Yosemite Revealed at Forest And Ocean Gallery
Forest & Ocean Gallery unveils resident artist Cheyne Walls’s newest fine art photograph captured in the valley of Yosemite National Park. The public is invited to an artist reception and discussion of “Gates of the Valley” on Saturday, April 26, from 6 – 9 p.m.
The photograph commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant, signed on June 30, 1864, by President Abraham Lincoln, and marked the first time a federal government set aside a piece of land purely for preservation.
The photograph "Gates of the Valley," captures a late spring snowfall with the El Capitan cliff face lit by a break in the clouds. "It was only a moment before the valley was fully engulfed by the storm again," said Walls. "It was truly a golden moment that was amazing to witness and I will treasure for a long time."
Scenes from Havana Imported to LS&S
The Roark Revival presents “Cuba Libre” by photographer Chris Burkard on Thursday, May 1, a narrated exhibition from 6-9 p.m. at Laguna Surf and Sport, 1088 S. Coast Highway.
Revivalists Ryan Sirianni, Brandy Faber and Ryan Hitzel will share their story and narrate images shot by Burkard during a journey to Havana, Cuba.
The slide show will be followed by enough food, drink, cigars and music of Cuba to make Hemmingway feel at home.
Images can be seen at Roark.com.
Prominent Women Artists Exhibit in Bank
Two free exhibits in Wells Fargo Bank recognize three women who have been instrumental in affecting the art culture in Laguna Beach.
The Festival of Arts is exhibiting, “Sculptures” by Miriam Shelton, through May 12 on the third floor, 260 Ocean Ave.
Shelton, of Laguna Beach, has won numerous awards local festivals. Her sculpture, “Seated Girl,” is on display at the bottom of the staircase inside the Wells building.
“Miriam’s sculpture is a significant part of the Festivals’ permanent art collection,” said curator Tim Shockley.
On the second floor, is work by Julita Jones and Pat Whiteside Phillips, also Festival of Arts exhibitors, said curator Pat Sparkul.
The exhibits are open to the public during business hours.
Father and Daughters Featured in Art Show
Two generations of artists are currently featured at an exhibition at Lang Fine Art in Laguna Beach. David Solomon and his two daughters, April Solomon and Gaylen Solomon Corbett, will show their works in this group show running now through May 30. A special evening show, open to the public, is scheduled at 1450 S. Coast Highway for Thursday, May 1, from 6 – 9 p.m.
Each artist shows a distinctive style but a common connection. The family patriarch, David Solomon, of Laguna Beach, exhibited his work at the Festival of Arts for over 30 years.
Sandstone Gallery Summons Magic
Sandstone Gallery features “Magic Visions: Ancient Hands” by Mada Leach and “Figures in the Abstract” by Hyatt Moore from April 30 – June 2.
The gallery at 384-A N Coast Highway is open for an Art Walk reception Thursday, May 1, from 6-9 pm. Complimentary refreshments offered.
Swing into Spring
The Cove Gallery’s annual Spring reception, Swing into Spring, takes place on Saturday, April 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 1492 S. Coast Highway #8 .
Slick back that hair, put on those bobby socks and print out an invitation, (covegallerylaguna.com) for a chance to win a painting valued up to $300 from one of the Cove Gallery artists. 949-494-1878