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Iberian Travelogue

Monday, March 2, 2015

An exhibit of Iberian Peninsula-inspired paintings by Laguna College of Art + Design students and faculty opens this week at the LCAD Space at Forest & Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach. “The Majesty of Spain and Portugal” shows the artistic response of participants in last summer’s LCAD summer abroad tour... 

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Best Wurst Option

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Every arts district needs a Bavarian beer hall serving fancy Old World weiners. Downtown Los Angeles has Wurstküche, San Diego’s Gaslamp has the sausage fest known as Sausage Fest, and now, on Santa Ana’s Fourth Street, with a soft opening through March, comes Wursthaus. Some kinks are still being... 

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Bridges at an Exhibition: Miguel Palma’s “Synapse” at Coastline Gallery

Saturday, January 17, 2015

In the sculptural work of Portuguese artist Miguel Palma, a cast concrete block might mark the open page of a favorite book. A half-finished Erector set model of the Eiffel Tower might appear alongside a 19th century photograph of the real Eiffel Tower at a similar stage in its construction. Engineering, architecture,... 

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Holiday Art Markets

Monday, December 8, 2014

With gas prices down and the stock market reaching all-time highs as we approach the end of 2014, no doubt you’re looking for a place to put your excess cash to work. If so, you might want to consider throwing your weight around in the local art market this holiday season. Here are a few options in and around... 

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Marilou Hogeboom: An Artist’s Life

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Las Damas, oil on canvas, appeared in the 2008 issue of OCC’s Orange Coast Review.A celebration was held Saturday in Santa Ana for Newport Beach artist Marilou Hogeboom, who passed away this month at the age of 87. Her work in recent years was seen most regularly at Orange County Fine Art’s co-operative... 

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Chiron Review Returns

Monday, November 17, 2014

Chiron Review has long been one of America’s most respected literary journals. After a brief hiatus, they have returned with a new 6 x 9, perfect-bound, softcover format, as well an e-book option supporting kindle, iBooks, Nook and most other readers and devices. In 1989 Gerald Locklin came on as poetry editor... 

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Iberian Travelogue

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An exhibit of Iberian Peninsula-inspired paintings by Laguna College of Art + Design students and faculty opens this week at the LCAD Space at Forest & Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach. “The Majesty of Spain and Portugal” shows the artistic response of participants in last summer’s LCAD summer abroad tour in Madrid, Toledo, Salamanca, Porto and Lisbon. The artists are Amy Bergener, Aaron Brown, Gabriel Castro, Andrea Clarke, Lani Emanuel (whose... Read More

Best Wurst Option

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Every arts district needs a Bavarian beer hall serving fancy Old World weiners. Downtown Los Angeles has Wurstküche, San Diego’s Gaslamp has the sausage fest known as Sausage Fest, and now, on Santa Ana’s Fourth Street, with a soft opening through March, comes Wursthaus. Some kinks are still being worked out, but the food is worth engaging. Order at the front counter — try the smoked cheddar bratwurst on a pretzel bun or go exotic... Read More

Brett Rubbico Gallery To Close This Weekend

After five years of operation Newport Beach’s Brett Rubbico Gallery announced that they will be closing this weekend. The letter that Director Brett Rubbico shared is attached. Many in the local art scene know how difficult it can be for a brick and mortar gallery in Orange County where a solid collector base interested in contemporary art has yet to materialize. The gallery and it’s support of local artists will be missed. More details... Read More

Bridges at an Exhibition: Miguel Palma’s “Synapse” at Coastline Gallery

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In the sculptural work of Portuguese artist Miguel Palma, a cast concrete block might mark the open page of a favorite book. A half-finished Erector set model of the Eiffel Tower might appear alongside a 19th century photograph of the real Eiffel Tower at a similar stage in its construction. Engineering, architecture, history and even biomechanics all provide stimuli for the artist’s toylike imagination. Currently wrapping up a three month residency... Read More

Holiday Art Markets

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With gas prices down and the stock market reaching all-time highs as we approach the end of 2014, no doubt you’re looking for a place to put your excess cash to work. If so, you might want to consider throwing your weight around in the local art market this holiday season. Here are a few options in and around Orange County:   Cal State Long Beach’s 47th Annual Holiday Art Sale runs through this Wednesday, December 10, and features everything... Read More

Marilou Hogeboom: An Artist’s Life

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Las Damas, oil on canvas, appeared in the 2008 issue of OCC’s Orange Coast Review.A celebration was held Saturday in Santa Ana for Newport Beach artist Marilou Hogeboom, who passed away this month at the age of 87. Her work in recent years was seen most regularly at Orange County Fine Art’s co-operative Showcase Gallery, where the memorial was held, but in the early 1950s, as daughter Katy recalls, she exhibited large tapestries at the Laguna... Read More

Chiron Review Returns

Chiron

Chiron Review has long been one of America’s most respected literary journals. After a brief hiatus, they have returned with a new 6 x 9, perfect-bound, softcover format, as well an e-book option supporting kindle, iBooks, Nook and most other readers and devices. In 1989 Gerald Locklin came on as poetry editor and Ray Zepeda as the fiction editor. Since then the magazine has showcased consistently raw, vibrant, often controversial writings from... Read More

Pamela Diaz Martinez: A different kind of haunting.

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Pamela Diaz Martinez  |   Holy Spirit – II  |  Pastel on dura-lar The physicist Carlo Rovelli mentioned in an interview recently that religion was a subject of interest to science but only out of respect for the religious as a group and very little scientific study has been dedicated to finding out the wellspring for a belief in “God” specifically. This aversion to exploring the subject of faith in a manner that approaches a possible... Read More

A to Z at the Brett Rubbico Gallery

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A to Z Featuring: Craig Antrim Casper Brindle Christopher Georgesco Donald Karwelis Eric Zammitt For galleries, presentation is paramount. The alchemy of impeccable lighting, thoughtful curating and an intimate knowledge of the artist’s process combined with behind-the-scenes sweat and elbow grease can transform even the most humble space into a cathedral. For this reason, it is often times the smaller galleries that can be the most inspiring.... Read More

Art Everywhere

Art Everywhere

You probably didn’t notice unless you rode a bus to the beach this summer, but for a while there was a bit more art in the streets than usual. Sponsored by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America and with monetary support from various related advertising companies, the Art Everywhere US project featured reproductions of American art from the collections of LACMA, the Whitney and other participating museums. The outdoor exhibit was nationwide,... Read More