Collaborative Shows Opens at Forest & Ocean

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: “Life Opalescent” is part of the Forest & Ocean exhibit.
 “Life Opalescent” is part of the Forest & Ocean exhibit.

Forest & Ocean Gallery, 480 Ocean Ave., will present an exhibition of individual and collaborative art works by new resident artists, David Gallup and Nansi J. Bielanski, with a reception Saturday, July 30, from 5-8 p.m.

Plein-air painter Gallup works on location in national parks and coastal regions in North and South America.

Beilanski, a former television director and producer, returned to painting and sculpting in the ‘90s. She was a student of Gallup’s and studied with others too.

“Since we experienced the same dives in various parts of the world, we wanted to convey that shared experience on canvas,” says a statement from the artists.




‘Open House’ Proceeds Help Raise a New House

The “Open House” silent auction features 40 miniature houses decorated by Festival of Arts artists, staff and volunteers Saturday, July 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Houses designed by Festival of Arts artists, from left, Catharine Cooper, Vinita Voogd, Yoonsook Ryang and Molly Hutchings.
Houses designed by Festival of Arts artists, from left, Catharine Cooper, Vinita Voogd, Yoonsook Ryang and Molly Hutchings.

Proceeds will go towards the Festival’s building fund.









Surf-Inspired Artwork

Surfboard resin artist Vince Broglio will be showing a new series of wave-inspired resin sculptures and paintings during ArtWalk, Thursday, Aug. 4, from 6-9 p.m. at Signature Gallery, 220 Forest Ave.

A sample from the Broglio series.
A sample from the Broglio series.

Each resin wave – created from the drips from surfboards during the glassing process — represents a unique surf spot from around the world, Broglio says in a statement.

Using a variety of tools, Broglio manipulates the resin to create the illusion of riptides and effervescence in his wave-inspired paintings.




Photo Contest Winners Announced

The winners of the city’s “My Laguna” photo contest are on display on the city’s website.

Here are the winners: Charlie Dickerson and Dave Munday in the beach life category; Rob Blayden and Adam Casper in the built environment; Walter Hill and Dan Skaggs in community life; and Nicholas Hoffs and Tom Swimm in parks and open space.

Dave Munday’s winning work.
Dave Munday’s winning work.

Juror and Laguna Beach photographer Rob Gage reviewed 94 submissions from 38 photographers who live, work, or exhibit in Laguna Beach. Gage is currently exhibiting at the Festival of Arts.








Lang Continues its Family Theme

Laguna Niguel resident Fred Eck is a 14-year Festival of Arts exhibitor in both hand-blown glass and painting, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in drawing and painting at Cal State Long Beach. His daughter, Lórien Eck, shares her father’s passion for art, using it as a platform to help people make transitions in their consciousness through textured, spiritual paintings.

: Fred and Lorien Eck will exhibit their work together at a Laguna Beach gallery next month.
Fred and Lorien Eck will exhibit their work together at a Laguna Beach gallery next month.

Lang Fine Art exhibits work by this father-daughter duo in August with an opening night reception Thursday, Aug. 4, from 5-9 p.m., 1450 S. Coast Highway. It will feature an organic wine and chocolate tasting.



Sandstone Adds a Sculptor to its Line-up

“Stream of Consciousness,” Abstract Expressionist oil paintings on canvas by Jong Ro, and “Figures in the Abstract,” acrylic and oils on canvas by Hyatt Moore, will be featured in the Sandstone Gallery, 384-A N Coast Highway, Aug. 2-29.

The figurative sculpture of Marie Pierre-Philippe joins the Sandstone line-up that includes Cindy Beatteay, Ann Kim, Sunny Kim, Dominique McKenzie, Anne Moore, Lawrence Terry, and Lynn Welker.

Meet the artists during the Art Walk on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 6-9 p.m.


Ocean Art Display Washes Up in The Cove

Kurt Weismair’s view of the sea.
Kurt Weismair’s view of the sea.

Kurt Weismair, a self-taught artist specializing in contemporary seascapes in Laguna Beach, is the Cove Gallery’s featured artist of the month in August.

He will be present in person at the Art Walk reception on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 6 – 9 p.m., at the Cove Gallery, 1492 S. Coast Highway, #8.




Shoe Contributors Show Their Sole

Tim Brown, Roger Bennett, Jacquie Moffett, and Barbara White were just some of the artists honored at the Art-To-Go exhibitors ceremony, hosted by The Artists Fund at Festival of Arts, Sunday, July 10.

These artists were honored for their work displayed in the fundraiser, an art sale titled “The Shoe Show,” featuring 100 original pieces donated by Festival artists themed around shoes.

Proceeds support the disaster and hardship fund for artists in need. The collection is still available daily, through Aug. 13 on the Festival grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road.




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