Sculpt a Sea Lion
Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is now taking reservations for an Art and Sea Lions class at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Canyon. Participants will take home a miniature sea lion sculpture.
The activity features a docent lead tour of the center and a view of live sea lions undergoing rehabilitation. Following the tour, ceramics expert Jan Sattler will lead a sculpture class. She will show how to create a miniature sea lion in four easy steps.
Advance registration is required, adults $20/$15 ages 6-up. All materials and free on-site parking are included. Email LOCAarts@yahoo.com, or call (949)363-4700. www.LOCAarts.org
Laguna Hero Fest Celebrates Your Local Heroes
The My Hero Project invites residents to participate in the fourth annual Laguna Hero Fest on June 5, which recognizes artists and activists at home.
People of all ages can get involved and celebrate their own hero by submitting hero-themed artwork, audio, short films and stories to http://myhero.com/laguna. Submissions are due by April 15. The event will feature artwork from local youth and professionals, a screening of short films, and an awards ceremony to recognize activists from Laguna Beach.
Latest Works by Local Artists
Pacific Edge Gallery, 540 S. Coast Highway, will be exhibiting the most recent paintings by Laguna Beach artists Maria Bertran, Tom Swimm, Sandra Jones Campbell, and Brenda K. Bredvik beginning Saturday, March 26, as well as the artwork of John Lennon through Friday, May 13.
Painters Offer ‘Soul’ Workshop
Painting for the Soul, an all-day workshop presented by mandala artist Kristi Smith and intuitive painter Arna Vodenos will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26.
The workshop studio is located at 2225 Laguna Canyon Road (Unit B-3).
Participants can explore their authentic self and as a result live a more purposeful aligned life, according to promoter Smith. The workshop uses color as a vibrational tool for healing and clarity, she said.
Reserve a space by calling Arna 310-614-5352 or Kristi 949.295.6404.
The cost is $125 plus a $25 material fee.
Visit www.paintingforthesoul.com for more information.
Exhibit of Japanese Antiques Opens
Kodo Arts presents their annual spring show of Japanese antiques from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, March 31 to April 3, at the Southern California Artists Association, 3251 Laguna Canyon Road.
Kodo Arts, which has warehouses in Kyoto, Japan, and in Nevada City, Calif., will display their inventory of 19th and 20th century pieces collected from the auction houses and markets of Kyoto, including Japanese furniture, home decor, art, ceramics, bronzes, Buddhist pieces and more. Of particular note will be a collection of rare early 1900s kimono stencils and bamboo flower baskets.
For more information, call 949-374-9617 or visit http://www.kodo-arts.com.
Newport Film Festival Calls for Volunteers
Enthusiastic film lovers are needed to volunteer for the Newport Beach Film Festival, which runs April 28-May 5, and will spotlight over 350 films from around the world.
Volunteers are being recruited to fill a variety of positions. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, and college students and seniors are welcome. They must also attend at least one of the remaining orientation sessions at City Hall, 3300 Newport Boulevard, 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 26 and Saturday, April 2; 7 p.m.. on Monday, March 28 and Thursday, March 31.
Volunteers must RSVP with their selected orientation date to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information contact the festival office at 949-253-2880 or visit http://www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com.
How Origami Connects Art, Science and Philosophy
The Southern California Artists Association will screen the film “Between the Folds” on Wednesday, April 13, at 3251 Laguna Canyon Road, Suite F3. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m. A $5 donation is suggested.
Filmmaker Vanessa Gould takes the audience on a provocative odyssey into the mesmerizing world of modern origami, where artists and scientists use the ancient art form to craft works of delicate beauty and to model cutting-edge mathematical theories. Pushing the envelope of origami these experts examine how paper folding can reveal the profound connection between art, science and philosophy.
Senior Artists Honored
Laguna Beach’s annual 55+ Art Exhibit award winners were announced by Mayor Toni Iseman at a reception Friday, March 18.
In acrylics, this year’s first place went to Carol Swanson’s “Red Tulips,” second to Donna Leach’s “Laguna Rocks,” third to Dennis Piszkiewicz’s “Beneath the Sea,” and honorable mention to Megan M. Marsden’s “Boston Terrier.”
In mixed media, the winners were Rozann Johnson’s “Release,” Carol Swanson’s “Playtime,” and Judy Baker’s untitled work.
In oils, the winners were Heather Parker’s “The Old Villiage-Alonissos,” Marilyn Delarios Salinas’s “Natural Attire,” and Pamela Adams’ “Laguna Cottage.”
Watercolorist winners were Laura Leigh Wantz’s “Float Into My Garden,” Roger Zrimec’s “Abstract Sunset,” and Harry Cary’s “Latitude 18.”
Two dimensional prizes went to Paul Prewitt’s “Morning Cahors-Morocco,” Jean Ann Drake’s Tempest,” Barbara Garrett’s “The Greeter of Hoi An, Vietnam,” and Gil Thibault’s “Turtle Rock.”
The rxhibit runs through May 4 and is available for viewing in the Susi Q Senior Center Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.