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Learn Landscape Painting with a Pro

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association signature member Michael Obermeyer will teach, along with other LOCA artists, a one-day landscape painting workshop 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. The workshop includes both outdoor location painting and indoor studio work. Attendees will...

Artists Republic Leaves Laguna for Anaheim

Artists Republic gallery, noted for topical exhibits by contemporary, progressive artists since its Laguna Beach opening in 2010, will pull up stakes in the new year and move to a larger venue in Anaheim. The gallery’s new space at 400 W. Disney Way is in the Anaheim Garden Walk...

Local Artist’s Work Now on View

Paintings by Laguna local Joan Gladstone will be on display at U.S. Bank, 310 Glenneyre St. through Jan. 22. Gladstone studied at Boston University’s School of Fine Arts before pursuing a career in public relations. She has continued to study with local artists since moving to...

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

Getting Out

What do you get when you mix an Irish tale with 19 cats, one dog named after a pancake, and two eccentric animal lovers? Annabella Price and Mark Bramhall star in “Chapatti,” a tale about two animal lovers in Dublin, and their unexpected spark as they re-discover the importance...

Laguna Beach Live! Welcomes in the New Year

  Laguna Beach Live! welcomes back Third Wheel Trio to the Laguna Art Museum in a Thursday, Jan. 12, concert. Following the bassoon, clarinet and flute is the Jazz Wednesdays Winter series, which begins with Grammy winning pianist Bill Cunliffe’s “Imaginacion” on Jan. 18....

Rudner Rings in the New Year Early

Ring in the New Year at the Laguna Playhouse with Rita Rudner’s new show, “9 p.m. is the New Midnight.” Tickets, $99- $125 for the Saturday, Dec. 31, 7 p.m. show on 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. may be purchased online at: lagunaplayhouse.com or by calling 949 497-2787.    ...

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Book Reveals Mysteries a Mile Out

A release party with live music for the book “Blue Laguna,” by Laguna local Rich German, is planned for 2:30- 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Royal Hawaiian Restaurant, 331 N. Coast Highway. German has filled 130 pages with images of dolphins and whales he’s encountered offshore...

Author Taps His Hometown

Laguna Beach is again the setting for a local author’s tale of crime and intrigue. This time it’s Dennis Lockwood, Laguna Beach resident and one of the founding members of the Third Street Writers Group, whose debut novel “Duality,” was recently published and is now available on...

Local Shares Life Stories

Laguna Beach High School alum Georgeanne Brennan will discuss her new book, “My Culinary Journey: Food and Fêtes of Provence,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway.    The new book, Brennan continues her memoir of living in France, raising goats...

Author Explores a Bond That Crosses Cultures

Author Jessica Buchleitner discusses her work, “50 Women, Book One,” from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. “I quickly learned that most women, no matter which country they were from or ethnic background they represented, shared similar...

Where Every Shelf Holds a Story

  By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent “My Baby Rhinos” tells how two baby rhinos in Africa, orphaned by poachers, broke open the heart of a girl from Laguna Beach. When that teenager returned home, the book tells how the girl raised money for the care and protection...

Join Writers for Readings of Spooky Tales

Laguna Beach Third Street Writers invite all to an open reading event from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Healy House, on the Sawdust Festival grounds, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd. Celebrate Halloween with hair-raising, seasonal stories and poems written by local writers.   Witte...