The week-long, 13th Annual Laguna Beach Plein-Air Invitational was capped off last weekend with a collectors soirée and public art show at the Laguna Art Museum, both better attended and generating more sales than the year before. The 300 guests of the museum and Laguna Plein-Air Painters Association enjoyed food, libations and live jazz by […]
Archive for October, 2011
Art-buying members of the Pacific Art Foundation, usually treated to get-togethers with artists represented by a single gallery owner, this year can expect a broader perspective, literally and figuratively. After 17 years spotlighting a single gallery, the foundation’s “Meet the Artists” event Oct. 26 at Newport Beach’s Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd., will feature four […]
You know fall has arrived for sure when Santa Ana winds suddenly blow in with hot air that lands on stage at the Forum Theater. Tourists are largely gone and the town celebrates with its unique “Roast of the Coast” which is perhaps, beyond the Pageant of the Masters, the truly quintessential Laguna cultural icon.
Gallery McCollom hosts a solo show, “Dreamings: Aboriginal-inspired works by Gabrielle Pool,” with an opening 6 p.m. reception for the New Zealand-born artist on Oct. 22, 206 N. Coast Highway. Pool is emerging as one of Australia’s leading artists and has exhibited in her native country, Japan and Europe. Her inspiration stems from the traditions […]
The Laguna Concert Band performs on the Laguna Playhouse stage Sunday, Oct. 30, in a 3 p.m. concert with a special twist appropriate for all Hallows Eve. Multi-instrumentalist Gary Gould will show off his skill at theremin, which emits an eerie sound popularized in soundtracks such as “Spellbound”, “The Lost Weekend”, and “The Day The […]
Laguna Beach Books welcomes David R. Stoecklein, author of “Southern California Coastal Mountains to the Sea” to the store Friday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., 1200 S. Coast Highway.
He’ll be joined at the book signing and presentation Michael O’Connell, executive director of the Irvine Ranch Conservancy.
The– California’s Premier Fine Art Show is a prestigious, highly competitive, regional juried fine art show featuring original artwork by southern Orange County’s finest artists. The 2012 show will run July 1 through August 31. Artists interested in entering the 2012 Festival of Arts should submit a CD with three digital images per media […]
Hosts Join SEEDS and its partner Anneliese Schools at the annual Oktoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 29, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road. This German festival is for the entire family and will feature authentic German food, including soft pretzels and bratwurst. There will be games, a bounce house and swing ride and […]
It sure was a dank Monday here at the beach, but there was bright sunshine all day at Top of the World. As long as you were above about 500 feet the skies were good to go. That’s how condensed the marine layer was today. Sure it was cold and clammy at the beach, but it’s O.K because like the old saying goes, the worst day in Laguna is 40,000 times better than the best day in Pomona!
The Jason Feddy Band plus John Gardiner present “Shakespeare’s Fool”, songs and speeches from the plays of William Shakespeare on Monday, Oct. 24, an Exchange Club benefit taking place at the Marine Room, 214 Ocean Ave. The benefit’s proceeds assist programs preventing child abuse and other Exchange Club projects. Participants will enjoy a […]
The Laguna Board of Realtors and Affiliates Charitable Assistance Fund will accept written grant applications for donations from its 2012 Laguna Beach fundraising events through Nov. 15. Proceeds are donated to local nonprofits and the Realtors’ general fund. Priority is given to groups generally smaller in size that serve local needs and do not have […]
Thirty-two members of Cub Scout Pack 35 visited the Waste Management Recycling Center in Santa Ana recently to learn more about recycling Among the lessons learned by the Cubs and their parents was the surprising message that paper can be recycled regardless of it being wet or dirty. The Scouts also learned about how a […]