Art

  • Torrey Pines alum to perform standup comedy at KAABOO

    Torrey Pines alum to perform standup comedy at KAABOO

    Seven years ago, while in college, Ari Mannis decided to enter a stand-up comedy competition on a whim. From there, the Del Mar native has gone on to share the stage with various comedians in Southern California but will soon tackle his biggest performance yet — the KAABOO comedy stage. Mannis,...

  • Encinitas events this week (Aug. 17)

    Encinitas events this week (Aug. 17)

    For more information and a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at bit.ly/2KJfyn4. The Pettybreakers Hear the nation’s premier “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” tribute act on Aug. 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Moonlight Beach, 400 B Street. Based out of Southern California, this band...

  • Encinitas students share Sister City trip experience

    Encinitas students share Sister City trip experience

    Three Encinitas high schoolers and a chaperone received a taste of a different culture on a recent visit to Amasuka, Japan. "It was like what you would see online but just 10 times better," said Hannah Berggren, one of three incoming San Dieguito Academy sophomores who was chosen as a delegate...

  • Man plans 3,000-mile journey across Atlantic to raise awareness for PTSD

    Man plans 3,000-mile journey across Atlantic to raise awareness for PTSD

    For Rick Collins and Tim Crockett, the mythical Kraken creature — which attacks ships from under the ocean surface — is akin to the mental struggles of post-traumatic stress disorder. "It lives deep down in your soul, and, on occasion, it can come up and just absolutely destroy you," said Collins,...

  • Lux Art Institute names new executive director

    Lux Art Institute in Encinitas has selected Kathleen Stoughton as its new Executive Director following a national search.

  • San Diego County Gourd Artists featured in Encinitas gallery

    San Diego County Gourd Artists featured in Encinitas gallery

    Members of the San Diego County Gourd Artists (SDCGA) will present a gourd art show in the lighted cases at the Encinitas Civic Center from Aug. 23 through Oct. 18. Some artworks are offered for sale. The Civic Center Gallery is located in the lobby of Encinitas City Hall, 505 South Vulcan Avenue....

  • Encinitas events this week (Aug. 10)

    Encinitas events this week (Aug. 10)

    The Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear the music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Count Basie and more on Aug. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. The orchestra's talented musicians perform...

  • Del Mar artist highlights evolution of styles in two shows

    Del Mar artist highlights evolution of styles in two shows

    Joan Thorburn — who founded and formerly hosted the Carmel Valley Artists show twice a year — has used different methods over the years to create two-dimensional pieces that are both abstract and unique.

  • Artists’ reception at Off Track Gallery to feature MiraCosta art students

    The public is invited to an artists’ reception at the Off Track Gallery featuring a cash award ceremony to Encinitas Friends fo the Arts and also to three promising MiraCosta College Students — Rachel Greenstein, Priscilla Rivera, and Jonathan Broberg — on Aug. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Encinitas events this week (July 27)

    Encinitas events this week (July 27)

    For a complete list of events and more information, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2uCMVm. Encinitas Flea Market Experience more than 30 vendors offering art, vintage items, jewelry, collectibles and treasures for sale at great prices on July 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the city...

  • Former SDA art teacher paints stories through portraits

    Former SDA art teacher paints stories through portraits

    A former North County art teacher is showing off his own talents to the community in an art show at the North Coast Repertory Theatre (NCRT). John Ratajkowski, who taught drawing and painting at San Dieguito Academy for 30 years and divides his time between Carmel Valley and Ireland, features nine...

  • Encinitas events this week (July 20)

    Encinitas events this week (July 20)

    For more information and a complete listing of events, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2umIuvR. Insect Festival This one-of-a-kind festival on July 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, is sure to intrigue bug-devotees of all ages...

  • Award-winning CCA grad Chase Morrin returns to San Diego for collaborative concerts

    Award-winning CCA grad Chase Morrin returns to San Diego for collaborative concerts

    An accomplished Carmel Valley pianist/composer will return home to San Diego later this month for two special collaborative performances. Chase Morrin, 24, will present concerts at a biology and biotech-focused TEDX talk at the Salk Institute on July 28, 1 p.m., and at Dizzy's jazz club on July...

  • A very, very funny thing is on the way to North Coast Repertory Theatre

    A very, very funny thing is on the way to North Coast Repertory Theatre

    One of the funniest things you'll ever see on stage is coming to North Coast Repertory Theater (NCRT) in Solana Beach, starting July 11. With a book by "No No Nanette" writer Bert Shevelove and super-funnyman Larry Gelbart (creator of "M*A*S*H") and music and lyrics by Steven Sondheim, how could...

  • Encinitas events this week (July 6)

    For more information and a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2KK3X8p. Artful Recipes of Life An eight-week expressive arts workshop series open to all patients, facilitated by Alessandra Colfi, PhD. Personalize and decorate a ‘Treasure Box’ and create mixed-media...

  • Passport to Brazil event to take place April 28

    Passport to Brazil event to take place April 28

    The diverse cultural background of Brazil includes many celebrations and festivals that have become known around the world, such as Brazilian Carnival. This colorful culture creates an environment that makes Brazil a popular destination. Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) will recreate this culture...

  • Encinitas dance company presents debut performance

    Encinitas dance company presents debut performance

    As she sat watching a play at the La Jolla Playhouse last year, dance teacher Sadie Weinberg had a vision. "If theatre companies can bring in different directors for plays, thus presenting a variety of voices for audiences, why doesn't something similar exist for dance companies?" the Village Park...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (April 20)

    For a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2quNc8S. Arbor Day tree planting event The City of Encinitas will be hosting a free "Arbor Day" event for tree enthusiasts on April 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at San Dieguito Academy, 800 Santa Fe Drive. Tree Stewards will...

  • Encinitas artists to showcase work at Mission Federal ArtWalk

    Encinitas artists to showcase work at Mission Federal ArtWalk

    Six Encinitas artists of a variety of media will show their work at the Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy on April 28 and 29.

  • A Saturday brunch with a bang

    A Saturday brunch with a bang

    It was not your ordinary brunch at Belmont Village Senior Living on March 31, when the acclaimed San Diego State Drumline band, called “State of Sound,” under the direction of Tohbias Juniel, marched their way up to the building and into residents’ and visitors’ hearts. SDSU’s Drumline is a part...

  • Artistic flourishes planned for freeway underpasses

    Artistic flourishes planned for freeway underpasses

    Two of the busiest freeway underpasses in Encinitas may be gaining an artistic makeover, as well as new bike lanes and sidewalks. A thick ribbon of mosaic work designed by a professional artist could wind along the walls approaching the Encinitas Boulevard underpass, while dozens of student-created...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (April 13)

    Brat and Beer Fest Olivenhain Town Council presents the 46th annual Brat and Beer Fest on April 29. The day, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Olivenhain Meeting Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road, will include local craft beers, wine, soda and authentic German brats. For more information, visit www.olivenhain.org...

  • Lifelong Leucadian presents first photography show

    Lifelong Leucadian presents first photography show

    A life-long Leucadian will present her first-ever photography show beginning April 14. Cheyenne Arnold, 29, first seriously picked up a camera a few years ago. A former social media coordinator, Arnold said creativity had always been a part of her life. "Looking at what I liked about the job, it...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (April 6)

    Pickin' Pear Concert Tia Martini and Leon Elam will perform at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 2020 Chestnut Boulevard in Carlsbad, on April 7 at 7:30 p.m. The pair applies non-traditional stylings to their traditional instruments and create an original mix of modern American music. Together...

  • Pair of retired teachers pen children's books

    Pair of retired teachers pen children's books

    Barbara Gay, of Carmel Valley, and Libby Nickel, of Poway, teamed up last summer to create the "Travis and Mollie" children's book series.

  • Encinitas woman's work on display at Civic Center Gallery

    Encinitas woman's work on display at Civic Center Gallery

    A lifelong Encinitas woman is showing a collection of original paintings at the Civic Center Gallery through May 3. Taylor Chapin's work has been on display at the gallery at City Hall, 505 South Vulcan Avenue, since March 8. The paintings all focus on people, domesticity and consumerism. She recently...

  • Off Track Gallery to host reception on April 14

    Off Track Gallery to host reception on April 14

    The public is invited to a reception at the Off Track Gallery featuring the exquisite jewelry by Cheryl DeLain on Saturday, April 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. “Join me on a global jewelry adventure featuring hand-blown glass from Murano Italy, vintage handmade silver from India and Thailand, rich lapis...

  • Fashion company makes modesty a mission

    Fashion company makes modesty a mission

    On a wind-swept oceanfront catwalk in Encinitas on March 18, a team of models swept past rows of admiring customers at Artizara’s first independent fashion show. The women — wearing high heels, flowing calf-length dresses and long-sleeved tunics with pants — looked like any other models in cool-weather...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (March 30)

    For a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2pvUPe1. Spring Egg Hunt Calling all kids! Enjoy two performances by Hullabaloo and 20,000 eggs on March 31 from 10 a.m. to noon at Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Drive. Egg Hunt times: 10:15 a.m. for ages 4 & under...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (March 23)

    For a complete list of events, visit http://bit.ly/2DulJIf. Kids Afterschool Art Kids can learn to paint like a master artist on March 23 at 4 p.m. at Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave. Participants will be led in a free instructional session that explores the artistic style on Andy Warhol. For...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (March 16)

    Storytelling Festival The eighth annual event on March 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, will feature multiple professional and community storytellers for pre-school, children, families and adults. Participate in workshops and an "open mic" event. Randel McGee,...

  • Encinitas artist carves out a lasting impression

    Encinitas artist carves out a lasting impression

    An art instructor noticed that Manuelita Brown’s charcoal sketches were more focused on form than perspective, which was unusual for painters or sketch artists. “You’re a sculptor, aren’t you?” she asked Brown. Turns out she was right. Brown spent decades teaching mathematics and as a wife and...

  • Bench memorializes Encinitas junior lifeguard

    Bench memorializes Encinitas junior lifeguard

    After John Mossy, 22, died in 2011, his family and friends found a number of ways to commemorate his life: naming their sports teams "The Mossy Posse," starting an organization to feed the homeless and participating in various charities aimed at youth and mental health services. And now, people...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (March 9)

    For a full list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2Fihe8C. Arts Alive Banner Unveiling Meet the artists and view the painted street banners that will hang on Coast Hwy 101 this spring on March 10 from noon to 2 p.m. at Pacific View Academy of the Arts, 390 West F Street. Eighty-two...

  • Storytellers festival to take place March 17

    The Storytellers of San Diego and the Encinitas Branch of the San Diego County Library will present the eighth annual San Diego Storytelling Festival: Voices at the Water’s Edge on March 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Dr., Encinitas, CA. The festival will be held...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (March 2)

    For a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2Cg37iQ. Band-O-Rama! This special concert will feature local school bands playing a variety of music for your enjoyment on March 3 at 4 p.m. in the La Costa Canyon High School Gym, 1 Maverick Way in Carlsbad. Admission...

  • Local surf photographer displays work in new show

    Local surf photographer displays work in new show

    A photographer from Leucadia will show his photos from traveling and surfing around the world in a show at a newer local venue, starting this weekend. Chris Lowery, a traveling broadcast producer who recently covered the X Games in Aspen, Colo., will be Solomon and Co's third featured artist. The...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Feb. 23)

    For a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2HphIba. Encinitas Library 10th anniversary celebration The festivities on Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, include day-long activities and musical performances by the Moonlight...

  • Water district to hold poster, video and field trip grant contests for local students

    Olivenhain Municipal Water District realizes that the path toward a sustainable future lies within today’s students and seeks to harness their creativity and imagination to increase awareness of the value of water in everyday lives. The fourth-grade poster contest, high school video contest, and...

  • Encinitas to unveil new public art on March 3

    The City of Encinitas will host a community unveiling of a new work of public art, titled, "Moonlight Beach Tribute Bench," on March 3 at 10 a.m. at the Moonlight Beach Marine Safety Center, located at 400 B. Street, Encinitas, CA 92024. Encinitas Deputy Mayor Joe Mosca will make welcoming remarks....

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