San Luis Obispo
Ever since Junipero Serra went up in search of Monterey Bay, San Luis Obispo has been a space in between - an area of rest, a thorough way between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is this distance from the main urban hubs that has afforded the area the capacity to retain, preserve and celebrate its agrarian Mexican and Spanish past and allowed its cities and towns to grow at a sustainable rate. This lifestyle, coupled with the emergence of a robust wine industry, has attracted a myriad of writers and artists that are exploring the cultural ethos of the area.
Highlights
Where There Once Was Water: Photographer Brittany App Documents the Drought
With photographic/ video series "Where There Once Was Water," Brittany App documents the effects of the California drought.
Summer in San Luis Obispo: Artists Celebrate SoCal Swimming Pools
Visual artists Tracey Sylvester Harris and Neal Breton find inspiration in Southern California's precious pools.
Michael Pearce: Art in the Age of Emergence
Michael Pearce draws inspiration from the Pre-Raphaelites and masters of the Italian baroque movement to realize massive and mythical paintings.
Coastal Creativity: The Collaborations of Artist Suzi Bliss and Musician Vincent Bernardy
Coastal Creativity: The Collaborations of Artist Suzi Bliss and Musician Vincent Bernardy
A crossover of music and visual art is taking place in San Luis Obispo. Artist Suzi Bliss, musician/ painter Vince Bernardy, and Blind Melon vocalist Travis Warren are creatives who congregate for collaboration.
Double Portraits: Kate Moldauer's Paintings of Lesbian Couples
Double Portraits: Kate Moldauer's Paintings of Lesbian Couples
Painter Kate Moldauer has launched a series to tell the stories of lesbian families from across the United States.
Where There Once Was Water: Photographer Brittany App Documents the Drought
Where There Once Was Water: Photographer Brittany App Documents the Drought
With photographic/ video series "Where There Once Was Water," Brittany App documents the effects of the California drought.
Summer in San Luis Obispo: Artists Celebrate SoCal Swimming Pools
Summer in San Luis Obispo: Artists Celebrate SoCal Swimming Pools
Visual artists Tracey Sylvester Harris and Neal Breton find inspiration in Southern California's precious pools.
Michael Pearce: Art in the Age of Emergence
Michael Pearce: Art in the Age of Emergence
Michael Pearce draws inspiration from the Pre-Raphaelites and masters of the Italian baroque movement to realize massive and mythical paintings.
California Unedited: Golden State History Through R. J. Arnold's Intimate Lens
California Unedited: Golden State History Through R. J. Arnold's Intimate Lens
A new exhibition of San Luis Obispo photographer Richard "R.J." Arnold's portraits showcase the diversity of San Luis Obispo County in the late 19th century.
< Prev 1 2 3 4 5 ... 11 12
section header: disciplines
icon, Architecture/ Design discipline

Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


Columnists
Featured • More Columnists
Loading Columnists...