Stepping Out for Art Walk
Enjoy an art-filled evening in Laguna Beach Thursday, April 5, featuring a self-guided tour of member galleries, with artist demonstrations and receptions, a special pre-event at City Hall and dance performances.
The event is free to the public and so is the trolley service.
At 5 p.m., City Hall hosts the 10th “Art That’s Small at City Hall” reception and award ceremony, at 505 Forest Ave. The exhibition is open to Orange County artists for artwork 12″ and smaller. This year 116 artists have submitted work.
Witness the fusing of visual and performing arts as dancers from the upcoming Laguna Dance Festival will perform at Laguna Art Museum and Seven Degrees event venue, at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., respectively. Local choreographers create original dances for each space. Festival director Jodie Gates will be presenting an excerpt from her work, “Mein Zimmer.” New York City artist Jennifer Lott as well as Bare Bones Dance Theater will also be showing works.
Throughout the evening, visitors have an opportunity to ask questions and engage artists as well as watch their creative process. Artist demonstrations will take place at Sandstone Gallery, Bluebird Gallery, and Studio 7 North and South.
The newest member gallery, The George Gallery, is featuring Susan Jamison’s mystery “(In)delicate”.
“Persons Of Interest,” sculpture and paintings by Howard Hitchcock, and “Atmosphere,” abstracted landscapes by KL Heagen, will be featured at Sandstone Gallery, 384A N Coast Highway.
Russ Pope’s works, “Tax Included”, both 2-D and 3-D wood pieces, medium and large-sized paintings on canvas, and drawings on paper, will be presented at AR4T Gallery, 210 N. Coast Highway, in April. The opening reception is scheduled for Art Walk from 6-9 p.m.
Saltfineart, 1492 S. Coast Highway, presents selections from the War and Fashion series, the seminal project of Costa Rican painter Andriy Halashyn. The exhibition’s five works include an exclusive commissioned work that has never before been exhibited. Halashyn’s talents as a painter with his use of bright, dramatic color and keen composition marry the two extremes of imagery.
The annual juried student exhibition, representing five fields of study, opens at 5 p.m. at the Laguna College of Art and Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd.
25th Anniversary Party Goes to the Edge
The 25th anniversary celebration for Pacific Edge Gallery was a success, with all six gallery artists attending along with hundreds of art collectors, despite the rainy weather on Sunday. The benefit organized by gallery
owner Paul C. Jillson raised $800 for the Boys and Girls Club’s arts program. Sponsors included GG’s Cafe Bistro and Zinc Café.
Painters Sail into Newport
Jean Stern, Irvine Museum’s executive director, will lead a presentation on contemporary landscape painting Thursday, April 5, from 6-9 p.m., at Newport Beach’s Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd.,
The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and The Pacific Art Foundation also plan a Meet the Artist event with Paul Kratter Saturday, May 19.
Tickets for April 5 are $45; $100 for May 19; both nights for $125. For more info: visit pacificartfoundation.org.