Tag Archives: Art

Youth Reclaim Public Space From Gangs With Mural

By The AjA Project In partnership with the Karen Organization, The AjA Project ran a nine-month program with young Southeast Asian refugee women called Photographers for Change (P4C). During the program, 15 Karen participants, ages 13 to 18 years old,in … Continue reading

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Family Tradition Survives In Mural Project

The “Community Faces” mural at Market Creek Plaza in southeastern San Diego has come down and will be replaced with a new one showing faces of younger community members. But in one family, the tradition will carry on. | Video … Continue reading

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The AjA Project to Confront Migrant Debate With Airport Mural

The AjA Project interviews and photographs a refugee woman living in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego in this undated photo. | Photo Courtesy of The AjA Project By Megan Burks With the fatal terrorist attack in San Bernardino … Continue reading

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City Heights Is Still Waiting on That Art it Was Promised

The transit Plaza on University Avenue in City Heights was never supposed to be so barren. | Photo Credit: Kinsee Morlan By Kinsee Morlan When Interstate 15 was extended through City Heights in the mid-1990s, it leveled homes and businesses … Continue reading

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Community Unveils Sculpture, Plans for Fairmount Avenue Arts Corridor

By Brian Myers “Fairmount Corridor Arts Concept,” a study published last year by the City Heights Community Development Corporation, outlines potential art placement along Fairmount Avenue between El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue to make the high-traffic area friendly to … Continue reading

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‘Maletas Migrantes’ Exhibit Explores the Immigrant Experience

Andurriales del corazón (The Detours of the Heart), 2012 by Bana Fernández Rolfi from “Maletas Migrantes,” an art exhibit on display at the New Americans Museum in Liberty Station from July 23 through Oct. 2, 2015. By Megan Burke and … Continue reading

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Removiendo grafiti, reemplazándolo con arte

Estudiantes de la Preparatoria Crawford ayudaron a transformar un muro de retención ubicado en la esquina de la Calle 51 y la Avenida Polk en un lienzo para la creatividad. | Foto pro San Diego Cultural Arts Alliance Por Staff … Continue reading

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Students Replace Graffiti with Wall of Self-Portraits

Students from Crawford High School helped transform a retaining wall at the corner of 51st Street and Polk Avenue into a canvas for creativity. | Photo Courtesy of the San Diego Cultural Arts Alliance By Staff A group of Crawford … Continue reading

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Crafting an Arts District in Azalea Park

Artist Vicki Leon, in her Poplar Street studio, says she is confident Azalea Park will blossom into a thriving arts colony. | Photo Credit: City Heights Life By David Ogul Take a stroll with Vicki Leon down Poplar Street through … Continue reading

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Event: AjA Project to Unveil Large-Scale Art Piece Generated By Residents

Artist Shinpei Takeda works on assembling the centerpiece of story+LINES, a sculpture in the form of a satellite comprised of community member portraits. | Photo Courtesy of The AjA Project Two years in the making, Story+LINES is an audience-generated multimedia … Continue reading

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