Artist Zio Ziegler, who painted a mural in the Laguna Beach gallery Artists Republic during a recent show, will tackle a far larger canvas visible to motorists on the 405 freeway.
Over three days, Ziegler plans to cover a 15,000 square foot exterior wall of Tillys Ecommerce facility in Irvine, a mural that will become one of the largest public exhibitions in Orange County when completed by July 10. The work will remain on display for 90 days and is intended to raise awareness about local arts programs.
For info: visit www.tillys.com.
Retrosepctive Focuses on Photographer Rob Gage
Two new exhibits feature long-time Festival of Arts artist and Laguna Beach resident Rob Gage.
Gage’s photography career stretches over four decades and has brought him to nearly 80 countries and all 50 U.S. states.
The free exhibits at foa South, 1006 S. Coast Highway, and Wells Fargo, 260 Ocean Ave., look back at his career and his present works.
His new work will be on display at the Festival of Arts July 5 – Aug. 31.
Russian Artist Paints the California Dream
A new series of oil paintings entitled “Sun, Sand, Water” by Russian-born artist Larissa Gorikh opens July 1 at the Artist Eye Gallery, which hosts a reception for the artist from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, July 11.
Gorikh, who studied at the Vladivostok Institute of Art, is greatly influenced by Russian realism. A resident of San Diego County, she also teaches art with a special focus on encouraging artistic development in children.
The gallery, 1294-A S. Coast Highway, features the works of 16 artists. Meet them during First Thursdays Art Walk June 2 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Solo Show Opens for Granny-winning Illustrator
Artists Republic exhibits the solo show “Geometry & Light,” featuring new and older works by legendary skateboard graphic artist Don Pendleton.
Pendleton invited six artists to participate in a “friends” section, which will include works by Jim Houser, Natas Kaupas, Michael Sieben, Todd Francis, Ferris Plock and Fos (Mark Foster).
Pendleton’s work embellishes boards made by top skateboard brands as well as commercials, music posters, and murals. Pendelton’s first solo museum show opened last year at the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia, his native state, and in February he won a Grammy for art direction on the Pearl Jam “Lightning Bolt” album.
The show at 1175 S. Coast Highway opens Saturday, July 11, from 6 to 9 p.m., and coincides with Pendleton’s artist series shoe release with Vans.
Artist Display Takes Wing at Airport
A collection of abstract paintings by Laguna Beach artist Paul Gardner are now on display in John Wayne Airport’s Thomas F. Riley Terminal.
Gardner uses his world travels and knowledge of ancient cultures, mythology and philosophy to develop themes of earth and nature in his paintings, which use color and texture to create a sensory experience for the viewer.
The display will remain in the departure and arrival levels through Wednesday, July 15. For more information, visit www.PaulGardnerFineArt.com.