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Rex Brandt, Wilshire Boulevard, c. 1960, watercolor on paper. The Hilbert Collection.

Los Angeles Area Scene Paintings

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“El Casamiento” - Joy, The Wedding, 2019, Original Oil on Canvas, 59 x 36 inches

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Specializing in living MaSterS paintings, Sculpture and art glass NEWPORT BEACH: 3405 newport Blvd., newport Beach, ca 949.791.8917 Located in the 1st Block of the Balboa Peninsula, across from The Lido House Hotel Open 11 - 6, Tuesday - Saturday LOS ANGELES: 1233 n. Highland ave., los angeles, ca 949.791.8917 Showroom open by appointment Visit Our Gallery Online: EthosContemporaryHome.com EthosContemporaryArt.com


ELENA BULATOVA • FINE ART laguna beach

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Laguna Beach | Shanghai, China www.sanziartgallery. com | 424.537.1844 | info@sanziartgallery.com Artist Sanzi was born in 1965. His creative concepts come from his Taoist thoughts inspired by Lao Tzu. The ideas described by Taoism as inaction (keeping things in their nature without interference), “The best of men is like water�, contemplation, and the universe, are often used in the themes of Mr. Sanzi’s works. Mr. Sanzi's works are full of energy and inspiration. His artworks have a holy level and every audience has been deeply impressed. His artworks also inspire the audience and convey the artist's message, which believes that the most beautiful image in the world of God and humans is maintaining the most natural form. Every life is nourished by natural energy. Mr. Sanzi considers that the processes, meanings, and health of life are the parts that people should cherish and pursue in the process of discovering and pursuing different stages of life.

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18 Cover Feature: Los Angeles Area Scene Painting at the Hilbert Museum

26 Calendar of Arts 34 The Evolution of Wirth Wendy Wirth joins Laguna Canyon Artists

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52 Arshile Gorky The Struggle of Existence DEPARTMENTS

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Mark Kaufman is the Founder and Publisher of LocalARTS Magazine and LocalARTS.com. Mark has dedicated the last 25 years to promoting the arts and artists of Orange County and the surrounding region through LocalARTS. He sees Art having a broader meaning rather than a narrow focus, and as a proponent of traditional and contemporary approaches, Mark hopes to ensure a balanced representation within the publication mark@localartsonline.com

Evan is a respected Southern California freelance writer and owns and operates the independent art blog/zine, Rogue Art Research & Writing (RARW). She has contributed as an arts writer for KCET Artbound, Orange County Register, Artillery, Art Ltd. Magazine, Juxtapoz, ArtScene and the OC Art Blog, and has a Masters in Art History from CSU Fullerton. www.evansenn.com

Joy Shannon is a visual artist, writer, and the singer and harpist front-woman for the Celtic pagan folk band Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks. Joy's latest album "The Oracle" has been released by Kalinkaland Records. Joy regularly contributes arts, music and cultural interviews and features in the OCArtBlog, Rogue Art & Research Writing, Together Magazine, Inland Empire Weekly and Culture Magazine. www.joyshannonandthbeautymarks.com

From her Iconic gallery Sculpture to Wear, Lisa M. Berman has cultivated a reputation as an “Ambassador for Wearable Art”. Her expertise extends into manufacturing, design, curatorial services, retail markets and museums in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Asia and Europe. Her newly launched Berman Arts Agency represents established fine artists for private & corporate acquisition and sponsorship, & museum placement. www.bermanartsagency.com

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Los Angeles Area Scene Paintings At the

HILBERT MUSEUM By Mary Platt

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he Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University focuses on vibrant paintings of everyday life in 20th century Los Angeles and its surrounding region in a major exhibition, “Los Angeles Area Scene Paintings,� on view through May 2, 2020. Roger Kuntz, Goodyear Blimp Mooring, 1970, oil on canvas. The Hilbert Collection

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Curated by California Scene painting experts (and father-son team) Gordon T. McClelland and Austin D. McClelland, the show features more than 70 paintings created between the early 1900s and the present day by acclaimed California artists, including Millard Sheets, Emil Kosa Jr., Rex Brandt, Lee Blair, Dorothy Sklar, Barse Miller, Luvena Vysekal, Vanessa Helder, Roger Kuntz, Edward


Phil Dike, Sunday Afternoon in the Plaza de los Angeles, 1939, oil on canvas. The Hilbert Collection

Biberman, Hardie Gramatky, Eugenie Fisher, Ralph Hulett, Burr Singer, Ben Abril, George Gibson, Tony Peters, Bradford J. Salamon and many more. All the works in the exhibition are from the collection asEmil Kosa Jr., Cloverleaf Confusion, 1950s, watercolor on paper. The Hilbert Collection

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sembled by museum founders Mark and Janet Hilbert of Newport Coast, many of which have been gifted to the Hilbert Museum. A 144-page hardcover exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles Area Scene Paintings, written by the McClellands, has been published and is available for purchase at the museum. “Over the past 100 years, the Los Angeles area has transitioned through many changes,” explains Gordon McClelland. “During that time, there were many talented artists who lived in this region – many drawn here to work in the booming movie industry – who produced visual art that captured the look and feel of what was happening around them. Some preferred working in oil paints, others in watercolor. Today the works they produced are valued both as fine art and as a visual documentation of bygone times.” Some of the iconic landmarks depicted in the paintings include Los Angeles City Hall, the Capitol Records tower, the Sandow Birk, Domingo En Mi Barrio, 1993, acrylic on canvas. Gift of the Hilbert Collection to the Hilbert Museum of California Art

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Ben Abril, Third Street Tunnel and Angels Flight, c. 1960, oil on canvas. Gift of the Hilbert Collection to the Hilbert Museum of California Art.

Hollywood Bowl, the Goodyear Blimp station in Carson, and the amazing mid-century concretesculpted forms of the interweaving L.A. freeways. Historic locations such as Olvera Street, Chinatown, the old Victorian-era homes that once crowned Bunker Hill, the Angels Flight incline railway and the Griffith Park observatory became inspiration for these artists. “Taken all together, this exhibition becomes almost a time-travel experience through L.A. over the last century,� McClelland says. The California Scene painting movement, which flourished from the 1930s through roughly the 1970s (with some notable examples after that pe-

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riod), focuses on scenes of everyday life in the Golden State. In both oils and watercolors, California artists portrayed daily life around them in cityscapes, rural scenes, populated landscapes, portraits. The movement encompassed such genres as social realism and regionalism. These styles flourished strongly in the Los Angeles area, where innovative artists portrayed not only the beauty and vitality of the diverse and burgeoning metropolis, but also the realism and often downright grittiness of everyday life in the city. The Hilbert Museum also showcases a new exhibition in its American Illustration gallery – “A Fine Romance: Images of Bradford Salamon, Vintage Capitol Records, 2017, oil on canvas, The Hilbert Collection.

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Wayne La Com, Santa Monica Palisades, 1958, watercolor on paper. The Hilbert Collection.

Love in Classic American Illustration,” through March 7 – curated from pieces in the Hilbert Collection, featuring original magazine illustrations by Joe De Mers, Jon Whitcomb, Joseph Bowler, Pruett Carter, Gwen Fremlin and other acclaimed illustrators of the mid-20th century. The current exhibition in the Animation and Movie Arts gallery, “The Magic and Flair of Mary Blair,” featuring concept art by the renowned Disney artist, has been extended by popular demand through March 7. The museum’s Permanent Collection galleries also feature newly selected works from the collection, as well as visitor favorites. The Hilbert Museum is open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is located at 167 N. Atchison Street in Orange, across from the Orange Metrolink train station. Admission is free. Limited free parking is available in front of the museum, with a permit obtained at the front desk. There is also plenty of free parking in the City of Orange’s new Old Towne West parking structure located at 130 N. Lemon Street, just one block east of the museum. For more information, the public can call 714516-5880 or visit www.hilbertmuseum.org.

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TOM SWIMM New Exhibition Opens Feb 22, With Guest Artist Pil Ho Lee

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CALENDAR OF ARTS This section is devoted to exhibits, performances and other special events. Please refer to page numbers following entry for addresses, phone numbers and further references in Local Arts. To locate most venues, please refer to our Orange County fold-out map (pages 4 - 7), and to our Directory of Museums and Theaters (pgs 68 & 69). KEY ■ Art/Art Event ■ Theater ■ Musuem ■ Music

IN JAN ■ Dimensions of Form: Tamayo and Mixografia addresses Rufino Tamayo’s artistic legacy vis-à-vis his Mixografia prints. Fifty prints on loan from Mixografia in Los Angeles depicting silhouetted figures, celestial bodies and the feathered serpent-god quetzalcoatl will illustrate the “fourth great one’s” last artistic expedition to discover a uniquely Mexican style in form., (though 1/19) Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, pg 68

objects from the vast and diverse Pacific islands in this special exhibition guest curated by Chris Rainier, (ongoing), Santa Ana, pg 68 ■ Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj, The nine oversized paintings shown in this exhibition are all the work of one extraordinary 69-year-old Buddhist monk named Shashi Dhoj Tulachan, a second generation thangka artist living in Tuksche, a remote village located in Mustang, nepal's northernmost district adjacent to Tibet, (ongoing) Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, pg 68 ■ A Man, A Monster and The Sea is Mulyana’s debut exhibition in the united States, comprising three immersive environments that depict oceanic life. Mulyana’s large, visually kinetic installations are composed of intricately constructed modules of organic shapes that coalesce into vividly colored clusters of abstract forms. (ongoing) oCAM Expand, Santa Ana

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■ Arthur Beaumont: Art of the Sea, features a stunning array of watercolors by American artist and watercolorist icon, Arthur Beaumont, (through 2/2) Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, pg 68

■ opera for Kids: Elixor of Love, Step under the big top at our zany circus, as talented singers take the stage in a rollicking, kid-friendly version of Donizetti’s comic opera “The Elixir of Love.”Afun and fascinating 45-minute concert designed especially for children 5-11. SCFA, pg 69

■ The Game’s Afoot, it is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play SherJAN 19 lock Holmes, has invited his ■ undeniably the reigning fellow cast members to his virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Connecticut castle for a Perlman enjoys superstar staweekend of revelry. But tus rarely afforded a classiwhen one of the guests cal musician. Perlman Itzhak Perlman returns to Orange County in a prois stabbed to death, the Content returns to orange County gram that not only reflects remarkable artistry, but an Brought to You festivities in this isoirrepressible joy for making music, Renée and with pianist Rohan De Silva in Part by Our Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, (1/19) SCFA, pg lated house of tricks Community in a program that not only Sponsors. 69 photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco and mirrors quickly reflects remarkable artistry, See pg 24 turn dangerous, but an irrepressible joy for (through 2/9) Stages Theatre, Fullerton making music, Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, SCFA, pg 69 ■ Angeles Area Scene Paintings at the Hilbert Museum in orange, vibrant paintings of every day JAN 23 – 25 life in the 20th Century, (through 5/2/20) Hilbert ■ Segerstrom Center presents Lillias White, the Museum, orange, see cover feature, pg 18 Tony and Emmy Award winner brings her powerIlluminating Elements at the CAP Gallery, Wells Fargo Bulding, 2nd floor, featuring Margaret Lindsey and Mary Aslin, (through 1/31) Laguna, pg 63 ■ Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands, Experience exquisite masterpieces and dynamic

house voice and exuberant stage presence to the Center’s Cabaret Series with this autobiographical show filled with musical highlights from her life and career, SCFA, pg 69

JAN 24 – FEB 23 ■ Taking Sides is a tale based on the life of Wilhelm ConTinuED on PAGE 28 »

Segerstrom Center presents Lillias White, the Tony and Emmy Award winner brings her powerhouse voice and exuberant stage presence to the Center’s Cabaret Series with this autobiographical show filled with musical highlights from her life and career, (1/23 - 1/25) SCFA, pg 69

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Artemio Sepulveda, this exhibition will bring together works from the artist' produced while living in Laguna Beach, (through 5/25) Laguna Art Museum, pg 68

Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial nazi era, newport Theatre Arts Center, pg 69

IN FEB ■ Arthur Beaumont: Art of the Sea, features a stunning array of watercolors by American artist and watercolorist icon, Arthur Beaumont, (through 2/2) Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, pg 68 ■ Angeles Area Scene Paintings at the Hilbert Museum in orange, vibrant paintings of every day life in the 20th Century, (through 5/2/20) Content Hilbert Museum, orange, see cover feature, Brought to You in Part by Our pg 18 Community Sponsors. See pg 24

■ Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands, Experience exquisite masterpieces and dynamic objects from the vast and diverse Pacific islands in this special exhibition guest curated by Chris Rainier, (ongoing), Santa Ana, pg 68

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year-old Buddhist monk named Shashi Dhoj Tulachan, a second generation thangka artist living in Tuksche, a remote village located in Mustang, nepal's northernmost district adjacent to Tibet, (ongoing) Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, pg 68

FEB 1 ■ First Saturday Artwalk, Arts District, downtown Santa Ana, Broadway and 2nd st, Santa Ana ■ California Cool, 38th Annual Art Auction at Laguna Art Museum, over 100 California artists put their work on the block for a good cause, cuisine and cocktails, follow online or visit LAM website for ticket info, pg 33

FEB 4 – 9 ■ Segerstrom Center presents Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville, the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including Fins, Volcano, Cheeseburger in Paradise and more, SCFA, pg 69

FEB 6 ■ First Thursdays Artwalk, 6 - 9pm, monthly celebration with galleries open citywide, trolley service available, Laguna, pg. 64

The Pack is Back, returns to the glory of 1960’s Las Vegas when a trio of friends, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. teamed up to play and perform together and take the world by storm, (2/13 - 2/16) Laguna Playhouse, pg 69

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FEB 6 -27 ■ Animation Exhibition, LCAD Gallery, downtown Laguna, artist reception, 6-9 pm

FEB 7 ■ Downtown Fullerton Art Walk, first Friday on the month, 6-10 pm, a coalition of galleries, artists, restaurants, www.fullertonartwalk.com

FEB 8 – MAY 30 ■ Insider Art, LoCA Arts Education: Exhibit of work created by LoCA teaching artists, staff, members and students, reception 11am – 1 pm, Wells Fargo Building, Laguna, pg 63

FEB 13 – 16 ■ The Pack is Back, returns to the glory of 1960’s Las Vegas when a trio of friends, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. teamed up to play and perform together and take the world by storm, Laguna Playhouse, pg 69

of twentieth-century California watercolors. The California School paintings done in Mexico from the 1930s through the 1980s, by artists including Rex Brandt, Phil Dike, Emil J. Kosa, Jr., Phil Paradise, Millard Sheets, and Milford Zornes, Laguna Art Museum, pg 68

FEB 28 – MAR 21 ■ She Kills Monsters is the story of one sister’s journey to learn about her sister who has recently passed, Stages Theatre, Fullerton

IN MARCH ■ Los Angeles Area Scene Paintings at the Hilbert Museum in orange, vibrant paintings of every day life in the 20th Century, (through 5/2/20) Hilbert Museum, orange, see cover feature, pg 18 ■ Artemio Sepulveda, Well known and respected in his native Mexico, Sepúlveda (born 1935) married

Arthur Beaumont: Art of the Sea, features a stunning array of watercolors by American artist and watercolorist icon, Arthur Beaumont, (through 2/2) Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, pg 68

FEB 14 – 15 ■ Back by popular demand, trumpeter extraordinaire Chris Botti delivers a brand-new show that’s perfect for your Valentine, Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. SCFA, pg 69

FEB 22 ■ new Works by Tom Swimm and Pil Ho Lee, 48pm, Pacific Edge Gallery, Laguna, pgs 15, 23

FEB 23 – MAY 25 ■ Artemio Sepulveda, Well known and respected in his native Mexico, Sepúlveda (born 1935) married an American wife and from 1977 until 1999 lived in Laguna Beach. LAM recently acquired a large-scale charcoal drawing of his father that was made during his stay in Laguna, the exhibition will bring together other works from this period of his career, Laguna Art Museum, pg 68 ■ Travels in Mexico: Watercolors from the Gene and Diane Crain Collection, exhibition continues a series highlighting the magnificent Crain collection

an American wife and from 1977 until 1999 lived in Laguna Beach. LAM recently acquired a largescale charcoal drawing of his father that was made during his stay in Laguna, the exhibition will bring together other works from this period of his career, (through 5/25) Laguna Art Museum ■ Travels in Mexico: Watercolors from the Gene and Diane Crain Collection, exhibition continues a series highlighting the magnificent Crain collection of twentieth-century California watercolors. The California School paintings done in Mexico from the 1930s through the 1980s, by artists including Rex Brandt, Phil Dike, Emil J. Kosa, Jr., Phil Paradise, Millard Sheets, and Milford Zornes, (through 5/25) Laguna Art Museum, pg 68 ■ Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands, Experience exquisite masterpieces and dynamic objects from the vast and diverse Pacific islands in this special exhibition guest curated by Chris Rainier, (ongoing), Santa Ana, pg 68

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Vanessa Helder’s RD 7, Mailboxes in Los Angeles Area Scene Paintings at the Hilbert Museum in Orange, (through 5/2/20) Hilbert Museum, Orange, see cover feature, pg 18

■ Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj, The nine oversized paintings shown in this exhibition are all the work of one extraordinary 69year-old Buddhist monk named Shashi Dhoj Tulachan, a second generation thangka artist living in Tuksche, a remote village located in Mustang, nepal's northernmost district adjacent to Tibet, (ongoing) Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, pg 68

MAR 5 ■ First Thursdays Artwalk, 6 - 9pm, monthly Content Brought to You celebration with galleries open citywide, in Part by Our trolley service available, Laguna, pg. 64

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■ Graphic Design & Digital Media Exhibition, LCAD Gallery, downtown Laguna, artist reception, 6-9 pm

MAR 6 ■ Downtown Fullerton Art Walk, first Friday on the month, 6-10 pm, a coalition of galleries, artists, restaurants, www.fullertonartwalk.com

MAR 7 ■ First Saturday Artwalk, Arts District, downtown Santa Ana, Broadway and 2nd st, Santa Ana

the 1930s through the 1980s, by artists including Rex Brandt, Phil Dike, Emil J. Kosa, Jr., Phil Paradise, Millard Sheets, and Milford Zornes, (through 5/25) Laguna Art Museum, pg 68 ■ Los Angeles Area Scene Paintings at the Hilbert Museum in orange, vibrant paintings of every day life in the 20th Century, (through 5/2/20) Hilbert Museum, orange, see cover feature, pg 18 ■ Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands, Experience exquisite masterpieces and dynamic objects from the vast and diverse Pacific islands in this special exhibition guest curated by Chris Rainier, (ongoing), Santa Ana, pg 68 ■ Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj, The nine oversized paintings shown in this exhibition are all the work of one extraordinary 69-year-old Buddhist monk named Shashi Dhoj Tulachan, a second generation thangka artist living in Tuksche, a remote village located in Mustang, nepal's northernmost district adjacent to Tibet, (ongoing) Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, pg 68

APRIL 2 ■ First Thursdays Artwalk, 6 - 9pm, monthly celebration with galleries open citywide, trolley service available, Laguna, pg. 64

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IN APRIL ■ Artemio Sepulveda, Well known and respected in his native Mexico, Sepúlveda (born 1935) married an American wife and from 1977 until 1999 lived in Laguna Beach. LAM recently acquired a large-scale charcoal drawing of his father that was made during his stay in Laguna, the exhibition will bring together other works from this period of his career, (through 5/25) Laguna Art Museum ■ Travels in Mexico: Watercolors from the Gene and Diane Crain Collection, exhibition continues a series highlighting the magnificent Crain collection of twentieth-century California watercolors. The California School paintings done in Mexico from

■ Game Art Exhibition, LCAD Gallery, downtown Laguna, artist reception, 6-9 pm

APRIL 3 ■ Downtown Fullerton Art Walk, first Friday on the month, 6-10 pm, a coalition of galleries, artists, restaurants, www.fullertonartwalk.com

APRIL 4 ■ First Saturday Artwalk, Arts District, downtown Santa Ana, Broadway and 2nd st, Santa Ana ■ Insider Art, LoCA Arts Education: Exhibit of work created by LoCA teaching artists, staff, members and students, lecture 12 – 1 pm, Wells Fargo Building, Laguna, pg 63

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Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific (through 7/19) LACMA.org

LACMA, The first substantial project on the art of Fiji to be mounted in the united States, Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific features over 280 artworks drawn from major international collections, including the Fiji Museum, British Museum, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Cambridge), the Smithsonian, and distinguished private collections. The exhibition includes figurative sculpture, ritual kava bowls, breastplates of pearl shell and whale ivory, large-scale barkcloths, small portable temples, weapons, and European watercolors and paintings. Professor Steven Hooper and his team from the Sainsbury Centre, in norwich, England assembled a deeply researched and comprehensive exhibition that was recently on view in its galleries and now reformatted by LACMA to include major loans from u.S. collections. Additionally, the museum will feature historic photographs from LACMA’s Blackburn collection, as well as a newly commissioned 26’ doublehull sailing canoe (drua) constructed in Fiji using traditional materials and techniques (through 7/19/20) LACMA.org

MOCA With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985 is the first full-scale scholarly survey of this groundbreaking American art movement, encompassing works in painting, sculpture, collage, ceramics, installation art, and performance documentation. Covering the years 1972 to 1985 and featuring approximately fifty artists from across the united States, the exhibition examines the Pattern and Decoration movement’s defiant embrace of forms traditionally coded as feminine, domestic, ornamental, or craft-based and thought to be categorically inferior to fine art. Pattern and Decoration artists gleaned motifs, color schemes, and materials from the decorative arts, freely appropriating floral, arabesque, and patchwork patterns and arranging them in intricate, almost dizzying, and sometimes purposefully gaudy designs. Their work across mediums pointedly evokes a pluralistic array of sources from islamic architectural ornamentation to American quilts, wallpaper, Persian carpets, and domestic embroidery. Pattern and Decoration artists practiced a postmodernist art of appropriation borne of love for its sources rather than the cynical detachment that became de rigueur in the international art world of the 1980s. This exhibition traces the movement’s broad reach in postwar American art by artists whose contribu-

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originated by The Broad, Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again is the largest exhibition to date of internationally acclaimed artist Shirin neshat’s approximately 30-year career. Taking its title from a poem by iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad, the exhibition (over 230 photographs and eight immersive video installations works) offers a rare glimpse into the evolution of neshat’s artistic journey as she explores topics of exile, displacement, and identity with beauty, dynamic formal invention, and poetic grace. Beginning with her early photograph series, Women of Allah, the exhibition also features iconic video works such as Rapture, Turbulent, and Passage, monumental photography installations including The Book of Kings and The Home of My Eyes, and Land of Dreams, a new, ambitious work encompassing a body of photographs and two videos that will make its global debut in the exhibition. (10/19 - 2/16/20) BRoAD.org

CAAM one of the most pervasive stereotypes constructed during the post-Civil War era, and arguably the most enduring image from the days of Jim Crow, the mammy was a staple caricature in the romanticization of the Antebellum South. Popularized into the twentieth century by characters such as “Mammy” in MGM’s hit film Gone with the Wind (1939), this archetype of black domestic servitude was often depicted as good-natured, overweight, and loud. Presenting an ahistorical view of black womanhood within southern plantation hierarchies, the mammy not only embellished the realities of black life in the American South, but it also denied African American women their femininity, beauty, and strength. Making Mammy: A Caricature of Black Womanhood, 1840–1940 explores how the mammy figure was produced in an effort to temper the atrocities of enslavement and serve southern interests domestically, economically, and politically. Bringing together films, photographs, and artifacts, it examines the legacy of the institutionalized stereotype, considering a century of complex manufacturing of black femininity, power dynamics, and mass-media messaging that still affects black women’s body image, lack of agency, and sense of self. Making Mammy uncovers the nuances behind this figure and illuminates the vestiges of America’s role in enslavement through the mammy’s appearance in literature and cinema (through 3/1/2020) caamuseum.org Installation view of With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985, (through 5/11/20) Courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo: Jeff Mclane. MOCA.org


ADD NG DIMENSION Pil Ho Lee at Pacific Edge Gallery, Sat, Feb. 23

Pacific Edge Gallery Presents New Works by Tom Swimm and Pil Ho Lee For the past 33 years, Pacific Edge Gallery on South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach has featured some of the finest painters in all of Southern California. On Feb 22, the Gallery presents new work by one of its signature artists, Tom Swimm, a southern California oil painter known for his exceptional use of light and color. His LightScapes™ paintings are collected throughout the world. Swimm, who is self-taught, has been painting since childhood, His work conveys a remarkable realism that gives one a sense of "being there." At first glance, viewers frequently comment that his paintings look almost photographic, but upon studying them, the work reveals properties that are distinctly im-

pressionistic. Also showing will be Pil Ho Lee, a South Korean native now residing in Orange, CA. Lee, whose distinctly sparkling wet-weather cityscapes, capture collector’s from far and wide, is a 2017 and 2018 exhibitor at the Laguna Festival of Arts. The exhibition continues through 3/15. pacificedgegallery.com

that attracts competitive bidding by art collectors, both seasoned and new. Proceeds from the event support Laguna Art Museum’s mission of collecting and preserving California art, providing critically acclaimed exhibitions, and enhancing art education. lagunaartmuseum.org/events/california-cool-art-auction-2020

California Cool 38th Annual Art Auction Slated For Sat, Feb 1 At LAM

Sanzi Art Gallery Opens in Laguna Beach

The California Cool Art Auction is an evening not to be missed. With works by over 100 of California’s most coveted artists, the 38th annual Art Auction will include great art, delicious cuisine, and creative cocktails. The evening includes a silent auction as well as an exciting live auction

Sanzi Art Gallery and Director jet Wang recently opened their latest location on Coast Hwy in Laguna Beach

The original Sanzi Art Gallery, headquarters in Shanghai, was established in 2010 by the artist Mr. Sanzi, and aimed at spreading works with Chinese Laozi and Taoist themes. It is also focused on promoting the works of young emerging Kenton Nelson (below) in LAM’s California Cool Chinese artists while maintaining a professional level through high-quality curation and international appeal. The Gallery’s broader intention strives to construct an international gallery organization that presents their selected works to whole world. sanziartgallery.com

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FEATURE

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Painter Wendy Wirth just added her name to the roster of this coveted address for working artists, the Laguna Canyon Artists Studios. Opening her own workspace in the canyon was a long-time dream, ever since touring through in 2008 and participating in her first fine art competition in the complex. “My very first painting award was presented to me just down the way,” she happily recalls. “It feels perfectly right to take up creative residence in the place where I first began my fine art journey.” She keeps the ribbon tacked to the wall to remind her of her origins. A Festival of Arts exhibitor for ten years and a longtime member of a Laguna co-op Gallery, she felt the change would be inspirational and uplifting. Working alongside other art professionals you respect, she believes, reconfirms your dedication and passion. And it can also build lifelong mentor friendships.

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It was a leap of faith to make that transition to a permanent solo space, but Wirth rose to the challenge. A bit of construction improvement to the interior made the final product a worthy showcase – and workspace – for the new venture. “I wanted a great blend of gallery and work zone, so that both clients and fellow artists would immediately feel welcome,” she comments. The goal was to make an interior setting not unlike a client’s home: warm touches like wainscoting and textiles define the space. “My years at FesJourney Home, Ortega Highway Acrylic on Panel


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tival of Arts taught me many things, but especially how a strong display makes a lasting impression. When you care about presenting your work in its best light, the potential collector absolutely notices the effort.” Wirth particularly enjoys that her new ‘office’ is surrounded by the Laguna wilderness. ”It helps center my attention on capturing that local beauty.” Her subjects reflect many local Laguna scenes, including favorites such as Heisler Park, Main Beach, and the landmark hotel. Wendy Wirth can be found in space J-2 in the Laguna Canyon Artists Studios, 3251 Laguna Canyon Road. For more information, explore her website at wendywirth.com or call (714) 356-6820.

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In downtown Laguna Beach, this beautiful gallery highlights original paintings and terracotta sculptures of prominent artist Marc Whitney. Reflecting East and West coast influences, his eclectic highly personal style encompasses such themes in his paintings as figures, interiors, landscapes, and still life florals and tabletops. Also exhibiting Whitney's fellow alumni from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Open daily, call for appointment. 949/497-4322 949/463-1752 www.marcwhitney.com See pg 2

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ARSHILEGORKY The Struggle of Existence

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isten to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth - look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment." With this statement, the 19th century Danish existentialist Soren Kierkegaard declared life to be a struggle. The early 20th century artist Arshile Gorky created an immense body of work rooted in boldly confronting the human struggle, even quoting Kierkegaard in the title of his 1945 biomorphic, surrealistic and erotically-charged work Diary of a Seducer. Just like how Kierkegaard perceived life to be, Gorky's life seems to be booked-ended in unimaginable struggle, and yet, through it all, Gorky created a profoundly emotional and influential body of paintings and drawings, which earned him a place amongst the fathers of the Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. Born Vosdanig Adoian in 1902, in the Armenian village of Khorkom, the young Arshile Gorky

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bore witness to the ethnic cleansing of his people in 1915 by Turkish troops. In 1919, while fleeing this persecution in Turkey, his mother died of starvation in his arms after a 120-mile march. Shortly thereafter, Gorky emigrated to the US with his sister, arriving on the shores of New York in 1920. Though he re-invented himself, and like so many immigrants changed his name, his Armenian heritage and childhood memories would haunt his work like a specter for the rest of his life. In the US, Gorky began to school himself as an artist by drawing from works he saw in museums and art publications. What he created was a unique abstract style, grounded in the study of the masters. While so many Surrealists delved into mythological symbolism in the dreamscapes of their works, Gorky "uniquely… located these themes in his personal history," charging his memories of Armenia with mythic significance. In 1941, he created a series of three abstract pieces called the Garden of Sochi, which harken the vitality of Joan Miró or Wassily Kandinsky. When asked to describe the pieces by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Gorky stated: “My father had a little garden with a few apple trees which had retired from giving fruit. There was a ground constantly in shade where grew incalculable amounts of wild carrots, and porcupines had made their nests.” Though these pieces capture a seemingly happy memory, there is an inherent longing and sadness underlying the work which may perhaps reflect a longing for something that no longer exists. In the book Letters of Transit: Reflections on Exile, Identity, Language and Loss by André Aciman, novelist Bharati Mukherjee calls immigration "the stage,

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art history and the battleground, for the most exciting dramas of our time." The drama captured Gorky's work touches upon so many of these themes, like the longing for and memory of one's homeland while exiled from it. Gorky surrounded himself with other avantgarde artists in New York living in exile from their home countries, including André Breton and Willem de Kooning, whose friendships continually informed his work. Breton's Surrealist influence is seen in pieces like The Leaf of the Artichoke Is an Owl, which was titled after a meal shared between the two artists in which Breton associated an owl with an artichoke. Gorky assimilated the Surrealist practice of automatic drawing into his works. This can be seen in how he laid down his paint in thin, flowing gestures, mimicking objects from life, but whose vagueness encourage free association. Gorky and fellow Abstract Expressionist painter Willem de Kooning shared a respect and reverence for the masters like Picasso who came before them. So many of the new school of painters during the 1940s in the US, were "trying to forge what Americans often think of as an individualist stance" as seen in the "rugged individualist" mythos built up around the work of Jackson Pollock. Gorky and de Kooning came from a more European point of view, in which they saw themselves as continuing on and building upon the traditions in painting that came before. Gorky stressed "an artist can mature only after having experienced a period of apprenticeship." He saw himself "with" the painters who came before and inspired him, rather than trying to be fiercely different from them. Though, his work was still new, vital and raw, because he was expressing his own individual, unique life experiences within it. Works like the impassioned 1947 piece Agony seem to glow and rage like a fire, and are often interpreted by historians in relation to the events which led up to Gorky's death. A series of personal tragedies during the 1940s left the painter in physical and emotional agony. A fire deDiary of a Seducer, 1945

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stroyed an immense amount of his work, the artist was diagnosed with cancer for which he received a painful operation, he had a serious automobile accident and additionally was experiencing marital troubles. Gorky committed suicide on July 21, 1948. One of his last pieces from 1947 was a piece entitled Summation, of which Gorky said "there is my world." This piece is filled with the ambiguous, organic shapes that dominated his work though the '40s. The piece seems to be created in a spontaneous, unplanned way, capturing what “Surrealist leader André Breton called "hybrids," or linear units with multiple metaphoric meanings." Though, the work on paper was a result of careful planning and study upon Gorky's part, the pseudo-biological forms seem to spontaneously move and interact with each other, while emerging and fading back into a misty atmosphere the artist created with a layer of charcoal. In this piece Gorky was showing us his "world" that he seems to have been dreaming of all his life. It is a world where what is tangible seems so hard to grasp, like trying to physically grab onto a spiritual or emotional feeling or even a homeland that no longer exists as it once did in memory. Gorky's work captures such vitally universal themes as the struggle of existence and the struggle of creation and, because of this universality, his "world" will continue to live on.


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Prominent young artist Lindsay Rapp brings her East Coast talent to Laguna Beach showcasing in her new Studio Gallery paintings of ethereal seascapes and oceanic inspired feminine figures. Her blend of precious materials on glass, such as genuine mother-ofpearl and 23K gold with brush strokes that mimic the expressions of water, creates a truly unmistakable style. A portion of all sale proceeds are donated towards ocean conservation charities www.lindsayrappgallery.com See page 8

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The Redfern Gallery is one of the most important galleries of its kind, having specialized in the California Impressionist School (1890s -1940s) for 39 years. The gallery presents museum quality historical paintings by Guy Rose, Edgar Payne, Alson Clark, Joseph Kleitsch and others. The gallery is always interest in the purchase of quality painting – with record prices paid. Open Tues. – Sat., and by appointment 949/497-3356 www.redferngallery.com

Cove Gallery

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The Cove Gallery is artist-owned, featuring 14 accomplished artists specializing in a contrast of styles of original art in oils, acrylics, watercolor, mixed media along with 3-D photography and digital art. Works are presented in an ever changing exhibition with the artists there for you to meet. The new location of the Cove Gallery is directly across PCH from the entrance to the Surf & Sand Resort. Buy directly from the artist and save! 949/715-7149 www.covegallerylaguna.com

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HIGHLIGHT Pacific Edge Gallery was founded in 1987 to showcase the finest Laguna Beach artists, and continues 33 years later with an outstanding group of internationally collected painters. Although every artist featured at the gallery has a unique approach to painting, from California Impressionist Jacobus Baas, Contemporary |Expressionist Sandra Jones Campbell, Post Impressionist Plein-air painter Maria Bertran, Modern Realist Tom Swimm, Modern Impresionist Bryan Mark Taylor, Coastal Abstracts by Linda Whittemore, and Urban landscapes by Pil Ho Lee, they all share a passion for creating new and exciting work. Pacific Edge Gallery is located at 540 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA Ph. 949-494-0491 www.pacificedgegallery.com

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Studios | Galleries | Jewelers | Services

Lance Heck The Art of Jewelry

Barbara Fudurich Picnic Beach watercolor 11"x 15"

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1153. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, 92651

"I strive for an aesthetic that blends contemporary, clean design with an obsession for craftsmanship and detail that is 'old world' I hope that when you hold one of my pieces, you will see the quality, feel the inspiration, and above all, know that you are wearing art!"

949/494-3299 www.lanceheck.com

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Barbara Fudurich Watercolors Dana Point Studio by Appointment ●

Barbara displays a range of perspectives that highlight the beauty of landscapes and intimacy of outdoor still life and simple daily activities that have been described as “peaceful”. Her greatest pleasure, painting on location, has taken her to venues around the world. View at her studio or at the Watercolor Gallery, Laguna. 949/240-1724 www.fudurich.com

John Tolle

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3851 Bear St, Santa Ana CA 92704

In South Coast Village, features regional artists' original work and a selection of artwork for the collector and gift giver. The gallery attracts clients and decorators seeking exceptional pieces for home or business. A portion of sales goes to support art scholarships in Orange County. An Orange County Fine Arts non-profit gallery. 715/540-6430 www.ocfinearts.org

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● Designs 1929. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, 92651

Extensive line of original designs in a variety of categories including: bracelets, earrings, wedding rings, necklaces, men’s jewelry and more. See website for additional information. Located on PCH just blocks south of the Surf & Sand Hotel.

949/497-2115 www.johntollejewelry.com

Skylight Tower Gem by Akino Tsuchiya, sterling silver & blue topaz NOT ON MAP

Nick Davies Photography

● By Appointment

High end photography and video production. Visual storytelling with a refined aesthetic approach, based on your specific needs. From concept to finely-crafted final delivery. Commercial, documentary, industrial, narrative, promotional and web.

nickdaviesphotography.com nickdaviesdp.com

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540 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651

A new haven for jewelry enthusiasts looking to indulge in one-of-a-kind artisan pieces. The gallery space showcases diverse designers, specializing in luxury objets d'art. Contemporary jewelry is the focus of the collection, which is comprised of rare, handcrafted pieces, appealing to those with an elevated aesthetic. 949/390-4790 avranexclusive.com


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Gregory Lincoln Studio

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After a long residence in Maui, this acclaimed artist has returned to Laguna Beach. By appointment only, visitors may view the original artworks of Gregory Goyo Lincoln. Gregory’s artwork is of figurative pieces and land/seascapes. In a style uniquely his own, his figurative works are primitivism at its bravest, most pure, essential best, and usually based on important literary themes. His outdoor scenes are painted locally onsite, on uniquely shaped canvases. He is also a photographer. Please call first for studio hours and appointments.

949/494-1455 949/274-2154 goyo@mac.com

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Pacific Edge Gallery 540 S. Coast Hwy, #112, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (In The Collection Building)

Now celebrating 33 years of showcasing some of the finest Laguna Beach artists, including: modern impressionist Maria Bertran, the"lightscapes" of Tom Swimm, master of plein air painters Jacobus Baas and Bryan Mark Taylor, contemporary expressionist Sandra Jones Campbell, and the contemporary abstract paintings of Nancy Eckels and Linda Whittemore. Pacific Edge is also the exclusive West Coast gallery for John Lennon's artwork. Open daily. 949/494-0491 www.pacificedgegallery.com See page 25

Adrienne Fayne SCULPTURE

“Don’t be Koi” 28” h x 25”w x 24”d Bronze

3251 Laguna Cyn Rd, Unit J1 Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Laguna Canyon Artist Studios

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1294 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Artist Eye Gallery features a diverse collection of artwork by 17 Southern California artists, who provide an eclectic perspective through their exceptional talents and widespread experiences. The gallery exhibits a rich mixture of fine art mediums in Paintings, Sculpture and Photography. Open Sunday - Thursday, 12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.. Friday & Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

949/497-5898 www.artisteyelagunagallery.com

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HOPA HOUSE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART San Juan Capistrano, CA

A Major West Coast Reservoir of Vintage and Contemporary Photographic Works of Art Critics, reviewers and auction houses all agree, “Fine art photography is a new affordable collectible.”

“Marilyn” From Beginning to the End A Collection of the Life of Marilyn Monroe george Barris

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Kelly, Green, Barris, Schuller and many more Also Featuring: Ansel Adams, Graham Nash, Ernie Brooks, Robert Hanson, Linda McCartney, Arnold Newman, George Hurrell, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen and Baron Adolf de Meyer to attend openings, lectures or schedule a guided tour,

please call 949.496.5990 or visit: www.hopa.org

Gallery Open to the Public by Appointment 27182 Ortega Highway, San juan Capistrano, CA 92675 see map, #321

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Bistango Gallery Restaurant 19100 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, CA 92715

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CALIFORNIA The best of both, restaurant and art gallery, Bistango presents the art of fine dining within the ambience of a fine art gallery. A unique blend of imaginative cuisine, beautiful art and stunning architecture, in an atmosphere of casual elegance. California Cuisine with distinctly European flair. Live entertainment nightly.

949/752-5222

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Gardunos Ristorante Italiano 298 E. 17th St.,Costa Mesa, CA 92627 COSTA MESA ●

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Ti Amo by il Barone 31727 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 LAGuNA BEACH

SEAFOOD/ITALIAN Award winning and critically acclaimed chef, Franco Barone and his wife Donatella have taken over this south Laguna landmark bringing with them much of the famed il Barone Ristorante (Newport) menu items, including Facci ri Veccia (thin chees pizza with prosciutto and truffle oil). Ocean views await dinner guests Tuesday through Sunday. Catering and banquet rooms available 949/499-5350 www.tiamolaguna.com see page 71

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Royal Thai Cuisine 1750 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 LAGuNA BEACH

ITALIAN The best of Italy. Chef Mark Garduno’s unique pasta, seafood, casserole and chicken recipes satisfy the most discerning palate. Nightly specials, an extensive wine list and a warm, cozy atmosphere combine to make dining at Garduno’s a memorable experience. Pasta made fresh daily. Dine in, take out and catering.

THAI A 9-year gold-award winner from the So. Cal. Restaurant Writers Assn., this exciting Thai restaurant specializes in exotic, traditionally prepared Thai dishes with fresh seafoods, chicken, beef and vegetables. Lunch, dinner, Sun. brunch, classes. Second location: 4001 W. Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, 714/645-8424.

949/645-5505 Fax 949/645-5058

949/494-8424 www.royalthaicuisine.com

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Mother’s Kitchen 1890 Newport Bl., Costa Mesa, 92627

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VEGETARIAN Mother's Kitchen features a unique vegetarian menu with delicious choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fresh Juice Bar offers local and organic produce to compliment your meal. Hot, Hip & Healthy! Fan favorites include the Acai Bowl, California Club & Ma's Stir-fry. Voted Best Vegetarian Restaurant by OC Register Readers.

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

949/631-4741 www.mothersmarket.com

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Haute Cakes Caffe 1807 Westcliff Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92663 NEWPORT BEACH

CALIFORNIA Established in 1991, this cozy, casual eatery, with courtyard dining available, is a favorite with the locals. Specializing in breakfast and lunch, with on-site bakery, grille and espresso bar extraordinaire. All foods made inhouse daily. Catering, take-out available. Open Mon - Sat 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sun 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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JOYFUL Truly one-of-a-kind. This 100-year-old cottage, nestled on California’s oldest street, features contemporary American dishes prepared by the owner/artist, who lives in the house. Shaded by fruit trees, surrounded by gardens, this award-winning place is a true slice of true inspiration, with hideaway feel. Tues - Sun., 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Sol Grill 2300 W. Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663 NEWPORT BEACH

CALIFORNIA One of the very best places for great casual dinner has relocated to the former Jack Schrimp location on West Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach. Sol Grill offers the right attitude, the best vibe and a slection of seafood, beef and pastas dishes to die for. Try the near-famous meatballs or Jambalaya. Feast on Cajun swordfish or just drop in for a sangria. Good times always at Sol. 949/723-4105 www.solgrill.com see page 66

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Xanadu Cafe 100 W. Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663 NEWPORT BEACH

CALIFORNIA/MEDITERRANEAN Xanadu was established in 1985 in the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, California and now sits at the heart of beautiful Newport Beach. Xanadu has been recognized for its excellent customer service, high quality, organic, natural based, cage free products and peaceful ambiance. Xanadu offers the highest quality coffee, baked goods, and entrees. 949/873-5101 www.xanaducafehb.com see above

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LCAD GALLERY 374 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, CA 92651

JANUARY All Student Juried Exhibition On view through January 24, 2020 FEBRUARY Animation Exhibition February 6–27, 2020 Reception: Thursday, February 6th, 6–9 pm MARCH Graphic Design + Digital Media Exhibition March 5–26, 2020 Reception: Thursday, March 5th, 6–9 pm APRIL Game Art Exhibition April 2–30, 2020 Reception: Thursday, April 2nd, 6–9 p.m. ADMISSION IS ALWAYS FREE Open 11am– 4pm, Wed. – Sun. | Closed Mon. and Tues.

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The Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, which opened in 2016, was established thanks to the generosity of Mark and Janet Hilbert, whose superlative collection focuses on the California Scene painting movement of the mid-20th century. The museum also encompasses animation and movie production art, works by noted American illustrators, and rotating exhibitions by guest curators. 714/516-5880 www.hilbertmuseum.com

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Muckenthaler Cultural Center 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833

Our mission is to provide our community experiences that stimulate creativity and imagination, and to conserve the heritage of The Muckenthaler Estate. The Muckenthaler Cultural Center provides extraordinary gallery exhibits, performances and stimulating educational programs to Orange County's diverse communities and beyond. The historic mansion and outdoor amphitheatre provide spectacular settings for weddings, receptions, and corporate events. Gallery Hours Wed. - Sun. 12 - 4. Additional Thursday Hours 5 - 9. See the Local Arts Calendar, pgs. 26 - 30, for show information.

714/738-6595 www.themuck.org

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The Bowers Museum 2002 N. Main Street (at 20th St.), Santa Ana, CA 92706

The Bowers is a world-class, internationally-celebrated museum dedicated to the preservation, study and exhibition of fine arts from around the world. The museum has organized some of the biggest exhibits in the area, and is the first, outside England, to sign an exclusive agreement with The British Museum to showcase its collections. The Bowers features 4 permanent exhibits (Pre-Columbian, California Impressionist Paintings, Native America, California History), as well as lectures, films, concerts, festivals, stores and a restaurant, all set in the historic courtyard. Open daily except Mon., 10 - 4. Please see the Local Arts Calendar, pgs. 26 - 30, for show information. 714/567-3600 www.bowers.org See page 22

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Founded in 1992 by visionary & philanthropist Joan Irvine Smith, The UCI Irvine Institute and Museum of California Art is dedicated to the preservation and display of California paintings and sculpture. Open Tues - Sat, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Docent tours available. Free admission, validated parking. William Wendt “A Clear Day” left.

949/476-0294 949/476-2565 www.imca.uci.edu

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Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) 1661 W. Sunflower in South Coast Plaza Village, Santa Ana, CA 92704

OCMA recently unveiled the design for the museum’s new building at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA, created by Morphosis, the global architecture and design firm led by Pritzker Prize-winner Thom Mayne. Expanding on the museum’s legacy of community enrichment and presentation of modern and contemporary art from artists rooted in Southern California and the Pacific Rim, OCMA’s new home will be defined by an open and engaging urban presence within Orange County’s largest center for arts and culture. Groundbreaking for the new building will take place in 2019, with a projected opening in 2021. Cureent exhibitions are now presented at a gallery space in South Coast Plaza Village. Newport Beach: 949/759-1122 www.ocmaexpand.org

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Laguna Art Museum (LAM) 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Laguna Art Museum is a museum of American art with a special focus on the art of California. Its purpose is to provide the public with exposure to art and to promote an understanding of the role of art and artists in American culture, through collection, conservation, exhibition, research, scholarship and education. Working within the tradition of the oldest cultural institution in Orange County, the Museum documents regional art and places it in a national context. LAM maintains its historic ties to the community and is responsive, accessible and relevant to the area's diverse population. Open Mon., Tues., Fri., Sat., 11 - 5. Thurs., 11 - 9. Closed Wed. Please see the Local Arts Calendar, pgs. 26 - 30, visit the website, or call direct for information. 949/494-8971 www.lagunaartmuseum.org

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Mission San Juan Capistrano Ortega Highway at Camino Capistrano, SanJuan Capistrano

Founded November 1, 1776 by Padre Junipero Serra, Mission San Juan Capistrano is the best known and most romantic of the 21 historic California missions. The "Jewel of the Missions" occupies a 10-acre site, including stately ruins of the great stone church, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1812, and Serra Chapel, the oldest building in California. Visitors may also enjoy the mission’s colorful gardens, many museum rooms, bookstore and gift shop. New digital audio tour free with admission. Open daily, 8:30 to 5:00. Please see the Local Arts Calendar, pgs. 18 - 22, or call direct for event and show information.

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Theaters Balboa Performing Arts Theater, 707 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach .....................................................949/673-0895 Camino Real Playhouse, 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano....................................................949/489-8082 Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos .............................................562/916-8500 Chance Theater, 5552 E. La Palma, Anaheim Hills ....................................................................................714/777-3033 Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano ...............................................................949/496-8930 Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse, 661 Hamilton, Costa Mesa ..........................................................................949/650-5269 Curtis Theater, One Civic Center Circle, Brea ............................................................................................714/990-7722 Festival Forum Theatre, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach..........................................................949/851-9930 Fullerton Civic Light Opera, 218 W. Commonwealth, Fullerton ..................................................................714/879-1732 Fullerton College Theater & Gallery, 321 E. Chapman, Fullerton...............................................................714/992-7294 Galaxy Theater, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana......................................................................................714/957-0600 Golden West College Theater & Gallery, 15744 Golden West, Huntington ...............................................714/895-8772 Grove Theater, 2200 E. Katella, Anaheim...................................................................................................714/712-2700 Honda Center (formerly Arrowhead Pond), 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim ...............................................714/704-2500 House of Blues, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim .................................................................................714/778-2583 Huntington Beach Playhouse, 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach..........................................................714/375-0696 Irvine Barclay Theatre (IBT), 4242 Campus Dr., (at UCI), Irvine ................................................................949/854-4646 Irvine Community Theater, 1 Sunnyhill Dr., Irvine.......................................................................................949/559-6797 Laguna Beach Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Ave., Laguna Beach ..................................................................949/497-7750 Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach .................................................................949/497-2787 Newport Theatre Arts Center, 2501 Cliff Dr., Newport Beach .....................................................................949/631-0288 Orange Coast College Gallery/Robert B. Moore Theater, 2701 Fairview, Costa Mesa................................714/432-5880 Orange Curtain Theater, 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano.....................................................949/412-3252 Pacific Amphitheatre, 1000 Fair Drive, O.C. Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa ......................................................714/708-1870 Pageant of the Masters, Irvine Bowl Park, 650 Laguna Cyn. Rd., Laguna Beach......................................949/497-6582 San Clemente Community Theatre, 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente.................................................949/492-0465 Santa Ana College Theatre Arts, 1530 W. 17th St., Santa Ana ..................................................................714/564-5661 Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa..........................................................714/556-ARTS Shakespeare/Walterman Theatre, 333 N. Glassell (Chapman University), Orange ...................................714/744-7016 South Coast Repertory (SCR), 655 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa ............................................................714/708-5555 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine ...............................................................949/855-8095

Musical/Theatrical Companies Ballet Pacifica .............................................................................................................................................949/851-9930 Mozart Classical Orchestra .........................................................................................................................949/830-2950 Newport Beach Film Festival ......................................................................................................................949/253-2880 Orange County Light Opera Company .......................................................................................................714/444-2288 Pacific Chorale............................................................................................................................................714/662-2345 Pacific Symphony Orchestra.......................................................................................................................714/755-5788 Philharmonic Society of Orange County .....................................................................................................949/553-2422

More Cultural Venues Art-A-Fair Festival, 777 Laguna Cyn. Rd., Laguna Beach..........................................................................949/494-4514 Artists Village, 2nd St. & Broadway, Santa Ana ..........................................................................................714/647-6563 B.C. Space Photography Gallery, 235 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach ............................................................949/497-1880 Beall Center for Art and Technology, 4242 Campus Dr., (at UCI), Irvine ....................................................949/824-6206 Bowers Kidseum, 1802 N. Main, Santa Ana ...............................................................................................714/480-1520 Casa Romantica Cultural Center & Gardens, San Clemente .....................................................................949/498-2139 Centennial Heritage Museum, 3101 W. Harvard, Santa Ana......................................................................714/540-0404 City of Brea Gallery, One Civic Center Circle, Brea ....................................................................................714/990-7730 Coastline Community College Art Gallery,1515 Monrovia Ave, Newport Beach.........................................714/241-6213 CSU Fullerton Art Gallery, 800 N. State College, Fullerton.........................................................................714/773-3262 Diego Sepulveda Adobe, 1900 W. Adams, Costa Mesa.............................................................................714/631-5918 Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main, Santa Ana.................................................................................714/542-2823 Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters, 650 Laguna Cyn. Rd., Laguna Beach .........................................949/497-6582 Fullerton Museum Center, 301 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton.........................................................................714/738-6545 Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, 333 N. Glassell, Orange .........................................................714/997-6729 Heritage Hill Historical Park, 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest ................................................................949/923-2230 Heritage of San Clemente, 415 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente ...........................................................949/369-1299 Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 Main St., Huntington Beach..................................................................714/374-1650 International Printing Museum, 8469 Kass Drive, Buena Park ...................................................................714/523-2070 International Surf Museum, 411 Olive Ave., Huntington Beach ..................................................................714/960-3483 Irvine Fine Arts Center, Heritage Park, 14321 Yale Ave., Irvine..................................................................949/724-6880 Irvine Historical Museum, 5 San Joaquin, Irvine .........................................................................................949/786-4112 John Wayne Airport Vi Smith Concourse Gallery, 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana......................................949/252-5124 Laguna College of Art & Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna......................................................949/376-6000 La Habra Children’s Museum, 301 S. Euclid, La Habra .............................................................................562/905-9698 Los Rios Historic District, Del Obispo & Los Rios, San Juan Capistrano ...................................................949/493-4700 Marconi Automotive Museum, 1302 Industrial Drive, Tustin .......................................................................714/258-3001 Mexican American Museum of Art, 600 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana ............................................................714/541-3070 MUZEO, 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim...................................................................................................714/956-8936 Newland House Museum, 19820 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach .............................................................714/962-5777 Newport Beach Central/Public Library, 1000 Avocado, Newport Beach .....................................................949/717-3800 Newport Beach City Hall Gallery, 3300 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach .....................................................949/717-3870 Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, 151 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach....................................................949/673-7863 O.C. Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA), 117 N. Sycamore, Santa Ana..............................................714/667-1517 O.C. Natural History Museum, 28373 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Niguel........................................................949/831-3287 Old Courthouse Museum, 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana..................................................................714/834-3703 O’Neill Museum, 31831 Los Rios, San Juan Capistrano ............................................................................949/493-8444 Santora Building of the Arts, 207 N. Broadway, Santa Ana ........................................................................949/673-0500 Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach ..............................................................949/494-3030 Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona Del Mar ..........................................................949/673-2261 Soka University, 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo...........................................................................................949/480-4081

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Leader of Second Stage Theater Named President of OC’s Performing Arts Center Segerstrom Center for the Arts Board Chairman Mark C. Perry recently announced Casey Reitz as the Center’s new President. The presidential search com-

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LA Art Show Celebrates 25 Years

Casey Reitz

Los Angeles has emerged as a global epicenter of art & culture, with a distinct, interwoven multi-cultural influence unique to the city. Diversity is a strength and art is most impactful when it includes or transcends all borders. As LA rises as the world-class destination for art, LA Art Show, now celebrating its 25th year continues to lead the way with innovative programming and one-of-akind experiences for an expanding collecting audience.

mittee, led by long-time Center board members, Lawrence Higby and Shanaz Langson, made a unanimous recommendation after a six-month search conducted by the global executive search firm, Korn Ferry. Since 2010, Reitz has served as Executive Director of Second Stage Theater in New York City, winning a Tony Award as Best Musical Producer of Dear Evan Hansen in 2017. Reitz assumed his new role in December 2019.

From Feb 5- 9, more than 200,000 square feet of exhibition space in the Convention Center's South Hall will be committed to today’s prominent galleries. These domestic and international galleries, beyond their booths, curate special exhibits that are at the forefront of the burgeoning contemporary art movement. The fair offers an extraordinary array of works and experiences in specialized sections. www.laartshow.com

Oropeza Sculpture Now Featured at The Nursery by Southwinds in Irvine Near the Great Park

The Nursery by Southwinds which recently began hosting the Oropeza Sculpture Garden is featuring the collection of ARTPRIZE Winner Daniel Oropeza. His proprietary artwork fuses steel, copper, bronze and glass into stunning outdoor sculpture. Visitors are invited to stroll through 5 acres of beautifully landscaped succulents, waterscapes, handcrafted European ceramics and art in the finest commercial nursery in Southern California. This unique concept combines beauty and commerce, featuring a curated collection of art for sale by select international sculptors and artists. Please visit www.oropezasculpturegarden for upcoming artists, art tours, group exhibitions, submission process and Advisory Council information. Director: Lisa M. Berman of Berman Arts Agency at (310) 403-0531

Oropeza Sculpture Garden now open at The Nursery by Southwinds next to Great Park in Irvine

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