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Tag: "William Wendt"

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Canyon’s Beauty Lost in the Discussion

Canyon’s Beauty Lost in the Discussion

Editor, One of the public comments at the last City Council meeting addressed William Wendt’s appreciation of beauty (as it relates to the village entrance project), which seemed to conjure images of conflicting views on beauty in Laguna Beach.  An excellent essay by Will South in Laguna Art Museum’s catalogue of Wendt’s works states that Wendt […]

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Museum Receives Wendt Donation

Museum Receives Wendt Donation

            Christmas arrived early at the Laguna Art Museum, which received a gift of a 1933 landscape painting by one of Laguna Beach’s best-known early Impressionists, William Wendt, who also helped establish the Laguna Beach Art Association that became the museum. Robert and Shirley Foster of Montebello, Calif., had inherited the painting among other mementos […]

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Green Light

Green Light

Finishing a Legacy Begun by Others The open space initiative on this year’s ballot has raised questions and inspired debate. People naturally want to know how it would work, while some argue that it’s not necessary. For those with questions, I encourage you to visit the campaign website, lagunaopenspace.com. You’ll find that Measure CC would […]

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Laguna Beach, Laguna Canyon

Historic Cottages on Chopping Block

Saying his opponents “shot themselves in the foot,” Laguna Beach resident and developer Ken Fischbeck rescinded a proposal made earlier this month to move and renovate two historic cottages sequestered to an empty lot in Laguna Canyon four years ago. Fischbeck, vice-president of Tresor Construction, was planning on moving the cottages back to town on […]