renaissance

How Green Is LCAD’s New Program?

Laguna College of Art & Design is launching Project GREEN (Green Restoration and Ecological Education Now), a new curriculum from coursework in the sciences. Funded by a grant from the Laguna Beach-based Marisla Foundation, this one-of-a-kind program goes outside the...

Expecting a Public Apology for Mural’s DestructionExpecting a Public Apology for Mural’s Destruction

Editor,   Those who know me may think I’d be the last person to be writing this letter.  Frankly, I am surprised myself.  However, when I read about the loss of the LCAD mural this past week I was overcome with emotion. (“Mural Gone Missing Irks Artists,” March 25) I can...

Art Sale to Benefit Japan Relief Fund

Students, faculty and staff at Laguna College of Art & Design have joined forces to produce artwork for a benefit sale to aid the victims of the cataclysmic events in Japan, to be held on Sunday, April 3, at the main campus, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road.   LCAD artists of all...

Mural Gone Missing Irks Artists

Since 2003, a wall-sized mural created by Laguna College of Art and Design instructor Mia Tavonatti and her students brightened a building near the campus occupied by Laguna Canyon Winery.   During the last week of February, it suddenly disappeared under a thick coat of gray...

Parade Pays Tribute to Returning Soldiers

Surfing school owner James Pribram and the Laguna College of Art and Design will roll in two new categories for the 45th annual Patriot’s Day Parade tomorrow, March 5, starting at 11 a.m. Commencing on Park Avenue, Laguna’s one-and-only parade will travel through the village...

LCAD Student Designs Winning Logo

The Rotary Club selected a fresh logo design for its upcoming Grapes for Grads fundraiser, a design by Laguna College of Art & Design junior Courtney Maya. She is to receive a $500 scholarship at the club’s noon meeting today, Friday, Feb. 11, at the Canyon Lodge American...

Grounded in Tradition, Art College Pursues the Future

On a recent gloomy afternoon Kiley Davis, a Laguna College of Art and Design graphic design senior, immersed herself in color by creating a “mood board,” an electronic sketchbook to design sports apparel, accessories and equipment. Working on state-of-the-art computer equipment,...

Phoenix Rising: A Brief History of LCAD

By David Randel, Special to the Independent This account of the school that became the Laguna College of Art & Design, prepared to honor its founding 45 years ago by a group of community leaders, would not be complete without mention of several reasons for its success. The...