Art

  • 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...

  • Del Mar dancer receives new lease on life thanks to back surgery

    Del Mar dancer receives new lease on life thanks to back surgery

    A Del Mar woman is dancing with excitement and a new outlook on life — literally. By the time she reached her 40s, Suanne Summers had seemingly accepted that she was destined to have back problems for the rest of her life. When she was 20, she had surgery performed on her back for the first time...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 15)

    For more information, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2Lws0HJ Book Signing: Marion Ross The Cardiff resident and actress best known for her role as the mother on "Happy Days" will sign copies of her new memoir at the Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Drive, on June 16 at 1:30 p.m. For...

  • Summer Fun on the 101 to take place June 23

    Summer Fun on the 101 to take place June 23

    Summer officially kicks off at Leucadia Roadside Park (860 N Coast Hwy 101) on Saturday, June 23 with the 9th annual Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia’s Music Festival! Starting at 11:30am, the Leucadia 101 Main Street Association presents ten of the finest acts Encinitas has to offer including Mattson...

  • Leucadia woman new leader of Alzheimer's San Diego

    Leucadia woman new leader of Alzheimer's San Diego

    For Eugenia Welch, taking over as the CEO at Alzheimer's San Diego in March was an easy transition. After all, the Leucadia woman has had experience working with patients of the memory loss disease for most of her life. Welch, who formerly ran Sunrise Senior Living in La Costa, has been working...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 8)

    Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 8)

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  • SDA student curates art show on femininity

    SDA student curates art show on femininity

    For 18-year-old Vanessa Machin, curating her own art show symbolized her independence as a young woman. The show's theme on femininity took that message one step further. The San Dieguito Academy senior presented "Femininity and Coming of Age" on June 3 at the Performing Arts Workshop in Encinitas....

  • Opera comes to Encinitas

    Opera comes to Encinitas

    An evening of opera, show tunes and choral favorites came to Encinitas Memorial Day weekend, including the majestic patriotic piece “Who Are The Brave,” in honor of those of the armed forces attending the concert. All this was part of the “Free Music in the Library” series put on by the Roger Anderson...

  • CCA teen named 'Best Actor' in San Diego County

    CCA teen named 'Best Actor' in San Diego County

    Jonas McMullen, an 18-year-old senior at Canyon Crest Academy, was recognized for his performances as The Baker in "Into the Woods" and Henry Jekyll in "Jekyll and Hyde" at CCA.

  • JCS Innovation Centre Encinitas students show off their art skills

    JCS Innovation Centre Encinitas students show off their art skills

    A showcase of Julian Charter School (JCS) Innovation Centre Encinitas student artwork took place May 22 in the program’s Student Center.

  • Canyon Crest Academy student wins Best Actor award

    Canyon Crest Academy student wins Best Actor award

    A Canyon Crest Academy student has been announced as the best high school actor in San Diego County. Jonas McMullen, a senior at the Carmel Valley high school, won the Best Actor award at the Broadway San Diego Awards on May 27. Jonas and the winner of the Best Actress award, Felicity Bryant of...

  • La Costa Canyon theatre teacher recognized as best in county

    La Costa Canyon theatre teacher recognized as best in county

    Brad Golden believes a teacher’s job is to challenge his or her students. The three-year theatre instructor at La Costa Canyon High School recalled a parent informing him that he was "emotionally challenging" his performers, whose most recent feat was tackling the musical and heart-wrenching show...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 1)

    'The Birds' at SDA San Dieguito Academy presents a modern take on the Greek comedy, "The Birds" on May 31, June 1 and June 2 at 7 p.m. in the school's Liggett Theater, 800 Santa Fe Drive. For tickets and more information, visit https://bit.ly/2IKXcWL. Free Green Living Tour Walk through some easy...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (May 25)

    For more information and a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2ILzoBj. Memorial Day Tribute American Legion Post 416 and Encinitas Elks Lodge #2243 will host a Memorial Day Tribute on May 28 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at 210 West F Street. The event will feature...

  • San Diego County Fair looking to be pretty 'sweet'

    San Diego County Fair looking to be pretty 'sweet'

    This year, from June 1 to July 4, the San Diego County Fair will have a theme of "How Sweet It Is." Decadent selections include a cotton candy ice cream sandwich and bacon-wrapped baklava.

  • Artist paints new mural to help revitalize street in Cardiff

    Artist paints new mural to help revitalize street in Cardiff

    Skye Walkers' latest mural, at 2121 Newcastle on the side of the Cardiff Reef Apartments building, features a depiction of pro-surfer Rob Machado riding green-hued waves at sunset at Cardiff State Beach.

  • 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....

  • Encinitas Friends of the Arts launches piano campaign

    With just four weeks into a fundraising campaign, the Encinitas Friends of the Arts has raised half of its goal amount. Through the 88 Keys Campaign, the organization is hoping to raise approximately $39,000 toward the purchase a new 9-foot concert grand piano for the Encinitas Community and Senior...

  • Award-winning poets to read at Encinitas branch library in March

    Award-winning poets to read at Encinitas branch library in March

    Widely acclaimed and extensively published poets Ron Salisbury, Michael Mark and Deborah Allbritain will read their work during “The Poetry Show” at the Encinitas Branch Library on March 25 at 1:30 pm. In addition, Salisbury will teach a class at the library titled “The Nature of Poetry Today”...

  • Sharing history through song

    Sharing history through song

    Michael Paul Smith started singing with his siblings as a child, but it wasn’t until much later that he saw himself with a career as a professional vocalist. When he was younger, he had his sights on becoming a professional basketball player despite a mentor who encouraged him toward classical...

  • Young filmmaker earns several distinctions for directorial debut

    Young filmmaker earns several distinctions for directorial debut

    What started as a project created by a local teen to comfort his dying father has turned into an internationally-recognized film. Perry Chen, 17, of Carmel Valley (Torrey Hills), and his debut animated film "Changyou's Journey" — which tells the story of his father, who passed away from cancer...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Feb. 16)

    5K Paw Walk The walk begins at the Heritage Museum, 400 Quail Gardens Drive, and moves to the Botanic Garden on Feb. 17 from 8 to 11 a.m. Dogs are encouraged to bring their owners to enjoy the 5K walk, as well as pet products, doggie treats, and people food. Limited to two dogs per person. Vaccinated...

  • Roger Anderson Chorale to perform 'A View of Paradise'

    The Roger Anderson Chorale will perform its "A View of Paradise" concert on March 3 and 4. An eclectic variety of music will be performed including African-American Spirituals, contemporary composers, modern classical and world beat. The chorale appears with a variety of performance artists including...

  • CCCBand celebrates 35 years

    CCCBand celebrates 35 years

    Thirty-five years ago, two women came together in Encinitas to play music and recruited 12 others to join in on the fun. Back then, in 1983, Judy Thum's and Jan Turnage's vision for the Coastal Communities Concert Band (then the Coastal Communities Civic Band) was to play tunes as a way to pass...

  • CCA explores dichotomy in upcoming theatre season

    CCA explores dichotomy in upcoming theatre season

    Canyon Crest Academy's Envision theatre program will explore right and wrong, and good versus evil, in its two productions in the upcoming season. "Antigone," presented as a drama, and "Jekyll and Hyde," performed as a musical, each aim to make actors and audiences question who and what they should...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Feb. 9)

    For more information and a complete list of events, visit the city's newsletter at http://bit.ly/2GGSJjd. Puppy Love event at Seaside Bazaar Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Seaside Bazaar in Encinitas is hosting a pet adoption event Sunday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with dogs of all shapes...

  • CERT members recognized by Mayor Blakespear

    CERT members recognized by Mayor Blakespear

    Encinitas CERT members were presented with the Mayor's Certificate of Recognition for continued excellent public service Jan. 24. Encinitas CERT's mission is to reduce the severity a large scale disaster will have on the City of Encinitas. To accomplish this mission, Encinitas CERT has three areas...

  • Surfing Madonna installs mosaic on Moonlight Beach

    Surfing Madonna installs mosaic on Moonlight Beach

    A public art piece that took hundreds of participants more than a year to put together is finally viewable at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. The nonprofit Surfing Madonna Oceans Project completed and installed the "Pacific Playground" mosaic, on the newly-constructed $3 million Marine Safety Center,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Feb. 2)

    For a complete list of events, visit the city's newsletter at http://bit.ly/2DOIOKR. Cardiff Kook Run A 5K, 10K and costume contest on Super Bowl Sunday beginning at 7 a.m. The scenic loop passes by the famous "Cardiff Kook" statue (The Magic Carpet Ride), rises above some of the most popular surf...

  • Off Track Gallery to host artist reception on Feb. 10

    Off Track Gallery to host artist reception on Feb. 10

    The public is invited to a reception at the Off Track Gallery, 937 South Coast Highway 101, Suite C-103, featuring the limited edition photography of Jeffrey R. Brosbe on Feb. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. Brosbe says, “Visually, my work is built around shape, light and shadow. The essence of my images,...

  • Woman burned in Encinitas house fire

    Woman burned in Encinitas house fire

    A woman was burned and her Encinitas home was significantly damaged early Jan. 22 when the one-story, single-family residence caught fire, authorities said. Crews from the Encinitas Fire Department responded to the blaze at 12:26 a.m. on the 1600 block of Landquist Drive, east of El Camino Real...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Jan. 26)

    For more information and a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2DruIPa. Concert: Roger Anderson Chorale Experience an interstellar delight for the senses by the Encinitas-based auditioned adult chorus in their show, "United Voices of Earth and Cosmos" on Jan. 27...

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