Art Seen 10/26/12

Sculptures come to life on “Dancing With the Stars,” a twist on the Pageant’s scripts.

Experts Give an Assist to Dancers

Olympic medalist Apollo Ohno came up with his concept of living statues to be included in his dance number with partner “Dancing With the Stars” producer Karina Smirnoff. She called the experts on the subject, the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach.

“We’ve got to show them something they haven’t seen before. Not just that they haven’t seen you do before, or me do, but something that is so memorable,” said Smirnoff during the show. With the Pageant’s help, they performed the foxtrot featuring Greek statues coming to life, which were rated highly by the judges.

“It was a fun experience for the team to go behind the scenes of ‘Dancing with the Stars,’” said Pageant of the Masters Director Diane Challis Davy.

Tickets for next summer’s show go on sale to the general public on Dec. 1 and may be purchased at PageantTickets.com.
Elephants and Asses Showing

AR4T Gallery presents “Elephants & Asses,” a group show wherein artists are given free rein to say what they will about politics, candidates, and the direction of our country, opens with a reception on Nov. 1, just days before near Election Day.

The show, 210 N. Coast Highway, includes a special installation from Laguna Beach art trio Three Brothers – Jorg Durbin, Mark Garry, and Jeff Peters in a humorous yet sincere deconstruction of American imagery and values.

Opening night music from The Red Kapps.


Brooke Shaden’s imagery at Artman Gallery.

Behind the Lens

The JoAnne Artman Gallery welcomes all to “Behind the Lens,” where visitors can discover photographer Brooke Shaden for her second exhibition as well as the introduction of digital fine artist J.T. Burke.

The exhibit, 326 N. Coast Highway, opens with a reception Nov. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m., coinciding with Laguna Beach Art Walk.  “Behind the Lens” is on display until Dec. 31.

RSVP for the opening reception by Oct. 27 at 949-510-5481.  More information: joanneartmangallery.com





Mindscapes, Imagined Narratives Emerge at Sandstone Gallery

Mindscapes: North by Northwest, mixed media work by Laguna artist Mada Leach, and Imagined Narratives, the abstract landscapes of Lynn Welker, will be featured Oct. 31 through Dec. 3 at Sandstone Gallery, 384 A N. Coast Highway.

Also exhibiting are contemporary artists Anne Marie deJony, KL Heagen, Howard Hitchcock, Sunny Kim, Anne Moore and Stephanie Paige.

Meet the artists Nov. 1 from 6-9 p.m. during Artwalk.


Reception Opens Double Exhibit at Pacific Edge

Abstract work and realism go head to head in the Pacific Edge exhibit.

“Abstraction/Realism,” a special new dual exhibit by Laguna Beach artists Tom Swimm and Brenda K. Bredvik will open Saturday, Oct.  27 with a reception for the artists from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pacific Edge Gallery, 540 S Coast Highway.

Several of the works will present head to head use of the same subjects treated in each artist’s unique style, making for a provocative contrast.

The show will be on display at the gallery through Nov. 16.




A mask by Marge Naiman is part of the mix of media exhibited in the Susi Q show.

Susi Q Opening New Exhibit

A new art exhibit by students and teachers of Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is the newest show at Gallery Q at the Susi Q.

This exhibits, 380 Third St., runs through Dec. 10. Selected pieces are for sale with a percentage of the profits being donated to the Susi Q arts program. Regular viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The public is welcome to attend an artist’s reception planned Friday, Nov. 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.






Artists Called For Submission

Artist Tom Swimm at the previous year’s Festival.

Artists who would like to apply for the 2013 Festival of Arts are asked to submit a CD with three digital images per media and a completed application form to the Festival of Arts by today, Oct. 26 by 4 p.m.  Those interested may download an application from the Festival’s website, lagunafestivalofarts.org or call 949-464-4234.

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