Swimm Show Dives Into Liquid

 Swimm’s "Glowing Harbor,” part of the new exhibit.
Swimm’s “Glowing Harbor,” part of the new exhibit.

Shadows and Reflections,” a new exhibition of 20 oils by Laguna Beach artist Tom Swimm, opens this Saturday, Oct. 17, with a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pacific Edge Gallery, 540 S. Coast Highway.

Featuring new works in his classic realistic style plus a new series of nearly abstract studies of water reflections, this show will continue through Nov. 6.




Festival of Arts Adds to its Permanent Collection

The Festival of Arts added three new pieces to its permanent art collection from artists who exhibited in this summer’s festival.

Sherry Salito-Forsen’s “Circular Meditation” purchased by Festival of Arts.
Sherry Salito-Forsen’s “Circular Meditation” purchased by Festival of Arts.

Sherry Salito-Forsen’s “Circular Meditation,”a fused glass and recycled wood piece, caught the eye of Pat Sparkuhl, the collection specialist.

“Afternoon Shadows,” an oil by Gerald Schwartz, was added to the collection for the masterful portrayal of clouds and shadows and for the use of line, form and perspective.

A charcoal drawing titled “Under Construction,” by Stefan Cummings, a second year exhibitor, captures the festival’s recent façade renovation.








Studio Tours Resume This Weekend

The seventh annual Laguna Beach Artist Open Studios takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday Oct. 17 and 18.

Catch a shuttle from the free ACT V parking lot, 1900 Laguna Canyon Rd. to visit artists working in a spectrum of art media.

Visitors can make a piece of kiln formed glass with Maggie Spencer, and see her colorful completed work.  “People are surprised that there are so many working studios here in Laguna,” Spencer said. “I think [they] really enjoy seeing where and how artists do their work.” For more information contact 949-497-0722.

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