Landscapes Reflect a Modern Esthetic in ‘Tidal Zone’



A sample of Fred Hope’s work.
A sample of Fred Hope’s work.

Laguna Canyon Studios brings a contemporary take on the geological formations along the California coastline in “The Tidal Zone,” 50 new paintings by Fred Hope. He hosts a reception for the new exhibition from 4-8 p.m. in Studio F, 3251 Laguna Canyon Road on Saturday, Nov. 22.

The exhibition will also be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23 and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.

A former art college instructor, Hope teaches drawing in his studio. His contemporary esthetic includes a nod to influences by Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud and Willem de Kooning. This series subject connects to me personally as well. I grew up playing, diving and surfing in these coves, on these beaches and across these reefs,” said Hope.





Local Artist Takes Show Up the Road 

An example of a print by Laguna Beach artist Vinita Voogd.
An example of a print by Laguna Beach artist Vinita Voogd.

The prints of Laguna Beach artist Vinita Voogd will be on display at Southern California Art Projects and Exhibitions, 2859 East Coast Highway, during the Corona Del Mar Art Walk Thursday Dec. 4.

Jeannie Denholm and Diane Nelson, owners of SCAPE have invited local artist Sandra Wolfson, an Orange Coast College art instructor to curate the show “Poetic Impressions-The Vision of Seven Printmakers.” The show includes works by other Laguna Beach printmakers Hedy Buzan and Sheryl Seltzer.

For more information, contact Sandra Wolfson at [email protected]



An Art Walk of a Different Gait Steps Out

The work of local Laguna artist Pat Sparkuhl and Suzanne Walsh, assistant director of the Salt Fine Art Gallery, will be included in a group show at Jamie Brooks Fine Art in Costa Mesa on Friday, Nov. 21, part of a pop-up installation, Canvas Costa Mesa, 7-10 p.m. near the Anti-Mall, 2390 Bristol St.

The evening of exhibitions, live painting and arts related activities includes a dozen arts promoting organizations including the Laguna College of Art & Design.




Art & Nature Works Still on Display

The Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow gallery plans to put up the holiday light early this year and will continue the current show, Art & Nature: New Contemporary, through Dec. 7. Over 70 artists created 10×10 inch pieces to participate in the group exhibition, 1175 S. Coast Highway, which coincided with the Laguna Art Museum festival.


CAP’s Gallery Takes on New Sparkle

The Community Art Project Gallery on the second floor of the Wells Fargo Bank on Ocean Avenue currently features “Keepers of Light,” the work of Mark Hosmer and Veronica Schmitt. A new show, a retrospective of Michael Ward’s work, opens Dec. 8.

The latter is the second exhibit under the guidance of Jennifer Griffiths, a Laguna Beach artist and CAP board member who succeeded Pat Sparkuhl as gallery curator.

Griffiths is redirecting the exhibit space towards solo and two-person shows. A reception for the Ward show is planned Saturday, Dec. 13, from 11 to 2.



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