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Unmasking Deception

Laguna College of Art and Design challenged students and professionals to create character concept art using masked fashion, to evoke that which is not at face value. In “Deception Masked,” the juried character concept show, the mask becomes the story, the character, and the plot...

Speakers’ Corner: Why I Support the Open Space Initiative And Why I’m Frustrated With City Hall

By Sam Goldstein I’ve been called by quite a few people and asked, “How can I support the open space initiative?” My response is that I support Measure CC because it will serve to help maintain the distinctive ambiance of Laguna Beach. It will also serve to further...

AAUW Hosts Event, Laughs

The American Association of University Women invites Laguna Beach Branch members and prospective members to its membership open house at the Laguna College of Art and Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd., on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. The program includes an entertaining and...

Town Gown Harmony

Editor, I am writing to comment on the Laguna Beach Independent story by Daniella Walsh, “Survival of the Fittest in Laguna Canyon,” (Aug. 24). As chair of the Laguna College of Art + Design’s board of trustees, I take issue with the characterization of LCAD’s recent expansion in...

Artist’s Storyboard Works Displayed

Laguna College of Art and Design will be hosting “Federico D’Alessandro: An Artist’s Journey From Script-to-Screen,” from Aug. 20 through Sept. 21. The exhibit will display storyboards, concept art, and cutting-edge animatics from D’Alessandro, a storyboard artist whose work is...

Cultural Immersion Includes Design Studies

Laguna College of Art and Design’s inaugural Digital Media and Animation Workshop concluded this past month. The two-week workshop provided an in-depth digital immersion to 10 students from four different Chinese universities. Students with a wide range of experience,...

Women Painters Exhibit at LCAD

Women Painters West is proud to announce their latest exhibition at Laguna College of Art + Design, showing July 9 to Aug. 9 in the campus gallery, 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd. A reception will be held Aug. 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., coinciding with First Thursday’s Art Walk that month....

Women Painters Exhibit at LCAD

Women Painters West is proud to announce their latest exhibition at Laguna College of Art + Design, showing July 9 to Aug. 9 in the campus gallery, 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd. A reception will be held Aug. 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., coinciding with First Thursday’s Art Walk that month....

Music Enlivens Museum Galleries

A classical quartet will add color of a different sort to the galleries of the Laguna Art Museum beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, with the Hutchins Consort. Laguna Beach Live’s Lucinda Prewitt and museum executive director Malcolm Warner are teaming up to offer a year-long...

New Sculpture Adds to Campus Collection

The life-size sculpture, “Nureyev Heroic,” on long-term loan from renowned sculptor Richard MacDonald, was recently added to the Laguna College of Art & Design campus. MacDonald’s work has been showcased in numerous one-man exhibitions and is featured in private collections...

Getting Out

Winds Trio Entertains in Sunday Concert   The Ceora Winds Trio performs in a free 3 p.m. concert Sunday, May 6, at the Laguna College of Art & Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach Live! presents the First Sundays series in collaboration with the college, which...

‘Wonder’ Work Begins

Laguna College of Art and Design instructor Mia Tavonatti and her students last weekend begin work on a replacement mural in Laguna Canyon. The winning mural design, “Wonder: An Odyssey,” was conceived by Tavonatti’s student Cheryl Kook and will cover a 13 x 75...

Getting Out

AlmaNova Appearing in Free Concert   Laguna Beach Live! presents AlmaNova in a free chamber music concert on Sunday, April 1, at the Laguna College of Art and Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd, from 3 to 4:30 pm.   AlmaNova is a flute and guitar duo which perform an...

Art Seen

Sample the Town’s Top-rated Art Event   Introduce yourself to Laguna Beach’s cultural art scene by strolling First Thursdays Art Walk, March 1, from 6 to 9 p.m.   The event is free to the public and so is the trolley service. Maps featuring the evening’s special events are...

Rain Barrel Art Contest Rolls Out

The Laguna Beach County Water District is seeking entries for its popular “Roll Out the Rain Barrel” art contest, which is open to first through 12th graders attending school in the Laguna Beach School District, Laguna College of Art and Design students, and Laguna Beach County...