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Fashion Dazzles With Re-Imagined Fabrics

Fashion Dazzles With Re-Imagined Fabrics

By Loreen Berlin, Special to the Independent The sixth-annual Runway Fashion Show at the Festival of Arts astonished spectators with garments re-imagined from used, re-used and recycled items worn by gorgeous, sensuous models. Artist exhibitors, who devised the innovative designs, earned $1,000 prizes in four categories and the People’s Choice Award. The most creative concept […]

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Watercolor, Early California Inform ‘Art Talks’

Watercolor, Early California Inform ‘Art Talks’

Festival of Arts painter Kirsten Whalen leads an exploration of the watercolor medium joined by fellow exhibitors David Milton, Roger Folk and Geri Medway at noon on Tuesday, July 10, on the Festival’s green. On Thursday, July 12, also at noon, Mark Hilbert, a longtime collector of early California art, shares his collection comprised of […]

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Artists Have a Way With Strings

Artists Have a Way With Strings

The 2012 Laguna Beach Music Festival’s Artful Violin Auction, both of which ended this past Sunday, Feb. 5, raised nearly $6,500 for music outreach programs thanks to the generosity of six artists.   Cheryl Ekstrom’s “The Weeping Violin,” raised the highest amount, $1250, from a bidder in New Yorkm according to organizer Diane Arnold . […]