New Experiences, New Ideas

As we worked tirelessly to put together our first Arts Issue, we realized that to truly cover the arts in our community there's so much more happening than we could fit in one month. The good news is there's more to come! We hope you enjoy our look into the various forms of art that make our community so vibrant…

Swell Coffee’s First Art Crawl

Swell Coffee Co. Del Mar hosted their first Coffee and Art Crawl at their newest cafe in the Flowerhill Promenade. 
The event featured student speakers from The Academy of Public Speaking. A couple of their single origin coffees and 
their new menu item, Fancy Toast, were highlighted. Photography provided.

Herbert B. Turner Gallery 2016 Season

Herbert B. Turner Gallery at South Fair opened its 2016 season with an art exhibit featuring the G7 Artists - Malsu Lee, 
Gabrielle Benot (featured in our Artist’s Palette this month), Bob Coletti, Michael Orenich, Mark Sherman, Terry Scott Allen, Rosemary Valente and Pamela Fox Linton. Photography Will Reid.

Around Town

First up is A Page-to-Stage Workshop Production - Class is in session with John Leguizamo’s new one-man show, Latin History for Dummies. John delivers rapid-fire laughs in his biting and comic take on 500 years of Latin History spanning the Aztec and Incan Empires to World War II. Tackling the contributions of Latin people left out of the history books,…

Creating Unique Masterpieces: Gabrielle Benot

If painting is a language in and of itself, San Diego-based artist Gabrielle Benot is exceedingly fluent in her craft. Even the words she uses to talk about her passion seem to flow effortlessly, punctuated by a soft European accent and highlighted by the desire to create her own unique masterpieces while simultaneously coloring outside traditional lines of time and…

Earth Day Activities For All

Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is devoted to environmental awareness, and giving a little extra love to the flora and fauna around us. A time to celebrate the planet we live on, and to learn about how we can work together to protect and restore it. But passion for our planet just can’t be confined to a single day so…

Great Scott: Opera vs. Football

San Diego Opera will present the west coast premiere of American composer Jake Heggie’s new opera, Great Scott, on May 7. With a libretto by famed playwright Terrence McNally and direction by San Diego favorite Jack O’Brien, the anticipation for this premiere has been intense after its successful world premiere at Dallas Opera last October.

Is There an ‘Art’ to Stock Market Investing?

Investing in stocks is not a science. It’s very subjective. But does that make it an ‘art’? A key question I pose in my book, Customize Wall Street, for buyers of stocks to ask themselves, is: “Am I an investor, or am I a speculator?” No matter how you respond to the question, the process of selecting stocks and mutual…

Broadway Nights Beckons

Experience the magic of Broadway Nights, April 23 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, when supporting fundraising efforts by the Rancho Santa Fe Auxiliary Unit for Rady Children’s Hospital. Over the past 17 years, the Unit has raised over $9.7million for RCH, made possible by the help of sponsors, supporters and countless volunteers integral to the fundraising effort. This year,…

Then and Now: Del Mar’s Own

Since the earliest days of our coastal community, the town of Del Mar has attracted people who were stars in their fields. You’d be surprised to learn the number of notable artists who have made our seaside sanctuary their home!

Reclaim Your Health

Five years ago, Warren Cook launched a festival that today is changing lives, including his own, for the better. The Healthy Living Festival runs April 9-11 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and offers a full day of wellness featuring 30 free workshops, seminars, and cooking demonstrations. More than 200 exhibitors showcase the latest wellness products and Sharp HealthCare offers free…

Hidden Treasures: Rodrigo’s 
Recycled Art

We are all familiar with the expression “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. Rodney “Rodrigo” McCoubrey is a master of finding treasure in everyday trash. A self-proclaimed environmental folk artist, McCoubrey takes the negative aspects of waste and reinvents it as fun, positive art pieces. “If it ain’t fun, I ain’t doin’ it,” he says.