A Show to Be Seen and Touched

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“For all the Red Reasons,” part of the Avran exhibition.
“For all the Red Reasons,” part of the Avran exhibition.

“Perceptions and Patina: Exploring Humanity through the works of Father Bill Moore,” will be on display from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, at Avran Art and Design, 540 S. Coast Highway.

Works in the solo exhibition are painted using a wash of iron oxide over incorporated found objects, creating a texture that encourages viewers to physically touch the paint.

Moore believes that his paintings become greater as the shiny patina from the oils on the fingers grows on the surface of the work.

 

 

Exhibit Allows a Sneak Peak of Summer Artists

Presenting the works of newly juried Festival of Arts exhibitors, “Fresh Faces” showcases a wide range of media including photography, jewelry, mixed media, sculpture, watercolor, and oil paintings.

WF Swan’s scene of Crystal Cove is included in “Fresh Faces.”
WF Swan’s scene of Crystal Cove is included in “Fresh Faces.”

The exhibit runs through June 12 in the third floor gallery of Wells Fargo Bank, 260 Ocean Ave. The public is welcome to join the artists for a free reception on Saturday, May 2 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the gallery. “We are very excited to have 14 of the 16 new artists joining us for this exhibit,” said exhibit director Ron Morrissette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ascending Artist, Hayashi Comes to Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow

Taka Hayashi’s “All Hippies Welcome,” included in the gallery show.
Taka Hayashi’s “All Hippies Welcome,” included in the gallery show.

“Portraits of Nature,” the first local solo show for Taka Hayashi, who embellishes snowboards and footwear, will open Saturday, May 2, at the Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow, 1175 S. Coast Highway, with a reception from 6-9 p.m.

Born in Japan, Hayashi is a self-taught illustrator, graphic designer and footwear designer who grew up in Santa Monica. He is the creator of a Vans footwear line and his designs have appeared on Stussy apparel, Pendleton blankets, and Burton Snowboards.

 

Photos: Taka Hayashi’s “All Hippies Welcome,” included in the gallery show.

 

New Additions Join Public Art Collection

Artist Kyungmi Shin began installation of “Road Blossoms Laguna Beach” this past week at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Beach Street.

The area will be cordoned off during construction, which his expected to conclude by May 8. A dedication is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23.

A sculptural bench is planned for Crescent Bay Point Park. Finalist proposals from Gerard Stripling, Terry Thornsley and the artist team Jose Calderon and Roberto Delgado will be considered by the Arts Commission Monday, June 8.

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