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
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
Painter Kate Moldauer has launched a series to tell the stories of lesbian families from across the United States.
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.
Artbound 2012: Best of San Luis Obispo County
Artbound 2012: Best of San Luis Obispo County
We selected the best articles of 2012 from San Luis Obispo County.
Glenna Luschei: Poet, Publisher, Patron of the Literary Arts
Glenna Luschei: Poet, Publisher, Patron of the Literary Arts
Solo Press publisher Glenna Luschei has been helping Central Coast poets shine since the 1960s.
Surfing's First Filmmaker: Preserving the Legacy of Bud Browne
Surfing's First Filmmaker: Preserving the Legacy of Bud Browne
The legacies of two surfing icons -- big-wave surfer Buzzy Trent and pioneering surf filmmaker Bud Browne -- live on in the form of the Bud Browne Film Archives.
Passion in the Pines: Jim Buckley Brings Community Theater to Cambria
Passion in the Pines: Jim Buckley Brings Community Theater to Cambria
After three-plus decades of quality community theater, Cambria's Pewter Plough Playhouse pays tribute to its artistic director and founder, Jim Buckley.
A Polish Patriot in Paso Robles: Celebrating Ignacy Jan Paderewski
A Polish Patriot in Paso Robles: Celebrating Ignacy Jan Paderewski
This week, the Paderewski Festival celebrates the life and legacy of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, the Polish pianist, composer, politician and humanitarian who put down roots in Paso Robles for 25 years.
Sandra Kay Johnson: A Personal Passion for Public Art
Sandra Kay Johnson: A Personal Passion for Public Art
Arroyo Grande artist Sandra Kay Johnson taps into her love of the natural world while working in stained glass, bronze sculpture and silk painting.
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