Conversation With… Laurie Brown
Thursday, December 5
Free admission, no reservations required
The Conversation With… series brings artists and other creative minds to Laguna Art Museum to discuss their practice in a casual conversation with guests. The next participant in the series is Newport Beach Photographer Laurie Brown. The evening will begin with a brief presentation by Brown, followed by the rare opportunity for museum visitors to engage with the artist in conversation. Brown will talk about her new book LAS VEGAS PERIPHERY: Views From the Edge, and will sign copies of it, which will be available for purchase in the museum store.
Through her photographs, Brown creates panoramic images of landscapes and urban sprawl. Her work has been exhibited at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; the Nevada Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego; Laguna Art Museum; Palm Springs Art Museum; Orange County Museum of Art; Center for Creative Photography in Tucson; Huntington Library; and the Sezon Museum in Tokyo, amongst other. Her work is also featured in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the California Museum of Photography at UCR, and the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts.
In 1978 Brown was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship grant and in 2002 she was designated Outstanding Individual Artist of the year by ARTS Orange County. Brown’s latest book, LAS VEGAS PERIPHERY: Views From the Edge, was published in 2013 by George F. Thompson Publishing. She has a B.A. degree in International Relations from Scripps College in Claremont and a M.A. Degree in Fine Arts from California State University, Fullerton.
The museum is open for free from 5:00-9:00 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. Guests are encouraged to view the museum’s current exhibitions as well as participate in the Laguna Beach First Thursday Art Walk which takes place at area galleries from 6:00-9:00 p.m.