Organizer and promoter Rick Conkey agreed to some unusual concessions in setting up last month’s Blue Water Green Earth Music Festival. Besides hiring police for security, keeping an ambulance on standby, he agreed to pull the plug on amplified music for 30 minutes Saturday evening due to a wedding scheduled at a neighboring venue, Seven […]
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Feb. 7 is the deadline for artists considering submitting applications for the Seven Degrees of Inspiration Grant, administered by the Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts. The grant is conceived as a way for the winner to expand and diversify his/her audience and to provide an opportunity for advanced learning, said Dora Wexell, executive director […]
Laguna Concert Band Director Ed Peterson won a $5,000 Inspiration grant for his proposal to produce an original score for an animated student film while Heisler Park sculpture garden creators Scott and Naomi Schoenherr were declared artists of the year during Laguna Beach’s annual Art Stars awards ceremony Sunday, April 7. More than 230 guests […]
Betty Louise Striley, a longtime resident of Laguna Beach, passed away with her family by her bedside Feb. 18 at the age of 86. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, at Seven-Degrees from 2-6 p.m.
The fifth annual Laguna Hero Fest, hosted by Laguna Beach’s nonprofit My Hero Project, recognizes local heroes working to effect positive change and local students who have produced art and short films in honor of their role models and celebration of the community. The event will be held at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd., on […]
The My Hero Project is now accepting submissions to the fifth annual Laguna Hero Fest. Artists, photographers, poets, writers, musicians & filmmakers are all invited to submit work honoring local heroes. If someone you admire is working to make the world a better place then please consider honoring them with an original work of art, […]
At the fifth annual Laguna Hero Festival, nonprofit My Hero Project looks to showcase original stories, art and short videos less than 10 minutes long that celebrate heroes and organizations of Laguna who make a positive difference in the world. Submission deadline is Sept. 7 to My Hero Project, LHF Submission, 1278 Glenneyre #286, Laguna […]
Exhibitor Jorg Dubin found himself unceremoniously ejected from Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts in 1989 for a rules infraction over hosting an overly raucous party honoring his musical idol, Elvis Presley. He was similarly banned from the Sawdust Festival too. In a measure of vindication, on Sunday Dubin’s peers honored him as artist of the […]
The short art film documentary ‘’Liquescent’’ by artist Roark Gourley will have its premier at the sixth annual Art Star Awards on Sunday, April 1. The Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts will premiere the film, a result of the artist’s year-long endeavor which was funded by grant issued during last year’s awards by […]
The show “So Close/So Far” features two Laguna Beach artists whose mediums and aesthetics could not be farther apart. Or so one might think. But glass artist Sian Poeschl and photographer Suzi Chauvel reveal much in common when it comes to creative inspiration. In this show, the artists’ shared the same frame of reference in […]
Editor, Where’d she go? I can’t believe I didn’t notice she was missing. The wall looks so blank. Who would take her? They came into my fenced yard to steal her off the side of my house. Was it the same person who took my cat? Things have been disappearing for some time now. My […]
Laguna’s cultural art scene gears up for First Thursdays Art Walk on July 7, beginning with the city’s dedication of the sculpture “Breaching Whale” by Jon Seeman at 5 p.m., in Heisler Park at Rockpile Beach. In galleries throughout town, visitors will see artists in action demonstrating their techniques, sharing their insights and answering questions. […]
The American Cancer Society invites those touched by cancer to join its Relay For Life kickoff rally, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at Seven Degrees. This free event is open to the entire community and will include food, a cash bar, photo booth, a silent auction, personal stories from cancer […]
Mesmerizing Moves Open Dance Festival Photos By Ted Reckas Dance devotees and art patrons received a double treat last Thursday during April’s Art Walk, where four different galleries typically displaying two-dimensional art works of permanence were filled with the volume of ephemeral three-dimensional contemporary choreography. The UC Irvine students transfixed their audience, demonstrating the artistic-athletic […]