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Will Paint for Food

The Laguna Resource Center will be partnering with the Laguna Canyon Artists at their December Group Show.  Prominent Laguna Beach artists will open their studios on Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3251 Laguna Canyon Rd.

In an effort to support local residents who have been affected by the economic recession, the artists have organized a canned-food drive for the Laguna Beach Food Pantry, operated by the Laguna Resource Center.  Visitors to the studios are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations to the event.

“We are honored to be present at this remarkable show,” said Andy Siegenfeld, chairman of the Resource Center.  “The artists’ concern for those in need is representative of our community’s character.”

The Resource Center’s Food Pantry provides free groceries to nearly 1,000 families each month.  While much of the food is purchased from Second Harvest and the Federal Food Bank, food drives like the Laguna Canyon Artists’ enable the pantry to keep its shelves stocked.

Green Cube Rides Into the West

Green Cube presents Kimerlee Curyl’s work, which reflects a fusion of passion, purpose and environmental consciousness in a reception Saturday, Dec. 3, 264 Forest Ave.

Curyl captures the American wild mustang through the art of photography, sharing the beauty of these creatures, but also capturing images that convey a need to preserve their habitat.

Bus Murals Defaced

Due to recent vandalism to two of four Broadway bus depot murals, works titled “Postcards from Laguna” that depict local scenes, the city’s staff has removed the remaining ones for their safety, the city manager’s report said.

The Arts Commission will look for an alternative location to exhibit the murals and will make a recommendation next year. Temporary murals selected through a competitive process have added a splash of welcome color to the depot since 2001. The current murals were installed last December, but in recent weeks graffiti-writing vandals have punctured the murals.

Fringe Opening Features Laguna Artist

The Institute for Figuring in Los Angeles will be opening an exhibition of Laguna Beach artist Michael R. Evan’s work, titled “Physics on the Fringe.”

The exhibition, opening Dec. 17 through March, will feature models, diagrams and animations by Jim Carter and other physics outsiders including Evans.

The institute is located at 990 Hill Street, Suite 180
 in Los Angeles.

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