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February 19, 2004
Mike Sciacca With each stroke of his brush, Joshua Serafin creates a work of art that reflects his life's experiences. His works are made with oils on either canvas or panels, and his paintings include surfing, mood, music and culture scenes. "My paintings reflect how I feel about what I see and experience, rather than me trying to duplicate what is actually there," Serafin said. "I produce art as a way to share and remind others that when we experience certain times in our lives, we should never forget how we felt."
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By Jennifer Lane, Special to the Independent | April 3, 2014
It doesn't take a Picasso or Van Gogh to make great art. Just ask Sheri Kavoosi, owner of California's first Painting with a Twist franchise. "It is all about entertainment, but here you aren't just a spectator," Kavoosi said. "You get to take part in your own entertainment, and at the end you get to take home something you created. " Painting with a Twist, where drinking and painting come together in an artistic way, opened its doors on March 20 on the border of Huntington Beach and Westminster, making it location No. 122. The inspiration for the company came to Louisiana residents Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney in 2007 while the area was recovering from Hurricane Katrina.
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By Josh Aden | January 3, 2008
Even before Barbel Strzoda could use a pencil, she would convince other people to sketch for her — or so her mother told her. Strzoda showed a flare for art as a young child in Germany. When she moved to Southern California with her family she sought out private teachers and mentors to sharpen her skills. Experimenting in oil and acrylic paints, Strzoda became a master of landscapes and beautiful still lifes. She developed a special touch for lively floral paintings.
NEWS
March 16, 2000
Angelique Flores Sometimes humorous, sometimes emotional, "Painting Churches" at the Huntington Beach Playhouse presents a peek into a family coming to grips with one another. The play, which opened last weekend, is a poignant story revealing the underlying family dynamics between a gifted painter, her poet father and his feisty wife. Gardner Church (Gordon Marhoefer), a once distinguished poet, and his wife, Fanny (Louise Tonti), are packing up to move out of Beacon Hill and into their summer cottage in Cape Cod. Margaret "Mags" (Lorianne Hill)
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August 26, 1999
Eron Ben-Yehuda HUNTINGTON BEACH -- A painting contractor smeared the city after being fired this month for work that left City Hall looking like what one City Councilman called a "barrio." "City officials are a bunch of idiots," said Raphael Nissim, general manager for Northern California-based Ionic Construction. "Their minds are working 200 years backwards." The city tore up its contract with Ionic Aug. 11 because the company "failed to perform," said Don Noble, the city's maintenance operation manager.
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By Michael Miller | September 25, 2013
The picture that Yatzie Dee took down from the wall looked, to an uninformed eye, like a depiction of a myth or a tribal memory - certainly nothing that reflected life in modern Southern California. But as Dee spoke in his soft, high voice, the image took on layers of meaning. In his tight booth at Huntington Beach's Pier Plaza Art-A-Faire last week, Dee cradled his painting, "The Evil Dance," and gave a detailed explanation. The framed watercolor-and-Sharpie picture depicts a sequence in which a Native American, midway through a dance, is assailed by a dark figure whose face consists only of beady eyes.
NEWS
May 4, 2000
Paula Pisani Wanted: a fantastic, creative person who can restore the lettering on Huntington Beach High School's math and science building. And, of course, money to pay that person. This is how Painting the Way Campaign coordinator Gail Pelliccioni described the next phase of the school's beautification process. Members of the Painting the Way campaign began raising funds in March to paint school buildings. They collected $13,000 and commissioned Michael Cunningham, from MC Construction and Painting of Fountain Valley, to spruce up the math and science building, which hadn't seen a fresh coat since 1972.
NEWS
September 12, 2002
Mike Sciacca Andreana Borrayo remembers being engulfed in sadness a year ago. The sadness she felt on Sept. 11 was not unique to her, as emotions on that dark, historic day, ran the gamut across the country and worldwide. But Andreana, then 11, did something about that sadness. She channeled it through her paintbrush. Her strokes gently caressing a canvas that ultimately would pay tribute to Sept. 11. The Huntington Beach resident, on her own accord, expressed herself via her artwork and painted a scene that depicted the American flag standing tall among the rubble that once was the World Trade Center.
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March 1, 2007
The Huntington Beach Hospital is hosting its 2007 Art Exhibit for "Memories in the Making," a program for people with Alzheimer's Disease or other types of dementia. The program gives patients suffering from the disease a chance to communicate through art, organizers said. Now through March 9, the public is invited to view the exhibit, which consists of around 10 pieces and is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Assn.'s Orange County chapter. Program organizers have found that painting often triggers memory retrieval.
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By Joyce Rudolph | June 9, 2006
Light and color are plein-air artist Margot Lennartz's inspirations. The La Crescenta resident uses them in her oil paintings, especially one in which she has captured the brilliant oranges found in California poppies. The piece is on display in her show, "California Style" continuing until June 1 at the Boddy House Gallery in Descanso Gardens. "My favorite in the exhibit is a painting I painted at the poppy reserve in Lancaster in the Mojave Desert," she said. "It's titled 'Desert Magic, Mojave Desert in Bloom.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 16, 2014
As soon as the turquoise base coat had dried on her foam egg, Magali Herrera carefully painted multicolored zigzag patterns. A few feet away, Carole Davis had a large grin on her face as she watched the 11-year-old girl perfecting her art at the Rodgers Seniors' Center in Huntington Beach. "Oh, look at that! That's fantastic," said Davis, who works at the senior center, as she waited for the paint on her own egg to dry. "I have to go copy some ideas from the kids. " Dozens of older adults and about 30 students from Oak View Elementary School gathered Monday for the second annual Egg Paint organized by Lake Forest resident Jack Knight.
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By Jennifer Lane, Special to the Independent | April 3, 2014
It doesn't take a Picasso or Van Gogh to make great art. Just ask Sheri Kavoosi, owner of California's first Painting with a Twist franchise. "It is all about entertainment, but here you aren't just a spectator," Kavoosi said. "You get to take part in your own entertainment, and at the end you get to take home something you created. " Painting with a Twist, where drinking and painting come together in an artistic way, opened its doors on March 20 on the border of Huntington Beach and Westminster, making it location No. 122. The inspiration for the company came to Louisiana residents Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney in 2007 while the area was recovering from Hurricane Katrina.
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By Candice Baker | January 29, 2014
Great date: The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at SoCo, 3321 Hyland Ave., Suite A, Costa Mesa, is hosting a "Pinot and Picasso" portrait-drawing class from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 6. Bring a bottle of wine and paint a portrait of yourself or a loved one. All materials, including a 16-by-20-inch canvas, will be provided for the registration fee: $30 per person or $40 per couple. For information or reservations, call (949) 660-7793 or visit chuckjonescenter.org . Bling ring: For free entrée into the world of art, stop by the Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, on Sunday.
SPORTS
By Michael Miller | January 15, 2014
It was a jarring note to begin a year of celebrating surfing - an image of a shark with its mouth wide open, looking set to devour a board like the one it was painted on. But if it garnered attention for a cause, mission accomplished. Tuesday morning at Duke's by the Huntington Beach Pier, the Rotary Club of Huntington Beach kicked off its Surfboards on Parade campaign with the first of 25 boards that will be displayed around town in the coming months to help fight skin cancer.
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By Michael Miller | September 25, 2013
The picture that Yatzie Dee took down from the wall looked, to an uninformed eye, like a depiction of a myth or a tribal memory - certainly nothing that reflected life in modern Southern California. But as Dee spoke in his soft, high voice, the image took on layers of meaning. In his tight booth at Huntington Beach's Pier Plaza Art-A-Faire last week, Dee cradled his painting, "The Evil Dance," and gave a detailed explanation. The framed watercolor-and-Sharpie picture depicts a sequence in which a Native American, midway through a dance, is assailed by a dark figure whose face consists only of beady eyes.
NEWS
May 15, 2013
I live on Huntington Street and I live with the smoke and soot caused by the incessant daily beach fires. It's horrible, the air quality is being adversely affected. My window sills are black with the soot from the fires. My screens are black, my house is black and I have to hose the house down weekly. I live in Huntington Beach so I can get some nice ocean air. The people that come here burn anything they can get their hands on - railroad ties, plastic, contaminated wood products, anything that is free and can burn.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | May 8, 2013
From a distance, they appear to be expressionist paintings of musicians and marine life. But upon closer inspection, light reflects off the dual-pane window and exposes a crisp image - looking as if it were a print on glossy paper. Huntington Beach artist Joshua Serafin's oil paintings on recycled glass, along with canvas-based work, will be featured in the upcoming Sunset Beach Art Festival. Serafin, along with almost 200 other artists, will showcase his art pieces along the Sunset Beach green belt from 6th Street to Broadway (14th Street)
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By Michael Miller | February 6, 2013
Dave Reynolds gave his new exhibit at the International Surfing Museum the title "Minimal Surf. " An alternate name for it, which admittedly sounds like a spice or a cologne, could be "Essence of Surfer. " Reynolds, the museum's exhibits director, recently created a series of paintings that strip surfing legends down to the bare minimum: no faces, no shading, no waves, sometimes only the hint of a surfboard. The images, which adorn two walls of the museum, capture nothing but the most basic body language.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | December 19, 2012
A street-level window showcasing a solitary painting. This is the scene that greets people who pass Current, Innocean USA's recently christened art gallery, in downtown Huntington Beach. "We had an internal contest asking our employees to submit names for the gallery space," Executive Creative Director Greg Braun said in an email. "Two of our employees submitted the name Current, which is very fitting for our agency philosophy. The name Current was inspired by the powerful regenerative force of the flow of water in the Pacific Ocean - which is center to everything we do creatively here at Innocean.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | January 5, 2011
The days are still short and school is back in session, but that doesn't mean the fun has to end. The city of Huntington Beach offers children, teens, adults and seniors classes to fulfill any interest, and winter classes are just getting started. Here is a list of some standout offerings, but for the full class schedule and information, check out the Sands Community Services Guide at http://www.hbsands.org. Preschool Art: Preschool Picassos The class, for children 3 to 5 years old, will teach tots how to make collages, prints, sculptures, drawings and paintings.
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