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Glass and Metal Artists Team Up for Winning Bench Project

Metal sculptor Larry Gill and glassblower Gavin Heath teamed up to design what may become Laguna Beach’s newest addition to its public art collection. The team, along with competing artist Michael Graham, presented their concepts to Arts Commission at its meeting Monday, Sept....

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...

Laguna’s Newest Mural Adds Downtown Color

Given any sunny weekend, to say nothing of summer heat, throngs arrive in Laguna Beach, coming from far and wide, in all shapes and colors, ages and dispositions, armed with enough gear to lay siege to the town’s coastline. Streaming from the canyon to Main Beach, they also can...

Lucky Laguna

Editor: Laguna Beach is lucky to have Mark Porterfield. Mark has supported the arts in Laguna for over 10 years. He funded the Nautilus Bench on Forest Avenue as well as the restoration of Ruth Peabody’s “Boy and Dog”. Peabody’s piece is Laguna’s...

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...

For the Arts, ‘09 Ends on a Hopeful Note

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens’ timeless pronouncement from “A Tale of Two Cities” proves a fitting corollary for arts organizations in 2009. The worst? That would be the over-arching recession that shriveled the support of donors and the...
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