Art

  • Novel brings World War II-era London into sharp reality for readers

    Novel brings World War II-era London into sharp reality for readers

    Growing up in London, Chris Cleave watched movies about World War II featuring heroic, square-jawed British characters. But as he conducted research for a novel set during the London Blitz of 1940-41, he realized the movies had gotten quite a bit wrong. “They were scared at first,” he said of his...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild to hold exhibit and reception March 30

    Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild to hold exhibit and reception March 30

    The Rancho Santa Art Guild recently announced it will hold art exhibits in the RSF Library every two months during 2017. It is a wonderful opportunity for the artists to gather and exhibit their art for the local residents. The first evening reception will be held Thursday, March 30, 5-7 p.m....

  • 'Dodge City' author to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Library March 13

    'Dodge City' author to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Library March 13

    Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson are two of the most famous names from the history of the American West. As lawmen and adventurers, they sought to bring a measure of order to frontier towns known for chaos and killings. A new book, “Dodge City,” tells the story of how Earp and Masterson met and put...

  • Rancho Santa Fe School to create strategic plan for arts program

    Rancho Santa Fe School to create strategic plan for arts program

    The Rancho Santa Fe School District will move forward on developing a strategic plan for enriching its visual and performing arts curriculum, approving a contract with independent consultant Ashley Adams at its March 2 meeting. The RSF School District board unanimously approved a $9,000 contract...

  • Rancho Santa Fe resident named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts candidate

    Rancho Santa Fe resident named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts candidate

    Canyon Crest Academy student and RSF resident Jayden Gillespie has been named one of 60 Presidential Scholar in the Arts candidates in 2017. The candidates were nominated from over 11,000 participants in the annual YoungArts competition conducted by the National YoungArts Foundation. If named a...

  • Tenoré to perform at Community Concerts event in Rancho Santa Fe

    Tenoré to perform at Community Concerts event in Rancho Santa Fe

    Community Concerts of RSF (CCRSF) kicked off its17th season recently in grand style with a fabulous and uplifting concert with crooner George Bugatti. Only weeks later CCRSF is presenting the trio of tenors, Tenoré, on Friday, Nov. 11. Tenoré is an award-winning classic tenor pop/op trio. They...

  • Rancho Santa Fe's Susan McRea teaches yoga, plays drums at 61

    It’s not hard to center yourself when practicing yoga at the Birdwing Open Air Classroom along the San Dieguito Lagoon. That’s where Rancho Santa Fe resident Susan McCrea teaches a monthly yoga class through the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, a nonprofit dedicated to sustaining the natural...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild benefits from donated Churchill items

    An anonymous donation of Winston Churchill memorabilia to the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild was able to fetch $1,575 for the nonprofit in an auction. Recognizing the value of the items and getting them to an auction was made possible through the efforts of community volunteers. “It’s really exciting,”...

  • Community Theater to hold auditions for comedy ‘Harvey’

    The Village Church Community Theater in Rancho Santa Fe recently announced auditions for the Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatic comedy “Harvey,” by Mary Chase. Auditions will be held on Monday, Aug. 15, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug.16, from 6 - 8 p.m. at The Village Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias,...

  • Gallery to exhibit six contemporary Latino artists

    Gallery to exhibit six contemporary Latino artists

    Sergott Contemporary Art in Rancho Santa Fe is hosting “Neo-Kitsch: A New Old Latin America,” an exhibition presenting six Latin American artists who use kitsch objects and symbols to refer to the colonial, social, cultural and political history of Latin America past and present. Kitsch is often...

  • Rancho Santa Fe artist Connie McCoy showing at Encinitas gallery

    Rancho Santa Fe artist Connie McCoy is exhibiting her work at the Encinitas Community Center Gallery through Sept. 3. “The Joy of the Journey” is a one-woman show of about 30 fine-art paintings that show the evolution of McCoy’s style. McCoy said her passage from realism to abstraction in oils...

  • Art for Barks teams up with San Diego Humane Society on ‘Art to the Rescue’

    Art for Barks teams up with San Diego Humane Society on ‘Art to the Rescue’

    Art for Barks, a San Diego-based nonprofit animal charity, announced recently the launch of “Art to the Rescue,” a new initiative created in partnership with San Diego Humane Society. As part of the program, Art for Barks will secure and bring San Diego artists to San Diego Humane Society year-round...

  • After 30 years, local author celebrates ‘overnight’ success

    Michelle Gable is nothing if not determined. She started writing in the fourth grade and saw her first book, “A Paris Apartment,” debut just shy of her 40th birthday — and it went on to become a national best-seller, something rare for a new author. Gable, who grew up in Del Mar and graduated from...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club seeking art from members for annual expo Sept. 12-13

    The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club is putting out a call for exhibitors for its annual Art Expo, scheduled for Sept. 12-13. The annual Art Expo invites RSF Garden Club members to exhibit a variety of their art and creativity for the whole community to enjoy: sculpture, jewelry, clay, carving, paintings,...

  • San Dieguito, Canyon Crest actors among area students honored with awards

    San Dieguito, Canyon Crest actors among area students honored with awards

    The 10th annual National Youth Arts Awards results are in, and several North County schools and theater groups featured prominently in the lineup of winners. Canyon Crest Academy students were well-represented, with 11 winners, as were San Dieguito Academy students with six winners; both schools...