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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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Now Showing “Emerge,” by artist Mia Tavonatti, one of many striking works at Main Beach Fine Art, Laguna, pg 53

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

The collector, novice and experienced alike can acquire works by artists represented in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum, the Chicago Art Institute and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. Clients trust the expertise of the knowledgeable art consultants at Dawson Cole Fine Art to help them build collections.

The 10,000 sq. ft Gallery & Sculpture Garden is an idyllic venue for hosting corporate meetings or social gatherings. Located in the heart of downtown Laguna Beach the unique space features architectural lighting, water features and large fireplace. The gallery supports the local community and charities such as JDRF, LCAD, HomeAid, Boys and Girls Club, among others, Spearheading a revival in figurative art, internationally renowned sculptor Richard MacDonald is committed to fostering the neo-figurative movement. His latest collection Red focuses intently on the minerals and pigContinued on page 10

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ments of his patinas, which displays the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creative immersion into the hue, the emotion and the narrative of color. Richard MacDonald's bronzes are seen daily by millions of people worldwide. These include Atlanta's 26-foot Olympic gymnast, Flair at the Georgia World Congress Center and the 15-foot-tall Momentum, celebrating the 100th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and soon to be installed monument for the historic Royal Ballet Self Portrait by Chuck Close

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School in England. MacDonald's sculptures convey a range of emotions and energetically portray the passion of the human condition. Dawson Cole Fine Art, 326 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach, CA and 73199 El Paseo, Suite H, Palm Desert, CA. Please visit dawsoncolefineart.com or call (949) 497-4988


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ith an eclectic mix of artists, hailing from various parts of the globe, The Signature Gallery is featuring this diversity in their upcoming show, “Around the World”. “We have been honored to represent artists who have either started their lives and careers in other countries, or have the privilege of traveling widely to expand their artistic horizons and repertoire of subject matter,” says Gallery Director Jessica Fry. Beginning September 1st, 2016, collectors, curators and art enthusiasts alike can look forward to an enticing opportunity to view works from these artists and the artwork that represents different geographical locations and cultures from around the world. Meet your favorite oil painters and see the vibrant cities, states, and countries they have been inspired to represent. Deep Secret, Jenny Simon

“Around The World” will feature a selection our most popular artists including: Impressionistic work by Charles Pabst and his daughter Cara Pabst Moran, Urban Cubism by Joëlle Blouin, Abstract work by Jenny Simon, Surrealism by Reid Richardson, and Figures by Manuel Avendano. In addition, The Signature Gallery collection will exhibit brand new pieces of work presented by each of these artists. Artist Manuel Avendano, originally from a small village in Mexico, has risen from his humble beginnings to become the official portrait painter for the last two presidents of Mexico -- President Vicente Fox and President Felipe Calderon. “Living in small and large cities in Mexico gave me a great source of inspiration, as well as a strong Hispanic influence. My subjects are mostly people in the traditional Hispanic scene -Flamenco dancers, women with sombreros, tango dancers, etc. And it's the female figure that I mostly use to give the delicate beauty factor to my paintings.” Through extraordinary visual imagery, Reid Richardson communicates profound visions of hope for the future and nostalgia of his youth. His

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Rainbow Valley, Cara Pabst Moran

distinct color palette, subject matter and technique resonate with a growing audience. Having an appetite for self exploration in a modern world, his intention is to exploit the hidden meaning in the simple beauties of life’s nuances. His passion is to create bold images of poetic skies and surrealistic landscapes that stirs emotion and engages the intellect. When Joëlle Blouin was first introduced to the gallery, her husband needed to interpret her beautiful Quebecois French. She has since mastered English

with the same grace and elegance with which she now paints her American urban scenes. But whether it’s the cityscape of Paris, Hong Kong, or San Francisco, her subject matter has an edgy distinctive style that Joëlle has branded as her own. Blouin was recently granted U.S. citizenship based on the unique contribution she alone has made to the art world. We are so privileged to have this very cosmopolitan art star among our stable of artists. Undoubtedly our most-traveled artist, Charles Pabst who loves to vary his subContinued on page 20

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ject matter as much as he loves to vary his surroundings. He has traveled extensively and never tires of returning to the streets of Paris or the countryside of Tuscany on his canvas as he letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s us wander with him to the many locales. Whatever the subject matter, his artwork never ceases to inspire and lets you dream along with him. Located in the heart of an eclectic, lively shopping and dining district, Laguna Beach is famous for its art galleries and its Gravity City, JoĂŤlle Blouin

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First Thursday ArtWalks which are celebrated throughout the arts district. So make a point to walk down Forest Avenue and visit The Signature Gallery which regularly hosts live music and a featured artist, often painting live in the gallery. Come in, grab a cup of punch and enjoy the fun! 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.


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Ideal California Day, c. 1921 Frank Coburn (American, 1862-1938) Oil on canvas; Framed: 36 x 34 in

Bowers Museum California Bounty: Images and Identity, 1850 -1930 Bowers Museum in Santa Ana has opened California Bounty: Image and Identity, 1850 – 1930, a momentous exhibition that features a rambling journey through California’s visual history depicted by many of the state’s most prominent artists. The exclusive exhibition is currently on display at the Bowers Museum and is continuing indefinitely. Guest curated by art historian Susan M. Anderson, California Bounty is the first curatorial interpretation of the museum’s distinguished painting collection since 1994. The exhibition highlights the museum’s commitment to collecting fine art over its 80year history and brings to the forefront 60 paintings that represent the finest of its California Art collection. These works include quintessential plein air paintings of California’s idyllic interior and coastal landscapes, realistic still lives depicting the bountiful fruits and flowers the state offers through its ideal year-round climate and stunning portraits of notable and common people who have contributed to California’s history in various ways. A FRESH APPROACH. Each work has undergone conservation and framing as needed in order to offer visitors an optimal viewing experi-

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ence. The collection includes never displayed works and well-loved collections that have not been on view in decades. The exhibition is being presented in the original 1936 Bowers Museum building that is now known as the Mary Muth Historic Wing. The Wing has been dramatically renovated for this exhibition and is now equipped with 21st century lighting.


Marinescape, c. 1918 Edgar Alwin Payne (American, 1883-1947) Oil on canvas; 36 1/2 x 42 3/4 x 3 1/4 in

Viewers will take a rambling journey through California’s visual history, a history shaped by a unique mixture of Mexican and Anglo traditions as well as the state’s position on the Pacific Rim. The exhibition looks at the way art in California reflected the state's natural bounty as well as the promotional efforts of real estate developers and others to bring

Americans West. Each painting epitomizes California’s land, people and offerings as a place of produce and plenty. HIGHLIGHTED ARTISTS INCLUDE: Guy Rose, who spent considerable time in Paris and painted with Monet among continued on pg. 24

Untitled, 1889 Alberta Binford McCloskey (American, 1855-1911) Oil on canvas; 17 1/2 x 30 1/2 in.

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Baldwin Avenue Underpass, c. 1962 Roger Kuntz (American, 1926-1975) Oil on canvas; 60 x 72 in

Bowers Museum California Bounty: Images and Identity, 1850 -1930 other French Impressionists. Rose was a major influencer of the California Impressionism movement. William Jewett, Northern California’s first most influential portraiture artist. His painting of entrepreneur David Hewes, famous for providing the golden spike connecting the transcontinental railroad, shows his sitter as a younger man before he became involved in the citrus business in Southern California. William and Alberta McCloskey who worked separately and collaboratively. The couple is best known for their often copied realistic images of paper-wrapped citrus and their ability to capture their sitters’ personalities through life-like portraits. The Bowers is proud to be the largest holder of the McCloskey’s work in the world.

Other artists include Anna Athena Hills, Roger Kuntz, Edgar Payne, Henri Penelon, John Hubbard Rich, George Gardner Symons and many, many more. A catalog, Legacy of Bounty: Paintings from the Bowers Museum delves even deeper into the museum’s assemblage of paintings through 168 pages. Focusing on the breadth of the collection, the hardbound catalog includes 138 of the museum’s most important historic, plein air, American and European paintings. The catalog also includes two essays, one recounting the 80year story behind the collection’s formation, and another by California Bounty curator Susan M. Anderson that focuses on the core of the museum’s collection - California paintings. The exhibition and the catalog are generously sponsored by the Bowers Museum’s California Art Council. Bowers Museum, 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92706, (714) 5673600. See page 7, www.bowers.org

Fannie Duvall, a student of Whistler, who among other subjects captured the Marguerite, c. 1909 Guy Rose Missions of California. Her (American, 1867-1925) Oil on canvas; 21 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 2 in. Masterpiece Confirmation Class is included in the exhibition. William Wendt, known as the “Dean of Southern California” among artists whose unique style captured the verdant landscapes and canyons tucked throughout the Southland.

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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 lpapa in residence, Fun at the Beach (through 7/25) Forest & ocean gallery, laguna, pg 34 cindy beatteay, Shimmer and ann Kim, Dreamscapes, (through 7/30) sandstone gallery, laguna, pg 39 All Shook Up, a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger help a small town to discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll in this all elvis musical, (through 8/7), laguna playhouse, pg 69

Mystery from the Tomb: The Face Beneath the Mask, explores a hidden phenomenon right inside an egyptian mummy mask, (ongoing) bowers museum, santa ana, pg 7 Mummies of the World portrays a once-in-a-lifetime collection of real mummies and artifacts from across the globe. this compelling collection includes ancient mummies dating back as far as 4,500 years, (through 9/15) bowers museum, pg 7 Peter Krasnow: Maverick Modernist, a comprehensive exhibition of the work of the los angeles artist peter Krasnow, (through 9/25) laguna art museum, pg 68 Anthony Friedkin: The Wave Portfolio, 20 black and white prints of various california breaks created from 1977 to 2006, (through 9/25) lam, pg 68 A Summer Idyll: Picturesque Views of California, (through 10/6/2016) irvine museum, irvine, pg 68 California Bounty: Image and Identity, 1850-1930, california explored through the bowers museum’s most cherished pieces, (ongoing), santa ana, see feature, pg 22

The Late Drawings of Andy Warhol, drawing was central to andy warhol's creative output. the works in this exhibit employ a confident and fluid contour line to depict many of the same motifs of his iconic paintings, (through 8/14) Fullerton museum center, pg 69 celebrating the 50th art-aFair Festival, 124 artists on display, (through 8/28) laguna, art-a-fair.com the 50th annual sawdust art Festival, (through 8/28) canyon rd, laguna, www.sawdust artfestival.org

JULY 15 – AUG 7 showcase gallery presents Mixing Media, featuring the work of dominique mcKenzie with ocFa member artists, guest artist maureen nolen and visiting artist Janet bludau, santa ana, pg 55

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Teri Hansen as Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music, (7/19 & 7/31) Segerstom Concert Hall, SCFA, pg 69

Laguna North Gallery Paints Laguna Beach, member artists paint and display pieces from laguna, (through 8/31) laguna north gallery, pg 45 Study to Studio, (through 8/31) vanessa rothe Fine art, laguna, pg 34 Festival of arts, one of the nation’s oldest and most highly acclaimed juried fine art shows, (through 8/31) laguna, www.foapom.com 2016 pageant of the masters, the famed livingpictures presentation explores Partners, (through 8/31) laguna, pg 15, www.foapom.com

socalpapa contemporary Fine art annual back bay show & sale, presented by the newport beach conservancy and oc parks, newport beach

JULY 19 – 31 segerstrom center presents, The Sound of Music, in this brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time tony award®-winning director Jack o’brien, scFa, pg 69

JULY 26 – AUG 29 Last Days of Summer, (opening reception, 8/6) Forest & ocean gallery, laguna, pg 32

IN AUGUST showcase gallery presents Mixing Media, featuring the work of dominique mcKenzie with 20 other continued on page 28 »

Russian Dancers, by Edgar Degas is on loan as the centerpiece of a special installation of late 19th-century pastels, (through 10/23), The J. Paul Getty Museum, pg 30

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paciFic edge gallery Now Celebrating 29 Years Showcasing the Finest Laguna Beach Painters

maria bertrÁn Recent Paintings

bryan marK taylor New Exhibition “Paintings From Italy” Opens Sept. 24

tom swimm Recent Paintings

Also representing Jacobus, Sandra Jones Campbell and the Artwork of John Lennon

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

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from across the globe, includes ancient mummies dating back as far as 4,500 years, (through 9/15) bowers museum, santa ana, pg 7 Peter Krasnow: Maverick Modernist, a comprehensive exhibition of the work of the los angeles artist peter Krasnow, (through 9/25) laguna art museum, pg 68 Anthony Friedkin: The Wave Portfolio, 20 black and white prints of various california breaks created from 1977 to 2006, (through 9/25) laguna art museum, pg 68 California Bounty: Image and Identity, 18501930, california explored through the bowers museum’s most cherished pieces, (ongoing), santa ana, see feature, pg 22 Mystery from the Tomb: The Face Beneath the Mask, explores a hidden phenomenon right inside an egyptian mummy mask, (ongoing) bowers museum, santa ana, pg 7

AUG 4 First thursdays artwalk, 6 - 9pm, monthly celebration with galleries open citywide, trolley service available, laguna, pg. 58 artist reception, 6-9pm, signature gallery, laguna, pg 18 16 resident artists and their guests showing original new work, 6-9pm, artist eye gallery, laguna, pg 16

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

AUG 6 Peter Krasnow: Maverick Modernist, an exhibition of the work of the Los Angeles artist Peter Krasnow, Laguna Art Museum, pg 68

ocFa member artists, guest artist maureen nolen and visiting artist Janet bludau, (through 8/7) south coast plaza village, pg 55 The Late Drawings of Andy Warhol, drawing was central to andy warhol's creative output. the works in this exhibit employ a confident and fluid contour line to depict many of the same motifs of his iconic paintings: celebrity portraits, flowers and ads, (through 8/14) Fullerton museum center, pg 69 celebrating the 50th art-a-Fair Festival, 124 artists on display, (through 8/28) laguna, art-afair.com the 50th annual sawdust art Festival, canyon rd, (through 8/28) laguna, www.sawdust artfestival.org Last Days of Summer, (through 8/29) Forest & ocean gallery, laguna, pg 32 Laguna North Gallery Paints Laguna Beach, member artists paint and display pieces from surrounding laguna, (through 8/31) laguna north gallery, pg 45 Festival of arts, one of the nation’s oldest and most highly acclaimed juried fine art shows, (through 8/31) laguna, www.foapom.com 2016 pageant of the masters, the famed living-pictures presentation explores Partners, (through 8/31) laguna, pg 15, www.foapom.com Jong ro, Stream of Consciousness and Lawrence Terry, (through 8/31) sandstone gallery, laguna, pg 39 Mummies of the World portrays a once-in-a-lifetime collection of real mummies and artifacts

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

16 resident artists and their guests showing original new work, 6-11pm, avant garden gallery new location, 417 n. broadway, santa ana

AUG 6 – DEC 4 American Mosaic: Picturing Modern Art Through the Eyes of Duncan Phillips, a thematic journey that reveals the breadth of america's modernist vision, included are 65 works created between the 1860s and 1960s by artists such as milton avery, alexander calder, richard diebenkorn, thomas eakins, helen Frankenthaler, winslow homer, edward hopper, and georgia o'Keeffe, ocma, pg 68 The Pacific Project: Zheng Chongbin, fourth installment of the pacific project showcases a new video, Branches are Roots in the Sky (2016), by shanghai/san Francisco artist Zheng chongbin, ocma, pg 68

MOCA presents the U.S. premiere of Hito Steyerl’s landmark video installation Factory of the Sun, (through 9/12), pg 32


Arthur Dove, Red Sun, 1935, part of American Mosaic: Picturing Modern Art Through the Eyes of Duncan Phillips, (8/6 - 12/4), OCMA, Newport Beach, pg 68

AUG 9 – 21 segerstrom center presents, Cabaret, come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including cabaret, willkommen and maybe this time, scFa, pg 69

AUG 10 – SEPT 18 showcase gallery presents, North of Tijuana, 30 artists showing their local work, south coast plaza village, pg 55

AUG 13 opening reception, North of Tijuana, 5-7pm, showcase gallery, south coast plaza village, pg 55

AUG 30 – SEPT 26 Autumn Colors, (opening reception 9/10) Forest & ocean gallery, laguna, pg 32

AUG 31 – SEPT 11 Menopause the Musical, hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. see what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 14 years, laguna playhouse, pg 69

IN SEPT showcase gallery presents, North of Tijuana, 30 artists showing their local work, (through 9/18) south coast plaza village, pg 55 ann moore, art Under Pressure and hyatt moore, Figures in the Abstract, (through 9/30) sandstone gallery, laguna, pg 39 Mummies of the World portrays a once-in-a-lifetime collection of real mummies and artifacts from across the globe, includes ancient mummies dating back as far as 4,500 years, (through 9/15) bowers museum, santa ana, pg 7 Peter Krasnow: Maverick Modernist, a comprehensive exhibition of the work of the los angeles artist peter Krasnow, (through 9/25) laguna art museum, pg 68 Anthony Friedkin: The Wave Portfolio, 20 black and white prints of various california breaks created

from 1977 to 2006, (through 9/25) laguna art museum, pg 68 A Summer Idyll: Picturesque Views of California, (through 10/6) irvine museum, irvine, pg 68 American Mosaic: Picturing Modern Art Through the Eyes of Duncan Phillips, a thematic journey that reveals the breadth of america's modernist vision, included are 65 works created between the 1860s and 1960s by artists such as milton avery, alexander calder, richard diebenkorn, thomas eakins, helen Frankenthaler, winslow homer, edward hopper, and georgia o'Keeffe, (through 12/4) ocma, pg 68 The Pacific Project: Zheng Chongbin, fourth installment of the pacific project showcases a new video, Branches are Roots in the Sky (2016), by shanghai/san Francisco artist Zheng chongbin, (through 12/4) ocma, pg 68 California Bounty: Image and Identity, 1850-1930, california explored through the bowers museum’s most cherished pieces, (ongoing), santa ana, see feature, pg 22 Mystery from the Tomb: The Face Beneath the Mask, explores a hidden phenomenon right inside an egyptian mummy mask, (ongoing) bowers museum, santa ana, pg 7

SEPT 1 First thursdays artwalk, 6 - 9pm, monthly celebration with galleries open citywide, trolley service available, laguna, pg. 58 opening reception, Around the World, 6-9pm, (through 10/30) signature gallery, laguna, cover feature, pg 18 16 resident artists and their guests exhibit original new work, 6-9pm, artist eye gallery, laguna, pg 16

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

dominique mcKenzie, Up Close and sunny Kim, Cosmic Dream, (through 10/31) sandstone gallery, laguna, pg 39

16 resident artists and their guests showing original new work, 6-11pm, avant garden gallery new location, 417 n. broadway, santa ana

American Mosaic: Picturing Modern Art Through the Eyes of Duncan Phillips, a thematic journey that reveals the breadth of america's modernist vision, included are 65 works created between the 1860s and 1960s by artists such as milton avery, alexander calder, richard diebenkorn, thomas eakins, helen Frankenthaler, winslow homer, edward hopper, and georgia o'Keeffe, (through 12/4) ocma, pg 68

SEPT 10 artist reception, nina K. cullen, solo show of original work, avran art + design, 6pm, laguna, pg 3

SEPT 9 Autumn Colors, opening reception, (through 9/26) Forest & ocean gallery, laguna, pg 32

SEPT 9 – OCT 9 I Do, I Do, an intimate and nostalgic musical, (thurs – sun) newport theatre arts center, newport beach, pg 69

SEPT 21 – OCT 30 showcase gallery presents, Sonoran Gardens, 30 artists showing their local work, (through 10/30) south coast plaza village, pg 55

SEPT 24 bryan mark taylor, Paintings From Italy, 5-8pm, pacific edge gallery, laguna, pg 27 opening reception, Sonoran Gardens, 5-7pm, 30 artists showing their local work, (through 10/30) south coast plaza village, pg 55

SEPT 23 – OCT 23 Seminar, from pulitzer finalist theresa rebeck, a provocative comedy with a vicious bite that uses unwavering wit to peel back the layers of a hopeful artist, chance theater, anaheim, pg 69

SEPT 27- OCT 25 18th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational Preview, Forest & ocean gallery, laguna, pg 32

SEPT 30 – NOV 6 Monique, described as a mystery, a suspense and a play with a touch of the supernatural - it is all of these and it is a look at human nature, stages theatre, Fullerton, pg 69

IN OCTOBER A Summer Idyll: Picturesque Views of California, (through 10/6) irvine museum, irvine, pg 68 Around the World, artist from far reaches of the globe together in one exhibit, (through 10/30) signature gallery, laguna, cover feature, pg 18 showcase gallery presents, Sonoran Gardens, 30 artists showing their local work, (through 10/30)

FESTIVAL / PAGEANT SEASON

Art A Fair June 24 - Aug. 28 art-a-fair.com

Sawdust Art & Craft Festival June 24 - Aug. 28 sawdustartfestival.org

The Pacific Project: Zheng Chongbin, fourth installment of the pacific project showcases a new video, Branches are Roots in the Sky (2016), by shanghai/san Francisco artist Zheng chongbin, (through 12/4) ocma, pg 68 California Bounty: Image and Identity, 1850-1930, california explored through the bowers museum’s most cherished pieces, (ongoing), santa ana, see feature, pg 22 Mystery from the Tomb: The Face Beneath the Mask, explores a hidden phenomenon right inside an egyptian mummy mask, (ongoing) bowers museum, santa ana, pg 7

OCT 1 artist reception, péter borkovics and lászló lukácsi, original work, avran art + design, 6pm, laguna, pg 3 First saturday artwalk, arts district, downtown santa ana, broadway and 2nd st, music, art, food, celebration 16 resident artists and their guests showing original new work, 6-11pm, avant garden gallery new location, 417 n. broadway, santa ana

OCT 4 – 16 segerstrom center presents, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, scFa, pg 69

OCT 6 First thursdays artwalk, 6 - 9pm, monthly celebration with galleries open citywide, trolley service available, laguna, pg. 58 18th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational Preview, opening reception, Forest & ocean gallery, laguna, pg 71 16 resident artists and their guests exhibit original new work, 6-9pm, artist eye gallery, laguna, pg 16

OCT 7 downtown Fullerton art walk, first Friday on the month, 6-10 pm, a coalition of galleries, artists, restaurants.

OCT 8 – 16 18th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, a weeklong painting event with exhibit, soiree and sale following, lpapa.org, pg 71

OCT 9 18th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, quick draw, lpapa.org, pg 71

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

Pageant of the Masters “Partners” July 7 - Aug. 31 foapom.com

18th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, gala, tickets available at www.lagunapeinair.org, , pg 71

OCT 15 & 16 laguna beach plein air painting invitational public exhibit and sale following, lpapa.org, pg 71

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/LOS ANGELES LACMA, Catherine Opie: O, catherine opie has explored the tension between private desire and the public face. with the o portfolio, shown at lacma in its entirety for the first time in a los angeles museum, she offers an anatomy of sexual practices that are often obscured from public view. the photographs depict sadomasochistic scenarios derived from her participation in san Francisco’s bondage community, (through 9/5) lacma.org Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, lacma presents, a major retrospective examining the work and career of one of the most influential visual artists of the 20th century. Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium is co-organized by lacma and the J. paul getty museum. in a historic collaboration, the two institutions will trace the artist’s working methods and materials, presenting the improvisational, experimental aspects of his practice alongside the refined perfection of his prints. the works on display provide new context for understanding the key genres that mapplethorpe pursued: portraiture, the nude, and still life. (through 7/31) lacma.org Agnes Martin, the first retrospective of agnes martin’s (1912–2004) work since 1994, this extensive exhibition covers the full breadth of her practice, revealing her early and little-known experiments with different media and tracing her development from biomorphic abstraction to the mesmerizing grids and striped canvases that became her hallmark., (through 9/11) lacma.org

THE BROAD the broad’s first special exhibition will launch this June with a comprehensive survey of the work of artist cindy sherman. Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life is the first major museum show of sherman’s work in los angeles in nearly 20 years, and the exhibition will fill the broad’s first-floor galleries with close to 120 works drawn primarily from the broad collection. “cindy sherman’s work has been a touchstone for the broad collection since eli and edye broad first encountered it in 1982, and cindy is the only artist in the collection whose work we’ve acquired so deeply and regularly, for more than 30 years,” said Joanne heyler, founding director of the broad. (through 10/2) thebroad.org on the first floor is yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room, a mirror-lined chamber housing a dazzling and seemingly endless led light display. this experiential artwork has extremely limited capacity, accommodating one visitor at a time for about a minute, and requires a separate free timed ticket which general admission ticket holders are able to reserve, pending availability, after arrival at the museum. time in the infinity mirrored room cannot be reserved in advance of your visit. (through 9/30) the broad.org

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Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, is co-organized by lacma and the J. paul getty museum. in a historic collaboration, the two institutions will trace the artist’s working methods and materials. mapplethorpe is among the most influential visual artists of the late twentieth century. this major retrospective exhibition reexamines the arc of his MOCA photographic work from its moca presents the humble beginnings in the u.s. premiere of hito early 1970s to the culture steyerl’s landmark wars of the 1990s. Featuring video installation Facportraits, nudes, still lifes, tory of the Sun. in this and the controversial x portimmersive work, folio, the exhibition explores which debuted at the mapplethorpe’s studio prac2015 german pavilion Robert mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, a collaboratice and the creation of his at the venice biennale, tion between LACMA and The Getty, (through 9/15) foundation, which has shepsteyerl probes the herded his legacy into the pleasures and perils of 21st century. (through 7/31) getty.edu image circulation in a moment defined by the unprecedented global flow of data. ricocheting bedrawn from the landmark acquisition from the tween genres—news reportage, documentary robert mapplethorpe Foundation, two complefilm, video games, and internet dance videos— mentary presentations, one at the J. paul getty muFactory of the Sun uses the motifs of light and acseum and another at the los angeles county celeration to explore what possibilities are still museum of art, highlight different aspects of the available for collective resistance when surveilartist’s complex oeuvre. lance has become a mundane part of an increasDegas: ‘Russian Dancers’ and the Art of Pastel, one of ingly virtual world, (through 9/12) moca.org degas’s great late works, Russian Dancers (about Barbara Kasten: Stages is the first major survey of 1899), is on loan to the getty museum as the centhe work of chicago-based artist barbara Kasten. terpiece of a special installation of late 19th-century widely recognized for her photography, this expastels. in this pastel, degas celebrates the ramhibition highlights Kasten’s nearly five-decadesbunctious abandon, bright colors, and elaborate long engagement with abstraction, light, and folk costumes of russian—more accurately ukrainarchitectural form. Kasten’s work melds numerian—peasant dancers, very much in contrast to the ous artistic styles and histories, combining comethereal ballerinas for which he is famous. to positions rooted in hard-edge abstract painting, degas, the russian peasants embodied the primiforms and arrangements that address the spatial tive and visceral human urge to dance. he capconcerns of modernist sculpture, and highly techtured this exuberance by applying layers of pure nical color photography printing methods that color on paper, artfully combining the immediacy deliver voluptuously saturated images. the exhiof drawing with the vibrancy of painting. bition makes links between her more well-known Russian Dancers is joined by a selection of works photographic series of studio constructions and from the permanent collection, as well as from priarchitectural interventions and her earliest fiber vate collections, which include henri de toulouseand mixed-media works, (through 8/14) pacific lautrec’s The Model Resting (1889) and Baronne de design center, moca.org Domecy by odilon redon (about 1900).. (through 10/23) getty.edu

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Jian Wang, Artist-in-Residence, instructs LCAD students on location painting

LCAD Welcomes Jian Wang as Summer Artist-In-Residence Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) recently announced Jian Wang as its Summer Artist-in-Residence. LCAD’s invitation to Wang was the result of an introduction of Wang to LCAD President, Jonathan Burke,by Dawson Cole Fine Art owners Ariane and Richard Macdonald Jr., "We are honored to welcome to LCAD as our Summer Artist-InResidence a representational painter and printmaker from China with such significant talent as Jian Wang," said LCAD President, Jonathan Burke. "We cannot wait to see the caliber of work produced by his students and the exhibition of their art at Dawson Cole Fine Art Gallery." Wang's work, described as realism with an impressionist inference, is influenced both by the

landscape and by contemporary artists and his mentors such as Fred Dalkey, Wayne Thiebaud and Oliver Jackson. During his six-week residency, Wang is utilizing an LCAD studio for painting and printmaking and will teach two workshops.

-Carol Colin, First Place Sculpture - Mark Hackstedde, First Place Photography - Viviana Carlos, Judge's Choice - John Oleinik and Peoples Choice to Reza Safa. More information at www.newportbeachca.gov

Wang is represented by Dawson Cole Fine Art. www.dawsoncolefineart.com

John Eagle Has Landed - Again!

52nd Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition The City of Newport Beach recently hosted 151 artist in its annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition on June 18th, which was held in the newly constructed Civic Center. Participating artists from the region represented a variety of mediums and styles with portion of the proceeds going towards community arts programs. Award winners included: First Place Painting in mixed media

Studio 7 Gallery founder and artist John Eagle, a long time Sadust Festival participant has been selected by the nearby Art-A- Fair Festival as their one-and-only invited guestartist. Eagle, who’s collector base continues to grow, will be showing at the Sawdust Festival like always but will now have the honor of being on display at Art-A-Fair as well. “I knew nothing about it till it was announced.” said Eagle, “What a delightful honor, maybe I can be in two places at one time!” www.studio7gallery.com

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This new gallery, housed in a restored cottage, in the very north end of Laguna Beach’s historic Gallery Row, represents European artists, all professionally educated and each with a history of numerous national and international exhibitions. Offering originals, mostly framed oil on canvas, and variety of handmade glass, plus fine jewelry with diamonds. All reasonably priced. See website for hours and additional information. 949/715-7755 www.elenafineartgallery.com See page 31

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New gallery in north Laguna freaturing award-winning oil painter Alice Hernandez-Gaona, oil painters Gigi Rice, Margaret Wilmoth Jensen and Joshua Smith, impressionists Lynn Gertenbach and Judy Crowley, abstract artists Lee Erceg and Karlin Horlick, and others. First Thursday Art Walk participant. See website for show information and exhibition updates. Open 11a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. 562/480-6177 www.alicericegallery.com See page 35

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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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PAINTING • S CULPTURE • M ONOTYPES CinDy Beatteay ann Kim Sunny Kim DOminique mCKenzie anne mOOre Hyatt mOOre marie-Pierre PHiliPPe JOng H. rO lawrenCe terry lynn welKer FEATURED ARTISTS: July: Cindy Beatteay: SHIMMER Ann Kim: DREAMSCAPES August: Jong Ro: STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS Lawrence Terry: IN THE PRESENCE OF TIME Sept: Ann Moore: ART UNDER PRESSURE Hyatt Moore: FIGURES IN THE ABSTRACT Oct: Dominique McKenzie: UP CLOSE Sunny Kim: COSMIC DREAM 384-A N. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, 92651 Open Daily Noon - 5:00 p.m., Closed Tuesdays 949.497.6775 www.sandstonegallery.com (See below, map #87) "A Time for Me" 34”x 26” oil/ canvas by Jong Ro

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Over 35 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 daily 12 to 5 pm. Closed Tuesdays.

949/497-6775 www.sandstonegallery.com

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FEATURE

Márton Váró in his Irvine, CA studio

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Márton Váró:

he winter, spring, summer of my discontent. Once again, like the proverbial diamond in the rough, or hidden gem, the O.C. at large fails to recognize depth and beauty within its boundaries and squarely within reach. Ok, maybe the diamond analogy doesn’t apply given how many here are tuned into bling and the great lengths taken to attain it.

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Here in the land of so much superficiality, so much excess and access, so much potential, the social and cultural awareness continuously seems to focus on the surface. This isn’t some revolutionary insight, it’s permeated the ‘take’ on Orange County for two, three and four decades. Yes, there are many exceptions but in general, this sprawl of middle-class, upper middle-class and


Land of a Giant

– Home of the Naïve.

We Need to Know What We Have by Mark Kaufman

elite are mostly only cognizant of what represents status and fait accompli. We’re surrounded by fortune, some of it earned, a lot of it bestowed, yet it seems we measure value by numbers and goods rather than deeds, talents and civic good will. The case of sculptor Márton Váró reflects in part reflects the shallowness of a society both unaware and ill prepared to stop and smell a worldrenowned and treasured rose. In our own backyard, Váró has crafted, cut, chiseled, honed, polished and exposed some of the more important and monumental pieces of carved sculpture the U.S. has seen in recent years. Yet puzzlingly so, he remains nearly invisible to the institutions and culture venues nearby. Orange County is full of talent, there are any number of accomplished painters and sculptors, but Váró isn’t just accomplished, he’s more, much more, and will likely be legendary. árton is a ripe 73 years old who toils away daily in a semi-passionate rage at his maintenance yard studio in the heart of Irvine. A welcomed invitation leads me down a paved back lot through a hallway of aging storage containers baking their content in the afternoon sun.

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nated with the arts. He studied sculpture at the Ion Andreescu Institute of Arts in Cluj, Romania from 1960-1966. In 1970 he moved to Debrecen, Hungary where he completed several public sculptures and was awarded the Munkacsy Prize in 1984. The Munkacsy Prize carries National and International distinction, this isn’t your best of show at a local art festival. In 1989 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, a grant from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars in Washington, D.C. He then, through the Fulbright, landed in Irvine in 1989 becoming affiliated with the University of California, Irvine to study the relationship between architecture and sculpture where he remains today. Váró does things with stone like Shakespeare does with phrase. His sensitivity and fine-tuning seem counter intuitive to a hammer, stone and grinder. His works are collected locally but not at all like they are nationally and abroad. Puzzling. The Bass Performance Hall in Forth Worth, Texas is an architectural and civic point of pride for all of Texas, not just because of its unique dome and outstanding acoustics but mostly because of Váró’s incomparable Angels that soar up the great façade and seemingly call out to the masses all the gods’ music. Váró, winner of a competition to design and carve the 48-foot angel reliefs on the Hall’s façade offers this. “To me, angels rep-

continued on pg. 42 His space, open to the distant coast A crew member takes in a Bass Hall Angel. and undulating hills, allows an occasional breeze to whisk away the grainy dust of Carrara marble pulverized aside while Márton works. He’s dressed in matching whites, hat, mask, shirt, trousers and shoes, tipping off this visitor to consider wearing white next time through. Marble dust carpets the dirt plot like a light snowfall.

In the midst of this modest space are several marble figures, each in various stage of completion, some far enough along that his mastery has given life. He graciously extends his hand and with a warm inviting smile and welcomes me. Born on March 15, 1943 in Szekelyudvarhely, Hungary, Váró grew up fasciLOCALARTS.COM

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resent the rediscovery of beauty and the triumph of the human spirit.”

He sculpted individual pieces of the angels—each with 13-foot brass trumpets and wings rising 30 feet in height—from 104 blocks of indigenous limestone over a twoyear period in 1998 here in this outdoor studio in Irvine. Hard for me to imagine such colossal works being designed, cut, crafted and assembled right here under our noses, maybe there was a mall opening up. But it’s not just Fort Worth’s Bass Hall, other examples of the sculptor’s work can be seen in Palm Springs, Budapest, Munich, Vienna, Amsterdam, and Dallas. ‘Stepping Out’ reflects his admiration for Michelangelo—the marble is from the same quarry Michelangelo used five hundred years ago —while the powerful sense of the block, and stone as a material, resonates with the modern masters Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore. In ‘The Annunciation,’ commissioned by the Ave Maria University of Florida, the Virgin Mary strides forward breaking the confines of the sculptural relief format. Here,

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Váró instills his unique sense of energy, movement, and beauty to a scene that brings to life the annunciation of the Angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Váró welcomes commissions and has numerous completed pieces available. Contact Dana Depy: (949) 212-7389 or email at: tesoriart@yahoo.com, www.martonvaro.com.

Váró sits and openly talks about his influences, he’s a scholar as much as he is an artist. Like most greats, he has historical insight, understanding and reverence. His small but potent library of studio books are in a constant shuffle. He can speak at length about Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Michelangelo or Praxiteles. Márton Váró has his fans and admirers, he has his collectors, supporters and the respect of his contemporaries. The puzzling part is how this overwhelming talent has had to struggle to gain ground here in his chosen home, undiscovered locally, while firmly in good grace worldwide. It’s beyond time for the local municipalities, institutions and venues to step up. We have a giant amongst us, a world-class talent, beyond worthy, deserving somewhere close to leave his footprint. Finishing touches, Irivne Studio

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Ocean Blue Art + Design’s name is inspired by our locale, overlooking Huntington Beach from the stunning new Pacific City development, front and center on Pacific Coast Highway. The gallery celebrates California lifestyle and culture. From stunning panoramic Pacific Ocean photography, to the incredible talent that adorns our streets and public spaces, to bright colors and bold personalities from those that define art and culture along the West Coast, we strive to present the best visual representation of who we are and what we love about California living. Abstract Expressionism, Contemporary Impressionism, Pop, Photography, Street Art, and Sculpture in wood, steel, and glass are all mediums that will speak to you from our gallery walls. 714/969-2583 www.obadhb.com See pag 21

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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, Julie Christiansen-Dull, Jean Choi, Patti Cliffton, William Crawley, Lore Hold, Christine Hooker, Margaret Jamison, Eileen McCullough, Geri Medway, Fernando Micheli, Pamela Panattoni and Elaine Ruettiger. 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.

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LAGUNA NORTH GALLERY L O C AT E D I N NORTH LAGUNA’S HISTORIC GALLERY ROW

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Pearly Shell 11”x 14” oil

SHOwCaSing tHeSe lOCal artiStS David E. Allen Julie Christiansen-Dull Jean Choi

Eileen McCullough

Steps Up to the Cabin 14”x 21” watercolor

Patti Cliffton William Crawley Lore Hold Christine Hooker Margaret Jamison Eileen McCullough Geri Medway Fernando Micheli

Julie Christiansen-Dull Local Fair 14”x 11” watercolor

Pamela Panattoni Elaine Ruettiger

“Laguna North Gallery Paints Laguna Beach”

On display July and August. Open 1st Thursday 6-9pm during “Artwalk” See page 34, map #89

376 N. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Open Daily 11-4:30pm

949-494-4324 lagunanorthgallery.com

David E. Allen Beach Shadows 30”x 40” oil Newport Beach Lifestyle Magazine Award Winner - Balboa Island Artwalk 2016

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Pacific Edge Gallery

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

Now celebrating 27 years of showcasing some of the finest Laguna Beach artists, including: modern impressionist Maria Bertran, the"lightscapes" of Tom Swimm, master of plein air painters Jacobus Baas and Bryan Mark Taylor, contemporary expressionist Sandra Jones Campbell, and the unique contemporary oils of Brenda K. Bredvik. Pacific Edge is also the exclusive West Coast gallery for John Lennon's artwork. Open daily. 949/494-0491 www.pacificedgegallery.com See page 27

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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

My Artist Loft

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Art & Photography Workshops & One-On-One Lessons

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.

949/371-3375 www.MyArtistLoft.com

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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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207 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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

949/376-0535 www.areohome.com

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Mission Benches

Steve Kell

16” x 20” oil

SteveKell.com | 949.275.4652

ANDREW C KO

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Festival of Arts 2016 (booth #115)

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Main Street, Paris Original Oil 24” x 24”

Lorraine E’drie

Also available as a limited edition giclée

Original Work in Oil & Watercolor | Limited Edition Giclées See Lorraine at the 2016 Art-A- Fair/ Laguna Beach 949-554-3524 Also available at The WaterColor Gallery/Laguna Beach 949-494-8838

Gregory Lincoln Studio

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By appointment only

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

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

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Cove Gallery

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1492 S. Coast Hwy, #8, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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 949/715-7149 www.covegallerylaguna.com

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The Redfern Gallery

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 39 years. The gallery presents museum quality historical paintings by Guy Rose, Edgar Payne, Alson Clark, Joseph Kleitsch and others. The gallery is always interest in the purchase of quality painting – with record prices paid. Open Tues. – Sat., and by appointment 949/497-3356 www.redferngallery.com

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Barbara Fudurich Petrarch’s Place watercolor 10"x 14" NOT ON MAP

Lance Heck The Art of Jewelry

Barbara Fudurich Watercolors Dana Point Studio by Appointment ●

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

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1153. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, 92651

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

949/494-3299 www.lanceheck.com

John Tolle

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3851 Bear St, Santa Ana CA 92704

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

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● Designs 1929. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, 92651

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

949/497-2115 www.johntollejewelry.com

Skylight Tower Gem by Akino Tsuchiya, sterling silver & blue topaz

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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


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Boats, Western France

oil on canvas 16”x 20”

Fine arts

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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BY APPOINTMENT 2585 TEMPLE HILLS DR, LAGUNA BEACH (SEE PG 52) ALSO SEE GREG AT THE SAWDUST FESTIVAL, BOOTH 409 JULY & AUGUST

“Noon, Diaz Lake” Acrylic on canvas, 18”x 72”

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DISCO VE R CAL I F OR N I A’ S N E WE S T ART MU SE U M FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC T U E S D AY - S AT U R D AY, 1 1 A . M . T O 5 P. M . Chapman University invites you to discover the beauty and artistry of 20th Century California scene painters at the newly opened Hilbert Museum of California Art. The museum’s inaugural exhibition, “Narrative Visions,” includes oils and watercolors of everyday life in the Golden State, and features art by Millard Sheets, Lee Blair, Rex Brandt, Emil Kosa Jr., Phil Dike, and many others. Admission is free; come enjoy this artistic treasure in historic Orange, conveniently located across the street from the Orange Metrolink station.

San Dimas Train Station | Millard Sheets | Watercolor

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HOPA HOUSE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART San Juan Capistrano, CA

A Major West Coast Reservoir of Vintage and Contemporary Photographic Works of Art

Cordially Invites You to View a Life-size Exhibition of the Work of

Phillip Stewart Charis M.Photog., Cr. F-ASP

1927 - 2015

Critics, reviewers and auction houses all agree, “Fine art photography is a new affordable collectible.” Also Featuring: Ansel Adams, Graham Nash, Ernie Brooks, Linda McCartney, Arnold Newman, George Hurrell, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen and Baron Adolf de Meyer To attend openings, lectures or schedule a guided tour, please call 949.496.5990

Gallery Open to the Public by Appointment 27184 Ortega Highway, San juan Capistrano, CA 92675 see map, #321

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All in the Family...

Keeping

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ut of sorrow entire worlds have been built, out of longing great wonders can be willed…” Musician and author Nick Cave beautifully described something we can see so poignantly in the life of artist Vincent Van Gogh and his loved ones who championed his work. Van Gogh channelled sorrow, longing, and pain into his remarkable creations, while his brother Theo and sister-in-law Johanna Van Gogh-Bonger, channeled their love, loyalty and sorrow of loss into a determination to share Van Gogh’s works with the world. We all need a champion, at some point in our lives. Someone who believes in who we are and what we do, even when we do not or can not. Latenineteenth century Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh, had two major champions who helped his work achieve fame when he could not: his brother Theo Van Gogh and sister-in-law Johanna Van Gogh-Bonger. Notoriously, Van Gogh has been known in art history as a painter who only sold one painting during his lifetime, and toiled at his work with, sadly, very little outside recognition. During Van Gogh’s lifetime, which was plagued by mental illness, anxi-

Johanna Van Gogh-Bonger

ety and longing, his brother Theo supported him financially and emotionally, allowing the artist to solely focus on painting. While, Van Gogh poured his own mental anguishes into his art, producing over 2,100 works, it seems that the loving consistency in his life was his brother Theo, who believed in his talents. Theo was an art dealer, who showed contemporary Impressionist artists including Degas and Monet, and used his connections to help Van Gogh meet other contemporary artists including Gaugin, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Seurat. It was Theo who arranged for Gaugin and Van Gogh to paint and live together in a house in Arles, France. Though this arrangement was short-lived for the volatile pair, the arrangement gave Van Gogh a creative boost. He produced some of his vibrantly famous works around that time, including his 1888 works Still Life: Vase with Twelve Sunflowers and The Café Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night. In the extensive correspondence between Theo and Vincent Van Gogh, of which mostly Vincent’s letters survive, it is exceedingly apparent that Theo consistently encouraged his often depressed and frustrated brother. The loving bond between the Van Gogh brothers can be seen in both of their deaths. After Vincent Van Gogh died in 1890 at 37, of what is believed to be a self-inflicted gun shot wound, Theo’s health rapidly declined. Theo died six months later at age 33, from the syphilitic infection “dementia paralytica," aggravated by what a doctor said was "heredity, chronic disease, overwork, (and) sadness.” With Theo’s death, Vincent lost his first most committed champion, and what little notice he had received in the art world from his first exhibitions during the late 1880s could have been lost, with his work falling back into obscurity.

Self-Portrait, 1887

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Daily crowds cluster around The Starry Night, 1889 (under glass) at New York City’s MOMA.

Yet, with Theo’s death in 1891, his widow Johanna Van Gogh-Bonger stepped in to carry on the work of championing Van Gogh’s works. She had inherited the works of Van Gogh as well as the letter

correspondence between Theo and Vincent. Johanna wrote in her diary, on the 14th of November 1891: “Besides the child he [Theo] has bequeathed me another task – Vincent ‘s work – to get it seen and appreciated as continued on pg. 62

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much as possible; keeping all the treasures that Theo and Vincent had collected intact for the child – that, too, is my work.”

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Additionally, Johanna maintained connections in the art world with painters and friends of Van Gogh, Eugène Boch and Émile Bernard, who helped her continue the promotion of Van Gogh’s works. It was Bernard who encouraged Johanna to publish the letters of Theo and Vincent, in hopes that they would “help make Van Gogh’s artistic aspirations understandable.” With great foresight, Johanna compiled these letters into a volume, which was first published in Dutch in 1914. Additionally, between 1901 and 1914, Johanna contributed Van Gogh’s works to some very important retrospectives and group shows. At these shows in Paris, Amsterdam, New York, and Berlin, Van Gogh’s vibrant and textural painting work was seen by a new generation of artists, who went on to create avant-garde move-

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Cafe Terrace du Forum, Aries, 1888

ments including Fauvism and Expressionism, which deeply owe much to the ideas of Van Gogh. Johanna’s promotion of Van Gogh’s works was sharply criticized in 1892 by artist Richard Ro-land Holst, who called her “blinded by sentimentality” and that “she forgets that her sorrow is turning Vincent into a god.” But whether it was her sorrow at the loss of both her husband Theo and his beloved brother Vincent that propelled her to make it her life’s work to get Vincent’s work shown, the result was the sharing of Van Gogh’s powerful creative legacy with the greater world, which will continue to benefit the art world for generations to come. Johanna showed and sold many of Van Gogh’s works during her lifetime, with her crowning achievement being in 1924 when the National Gallery in London purchased an 1888 painting of sunflowers. Johanna died shortly after this achievement in 1925; with Theo’s and her work on behalf of Vincent being completed. Johanna’s private collection of Van Gogh’s works can be seen today as the bulk of the collection in the Van Gogh Museum. ∞


Sunflowers, 1889

La Chambre de van Gogh, Aries, 1889

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

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

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

949/752-5222

949/673-6580 www.ameliasbalboaisland.com

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

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

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

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

949/645-5505 Fax 949/645-5058

949/494-8424 www.royalthaicuisine.com

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

COSTA MESA

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Eva's Caribbean Kitchen 31732 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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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

949/499-6311 www.evascaribbeankitchen.com

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

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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.

949/642-4114 www.hautecakescaffe.co

949/443-1342 www.ramoshouse.com

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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.


Lorraine E’drie “Rugged Shore” Watercolor 26” x 20”

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

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Watercolor Gallery www.watercolorgalleries.com 949-494-8838

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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 22

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Founded in 1992 by visionary & philanthropist Joan Irvine Smith, The Irvine Museum is dedicated to the preservation and display of Early California paintings, 1890-1930. Currently, “A Summer Idyll: Picturesque Views of California,” (through 10/6/2016). Open Tues - Sat, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Docent tours available. Free admission, validated parking. John Cosby, left.

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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and has been exhibiting alongside the Nations most well known artists for over 15 years since from Laguna to Paris to New York. Rothe now owns her own Studio Gallery at 418 Ocean Ave in Laguna Beach where collectors can also find contemporary and historical works by American Realists and Impressionists, as well as rare Russian Impressionism. Rothe also curates high end exhibitions for Museums and Fine Art Galleries worldwide and lectures on Art and Art History. Stop by her studio gallery to learn more about this local artist writer who is a successful product of the art colony of Laguna Beach, www.vanessarothe.com 949/642-5787.

LOCALNEWS NOTES Scott Hess in Like Mark at Coastline Art Gallery

“Like Mark: Obsessively Collecting Friends” 7/30 - 9/30 at Coastline Community College Gallery This exhibition examines Facebook and how it operates as political, social and commercial phenomenon. When reality and fantasy are mixed in the age of avatars and celebutants, we have to ask questions not only about re-presentation, but also about how we are all entering into a ‘curatorial condition’ of the self. “Like Mark” is both an example of horizontal crowdsourcing as an exhibition event and a moment that allows us to look at varied interpretations of how we represents ourselves and others in an era where life is lived as a series of “status updates”. The exhibition will include pseudo voyeuristic and realistic painted portraits of Mark Zuckerberg. There will also be an installation of portraits, or “profile pictures”, made from multiple, 15" x 15" panels that were supplied by the art gallery. All of these will have been painted from the local arts community as an example of the power of social net-

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works. Reception, 7/30, 6 p.m. dmlee@coastline.edu

Vanessa Rothe: Home Grown Talent With an International Appeal Local Vanessa Rothe is a professional fine artist, editor, curator and art dealer. Her downtown studio gallery has become a favorite spot to see an artist live at work in the art colony of Laguna Beach. Rothe won the Senior art contest at LBHS, received top art scholarships from the Festival of Arts. She studied at USD and UCI, and lived and worked in Europe for 5 years, attended Laguna College of Art and Design, receiving top honors dean's list, Vanessa Rothe

AvantGarden Plants Roots in New Location AvantGarden Art Gallery is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in the Downtown Santa Ana Arts District in its new location at 417-B N. Broadway. This gallery is one of the Orange County Fine Arts Association galleries (OCFA). With 20 years in Santa Ana’s Santora Arts Building basement, AvantGarden has developed a personality that draws not only local artists, but those from Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, and other Orange County cities. AvantGarden provides support to artists just starting out, midcareer, or firmly established. Artists understand the importance of having a home to try out new ideas, get feedback, or create, without judgement. AvantGarden, through its family of artists as well as the Santa Ana arts community and affiliation with OCFA offer that unique support and foundation. The Gallery, sets itself apart with drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and ceramics. www.ocfinearts.org


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