Curator Darlene DeAngelo hopes to stimulate the minds of Surf City citizens through a new show at the Huntington Beach Art Center.
"I am interested in showing this community really new and exciting work, things that you wouldn't normally see in a beach community …" she says. "I think this community is really intelligent, so it needs things that will challenge them and make them more aware of what's going on in the larger picture of the art world."
On Saturday, the city-operated HBAC will open "CALIdoscope," its main exhibition for the fall 2011 program. The center on Main Street will kick off the show with a reception at 7 p.m. Friday.
Within the building's walls, DeAngelo has brought together four installations individually created by an all-female quartet of contemporary Southern California artists: Rebecca Niederlander, Jennifer Vanderpool, Kimber Berry and Jill D'Agnenica.
In their own ways, the works that make up "CALIdoscope" reflect themes that ordinary people can relate to, according to center officials. Each installation represents a facet of the human experience through the loss of jobs, possessions and even loved ones.