Art Seen 5/17/13

Unusual Window Opens on Mexico’s Revolution

Osuna’s portrait of Poncho Villa.

Osuna’s portrait of Poncho Villa.

“Mexico at the Hour of Combat: Sabino Osuna’s Photographs of the Mexican Revolution,” an exhibition of rare photographs from 1910-1914 shown for the first time in Orange County, will open at Soka University’s Founders Hall Art Gallery in Aliso Viejo on Monday, May 20.

The exhibition and book are based on the Osuna Collection of 427 glass negatives of the Mexican Revolution, which are held in the Special Collections section of UC Riverside. The entire archive is historically important and this is a unique opportunity to experience this rarely seen photography, says a university statement.

Little is known about the principal photographer, Sabino Osuna, though evidence suggests the Mexico City commercial photographer shifted from portraiture to capturing the revolution’s protagonists.

The exhibition is curated by Tyler Stallings, director of UCR’s Sweeney Art Gallery,  and Laguna Beach resident Ronald H. Chilcote, a UCR professor emeritus.


LOCA Marks Its 20th Year With a Nod to Local History

Author Lorraine Passero

Author Lorraine Passero

LOCA invites members to a reception with author Lorraine Passero on Wednesday, May 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., 2835 Bernard Court.

Passero is the author of newly released biography about former Laguna resident, artist, and writer Clara Mason Fox (1873-1959), the great-great aunt of her husband, sculptor Jon Seeman.

This event will be a unique opportunity to view Fox’s 1890s drawings of Arch Beach and family photos about her life. San Marino’s Huntington Library is featuring some of her botanical watercolors from 1894 in the “When They Were Wild” exhibition.

For reservations, call 949-363-4700 or 949-510-4469 or email [email protected]. $20 per person. Space is limited.


Pacific Edge Shows New Baas Work

“Tricoastal,” an exhibition of 38 new oils from Laguna Beach master oil painter Jacobus Baas, opens this Saturday, May 18 with a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. at Laguna Beach’s Pacific Edge Gallery, 540 S Coast Hightway.

The show continues through May 31.


Create a Watercolor at Treasure Island Beach

LOCA is offering a tidepool tour and art class on Sunday, May 19.

LOCA is offering a tidepool tour and art class on Sunday, May 19.

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is offering a Watercolors on the Beach class at Treasure Island Beach on Sunday, May 19, from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Participants will enjoy a tour and viewing of the live tidepool creatures, followed by watercolor mixing instruction with artist September McGee. Beginners are invited.

The cost for adults is $35, and $20 for children ages 5 and up. Supplies and refreshments are provided. Advance registration is required: visit www.LOCAarts.org. or call (949) 363-4700.


Future Leanings Shown

The Art Cube Gallery will host an opening reception Saturday, June 1 for “Nostalgia For the Future,” a showing of Laurie Hassold running from June 1-30 at 266 Forest Ave.

For more, contact Victoria Chapman at [email protected].

Gallery Q Hosts Student Artists

An example from the show.

An example from the show.

The Susi Q Center’s Gallery Q hosts “Kreative Kids,” opending Monday, May 20, showcasing the wide-range of artistic exploration offered at the Boys and Girls Club to kids between the ages of 5 and 17.

The show runs until June 20 and the public is invited to an awards ceremony and reception on June 13, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 380 Third St.

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