| Aug 25, 2011
| 4:31 PM
The First Thursdays Art Walk— where participating Laguna Beach galleries open their doors and offer live music, exhibits, appetizers or wine — has been a mainstay of this arts-centric community for 12 years.
However, a small group of...
| Feb 2, 2012
Mike Kelley, an influential Los Angeles artist whose physically messy and psychologically complex projects laid the groundwork for present-day installation art, has died. He was 57.
He was found dead Tuesday evening at his home in South Pasadena in...
| Nov 11, 2011
Here we go again. It's about this time every year that the pressure starts to build. You know what I'm talking about.
The pressure to Give Good Gift.
It's the same old story. You pledge to shop early, to avoid the last-minute holiday panic. And then,...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Karl Benjamin, a painter of dazzling geometric abstractions who established a national reputation in 1959 as one of four Los Angeles-based Abstract Classicists and created a highly acclaimed body of work that celebrates the glories of color in all its...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 8:40 AM
[This post has been corrected.]
The nominees for the Independent Vision Curatorial Award were announced recently and they include Cesar Garcia, a former senior curator at LAXART in Los Angeles.
The biennial award recognizes emerging and mid-career...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 2:07 PM
April Fool's Day is four months away, but someone has clearly gotten an early start. The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark., is the victim of an apparent email hoax linking founder and Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton with workers...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:39 PM
You usually head for a vending machine when you're craving a bag of chips or can of soda.
But there's a one machine in Baltimore that dispenses objects such as a "Hankie Pankie," a heart-shaped engagement ring, a mini-Zombie or, for those in need of...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Each week, the first article I look for in the Valley Sun is the 10-20-30 Years Ago feature. Each week, the editor picks news stories and a photo that summarize swell Valley Sun stories from the past six decades. The names, events and fashions are...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Richard Artschwager, the painter and sculptor who recently was honored with a career retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, died on Saturday at 89. His death was confirmed by the Gagosian Gallery.
Artschwager's death comes just a week...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Kara Walker will be difficult. This gets whispered to you by enough people in the art world and you start to believe it: She's humorless!
Intimidating! David Mamet intimidating!
And this week, before the Thursday opening of “...
| May 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Flying a couple of thousand feet above a volcanic field in Arizona near the Painted Desert, it's fairly easy to spot the extinct volcano known as the Roden Crater.
It stands alone in the field, apart from hundreds of other...