Art Seen 8/30/13

Artists Who Remake the Grand Tradition

A sample from Salt Fine Art’s new show.

A sample from Salt Fine Art’s new show.

When a brush cannot be found, use a brick. Saltfineart presents an exhibit of artists who are revolutionizing the grand tradition of painting through forward leaps in style, content and technique.

An opening reception is set for Thursday, Sept. 5, 6-9 p.m.

Exhibition of work by Alejandro Campins, Andriy Halashyn, Cisco Merel, Joaquin Rodriguez Del Paso and W, which represents two artists, Paz Ulloa and Vinicio Jimenez, continues through October.



A New Archetype is Born

Festival of Arts exhibitor Elizabeth McGhee and her new work.

Festival of Arts exhibitor Elizabeth McGhee and her new work.


Festival of Arts exhibitor Elizabeth McGhee unveiled her newest portrait in her “Mythica” series on Friday, Aug. 23, at booth, #71.

McGhee’s work features local models cast as modern allegorical figures from Greek mythology.
”As a visual storyteller I chose to represent my subjects through a contemporary lens,” she said, pointing out myths have always evolved to suit the teller’s agenda.

Festival jeweler Don Beres has been documenting McGhee’s portraiture through time-lapse photography.
A preview of the video is on display at her booth.






AR4T Gallery Moves South

After three years near Main Beach, Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow will move to a new and bigger location in Laguna Beach’s HIP District at 1175 S. Coast Hwy.

The new gallery will open Saturday, Sept. 7, with an artist reception for artists Ben Brough and Katherine Langlands in their first show together: “Balance.”


  Artist Reception Set for City Hall


  “Inside Look” is an exhibition featuring the works of 14 artists participating in Artist Open Studios.

A reception will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at City Hall located at 505 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach.

Participating artists include: Hedy Buzan, Elaine Cohen, Lydia Delgado, Lani Emanuel, Michael Ervin, Paul Gardner, Sandy Groves, Deborah Paswaters, Sheryl Seltzer, Maggie Spencer, Tom Swimm, Cheyne Walls, Cliff Wassmann and Deborah Weinstein.

The exhibition runs through October 10, 2013 and can be viewed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Spending September at the Museum

The Laguna Art Museum will host an array of events next month beginning with Thursday, Sept. 5, with a conversation with Laguna Beach photographer Gina Genis, who will talk about her book, “Everybody And Their Mother – Idyllwild, CA, Volume 1.” The event starts at 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, the museum holds its annual open house, starting at 6 p.m.

Evan J. Marshall will be performing on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, Sept. 15, artist Beatriz da Costa will host a panel discussion at 1 p.m.

On Thursday, Sept. 19, the museum hosts a 6 p.m. reception preceding the 7 p.m. screening of “Lost on Purpose” at South Coast Cinema, 163 S. Coast Hwy.

On Thursday, Sept. 26, artist and UCI professor Gifford Myers will lead a 7 p.m. discussion about his work.


Sandstone Exhibits Fantasy Art

Art at Sandstone Gallery

Art at Sandstone Gallery


Sandstone Gallery, 384-A N. Coast Highway, will feature abstract works by Howard Hitchcock and contemporary work by KL Heagen Sept. 4-30.

Meet the artists on Thursday, Sept. 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Also exhibiting are Ann Kim, Sunny Kim, Mada Leach, Anne Moore, Victoria Porcello, Jong Ro, and Lynn Welker.







Church Adds Its History to Art Walk

Some of the church’s art collection on display for Artwalk patrons.

Some of the church’s art collection on display for Artwalk patrons.


Parlor doors of Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave., open during the 6-9 p.m. Artwalk, Thursday , Sept. 5, showcasing in photographs its legacy of appreciation and support of artists past and present.








Inside Look at Artist’s Studios

On Thursday, Sept. 5, at 5 p.m. the Arts Commission will host an artist reception for the current exhibition, titled, “Inside Look” at City Hall, 505 Forest Ave.

The exhibition features the works of artists participating in the Artist Open Studio Tours and can be viewed through Friday, Oct. 11.



Exhibition Calls for Entries

Laguna Beach’s Arts Commission is accepting submissions to the sixth annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition from Orange County artists 18 years of age or older. Works must be two-dimensional and measure no more than 36” x 36” framed. An entry fee of $25 is charged for up to three entries. Deadline for entries is Sept. 9.

For more information visit www.lagunabeachcity.net or call 949-497-0722.



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