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  • More Underwater VR Goodness – Doug Aitken’s Underwater Pavilions

    Well that was something! And a crazy fun something at that! Last week, the superswell VR team braved the Pacific Ocean’s winter waters to capture a cutting-edge underwater sculpture exhibit in 360˚ VR video.

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  • These Underwater Sculptures Are a Window into a New Frontier for Art

    It’s rare to feel a sense of accomplishment upon leaving an art exhibition, but then again, most gallery shows are on dry land. Multidisciplinary artist Doug Aitken, in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) and Parley for the Oceans, manages to make his latest installation a unique experience as well as […]

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  • Diving Into Artist Doug Aitken’s Underwater Universe Off the Coast of California

    Two years ago, during a visit to the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the artist Doug Aitken‘s mind wandered outside the museum walls. “I was thinking how even outliers like earth art and land art — such as the work of Robert Smithson and Walter de Maria — are no longer part of our […]

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  • Explore a Giant Underwater Installation Off the California Coast

    Catalina Island is  just 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles, but it feels much farther. As our boat pulls into the small harbor, past people fishing on the pier, nearly every first-time visitor proclaims that it looks like a Greek island, or the south of France. But I’m not here for the quaint […]

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  • Hotel resort opens, art installation debuts in Avalon

    Island visitors can stay at a newly opened, nationally branded resort in Avalon and experience an underwater modern art exhibition in the city’s harbor this month.

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  • Catalina set for home of new sitcom in development

    Written by Winkler, Johnson and Dr. Ken executive producer Mary Fitzgerald, Catalina centers on a carefree party-girl bartender who has never left her home town on the island of Catalina, and who is forced to finally take on the responsibilities of adulthood after the death of her mother. With the help of her estranged politician […]

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  • Move Over, Neptune. Doug Aitken Has Another Big Idea.

    OFF THE COAST OF CATALINA ISLAND — At first, the fish avoided the intruder. A couple of beefy sheepshead hid in the kelp near the shore. The electric orange Garibaldi swam in the other direction. A small school of blacksmith darted away. After a year in development and a month of delays, the first of […]

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  • Greet 2017 on Catalina Island

    LET’S JUST GET ONE THING STRAIGHT: Fish, as a rule, don’t dance. They may swim like champions, and occasionally gurgle, and they dart and dash when required, and they sometimes even fly, but doing the tango, or performing a waltz, is of little interest to them as they move around the Big Drink. But the […]

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  • AMERICA’S PRETTIEST SMALL TOWN VACATIONS

    Whoever said that bigger is better never set foot in these postcard-perfect small towns. If you’ve ever caught a bluegrass concert in Black Mountain, polished off a lobster roll in Ogunquit or climbed aboard a scenic train tour in Jim Thorpe, you know that sometimes, less really is more. This small town vacation roundup only […]

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  • Island Amazing: Avalon Home Tour

    IF YOU’VE EVER TOODLED AROUND… a particular land mass that sits about 22 miles west-ish from mainland Los Angeles, you probably didn’t toodle at top speed. That’s because golf carts rule Avalon, the handsome and hill-lovely town that serves as Catalina Island’s main hub. The open-air carts and the water-close burg are truly synonymous, but […]

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  • Cocktailing Like a Celeb on California’s Santa Catalina Island

    Located off the coast of southern California, Santa Catalina Island sits as the crown jewel and main hub of the Channel Islands. Its picturesque bay is dotted with sailboats and the island itself offers a vibe of down-to-earth luxury. Departing from Long Beach, the Catalina Express escorts visitors to the island several times per day. […]

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