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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. Huntington...
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,...
Tags: Museums, Artists, Surfing, Sports, Kelly Slater
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...
Tags: Artists, Surfing, Sports, Arts and Culture, Arts
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...
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...
Tags: Religion and Belief, Music, Politics, Artists, Lobbying
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...
Tags: Artists, Travel, Petroleum Industry, Trips and Vacations, Common
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...
Tags: Animal, The Huffington Post, Artists, Jean-Luc Godard, Arts
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...
Tags: Health and Safety at School, Authors, Artists, Book, Vegan Diet
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...
Tags: Energy, Artists, Consumers, Material Science, Toy Industry
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...
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-...
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...
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