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Liz Goldner

Liz Goldner at L.A. Press Club

Liz Goldner is an award-winning art and cultural journalist based in Laguna Beach. She contributes to the LA Times, LA Weekly, Visual Art Source,  AICA-USA Magazine and several other print and online publications.

Liz Goldner at L.A. Press Club
Sarah Rafael García poses next to her LibroMobile mobile library. | Courtesy of Sarah Rafael García
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Southland Sessions

Chicana Writing Avatar Sarah Rafael García Moves Forward with Her Rolling Bookstore

Sarah Rafael García, founder of the mobile library LibroMobile, is a familiar face of success in Santa Ana. Yet she attributes her accomplishments in writing, teaching, publishing and more to acknowledging her discomfort as an out-of-place Chicana.
UCI Dance's Piper Bockstahler choreographed "Lost in the Soft Light" | Courtesy of UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts
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Southland Sessions

UC Irvine Art Department: Recontextualizing Instruction During Changing Times

When the statewide shutdown occurred in March, UC Irvine's art departments created new teaching models. Some proved so effective that the school plans to use them in the Fall and into the future.
A piece from Juri Koll's "The Handshake Series," which he started when the lockdown began. |  Courtesy of Juri Koll
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Southland Sessions

Artist Juri Koll: The Power of Authentic Communication

Artist/gallerist/curator Juri Koll reaches out to artists and their supporters, encouraging them to break through the psychological confines of the current pandemic.
An image from Tom Lamb’s “Marks on the Land” series. | Courtesy of Jacques Garnier/The Legacy Project
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Orange County’s Aviation Heritage Lives On in Art at Orange County Great Park

The legacy has of Marine Corps Air Station El Toro has endured largely through several aviation-related art exhibitions displayed in the Palm Court Arts Complex, which is part of the Orange County Great Park, where the marine base once stood.
The Big Orange: Great Park, Orange County | Joe Wolf via Flickr
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Artbound

Could There be a Different Future for OC's Great Park?

The Orange County Great Park could have been an idyllic oasis in overbuilt Orange County, CA had its original plans been achieved, but there is still opportunity to turn its fortunes around.
Señor del Maiz | Courtesy of Alfadir Luna Talking to Action PST LALA
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Artbound

A Man of Corn Unites Markets in L.A. and Mexico

A seven-foot-tall animastic sculpture made of corn connects the markets of Santa Ana, California and Mexico City. 
9 Peaceful Protest Helmets - James Berson | Courtesy of James Berson
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Artbound

Santa Ana’s Artists Village: The Pros and Cons of Gentrification

Arts entrepreneur Cribb intentionally spearheaded the city’s artistic renewal. While gentrification is often controversial, Cribb and his supporters ultimately prevailed, leaving some satisfied and others troubled.
California-Pacific Triennial 2017 opening night | Ryan Miller OC Triennial
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Artbound

Pacific Rim Artists Are Given the Limelight at OCMA's California-Pacific Triennial

When the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) launched the California-Pacific Triennial in 2013, it became the first California museum to survey the work of Pacific Rim artists. Its tradition of highlighting artists in the region continues this year.
SanTana Sarah Garcia Rafael
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Artbound

Santa Ana Writer Explores Gentrification Through Modern-day Fairy Tales

Writer Sarah Rafael García is a modern-day Brother Grimm, transforming Santa Ana, California's stories into fairy tale format.
The Laguna Canyon Project by artists Mark Chamberlain and Jerry Burchfield | Photo: Courtesy of BC Space (featured)
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Artbound

They Made 'the Largest Photo Mural Ever' to Stop the Construction of a Massive Housing Complex

In 1980, an environmental art project inspired residents to take charge of their own destiny and prevent the construction of a 3,200 unit housing community in Laguna Canyon, California.
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