Night of a 100 Angels Flutters Anew
Due to a surprisingly large turnout, two galleries will co-host a closing gala for “Night of a Hundred Angels” on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 6 to 10 p.m. at both the Whelan and Cottage galleries, 353 N. Coast Highway and 1524 S. Coast Highway, respectively
The public is invited to the event featuring ribbon recipients in each category and a raffle benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation where for $5 guests have the opportunity to win an autographed photo of Angel baseball star Jered Weaver.
Snowboarder Turns to Mixed Media for Solo Show
AR4T Gallery welcomes snowboarder and artist Zac Marben in his first solo exhibition and reception Saturday, Sept. 17, through Oct. 2, 210 N. Coast Highway.
The show features paint, ink and paper-incorporated works by the Portland-based artist. Marben is known for his naturally creative style in art, snowboarding, music and life.
EL Mysterioso, front man for Los Mysteriosos, will cook up a fiesta of entertainment.
Parking free after 7 p.m. Regular gallery hours: Wed-Sat., 1-6 p.m.
Tuning in to Audible Art
The public is invited to a reception at Artist Eye Gallery for this month’s featured watercolorist N.C. Swan from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Swan is a permanent member of the gallery, 1294-A S. Coast Highway.
A fifth generation Californian, Swan has added another dimension to her work by recording sounds and incorporating them into her presentation. Swan’s audible art concept includes her award-winning wave paintings where viewers push a button on the side of the frame and can hear the sights and sounds of waves rushing to shore or the sounds of seagulls.
Art Reception at Home Among the Brews
Laguna Coffee Company will host a closing reception Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 6–8 p.m. for local photographer and athlete Stephen Kozowyk, on the staff of Laguna Beach Cyclery.
Stephen, a hearing-impaired endurance athlete, uses photography to tell people’s stories. He shoots exclusively in the traditional method of black and white film that requires hand processing and printing.
The community’s most prevalent athlete communities have inspired him: surfers and open water swimmers.
All photography and additional prints will be available to purchase at the coffee shop, 1050 S. Coast Highway #B.
Line Up Starts for Next Year’s Exhibitors
The Festival of Arts offers a free 7-9 p.m. seminar Tuesday, Sept. 20, on the festival grounds to help artists prepare applications for next year’s show.
Artists who would like to apply for the 2012 July and August show should submit a CD with three digital images per media and a completed application form by 4 p.m. Oct. 28.
Applications available at www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org, or call 949-464-4234.
Another Gallery Closes Up Shop
After 10 years in business in Laguna Beach, Wendt Gallery will close its Coast Highway location this month, though maintain locations in New York, Vienna and Singapore.
”We will miss Laguna but will continue to work with our clients locally in an advisory capacity,” said Wendt Vice President Serina Manqueros.
She described the gallery’s decade in Laguna as a success, but that its operators have decided against renewing an expiring lease and will refocus on further expansion into the Asian marketplace.
Recently, The New York Times reported that Asian art auctions are setting records.