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Canadian Artist Comes South

The new émigré at work.
The new émigré at work.

The Signature Gallery will host a soirée from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, to celebrate French-Canadian artist Joëlle Blouin, who will live in Laguna Beach for the next three years after obtaining a special visa.

Blouin paints thick textured cubes into the skies of her cityscapes with a large palette knife in bold colors.

R.S.V.P. to the gallery located at 220 Forest Ave. by calling 949-376-4244.


Exhibit Spotlights a Graphic Artist to the Stars

The Laguna College of Art and Design will open an exhibition showcasing the work of graphic designer Sandy Dvore on Thursday, Nov. 6, at Forest and Ocean Gallery, 480 Ocean Ave.

The exhibition will highlight an array of Dvore’s graphic designs and illustrations for magazines, film and television along with non-commercial work such as watercolors, personal sketchbook drawings, sculpture, photography and music.

“Sandy’s work defined the visual landscape of Hollywood,” said Michael Savas, chair of LCAD’s illustration department.

Dvore did design work for Hollywood studios and industry publications, from Paramount Pictures to Variety.


Eclectic Show Opens at Artists Republic

“Art and Nature: New Contemporary,” will preview at Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow, 1175 S. Coast Highway during Art Walk from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6.

A 6-9 p.m. reception with the artists officially opens the show on Saturday, Nov. 8, with a live performance by Chantal deFelice and Jason Phillips in a multimedia experience, “Pageant of Living Things.”

The show running through Nov. 30 is a collection of different art styles from artists who range in age from 7 to 75 within the new contemporary movement.




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