Orange County
Huntington Beach

 

  

Huntington Beach, California Art and Sculptures  with Photos and Information
Huntington Beach Art and Sculpture  Donna Billick - Head On
 

Huntington Beach Art Center is a publicc/private partnership between the City of Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Art Center Foundation, a private non-profit foundation. Housed in a former GTE office building in the heart of downtown Huntington Beach, the 11,000 square foot HB Art Center has three galleries, a multipurpose room, commercial kitchen, studio and store. 

Regularly featured art exhibits, summer art camp, jazz concerts, several fund raising events and rental space make this attraction ideal for small functions or for art viewing. Admission to exhibits is free currently.  538 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California.   Call: 714-374-1650 

Other art around town includes:
-Civic Center Sculpture
-Duke Kahanamoku statue in front of Huntington Surf and Sport
-Gallery at Central Library on 7111 Talbert Ave. exhibits change monthly
-Sculptures at Central Library
-Ultimate Challenge by Edmund Shumpert

 

Donna Billick sees herself as a conduit for the primordial creative energy that has animated generations of artists who have chosen to work with the materials they could easily unearth: clay and stones. A universal vocabulary runs through her work: a dynamic life-force referencing flora, fauna, water, and rocks, as well as the feminine as goddess figure. These archetypal images give Billick's sculpture a unique spiritual resonance that is equally present in her life-size figures and in the expansive terrazzo floors she has created for several public commissions. Billick majored in Genetics and her interest in life sciences is omnipresent in her work. However, she also draws from a deep understanding of life on an experiential level and her art, as spiritual practice, embodies that interconnectedness she feels with the "web of life."

Billick attributes her love of working directly with materials to her teacher and mentor, Beat/Funk ceramic artist Robert Arneson. Billick enters into a conversation with the material, and humor plays an important role in her creative process. From this process emerge terrazzo benches, pavements on a grand scale, and ceramic figures- some covered with tile, pebbles, or glass.

Selected Collections/Public Installations
Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA
Fountain B'Nai Israel, Sacramento, CA
Families First, Davis, CA
Oakland Forum, Oakland Arts Commission, Oakland, CA
Sean Duffey Memorial, UC Davis, Davis, CA
Gallery Installation, California State University Hayward, CA
Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento, CA
Mono Co. Arts Council, Mammoth Lakes, CA
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
Davis School Art Foundation, Central Park, Davis, CA
Sutter Davis Hospital, Davis, CA
Gibson Ranch, Walnut Creek, CA
Tile Mural, Calabuig, Spain
Lucky Stores, San Francisco, CA
Sutter Psychology Center, Sacramento, CA
Capitol Bank of Commerce, Sacramento, CA
Washington State Arts Commission, Walla Walla, WA
One City Center, Sacramento, CA

 
 


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