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Six Finalists Vie for Broadway Project

Six Finalists Vie for Broadway Project

Six finalists were selected from among 25 letters of interest by the city’s Art Commission for each of two public art projects as part of a beautification plan for Laguna’s Broadway Street. The following finalists were selected: Alber & Luna De Matteis, John Barber, Marlo Bartels, Marsh Scott, Mike Tauber and Terry Thornsley intend to […]

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New Sculpture Adds to Campus Collection

New Sculpture Adds to Campus Collection

The life-size sculpture, “Nureyev Heroic,” on long-term loan from renowned sculptor Richard MacDonald, was recently added to the Laguna College of Art & Design campus. MacDonald’s work has been showcased in numerous one-man exhibitions and is featured in private collections including those of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Dean Koontz, Leann Rimes and Luciano Pavarotti. […]

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Saltfineart Holds 3rd Art Auction

Saltfineart Holds 3rd Art Auction

The third annual Amazing Steals art auction begins at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 10, but is available for viewing this week at Saltfineart gallery, 1492 S. Coast Highway. On Sunday, a Baja-style lunch will be provided by Rasta Taco while gallery owner Carla Arzente and David Vanderveen, involved with a nonprofit that assists rural farmers […]

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Design House Crowns a Laguna Hilltop

Design House Crowns a Laguna Hilltop

Welcome lookie-loos! Tis the season for house and garden tours and here’s one for a good cause. The annual Philharmonic House of Design, now in its 20th year, finally celebrates its debut in Laguna Beach, a to-be-expected month-long luxe open house extravaganza that kicked off last week. Here, the house of 11,333 square feet has […]

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A Mother’s Love Aims to Return a Sculpture to its Pedestal

A Mother’s Love Aims to Return a Sculpture to its Pedestal

Sculptor Steven Harmon’s abstract “Cathexis” of intertwining metallic scrolls once enjoyed great popularity, recalled the late artist’s mother, Irvine’s Alice Harmon. Children in Riddle Field liked to climb it. Some likened it to a Christmas ornament, becoming a favorite backdrop for holiday photographs. Over time, the elements took their toll. The gift by the emerging […]

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Vandals Deface Laguna’s Memorial to 9/11

Vandals Deface Laguna’s Memorial to 9/11

Artist Jorg Dubin visits “Semper Memento,” Laguna Beach’s memorial to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, every two or three weeks to dust off the public art work in Heisler Park. The Dubin-designed sculpture consists of a pentagonal base holding two beams from the World Trade Center wreckage that frame a silver sphere […]

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Cops Join Museum’s Opening Night

Cops Join Museum’s Opening Night

Some of the Los Angeles Police Department’s top brass attended last Saturday’s opening at the Laguna Art Museum of “Mi Obra” (my work), paintings and sculptures by Victor Hugo Zayas. The native of Mexico has lived and worked in South Los Angeles and witnessed violence’s toll over 30 years in his neighborhood. Along the way, […]

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Arts Projects Remain in Limbo

Arts Projects Remain in Limbo

After much discussion and input by 15 speakers, Laguna Beach’s Arts Commission on Monday could not determine the fate of “Cathexis,” a weather-eroded sculpture donated by the late Steven Harmon that had been removed from Riddle Field as a potential safety hazard. A year ago, the commission voted to de-accession the piece from the city’s […]

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Making Art in Cuba Exacts a Price

Making Art in Cuba Exacts a Price

Salt Fine Art’s ¡Cuba! exhibition, featuring multi-media works imbued with sly political commentary by 11 artists, opened early this month with something missing: most the artists were absent. Part of gallery owner Carla Tesak Arzente’s planning included making arrangements to host the artists from Cuba. But no thanks to Cuban bureaucracy, only Ernesto Javier Fernandez […]

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Gallery Row’s New Occupant Brings an Edge

Gallery Row’s New Occupant Brings an Edge

            “On the Edge: Statements in Black and White” is the title of the inaugural exhibition that marks the opening of the S Cube Gallery, a venue for contemporary art that replaces the former Rohrer Gallery that specialized, for the most part, in traditional art and antiques. In keeping with her goal to feature the […]

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Galleries Hit by Art Thefts

Galleries Hit by Art Thefts

Art thieves targeting neighboring Laguna Beach galleries in the 500 block of Coast Highway have stolen $8,000 worth of sculptures in three separate recent incidents. The most recent heists occurred last Friday, Nov. 4, at Wyland Gallery and Townley Gallery, where men secreted artwork under rain gear and jackets, respectively, Laguna Beach police and gallery […]

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Laguna Receives Monks’ Blessings

Laguna Receives Monks’ Blessings

Seven Tibetan monks skilled in the sacred art of sand mandala painting as well as butter sculpture, costumed dance and chanting are making a second annual sojourn to Laguna Beach next week. The monks, who have studied the ceremonial arts for up to 10 years at the Gaden Jangtse monastery founded in 1413 in South […]

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SchoolPower Kicks Off School Year at Claes

SchoolPower Kicks Off School Year at Claes

SchoolPower continues its tradition of kicking off the new school year with its first fundraiser on Monday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. in Hotel Laguna’s Claes Ovation restaurant, named after hotelier Claes Andersen. The event features Executive Chef Paul Bauer, who has prepared a three-course meal with wine and food pairings. Andersen’s widow, Georgia, has […]

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Musings on the Coast

Musings on the Coast

Tribute to a Tragedy This last Sunday in Heisler Park, precisely at 11 a.m. on Sept. 11, the 10-year dedication began with bagpipes playing and the assembled crowd silent. The ceremony was to commemorate the official unveiling of artist Jorg Dubin’s 9/11 sculpture. It features two steel beams donated by the New York Port Authority […]

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Uneducated Patriots?

Uneducated Patriots?

Editor,   For those who regard our new ‘sculpture’ in Heisler Park as patriotic art.   Today is 9/11 and I heard the host of the OC Television Channel say,   “Half of all Americans polled cannot tell you what year 9/11 occurred.”   If the poll is accurate, it would appear the US Patriot […]