| Mar 30, 2011
| 7:39 AM
Terribly Odd (photo by Beth Black)
Some artists can draw a simple stick figure and then explain in exhaustive detail how the illustration was inspired by an obscure 16th century Dutch philosopher, how the figure is locked in an epic battle against his...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:02 AM
“Your Dear Deer,” the largest oil painting in Sibel Kocabasi’s most-recent series, depicts nine bright-red deer. Her smaller paintings, which are 6 inches by 6 inches, depict more deer, cows, a rhinoceros and a...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 7:56 AM
Nuné Asatryan says her friends call her Lake Worth house “the art compound.” Perhaps that’s because Asatryan and her husband, singer-songwriter and producer Alan Najarian, don’t see the dwelling they bought last...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 12:58 PM
Shelly Cox has long admired painter and illustratorNorman Rockwell and his passion for depicting everyday American life. However, the Jupiter artist feels something is missing from his work — eroticism.
So she developed a persona to...
| May 5, 2011
| 4:17 PM
Laguna Art Museum director leaving
The Laguna Art Museum director announced Monday that he is stepping down May 13.
Bolton Colburn started as a curator in 1987 and assumed the role of director after the Newport Harbor Art Museum and Laguna Art...
| May 6, 2011
Mice, mold and leaking bathtubs are among the last discoveries homebuyers want to make after moving into a new home. But that's exactly what a client of Oakland, Calif.-based financial planner Cathy Curtis found shortly after closing.
"The first week she...
| May 17, 2011
| 2:39 PM
Like so many skeletons of Baltimore's industrial past, the brick and steel bones of sturdy buildings — devoid of innards — are found all along the harbor. Or maybe it should be said they were found along the harbor, since more and more of...
| Jun 10, 2011
So many documents, so few being read carefully or even at all, sums up the typical closing of a house sale for a large number of buyers.
"I have not seen a buyer read every document at closing since the mortgage and title industry went beyond four pages,...
| May 29, 2011
Is graffiti the most influential art movement since Pop burst on the scene in 1962?
That's the head-turning claim made by "Art in the Streets," a controversial exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The show has been drawing the ire of social...
| May 29, 2011
Hear that? That dull roar, like the sound from inside a shell?
That might be the Orange County coastline calling you — 42 miles of beach and beach towns, give or take, from San Clemente to Seal Beach. Follow the advice here, and this coastline...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 1:16 PM
In the art world, treasure can be defined as a trove of never-before seen artworks, journals written in the hand of the artist, and links to other great artists already on the art-world radar, all found in one cache. From one such find are 54 paintings...