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Museum Holds Library Book Sale

At the Sept. 1 Art Walk, between 6 and 8 p.m., the Laguna Art Museum will sell new and barely used art books, many from exchanges with other museums around the country and covering historical and contemporary periods of art.

Come early for the best selection. Entrance is complimentary, according to sale coordinator, Carole Reynolds.



Calling Artists for Juried Fine Art Exhibit

The city’s is accepting applications for its juried fine art exhibition through Sept. 12.

Open to all Orange County artists 18 and older, the competition will be judged by Richard Chang, an arts and entertainment writer for the Orange County Register.

Two dimensional art works measuring no more than 36” x 36” must be submitted on a compact disk with the entry form and a non-refundable $20 entry fee payable to the City of Laguna Beach.

The first place winner will receive an honorarium of $1,000, second place will receive $500 and third place will receive $250. For more information on qualifications, deadlines, and the entry form please visit www.lagunabeachcity.net


Playhouse Casts Three New Leaders

 Three new members joined the Laguna Playhouse’s board.

They are local residents Tim Carlyle, an Irvine attorney, and Glenn Gray, a longtime bank executive.

Joining them is Justin Myers of Newport Beach, marketing director of the Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery.

“All three of these accomplished gentlemen share a rich history of local philanthropic commitments and appointments. We are fortunate to welcome their talent to the leadership of the Playhouse” said board president Henry Mayhew.



Artman Gallery Photographer Featured in Film

Shaden’s “Running from Wind” image.

Los Angeles artist Brooke Shaden, exhibited in Laguna Beach’s JoAnne Artman Gallery, was selected as one of eight photographers in film director Ron Howard’s new production “Project Imagin8ion.”

Shaden’s winning photograph, “Running from Wind,” was chosen out of 100,000 submitted photographs and was personally selected by Howard, according to Artman, who is currently showing some of the photographer’s work.

Daughter Bryce Dallas Howard and Dan Charbeneau will be writing and producing a short film based around the selected eight photographs.  “Running from Wind,” chosen in the category of time, depicts two girls running through the woods away from the early morning fog.

Howard said he was drawn to the work because of its cinematic effect, suggestion of another era and air of mystery while encapsulating a human element.

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