March 8, 1990
The James Irvine Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Richard G. Hirsch, president of the museum's board of trustees, said the money will be used to hire a full-time development officer for the next two years to write grants and raise money for the museum. The museum, at 2437 Main St., incorporated in 1985 as a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization to showcase lesser-known artists. It was formally dedicated last September.
December 31, 1989
Selections Lita Albuquerque, Charles Garabedian, Oliver Jackson and Masami Teraoka, clockwise from top left, are among the 41 artists represented in "California Painters: New Work" (Chronicle Books: $40, cloth; $29.95, paper). Selections were made by Henry T. Hopkins, director of Frederick R.
April 27, 1990 |
The Laguna Art Museum has acquired seven new works for its permanent collection, including "Jerry Can Standard," a mixed-media piece by Edward Kienholtz, and Ilene Segalove's photographic piece "Fishy Date." The Kienholtz is a gift from several donors; the Segalove has been donated by the artist. A retrospective of Segalove's work, organized by the museum, is currently on view.
January 7, 2007
Artist Lita Albuquerque and her team document the progress of "Stellar Axis: Antarctica," her land art installation and accompanying performance on the Ross Ice Shelf, with a blog and diaries at www.stellaraxis.comThe work, which placed 99 blue spheres on the ice near McMurdo Station, the U.S.
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July 6, 1985
To motorists zipping by on Fairview Road, it's just a bulldozer at yet another construction site. But to environmental artist Lita Albuquerque, the growing hole in the ground is the beginning of a master work of art. After more than two years in the planning stage, construction has begun on a major outdoor "installation" on a one-acre grassy site between the Administration Building and Peterson Gymnasium on the Orange Coast College campus.
October 23, 1989
Zan Dubin, a reporter on The Times Orange County Edition's Calendar staff, was one of 12 women honored Sunday by the Woman's Building in Los Angeles for "significant contributions to the arts in Southern California." Others receiving the Vesta Award included Cathy Guisewite, who writes the comic strip "Cathy"; artist Lita Albuquerque and novelist/Times book critic Carolyn See. Previous winners include actress Lily Tomlin, singer Holly Near and Times film critic Sheila Benson.
March 17, 1994 |
The 5-year-old Works art gallery in the Crystal Court shopping mall will be closed by the start of next month, largely because of waning sales, gallery director Richard Iri said Wednesday. Over the past two years, sales have dropped about 40%, Iri said, attributing the decline to general economic doldrums and not to the level in Orange County of art collectors' sophistication.
July 2, 2006
It probably would have been more accurate to call it "The Men's Art Issue" as only two women artists were included in your Art Issue (June 11). When you think of artists, both emerging and established, who make L.A. sing, why not Meg Cranston, Alexis Smith, Lita Albuquerque, Margaret Honda, Erika Rothenberg, Liz Young, Rachel Rosenthal, Ruth Weisberg or Takako Yamaguchi? Kudos on writing so well about artists, their homes and lives, but your short list of women artists who seem to be of interest because they are either married to the son of a famous male artist or married to another artist makes me think you are still in the early 20th century, where marriage was a woman's real "job."
April 15, 2007 |
ARTSCENE, the ever-present guide to Southern California galleries and museums, is celebrating its 25th birthday Wednesday night with food, drink, art talk, performances and recognition of L.A.-based talent. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will provide a venue for ArtScene: 25, The Los Angeles Art Awards, but it is not sponsoring the event.