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Community Art Project Names Award Winners

The votes have been counted and artist Sally Strand has won the “People’s Choice Award” for her work at the recent Community Art Project (CAP) exhibit titled, “Pastels!” at City Hall. It was a tie between two of Strand’s pieces, “Man with Yellow Towel” and “Player Series No. 2...

FOA Junior Artists to be Awarded This Sunday

A jury made up of Mark Porterfield, Steve Chadma, Emma Patton, Pat Sparkuhl and Stephanie Cunningham has selected first, second and third place winners from more than 300 Orange County students’ work of art on display in the Festival of Art’s Junior Art Exhibit. The award...

Plein Air Painters Announce Show Winners

Artist Suzie Baker’s painting, “Harvey was Here,” took first place in the 14th annual Best of Plein Air showon display at the Forest and Ocean Gallery in downtown Laguna Beach. Jurors Cynthia and Carl Bretzke and gallery owner Ludo Leideritz selected over 60 original works by...

Art Profiles

Applications Open for Historic Preservation Ordinance Task Force

The City Council is accepting applications for the Historic Preservation Ordinance Task Force.

Newly Restored Painting Reveals Early Laguna

A work by early plein air artist William Griffith and never exhibited publicly before is on display at City Hall. It was donated by a great-grandson of a Laguna Beach homesteader.

Ancient Messenger Receives a Modern Makeover

By Susan Anderson, Special to the Independent Artist Annette Wimmer unveiled her latest work, “Mercury Rising,” among friends at a reception earlier this at her painting studio and salon in Laguna Beach. Wimmer moved to Laguna Beach from Munich after marrying Paul Brian in 1985....

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The Show Where Fashion Meets Art Returns

Festival of Arts exhibitors Richard Bohn, Carla Bosch, Antje Campbell, Kate Cohen, Brad Elsberry, Carolyn Johnson, Elizabeth McGhee, Adam Neeley, and Kirsten Whalen will use reclaimed, reused or recycled material to create original fashions for the 10th annual Festival Runway...

Playhouse Presents Second Show of the Season

“End of the Rainbow,”starring Angela Ingersoll as Judy Garland, comes to the Laguna Beach Playhouse Sunday, Aug. 12, at 5:30 p.m. and runs through Sunday, Sept. 2. The story of Garland in her final days is written by Peter Quilter, with musical direction by Jon Steinhagen and...

Live! at the Museum presents Flute, Harp Performances Aug. 9

Live! at the Museum presents flutist Susan Greenberg and harpist Cristina Montes-Mateo Thursday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Laguna Art Museum. After 36 years with the LA Chamber Orchestra frequently performing as a soloist on both flute and piccolo, Greenberg presently is the...

Write Stuff

Calling All Writers

  Laguna’s literary laureates, Suzanne Redfearn and Lojo Simon, invite local poets and authorsto participate in the inaugural art-inspired writing contest. The laureates selected Jeff Rovner’s photograph “Yangon Monastery, Myanmar,” as the source of inspiration for the...

Laureates to Host Writing Contest

To kick off this year’s Literary Laureate program, appointed leaders Suzanne Redfearn and Lauren Simon along with the city’s Arts Commission are offering an art-inspired writing competition. The challenge to local poets and authors is to respond in verse or prose to Jeff Rovner’s...

Local Author Pens Mystery Novel

Local author Gordon McAlpine will discuss his latest work, “Holmes Entangled,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. McAlpine’s novel takes on the voice of Sherlock Holmes. Set in 1920s, Holmes’s final adventure leads him through labyrinths of...

Champion of Women’s Rights Arrives

Women’s rights advocate Eileen Padberg will discuss her new book, “Out of My Lane” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Padberg, a 60-year-old Republican political consultant from Orange County, embarks on a journey to aid Iraqi women start...

Past, Present Come Alive in Columnist’s Book By Victoria Kertz | LB Indy James Utt doesn’t change his mind easily or often. The writer behind the “Heart Talk” column in the Laguna Beach Independent is possibly one ofthe most stubborn defenders of his beliefs in print today. Even...

Library Features Talk by Environmental Writer

Author and Independent columnist Thomas Osborne will describe his latest work at the Laguna Beach Library this coming Thursday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m., 363 Glenneyre St. Osborne, longtime Laguna Beach resident and retired history professor at Santa Ana College, will speak abo...