Sunday, July 15, 2007

Troop 1, California Watercolor, new links, etc.

Today's photo is of the Troop 1 Scout Cabin on 11th St in Huntington Beach. It was built for the Boy Scouts in 1924 by the Lions Club, the Local Carpenters Union, and the Edison Co., and was renovated in 1974.

"Regionalist Paintings of California" will be exhibited in the Vi Smith Concourse Gallery at John Wayne Airport from now through Oct. 8th. These watercolor paintings depict California life from the 1930s to the 1970s. Northern California artists are displayed in Terminal A, across from Gates 12-14. Southern California artists are displayed in Terminal B, across from Gates 1-3. California regionalism and scene painting are, IMHO, the highwater mark for art in this state. I'm looking forward to another visit with the likes of Rex Brandt, George Post, and Emil Kosa, Jr. In fact, it sounds better than any of the big local museum shows I've heard about this year.

If you're interested in nostalgia, rather than just history, then click on over to, where there have been quite a few recent posts. It's always interesting to see which details of our past stick in people's memories. Perhaps some of these posts will jog your memory as well.

You may have noticed that I'm still on a link-adding binge. The latest are the Fullerton Railway Plaza Association, the Beckman Coulter Heritage exhibit, and the Laguna Beach Historical Society. See the column at right for these links and others.

Seems like any time I flip past PBS these days, I see Phil Brigandi showing Huell Howser around Orange. It's a good episode. It's also cool to see Lisa Ackerman and her mom in the segment on the A & P Antiques shop.

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