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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.
January 10, 2010
Perched high above the bluffs and crashing waves of the Pacific, the Laguna Art Museum has been the ideal setting for an artist's haven for decades. Since the turn of the 20th century, throngs of creative types have flocked to this picturesque seaside enclave from around the world. The museum, which celebrates art that captures the essence and cultural heritage of California, has been a cornerstone of the community since its inception as the Laguna Beach Art Assn. by a group of painters who settled in Laguna Beach in 1918.
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.
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.
Try to scam a writer and she'll treat it like everything else: a source of material. Two months ago, Amy Tan got a letter from Neustadt, Germany. "As an elderly man living alone one thinks not only of one's past but also beyond one's own being," wrote a man whose letterhead identified him as Rainer Bohlke. "In a word, I have a considerable fortune and no heir." As an admirer of the novelist's work, Bohlke said he would be honored to leave all his loot to her. Thanks? He sought none.
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.
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.
December 17, 2004 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles has received a gift of 123 works by 78 artists from E. Blake Byrne, a MOCA trustee and retired television executive. The bonanza of paintings, sculptures, drawings, videos and photographs is the largest group of artworks donated by a private collector in the museum's 25-year history.
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