Faux Real

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. June 2-September 29, 2013 "Faux Real at Laguna [Art Museum] is playful and humorous." ~ Richard Chang, The Orange County Register . Laguna Art Museum presented a collection of works by contemporary artists who mimic reality with a playful twist, in the process raising questions of authenticity and duplication. Often using off-beat materials, and showing a sly sense of humor, they took as their subject-matter items that anyone might pass over without a second thought, such as food, … [Read more...]

ex·pose: beatriz da costa

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. . June 2-Septmeber 29, 2013 "While the realities of cancer are harrowing, da Costa...leave[s] the viewer with feelings of empowerment and hope." ~ Richard Chang, The Orange County Register . The fourth show of Laguna Art Museum’s ex·pose series featured the last project of Beatriz da Costa, who passed away on December 27, 2012 at age 38. Dying for the Other, a triptych video installation, offered a parallel consideration of mice used in breast cancer research alongside scenes from the … [Read more...]

John Mason: Blue Wall

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. February 24-October 13, 2013 "Blue Wall is monumental in scale and significance, and is worth checking out." ~ Richard Chang, Orange County Register . The museum hosted a special exhibition of John Mason’s monumental Blue Wall, on loan from the artist. For Mason, Blue Wall was the culmination of a period of large-scale sculptural work beginning in 1957. It is now regarded as a landmark in the history of ceramic art and a masterpiece of Abstract Expressionism. . To create the work, … [Read more...]

Michele Monda Named 2013 Volunteer of the Year

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Michele Monda Named 2013 Volunteer of the Year Laguna Art Museum hosted its annual Open House and Volunteer Recognition Reception on Tuesday, September 10. During the presentation, Laguna Art Museum's Executive Director Malcolm Warner announced volunteer Store Manager Michele Monda as Laguna Art Museum’s 2013 Volunteer of the Year. . In 2012, Monda, a Laguna Beach resident and longtime supporter of Laguna Art Museum, came on board to help revamp the museum store. Monda’s goal for the new … [Read more...]

Art & Nature | SALT Fine Art

Luis Paredes, POLARIS, photo collage, 2012, 47.25 x 70 inches

. Around Town: SALT Fine Art Exhibition: NATURE HUMAN NATURE November 7-December 29, 2013 Wednesday-Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 1492 South Coast Highway, Unit 3 Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Map it . Landscape as a narrative of human experience—complicit in stories of exploration and escape The work of Luis Paredes combines hundreds of moments documented in the life of a forest in Denmark fusing them into a single powerful image. The result is a panning emotional timeline that … [Read more...]

Art & Nature | The Redfern Gallery

Gregory Hull, Sierra Source,  50 x 40 inches

    The Redfern Gallery Majestic Missions November 2 - December 2 1540 South Coast Highway Visit participating galleries during First Thursdays Art Walk on Thursday, November 2. Maps and information on free public transportation will be available in the museum lobby.                 More than 20 missions stretch from San Diego to Sonoma, reminding us of our rich Spanish and … [Read more...]

Art & Nature | Peter Blake Gallery

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    Peter Blake Gallery Ron Cooper: Searching for Reds & Blues October 14 - November 12 435 Ocean Avenue Visit participating galleries during First Thursdays Art Walk on Thursday, November 2. Maps and information on free public transportation will be available in the museum lobby.                 Peter Blake Gallery is pleased to present Searching For Reds & Blues, an … [Read more...]

Art & Nature | Kelsey Michaels Fine Art

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    Kelsey Michaels Fine Art Indigenous November 2 - November 28 354 North Coast Highway Visit participating galleries during First Thursdays Art Walk on Thursday, November 2. Maps and information on free public transportation will be available in the museum lobby.                 In November 2017, Kelsey Michaels Fine Art will present a group exhibition titled Indigenous. Ranging … [Read more...]

Art & Nature | Gallery Q at the Susi Q

Karen Feuer-Schwager, Rip Tide Sunset

    Gallery Q at Susi Q Nature as Muse September 25 - November 17 380 Third Street Visit participating galleries during First Thursdays Art Walk on Thursday, November 2. Maps and information on free public transportation will be available in the museum lobby.   Nature as Muse explores the art-nature connection featuring nature-inspired artwork from local Orange County artists. Gallery Q at Susi Q 949.497.2441 www.thesusiq.org … [Read more...]

Art & Nature | Community Art Project at Wells Fargo Gallery

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    Community Art Project Interpreting Views October 7, 2017 - January 30, 2018 The CAP Gallery, Wells Fargo Second Floor 260 Ocean Avenue Visit participating galleries during First Thursdays Art Walk on Thursday, November 2. Maps and information on free public transportation will be available in the museum lobby.   Interpreting Views is an exhibition featuring work by artists Cheyne Walls, Troy Poeschl, and Mike Tauber showing their … [Read more...]