CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1996 |
Visitors to the Brea Gallery's watercolor exhibit this month will most likely be surprised by the diverse range of styles. The 100 pieces in the 28th annual Watercolor West Juried Exhibition were chosen by recognized watercolorist Katherine Chang Liu from more than 900 entries submitted by artists in the United States and overseas.
August 25, 2005 |
SOMEWHERE between a dorm-room poster of Monet's waterlilies and the Robert Rauschenberg painting owned by Eli Broad is another level -- the beginnings of an art collection that can be built by anyone with a few grand to spend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1997 |
Art on the Beach, a camp aimed at letting children dive into the creative world, will be held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The camp will introduce children to drawing, painting, sculpture and dance by incorporating art history, color theory and hands-on applications. The program includes trips to art museums or galleries in Orange County. The camp will be at the Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 Main St. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
January 4, 1996 |
After years as a successful graphics artist, Roy Butler found another creative direction almost in a flash. It happened in 1990, when he attended one of Willa Shalit's "life casting" classes in Arizona. Shalit's work, which makes up much of the "Touchable Sculpture" exhibit at the Fullerton Museum Center through Feb. 11, impressed Butler in a huge way. "I just knew right off that that's what I had to do," the 49-year-old from Santa Ana recalls. "It was a feeling. . . . it was in my guts."
HOME & GARDEN
August 14, 1993 |
In the end, it is graceful and cool to the touch; in the beginning, formless and fiery hot. In the middle, throwing, twisting and blowing the liquid glass into shape is artist Bruce Freund. He has been mesmerized by the art of shaping the colorful, swirling forms for more than 16 years. While there has always been interest in the artistry of blown glass, Freund says, it is enjoying a welcome resurgence in popularity.
July 17, 1988 |
After painting untamed black-and-white abstractions for years, Willem de Kooning introduced controlled figurative elements into his art. Jackson Pollock, renowned for spontaneous drip paintings, did the same. It was the 1950s during the height of Abstract Expressionism in New York. Figuration had returned, but art experts now say the new trend was more a return to the past than a break with the present.