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Open Studios Featured Artist: Sonia Calderon

After studying art at establishments like Cabrillo College, San Jose State University and San Francisco’s Art Institute, Sonia Calderon launched a fruitful career as an abstract painter, photographer and filmmaker. Her work, which is influenced by the paintings of such artists as Paul Klee and Richard Diebenkorn, can be seen at and at Juicy […]

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Open Studios Featured Artist: Mezza9 Beecomb

Featured Artist, Mezza9 Beecomb’s art offers a glimpse of a phantasmagorical world where the usual rules just don’t apply. The curious characters that populate her paintings can morph into sea creatures, float in midair and ride tandem bicycles underwater. Based in oil and acrylic paints and mixed-media, Beecomb’s work is a synthesis of visionary and […]

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Pacific Ave. Will Be Home to a Different Kind of Firehouse

By Damon Orion When artists of different mediums, genres and disciplines start exchanging ideas, incredible things can happen. A couple of noteworthy examples of this are Salvador Dali’s collaborations with Walt Disney and Alfred Hitchcock, which resulted in the stunning short film Destino and the dream sequences from the movie Spellbound, respectively. No less fruitful […]

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