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The Mason and the Potter, United by Clay

The Mason and the Potter, United by Clay

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent In the current “Adam Silverman: Clay and Space” exhibit at Laguna Art Museum, a mason and potter blended their talents to create a sensory installation that wraps viewers in the artistic expressions of both. To view Silverman’s textured and organic pottery fired in the pits at Aliso Beach, […]

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The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff

Author’s Tale Examines Racism and Adoption By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent   Corie Skolnick starts her novel “Orfan” by foisting heart-breaking bad luck onto an innocent.  In the opening chapters, the character J.D., a mixed raced kid born to a Catholic teenager, is given up for adoption, only to have the loving couple […]

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Sharing a Gift of Insight

Sharing a Gift of Insight

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent In the midst of chaos and poverty of India, five Laguna Beach travelers recently received an abundance of individually tailored gifts: glimpses into the nature of the divine, insights about themselves and the realization that the West can learn much about living well from the people of the […]

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Artistic Expression Blooms for Good

Artistic Expression Blooms for Good

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent   Hand crafted original art made by local women will transform the Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach into an upscale boutique and art gallery on Sunday, April 22, from 12 to 5 p.m. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Women Artists Spring Boutique – and the creativity of […]

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Author’s Travel Memoir Detours Unexpectedly

Author’s Travel Memoir Detours Unexpectedly

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent Ed Kaufman and his family don’t really go on vacations. Instead, they take global adventures that have allowed each of them to expand individually while forming connections with a diverse array of indigenous people and to each other along the way. Over the last decade on trips to […]

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Performers Kick to a Different Rhythm

Performers Kick to a Different Rhythm

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent Known for their soulful, open-hearted, feel-good music, Laguna Beach musicians Beth and Steve Wood have a lethal side few of their fans have seen. For nearly two decades the musical duo has studied Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art. They credit the discipline with having a profound […]

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Stories Reimagined in Woman's Club Art Sale

Stories Reimagined in Woman’s Club Art Sale

By Robin Pierson | Special to the Independent A celebration of women artists will be held at The Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach at the Spring Women Artists Boutique on Sunday, March 13, from noon to 5  p.m. Jewelers, knitters and painters, along with illustrators, photographers and furniture makers will gather to sell their creations. […]