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Art Seen

Pop Art Invades Via Mars JoAnne Artman Gallery hosts Robert Mars first solo exhibition: “Mars Attacks!” at 326 N. Coast Highway through Oct. 31 The mixed media artist explores Americans’ fixation with the iconic. By using symbols from mass media culture, Mars both critiques our...

Writer Switches From Clinician to Fiction

As a licensed speech-language pathologist, Pat Jackson-Colando has written thousands of clinical reports and some of them contained fabulous fiction. Now the Irvine resident writes for fun and freedom of expression. She will describe that career turn at a 4 p.m. book signing...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Sept. 5 The Screaming Furniture Jazz Outlet, free Sunset Serenade concert, Heisler Park Amphitheatre, 5:30 p.m. Free. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 The Outriders, 6 p.m. Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1956 Jack Russell’s...

Why Not in Laguna?

Our guest columnist proposes that the city host an annual chalk art festival. By Beth Fhaner   Laguna Beach is renowned for its vibrant arts scene, particularly with the plethora of annual art festivals that take place during the busy summer months. From the Pageant of the...
Posted On 02 Sep 2014

Dance Fest Soars With Diversity

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy With performances beginning next week, Laguna Dance Festival vaults into its tenth season, the equivalent of a grand jeté – where a ballet dancer leaps to perform a split jump — in terms of its longevity. That young history doesn’t shake the...

Sawdust Continues a Lusty Tradition

Laguna Beach Belly Dancers, JJ & the Habibis celebrate 30 years of belly dancing at Sawdust Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., with two shows, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. and a parade through the grounds Saturday, Aug. 30, at 9 p.m. Jheri St. James won two trophies at the Belly Dancer...

Art Seen

Artistic Talent is in the Family Genes Charles Pabst, Cara Pabst Moran, and Michael Pabst present their latest works in a father, daughter and son show during Art Walk, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Signature Gallery, 220 Forest Ave. Gallery director, Jessica Fry, is an...

Award Winning Novelist Comes to Laguna

Former actor and television executive Brett Halsey visits Laguna Beach Books, 1200 South Coast Highway, Sunday, Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. to discuss and sign his fourth novel, “A Grave Misunderstanding,” a dark thriller. The event is free.              ...

Resurrected Masterpieces

Sculptor Shamus Koch, formerly known as James Koch, brings new life to old objects. By Cheryl Pruett | Photos by Jody Tiongco   Growing up in a small Wisconsin town, Shamus Koch—then known as James Koch—didn’t realize that his Mark Twain-style childhood would one day set him...

A Decade of Passion

The Laguna Dance Festival marks a 10-year milestone of bringing ballet and contemporary dance to the community. By Sharon Stello   Sitting at Zinc Cafe, reminiscing about the Laguna Dance Festival’s first decade, in lead up to its 10th anniversary this September, founder and...
Posted On 26 Aug 2014

The Nature of Mixed Media

Artists Marti Somers and Cami Levin use a variety of materials to create colorful, earth-inspired masterpieces that enthrall viewers. Section by Ashley Ryan MARTI SOMERS (Sue Greenwood Fine Art) Home base: A native of Northern California, currently residing near Palo Alto...
Posted On 25 Aug 2014

The Art of Hanging Art

Local experts reveal that decorating the home requires much more than simply hanging a piece of art on a wall. By Ashley Ryan | Photos by Jody Tiongco   As an integral part of interior design, art can transform the look and feel of a room. The pieces that decorate a home not...
Posted On 25 Aug 2014

A Night Under the Stars With the Stars

The Celebrity Benefit Concert and Pageant takes place Saturday, Aug. 23rd. offering guests an evening of music along with a special performance of the Pageant of the Masters show, “The Art Detective.” “August 23rd will be an incredible night,” says Sharbie Higuchi,...

Indy Calendar

Friday, Aug. 22   Kalama Brothers, 6 p.m. Cliff Restaurant’s Fireside Theater. 577 S. Coast Hwy. 949-494-1956 Space Oddity, 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...

Festival Of Arts Events

Last Chance for Chocolate and Song The “Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate” series concludes with a performance by Billy Valentine from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Festival of the Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Sample a wide variety of Kendall-Jackson wines expertly selected...