Gallery Adds Gleam to Solstice Party

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John Gardiner
John Gardiner

BC Space Gallery hosts a special summer solstice celebration Monday, June 20, from 3-6 p.m. with a performance by guitar virtuoso Eric Henderson and a reading by local poet John Gardiner.

The event, free to the public, will take place at the gallery, currently exhibiting “Amerikan Krazy: Life Out of Balance,” showing the work of 25 southland artists addressing social, political and environmental issues.

The show at 235 Forest Ave. closes June 24.



Seniors Receive Arts Grant

Laguna Beach Seniors has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Festival of Arts to support the Susi Q arts program, Gallery Q.

City Council member Bob Whalen joins Susi Q staff, from left, Laurie Smith, Nadia Babayi, and Carole Zavala at an artist reception.
City Council member Bob Whalen joins Susi Q staff, from left, Laurie Smith, Nadia Babayi, and Carole Zavala at an artist reception.

Gallery Q, at 380 Third St., holds five to six exhibits annually that are open to the public, featuring artwork by painters, sketchers, photographers and sculptors who might otherwise have no opportunity to display their achievements.

Exhibits are managed and organized by Carole Zavala and Laurie Smith, co-arts directors for 2016. Much of the art displayed is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds subsidizing the Gallery Q budget. Its “Eyes to the Ocean” show is currently on display through July 1, featuring the winning photographs from the Laguna Bluebelt 2016 photo contest.



Calling All Artists

The city Arts Commission is seeking proposals for the red telephone booth downtown on Forest Avenue.

The proposed installation may incorporate the interior or the exterior of the booth. The artwork will be owned by the artist and returned at the conclusion of a two-year exhibition period. Proposals are due Aug. 15 and the honorarium is $3,500. More info:



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