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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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‘Romeo and Juliet’ Continues This Weekend

Laguna Beach High School presents the timeless story of two divided families and the young lovers caught in between—Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” The tragic play closes this weekend with performances on Friday and Saturday—Nov. 9 and 10—at 7 p.m. and on...

 Lennon Show Celebrates ‘White Album’ Anniversary

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles “White Album,” Pacific Edge Gallery presents an exhibition of photos, lyrics and artworks of John Lennon, primarily related to the creation of the “White Album.” The show will be on display for one week...

Playhouse Presents the Perfect Show for Halloween

Laguna Playhouse presents “The Seafarer,” written by Conor McPherson and directed by Michael Matthews, through Sunday, Nov. 4. “I love the writing in this play so much and we are thrilled to be presenting it, especially at this time of year,” said Ellen Richards, Playhouse...

Write Stuff

Laguna’s Literary Laureates Continue to Host Events

The literary laureates have announced two writing workshops open to all in November. The Nuts and Bolts of Novel Writing will be taught by Suzanne Readfearn on Friday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon, and Writing for Television or Movies with Aric Avelino will be held on Friday,...

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...