Museum Opens Exhibit on Art Film Innovator

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A sample from the new museum exhibition.
A sample from the new museum exhibition.

Laguna Art Museum opens a new show, “Oskar Fischinger: Paintings from the Permanent Collection,” which will run through June 17.

Based in Berlin from 1927, Fischinger was acclaimed for his technically innovative art films, in which he animated forms and colors and synchronized them with music.

In 1936, his career in Germany curtailed by the rise of the Nazis, Fischinger moved to Hollywood and began working for the movie studios. He designed animations for Disney’s “Fantasia,” but parted company and found no studio support for his experiments in “visual music.” In his final years, he devoted himself to inventions and painting.



LCAD Scores an Impressive Loan

Sculptor Richard MacDonald loaned the large sculpture “Butterfly”to the Laguna Collegeof Art and Design, where it is on display at the main campus,2222 Laguna Canyon Road.

“Butterfly” embellishes the LCAD campus, a loan from sculptor Richard MacDonald.
“Butterfly” embellishes the LCAD campus, a loan from sculptor Richard MacDonald.

An advisory chair of the college’s fine art sculpture department, MacDonald has also lent a pair of figurative sculptures, “Allongé,”which is displayed at LCAD’s East Campus.

LCAD president Jonathan Burke praised MacDonald for invaluable sculpture curriculum guidance.

The sculptor is represented locally at Dawson Cole Fine Art.








LCAD Opens Studios, Exhibit Space on South Campus

Laguna College of Art and Design has added studio spaces for students in painting and graphic design, including a room-scale green screen for digital compositing at its south campus.

“Moving forward into teaching virtual and augmented reality development will prepare students to create immersive experiences for innumerable industries,” said LCAD President Jonathan Burke.

In summer, the new space also be home to a student and faculty gallery open daily from 1- 8 p.m. All proceeds will go to the artists.


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