“Time Under Tension” at Irvine Fine Arts Center Is Art at Its Most Powerful

Visual art can be a powerful force of communication, it can change perceptions, open minds, and tug on viewers’ heartstrings. This power is partly responsible for art and visual communication having such a dominant role in our society; we see advertising, paintings, drawings, installations and even graffiti works that stop us dead in our tracks and make us think, fee, or consider. Making art that has this kind of power …

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85ºC Bakery: The Way Bread Should Be

Bret If you don’t already know about 85°C, you’re in for a treat… or 10… or 20. The bakery, whose name comes from the “ideal” temperature for coffee (185°F, for those who are now anxiously wondering whether or not they’re making coffee correctly), has been a worldwide phenomenon since it opened in 2004.  The Irvine location is 85°C’s first U.S. store, and I have to say…there’s one more reason Irvine …

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