The Coast News article – Contemporary Arts Experience Meets With Some Opposition

coastnewsPiece that appeared in The Coast News on 12/27/13. Read it here.

Today is the Last Day!

Come visit Alexsandra Babic and Lewis at the space today between 10am – 3pm for the last day of Winter Wonderland!!



Monday 12/23/13

Today two artists filled the space with art and art-making: Alexsandra Babic‘s paintings and Jim Helms‘ sculptures from car parts!


Alexsandra Babic


Jim Helms


Alexsandra Babic


Jim Helms and daughter, plotting the next piece


Saturday 12/21/13

Today it was time for Jukebox Radio and Shadow Poems!




Mary Villela

MaryVillelaBorn in Garden City, Michigan, Mary moved to Brazil in 1966 where she had the opportunity to study ceramics with several local artists.
Returning to the U.S.A. in 1989 she enrolled in ceramic classes at the University of Utah.

While living in Utah, Mary worked for Sandy City Parks and Recreation as Program Coordinator for the Off-Track Children’s Program. She taught Arts and Crafts to children, managed the Children’s Summer in the Park Program and 4th of July Children’s Art Activities.

Retiring in 2000 Mary moved with her husband to Oceanside, California.
Mary is presently dedicating her time to artistic ceramics, specializing in Raku firing.

Mary shows her ceramics at her studio at the Oceanside Art Gallery.


Friday 12/20/13

Today 2 artists from the Oceanside Museum of Art’s Artist Alliance, Larry Vogel and Michael Summers worked on their respective crafts!

Michael Summers

Michael Summers talking about painting

Larry Vogel

Larry Vogel works on ceramics


Michael Summers

imageMichael Summers is a local painter. One piece you may have seen is in downtown Carlsbad : image