Art Seen


Sample the Town’s Top-rated Art Event


Introduce yourself to Laguna Beach’s cultural art scene by strolling First Thursdays Art Walk, March 1, from 6 to 9 p.m.


The event is free to the public and so is the trolley service. Maps featuring the evening’s special events are available at any gallery or on the trolley.


Artists are on hand at many galleries to demonstrate and discus their artwork. A few who will be participating next Thursday include Olga Sinclair and Victor Hugo Zayas at Salt Fine Art; Suzi Chauvel and Siân Poeschl at Seven-Degrees, and resident artists at Artist Eye Laguna gallery.


Visit all the featured galleries from downtown to north Laguna’s Gallery Row to Bluebird to Laguna Canyon Road.

Check out “Early California paintings” at Edenhurst Gallery on the north end of town and Redfern Gallery at the south end.

Enjoy a special musical performance by Jason Feddy at Seven-Degrees. Listen to live music while taking in the original etchings by Italian artists at La Bottega Dell’Acquaforte. Visit the Laguna Art Museum’s exhibit, “The Postwar Era: From the Collection, 1945-1980,” and “For the Love of Type” at Laguna College of Art and Design.


Silver Blue & Gold, 1492 Coast Hwy “Ring into Spring,” unconventional wedding rings by jewelry artists.


Sue Greenwood, 330 N. Coast Hwy. Group show: Sally Chiu, David French, Amber George & Joseph Maruska.


Sandstone Gallery, 384 N. Coast Hwy. “Liquid Light” digital images by Marjorie Sanders & “Imagined Narratives” by Lynn Weiker.


The George Gallery, 354 N. Coast Hwy. “Accomplished.” Group show, women artists.


Exhibit Benefits Syrian Women, Children


UN-nited Artist Association has scheduled a series of shows beginning Saturday, Feb. 25, through April 30 at the Blue Jay Art gallery, 352 N. Coast Highway, which will benefit Syrian women and children.


Opening night is a collectors preview gala Saturday, Feb. 25, between 6 and 10 p.m.


All proceeds from entry fees and 30 percent of all art sales will go to the United Nations Emergency Relief Fund.


For more information, contact Sama Wareh at 714-745-3001 or [email protected].


Neely’s handiwork.

Jewelry Shines in National Contest


Laguna Beach jeweler Adam Neely won first place in the national 2012 Vision Awards design contest, which recognizes outstanding jewelry design prowess and technical skill.

He is one of 13 designers, who will be honored by Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America next month.

Neely’s winning 14k ring design “Moonlight and Caviar” showcases a 12 mm South Sea pearl amid white and black diamonds.


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