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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...

Artman Gallery Blooms with Flora

JoAnne Artman Gallery exhibits “Urban Flora II,” depictions of nature and urbanity. Featured are the oil on canvas, fantastical works of Anna Kincaide, mixed media works of Greg Miller and paper, panel and canvas paintings of Penelope Gottlieb. The Gallery is located at 326 N....

‘Another Happening’ Features Noted Sculptor Richie White

Ceramic art gallery Coastal Eddy presents the art of the late Richard White in “Another Happening Show.” White, a San Clemente resident and 17-year Saddleback College ceramics teacher, left behind a body of work that ranges from large-scale public art, fired in place...

Art Profiles

Sculpting the Subconscious

“I don’t imitate life. I like to co-create life.” Within moments of speaking with local artist Jayne Reich, it is also clear she has experienced a full life. With vibrant articulation, she speaks knowledgably of art, quantum physics and human consciousness all the while casually...

Subdued Paintings Summon a Quiet Experience

To most, the title “Pacific Ocean Paintings” would conjure the Impressionist seascapes hanging in local galleries by the hundreds. Marcia Hafif has a different take on sea, sand, sky and the life sustained by them. She has interpreted what she has seen on her walks along the...

Artist Sets Out to Paint the Nation’s Parks

She’s been lugging her easel, canvas and oil paints through the Grand Canyon, Sequoia’s redwoods, Yosemite and the Channel Islands. Along the way, Fitz Maurice, a Laguna Beach artist and internationally recognized painter, developed a passion for the U.S. national parks and this...

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Getting Out

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

Women Provide a Common Thread in Book Talks

Los Angeles author Carina Chocano will discuss her new book, “You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Trainwrecks, & Other Mixed Messages” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14 at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Chocano, a pop culture critic, merges memoir...

Book on Laughter Yoga Goes Beyond Smirks

Jeffrey Briar, founder of Laguna Laughter Club, and the Laughter Yoga Institute has written a guidebook entitled “The Laughter Yoga Book.” It covers the history and theory of Laughter Yoga and related forms of therapeutic hilarity and includes dozens of photographs and clear...

Local Chronicles an Environmental Visionary

Local resident Tom Osborne announced the publication of his latest work, “Coastal Sage,” which chronicles the career and accomplishments of Peter Douglas, the long-serving executive director of the California Coastal Commission. As a result of the four-year endeavor, Osborne,...

Holiday Fiction Writers Go Live

The Third Street Writers will share their holiday stories in Park Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, the first of a month-long series of readings on Saturdays in the temporarily closed downtown street organized by Laguna Beach Independent columnist Billy Fried. The...

First-Time Novelist Turns to England as her Muse

  Regal Crest Enterprises recently published a first novel by local Laguna Beach author, Lynnette Beers. In “Just Beyond the Shining River,” Beers tells the story of Gemma Oldfield and her discovery of hundreds of letters from a mysterious person to her grandmother, dating...

San Diego Journalist Tries Long Form Writing

Dave Clary discusses his first book, “Gangsters to Governors,” at a reception within Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. By exploring the controversial histories of legal and illegal gambling in America, he offers a fresh perspective on current...