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New Communicator Joins College

New Communicator Joins College

Laguna College of Art & Design announced hiring Mike Stice, a part-time liberal arts faculty member and director of the college writing lab, as communications director. Stice, who has worked 12 year at LCAD, previously worked in differing  capacities at Laguna Art Museum and Surfing magazine.

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Film Society Screens Brazilian Indie

Film Society Screens Brazilian Indie

From the land of bossa nova, The Laguna Beach Film Society (LBFS) presents an evocative, new Brazilian film, “Found Memories,” on Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m. at the South Coast Cinema. Tickets are $15 at the door and $20 for film, food, appetizers, and prefilm conversation at the Laguna Art Museum at 6 p.m.

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Chronicler of California Art Honored

Chronicler of California Art Honored

  Laguna Art Museum will honor Ruth Lilly Westphal, a Newport Beach resident, as the first recipient of the California Art Award on Saturday, June 30. Westphal is accomplished for having published three books that became the foundation for the serious study and reassessment of early California art (“Plein Air Painters of California: The Southland” […]

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Gift Adds to Pageant History

Gift Adds to Pageant History

Four images by Modernist photographer Paul Outerbridge related to the Festival of Arts’ early years add another sliver of history to the Festival’s permanent collection as a result of a gift by the Laguna Art Museum. The four photographs, all from 1950–51, have recently been identified as relating to the Festival of Arts and Pageant […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Museum Hosts March Events   Laguna Art Museum hosts a free family day on Sunday, March 11, in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition Victor Hugo Zayas: Mi Obra, and a panel discussion on Sunday, March 18, about rethinking the birth of art in Southern California with panelists Paul Karlstrom and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp in conjunction […]

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Cops Join Museum’s Opening Night

Cops Join Museum’s Opening Night

Some of the Los Angeles Police Department’s top brass attended last Saturday’s opening at the Laguna Art Museum of “Mi Obra” (my work), paintings and sculptures by Victor Hugo Zayas. The native of Mexico has lived and worked in South Los Angeles and witnessed violence’s toll over 30 years in his neighborhood. Along the way, […]

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Newsmakers

Newsmakers

Former LAM Director Making Waves at Surfing Foundation   The Surfing Heritage Foundation has hired Bolton Colburn, former director of Laguna Art Museum, as their new executive director. Colburn, 56, who left his position at Laguna Art Museum in May 2011, plans to work with the foundation’s board and staff to lead development efforts and […]

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Laguna Art Museum Appoints a New Leader

Laguna Art Museum Appoints a New Leader

The suspense is over. After six months as the interim director of the Laguna Art Museum, its chairman, Robert Hayden III, announced plans to turn over the keys to Malcolm Warner, a new executive director, effective Jan. 3. Warner, currently deputy director of the Kimbell Art Museum in Ft. Worth, Tex., made the cut from […]

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Exhibit Reveals Little Known Art History

Exhibit Reveals Little Known Art History

The public can relive a groovy decade of Orange County art history beginning this Sunday by visiting the Laguna Art Museum’s exhibition, “Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964-1971.” It spotlights a hip Orange County known by few that welcomed a roster of bonafide cutting-edge artists, from California […]

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Paint Competition Expands its Portfolio

Paint Competition Expands its Portfolio

A new palette of events colors the 13th annual Plein Air Painting Invitational, a competition among artists who paint on location, expanded to offer an array of activities that begin this Sunday, Oct. 8, in Heisler Park. Unlike in previous years, when festival painters first unpacked their easels along the Montage resort grounds, this year’s […]

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Artist Deciphers Her Own Exhibit

Artist Deciphers Her Own Exhibit

Los Angeles-based artist Lita Albuquerque will host a lecture and conduct a walk-through Sunday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m., of her current exhibition “Emergence,” on display at Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., through Oct. 2. Curated by Laguna Art Museum’s exhibition curator Grace Kook-Anderson, “Emergence” examines two series of works that Albuquerque began in […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Co-ed Pieces Light up Summer Showcasing the sparks between male-female relationships between artists and audiences, Artists Republic for Tomorrow, AR4T Gallery presents its exhibit, “Girls vs. Boys: The Summer of Love”at 210 N. Coast Highway. Opening July 29 at 7 p.m. and on display until Aug. 14, Karlee Mackie and  Drew Brophy display their artwork […]

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What’s Your Nonprofit Status?

What’s Your Nonprofit Status?

A free workshop for local nonprofits on “Tricky Tax Issues & Savvy Solutions,” sponsored by the Laguna Beach Community Foundation and the Laguna Beach Seniors, to be held this Monday, July 18, couldn’t be more timely. Last month the Internal Revenue Service issued a revocation list that named organizations that have lost their tax-exempt status […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Public Invited to Art Dedication   The public is invited to the 4 p.m. dedication Saturday, July 16, of “From the Beginning,” in the public parking lot at Seacove Drive and South Coast Highway.   Jorge Fernandez’s bronze sculptures of native Americans installed on a rock base is now accompanied by another large boulder and […]

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B of A Supports Local Arts Programs

B of A Supports Local Arts Programs

As part of a larger grants program, Bank of America presented $60,000 in grants to several Laguna Beach nonprofits last week. Recipients included Art-A-Fair Foundation, Festival of Arts, Laguna Art Museum, Sawdust Festival and the Laguna Playhouse.