The exhibition of new ekphrastic works created by Laguna Beach writers and artists is the result of a year-long collaborative project between Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Beach Literary Laureate Lojo Simon.
Seven artists – Kate Buckley, Deborah Davidson, Jorg Dubin, Jacques Garnier, Jesse Colin Jackson, Elizabeth McGhee, and Sandra Jones Campbell – created paintings and sculptures inspired by literary works about Laguna Beach or written by authors with ties to Laguna Beach, such as Richard Halliburton, Michael Chabon, and Tennessee Williams.
Seven writers – Kate Buckley, Grant Hier, Randy Kraft, Gordon McAlpine, Aline Ohanesian, Genevieve Scott, and Lojo Simon – chose works of art that are part of the museum’s permanent collection as inspiration for new literary works, including poems, flash fiction, memoir, and writing for the stage.
The artists and writers will speak about their creative processes in a public reception on January 23, 2020.
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