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Angels, Aliens And Drag Queens’ At The Ocean Beach Playhouse

Group Art Show This Saturday

KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando checks out the Angels, Aliens, and Drag Queens at the Ocean Beach Playhouse.


The Ocean Beach Playhouse has been enlivening the arts scene with theater, film and music for the past four years. Saturday they present their first standalone group art show "Angels, Aliens and Drag Queens."

Lynne Bolton has been an artist for 15 years and has been running the Ocean Beach Playhouse for the past four years. She has experimented with all sorts of programming including hosting the Frequency Film Festival and providing space for the San Diego Fringe Festival. For Fringe she also created Tim Burton-inspired alien sculptures that were on display in multiple theater lobbies. But the plays and not the art were the center of attention at Fringe.

"My husband suggested that we have a proper art show at our art center in Ocean Beach. It’s a 2,000-square-foot space and it attaches to our hair salon called the Electric Chair, so we will be incorporating the entire building as part of the art show because our folk art and outsider art gallery already exist within the hair salon," Bolton said in her garage-studio at her home.

The Boltons have been championing folk and outsider art for more than a decade but this will be their first group art exhibition.

Lynne Bolton explained, "I was trying to think of something clever and catchy that encompassed all of us in the group, there is a group of artists who are showing and so I named it 'Angels, Aliens and Drag Queens.' One of the other artists is Jessie Buddell she does three-dimensional rock star paintings."

Bolton calls these the angels of her "Angels, Aliens and Drag Queens" show. The group art show "Angels, Aliens and Drag Queens" takes place this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocean Beach Playhouse, 4944 Newport Avenue.

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