In its annual Art & Nature festival, Laguna Art Museum presents special exhibitions, a commissioned outdoor work of art, lectures, panel discussions, films, and family activities on the theme of art’s engagement with the natural world.
On November 3, 2018, Elizabeth Turk’s Shoreline Project will bring together 1,000 volunteer performers for a site-specific performance in Laguna Beach. The project is the commissioned work of art for Laguna Art Museum’s sixth annual Art & Nature, and will take place at sunset on Main Beach. With LED-illuminated umbrellas designed as an evolution of the artist’s Seashell X-ray Mandala series, the 1,000 performers will converge on the shoreline in both spontaneous and choreographed movement. Shoreline Project will create a shared common experience amongst the performers and an engaging spectacle for viewers from the surrounding cliffs and buildings.
Support and Grants
Major support for Art & Nature was provided by anonymous donors, Best-VIP, Ebell Club of Laguna Beach, Festival of Arts Foundation, McBeth Foundation, Orange County Community Foundation, Pacific Life Foundation, and William Gillespie Foundation.
Elizabeth Turk is a California artist and is represented by Hirschl & Adler Modern. In 2010 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and the Anna & Barnett Newman Foundation award. Born in Pasadena and raised in Orange County, Turk received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her BA from Scripps College. She has had a distinguished career internationally and bi-coastally, and her work resides in collections including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Weatherspoon Gallery at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Mint Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In 2014-15, Laguna Art Museum presented Elizabeth Turk: Sentient Forms, which included works from the Seashell X-ray Mandala series.
Schedule of Events
Thomas Hunt: California Modernist
In conjunction with the current exhibition, curators Janet Blake and Keith Colestock discuss the life and work of Thomas Hunt.
Art and Landscape
In a curtain-raiser for the Art & Nature festival, art historian Julia Friedman explores the ways in which landscape has shaped art through history.
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