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McCollum Exhibits Work of a Scene Painter

An example from the McCollum exhibition.

Gallery McCollum exhibits the collection of Italian artist Dante Liberi, the first exhibition of his work since his death seven years ago.

Prior to making Laguna Beach his home in 1990, Liberi and his family divided their time between New York and Italy where he exhibited his work a few months every year. His work has stylistic likeness to both Impressionism and Expressionism. He also had extensive experience in scenery painting, including work for New York theaters, as well as the Joffrey and New York City ballets.

Gallery McCollum, 206 N. Coast Highway, will hold a reception for the Liberi exhibit Saturday, July 9, from 6-9 p.m.

Exploring the Back Room

JoAnne Artman Gallery opens its “back room” to patrons, presenting the works of Valerio D’Ospina, Peregrine Healthcote, America Martin, and Anja Van Herle to viewers.

From playfully sexy women to silver screen-era paintings, the art of these visionaries from Belgium, London, Florence, and the U.S. will be featured prominently throughout the gallery, 326 N. Coast Highway.

Visit Wednesdays-Sundays from 11-5, and by appointment.

Co-ed Pieces Light up Summer

Artists Taylor Reeve and Schoph Schophield present their merged artwork as a mythical creature, the Dragon.

Showcasing the sparks between male-female relationships between artists and audiences, Artists Republic for Tomorrow, AR4T Gallery, 210 N. Coast Highway, presents its exhibit, “Girls vs. Boys: The Summer of Love”.

Although the title suggests competition, the show will illustrate a celebration of friendship, music, warm days and long nights through new work from Robert “Sticky” Shaw, Brooke Reidt, Taylor Reeve, Schoph Schophield, Drew Brophy, Karlee Mackie, and a grouping of collaborative works from friends of AR4T.

Gallery Showcases Student Art

Artist Jodi Weitzman’s “Disturbance” will be exhibited at the adjunct college gallery.

Laguna College of Art & Design will launch Gallery 793 on Thursday, July 7, at 793 Laguna Canyon Road, with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Attendees will enjoy fine art, refreshments and the opportunity to meet the artists.

The off-campus exhibition venue will be open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 3-8 p.m. through Aug. 13.

Gallery 793 showcases student works in a variety of class levels and majors. Art will be available for sale and a portion of proceeds will benefit ongoing programs of the college.

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