October 8, 1992 |
What you find in the Ro Snell Gallery currently are tools of various trades. That is, the handyman's trade, the machinist's trade, the florist's trade and, last but not least, the neo-dadaist's trade. The neo-dadaist in question is internationally known, multimedia artist Italo Scanga, whose new sculptures stand tall, and cagily smudge the boundaries between form and functionality.
December 8, 1988
The Museum of Photographic Arts has received a gift of 39 photographs from portrait photographer Arnold Newman, including well-known portraits of Pablo Picasso (1954) and Igor Stravinsky (1946). Newman, who lives in New York City, is the subject of a touring exhibit, "Arnold Newman: Five Decades," organized here by MOPA in 1986.
July 28, 1989 |
Composer Philip Glass will talk about his music and the collaborative elements of text and musical composition this weekend at Humboldt State as part of California State University's fourth annual Summer Arts Program. Sponsored by the 20 Cal State campuses, the monthlong arts festival on the Arcata campus features professional performances and instruction by artists in the fields of theater, dance, music, visual arts, film/video, creative writing and new technology.
June 28, 1988 |
The Newport Harbor Art Museum's Art Auction '88 on Saturday appears to have more than doubled the museum's goal of netting at least $100,000 for the permanent collection, Newport Harbor director Kevin Consey said. Sales from the live and silent auctions approached $400,000 with expected net proceeds between $200,000 and $250,000, he said.
November 10, 1988 |
About 320 members of the art-supporting public gathered at the Laguna Art Museum on Saturday for the Junior Council's annual auction--an occasion notable for its first-class buffet, its fast-paced live auction and the $40,000 netted for the museum's educational programs and exhibitions of California art. On the block were works by 140 artists, including drawings, paintings, lithographs, photographs, ceramics and constructions.
January 3, 1991 |
"Gardens: Real & Imagined" feels a bit untended--overgrown and ambitious in parts, stunted and parched in others. The Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in New York, which originated the show last year, invited 12 artists to explore the garden as idea, metaphor or literal plot of land. The results can now be seen at the Felicita Foundation for the Arts in Escondido (247 S. Kalmia St., through Feb. 1), the show's sixth stop on a three-year tour.
April 17, 1985 |
Hugh Davies was weaving through the tightly packed vault, pointing out art treasures left and right. Ellsworth Kelly's 1963 "Red Blue Green"--a seminal Minimalist painting--hung on one sliding rack, Roy Lichtenstein's 1971 "Mirror" on another. In a crammed corner, virtually out of sight, stood a new acquisition, Italo Scanga's towering 1983 painted wood sculpture, "Montecassino: Betrayal of the Intellectuals."