| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Curtains came down on the Munsters in 1966 — long before I was born.
So imagine my surprise Friday when I noticed the Munster Koach trundling down Main Street with a full-throated rumble. The 18-foot vehicle sported a brass radiator and fenders,...
| May 8, 2013
| 1:47 PM
From a distance, they appear to be expressionist paintings of musicians and marine life. But upon closer inspection, light reflects off the dual-pane window and exposes a crisp image — looking as if it were a print on glossy paper.
| May 15, 2013
| 1:37 PM
After settling a lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Co., Robb Havassy ended up with 365 surfboards.
Ever since then, he's set out to diminish that number. On Thursday, he'll be raffling off 150 of the boards in Huntington Beach.
| Jan 9, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Broken surfboards, packaging material, styrofoam, paints, thinners and resin.
These are just a few ingredients in Janessa Bookout's "green" sculptures.
Although the 31-year-old Huntington Beach resident has a background in traditional fine art, she is...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 2:39 PM
The artist traced her giant baby doll concept back to when she cleared out her 10-year-old son's room of toys he no longer touched.
"I had just been stashing things in his room," Joyce Dallal said, describing the size of her now 13-year-old son's past...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 12:15 PM
While most theater practitioners gravitate from show to show, venue to venue, a few may be found putting in years of artistic labor on behalf of one specific producing organization. Two such individuals are spotlighted this week.
The Costa Mesa...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 3:00 PM
A street-level window showcasing a solitary painting.
This is the scene that greets people who pass Current, Innocean USA's recently christened art gallery, in downtown Huntington Beach.
"We had an internal contest asking our employees to submit names...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 3:42 PM
Darlene DeAngelo has traveled many places over the last dozen years: Cuba, Vietnam, Europe and wherever the freeway would take her during her impassioned 12-hour workdays.
Now, the former curator of the Huntington Beach Art Center is embarking on a...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 10:46 AM
Soon after the tragic events of 9/11, artist Gary Simpson was inspired to create a large conceptual piece combining cement with soil from every member state of the United Nations. He called the project "Common Ground 191."
He relied on volunteers and...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 9:35 AM
I wrote about a mural in this column two years ago. It covered a large liquor store wall facing the McDonald's near the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Edwards Street, and it depicted all the most iconic McDonald's characters, from Ronald to Grimace to...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Two of my greatest passions had a nasty scuffle recently in Huntington Beach. Animal rights won on the street, while artist rights scored a knockout in the media.
At times like these, it smarts to be in the middle.
For those who missed Chris Epting's...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:07 PM
Motorists heading to the upcoming 45th annual Sunset Beach Art Festival should spot the post office.
The local landmark at 16885 Pacific Coast Hwy. is a block from the site of the festival, which will happen during the Mother's Day weekend. Out-of-...