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Art Walk Dances With New Tunes

First Thursday’s Art Walk on Oct. 6 features a self-guided tour of gallery openings around the town but also artist demonstrations, receptions and live music. Hop on the free trolley and enjoy each gallery district.

This month includes a collaboration with Laguna Dance Festival in two locations: a duet at 6 p.m. choreographed by Donald McKayle at Dawson Cole Fine Art’s sculpture garden; and 6:15 and 6:30 p.m., two choreographers create solos that reflect the current exhibit at saltfineart.

Some artists demonstrating will be Katy Byerts at Quorum Art Gallery; Shane Townley at Townley Gallery; and David Chapple at DeRu’s Fine Arts.

JoAnne Artman Gallery, 326 North Coast Highway,”Cinema Verite” featuring San Francisco painter Jhina Alvarago and photographer Brooke Shaden; foaSOUTH, 1006 S. Coast Highway, selections from the Festival of Arts collection; Saltfineart, 1492 S. Coast Highway, Kinetic Work by Victor Hugo; and Vintage Poster, 1492 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach Sister City original Menton posters.

Game Maker’s Art Takes Wing

Expect colossal spacefaring vessels, swarms of ravenous alien monstrosities,
and armies of noble golden warriors in the art of StarCraft, an exhibit based on the Blizzard Entertainment game opening this week at Laguna College of Art & Design.

The college gallery, 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd., hosts an opening reception during Artwalk, Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5-8 p.m.

Sandstone Gallery Features Two Exhibits

“Bridges and Dogs, by artist Jennifer Griffiths and “Beneath the Surface,” monotypes of Anne Moore, will be featured Oct. 5-31 at Sandstone Gallery, 384-A N. Coast Highway.

Meet the artists at the ArtWalk reception Oct. 6 from 6-9 pm.

Liz McGhee’s work hangs in the exhibit.

Show Samples Summer Exhibitors

Wells Fargo Bank displays artwork by some of this summer’s Festival of Arts’ exhibitors through Nov. 18. Come and meet the 47 participating artists at a free reception on the third floor Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 260 Ocean Ave.

Carson Grier’s "Sid" included in Ar4t Gallery’s new show.

Heaven’s Ablaze at Ar4t Gallery

Bursts of emotion and melodious images set a new tune at AR4T Gallery’s “Heaven’s on Fire” exhibit and opening reception with music by Old Scratch Thursday, Oct. 6, during Art Walk.

The gallery at 210 N. Coast Highway displays a mix of original artwork by Carson Grier, Steve Whelan, David Blake, Klee Van Hamersveld, Gary Copeland, Lisa Johnson, Lindsey Byrnes, Jesse Fulton, and a “Love Kills” preview from Sticky Shaw.

A cuff bracelet illustrates Davide Bigazzi’s work.

Jewelry Gallery Hosts Master Silversmith

Italian master silversmith Davide Bigazzi brings the legacy of Italian metalworking to Laguna Beach for a reception and trunk show at Silver Blue & Gold, a gallery of contemporary studio jewelry.
The gallery will introduce Bigazzi’s newest Lastre Nero collection, featuring black and white diamonds, high karat gold, and modern flair.

The weekend’s events include a preview reception with the artist on Thursday Oct. 6, from 6-9 p.m. at the gallery, 1492 S. Coast Hwy, #5. On Saturday, Oct. 8, from 2-6 p.m., Silver Blue & Gold invites enthusiasts to see the Lastre Nero collection and one-on-one demonstrations by Bigazzi.

Redfern Holds One-Man Show

Collections, both personal and corporate, hold Gregory Hull’s paintings, such as this example.

Redfern Gallery hosts an opening reception for Gregory Hull, Saturday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m., 1540 S. Coast Highway.

This marks the 17th year the gallery has represented Hull and this collection exhibits the artist’s oeuvre by taking the viewer on a visual journey across mountain tops, hillsides and the Pacific ocean.

 Art Cube Welcomes Three New Artists

Through Oct. 31, Art Cube, 266 Forest Ave., will feature works by Alexandra Eldridge, Cody Hooper and Laurie Hassold, as well as new works from their roster of artists.

Hooper, a native of Texas, recently relocated to Santa Fe. His painting reflects the influence of a Southwestern environment.

Eldridge’s allegorical worlds use imagery that triggers interpretation.

Tapping into issues of decay and decadence, Hassold sculpts the fossils of future organisms.

For further info: [email protected]

Karen Redding’s Balinese Temple Dancer.

Photo Exhibit Pierces ‘Beyond the Veil’

Life and death rituals in Bali and Sulawesi, Indonesia, give focus to photographer Karen Redding’s upcoming show, “Beyond the Veil,” opening this Saturday, Oct. 1, at the First Saturday Art Walk in Santa Ana.

Depicting how these indigenous cultures pay homage to the end of life is the latest in Redding’s photographic journal through which the Laguna Beach psychoanalyst strives to illuminate our shared humanity.

The exhibit opens at Martinez Frame & Design, 205 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, from 7-10 p.m.
For the Nov. 1 Art Walk, “Beyond the Veil” will combine with works from the Artists’ Collective, artists connected to Laguna Beach’s Friendship Shelter.

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