Inspired by Robert Young’s painting, “The Big One”, local artist Jo Situ Allen (aka DIRTY ERASER) will lead a mixed media collage workshop using found images, objects, and reproductions of marine life from The Accidental Naturalist, her books on native California species.
Surrounded by the underwater seascape of 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙚𝙖 𝘼𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙐𝙨 by Rebeca Méndez, this one-of-a-kind yoga class will transport under the sea without ever getting wet. Lead by UPLIFT Yoga Foundation, you’ll own your whole wellness and create meaningful connections in the world around you.
Join artists Lita Albuquerque, Kelly Berg, Laddie John Dill, Rebeca Mendez, and Phillip K Smith III in a discussion of their Art & Nature projects—and the impact of the Southern California environment on their artistic practices—moderated by LAM Curatorial Fellow Rochelle Steiner. A champagne reception will commence the celebration starting at 5:00pm and the panel will be held at 6:00pm.
Celebrate the beautiful creatures of the ocean as Robert Young did in his various art pieces. Led by our education staff, you will create your own under the sea masterpiece inspired by Young’s vibrant painting, The Big One, currently exhibiting as part of Laguna Art Museum’s Art & Nature.
For this edition of Art & Nature, the museum consciously focused exhibitions on how artists are interpreting the various environmental crisis being faced in Southern California and around the globe. Art’s engagement with the natural world speaks particularly to the identity of Laguna Beach. In 1929, when the Laguna Beach Art Association built a gallery to show and sell members’ work, it chose a commanding location on the coastline, close to the natural wonders they loved painting.
Come create altered photo collages and see why William Mortensen was a maverick of photography.
Join Curatorial Fellow Rochelle Steiner as she and Art & Nature featured artist, Kelly Berg, discuss Berg’s multi-location installation piece, Pyramidion.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the classic surf film, Five Summer Stories, a panel of notable surfers will come together to discuss the film’s influence on the sport, their lives, and careers.
As part of the 10th Annual Art & Nature Celebration, join artist Jane Lee McCracken, founder of Drawing for the Planet, as she leads a drawing workshop for all ages.
Experience fun, enriching hands-on activities and educational stations set up throughout the museum that explore art, climate, science, animal welfare, and environmental education. Free admission!