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Artist Sculpts Portraits of a Novel Dimension

Artist Sculpts Portraits of a Novel Dimension

Squinting her eyes and turning her head this way and that, artist Jessica de Stefano is studying her subject, a dark-haired woman grateful she need not sit frozen like statuary. Slowly, a likeness of Carrie Angland emerges, carved from polymer clay that de Stefano paints and fires in porcelain at home. “In my mind I […]

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Attend a Fashion Re-Invention

Attend a Fashion Re-Invention

  Festival artists compete to create the most inspired couture using reclaimed, reused or recycled material at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 when the sixth annual Festival Runway Fashion Show returns to the Festival of Arts. Competing for cash prizes of $1,000 in four categories are Festival exhibitors Luciano Bortone, Antje Campbell, W. Bradley Elsberry, Richard A. Evans, Troels […]

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Kuhnert Gallery Closes Its Doors

Kuhnert Gallery Closes Its Doors

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy  It’s been here since 1983, ensconced in the Hobbit shops center, a one-room gallery filled to bursting with paintings and a smattering of posters. In the midst of all, sits Manfred H. Kuhnert at his easel, surrounded by well-worn palettes, painting a lush blonde nude.  Meanwhile, his wife Anna […]

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Pull on the Cowboy Boots for Sawdust’s Western Day

Pull on the Cowboy Boots for Sawdust’s Western Day

Sawdust Art Festival adopts a country western theme Saturday, Aug. 2, with entertainment, art classes and Saloon specials to celebrate the day’s festivities, all complimentary with entry. Country bands will perform at all three of the festival’s music stages. Art classes allow visitors to create a western keepsake, from leather craft to making a gold […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Carnival of Venice Series Opens at Artist Eye Giorgio Dimichina’s new series of paintings depicting the colors, romance and mystery of Italy’s Carnevale di Venezia go on display at Artist Eye Gallery, 1294 S. Coast Highway Aug. 1-30. The artist will discuss his work during an Art Walk reception from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday Aug. […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, Aug. 1 The Outriders, 6 p.m. Cliff Restaurant’s Fireside Theater. Walter Trout tribute, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930 Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 Saturday, Aug. 2 Farmers Market, Lumberyard Parking Lot next to City Hall. 8 a.m-noon. Stonejonez, […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, July 25 Final weekend: “[title of show],” 7:30 p.m., No Square Theatre, 384 Legion St., nosquare.org or 949 715-0333. Also July 26, 27. Albert Lee, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930 Slingshot, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave., 949 494-3027 Saturday, July 26 Farmers Market, […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Artistic Partners Share Fringe Benefits The benefits and challenges of creating work together will be discussed by Betty Haight and Stephanie Cunningham who have been Festival of Art exhibitors for six years. The discussion takes place from 12-1 p.m., Thursday, July 31 at the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Tickets are $4-$7 […]

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Jazz on the Green Introduces Fusion Artists

Jazz on the Green Introduces Fusion Artists

Hailed in the United Kingdom as the “kings of jazz/funk fusion,” Down to the Bone performs from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Concerts are free to residents or a Festival admission of $4 to $7.     Iconic Film, North Shore Screens in San Clemente […]

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Blending Art and Ink Adds to Laguna’s Local Color

Blending Art and Ink Adds to Laguna’s Local Color

Where young adults congregate, from Main Beach to the corner coffee house, the observant will likely see evidence of a tattoo artist’s effort. The morphing of tats from outer fringe to mainstream was not lost on Renée Bangerter, who opened the Laguna Inkspot and Gallery in Laguna Beach in 2012. Keen on merging her artistic […]

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Musical’s Conceit Conceives a Musical

Musical’s Conceit Conceives a Musical

No Square Theatre jumps into summer with [title of show], an homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals as well as a quirky and poignant comedy about creative expression and taking risks. With the New York Musical Theatre Festival just three weeks away, Jeff and Hunter scramble to write an original submission. When they […]

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 Wood Sculptor Refines Nature’s Art

Wood Sculptor Refines Nature’s Art

By M. “Charlie” Ferrazzi Walking into Troy Poeschl’s shop, you don’t know where to look first. It is not because of all the art that is there, but because of the combination of tools, machines and material that can be found all around. Stacks of raw wood, metal, and more; from all this Poeschl produces […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Family Art Day Introduces Kids to Art  Kids will be able to create their own works of art during Family Art Day at the Festival of Arts, from 12-3 p.m., Saturday, July 19. Besides the Festival’s ceramic and mixed media workshops, the grounds will be alive with entertainment for all ages with marionette shows, balloon art, […]

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Jewish Recipes Warm Up Festival

Jewish Recipes Warm Up Festival

The Art of Cooking Series continues at the Festival of Arts from 1- 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, with Judy Bart Kancigor, teacher of Jewish cooking and family life. “Many of her recipes have been passed down from generation to generation and we’re honored that she’ll be sharing them with us!”
said Susan Davis, the […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, July 11 World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy, 949 494-1956 Jefferson Starship, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930 Nick I and A.D.D., 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 VooDoo Groove, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave., 949 494-3027 […]