There are major changes about to unfold at a Huntington Beach landmark. After more than 12 years in her position as curator for the Huntington Beach Art Center, Darlene DeAngelo retired. Public cutbacks resulted in her position being defunded so it is with a heavy heart that Huntington Beach and Art Center visitors bid her a fond farewell and well wishes for whatever is next in Darlene’s future. However, she’s definitely ending her incredible service with a bang, as the exhibits she’s assembled are breathtaking, a truly landmark achievement in the art scene in Southern California.
The Art Center will be hosting a number of signature works by a variety of artists and the canvas on which DeAngelo has assembled these works is large, indeed. Artists such as Pat Warner, Gary Simpson and Lana Shuttleworth are featured, offering stunning displays that you can’t help but stop and marvel at. In particular, Shuttleworth’s “Neapolitan” is a striking collage of color and structure constructed in part of orange traffic cones. But the collection is as diverse as it is stunning: La Habra Heights artist Warner for instance contributes works with a distinct Japanese inspiration while Simpson’s offerings are projected from real-world experiences and concerns.
Huntington residents and art lovers from all over the Southland are encouraged to check out the exhibition, but more importantly keep up their patronage of the Art Center, as it is one of the proud centerpieces of our community. For nearly 20 years, the Art Center has promoted and reflected some of the strongest voices in art, both past and present. We’re sure, like us, you’d like to keep that tradition continue for at least another twenty. For more details, visit http://www.huntingtonbeachartcenter.org.
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