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October 6, 1989 | CATHY CURTIS
Saturday is Family Day at Newport Harbor Art Museum and Newport Beach Public Library, with a series of free activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for children and their parents. There will be performances by the Opera Pacific Overture Company ("America Sings and Works"); Daion Taiko, a Japanese percussion ensemble; and Steve Mellow's Children's Readers' Theatre Workshop.
July 15, 2007 | Randy Lewis
THE artistry of '60s rock icons Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin wasn't limited to their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame music. As it happens, both were deeply interested in visual art before their music careers took off, and several of their drawings and paintings will be on display in Hollywood in conjunction with this year's Mods & Rockers Film Festival put on by American Cinematheque.
October 19, 1992 | ANNE MICHAUD
Artist Nancy Bowen's courses are designed to help participants tap into the problem-solving part of themselves. Most people have, on occasion, had a flash of insight that solved a problem, whether personal or in business. But most can't say what caused the insight, and they certainly wouldn't know how to repeat it. Nancy Bowen, an artist and teacher, believes that she has found a way to help people tap into that problem-solving part of themselves.
January 28, 1987 | HILLIARD HARPER, San Diego County Arts Writer
Making a snap decision cost him around $4,000. But Robert Nugent was happy with the result. It was at a tour of Los Angeles art galleries last year. Nugent, who describes himself as a conservative business executive, was working his way through one gallery and was on his way to another when he glimpsed a head-sized, black, elliptical shape, hidden in a nook he had missed. "I just immediately knew I wanted it," Nugent said.
December 28, 1986 | JOSINE IANCO-STARRELS
"Eight Million Stories in the Naked City," an exhibition of narrative works, christens the new year at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Jan. 9 to Feb. 8. The exhibition focuses on photography by Lisa Bloomfield, Douglas Huebler and Barbara Kruger, drawings by Anetta Kapon and an installation by Linda Nishio. Curator Elaine Wintman selected the artists. Meanwhile, LACE's show of experimental video works, titled "Video and Language: Video as Language," continues.
Keith Boadwee's body pops up in each body of work he makes. In the past, it has served as a canvas for his juicy, pseudo-Expressionist paintings; as a stage on which finger-puppets frolic; and as a prop in do-it-yourself photographs of modern masterpieces. This time around, Boadwee turns himself into a human spray-gun, squirting colorful streams of paint out of his derriere.
March 9, 2008 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
William Brice, an artist best known for grand-scale abstract paintings that suggest fragments of ancient classical ruins, has died. He was 86. Brice, who also was an influential art teacher at UCLA for decades, died Monday at UCLA Medical Center, according to Kimberly Davis, director of L.A. Louver Gallery, which represents him. Davis said the exact cause of death was not known but that Brice had recently taken a fall, hit his head and never regained...
It's a rare thing in the Southland to see a survey of native abstract art that is as hip, scholarly, comprehensive and concise as the one just opened at the Newport Harbor Art Museum. Rather stuffily titled "American Abstraction From the Addison Gallery of American Art," it still manages to function as a brilliantly clear short lecture on the essence of the form delivered by the world's best teachers, the works themselves.
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