2015 Art Access Archive Stories

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  • Vegas? You bet. By: Christopher Smith
    The true madness that lies within the heart of March Madness, the annual fixation that is the three-week NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, isn’t inside any arena nor in the tens of thousands of offices where otherwise conscientious workers stare at TVs, cheering or despairing over how their brackets are faring. Ground zero for
    Tue Mar 03, 2015
  • Coast Questionnaire By: Steve Bramucci
    To say that Marcelo Gomes is an accomplished dancer is an understatement. After joining American Ballet Theatre in 1997, he became a principal dancer in 2002. In the years since, the Brazilian-born Gomes has put together a string of iconic roles, including the part of Othello, which won him the Prix Benois de la Danse. This month, he will dance
    Tue Mar 03, 2015
  • The Ocean is his Canvas By: David Ferrell
    Raised in the British military town of Aldershot, outside of London, Malcolm Warner found a welcome escape in the pages of art books, entranced by distant landscapes and the faces of people who lived centuries ago. He studied art at the University of London, earning a doctorate from the prestigious Courtauld Institute of Art, and moved to the Un
    Tue Mar 03, 2015
  • Cover, March 2015
    Tue Mar 03, 2015
  • Three Masters of Modern By: David Ferrell
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Fresh Fish By: Brad A. Johnson
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Bridge to the Future By: Kedric Francis
    Though austerity advocates and recently elected council members may disagree, the architectural community’s consensus on the Newport Beach Civic Center and Park is as clear as the ocean view from the end of its pedestrian bridge. The design by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson recently won one of 23 Honor Awards from the American Institute of Archit
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Fresh Fish By: Brad A. Johnson
    For anyone who loves sushi, as I do, we’ve got it good here. Nowhere else in the United States – not New York, not San Francisco, nowhere – comes even remotely close to the quality of sushi widely available in Southern California. And while Los Angeles has always been the sushi capital of America, Orange County is right
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • On the Edge of Glory By: Ashley Breeding
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • On the Edge of Glory By: Ashley Breeding
    On a clear and balmy afternoon, professional mountain biker Richie Schley is on his daily sunset ride. He drops in and surfs down the mountainside, winding through singletrack hugged by a profusion of greenery so lush he could be in the British Columbian forest or the Costa Rican jungle – but the Laguna Beach resident is riding in his own
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • One Door Away from Heaven By: Peter Larsen
    Dean Koontz doesn’t get out much and that’s entirely by design.The author of thrillers, such as the recent “Saint Odd” and scores of earlier best-sellers such as “Watchers” and “Intensity,” says he likes to put in at least 60 hours a week at the keyboard of his old-fashioned MS-DOS computer.
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Henry T. Segerstrom By: Kedric Francis
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Three Masters of Modern By: David Ferrell
    Playing with Light, Space and Geology Driven to grasp the deepest secrets of architectural design, Anders Lasater turned to his other creative passion: music. The boyish-looking amateur drummer and bass guitarist, a fan of Judas Priest and Led Zeppelin who
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Henry T. Segerstrom By: Kedric Francis
    Whenever I asked Henry T. Segerstrom about his legacy, he would politely but firmly move on to the next question. “I prefer to focus on the future,” he would say. Now that he’s gone at age 91, I’ll go against his wishes and speak of how I’ll remember him: as the most influential and inspiring person I had the good f
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Cover, February 2015
    Mon Feb 16, 2015
  • February 2015
    Wed Feb 11, 2015
  • January 2015
    Wed Feb 11, 2015
  • A Moment Like This By: Jenn Tanaka and Heather Skyler
    Mon Feb 09, 2015
  • Listen to Your Heart By: Jenn Tanaka
    The procession entered, two at a time.  My bridesmaids paraded into the St. Francis Assisi chapel wearing cobalt blue Vera Wang empire-waist gowns. They delicately held their bouquets of light green cymbidium orchids and Privé pink and plum-colored roses as they stepped into the hushed chapel. My matron of honor entered last and behi
    Mon Feb 09, 2015
  • A Wedding by the Sea By: Heather Skyler
    Rob Roy and Eddie Swaim were together for seven and a half years before they decided to tie the knot.  When same-sex marriage first became legal briefly in California in 2008, Rob says, they weren’t quite ready to wed. The two  hadn’t been together very long, and besides, a good deal of time is required to pull off the type
    Mon Feb 09, 2015
  • A Whole New World By: Jenn Tanaka
    As Maggie and David Abrego-Bellis stepped onto the pavement lining Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A. they were delighted that something was missing. On most days, the asphalt-lined thoroughfare that leads guests into the park is notoriously clogged with visitors. As the sun rose over Anaheim on this brisk June morning, the couple experience
    Mon Feb 09, 2015
  • High Drama By: James Cant
    Thu Feb 05, 2015
  • High Drama By: James Cant
    Weddings are real-life theater, with a couple’s union celebrated in a singular, memorable performance. Like theatrical costumes, bridal ensembles and tuxedos are pivotal in telling a story, whether they’re classic, modern or edgy, or in the case of these not-just-for-the aisle styles captured at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom
    Thu Feb 05, 2015
  • Love, Italian-Style By: Kedric Francis
    Thu Feb 05, 2015
  • Love, Italian-Style By: Kedric Francis
    Romance along the coast comes in many forms, including Venetian gondolas cruising Newport Harbor. Whether it’s a first date, an anniversary or a proposal, prepare to be serenaded in Grand Canal-style by a gondolier as you take the slow and scenic route touring the beautiful bay. Valentine’s Day is prime time for these stand-up entrep
    Thu Feb 05, 2015