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Christopher Polentz: The Promised Land

Inspired by the golden age of the traveling carnival (1870-1930), with its social outcasts of carny folk, sideshow freaks-and-geeks, I have endeavored to re-represent that unwanted slice of society through the innocence of children.

These children represent vulnerability, the inherent need to be wanted and loved without a thought as to “why?”

I would like my images to nurture compassion for the differences within us all. Our need for acceptability and fitting in. But most of all the need to be valued and loved. My images of children are faultless individuals; possessing obvious imperfections and undesirable qualities, social outcasts, different, through no fault of their own, but nonetheless unwanted and made to feel unnecessary.

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Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

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619-696-1416
levi@sparksgallery.com

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Dec 7, 2020 - Feb 14, 2021
Recurs every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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The Flower Fields

Mar 15 - May 9, 2021

For more than sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, California, are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year - from early March through early May - literally bringing the famous fields back to life. This annual burst of color, which has become part of the area’s local heritage, also is one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring here in Southern California.

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Living Room Lecture: The Fishing Link

Apr 22, 2021

Dr. Mark Sutton discusses the role of salmonids as a magnet that drew Paleoindians south along the coast and into the Americas south of the ice. Other colonization possibilities and the role of a maritime adaptation with boats are also covered.

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MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH

May 9, 2021

Mother's Day is one of the few special occasions throughout the year that we serve brunch at George's at the Cove. Join us in celebrating mom with a special brunch Sunday, May 9th from 10am - 3pm, featuring the freshest local ingredients, flavorful updates to classic favorites, exceptional service, and our picturesque ocean views.

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Polar Bear Cam

Jul 29, 2020 - ongoing

Being at home doesn’t have to be a “bear” when you can catch all the action on the San Diego Zoo’s Polar Cam, and other live wildlife cams featuring animals at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. From their habitat to yours, these livestreaming video cams provide “being there” views of wildlife as they explore, eat, swing, roll, pounce, scratch, and play through their day.

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The Flower Fields

Mar 15 - May 9, 2021
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Living Room Lecture: The Fishing Link

Apr 22, 2021
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MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH

May 9, 2021
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Jul 29, 2020 - ongoing
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