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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

Torrey Cook is the Founder and Co-Owner of Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow Gallery in Laguna Beach. She also publishes the art blog, OCArtistsRepublic.com which focuses on uplifting independent owner operated galleries in Orange County, CA, and is on the Board of Directors for First Thursdays Art Walk Laguna Beach. Torrey has a weakness for dance recitals and adopting German Shepherds from Coastal GS Rescue. www.ar4t.com

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on the cover

Dawson Cole Fine Art Presents

American Masters Richard MacDonald Chuck Close Wayne Thiebaud Jian Wang

Artist Reception Richard MacDonald May 16, Noon - 3 p.m.

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Established in 1993, Dawson Cole Fine Art specializes in contemporary and modern sculpture, drawings, prints and unique works on paper by American and European masters. With a special concentration in Contemporary, Early Modern and West Coast Regionalism, the gallery offers works by Chuck Close, Richard MacDonald, Wayne Thiebaud, Donald Sultan, Jian Wang, Jim Lamb, Gerald Rahm, Tom Betts, and James Galindo among others. Endymion by Richard MacDonald

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The collector, novice and experienced alike can acquire works by artists represented in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum, the Chicago Art Institute and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. Clients trust the expertise of the knowledgeable art consultants at Dawson Cole Fine Art to help them build collections. The 10,000 sq. ft Gallery & Sculpture Garden is an idyllic venue for hosting corporate meetings or social gatherings. Located in the heart of downtown Laguna Beach the unique space features architectural lighting, water features and large fireplace. The gallery supports the local community and charities such as LCAD, HomeAid, JDRF, Boys and Girls Club, SchoolPower, the Pacific Symphony and Free Arts for Abused Children. Spearheading a revival in figurative art, internationally renowned sculptor Richard MacDonald is committed to fostering the neo-figurative movement. Fresh from new experiences with museum shows abroad, Continued on page 20


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Phil Crosshatch by Chuck Close

Richard MacDonald's bronzes are seen daily by millions of people worldwide. These include Atlanta's 26-foot Olympic gymnast, Flair at the Georgia World Congress Center and the 15-foot-tall Momentum, celebrating the 100th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and soon to be installed monument for the historic Royal Ballet School in England. MacDonald's sculptures convey a range of emotions and

energetically portray the passion of the human condition. Join Dawson Cole Fine Art during the Great Room Social Hour at The Resort at Pelican Hill for monthly events. Dawson Cole Fine Art, 326 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach, CA and 73199 El Paseo, Suite H, Palm Desert, CA. Please visit dawsoncolefineart.com or call (949) 497-4988. Sweet Berry Cake by Wayne Thiebaud

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Written by Evan Senn Playing somewhere between fantasy, fiction and the familiar, you will find the art of Kent Williams. His work? Think bright, often gestural, animated and sexually-charged representations of the human experience, in painting and drawing. Figurative by nature, Williams explores the many different angles of life, sometimes all at once. Imbued with turbulence and stillness at the same time, Williams attributes the intuitive energy in his work to the disorder of life and desire. The yearning, aching, itching want that we have, as humans, is undeniable. It is through this basic instinct that Williams finds our relatable humanity; reaffirming life through imitating it, he says, and playing with the ever-changing experiences our species is privy to.

Romantique, 2014, Kent Williams

Like a strange love child between Egon Schiele, Salvador Dali and Toulouse Latrec, his work has a style that is intimate and magnetic, and a thirst that is chaotically charged but satiated. Though his work has evolved and morphed into different series and styles over the past 20+ years, Williams’ work has a very specific quality that is unmatched. Playing with the complicated relationship between representational and abstract, Williams’ most recent body of work creates a world that is ambiguous and still familiar, “both real and unreal,” he says. The finished products are mind-bending expressions that

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could pass for strange imaginary daydreams or surrealistic fantasies. His core strength that carries throughout all his works— whether graphic novel, oil painting or graphite drawing—is the delicate yet uncomfortable balance in playing with highly representational elements and abstracted aspects to find a tangible place for the human experience to live in and be absorbed perfectly. With a fondness for the history of painting and representational figurative artwork, its no wonder that Williams found his way to Laguna Beach to mentor the Laguna College of Art and Design MFA candidates. Originally from North Carolina, and With an extensive background in comic book and graphic novel illustration, his work grew from stylized animation to the most fascinating boundary-pushing figurative work in contemporary art today. Williams has be an inker, a colorist and an illustrator for hundreds of comic books since the early 1980s, including Hellblazer, The Sandman, Akira, X-Men, Batman, Wolverine, Vertigo, and other Marvel and DC comic books. His comic creations are unique and expressive, and feels like fine at, regardless of the form it comes in. His work with graphic novels became a more experimental place for him to delve deep into interpretation and play, as he explored the themes with a bit more freedom than in his comic work. Some of his more notable graphic novels include the 2005 novel The Fountain with Darren Aronofsky, Blood: A Tale with J.M. DeMatteis and Tell Me, Dark from 1992 with Karl Edward Wagner and John Ney Rieber. His comic book and graphic novel work have influenced his fine art, and vise versa, though his techniques tend to differ between the different avenues. His graphic work is haunting, suggestive and more visually playful with representation and environment. He creates an impression in his graphic work that feels more personal, and is of course, more directed with a narrative and a purpose. Often juxtaposed by the traditional text of


Vases: Ensor, 2014, Kent Williams

graphic novels and comic books, his work stands out in a hypnotic way, as if more expressive and intimate because of its stiff, unwavering textual neighbors. The influence of the graphic style of his work onto his fine art has become more apparent in recent years, with his most recent works finding an interesting space between expression and representation. In his most recent solo show at 101/EXHIBIT in Los Angeles, “How Human of You,” in December of 2014, Williams explored his world through finding the extremes—something new for him. From total abstraction and minimalist pencil drawings, to fully developed oil paintings and everything in between, Williams found a pathway to peace in exploration and play in experimentation. All compelling the same signature style and quality in his expression of humanity, Williams approached his environments with more direction and

developed—perhaps inadvertently—hypnotic and engaging narratives. Just having returned from exhibiting at the Art Wynwood art fair with Evoke Contemporary, and always preparing for continued on pg. 24

Blossomy, 2013, Kent Williams

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upcoming exhibits all across the country, Williams is currently preparing for a group exhibition at the Worchester Museum of Art in MA entitled “Samurai!,” curated by Eric Nakamura, Editor and Founder of Giant Robot Magazine. Williams is always on the move, whether in his art practice or physically traveling or showing work somewhere. In Williams’ recent work, he is exploring new concepts, new techniques, and new terrain. His work often has a mixed quality of stillness and movement, similar to the traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, that use line quality and abstracted environments to change perspective and perception of the subjects of an artwork. In the upcoming exhibition, “Samurai!,” Williams is one of many great contemporary artists that have been inspired by the samurai and find a personal voice in their examination of contemporary perceptions of this centuriesold tradition. Other artists in the exhibition include Miya Ando, James Jean, kozyndan, Mu Pan, Ferris Plock, Masakatsu Sashie, Rob Sato LOCALARTS.COM

Williams says he is fascinated by artists like Willem de Kooning and Gerhard Richter. de Kooning for his intelligence, depth and compositional sensibilities and Richter for his breadth of disparateness throughout his career. Williams’s recent abstractions are growing in importance compared to his older body of work, and he is excited to see where this attraction to the abstract will take him over time. His comfort and confidence in his intuition is something that helps his art practice find its own voice, without the pressure of expectation, and only the lifelong skills, fascination and dedication to lead the way through creation.

With inherent love for the mark-making process as a whole, his paintings are partially sculptural as well—although somewhat unintentional. The visceral quality of his process is visible in each piece. Standing in front of one of Williams’ paintings, the viewer is transported to a seemingly real moment, inside the painting itself. The movement and significance of every brush stroke, every line, every dot or dollop of color, pushes and pulls the viewer to a place of understanding, of experience; the kind of quality you see when you are standing in front of a Van Gogh or a Mark Rothko. Williams has been pushing and pulling boundaries and creating his own world with ease for decades; with every brush stroke, he engages our senses and reaffirms our strange humanity. www.kentwiliams.com. Topsy-turvy, 2014, Kent Williams


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CALENDAR OF ARTS This section is devoted to exhibits, performances and other special events. Please refer to page numbers following each 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).

IN APRIL Later Life, a drama/comedy by a. r. gurney, fate rekindles an old romance, (through 4/19) newport theatre arts center, newport, pg 69 Let’s Eat by mada leach and Cosmic Dream by sunny Kim, (through 4/30) sandstone gallery laguna, pg 43 Wild Things II at showcase gallery featurs artwork that celebrates the life of children, reception 5 - 7pm on 4/18 (through 5/10) showcase gallery, pg 54 the irvine museum presents CALIFORNIA: This Golden Land of Promise, (through 5/21) an exhibition that will display paintings dealing with the state's remarkable history. many of the paintings will feature historic spanish missions, irvine museum, pg 68

Qi Baishi: China’s Modern Master, widely regarded as the most well-known and influential chinese modern artist, (through 7/11) the bowers museum, santa ana, pg 68 Ernst Barlach: Portfolios, these graphic portfolios of ernst barlach (1870–1938) embody the aspirations of the expressionist generation, over 50 prints, (through 7/12) lacma, www.lacma.org

APRIL 16 socalpapa presents an exhibit and sale of 60 original plein air paintings by local artists, randy higbee gallery, costa mesa

APRIL 18 – MAY 10 Wild Things II at showcase gallery featurs artwork that celebrates the life of children, reception 5 - 7pm on 4/18 (through 5/10) showcase gallery, pg 54

APRIL 22 – MAY 3 Big Shot: A.K.A. This is Not the Godfather, theatrical collage inspired by the Godfather films, scr, pg 69

APRIL 22 – MAY 17 Murder for Two, a zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, laguna playhouse, pg 69

APRIL 25 & 26

2nd Annual Art Along the Coast Studio Tour ,12 fine CALIFORNIA: This Golden Land of Promise, alien she, the first exhibiartists will be offer exclusive (through 5/21) features painting of historic tion highlighting the lasting access to their homes/studios Spanish Missions, The Irvine Museum, pg 68 impact of the pioneering punk along the california coastline, feminist movement Riot Grrrl on today's artists details, artalongthecoast.com and cultural producers, (through 5/24) ocma, APRIL 30 – MAY 31 pg 68 Samsara, chance theater, anaheim, pg 69 Fred Tomaselli: The Times, highlights a recent and extensive body of work adapting cover photos of The New York Times daily papers, echoing the abIN MAY surdity of endless news cycles, and occasionally Big Shot: A.K.A. This is Not the Godfather, theatrical commenting on the stories' contents. in addition, collage inspired by the Godfather films, (through ocma is presenting a selection of his collage 5/3) scr, pg 69 and resin paintings, (through 5/24) pg 68 Murder for Two, a zany blend of classic musical

California Printmakers,1950-2000 at the Laguna Art Museum, (through 5/31) will feature the work of the flourishing print shops of the west coast, notably the tamarind lithography workshop, gemini g.e.l. and cirrus editions of los angeles and the crown point press of san Francisco, lam, pg 68

comedy and madcap mystery, (through 5/17) laguna playhouse, pg 69 Dreamscapes by ann Kim and Pressing Engagement by anne moore, (through 5/30) sandstone gallery, laguna, pg 43 continued on page 28 »

Motown the Musical, It began as one man’s story and became everyone’s music, Berry Gordy’s historic journey, (6/16 - 6/ 28) Segerstrom Hall, SCFA,, pg 69

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Jacobus New Exhibition Opens May 16

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Elfman Ballet of St. Petersburg: Up and Down, the famed St. Petersburg ballet makes its eighth trip (June 5- 7) to Segerstrom Center with a West Coast Premiere of Boris Elfman’s newest work, SCFA, pg 69

the irvine museum presents CALIFORNIA: This Golden Land of Promise, (through 5/21) an exhibition that will display paintings dealing with the state's remarkable history. many of the paintings will feature historic spanish missions, irvine museum, pg 68 Alien She, the first exhibition highlighting the lasting impact of the pioneering punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl on today's artists and cultural producers, (through 5/24) ocma, pg 68 California Printmakers,1950-2000 at the Laguna Art Museum, (through 5/31) will feature the work of the flourishing print shops of the west coast, notably the tamarind lithography workshop, gemini g.e.l. and cirrus editions of los angeles and the crown point press of san Francisco, lam, pg 68 Qi Baishi: China’s Modern Master, widely regarded as the most well-known and influential chinese modern artist, (through 7/11) the bowers museum, santa ana, pg 68 Ernst Barlach: Portfolios, these graphic portfolios of ernst barlach (1870–1938) embody the mystical and visionary aspirations of the expressionist generation, over 50 prints, (through 7/12) lacma, www.lacma.org

MAY 1 downtown Fullerton art walk, first Friday on the month, 6-10 pm, a coalition of galleries, artists

MAY 2 First saturday artwalk, arts district, downtown santa ana, broadway and 2nd st, music, art, food, celebration.

MAY 2 - MAY 30 Rising Star I, mFa lcad alums together in one great gallery, q art salon, arts district, downtown santa ana, broadway and 2nd st, music, art, food, celebration. Rising Star II in June, qartsalon.com

MAY 2 - JULY 4 lpapa celebrates a special exhibition of california impressionism in California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting, Past and Present. huntington beach art center, pg 40

MAY 5 - 31 antonia edwards Fine art curates the Philharmonic House of Design, offering a magical mix of dynamic regional work in the shady canyon estate, www.antoniaedwardsfineart.com

MAY 7 First thursdays artwalk, 6 - 9pm, monthly celebration with galleries open citywide, trolley service available, laguna, pg. 58 artist reception, 6-9pm, signature gallery, laguna

www.artalongthecoast.com 12 local Fine Artists will be offering exclusive access to their homes and studios located along the California coastline in this free, selfguided tour. See website for details.

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MAY 7 – 9 Ann Hampton Callaway: Streisand Songbook, samueli theater, pg 69

MAY 8 – JUNE 7 Peter and the Starcatcher, scr, pg 69

MAY 16 - JUNE 21 Artist's Eye Open All-Media show, an annual juried event at showcase gallery that features artists from all over southern california, awards ceremony 5/16, 5 - 7pm, showcase gallery, pg 54

MAY 13 – 24 Annie The Musical, the world’s bestloved musical returns, segerstrom hall, scFa, pg 69

MAY 16 laguna beach artist, Jacobus baas, opens From Coast to Coast, featuring works from across the states, pacific edge gallery, laguna, pg 27 artist reception for sculptor richard macdonald, noon - 3pm, dawson cole Fine art, laguna, pg 18

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20th century american photographers, (through 11/29) bowers museum, pg 68

JUNE 4 First thursdays artwalk, 6 - 9pm, monthly celebration with galleries open citywide, trolley service available, laguna, pg. 58 artist reception, 6-9pm, signature gallery, laguna

JUNE 5 downtown Fullerton art walk, first Friday on the month, 6-10 pm, a coalition of galleries, artists

JUNE 5 – 7 elfman ballet of st. petersburg: up and down, the famed st. petersburg ballet makes its eighth trip to the center with a west coast premiere of boris elfman’s newest work, scFa, pg 69

JUNE 6 First saturday artwalk, arts district, downtown santa ana, broadway and 2nd st, music, art, food, celebration.

JUNE 6 - JUNE 30 Rising Star 2, mFa lcad alums in one great gallery, q art salon, arts district, downtown santa ana, broadway and 2nd st, music, art, food, celebration.

18th Annual Doheny Blues Festival featuring bonnie raitt, boz scaggs, doheny state beach, dana point, dohenybluesfestival.com

MAY 16 – NOV 29 Adams, Curtis & Weston: Photographers of the American West, documents the changing landscape of the west through the lenses of three of the most celebrated 20th century american photographers, bowers museum, santa ana, pg 68

MAY 20 – JUNE 7 Love, Loss and What I Wore, a play by nora and delia ephron, laguna playhouse, pg 69

MAY 29 – 31 Newport Beach Jazz Festival at the hyatt regency newport beach, part of the (15) summer concert series, hyattconcerts.com, pg 35

IN JUNE Love, Loss and What I Wore, a play by nora ephron and delia ephron, (through 6/7) laguna playhouse, pg 69 Imagined Narratives by lynn welker and howard hitchcock’s painting and sculpture, (through 6/30) sandstone gallery, laguna, pg 43 lpapa celebrates a special exhibition of california impressionism in California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting, Past and Present, (through 7/4) huntington beach art center, pg 40 Qi Baishi: China’s Modern Master, widely regarded as the most wellknown and influential chinese modern artist, (through 7/11) the bowers museum, pg 68 Ernst Barlach: Portfolios, these graphic portfolios of ernst barlach (1870–1938) embody the mystical and visionary aspirations of the expressionist generation, over 50 prints, (through 7/12) lacma, www.lacma.org Adams, Curtis & Weston: Photographers of the American West, documents the changing landscape of the west and the art of photography through time as well as through the lenses of three of the most celebrated

The 1968 Exhibit, (6/14 - 9/14), Bowers Museum

JUNE 11 – 13 pacific symphony presents Fire & Water, carl st. clair conducts a multi-media exploration of the elements, renee and henry segerstrom concert hall, scFa, pg 69

JUNE 13 – 21 14th Annual Paint San Clemente Art Competition, a weeklong painting competition, sale and gala finale hosted by the san clemente art association, pg 31

JUNE 14 – SEPT 14 The 1968 Exhibit, the minnesota historical society, in partnership with the atlanta history center, the chicago history museum and the oakland museum of california, brings you a major exhibit documenting this pivotal year, bowers museum, santa ana, pg 68 continued on page 30 »

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JUNE 27 – OCT 11 My Generation: Young Chinese Artists, an extended look at new generation of artists emerging in mainland china since 2000, ocma, pg 69

IN JULY lpapa celebrates a special exhibition of california impressionism in California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting, Past and Present, (through 7/4) huntington beach art center, pg 40 Qi Baishi: China’s Modern Master, widely regarded as the most well-known and influential chinese modern artist, (through 7/11) the bowers museum, santa ana, pg 68 Ernst Barlach: Portfolios, these graphic portfolios of ernst barlach (1870–1938) embody the mystical and visionary aspirations of the expressionist generation, over 50 prints, (through 7/12) lacma, www.lacma.org Figures in the Abstract by hyatt moore and Stream of Consciousness by Jong h. ro (through 7/30) sandstone gallery, laguna, pg 43 The 49th Annual Sawdust Art Festival, (through 9/30) canyon rd, laguna, www.sawdust artfestival.org Art-a-Fair Festival, 124 artists on display, (through 8/30) laguna, art-a-fair.com

Fred Tomaselli: The Times, featuring adaptations of New York Times covers (through 5/24) OCMA, pg 68

JUNE 16 – 28 Motown the Musical, it began as one man’s story and became everyone’s music, berry gordy’s journey, segerstrom hall, scFa,, pg 69

JUNE 24 – AUG 2 Summer Show at showcase gallery features orange county Fine arts artists painting to a theme, reception 5 - 7 pm on 6/27

The 1968 Exhibit, the minnesota historical society, in partnership with the atlanta history center, the chicago history museum and the oakland museum of california, brings you a major exhibit documenting this pivotal year, (through 9/14) bowers museum, santa ana, pg 68 Phil Dike: The Wave Series and Malibu Set Series, 1968–198, diane and e. gene crain collection, focuses on semiabstract interpretations of the sea, beach, and beach life, (through 9/27) lam, pg 68 Adams, Curtis & Weston: Photographers of the American West, documents the changing landscape of the west through the lenses of three of the most celebrated 20th century american photographers, (through 11/29) bowers museum, santa ana, pg 68

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JUNE 26 – AUG 30 The 49th Annual Sawdust Art Festival, canyon rd, laguna, www.sawdust artfestival.org Art-a-Fair Festival, 124 artists on display, laguna, art-a-fair.com

First thursdays artwalk, 6 - 9pm, monthly celebration with galleries open citywide, trolley service available, laguna, pg 58 artist reception, 6-9pm, signature gallery, laguna

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JUNE 27 – SEPT 27 Phil Dike: The Wave Series and Malibu Set Series, 1968–1981, diane and e. gene crain collection, focuses on semiabstract interpretations of the sea, the beach, and beach life, lam, pg 68

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downtown Fullerton art walk, first Friday on the month, 6-10 pm, a coalition of galleries, artists

JULY 4 First saturday artwalk, arts district, downtown santa ana, broadway and 2nd st, music, art, food, celebration

JULY 6 – AUG 31 Festival of Arts, one of the nation’s oldest and most highly acclaimed juried fine art shows, laguna, www.foapom.com

JULY 8 – AUG 31 2015 Pageant of the Masters, the famed living-pictures presentation explores The Pursuit of Happiness, laguna, pg 15, www.foapom.com

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Pageant of the Masters “The Pursuit of Happiness” July 8 - Aug. 31 foapom.com

The Twilight Zone, oh, that fifth dimension yet again, that’s the signpost up ahead, from rod serling’s classics, stages theatre, Fullerton, pg 69

JULY 18 – 19 Contemporary Plein Air Art Annual Show & Sale, hosted by southern california plein air painters association, university dr, newport beach, www.socalpapa.com, pg 56

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SOCALPAPA: Painting the Light - Here, There and Everywhere The Southern California Plein Air Painters Assn. is sponsoring an exhibit and sale of 60 original plein air paintings by local artists. The public is invited to the artists’ reception to be held 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Afternoon Light, by SOCALPAPA member Dorothy Cavanaugh

May 16, at the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa. Judge Jason Dowd, a graduate of Art Center College of Design and faculty member at the Laguna College of Art and Design, will present awards. All paintings are available for sale. www.dailbrushwork.com

Vladimir Cora and Georgeana Ireland Live Painting a Huge Success at Musuem of Latin American Art “Tres Gracias Long Beach” a

collaborative painting created by Master Mexican artist Vladimir Cora protégée of Rufino Tamayo, and Contemporary American Artist Georgeana Ireland. The original painting was created as a live exhibition between these two ingenious artists during a special event at MOLAA “This was a unique experience for both of us,” stated Ireland, “neither of us speak each other’s language - English and Spanish.” Starting with a blank canvas, both artists painted the 60”x 80” canvass with Cora painting the figures and Ireland painting the background. This exhibition showed how two worlds of different cultures and languages can come together using the power of visual art. The finished painting, “Tres Gracias Long Beach”, will be auctioned May 30th at MOLAA’s Annual Gala, the major annual fundraiser for the art museum. For information, please contact the museum at (562)437-1689.

From Sea to Shining Sea, Artist Jacobus Baas is on the Move Laguna Beach artist Jacoubus Baas is busy traveling "From Coast to Coast" for his next exhibition at Pacific Edge Gallery, opening May 16, 2015. The internationally collected plein air painter was recently one of the first living artists to be added to the permanent collection of the Irvine Museum. www.pacificedgegallery.com

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Noted artist Marinus Welman has been painting on location along the California coast, in the mountains and across the deserts for many years. His works are represented by galleries from San Diego to Carmel, and reside in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan and Australia. A selection of Welman's graphite studies of the figure, and life-sized figurative paintings, as well as landscape and seascape paintings, can be viewed at his studio, three miles north of historic Old Towne Orange. For a preview, visit his website listed below, or call number below for a private appointment.

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Designed in the style of an Italian Renaissance palazzo, the restored 1922 landmark Orange County Fruit Exchange now houses The Exchange Fine Arts Gallery. The museum-like interior of the classic structure serves as an ideal showcase for the contemporary and early California Impressionist paintings featured. Located within the historic district of Old Town Orange, one block south of the plaza. Call for hours. 714/997-8132 See page 2

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New gallery in north Laguna freaturing award-winning oil painter Alice Hernandez- Gaona, oil painter Gigi Rice, mixed-media artist Loraine Tearney Warner, photographer Lu Ross, oil painter Elaine Verchick, abstract artist Steven Krasnoff and others. First Thursday Art Walk participant. See website for show information and exhibition updates. Call for hours.

562/480-6177 www.alicericegallery.com

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949 497-6690 | www.italianetchings.com | 1590 S Coast Hwy #4 Laguna Beach, CA 92651 | map #166

Alice-Rice Gallery www.alicericegallery.com

new gallery in north laguna Featuring traditional oil painting, mixed media, photography, landscapes and abstract art. 484 N. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 562.480.6177 (See page 38, map #83)

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tieth century. Here in Southern California, on May 2nd, the community will have an opportunity to view paintings of historical masters as well as purchase those of contemporary painters who were (and are) inspired by light, nature, climate, and creative fellowship. The Huntington Beach Art Center in collaboration with the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and The Irvine Museum will be hosting a two-month exhibit entitled “California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting, Past and Present.” A unique concept for an exhibition is about to be revealed to art-lovers who also love Impressionist painting. The bold color, bravura brushwork, and “captured light” of this historical and contemporary artistic movement has captivated audiences on the West Coast ever since the turn of the twenCrystal Cove, 1912, William Wendt

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Kate Hoffman, Director of the Huntington Beach Art Center, will open the doors of the Art Center to give viewers a glimpse of a group of artists united across history through their love of subject and their passion to paint outdoors, or en plein air. “Our vision for this show is to present to the public an exhibition that


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they’ve never before seen, that is beautiful, historical, educational, and spectacular,” Hoffman notes. This exhibition will have a dual focus. On one hand, it will feature masterworks of painters who were inspired by this area in the early decades of the 20th century; enough to move here, build here, and start a colony of artists known today as the city of Laguna Beach. Alongside those works, the exhibition will also feature the creations of a select group of artists from the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA), many of whom live in California, and all of whom have painted within the State. The Art Center has invited both Signature and Artist members of LPAPA, whose works you see in galleries, magazines, competitions, exhibitions, and shows across the country.

Santa Monica , (courtesy of The Irvine Museum ) John Gamble - Poppy Fields near Banning; Granville Redmond- Moonlight Marsh Scene. In addition, De Ru’s Fine Arts has lent over 20 historical works by artists Edgar Payne, Anna Hills, George Brandriff, Joan Cromwell, Robert Wood and more.

These artworks have never before been on view at the Art Center, and merit special recognition for their significant place in this show. They will represent the attraction of the California coast and countryside for the early inhabitants of emerging communities, such as Carmel, Los Angeles, San Diego, Pasadena, and Laguna Beach. Looser, broader brushwork characterized this work, as opposed to the shorter dots and dabs, optical color mixing, and dissolving forms that had been representative of French Impressionism. The artist Anna Hills along with a collection of artists in he Irvine Museum, courtesy of Mr. Jean Laguna Beach, formed an association in 1918 Stern, Executive Director, is loaning to exhibit their works, which ultimately beseveral pieces from its eminent colleccame the Laguna Art Museum. tion to the Huntington Beach Art Center for this exhibition. Included among them will be: Along with the impressive presentation of historical works, the Art Center will exhibit the (Private Collection, Courtesy of The Irvine works of more than twenty notable contempoMuseum) John Frost- The Pool at Sundown; raries. LPAPA Signature artists include Ken William Wendt – Crystal Cove; Donna SchusAuster, Carl Bretzke, John Budicin, Saim ter- Los Angeles Harbor; Marion Wachtel-

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George Gardner Symons, and Norman St. Clair first painted the Laguna landscape, through the 1930’s:

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Caglayan, Hui Lai Chong, Rick J. Delanty, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Jeff Horn, Debra Huse, Paul Kratter, Jim McVicker, Clark Mitchell, Michael Obermeyer, Camille Przewodek, Lori Putnam, April Raber, Jeff Sewell, Jason Situ and Michael Situ. More than twenty LPAPA Artist members have also submitted incredible work, including Lynn Gertenbach, Clark Mitchell, Terry Masters, James McGrew, Frank Serrano, and Tom Swimm. “Our galleries will be brimming with over one hundred of the best historical and contemporary California landscapes, for the education and enjoyment of our viewers. We are proud to partner with The Irvine Museum, LPAPA and the De Ru’s Fine Arts to bring this exciting concept to the public”, says Hoffman. Historically, California Impressionism was a movement that included plein air painting from about 1910, when William Wendt, Point Reyes, Ken Auster

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One of the attractions of this show is that it demonstrates how alive this spirit and style has been all along, from then until now. We are still attracted, along with the painters, to marvel at the rugged coasts, the monumental mountains, the arid beauty of the deserts, and the variety of natural scenery that we call ‘California.’ The exhibition demonstrates the kinship between these plein air painters across the pages of time, and across the history of the Golden State. It is a show that has something for everyone, from students studying the history of our state, for artists seeking inspiration from experienced plein air painters, and for collectors seeking the fresh new work of these contemporary masters. We will be hosting an artist’s panel during the show, featuring a Q & A session on plein air painting. All of the artworks created by the LPAPA artists will be available for sale, both at the reception, and for the duration of the show. (Kate Hoffman) Several special events are planned throughout the exhibition, including a Plein Air Workshop on May 16th, a Latin Jazz concert on May 31st, and Art for Lunch on June 4th. California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting, Past and Present is open to the public May 2nd through July 4th, at the Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA, 92648. Admission to the exhibition is by donation. For questions regarding the exhibit, please contact the Art Center at 714-374-1650. For more information on Laguna Plein Air Painters Association please visit:www.lpapa.org


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Over 32 years of Contemporary Art in Laguna Beach. Established in 1981, Sandstone Gallery Laguna represents the work of nine contemporary Southern California artists and features paintings, sculpture and original prints. New exhibitions open the first Thursday of each month from 6-9 pm. Located across the street from the Laguna Art Museum. Open noon to 5 pm. every day except Tuesday. 949/497-6775 www.sandstonegallery.com See above

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Located in North Laguna’s historic Gallery Row, Laguna North showcases local artists, specializing in plein air paintings. Featured artists include: Michelle S. Burt, Storm Case, Jean Choi, Julie Christiansen-Dull, Patti Cliffton, William Crawley, Jan Dorian, Nancy Egan, Christine Hooker, Margaret Jamison, Geri Medway, Pamela Panattoni, Elaine Ruettiger and Albert Stanchfield. Visitors are invited to meet the artists and view their beautiful originals. Open daily 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. First Thursdays artwalk participant.

949/494-4324 www.lagunanorthgallery.com

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Lu Martin Galleries

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Since 1988, featuring traditional and contemporary paintings by 15 regional and international artists, including Zen inspired landscapes by Martin Beaupre (left), impressionist European scenes by Mostafa Keyhani, seascapes by Ruo Li, abstracts by Aaron Coleman and Greg Martin, and "Energies of the California Coast" by Brooke Harker. Located on historic Gallery Row. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 949/494-8074 www.lumartingalleries.com

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A new contemporary gallery in Dana Point just minutes south of the Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis. A gallery of demure elegance, noteworthy for showcasing a spectacular assemblage of talented artists from around the world (& around the neighborhood) for any discerning collector.

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LAGUNA NORTH GALLERY L O c at e D i n n O rt H L a g u n a’ S H i S t O r i c g a L L e ry r O w SHOwcaSing tHeSe LOcaL artiStS Michelle S. Burt

Jean Choi

Julie Christiansen-Dull

Margaret Jamison

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Patti Cliffton

William Crawley

Geri Medway

Jean Choi

Alabama Hills 18” x 14” pastel

Geri Medway

Jan Dorian

Pamela Panattoni

Nancy Egan

Elaine Ruettiger

Christine Hooker

Albert Stanchfield

Chris Hooker Canton Blue and White

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Now celebrating 27 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 unique contemporary oils of Brenda K. Bredvik. Pacific Edge is also the exclusive West Coast gallery for John Lennon's artwork. Open daily. 949/494-0491 www.pacificedgegallery.com See page 27

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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 except Tues., call for appointments. 949/497-4322 949/463-1752 www.marcwhitney.com See page 18

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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.

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Avran Art + Design has quickly become one of Laguna Beachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most notable and enjoyable art galleries. It is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Laguna Beach on Pacific Coast Highway. Since opening in 2012, Owner Marta Juhasz has carefully molded something unique to the. local art scene Juhasz relishes in the pursuit of emerging and established local, regional and international artists. Her experience as a high-end interior designer, world traveler and collector brings a dynamic perspective that translates into a powerful blend of painting, glass and sculpture. The Avran Art + Design team realizes that selecting art is highly personal and focuses on tailoring the experience while insuring the process remains fun. The Avran team remains dedicated to staying current with art world trends while offering a fresh perspective on design. All this experience, energy, intuition and passion has propelled Avran into a must-see gallery for the most discerning collector. We sat down with Marta Juhasz in late March for a brief question and answer. Marta, please tell us what your aspirations were when you opened this amazing space on PCH Thank you! My goal was, and still is, to bring fine art with a cosmopolitan feel to Laguna Beach. I designed Avran Art and Design to be a reflection of myself: my passion and excitement. For 19 years, I followed a high-stress, corporate career path in Information Technology. 3 years ago, I decided to follow my dream and create something based on life, beauty and happiness. Avran gives me a reason to smile everyday. It is my goal to give our clients, neighbors, and community reasons to smile as well! How have you grown/ changed since then? What new directions are you going in or wanting to explore? As I continue to learn the intricacies of the art industry and the particularities of Laguna Beach, the business side of Avran improves and becomes more efficient. Avran Art + Design

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Avran Art+Design ture. Growing up in Budapest, I have had the opportunity to become friends with many of these talented artists. When I opened Avran, I wanted to infuse it with some of my own culture and heritage. So, I put my personal, Hungarian glass art collection on view. We continue to source new and exciting glass works from not just Hungary but all over the world. You offer a range of works, from the smaller and more attainable to those of significant scale and value. What basic advice do you offer the novice collector? I tell all collectors, novice and experienced, that the most important aspect of a work is the emotional connection you have with it. It must be something you want to live with and interact with on a daily basis.

Father Bill Moore “The World is a Book” mixed media

However, the artistic core of the gallery has not changed. Since day one, I have only exhibited works that I have a strong emotional connection with and that I find to be beautiful, exhilarating and provocative. We have been very lucky in that our artists are not only amazingly talented, but wonderful people as well. In thinking about the future of Avran, my goal is simple: to continue to bring new, fresh, and exciting art to Laguna Beach. I will never stop looking for beauty in any media. On that note, my next venture may be find an intimate space to showcase some black and white photography that I have been hiding in the back of the gallery. Glass sculpture seems to have a special presence in your gallery, how did that aspect come to be? Hungary has a long-standing glass art cul-

Once that requirement is met, it is important to look at how the work will sit in your space. Dimensions, colors and media should all be taken into account. You have also been very proactive in the community, reaching out. What would you like to see in the future of art in Laguna Beach? Laguna Beach is a wonderful community, especially for artists and art galleries. The beauty of being here is that we have many, many galleries but very few are competing with each other. Instead we work together to each other’s benefit and the benefit of the artist. The city also encourages its art culture with summer festivals, artwalk, artists’ studios and the art school. I am happy to be here! The gallery is conveniently located at 540 South Coast Highway, Suite 106 (and Exclusive Gallery Suite 104) in Laguna Beach. Hours of operation are from 11 am – 7 pm daily. The gallery also provides a captivating backdrop for special events, including private art gatherings, charitable fundraisers and cocktail receptions. Learn more at avranart.com or call 949) 494-0900

Stephanie Paige "Sea of Wisdom” 72”x 72” mixed media on wood

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GREGORY GOYO LINCOLN PA I N T I N G S PHOTOGRAPHY PA S T E L S

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2585 TEMPLE HILLS DR, LAGUNA BEACH (SEE BELOW) ALSO SEE GREG AT THE SAWDUST FESTIVAL JULY & AUGUST

GOYO18@MAC.COM 949-494-1455 or 949-274-2154 See page 52 “Orchids” Acrylic on canvas, 7”x 5”

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Tangible Investments' spectacular new gallery specializes in the sale and purchase of rare coins, collector coins, bullion coins, and scarce currency dating from 600 BC to present in price ranges $10-$1,000,000. In business since 1984, selling to first-time collectors as well as seasoned investors. Also featuring original turnof-the century decorative art including authentic lamps and art glass by Tiffany, original lamps by Pairpoint, Handel, Duffner & Kimberly, and original art glass by Galle, Daum, Lalique as well as crystal, sculptures, silver and fine antiques from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco time period. We also specialize in fine paintings and prints from noted American and European artists. 888/655-9255 www.gocoins.com

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.

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Located in the historic Hotel Laguna, EC Gallery is an unforgettable experience for those who appreciate art. Throughout the year, gallery events feature today's most celebrated artists.Themed events include artist appearances, culinary delights, fine wines, acclaimed musicians and dance performances, Discover this extraordinary gallery where patrons and artists meet and build lasting relationships through the joy of collecting fine art. Open Daily 855/372-8213 www.ecgallery.com

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The Cove Gallery features a richly diverse collection of contemporary, traditional and plein air paintings in a beautiful, bright location in the prestigious Art Center directly across from the famous Surf and Sand Hotel on Pacific Coast Highway. As home of 14 local artists the gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Tuesdays and participates in the monthly First Thursday Artwalks.

949/494-1878 www.covegallerylaguna.com

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Gifts, candles and home accessories. The fresh finds in this shop come from all over the world, as well as from local craftsmen: hand-crafted paper lamps, picture frames, candle holders, candles, ceramics, glass- and ironware, even fragrant soaps and bath items. This intriguing repertoire of unique gift items and whimsical housewares, combined with exquisite service, makes Areo a pleasant ascent from the crowded streets. Merchandise changes weekly with each new delivery.

949/376-0535 www.areohome.com

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Barbara Fudurich Did You See That?, (detail) watercolor 12"x 9" NOT ON MAP

Lance Heck The Art of Jewelry

Barbara Fudurich Watercolors Dana Point Studio by Appointment ●

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1153. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, 92651

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 is painting on location, which has taken her to venues around California, the Southwest, Europe, Hawaii and South America. 949/240-1724 www.fudurich.com

"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!"

Mount Zion, Zion National Park, Utah oil 16"x 20"

John Tolle

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3251 Laguna Cyn Rd, Studio F3, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Fitz introduces her “National Park Paintings” and is currently on her ‘Quest’ to paint ‘live’ in the 59 parks in America. Inspired by their variety, this New York, Jackson Pollock, award-winning artist is out to capture the essence of the parks’ unique beauty. Collectors may choose their favorite park. 949/436-2231 www.nationalparkpaintings.com

949/494-3299 www.lanceheck.com

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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

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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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Showcase Gallery

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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Hugo Rivera Gallery specializes in contemporary fine art. Featuring figurative abstract, expressionist human figure, abstract landscapes and mixed media. The gallery offers a wide selection of original paintings by established, emerging, and guest artists including: Hugo Rivera, Alexandrina Owens, Melineh, Marlow Mar, Terri Deskins and Cindy Chaubard. Some work also available as limited edition giclees. 949/212-7875 www.hugoriveragallery.com

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Specializing in 19th and 20th Century California Painters 949-376-3785 info@derusfinearts.com www.derusfinearts.com 1590 S. Coast Hwy, #5, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 See below, map #166 Located at corner of S. Coast Hwy & Bluebird Cyn. Rd. Open Wed. through Sun. 11a.m. - 5p.m.

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De Ru’s Fine Arts has specialized in Early California Impressionist paintings for over 40 years, and is a nationally recognized leader in the field. Exhibiting a wide variety of fine paintings at affordable prices, the current display features biographical information about the artists. If you are interested in learning about this period of California’s art history, stop by for a visit. The Laguna Beach gallery is located at the corner of South Coast Highway and Bluebird Canyon Road. The gallery proudly serves all collectors, from beginner to corporate and museum collections. Also available is a wide selection of art reference books. De Ru’s is always interested in purchasing paintings of the period. Open Wed. - Sun., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 949/376-3785 www.derusfinearts.com info@derusfinearts.com (See above)

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arc Whitney is widely recognized by collectors and artists alike as one of the most talented living painters of the classical realist tradition. Marc’s signature captures of life - unmade beds, nudes, floral arrangements, are found in museums and private collections around the globe, he is courted by some of the most prestigious galleries in the world, but he is proud to call Laguna Beach home. Marc considers his paintings poetic and they are... as is his life. Whitney began his formal art education at age 14, when he received a summer scholarship to what is now the Laguna College of Art + Design. It was the late 60‘s and he bummed rides into Laguna from Huntington Beach to study by day, and hang out with local working artists at night. It was a colorful time for Laguna- a time of no rules and wild fun and he soaked it all in. In his first few years of college while taking science classes and looking for his path, he met a girl who had a paint set. He asked to borrow her paint set and fell in love. She swept him off his feet and in turn, he swept her off hers. Together they traveled to Philadelphia, where he spent a decade in intensive classical training at several art schools including the Frudakis Academy of Fine Arts, the University of the Arts, and the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In the early 90‘s, Jackie and Marc would later marry and return to Laguna Beach and when other gallery owners didn’t “get” his work, the solution was easy - they opened their own space. Marc’s work speaks to people in an intelligent manner - allowing each viewer to have a unique experience. His paintings not overly cluttered with a multitude of items, with the focus on mood, philosophy and storytelling - a highly personal experience. It was only natural that Jackie be the one to sell Marc’s work. Over the past twenty years, Marc and Jackie have been a staple of the Laguna art community and now have collectors all over the world. Marc and Jackie warmly welcome visitors to their gallery and it is easy to spend an afternoon talking art and life. In turn, Laguna has bonded with them. Fittingly to those who live next door to the masFruit Bowl II 12’x 12’ Oil

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sive body entity called the Pacific, Marc focuses more energy on water. He paints before or after a rainstorm when the ocean is at her moodiest, creating a sense of drama through large atmospheric brush strokes. Like a soulful layered melody that walks softly but draws you in with glorious polyphony, his pieces are masterful works. Whitney Gallery is located in the heart of downtown Laguna Beach at 305 Forest Avenue. For additional information and hours, please visit marcwhitney.com or call (949) 497-4322.

Table Setting with Pink and Green Glass 26’x 48’ Oil

Sink with Blue Toothbrush Tooth 18’x 24’ Oil

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Edgar Payne

The Redfern Gallery is one of the most important galleries of its kind, having specialized in the California Impressionist School (1890s -1940s) for 38 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

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A major west coast reservoir of vintage and contemporary photographic works. Located in the National Historical Forster Mansion built in 1910. Current shows: Ansel Adams "Los Angeles" and Graham Nash's best work. Upcoming shows: Ernie Brooks, "Silver Seas" and Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith, "African Passion." Open by appointment.

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art history Savonnerie de Bagnolet, Alphonse Mucha

The Original Mad Men: Chéret, Lautrec and Mucha by Joy Shannon

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t's hard to imagine cities without a barrage of huge advertisements. From color posters and billboards to the bright lights of neon signs and LED screens, advertisements fill the skyline and our vision as we walk through urban landscapes. Yet, at one time, this phenomenon was just emerging. Paris during the 1890s saw the birth of advertising as we know it to this day, and famous artists including Jules Chéret, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Alphonse Mucha were at the forefront of this new art form of graphic design.

New York began to be filled with color advertisements. Once this technology existed, artists began to apply their eyes for design to the medium and the new modern graphic design industry was born. With poster designers like Jules Chéret designing vibrant, colorful posters with balanced, eye-catching layouts, Paris became the capital of this emerging art form.

Just the same as today, the advertisements of the 1890s were reflective of and dependent upon emerging technologies. While lithography had existed since 1796, it was expensive to produce and usually reserved for illustrations in costly books or maps. It was not until chromolithography, or multicolored lithographs, could be produced cheaply and in mass quantities by the 1880s that the urban streets of cities like Paris, London and Aristide Bruant, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Influenced by the frivolity of French Rococo paintings of the 1700s, Cherét created advertising imagery with free-spirited women frolicking about jubilantly in flowing skirts. Called the "father of the modern poster," Chéret mastered what would become a staple in the advertising industry for the next century and beyond: using sex to sell products. His stylish women became lovingly known by the Parisian public as "Cherettes," and their joyful images were used to sell everything from liquor to hair dye. Because Chéret's women were not depicted in continued on pg. 62

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the usual extremes- either as a puritan or a prostitute- but were some other new definition of a freespirited female, Chéret was often called the "father of women's liberation." Most significantly to the artists around him, Chéret's poster lay-out style, use of color and movement and masterful use of the lithographic medium, paved the way for his contemporaries including Toulouse-Lautrec and Alphonse Mucha, to create their own spin on the poster.

Biscuits Lefévre-Utile, Alphonse Mucha

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a Bohemian painter living and working in the Montmartre quarter of Paris. Toulouse-Lautrec was primarily a figurative painter, painting the night life of Montmartre in and around the famous nightclub the Moulin Rouge. His works show a graceful and, at times, almost fragile contour line around the figure, and this delicate line work translated to his poster design. ToulouseLautrec used the lithographic medium differently from Chéret, being greatly influenced by the Japanese woodblock prints by artists like Hokusai who visited Europe from Japan during this era. Showing this Japanese influence, Toulouse-Lautrec's designs often employed large simple blocks of bold color. He then combined this simplicity in design with his Western composition style from his training as a painter, placing forms in the foreground against backgrounds in silhouette, creating depth. Arguably Toulouse-Lautrec's most famous poster design, he used this composition style to create an eyecatching poster for the Moulin Rouge in 1891 advertising "La Goulue," a famous can-can dancer of the day. His artfully designed posters are so sleek, modern and experimental in their design, they could be at home amongst the advertisements of the 1960s.

Alphonse Mucha, a Czech-born painter and designer living and working in Paris at the turn-of-thecentury, took the lithographic poster medium to another level entirely, using the layers of printed color to blend in a painterly way. His designs would ultimately help define the look of the Art Nouveau movement of the 1890s through the 1910s. Mucha first made a name for himself in 1895 by creating a poster of the famous actress Sarah Bernhardt, which she was so pleased with that she secured a contract with him to produce all her theatrical advertising. "The Mucha Look" became synonymous with richly colored images of women with stylized flowing hair, wearing Neoclassical garments and framed by floral halos. Mucha's style became so popular, he produced an inundation of posters, calendars, book illustrations and jewelry, wallpaper, carpet and theatre designs.

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Though each of these artists are still influential on visual artists to this day, because of the changeable nature of the trends of advertising, their design styles were outdated by the move towards Art Deco advertising by the 1920s. Mucha, in particlar, enjoys periodic revivals of his design style, notably seen amongst the psychedelic posters of the 1960s and even the design of music concert posters and album covers to this day. The posters of Chéret, ToulouseLautrec and Mucha are considered collectable fine art now, which is an interesting shift to happen to a technically "throw away" medium. ♦


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While discovering the cultural arts, enjoy the culinary arts. We recommends the following notables...

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

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Amelia's on Balboa Island 311 Marine Avenue, Balboa Island, CA 92662 BALBOA ISLAND

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.

SEAFOOD/ITALIAN One of the oldest restaurants in O.C., Amelia's has been open 45 years in the same location, with the same owners. The ambience here is cozy and European, the menu seafood and Italian, featuring fresh fish from all over the world. Private parties, 8-28 guests. Lunch, dinner, Fri., Sat. & Sun, Sun. brunch menu.

949/752-5222

949/673-6580 www.ameliasbalboaisland.com

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

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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.

CARIBBEAN/SEAFOOD/WEST INDIES Sip Eva's West Indies knockout rum punch, refreshing Cuban mojitos, cucumber vodka kooler and house pomegranate martini. Exotic cuisine: conch fritters, jerk chicken, curry prawns, bbq salmon, and Louisiana catfish. Dinner: Tues - Sun from 5pm.

949/631-4741 www.mothersmarket.com

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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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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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The Watercolor Gallery 1492 S. Coast Hwy, #7, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (See map, #151) Located in the “Art Center” across from the Surf & Sand Hotel

www.watercolorgalleries.com 949-494-8838 Inka Zamoyska Fine Arts

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Situated in the La Costa Towne Center of Carlsbad, the Inka Zamoyska Fine Arts Studio Gallery showcases the work of master painter Inka Zamoyska. As a member of LPAPA and the Oil Painters of America, Inka is an accomplished plein air painter whose extensive travel is reflected in landscapes, seascapes and original oil interpretations. With her expanded skills and repertoire, Inka offers instruction, creativity coaching, and commissions 760/942-1314 760/809-5806 www.inkazamoyskafinearts.com

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Museums & Cultural Centers See Calendar of Arts, pg 26 - 30, for event and show info. Most venues on fold-out map, pgs. 4-7.

Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace

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Nine acres of galleries, gardens, theaters and the restored farmhouse where our 37th president was born in 1913. Visitors will experience a high-tech ride through history: priceless gifts of state, a summit-in-statuary of great world leaders, the Kennedy/Nixon debates, the Berlin Wall, Watergate, the President and First Lady’s burial sites and much more. Open daily, 10 - 5, Sunday 11 - 5. Please see the Local Arts Calendar or call direct for information. 714/993-3393 www.nixonlibrary.gov

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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.

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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 65

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Founded in 1992 by visionary & philanthropist Joan Irvine Smith, The Irvine Museum is dedicated to the preservation and display of Early California paintings, 1890-1930. Currently, “California: This Golden Land of Promise,” 1/24/15 - 5/21/15. Tues - Sat, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Docent tours available. $5 admission (children, students and seniors are free).

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Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) Fashion Island/850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

OCMA offers a broad range of fine visual experiences in a wide variety of media, focusing on the contemporary and historical arts of California. Please call venue direct for hours, rates and show information, or see the Local Arts Calendar, pgs. 26 - 30.

Newport Beach: 949/759-1122 www.ocma.net

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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 See page 38

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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.

949/234-1300 www.missionsjc.com

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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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Favorite Beach, Lahaina by Debra Huse

Local Artist Debra Huse Featured American Impressionist oil painter and Balboa Island Gallery owner, Debra Huse is a featured artist in the March/April issue of Art of the West Magazine. Huse, whose Balboa Island Gallery hosts the annual weeklong Just Plein Fun painting competition, was recently honored with an Irvine Museum Award at the Maui Plein Air Invitational for her painting, “‘Favorite Beach Lahaina”. Debra will be one of 15 select California artists participating in the 1st Annual Kern County Plein Air Painting Festival, 4/22 - 4/26. www.debrahuse.com.

Bowers Hosts Qi Baishi Exhibit Bowers Museum is honored to host Qi Baishi: China’s Modern Master, (through 7/11) an exhibition of scroll paintings by China’s most renowned modernist painter, Qi Baishi (18641957), also known as "China's Picasso." The exhibition is on loan from the Hunan Provincial Museum located in Changsha, China. Qi Baishi was born in Hunan Province, and the exhibition is significant as it marks the first occasion that this collection has been exhibited in the United States. www.bowers.org

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Qi Baishi’s Shrimps at Bowers

OCMA Exhibit Features 24 Emerging Contemporary Chinese Artists The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) is pleased to present My Generation: Young Chinese Artists. An extended look at the new generation of artists emerging in mainland China since 2000, the year that China opened wide its doors to international artists and that Chinese artists began to command attention in the global arena. All artists in the OCMA presentation were born after 1976 - the

end of the Cultural Revolution. Almost all of them are products of the One Child Policy and have grown up in a country with a high-powered market economy. They are ambitious, determined, and technically sophisticated with much to say about their homeland - positive and negative - and are able to navigate around the restrictions of censorship and cultural differences. “My Generation allows us to explore the role these emerging Chinese contemporary artists have in a globalized art world,” said OCMA Director and CEO Todd D. Smith. “With its breadth and scope of artists, media, and approaches to art making, the exhibition provides an unprecedented look inside one of the most fascinating developments in the art world today: Chinese art of our time.” On view 6/27- 10/11, 2015. www.ocma.net Young Chinese Artists at OMCA


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