Art

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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THE CASE FOR COLOR

Art, design, and architecture at JoAnne Artman Galleries  By James Reed One of the countless pleasures put on hold by the pandemic is the aesthetic and intellectual thrill of viewing art in person. Museums are off-limits, galleries are shuttered or open by appointment only, and art walks are on ice. While architecturally significant outdoor spaces, sculpture gardens, and public plazas thankfully remain largely accessible, the social, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of appreciating art in-person and […]