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.
Previews for the New Village Arts Theatre production of Stage Kiss begin this weekend (January 30, 2015) with pay-what-you-can ticket pricing.
PWYC tickets are subject to availability, and are first-come first-served starting an hour before the performance. There is no guarantee that all patrons seeking tickets via the PWYC option will receive a ticket. . . Reserved seats are available for preview performances at $24 a seat. These seats can be purchased anytime via the NVA Box Office or www.newvillagearts.org. This option guarantees you a seat!
This is the West Coast premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s play about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss, or when actors share a real one. For more information, please click the link.
[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]
You’ll never look at a classical guitar, standup base or tap dancer the same after experiencing Besos de Coco’s eclectic mix of jazz, Brazilian, and classical music. They will be playing a winter concert at the Carlsbad Library’s Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 6 PM.
This fun and flavorful trio features classical guitarist Lorraine Castellanos, double bassist Evona Wascinski and tap dancer Claudia Gomez Vorce, whose magical footwork conjures the sound of percussion instruments.
This special event is free, and seating is limited and first come, first served. Please follow the jump for more info. [click to continue…]
Last night (December 29, 2014) the official welcome gate to the Village of Carlsbad went back up in front of the
Twin Inns, Neiman’s, Ocean House, whatever is in there now at the corner of Elm St. Carlsbad Village Drive and Carlsbad Blvd. We are so glad there are no dolphins on the sign. Looks great just the way it is. For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.
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This is not The Nutcracker you’re thinking of. Well, it’s the same story, but as the hashtag points out this is #nottheballet. This version of the famous Christmas story, directed by Kristianne Kurner, runs at Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre from November 29 to December 31, 2014.
A fresh take on this holiday classic centers on young Clara’s journey to save Christmas with the help of a magical nutcracker. This modern production weaves together magic, original song and spellbinding spectacle – fit for the whole family! West Coast Premiere. . . Created by Tommy Rapley, Jake Minton, Phil Klapperich and Kevin O’Donnell for The House Theatre in Chicago, IL.
For a parents guide to the production, click here. For tickets, click here. The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State St, in Carlsbad, California.
[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]
Artist Santos Orellana is creating what may well be the largest solo art show in San Diego history with a 20,000 square foot space. The show, produced in collaboration with True Honor includes a 175 by 22.5 foot mural and a collection of eight years of the artist’s best work. The show titled Lost and Found, opens October 25, 2014. No, you won’t want to miss it.
[Link: Lost and Found]
Carlsbad’s biggest, coolest film event kicks off on September 18, 2014 as the 2014 La Costa Film Festival brings some of the world’s best cinema to the Omni La Costa Resort. Click here for more info or to buy tickets.
[Link: La Costa Film Festival]
Hard to believe that it was 16 years ago that the Village of Carlsbad, California hosted its first Art In The Village event. But there’s no stopping it now as the annual local art showcase returns to the streets of Carlsbad on Sunday, August 10, 2014. This year more than 100 loyal and regional artists will be showing their work.
Celebrating the dynamic art culture in Carlsbad Village and the surrounding areas, the event attracts thousands of residents and a diverse selection of fine artists, sculptors, photographers and craftsmen. Starting at 9 a.m. attendees can browse exhibits and listen to live music along State Street and Grand Avenue right in the heart of the Village and just blocks from Carlsbad State Beach.
For the official word from the Carlsbad Village Association, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
What to know the stories behind the art you see on the walls of various businesses in the Village of Carlsbad? (We have a few questions we’d like to ask ourselves.) Then we can all attend the Carlsbad Village Mural Tour scheduled for August 9, 2014 at 6 PM.
The hour-long walking tour will visit six of the Village’s most notable murals, beginning at the Village’s newest mural, “The Robot” by local artist Jason Markow at the corner of State St. and Carlsbad Village Dr. The tour will end at Michael Summers’ “Cat Nap,” which covers one entire side of Witch Creek Winery. Attendees are encouraged to join the tour leaders and participating artists for a glass of wine at Witch Creek Winery immediately following the tour.
So join the crowd at 6 PM at Choice Juicery located at 430 Carlsbad Village Dr. and let the tour begin. For all the details, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
James Comstock, the former Treasurer of the City of Carlsbad plead guilty April 17, 2014 to embezzling over $200,000 from ArtSplash while he was serving as the volunteer treasurer, according to a story in the Coast News.
Comstock pled guilty to two counts of embezzlement during a hearing on April 17 at the Vista Courthouse, according to deputy district attorney Bill Mitchell, who is prosecuting the case. . . The maximum sentence for both counts is 5 years and 8 months in custody, but a deal has been negotiated for Comstock to serve 3 years on probation and up to 6 months in local custody, Mitchell said. . . Rather than going to jail, Comstock may be able to serve his sentence in alternative custody like home detention.
See kids, if you’re going to be a criminal it’s best to focus on white collar crimes. That way when you get caught you can just return the money and get sent to your room for a time out.
[Link: Coast News]