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THE EXCHANGE FINE ARTS GALLERY Fine paintings, contemporary and historical, on view within an architectural gem, the 1922 orange county Fruit exchange 195 s. glassell st., orange, ca 92866 (714) 997-8132 see page 38, map #9


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Evan is the Editor-In-Chief of Inland Empire Weekly and Culture Magazine, 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

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

James Cant began his photography career 25 years ago in Melbourne, Australia as an architectural photographer. He moved to London in 1991 and spent the next 15 years working throughout Europe and America. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Marie Claire, Glamour, Harpers Bazaar, GQ, and Vogue, amongst others. James has recently moved to Southern California with his family and is now based in Laguna Beach. www.jamescant.com

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"Dew Drops, part of Szabo's new Ephemeral Nature Series of sculptures are impossible not to touch, like shiny color-coated candies, these layers upon layers of polished resin are reminiscent of the work of Jeff Koons or Anish Kapoor, yet unique in how they capture something ephemeral from nature. Imagine a contemporary nod to Biomorphic or Organic Abstraction; beautiful, seductive, sensuous." -- Saatchi Art

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Signature Gallery Laguna Presents

The Pabst Family Charles Pabst Cara Pabst Moran Michael Pabst

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he Signature Gallery in downtown Laguna Beach features a number of talented and accomplished artists. The walls are hung with colorful and dynamic paintings while the floors tastefully display Charles, Michael and Cara bronze sculpture, ceramics and glass. Visitors can’t help but notice the variety, the quality and the true artistry. What isn’t readily apparent is the bloodline that runs through the paintings on display.

began painting as soon as they could hold a palette knife. The palette knife, unlike the brush, could build up a unique thick texture with oil paint, a signature style both Cara and Michael fell in love

Charles Pabst, an internationally recognized painter, anchors this stable of fine artists. In 2014, Pabst celebrated 50 years as an artist and his works boldly reflect his mastery of color, composition and texture. Unknown to those unfamiliar with The Signature Gallery is that Charles Pabst nurtured the inborn talent of daughter, Cara Pabst Moran, and son, Michael Pabst, and mentored them in painting starting at an early age. Now both grown adults with children of their own, artists Cara and Michael share gallery space and accolades next to their father. Now we see the connection. Like their father, both Cara and Michael

Afternoon by the Sea by Michael Pabst

with after growing up watching their father use it with mastery. Charles and wife, Christine Pabst, have five children, and the three oldest, Cara, Michael, and Mark, each have 6 children of their own. While not an artist himself, Mark Pabst is Gallery Director of The Sig-

“To be an artist you must be persistent, never give up. You must also love what you do so your work will express that joy.” – Charles Pabst Sea Breeze by Charles Pabst

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Watercolor Dreams by Cara Pabst Moran Night Glow by Cara Pabst Moran

nature Gallery location in Scottsdale, Arizona, owned by Charles and Christine for nearly 20 years. Charles and Christine's two youngest children attend college and assist at the studio whenever they can. Laguna Beach Gallery Director, Jessica Fry, is an "honorary daughter" who grew up two houses away from the Pabst family in Arizona. Originally from Santa Clara, California, Charles Pabst moved to Arizona to attend school. While studying fine art at Arizona State University, he met his wife and settled into the community to start his career and family. Today, the entire family still lives within a few miles of each other. With family at the center of Charles’ life, the Pabst’s, which includes his five children, their spouses, and his 18 grandchildren, spends a lot of time creating memories by exploring in the great outdoors. These family adventures through nature are the source of Charles', Cara's and Michael's greatest artistic inspirations. These charming moments of pure joy can be seen captured in every work of art they have painted.

“It’s really important for an artist to celebrate beauty. It’s our responsibility in a way.” – Cara Pabst Moran By the Sea by Charles Pabst

Using vibrant colors and literally playing with texture with a palette knife, the Pabsts succeed in bringing the viewer into their beautiful experiences, while subtly inviting them to reflect on their own. So when you next visit The Signature Gallery, you can look into the pieces of Charles, Cara and Michael and see more that meets the eye. A past, present and future. The Signature Gallery is located at 220 Forest Avenue in Laguna Beach. For additional information call (949)376-4244, email jessica@thesignaturegallery.com, or visit www.thesignaturegallery.com. See front cover.

Artist Reception Charles Pabst in person, Sept. 19, 6 - 9 p.m. LOCALARTS.COM

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If conviction were the sole measure of success, metal and steel sculptor Daniel Oropeza would be the inspirational figure of the local art world. It takes an unwavering drive and willingness to find technical success as an artist, more than just trial and error, but rather, an inventive and explorative passion. Oropeza, whose Costa Mesa Studio presents a dynamic blend of cut metal, steel rod, half fabricated visions, works-inprogress and completed pieces, works tirelessly, much like he has for the last 20 years. Every visit to his studio yields something different. His primary medium of steel, copper, bronze and glass are combined in a striking aesthetic, bringing his pieces to life. Your eye darts, skips and stops, jumping from a 10 foot ocean "wave" to lifesized horse's head, then to a towering "Phoenix," and then again off to his incomparable "Dragon.” You almost can't keep up. It's part carnival, part celebration, and all powerful. Shadows, lines, light. Steel, glass, weight. Between the reflections and the silhouettes, you find fascination and admiration. Then total respect and acknowledgement. The Industrial Elegance Process “My art follows the opinion of my soul…” Once inside the mind of Daniel Oropezacurrently contained in the lofty studio/gallery warehouse - one notices an immediate appreciation of balance between texture and color. It permeates the space, radiating from every piece of hand-forged metal both sharp and dull, fluid and glistening- in patina'd teals with deep rusty oranges to creamy reds and swirling crimsons- each piece alive with movement. Oropeza coined the acronym "WIBNI”Wouldn't It Be Neat If, and believes if he can dream it, he can create it. He embraces the beauty and artistic possibilities born from both successes and mistakes. “One piece’s path can diverge and suddenly a mistake becomes a catalyst for success” he explains, adding, “I use a piece’s or process’ wrongness to create a right, and expect any failure to guide me.” When complete, he requires each of his works to be both gut felt and heartfelt, eliciting chill-rending reaction.

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The Gallery of Neofusion Sculpture and Mixed Media "No piece leaves my place until I love it…” Upon exploring Oropeza's domain, one senses the eclectic tastes and tendencies of the artist within, evidenced first by his beloved vintage Harley which greets visitors just inside the modest entry door. An eleven-foot-high, hand-cut steel sheet of copper, with the image of a boy and his kite masterfully punched through the metal, looms behind a simple swivel chair. An ivory baby grand piano Oropeza’s brother occasionally plays for visitors occupies a darkened corner flanked by two surfboards and a gnarled iron tree with delicate glass petals the artist has created. Throughout the room, objets d'art compete for attention, many through the soulful eyes and structured brows Oropeza finds of utmost importance to convey life within. To one side, Oropeza's signature piece, a towering and explosive dragon sculpted with glass horns and clutching a glass ball, represents both ‘fear and curiosity.’ The magnificently detailed beast dons a cape, itself an intricate piece, the culmination of fifteen months of tedious dedication. “The Dragon wears the open robe of knowledge as his power, unwittingly exposing his vulnerability. Handed a new perspective he holds this ‘new idea’ cautiously in his claw; he is intrigued… In this instant, fear and curiosity are equal.


His heightened awareness besieges his vulnerable ego- He knows nothing! Neither his power nor ferocity can save him from his fear and curiosity. Surviving the tension of not knowing, he relaxes and smiles. Embracing this new idea he feels enlightened as the old knowledge mixes with the new. What is no longer useful falls away and he is forever changed.� -Daniel Oropeza

Off to the other side, a menacing steer head forged of metal, glares through gaping eyes. Beside him, two gallant multi-colored horse heads appear more relaxed, each hair of each mane a separate, flowing piece. These horses boast some of Oropeza's most interesting mix of metal and glass. Here he has somehow weaved the uncooperative mediums into an elegant flow, capturing the grace and power of these majestic equines. More on that to come. Detailed etchings on flat copper pieces are strewn on a work table next to various personal items. Scattered pictures reveal the photographer Nick Davies currently captures Oropeza’s work. A spot-on likeness of a UCI

philanthropist couple is acid-etched onto a steel plate and uncannily bears the exact likeness of the pair in a photograph propped nearby. The piece is commissioned by the Assistant Dean for an honorarium. continued on pg. 24

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Everything inside the space is on wheelseasels, work tables, cabinets- all utilized at different stages and phases of production, appearing and disappearing as needed. All pieces, many fetching five figures, are expertly welded and manipulated to achieve the finely detailed and uniquely Oropeza feel. These works and more, ominously surround a centerpiece phoenix rising triumphantly from a pedestal in the center of the space. Oropeza plans to reveal her personal importance in his life, as well as elaborate on several other personal stories from which each piece has evolved, in his upcoming autobiography. Mastering Technique “It is a craft before it becomes art…” “… at first it's so raw and organic it's palpable.” Fusing glass to metal has rarely been attempted due to the delicate nature of the raw materials. Shaping a mass before it cools, without shattering the glass, and welding the finished piece with bronze- again without shattering, is Oropeza's modus operandi. The process spontaneously creates the explosive reds, each so unique in the color spectrum there aren't given LOCALARTS.COM

names. Chrome dipping is another technique of which he is both proud and in awe, creating texturally stunning works in keeping with glass fusion. Seeking the electric edge between two colors is what excites the artist most, and indeed the results draw the eye and dazzle. The stunning coppers, greens and blues are achieved by a controlled melting of iron, steel, and copper with glass. With the help of his longtime friend and fellow artist John Oakes, Oropeza expertly pours and places pieces until they can no longer remain separate and mesh into a vibrant alloy. Utilizing another technique, the artist punches, cuts and twists enormous copper sheets and steel into impossible works of flowing waves and human bodies, simultaneously exciting and perplexing. The most recent sheet- a magnificently cresting wave- has just been delivered to a Beverly Hills collector for use in a stunning backyard setting. Another, now in production, has just been commissioned for a charity fundraiser. Oropeza has conceptualized and brought to opulent life hundreds of industrially elegant pieces over the last 20 years in an attempt to capture visions of the past which have moved him so deeply and constantly. He feels tremendous need to bring each into form, which in turn he says brings him to life. He welds the barely malleable shapes without a cast- polishing, grinding, and cleaning all the while- sometimes many pieces at a time. He recalls completing the Phoenix (his tour de force) after a year of passion and fierce devotion, culminating with the mastering of the bold forward look and upward movement of her rocket-like beak. It was a monumental undertaking for Oropeza, and eventually his most satisfying achievement. The Oropeza Future "Bringing my visions to form brings me to life…” Daniel Oropeza's enthusiasm and raw, self-taught talent have no limits. He plans to continue producing pieces as long as the need manifests in his mind and soul. Approximately ten floating pieces remain in perpetuity in the Oropeza Gallery, simply awaiting the gaze of amazed and enamored afficionados. His works can also be experienced from Palm Springs and San Francisco to New York, Chicago, Dallas and San Francisco, as well as in the homes of some of Orange County's finest collectors. A piece in the artist's "candelabra series" of moveable luminous art resides in front of a local collector's fireplace, and the entire collection can be viewed online. For more information or to schedule a private showing or event, go to danieloropeza.com, or danieloropeza@live.com ∞


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FELIX MAS Elegance Personified

FALL AUCTION Featuring Warhol, Chagall, Picasso, Murakami, Kondakova and others.

South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear Street (949) 759-0134 Take the Bridge of Gardens to the Home Store Wing, Level 2 martinlawrence.com h southcoast@martinlawrence.com see map, #11

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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 JULY The Twilight Zone, oh, that fifth dimension yet again, that’s the signpost up ahead, from rod serling’s classics, (through 8/2) stages theatre, Fullerton, pg 69 Footloose, based on the screenplay by dean pitchford, (through 8/2) laguna playhouse, laguna, pg 69

them) 9 works from 1971 to 1985 are on display, (through 10/11), ocma, pg 68 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 20th century american photographers, (through 11/29) bowers museum, pg 68

JULY 17 CrashLabs, orange county's hottest new coworking and events community invites you to celebrate the opening of its first location in costa mesa, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm, pg 7

JULY 18 – 19 contemporary plein air art annual show & sale, hosted by southern california plein air painters association, university dr, newport beach

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 8/30) canyon rd, laguna

IN AUG The 49th Annual Sawdust Art Festival, (through 8/30) canyon rd, laguna

Art-a-Fair Festival, 124 artists on display, (through 8/30) laguna 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 mus., pg 68

Art-a-Fair Festival, 124 artists on display, (through 8/30) laguna, art-a-fair.com Festival of Arts, one of the nation’s oldest and most highly acclaimed juried fine art shows, (through 8/31 laguna, pg 58 Selections: Robert Rauschenberg, the American Master of collage, 9 works from 1971 to 1985 on display, (through 10/11), OCMA, pg 68

Shadow and Sunlight: The Tradition of Plein Air Painting, highlights a collection of plein air works, (through 9/24), irvine, pg 68 Phil Dike: The Wave Series and Malibu Set Series, 1968–1981, from the collection of diane and e. gene crain, focuses on semiabstract interpretations of the sea, the beach, and beach life, (through 9/27) lam, pg 68 My Generation: Young Chinese Artists, an extended look at new generation of artists emerging in mainland china since 2000, (through 10/11) ocma, pg 68 Selections: Robert Rauschenberg, the american master of collage, (or ‘combines’ as he called

2015 Pageant of the Masters, the famed living-pictures presentation explores “the pursuit of happiness,” (through 8/31) laguna, pg 58

lawrence terry, Stillness and Illuminations and mada leach, Southern Comfort (through 8/31) sandstone gallery, laguna, pg 43 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 Shadow and Sunlight: The Tradition of Plein Air Painting, highlights a collection of plein air works, (through 9/24), irvine, pg 68 continued on page 28 »

The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China, Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, SCFA, pg 69

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paciFic edge gallery Now Celebrating 28 Years Showcasing the Finest Laguna Beach Painters

maria bertrテ] Recent Paintings

sandra Jones campbell Recent Paintings

tom swimm Recent Paintings

Also featuring Jacobus, Bryan Mark Taylor and the Artwork of John Lennon

540 S. Coast Hwy Laguna Beach, CA 92651 1/2 Block South of Hotel Laguna

949/494-0491 / Open Daily / pacificedgegallery.com outside california: 800-477-5630

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FESTIVAL / PAGEANT SEASON

Art A Fair June 26 - Aug. 30 art-a-fair.com

Sawdust Art & Craft Festival June 26 - Aug. 30 sawdustartfestival.org

Festival the Arts July 5 - Aug. 31 foapom.com

Pageant of the Masters “The Pursuit of Happiness” July 8 - Aug. 31 foapom.com Phil Dike: The Wave Series and Malibu Set Series, 1968–1981, from the collection of diane and e. gene crain, focuses on semiabstract interpretations of the sea, the beach, and beach life, (through 9/27) lam, pg 68

The 1968 Exhibit, (6/14 - 9/14), Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, pg 68

month, 6-10 pm, a coalition of galleries, artists

My Generation: Young Chinese Artists, an extended look at new generation of artists emerging in mainland china since 2000, (through 10/11) ocma, pg 69

AUG 5 – 16 The Phantom of the Opera, cameron mackintosh’s spectacular new production of andrew lloyd webber’s phenomenal musical success, segerstrom hall, scFa, pg 69

Selections: Robert Rauschenberg, the american master of collage, (or ‘combines’ as he called them) 9 works from 1971 to 1985 are on display, (through 10/11), ocma, pg 68 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 20th century american photographers, (through 11/29) bowers museum, santa ana, pg 68

AUG 1 meet artist Jian wang, 6 – 8 pm, dawson cole Fine art, laguna, pg 8 First saturday artwalk, arts district, downtown santa ana, broadway and 2nd st, music, art, food, celebration.

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AUG 6 First thursdays artwalk, 6 - 9pm, monthly celebration with galleries open citywide, trolley service available, laguna, pg. 58 artist reception, 6-9pm, signature gallery, laguna, pg. 18

AUG 12 – 30 The Official Blues Brothers Revue, combining the comedy and hits of the original movie while paying homage to chicago’s rich history of blues, laguna playhouse, pgs 69

AUG 16 Choral Festival, pacific choral, each year, an invited Festival chorus of southern california singers


from community, school, university, church and temple choirs join the voices of pacific chorale in a free public performance, renee and henry segerstrom concert hall, scFa, pg 69

IN SEPT 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, pg 68 Shadow and Sunlight: The Tradition of Plein Air Painting, highlights a collection of plein air works, (through 9/24), irvine, pg 68 Phil Dike: The Wave Series and Malibu Set Series, 1968–1981, from the collection of diane and e. gene crain, focuses on semiabstract interpretations of the sea, the beach, and beach life, (through 9/27) lam, pg 68 sunny Kim, Cosmic Dream and ann Kim, Dreamscapes, (through 9/30) sandstone gallery, pg 43 My Generation: Young Chinese Artists, an extended look at new generation of artists emerging in mainland china since 2000, (through 10/11) ocma, pg 69 Selections: Robert Rauschenberg, the american master of collage, (or ‘combines’ as he called them) 9 works from 1971 to 1985 are on display, (through 10/11), ocma, pg 68 Adams, Curtis & Weston: Photographers of the American West, documents the changing landscape of the west and the art of photography through the lenses of three of the most celebrated 20th century american photographers, (through 11/29) bowers museum, santa ana, pg 68

SEPT 3 First thursdays artwalk, 6 - 9pm, monthly celebration with galleries open citywide, trolley service available, laguna, pg. 58 artist reception, bronze work by ron and sheila ruiz, 6-9pm, signature gallery, laguna, pg 18

SEPT 4 downtown Fullerton art walk, first Friday of the month, 6-10 pm, a coalition of galleries, artists

SEPT 5 First saturday artwalk, arts district, downtown santa ana, broadway and 2nd st, music, art, food, celebration.

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The Phantom of the Opera, a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, 8/5 - 8/16, SCFA, pg 69

IN OCT anne moore, Art Under Pressure and lynn welker, Community, (through 10/31) sandstone gallery, laguna, pg 43 My Generation: Young Chinese Artists, an extended look at new generation of artists emerging in mainland china since 2000, (through 10/11) ocma, pg 69 Selections: Robert Rauschenberg, the american master of collage, (or ‘combines’ as he called them) 9 works from 1971 to 1985 are on display, (through 10/11), ocma, pg 68 One Man, Two Guvnors, a delicious farce set in ‘60’s brighton, directed by david ivers, (through 10/11) south coast repertory, pg 69 Adams, Curtis & Weston: Photographers of the American West, documents the changing landscape of the west and the art of photography through the lenses of three of the most celebrated 20th century american photographers, (through 11/29) bowers museum, santa ana, pg 68

OCT 1 First thursdays artwalk, 6 - 9pm, monthly celebration with galleries open citywide, trolley service available, laguna, pg. 58 artist reception, 6-9pm, signature gallery, pg 18

OCT 2 downtown Fullerton art walk, first Friday of the month, 6-10 pm, a coalition of galleries, artists

OCT 3 First saturday artwalk, arts district, downtown santa ana, broadway and 2nd st, music, art, food.

Postmortem, a mystery written by Ken ludwig, directed by gigi Fusco meese, newport theatre arts centre, pg 69

OCT 4 – 25

One Man, Two Guvnors, a delicious farce set in ‘60’s brighton, directed by david ivers, south coast repertory, pg 69

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SEPT 19 stephanie paige solo exhibition, reception, 6pm, avran art + design, laguna, pg 3 charles pabst soiree, artist reception 6-9 pm, signature gallery, laguna, see front cover

Vietgone, an all-american love story after the fall of saigon, south coast repertory, pg 69 Disney’s The Lion King, the entire serengeti comes to life. and as the music soars, pride rock slowly emerges from the mist. more than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King. winner of six tony awards®, segerstrom hall, scFa, pg 69

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SEPT 24 – 27 Mariinsky Ballet: Raymonda, one of the most elegant ballets of all time – and rarely seen in its entirety - the full-length raymonda will be performed for the first time in southern california, segerstrom hall, scFa, pg 69

SEPT 26 The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China, renee and henry segerstrom concert hall, scFa, pg 69

12th annual Art in the Park, view and purchase work from over 100 artists, free admission, 100 civic center dr., newport beach, pg 46

OCT 17 – 25 17th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, lpapa’s annual plein air painting event, sale and soiree. tivoli too, laguna beach, pg 55

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A Summer of Fun and Living Sculpture at Mark Timothy Gallery This Summer at his Laguna Canyon location (805 Laguna Canyon Rd.) photographer Mark Timothy presents live performances by artist Deborah Paswaters creating her “Living Sculptures” from her “Muse” Living Sculpture, Paswaters creates by herDeborah signature Paswaters at Mark Timothy

“Living Sculptures,” evoking the intrigue of the 9 Muses of the arts and sciences - Calliope, Clio, Euterpe, Erato, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia and Urania. Many of Laguna Beach’s historic streets are namesake to the Muses. Come experience the artist creating live in the gallery and explore your inner Muse. Other live performances will include Jazz music, poetry readings and dance performances. Check with the gallery for show dates and times. www.marktimothystudios.com 949.307.0498

Szabo's New Organic, Nature-Inspired Sculptures Reminiscent of Koons, Kapoor and Cavallaro; Seduce, Inspire and Captivate. John Szabo's Dew Drop sculptures, the first in the Ephemeral Nature series, are inspired from nature; specifically photographs of dew drops on a morning leaf taken during one of his many walks at Crystal

Cove State Park, on the Newport Beach coastline. The Dew Drop sculptures begin as a clay sculpture original from which are made hard core foam sculptures, which are then covered with many coats of resin, meticulously and laboriously sanded between each layer to a bright, shiny resin finish. Szabo alternates between brightly colored shades of red, blue and yellow, metallic finishes of silver, gold and bronze and iridescent and interference paints, that change depending upon the light source and viewing angle. While reminiscent of modern sculptors Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons and Cosimo Cavallaro, Szabo's work resonates with a pure organic energy, inviting the viewer to ponder, meditate and become lost within the nature from which the artist was inspired.

Virga Takes Landmark Gallery Space Virga Gallery has just opened at 206 N. Coast Hwy, (formerly Gallerie McCollum) featuring the works of Virga Siauciunaite. Her passion for art dates from childhood – and her professional art career from age 11! A former art professor in Lithuania, she has been featured in R&S Gallery at LACMA, and numerous other museums. Virga’s work focuses on figurative oils in a uniquely expressive style. Her art “possesses an emotional originality that is becoming her very own recognized signature in California’s broad palette of artistic styles”. -ArtLA Magazine, April 2014. www.virgagallery.com

Szabo strives to have his sculptures capture the ephemeral and communicate something expressed by one of his favorite poets, William Blake (1757-1827) in his poem Arguries of Innocence. "To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour."

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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.

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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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Biomorphic Beauty The fascinating and hypnotic sculptures of

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s if a playground of relics, a collection of multiple worlds, or an experimental scientist’s cabinet of curiosities, the sculptures of Laurie Hassold are awe-inspiring and hypnotic. Her fascination with scientific exploration reaches far beyond biological experimentation, although that is apparent in her work. Fascinated by the inner workings of our whole universe, Hassold pushes and

plays with the boundaries of art and science, in a way that excites and engages her viewers, herself, and her own work. “It may be trite, but my drive for making the work is to have it look back at me with recognition at some point during the process,” Hassold says. “I want to wake up the form from dead parts and materials, into something vibrant and alive.” From a young age, Hassold has been surrounded by science. Although she was interested in creating things at such a young age, her early exposure to the medical profession and world, thanks to her father, took her creative process into a fascinating direction, full of experimentation, examination, and play. Hassold was able to not only watch but also participate in medical procedures with her father; from mole excisions to hysterectomies. “I was morbidly fascinated with watching the surgeon “draw” on the patient’s abdomen with a scalpel, and then watching the sides of this red line fall away to reveal her internal organs.” With this special attraction and experience in medical observation, Hassold is drawn to biomorphic design and the endless possibilities of nature’s genius combined with an artist’s imagination. Her incredibly ornamental structures often resemble bones, organs, and fossils of some strange alien species that references familiar humanity but takes it to another level. An adapted depiction of our possible future, full of what we are, what we could be, and the many different possibilities in between those. Utilizing real bones, found objects, intricate clay work, and many other strange and eclectic materials, Hassold says that she collaborates with her materials, letting them guide her through the cre-

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ation process, with only a small internal plan beforehand. Working intuitively, the form lets her know when/if it is going well, in the “right” direction, “if all is going well, the form will start winking at me,” she says. Although she does not like to create an intended narrative in her works, many of her pieces seem to have a story just waiting to be found. Her details and accents in her finishing touches often guide viewers to familiar feelings, associations, and memories. “Openness and layered meaning is very important to me, and I am always interested in how viewers respond to the work,” she says. s if relics from a decadent baroque celebration of alien life, Hassold’s sculptures have a sense of scientific glamour, of delicate embellishment at the core of the work—something that feels like a fossil of the most beautiful and gaudy creature, calm and poised, begging for our attention, but fragile enough to fall apart in their pearl-encrusted existence. These magnetic details, according to Hassold are inspired by her mother’s decorative opulence in her home, with velvet-flocked wallpaper, gold gilt mirrors and crystal chandeliers. That, paired with her attraction to the ingenuity and innovation inherent in the genius of nature, inspires her to find the parallels between art and science, in her own way. “The parallels between the unbelievable ingenuity, design and variety present in nature; the fractal and baroque ornamentation in even the simplest of life forms, constantly blows my mind.”

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Like other artists, Hassold creates her own world, the world she wishes to see, a world that many others just don’t. As a bit of an escapist, Hassold spends weeks and months tucked away in her home studio, foraging through countless bins, boxes and corners full of found objects; everything from dead insects her cat finds, gifted bones from artist friends, desert treasures, miniatures from toy stores, wasps nests from her neighborhood and even estate sale costume jewelry she found inspiring, but there are no limits to her materials or willingness for trial and error. “I am interested in working more delicate materials that speak of the fragile nature of existence, its impermanence and decay, and am recognizing a stronger yearn to look at things on a molecular level,” she says. “I am starting to dabble in hybrids that contain more representational references to animal hybrids, such as Explaining the Future to an Extinct Hare and Caretaker. They seem to be in a state of metamorphosis and transformation, which echoes where I am in my life as well.” A professor of art at Irvine Valley College, Orange Coast College and California State University, Fullerton, Hassold prefers to introduce her students to the innovation and creativity among the “breathing” artists in contemporary art, exploring and appreciating the ingenuity in utilizing continued on pg. 42

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tracted to every new detail you find, all at once. Finding tiny humans bowing to dance inside of what looks like a tree’s chest cavity, with other mementos from human life, recalls a whole narrative that couldn’t possibly belong to a tree—or could it? Hassold uses the power of creative genius, alongside our emotional ties to love and life, throws in some meticulously curated lavish details, and creates an ominous and extravagant piece of art that teeters on the borders of real, imaginary, familiar and foreign.

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“Being open to what a material could be forced to do…taking it to the brink of destruction and then repairing it to see what would happen…that has always been exciting for me,” Hassold explains. “Experimentation was and still is a free zone. An activity that feels limitless and unfettered with concerns for the end all distillation into a singular product.”

Though her work is detailed, and her aesthetic mixes imaginary sciences with lavish and decadent decorative beauty, Hassold’s drive to express herself artistically pulls from the depths of her soul, and touches on larger philosophies on life and existence in this world. “Most of my pieces are an attempt to dialogue with existential issues that are impossible to reconcile,” she says. “What it means to be mortal, human, and separate from nature is an umbrella for subtexts to follow, like birth and decay, beauty and horror, chaos and order, art and science, etc.” She admits the inherent human understanding of knowing “the last grain of sand will fall from She is currently expanding her practice the hourglass someday is a whip that lashes to include collaborations with other artists all of our backs.” She envies the ability for anas well, including her artist husband, Jeff imals not to worry about the future, and to Gillette. “I am sculpting a three-dimensional live in the present “here-and-now moment,” component for one of his larger slum paintadmitting that it propels us all to constantly ings,” she says. “We also plan to make a be in motion; but inevitably pushes us—and video that will star some of my earliest her—to do and create. ∞ Contact Laurie at sculptures from this current series. The loose lauriehassold@hotmail.com. plot line shows them as bizarre fossils being discovered and excavated in a barren desert Extinct Hare, Detail, Laurie Hassold landscape.” Hassold’s interest in performance parallels her draw to installation art, and both have played a huge part in her artistic development. She is excited to experiment with these art forms again in the future. new technologies, current inspirations, and real contemporary life in their practices. She admits that she enjoys the shock value with introducing the more provocative artists to her students, “I love getting their reactions to pieces like Tom Friedman’s Thousand Hours of Staring, which is one of my all time favorite works of art,” she says. “I have been fortunate to be able to mentor some very talented budding artists, and as a contemporary art junkie myself, love showing them artists they usually don’t get exposed to so early in their scholastic career.”

Her willingness to experiment is one of the most fascinating and exciting aspects of Hassold’s process and work. Stumbling upon one of her sculptures is like discovering a new species in an alien archeological dig—every inch of it brings more information, surprise and wonder with it. You are excited, terrified and atLOCALARTS.COM


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PAINTING • S CULPTURE • M ONOTYPES • G LASS HOwarD HitcHcOck ann kim Sunny kim maDa LeacH anne mOOre Hyatt mOOre JOng H. rO Lawrence terry Lynn weLker FEATURED ARTISTS: July: Hyatt Morre - FIGURES IN THE ABSTRACT Jong H. Ro - STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS Marjorie Sanders - MAKAI Aug: Lawrence Terry STILLNESS AND ILLUMINATIONS Mada Leach - SOUTHERN COMFORT Sept: Sunny Kim - COSMIC DREAM Ann Kim - DREAMSCAPES Oct: Anne Moore - ART UNDER PRESSURE Lynn Welker - COMMUNITY "Stillness and Illuminations" 12”x 12” Fire Media by Lawrence Terry

384-A N. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Open Daily Noon - 5:00, or By Appointment 949.497.6775 www.sandstonegallery.com (See below, map #87)

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Sandstone Gallery Laguna ● ● ● 384-A N. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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: David E. Allen, Michelle S. Burt, Storm Case, Julie Christiansen-Dull, Jean Choi, Patti Cliffton, William Crawley, Nancy Egan, Christine Hooker, Maggie Jamison, Geri Medway, Pam Panattoni, Elaine Ruettiger and Albert Stanchfiled. 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.

949/429-5591 www.theshedfineart.com

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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

Whitney Gallery

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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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Tired of shooting on automatic? Want to learn how to master your camera's settings and get the most out of it? No time for classes? Sign up for one-on-one photography lessons with owner/photographer, Mary Gulino, on your schedule at a location of your choice in Laguna Beach. Learn how to harness the light and get the quality images that you've always dreamed of.

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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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Director Ann Jones, who oversees daily business operations and coordinates special events, strives to keep the Gallery relevant and involved. Artist Eye is a long time First Thursday Art Walk member and visitors on those First Thursdays can count on the presence of the artists, a diversified collection of creative and vibrant personalities. Located at 1294-A S. Pacific Coast Highway, just blocks from the Surf N Sand Resort, Artist Eye is a convenient alternative to commercialized galleries and trappings of downtown and always offers something unique. We sat down with Ann Jones in late June for a brief question and answer. Ann, please tell us your aspirations when you took over as director at Artist Eye. I had no prior experience working with an art gallery. However, I did have experience working with publicly traded companies as part of their Investor Relations programs. My husband, Ernie Jones, is the artist and he joined Orange County Fine Arts in 2004. When the opportunity came up to open a gallery in Laguna Beach in 2008, twenty artists were selected for the new Artist Eye Gallery. I brought my business background to the gallery when I was asked to take over as director. We all contribute our time and talents to the gallery, my expertise happens to be in handling the paperwork, communications and finances. It takes a great team to be successful and I am fortunate to work with a group of talented people, each bringing with them strengths from varied backgrounds. How have you grown / changed since then? What new directions are you going in or wanting to explore? I have learned a great deal about artistic styles and techniques, lighting and display. We have been fortunate to attract very talented artists since we opened. The quality of art in the gallery has improved greatly along with how we display it. We remodeled the gallery twice since we opened. Each time, the design and work was done by the artists. Our saw tooth wall design is unique and offers an enhanced display area for each artist. Variety seems to have special presence in your gallery, how did that come to be? When contemplating adding a new artist, we take into consideration whether the new art competes with a current artist. We also make sure that the new work is a complement to the existing artists. It is very important to us to make a good impression on visitors, and fortunately, they seem to appreciate the quality and variety of art we offer. The artists take pleasure in sharing their knowledge with each other and with the public. Each month our artists introduce new works to the gallery. They appreciate the comments and critiques from their fellow artists, which inspires them to improve and create new work. Can you tell us about your curation process? How do you pick artists? And can you talk about a few of the artists you represent? All the artists in the gallery have been through the jury process. Our own member artists are the jurors, and they go about their evaluations very seriously. When a new candidate approaches the gallery, we first view their artwork, usually by looking at their website. If the artwork is a good fit, and if we have an open space, we invite the candidate to be a Guest Artists for several months so that all the current artists have an opportunity to meet them. We pay attention to all details when evaluating a potential new artist since each artist sits the gallery for two shifts each month. We need to trust that the artist on duty can represent the gallery and the artwork in a fair and professional manner.

Susan Leonhard “Ebbtide” acrylic

Susan Leonhard - enjoys painting the Laguna coastline and local canyons, working in plein air whenever possible. Susan also travels yearly to her favorite designation – Kauai, where she continues to work on her series of Island paintings. She most enjoys painting the colorful little houses that are so reminiscent of old Hawaii. Continued on page 50

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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? I am currently a board member for First Thursdays Art Walk. This not-for-profit organization created Art Walk over 15 years ago. We currently have 42 member galleries and several sponsors. We would like to increase the number of members to include all galleries in Laguna. The monthly dues from Art Walk members, along with grants from the City of Laguna Beach and the Laguna Board of Realtors, pay for the trolley service, docents, design, printing, advertising, and administration. We are pleased with the popularity of Art Walk and have seen increased attendance over the years. By bringing in new member galleries, we could expand our outreach to introduce Art Walk to visitors outside Orange County. First Thursdays Art Walk partners with the Laguna College of Art + Design for the Student Mentoring Program held each December. Artist Eye Gallery has hosted a student for the past three years. During the mentoring process, the student will meet with me to discuss the operations side of running an art gallery and then also meets our artists and with an opportunity to discuss their own work.

John H. Stewart “Follow the Leader” bronze

In the early months of 2014, Susan, who enjoys snorkeling, began a new series of contemporary paintings, “Underwater & Beyond,” in which she depicts the surreal beauty of the underwater world. Susan experimented with various techniques and layering of colors to master the transparency and light of water. Giorgio - is a fine art painter who depicts the colors, romance and mystery of Italy's Carnevale di Venezia, (Carnival of Venice) in his latest series. Primarily working in acrylics, Giorgio finds that the medium gives him the freedom to create the mood and atmosphere he desires in his paintings. Giorgio’s use of color and his ability to infuse light into his paintings captivates the viewer and draws them into the scene. John H. Stewart started sculpting in 1997 as a hobby after spending two years working in Santa Fe, NM. When he retired in 2007 he decided to take on his bronze sculpting full time. He became active in the Arts community taking on the responsibility as director of Showcase Gallery in Santa Ana. He became interested in stone sculpting after taking a class at a local Community College. While John prefers sculpting in oil base clay creating bronze sculptures, based on the popularity of his stone creations, John’s stone sculptures are now his main focus. He has also sculpted in other stone media including Marble and Limestone. His sculptures are mainly animals which he has seen in his travels and that have moved him in some manner.

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Thanks to the efforts of Joe Hanauer, I am involved with the HIP District, “HIP” for Historic and Interesting Places. This historic area of Laguna, located between Thalia and Bluebird Canyon, has been recently reborn as a thriving business district. Artist Eye Gallery is one of 16 art galleries, 19 restaurants, hotels and multiple retail stores located in this unique area of town. Joe has lead the effort for the HIP District, bringing together businesses to enhance the visitor’s experience. In addition, I currently sit on the board of Orange County Fine Arts, a local nonprofit organization. OCFA was founded as the Costa Mesa Art League in 1964 and boasts over 220 well-respected members, representing a diverse array of artists, art enthusiasts, collectors, students, philanthropists and more. OCFA welcomes art lovers from all levels of ability and experience who are passionate about increasing their knowledge and understanding of fine art. OCFA provides demonstrations, workshops, exhibitions, scholarships and competitions that support existing artists while stimulating public interest in a variety of mediums. Summer is an exciting time to be in Laguna with all the art venues up and running, and the galleries eager to showcase their work. We certainly value the relationship with Local Arts Magazine and feel we are involved with a great team to help promote art in Laguna. Artist Eye is conveniently located at 1294 South Coast Highway, Suite A (in Laguna Beach. Learn more at artisteyelagunagallery.com or call (949) 497-5898


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“Early Morning: Venice Beach” Acrylic on canvas, 18”x 90”

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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.

949/494-1878 www.covegallerylaguna.com

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Studios | Galleries | Jewelers | Services

Barbara Fudurich Rose Bowl watercolor 22"x 30" 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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GENE - An Artists' Studio/Gallery ● Santora Building/207 N. Broadway St, Santa Ana CA 92701

Southern California native GENE presents his open studio/gallery to the art loving public. His art reflects a pride in his Mexican-American roots, a lifelong fascination with the Samurai and Asian art, training in Shodo & Chinese calligraphy, and his infatuation with the figure. Originals, prints, fine jewelry. Open wkly & by appt. 714/337-4363 www.studiogene.com


17th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational October 17 - 25, 2015 Collectors Gala SoirĂŠe | Friday, October 23 Public Exhibit and Sale October 24 - 25 Tivoli Too Laguna Beach, CA

2014 LPAPA Best In Show Heisler Park Sunlight Jim McVicker For event information 949.376.3635 | LagunaPleinAir.org

LPAPA in Residence Forest & Ocean Gallery 480 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA Original plein air fine art created by distinguished members of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.

Laguna Beach Summer Exhibit Themes Iconic Laguna Beach July 14 - August 3 Van Gogh Inspiration August 3 - September 1 Life on the Sand Peggi Kroll-Roberts For more information visit lpapa.org

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Newport Beach, Laguna Beach Sunny Day, Crystal Cove oil, 12 x 16 inches

Jasmine Street General Store, 397 N. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach (949) 463-8618 The Store, Crystal Cove Historic Disrict, CA (949) 376-6200 More Galleries & Events: valcarson.com (949) 683-6324

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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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William Wendt (1865 - 1946)

Laguna Hills

oil on canvas 10”x 12”

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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 45 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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July 5 - August 31, 2015 140 Fine Artists, Live Music, Workshops, Events + More! LagunaFestivalofArts.org Visit website for hours and events 949.494.1145

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art history Arearea, 1892, Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin: Chasing Eternity â&#x20AC;&#x153;T by Joy Shannon

he late 19th century Post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin proclaimed that, "Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternityâ&#x20AC;Ś " This enigmatic painter was born to a French and Peruvian family in Paris and

spent some of his early childhood years in Peru, the imagery of which later influenced his art. He is best known for leaving the bourgeois life of being a stockbroker to be a painter full-time and then leaving European civilization altogether to paint in Tahiti for the majority of the height of his career.

Gauguin seemed to be chasing eternity in his work, painting spiritual concepts within the cultures of both Europe and Tahiti. One can study this fascinating and sometimes controversial figure for a lifetime and still discover new dimensions to his life, personality and artwork. It seemed, first and foremost, he was constantly moving, seeking and creating, in pursuit of something better or deeper on some ethereal level than what he found around him in Europe. Gauguin once said, "Civilization is what makes you sick" and, I used to joke to my art history students, that no, actually syphilis is what makes you sick, as that is allegedly one of the factors that ultimately led to Gauguin's death. I gave Paul Gauguin, c. 1891

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Gauguin a hard time because when I first heard Gauguin's story, I was sympathetic to the fact that he left his wife and five children to pursue painting full-time in Paris at at an age when a woman would have found it extraordinarily more difficult than it even is today to be a single parent. Yet, again and again when I saw Gauguin's work in museums, the extraordinary spiritual feeling behind what he was continually attempting to capture with his paint brush would catch my breath. It was also Gauguin who remarked, "It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block." I had to be careful not to judge his character, from a different cultural time and without the ability to ever have all the facts, while I could at least explore the feelings I get from his art. The more I delved into his work and saw it in person, the more I loved it. The more I ended up feeling that Gauguin spent his fraction of a second on this earth painting about eternity in the most incredible, vital way. Gauguin's early work explored Impressionist techniques, but as he began to come into his own he became fascinated by the art of Japan and Africa which was finding its way into Europe more and more during the late 1800s. Influenced by the bold lines of Japanese printmaking, Gauguin began to paint in a style called Cloisonnism, named after the colorful Medieval cloisonnĂŠ enameling technique. Gauguin used heavy outlines and bright colors with little subtly in graduation between them. His work also often defied the traditional rules of Classical perspective, while still maintaining elegant compositions. Eventually, he would evolve into the

Woman Sewing, 1880, Paul Gauguin

composition style called Synthetism where both form and color play equal roles, with neither standing out. More important than how Gauguin was painting was what he was painting, as it was so vital and different than anything else being painted at the time. Seen in paintings like "The Vision after the Sermon (Jacob Wrestling with the Angel)," Gauguin combines the material with the ethereal. In the foreground are French women listening to a sermon, while opening up before them is a visionary, spiritual world with Jacob and an angel in bright, impassioned colors. During this era, continued on pg. 62

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Haystacks in Brittany, 1890, Paul Gauguin

painters like Courbet and Manet revolutionized painting by making the everyday their subject matters and painting with a rougher style, called "unfinished" looking at the time. Previous to this, mythological and spiritual subjects painted in the smoothly blended Neoclassical style were still popular. Gauguin found a way to combine the everyday with the spiritual and paint it in a new, vibrant style, which would later deeply influenced the Expressionists of the 1910s-30s.

land's fabrics and flowers working well with his Cloisonnism. Additionally, we see Gauguin intrigued by the cultural and spiritual beliefs of the Tahitian people, by his inclusion of ancestors or spirits in paintings like "The Spirit of the Dead Watching." (1892) Gauguin continued to ask esoteric questions in paintings such as "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?" (1897)

Towards the end his life, Gauguin moved to the Marquesas Islands where he painted and wrote, while Gauguin is remembered for his sometimes troudeclining in health. He died in 1903, with one of his last bled friendship with Van Gogh, and the time they spent journal entries that year remarking, "No one is good; No painting and living together for nine weeks in 1888 at one is evil; everyone is both, in the same way and in a home in Arles. It was during this time when part of different waysâ&#x20AC;Ś It is so small a thing, the life of a man, Van Gogh's ear was cut off, and some art historians and yet there is time to do great things, fragments of the argue that it was Gauguin who sliced Van Gogh's ear common task." However one judges his life, Gauguin's with a fencing sword in an argument, and both artists paintings are his great work, left behind. â&#x2C6;&#x17E; agreed to keep the fight hushed up. Gauguin also had a long-lasting, and exceedingly less stormy, relationship with contemporary Degas, who was a champion for Gauguin's work. Gauguin traveled to Panama and Martinique in 1887, but it was not until he traveled to Tahiti in 1890, that he seemed to find his true muse in a location. Truly a reflection of the counterculture Bohemian values of the time, Gauguin viewed European civilization as "everything that is artificial and conventional" and seemed to be continually seeking the authentic, inspiring, spiritual and beautiful to paint. He had already left his more secure middle-class bourgeois job and family to pursue the risky life of a painter full-time, and this travel seemed to be the next courageous step in following his muse. The paintings Gauguin painted in Tahiti are infused with sensuality and vibrance, with the bright colors and patterns of the is-

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Polynesian Women with Children, 1901, Paul Gauguin

Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, 1897, Paul Gauguin

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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.

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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.

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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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The Ramos House Cafe 31752 Los Rios, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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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.


“Seine River, Paris”

Lorraine E’drie

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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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7720 el Camino Real, Ste. 2e, La Costa, CA 92009

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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18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda,CA 92886

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.

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 65

The Irvine Museum

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18881 Von Karman, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92612

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, “Sunlight and Shadow: The Tradition of Plein Air Painting,” through 9/24. Tues - Sat, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Docent tours available. $5 admission (children, students and seniors are free).

949/476-0294 949/476-2565 www.irvinemuseum.org

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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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LCAD Bestows Honorary Doctorate upon Richard MacDonald

Bret Price’s High Hopes, part of Century City Sculpture 2015

Bret Price Heats up Century City Sculpture 2015 Bret Price, Santa Ana’s Logan Creative steel sculptor extraordiaire, has a strong presence in the yearlong Century City Sculpture 2015, which officially launched in March. Price’s towering red sculptures on Avenue of the Stars and Constellation Blvd. dominate Century City Sculpture 2015, an outdoor exhibit showcasing 20 artists, with over a quarter of the pieces belonging to Price. Century City Sculpture 2015 is a collaborative effort between the community and the Arts Council of the Century City Chamber of Commerce, curated by longtime resident and art dealer Carl Schlosberg. www.centurycitysculpture2015.com or www.bretprice.com.

Neeley takes Two MJSA Vision Awards Jewelry trade organization MJSA, Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America, just awarded Laguna Beach jewelry

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designer Adam Neeley with two of it’s coveted Vision Awards: 1st Place for Professional Design Excellence, and 1st Place in Laser Distinction. The winning pendant, entitled Oceana, showcases a 2014 AGTA-award–winning 32.86 carat aquamarine cut by Stephen Avery. The gold in this piece is a signature style that Neeley calls “Spectra gold,” which transitions seamlessly and gradually through seven shades, from rich yellow to cool white. The diamond sections feature a fade of diamonds, from canary to white, pavé set in 14 karat white gold. Congrats Adam. www.adamneeley.com

Oui, Oui!! exclusive Plein Air Painting excursion in France Laguna Beach artist Cynthia Britain is teaching an upcoming workshop in France. Accomodations for this exclusive plein air painting excursion will be provided by Chateau Sommesnil, also known as the Grand Chateau, a 15th century estate that has recently been re-

At its 2015 Commencement Ceremony, on May 18, 2015, at its Main Campus, Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) granted an honorary doctorate to Richard MacDonald. MacDonald, an internationally renowned sculptor, received this honor in recognition of his dedication to the pursuit of excellence in representational figurative sculpture. MacDonald is also the Honorary Chair of LCAD’s Sculpture department and in 2014 taught a Master Class on the LCAD campus. MacDonald and LCAD share a mutual commitment to classical fine arts education and to the advancement of figurative sculpture for the next generation of students and collectors. “In an age where technological advances take us further away from mutual points of reference,” said MacDonald, “art inspires an awareness of the shared human experience. This vision is vital to our global culture, and LCAD is a leader in training new figurative artists for the future.” MacDonald’s work can be seen locally at Dawson Cole Fine Art in Laguna Beach, pg. 8. www.dawsoncolefineart.com Richard MacDonald


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