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Darlene D. DeAngelo

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Phone: (714) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Huntington Beach, Canada
Huntington Beach Art Center
538 Main Street
Huntington Beach, California 92648
United States

Company Description: The Huntington Beach Art Center is a community arts and cultural center serving Huntington Beach and the Southern California region. The Center presents the works...   more
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Darlene DeAngelo recently ...
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Darlene DeAngelo recently retired from the Huntington Beach Art Center after more than 12 years. Email print
Huntington Beach Art Center director Darlene DeAngelo is flanked by artists Krista Thompson and Steve Schmidt in preparation for the "Centered on the Center," exhibit in January 2004.
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DeAngelo stepped down from her post in September. (FILE PHOTO / January 20, 2004)
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Darlene DeAngelo has traveled many places over the last dozen years: Cuba, Vietnam, Europe and wherever the freeway would take her during her impassioned 12-hour workdays.
Now, the former curator of the Huntington Beach Art Center is embarking on a new frontier. Which is to say, a quiet morning with no alarm.
DeAngelo, who has overseen the museum's exhibits and many of its fundraising and educational programs since 1999,stepped down in September. The last show she curated, a nature-themed multimedia exhibit titled "The Cylinder, the Sphere, the Cone," is scheduled to remain up through Saturday.
This spring, the city gave DeAngelo a layoff notice, and she opted to retire before her position was cut. In the future, the Claremont resident hopes to immerse herself in the art world again. For now, she's enjoying at least a momentary time to reflect.
"I'm one of those people who sort of lived my job," she said. "That's all I did. No matter where I went, I found it. You can always find where the artists are if you ask the right people."
Among the right people that DeAngelo lined up over the years: a group of artists from Cuba, Vietnam and the Netherlands, who put together a show of surf-related art in 2007; photographer Gina Genis, who took portraits of museum visitors in 2011 and had them hand-write messages about how the recession had affected them; and mixed-media artist Gary Simpson, featured in the "Cylinder" show, who presented a conceptual piece containing soil samples from every country in the United Nations.
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And then there were the many lesser-known artists that DeAngelo helped promote - through the museum's annual Centered on the Center non-juried show, which brought together hundreds of contributors each year, and Family Arts Day, which allowed parents and children to make crafts of their own.
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Director Kate Hoffman credits DeAngelo with strengthening the center's programming as well as its bond to the community. The venue at 538 Main St., now in its 18th year, didn't always enjoy the local support it has now.
According to a 2005 story in the Independent, the center favored cutting-edge shows in its early years - one, "How to Start Your Own Country," included a bucket of fake feces and urine to demonstrate how people relieved themselves in the artist's home country of Vietnam - and it closed for six months in 1999 to determine its direction and deal with operating debt.
DeAngelo, who had previously served as an assistant director at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and executive director at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona, got the call to be curator and programmer when the center reopened. She also launchedwhat Hoffman called her "signature item": an annual two-week fundraising auction, featuring works by artists who had exhibited at the museum.
"Darlene gets lots of credit for helping to reorganize the art center," Hoffman said.
As a tribute to DeAngelo, the center kept the "Cylinder" show on display longer than usual. In the meantime, on the curator's last day, her colleagues hosted a farewell celebration with city officials, artists and others in attendance.
Listening to the tributes, DeAngelo said, ultimately caused her to tear up.
"It was one of those stories like 'It's a Wonderful Life,'" she said.
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Juried by Darlene DeAngelo, Curator and Program Director for Huntington Beach Art Center
The OC Art Blog: Openings
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HBAC Curator Darlene DeAngelo
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Art Center Curator Darlene DeAngelo
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Curated by Darlene DeAngelo
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The Office is pleased to present a Group Show guest curated by Darlene DeAngelo, Curator of Exhibitions for the Huntington Beach Art Center.
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*Sculptural Engineering (Catalog, Catalyst, Analog), Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach , CA Curator: Darlene DÍAngelo
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Darlene DÍAngelo .
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Get Lucky, Huntington Beach Art Center, Darlene DeAngelo, Curator
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Centered on the Center, Darlene DeAngelo, Curator, Huntington Beach Art Center
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