| 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 8, 2012
| 3:36 PM
It was a natural fit, really, when you think about it.
Bolton Colburn recently was named executive director of the Surfing Heritage Foundation, in charge of running the foundation's museum and raising its profile in the museum world.
Colburn, 56, came...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 3:52 PM
The third annual Surf City Surf Dog competition weekend will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday with a Doggie Couture Fashion Show at the pet-friendly Shorebreak Hotel, 500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach.
From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, stop by the Hot...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 4:59 PM
SANTA ANA — As a follow-up to its acclaimed 2008 "Terra Cotta Warriors" exhibition, the Bowers Museum has opened an entirely new one covering a much broader sweep of ancient Chinese history.
For the next five months, the museum in Santa Ana is...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 3:42 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 5:15 PM
On an afternoon last week, Gary Sahagen played a role that he had watched many others play during his decade at the International Surfing Museum.
The role of visitor.
Sahagen, who joined the museum as a trustee in 2001, stepped down in January from...
| 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,...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 5:33 PM
If Alexa Polar makes it in Hollywood, she may have a barbershop with a nearly identical name to thank for it.
The director, whose musical "Speakeasy to Me" will premiere at this year's Newport Beach Film Festival, sought an interior setting that would...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 3:15 PM
Years before she created her documentary "Handmade Nation," which examines the culture of do-it-yourself craft in America, Faythe Levine belonged to a handmade nation of a different kind.
The artist and Washington state native found inspiration for...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Lita Albuquerque has led volunteers through the Mojave Desert. She's led them near the Egyptian pyramids, enduring a brief work stoppage when authorities mistook the design they were drawing for the Star of David. She's led them on an expedition to the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:44 PM
They call themselves "the paid stalkers."
The duty of the Laguna Art Museum security guards is to make sure that precious works of art remain untouched by visitors' hands and even more damaging things like chewing gum.
They spend eight hours a day...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:21 PM
The Laguna Dance Festival is kicking off its 10th season of showcasing world-class dance presentations in Laguna Beach with a nod to the past and a vision for the future.
"The focus is bringing out dancers who have performed in the past and are...