Canyon Artists Hold Open House
Join 20 professional for their semi annual open studio event Saturday, May 11, noon to 8 p.m., 3251 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Normally closed to the public, these studios will offer wine, food, music and artwork. Painters, sculptors, mixed media artists, metalsmiths, glass artists, photographers and print makers sharing their work space and new projects.
Artist Fitz Maurice, who recently returned from painting in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park, will be on hand in space F-3.
Public Art Beautifies Broadway
Laguna Beach will dedicate four public art works recently installed on Broadway Street at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 16.
Three of the four installations are permanent and part of as street improvement project with the fourth on loan from the Festival of Arts.
Laguna Beach artists Cheryl Ekstrom and Marsh Scott were selected from 25 submissions to create a sculpture and handrail; Jorg Dubin expanded his 2005 installation of “Canyon View,” adding additional elements.
The temporary installation near the bus depot of the sculpture “Tri-po” by Festival exhibitor Russell Jacques will be on exhibit for three years.
Touring Heisler Park’s Arts Installations
The Arts Commission will be leading tours of the public art collection in Heisler Park on Friday, May 17, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Current and former Arts Commissioners will give the behind the scene stories of the installations and introduce participants to the artists who created them. The tours will be 30 minutes and include moderate walking between art pieces on paved pathways.
The tours conclude with Sunset Serenades at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by singer-songwriter Lisa Nemzo.
Gallery Doffs a Hat to Dr. Seuss
In honor of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s second book, “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins,” a special Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! exhibition has been mounted that combines these two secret collections: that of the author’s hats and various never before seen artwork.
The exhibition runs from Friday, May 17 to June 2 at the Fingerhut Gallery, 210A Forest Ave.
Master of the Big Canvas Returns to a Small One
His art is big: on the sides of skyscrapers, roofs of sports arenas, school walls, the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and many murals inbetween. For 35 years, environmental artist Wyland has helped shape the way millions of people see, understand, and appreciate the oceans and planet.
The former Sawdust Festival exhibitor will make personal appearances, at Wyland Galleries, 509 S. Coast Highway, in Laguna Beach on May 17 and 18 between 6-10 p.m., marking events to celebrate his 35th year as a painter and his foundation’s 20th year.
OC Artist Plans to Move
Laguna Beach artist Bradford J. Salamon enters his final year, his eighth, at the Festival of Arts this summer as he prepares to relocate to Los Angeles.
He has an upcoming show at the Rubbico Gallery, 361 Old Newport Blvd., in Newport Beach.