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ConVisionary award. Faulconer was chosen for the award due to his support of the North Embar- cadero Visionary Plan, the NTC Park Development and the foun- dation of the San Diego Tourism Marketing District.


of Photographic Arts, the Reuben H. Fleet Center and the San Di- ego Natural History Museum. All of the museums have spe- cial exhibits to offer throughout the month. On Feb. 19 the San Diego Natural History Museum is having a special “Lizards & Snakes” family day featuring spe- cial performances and activities free with admission.

HELP FIND WATSON Jamee Lynn Smith is asking for assistance in her search for her lost Maltese, Watson. He is a year and a half old, approximately five pounds and is all white with black points. He was last seen on Mississippi and Landis Streets by Morley Field. Any information is appreci- ated and a large reward is being offered. Please call 244-9428.

MUSEUM MONTH OFFERS HALF-PRICED ADMISSION. The San Diego Museum Council and Macy’s are offering half-priced admission to 40 mu- seums in San Diego County dur- ing the month of February. Free museum month passes can be picked up at any Macy’s store. Among those participating in Balboa Park, are the San Diego Museum of Art, the Timken Mu- seum of Art, the San Diego Air and Space Museum, the Museum

“Our latest exhibition, ‘Lizards & Snakes: Alive!’ features over 60 live animals that welcome visitors to the wonderful world of squa- mates, aka lizards and snakes,” Hallie Shere said, communications representative for the museum. Our latest exhibition, Lizards & Snakes: Alive! features over 60 live animals that welcome visitors to the wonderful world of squa- mates, AKA lizards and snakes. Our latest exhibition, Lizards & Snakes: Alive! features over 60 live animals that welcome visitors to the wonderful world of squa- mates, AKA lizards and snakes. The Reuben H. Fleet Museum is offering “Superball Science” ac- tivities for kids every Saturday in Feb. from 1 to 3 p.m. They’ll learn the science behind the shapes, sizes and weights if sports balls and will even get to make a super bouncy ball that they can take home with them.

“Both kids and adults will love the challenge of building a tower that looks as if it could come crashing down at any moment in our ‘Block Busters!’ exhibition,” said Erin Zangari, spokeswoman for the Fleet Science Center. “This exhibit is really fun for fam- ilies because it’s something they can all engage in together.” For more information or a listing

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The Art on the Garage project envelopes the North Park garage that is bound by 29th and 30th streets. (Courtesy of North Park Main Street)


drawings spanning the North Park Parking Garage’s five tiers—they reflect artists hard at work in their particular discipline, like the balle- rina with the overstated curve to her back and the befuddled chamber or- chestra sitting down to play. Animals, like the violin-playing cat, have their day as well. And the car theme is never far away. At a Jan. 19 news conference,

Mayor Jerry Sanders said the proj- ect, a year in the making, under- scores North Park’s reputation. “It’s projects like this,” he said, “that continue to solidify North Park as one of the leaders for art and culture in San Diego.” Councilman Todd Gloria, whose District 3 jurisdiction includes North Park, hailed the work as a re- flection of the neighborhood’s com- mitment to redevelopment.


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“This will always be a prior- ity to [North Park],” he said, “because we’re unique. We want redevelopment, but we want it on our terms. And that revolves around art and culture.” The city’s redevelopment agen- cy spent $70,000 on the project. Expenses included payment to a Los Angeles firm that enlarged the original drawings. Thornley, a Princeton, N.J. native and a 16-year North Park resident, accepted no commission for her work as a good- will gesture to the neighborhood. The $14 million garage struc-

ture, bound by 29th and 30th streets and North Park Way, was completed in 2006. It accommo- dates more than 300 vehicles over five floors and sits atop 15,000 square feet of retail space. And for Thornley’s part, it required a dif- ferent spin on her line-drawing ex- pertise. Her illustrations often in- clude generous use of color, from warm pastels to whimsical greens

“Kate Sessions and the Arts & Crafts Garden:” 2 p.m., a talk with Nancy Carol Carter at the Casa del Prado Room 101, 1800 El Prado,, free. Adams Ave. Farmer’s Market: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at John Adams Elementary School, 4674 35th St., free. North Park Community Plan Update: 6 to 9 p.m., Garfield Elementary School Auditorium, 4487 Oregon St., 235-5293,, free. “Clue” screening: 7 p.m., Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 Univer- sity Ave., to purchase tickets visit, $10, tickets available at box office the day of at 6:30 p.m. 28 “Beyond the Page:" The possibili- ties and pitfalls of writing about places you know: Screenwriter’s forum immediately following the 7:30 p.m. showing of “The Tragedy of Commons,” Cygnet Theatre Old Town, 4040 Twiggs St., 337-1525,, free with performance ticket.

Feb. 16

Feb. 17 Review of Basics of Floral Arrang- ing Class 2: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., using knowledge from class #1 you will make a seasonal table arrangement at the Casa del Prado Room 104, 1800 El Prado,

and pinks. The garage works are mostly devoid of color—but Thornley had an answer.

“The garage,” she explained, “has

a lot of different tonality and surfac- es, like the brickwork, to it already. I didn’t want the drawings to interfere with that by using too much color. My line drawings are tricky—they already have such odd shapes, and I didn’t want those shapes to compete with the existing structure.” Thornley hopes her methods yield the appropriate reaction. The project, she said at the news confer- ence, “Should be something that interacts with people as they walk by, makes them think and, mostly, makes them smile.” For more information on Thorn- ley and her work, visit blairthorn-

Martin Jones Westlin is the editor and publisher of the theater-intensive Words Are Not Enough website at

232-5762,, $12 for one class, $16 for both. Bring clippers or a knife, a container and plant material. “Passion6” closing reception/FAQ discussion: 5 to 7 p.m., exhibit by Art6 artists at the India Street Gallery, 2165 India St., 294-8990,, free.

Greater Golden Hill CDC monthly meeting: 6:30 p.m., GGHCDC Of- fice, 1235 28th St., goldenhillcdc. org, free. North Park Historical Society meeting: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 3795 Utah St., 294-8990, info@north-, free.

Preschool storytime: 10:30 to 11 a.m., Mission Hills Library, 925 West Washington St., 692-4910,, free. North Park Promotion Committee meeting: 1 to 2 p.m., Heaven Sent Desserts, 3001 University Ave., 294-2501, npbid@northpark-, free. Trace Bundy: 7:30 p.m., AMSD Concerts, 4650 Mansfield St., 303-8176,, $20.

Feb. 18

Gary Wright: 7:30 and 10 p.m., An- thology, 1337 India St., 595-0300,, $22-$35.u

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