Google+

BC Space: Talk and Book Signing

 

BCSpace_header

Sunday, October 6

1:00 p.m.
Free admission

.
Mark Chamberlain of BC Space and curator/art writer Mike McGee talk about the monumental forty-year history of BC Space & Photographic Services, which was founded by Mark Chamberlain and Jerry Burchfield in 1973 and which was commemorated in the recently released book BC Space: Mything In Action. Chamberlain and McGee will sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase in the museum store.
.
>> To reserve your spot for this lecture, please make a reservation online through our website, or contact Membership Manager Valerie Tateat 949.494.8971 x203.

 

About the Speakers

Mark Chamberlain a photographic artist, educator, curator and published writer. He started his photographic career in Laguna Beach in the early 1970s after serving in the army during the Vietnam War and doing a one-year tour in South Korea. He has received several awards, and his work is in numerous public and private collections, including Laguna Art Museum, Orange County Museum of Art, the University of Dubuque, the Polaroid Collection, and the Cincinnati Museum of Art. A solo retrospective of his 40-year career in art, Reflections of an Armchair Arteologist, was on view at Soka University in Aliso Viejo in 2010.
.
Chamberlain has photographed the work of many artists including Joseph Albers, Paul Darrow, Richard Diebenkorn, Laddie John Dill, George Hermes, Ed Kienholz, Paul Outerbridge, Ed Ruscha, Jeffrey Vallance and Andy Wing. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Maters degree in business administration, both from the University of Iowa.
.
Mike McGee has worked as an art writer, curator, and arts administrator since 1982. He is currently director of the Begovich Gallery and Professor of Art at Cal State Fullerton, where he heads the museum studies/exhibition design graduate program and serves as department graduate coordinator. In his time at the university, McGee has nearly doubled the number of works in the CSU Fullerton sculpture collection and established the Richard Newquist Memorial Sculpture Court.
.
He has organized and written catalog essays for more than 200 exhibitions, working with artists such as Don Bachardy, Tony DeLap, Paul McCarthy, Mark Ryden, Kenny Scharf, and Robert Williams. He founded the Cal State Fullerton Grand Central Art Center in downtown Santa Ana. His most recent books include John Paul Jones: The Pursuit of Beauty’s Perfect ProofManuel Pardo: Universo Sonado in Technicolor, and Emigdio Vasquez, to be published in 2014. McGee is past President of the Board of Trustees for the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, a founding board member for Arts Orange County, and a member of the Mayor’s Arts Task Force for the City of Santa Ana.
.

 

Source: Laguna Museum / Baret News Wire

Entertainment

Spectacular Disaster Flick Depicts Real-Life Events Surrounding BP Oil Spill

  Deepwater Horizon Film Review by Kam Williams Spectacular Disaster Flick Depicts Real-Life Events Surrounding BP Oil Spill On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, located 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana, exploded when high-pressure methane gas blew out the drill pipe. 11 members of the crew perished in the ensuing fiery inferno which engulfed the platform. The accident also caused the worst oil spill in U.S. … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

Richards Rocks!

  Sandra L. Richards The “Rice & Rocks” Interview with Kam Williams Richards Rocks! The American-born daughter of Jamaican immigrant parents, Sandra L. Richards is the author of “Rice & Rocks.” She hopes that her debut picture book will serve as an educational resource for families seeking to teach their children the value of their heritage and the importance of cultural diversity. Sandra completed both her undergraduate and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

More Than a Score

  ACRONYM TO FOLLOW by Peter Brav   Finally Our Day has come There’s a Day for everything For doughnuts, siblings, eight track tapes Grilled cheese, daughters and sons to work Encouragement, Alzheimer’s Coffee, math, chewing gum Blasphemy, yo-yos And now finally One for us Truly a Day to celebrate National Don’t Shoot An Unarmed Brother Doctor King Not Seeing Progress George Orwell Laughing It Is So About the … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

New Home Sales Jump in April

  New Home Sales Jump in April By Burt Carey Sales of new homes hit their highest rate since 2008 in April, according to the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau. April sales increased 16.6 percent over March figures, which correlates to a seasonally adjusted rate of 619,000 home sales projected for the year. The median price of those new homes was $321,000, the highest median price ever recorded. That’s up 9.7 percent … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Richards Rocks!

  Sandra L. Richards The “Rice & Rocks” Interview with Kam Williams Richards Rocks! The American-born daughter of Jamaican immigrant parents, Sandra L. Richards is the author of “Rice & Rocks.” She hopes that her debut picture book will serve as an educational resource for families seeking to teach their children the value of their heritage and the importance of cultural diversity. Sandra completed both her undergraduate and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Apex Gear ACCU•STRIKE XS Series Bow Sights

  Apex Gear ACCU•STRIKE XS Series Bow Sights By Brad Fenson As an avid bowhunter, I’m always looking for a sight to not only help me acquire a target accurately and quickly but provide adjustability while being lightweight. It might be a lot to ask for but with a wide array of hunting situations, you have to be selective in your equipment to ensure you are always successful in the long run. The Apex Gear ACCU•STRIKE™ XS was … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

There Are Superheroes Among Us

  There Are Superheroes Among Us by Amy Lignor   This story truly proves that a superhero does not require a cape, tights, or the ability to fly. In a world where all headlines seem to be centered around who shot who, who is being put upon, who’s “getting away with it” – all the way to who is getting divorced and who may or may not be kneeling at NFL games – negative stories seem to be the only ones covered anymore by the media. … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Scholastic Announces Sales of More Than 3.3 Million Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

  Scholastic Announces Sales of More Than 3.3 Million Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two New York, NY (August 10, 2016) — Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two script book, the eighth Harry Potter story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, published in the U.S. and Canada by Scholastic has sold more than 3.3 million copies in North America to date.Scholastic announced a first printing … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Vacation Time Has Turned “Spooky”

  Vacation Time Has Turned “Spooky” by Amy Lignor   Myths and legends, both spooky and surreal, are becoming the subject of many books and newspaper articles lately. And the location of many, oddly enough, happen to be in the Southwest. It used to be that a nice white sandy beach was the one place we yearned to go on vacation to get away from it all. Now, however, people are searching for places to travel where legends still exist, and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Doing Our Part

  Doing Our Part by Amy Lignor   There are books being published as of late – wonderful books telling the stories of amazing wildlife rescues, as well as neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. that have taken on projects to save the wildlife in their own surrounding areas.   We always talk about these “success stories,” yet never actually give information on exactly how these “problems” turned into “victories.” … [Read More its Good for You...]