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Art for Amity

Ed Solomon and Maryann Del Pizzo, founders of TIMOTCA, are dedicated to showing 
how artwork can bridge cultures and promote peace around the world. By Ashley Ryan Over the last 30-plus years, longtime Laguna residents Ed Solomon and Maryann Del Pizzo have strived to connect...
Posted On 21 Oct 2014

Examining our Environment

Painter Hyatt Moore and watercolorist Lorraine Adler provide a realistic take on nature—from human figures to colorful fruits and flowers, they reveal the beauty of life and inspire us to give the world a second look. Section by Ashley Ryan HYATT MOORE (Sandstone Gallery) Home...
Posted On 21 Oct 2014

Indy Calendar

Friday, Oct. 17 Nick I, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. DJ Xclusiv, 9:30 p.m., White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. Smooth Sounds of Santana, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949 496-8930. $15. Andrew Bloom Band, 7 p.m., Cliff...

Outdoor Painters Hang Their Best Work

The 35 artists painting throughout Laguna Beach’s coastal canyons and scenic coves as part of the Plein Air Painters Association invitational will compete for a $10,000 best in show award at the Afternoon Collectors’ Soirée, Saturday, Oct. 18. The gala and public sale the...
Posted On 16 Oct 2014

Travel Writer’s Exploits Re-examined

A new book by R. Scott Williams about Richard Halliburton, the famous adventurer who completed his dream home in 1938, a modern structure known as Hangover House built on a hillside in Laguna Beach, is about to be released by The History Press. “The Forgotten Adventures of...

On the Table

Boat-to-Plate Chef Catches the Moment In honor of National seafood Month, food truck turned restaurant, Slapfish, 211 Broadway St., will introduce new specials in October. Chef Andrew Gruel, starring as a guest judge on Food Network’s Food Truck Face Off, will offer a striped sea...

Posted On 16 Oct 2014

Still Tilting at Windmills, Chamberlain Earns the Praise of His Peers

Artist, photographer, gallerist, socio-political activist, college professor and mentor are among the varied roles Laguna Beach resident Mark Chamberlain has filled over a span of four decades. And they inform why he’s this year’s recipient of the Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy...

Museum Opens Three New Exhibits

The main work in the Laguna Art Museum’s newest exhibition looks like a supine member of the Blue Man Group. “Pigment Figure No. 1” consists of a human figure in a horizontal position and is made of plaster and covered in blue pigment. It’s part of Lita Albuquerque’s “Particle...

Playhouse Summons a Magical Journey

Linda Purl, currently staring  in the television series “Reckless” and having played  supporting roles in “Homeland,” “Matlock” and “Happy Days,” brings talent to Laguna Playhouse’s second show of the season, “The Year of Magical...

Art Seen

The eight-day 16th annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational begins Sunday, Oct. 12, with 35 artists painting on location at Treasure Island Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. With the exception of the 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, soirée at The Ranch, all other events are free....

Fun Fall Events in the HIP District

Proprietors of shops in the mile-long stretch of South Coast Highway between Thalia Street and Bluebird Canyon, known as the HIP district (historic and interesting places) are offering new attractions this month. Two shops in The Old Pottery Place, 1200 S. Coast Highway, are...

Piano Studio Holds Annual Concert

The Laguna Beach Piano Studio will hold their 32nd annual concert hosted by Director Dr. Jung Sook French at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Laguna Hills Community Center and library, 25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills. An array of music will be presented. A dinner of...

Indy onArts Calendar

Friday, Oct. 10 Work Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. “Year of Magical Thinking”, 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. 949 497-2787. DJ Flex, 9:30 p.m., White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy....

Art Seen

The Glass artist Maggie Spencer welcomes visitors to her studio this weekend.Festival of Arts purchased Baldemar Fierro’s color photograph, “Favela Morro do Cantagalo,” an image of the slums above Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, to add to its own collection. Fierro exemplifies a...