The medium is part of the message in photographer Jana Cruder’s “All That Glitters Is Gold” video exhibition, which opened last week at JoAnne Artman Gallery, 326 N. Coast Highway.
The installation by Cruder supersizes and reproduces a 1954 Viewmaster to show two stop motion videos that explore identity and social norms.
Looking Beneath the ‘Surface’
CES Contemporary’s opening exhibition “Surface” will feature artists whose employ technical processes to create texturally complex works.
The gallery at 480 Ocean Ave. hosts an opening reception Saturday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Liberi Family Selling its Collection
The public is welcome at a sale of the collection of works from Dante Liberi and his wife Nevalda Bartolini at Gallery McCollum, 206 N Coast Highway, Sept. 14-21.
The works include oils, watercolors, limited editions, sketches, and posters.
Please call for gallery hours or make an appointment for a private showing
Falling for Wreath Making
Registration is underway for a beginner-level wreath-making class at 9:30 a.m. in the South Laguna Community Garden on Thursday, Sept. 19, or Saturday, Sept. 21.
Attendees will enjoy an introduction with horticulturalist Ruben Flores, and then create a fall wreath using cornhusks, seedpods, and sticks, as taught by fiber artist Shelley Rapp Evans of Laguna Outreach for Community Arts. Evans is noted for her award-winning Spirit Keeper figures.
Cost is $30 for adults age 16-up and includes supplies and free parking. Register by email at LOCAarts@yahoo.com, or call (949) 363-4700.
Eclectic Art Show at the CAP Gallery
Southern California artists return to the CAP Gallery, to exhibit their work in all manner of media: from tea bag paper sculpture, mono printing, and assemblage, to ceramic sculpture.
The SCA reception is on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the show will run from Sept. 11 through Nov. 8 at the CAP Gallery, the second floor of the Wells Fargo Bank, at 260 Ocean Ave.
Gearing Up for Next Summer’s Festival
The Festival of Arts hosts a free seminar on its application process at 7 p.m. on the festival grounds Tuesday, Sept. 17, for artists who would like to apply for the 2014 show.
Applicants must be south county residents and submit a CD with digital images and a completed application form by Oct. 25.
Info at www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org, or call 949-464-4234.
Grant Supports Arts Education at Festival
The Festival of Arts was awarded a $5,000 grant which made possible two summer art enrichment programs geared towards children, Arts-X-Press and Family Art Day.
With the support of this funding, the Festival of Arts hosted 270 middle-school students participating in the Pacific Symphony’s summer arts immersion program, Arts-X-Press. The students participated in complimentary hands-on art workshops, a private backstage tour of the “Pageant of the Masters” and a performance.
Photo’s Featured at Airport
A selection of photographs from Africa by artist Irene Engard are on exhibit Sept. 6 through Oct. 4 at John Wayne Airport.
Engard was a founding artist at Laguna Beach’s Artist Eye Gallery and is active on Costa Mesa’s Cultural Arts Committee.