Kay Colvin

Envisioning a vital new view

Envisioning a vital new view

“It is not often that one has the chance to spark profound change in a community. It takes vision, courage, and a willingness to believe in the commitment of others. It also takes a bit of luck that the conditions will be present that would support the change.”

Discovering a new ‘dream’

Discovering a new ‘dream’

Encinitas is proud to be home to Intrepid Shakespeare Company, which brings award-winning, professional talent to our community.

Painter catches  the perfect wave

Painter catches the perfect wave

If you’ve strolled through Old Encinitas recently, chances are you’ve noticed the newest additions to the city’s outdoor art.

Paul Bergen:  Gentle artist, voice of thunder

Paul Bergen: Gentle artist, voice of thunder

The posting reads simply: “Bergen, A. Paul 01/06/1939 ~ 07/06/2013 ENCINITAS — Born in Wasco, Calif., A. Paul Bergen was an accomplished singer, musician, artist, and writer, with an MA in Philosophy of Religion from USC. He passed away peacefully with his wife, Linda, and daughter, Shani, by his side.”

Enjoy la dolce vita with Italian film festival

Enjoy la dolce vita with Italian film festival

There are those who were lucky to be born Italian, those of us “Italian by choice,” and those who simply appreciate the art and culture of Italy.

Surf artist stoked by positive reactions

Surf artist stoked by positive reactions

San Diego surf artist Bryan Helfand has every reason to be stoked. Although he has been seriously painting for only seven years, his is the only surf art mural in the corporate headquarters of Facebook, the social media giant located in Menlo Park, Calif.

Banner artist captures the spirit of Aloha

Banner artist captures the spirit of Aloha

Now in its 14th year, the Arts Alive banner exhibit has again brought 101 original banners painted by local artists to the light poles spanning the miles between Cardiff-by-the-Sea and La Costa Avenue in Leucadia. 

Artist’s favorite studio: the Great Outdoors

Artist’s favorite studio: the Great Outdoors

Carlsbad artist Rita Pacheco knows the pure joy of experiencing nature while responding to it from direct observation.

Vista sculptor finds joy in hard work

Vista sculptor finds joy in hard work

Metal sculptor Elon Ebanks clearly loves his life. 

Cardiff artist chooses faith over fear

Cardiff artist chooses faith over fear

Pamela Wells knows the transformational power of art.