Artist Working On Follow Up To Surfing Madonna Mosaic

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Soon, a spot in North County will be graced with a Surfing Madonna companion piece. Exactly where is anyone’s guess. Mark Patterson, the artist behind the renowned mosaic, has been working on a follow-up for the past three months in a Leucadia garage. While a sequel of sorts, religious figures won’t be in the piece — or at least that’s the plan since it’s a work-in-progress.

Gas-Saving Tips for Trying Times

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Higher prices at the gas pump are a fact of life today. Some commuters share rides to manage the costs; others take public transportation. But if you are like countless other consumers, you depend on your personal vehicle to get you from Point A to Point B. So the experts at the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) have assembled some easy-to-follow tips from on how to conserve fuel and make sure your car or truck gets optimal miles per gallon.

April is National Car Care Month

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National Car Care Month in April is the time of year to give your car some extra attention. Basic maintenance can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle, plus it helps avoid costly repairs down the road. 

Encinitas 101 MainStreet presents All that Jazz, solo exhibition by local artist, Cheryl Ehlers

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Beginning April 4th – May 13th, the Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association presents a solo exhibition, “All That Jazz” by local Artist, Cheryl Ehlers. The bold and dynamic, musically themed art is created in watercolor and acrylic mediums.  Sharing a palette of vibrant color, this series has traveled to the Brubeck Institute and been hosted by the Villa Musica in San Diego.  Ehlers is an award winning, published artist that paints in an array of styles. Her choices of impressionistic, contemporary art are eloquently executed and sparked by imagination reflecting a passion for painting in the moment.

Art, plantings aim to mitigate visual impact of I-5 widening

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The city’s Arts Commission will further look into attaching artwork to retaining walls and other structures that are part of the planned Interstate 5 widening. The Council directed the commission to recommend suitable artwork and suggest where it might be placed to make the expansion more pleasing to the eye. In addition to artwork, trees and other landscaping will be placed near freeway work to beautify the surrounding areas, according to plans.