Admiring the Artists of Spanish Village in San Diego, California
While recreations of the old country often have a kitsch, touristy vibe, a stroll along the colored cobblestones linking the 37 studios of the Spanish Village reveals a real community of artisans at work in a beautiful setting. Built in Balboa Park for a mid-1930s exposition and lovingly maintained by the artists, the Village is all about the workshops and ongoing creative activity, though a display of the collective artistic output is housed at the Village Arts Center for viewing and for purchase. I am attracted to a particular work in progress by painter/illustrator Sarah Stieber. Although intently putting brush to canvas, Sarah hands me her self-illustrated business card, flashes a brilliant smile, and encourages me to come back when the work is completed.
- Adam Rugel (Editor) Congratulations! You won Honorable Mention in the July 18, 2012 Contest.