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Exhibit of Beloved Local Artist’s Work Opens

A reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, opens an exhibit of Mark Chamberlain’s work, at BC Space, 235 Forest Ave. The exhibition and sale of  “Mark Chamberlain Cibachrome Prints,” created and printed during the 1970s and 80s will also include works of art from the artist’s...

Glennwood Residents Treated to Summer Arts

Thirty Passports to the Arts were presented to the residents of the Glennwood House, which is home to young adults with special needs. The passes allowed them unlimited admission to all three Laguna Beach art festivals, art workshops, music, and special events all summer long...

New Murals Grace Walls of LCAD, High School

Laguna College of Art and Design MFA alumnus and fine arts faculty member, Timothy Robert Smith, has unveiled two murals just in time for the fall semester. Momentum(60 feet by 30 feet) is now on the art building at Laguna Beach High School and Glimpseon the Studio Building at...

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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LOCA Invites Community to Annual Brunch

LOCA invites everyone to its annual meeting on Sunday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Healy House on the Sawdust Festival grounds. Attendees will enjoy brunch and meet LOCA’s board of directors. Updates on LOCA’s community service programs, such as arts in schools...

Last Call: ‘Two’s a Crowd’ Closes this Weekend

This is the last weekend theatre lovers will be able to catch Laguna locals Martin Bergman and Rita Rudner in their well-received new musical “Two’s A Crowd” at the Laguna Playhouse. The show’s run concludes on Sunday, Sept. 16, before it heads on tour. With music and lyrics by...

Blues Pianist to Perform at Mozambique

Award-winning blues pianist Victor Wainwright will make a stop at Mozambique during his tour promoting his new album, “Victor Wainwright & the Train,” on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. Wainwright is a composer, producer, vocalist, piano player and award-winning entertainer. A...

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...