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October 9, 2008 |
Vesta Curry, 89, an arts philanthropist and volunteer for several Orange County arts organizations, died Sept. 29 of natural causes at her home in Laguna Beach, according to her son, Dr. Frank Curry. In her more than 20 years as a volunteer, Curry served on dozens of committees, most of them related to community outreach and education programs for the Orange County Performing Arts Center and the Pacific Symphony orchestra.
September 20, 1996 |
State funding of arts organizations based in Orange County has increased by 22.5%. Three groups have received grants for the first time. California Arts Council grants to groups here had declined from 1994 to 1995, when $259,534 was given to 13 local groups. But in awards announced this month, $318,103 is being given to 15 groups. Council officials attribute the jump to an increase in recipients' budgets. According to Scott Wm.
May 4, 1991 |
Paul Schimmel, former chief curator of the Newport Harbor Art Museum and currently chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, will be one of seven people honored tonight by Cal State Fullerton for contributing to the growth of the arts in Orange County. The recognition ceremony and dinner, a fund-raiser for the university's art gallery programs, will be held at the Waterfront Hilton in Huntington Beach. The event is sponsored by the school's Art Alliance support group.
February 14, 1995 |
After years of unsuccessful attempts, a private, nonprofit countywide arts council was launched on Monday , starting out with a shared office and just one staff member. Arts Orange County, created by local arts, education and community leaders and supported by private donations, initially will have modest goals. All are meant to foster greater unity within the area's arts community and communication with the general public, council officials say.
February 2, 2002 |
A survey of Orange County voters showed that most would approve spending tax money to support the arts, especially educational programs for children. The public poll, released by Arts Orange County, a nonprofit arts council, sampled 500 registered voters on what they thought about being taxed to fund the arts. The results showed that 70% of registered voters would support a small portion of local taxes being allocated to the arts.
October 11, 1995 |
C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, a Costa Mesa real estate developer, will receive a Forbes magazine award in New York tonight for its 20-year commitment to the arts in Orange County. Seven other companies in the nation also are receiving the magazine's annual Business in the Arts awards for contributing to the cultural enrichment in their communities.
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April 21, 2001 |
The Automotive Road of Dreams Museum, opening Saturday at the Orange County Market Place in Costa Mesa, will show how Orange County and the automobile grew up together. The 14,000-square-foot building will house antique, classic, celebrity and novelty automobiles, including an open-wheel dragster on loan from baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson and a 1967 Rover Mark III four-door sedan once owned by actor Telly Salavas of the "Kojak" television series and star of the movie "The Dirty Dozen."
December 7, 1989 |
Supervisor Thomas F. Riley has asked county officials to conduct a study of the arts in Orange County. "The county has not played an active role (in the arts) in the past, and the supervisor has decided to evaluate what kind of role it should play in the future," said Courtney Wiercioch, Riley's executive assistant. "We don't have an arts policy . . . so we're trying to gather information and determine if we should have a policy and if so what it should be," Wiercioch said.
April 5, 1990 |
A white marble dog that sits on the first floor of Allergan Inc.'s office building in Irvine receives lots of pampering from employees. At Christmas, they tie a red bow around the dog's neck and give it bones. Sometimes sunglasses are perched on its snout or cans of dog food placed at its feet. The company had a contest to name the dog. The winning entry: Lens Pup.