A Winning Set
The Arts Commission recommended a design by local artist Terry Thornsley for installation at the city’s new lifeguard headquarters on Main Beach. The City Council will review the recommendation, seen here in a rendering, at its meeting on June 4.
CES Exhibition Maps Identity
Val Britton’s “Terra Incognita” opens with a reception for the artist from 6 to 9 p.m. June 1, at CES Gallery, 480 Ocean Ave.
The exhibition’s name refers to the visual language of maps and the act of mapping created landscapes, constructed as collaged works on paper. Serving as a metaphor for searching, the maps implicate the presence of the unknown in wide, open spaces.
‘Little Pictures’ Exhibit Opens at City Hall
The Artists Fund at the Festival of Arts is previewing its Art-To-Go collection at Laguna Beach’s City Hall, 505 Forest Ave., beginning with a 5 p.m. reception on June 6.
Forty originals by Festival exhibitors are on public view through June 25.
The “Little Pictures” them complements the “Big Picture” theme of the Pageant of the Masters. Some works are diminutive, but others reference little-sized subject matter.
AR4T Inspects Retro Surf
Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow invites the public to the artists reception for “Expression Session: The Surf Gallery Retrospective,” Saturday, June 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 210 N. Coast Hwy.
The exhibition features works from 16 influential contemporary artists in surf culture during the past decade through the eyes of guest curator Will Pennartz, founder and owner of the former Surf Gallery in Laguna Beach.
Bill W. Photos Released
An exhibition of “The Bill W. Photographic Collection” comes to Artists in Recovery Gallery, 658 S. Coast Highway on Thursday, June 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The exhibition features never-before-published photographs from negatives acquired while making the documentary “Bill W.” A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these limited edition
prints will go to support the gallery so that local artists in recovery can continue to have a place to exhibit and sell their work.
There will be soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
Ekstrom Works in the Present
Trove will host the opening of “Present Tense,” a collection of works by painter Dennis Ekstrom, with a reception on Thursday, June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 370 Ocean Ave.
Sharing Local History With Art Lovers
Art Walk comes to Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. on Thursday, June 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Along with various works of art for sale and viewing, there will be a photographic exhibit of the history of the church.
For more, call 949-494-7555 or visit lagunapreschurch.org.
Inn Hosts Photo Exhibit Reception
Inn at Laguna Beach marks its return to Art Walk with award-winning photographer Gray Malin, Thursday, June 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. The hotel will host a complimentary evening of art, drinks and music at 211 N. Coast Highway.
Guests are invited to stop by the Inn’s Pacific Terrace and mingle with the artist, known for his bird’s-eye-view images of beachscapes.
Murals Go Up
Four murals were installed on the Verizon building located on Broadway last week as one of the city’s public arts initiatives.
The four temporary murals, painted by local artists Bob Bonn, Patrick Moran, Tom Swimm, and Mike Tauber will be on display for two years. The murals are located on the wall facing the Whole Foods parking lot. Verizon intends to renovate the exterior of the building in the coming months.
LCAD Hosts Collector’s Choice
Laguna College of Art and Design hosts its 24th annual Collector’s Choice fine art auction Saturday, June 8 on the school grounds at 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd. at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets, available for $200 each, include a raffle chance. There will also be a live and silent and auction. The fine art at the event is contributed by local and regional artists.
For ticket and event information please call 949-376-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.