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New Artist Joins Artman Stable

The Joanne Artman Gallery now represents oil and mixed media artist Anna Kincaide. The artist specializes in portraits of stylized women disguised by avant-garde, floral-inspired hats. Her work is on display at the gallery, 326 N. Coast Highway, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-...

‘August Nights’ Opens Under a Waning Moon

The newest juried show “August Nights,” by members of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, opens with a 5-8 p.m. public reception Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Forest & Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach. The award winning paintings and artists will be announced at...

FOA Foundation Supports Arts Education

A Festival of Arts Foundation grant of $3,000 made possible three of summer art enrichment programs on the Festival of Arts’ grounds. Festival of Arts hosted seventh and eighth grade students participating in the Pacific Symphony’s summer arts immersion program, Arts-X-Press. The...

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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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Poncho Sanchez Returns with Latin Jazz Band

The Festival of Arts’ concerts conclude with a 1 p.m. performance by drummer Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band on Saturday, Aug. 19. As a band leader and a sideman, Sanchez has banged out a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz and melodies and rhythms from Latin American...

Try on a Fashion Show with a Twist

Fashion reinvention takes the stage at the Festival of Arts this Saturday, Aug. 12. Competing to create the most inspired couture using reclaimed, reused or recycled materials are Festival exhibitors Carla Bosch, Antje Campbell, Stefan Cummings, Brad Elsberry, Elizabeth McGhee,...

Live! at the Museum Presents Classical Duo

Laguna Beach Live! presents YuEun Kim and Etienne Gara performing at 7 p.m. in the Laguna Art Museum Thursday, Aug. 10. Born in South Korea, violinist Kim attends the USC Thornton School of Music. French-born violinist Gara has performed extensively since making his orchestral...
Posted On 03 Aug 2017

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Local History Revisited

“Laguna Beach of Early Days,” a personal historical account by Joseph S. Thurston, whose parents settled in Aliso Canyon in 1871, is now available thanks to a reissue by his grandson, Kelly Boyd. During a City Council meeting last week, Mayor Pro Tem Kelly Boyd said that he and...

Poet Examines Changing Environment

Laguna local Ellen Giradeau Kempler’s latest book of haiku and photographs, “Thirty Views of a Changing World” is now available for pre-order from Finishing Line Press. The book was inspired by the Japanese artist Hokusai’s series of woodblock prints, “Thirty-six Views of...

Poet Laureate Begins Poetry Showcase

  Poets Kathryn Nuernberger and Noah Blaustein join Kate Buckley, Laguna Beach’s inaugural poet laureate, at a 7:30 p.m. reading Tuesday, July 18, at The Sawdust Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Road. The reading will be followed by an audience Q&A with the poets, as well as...

Author’s Latest, a Tell All Tale

Laguna Beach native and author Grant Ginder will be discussing his new book, “The People We Hate at the Wedding” at Laguna Beach Books at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 5.  

National Pastime Steps Into the Literary Line-up

Former Los Angeles Times reporter and author Terry McDermott discusses his new book, “Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception” at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. McDermott traces the evolution of pitching and the pitcher’s art...

Winning Poets Alight at the Library

Master of Ceremonies John Gardiner will host a public reading of winning poems from the Laguna Beach Library’s annual community poetry contest, Seaside Butterflies, Saturday, June 3, at noon. The top three winners in each age category will be recognized and are invited to read...