Art-A-Fair Exhibitors Works Garner Awards
Three artists who will exhibit at Art-A-Fair during its upcoming summer season garnered honors for their work.
Marjorie Kinney, a resident of Laguna Woods and a 19-year exhibitor, was awarded for her abstract diptych, “Summer Reds” at the Laguna Woods Art Association’s Oil and Acrylic Painting Show Susan Driscoll, of Santa Ana and a three-year Art-A-Fair exhibitor, received honorable mention for her painting, “Voyeur,” in a juried show in San Antonio, Tex.
Merilou Jenkins, a nine-year exhibitor and Riverside high-school art teacher, is Wire-Sculpture.com’s April artist of the month. Her winning necklace, Blue Obsession, is made of dichroic glass.
Art-A-Fair begins June 24.
Photo Classes Underway
My Artist Loft has released its new schedule of six-week workshops, available for registration today.
Also offered is a seven-week All Medium Painting Workshop that runs on Saturday mornings. One-day workshops, private lessons and walking workshops at the beach are a great way to learn to use your camera and enjoy the local scenery.
Tosti Opens New Location
Laguna Beach photographer David Tosti has relocated to a new office in Corona Del Mar and this month is offering $500 off any event booked for three hours or more.
By appointment only. Tosti Studios 2855 East Coast Hwy St. #223, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
LCAD Students’ Community Art Project Turns Trash to Treasure
Laguna College of Art & Design students Hannah Cosner and Tierney Moses have partnered with the OC Arts Center in Dana Point to become program managers for the community classes there, where they have created their own style of teaching and developed art projects that focus on sustainability.
“We know that now more than ever there is a need to bring attention back to the preservation of the planet, and we want our art to address that need,” said Cosner.
For their first activity, which debuted at the recent 50th birthday celebration for the city of San Juan Capistrano, they conceived an art project for both children and families to participate in, making a model of downtown San Juan Capistrano from recycled materials, including cardboard food boxes, milk cartons, beans, seeds, bamboo, and many other household items.
“We collected our own recycled materials as well as receiving donations from OCAC supporters, Green Cube Gallery in Laguna Beach and San Clemente Art Supply,” said Cosner. Hannah and Tierney then drew a map of downtown San Juan Capistrano on a four- by six-foot sheet of plywood and cut the materials into sizes that would be easy for the kids to use for construction. They also incorporated live plants with floral foam, and a backdrop for the sky.
Cosner and Moses have also partnered with the Surfrider Foundation to commence work on a project this spring sculpting a life-size wave from trash collected along Orange County beaches that will be unveiled on International Surfing Day in June.