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       Huntington Beach
          Art Center

   ar t s L E T T E R
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                                          Linda Day
                                          detail from Pulse #10, 2004
                                          21” x 39” acrylic on panel

             I  ’d like to take this opportunity to express the
                gratitude we feel for the support and partici-

             pation of our friends in the community. The Art

             Center’s ten-year celebration was a great party,
             featuring the voices of the original Founders and

             City Council Members who enabled the Art

             Center project to move forward. It was after
             many years of dedicated fundraising that their

             dream came to fruition. With a quick look back

             at the last few years, one can see that the vision
             of a community art center that offers outstand-

             ing programs in the visual and performing arts
             has blossomed to include a wonderful balance of
             arts and exhibition programs for both youth and


             The continued growth of the Art Center requires
             continued support. It is a delight to welcome

             new members, new Foundation Board Members
             and new Friends Council volunteers to our fami-

             ly. The Allied Arts Board and Historic Resources

             Board will soon welcome new board members.
             The partnerships we have formed with the

             Huntington Beach school districts, the Music

             Teachers Association and Newport Repertory

             Theater have not only multiplied the variety of
             programs available, but have also engaged new
             audiences of all ages.

             Our supporting donors have stretched to bring

             the Art Center into new levels of funding. The

             Boeing Company, Target, Arts Orange County

             and the James Irvine Foundation have all
             increased their grant support in the last year. As

             a result, we were able to present an expanded

             concert series through Live at the Center, a

             Family Arts Day that featured professional artists
             in workshops with children of all ages, and the
             exciting exhibition Out of Context, which includ-

             ed six associated cultural events. The

             Foundation’s annual Brunch for the Arts was by
             far the best brunch ever!

             We are grateful—2005 was a very good year. We
             look forward to seeing you in the New Year

             ahead, with all the excitement of new programs

             and events adding an artistic dimension to life.

             Please join us,

             Kate G. Hoffman, Director
Curator’s Notes – Talking Heads
                                                                BY     DARLENE D. DEANGELO

C     ircle your calendar NOW! What better
      way to spend St. Patrick’s Day than sit-
ting around talking with a group of artists?
For a curator, there is
nothing better. For a
community, it’ll be a
relaxing romp through
the minds of artists. And
yes, there will be beer.
Opening on Friday,
March 17th at 7pm, the
Talking Heads – artists
that are on the core facul-
ties of art departments of
graduate universities
throughout Southern
California – will talk your
heads off if you let them.
And no, there’s no home-
work. The panel discus-
sion goes from 7 to 8pm
and is followed by an
opening reception.
Talking Heads will feature
a wide array of works by
enthusiastic artists from
the region. Although
they teach in our own
backyard, collectively they                                                                                                              Linda Day
have widespread and influential careers.                                                                                                  Pulse #10, 2004
                                                                                                                                         21” x 39” acrylic on panel
Talking Heads opens Friday, March 17th with a
panel discussion from 7 to 8pm. The exhibi-
tion continues through April 15th.
                                       hbacM E M B E R S

                                                       New & Renewal Members
                                                       Since August 2005

                                                       Michael Acosta                        Patty Howard                Doris Reid
                                                       Sophia Ali                            Cathrine & David Ida        Ellen Riley
                                                       John & Karen Badger                   Rhonda Jones                James Robinson
                                                       Linda Barrett                         Irwin & Carol Kanode        Randy & Patty Rummel
                                                       Deborah Bearor                        Elaine Keeley               Joann Schaum
                                                       Connie Boardman & Dick Legrue         Mike Klein                  Carl & Elizabeth Scherz
                                                       Nancy Boren                           Janis Krantz                Jean Schwartz
                                                       Renee Brown                           Sue & Larry Kutcher         Leslie Scott
                                                       Javern Carothers                      Veronica Lynn Lin           Merry Lee Senn
                                                       Sylvia Chase                          Robert & Peggy Mccants      Mary Louise Shattuck
                                                       Lynne Coenen                          William & Lorraine Mccune   K.T. Shaver
                                                       Georgia Cunradi                       Richard & Kathryn Moore     John & Linda Stevens
                                                       John & Carla Davis                    Yvonne Naranjo              Gail Stoter
                                                       Beverly Ford                          Barbara Noble               Lee Taylor
                                                       Pat Garrison                          Matt & Erin Norton          Karen Van De Walker
                                                       Harvey & Ruth Geller                  Sarah Pham                  Roberta Zeve
                                                       Astrid Gotuzzo                        Joe Pham
                                                       Ronald & Sylvia Hartman               Fred Pichler
                                                       Hannah Houston                        Mavis Pietila
                                                                                             Jeane Raine
                                                                                             Dorothy Reed

                                             2                0 6
                                                                                21       EXHIBITION
                                                                                         Centered on the Center
                                                                                January 21 – February 26, 2006
                                                                                Reception: Friday, January 20, 6 – 9 p.m.
                                                                                The annual Salon-style group exhibition features
                                                                                nearly 200 artists and 400 works in a variety of media,
                                                                                including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture,
                                                                                mixed media, installation and video. Local, regional,
                                                                                and national artists were invited to participate.

                                                                                        Jazz at the Center
                                                                                29      Sunday, January 29, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                General Admission: $20; Members: $15
                                                                                Featuring the CJS Quintet, winner of the Chuck Niles
                                                                                Jazz Award in 2005. The CJS Quintet features Chuck
                                                                                Johnson on sax, James Smith on trumpet, Al Daniels
                                                                                on piano, Wendell Williams on bass, and Anthony
                                                                                Davis on drums.
              ar t s C A L E N D A R

                                              2                    0 6                                                                              Jazz at the Center
                                                                                25      Bach Music Festival
                                                                                        Music Teachers’ Association
                                                                                featured performers.
                                                                                                                                           26       Sunday, February 26, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                           General Admission: $20; Members: $15
                                                                                Saturday, February 25, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.                     Rogelio Mitchell & Friends presents Afro-Caribbean
                                                                                The Music Teachers’ Association presents a student         Jazz in a café-lit lounge atmosphere. Cash bar.
                                                                                concert celebrating the many popular works of Bach.

                                       MARCH 0
                                           2           0 6                                                                                         Piano Recital
                                                                                                                                           4       Music Teachers’ Association
                                                                                                                                           featured performers.
                                                                                                                                           Saturday, March 4
                                                                                                                                           Celebrate young musicians with the Music Teachers’
                                                                                                                                           Association’s student piano concert.

                                                                                                                                           17      EXHIBITION
                                                                                                                                                   Talking Heads
                                                                                                                                           March 17 – April 15, 2006
                                                                                                                                           Panel Discussion: Friday, March 17, 7 – 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                           Reception: Friday, March 17, 7 – 9 p.m.
                                                                                                                                           This exhibition will feature the works of artists from
                                                                                                                                           the core faculties of Art Departments of Graduate

                                                                                                                                                    Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding

                                                                   Linda Day
                                                                                                                                           23       March 23 – 26, 2006
                                                                                                                                           The off-Broadway musical and comedy comes to life
                                                             Corona #5, 2005                                                               with the Newport Repertory Theater.
                                                 34.5” x 48” acrylic on panel
                                                                                                                                           For tickets, call (949) 633-1580.

                                           2    0 6                                     Allied Arts Awards
                                                                                7       Friday, April 7, 7 – 9 p.m.
                                                                                The annual Allied Arts Awards honors outstanding
                                                                                                                                           29      EXHIBITION
                                                                                                                                                    Photography and Multimedia Exhibit
                                                                                                                                           April 29 – May 13, 2006
                                                                                individuals in their commitment to the Arts. Coffee        Reception: Saturday, May 6, 2 – 4 p.m.
                                                                                and desserts.                                              In partnership with Imagination Celebration of
                                                                                                                                           Orange County and Arts Orange County, this exhibi-
                                                                                         Spring Art Camp                                   tion of student work features stunning visual images
                                                                                10       April 10 – 14, 2006
                                                                                Art Camp is back again! Designed for ages 6-12, the
                                                                                                                                           in a variety of media, including photography, anima-
                                                                                                                                           tion, digital art, film, and computer graphics by stu-
                                                                                weeklong camp features a variety of art-themed proj-       dents of all ages from k – 12.
                                                                                ects including, ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ ‘Beyond
                                                                                the Primary,’ and ‘Surfin’ USA.’ Campers get experi-
                                                                                ence working in a variety of mediums, including pen-
                                                                                cil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, tempera, and acrylic.

                                                                                        Creative Visions
                                                                                22      April 22 – 27, 2006
                                                                                The Huntington Beach Unified School District
                                                                                (HBUSD) Arts Festival features visual and performing
                                                                                art from the seven district High Schools.

                                                                                SAVE THE DATE!
                                                                                Sixth Annual Benefit Art Auction
                                                                                May 12 – 19, 2006
                                                                                Meet the Artists Party: Friday, May 12, 7 – 9 p.m.
                                                                                Live Auction: Friday, May 19, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
                                                                                Bid on contemporary works by regionally and interna-
huntington beach

                                                                                tionally known artists.

                                                                                All scheduling is subject to change.
                                                                                                                                                                                   City of
Inside the Exhibition – Just Visiting                                                                                                                                              Huntington Beach

A Q&A with curator Darlene D. DeAngelo
                                                                                                                                                                                   City Council
                                                                                       BY   COURTNEY OQUIST                                                                        Dave Sullivan, Mayor
   t was a chilly Tuesday morning, just two weeks             CO: Why is this an important exhibition for the               mon, everyday materials like styrofoam, auto
I  before the close of another exhibition, when I
met with Darlene, curator of the Huntington
                                                              community of Huntington Beach?                                paint, wood, wire and rope.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Keith Bohr
                                                                                                                                                                                   Gil Coerper,
                                                                                                                                                                                   Mayor Pro Tem
                                                              DD: I think creating an exhibition of contemporary                                                                   Debbie Cook
Beach Art Center, for a couple of questions                                                                                 CO: Are there any British artists you didn’t get to
                                                              British artists dispels the myth of what our commu-                                                                  Cathy Green
about the exhibit “Just Visiting.” Darlene, wear-                                                                           work with, but would’ve liked to?
                                                              nity may believe British art to be. British art is con-                                                              Don Hansen
ing her signature color of chartreuse, offsetting
                                                              stantly evolving and doesn’t stop at Turner.                  DD: Yes, there are three British artists I’d love to   Jill Hardy
the red and gold highlights in her hair, paced the
                                                                                                                            work with: Damien Hirst, Cornelia Parker and
front desk while I asked my questions. Our cof-                                                                                                                                    Penny Culbreth-Graft,
                                                              CO: Did you get any feedback from the communi-                Andy Goldsworthy.
fees getting cold, we were more interested in the                                                                                                                                  City Administrator
                                                              ty? And if so, what was it?
way this exhibit related to the community.                                                                                                                                         Jim Engle,
                                                                                                                                                                                   Director, Community
                                                              DD: Surprisingly, the com-                                                                                           Services Department
“Just Visiting” featured an eclectic range of work
                                                              munity and local press have
by seven British artists, either living and working
                                                              been very receptive to this                                                                                          Allied Arts Board
or ‘just visiting’ the United States.
                                                              exhibition. I use the word                                                                                           Anita Brace, Vice Chair
                                                              surprisingly because when                                                                                            Diana Casey
CO: What was it like putting this show together?                                                                                                                                   Eveline Eng
                                                              you put together an exhibi-
DD: Actually the show grew out of studio visits               tion, it is an intuitive                                                                                             Elaine Keeley, Chair
over a two-year period, from Northern                         process. I didn’t know how                                                                                           Jeanette Mueller
California to Southern California. The com-                   these works would fit
                                                                                                                                                                                   Art Center Foundation
monality between all those artists was that they              together until it was
                                                                                                                                                                                   Diana Casey,
were all from Britain. They introduced me to                  installed. The community                                                                                             Co-Chair
other artists and the show came together. I                   was attracted to the range of                                                                                        Gerald L. Chapman,
chose artists that were obsessive and somehow                 media, for example, paint-                                                                                           Co-Chair
                                                              ing, sculpture, wall installa-                                                                                       Mike Adams
connected to the landscape.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Shirley Dettloff
                                                              tion, and the use of com-
                                                                                                                                                                                   Robert B. Goodrich
                                                                                                                                                                                   Elise Hartman
                                                                                                                                                                                   Benita Jacobs
Find that Artist                                                                                                                                                                   Dr. Robert Mah
                                                                                                                                                                                   Tracy Pellman
                                                                                                JUST FOR FUN                                                                       Eve Thompson

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                                                                                                                                                                                   Honorary Members:

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                                                                                                                                                                                   Ralph Bauer

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                                                                                                                                                                                   Dr. Gilbert Fujimoto

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                                                                                                                                                                                   John Gilbert

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                                                                                                                                                                                   Mary Harris

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                                                                                                                                                                                   Terry Harrison

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                                                                                                                                                                                   Connie Mandic

                                                                                                                              Kid’s Corner                                         Dianne Rector
                                                                                                                                                                                   Rich Rector

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                                                                                                                                                                                   Karon Walstad

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                                                                                                                                                                                   Dr. Burton Willis

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                                                                                                                                                                                   Doris Willis

  R   J   K   P   R   O   L   R   G   R   A   H   A   M   S   T   E   W   A   R   T   F     Q   E   A   O   N   A   H   W     Spring Art Camp
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                                                                                                                                             BY   LINDSEY CORNELL                  Huntington Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                   Art Center
  T   S   C   H   R   G   S   A   S   D   N   K   A   R   L   B   E   N   J   A   M   I     N   G   O   Z   Z   M   D   O        f you have a creative and imaginative
                                                                                                                              I  child at home, with nothing to do this
                                                                                                                              spring break, why not sign him or her up
                                                                                                                                                                                   Kate G. Hoffman,
                                                                                                                                                                                   Darlene D. DeAngelo,
  M   L   K   Q   A   P   E   Z   J   I   R   J   Y   D   T   N   E   E   H   R   S   E     U   O   W   T   O   J   W   R
                                                                                                                              for a week of Art Camp? The HBAC’s annu-
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                                                                                                                                                                                   Eileen Campisi

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                                                                                                                              al Spring Art Camp is back again, this April         Lindsey Cornell

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                                                                                                                              10-14, 2006.                                         Lisa DeSmidt

  E   V   S   F   E   V   N   P   S   H   P   E   T   E   Y   O   C   D   M   L   S   I     B   U   U   M   V   H   D   E
                                                                                                                                                                                   Randy English
                                                                                                                              During the week the campers will experi-
  W   E   U   I   I   R   E   B   C   W   N   Q   I   T   T   K   R   B   G   O   R   O     B   I   N   R   E   P   P   L
                                                                                                                                                                                   Paul Howard
                                                                                                                              ence a variety of art mediums, from pencil,
  H   F   C   E   S   N   E   X   E   T   V   I   L   S   Y   O   C   I   N   R   E   K     L   A   W   A   R   A   K   E
                                                                                                                                                                                   Kat Maholick
                                                                                                                              charcoal and pastel, to watercolor, tempera,
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                                                                                                                                                                                   Courtney Oquist
                                                                                                                              and acrylic, as well as 3D construction—
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                                                                                                                                                                                   Vince Ransom
                                                                                                                              plus much more! The week is divided up
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                                                                                                                                                                                   Craig Woods

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                                                                                                                              into daily themes such as ‘Where the Wild
                                                                                                                              Things Are,’ ‘Beyond the Primary,’ and
                                                                                                                              ‘Surfin’ USA.’
CARLOS ESTRADA VEGA                       JENNIFER FAIST                              PAUL FRANK
                                                                                                                              The art camp instructors are all working
CHRISTINE NGUYEN                          JIMI GLEASON                                PAUL SOLDNER
                                                                                                                              artists and love sharing their passion for art
DANIELLE SEGURA                           JOAN MOMENT                                 PHIL MARQUEZ                            with the kids. Campers and their families
DAVID FRENCH                              KARA WALKER                                 ROBERT WILLIAMS                         may choose from half day or full day ses-
DAWN ARROWSMITH                           KARL BENJAMIN                               ROBIN REPP                              sions. Keep this activity in mind this spring;
DEAN DECOCKER                             KAT SKRABA                                  ROLAND REISS                            it is a great preview of our popular summer
DEE SMALL                                 MAUREEN SHIELDS                             STEVE SCHMIDT
                                                                                                                              “Art at the Beach” art camp. Sign your kids
                                                                                                                              up so they can find their inner Picasso’s!
ED MOSES                                  MAX PRESNEILL                               TIM HAWKINSON
ELEANOR WOOD                              MICHAEL ASCHENBRENNER                       TOMOKO SUZUKI
FINISHING SCHOOL                          MILFORD ZORNES                              VALENTIN POPOV
GORDON SENIOR                             MONICA FURMANSKI                            VICKY HANRAHAN
GRAHAM STEWART                            PAE WHITE                                   YEK
JANE CALLISTER                            PAUL DARROW

In the Spotlight...                                                                                           Our Mission                  HBAC Gallery Hours:
                                                                        BY   COURTNEY OQUIST                  The Huntington Beach         Wed – Sat, 12 – 6 pm
   Annika Tinsley                                                                                             Art Center is a commu-       Sun, 12 – 4 pm
                                                                                                              nity arts and cultural       Mon, Tues, Closed
                                                                                                              center serving

G     iven that few
      schools offer art as
                                                                             CO: So it’s not about the
                                                                                                              Huntington Beach and
                                                                                                              the Southern California

an important part of
                                                                             AT: No, it’s about me
                                                                                                              region. The Center           Directions:
their curriculum, many                                                                                        presents the works of
                                                                             putting all my effort into                                    From the 405 freeway, exit Beach Boulevard South,
                                                                                                              artists producing in all
families turn to Art                                                                                                                       drive 5 miles, turn right onto Pacific Coast Highway
                                                                             it and that’s what makes         media. Through exhi-
                                                                                                                                           (PCH), drive 1 mile, then turn right on Main Street,
Centers for that much                                                                                         bitions, performances,
                                                                             it so great.                                                  continue five blocks north, HBAC on right side.
needed area of self-                                                                                          film/video screenings,
                                                                                                              lectures and educa-
expression and creative                                                                                       tional programming,
                                                                                                                                           Free parking in small lot. Additional free and
                                                                             CO: Do you hang your                                          metered parking available on surrounding streets.
exploration. One such                                                                                         the HBAC serves to
                                                                             art in your house?
family is the Tinsley’s.                                                                                      advance public aware-
                                                                             AT: I hang up little things      ness and understand-
Since a very young age                                                                                        ing of cultural, historic,
                                                                             I draw in school, but I          and contemporary per-
(minding you that she’s
                                                                             keep my work from Pati’s         spectives. The HBAC
still only 16) Annika                                                                                         creates opportunities
                                                                             class in my portfolio.
Tinsley has participated,                                                                                     for local, regional and
season after season, in                                                                                       national artists and the
                                                                             CO: Do you know yet              community to share in
art classes, art camps,
                                                                             what you want to be when         a climate of experi-
annual Family Arts                                                                                            mentation, education
                                                                             you grow up?
Days, “Under the Tent” with Paul Frank, and                                                                   and experience.
even served as a volunteer for our Summer Art        AT: I don’t really have expectations. I sort
Camp this past Summer.                               of want to be a veterinarian, but then I
                                                     think about being a scenic artist for movie
Being the busy young lady she is, I finally caught
                                                     sets or plays.
up with her one Friday afternoon to find out
what she thinks is important about making art.
                                                     CO: Are you going to take more classes at the
CO: What do you like about making art?
                                                     AT: Oh, yeah. I am going to keep on going to
AT: I really like being there; it relaxes me. It’s
                                                     Pati’s lessons until I go to college.
more about being relaxed, and having alone time.
I like putting all my feelings into the artwork.

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                                                                                                          In the Spotlight...
                                                                                                       artists’ names in the puzzle?
                                                                                                                 Can you spot all the
                                                                                                                Just for Fun

                                                                                                                Darlene D. DeAngelo
                                                                                                                A Q&A with curator
                                                                                                     Just Visiting
                                                                                                     Inside the Exhibition
                                                                                                                                                                                               Art Center.
                                                                                                     is back this April 10–14.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Huntington Beach
                                                                                                               The Spring Art Camp
                                                                                                                 Kids Corner
                                                                                                                                   5                                                           produced by the
                                                                                                                                                                                               The ArtsLetter is

                                                                                               Upcoming cultural events.
                                                                                                             Event Calendar
                                                                                                                                   4                                           Photo: Courtney Oquist

                                                                                                      on opening night.
                                                                                                      Meet and talk with the artists
                                                                                                             Talking Heads
                                                                                                             Curators Notes
                                                                                                           future HBAC happenings.
                                                                                                           Kate discusses current and                                                                   714•374•1650
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