| May 16, 2012
| 3:02 PM
Huntington Beach artists can forget about entering their work in Laguna Beach's Festival of Arts open-air show, unless they can prove that they live in one of 34 ZIP codes outside of Surf City.
Under the Festival's present-day rules, Surf City and points...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 1:46 PM
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West Coast Artists
"Contemporary Traditionalists: A West Coast Perspective," a show featuring 48 works by 18 South Orange County artists, runs at the Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 Main St. Among the artists on display are Scott Albert,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Dave Reynolds gave his new exhibit at the International Surfing Museum the title "Minimal Surf."
An alternate name for it, which admittedly sounds like a spice or a cologne, could be "Essence of Surfer."
Reynolds, the museum's exhibits director,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:55 PM
On Friday, enter Bethany Owen's show at your own risk. She plans to change her garments — on stage.
Subscribing to the adage that clothes — and hair — make the girl, the Huntington Beach resident will swap dresses, shirts and...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The picture that Yatzie Dee took down from the wall looked, to an uninformed eye, like a depiction of a myth or a tribal memory — certainly nothing that reflected life in modern Southern California.
But as Dee spoke in his soft, high voice, the...