Art Seen

Work by Gallery McCollum artists include this seascape.

Gallery Marks its 17th Year

Gallery McCollum, 206 N. Coast Highway, celebrates its 17-year anniversary with a group show featuring the work of Michael Logan, Caroline Zimmermann, Michael Obermeyer, Jeff Sewell and Patrick Tobin, which opened last week.


Owner Karen Tobin feels fortunate to work with such artists and build lasting relationships with clients. “It is a passion of mine and I truly enjoy seeing how enriching bring art into your life can be.”


Center Hosts Art Reception

The public and contributing artists of the Laguna Beach Plein Air Association are invited to a reception Friday, May 13, at the
Laguna Beach Community & Susi Q Center.

The 5-7 p.m. reception, 380 Third St., kicks off the artist show at the center, which runs through June 30.


International Artists Converge in AR4T’s ‘Foreign Affairs’ Exhibit

AR4T Gallery and Human Pyramids Artist Collective present “Foreign Affairs,” through May 30, featuring works by members and friends of the collective, some of whom have never exhibited in the U.S.

The public is welcome to attend the free opening party, 210 N. Coast Highway, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, which will include a special appearance by Herbert Sherbert, the Ice Cream Yeti.

The artists reference subjects ranging from mischief and humor to social irony and psychological tension in a mix of mediums.

For more info, visit  www.AR4T.com.


Longstanding Painting Group Shows Off

The Laguna Beach Methodist Art Association will host an art show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, May 14, at the Laguna Beach Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Drive.

The Painting Group has met weekly to paint for 25 years, receiving mentoring and instruction from professional artists.

Their displayed works will include a variety of subjects ranging from ocean scenes and landscapes to still lifes.


Dawson Cole Exhibits Sculptor’s Ballet Tribute

Dawson Cole Fine Art presents “London – Principals of the Royal Ballet,” an exclusive one-man show featuring new studies by Richard MacDonald for his monument of the ballet’s founder.

An artist reception will be held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at 326 Glenneyre Street. For more information, call 949-497-4988 or visit www.dawsoncolefineart.com.


‘Watch What You See’ Serves as Social Commentary

MIke Parillo at work. Photo by Danny Zapalac


CES/FA (Carl E. Smith Fine Art) showroom and studio presents “Mike Parillo / Watch What You

See,” from May 20 to June 20.

The show, located at 2097 B Laguna Canyon Road, will be open to the public from noon to 6 p.m. on May 21 and 22, with an artist reception to be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 20.

Observations and notations from current events, personalities, and places inspired this new series of paintings and mixed media work from Wyoming-based artist Mike Parillo, who had a sellout show at 210 AR4T Space last October.

For more info, call 949-370-0554 or visit http://www.cesfineart.com.


Local Artists Show in Beverly Hills

Laguna Beach artists Christopher Jeffries, Marcus Thesing, Lorraine Hornby, Adam Neeley, Carolyn Reynolds, Grant Bathke, Shane Townley, and Jon Seeman will be exhibiting at the 38th Annual Beverly Hills Art Show, May 21-22.


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