Gallery Showcases Cubism Show

Oil painter Joëlle Blouin with her trademark tool.
Oil painter Joëlle Blouin with her trademark tool.

Join oil painter Joëlle Blouin for a discussion of her latest collection during Art Walk, Thursday, March 5, from 6-9 p.m. at Signature Gallery, 220 Forest Ave.

The self-taught French-Canadian oil painter mixes her colors directly onto her canvases with palette knives. Her canvases accentuate the abstract “cubic texture” of cityscapes.

One of the artist's paintings
One of the artist’s paintings














CAP Artist Reveals His Sources of Inspiration

Artist Michael Ward’s "Field & Stream," included in the CAP retrospective.
Artist Michael Ward’s “Field & Stream,” included in the CAP retrospective.

A retrospective of the work of Michael Ward ends its run with a 1:30 p.m. conversation with the artist at CAP’s Gallery / Banking on Art in Wells Fargo Bank on Saturday, Feb. 28.

The talk, led by local gallerist Sue Greenwood, is a last chance to learn from the artist first-hand about his work.








Museum’s Director to Speak at The Susi Q

Malcolm Warner
Malcolm Warner

Malcolm Warner shares his thoughts about the Laguna Art Museum’s direction Thursday, March 5, at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St.

Make a reservation for the 3 p.m. Tea Talk with Warner by calling the Susi Q at 949 497-2441.






Learn to Paint Wildflowers

Wildflowers by Donita Lloyd
Wildflowers by Donita Lloyd

Advance registration is required for a 9:30 a.m. acrylic painting workshop with Donita Lloyd, set for Thursday March 5, at Laguna Nursery.

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is offering the class for participants to learn how to paint wildflowers. Lloyd will teach simple composition, color blocking and highlighting techniques. Everyone will take home a beautiful finished canvas. Cost is $30 or $125 for five classes.

Register at or call (949)363-4700



Art Walk Extends into the Canyon

“All I Want Is You,” a solo exhibition of over thirty recent drawings, paintings, prints, and sculpture by local artist Philip Womack, opens with a 6 p.m. reception Thursday, March 4, at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road.

A sample from Womack’s collection .
A sample from Womack’s collection .










Fine Art Painter Featured at Artist Eye Gallery

A sample of Rae’s work.
A sample of Rae’s work.

Acrylic artist Terri Sopp Rae will be the featured at the Artist Eye Gallery, from March 1-31. An artist reception is set for First Thursdays Art Walk March 5 and March 21.

The gallery features artwork by 17 artists at 1294-A S. Coast Highway.



Group Show Opens at Local Gallery

Ten, a group exhibition of 10 artists
living and working in Orange County, will feature live musical performances by Orange County punk rockers The Sanitys, as well as The Bent Duo during an opening reception, from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 at Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow, 1175 S. Coast Highway.

Artists Ben Brough, Chantal de Felice, Jeff Gillette, Jennie Cotterill, John Sollom, Mark Oblow, Shag, Suzanne Walsh, Tim Hendricks and Trace Mendoza were selected because of their talent and the impact they have made on the county’s art community, gallery co-owner Torrey Cook said in a statement.


Pacific Edge Opens its Backyard

3 art seen SILVER BELLS, COCKLE SHELLS“Paintings From The Backyard,” a new series of paintings by Sandra Jones Campbell opens this Saturday, Feb. 28 at Pacific Edge Gallery in Laguna Beach with a public reception for the artist from 6 to 9 .m.

The Laguna Beach based artist is known for her wittily observed paintings of people in their public and private moments. This new series of paintings is inspired by vintage photos and memories of the artist. The exhibition will continue through March 20.



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