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Category: Arts

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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 […]

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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 […]