| Dec 30, 2013
| 12:57 PM
When the famed marine-life artist Wyland unveils a new piece near the pier on Jan.14, he will be just across from the Golden Bear, where he painted a mural more than 30 years ago — before he was known for his building-size whales.
Wyland will be...
| Jan 8, 2014
An unthinking person might say that Kurt Weston can barely see.
The Huntington Beach resident has limited vision in one eye and none at all in the other, and he uses a monocular to make out details.
But for precisely those reasons, Weston may be the...
| 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.
| 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,...