Art Seen 11/30/12

Mentors Step Into Art Walk Spotlight

Student Ben Gibson’s work is exhibited at Dawson Cole during December’s Artwalk.

Select galleries during First Thursdays Art Walk, from 6 – 9 p.m. on Dec. 6, will feature original work by 17 graduating Laguna College of Art & Design seniors.

Student will be at present at their mentor gallery to discuss their art. Proceeds from the sale of the students’ work will benefit student artists and the First Thursdays Art Walk LCAD Scholarship Fund.

The mentoring program encourages galleries to work with graduating seniors, readying them to take their first steps into the professional art world by getting them involved in the business of operating a gallery and professionally exhibiting artwork. Students also gain valuable hands-on experience working with gallery artists who also lend their perspective on their work.

“We encourage visitors to drop by the participating galleries to view these extraordinary works of art,” said Dora Wexell, president, First Thursdays Art Walk. Trolley service is available during Art Walk.

The host gallery and respective student follows: Art Cube Gallery, Averi Endow; Artist Eye Gallery, Geanna Antsey; AR4T Gallery, Lauren Molina; Bluebird Gallery, Candace Tupper; Cove Gallery, Amy Bergener; Dawson Cole Fine Art, Benjamin Gibson; DeRu’s Fine Art, Rachel Scott; Exclusive Collections, Lana Duong; Gallery McCollum, Alex Ng; La Bottega Dell’Acquaforte, Leah Kranz; Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art, Jessica Wyman; Pacific Edge Gallery, Christen Phillips; Saltfineart, Tierney Moses; Studio 7 Gallery, Amber Foote; The Cottage Gallery, Karen Sreffani; The George Gallery, Irin Mahapin; and The Redfern Gallery, Gloria Rivera.



Gallery Raises Funds For Shelter

DeBilzan Gallery and Lynch Design Group will host a special two-day fundraising event on behalf of Human Options at DeBilzan Gallery 224 Forest Ave. on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The gallery will donate 20 percent of all sales during the weekend to Human Options’ Shelter Repair & Remodel Project that will restore and remodel their emergency shelter, a safe haven that serves hundreds of women and children each year fleeing domestic violence.

Marlene Lynch created the project in honor of her late brother, Daniel.

For more information or to make a donation contact Marlene Lynch, Lynch Design Group at 714-321-7099 or [email protected].


Gallery Hosts Portraitist

Steve Felix’s Jimi Hendrix portrait.

The public is welcome for a Dec. 6 reception for “Personalities”, an art collection at the 484 North Gallery by Steve Felix, displayed through January.

Felix, a native of East Los Angeles who grew up in San Juan Capistrano, takes inspiration from, athletes, musicians, actors and icons that impact himself and society. He is also known for recycling canvases, frames, even discarded granite to use as his platforms for his abstract portraits.







Galleries Team Up for Pre-Hospitality Night Party

Rothe’s “Pierre”

Vanessa Rothe Studio along with Peter Blake Gallery, Anastasia cafe, and a few other art galleries nearby will remain open for Gallery Night along the canyon end of Ocean Avenue, Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m.

Vanessa Rothe Studio will offer a holiday sale for clients and friends of 50 to 75 percent off.








Gallery Blooms With Summer Florals

Bertran’s “Cherry Blossoms Before The Rain”

Pacific Edge Gallery opened Laguna artist Maria Bertran’s exhibition “On Location in England and Provence,” featuring 40 new oils painted on location in spring and summer.

The exhibition will be on display through the end of the year at 540 S. Coast Highway.

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