Galleries Allow Students to Experience Realism

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Brad Neal’s “Still Life With Stripe” is among the works displayed under the gallery mentoring program.

A dozen fine arts majors from the Laguna College of Art and Design will exhibit their artworks in select Laguna Beach art galleries during First Thursdays Art Walk, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1, as part of a college mentoring program.

The annual collaboration with First Thursdays Art Walk galleries in its 15th year pairs fine arts majors with member galleries. Representatives guide students through the fundamentals of exhibiting their work and the business side of operating a gallery. With the exception of juried student exhibitions, many students have not exhibited their work professionally. A portion of proceeds from the sale of student art are designated for scholarships.

To view student art works, tour participating galleries listed at


“Brilliant Night” by Cara Pabst Moran is displayed at Signature Gallery
“Brilliant Night” by Cara Pabst Moran is displayed at Signature Gallery

Signature Opens its Christmas Show

Five of Signature Gallery artists will be on hand for First Thursday’s Art Walk, Dec. 1.

The gallery will also display 18 thick textured palette knife paintings by Laguna College of Art and Design students, Alice Gamez and Nina Ulett.

“Don’t miss this opportunity to meet your favorite artists, discover new artists, and get your books signed,” says gallery director Clare Kapin. The show at 220 Forest Ave. runs through Dec. 31.


A recent work by Fred Hope.
A recent work by Fred Hope.

Pop-Up Exhibit Opens in Laguna Canyon

Laguna Canyon Studios Gallery hosts a pop-up weekend exhibition of new contemporary landscapes and still life painting by Laguna Beach artist Fredric Hope Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4. An artist’s reception at 3251 Laguna Canyon Road – Studio F is planned for 4-7 p.m. Saturday.

Hope has been creating and exhibiting his since 2000. His semi-abstract interpretations of the California coastal zone owe a debt to the influence of painters such as Richard Diebenkorn, Willem de Kooning and Wayne Thiebaud. Thiebaud is expected to attend the exhibition. during the run of the show.

Info: [email protected] or text 949 887-1605.


Lorraine E’drie
Lorraine E’drie

Lorraine E’drie Returns to The Cove

Cove Gallery’s featured artist of the month is Lorraine E’drie.

Working in watercolor and oil, E’drie has shown her work at the Art-A-Faire festival for 32 consecutive years.

Meet the artist at 1492 S. Coast Highway during Art Walk from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec.1.


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