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Enjoy Art Slowly

An example from the exhibition works by Diebenkorn.

For the International Slow Art Day, Laguna Beach artist Hedy Buzan will lead a group viewing of “Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series,” at Newport Beach’s Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Dr., Saturday, April 28 from 3-5 p.m.

Four pieces will be examined: a large painting; a miniature painting on a cigar box lid; an etching; and a collage. Participants will spend 15 minutes looking at each artwork then join with others to discuss their observations.

Admission is $12 and $10 for students and seniors 65+, available at www.slowartday.com.


Take a Walk and Enjoy Art

The next Art Walk, featuring a self-guided tour of member galleries, artist demonstrations and receptions, is scheduled on Thursday, May 3.

Brochures, that include a map, are available at any member gallery or in the free trolley service that patrols Art Walk venues on Coast Highway and Laguna Canyon.

For more info and a full list of first Thursdays Art Walk galleries and featured artists, visit www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com.


Ar4t Gallery Presents a New Show

AR4T Gallery hosts “Lights Out Beach City,” Ben Brough’s new solo show, presented as loud thoughts and after thoughts derived from nomadic journals kept from

Ben Brough’s “Backside Floater in the Rain.”

1998-2012, through May 26, with the opening night on Saturday, May 5 from 6-9 p.m., 210 N. Coast Highway. “Lights Out Beach City” will feature works from six feet to 2.5 inches square.

For more information, email Dana Nichols at [email protected]


Printmakers Work From Skull Specimens

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is now taking registrations for a beginner-level printmaking class. The workshop takes place at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center on Saturday, May 5, from 9-10:30 a.m.


Sheryl Seltzer will teach printmaking at a Pacific Marine Mammal Center workshop.

The activity includes a docent tour of the center, and a close up view of live sea lions. Following the tour, participants will study real marine mammal skulls and bones, and create beautiful prints to take home. Printmaking expert Sheryl Seltzer leads the class.

Cost is $20 for adults, and $15 for ages 6-up, including all supplies and free, on-site parking. Advance registration is required, visit www.LOCAarts.org and click on the calendar date. Register by email at [email protected], or call (949) 363-4700.


Public Invited to Open Studio Exhibit

The public is invited by the 25 members of Laguna Canyon Artists to their annual Spring Open Studios Exhibition on Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 3251 Laguna Canyon Road.

Painter Tom Swimm is among the score of artists exhibiting.


Undersea Film Premiers at Artwalk

Laguna Beach resident Roark Gourley’s film “Liquescent” will be shown in full Thursday, May 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. during First Thursdays Artwalk at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd.


Sample footage from the film.

The venue’s owners underwrote the work.

The film consists of five vignettes about water and the human experience. Gourley will provide live narration with out-takes and experimental footage.

Filmmaker Rourk Gourley.

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