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 Museum Wins NEA Grant

Museum Wins NEA Grant

Laguna Art Museum was one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the museum announced last week. The museum will received a $30,000 grant to support its Art & Nature exhibition, which last year featured the work of a land artist Jim Denevan. With Main Beach […]

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Main Beach Gets Promoted to Work of Art

Main Beach Gets Promoted to Work of Art

“When these city lights bring these streets to life….” sang Lou Reed in the song “City Lights,” implying that lights, in whatever configurations, make things happen. In a twist of those lyrics, locals and tourists strolling around Main Beach last Saturday night saw the usually beige expanse of sand come to life around 5 p.m. […]

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Pet Peeves: Watch Your Step

Pet Peeves: Watch Your Step

Laguna Art Museum has embarked on an exciting new project that redefines art inspired by nature.  I believe this new approach will strike a chord with residents. Jim Denevan is a land artist whose work elevates making sand angels by creating huge circles, squares and other shapes that go on for miles on the beach.  […]

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Redefining Art Inspired by Nature

Redefining Art Inspired by Nature

Sunbathers who languidly make squiggles in the sand rarely draw much attention. Not so for Jim Denevan, a land artist whose work elevates the beach-goer’s favorite pastime with huge circles, squares, even a cross and other shapes. These, carefully delineated to create a sense of light and dark, comprise Denevan’s oeuvre, which inevitably draws a […]

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Green Light: Art, Nature and Science

Green Light: Art, Nature and Science

“Beauty will save the world,” said a character in a novel written in the late 1800s by Feodor Dostoevsky, one of the most revered authors in modern literature. Seemingly inspired by this insight, the MacGillivray family in town has long been making film documentaries that have aimed at saving dolphins and other marine creatures, and […]