Chapman University Selected for Getty Initiative
The Getty has asked 70 institutions in Southern California to participate in its Pacific Standard Time: Latin American & Latino Art initiative exploring the subject of Latin American and Latino Art in dialogue with Los Angeles this fall, and Chapman is one of four institutions in Orange County participating. Exhibits on and around the campus are showcasing a variety of art created by Latino and Latina artists. A mural painted in 1979 by local artist Emigdio Vasquez is a springboard for other themes. Higgy Vasquez, Emigdio’s son, is painting a mural centered on Chapman University history. Other locations on campus showcasing a variety of media are The Guggenheim Gallery and the Argyros Forum Henley Galleria. The exhibit runs through January 5, 2018. PacificStandardTime.org
Barbarian Days Author Makes Newport Beach Appearance
William Finnegan, an award-winning reporter, staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Barbarian Days, a memoir about his lifelong passion with surfing, is making an appearance through the Newport Beach Library Foundation on Thursday, November 9, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library in Newport Beach. Whether speaking about his experiences as a political journalist or his bestselling memoir, Finnegan gives a fresh understanding of the world around us. Tickets are $25/$20 with a $5 discount for foundation members. Call 949.548.2411 for a reservation.
A Kids Club at Lido Island Books
Lido Village Books, a stalwart on Balboa Peninsula for years, has remodeled its Lido Marina Village digs and is offering the Little Lido Kids Club on Thursday, November 16 and December 23 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bring your children and enjoy a reading of an amazing children’s book, craft time and raffles and specials from participating Lido Marina Village retailers. Events are free and open to the public, but the bookstore asks that you please visit lidomarinavillage.com/little-lido to rsvp.
South Coast Plaza’s 50th Anniversary Exclusive Merchandise
Continuing to celebrate its 50th anniversary, South Coast Plaza is offering exclusive offerings from 50 of the retail center’s luxury brands. Look for a one-of-a-kind strand of pearls from Mikimoto called “Celebration,” as well as the Dior VIII Grand Bal Plisse Ruban watch. Limited edition pieces include a Valentino crystal-embellished Small Lock bag in fuchsia and pink, the Ermenegildo Zegna Pelle Tessuta backpack and the Max Mara Fabia coat. They are all available only at South Coast Plaza. SouthCoastPlaza.com
Corona del Mar resident Jessica Frandson and childhood friend Jill King have transformed their love of essential oils, luxury beauty oils and perfume into a modern aromatherapy brand called CAMPO. The line of six single note oils and three scent stories will help you find energy, focus and relaxation, and the 100% natural line is jet set ready, with every product carry-on and handbag approved. For every product purchased, CAMPO is giving a meal to a child or family in need through Feeding America. CampoBeauty.com