Art

  • Local surf photographer displays work in new show

    Local surf photographer displays work in new show

    Chris Lowery, a traveling broadcast producer that recently covered the X Games in Aspen, Colo., will be Solomon and Co's third featured artist.

  • 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...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Jan. 19)

    Fundraiser for cancer patient Supporters of Kira Stanley, a La Costa Canyon High School student who was recently diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, will host a surf competition and fundraising part for the girl Jan. 20. The surf competition will take place at Moonlight Beach, beginning at...

  • Wind-powered, metal sculpture to launch city's new public art effort

    Wind-powered, metal sculpture to launch city's new public art effort

    A wind-powered, titanium sculpture by a famed Encinitas metal artist will be the first featured piece in a new city-orchestrated effort to establish public art displays in all five of its communities. Plans to install the kinetic metal sculpture won City Council approval Jan. 10. The piece, titled...

  • Encinitas accepting nominations for Senior Citizen of the Year

    Encinitas accepting nominations for Senior Citizen of the Year

    The City of Encinitas Senior Citizen Commission in partnership with the Encinitas Rotary Club is pleased to announce that they will be honoring individuals for the 2017 “Senior Citizen of the Year Award” and “Service to Seniors Award.” Both awards will be based on nominations made from the public....

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Jan. 12)

    Encinitas Historical Walking Tour The Encinitas Historical Society will hold a free walking tour of Historic Encinitas on Jan. 20. The tour, which is led by an Encinitas Historical Society volunteer, begins at 10 a.m. in the classroom of the 1883 Schoolhouse, located at 390 West F Street. The tour...

  • San Dieguito Academy students to perform 'Twelfth Night'

    San Dieguito Academy students to perform 'Twelfth Night'

    San Dieguito Academy theatre students will present William Shakespeare's classic comedy "Twelfth Night." The play, set in the 1920s, follows a woman who disguises herself as a man after the passing of her twin brother. Soon after, a series of romantic dilemmas ensue. The show will be performed...

  • 'Medicine Show' to take place Jan. 13

    'Medicine Show' to take place Jan. 13

    Kevin Roth and Ken Lehnig's Medicine Show will be performed Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 2020 Chestnut Ave. in Carlsbad.

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Nov. 3)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2iiUPdA Olivenhain Holiday Crafts Fair The Olivenhain Arts and Crafts Fair will take place Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Olivenhain Meeting Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road. The event has become...

  • J Company performs ‘Lion King’ songs for Encinitas pre-school

    J Company performs ‘Lion King’ songs for Encinitas pre-school

    A La Jolla theatre group visited an Encinitas pre-school Oct. 26 to expose them to the live arts and show them how fun it can be. As youth performers from J Company presented songs from its currently running "Lion King Jr" show for the 2 to 5-year-old students of Easter Seals Head Start school,...

  • Encinitas couple marks 75th anniversary

    Encinitas couple marks 75th anniversary

    Harry and Marjorie “Marge” Grossman met nearly 77 years ago. They happened to be at a cafe in Union Pier, Mich., where they were each vacationing with friends. He looked across the room, saw Marge and decided he’d like to get to know her. Two years later, on Oct. 17, 1942, they got married. They...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Oct. 27)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2x9MWO2 Dia de los Muertos festival The free family-friendly "Day of the Dead" festival on Oct. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. at Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, includes performances...

  • Encinitas celebrates Dia de los Muertos at Oct. 28 event

    Encinitas celebrates Dia de los Muertos at Oct. 28 event

    Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) and the City of Encinitas announce the 4th annual Encinitas Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The free festival takes place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024....

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Oct. 20)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2yHGfY1. Dia de los Muertos workshop Make your own Día de los Muertos (day of the dead) paper mâché decorations with local artist Luis Murguia on Oct. 26 from 5 to 7:50 p.m. at Encinitas Library, 540...

  • North County ballet dancers place in international competition

    North County ballet dancers place in international competition

    Young North County ballet dancers are gaining recognition as being some of the top in their class after they competed and placed in the World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix in Escondido in late September. The one male and seven female students, ranging from ages 10 through 16, from Ballet Arte...

  • RSF artist paints a good career for herself in a changing world

    RSF artist paints a good career for herself in a changing world

    Some years ago, Anne Swan Moore was told by a friend that the “art world was changing.” Mid-sized galleries were disappearing, and what seemed to be replacing them was large art shows. While the Rancho Santa Fe painter said she missed the mid-sized galleries, she was grateful for large art shows,...

  • Third annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival at The Forum Carlsbad Oct. 14-15

    Third annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival at The Forum Carlsbad Oct. 14-15

    The Forum Carlsbad and West Coast Artists present the third annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival to be held at The Forum Carlsbad on Saturday, Oct. 14,

  • Moonlight Beach Bash to be held in Encinitas Oct. 7

    Moonlight Beach Bash to be held in Encinitas Oct. 7

    Moonlight Beach Bash, Encinitas's coolest beach party of the year, hits the sand on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 3-6 p.m. Free. All are welcome. Moonlight Beach Bash brings together art, music, dance, food, fun and beach culture, all the ingredients to have an awesome time at Encinitas’ most popular tourist...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Sept. 29)

    Oktoberfest This popular event on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. will feature traditional German food and drinks, a craft beer garden and a kids zone. There will be authentic German music, dancers, carnival rides, a street craft faire with 200 vendors and more. The free event will take place at...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Sept. 22)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2xp1tbF Wavecrest Woodies Experience the longest running and largest gathering of Woodies in the world with 300 Woodies of every size, shape and description on display for free on Sept. 23 from 8 a.m....

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Sept. 1)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2vl8INO Coastal Roots Farm volunteer mornings Every Tuesday from 8 to 10 a.m.; Wednesday from 8 to 11 a.m.; and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Coastal Roots Farm, 800 Ecke Ranch Road, allows volunteers to...

  • Encinitas resident embraces role as executive director of San Diego Dance Theater

    Encinitas resident embraces role as executive director of San Diego Dance Theater

    Encinitas resident Sara Blodgett polished her organizing skills building a Modern Dance program that began at the Encinitas Ecke YMCA.

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Aug. 11)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2vjVwff Dog Days of Summer The free event on Aug. 13 from noon to 6 p.m. includes 200 dog-related vendors and rescue groups, pet adoptions, live music, dog contests, kid activities, beer & wine oasis,...

  • Del Mar woman recreates pet photos with painted portraits

    Del Mar woman recreates pet photos with painted portraits

    Jill Williams understands how much people adore their pets, creating pieces for them to always remember their fur babies. The Del Mar resident has been painting pet portraits for the last five years. "Pets are like family to people," she said. "They are great company. Even if you have to clean...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (July 28)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2uxBrBV Encinitas Flea Market The first annual event on July 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will raise funds for the new Pacific View Academy of Arts. It will take place at 608 Third Street. Experience...

  • Rock ’N’ Roll Camp for Girls aims to boost confidence, talents

    Rock ’N’ Roll Camp for Girls aims to boost confidence, talents

    A San Diego camp is hoping to empower girls through music later this month. Leucadia resident Melissa Grove founded the nonprofit Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls San Diego two years ago as a way to help the girls build confidence and talents. The San Diego chapter is one of more than 100 worldwide....

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (July 7)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2t9zM2h Blue Star Museum Program The San Diego Botanic Garden will offer free admission to all active duty, National Guard and Reserve members of the U.S. military and their families May 1 through...

  • Cardiff author remembers Paris in upcoming anthology

    Cardiff author remembers Paris in upcoming anthology

    For most people, Paris is often thought of as a romantic, spontaneous city. For Michelle Gable, a trip to the city in France proved stressful and a little too planned. But it all paid off in the end. Gable, who lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, recounts her 2014 trip to Paris with her husband, parents...

  • Jorge Pardo leaves his mark at the Lux Art Institute

    Jorge Pardo leaves his mark at the Lux Art Institute

    When Jorge Pardo was invited to spend time as an artist in residence at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, he had a set goal in mind: to create an original, new art piece in just five days. The Mexico-based artist spent June 12 through June 17 staying at the Lux to work on the large canvas-based...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 30)

    Kevin Rones at Cardiff Library The Friends of Cardiff Library presents Kevin Rones, who will play and explore the connection between stories and music on June 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Avenue. For more information about this free event, call 760-753-4027. SD Botanic Garden...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 23)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2rxYB5K . Leucadia Music Festival Mattson 2, Peter Prague Group, Trouble in the Wing and other musical artists will perform at Leucadia Roadside Park, 860 N Coast Highway 101, on June 24 from noon...

  • 'Passion Colors Everything' art show headed to Encinitas Library

    'Passion Colors Everything' art show headed to Encinitas Library

    Virginia Ann Holt and Grace Swanson team up to display hand painted silks and gourd art in the six lighted cubes in the foyer of the Encinitas Library. The title of their show, “Passion Colors Everything”, describes the big, bold botanicals painted on sensuous silks by Virginia and the brightly...

  • Switchfoot empowers youth with performance at airport

    Switchfoot empowers youth with performance at airport

    Amidst the sounds of overhead announcements and the general hustle and bustle of an airport, live music filled terminal two at San Diego International Airport on the morning of June 19 when Switchfoot performed a brief concert with children from the area. The Grammy Award-winning musical group,...

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