Live! at the Museum presents violin & guitar duo March 10

Laguna Beach Live! presents violinist YuEunKim and guitarist Ines Thomé on Thursday, March 10 from 7 p.m. at the Laguna Art Museum. The duo is acclaimed for offering a scholarly approach to folk music and a lively perspective on classical music.

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YuEun Kim, violin (Seoul, Korea), has won top prizes in numerous Korean competitions and was selected to be a semi-finalist in the 2012 Buenos Aries International Violin Completion. She has performed as a soloist with the Seoul National University Philharmonic Orchestra and the Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra.

YuEun holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Seoul National University and is presently working towards her graduate certificate at the University of Southern California on a full scholarship. YuEun actively performs in the Los Angeles area, including recitals at the Pasadena City College, Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Palos Verdes Library and has won first places in USC’s Solo Bach Competition and the Strings Concerto Competition.

German-born guitarist Ines Thomé is a multifaceted musician who performs internationally as a solo and chamber musician. She studied classical guitar in Frankfurt and Stuttgart and received a Master’s degree (with distinction) at Stuttgart State University of Music and Performing Arts. In August 2013 she began post-graduate work at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where she will continue as a doctoral student in the studio of Prof. William Kanengiser (LAGQ).

Since a young age Ines won first prizes as a solo and chamber musician in national competitions. Later she received awards from numerous international competitions in Germany and Italy and received a special prize for the best interpretation of a work by Johann Sebastian Bach at the International Guitar Competition in Erwitte. 

In 2014 she won the International Guitar Competition in Walnut Creek, California.

Live! at the Museum is a collaboration of Laguna Beach Live! and the Laguna Art Museum that takes place the second Thursday of each month at 307 Cliff Drive. The Museum’s doors are open from 5 to 9 p.m. every Thursday. The concerts are free to museum members and to non-members with museum admission. Reservations may be made, at no cost, through the Museum’s website at www.LagunaArtMuseum.org or by contacting the Museum’s Membership Manager at 949.494.8971 x203. For more information about the series and other concerts, visit online at www.lagunabeachlive.org or phone 949.715.9713.


Community Art Project (CAP) announces “Portraiture” exhibit in second floor gallery at Wells Fargo Bank 

“Portraiture”, the current exhibit at the CAP Banking on Art Gallery, is a triple-header of figurative work. The juried show features Elizabeth McGhee, Ellen Rose and Bruce Vanderwilt, local artists with well-established backgrounds, each with a distinct style of work and take on the subject.

Elizabeth McGhee, a 2009 LCAD graduate, works in the classic realist style. Her figures have fine definitive features and a smooth texture. The feeling is that they may engage you in conversation at any time, and tell you their story. Her works are from her “Mythica” series. Using people from the Laguna area for models and current day elements along with classical ones, she creates her contemporary interpretations of tales from ancient mythology.

“Medusa”, a female whose head is covered with writhing snakes instead of hair, is known for her power of turning anyone who looked at her into stone. McGhee’s version shows a woman with a full head of flowing white hair, snakes slithering from behind and above her head. She holds an electrical extension cord in her hands as if handling a snake, while looking straight at the viewer, her face expressing power and confidence.

“Circe” by Elizabeth McGhee

“Circe” shows a woman in black dress, holding a wand in one hand, a drink in the other and a small dog at her side. Circe was a magician with a vast knowledge of potions and herbs. She lived on a small island with docile wild animals. In the tale of the Odyssey she invites the boorish crew of the Odysseus to a feast, serving them with food laced with one of her potions. Turning them into pigs was her way of repaying them for their bad behavior. The model displays a bit of a secretive smile as she looks out of the canvas.

Ellen Rose works in more of a drawing style using bold lines, strong shapes, bold colors and layers of textured paint, paper, fabric and “found” objects. Her works are from two different series: “Vestments” and “The Performers”. The works are on large canvases, which give her the room and freedom to paint, enjoying the experience of painting with all its smears, drips and surprises.

The subjects of “Vestments” range from the conservatively dressed to the richly robed, all people of power and authority. It is what is under that public persona that interests and intrigues Rose. Are people really as strong and assertive as they seem, or is there a vulnerable and insecure side they keep to themselves?

“Left/Right” shows two judges in their severe black robes, one white, one black, sitting side by side. Both have very serious expressions. The white one is looking off to the left, with a shade of a smirk, as if something has caught his eye, his fingers are intertwined and his feet crossed at the ankles, holding something in. The black judge, on the right, stares straight ahead, deadpan yet possibly in deep thought, his hands are clasped holding each other, his feet apart. Both are charged with making decisions of import, but both have different influences they don’t show the public.

“Fat Lady Sings,” from “The Performers” series, is a heavy set lady dazzling in her pearls, rich cobalt-blue fabric draped shoulders and a bright smile, ready to perform and entertain the public. What is interesting is from the waist down the sparkle is absent. Her large gloved hands are clasped in her lap, as if a bit anxious, the colors are subdued green and yellow with a pink underground, the closest thing to sparkles is the gold bracelet on her wrist. What frailties and insecurities does she hide?

Bruce Vanderwilt’s works are done “alla prima,” all at the first sitting. Working in the representational style, with a limited palette and direct brush strokes, his placement of paint creates line and definition and form, defining the features and mood of the moment. It is all manipulation of the paint that creates the reflections of the light and darkness of the shadows. The paint and rich texture of strokes express themselves and the excitement he enjoys while painting and gives the viewer a chance to experience the feeling of working in oil in a quick and sure manner.

“Coral Necklace” is named for the jewelry piece the model wears, but it is just one element of the image. The fullness of the pink skirted dress, the highlights glancing off the model’s arms and her pensive stare all captured by Vanderwilt’s deft and deliberate strokes makes one wonder what it is she is thinking as she sits for the artist.

The sultry eyed model in “Lady in Red” again showcases Vanderwilt’s rich paint and stroke work. Light illuminating the front of her and the dark shadows defining her back, giving the feeling she that she is there for just a short time and then will be gone.

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The exhibit runs through April 15. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is free to the public.

CAP’s mission is to increase the visibility and appreciation of art and serve as a catalyst for art education. CAP provides ongoing exhibitions in CAP Gallery, Banking on Art in the Rotunda Gallery space located on the second floor of the Wells Fargo Building, 260 Ocean Avenue. 

CAP Gallery is a unique space for juried, solo and retrospective exhibitions. Visit www.caplaguna.org for information about ongoing or upcoming exhibits, submission guidelines for juried shows, to be on our email list or to become a member and supporter of CAP. 

CAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit funded by the member supporters, the lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach.


Ed. Note: Artist Fitz Maurice has set out to paint live at all of the US National Parks. She will be submitting her stories from the road to StuNewsLaguna from time to time. 

 

Stories from the Woods: Mojave Desert Animals

Story and photos by FITZ MAURICE

Did you know that wild burros are out roaming the Mojave Desert? A wrangler told me that you hardly ever see wild burros out there anymore. So I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this one in the distance and was able to zoom in and catch it on camera before he turned tail and scrambled away.

Wild burro roaming the Mojave Desert

There are several things about burros that make us laugh – just when you get use to them standing around like they are half asleep they suddenly throw their heads up and run around madly as if they are possessed! They also “bray” (heehaw) whenever they get excited and it just makes you bust out laughing when you hear them going at it.

Desert Coyote

As hungry as this Desert Coyote looks, it is best not to feed him! Recently, I learned that humans feeding coyotes causes them to become increasingly dependent on man. Coyotes hunt day and night and will eat just about anything. Your trash and the fruit you are growing is food that they will eat. Unbelievably, coyotes will stand on their hind legs to knock down the fruit off your tree and gobble up the spoil. 

If they can’t find food in your living area, coyotes will return to their natural environments and hunting ways. Coyotes need to hunt for their food in the wild for their species to survive!

I enjoy having a Photo Album Collection - of all the wildlife I’ve captured by my camera. I encourage everyone to create a personal photo album: a collection of the wild animals you were able to catch with your camera.

You ought to experience Joshua Tree National Park now! This is the best time of year to see the desert tortoise emerging from the underground – where they spend 95 percent of their lives. This is also the best time of year to see the cactus blooming and all the magical wildflowers bursting open, carpeting the desert floor in a quilt of bright colors.

 

FITZ Maurice has been on a quest to paint ‘live’ in every National Park in America. Now totally committed to help promote and protect the Parks, the artist is traveling by truck and trailer to each park. Hiking, kayaking and horseback riding in search of the ultimate scene, and finally setting up with portable easel and oil paints, FITZ sets out to capture in paint the wonders that make each National Park a treasure to Americans and all the people of the world. To see her National Park Paintings: www.nationalparkpaintings.com


John Eagle to retire from board of First Thursdays Art Walk

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Plein Air painter John Eagle

First Thursdays Art Walk (FTAW) has announced the retirement of John Eagle, from their Board of Directors.  John is one of the founding members of FTAW and has served on the board of FTAW since it’s inception in 1998 and held the positions of Treasurer and Director at Large.

“John has been a huge asset to First Thursdays Art Walk. He’s been an active and supportive board member and Treasurer since FTAW’s earliest years as well as a stellar role model and mentor to students through the LCAD Professional Gallery/ Student Mentoring Program” said Robin Fuld, board member and LCAD Instructor of Professional Studies 

“It’s been an honor and a joy to work with John. He’s always so enthusiastic and encouraging of FTAW -  he makes sales every time!  He goes all out to ensure visitors to his gallery have an educational enjoyable art experience by providing art demonstrations and discussion, “ said Fuld.

“His gallery, Studio 7, is named after his favorite studio at LCAD, his alma mater!”

Eagle was born in Ashtablula, Ohio. He grew up in Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay area. His artistic career began in San Jose, California, where he completed his undergraduate degree at SJSU.

His post graduate studies were at Otis Art Institute and the Laguna College of Art and Design. He is a member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Sawdust Art Festival, Festival of Arts,Southern California Artists Association, American Impressionist Society. He is an instructor of oil painting for the City of Laguna Beach and the Sawdust Art Festival. John is also a registered artist in Who’s Who in American Art.

John paints en plein air (on location) using an impressionistic style half way between French and American impressionism. He applies thick, undiluted oil paint with a flat brush in such a manner that the colorful image changes in appearance depending on the lighting and viewing distance. 

John’s objective is to dramatize the quality of light and stimulate a warm positive feeling of serenity and tranquility. You can visit John at his gallery, Studio 7 Gallery at 384 N. Coast Hwy where he will continue to mentor, educate and delight all who visit.

Dora Orgill, President of the FTAW Board of Directors said “On behalf of the Board of Directors of First Thursdays Art Walk, we would like to thank John for his exceptional service over the years.  We will miss him.”


In memory of Ken Auster/In Gratitude

A tribute By CAROLE ZAVALA

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One of the first things I see each morning is a beautifully rendered painting of the “beaches” house at Crystal Cove painted by Ken several years ago. I purchased it because it reminded me of the many years I was fortunate enough to live in the Cove, in the early 70s, and because of the “fresh” approach to a scene that has been painted many times. And… it was clearly a Ken Auster work. Lucky me!

One of Ken’s many gifts was his ability to share his approach to painting with other artists. About eight years ago I asked him if he would be willing to let me bring some artists, who were part of the Art Salon I run for the City, to watch him paint and hear his perspective on how he worked. He agreed and on that special afternoon about 15 of us crowded into his studio (amidst the canvases, used gloves, paint tubes and partially finished paintings), to watch in amazement as he brought several paintings to life within a matter of minutes with swift, vigorous and lively strokes! 

We were in awe of his talent, gift for humor, technique and practical suggestions for how to compose and execute a painting. 

The meticulous painters among us were astonished at his “never clean a brush” philosophy and learned some significant lessons about the value of a limited palette. Whenever I mention that afternoon to some of those artists who are still part of our group, they remember, in vivid detail, the ideas and concepts he shared with us. I have his video, which is always checked out, and am grateful to be able to pop it into the DVD and have him come “alive” for all of us one more time.

He was a gracious, charming and very gifted Laguna treasure. He will be missed.


Louis & Keely: ‘Live’ at the Sahara opens February 27 at Laguna Playhouse – acts of musical sensation

The Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Hershey Felder Presents are thrilled to announce the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season. Tony award-winner Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Claire Stewart will star in Louis & Keely: ‘Live’ at the Sahara, written by Vanessa Stewart, Taylor Hackford and Jake Broder, with choreography by Vernel Bagneris, and directed by Taylor Hackford.  

“Our subscribers and audiences are about the have the time of their lives as we transport them to 1950’s Las Vegas and beyond – and the incomparable song-stylings of Louis Prima and Keely Smith,” says Wareham. 

Louis & Keely: ‘Live’ at the Sahara will begin previews on Wednesday, Feb 24; will open on Saturday, Feb 27 and will run through Sunday, March 27 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road.

Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Claire Stewart star in

 “Louis & Keely: ‘Live’ at the Sahara,” opening at Laguna Playhouse

Louis & Keely: ‘Live’ at the Sahara is the compelling story of Louis Prima and Keely Smith, who were an American musical sensation in the 50s and 60s, pioneering the Lounge Act in Las Vegas. The show features many of the duo’s greatest hits including “That Ol’ Black Magic,” “Hey Boy Hey Girl,” “What is This Thing Called Love.” Even “Frank Sinatra” appears in this dramatic new American musical, featuring a hot seven-piece live band that is guaranteed to bring down the house.

Performances will be Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. There will be additional performances on Thursday, February 25, Thursday, March 10 and Thursday, March 24 at 2 p.m., and Sunday February 28, Sunday, March 6 and Sunday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. The Sunday, March 27 performance will be at 4 p.m.

Tickets range from $53 - $66 and can be purchased by calling (949) 497-ARTS or online at http://www.lagunaplayhouse.com. Group discounts are available by calling 949-497-2787 ext. 229. 

The box office is open Mondays – Saturdays: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (open until showtime on performance days), Sundays: 11a.m. – 4 p.m.  For more information on all shows and programming visit www.lagunaplayhouse.com.


LPAPA and LOCA present workshop with landscape painter, Michael Obermeyer on Feb 27: sign up now

Noted artist Michael Obermeyer will lead a special landscape painting workshop in Laguna Beach on Feb 27, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The activity is part of a new collaboration between LOCA Arts Education and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA). Adult oil painters of all levels are invited.

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Michael Obermeyer teaches

Obermeyer, an annual exhibitor at Festival of Arts, is a premier artist signature member of LPAPA and a recipient of LPAPA’s 2015 lifetime achievement award. He will lead participants through a complete plein air painting experience, including planning the composition, mixing and laying paints, and adding details.Everyone will take home finished art.

The workshop is a unique and special offer, provided with support from the City of Laguna Beach and local lodging establishments. Cost is $125 and advance registration is required. The location and a supply list will be provided upon registration. Visit LPAPA.org, LOCAarts.org, call (949) 376-3635 or click link:

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ec7y7c4631a75bba&oseq=&c=&ch=


Art-A-Fair: Call For Artists 2016 show, by Feb 21

Art-A-Fair announces the call for artists to be juried for the “Art-A-Fair” summer art festival, held June 24 – August 28, 2016 in Laguna Beach. There are no residency restrictions on exhibitors; the show is open to all fine artists and master craftsmen. 

Jury Day: February 21, 2016. The deadline for mail-in submissions: February 6th. Artists may jury with more than one medium. Jury fee is $40 per medium. Three original works of art are required for each medium.

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Entry Deadline: February 21
Eligibility: Art-A-Fair, one of the three premier art shows held each summer in Laguna Beach, is the only show that places no residency restrictions on exhibitors. Open to all fine artists and master craftsmen.
Medium: All media may be submitted to be juried, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, sculpture, mixed media, fiber, digital art, charcoal, pencil, ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography, and wood.
Prospectus / Website for More Info: http://art-a-fair.com/call-for-artists-2/ or call 949-494-4514.


Ed. Note: Artist Fitz Maurice has set out to paint live at all of the US National Parks. She will be submitting her stories from the road to StuNewsLaguna from time to time. 

 

Highlining is happening at Joshua Tree National Park

By FITZ MAURICE

“Hanging out with friends” definitely takes on higher meaning when highlining! Still a very new and evolving outdoor sport, it’s what’s happening in Joshua Tree National Park these days.

I’ve been traveling to each national park in the West for many years now and I’ve seen rock climbers of many ages conquering their summits. What I was thrilled to see at Joshua Tree was so many 20 to 30 year olds interacting with each other and having a blast – outside in their national park.

I started my visit in this national park in my usual way; going immediately to the visitor center to check out what was happening this season. The “front door” appeal to this park is a little dusty but the deeper you delve into its many areas of intrigue, the more you discover the colorful facets of this diamond in the rough. There are vast views of open land you can meditate on, or there are gigantic rock piles from prehistoric time to be conquered.

As soon as I hit the parking lot of Hidden Valley in Joshua Tree, I was struck by the sight of a human being suspended in the sky. My eyes couldn’t see the nearly invisible rope that was supporting the figure nearly 150 yards away. I stood staring in awe – till suddenly he fell off! Fortunately he was retrieved by a climbing harness that held him like a leash, and he sprung back up to the main line. Thank God for this safety device because there was no net below. 

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“Highlining” at Joshua Tree

These quiet and intensely focused individuals are called Sky Walkers. They pull themselves up to a vertical standing position then proceed to tightrope from the tip of a huge boulder to the top of a giant pinnacle – on a one-inch rope. Personally, I’m not going to do it, but I did enjoy observing and photographing the human figure suspended in up in the air.

I asked John, at Nomad Ventures (the local mountain equipment store), “Why highlining over rock climbing?” He explained that there is a real special “oneness,” like there is in surfing; a relationship that takes place between the individual and the “source of all.” You must unite with being suspended. You have to remain in such total concentration while balancing that you can’t think about your problems – so it’s a release from daily tensions. You can come of it with a huge sense of wellbeing.

I was amazed that some of our national parks were cool enough to allow rock climbing and highlining. And here’s a happy 100th anniversary and a pat on the back to our National Park Service for having the mastery to set free new outdoor enthusiasts who have found new ways to enjoy their park.

I decided to ask Dan Messaros, of National Park Service Law Enforcement, “How do you feel about these activities and are there many accidents?”

Dan was glad to respond, “We haven’t had very many problems. There seem to be fewer injuries with highlining than rock climbing, really. We haven’t had many emergency calls in the last five years that I am aware of. We ask all highliners to wear their climbing harness leashed to the main line for their safety and that of our park.”

Do you want to hang out, literally? Do you want to try highlining? Before you buy the gear, I recommend you go check it out. Watch it live in Joshua Tree National Park.

 

FITZ Maurice has been on a quest to paint ‘live’ in every National Park in America. Now totally committed to help promote and protect the Parks, the artist is traveling by truck and trailer to each park. Hiking, kayaking and horseback riding in search of the ultimate scene, and finally setting up with portable easel and oil paints, FITZ sets out to capture in paint the wonders that make each National Park a treasure to Americans and all the people of the world.To see her National Park Paintings: www.nationalparkpaintings.com


Louis & Keely: ‘Live’ at the Sahara opens February 27 at Laguna Playhouse – acts of musical sensation

The Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Hershey Felder Presents are thrilled to announce the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season. Tony award-winner Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Claire Stewart will star in Louis & Keely: ‘Live’ at the Sahara, written by Vanessa Stewart, Taylor Hackford and Jake Broder, with choreography by Vernel Bagneris, and directed by Taylor Hackford.  

“Our subscribers and audiences are about the have the time of their lives as we transport them to 1950’s Las Vegas and beyond – and the incomparable song-stylings of Louis Prima and Keely Smith,” says Wareham. 

Louis & Keely: ‘Live’ at the Sahara will begin previews on Wednesday, Feb 24; will open on Saturday, Feb 27 and will run through Sunday, March 27 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road.

Photo by Hershey Felder Presents

Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Claire Stewart star in

 “Louis & Keely: ‘Live’ at the Sahara,” opening at Laguna Playhouse

Louis & Keely: ‘Live’ at the Sahara is the compelling story of Louis Prima and Keely Smith, who were an American musical sensation in the 50s and 60s, pioneering the Lounge Act in Las Vegas. The show features many of the duo’s greatest hits including “That Ol’ Black Magic,” “Hey Boy Hey Girl,” “What is This Thing Called Love.” Even “Frank Sinatra” appears in this dramatic new American musical, featuring a hot seven-piece live band that is guaranteed to bring down the house.

Performances will be Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. There will be additional performances on Thursday, February 25, Thursday, March 10 and Thursday, March 24 at 2 p.m., and Sunday February 28, Sunday, March 6 and Sunday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. The Sunday, March 27 performance will be at 4 p.m.

Tickets range from $53 - $66 and can be purchased by calling (949) 497-ARTS or online at http://www.lagunaplayhouse.com. Group discounts are available by calling 949-497-2787 ext. 229. 

The box office is open Mondays – Saturdays: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (open until showtime on performance days), Sundays: 11a.m. – 4 p.m.  For more information on all shows and programming visit www.lagunaplayhouse.com.


JoAnne Artman Gallery presents “This is America,” new evocative works by painter America Martin

From a press release

Plan to join JoAnne Artman Gallery as they celebrate Colombian American painter, America Martin showcasing her new works in both; oils and acrylics as well as mixed materials. America’s artistry, in motion and content, spills over her canvases. With visually stimulating and emotionally penetrating style, America delivers her most powerful works to date.

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America Martin’s “The Hold Up”

As I went walking I saw a sign there…and on the sign it said ‘No Trespassing’…But on the other side it didn’t say nothing...That side was made for you and me. 

– Woody Guthrie.

See the signs or, rather, signposts in America Martin’s new works emboldened by the unexpected...the dangerous...the pleasurable. Paper collages direct you to the open highway in Vroom...America speaks: “Feel only the boxing wind.” Oil and acrylic provide sensual delight in Red Woman...Blue Woman...Red, White or Blue. Each expression and impression tells us something about ourselves textually, visually, and artistically. Open road – open America.

America Martin (b. 1980, Los Angeles, California) lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. The show runs until April 15 at JoAnn Artman Gallery, 326 N. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach. Open Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. www.joanneartmangallery.com


Gallery Q celebrates the Power of RED at their first show of the 2016 season through February 27 

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Gallery Q, located at the Laguna Beach Community and Senior Center, has announced its inaugural show for the 2016 season — “RED” The Power and the Glory. RED is energizing and exudes a strong and powerful energy. 

In Eastern cultures such as China red is the color for good luck.

Over 60 pieces of art including paintings, sculptures, etchings, photography, ceramics and fiber art inspired by the color RED are currently on display through February 27, 2016. A special showing of art by children involved in the City’s Artful Everyday Program will be featured, as well. 

Selected pieces of art are available for sale with a percentage going to the Susi Q to support its art program. Artwork may be viewed from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, although some rooms may be closed when classes are in session.

Meet the artists and view the exhibit at the free, public art reception on Friday, Feb 12, from 4:30-6 p.m. Limited parking is available at the Center. Refreshments reflective of the Chinese Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day will be served.

In honor of this show, please consider wearing your favorite RED clothing or accessory. For questions, contact Carole Zavala/Co-Arts Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - for more information about Gallery Q or Laguna Beach Seniors at the Susi Q, visit www.susiq.org or call 497.2441.


Young Artists Shine at 2016 Annual ImageMakers Photography Exhibit at Laguna’s Boys & Girls Club 

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach invites the community to come see this year’s talented young photographers and Regional Selections as the Club holds its 2016 Annual ImageMakers Photography Exhibit at its Main Branch on Feb 12.

Everyone is welcome to join the Club on opening day to view the exhibit that will highlight over 200 photos that will be on display. During the exhibit on opening day, the Club will also host a show opening for the whole family to enjoy together between 5:30 and 7 p.m.

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Vallery, a young photographer 

The Photography Exhibit is an opportunity for young minds to explore their creative sides and develop their artistic and technical skills by taking photos and much more. They get a chance to make art from the world around them and learn to look closely at what they see with a creative and imaginative eye. 

Throughout the year, members have been participating in Photography Club and this annual exhibit is the selection of their best work. The first place pieces will go on to be judged at the Regional Exhibit, and then they go to National, where they have a chance to compete against over 4,000 other Boys and Girls Clubs across America.

Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach has won nationally six times.

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Gracie—another talented young photographer

The exhibit will be on display through Feb 19, so be sure to make time to see the exceptional work of these young and talented club members with this captivating display of photographs. For more information on the 2016 Annual ImageMakers Photography Exhibit, please contact Art Director Karla Fandel at 949-494-2535, extension 108, or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Ed. Note: Artist Fitz Maurice has set out to paint live at all of the US National Parks. She will be submitting her stories from the road to StuNewsLaguna from time to time. 

 

Stories From the Woods XVI: Sequoia National Park 

By FITZ MAURICE

It feels fabulous to be on the Quest 2016, and here I am in the snowy Sequoias! Personally, this is my favorite National Park simply because it’s easy for me to get to in the center of California and yet it feels way out there with its deep woods and high mountains. 

In the summer I love swimming in the fresh water of Hume Lake in Sequoia National Park – one of the few National Parks that allows public swimming! Now, in wintertime, I find that I treasure the peace and stillness of this season more than ever. Walking in the solitude of woods newly powdered with snow renews and refreshes one’s spirit. When was the last time you had rosy cheeks and caught snowflakes on your tongue?

Here in the woods I am enjoying reading and writing; two forms of communication that are disappearing from our high-tech society. I like reading about trees and the ways of nature. I want to learn the names of the trees that surround me, and how they have managed to survive hundreds or thousands of years in this weary world.

It was exhilarating to learn, for example, that snow and long periods of cold weather help destroy the tree-killing beetle that has been devouring thousands of acres trees throughout the state of California. The more I live in snowy environments and read about the benefits of cold winters, the more I happily adapt and take delight in nature’s ways. 

Fitz Maurice’s oil painting, “QUEST, Sequoia National Park, California”

This oil painting, “QUEST, Sequoia National Park, California,” is the very first piece in the National Park Paintings series. It reveals a radiant sunset reclining behind the mountains with rays of color that stretch across Hume Lake in the foreground. Hopefully, this painting invites you into its refreshing embrace!

Did you know that there are nine National Parks in California? You can easily see Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park (right next door), and then you’re just a hop, skip and a jump away from the spectacular Yosemite National Park.

Did you know that America’s newest National Park is Pinnacles National Park in Northern California? It was designated on January 10, 2013.

What is your favorite National Park – and why? There is a National Park for you to enjoy each season of the year. Find the one nearest you. Get outside and have some real winter fun!

FITZ Maurice has been on a quest to paint ‘live’ in every National Park in America. Now totally committed to help promote and protect the National Parks, the artist is traveling by truck and trailer to each park. Hiking, kayaking and horseback riding in search of the ultimate scene, and finally setting up with portable easel and oil paints, FITZ sets out to capture in paint the wonders that make each National Park a treasure to Americans and all the people of the world.To see her National Park Paintings: www.nationalparkpaintings.com


Laguna College of Art and Design Summer Animation Master Classes to screen animated shorts at [seven-degrees]

Laguna College of Art and Design’s (LCAD) nationally ranked Animation program announced the screening of the short films created during the 2015 summer stop-motion and traditional Animation Master Classes. 

“Un Garçon et Sa Bête” (stop motion animation) and “The Big Dad Wolf” (traditional animation) will be screened from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb 11, at [seven-degrees], 891 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. 

The event is open to the public.

Disney Supervising Animator, James Lopez (The Lion King, The Princess and the Frog and Hercules) led the traditional animation class that produced, “The Big Dad Wolf.” The LCAD student team included Autumn Bell (Co-Director), Louis DeBrat (Co-Director), Laura Arce, Ye Htut Aung, Brittney Baker, Dana Brender, Nico Delgado, Pat Lee and Shawna Sa. 

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“The Big Dad Wolf”, a traditional animation film

Animation Director Stephen Chiodo of Chiodo Bros. Productions (Elf, Team America: World Police and The Simpsons) returned to teach the stop-motion animation class that produced, “Un Garçon et Sa Bête.” The student team included Calley MacDonald (Director), Stephanie Alexander (Producer), Torey Bangi, Michelle Furlong, Atiyeh Hess, Sarah Jaques, Briana Ornelas, Nicole Pannebaker, Crystal Perea, Kristen Schlosser, Meaghan Tosi and Michael Wansing.

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“Un Garçon et Sa Bête”, a stop motion animation film 

Both animated shorts were scored by Alexander Burke of Magnolia Memoir, performed by the Laguna Concert Band and recorded in Capitol Records’ legendary Studio A, site of recording sessions by Frank Sinatra, Sam Smith, Imagine Dragons and more. 

LCAD Animation remains one of the few programs that continue to instruct students in traditional, hand-drawn animation as well computer-generated animation and stop-motion.

The annual Summer Master Class program attracts LCAD students and alumni who work in teams over the course of twelve weeks to create short animated films from concept through final color, sound and music. This collaborative opportunity offers participants the closest approximation to a professional studio production experience.

“Our method of instruction keeps all LCAD Animation students connected to the origins of animation so that even digital animators have a strong foundation in classical techniques. Adapting to different mediums becomes a matter of students applying what they already know to different tools,” said Dave Kuhn, chair of LCAD’s BFA program in Animation. “Whether our animators create by hand, on a computer or with puppets, their reward is making audiences believe the characters on the screen truly think and feel.”

For more information about LCAD Animation please visit www.lcad.edu

About LCAD Animation

Founded by Chuck Jones in 1961, LCAD Animation continues to bring instructors and mentors from the top animation studios in the world including Disney, Warner Bros., DreamWorks and Sony.

LCAD Animation is dedicated to training exceptional filmmakers and storytellers. LCAD Animation students develop their abilities in traditional animation with classic artistic skills then apply that knowledge to the latest digital tools. The Animation faculty at LCAD is comprised of experienced industry professionals who help our students bring their characters to life in their own unique styles.

LCAD Animation alumni have worked for a number of major studios including Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, South Park Studios, Sony, Zynga, Renegade Animation, Titmouse, John K. Enterprises and Obsidian Entertainment.

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Peter Asher tells stories from the 60’s and beyond – a British Invasion Tribute, with Laguna Concert Band

By MAGGI HENRIKSON

British Invasion Tribute will be at Laguna Playhouse, Saturday Feb 6 at 7 p.m., and Sunday Feb 7 at 2 p.m. Tickets available at: http://purchase.lagunaplayhouse.com/

Peter Asher, gifted musician, known during the 60’s “British Invasion” as one half of Peter & Gordon, is also a two-time Grammy award winning producer. He worked at the start with the Beatles’ Apple Records, where he discovered and signed a talented young musician named James Taylor. His keen sense of musical shifts and notable new sounds led him towards his own management company, Peter Asher Management, which became one of the most successful artist management companies in the U.S., handling artists such as Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, and Carole King.

He moved from the personal management business in 1995 when he was appointed Senior Vice President of Sony Music. As a producer, Peter Asher has worked with diverse artists, including Diana Ross, 10,000 Maniacs, Neil Diamond, Kenny Loggins, Robin Williams, Hans Zimmer, Cher, Billy Joel, The Dixie Chicks, and many others. He has been awarded 37 RIAA-certified gold albums and 22 platinum albums in the U.S., and many more internationally. He’s produced fourteen Grammy Award-winning recordings, and in 1977 and 1989 was honored individually with the Grammy Award for “Producer of the Year.” In 2015 Asher was awarded Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

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Peter Asher

Suffice to say, the man knows everyone who’s anyone in the music business and beyond, and he lives to tell the tale. In fact he has put that tale together as a sort of memoir through music. 

Next week, Feb 6 and 7, Asher will be trying something new with his retrospective; he’ll be joining with Laguna Concert Band to tell the multi-media tale of his life at the center of remarkable times in the music world. With the 60-piece band of brass and wind instruments, a video montage, and with Peter Asher’s live anecdotes it’s sure to be a memorable event. 

Here is his personal message about the show: https://youtu.be/6OOExrLT9nA

Looking back and looking forward

  As a musician, producer, lecturer, as well as director of Hans Zimmer live concerts, and musical supervisor for the upcoming Broadway show, “Bright Star” (opening in March), Asher is in demand. Still, at 71, he’s got plenty of energy left to pursue his many passions. In fact, after rehearsing with Laguna Concert Band on Wednesday, he was flying out the next morning to Shanghai where he is a judge on their television version of American Idol, called “Celebrity Star.” 

He laughed, “I just know what I like, a good voice. But then they interpret what I say. For all I know, they could be making me into Simon Cowell.”

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Rehearsing with Laguna Concert Band for show on Feb 6 and 7 at Laguna Playhouse

Asher grew up the son of a doctor and a professional musician in London, on Wimpole Street. “Where all the doctor’s offices were,” he explained. 

His friend, Paul McCartney, shared the top floor with him, in his family’s home/doctor’s office. “It was just after The Beatles had played in Germany [their first big appearance], and my father’s patients were confused by all the girls out front!”

He and Paul shared that top floor for two years. Asher has many more Beatles stories, but he is not interested to write his memoirs. “Everyone who’s ever worked with The Beatles has written a book,” he said. “Even my assistant wrote a book.” What else can be said? He’s got a few more tales to tell – but it will be at the concert in Laguna.

“I’m looking forward to this very much, it’s going to be an extraordinary evening and I encourage you to join us!” - Peter Asher CBE


Grant Hier, LCAD chair, nominated for American Book Award and Kate Tufts Discovery Award

Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced Untended Garden—Histories and Reinhabitation in Suburbia by Grant Hier, chair of LCAD Liberal Arts and Art History, has just been nominated for both an American Book Award and the $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, two of the most prestigious literary awards in America.

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Grant Hier

Hier’s book-length poem was named winner of Prize Americana 2014 and was published by The Poetry Press in 2015. Hier was also recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. 

“Grant Hier’s prestigious literary nominations are excellent examples of how LCAD is dedicated to bringing the top practicing scholars, designers and artists to the classroom so that LCAD students will learn from the best,” said Jonathan Burke, president of LCAD. “I am thrilled that Grant is receiving recognition for the literary merit of his writing and storytelling skills and I applaud him for his talent, his hard work and his achievements.”

The American Book Award nomination statement declared, “By blending personal memory with generational experience, Hier sheds light on often-overlooked histories, and celebrates the diversity of all life forms that have existed in this same place and connects us all as vital parts of the shared continuum. Untended Garden is an outstanding contribution to American literature [and] a profound exploration into what it means to be an American.”  

American Book Award is sponsored by the Before Columbus Foundation (BCF). Founded in 1976, BCF is a nonprofit educational and service organization dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of contemporary American, multicultural literature. The winners are nominated and selected by a panel of writers, editors and publishers who also represent the diversity of American literary culture. Past American Book Award winners include William H. Gass, Don DeLillo, William Kennedy, Gary Snyder, May Sarton, Li-Young Lee, Louise Erdich, Sandra Cisneros, Juan Felipe Herrera, Cornel West, Art Spiegelman, Bell Hooks, Isabel Allende and Toni Morrison. 

The Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry awards are considered among the world’s most generous and distinguished prizes for books of poetry. The Kate Tufts Discovery Award is given to a poet who demonstrates genuine promise in their first book of published poetry, with an attached purse of $10,000. 

Poet Charles Harper Webb, who was awarded the 1998 Kate Tufts Discovery Award for his book, Reading the Water, said, “Grant Hier’s Untended Garden is a poem that should be chanted by firelight at the entrance to a cave. It is a journey of self-discovery, shifting back and forth in time, propelled by rhythms of creation and sensations of the natural world.  It is a well-wrought psychic quest for a life rooted in the contemporary while still in ancient sympathy with the earth.”

For more information about LCAD, visit: www.lcad.edu


Grab your partner for a special Valentine’s ticket offer to the Pageant of the Masters 2016 – and save 20%

This Valentine’s Day, the Pageant of the Masters is spreading the love with a special ticket offer. For a limited time only, save 20% on all tickets to this summer’s production “Partners” with promotional code VAL20. To take advantage of this incredible offer, call (800) 487-3378 or visit www.PageantTickets.com. Offer begins February 1 and ends February 14, 2016.

The 2016 Pageant of the Masters sets out in search of stories of compelling collaborations that lead to the creation of unforgettable artworks. This year’s presentation of “Partners” runs July 7 – August 31, 2016 in Laguna Beach. 

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Pageant of the Masters will re-create “The Kiss on the Hand” by Gerolamo Induno in the 2016 production, “Partners”

Featuring works from around the world, this year’s production of “living pictures” highlights memorable art made possible by partnerships – between husbands and wives, siblings, artists and models, even artists and their patrons. This theatrical and musical journey will also consider how partnerships can become an ideal subject for masterpieces devoted to family, love and courtship, as well as historical, scientific and even fictional quests.

“Tickets to the Pageant of the Masters are a great gift idea for Valentine’s Day, especially given this year’s theme ‘Partners,’” said Festival of Arts Marketing and Public Relations Director Sharbie Higuchi. “It doesn’t get more romantic than sitting under the stars and enjoying the show with that special person. Plus, you can’t beat this great Valentine’s Day offer!”

Tickets to the 2016 Pageant of the Masters “Partners”

The Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. Audiences are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (living pictures), incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original art pieces.


14th Annual Laguna Beach Music Festival artists and concerts announced for Feb 10 – 14 – tickets available

The annual Laguna Beach Music Festival, now in its 14th year, is pleased to announce its 2016 Festival artist mentors, violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Shai Wosner. Based in Laguna Beach, the Festival has historically been and continues to be a platform for the discovery of up-and-coming artists with its presentations of world-class musicians in intimate venues. 

The 2016 Festival, taking place Feb 10-14 at a variety of venues in Laguna Beach, features exciting performances by Koh—recently named Musical America’s 2016 Instrumentalist of the Year—and Wosner, along with a special appearance by members of Los Angeles-based music collective wild Up.

Jennifer Koh

Program highlights include the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by composer Anthony Cheung. Tickets for the 2016 Laguna Beach Music Festival are now on sale.

“Every year the Festival brings premier artists to Laguna Beach and our mission is to share this artistic talent and exploration with our community and beyond,” says Laura Ricker, Festival Director. “This year’s program continues the unique and memorable musical experience we are proud to share with our patrons, both new and returning. We want to become a part of every classical music lover’s annual calendar and not only share the dynamic programming our Artistic Directors come up with, but also continue to build long lasting relationships with our audiences, new and returning.”

The Artists

Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. With an impassioned musical curiosity, she is forging an artistic path of her own devising, choosing works that both inspire and challenge. She is dedicated to performing the violin repertoire of all eras from traditional to contemporary, believing that the past and present form a continuum. She is also committed to exploring connections in the works she performs, searching for similarities of voice among diverse composers and associations within the works of a single composer. 

Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity and creative insight. His performances of a broad range of repertoire, from Beethoven and Mozart to Schoenberg and Ligeti, as well as music by his contemporaries, communicate his imaginative programming and intellectual curiosity. Widely praised for his interpretations of Schubert’s solo repertoire, Mr. Wosner has been focused on the composer in recent seasons and is widely sought after by colleagues for his versatility and spirit of partnership.

Shai Wosner

Modern music collective wild Up is a group of Los Angeles-based musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. Believing that music is a catalyst for shared experiences, and that the concert venue is a place for challenging, exciting, and igniting the community, wild Up’s programs are eclectic studies of people, places, and ideas.

Christopher Rountree is the founder, conductor and creative director of the path-breaking Los Angeles chamber orchestra wild Up. If there is a dam separating establishment classical music from more adventurous forms, Rountree finds himself spilling over both sides—conducting everything from opera to experimental metal. Driven by his vision of a world-class orchestra, he creates visceral, provocative experiences that are unmoored from classical traditions.

Special Events

The 2016 Laguna Beach Music Festival launches with the Festival Prelude on Wednesday, Feb 10 at 5:30 p.m. at [seven-degrees] in Laguna Beach. Guests will delight in a memorable evening while socializing with Festival Artistic Directors Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner, as well as emerging artists wild Up, before a performance of musical highlights from this year’s Festival. The evening features tasty appetizers, dinner, wine, friends, music and other exceptional memories.

The Concerts

The 2016 Laguna Beach Music Festival features three concert performances taking place at Laguna Playhouse throughout the weekend. The Opening Night concert on Friday, Feb 12 at 8 p.m., finds Festival Artistic Directors Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner holding up a mirror to some of the great classics. Recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance, Koh pairs Bach’s mighty Chaconne for solo violin with two of its 20th-century offspring: Berio’s astonishing Sequenza and Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Lachen verlernt, with a video installation by BAFTA Award-winning multi-disciplinary artist Tal Rosner. Wosner, whose insightful and perceptive playing have made him a favorite among audiences and critics, plumbs the depths of Schubert’s last set of Impromptus, pairing them with jazz improvisations of his own devising.

On Saturday, Feb 13 at 8 p.m., the musical dialogue between past and present continues with New Global Voices, a thrilling evening featuring 20th- and 21st-century masterpieces from across the spectrum of great musical traditions. Koh and Wosner join wild Up and its founder and conductor Christopher Rountree for works ranging from the haunting neoclassical strains of Ukranian composer Valentin Silvestrov to those of contemporary jazz master Vijay Iyer. Claude Viver’s Asian-inspired masterpiece Zipangu and Los Angeles-based composer Andrew Norman’s Gran Turismo round out this thrilling night of musical exploration and adventure. 

The final concert of the 2016 Festival takes place Sunday, Feb 14 at 3 p.m., with Bridge to Beethoven, which explores the impact of Beethoven on a diverse group of composers and musicians. In this program, Koh and Wosner pair two of Beethoven’s magnificent heroic-period sonatas for violin and piano with the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by California-born, New York-based composer Anthony Cheung inspired by Beethoven’s sound world. By pairing Beethoven’s sonatas for violin and piano with new works by exciting young composers, this concert ignites a creative conversation around Beethoven’s music not only as a cornerstone of classical music but as a universal, culture-crossing source of inspiration. 

The Laguna Beach Music Festival is a presentation of Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. Tickets for the 2016 Laguna Beach Music Festival are $45 per concert, with discounted student tickets available. Tickets can be purchased through the Laguna Beach Music Festival (949.715.9713, or LagunaBeachMusicFestival.com), the Philharmonic Society of Orange County (949.553.2422 or PhilharmonicSociety.org), or the Laguna Playhouse (949.497.2787 or LagunaPlayhouse.com).

About the Laguna Beach Music Festival

Founded in 2002 the Laguna Beach Music Festival is co-presented by Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. The LBMF Board is made up of outstanding local community members who support and develop the Festival from selection of musicians, theme, development of special events, educational and outreach programs, partnerships with other organizations and marketing activities.

The Festival’s commitment to lifelong learning makes possible meet-the-artist events, salons, open rehearsals, and lively discussions, while local schoolchildren encounter live music in the schools during Festival week. These programs capture the spirit of the Festival, blurring the lines between artist and audience, professional and amateur.


“Bouquets” exhibit at FOA Third Floor Gallery, Wells Fargo, with Artists Reception January 30

Spring has sprung early at the Festival of Arts Third Floor Gallery with a new exhibit titled Bouquets on display now through April 9th. 

Located inside the historic Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Laguna Beach, the exhibit features artwork of flowers, fields and bouquets. Mediums presented include paintings, drawings, mixed media and sculpture.

Participating artists include Mary Aslin, Cynthia Fletcher, Rick Graves, Molly Hutchings, Mariko Ishii, Jangwon Lee, Jacquie Moffett, Mia Moore, Mariana Nelson, Tim Shockley, Teri Starkweather, Marie Tippets and Barbara White.

The public is invited to join the artists for a free reception on Saturday, January 30 from 11 – 1 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank.

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Mary Aslin’s pastel,  “Allegria”

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Molly Hutchings’ watercolor, “Sunflower”

“Flowers have always been a major source of inspiration for the arts,” said Exhibit Curator Pat Sparkuhl. “This exhibit is a fascinating look at a variety of floral themed works created by Festival artists.”

The exhibit is at the Festival of Arts Third Floor Gallery at Wells Fargo Bank located at 260 Ocean Avenue, Laguna Beach. It is part of an ongoing series of shows that the Festival of Arts will be holding at Wells Fargo. The building is open to the public Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free.

The Festival of Arts is a non-profit organization whose proceeds support the arts in and about Laguna Beach. For more information call (949) 494-1145 or go to www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org


Festival of Arts Foundation 2016 funding grants available: Submission deadline is February 12

The Festival of Arts Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now available for 2016 Art Grants. Nonprofit organizations that have programs that promote fine arts in and about the City of Laguna Beach may apply. Submission deadline is February 12, 2016.

Grant applications are available online at www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org or may be picked up at the Festival of Arts administration office located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

“The Foundation board anticipates a record number of applications this year, and looks forward to giving approximately $140,000 in grants to the qualified recipients,” said Festival of Arts Foundation President Scott Moore. “We’re proud to be able to help fund the many art-related non-profits in the Laguna Beach community, emphasizing the enrichment of our children and young adults in all disciplines of art.”

In 1989, the Festival of Arts with a $1.5 million donation established the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Foundation, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, in order to guarantee annual financial support for the arts in Laguna Beach.

The Foundation, co-founded by John Rayment and David Young, was designed to hold these funds in a permanent endowment. The earnings and income from this endowment would be distributed annually in the form of scholarships to graduates of Laguna Beach High School and as grants to nonprofit art organizations and educational institutions in and about the city of Laguna Beach.

The Foundation operates independently from the Festival of Arts. In 2007, the Festival of Arts assumed the financial responsibility of the art scholarships, enabling The Foundation to focus on its grant program for local non-profit art organizations.

The Festival of Arts Foundation is comprised of a five-member board of trustees who oversees and administers the program including Scott Moore (president), John Campbell (vice president) Bob Earl (treasurer), Jacquie Moffett (secretary), and John Rayment (board member).

For more information on the grant application process, please contact Scott Moore at (949) 494-9680.

 

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