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Video – Charlene Mosley: Pollinators

Video – Charlene Mosley: Pollinators

Charlene Mosley speaks on her inspiration from nature for her series “Pollinators”, finding perspective, and her personal journey of self discovery. “Pollinators is a part of that love to nature that I have, but also it’s about people being pollinators in a symbolic way, in that we all can carry… kind of being carriers of […]

Comic Con 2022 / Chuck Jones x Sparks

Comic Con 2022 / Chuck Jones x Sparks

Sparks Gallery will host Chuck Jones Gallery during Comic Con (July 21-24, 2022), who will showcase both virtual experiences and animation/comic artwork in a special pop-up shop. The shop is located at 530 Sixth Avenue in the Gaslamp, walking distance from the San Diego Convention Center. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Marvin Martian, Road Runner & Wile E. […]

Q&A With Gina Palmerin

Q&A With Gina Palmerin

Los Angeles artist Gina Palmerin spoke with Sparks Gallery on her inspiration, her artistic process for her “Picture Day” Series, and how she brings each of her portraits to life. Sparks: How do you stay productive as an artist? What do you do on days when you don’t feel inspired but need to finish projects? […]

Q&A With Anna Stump

Q&A With Anna Stump

San Diego artist and art educator Anna Stump shares with us the inspiration behind her recent series “Terrariums”; this series chronicles endangered and extinct animals of the world, a multipart art project based on the environmental regions she has worked in over the years. We also probe into her experiences as a teacher, discussing her […]

7 Fun & Unique Birthday Ideas in San Diego, CA

Patrons throw a birthday party at Sparks Gallery San Diego

Whether you’re moving to San Diego, visiting on vacation, or are a long-time resident just looking for a new place to enjoy your next special day, the city is an excellent spot for celebrating birthdays! If you’re a nature lover, museum hopper, a foodie, or someone just looking for the chance to enjoy a new […]

INSTALLATION: Depending on Your Perspective

INSTALLATION: Depending on Your Perspective

“We all have our most comfortable vantage points; our favorite lenses. To truly understand, we must consider views from many angles and often uncomfortable perspectives.” -Richard Becker Becker invites the viewer to explore his installation of “Perspectagons” — a dual installation with a large lighted “Perspectagon” placed in the front window of Sparks Gallery, along […]

Q&A With Perry Vasquez

Q&A With Perry Vasquez

San Diego interdisciplinary artist Perry Vásquez reflects on the California mythos with his series “Oasis”, a collection of artwork centered around a startling motif – palm trees on fire. We asked the artist a few questions to learn more about his inspiration, process, creative expression, and what he hopes for the future of his art. […]

8 Best San Diego Date Ideas: Keep it Interesting!

8 Best San Diego Date Ideas: Keep it Interesting!

Alexander Arshansky / Silent Witness San Diego is well known for its great selection of fun attractions, fantastic eateries, and much more. From its delicious seafood, exquisite beaches, and scenic nature spots, there’s always something new for people to enjoy, whether by themselves or with family and friends. However, many people don’t know that San […]

Q&A With Alexander Arshansky

Q&A With Alexander Arshansky

San Diego artist Alexander Arshansky revels in the concept of personifying his art, in that it serves as an observer. As a “witness” who silently experiences multiple lives and homes, the art is handed down through generations. We asked the artist a few questions to learn more about his process, creative expression, and what he […]

Gaslamp Quarter San Diego Events Calendar [2022]

Gas Lamp Quarter

Gaslamp District, by Artist Lee Sie The Gaslamp Quarter is the heart of downtown San Diego. Dining, shops, and local favorites showcase what San Diego has to offer. This area of town is also one of the safest. The crime rate is fourteen percent lower than the national average, making for a great nightlife. Its […]