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Debate Erupts Over Art and Commerce

Debate Erupts Over Art and Commerce

Pop artist Andy Warhol’s soup cans heated arguments over blurring commercialism in service of art when they were first exhibited in 1962. This week, environmental consultant Roger Butow re-opened the topic in Laguna Beach, claiming in two public meetings that the city’s arts arbiters were “duped” when okaying an outdoor mural for a prominent downtown […]

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Sculptor Featured at Artist Eye Laguna Gallery

Sculptor Featured at Artist Eye Laguna Gallery

Artist Eye Laguna Gallery, a cooperative venture featuring the works of 17 California artists, will spotlight new sculptures by artist John H. Stewart throughout October. An artist reception at 1294-A S. Coast Highway with live Celtic music by David Lally will be held at the gallery from 6 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. […]

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Art-A-Fair Treats its Patrons for its 46th Anniversary

Art-A-Fair Treats its Patrons for its 46th Anniversary

This Sunday, Aug. 12, Art-A-Fair invites visitors to enjoy the juried show at 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. for free for its 46th anniversary celebration. More than 125 artists exhibit an array of mediums, including painting, photography, ceramics, glass, sculpture, jewelry, mixed media and digital art. Consider taking one of the art workshops that are offered […]

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Gallery Q Exhibit Showcases Myth and Imagination

Gallery Q Exhibit Showcases Myth and Imagination

More than 60 people attended an artist’s reception and awards presentation at Susi Q Senior Center’s Gallery Q last week. First place went to Marianne van der Veer for her work titled “Goddess of the Sea”, second place to Linda McInnis for “Sea Goddess” and third place to Jessica de Stefano for her sculpture titled “Summer Fun”. […]

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Home Again!  Wayward Wyland Dolphins Return

Home Again! Wayward Wyland Dolphins Return

A huge crate shipped recently from an airplane hanger in Minden, Nev., was pried open at Laguna Beach’s 484 North Gallery this past Monday to reveal Wyland’s iconic sculpture, “Dolphin Synchronicity,” absent from its native habitat since 2008. Valued at $159,000 by its owner, the sculpture is again for sale locally after an unusual migratory […]

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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 […]