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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

New Greeter Raises His Hand

Some Coast Highway drivers avoid eye contact. So do some pedestrians, who cross Forest Avenue opposite Main Beach with a guarded look for the person on the curb waving to passersby. Still others step out of the crosswalk to knuckle-bump Michael Minutoli, congratulating him for...

Diverse Palette Painted for Art Walk

Laguna’s cultural art scene gears up for First Thursdays Art Walk on July 7, beginning with the city’s dedication of the sculpture “Breaching Whale” by Jon Seeman at 5 p.m., in Heisler Park at Rockpile Beach. In galleries throughout town, visitors will see artists in action...

Noguchi’s Vision Replanted in Museum Exhibit

Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi’s legacy will take a new dimension in “Noguchi: California Legacy,” an exhibition opening to the public at the Laguna Art Museum on Sunday. The exhibition encompasses models and drawings pertaining to “California Scenario,” a popular...