Art Walk Events


 Jeweler Showcases Artist-Made Wreaths


Sue Chick’s greeting card wreath, one of 25 set for auction as part of Worlds AIDS Day.

Silver Blue and Gold will host a preview show of the 2011 Shanti Wreath collection on World AIDS Day, Thursday Dec. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The reception, 1492 S. Coast Highway, will unveil eight original wreaths from the collection of 25.

“We are excited about having Shanti Orange County here for World AIDS day,” said jeweler and gallery owner Karin Worden. “The wreaths are done by local artists and businesses, and there are some very creative designs.”

The Tides Inn Wreath includes an ornament, and gift certificates for an overnight stay at Tides along with meals at local restaurants. Shanti representative Greg Rayes will attend the display and greet visitors. After the preview exhibit, the wreaths will proceed to Mozambique Restaurant, where 17 more will be added in time for the wreath auction event on Monday Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The event is free to the public. Proceeds benefit Shanti, which provides community outreach and services to those affected by HIV and AIDS.

For info visit or call 949-452-0888.



Collaboration Showcases LCAD and Local Artists


Student Sisi Chen’s work will be shown at Studio 7 Gallery as part of LCAD’s mentoring program with galleries.

The annual collaboration between Laguna College of Art and Design and First Thursdays Art Walk member galleries will culminate on Dec. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. when 14 Laguna Beach galleries, volunteering as mentors, will feature original works by fine arts seniors of LCAD during the art walk. The students will be present at each gallery exhibiting their work, which is available for sale. Proceeds benefit the student and the First Thursdays Art Walk Scholarship Fund. This year’s event marks the 10th anniversary of this successful collaboration.


The participating students and galleries this year are Michelle Farro at La Bottega Dell’Acquaforte, Hayley Schwied at The Redfern Gallery, Heather Patton at Bluebird Gallery, Jason Umfress at DeRu’s Fine Art, Cynthia Mozingo at Quorum Art Gallery, James Bertucci at Dawson Cole Fine Art, Enrique Escobedo at saltfineart, SiSi Chen at Studio 7 Gallery, Monique Johnson at The Cove Gallery, Trace Mendoza at AR4T SPACE, Ryleigh Beloin at Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Annel Guzman at Art Cube Gallery, Jason Nam at Townley Gallery and Claire Bush at Seven Degrees.




Debut of New Works at Redfern


An example of artist John Cosby’s work at Redfern.

New works by John Cosby, “Delighting in Nature’s Splendor,” will debut at the Redfern Gallery, 1540 S. Coast Highway, on Dec. 1, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m.


In his new collection, John Cosby has captured nature’s beauty, changing moods and splendor on his canvases.


He was a founder of the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational held at the Laguna Art Museum.


An example of artist John Cosby’s work at Redfern.



Storytelling Through a Child’s Eyes


Opening in conjunction with First Thursdays Art Walk, “The Storytellers” is a collection of narratives that will come to life at AR4T Gallery through a collection of artists, creative writers, LCAD student Trace Mendoza and kid/grown-up artist duos.


The holiday show will open with an artist’s reception from 5 to 9 p.m. at 210 N. Coast Highway and will host various events throughout the month of December including Saturday morning crafts and ornament making for kids on Dec. 3 and 17.


AR4T will also host a 10-day preview of kid and grown-up duos from Dec. 1-9 at the Laguna Beach Boys and Girls Club, after which the pieces will be auctioned on Saturday, Dec. 10, to benefit the club. A t-shirt design contest, open to artists 13 and under, will precede the event – inspired young designers should visit


Collaborative work for the exhibition is by Sibley Sabori-Sticky Shaw, Dana Nichols-Brennan Coyle, Veronica Baker- Karlee Mackie, Jamie Weniger- AJ Orlando, Dawn True- Jason Carrougher, Veronica Lowe-Grace Lee, Matt Schmidt-Taylor Reeve, Traci Hartless-Jane Baer, and Chad Hasegawa-Christine Rasmussen.



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