We’ve been hearing from a really cool cross-section of San Diego about our two-part series this week on a ’30s-era brewery and its art that’s been hidden for years. Thanks for your interest.
I appeared today on KPBS Midday Edition with Angela Carone, the KPBS reporter with whom I reported the story, to outline the artwork’s history and what’s happening now. If you’ve yet to get a chance to read or listen to our earlier stories this week, it’s a good overview. Listen here.
And here’s how to catch up on our Aztec Brewing Co. artwork coverage:
• Part One: The rathskeller tasting room on Main Street in Barrio Logan was a destination decades before San Diego cemented its reputation as a craft-brew capital. Rediscovered days before a wrecking ball was due in the 1980s, the brewery’s noted artwork escaped demolition and has been sitting in storage ever since, waiting to realize the city’s promise to bring the pieces home someday.
• Part Two: San Diegans may soon be able to again imbibe surrounded by the historically rich, colorful pieces. Find out what it’ll take for this collection, now crated in storage, to re-emerge.
• And I’m excited to say we have Part One translated into Spanish, thanks to our friends at the US-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership.
Angela and I will also appear on Friday’s Evening Edition television show that airs at 6:30 p.m. on KPBS. And tomorrow, I’ll appear in a story that San Diego history connoisseur Ken Kramer will report for NBC San Diego about these artworks, following up on our coverage. We’ll post video clips here as soon as possible.
I’m Kelly Bennett, arts reporter for VOSD. You can reach me directly at email@example.com or 619.325.0531.
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