Finding Hidden Art in Streetscapes

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A sample from Bill Wishner’s Forest and Ocean Gallery show.
A sample from Bill Wishner’s Forest and Ocean Gallery show.

Bill Wishner’s intrigue with the hidden art of urban walls finds a temporary home at the Forest and Ocean Gallery, which holds a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 480 Ocean Ave.

Wishner captures the social outcry of street artists and insists not knowing the origin of its beginnings and its evolution through time holds the attraction for him.

His project Art of the City Wall began in 2012 and is installed at the gallery through March 11.

Craft Guild Returns to Main Beach

The Laguna Craft Guild art show, made up of local artists selling handmade goods, next set up shop on the cobblestones of Main Beach from 9 a.m. to sundown Sunday, Feb. 25.

 

Gallery Q Explores the Human Form

Artist Sabra Lande’s work will be included in the next Susi Q art show.
Artist Sabra Lande’s work will be included in the next Susi Q art show.

All-media artists are invited to create visual works that interpret the theme “Figuratively Speaking” by depicting human forms, faces and features for a Gallery Q exhibition opening March 12 in the Susi Q Center.

Artwork will be accepted on Thursday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. There is an entry fee of $25 per piece, $5 for additional entries of no more than three. Scholarships are available to those 65 or more on a limited income.

Obtain guidelines at the Susi Q front desk, 380 Third St.

 

Noted ceramic artist Dora de Larios died in her native Los Angeles in January. Her legacy includes 40 public-art commissions, including a 7 by 40 foot porcelain mural in Laguna Beach. It depicts an underwater scene and faces a public park at the Montage resort.
Noted ceramic artist Dora de Larios died in her native Los Angeles in January. Her legacy includes 40 public-art commissions, including a 7 by 40 foot porcelain mural in Laguna Beach. It depicts an underwater scene and faces a public park at the Montage resort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

America Martin Returns to the Artman Gallery

4 art seen America Martin.Creatures IMeet artist American Martin at a reception from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, at the Joanne Artman Gallery, 326 N. Coast Highway.

Her new show, “Deconstructing Gender,” explores nuances of gender perception. Women are distinguishable through their generally rounder forms and associations with nature, while the male figures are portrayed through a more angular approach.

RSVP by Feb. 24 to 949-510-5481.

Photo: America Martin’s “Creatures,” part of a Joanne Artman Gallery exhibit in March.

 

 

 

Artist’s First Decade Earns Red Carpet Gala

“Gold Rush,” part of a new series exhibited in March at Signature Gallery.
“Gold Rush,” part of a new series exhibited in March at Signature Gallery.

The Signature Gallery rolls out the red carpet honoring artist Joëlle Blouin’s 10-year anniversary as a professional artist.

Friends and collectors will be able to meet the artist at 220 Forest Ave. from 6 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, March 3, during the gala show that features her new series. Her paintings include a new eye-catching brilliance: she embeds Swarovski crystals in the paint.

The show opens to the public on Thursday, March 1, for ArtWalk and run throughout the month.

 

Fine Art Showcased at Whale Festival

The 47th Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3-4 and March 10-11 in Dana Point Harbor.

Besides whale watching boat tours, visitors can see work by Dana Point Fine Arts Association artists. The group donates a portion of proceeds to Dana Hills High’s art department.

 

Prospective Boys Chorus Members Invited to Shadow Day

The All American Boys Chorus invites boys 8-10 years old to experience what it’s like to be a chorister on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jazz artist and chorus supporter David Benoit will chat with choristers and parents and work on a song or two during Shadow Day, free at 1801 E. Edinger Ave., Santa Ana.

Staff and parents will be on hand to answer questions.

 

 

 

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