Art

Skye Walker Kicks Off 2016 Carlsbad Art Wall

by The Editors on January 8, 2016

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The Carlsbad Art Wall at Señor Grubby’s is getting a whole new look on the weekend of January 16, 2016 as Encinitas based artist Skye Walker takes over the east wall of the Carlsbad eatery.

The first 2016 CAW artist Skye Walker will bring his life-long love for illustration, design and mural painting to the CAW with his signature colorful composition of nature and environmentally conscious iconography. Walker found his love for art in his early youth while traveling the country with the family bluegrass band named EarthWalkers. They logged over 2,000 shows nationwide singing about preserving the environment. During this time, Walker’s father taught him the art of lettering and murals. His father was an accomplished sign painter and muralist in the 70’s and 80’s.

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Carlsbad Sculpture Garden Exhibit Opens Jan. 28

by The Editors on January 5, 2016

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The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office presents a new installation in the Carlsbad Sculpture Garden, located at 2955 Elmwood St., immediately north of the city’s Georgina Cole Library.

Leslie and Paul Wilton: Reclaimed, Repurposed, Remembered features nine sculptures created by Escondido artists Leslie and Paul Wilton of Metalmorph Sculpture Studio. A free opening reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m., hosted by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts. The Sculpture Garden is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free.

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See The 1940s Radio Hour At NVA

by The Editors on December 7, 2015

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It’s December 1942, and New York’s little-radio-station-that-could, WOV, is about to air its final broadcast of the holiday-themed Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade. That’s the setting for The 1940′s Radio Hour, a timeless play full of classic tunes sung in four- and five-part harmony. With its dance routines, swinging music — including “Ain’t She Sweet,” “Blue Moon,” “You Go to My Head” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” — and beloved cast of characters, Radio Hour is a perfect holiday treat.

Runs: December 5 – 31, 2015

Show Times: Wed 7pm | Thurs / Fri / Sat 8pm | Matinee Sat 3 / Sun 2pm

Click the link to purchase tickets.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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Lancer Dancers To Perform Annual Showcase

by The Editors on November 16, 2015

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The 10-time National Champion Carlsbad High School Varsity Lancer Dancers invite you to their annual dance showcase running Thursday, December 10 through Saturday December 12, 2015 at the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center on the campus of Carlsbad High School.

The Lancer Dancers will perform a variety of routines in jazz, hip hop, pom, lyrical and other genres that they have been working on this school year. With so many different dance and music styles, this year’s Showcase offers something for everyone. Showcase tickets are on sale now at www.lancerdancers.com and are $15.

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The 2015 Cannon Art Gallery Invitational

by The Editors on October 30, 2015

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The City of Carlsbad’s William D. Cannon Art Gallery presents the 2015 Cannon Art Gallery Invitational, an exhibition featuring the work of Dan Adams, David Hewitt, Michelle Montjoy, Leslie Nemour and Peggy Wiedemann.

The biannual Cannon Invitational provides an opportunity to showcase a select few of the artists from the most recent Cannon Juried Biennial and present their work in greater depth. The exhibition opens Nov. 22, 2015 and continues through Jan. 31, 2016 at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery in the Carlsbad City Library complex, located at 1775 Dove Lane. Admission is free. For more information, please follow the jump:

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Sylvia At New Village Arts Theatre

by The Editors on June 10, 2015

SylviaCarlsbad’s own New Village Arts Theatre presents the A.R. Gurney’s romantic comedy Sylvia. Here’s what it’s got going on:

When Greg adopts a dog named Sylvia, or rather is adopted by the street-smart mutt, Sylvia (played, alas, by a human) soon turns into a bone of contention for his wife Kate. . . In this romantic comedy by A.R. Gurney, the author of Love Letters, the long-married empty nesters have to dig their way out of an unexpected hole: Kate feels that she’s losing Greg to his adoring new best friend. This imaginative take on a midlife crisis leads to lots of laughs and thoughtful insights on love, marriage, jealousy and canines.

Dog people will likely love this one. Sylvia runs June 6 – June 28, 2015. The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State St, in Carlsbad, California. Click here to purchase tickets.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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What is Music Series At MoMM

by The Editors on April 14, 2015

Gach-SmJoin Peter Gach for a three part lecture series – “Musical Insights.” Drawing on his lifetime of involvement in music and his 30+ years of teaching experience, Gach will explore the hidden aspects of the musical experience. The lectures are designed for all levels of listeners, and will look at music in new and unique ways. Each lecture will be illustrated by performances drawing from Gach’s vast repertoire.

Part 1: What is Music? (Thursday, April 16 @ 7:00 PM)
Part 2: Back to the Beat (Thursday, May 21 @ 7:00 PM)
Part 3: Sound and Sculpture (Thursday, June 18 @ 7:00 PM)

For those who don’t know Peter Gach is a pianist of wide-ranging musical interests. His repertoire extends from the complete Well-Tempered Clavier, Vol. II of JS Bach, to contemporary works written especially for him. He is also the Professor Emeritus and former Chairperson of the Performing Arts Department at Palomar College.

For more information, please click the link.

[Link: Museum of Making Music]

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Lancer Dancer’s Kids Summer Dance Camp

by The Editors on April 13, 2015

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Elementary and middle school kids (ages 5 – 14) who love to dance, or aspire to try out for dance or cheer squads in the future, are invited to brush up on their dance skills this summer with the Carlsbad High School Varsity Dance Team. The Champion Lancer Dancers will be holding a Junior Lancer Dancer summer camp from Aug. 4 through 7 at Carlsbad High School from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

The summer camp is open to beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers for a donation of $125 per child (includes a free T-shirt and photo). Participating dancers will learn new dance routines, have a performance opportunity, gain self-confidence and begin to develop a championship attitude by having the Lancer Dancers as role models.

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It’s Lord Of The Flies At NVA

by The Editors on April 13, 2015

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Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding’s provocative, dystopian novel shocked and challenged audiences in 1954, and it’s lost little of its edginess in the decades since. LORD OF THE FLIES finds a group of school boys — the only survivors of a plane crash on a remote island — splitting into two factions in a fight for control of their new environment that rapidly descends into madness. Adapted for the Stage by Nigel Williams and Directed by Justin Lang.

Opening night was April 11, 2015 but the show runs through May 3, 2015. If you see one play this year at the New Village Arts Theatre, make it this one. For more info, and to buy tickets, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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Señor Grubby’s Hosts The Carlsbad Art Wall

by The Editors on March 2, 2015

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Señor Grubby’s Justin Jachura and art collaborator Bryan Synder.

A collaboration between Señor Grubby’s and Carlsbad Village street artist Bryan Snyder will see the work of selected LA street artists featured on Grubby’s East wall over the coming months. According to Snyder the goal of the Carlsbad Art Wall is to:

. . . serve as a conduit between aspiring artists and professional artists, to provide a platform to engage and educate the Carlsbad community in the creative act of large scale public painting and to introduce a variety of new art and creative processes to the Carlsbad community. . . The project begins with Los Angles street artist Bumblebeelovesyou. Through artwork including large scale stencil portraits of children and beehive installations in abandoned phone booths, Bumblebeelovesyou brings attention to children homelessness and the impact of modernity on nature. His artwork is is whimsical, playful and exudes a sense of childish innocence, freedom and joy.

Each month a new artist will take over the wall to share their own view of the world around them. The Carlsbad Art Wall kicks off on Friday March 6, 2015 at Señor Grubby’s. Señor Grubby’s is located at 377 Carlsbad Village Dr, in Carlsbad, California.

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