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Museum Stages Mock Art Heist

  Titled “The Art of the Heist,” Laguna Art Museum will hold its annual art auction Saturday, Feb. 8, beginning at 6 p.m., promising a party atmosphere that takes its cues from “The Thomas Crown Affair,” about an art-stealing playboy. Early arrivers have a chance to nab...

Arts Leaders Fire Up for 2014

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy Laguna Art Museum’s executive director Malcolm Warner stands poised to begin his third year at its helm, and eagerly anticipates successes and challenges of 2014. He is not alone. While local arts leaders take satisfaction in last year’s high points,...

Songs of the Season Sound at the Museum

Sacred and secular songs of the season will be performed by the Angels of Venice at the Laguna Art Museum on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 7 – 8 p.m., 307 Cliff Dr. The trio includes Carol Tatum, Susan Craig Winsberg and Christina  Linhardt who interpret ancient music for the...

Gearing Up for World AIDS Day

Laguna Beach’s downtown trees will be adorned with card enscribed with the name of one of the 500 local residents claimed by HIV/AIDS since 1981 in recognition of World AIDS Day this Sunday, Dec. 1. Free HIV testing and an evening vigil, both at Main Beach, as well as a free...

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...

Indy Calendar Nov. 8-14, 2013

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 Sawdust Art Festival Classes: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 11/9. Jazz on the Patio, 6:30 p.m. Zinc Cafe, 344 Ocean Ave. 949-494-2791 World Anthem, 9 p.m. Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. 949-715-7777 Jason Feddy,...

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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...