In 2008, Laguna Beach artists Stephanie Cunningham and Betty Haight began creating their series of “Duets,” multi-media format, collage oil paintings. Two individually unique paintings are blended to produce one seamless piece of collaborative “Duet” featuring landscapes and figurative imagery. Each finished painting includes a “story tag” explaining the narrative of their artwork and is mounted with a sculptural frame fashioned from found wood and objects.
An exhibit of their work is on display on the Departure (upper) level near security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C, and on the Arrival (lower) level adjacent to baggage carousels 1 and 4 in the John Wayne Airport Community Focus Space through April 18. Visit the artist’s website at cunninghamhaight.com.
LCAD Bi-annual Student Market Returns
Laguna College of Art and Design’s (LCAD) bi-annual pop-up student art market is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31, at 345 North Coast Highway (the former Von Hemert building) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
LCAD’s emerging artists will be selling original artwork including paintings, prints, pins, stickers, clothing, totes, zines, jewelry, digital graphic designs and many more unique creations. Visitors can also enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries provided by Starbucks.
Learn to Paint Outdoors with LOCA, LPAPA
LOCA Arts Education and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) are collaborating to present adult and family classes at outdoor locations in April and May. Beginners are invited.
Outdoor workshops include “Mentor Paint Out” on April 1, 9-11:30 a.m. at Crescent Bay Point Park. Adult landscape painters may improve skills by painting alongside Anthony Salvo and Gil Dellinger and receive helpful guidance. The activity is free.
LOCA’s popular “Watercolors on the Beach” events, presented at Treasure Island Park, are offered Sundays 10-11:30 a.m. on a choice of April 14 or May 12. Attendees will enjoy a guided tour of the tidepools and learn about the delicate sea life there. Following the tour, everyone will learn to mix colors and create paintings of sea stars in a take-home journal. Advance registration is required, adults $35, $20 children. All supplies are provided. Call (949)363-4700 or visit LOCAarts.org.
LCAD Presents Visual Stories Exhibit
Laguna College of Art and Design’s (LCAD) BFA program in game art presents, “Waking Worlds: Visual Storytelling” with the Irvine-based video game developer, Obsidian Entertainment, April 4-25 at the LCAD Gallery, 374 Ocean Avenue. A reception will take place on Thursday, April 4, from 6-9 p.m.
The exhibition features work by Obsidian Entertainment’s finest creatives alongside those of the studio’s talented fans. Showcased are works from the unreleased space role-playing game, The Outer Worlds, works from Obsidian Entertainment’s original franchise, Pillars of Eternity, as well as a visual history of the studio’s 15 years of making video games.