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Do Artists Merit Special Consideration?

Editor, This project, proposed by Louis Longi and the Dornin Investment Group, will not fulfill the proposed advantage it claims will be achieved. There are many disadvantages of the proposal. It is already clear that the Council members of the city of Laguna Beach realize the...

A Limerick for Louis Longi

Editor, There once was an artist name Louis Whoʼs project I fear makes me flu-ish. It ought to be small If any at all. So this whole thing I feel is quite foolish! Regumbah Connolly, Laguna Beach  

Art Studios Are Scarier Than Fires and Floods?

  The title quote is in reference to a comment by an ill-informed neighbor trying to stir up negative controversy surrounding a proposed artist work-live complex in Laguna Canyon. I am writing to dispel the fear-inciting rhetoric that a few of the neighbors have about this...

Four Finalists Vie for Sept. 11 Monument

The Arts Commission is working quickly to award the commission for the city’s latest and unquestionably most poignant work of public art in order to speed its completion by the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. From 10 entrants who answered the call to compete...

Artists’ “Live-Work” On Hold

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Looking not quite as shredded as his bronze sculptures of rag-wrapped human forms, Louis Longi slumped over his notebook, jotting down points he wanted to make. His 800-square-foot cottage-studio, the seed of a $6-million, glass-fronted artists’...

SchoolPower Donations Exhibited at Art Walk

Townley and DeBilzan galleries opened their exhibition spaces to include works of art donated for SchoolPower’s annual dinner dance on Jan. 29. Featured artists include selected auction donors Brian Allan, Jacobus Baas, William DeBilzan, Jorge Fernandez, Amy Eidt Jackson,...

Gallery News

Latin Roots Influence New Exhibit at Demossa Gallery Demossa Gallery presents an exhibit of the works by Vincent Serritella and Gilbert Reyes, Jan. 7 to 24, with a reception for the artists from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. during First Thursdays Art Walk on Thursday, Jan. 7. Of...