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Esther Wells Hosts Plein Air Contest


“Nature’s Window” by Julia Seelos, took first place in last year’s contest

The Esther Wells Collection hosts Laguna Plein Air Painters Association’s seventh annual “Best Of Plein Air” juried exhibition and sale with an opening reception Saturday, April 9, at 4 p.m.


Awards will be presented at 6 p.m. The 59-work show by 51 artists will remain in the gallery, 1390 S.  Coast Highway, throughout the month.



AAUW Tours College Studios

AAUW members and their guests will be conducted on a guided tour of the Laguna College of Art and Design’s Master’s of Fine Art Program Friday, April 8, when Perin Mahler.

MFA student Kate Stipp at work.

The 4:30 p.m. tour, followed by a wine and cheese reception, highlights the work of  LCAD’s current crop of talented artists.. The event is free but reservations are necessary.  To sign up, or for further information, contact Leslie Power at [email protected] or phone her at 949 721-4288.


‘Silent’ Photographs on Exhibit at AR4T

“Silence,” 210 AR4T Space’s first photographic show of 2011, opened this week and continues through April 30.

“Silence is something I miss. The clear quiet moments you get when things are at peace,” said photographer Cheyenne Ellis, the collection’s curator. “I see this show as a breath of fresh air. A visual perspective from some great minds on what they interpret as quiet. Stepping into moments that make you stop, smile, and relax for just a moment.”

Silence features new works from Kevin Zacher, Lauren Ross (U.S. Athlete Ambassador and humanitarian), Stepanka Peterka, snowboarder Cole Barash, and show curator Cheyenne Ellis.

210 AR4T Space is located at 210 N. Coast Highway, and the gallery is open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, or by appointment. For more information, contact 210 AR4T Space at [email protected] or visit www.AR4T.com.



“Silence” is made visible in the gallery’s latest exhibit.

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