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Art Seen 4/12/13

Art That’s Small at City Hall Laguna Beach’s Mayor Kelly Boyd announced the winners of the annual Art That’s Small at City Hall competition last week. Out of 91 entries from throughout the county, first place went to Ben Desoto; second to Anthony Salvo, third to James Nordstrom;...

Patchwork

Beauty Shots When the Susi Q Senior Center was in the planning stage, the Laguna Beach Seniors board made a fateful decision: we would forego permanent art on the walls in favor of rotating exhibitions celebrating the work of community artists. (With six to seven shows a year,...

Arts Community 1/25/13

Senior Art Escapes Begin at Susi Q In a 1 p.m. mixed media class Wednesday, Jan. 30, instructor Hedy Buzan demonstrates how to combine text, images, surface treatment, ephemera and paint to create collages that explore participants’ past, present and future. The workshop for...

Patchwork: Common Ground

By Chris Quilter   Notice anything different? My 10th column for the Indy has a new name. It will ring a bell if you attended Mater Dei High School a half century ago. My brother Charlie was editor of the Highlighter newsletter in his senior year, and I followed in his footsteps....

Son of Susi Q: Seasonings

by Chris Quilter               A couple of Saturdays ago, Kaiser Permanente lined up 10,000 members and shot them at its Sand Canyon Drive-Thru Flu Clinic. I know this because (a) I asked, and (b) I was in the middle of a pack of thousands of cars snaking through those...

Son of Susi Q: Helpless Laughter

by Chris Quilter            I’d been on deadline for the “best of, best ever” “Lagunatics” (opening this weekend!) and hadn’t a clue what I was going to write about here. Then I read Michele Hall’s smackdown of my last Indy column in her guest column...

Son of Susi Q: Cavorting Season

by Chris Quilter   I’ve been under the weather lately and it’s made me cranky — or as my friends would put it, crankier. Last week, I ended a two-week course of a cancer-eating face cream whose active ingredient has to be napalm. (I lasted 12 days.) This week, my...

Son of Susi Q: Sixth Column

by Chris Quilter   An overeducated friend emailed me to announce that I’m a fifth columnist, at least for these past two weeks. I was sure he meant the fourth estate — a.k.a. the press — until I looked it up. “Fifth column: a clandestine group or faction of subversive...

Gathering LOCA Work

Students and teachers of Laguna Outreach Community Arts are invited to submit an original piece of art created in a LOCA sponsored class for an exhibit that will run from Oct. 8 through Dec. 11 Artwork will be exhibited at Gallery Q at the Susi Q inside the Laguna Beach Community...

How To Hold On To A Memory

By Pat Chatlin, Special to the Independent   Blossoms will run away, Cakes reign but a day, But Memory like Melody Is pink eternally.            ……Emily Dickinson     Now’s my chance to collect precious memories from my life while I can still remember, I smiled as...

Son of Susi Q: Resting Places

by Chris Quilter   Back when Leisure World borrowed half our name and started calling itself Laguna Woods — eschewing the stunningly obvious Laguna Viejo — I had a pretty snotty attitude about the place. Seizure World! (To think they decided to rename it.) Fast forward: I...

Write On About Riding

Editor, Thank you for Chris Quilter’s entertaining and informative column about transportation here in Laguna Beach (“Son of Susi Q,” Aug. 17 edition) . I liked his lighthearted sense of humor while pointing out the empty buses rolling around our town. I’d like to...

Son of Susi Q: My Two Bits

by Chris Quilter   I was going to walk to the recent Planning Commission subcommittee meeting on personal transportation options other than cars. Such as feet. But I was running late. My interest in the topic is two-fold: I’ve sworn I won’t become an over-the-hill driver...

Son of Susi Q: Silent is Golden

By Chris Quilter               In my parents’ heyday, the social whirl revolved around throwing and going to cocktail parties. Suddenly, or at least when my back was turned, people packed away their fondue pots, switched to wine, and started throwing and going to...

Susi Q Shows Its Olympic Spirit

The 2012 Olympics will be televised at Laguna Beach’s Susi Q Senior Center weekdays beginning Monday, July 30. Cheer for your favorite athlete, keep track of the medal count and even watch hometown hero, Annika Dries, center forward on the U.S. Women’s Water Polo team,...