September 1, 2011
Beatrice Wood: An article in the Aug. 31 Calendar section about a Beatrice Wood exhibition at the Santa Monica Museum of Art said Wood was called the Mama of Dada in New York during World War I. In fact, she earned the nickname later. High school football: An article in the Aug. 30 Sports section about Anaheim Servite linebacker Butch Pauu said Pauu had a sister who plays tennis at Anaheim Rosary. Rosary is in Fullerton.
August 31, 2011 |
Before she died in 1998 at the age of 105, artist Beatrice Wood liked to say that she owed her longevity to "chocolate and young men. " A Santa Monica Museum of Art retrospective of her work does include a campy ceramic sculpture she made on that theme, which shows a regal woman flanked by a phalanx of tiny adoring male figures. But the show, opening Sept. 10, promises to go beyond the sensational, sari-wearing persona that Wood cultivated to find an artist of contradictions and complexities.
February 4, 2011 |
In Ojai, serenity prevails. Over the years, I've felt it here during many a laid-back weekend visit. But my most recent trip wasn't intended to be serene. I had a specific goal: to take the inside track and visit the home studios of my favorite Ojai artists, whose work I had seen online and in galleries. They were scattered from one end of the valley to the other, and I didn't expect to have much time to relax. Live and learn. Ojai is all about relaxation. It began with my home base ?
August 30, 2001 |
The idea was to create a little getaway that you didn't have to go far to get to, Tony Gwilliam said of his design for the T House, a small multipurpose backyard shelter for adults. The architect, who was born in England and has lived in Ojai for more than 20 years, said creating the design was easy because he spends quite a bit of time in Bali. "I often stay in little houses.
February 15, 2001
Theater League brings the hit "If You Ever Leave Me . . . I'm Going With You" to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza beginning tonight. Husband-and-wife team Joe Bologna and Renee Taylor wrote and star in this autobiographical comedy spanning their 30-year stage and film collaboration. * "If You Ever Leave Me . . . I'm Going With You"; today-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. $32-$45.50. 449-2787.
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September 23, 2000 |
As most people with even a slight familiarity with the area's art scene knows, Beatrice Wood was a beatific yet looming figure. The ceramist, also known for her drawings and her link to art history--as a liaison with Marcel Duchamp and other 20th century icons--died at 105 in 1998. But in a sense, it's like she never left, as her work gains a kind of posthumous presence in local galleries and beyond. The latest glimpses of the woman nicknamed "Beato" show up at the G. Childress Gallery in Ojai.