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Canadian Artist Comes South The Signature Gallery will host a soirée from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, to celebrate French-Canadian artist Joëlle Blouin, who will live in Laguna Beach for the next three years after obtaining a special visa. Blouin paints thick textured cubes...

Police Capture Memories for Perpetuity

      About 200 residents joined most of Laguna Beach’s 84-person police department this past Sunday at the dedication of “Eternal Legacy,” a sculpture installation in memory of two police officers who died in the line of duty 60 years apart. Constructed of glass...

Benefits

  Roll Out the Barrel for Oktoberfest   Dawson Cole Fine Art hosts an Oktoberfest celebration in their sculpture garden, 326 Glenneyre St., from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. Beer, wine, German food and music are included in the $75 per person, tax-deductible, ticket. Tables...

Make a Difference By Cleaning Up the Coast

The public is invited to join California’s largest beach cleanup of the year —from Aliso Creek Beach to Main Beach in Laguna Beach – as part of the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, Sept. 20. Gloves and cleanup bags will be provided from 9-11 a.m. at four...

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Artistic Talent is in the Family Genes Charles Pabst, Cara Pabst Moran, and Michael Pabst present their latest works in a father, daughter and son show during Art Walk, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Signature Gallery, 220 Forest Ave. Gallery director, Jessica Fry, is an...

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Festival Rounds Up Artists for a Horse Benefit Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival joins the fight to protect wild horses with selected exhibitors sharing in the painting of an official wild horse sculpture, which will be sold to support Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary....

Artist Sculpts Portraits of a Novel Dimension

Squinting her eyes and turning her head this way and that, artist Jessica de Stefano is studying her subject, a dark-haired woman grateful she need not sit frozen like statuary. Slowly, a likeness of Carrie Angland emerges, carved from polymer clay that de Stefano paints and...

Wood Sculptor Refines Nature’s Art

By M. “Charlie” Ferrazzi Walking into Troy Poeschl’s shop, you don’t know where to look first. It is not because of all the art that is there, but because of the combination of tools, machines and material that can be found all around. Stacks of raw wood, metal, and more; from...

Art Scholars Find Willing Patrons

 Laguna Beach philanthropists Terry Smith and Wayne Peterson enjoyed the spotlight at Laguna College of Art & Design’s recent fundraising gala for their numerous contributions to the college and its scholarship fund.  Freshly minted graduate Charity Oetgen thanked the duo for...

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Dance Gala Imports Brazilian Vibe Ballroom dancers and live music from Brasil Brazil kick off a Brazilian themed fundraising gala for Laguna Dance Festival’s 10th season Thursday, June 12. Carnival starts at 6:30 p.m. at Seven-Degrees event center, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. The...

Sculptor Wielding His Scalpel in Academia

Richard MacDonald will serve as advisory chair of the Laguna College of Art and Design’s fine art sculpture division, President Jonathan Burke announced. “We are excited that an artist and professional of Richard’s caliber will guide us in refining our curriculum to...

Embracing an ‘Eternal Legacy’

The Arts Commission chose the work titled “Eternal Legacy” by Gerard Basil Stripling and Michele Taylor to serve as a memorial for two Laguna Beach police officers who died on duty. The unanimous recommendation, made this past Monday, April 14, will come before the City Council...

No Bull: Bovine Corralled in Body Shop

In a spray booth at Beach Cities Auto Collision in Laguna Canyon rests a rare breed. Not a Ferrari or a Porsche or even a humble Volkswagen, but the unlikeliest of would-be conveyances, a 400 pound, nine-foot long sculpture of a  bull, ready for the drive to Austin, Tex. Created...

Sculptures Rejected for Lifeguard HQ

Both finalists in a $60,000 sculpture commission to embellish Laguna Beach’s lifeguard headquarters came away empty-handed when the city’s Art Commission unanimously rejected their proposals at a meeting Monday, Sept. 9. It was the second setback for the competition, which was...

Art Seen 8/23/13

Buy Art-To-Go, Win Hotel Prizes The Artists Fund at Festival of Arts will hold two prize drawings Saturday, Aug. 31 from among those who purchase from the Art-To-Go collection, available daily on the Festival grounds. Prizes include stays at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel or The...