Art Seen 10/18/13

Pictured is Taylor’s "Positano Overlook."
Pictured is Taylor’s “Positano Overlook.”

Amalfi Coast Artist Describes His Work

Pacific Edge Gallery will host a special one night reception for artist Bryan Mark Taylor on Friday, Oct. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m., 540 S. Coast Highway.

Taylor will discuss his current exhibition painted on location on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The exhibition end Oct. 31.


Avran Marks Its First Anniversary

Avran Art and Design is throwing its own party, marking the first anniversary of its flagship gallery and its added location, on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 540 S. Coast Highway,  Suite 106 and 104.

Additional highlights at the event include live music, raffle, refreshments and light appetizers provided by House of Big Fish.

RSVP to 949.494.0900 or email at [email protected].


Natural Selection Exhibit Marks Gallery’s First Year

Robert Larson’s solo exhibition “Natural Selection” will be featured at the CES Contemporary Gallery’s first anniversary with a recention on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 6 – 9 p.m.

The exhibition at 480 Ocean Ave., Unit. A, will run through Nov. 20.


Reviving the Dead at Art Cube

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“Memento Mori,” part of the Art Cube exhibition.

Art Cube’s “Enchanted Afterlife,” a mixed media exhibition of contemporary artwork inspired by Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), opens Oct. 26 with a 6 p.m. reception, 266 Forest Ave.

Curated by Sanja Simidzija and Victoria Chapman, the exhibition artists  created work in their own style, realized from their own cultural traditions in the theme of life, death and afterlife.



As Befits the Season, Gallery Exhibit Journeys on a Dark Road

One of Sandra Manich’s portraits.
One of Sandra Manich’s portraits.

In AIR Laguna Gallery’s “Rising Up: Six portraits of the Journey,” artist Sandra Manich contemplates walking through the shadow of death on the road to a new life is her first solo exhibition.

The show, 658 S. Coast Highway, runs through the month. A reception and costume party is scheduled for Oct. 30.

AIR Laguna’s mission is supporting artists in recovery from addiction. The paintings by the Laguna College of Art and Design student depict an implied narrative of the recovery process, hitting bottom to turning to a higher power for help.





Calling for Nature-Inspired Art Works

Gallery Q at the Susi Q, in conjunction with Laguna Art Museum’s Art and Nature Festival and Laguna Outreach for Community Arts (LOCA), is inviting artists who are members, teachers or students of LOCA to exhibit their art work in the next show titled “Nature Inspires Art”.

Artwork will be accepted on Wednesday,and Thursday, Oct. 30 and 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Community and Senior Center, 380 Third St.

Applications and guidelines may be picked up at the above address or downloaded at under Living it Up-Gallery Q.

The show runs Nov. 4-Dec. 13.


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