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Dynamic Duo ‘on Board’ for More Collaboration

Laguna Beach glass blowing artist Gavin Heath, front, straddles “Tidepool Paddleboard,” the bench he created with local metal sculptor Larry Gill, at the dedication last Saturday, March 9 by Laguna Beach Mayor Kelly Boyd in Heisler Park. Beverly Kaye donated the funds for the...

Wishing for a Third Vote

Editor, I only have two votes for three excellent candidates, Jane, Verna, and Bob Whalen. I became aware of Bob at the candidate’s forum for the arts. The village entrance project was discounted by Steve Dicterow as probably not doable. Bob responded with his history of...

High Praise From Their Peers

The Sawdust Art Festival announced winners of its artist peer awards, listed respectively from first to third: Blown Glass: Christopher Jeffries, Gavin Heath, Jason McQuaid & Michael Panetta. Fused Glass: Siân Poeschl,  Dawn Spurlock, Cindy Stalnaker. Ceramics: Jesse Bartels,...

Sawdust Dedicates ‘Torch of Life’ to Festival Honorees

The public is invited to join Sawdust Art Festival board members in dedicating a sculptured glass “torch of life” memorial, crafted to honor deceased contributors to the cooperative, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21. “It’s been a long time coming, and it has...

Sawdust Memorial: An Eternal Flame With a Twist

Festival glass artists cooperatively created a glass flame last week to serve as a memorial for exhibitors who have died. Installation of the completed work is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m. near the waterfall.   Photos by Mary Hurlbut