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Friday, May 29 Singer songwriter John Troy, 6:30 p.m., Sunset Serenade in Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. “Love, Lost and What I Wore,” 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets, $41-$61, 949 497- 2787. Thru 6/7. “You Can’t Take it With You,” 7:30 p.m.,...

Prolific Local Sculptor Dies

Festival of Arts officials announced the death of local sculptor Terry Thornsley, 56, earlier this week, but a spokeswoman declined to provide other details. The name may not be familiar to those outside the artistic community, but Thornsley’s work embellishes the town from north...

Blue Water Concert Series Makes Waves

The Pawn Shop Kings will be the first to take advantage of a Blue Water Music Festival concert series kicking off from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, at Neighborhood Congregational Church. The series on the fourth Saturday of each month is designed to showcase original artists...

Dream Chronicles Opens At LGOCA

  Photographer Lucia Ferreira Litowtschenko will have a solo show at the Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art, 611 S. Coast Highway, with receptions from 6-10 p.m. on June 4 and July 2. Litowtschenko uses photography to build fictional stories. Her work has been exhibited at...

The Greeter Documentary Progresses

Laguna local and owner of Elestial Productions Martin Yewchuk says that Hollywood producers Victoria Paige Meyerink and Steven Vlasak have agreed to help him finalize and market his documentary “The Greeter,” about Laguna Beach’s past and present greeters. Local composer and...

Jewelry Maker Pioneers a New Technique

Adam Neeley, 31, has been making jewelry for half of his life. His pendant design “South Sea Glow,” came to him in a dream, he says. In the piece, which has won awards, color is graduated in both pearl and metal along an undulating line. Neeley developed a technique he nam...

Workshop Offers Media Tips to Galleries

Learn formulas to self-promote your events at a 10 a.m. workshop Friday, May 22, free to Laguna Beach gallery owners and their employees. Gallerists will learn step-by-step instructions on how to get newspaper articles published in local papers both in print and online. Learn...

New Baas Collection Opens

Laguna Beach-based artist Jacobus Baas will premiere 35 new oils this Saturday, May 16, in his show “Chasing The Light” at Pacific Edge Gallery, 540 S Coast Hwy. There will be an artist reception open to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. and the show will continue through...

Concert Celebrates Booking Company’s Second Year

A line up of several rock groups perform Friday, May 22 at the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club in “Dramarama Rock ’n’ Roll Circus II.” Event production company Tightrope Entertainment celebrates its second year with the concert where a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 15 Classical chamber musicians El Re’al Players, 6:30 p.m., Sunset Serenade in Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Sabrina Lentini, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Boogie Knights, 8...

Dance Fest Moves to a Cuban Beat

!Bailamos! That’s Spanish for “let’s dance” and the Laguna Dance Festival’s upcoming gala to celebrate its 11th anniversary invites participants to do just that. Since the gala’s headliner, singer Candi Sosa, is one of Cuba’s most celebrated singers, attendees are encouraged to...

Galleries Shift With the Winds

  As Laguna Beach has evolved as an art destination, its scores of galleries, too, keep evolving. Two established galleries recently expanded by broadening their roster with new artists and new purpose and a newcomer opens its doors this weekend in the HIP district. Long in...

Laguna Galleries Will Hold Benefit Auction

Three Laguna galleries, Salt Fine Art, Kelsey Michaels Fine Art and Sue Greenwood Fine Art, will auction off 42 works from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. The pieces from artists such as Jason Kowalski, Rafael Varela and Kimerlee Curyl can be previewed at Salt Fine Art, 1492 S....

Playhouse Receives Grant for Youth Programs

The Laguna Playhouse received a $5,000 Festival of Arts Foundation grant to support its Youth Education Programs. The Youth Theatre, Conservatory and Workshops provide arts education for approximately 5,000 youth throughout the year. “Grant support also enables low-income...

Artist Eye Celebrates Artist of the Month

Donald R. Britton is the featured artist this month at Artist Eye Gallery, 1294 S. Coast Highway, which will host a 6-9 p.m. reception for him during Art Walk, Thursday, May 7. Britton, an award-winning artist also holds a Ph.D in neuroscience and had a lengthy career as a...