| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:32 PM
It was a jarring note to begin a year of celebrating surfing — an image of a shark with its mouth wide open, looking set to devour a board like the one it was painted on.
But if it garnered attention for a cause, mission accomplished.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:16 PM
If Christopher Meredith wins the top prize at the Huntington Beach Downtown Artwalk's year-end showcase Thursday, he may make a gracious speech thanking his supporters.
Then, the next week, he may make another one over Thanksgiving dinner.
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Kat Monroe was on the verge of setting up an art gallery, but a catchy name eluded her.
The Huntington Beach resident only knew that she wanted it to be unique and incorporate her lucky number, seven. Beyond that, she was at a loss.
"I was speaking to...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:44 AM
It doesn't take a Picasso or Van Gogh to make great art.
Just ask Sheri Kavoosi, owner of California's first Painting with a Twist franchise.
"It is all about entertainment, but here you aren't just a spectator," Kavoosi said. "You get to take part in...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:49 PM
"She's a one-of-a-kind," Kate Hoffman, executive director at the Huntington Beach Art Center, tells me. "We had over 1,300 people here the other night, 543 pieces from 259 artists. And we have nobody else like her."
Hoffman is talking about Jane Yater....
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:28 PM
In the shadow of Bella Terra, a photographic exhibition is underway that chronicles a lesser-known French chapter in the history of the counterculture Beat movement.
Through April 21, the OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art in Huntington Beach's Old World...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Patrick Vogel never saw the World Trade Center outside of photographs, and he didn't know anyone who died on9/11.
But as far as the Long Beach artist is concerned, he has a connection — a slight, geographical one — to the terrorist attacks...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:38 PM
The Huntington Beach Art Center on Friday will open its 14th annual "Centered on the Center" exhibition.
As many as 190 artists from Orange County and other parts of Southern California, who represent an array of genres and artistic levels, will be...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Everyone has at least one skill that doesn't have a practical use.
Mine is the ability to name every movie ever to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
I absorbed that knowledge from years of reading critical studies of the Oscars, to the point...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:44 PM
SANTA ANA — Before he began to work closely with Anne Shih in the mid-1990s, Bowers Museum President Peter C. Keller had traveled to the Far East on business many times.
Still, the 64-year-old veteran Los Angeles-area museum executive, by his own...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Colburn to surfing foundation
Bolton Colburn, the 56-year-old former head of the Laguna Art Museum, is riding a different kind of cultural wave. The Surfing Heritage Foundation in San Clemente has named the ex-U.S. Amateur Surfing champ as its new...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Darlene D. DeAngelo opened the double-door to the anonymous home in Lakewood and stepped into its main entrance hall.
Works by famous artists from the world of pop and abstract art lined the hallway. These included two pieces by the late Victor Vasarely,...