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August 22, 2008 | Charlotte Stoudt; Philip Brandes; David C. Nichols
Who knew Arthur Miller yearned to be Mickey Spillane? In his 1982 one-act, "Some Kind of Love Story," now at the Hayworth Theatre, the playwright serves up a dime novel plot complete with trench coats, bishop-tempting blonds and cops on the take. Somewhere outside of Boston, private eye Tom (Jack Kehler) pays a visit to Angie (Beege Barkette), nursing a fresh bruise and a case of the mean reds. Like all femme noires, she holds the clues not only to a murder investigation but also to the detective himself.
February 23, 1989
The 29th annual Festival of Fine Arts opens Friday at Hillcrest Congregational Church in La Habra Heights. More than 200 artists from California and other parts of the country are participating in the event, which runs through Sunday and usually draws crowds of more than 20,000 people, festival organizers say. Sculptor John Jagger, whose steel, bronze and copper works decorate several corporate buildings throughout the country, is this year's featured artist.
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.
April 18, 1993 | EMILY ADAMS
Think for a minute: How many times have you gone into a gallery or an art museum, looked at a large canvas in front of you and thought, "What the heck is that?" More than once, we bet. Considering the range of interpretive, conceptual and just plain weird art out there, we don't usually think of artists as great literalists. More often, artists are known for taking a basic theme or image, then twisting it to meet their particular visions.
March 4, 2008 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
Thanks to a gift of 543 photographs from an anonymous donor, the Palm Springs Art Museum is transforming its photography collection and expanding its exhibition program. The donation surveys camera art from the mid-19th to the late 20th centuries, with pockets of strength in early photography and Pictorialist images by artists such as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen and Julia Margaret Cameron. It also includes views of Egypt and Palestine taken by Francis Frith in the 1850s, street scenes of early 20th century Paris by Eugene Atget, dramatically modern compositions by Edward Weston, experimental pieces by Lyonel Feininger and poetic landscapes by Harry Callahan.
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