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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: Fine Artists, Sports, Arts and Culture, Surfing, Artists
The Huntington Beach Art Center Foundation is hosting its annual salon-style non juried art show made up of public submissions. The exhibit will run Jan. 18 to Feb. 23 and will feature nearly 200 artists and 400 works in a variety of media. Artists...
Tags: Arts and Culture
Darlene DeAngelo has traveled many places over the last dozen years: Cuba, Vietnam, Europe and wherever the freeway would take her during her impassioned 12-hour workdays. Now, the former curator of the Huntington Beach Art Center is embarking on a...
With Nike departing the U.S. Open of Surfing, contentious City Council elections and those Mitt and Barack guys grabbing headlines, it was a busy year for news — and the arts proved to be no exception. We could try to order this into a...
The following column is very funny. At least, it better be. A prize-winning comedian helped me write it. The other week, an email landed in my inbox declaring that Mark Schumacher, a high school teacher who lives in Trabuco Canyon, had trounced the...
Two weeks ago I wrote about the mural that once covered a large liquor store wall facing the McDonald's near the intersection of Edinger Avenue and Edwards Street. It depicted all of the most iconic McDonald's characters. I wrote about how the McDonald'...
Tags: Authors, Vandalism, Book, Animal, Immigration
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: Employees, Politics, Advertising, Pacific Ocean, Music
A man who posed as a professional photographer in an effort to lure teenage girls has been arrested on suspicion of intent to commit a sexual offense with a minor, police in Fullerton said. Coopy Boyer, 42, of San Jose, told a pair of teenage girls he...
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...
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...
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: Fine Artists, Authors, Vandalism, Book, McDonald's
Last week, Vic and I wrote about my recent visit to Yellowstone National Park. The reason I was in that area was to attend a wildlife photography workshop in Grand Teton National Park. The workshop was sponsored by a photography group called the...
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