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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,...

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...

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....

Creative Output Provides the Fuel for Scholars

Cutbacks at California colleges give extra urgency to the cause behind the Laguna College of Art and Design’s 23rd annual Collectors Choice soirée on Saturday, June 9. The fundraiser for student scholarships attracted 450 visitors and netted $127,000 last year, but LCAD president...

Hats Off to Art Graduates

Seventy students in Laguna College of Art + Design’s 2012 class  participated in commencement ceremonies this week, receiving a sendoff from film producer Don Hahn, whose “Beauty and the Beast” was the first animated movie to receive a best-picture nomination. “I had the...

College Animates Exchange Program

Laguna College of Art + Design’s animation program began hosting several students of Downey’s Warren High School, enabling both institutions to collaborate on real-world experiences in the animation industry. After program chair David Kuhn and Professor David Pruiksma recruited...

And the One Word That Describes Laguna Is. . .

The suspense ends Saturday, Jan. 28, with the public unveiling of the single word chosen from 1,100 words submitted by Laguna Beach residents to describe their hopes and aspirations for their city. This one powerful word will form the theme for a new mural produced by Laguna...

Power of Words Transforms Defaced Canyon Wall

“Affirmation,” “Wisdom,” “Forgiven” and even “Levitation.” These words passersby, students and friends of Mia Tavonatti chalked onto a gray wall of the Laguna Canyon Winery, 2133 Laguna Canyon Road, this past Monday. After filling the entire wall, Tavonatti hosed off the evidence...

Art Walk Events

 Jeweler Showcases Artist-Made Wreaths   Silver Blue and Gold will host a preview show of the 2011 Shanti Wreath collection on World AIDS Day, Thursday Dec. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. The reception, 1492 S. Coast Highway, will unveil eight original wreaths from the collection of...

Gallery Row’s New Occupant Brings an Edge

            “On the Edge: Statements in Black and White” is the title of the inaugural exhibition that marks the opening of the S Cube Gallery, a venue for contemporary art that replaces the former Rohrer Gallery that specialized, for the most part, in traditional art and...

Laguna Museum’s Annual Meeting Draws a Crowd

  At least 200 interested visitors thronged the Laguna Art Museum last Tuesday when it broke with tradition this year by opening its annual membership meeting to the general public. At the top of the agenda was a preview of coming shows, a presentation of new museum...

Rodin Chaser Assails LCAD’s Exhibit

Florida printmaker and art dealer Gary Arseneau continues to earn his moniker “the Rodin chaser,” this time pursuing the record-setting Rodin exhibition at the Laguna College of Art and Design. Arseneau is a self-appointed sleuth hunting for forgeries among French sculptor...

Art Auction Raises $125,000 for College

Laguna College of Art & Design raised over $125,000 to benefit student programs and scholarships at the 22nd a nnual Collector’s Choice Fine Art Event and Auction on June 4 at the college’s campus. The sold-out event was attended by more than 420 people. Special guests in...

Redo Planned for Erased Mural

The Laguna College of Art and Design and Laguna Canyon Winery reached an agreement to replace the large mural eradicated in March by winery proprietor Marlowe J. Huber, who wanted to replace it with a sign for his business. The now gray expanse will be covered by another mural...