modern MMA, a relatively new combative contact sport, grew in popularity after the 1993 founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a U.S.-based organization. The UFC adopted stricter safety rules than had previously been used. MMA encompasses a variety of fighting styles, including kickboxing, judo, Muay Thai and jujitsu.

Lively cow art grazes local streets this weekend

La Jollans best brace themselves for a “mooving” experience when a herd of 40 colorful fiberglass cows descends on the Village on March 15.

Far from your ordinary Holsteins, these bodacious bovines have a flair for fashion. Fancifully decorated by top San Diego artists, these cows come dressed to impress.

Photographer shares the joy of surfing

As a teenager, Aaron Chang became interested in photography because he wanted to show his friends the joy of surfing. Now, visitors to Chang’s new Cedros gallery can experience that joy and his amazing ability to capture some of the world’s most beautiful locations in large-format images.