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September 25, 2006 | Lynne Heffley
Masks and marionettes, textiles and ceramics from Africa, Asia and the Pacific at the UCLA Fowler Museum. Yosemite, through the eyes of Native American weavers, landscape artists and photographers at the Autry National Center's Museum of the American West. A legacy of ancient embroidery techniques as a visual narrative of Palestinian history at the Craft and Folk Art Museum.
September 10, 1992 | CATHY CURTIS
More than 60 works donated by artists from Orange County and Los Angeles will be auctioned at the annual Orange County Center for Contemporary Art benefit party on Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the center, 3621 W. MacArthur Blvd., Space 111, in Santa Ana. The art may be previewed at the center on Saturday and Sunday 23 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The auction, conducted by auctioneer Maurice Hansen of Hansen Auctioneers, San Clemente, begins at 7 p.m.
When the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art placed promotional ads months ago for entries into its juried show "Beefcake/Cheesecake: Sex, Flesh, Money and Dreams," organizers anticipated a good response. But they never expected a major artist like California photographer Arthur Tress to submit his work. More than 500 artists from throughout the United States, England, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Japan and India submitted their art for the show that opens today.
December 23, 1988 | CATHY CURTIS
Fondly dubbed "Joe Good Citizen" by a leader of one of Santa Ana's arts groups, longtime Santa Ana resident Don Cribb was largely responsible for bringing together the arts groups and the Community Redevelopment Agency at a workshop earlier this month. Cribb, an antique conservator who grew up in Santa Ana, said recently that he believes in the city's "enormous human resources, which I didn't think were being explored. . . .
February 18, 1999
THEATER The Rude Guerrilla Theater Company's production of "Rashomon," Fay and Michael Kanin's drama based on a brain-tickling Japanese tale examining a rape and murder from three opposing perspectives, closes Sunday at the Empire Theater, 200 N. Broadway, Santa Ana. "Director Patrick Gwaltney's staging is a study in grace, quietly building passions. . . . It also marks the maturation of members of several young Orange County theater companies," Robert Koehler wrote for The Times. 8 p.m.
June 23, 1994 | LEE ROMNEY
In a move that brings the city's vision of a downtown artists village closer to reality, the City Council has set aside money to buy two historic downtown buildings that would be converted into studios where artists can live and work. Earlier this week, the council approved the use of $1.5 million in redevelopment money to buy the Grand Central Building and earmarked $2 million to rehabilitate it.
April 30, 1992 | MARK CHALON SMITH, Mark Chalon Smith is a free-lance writer who regularly contributes to The Times Orange County Edition.
There's a scene in "American Me," Edward James Olmos' movie about Latino prison life, that shows a new inmate immediately entering the top of the gang's hierarchy. It helps that he's the younger brother of an already powerful member, but what really sets him up is a talent with tattoos. He's an artist, someone who can turn imagination into reality, and that commands respect.
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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