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Barrio Logan

May 29, 2015

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Elena Marques

Editor’s Note: The arts, political tone, and community in general of Barrio Logan is changing, slowly but surely. Some of the visible changes is the infusion of the new cultural centers, breweries, coffee shops, and an emerging youthful energy that is helping the area to become a different and exciting place to be. Recognizing these […]

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San Diego artists create art for Ayotzinapa

December 12, 2014

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By Pablo J. Sáinz A group of diverse and multigenerational San Diego artists is raising its voice through art as a tribute and to raise awareness about the dissapearance of 43 college students in Iguala, in the Mexican state of Guerrero. The art exhibition, titled 43 in representation of the 43 students, will be a […]

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Immigrants Teach Children about the Civil Rights Movement through Art and History

April 19, 2013

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By Maria Curry Two weeks ago, Mari Jones, a fourth grade teacher at Explorer Elementary Charter School in Point Loma, asked me to conduct a tour of Chicano Park and to get in touch with a muralist who could speak to her class. Mario Torero, an internationally recognized artist of several Chicano Park murals, generously […]

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Mujer: The Force Within

March 16, 2012

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5th Annual Día De La Mujer Exhibition By Vivian Marlene Dunbar On March 8, 2012, the Casa Familiar opened its doors to the 5th Annual Dia De La Mujer Exhibition. Inside, 25 artists displayed their work to a panel of jurors and visitors. Each artist had a story to tell, a common theme, which was […]

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The spirituality of Lila Downs

February 24, 2012

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Mexican-American singer LILA DOWNS

By Pablo Jaime Sáinz Lila Downs has become an icon of the fusion between Mexican and world music. Her enigmatic personality, together with her smoky voice and great selection of songs, has turned her into a modern-day Frida Kahlo of music. Her new album, “Pecados y Milagros/Sins and Miracles,” is the culmination of a journey […]

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Inauguran Exposición Pictórica del Artista Iraki Adeeb Maki Jasim

January 27, 2012

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“Sufismo: Mística musulmana originada en Persia” Por: Paco Zavala Inauguran extraordinaria exposición pictórica denominada “Ritmo Sufi: Variaciones de un mismo tema/ Variations on Sufi Thems” que presenta el artista iraki Adeeb Maki Jasim, el próximo viernes 27 de enero, a las 19:00 horas, en la Galería de la ciudad en el Palacio de la Cultura […]

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Retrospective of Celebrated Artist John Baldessari

January 27, 2012

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The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presents John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundationin its La Jolla location from February 5, 2012 to May 13, 2012. John Baldessari is one of the most influential artists working today. A native of National City, Calif., Baldessari has […]

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Culture Clash Back in SD for “American Night”

January 20, 2012

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By Michael Klam For almost 30 years now, Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Sigüenza of Culture Clash have delivered on-stage history and civics lessons disguised as madcap anarchy. Their particular brand of comedic social commentary has left audiences revolving from uproarious laughter to contemplation of pressing social problems. The performance troupe draws its inspiration […]

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PINTA: Latin-American Art on the World Stage

November 18, 2011

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PINTA: Latin-American Art on the World Stage

By James Klein New York (KPRENSA) – The reputation and importance of artists from Latin America continues to advance in the modern and contemporary art world. Fifty carefully selected galleries set the pace for this growing trend during the celebration of PINTA, the annual Latin American art fair, that recently concluded in New York.    […]

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More Than Diego and Frida – SDMA Opens “Mexican Modern Painting”

November 4, 2011

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More Than Diego and Frida – SDMA Opens “Mexican Modern Painting”

By Michael Klam     “Mexican Modern Painting” from the Andrés Blaisten Collection has made its way to the San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) from Tlatelolco via Phoenix, Ariz. Eighty paintings dated between 1907 and 1956 now grace the Balboa Park museum as part of a traveling tour.     From the turn of the 20th century […]

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Legendary cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz

November 4, 2011

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Legendary cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz

First Person: By Al Carlos Hernandez     Lalo Alcaraz is a nationally syndicated political cartoonist and the creator of La Cucaracha, the daily comic strip. He hosts a radio show called Ponchos Hour of Power at LA’s KPFK radio 90.7.     Mr. Alcaraz is considered the most prolific Chicano artist in the nation. He has […]

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UCSB Colloquium on Mexican Literature to Take Place on Campus and at Casa de la Guerra in Santa Barbara

October 28, 2011

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A group of international scholars and writers will gather at UC Santa Barbara for “The Two Faces of Fiction,” the 14th annual colloquium on Mexican literature. The three-day event begins on Thursday, November 3 at UCSB’s Centennial House. The conference will continue Friday, November 4, in the graduate student lounge in the campus’s MultiCultural Center; […]

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Varrio Logan: Final Mural Revitalized in Chicano Park Mural Restoration Project’s Phase One

September 23, 2011

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Varrio Logan: Final Mural Revitalized in Chicano Park Mural Restoration Project’s Phase One

  Lead Artist/Coordinator: Victor Ochoa. Team Members: Hector Villegas, Stephanie Cervantes, David Ortiz and Original Artists Eddie Galindo and Juanillo Luna. Specifications: Acryloid b-72, consolidator and sealer, Novacolor acrylics, and Permashield graffiti barrier. By David Avalos     Eddie Galindo speaks about Logan Heights in terms of barrio virtues such as honor, respect, loyalty and love. […]

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Chicano Park Artists Recapture the Fiery Glory of Vidal M. Aguirre’s 1980 Aztec Archer

September 16, 2011

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Story and Photo by David Avalos  Lead Muralist: Felipe Adame. Assistants: Glory G. Sanchez and Frank Galindo III. Contributing Artist: Guillermo Chavez Rosette. Specifications: Nova Color Acrylic Paint on original mural, 2 coats of Liquitex Gloss Medium Varnish, Permashield Sacrificial Graffiti barrier.    Though Vidal Aguirre died days after his fiftieth birthday in 1997, his […]

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Art Historian and Critic, Shifra Goldman Passes Away on 9/11

September 16, 2011

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Art Historian and Critic, Shifra Goldman Passes Away on 9/11

“I was never in the mainstream, never in all my life. I was born on the margins, lived on the margins, and have always sympathized with the margins.  They make a lot more sense to me than the mainstream.” Shifra M. Goldman, September 1992  Shifra M. Goldman 1926-2011 By Carol Wells     Shifra Goldman, a […]

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Niños del Mundo Alive and Well at Chicano Park

September 9, 2011

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Niños del Mundo Alive and Well at Chicano Park

Historic Restoration Project’s Second Phase Now In Progress Photo and text: David Avalos     On July and August weekends this summer Norma Montoya traveled from Los Angeles to San Diego’s Chicano Park painstakingly repainting Niños del Mundo. The hardworking artist first came south in 1975 with Charles “Gato” Félix, invited by local muralists to paint […]

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Shelltown community input needed for art project

September 9, 2011

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By Pablo Jaime Sáinz     Two San Diego artists that were selected to create the art for an important development project in Shelltown will be accepting input from the community.     Artists Ingram Ober and Marisol Rendón will be having a conversation on Sept. 13 with community stake holders to get suggestions for the public […]

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