A Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony for Forest & Ocean Gallery, 480 Ocean Ave., Suite B, is set for 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30.
Forest & Ocean Gallery, which revised its name and location in Costa Mesa since opening four years ago, represents a collective of photographers and ceramists. Owners Barbara and Ludo Leideritz founded the Gallery to be a space where artists can exhibit, and share their inspiration and creativity with colleagues and clients.
Leideritz comments: “Considering the gallery to be resident-serving compliments the intention and mission of our approach. The gallery serves not only as an establishment of fine art procurement, but it has also served as a teaching institution. ”
As an example, the gallery hosted an Ansel Adams retrospective last August conducted by Adams’ long-time assistant, Alan Ross. On display were 20 Ansel Adams original prints, including several of the rarest Adams prints in existence.
Forest & Ocean Gallery represents Tim Agler, May-Eivor Belsby, Barbara Higgins, Beverly Jacobs, Barbara Ann Leideritz, Ludo Leideritz, Robin Lee Riddell, Alan Ross, Carol Cirillo Stanley, Wendell Stanley, and N. Vance.