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The Upside Hits the Downbeat in Museum Concert

The Upside trio of flute, percussion and bass performs at the Laguna Art Museum on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. The classical and jazz cross-over ensemble are graduates of the country’s top conservatories who collaborate on music from Bach to Brubeck. The concert presented by...

The Art of Elizabeth Turk

Communing with Nature in Marble and Stone By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy. The object in its white purity looks as if it has been swept up by the ocean and deposited in the shallow surf, and there it lays, looking like a mysterious sea creature, impervious to the waves washing over...

Pet Peeves

An Elongated No Thanks I was invited to participate in the upcoming performance art entitled “An Elongated Now.” The event is an inspiration of artist Lita Albuquerque and is being sponsored by the Laguna Art Museum. Well, I actually didn’t receive an invitation. It was a shout...

Past and Present

Firmly rooted in Laguna history, the distinct homes of El Bosque blend the old and the new. By Margie Monin Dombrowski | Photos by Jody Tiongco     A fitting name for a Laguna street lined with eucalyptus trees, “el bosque” translates to “forest” in Spanish. In the 1930s,...
Posted On 24 Oct 2014

Museum Opens Three New Exhibits

The main work in the Laguna Art Museum’s newest exhibition looks like a supine member of the Blue Man Group. “Pigment Figure No. 1” consists of a human figure in a horizontal position and is made of plaster and covered in blue pigment. It’s part of Lita Albuquerque’s “Particle...

Catch Ferguson Live!

Trombonist Kurt Ferguson and Friends will be performing in the Live! at the Museum concert series at the Laguna Art Museum from 7- 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9. Ferguson is the music director at the Cate School in Santa Barbara. Live! at the Museum is free to museum members and to...

Limelight Shines on Magician of Color and Light

The Laguna Art Museum presents its third California Art Award to Light and Space artist Peter Alexander on Saturday, Sept. 27, at a reception. Art scholar Ruth Westphal received the first award two years ago, with painter Wayne Thiebaud following last year. The award had been...

Joint Effort Debuts at Museum

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy   A preview of this year’s Laguna Dance Festival in the form of “Ekphrasis,” a dance performance inspired by the 1967 Lee Mullican painting titled “Lotus Land,” makes its debut Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Laguna Art Museum. Set to music by composer...

Duo Light up the Museum

  Florence and Bob Estrin will perform at 7 p.m. in the Live! at the Museum concert series Thursday, July 10, at the Laguna Art Museum. Estrin is a musician, composer and teacher, who performs and composes for the keyboard. Estrin has a diverse career as a flutist. The...

Corrections:

In the June 20 article, “The President Rolls Through Town,” the name of UC Irvine Prof. James L. McGaugh was spelled incorrectly.   A book signing by Liz Fenton and Lisa Stein took place last week at Laguna Beach Books, not Laguna Art Museum.   A battle of the bands...

Sister Exhibits Illustrate Brandt’s Legacy

Laguna College of Art and Design lacks any finished Rex Brandt paintings in its possession, but boasts 80 boxes, many still unpacked, of the artist’s archives. The cache of sketchbooks, textbooks written by Brandt, as well as his brushes and a well-worn easel were donated to the...

Major Laguna Sculptor Dies

By Bolton Colburn, Special to the Independent Long-time Laguna Beach resident and ceramic sculptor Jerry Rothman died Thursday, June 5, of a heart attack at a hospital near his sculpture park and home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. During the last few years of his life Rothman...

Art Seen

Studying Oil Painting and Native Creatures Enjoy an informative tour of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center on Saturday, April 12, with a close-up view of live sea lions, followed by a hands-on art project, taught by a professional instructor Mary Hurlbut. Everyone takes home...

Defending Town’s Artistic Legacy

Editor, (The letter also went to council members.) I enthusiastically support Louis Longi’s Laguna Canyon artists live/work project and encourage the City Council to approve the project. In 1929 the Laguna Beach Art Association opened a grand, custom-built gallery designed...

Exhibit Reveals the Soul of Warriors

  A seated man holds a hyena, an animal not exactly known for its docility, as if he were holding a lamb. Both man and beast appear at peace, having reached a common point of introspection. And, while the animal’s face has an articulated vaguely human look, the man’s face is...