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Art Seen 8/16/13

Ex-Coach Shares Gridiron Tales

Uncharacteristically, Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts will host former USC and Los Angeles Rams football coach John Robinson for an afternoon of art, wine, music and great stories on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 4 – 6 p.m.

Artist Fabrice Spies, left, and former pro football coach John Robinson.

Artist Fabrice Spies, left, and former pro football coach John Robinson.

Robinson was invited to the festival by artist Fabrice Spies, who last year exhibited “The Coliseum,” a painting that depicts a USC football game in progress. He met Robinson at a Trojan Club event.

Spies will display the original painting at booth No. 48, where the reception for Robinson will take place.

 

 

 

 

Artists Peek Into the Afterlife

Artist Steve Caballero at Electric Coffin’s exhibition in San Francisco.

Artist Steve Caballero at Electric Coffin’s exhibition in San Francisco.

Electric Coffin’s fourth annual Boxes of Death art exhibition opens in Laguna Beach at Artists Republic for Tomorrow gallery, 210 N. Coast Highway, on Saturday, Aug. 17, in a 6-9 p.m. reception.

In the exhibition, 50 artists put their stamp on a miniature hand-made wood coffin. Africa coffin maker Kane Quaye, who believed a coffin should represent the person inside, spawned the idea.

Boxes of Death showcases artists from throughout the U.S. and a few from abroad, and highlights a diverse range of creative backgrounds. The roster includes painters, illustrators, graphic designers, motorcycle builders, tattoo artists, assemblage masters and print makers.

For more info: www.AR4T.com. Or visit, www.electriccoffin.com.

 

 

 

‘Where Did You Get That Shot?’

Festival of Arts photographers at noon Thursday, Aug. 22 will explain the excitement and misadventures of capturing the perfect shot.4 art seen coffin

Exhibitors Adam Amador, Ron Azevedo, Nancy Holly, Tom Lamb, and Barbara White share the process behind their favorite images during Art Talk on the Festival grounds.

Entry is free to residents. The lecture series ends Aug. 29.

 

 

 

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