LOCA Reaches Out For Art
The Laguna Outreach for Community Arts has put out a call for entries for its juried portrait exhibition at Laguna Nursery and is hosting two art workshops in coming weeks.
Portraits must be delivered by Sunday, April 7 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Laguna Nursery, 1370 S. Coast Hwy. The exhibit will eventually run May 2 through 17, with an awards reception Thursday, May 2 from 4 to 5 p.m.
The Saturday, April 6, oil pastel artist September McGee leads a LOCA workshop at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Participants see rescued sea lions being nursed back to health and create a drawing of a squid, a staple of the sea lion diet. The workshop is $30 for adults ages 16 and up, supplies included
A beginner-level botanicals art class will be held at the South Laguna Community Garden Thursday, April 11 and Saturday, April 13, from 9:30 a.m.-11:30am.
Horticulturalist Ruben Flores will present herbs, fruits and vegetables, and instructor Sheryl Seltzer will lead a printmaking class using the LOCA press. Attendees will take home a finished monoprint. Adults, $20; kids, 15, ages 6-18 accompanied by an adult.
Advance registration is required, at www.LOCAarts.org. and clicking on the calendar date. Or call (949) 363-4700.
Sandstone’s Theme Relies on Abstractions and Variations
Sandstone will feature Victoria Porcello’s “Introspective Landscapes” alongside Howard Hitchcock’s “Violin Variations,” throughout April.
The gallery is located at 384-A N. Coast Highway.
Three Painters Show New Work
The Festival of Arts is now presenting F.O.A. South’s newest show “Three Painters,” featuring the work of exhibitors Roger Folk, Jacquie Moffett, and Gregg Stone, through May 15 at 1006 S. Coast Highway, inside yogurt shop Active Culture, open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The exhibit showcases current work from the artists side by side with their paintings from the Festival’s permanent art collection.
College Exhibits Juried Student Show
Laguna College of Art and Design’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition, which runs through May 2, is an exhibition of original artwork from some of the undergraduate students.
This spring exhibition is comprised of a wide range of mediums and techniques that are representative of the five major degree programs: animations, game art, graphic design, illustration, and drawing and painting.
Located at 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd, the exhibition can be viewed Monday through Friday, from noon through 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
Gallery Hosts Russian Artist
Featured this month, the work of Russian-born artist Larissa Gorikh is showing at Artist Eye Laguna Gallery, 1294-A S. Coast Highway.
An artist’s reception open to the public is to be held Sunday, April 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit artisteyelagunagallery.com for details.
Mending Vets by Molding Clay
Laguna Ink Spot and Gallery, 412 N. Coast Highway, announced a fundraiser art show for the Veterans Art Project, sponsored by Saddleback Community College and opening Thursday, April 4.
Steve Dilley, a professor of ceramics, started a ceramics program for veterans as a free activity for growth and personal enrichment. The program was inspired by research into alternative treatments for veterans experiencing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The gallery will showcase art created by veterans, active duty personnel, and their adult dependents. Proceeds will go directly to the veterans who created the work and 100 per cent of funds raised from a closing night raffle Saturday, April 27 will go directly to the Veterans Art Project.
The reception will also include live music and is open to the public.
Questions: visit lagunainkspot.com.