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April 2, 1989 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
Joel and Todd Fisch taught G.W. McDonald an invaluable law-enforcement lesson. A pair of fleet-footed father-and-son swindlers, the Fisches became McDonald's professors of procedure, instructors in the need for interstate cooperation among investigators on the trail of telemarketing fraud. McDonald is chief of enforcement for the California Department of Corporations, and it took 4 years for him and a legion of law enforcement agents from two countries to bring the Fisches to justice.
In a stroke of cultural patronage that reinforces its reputation for snagging important art collections, the Museum of Contemporary Art will announce today that it has received a bequest of 83 works on paper from Marcia Simon Weisman, a longtime MOCA trustee who died in 1991. The collection, valued at $6 million to $8 million, was amassed by the high-profile contemporary art advocate, whose brother, Norton Simon, and ex-husband, Frederick R. Weisman, also were major art collectors.
April 9, 1992 | JESSICA ELLMAN, Jessica Ellman is a free-lance writer.
The textures of ceramics' past and the shape of things to come are the subjects of exhibits at two Southern California galleries this month, both of which illustrate the development of the West Coast movement in clay. The joint exhibit at the Palos Verdes Art Center's Beckstrom Gallery and at the FHP Hippodrome Gallery in Long Beach boasts more than 100 pieces from 32 of California's better known ceramic artists.
February 8, 2001
IRVINE 11am Art Female artists in California played a vital role in the early part of the 20th century, painting landscapes, portraits and still lifes. They also set the standard for media such as oil painting, watercolor and sculpture. The artists included Anna A. Hills, Jessie Arms Botke, Mabel Alvarez, Eleanor Colburn and Elsie Palmer Payne. * "A Woman's View, Paintings by Women Artists," the Irvine Museum, 12th floor, 18881 Von Karman Ave., Irvine. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 30, 2008 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
For its 20th round of fellowships to Los Angeles County visual artists, the California Community Foundation is awarding $280,000 in one-year fellowships to 15 emerging and mid-career artists in painting, photography, collage, drawing, sculpture and multimedia. "L.A. is sort of considered the creative capital of the world, and yet we cannot sustain creativity," foundation President and Chief Executive Antonia Hernandez said this week.
September 18, 2011
1945: Alfred Hitchcock's psychological thriller "Spellbound" opens, with memorable dream sequences by Salvador DalĂ­. 1946: Bassist and composer Charles Mingus, who grew up in Watts, records with his band the Stars of Swing. The recordings, now lost,anticipated the next decade's influential West Coast jazz sound. 1946: Theodor Geisel, who writes children's books under the pen name Dr. Seuss, moves to Hollywood to work for Warner Bros. 1947: Beginning of organized resistance to Modernism and abstraction in art as well as the beginning of "the painting witch hunt," in the words of art historian Peter Plagens.
The Newport Harbor and Laguna Art museums have announced what appear to be their final seasons as independent entities, and already both slates include some big names--Warhol, O'Keeffe, the Smithsonian, even Picasso--of the sort that the museums' pending merger is intended to attract. A Laguna museum official says that's just a coincidence, and spokesmen for both museums noted that all exhibits on both 1996-97 advance schedules were planned months before serious merger talks resumed last fall.
July 5, 1998 | BOOTH MOORE
COSTA MESA--Think pink at the Orange County Fair Friday, July 10-26, where this year's theme is "In the Pink: A Tribute to Fiber Arts, Fuchsia and Fun." It will include contests, concerts, a youth expo, agricultural exhibits and equestrian events. Noon-midnight Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-midnight Thursday-Sunday. Orange County Fairgrounds. $6, $2 ages 6-12, $4 seniors, free under 5. $4 parking. (714) 708-3247. PALO ALTO--The Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival, presented by the Assn.
Spectators at the 1992 Los Angeles Marathon waiting to applaud all those sweaty folks in running shorts are in for "A Mile of Smiles" with Taiko drummers, tap dancers and improv artists. The California Youth Theatre, an official charity of the marathon, is turning the race's fourth mile into "a milelong, family-oriented block party to promote and display the positive achievements of young people," according to Jack Nakano, the company's artistic director.
August 26, 1990
A 16-day international festival of more than 150 events that features artists from 21 countries and across the United States, with more than 900 from Southern California. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, or call the Los Angeles Festival, (213) 689-8800. Following are events taking place this week in the South Bay. Angels Gate/Point Fermin Park--Music, dance and other performances by artists from around the Pacific.
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