Laguna College of Art & Design Professor Darlene Campbell moderates an 11 a.m. panel discussion with Averi Endow, Robin Hextrum, Taylor Montague and Laura Weinberger at the CAP Banking on Art Gallery, Saturday, Aug. 15.
The artists whose work is exhibited in the CAP Gallery will talk about significant influences on their work, their evolution since leaving school and their current environment.
The exhibit runs to Sept. 25 and the gallery is open during business hours, 260 Ocean Ave.
Artists Return to Artman
JoAnne Artman Gallery welcomes back artists James Verbicky and Robert Mars, whose work is on display through Sept. 30.
Elevating the commonplace into fine art, Verbicky and Mars both celebrate and critique mass culture. Verbicky’s unique process of collaging vintage print media with resins and dyes results in panels that burst with color and pattern. New York based artist Mars also appropriates images from popular culture.
The gallery at 326 N. Coast Highway is open Wednesday through Sunday.
Grants Underwrite Youth Arts Programs
The Festival of Arts received a $3,000 grant from its own foundation that made possible summer art enrichment programs Arts-X-Press and Family Art Day.
About 270 middle school students enrolled in the Pacific Symphony’s summer arts immersion program also took part in Arts-X-Press, workshops in printmaking, scratch art and ceramics. They also went on a private backstage tour of the Pageant of the Masters and attended a performance of “The Pursuit of Happiness.”
Another 200 children took advantage of Family Art Day workshops.