Bolton Colburn and Nick Schou Discuss Orange Sunshine and the Mystic Artists Exhibiton

The special guests for this week’s episode of “College. Art. Radio.” are Bolton Colburn and Nick Schou.

Bolton Colburn is the former longtime Director of Laguna Art Museum. While at Laguna Art Museum, Colburn was instrumental in organizing such landmark exhibitions as Sandow Birk: In Smog and Thunder, Kustom Kulture, Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing and Heart and Torch: Rick Griffin’s Transcendence.

Colburn won the American Surfing Association Championships in 1977, then, for a short time, pursued a career as a professional surfer.

Between 2011 and 2013, Colburn was Executive Director of the San Clemente-based Surfing Heritage and Cultural Foundation.

Most recently, Colburn curated Orange Sunshine and the Mystic Artists: 1967-1970, on exhibit at Coastline Community College through September 26, 2015.

Nick Schou is an award-winning investigative journalist whose articles have resulted in the release from prison of wrongly convicted individuals; and in the federal indictment, conviction, and imprisonment of a Huntington Beach, California mayor. He is the managing editor of OC Weekly, the alternative news publication for CA’s Orange County and Long Beach communities.

HarperCollins included one of Schou’s feature stories in Best American Crime Reporting 2008. Schou is the author of Kill the Messenger: How the CIA’s Crack Cocaine Epidemic Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb (published by Nation Books, 2006), now a major motion picture starring Academy Award ® Nominee, Jeremy Renner; Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love’s Quest to bring Peace, Love and Acid to the World (Thomas Dunne, 2009); and The Weed Runners (Chicago Review Press, 2013).

Schou will be speaking at Coastline Community College at Noon on Wednesday, September 2nd.

Also included in this episode are tracks by Timothy Leary, Ravi Shankar, Donovan and Jimi Hendrix