Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Archives Bazaar, art history, Sandy Heaton, etc.

Just one room at the 2010 L.A. Archives Bazaar. And this year will be bigger!
 Are you interested in Southern California history? Of course you are! Otherwise, you wouldn't be reading this, right? So you need to check out the Archives Bazaar at USC's beautiful Doheny Memorial Library, (3550 Trousdale Pkwy), this Saturday, Oct. 27th, 9am-5pm! More than 80(!) historical archives, heritage organizations and special collections from around Southern California will be represented with booths, information, and experts who can answer your questions.

A variety of programs will also be held throughout the day, including a panel discussion on "Southern California Ranchos and Homesteads" and talks on subjects like the California Car Culture and "Getting Started in Oral History." Admission is free, although parking is $10. This event is organized by L.A. As Subject. (But organizations from outside L.A. will be there too.) For more information, see their website.
Another view from the 2010 Archives Bazaar.
Diane Ryan will speak on the history of California Impressionism and the artists who created it, from noon to 1pm, Nov. 13, at the Old O.C. Courthouse, 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd. (3rd Floor Gallery), in Downtown Santa Ana. The event is free and open to the public, but do bring quarters for the parking meters. To RSVP for Diane's talk or for more information, email
Artist Sandra Heaton with a mural she designed for an O.C. Fair exhibit.
Diane's talk will be held in conjunction with the exhibit, "Orange County Illustrated: Sandra Heaton," currently on display at the Old Courthouse Museum through Jan. 2012. As a longtime artist for the County, Heaton continues to capture the natural and architectural beauty of our communities.

Speaking of art history, Diane Ryan is also offering a class on California Regionalism (an outgrowth of American Scene Painting) on Thursdays, 1:30-3:30pm, Nov. 1 to Dec. 6, at the Oasis Senior Center in Corona del Mar, for $50. Register online (under "Recreation Classes") at, call (949) 644-3244, or email Diane at
Banning Branch Library, Huntington Beach
Some of you may remember my post last year about the Banning Branch Library in Huntington Beach (a.k.a. "The Enchanted Tiki Library.") If you're interested, I've updated that story over on my other blog, The Tiki Lagoon.

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