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Abstract paintings by Chris Trueman

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By Michael Carini in New Art on Tuesday 25 September 2012

Chris Trueman’s work gives life to the beautiful balance between structure and chaos through his incredible abstract paintings. Imbued with color and depth, this Trueman show is one worth seeing.

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Visual Art Supply: a street art supply store in San Diego

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By Michael Carini in New Products on Thursday 6 September 2012

If you dare doubt the validity or value of street art, this independent art store will supply you with a visual class that will educate you otherwise. Run by talented artist Jason Gould, VAS is a major factor in the recent increase of beautifully colored walls that have been commissioned to artists across town. In […]

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Groom Salon in San Diego

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By Michael Carini in New Fashion on Thursday 6 September 2012

Whether you’re in need of a little trim, coloring, or perhaps a new style for your hair, do stop on by. A fantastic and friendly staff, you will be greeted with a stylish Groom T-Shirt to put on before you sit back and enjoy your mimosa while enjoying the beautiful art that adorns the walls. […]

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Kay Colvin’s L Street Fine Art Gallery in San Diego

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By Michael Carini in New Art on Thursday 6 September 2012

A work of art in itself, the breathtaking and luxurious OMNI Hotel shelters and provides a home to their very own art gallery. L Street Fine Art is operated and overseen by the lovely and kindhearted Kay Colvin. Just a glimpse away from PETCO Park, L Street has developed a reputation for exhibitions that hit the ball out of the park. 

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Black and white photography by Josue Castro

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By Michael Carini in New Photography on Thursday 6 September 2012

Josue Castro’s iconic black and white photos have no lack of color or substance as they violently strike you with the contrast of values. These larger than life reflections are dark in nature and painfully beautiful. The identity of the figure concealed, these stories tell a tale that perhaps sometimes pain does heal the hurt. At that instant you are overwhelmed with a burning sensation and, trying to get your breath back, cautiously approach your ignited query: ‘Is that …’ 

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Easel Art Fair in San Diego

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By Michael Carini in New Art on Friday 31 August 2012

Easel Art Fair kicks off San Diego Arts Month on September 1 with an artist reception at White Box Contemporary. The opening, which prefaces Art San Diego 2012, will present a visual feast for a hungry community as the large exhibition space is filled wall to wall. No matter what your taste, you are guaranteed to leave with a full plate and a sensation of satiation. Consume quickly because leftovers are doubtful.

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ARTS: A Reason To Survive

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By Michael Carini in New Film on Thursday 30 August 2012

A Reason To Survive (ARTS) provides a road to healing for the homeless, trauma survivors, and others in need through the avenue of creativity. The inspiring story of one of the program’s many successes was shared with the world last week when ‘Inocente’ was debuted on MTV. This award winning documentary [watch above] shares the […]

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Elegant designs by Enigma Fashions

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By Michael Carini in New Fashion on Thursday 30 August 2012

Enigma Fashions offers elegant and beautiful designs tailored to both client and name. Owner Diana Drake sews a dark twist onto fashion that is befitting of a woman whose enigmatic nature is rivaled only by her creations.

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OBR Architecture in San Diego

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By Michael Carini in Architecture on Thursday 30 August 2012

OBR Architecture has not only developed a reputation for their avante garde architectural projects, but also for their support of the visual arts. As a regular participant and contributor to Ray At Night, a monthly art event held in San Diego (CA), OBR provides a foundation of cultural support for us all to build upon and grow from. Receptions are held the second Saturday of every month and accompanied by local vendors, food, and musical talent.

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Handmade canvasses by The Giant Canvas Company

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By Michael Carini in New Products on Thursday 30 August 2012

Art store canvases cost too much, are limited in selection, and are generally of a mediocre quality at best. Giant Canvas Company – owned and operated by arts advocate John Lidot – will build you custom museum quality canvases and panels at a fraction of the cost. 100 percent handmade and never mass-produced, Giant Canvas […]

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