| 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...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Professor Darrell Ebert was thrilled.
"This is probably one of the highest-level shows that you could find in an educational gallery," he said.
Now in his 43rd year at Golden West College, Ebert teaches sculpture, painting, two- and three-dimensional...
| 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...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 1:55 PM
Chances are you know someone who has diabetes or your life is affected by it. Thankfully, researchers and scientists are dedicating their lives to finding a cure.
From 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3, join award-winning documentary filmmakers Lisa Hepner and Guy...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:05 PM
COSTA MESA — Where else could the Lebowski Fest have started but in a bowling alley?
The movement that hero worships His Dudeness and All Things Dude took root 10 years ago, not in the Golden State but in the Bluegrass State.
In October 2001,...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 12:29 PM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for heart disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. They are also...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 10:18 PM
The artist and gallery owner met at a coffee shop two and a half years ago.
In 2009, Rolf Goellnitz, co-proprietor of the OMC Contemporary Art Gallery in Huntington Beach, was stopping by the Peet's Coffee & Tea at the Bella Terra shopping center near...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:11 PM
Curator Darlene DeAngelo hopes to stimulate the minds of Surf City citizens through a new show at the Huntington Beach Art Center.
"I am interested in showing this community really new and exciting work, things that you wouldn't normally see in a beach...
| 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...