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Art Sale Fundraises for Typhoon Victims

Art Sale Fundraises for Typhoon Victims

Laguna College of Art and Design students and faculty are donating small art works for “Art for Haiyan,” a fundraiser for victims of Typhoon Haiyan on Monday, Dec. 9. The 5-7 p.m. event takes place at LCAD’s Main Campus Gallery, 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd. The show is open to the public who will be able […]

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Minding Our Business: The Business of Art

Minding Our Business: The Business of Art

When I moved to Laguna, I was pleased to see a museum downtown, and subsequently disheartened by the collection’s limited scope. I also felt the facility had set itself up as a landmark more than a community art center and I more often attended as an afterthought than a destination. These days, Laguna Art Museum […]

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A Town and Gown Collaboration


A Town and Gown Collaboration


Ingenuity and Original Music Animate Student Film   A young, slim redhead folds towels in a laundromat amid huge washers and dryers, greenish neon lighting, a rickety folding table and a bedraggled man who looks homeless. As she prissily brushes off specs of lint, she frowns at the fat, wheezing geezer lurking in the corner. […]

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College Installs New Gallery Director

College Installs New Gallery Director

While still a student at the Laguna College of Art and Design, Andrea Harris worked at the Laguna Art Museum as an installer and as an assistant to local artist Bridget Hoff. She became the museum’s registrar, the first hired staffer after the dissolution of the museum’s merger with the Orange County Museum of Art. […]

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Studios of Their Own, Thanks to an Alumna’s Gift

Studios of Their Own, Thanks to an Alumna’s Gift

  With the end of the term just weeks away, Laguna College of Art and Design seniors didn’t need all that much prodding to show up on a weekend to work on unfinished year-end projects in newly finished studios and workspaces. Though student animators, painters, designers, gamers and illustrators settled in with light tables, easels […]

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Stepping Up to a New Podium

Stepping Up to a New Podium

Ed Peterson knows now how he expects to spend his summer. A concept by the Laguna Concert Band’s music director-conductor to collaborate on an animated film received the green-light last week. The proposal earned Peterson the $5,000 Seven-Degrees Inspiration Grant at this year’s Art Stars Awards gala. The work will be produced this summer with […]

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Let’s Hear it for Laguna’s Art Stars

Let’s Hear it for Laguna’s Art Stars

Laguna Concert Band Director Ed Peterson won a $5,000 Inspiration grant for his proposal to produce an original score for an animated student film while Heisler Park sculpture garden creators Scott and Naomi Schoenherr were declared artists of the year during Laguna Beach’s annual Art Stars awards ceremony Sunday, April 7. More than 230 guests […]

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Kudos for Raising Safety Issue

Kudos for Raising Safety Issue

Editor, Thanks for publishing an article on LCAD and my favorite topic, safe alternative mobility in Laguna Beach (“Pushing for Safe Canyon Crossings,” March 8). Kudos for the cover shot too, it captures the essence of the LCAD traffic problem: pedestrians playing chicken in a painted crosswalk over a highway.   Les Miklosy, Laguna Beach

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Pushing for Safe Crossings in the Canyon

Pushing for Safe Crossings in the Canyon

Motorists who travel inbound on Laguna Canyon Road, often ignoring the posted 45 mph speed limit, present an escalating threat to pedestrians near the main campus of Laguna College of Art & Design, according to the college’s top administrator. While a pedestrian crosswalk and warning signs have been installed near the main campus and a […]

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‘Peanuts’ Gang Finds a New Home

‘Peanuts’ Gang Finds a New Home

  With a few well-drawn lines, Charles Schultz’s created the comic strip “Peanuts,” a world inhabited by Charlie Brown and Snoopy and his neighborhood friends, a little gang that included Linus and Lucy, Sally and Schroeder, a little red-haired girl and Franklin, and a yellow tweeter named Woodstock. From 1950 until the artist’s retirement in […]

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Town Gown Harmony

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 the canyon as “not unexpectedly stir[ring] up […]

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Cultural Immersion Includes Design Studies

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, proficiency, and professional goals honed their digital skills in LCAD’s state-of-the-art computer laboratories. “I was so […]

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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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Women Painters Exhibit at LCAD

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. The gallery will […]

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Women Painters Exhibit at LCAD

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. The gallery will […]