LOCA Offers Botanicals Class
Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is offering a beginner-level, botanicals art class at Laguna Nursery. Participants can choose from either Thursday, Jan. 17 or Saturday Jan. 19, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Horticulturalist Ruben Flores will discuss leaf shapes and printmaker Lorraine Passero will lead the art workshop. Attendees will use ink rollers and colored pencils to create beautiful prints on paper, transferred directly from real leaves. Everyone will take home finished art. Cost is $30 for adults, ages 16 and up. All supplies and free parking are included.
Advance registration is required at [email protected] or 949-363-4700.
Artman Gallery Focuses on Photo L.A.
Laguna Beach’s JoAnne Artman Gallery has been selected as an exhibitor at the 22nd annual Photo LA Art Fair taking place Thursday through Monday, Jan. 17 through 21 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. An opening night preview reception takes place on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Abundant Light Shown
Exclusive Collections Gallery will host a one-day showing of artist Dale TerBush’s “Abundance of Light” Sunday, Jan. 27. Located at 417 S. Coast Highway, the show runs from noon to 5 p.m. and is free.
RSVP to 855-372-8213 or email [email protected].
Insider Info Shared
An opening reception will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. for “Insider Information” by Tom Dowling, comprised of small painting and constructions, at the Brett Rubbico Gallery, 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach.
The show runs from Jan. 12 to March 2.
An Artist and His Process
Artist Timothy J. Clark will share his artistic process with Laguna Art Museum goers Sunday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. Clark will discuss how he develops his ideas from inspiration through execution.
The lecture will include a look at Clark’s materials, processes, and inspirations, followed by a catechism session with the audience. His watercolor exhibition at the museum has been extended through February due to popular demand.
The event is free for museum members, and accessible to non-members with admission.
Auction Transforms Museum for Club Scene
Laguna Art Museum will transform into an edgy underground club for its annual art auction Feb. 9. The event will feature works of art from over 100 premier California artists, a delicious sampling of gastropub fare from local restaurants, vintage cocktails, delectable wines, a live DJ, fascinating live art performances, and a club-vibe after-party.
LOCA Heads Into New Year
Painter Kathy Jones received appointment to LOCA’s board, taking the place of retiring Jean Lawson. The eight seated-members include officers President Sue Linder, Vice President Linda Velasco, Treasurer Rosalind Doidge, and Secretary Betty Haight. Returning members include Elsa Brizzi, Valerie Gorrell, and Pat Whiteside Phillips.
Junior Curators Plan Daydreams and Nightmares
Plans are now underway for “Daydreams and Nightmares,” a juried show of works by students from Thurston Middle School and LBHS. The show will open in late February at the LBHS campus library.
Funded by a grant to LOCA from the Festival of Arts Foundation, the professional studies Junior Curator program gives selected students real world experience in curating two separate exhibitions. Under guidance of LOCA mentors, students write proposals and call-for-entries, analyze locations, jury submitted works, and market the shows.
Students wishing to apply may obtain a call-for-entries form at the Thurston main office, or the LBHS library reception desk.
For information on Junior Curators, email Sherry Bullard at [email protected].