California Art Award :: About The Event

About the Event

 

On September 27, 2014, at an exclusive dinner at the museum, Laguna Art Museum will present the California Art Award to pioneering Light and Space artist Peter Alexander. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to California art. Since the 1960s Alexander has been one of the state’s most consistently inventive, versatile, and intelligent artists. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his mastery of nontraditional sculptural materials, his feeling for subtle effects of light, and the leading role he has played in the quintessentially Californian Light and Space movement. The museum is delighted to pay tribute to one of Southern California’s titans of sculpture and painting and we hope that you will join us in honoring him.
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The California Art Award Dinner will be a festive affair. In addition to a special installation of works by Alexander, it will feature a lively cocktail reception, music, a delicious three-course meal courtesy of 24 Carrots, and renowned special guest speakers who will reflect on the artist’s life and career–including contemporary art curator Michael Auping and Alexander’s longtime friend and fellow artist Don Bachardy. Proceeds from the event will enrich the museum’s education and exhibition programs, including free elementary school tours, educational talks and lectures, and important exhibitions of California art.


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