Noted Gallerist Kicks Off LOCA’s Anniversary

Ray Redfern and Karin Worden

The Art Center hosts Laguna Outreach for Community Arts’ 20th anniversary membership meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 1492 S. Coast Highway.

General admission is $20 and free to those who renew their membership in advance.

Featured speaker Ray Redfern will give a gallery presentation titled American Paintings, 1890s through 1940s. He founded Laguna Beach’s Redfern Gallery in 1976, and has since become a successful dealer, collector and historian of early Impressionist paintings. On view will be original oils by Conrad Buff, Maurice Braun, Marion Wachtel, Hanson Puthuff, Joseph Kleitsch, and many more.

Featured LOCA artist Karin Worden, founder and curator of Silver Blue & Gold contemporary studio jewelry, will discuss hand fabrication techniques. She will also present her collection of works by noted jewelers. Ten-percent of jewelry sales at the event will benefit LOCA.

An opportunity drawing for four hotel packages will also take place; winner need not be present. Donations for tickets are $20.  Absentees must postmark entry forms by Oct. 5 or place phone orders by Oct. 9. Entry forms and the ticket hotline are on the website. Proceeds will support LOCA’s visual arts education services.

Additional activities  include announcements about new membership benefits, art class registrations, alfresco live music and hospitality. Advance registration is required at [email protected], or (949) 363-4700.

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