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Archive for June, 2012

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Susi Q Submissions Invited

Susi Q Submissions Invited

Artists of all ages are invited to submit an original piece of art as Gallery Q at the Susi Q presents “Gods and Goddesses- Myth and Imagination”. Work will be accepted on Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at  the Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Senior Center, […]

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Veteran Artist Retires to Laguna

Veteran Artist Retires to Laguna

Potter and painter Enid Arias, after two decades residing in Santa Fe, recently retired to Laguna Beach to pursue her art. Several of her seascapes are on display at Scape Gallery, 2850 E. Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. What makes her paintings especially unusual is the technique: painted not with a brush but with […]

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Women Painters Exhibit at LCAD

Women Painters Exhibit at LCAD

Women Painters West is proud to announce their latest exhibition at Laguna College of Art + Design, showing July 9 to Aug. 9 in the campus gallery, 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd. A reception will be held Aug. 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., coinciding with First Thursday’s Art Walk that month. The gallery will […]

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Chronicler of California Art Honored

Chronicler of California Art Honored

  Laguna Art Museum will honor Ruth Lilly Westphal, a Newport Beach resident, as the first recipient of the California Art Award on Saturday, June 30. Westphal is accomplished for having published three books that became the foundation for the serious study and reassessment of early California art (“Plein Air Painters of California: The Southland” […]

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Cliff’s Offers Rides to its Fireside Showcase

Cliff’s Offers Rides to its Fireside Showcase

The Cliff Restaurant’s 6 p.m. music showcase, 577 S. Coast Highway, features the Kenny Garcia Band, Jason Feddy, Poul Pederson and Rob Eller, respectively, Monday through Thursday, July 2-5. The Cliff Restaurant will be offering free trolley transportation for Laguna Beach guests, Tuesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., with a reservation at (949) […]

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Gershwins’ Music Concerted

Gershwins’ Music Concerted

No Square Theatre is presenting “George and His Lovely Wife Ira: The Gershwins,” Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30. The event will take place at Legion Hall, 384 Legion St., at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available online at nosquare.org.

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Inviting New Women Behind the Curtain

Inviting New Women Behind the Curtain

The Laguna Playhouse is inviting women who are interested in the arts to join “Playhouse Women,” a membership group that supports the iconic 91-year- old theatre. Established in 2007, the group’s aim is to develop awareness of and support for the Playhouse. Playhouse Women will be sponsoring another “Meet the Author” fundraiser in the fall, […]

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New Park Reclaimed From Trash Heap

New Park Reclaimed From Trash Heap

Photo and Story by Danielle Robbins   Enthusiastic resident Regumbah Connolly and Mayor Jane Egly marked the opening of the new Frontage Road Mini-Park, located near the Sawdust Art Festival, in Laguna Canyon this week. Community members who pushed for its opening nicknamed it, “Wing Memorial Park,” after local artist Andy Wing, who funded the […]

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Checking In: Laying Claim to the Best Beach

Checking In: Laying Claim to the Best Beach

Aside from art, restaurants, and pricey real estate, Laguna is all about its beaches. We are blessed with a rugged coastline broken up into segments of small coves, the wide horseshoe of Main Beach, and short runs of white sand from Cleo Street down to Pearl Street. Beaches on the north end are named for their […]

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 Barbara Cooper de Jounge

Barbara Cooper de Jounge

Barbara Cooper de Jounge passed on to her next adventure on June 22, 2012. Family and close friends surrounded her at home in Laguna Beach. Barbara Blakely was born on May 7, 1943, in Great Falls, Mont. She spent most of her childhood in Helena, Mont., where she graduated from high school in 1961 and […]

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Sarah Ross

Sarah Ross

Sarah Ross, Art-A-Fair’s vice president of marketing, recently passed away unexpectedly as she and her husband and a fellow photographer were returning from a vacation and photo safari in Africa. Ross was full of energy, enthusiasm and life and she deeply loved Art-A-Fair and its members. Her effervescence bubbled over wherever she found herself.   […]

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Testing Offers Peace of Mind

Testing Offers Peace of Mind

The Laguna Beach Community Clinic is participating in National HIV Testing Day by offering free anonymous HIV tests to all Saturday, June 30, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 362 Third St. Those interested can choose either the 20 minute test or the newest generation test which can detect the virus as early as 17 days after exposure. […]

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Keeping Time

Keeping Time

With Heisler Park’s amphitheater as their setting, Scott and Naomi Schoenherr last week assembled their public art installation, “Time Connected.” Taking as its theme nature’s own time clock, the work’s cogs and wheels takes inspiration from lunar and tidal cycles and embellishments from handmade ceramics representative of the native marine environment. Photo by Danielle Robbins

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Registration Opens for Bowling Tourney

Registration Opens for Bowling Tourney

The Pacific Marina Mammal Center’s “Fish Bowl” Bowling Tournament at Irvine Lanes takes place Sunday, July 22 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Team costs and sponsorships range from $250 for a team of Bowlers (up to six members), $45 dollars for individuals, $20 for kinds under 12, and corporate sponsorships for $500. The deadline […]

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Candidate Raises Funds

Candidate Raises Funds

Mayor pro tem Verna Rollinger raised over $9,000 at a fundraiser at the home of Debbie Lewis to support her reelection to the Laguna Beach City Council on Saturday, June 16 The fundraiser was attended by supporters including Bonnie and Arnold Hano, Councilmember Toni Iseman, former councilmember Bobbie Minkin, and over 90 others.