Carlsbad artist N.C. Winters keeps his barrel creation “oceanic” he says. Photo by Tony Cagala
Carlsbad artist N.C. Winters keeps his barrel creation “oceanic” he says. Photo by Tony Cagala
Arts Rancho Santa Fe

Art, barrels collide in annual event

ENCINITAS – For the past four years, Rhino Art Co. has put out a call to local artists and anyone interested in showing what art they could create on rusted out, old oil barrels. On Saturday, that annual tradition continued with 19 barrels being transformed into works of art that will eventually line the outdoor walkway bordering Coast Highway 101, leading to the gallery and art supply store.

“It’s a way of displaying local talent,” said the store’s manager Mario Minneci, adding that the barrel crash is a “cool, no pressure, event.”

The barrel crash also signals the start of a series of art related events at the store throughout the rest of the year.

Nikko Soso spray paints a barrel. Photo by Tony CagalaGracen Bookmyer, on a bike tour from Oregon to California, stops by Rhino Art Co. to paint a barrel. Photo by Tony CagalaOscar Rodriguez adds some highlights to his work. Photo by Tony CagalaChris Kosinski works on a barrel outside of Rhino Art Co. on Saturday. Photo by Tony CagalaOscar Fernandez stands next to his barrel. Photo by Tony Cagala

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