Rick Graves leads a panel discussion with artists who have made the leap from a different career during the first Art Talks at noon Thursday, July 9, held on the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road.
Art Talks feature a different Festival of Arts exhibitor in an hour-long noon discussion about their inspiration, history and career every Thursday.
Photo: Nancy Holly describes capturing images of horses during one of last year’s Art Talks.
Happiness is… Art-To-Go
More than 70 original artworks donated by Festival of Arts’ exhibitors are available for sale online through Aug. 8. Proceeds from the so-called Art to Go collection support artists in need.
Visitors may cast votes for favorite artworks, win prizes, and enjoy discounts off some Art-To-Go purchases.
The Festival of Arts opens Sunday, July 5, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily.
Donating artists responded to the theme “Happiness is…” with works such as “A Warm Fire on a Cold Day”, a ceramic by Sharon Jackman; “Finding the Right Match,” an oil by Cunningham Haight; and “Geary Street”, a classic cable car scene by Tom Swimm.
Artists winning best-in-show and people’s choice categories will be announced at reception a Sunday, July 12, 5-7:30 p.m.
Cove Gallery Features Ocean Artist
Work by Laguna local Kurt Weismair takes the spotlight at Cove Gallery, 1492 S. Coast Highway, this month.
“My life as an artist revolves around the ocean. It’s where I receive both my inspiration and content. I am endlessly fascinated by its constant change in form and light…” Weismair says in a statement.
Foundation Supports a Palette of Artists
The Festival of Arts Foundation recently awarded grants to My Hero project, Laguna Beach Chamber Singers and Laguna Outreach for Community Arts.
The $2000 award to My Hero will support media arts education in the Laguna Beach school district for digital art and photography classes.
The grant to LOCA will allow the organization to continue its visual arts education programs.
The award will assist the singers in holding classical choral performances.
Meet Sandstone Gallery Artists
Sandstone Gallery will feature work in various mediums by Hyatt Moore and paintings by Jong Ro.
“Makai,” a glass sculpture by Marjorie Sanders will be on exhibit at 384 N. Coast Highway through September among other work by several local artists.
For more info: visit www.sandstonegallery.com.