Elements of Art Summer Camps

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Elements of Art Summer Camps Elements of Art Summer Camps explore the elements of line, shape, form, space, color, and texture in art. Students get to create work in a variety of media while being inspired by the exhibitions on view. Camps are open to ages 5 through 12 and projects vary in complexity according to the student’s age. Older students have the opportunity to concentrate on foundation skills in drawing and painting. The curriculum is different for every camp, so students may sign up … [Read more...]

Phil Dike: At the Edge of the Sea

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Phil Dike: At the Edge of the Sea June 25 - September 24, 2017 Philip Latimer Dike (1906–1990) grew up in Redlands, California, and studied at the Chouinard School of Art from 1924 to 1927. There, he met artist Millard Sheets, who would become a lifelong friend. Dike went to New York in 1929 to study at the Art Students League, and also studied in the studio of artist George Luks and exhibited at the New York Water Color Club. He returned to Los Angeles and taught at Chouinard for a year … [Read more...]

Ben Messick: Memories of Los Angeles

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Ben Messick: Memories of Los Angeles June 25 - September 24, 2017 Ben Messick (1891-1981) is celebrated for his images of life in Los Angeles during the years of the Great Depression and World War II. He grew up in the Missouri Ozarks, served in France in World War I, studied at the Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles from 1925 to 1930, and later taught there. Through most of the 1930s and 1940s Messick lived in a studio apartment at 2600 West 8th Street, and everyday scenes in the … [Read more...]

Selections from the Permanent Collection, with Guests

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Selections from the Permanent Collection, with Guests June 25 - September 17, 2017 The museum regularly presents changing selections from its own collection. On occasion, we borrow pieces from other collections to add an extra dimension, and this time we are grateful for loans from Michael Ray, Gary and Lindy Dinkin, Charles Arnoldi, Pamela Banks, and another lender who wishes to remain anonymous. The works are installed so as to present a different theme on each of the four sides of the … [Read more...]

Laguna Art Museum’s annual Palette to Palate event raises over $335,000

  For Immediate Release: June 13, 2017 Media Contact: Cody Lee | 949.494.8971 x211 LAGUNA ART MUSEUM’S PALETTE TO PALATE RAISES OVER $335,000 IN SUPPORT OF EXHIBITIONS AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS   LAGUNA BEACH, CA (June 13, 2017) — On Friday, June 9, Laguna Art Museum’s annual Palette to Palate event raised over $335,000. Funds from the sold-out event, in its 12th year in 2017, support the museum’s dedication to collecting and preserving California art, … [Read more...]

Film Night: The Greeter

Film Night: The Greeter Thursday, July 20 7:00 p.m. Included with museum admission An in-depth look at the 125-year tradition of greeting in Laguna Beach. The film explores Laguna Beach, a bustling art colony formed in the early 1900s and inhabited by an assortment of eclectic characters, galleries, and artists. What is it about this community that has spawned a phenomenon whereby people show up to fill the role of "The Greeter," both officially and unofficially, over the … [Read more...]

Family Art Studio

Family Art Studio Sunday, July 16 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Free admission with advance registration Family Art Studio is a hands-on art-making program offered by Laguna Art Museum on the third Sunday of every month between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Children and families create a piece of art from start to finish, inspired by one of the exhibitions in the museum. Art projects are designed for all ages and are supervised by members of the Laguna Art Museum Arts Council. All materials are provided. This … [Read more...]

Live! at the Museum: Duo Gliss

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Live! at the Museum: Duo Gliss Thursday, July 13 7:00 p.m. Included with museum admission Professional harpists Hee Jin Yoon and Ko Ni Choi are Duo Gliss. They are based in Los Angeles and have performed with numerous groups including the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Duo Gliss focuses on expanding harp music and educating young musicians, and work closely with many genres to record, publish and transcribe new pieces for the harp. Live! at … [Read more...]

First Thursdays Art Walk

  First Thursdays Art Walk Thursday, July 6 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Free admission First Thursdays Art Walk celebrates the diverse cultural art scene of Laguna Beach and is free to the public with participation by more than 30 member galleries. The museum offers free admission and docents are available for tours. … [Read more...]

Phil Dike: Oceanic Feeling

  "Phil Dike: Oceanic Feeling." Art & Antiques magazine previews Laguna Art Museum's upcoming exhibition, Phil Dike: At the Edge of the Sea, which opens on June 25, 2017.  Read the article online here.   … [Read more...]