ENCINITAS — The Lux Art Institute has welcomed its newest artist-in-residence, sculptor Carlos Vega who will be in studio through Feb. 2 and on exhibit through March 2.Lux, at 1550 S. El Camino Real, is open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Vega is a native of Spain who currently lives in New York City. He will be living at Lux while working on a diptych featuring two metaphorical “trees of life” created through the use of engraving, oil paint on lead, and a perforated metal plate revealing stamps mounted on a panel underneath. Visitors can see art happen while Vega is in-studio and view his exhibit of images etched and carved in lead.Vega’s visit is underwritten by The William Hall Tippett and Ruth Rathell Tippett Foundation
The Lux store will feature a refreshed collection of one-of-a-kind items by of San Diego artists and designers, including Kim MacConnel, Green Tree Jewelry, Tammy Spencer, Wood and Silver, Archetype Z, Tend Living, BottleHood, Hulga’s of San Diego, Housgoods and Bearhead Factory, plus notecards, framed prints, and pillows by Lux Kids, proceeds from which benefit Lux’s education programs.