North County based artist, Tara Centybear creates a somber but yet tranquil painting series that explores the intersection of pain in beauty within the human experience.  Her subject, both living and perished birds, represent beauty as a security and the abstract subject of emotional identity which in a traumatic loss, beauty can be redefined.  Little Death combines vibrantly colored birds and their feathers with cool gray toned backgrounds while interjecting objects such as a bag, brick and string, which reflect what the artist refers to as “clashing experiences” akin to the mark a trauma that can often confuse the difficulty in ones life with the beauty. 


Youth Exhibition | Self Titled by Margaret Hernandez



  This collaborative exhibition is a collection of work created by teens participating in arts education programs across San Diego County. Highlighted here are graphic novels, text, photography, video work, and drawings born out of Words Alive’s Adolescent Book Group; AjA Project’s Collective Voices; San Diego Art Institute’s Expressive Arts Program; and a curated selection of work from North County teens. These are artifacts of becoming; still frames of durational processes in which selfhood is formed in, through, and against influence which seeks to delimit, ultimately expanding preordained parameters through the exercise of personal agency via artistic expression. Self-Titled was exhibited at SDAI in June, and will be on view at Linksoul in Oceanside from August 27- September 5, hosted by The Hill Street Country Club - a contemporary art nonprofit based in Oceanside. 



Opening Reception | Saturday, August 27 | 6:00-8:00PM @ Linksoul  

530 S Coast Highway, Oceanside CA