Arts

Visiting Queen Califia, Niki de Saint Phalle

QUEEN CALIFIA’S MAGICAL CIRCLE ANNOUNCES NEW WEEKDAY HOURS  Beginning on Monday, August 9, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park — 3333 Bear Valley Parkway — will be open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon, weather permitting. Queen Califia’s Magical Circle will continue to be open on Second Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon with docents on site to…


Ship in the Woods sails into Felicita port

WSOHOIDPS? It’s not just a meaningless chain of letters. Look closely, and you’ll see a SHIP in those WOODS, the hidden name of an artful non-profit formerly based in a sprawling, mid-century rental in the hills of Del Mar. There, for five years, until their lease ended last summer, they welcomed the public to meet a changing cast of visiting artists and immerse themselves in…


Luann goes to college

What: Summer 2016 Library Exhibit: Luann’s Journey to College by Greg Evans When: Friday, June 17 through Wednesday, August 17 Where: CSUSM University Library, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, Ca 92078. An exhibition at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), titled Luann’s Journey to College, showcases a selection of Sunday strips by renowned local cartoonist Greg Evans. This limited, special exhibition features cartoons highlighting Luann’s struggles…


New season set at Cal Center for the Arts

California Center for the Arts, Escondido this week announced its most ambitious season ever, set to hit the resurgent landmark’s stages beginning Aug. 11. To name but a few of the stars alighting Escondido’s cultural horizons through June 2017: Kathy Griffin, Keith Sweat, Big Head Todd And The Monsters, Montgomery Gentry, Garrison Keillor, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Pink Martini, Shaping Sound, The Midtown Men,…


Culture Report: A Ship in the Woods Anchors at Escondido

A Ship in the Woods has quickly made a name for itself as one of the most exciting new arts ventures in the San Diego region. The nonprofit arts organization was formerly located in a rented home in Del Mar. The group drew big crowds to its exhibitions that often combined art, music and science. A few years ago, though, the owners of the property…


Art in ‘Wonderland’

A dual exhibition preview party May 20 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido — officially titled, “My Hero & Unlocking Wonderland Preview Party Fundraiser,” was a sensational, unique and magical night of art and artists. It was a tremendous party with a huge turnout. Gallery shows making their debut that evening included: “My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action” (art celebrating superheroes) and…


Escondido Art Beat, April Edition

April is for artists with two of the Escondido ilk spreading the good work about art around town courtesy of awards and community building. Meet mosaic artist Marsha Rafter Marsha Rafter believes in building an arts community in, and around, the Hidden Valley. Her latest project was an outdoor installation of a memorial bench for a 17 year old girl who died of a rare…


Panache 2016 makes a big splash for Escondido Municipal Arts Gallery

Around 200 art patrons and Escondido Arts Partnership and Escondido Municipal Art Gallery lovers flocked to the latest incarnation of the group’s annual major fundraiser, Panache 2016 on Saturday, March 19. Networking and noshing, auction bidding and general arts partnering went on for hours as patrons couldn’t get enough of art while a good time was had by all. “I live in Mira Mesa now,…


Time for Panache at Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery

Jeopardy question of the day: What is panache? Defined as flamboyant confidence of style of manner, Panache also is the title of the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery’s biggest and baddest, as in best, fundraiser of the year. Panache struts its stuff, and then some in the form of silent and live art auctions, food, drink and entertainment at 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday,…


California Center for the Arts, Escondido: ‘Dancing With Our Stars’ Gala Fundraiser

An all-star lineup of prominent community and business leaders will slip on their dancing shoes and compete as part of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s “Dancing With Our Stars” Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, April 2. Gala proceeds will benefit the Center’s education and community outreach programs, which serve over 75,000 people each year. Community stars will include former Escondido Mayor Lori Holt-Pfeiler and…