Art Seen

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

Artists Preserve a Culture Under Siege

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent Under the Taliban, Afghan artists were forced to stifle their creativity since even possessing works of art depicting people or animals was considered idolatry and a punishable crime. Now the talents of a group of budding artists, led...


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Pageant Promises Surprises This Summer

                              “The Time Machine” will take audiences around the globe and into the past, present and future in search of great art, amazing stories and scientific and artistic...

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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...