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Art Tour Offers Intimate Glimpse into Artists’ World

  With arms sheathed in protective covering and a low-slung belt holding her arrows, the girl taking aim with a modern crossbow looks like a modern version of Diana, goddess of the hunt, even if she’s wearing a short skirt and rough work boots. Pastel painter Mary Aslin has...

A Show to Be Seen and Touched

“Perceptions and Patina: Exploring Humanity through the works of Father Bill Moore,” will be on display from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, at Avran Art and Design, 540 S. Coast Highway. Works in the solo exhibition are painted using a wash of iron oxide over incorporated found...

Local Author Pens Laguna Travel Guide

Where do you find the best burger in Laguna Beach? Where’s the best place to dial in live jazz? Where do locals order signature cocktails at happy hour prices? Author Diane Armitage provides the answers in “The Best of Laguna Beach: Residents’ and Travelers’ Guide.” She signs the...

Sushi Meets Art and Music

Okura Robata Grill & Sushi Bar, 858 S. Coast Highway, is holding weeknight events aimed at creating community. During Vino and Art Night on Thursday, April 30, guests can create their own acrylic painting, with all supplies provided, guided by local painter Jessica Byrne. The...

Moon Police Play Farewell Concert

The Moon Police, featuring local artists Doug Miller and Sasha Evans, perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Neighborhood Congregational Church. For Evans, the piano-playing lead vocalist and a founding member of the band, the concert will be her last with the...

Taste of the Nation Returns to Montage

Tickets are on sale for the eighth annual Taste of the Nation benefit featuring celebrity chefs Sunday, May 17 at the Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 S. Coast Highway. Host Share Our Strength aims to end childhood hunger in Orange County and across the nation. Chefs will prepare...

Art Group Salutes Its Stars

As a 16-year-old in Cicero, Ill., Joe Mantegna failed at an audition for a part in the high school version of “West Side Story.” Seduced away from baseball to acting nonetheless, he eventually forged a stellar career, including roles in theater and film and the television seri...

Strike Up the Band for an Arts Activist

In Carol Reynolds’ thesis, “Music Education: The Power of Human Values,” she revealed her passion for teaching music to students from multi-cultural backgrounds and grade levels, stressing that music by Bach, Beethoven or the Beatles opens the mind and feeds the soul. She was...

Artwork Chronicles Run Up to Epic Bout

Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez, Sugar Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez are among the boxers whom welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather has defeated in the ring since 2007. Their images preen, jab and hook across a mural sized painting, the...

Three Photographers Show at Banking On Art

The exhibit, “Photography / 3 Views,” showcasing the work of three photographers, is free and open to the public in the Wells Fargo Bank building gallery through May 29. A reception for the artists Tom Lamb, Robert Hansen and Jessica Cardelucci will take place from 11 a.m. until...

Writing Coach Helps Authors Tap Their Source

Author Roger Housden will lead a one-day workshop, “Writing Wild:  Finding Your Life’s Deep Current,” on Saturday, April 18, in Laguna Beach. Using poetry and guided writing exercises, Housden will help participants tap into their own “current” and purpose. The 10 a.m. to 4:30...

Kids Meet a Musical Genius

The Pacific Symphony concludes their season with “Beethoven Lives Upstairs,” at 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 18 at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. The symphony performs excerpts of favorite Beethoven works and a musical carnival takes place at 9...

Author Pulls Family’s Exile Into a Novel’s Backstory

Aline Ohanesian, of San Juan Capistrano, remembers her Armenian great-grandmother telling the story of their family’s dramatic exile from Turkey during the Armenian genocide. Using her own family history as a starting point, the author has written “Orhan’s Inheritance,” a novel...

Veteran Printmaker in Solo Exhibit

The art of Mariko Ishii will be on display at foaSouth, 1006 S. Coast Highway, the Festival of Arts satellite gallery, from April 9 through July 13. The exhibit showcases Mariko’s printmaking series, titled “Dialogues with Nature.” Ishii is an eight year exhibitor, said Ron...

Laguna Dance Festival Offers A Master Class

Intermediate and advanced dance students, ages 12 and older, are invited to participate in a master class taught by dancer and choreographer Hope Boykin from 2-4:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 11. The cost is $25 to participate and a Q & A follows the class in the dance studio at...