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Visual Arts

Artwork In Carlsbad Mall Temporarily Halted By Management

Dec. 6
By Angela Carone
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An art installation inside the Westfield mall in Carlsbad has been temporarily closed. Mall management is concerned about the content of the artwork titled "Winter Wonderland."

Frida Kahlo Exhibit Organizers Respond To Criticism

Nov. 27
By Angela Carone
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Exhibit organizers respond to criticism by adding more copy clarifying that the paintings are copies.

San Diego Marine Based In Afghanistan Recreates Stonehenge, Kim Kardashian

Nov. 27
By Beth Ford Roth
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What do Abraham Lincoln, Stonehenge, and Kim Kardashian all have in common? They've each been recreated in rock sculpture by Gunnery Sgt. Gregory Miller, a San Diego-based Marine currently stationed in Afghanistan.

Frida Kahlo Paintings In San Diego: Do Audiences Know They're Copies?

Nov. 25
By Angela Carone
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"The Complete Frida Kahlo: Her Paintings, Her Life, Her Story" is a new art exhibit in Point Loma that features Frida Kahlo's paintings, though none on display actually were painted by the famous Mexican artist.

How A Quadriplegic Man Of San Diego And Sweden Views The World

Nov. 18
By Nathan John
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David Thulin, a dual citizen of Sweden and the United States, flies across the world to capture architectural beauty as he sees it -- from a wheelchair. This is his story.

Imagining Art At San Diego Intersection Known For Death

Nov. 15
By Angela Carone
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Since the 1980s, an intersection in Southeast San Diego ‘s Lincoln Park has been the scene of drugs and gang violence. It’s the "Four Corners of Death." But now there’s hope a new pubic artwork will transform the intersection.

A Feast For Young Tastes At New Children's Museum

Nov. 11
By Angela Carone
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The New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego changes exhibits every couple of years. The museum’s newest show is called "Feast: The Art of Playing With Your Food." Here's a taste of what families can expect.

Which Artist Has The Most Work On View In New San Diego Library?

Oct. 21
Dave Hampton
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There is a lot of art on display in the new central library. But one artist has more works on view than any other.

Weekend Preview: Bike the Boulevard, Kinetic Art, Carlsbad Music Fest And Barrio Art Jam

Sept. 19
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Music, bikes and a dash of wonderfully bizarre art — it's all what's in store for this weekend.

The Best Elevator Ride In San Diego

Sept. 13
By Angela Carone
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The opening of the new central library is just a few weeks away. As the books are unpacked, artwork is being installed. That includes an eye-popping work in the library’s main elevator shaft by the de la Torre brothers. It will be, hands down, the best elevator ride in San Diego.

Mexico House In Shape Of Naked Woman

Aug. 30
By Angela Carone
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When it comes to large, inhabitable statues of naked women, one man in Mexico has the market cornered. We'll take you on a tour.

Airport Expansion Includes New Artwork

Aug. 1
By Angela Carone
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The $1 billion expansion of the San Diego International Airport opens in just a few weeks. The largest construction effort in the airport’s history will include new artwork for the expanded gates and food court.

Review: 'Berberian Sound Studio'

July 26
By Beth Accomando
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Film is a visual medium yet "Berberian Sound Studio" (playing Friday and Saturday night at 10pm at the Digital Gym Cinema) asks us to listen as much as we watch.

Video: Exhibitors Talk About Comic-Con

July 12
Midday Edition
By Beth Accomando
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Comic-Con has capped attendance at 130,000 for the last few years. It also has to limit the number of dealers and artists who have booths on the exhibit floor to about a thousand with at least a 3-year waiting period to get in. I spoke with exhibitors last year to get their perspective on Comic-Con and how it’s changed.

Printing Art At Home With A 3D Printer

July 9
By Angela Carone
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A Vista resident is using his own 3D Printer to create famous works of art in his home. His copies are made out of plastic, but can look eerily like the original. Increased consumer access to 3D printers is raising questions for museums.