Carlsbad Hydrant Goes To The Dog

by The Editors on August 26, 2008


We’ve begun to notice new public art showing up around town as part of The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce’s project Art In The Heart of the Village, but we’ve never seen it in progress. That’s why it was good to see artist Marla Epstein out on the sidewalk today brush in hand surrounded by her paints.

Epstein2Epstein has been commissioned to paint a portrait of little Dulce on the hydrant directly in front of the Overseas Chinese Restaurant at 2820 Roosevelt St, next to the Post Office. “Dulce with a u. It means sweet,” she said. “So that’s why there are going to be a bunch of candy canes on this one.”

Whether because of her work, or her friendly smile Marla was stopping traffic. We asked how she was going to finish with all the people stopping by to talk to her about what she was doing and she laughed and said, “Oh, I’ll get it done.”

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Mona Reeves August 27, 2008 at 9:38 pm

Marla is one of the very best artists I have ever had the privilege to

meet; and such a sweet person, to boot!

She owns an art gallery right there in Carlsbad — I think it is still called

GingerGraham Art Gallery.

Do yourself a favor and stop by to see her beautiful work when you are

in the area.

And oh, yes, she’ll get it done!!! She always does. ;o)

P.S.. I love her!

Mona Reeves

Mary Stevens September 8, 2008 at 11:11 am

Marla is such a happy, upbeat gal and so very talented.
And, she appreciates other peoples talent.
I was so glad to have made her acquaintance before moving
to Georgia.
Nice to be kept uptodate on her latest activiies.

Debra Barz September 14, 2008 at 1:01 am

I have had the honor of knowing Marla for several years, She is a very talented woman and just a very nice down to earth person. I love her work and highly recommend it, love you Marla, Deb

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