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July 28, 1992 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Breitweiser says that when he and his companion Stuart Wilber returned to America in 1987 after four years abroad, the culture shock they experienced had nothing to do with fast food and video games, but with intolerance and bigotry. Settling in Orange County, Breitweiser, an artist, found that Rep. William Dannemeyer (R-Fullerton), the Rev. Lou Sheldon and other officials openly opposed to the gay lifestyle "were just waiting to club us for being who we were."
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July 28, 1992 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Breitweiser says that when he and his companion Stuart Wilber returned to America in 1987 after four years abroad, the culture shock they experienced had nothing to do with fast food and video games, but with intolerance and bigotry. Settling in Orange County, Breitweiser, an artist, found that Rep. William Dannemeyer (R-Fullerton), the Rev. Lou Sheldon and other officials openly opposed to the gay lifestyle "were just waiting to club us for being who we were."
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August 12, 1994 | LESLEY WRIGHT
A variety of artists, speakers and cultural and political groups will gather for the sixth annual Orange County Gay & Lesbian Pride Celebration at UC Irvine this weekend. Organizers expect 15,000 visitors on the grounds at Aldrich Park. The festival runs from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Entry fees are $10 each day, but they are half-price Sunday for those who attend all weekend.
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August 2, 1994 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What do you do with 424 slides of work by 167 Orange County artists? If you're juror Mike McGee, you look for stuff that's "quirky, ironic, eccentric or funky," and is as likely to have been made by untrained "outsiders" as by art school graduates. That's the happy secret of the sixth annual "All Media '94" exhibit at the Irvine Fine Arts Center through Sept. 2. Viewed as a whole, the work (mostly painting, photography and sculpture) by the 65 artists McGee chose has its rough edges.
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February 7, 1995 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mention sex in the title of just about anything and you've got a captive audience. But only for so long. These days, sex in a visual art context tends to have little joy in it, partly because of the specter of AIDS and partly because sex is part of "gender politics," a vessel for the rage that accompanies feelings of betrayal, dominance and marginalization.
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August 11, 1994 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, Benjamin Epstein is a free-lance writer who contributes frequently to the Times Orange County Edition
Free child care and a variety of support groups for parents are offered. Church ads fill the program, and presentations include "Proactive Religion." The police pass out recruitment literature, and it takes place in Irvine. This is one festival that prides itself on family values. "We're working hard to fulfill the need for child care so our gay and lesbian parents can enjoy the festival knowing their child is within reach," said Tom Heilman, president of "Stonewall 25: A Global Celebration."
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December 23, 1993 | CATHY CURTIS, Cathy Curtis covers art for The Times Orange County Edition.
"Outsider" artists are aesthetic mavericks who work in spontaneous, idiosyncratic ways equally remote from conservative and cutting-edge styles. Some of these people are mentally ill; others simply are untrained in art and unaware of (or unconcerned with) contemporary aesthetic standards. Remarkably, Irvine Fine Arts Center curator Dorrit Fitzgerald has found works by 64 of these artists for "Outside the Mainstream in Orange County."
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