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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 demonstrating their techniques, sharing their insights and answering questions. […]
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 sculpture garden in Costa Mesa and “Noguchi Plaza,” another plaza-like installation in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. […]
Day of Art, May 1 Art Takes Flight at Laguna Art Museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, an Imagination Celebration event hosted by the museum and Laguna Outreach for Community Arts. Families are invited for a fun-filled day of hands-on artprojects led by members of LOCA, including face painting, live […]
Slow art day at Laguna Art Museum It’s said that the average museum-goer spends about 18 seconds looking at a work of art. How much can one see in that time span? Not much. Last Saturday Laguna Beach artist Hedy Buzan took a group of museum goers on a leisurely, two-hour tour of the Laguna […]
To celebrate International Slow Art Day, local artist Hedy Buzan will lead a group on a special tour of the current exhibit, “Extract,” at the Laguna Art Museum at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, thereby joining volunteers in 89 cities around the world whose mission is to encourage viewers to look at art slowly […]
Artists Laddie John Dill and Chris Wilder, who are featured in Laguna Art Museum’s current exhibition “Extract: Developing Exhibitions from the Collection,” will talk about their work and answer questions from the audience at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. Dill’s early installation work has recently been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art […]