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Artist Finds New Focus in the Wild West

Artist Finds New Focus in the Wild West

By Loreen Berlin, Special to the Independent   Photographer now works to save wild horses After20 years as a court reporter and business owner, Nancy Holly reconnected with her love for photography, developed while growing up in Laguna Beach. In midlife she not only embraced a new career as a professional photographer, her entire focus […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, Aug. 15 Hempstring Orchestra, 7 p.m. Cliff Restaurant’s Fireside Theater. Desperado, 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. 16 Farmers Market, Lumberyard Parking Lot next to City Hall. 8 a.m-noon. Past Action Heroes, […]

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Sawdust Reanimates the Fab Four

Sawdust Reanimates the Fab Four

The Sawdust Art Festival presents its annual Beatles Day this Saturday, Aug. 16. Beatles classics will be covered on all three entertainment stages throughout the day, ‘60s era art and craft projects will be featured at the Children’s Art Spot and Studio One, and Euro specials will be offered at the Sawdust Saloon. The festival […]

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Authors of Laguna Valentine Find a New Venue

Authors of Laguna Valentine Find a New Venue

Sally Eastwood and Helen Polins-Jones, the author and illustrator of the recently published “101 Things to Love About Laguna Beach,” will be at the Festival of Arts gift shop from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 to sign copies of their book. Polins-Jones, a watercolorist, will also be displaying her original illustrations for the […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Festival Rounds Up Artists for a Horse Benefit Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival joins the fight to protect wild horses with selected exhibitors sharing in the painting of an official wild horse sculpture, which will be sold to support Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary. Artists will paint live in front of Art-A-Fair through Monday, […]

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Artists Join the Line Up in Huntington

Artists Join the Line Up in Huntington

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy It’s not often that one sees an entire surfboard embedded in a framed canvas, but sports artist Dave Hobrecht has done just that before drawing and painting the image of legendary surfer Kelly Slater riding roiling waters on the assemblage. “For this project I really wanted a board ridden […]

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The Slant

The Slant

What’s Under the Sawdust? What has three acres, over 200,000 visitors and sold at least 15,000 cups of beer and 3,600 glasses of wine last year? It’s Lagunas friendliest art show: The Sawdust. If you have never been or have not been in a while, you should come see what you have been missing. The […]

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Artists Join the Line Up

Artists Join the Line Up

It’s not often that one sees an entire surfboard embedded in a framed canvas, but sports artist Dave Hobrecht has done just that before drawing and painting the image of legendary surfer Kelly Slater riding roiling waters on the assemblage. “For this project I really wanted a board ridden by Kelly Slater, but I was […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, Aug. 8 The Outriders, 6 p.m. Cliff Restaurant’s Fireside Theater. Los Rios Rock School, 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 Friday, Aug. 8 The Outriders, 6 p.m. Cliff Restaurant’s Fireside Theater. Los Rios Rock […]

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Dancer Stages Her Own Class Reunion

Dancer Stages Her Own Class Reunion

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy “Cats don’t tap anymore, they do choreographeee,” croons legendary singer, actor and dancer Sammy Davis Jr. in a Youtube video, “and chicks don’t kick anymore, they do choreographeee….” And then he breaks into a tap routine anyway just to show what the world is missing. He would not have […]

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Joint Effort Debuts at Museum

Joint Effort Debuts at Museum

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy   A preview of this year’s Laguna Dance Festival in the form of “Ekphrasis,” a dance performance inspired by the 1967 Lee Mullican painting titled “Lotus Land,” makes its debut Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Laguna Art Museum. Set to music by composer Alan Chan and choreographed by Bernard […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Rarely Seen Paintings On Display Gallery McCollum opens “A California Tradition” exhibition, featuring 12 of the top California landscape artists, spanning three generations, from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9. The artists range from two historical California painters including Joseph Kleitsch and William Wendt, to three mid century California artists from the 1950s-1980s, including Michael […]

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Live! At the Museum Presents the Argus Quartet

Live! At the Museum Presents the Argus Quartet

Argus Quartet returns to the Laguna Art Museum for a free concert Thursday Aug. 14, from 7-8 p.m. Included in the performance will be “Ekphrasis,” a new music and dance commission by Laguna Beach Live!, Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Dance Festival. The Los Angeles-based string quartet is dedicated to challenging the musical status quo […]

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Author Arrives in Laguna Beach

Author Arrives in Laguna Beach

Novelist and Chapman college instructor Richard Bausch will discuss his new book at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. “Before, During, After” is a passionate account of a relationship threatened by secrets, set against the backdrop of national tragedy.  

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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 […]