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May 28, 2011 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Donald R. Kubly, a former president of Art Center College of Design who presided over its move from Los Angeles to a custom-built campus in the Pasadena foothills, died of natural causes Thursday at his home near the school. He was 93. His death was confirmed by his son, David. Called "one of Art Center's most influential leaders" by its current president, Lorne M. Buchman, Kubly was associated with the prestigious design school for five decades, beginning as an undergraduate in the late 1930s.
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January 30, 2014 | By Susan King
Animator Floyd Norman vividly recalled the first time he encountered Walt Disney. In early 1956, Norman was one of a few young animators hired for a one-month tryout at the Disney studio in Burbank. A few weeks into its training, the group was told to report to a screening room on the third floor of the Animation Building. Because the room was occupied, they had to wait in the hallway. "We saw this figure step out into the hallway moving toward us," Norman said. "As the figure moved closer, we suddenly realized - oh, my God - it was Walt Disney.
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July 18, 2010 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Chip Foose is considered by many to be the world's top hot-rod designer. His Huntington Beach company, Foose Design, modifies collector cars and builds custom cars. A hand-built creation can take up to six years and cost more than $1 million. Last year the privately owned firm posted more than $4 million in revenue. Foose, 46, also has designed sunglasses and footwear for Oakley Inc. On screen: Foose has hosted two reality TV shows for the TLC network — "Overhaulin' " and "Rides" — and is currently a judge on the Discovery Channel series "Ultimate Car Build-Off."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2013 | By Jason Song
Willie Wenzlau assembled the potential future of the Art Center College of Design's photography program in front of him one recent afternoon: a leaf he plucked off a tree, a piece of plywood and a shot glass full of an amber liquid resembling Jack Daniels. His iPhone stayed in his pocket. "Digital images are inherently less interesting just because everyone does it," said the 22-year-old photography student. He brushed some of the liquid on the wood, one step in developing photos using platinum, a technique that was last widely used before World War I. "When someone sees something like this, it'll hold their attention longer because it catches them off-guard," Wenzlau said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Susan King
Animator Floyd Norman vividly recalled the first time he encountered Walt Disney. In early 1956, Norman was one of a few young animators hired for a one-month tryout at the Disney studio in Burbank. A few weeks into its training, the group was told to report to a screening room on the third floor of the Animation Building. Because the room was occupied, they had to wait in the hallway. "We saw this figure step out into the hallway moving toward us," Norman said. "As the figure moved closer, we suddenly realized - oh, my God - it was Walt Disney.
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June 6, 2013 | By Jori Finkel
Some bubbles are harder to burst than others. After a four-year run as director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Richard Koshalek says he is returning to California - and just might bring with him a version of the inflatable event space that he had championed in Washington, D.C. Koshalek originally envisioned the Bubble, designed by Diller Scofidio & Renfro, as a pavilion for cultural programming that would be erected in the Hirshhorn courtyard...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2010 | By Ching-Ching Ni and Corina Knoll
Steven Honma was the kind of neighbor people said they made a point of inviting to social gatherings in their Westlake Village neighborhood, out of concern he would call the police. Honma was among the guests Saturday at a Persian new year's party, a festive gathering of more than 30 friends and relatives, including a Pasadena design instructor and his wife. It was also Honma, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said, who grew suddenly enraged at a perceived insult during the party and marched to his home two doors away, returning minutes later with a knife and two guns.
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October 23, 2005
In Pasadena, Art Center College of Design celebrates its 75th anniversary with a gala that includes a fashion show, dinner and awards ceremony.
NEWS
September 5, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
An Aaron Curry sculpture commissioned by Dior Homme artistic director Kris Van Assche has been installed in front of the luxury brand's Rodeo Drive flagship, the label announced Thursday. At the same time, and on the opposite side of the country, the brand took the wraps of another Van Assche-commissioned art installation -- this one by Matt Keegan -- in front of the brand's 57th Street flagship in Manhattan. In the press release unveiling the two new, permanent site-specific installations by contemporary artists, the luxury brand called it "part of an ongoing initiative that aims to enhance Dior Homme's tactile and interactive retail experience ... " The artists' sculptures join existing original works on display in other U.S. Dior Homme locations including a wall sculpture by Robert Montgomery at Dior Homme Soho in Manhattan and a Bruce Weber film at Dior Homme Miami.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2012
'The History of Space Photography' Where: Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, 1700 Lida St., Pasadena When: Through May 6 Contact: (626) 396.2446, http://www.artcenter.edu/williamson
NEWS
September 5, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
An Aaron Curry sculpture commissioned by Dior Homme artistic director Kris Van Assche has been installed in front of the luxury brand's Rodeo Drive flagship, the label announced Thursday. At the same time, and on the opposite side of the country, the brand took the wraps of another Van Assche-commissioned art installation -- this one by Matt Keegan -- in front of the brand's 57th Street flagship in Manhattan. In the press release unveiling the two new, permanent site-specific installations by contemporary artists, the luxury brand called it "part of an ongoing initiative that aims to enhance Dior Homme's tactile and interactive retail experience ... " The artists' sculptures join existing original works on display in other U.S. Dior Homme locations including a wall sculpture by Robert Montgomery at Dior Homme Soho in Manhattan and a Bruce Weber film at Dior Homme Miami.
IMAGE
September 1, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Fashion illustrator Tony Viramontes captured the gender-bending electricity of the 1980s style scene like no one else. He made a name for himself with his drawings of dominant women dressed in the theatrical haute couture of the day. In addition to putting pencil to paper, he was also a clothing stylist, makeup artist and hairdresser who collaborated with his subjects to create images with attitude. Twenty-five years after his death from AIDS at age 31, Viramontes will once again be in the spotlight.
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | By Sam Lubell
Every house is a reflection of its owner. Some owners are just a bit more complicated than others. Tim Tattu is still settling into his new house, designed by Los Angeles architect Tom Marble in the steep hills overlooking the Silver Lake Reservoir. It is an explosion of angles, steel and outsized ambition. But the house is also filled with small spaces, contemplative moments and simple materials. It's an epic study in contrasts, as is Tattu himself. Tattu grew up in Hermosa Beach, studied art in the early '90s at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and at the prestigious Städelschule in Germany, and eventually became a set decorator for music videos and TV commercials.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2013 | By Jori Finkel
Some bubbles are harder to burst than others. After a four-year run as director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Richard Koshalek says he is returning to California - and just might bring with him a version of the inflatable event space that he had championed in Washington, D.C. Koshalek originally envisioned the Bubble, designed by Diller Scofidio & Renfro, as a pavilion for cultural programming that would be erected in the Hirshhorn courtyard...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic
Another bubble has popped for Richard Koshalek. The director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., a branch of the Smithsonian, announced Thursday he will leave his post later this year. The news followed a reported split on the Hirshhorn board over the wisdom of building an inflatable event space for the museum, a project Koshalek has actively championed. The inflatable structure, designed by the New York architects Diller, Scofidio & Renfro and known as "the Bubble," had estimated costs of roughly $15 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2012 | By Suzanne Muchnic, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Pedro E. Guerrero, a photographer whose early work with architect Frank Lloyd Wright sparked a long, distinguished career in the worlds of fine art and glossy magazines, died Thursday. He was 95. Guerrero died at his home in Florence, Ariz., said his daughter Susan Guerrero. He had battled cancer for several years. Unlike his more famous contemporary, Julius Shulman, whose photographs of Southern California's modern architecture have formed an indelible, collective image of Los Angeles' progressive mid-20th-century lifestyle, Guerrero became known for interpreting a single architect's vision.
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September 24, 2009 | Suzanne Muchnic
As Harrison McIntosh tells his story, he had to be an artist. The diminutive, soft-spoken ceramist who's celebrating his 95th birthday with a retrospective exhibition at Pomona's American Museum of Ceramic Art is a virtuoso of pure, gracefully handmade form whose work represents the classical vein of Southern California's postwar crafts movement in museum collections around the world. He was born in Vallejo and raised in Stockton, not exactly the center of the art universe, but he watched with fascination as the Haggin Museum took shape and opened its doors in 1931 in a park near his school.
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | By Sam Lubell
Every house is a reflection of its owner. Some owners are just a bit more complicated than others. Tim Tattu is still settling into his new house, designed by Los Angeles architect Tom Marble in the steep hills overlooking the Silver Lake Reservoir. It is an explosion of angles, steel and outsized ambition. But the house is also filled with small spaces, contemplative moments and simple materials. It's an epic study in contrasts, as is Tattu himself. Tattu grew up in Hermosa Beach, studied art in the early '90s at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and at the prestigious Städelschule in Germany, and eventually became a set decorator for music videos and TV commercials.
IMAGE
June 24, 2012 | By Steve Appleford, Los Angeles Times
The old master spent his winter months at the Chateau Marmont, sitting beneath the palms, the white canopies and its distinctively European tower on the Sunset Strip. Photographer Helmut Newton was as recognizable there as his famous subjects, dining on the patio between sessions for Vanity Fair or Vogue as he shattered taboos through his pictures of startling sexuality. He'd first earned fame as a fashion photographer, shooting long-legged models in high heels in erotic layouts for publications such as Vogue and later added sadomasochistic nudes and celebrities in provocative poses to his portfolio.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2012 | Ramie Becker
Like a mind-expanding twist on TED Talks served with Burning Man-informed alt-culture, L.A.'s monthly mix of science, art and socializing known as Mindshare has drawn steadily increasing numbers since its inception in 2006. Now, with 50 events since the first gathering, the minds behind Mindshare are throwing a weekend-long celebration at Lot 613 downtown. Whether viewed as a night of mindful debauchery, a cultural salon with sex appeal, or a booze-filled bacchanal that stimulates the cerebral cortex, there's no denying the Mindshare events have made their mark on the city's social scene.
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