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Category: Arts

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Exhibit Captures Student’s Love of Nature

Exhibit Captures Student’s Love of Nature

“It was a beautiful day and Nina was supposed to be inside the studio working but instead she crisscrossed the campus on her skateboard. But, she had such an empathy with nature that she must have felt that she simply had to be out there,” recalls instructor Tom Betts, describing former student Nina Fitzpatrick, 22, […]

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Leslie Caron Dances into Playhouse

Leslie Caron Dances into Playhouse

By Pamela Diamond | NB Indy She may play “formidable” onstage, but in person Leslie Caron exudes a down-to-earth charm and gracious warmth. Candid and clear on subjects ranging from early ballet dreams and partners to the steely backbone necessary to achieve longevity, the silver screen star remains indelibly limned with a dancer’s inner strength. […]

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Indy Calendar April 25-May 1, 2014

Indy Calendar April 25-May 1, 2014

Friday, April 25 Sawdust Art Festival Classes: Fused glass sushi set w. Maggie Spencer 2-4 p.m.  www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 4/26-27. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. 949-715-7777 Luis Oliart Trio, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave, 949-494-3027 The Ultimate Stones, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San […]

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Attorney, Actor, Author Appears at Book Store

Attorney, Actor, Author Appears at Book Store

Former attorney Matthew Arkin, a critically acclaimed actor and acting teacher with 45 years of theatrical experience, discusses his novel, “In the Country of the Blind” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at Laguna Beach Books. The free event takes place at 1200 S. Coast Highway.  

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Yosemite Revealed at Forest And Ocean Gallery Forest & Ocean Gallery unveils resident artist Cheyne Walls’s newest fine art photograph captured in the valley of Yosemite National Park. The public is invited to an artist reception and discussion of “Gates of the Valley” on Saturday, April 26, from 6 – 9 p.m. The photograph commemorates […]

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Scenic California Seen at the Gate

Scenic California Seen at the Gate

The painting is titled “The Hunter” and depicts an egret intent on securing his next meal. Rendered in vivid purples against an orange sky, the bird wades through waters reflecting hues of his surroundings. The image, along with a number of luminous landscapes such “Merced Reflections,” “Woods Cove” and “Laguna Looking North” has been rendered […]

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Indy Calendar April 18-24, 2014

Indy Calendar April 18-24, 2014

  Friday, April 18 Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. 949-715-7777 The Strangers, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave, 949-494-3027 Joey Molland’s Badfinger, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949-496-8930 SusiQ Needle Art Guild, 1 p.m. Susi Q Community Center, 380 Third St., 949-497-2241 […]

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Trying a New Tack to Cultivate Art Patrons

Trying a New Tack to Cultivate Art Patrons

A dozen individual exhibitors at the Festival of Arts cooperatively are marketing themselves to the public and their collectors for the first time in an off-season studio tour, hoping to share a bit of themselves with people they see summer after summer. From brain storming sessions between painter Paul Bond, mixed media artists Mia Moore […]

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Come for the Brew, Stay for the View

Come for the Brew, Stay for the View

Craft Brews and Views, a fundraiser for Laguna Beach’s non-profit radio station, KX 93.5, will be held on Saturday, April 26 at a local, private ocean-front home. The event will offer tastings of 12 high-end craft beers, food pairings by Food Network’s “Chopped” champion chef Joe Youkhan and live Brazilian jazz from local quartet Bossa […]

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Jazz Singer To Wow Audiences for a Cause

Jazz Singer To Wow Audiences for a Cause

A fundraiser for the Live! Music & Kids outreach program, will feature jazz vocalist Barbara Morrison on Wednesday, April 30, 6–8 p.m. at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. Live! Music & Kids brings top-flight musicians in for free educational presentations to members of the Boys & Girls Club and students in Laguna schools. Tickets are […]

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Author, Candidate Advocates for Election Reform

Author, Candidate Advocates for Election Reform

Derek Cressman, a candidate for Secretary of State and author of “The Recall’s Broken Promise: How Big Money Still Runs California Politics,” arrives in Laguna Beach on Friday, April 25. He’s here to sign his work at 6 p.m. at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Cressman, a former vice president of Common Cause, […]

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Kids’ Culture

Kids’ Culture

Oz and Ahhs at Imagination Celebration As part of Orange County’s 29th Imagination Celebration, the Arts & Learning Conservatory of Santa Ana will offer local children free tickets to their production of “The Wizard of Oz” at Segerstrom High School Theatre, 2301 W. MacArthur, Santa Ana, on April 24-26. The conservatory offers kids 5-18 instruction […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Laguna Beach’s Cove Gallery swings into spring with a ‘50s style 5 – 8 p.m. reception Saturday, April 26. “Feel free to slick back your hair and put on your hippest bobby socks!,” says an organizer, who says wine and hors devours will be served along side live music and 14 featured artists at 1492- […]

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Marking 50 Years of Filmmaking

Marking 50 Years of Filmmaking

Laguna Beach-based MacGillivray Freeman Films celebrates 50 years of award-winning film making at the 15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival with events Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29 and 30. The red carpet screening of “Lovesick,” staring Matt LeBlanc, on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Dr., will open the […]

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Indy Calendar April 11-17, 2014

Indy Calendar April 11-17, 2014

Friday, April 11 Sawdust Art Festival Classes: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 4/12-13. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. , 949-715-7777 VooDoo Grove, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave, 949-494-3027 Bruce Cockburn, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. 949-496-8930 Roger Housden, […]