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Laguna’s Wildlands Showcased at Soka


Ron Chilcote and an example of his work.

Work by Laguna Beach landscape-nature photographer and UC professor Ron Chilcote is featured in an exhibit that opened this week at Aliso Viejo’s Soka University.


The exhibit in Founders Hall titled “The Laguna Wilderness” and features images from Aliso and Woods Canyons as well as Laurel and Little Sycamore Canyons. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free.


Chilcote uses chromogenic prints and polaroid impressions to create the images of local landscape that are on display. The exhibit represents work developed through 15 years of photography and hiking through the Laguna Wilderness and is inspired by his many years working on conservation through the Laguna Greenbelt.


For directions to Soka University please visit www.soka.edu/directions or for more information on the exhibition, call 949-480-4237.




Instructor Wins Design Challenge



David Farris and his winning design.

Sawdust Studio Art Classes jewelry instructor, David Farris, was recently awarded winner of the Arts Jewelry Magazine Facebook Design Challenge.


Farris created a ring using sterling silver to meet the contest’s float theme. The winner has the opportunity to choose the next month’s contest theme and Farris chose “compass,” an idea which coincides with his own project creating a new piece each week.


The Sawdust classes are offered every Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.





When Music Made History


Cast members from Laguna Playhouse’s “Lonesome Traveler” show will perform on the more intimate Marine Room stage from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, as part of a $30 per person Playhouse fundraiser.


Besides entertainment, the 214 Ocean Ave. tavern will offer appetizers and a silent auction. RSVP to 949.497.2787.




Festival of Arts Foundation Offers Grants


The Festivals of Arts Foundation is now accepting applications for art grants from nonprofits with programs that promote fine arts in Laguna.


The submission deadline is Feb. 17.  Grant applications are available online at www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org or may be picked up at the Festival of Arts administration office, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd.

For more info, contact Scott Moore at 949-494-9680.




Artistic Works Fly into John Wayne


Trabuco Harvesters by Mark Jacobucci

A selection of paintings by longtime Festival of Arts exhibitor Mark Jacobucci will be on display through Jan. 30 in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal as part of John Wayne Airport’s Community Focus Space Program.


His artwork can be seen near the security screening areas and near baggage carousels. The exhibition will feature seven oil paintings depicting playing, working and driving in Orange County.





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