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New Show Opens Today at JoAnne Artman Gallery

JoAnne Artman Gallery features work by Greg Miller, “Deconstructing Allusion II,” through Jan. 28 at 326 N. Coast Highway. Miller is known for playful and vividly rendered visual collages that explore the connection between advertising, the urban environment, and our social...

Artists Open Studios for Holiday Shoppers

Laguna Canyon Artists invites visitors to their annual holiday open studio sale Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Peek into 15 private studios of painters, jewelers, sculptors and more at the complex, 3251 Laguna Canyon Road. Enjoy holiday cheer and the opportunity to talk...

Cove Displays Work by LCAD Student

Meet Jacqueline Inzunza at Art Walk on Thursday, Dec. 7 in the new Cove Gallery, 1550 S. Coast Highway. Inzunza is artist of the month in Laguna College of Art and Design’s student mentor program. She is an expressionist painter who has exhibited in galleries in Mexico and Laguna...

Art Profiles

Newly Restored Painting Reveals Early Laguna

A work by early plein air artist William Griffith and never exhibited publicly before is on display at City Hall. It was donated by a great-grandson of a Laguna Beach homesteader.

Ancient Messenger Receives a Modern Makeover

By Susan Anderson, Special to the Independent Artist Annette Wimmer unveiled her latest work, “Mercury Rising,” among friends at a reception earlier this at her painting studio and salon in Laguna Beach. Wimmer moved to Laguna Beach from Munich after marrying Paul Brian in 1985....

One Show Only for Greg Lyons Trio

Laguna local and percussionist Greg Lyons performs with David Pope and Matt Smiley at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St. Dinner by The White House is served al fresco 50 minutes before the show for $10. The jazz trio plays original music, contemporary,...

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Getting Out

Filmmaker Lights Up Park Plaza

Filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, known for capturing stunning images projected six stories tall in IMAX theaters, is settling for a small screen in his hometown. He’s offered favorites from his film vault to fill out free outdoor programming on Saturdays in December in Park Plaza,...

Chamber Singers Perform in Free Concert

  The Laguna Beach Chamber Singers will perform a free holiday concert at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave., on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. The program will include soprano soloist Poulenc Gloria, excerpts from the Bach Magnificat in D with soloists and a variety of...

Revisit a Rock Era Original

Songwriter and musician Joachim Cooder will open for Eric Burdon & The Animals at a 7 p.m. benefit concert Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Irvine Bowl. The doors of the Festival of Arts open at 5 p.m. for a holiday party with food, drink and carolers. Proceeds will benefit concert...

Write Stuff

Local Chronicles an Environmental Visionary

Local resident Tom Osborne announced the publication of his latest work, “Coastal Sage,” which chronicles the career and accomplishments of Peter Douglas, the long-serving executive director of the California Coastal Commission. As a result of the four-year endeavor, Osborne,...

Holiday Fiction Writers Go Live

The Third Street Writers will share their holiday stories in Park Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, the first of a month-long series of readings on Saturdays in the temporarily closed downtown street organized by Laguna Beach Independent columnist Billy Fried. The...

First-Time Novelist Turns to England as her Muse

  Regal Crest Enterprises recently published a first novel by local Laguna Beach author, Lynnette Beers. In “Just Beyond the Shining River,” Beers tells the story of Gemma Oldfield and her discovery of hundreds of letters from a mysterious person to her grandmother, dating...

San Diego Journalist Tries Long Form Writing

Dave Clary discusses his first book, “Gangsters to Governors,” at a reception within Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. By exploring the controversial histories of legal and illegal gambling in America, he offers a fresh perspective on current...

Community Activist Presents Workshop for Social Justice

Paul Kivel, a co-founder of the organization Showing Up for Racial Justice, will present material from his book “Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Social Justice” during a 2 p.m. workshop Sunday Oct. 22. The workshop takes place at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast...

Local Author Dines with Library Friends

Local author Suzanne Redfearn will be the guest speaker of the annual Friends of the Library dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 in the library. Hear about the Friends’ accomplishments while dining. Vegetarian options are available. Tickets at $65 are available through PayPal or...