Art & Nature | DeRu’s Fine Arts


. Around Town: DeRu's Fine Arts Exhibition: California’s Majestic Coastline November 5-30 DeRu's Fine Arts 1590 South Coast Highway Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Map it . DeRu’s Fine Arts presents the artistry and work of contemporary landscape artist David Chapple.DeRu's Fine Arts represents the great masters of Early California Impressionism: Granville Redmond, Edgar Payne, William Wendt, Frank Cuprien among others. David Chapple presented by DeRu's Fine Arts, continues in the … [Read more...]

Art & Nature | Crystal Cove Alliance

Paint out at Crystal Cove State Park

. Around Town: Crystal Cove Alliance Event: Slippery When Wet: Paint Out at Crystal Cove State Park Saturday, November 9 Paint Out: 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Wet Painting Show and Sale: 12:00-2:00 p.m. Crystal Cove State Park Historic District and Education Commons Map it . Free admission Park in the Los Trancos parking lot. There is a $15 day-use parking fee. Parking is validated by the Beachcomber Café with any purchase over $15. . Crystal Cove Alliance and California State … [Read more...]

Art & Nature | CES Contemporary

Stepanka Peterka, Pratsana, color photograph, 2011, courtesy of CES Contemporary

. Around Town: CES Contemporary Exhibition: Robert Larson | Natural Selection October 19-November 20 6:00-9:00 p.m. 480 Ocean Avenue / A Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Map it . Walking through cities to collect discarded materials is the fundamental process behind Robert Larson's work. He gleans pigment from the urban landscape in search of color and texture—artifacts rich in time, history, and experience. The resulting accumulation of post-consumer packaging records myriad human … [Read more...]

Art & Nature | Boys and Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach

    Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach Sea the Light Thursday, November 2 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 1085 Laguna Canyon Road 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.   Sea the Light is a direct response to the colors, shapes, lines and reflections of the Sea. It is also a body of work responding to the extensive … [Read more...]

Art & Nature 2015 | Outstanding in the Field

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Outstanding in the Field Thursday, November 5 2:00 p.m. until sunset Main Beach, Hotel Laguna Tickets: $350 In its Art & Nature festival (November 5-8), Laguna Art Museum presents a variety of exhibitions, programs, events, and activities on the theme of art’s multi-faceted engagement with the natural world. Once again we kick off the Art & Nature festival with a beach dinner by Outstanding in the Field. Outstanding in the Field is a roving culinary adventure. The creation of … [Read more...]

In Memoriam: Gerald E. Buck


In Memoriam Gerald E. Buck, 1940–2013 The museum is mourning the loss of one of the great patrons and collectors of California art, Gerald E. Buck. A longtime resident of south Orange County, Gerald passed away on August 24 after a brief illness. It was just seven months after the death of his beautiful wife of fifty years, Bente. . For over twenty-five years, Gerald was a passionate champion of California art from the late nineteenth century to the present day. During his years of … [Read more...]

Permanent Collection

Permanent Collection October 27, 2013-January 19, 2014 In conjunction with Art & Nature, the museum’s Steele and California galleries feature a selection of nature-inspired works largely from the museum’s own collection. The collection is rich in California landscape paintings of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the works on display include outstanding examples by the leading members of Laguna Beach’s celebrated artists’ colony: Anna Hills, Edgar Payne, William Wendt, … [Read more...]

Sea Change: Tanya Aguíñiga’s Bluebelt Forest

. . June 2, 2013-May 18, 2014 "Sea Change is a delightful, colorful installation; the fact that everything is touchable makes it great for kids. The dimmed light, blue walls and underwater light effects contribute to this pleasurable exhibit." ~ Richard Chang, The Orange County Register . Los Angeles-based artist Tanya Aguíñiga has transformed the museum’s upper level gallery into a forest of kelp, corals, barnacles, and other wonderful natural forms that one would typically find under … [Read more...]

ex·pose: richard kraft

. . October 27, 2013-January 19, 2014 In the fifth exhibition in Laguna Art Museum’s ex•pose series, Los Angeles-based artist Richard Kraft presents a new body of work. He surrounds the viewer with an installation of ten films featuring idyllic scenes of nature side by side with urban views of Los Angeles, New York, and India. The collective experience is less about particular geographic locations than about a state of being and the multifaceted wonder of seeing. Anchored by a set of images … [Read more...]

Adam Silverman: Clay and Space

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. October 27, 2013-January 19, 2014 In his first museum exhibition, renowned potter Adam Silverman creates a series of installations ranging from displays of his pots in various settings to video pieces. The theme that runs through Adam Silverman: Clay and Space is the relation of art to nature. Silverman brings to his pottery both an architectural sensibility and a keen response to natural forms and materials—the spiral growth of sea shells, the textures of coral and barnacles, the rhythms … [Read more...]