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Celebrating a 25-Year Itinerary

“Harbor Brothers,” part of a new gallery display.

“Harbor Brothers,” part of a new gallery display.

A three-week long exhibition of work by Tom Swimm, a San Clemente oil painter and former Festival of Arts exhibitor, opens Saturday, Jan. 25 with a public reception from 5-8 p.m. at Laguna Beach’s Pacific  Edge Gallery, 540 S. Coast Highway.

To seek inspiration, Swimm travels extensively, working from photos and sketches made in favorite locations. “Light is the most important aspect of my work, offering the ultimate challenge and reward. To capture its elusive qualities on canvas offers great personal satisfaction, and it’s what I thrive on artistically,” says Swimm.

The paintings can be previewed on the gallery website at: www.pacificedgegallery.com. For more information visit the website or call: 949-494-0491.

A New Start at Susi 

“Memories-Nautilus of Times Past,” by Gail Poltorak, part of the new Susi Q show.

“Memories-Nautilus of Times Past,” by Gail Poltorak, part of the new Susi Q show.

The Susi Q Senior Center gallery hosts a reception for artists and the public on Friday, Jan. 24, from 4-5:30 p.m. for the latest show, “New Beginnings,” which features over 38 artists from Laguna Beach and south county.

Viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at 380 Third St. Raffle tickets to raise funds for Gallery Q are for sale at the front desk or at the reception.



Rediscovered Outerbridge Photos in New Exhibit

A work by Paul Outerbridge, part of an exhibition in Santa Ana.

A work by Paul Outerbridge, part of an exhibition in Santa Ana.

Recently discovered, color images of California and Mexico taken during the 1940s and 1950s by the late visionary photographer Paul Outerbridge, who was considered “a master of color photography,” will be on display in an upcoming exhibit at the Old Orange County Courthouse, 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd. Santa Ana.

This exhibit showcases the later, lesser-known work of Outerbridge, who moved to Laguna Beach in 1943, as well as a look back into county history and the onset of color photography. His provided Outerbridge the opportunity to capture the vibrant colors and peoples of the area.

The  exhibit is free and open to the public during business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through March 21.


Museums Free for All

The So Cal Museums invites visitors to try out 20 museums, including Newport Beach’s Orange County Museum of Art, with free admission on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Laguna Art Museum is not a member organization.

The full list:  SoCalMuseums.org.



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