New Mural Unveiled at Costa Mesa's Triangle Square
From left: Travel Costa Mesa President Paulette Lombardi-Fries; Mayor Katrina Foley; Triangle Square representative Tyler Mateen and artist Aaron Glasson celebrate the dedication of "Costa Mesa Bloom". Photo by Spencer Grant
The "City of the Arts" officially added another work to its collection Wednesday with the dedication of a new mural in downtown Costa Mesa. Commissioned by Travel Costa Mesa, the city's tourism bureau, "Costa Mesa Bloom" is at the corner of 19th Street and Harbor Boulevard, in the heart of Triangle Square.
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Funds for New Museum Part of UCI $2 Billion Campaign Effort
Stephen Barker, dean of UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts paints on the Brilliant Future campaign symbol following the announcement. Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register, SCNG
UC Irvine officially launched a 10-year campaign that aims to raise $2 billion for the university-including construction of the Institute and Museum of California Art, which will house two donated collections, totaling about 4,500 pieces, with a Golden State theme or by California artists.
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VOICES October 5 Reading Embellished by Quilts of Valor Presentation and Awaken Arts Artist
Awaken Arts' Steven Nakamura draws & paints during the reading
Quilts of Valor presented to VOICES alumni
City of Newport Beach Approves Contract of Next Phase of Sculpture Park - Opening Slated for May 2020
Phase IV works above now on display through 2021.
The 10 works pictured above, installed in June 2019, will be joined by 10 more works in May 2020, thanks to the Newport Beach City Council, which approved a contract with Arts Orange County this week for managing the call for artists, selection process and installation. The popular program was launched by the City Arts Commission, which continues to drive it forward as one of its flagship programs.
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UCI Rescues Art Exhibition Cancelled by Cal State Long Beach
A social justice-focused art exhibition being mounted by the director of the Cal State Long Beach Art Museum was pulled by the school with her firing has been rescued by UCI's Beall Center for Art + Technology.
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