Richard Duardo: Chicano artist, mentor to Cheech, printmaker for Banksy

by Stephanie Lopez
Off-Ramp June 29, 04:58 PM


"Richard Duardo: Artist and Master Printmaker" is at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton through August 21. Admission is free.

"An artist could have no better friend than Richard... Richard had a fantastic eye. He would find artists in his travels, and he knew how to promote them. For me, he was a guide and mentor."

     — Cheech Marin to the LA Times

Richard Duardo, who died suddenly in 2014 at the age of 62, was a key figure in the Chicano art movement. Not only did he make art himself — some called him the West Coast Warhol for his big colorful silk ... Continue Reading

The Muck recognized for combining arts with education

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center has received a 2016 Superintendent's Award for Excellence in Museum Education for for its programs combining art instruction with science, technology, engineering and math studies.

The award is given jointly by the California Association of Museums and State Superintendent of Public Instruction and recognizes museum programs that make major contributions to K-12 education.

The Muck was among six museums selected.

– Lou Ponsi

March Orange County Events Calendar

With springtime just around the corner, it’s time to get outside and soak up the sunshine. Whether it’s a parade, a fun run, a yard sale or an Easter egg hunt, there are plenty of chances to enjoy the warm weather that Orange County is famous for. By night, explore the arts with watercolor landscapes, a play, ballet, or a beer and music festival. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to enjoy time spent in OC this March.