Encinitas Advocate: ‘Passport to Encinitas’ cultural diversity celebration set for Aug. 22

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Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) will present Passport to Encinitas, a virtual presentation, on Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. The event will celebrate the cultural diversity within the City of Encinitas while showcasing local talent and the arts and culture resources of the community. This fundraiser supports the vital work done by the EFA while supporting the artists and business in Encinitas.

Passport to Encinitas is part of EFA’s Passport Series Program which has been celebrating the diversity of the arts that exists throughout the world since 2014.

To purchase your ticket go to bit.ly/3g5XRia

Please note the ticket price includes:

Early access to the event. Ticket holders will be sent a private link to the live stream from 5 to 6 p.m. and other special prerecorded performances after 6 p.m.

Can’t watch live? The private link will be available even after it’s over.

One-year free membership to EFA

An opportunity drawing ticket for some gift items

Discounts to several restaurants in Encinitas

For more information, go to encinitasarts.org

Encinitas Advocate: The Elements to perform at Passport to Encinitas Aug. 22

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Indie rock band The Elements are honored to participate in Passport to Encinitas, Saturday, Aug. 22, in support of the local art community. A virtual event, it starts at 5 p.m., and The Elements perform at 6 p.m.

“We are supporting our local artists and businesses through the Passport to Encinitas event and would like The Elements to represent a younger audience,” said Encinitas Friends of the Arts founder Naimeh Woodward.

Hosted by The City of Encinitas and Encinitas Friends of the Arts, Passport to Encinitas is a fundraiser designed to raise awareness of the arts and celebrate the diversity in Encinitas and throughout San Diego County. This thoughtfully curated event will showcase live music, visual art and dance. Tickets are $20 each and include early access, an opportunity drawing ticket, restaurant discounts, and an Encinitas Friends of the Arts membership. For event details and ticket sales, visit www.EncinitasArts.org.

The Elements will debut their new song “Dazed” and play a combination of originals as well as covers. Their original music spans genres from alternative rock to indie pop. The Elements also play covers of songs from bands such as The Beatles, Talking Heads, and Fitz and the Tantrums. Their broad musical range is sure to appeal to all ages.

The Elements are alumni of San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas where they often performed on campus. A 2019 graduate, singer/bassist Julian Boyer will be a sophomore at California Polytechnic State University, San Louis Obispo, Calif., where he is majoring in graphic communication, minoring in psychology, and a leader for Week of Welcome.

Also a 2019 graduate, drummer/guitarist Dylan Herrera will be a sophomore at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, Calif., where he is double majoring in music production and marketing communication and co-hosts a radio show on iCLUradio.com.

A 2020 graduate, keyboardist/saxophonist Eli Anderson was recruited to play water polo at Penn State Behrend, Erie, Pa., where he will be majoring in psychology.

The Elements perform in San Diego County and in Long Beach. In Encinitas, they perform at events for the City of Encinitas, Encinitas Friends of the Arts, Encinitas Highway 101 Main Street Association, and the Leucadia 101 Main Street Association. Last year, they performed at a couple of Art Night Encinitas events hosted by the City of Encinitas and Encinitas Friends of the Arts.

For more information on The Elements, visit www.TheElements.band or follow on Instagram: @theelements.band, Twitter: @BandTheElements, and Facebook: @BandTheElements. For more information on Encinitas Friends of the Arts, visit: www.EncinitasArts.org

Oside News: The Elements Perform at ‘Passport to Encinitas’ August 22nd

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Encinitas CA— Indie rock band The Elements are honored to participate in Passport to Encinitas, Saturday, August 22, in support of the local art community. A virtual event, it starts at 5pm, and The Elements perform at 6pm.

“We are supporting our local artists and businesses through the Passport to Encinitas event and would like The Elements to represent a younger audience,” said Encinitas Friends of the Arts founder Naimeh Woodward.

Hosted by The City of Encinitas and Encinitas Friends of the Arts, Passport to Encinitas is a fundraiser designed to raise awareness of the arts and celebrate the diversity in Encinitas and throughout San Diego County. This thoughtfully curated event will showcase live music, visual art and dance. Tickets are $20 each and include early access, an opportunity drawing ticket, restaurant discounts, and an Encinitas Friends of the Arts membership. For event details and ticket sales, visit www.EncinitasArts.org.

The Elements will debut their new song “Dazed” and play a combination of originals as well as covers. Their original music spans genres from alternative rock to indie pop. The Elements also play covers of songs from bands like The Beatles, Talking Heads, and Fitz and the Tantrums. Their broad musical range is sure to please all ages.

The Elements are alumni of San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas where they often performed on campus. A 2019 graduate, singer/bassist Julian Boyer will be a sophomore at California Polytechnic State University, San Louis Obispo, CA, where he is majoring in Graphic Communication, minoring in Psychology, and a leader for Week of Welcome. Also a 2019 graduate, drummer/guitarist Dylan Herrera will be a sophomore at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA, where he is double majoring in Music Production and Marketing Communication and co-hosts a radio show on iCLUradio.com. A 2020 graduate, keyboardist/saxophonist Eli Anderson was recruited to play water polo at Penn State Behrend, Erie, PA, where he will be majoring in Psychology.

The Elements perform in San Diego County and in Long Beach. In Encinitas, they perform at events for the City of Encinitas, Encinitas Friends of the Arts, Encinitas Highway 101 Main Street Association, and the Leucadia 101 Main Street Association. Last year, they performed at a couple of Art Night Encinitas events hosted by the City of Encinitas and Encinitas Friends of the Arts. The Elements are grateful for the many opportunities they have been provided.

For more information on The Elements, visit www.TheElements.band or follow on Instagram: @theelements.band, Twitter: @BandTheElements, and Facebook: @BandTheElements. For more information on Encinitas Friends of the Arts, visit: www.EncinitasArts.org.

Postponing EFA Art Salon to July 11th

Dear EFA Artist Collective members,We must all be prudent, but not paranoid. But because of the directive from the state we have decided it is prudent to postpone the Art Salon on this Saturday March 15. The good news is that we have already rescheduled it for Sat. July 11, same time, same place. Of course, we will send out a reminder closer to the date. Hopefully we can also celebrate our new freedom from any virus at that time. 

Be safe, stay clean and healthy, and stay in touch.

EFA Artist Collective Art Salon: Art Criticism for emerging artists in the 21st c. Jul 11th, 2020
1:45 pm – 4:00 pm EFA Artist Collective Art Salon at the Home and Studio of Portia La Touche 1090 Neptune Ave Encinitas, CA 92024 There no such thing as bad publicity? P.T. Barnum
There is only one thing worse in the world than being talked about. And that is not being talked about. Oscar Wilde
.How has Art criticism has changed in the 21 century? We have less published critiques because we have fewer newspapers and print media outlets. But now there is art in the online world.  We deal with LIKES rather than serious write-ups.  Criteria for success for an artist might include getting in a good gallery, sales, and getting published. In your view, does this also include getting reviewed/having a critique of your work?  Or does this not matter to you?  And why not?  You know the old saying:  there is no such thing as bad press! We have a limited number of tickets for this free event hosted and moderated by Portia La Touche at her home and studio in Leucadia. As always we ask you to bring snack and drinks to contribute to the afternoon.Parking  for 4 cars in driveway,  Park on street or  on railroad side of 101 (1 blk away). We suggest carpooling when possible. For more info: 858-354-3755
You are invited to view the studio space from 1:45 to 2 pm. Here are a small selection of the questions that will be discussed: How has the role of art criticism in society changed?  How much does a good or bad review help or hurt your art creation and production, your marketing, and/or your confidence?Has your work been critiqued?  How and by whom?  And what was the outcome or effect on your exhibit, on sales, and on you? What is the value of online art criticism ­to the artist? to the viewer? What can the artist do, if anything, to influence the direction of art criticism today?

Dia de los Muertos Celebration in Encinitas- October 26

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Encinitas CA— Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) and the City of Encinitas announce the sixth annual Encinitas Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). A time when families gather to honor and remember deceased loved ones, Dia de los Muertos is a significant Latino cultural celebration. The free festival takes place on Saturday, October 26, 2019, 12:00-4:00 P.M. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024.

Dia de los Muertos will feature a variety of performances and will be emceed by Mano a Mano Foundation Program Director Beatriz Villarreal. The event commences with Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear making welcoming remarks. Performances begin with Danza Azteca Misión San Luis Rey blessing the Ofrenda with ancient traditional dances. This will be followed by Mariachi estrellas de Chula Vista, Ballet Folklorico Rancho Buena Vista High School, Mariachi Del Mar and Danza Alegre. The festival ends with singer Chuy “El Chente” Moreno performing songs from the film, Coco, with dancing by Ballet Folklorico de San Dieguito and the public.

Festival activities include skull face painting, tissue flowers and sugar skull workshops, a Day of the Dead art exhibit by Oak Crest Middle School students, a selfie station with ladies dressed as “Catrinas,” and opportunity drawings for laptop computers and more. Outdoor festivities include a low rider car show by the Callejeros de Encinitas Car Club, artist demonstrations, vendors, and food trucks with options ranging from ice cream to tamales.

A Community Ofrenda—or remembrance altar—will feature a replica of the Surfing Madonna by artist Mark Patterson. “Having the Surfing Madonna in the Ofrenda makes this a uniquely Encinitas event,” said Encinitas Arts Program Administrator Jim Gilliam. All are invited to honor the memory of a loved one or friend by contributing a photograph or non-valuable remembrance to the Ofrenda.
Leading up to Dia de los Muertos, the Encinitas Library will hold two additional free events: Death Café, Tuesday October 22, 3:30 – 5:30 PM; and La Fiesta, Thursday, October 24, 4:00-6:00 PM. “We’re excited to add La Fiesta to this year’s Day of the Dead celebration,” said Branch Librarian Jayne Henn. “The Encinitas Library event willfeature live music by Carlos Velasco and Kevin Moraine and art-making workshops by Luis Murguia while we install the huge Community Ofrenda remembrance altar. It’s going to be a true community collaboration!”

Returning this year, The Death Café, “is a time for people to come together in a relaxed and supportive setting to discuss death, taking the fear out of it, while drinking tea and eating delicious cake,” said Teen Librarian Diana Minuzzi. “The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.”
A Community Ofrenda will be on view from October 24 through November 4 in the lobby of the Encinitas Library, located at 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024, along with a Day of the Dead student exhibit or artwork and altars. Contact the library at (760) 753-7376 for details, or visit: www.sdcl.org

Encinitas Dia de los Muertos is made possible by funding from the City of Encinitas Community Grant Program, Encinitas Friends of the Arts, the City of Encinitas, County of San Diego, and numerous sponsors.

The mission of Encinitas Friends of the Arts is to partner with the City of Encinitas by fundraising and advocating for the cultural arts in Encinitas, and for city-owned arts venues. Established by the Encinitas Commission for the Arts in 2014, EFA works to elevate arts and culture by presenting cultural programs, arts education and public art. EFA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
For a schedule of events, or for more information, please visit: www.encinitasarts.org, or call (760) 633-2746.

Encinitas Day of the Dead Festival, It Takes a Village!

The 20 member organizing committee for Encinitas Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is hard at work planning the 6th annual free event, set for Saturday, October 26, from 12-4pm, at the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oakcrest Park Drive). This year, 4,500 people are expected to attend the celebration of Latino culture with 4 hours of awesome Folklorico and Mariachi performances, art-making workshops, low rider car show, community Ofrenda, artist demos, opportunity drawings (including laptops!), food trucks and more. Pictured are representatives from Encinitas Friends of the Arts, Mano a Mano Foundation, San Dieguito Art Guild, San Dieguito Academy, San Diego County Office of Education, San Dieguito Alliance for Drug Free Youth and the City. Volunteers  and sponsors are needed! For more information please contact committe at friendsofthearts1@gmail.com

Press Release Dia de Los Muertos

News Release 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2018
Contact: Jim Gilliam
760-633-2746
jgilliam@encinitasca.gov 

Encinitas to Celebrate Dia de los Muertos

A Day of the Dead festival in North County San Diego.

Encinitas, CA. Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA) and the City of Encinitas announce the 5th annual Encinitas Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  The free festival takes place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 12:00-4:00 P.M. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024.  Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear will make welcoming remarks. “This city event raises awareness and an appreciation for this significant Latino cultural celebration,” said Mayor Blakespear.  “Last year’s event drew several thousand people and we anticipate a larger response this year.”

The family-friendly celebration will include continuous performances. Danza Azteca Misión San Luis Rey will bless the Ofrenda with ancient traditional dances, followed by Mariachi Real de San Diego, Ballet Folklorico Rancho Buena Vista High School, Danza Alegre, Mariachi Juvenil de San Diego, and Ballet Folklorico de San Dieguito. The festival ends with singer Rafael Renteria performing songs from the film, Coco, with dancing by Ballet Folklorico El Tapatio. Festival activities include skull face painting, tissue flowers and sugar skull workshops, a Day of the Dead art exhibit by Paul Ecke Central School students, and ladies dressed as “Catrinas” for selfie photos.  Outside will be a low rider car show by the Callejeros de Encinitas Car Club, artist demonstrations, vendors and food trucks.

A Community Ofrenda—or remembrance altar—will feature a replica of the Surfing Madonna, by artist Mark Patterson. “Having the Surfing Madonna in the Ofrenda makes this a uniquely Encinitas event,” said Arts Program Administrator Jim Gilliam.  All are invited to honor the memory of a loved one or friend by contributing a photograph or non-valuable remembrance to the Ofrenda. 

A Community Ofrenda will be on view from October 25 through November 5 in the lobby of the Encinitas Library, located at 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024, along with a Day of the Dead student exhibit or artwork and altars.  “We’re excited to expand our Day of the Dead week at the library and look forward to the altars that teens and families will make,” said Teen Librarian Diana Minuzzi. The library will host the Altar Workshop for teens and families on Thursday, Oct. 18 and 25, at 5:00 P.M., and a Death Café Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 3:30 P.M. “People Come together in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea and eat delicious cake,” said Minuzzi. “The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” The workshops are free of charge. Contact the library at 760-753-7376 for details, or visit: www.sdcl.org

Beatriz Villarreal, Program Director of the Mano a Mano Foundation, will emcee the Day of the Dead festival.  “This is a huge deal for the Latino community,” said Dr. Villarreal.  “Dia de los Muertos provides people with the opportunity to rejoice in the living memories of their loved ones.  It is an important way to celebrate our culture and serves as an educational resource, teaching people around the world about our traditions.”  Día de los Muertos, a celebration of life and remembrance, is traditionally celebrated each year on November 1 and 2.

Encinitas Dia de los Muertos is made possible by funding from the City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program, Encinitas Friends of the Arts, the City of Encinitas, and numerous sponsors.

“Encinitas has the second-highest number of artists per capita in San Diego County and it is a pleasure and a thrill to work with many of them in shaping this event,” said EFA President Naimeh Woodward. “I look forward to highlighting their artistry and celebrating Dia de los Muertos with our community.” The mission of Encinitas Friends of the Arts is to partner with the City of Encinitas by fundraising and advocating for the cultural arts in Encinitas, and for city-owned arts venues.  Established by the Encinitas Commission for the Arts in April, 2014, EFA works to elevate arts and culture by presenting cultural programs, arts education and public art. EFA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

For a schedule of events, or for more information, please visit: www.EncinitasArts.org, or call 760-633-2746.

Encinitas Dia de los Muertos takes place on Saturday, October 27, 12-4pm at the Encinitas Community Center. (Photo credit: Marty Becerra.)

Ballet Folklorico de San Dieguito will perform at Encinitas Dia de los Muertos. (Photo credit: Paul Richter.)

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Artists’ Reception at Off Track Gallery to Feature MiraCosta art students

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The public is invited to an artists’ reception at the Off Track Gallery featuring a cash award ceremony to Encinitas Friends of the Arts and also to three promising MiraCosta College students — Rachel Greenstein, Priscilla Rivera, and Jonathan Broberg — on Aug. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Naimeh Tanha will be accepting the award for the Encinitas Friends of the Arts, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, established by local residents and a board of dedicated volunteers to support a vibrant arts community. The mission of Encinitas Friends of the Arts is to partner with the City of Encinitas by fundraising and advocating for the cultural arts in Encinitas and a city-owned Arts Center.

Rachel Greenstein excels in both watercolors and oils. She has won awards for her watercolors in the MiraCosta’s juried student show in the past two years. She also won first place for her oil painting in this year’s show. She is planning to attend UCLA. She exhibited her oils in Duoable Take in the Kruglak Gallery last fall in a special exhibit featuring advanced painters.

Priscilla Rivera has had a talent for portraits and figurative subjects since she was in high school and garnered many awards for her art in The COAL Shows. She has continued to impress her professors with this ability. She won first place this spring for her three-part portrait series titled “Triptych of Andy” in MiraCosta’s annual juried student show. In addition, she won first in the life drawing category.

Jonathan Broberg works in a variety of media and is an outstanding draftsman. His work is whimsical and well executed. He has won numerous awards in MiraCosta’s juried student exhibit in the last two years, including second place wins for watercolor, oil, colored pencil and a pastel. He was a featured artist in the MCC Bluegate Gallery. He is planning to attend the Laguna Beach School of Art and Design.

Refreshments will be served at the reception. All artwork in the gallery will be 10 percent off the entire day from 10 a.m. to closing. This event is free and open to the public.

The Off Track Gallery, 937 South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas, is owned and operated by the San Dieguito Art Guild, a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization made up of over 200 talented local artists.

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