Helen Lundeberg: A Retrospective
Laguna Art Museum is proud to be organizing the first comprehensive exhibition of the work of a key figure in twentieth-century California art, Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999).
Frederick Hammersley: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection
The museum’s collection is rich in drawings and prints by the renowned Los Angeles modernist Frederick Hammersley (1919-2009). This is largely thanks to the donation of thirty-eight of his works on paper by the Frederick Hammersley Foundation in 2014. The works range from casual studies from life to carefully composed abstractions. Hammersley was part of the same artistic circle as Helen Lundeberg, and the museum’s large-scale retrospective of Lundeberg’s work provides an opportune moment to show for the first time the bulk of its Hammersley holdings.
The exhibition will be shown on the museum’s upper level. Support for the exhibition was generously provided by the Frederick Hammersley Foundation.
City Life, Los Angeles: 1930s to 1950s
Beginning in the 1930s, many American artists turned their attention to scenes of everyday life, which they rendered in a realistic style. Often their paintings celebrated the development of the modern city and its hustle-bustle of activity. This exhibition focuses on urban scenes by the group of artists—most members of the California Water Color Society—who were the leading proponents of “American Scene” painting in California.
APRIL 5-MAY 2: Figures in the Abstract, acrylic paintings on canvas by Hyatt Moore will be featured in the Front Gallery along with Stream of Consciousness, abstract expressionist oil paintings on canvas by Jong Ro, in the Skylight Gallery. Exhibiting artists are Cindy Beatteay, Ann Kim, Sunny Kim, Mada Leach, Anne Moore, Hyatt Moore, Jong Ro, Lawrence Terry, and Lynn Welker. Meet the artists during the Art Walk on Thursday, April 7, 6-9 pm. Complimentary refreshments offered.
Dream Crossing by Hyatt Moore
Recovering the Tactile: Celebrating the Physical through Color, Shape, and Texture.
Avran Art + Design is pleased to present a solo exhibition of artworks by critically acclaimed artist, Father Bill Moore, on Saturday, April 23rd from 6-9 PM.
Father Bill approaches each canvas without a definite plan. Working with mixed media, he lets his ideas flow spontaneously onto the canvas and then adds bits of metal, glass, and other discarded materials to each painting to create a simple piece of artwork with deep autumnal colors and a rich surface texture that is ridged and rippled. Despite their contemporary feel, his canvases exude a timeless and spiritual quality that is almost mystical. Father Bill’s art expresses a love for the physical world, where he encourages his viewers to touch and feel the surfaces of his paintings.
Avran Art + Design distinguishes itself among the vibrant art scene in Laguna Beach by offering its clients a unique perspective on contemporary art for collectors and enthusiasts. The exquisitely edited gallery exhibits museum-quality glass sculptures, original paintings, avant-garde photography, and distinctive jewelry. Lovers of both contemporary and traditional art will revel in its exclusive collections.
Artists Republic Gallery is hosting it’s second annual “TEN Orange County” show, featuring the works of ten artists living and working in Orange County. The featured artists for 2016 are Ben Brough, Brian Bent, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Chantal de Felice, David Blake, Danny Schutt, Laurie Hassold, Michelle Bickford, Sophie St Onge and Tyler Warren.
The opening reception on April 7th is from 6pm – 9pm and features a live set from local band “The Sannitys” – sponsored by Vans and Pizza Port Brewing Company.
Cove Gallery’s featured artist of the month is Gary Abel. Come meet Gary in person at the April First Thursdays Art Walk reception on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 6pm – 9pm in the Cove Gallery.
About the Artist
As an emerging Palette Knife artist, I am so blessed and excited to be able to capture my love of the land and sea through my oil paintings.
My earliest interest in oil painting was born from an artist in San Antonio Texas. His name was Jose Vives-Atsara who was originally from Spain, but settled down in Texas where he lived for the last years of his life. His vibrant palette knife oil paintings were an inspiration to me and kindled my desire to paint.
It wasn’t in traditional arts that my creative background started, but rather in the culinary field. I began working in restaurant and hotel kitchens starting at age 15. Working for mostly European Executive Chef’s early on in the hotel business, they truly opened my eyes to not only the culinary world, but world travel destinations. Their skilled training was not only in the preparation of food, but in the presentation of food and is the reason my artistic interests were further developed. And, with many years of working with kitchen knives each day, it’s no wonder that I was drawn to the use of Palette Knives when I began painting.
As an artist, we are inspired in so many ways. For me it starts with looking to the sky and being amazed by the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Nature offers the images and I work to translate the vision to canvas.
Contrasts, Yoonsook Ryang & Carolyn Machado. The April 7th First Thursdays Art Walk will be a wonderful opportunity to meet two Festival of Arts exhibitors, whose current show Contrasts presents two artists with very different methods and styles. Yoonsook Ryang and Carolyn Machado will be available to discuss their work during art walk. The exhibit closes on April 9th.
The Woods Cove Art Gallery is an eclectic collaboration of many different artists including painters and photographers, sculptors and musicians. A gallery with a more relaxed feel, this is the place for people from all walks of life to come and experience the arts, and share in collaboration and discussion. There will be live music during this Thursday’s Art Walk opening.