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Artist Adds to Museum’s Collection

Artist Adds to Museum’s Collection

Artist Wayne Thiebaud donated a painting and a group of six prints to Laguna Art Museum, which presented him the museum’s California Art Award at a gala dinner last Saturday, Oct. 12. The award recognizes the extraordinary part he has played in raising the reputation and appreciation of California art, nationally and internationally. It was […]

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Coast Highway Blocked by Downed Pole

Coast Highway Blocked by Downed Pole

Coast Highway near the Laguna Art Museum was reopened late Tuesday afternoon after authorities removed a light standard knocked  into the roadway, police said. A boom on a truck swung to the side and struck the light pole outside the museum at midday, Sgt. Louise Callus said. Photo by Carly Layne         […]

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Building Bridges Between Mediums

Building Bridges Between Mediums

Ekphrasis, rooted in Greek, defines an interpretation of one form of art through another. Now, it is also the working title of an innovative commission, a first among a partnership of three Laguna Beach arts organizations that more typically present art rather than originate it. The resulting collaboration announced this week between the Laguna Art […]

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Eye on Nature:  Coyote Caution

Eye on Nature: Coyote Caution

By Ellen Girardeau Kempler   In neighborhoods bordering Laguna’s wilderness, there’s a natural echo you often hear when fire engines answer a nighttime call.  The primal, high-pitched yips, yaps, yelps and howls of coyote packs riled by such urban sounds as sirens, alarms and domestic dogs send shudders down the spines of pet owners all […]

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Film Society Sharpens its Focus

Film Society Sharpens its Focus

Editor, I am grateful for the thoughtful and supportive letter from Bolton Colburn about the Laguna Beach Film Society (“Origin of the Museum’s Film Society,” Letters, April 5). With the development of a closer relationship with Laguna Art Museum, the future of the film society is brighter than ever. Here’s why: *In conjunction with the […]

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Painting Inspires a New ‘Rite of Spring’

Painting Inspires a New ‘Rite of Spring’

Laguna Dance Festival celebrates the centenary of Stravinsky’s groundbreaking ballet “The Rite of Spring” with free dance performances at Laguna Art Museum during the March 7 First Thursdays Art Walk. This event marks the premiere of the “Primitive Mother” pieces, which were jointly commissioned by Laguna Dance Festival and the Laguna Art Museum. The choreography was […]

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Buyers Step Up for Art

Buyers Step Up for Art

Artist donated works raised $255,000 for Laguna Art Museum’s education and exhibition programs at a well-attended art auction fundraiser showcasing works by 113 California artists last Saturday, Feb. 9. Based on preliminary numbers, the museum expects to net $175,000, better than its anticipated $120,000 goal and an improvement from similar auctions held in the two […]

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An Invitation to a Treasure Hunt

An Invitation to a Treasure Hunt

Wolfgang Bloch, Sandra Jones Campbell, Jorg Dubin, Tony DeLap, David Milton, Tom Swimm, Jacques Garnier and the Bartels family are but a few of the contemporary local artists donating works to the annual Laguna Art Museum Art Auction taking place on Feb. 9. The live auction tops a week of previewing by prospective buyers and […]

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Indy Calendar, Feb.1-7, 2013

Indy Calendar, Feb.1-7, 2013

Friday, Feb. 1 Friday Flicks at the Forum, “Pina” 7 p.m. Forum Theatre, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. Sawdust Art Festival Classes: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 2/2. Tricia Freeman, 9 p.m., Marine Room, 214 Ocean Ave. 949-494-3027 Also 2/2. Nick I & A.D.D. 8:45 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. www.mozambiqueoc.com  949-715-7777 Guitarist […]

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Museum Receives Conservation Grant

Museum Receives Conservation Grant

Some older works in the Laguna Art Museum’s permanent collection of California art date from the mid 19th century. But no special funds had ever been earmarked specifically for framing and conservation until Yvonne J. Boseker pledged a $100,000 nest egg. The funds will also underwrite the staging of exhibitions and educational programs related to […]

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Museum Receives Conservation Grant

Museum Receives Conservation Grant

Some older works in the Laguna Art Museum’s permanent collection of California art date from the mid 19th century. But no special funds had ever been earmarked specifically for framing and conservation until Yvonne J. Boseker pledged a $100,000 nest egg. The funds will also underwrite the staging of exhibitions and educational programs related to […]

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Art Seen 11/23/12

Art Seen 11/23/12

‘Turnings’ Exhibit Displayed at Garden Art woodwork created from local trees and exotic woods by Laguna resident and retired Admiral Warren E. Aut is on display through Dec. 31 at the Hortense Miller Garden. To visit the Gardens and exhibit, please call 497-0716 to schedule a free guided tour, Tuesday through Saturday, 9:45-noon.     […]

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Embracing the Past and Present

Embracing the Past and Present

“The Permanent Collection: A Fresh Look,” “ex.pose: Macha Suzuki” and “Timothy J. Clark” exhibitions that opened earlier this month evidence the Laguna Art Museum’s willingness and ability to simultaneously embrace the past, present and future. The Permanent Collection, an exhibition curated by the museum’s executive director, Malcolm Warner, offers a jaunt through California art history […]

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Paint Out Schedule of Events

Paint Out Schedule of Events

Sunday, Oct. 14 Quick Draw Paint Out, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Heisler Park. Open to the public for viewing. Meet and greet reception with artists follows, 1-2 p.m., Laguna Art Museum. Free admission and complimentary beverages. Quick Draw Silent Auction, 2-3 p.m., Laguna Art Museum. Free admission.   Monday, Oct. 15 Kids’ Paint Out, 10 a.m.-1 […]

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A Feast of Sight, Sound

A Feast of Sight, Sound

The husband and wife team known as AlmaNova perform in a free 7 p.m. chamber music concert on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Laguna Art Museum. Live! at the Museum concerts are free to members and to non-members with museum admission. The galleries are open until 9 pm. Reservations may be made at no cost […]