Art

Art, Lifestyle

PROTECTING PARADISE

Orange County homes were saved from the fire this time. Images of Paradise lost circa 2018 give us cause to imagine what could have been—and inspire a pause to give thanks.  Photos by Brett Hillyard California has four seasons, the old saying goes: earthquakes, mudslides, fires, and riots. As of now, it looks like the 2020 fire season is behind us. And not a second too soon. Five of the top 20 most destructive fires […]

Architecture, Art

DANCING WITH ARCHITECTURE

A CREATIVE COLLABORATION INSPIRED BY THE LIGHT, AIR, AND SPACE OF A NEW CAMEO SHORES HOME A Photo Essay by Brett Hillyard The stages of Southern California remain dark. Theater, dance, the symphony, opera, rock concerts, Broadway musicals, jazz, cinema: opportunities to gather together to enjoy a communal appreciation of artistry are missing from our lives. Still, there is art being created and enjoyed throughout Orange County. Inviting ballet dancers into a light-filled new house […]

Art

CREATIVE GIVING

With the need to feed the hungry peaking during the COVID-19 pandemic, Second Harvest Food Bank CEO Harald Herrmann has offered innovative and inspiring leadership. Second Harvest was able to distribute 7.4 million pounds of food to some 500,000 people during a single month recently, and that’s while a third or more of the distribution locations were closed. Still, Herrmann felt the need to raise awareness and inspire philanthropists and volunteers to help, particularly in […]

Art

THE POWER OF FLOWERS

Artists have featured flowers in their work as a symbol of rebirth and renewal for centuries. In recent months, many of us have been drawn to flowers as subjects in social media, and also as an excuse to get outside.  By Jenna Condas  People started noticing. Had birds always chirped so sweetly? Had that sycamore tree in the front yard suddenly grown taller? Were the roses in the neighbor’s garden always such a gorgeous shade […]