February 6, 1999
I am writing to give praise to Cathy Curtis for finally articulating an obvious insight: that Orange County is a conservative and, at times, unfriendly environment for the visual arts ("O.C.'s Well-Groomed Art Scene," Jan. 28). Interest in visual culture seems limited to observing repetitive and mundane exhibitions or thinking that the gallery scene in Laguna Beach is the height of "real" art. As a former art-gallery director at a local Orange County college, I vividly recall the constant struggle to educate the local community about new art. Risk-taking was never rewarded, let alone understood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2006 |
Eric Schopler, 79, a University of North Carolina psychologist who recognized that autism was a brain disorder and developed effective ways to treat it, died Friday of cancer at his home near Mebane, N.C. "He influenced tens of thousands of people," said Catherine Lord, a prominent University of Michigan psychologist who worked with Schopler early in his career.
December 30, 1991
Catherine Lord, 42, new chairman of the UC Irvine fine arts department, already has begun to shake up a low-profile corner of campus that hasn't been in the news since the early '70s. This fall, the former dean of the School of Art at Cal Arts in Valencia has revved up the UCI art gallery program with richly personal and political work by Carrie Mae Weems.
November 11, 1997 |
In 1971, shortly after graduating from UC Irvine, Chris Burden had himself shot in the arm for a piece of performance art that drew international attention to Orange County. The shot heard around the world grooved UCI a niche in art history lore, and Burden, one of today's art novas, never lost his shine.
June 14, 2001 |
Children as young as 2 should be routinely screened for autism, just as they are for vision and hearing problems, a national committee of experts recommended Wednesday. Early diagnosis is crucial because prompt intervention using various educational programs greatly improves the chances that very young autistic children will learn to communicate properly and develop appropriate social skills, according to a report by the National Research Council panel.