Peter Blake Earns Honors From His Peers
Laguna Beach gallerist Peter Blake will receive The Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the 14th annual Orange County Arts Awards in the Samueli Theater in Costa Mesa.
In addition, this week Blake’s gallery, 435 Ocean Ave., opens a new exhibit with an artist reception Saturday, Sept. 21, featuring work by artists Jeremy Thomas and Steve Burtch, through Oct. 26.
Ocean Avenue Street Scene Returns
A dozen Ocean Avenue businesses and artisans host an Autumn Soirée this Saturday, Sept. 21, from 6-9 p.m., offering hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and entertainment at stations throughout the street.
Previous events in April and last December brought hundreds of enthusiasts to view highlights from the avenue’s merchants specializing in art, interior and industrial design, fashion, culinary creations and distinct home products. Many will be showcasing new products and wares and several galleries will be hosting opening receptions for new exhibitions.
Mixing Up Your Mediums’ Reception
The Susi Q’s art gallery host a 5:30 p.m. reception Friday, Sept. 20, for its new exhibit, featuring mixed media art work including sculptures, mosaics and jewelry.
A portion of the proceeds from art sales at the exhibition, which runs through Oct. 25, will benefit the center to support future art shows. Limited underground parking is available, 380 Third St.
College Hosts Regionalist Exhibition
“Accessing the California Landscape,” an exhibition of paintings by some of California’s most celebrated regionalist painters and curated by LCAD’s Chair of Fine Arts, Hope Railey, opened last week.
The opening reception included the complete journals and archives of artist Rex Brandt.
The record amassed by regionalist painters preserves an era marked by mercurial change; the exhibition runs through Sept. 30 the LCAD gallery on campus.