It may be presumptuous to read too much into the work of conceptual artist and provocateur Chris Burden, whose 1981 installation, A Tale of Two Cities, is now on view at the Orange County Museum of Art.Burden — who may be destined to be remembered most for audacious performance art created early on (and for only a brief period) in hi
Sculptor and conceptual artist Andrew Myers sits outside of his studio and takes a pull from a bottle of Stella. It’s afternoon in Laguna Canyon and the sun that filters through the oak trees has lost most of its midday fury. Everything in this little corner of the world – from the curving canyon walls to the corrugated tin buildings
For eight months, the Orange County Museum of Art searched for a director to lead the museum through the big changes ahead. Finally, in August, Todd DeShields Smith took over as the new CEO and director.
Key to the museum’s choice was surely the fact that during his last post, six years as director of the Tampa Museum of Art, he ov
Huntington Beach is Surf City. Not just for humans, either. Dog's Unleashed, the sixth annual Dog Surfing festival, turned Dog Beach into a sandy canine surf competition. Single and tandem events brought laughter and wild cheers from the hundreds who attended. Entrants came from as far as Brazil to show off their pets.
Long Beach Comic Con provided lots of entertainment for the entire family. In addition to panels of superhero creators and comic books collectors and paraphernalia producers , hundreds of interestingly attired cos players mingled with fans at the Long Beach Convention C
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure brought more than 20,000 supporters to Newport Beach on Sunday. Participants of all ages joined in the race/walk through the pristine corridors of Fashion Island in support of finding a cure
Orange County’s Pacific Festival was a big success this summer. A nearly sold out crowd ventured to the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Aug. 16 to enjoy live indie dance music while swimming in the ocean, dancing in the sand and soaking up the beach city’s almost-t
Their mascot, Eve, is wearing an orange bandana in her hair and standing against a backdrop of the same bright orange that brands the Bottle Logic brewery. She is bold, adventurous, and has great taste in beer. Her dark green cargo pants paired with a laser gun in her hand and goggles on her head dub her as the perfect blend between an Indiana J
Unexpected delights. That is the first thing that comes to mind when dining at Harlow’s in San Juan Capistrano. The drive to the restaurant down the grass-lined Rancho Viejo Road that winds parallel to the 5 freeway brings you to a small shopping plaza. While the exterior is unassuming, the interior décor evokes a speakeasy fused wi
Driving down Jeffrey Road in Irvine, you notice a small patch of farmland. Standing tall amid the crops is a bright red barn that seems out of place amongst the nearby strip malls and housing developments. Upon closer glance, you see that the barn doubles as a farm stand. Colorful signs advertising the wares of the season, from fresh strawberrie
It’s perhaps ironic that if it weren’t for the suppression of ideas, TEDxOrangeCoast, an event that is all about showcasing “Ideas worth spreading,” may never have happened. At least not here.TEDxOrangeCoast’s co-founder, Mojdeh Eskandari, was at college in Iran when the Iranian revolution began and the univer
George Esquivel was 19 when he kicked his father out and became head of a household that included his mother and four younger siblings. “I was sick of my life,” Esquivel says, some 25 years later, and a world away from his childhood living motel to motel in seedy sections of Orange County. “I was working, saving up my money and
The elephant dreams started two weeks before I departed for Thailand; trumpeting jungle stampedes, fanciful river crossings and elephant-headed men. So when I arrived in the frenetic metropolis of Bangkok, pink taxis and tuk-tuks making their way past designer malls