Art Seen

Art Too Hot to Handle Benefits Artists in Need

The Art-To-Go collection on the Festival of Arts’ grounds features more than 100 originals under this year’s Red Hot theme. These works include subjects such as Ferrari sports cars and pepperoni pizza and are available for purchase daily July 2 through Aug. 26 during regular...

Art Profiles

Artists Preserve a Culture Under Siege

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent Under the Taliban, Afghan artists were forced to stifle their creativity since even possessing works of art depicting people or animals was considered idolatry and a punishable crime. Now the talents of a group of budding artists, led...


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John Wayne Airport Exhibit Celebrates Hobie Alter

Ticketed passengers passing through John Wayne Airport can view a new exhibit featuring Hobart “Hobie” Alter, a Southern California native known for inventing the “Hobie Cat” catamaran and changing the way people use the water for surfing and sailing The Vi Smith Concourse...

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Local Chronicles an Environmental Visionary

Local resident Tom Osborne announced the publication of his latest work, “Coastal Sage,” which chronicles the career and accomplishments of Peter Douglas, the long-serving executive director of the California Coastal Commission. As a result of the four-year endeavor, Osborne,...