ART WALK NEWS – AUGUST 2019

The art season in Laguna Beach flourishes year round with First Thursdays Art Walk. This educational monthly art event, held on the first Thursday of every month from 6 – 9pm, celebrates the diverse cultural art scene of Laguna Beach and is free to the public. Member galleries and sponsors invite you to visit during art walk and enjoy their exhibitions, entertainment and special events. 

TROLLEY SERVICE 

Free trolley service for art walk starts at 6:30 pm and ends at 9:30 pm. Trolleys begin at the Laguna Art Museum (north) and Bluebird Canyon Road (south). The trolley route runs as far north as Jasmine Street, up Laguna Canyon Road as far as Canyon Acres, and south to Diamond Street. Map

PARKING

Metered parking is available along Coast Hwy. and a few blocks inland on either side of the street and is free after 7:00 pm. If you prefer, you may park in the residential area located 2-3 blocks inland from Coast Hwy.

WELCOME NEW MEMBER GALLERIES/SPONSORS

Dizz’s As-Is Garden & Art Shop located at 2794 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA  92651

Duet Laguna located at 264 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA  92651

 


NORTH GALLERIES


Laguna Art Museum

On view through September 22, 2019, I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art: Prints by John Baldessari  features works by one of the most revered and influential figures in contemporary California art; Sculptures by Gwynn Murrill is the first exhibition to present work from the artist’s entire career, spanning the early 1970s to today; and Self-Help Graphics, 1983-1991 highlights prints from the East Los Angeles printmaking workshop and arts center that emerged from the Chicano movement of the 1960s.

Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, California 92651

+1 949 494 8971
http://www.lagunaartmuseum.org


La Bottega dell’Acquaforte

 
“Mediterranean lights and colors” Presenting the oil paintings by our very special guest painter:
Jadranka Mihajlovic Munitic (Dubrovnik, Croatia).

La Bottega Dell’Acquaforte
376 N. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 549 4401
www.italianetchings.com


Quorum Gallery

 
MEET OUR FEATURED ARTIST
 
Join us at Quorum Art Gallery on August 1st from 6 pm – 9 pm for Art Walk and meet our featured artist of the month, Gail Poltorak.
 
As a native Californian, Gail grew up with sun and sand. Beach Art captures Nature’s master strokes to enhance the beauty of time passing. Art is everywhere…with each ocean wave a shell washes ashore, with each sunset a boat casts a reflection on the water, and with each ray of sun a cottage weathers. Gail paints for the people who have the essence of sun, wind, and waves in their memories.
 
Quorum Art Gallery
374 N. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA
+1 949.494.4422
quorumgallery.com

Sandstone Gallery

JULY 31-SEPT 1

Introducing “Reflection”, figurative poetic paintings by Jaber Alsaria featured in the Front Room. “Memories”, mixed media abstract paintings by Dominique McKenzie will be featured in the Skylight Room.

Exhibiting artists are Jaber Alsaria, Aimee Bonham, Ann Kim, Sunny Kim, Dominique McKenzie, Anne Moore, Jong Ro, and Lynn Welker.

Meet the artists during the Art Walk on Thursday, Aug 1, 6-9 pm. Complimentary refreshments offered.

Sandstone Gallery
384-A N. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 497 6775
www.sandstonegallery.com


Studio 7 Gallery

Join us at Studio 7 Gallery on Thursday, August 1, from 6pm to 9pm for Art Walk and meet our featured artist of the month, Brad Neal.

Brad is a drawer and painter who was an accomplished architect for 40 years. His representational oil paintings and pen and ink and watercolor drawings focus on compelling urban and natural settings and situations. Brad has received awards for his artwork, which has been exhibited in numerous juried shows, including the 2018 and 2019 Laguna Festival of Arts, and is held in collections throughout the country.

Follow us on Facebook @Studio7Gallery Follow us on Instagram @Studio7Gallery

Hours: Open everyday from 11am to 5pm where you will often find one of our artists painting daily.

Studio 7 Gallery
384-B N. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 497 1080
eagleworks@cox.net
www.studio7gallery.com


CENTRAL/DOWNTOWN GALLERIES


Avran Fine Art

Summer 2019 Feature

Avran’s Glass Collection

For the last seven years, Avran Fine Art has gained a reputation in Southern California as one of the leading destinations for world-renowned and museum-quality glass art.

Glass sculpture styles range from cast glass to cold lamination, sized small to significant, and come in a variety of colors. Each glass piece is one-of-a-kind, unique to the techniques used and months that went into its creation.

With glass sculptures from all over the world, our strategically curated glass collection offers works by: László Lukácsi, Péter Borkovics, Latchezar Boyadjiev, Christopher Jeffries, Tom Marosz, and Rick Eggert.

Avran Fine Art
540 S. Coast Highway, Suite 104 + 106
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 494 0900
info@avranart.com
www.avranart.com


Duet Laguna

Duet Laguna Beach is a collection of almost 30 different artists from around the world. Duet Laguna is all about unique and artful pieces that are timeless and beautiful.

Duet Laguna
264 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA  92651
+1 949 376 7999
duetlaguna.com


Elena Bulatova Fine Art

Elena Bulatova Fine Art
265 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 844-353-6200
www.elenabulatovafineart.com


William Neukomm – Santa Barbara, 2019 Oil on panel 

LCAD Gallery

 
All-Majors Summer Exhibition, 2019

July 5–August 15, 2019

 Laguna College of Art + Design’s (LCAD)  All Majors Summer Exhibition, 2019 is an exhibition of original works of art from some of LCAD’s many talented students. This annual summer exhibition is comprised of a wide range of mediums, expressions and techniques that are representative of LCAD BFA programs in Animation, Drawing & Painting, Game Art, Graphic Design + Digital Media, and Illustration, also represented are works from LCAD’s MFA program in Drawing and Painting. 

LCAD Gallery
374 Ocean Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 376 6000
https://www.lcad.edu/about/lcad-campus/lcad-gallery 

Las Laguna Gallery

Aqueous (water soluble media)
August 1 to August 30, 2019

Please join us Thursday August 30, 2019 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm for the artist reception which will include art, live music and more. Exhibition runs the entire month of August.

There are several different types of media an artist can choose to express their visions. For this exhibition, Las Laguna challenged artists working in water soluble media: watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache ink, and egg tempera to show their work. Water soluble media are paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution. They possess nice color saturation, and dry quite quickly. While the techniques for using watercolor are rather straightforward in theory, they are tricky to master. It takes a extraordinary talent and plenty of practice. It is harder to cover a mistake.

Works selected include Traditional landscapes, Local views, Abstracts, Wildlife, Pets, Figure studies, Seascapes, harbors, and beach scenes, Impressionistic landscapes or more.

Artists include: Marc Aronson, Allison Bryant, Lauren Buchness, Tonya Burdine, Joanne Cali, Cody TheCreative, Vickie Deneroff, John DuVal, Leslie Getz, Kayla Janes, Grace Kim, Katherine Jinhee Kim, Debbie Lotito, Donald Matheson, Jim Matthew, Meridith McNeal, Teri Ann Moyer, Maria Pazos, Michelle Peterlin, Alayne Sahar, Ruth Petersen Shorer, Barbara Simonson, Christine So, Erin Stein, Michael Tang, Amelia Weggemann, Kim Winberry, Bob Wynne.

Quickly becoming one of the premier contemporary and fine art galleries in Laguna Beach, California; Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture – regionally, nationally and internationally; through unique collaborations between artists, students and the community.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove situated on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This location is a must stop location with artist galleries, and jewelry shops. Our location features a restaurant, bar, and there is live music in the fire-side theatre Tuesday thru Saturday.

Las Laguna Gallery
577 S. Coast Highway, Unit A-1
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 667 1803
laslagunagallery@gmail.com
www.laslagunagallery.com


LGOCA

The Chuck Jones Experience will be on display at the Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art from August 1 -August 15, 2019. The exhibition will include rare and vintage original production art from films and books created by four-time Academy Award-recipient, and animation legend, Chuck Jones.> Besides the exhibition of rare vintage artwork, the exhibit also includes Jones’s contemporary work that is available for acquisition, both framed and unframed. Original works and fine art editions from his stunning street scenes to his works that feature the Looney Tunes characters he made so popular, this portion of the exhibit will wow spectators and entice collectors alike.

Free to the public and open seven days a week  from 11 to 6 PM.

LGOCA – Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art
611 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 677 8273
www.LGOCA.com


Miche McClendon

This August First Thursday Art Walk come see new beachy summer jewelry pieces at Miche McClendon Gallery Studio. Enjoy refreshments and chat with the artist. 

Miche McClendon
241 A Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
757.390.8099
michemcclendon.com


“Ballet Femme”, Bronze, 32″ x 24″ x 45″

The Signature Gallery

ARTIST CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION
Saturday – August 3, 2019
6:30 – 9:00pm

SCULPTING DEMONSTRATION
Saturday – August 3, 2019
1:00 – 3:00pm

The Signature Gallery is excited to present a solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed sculptor, Paige Bradley – the artist’s first exhibition in Southern California since 2003.

As part of this exhibition, Paige will perform a live sculpting demonstration and discussion in the afternoon, followed by a reception from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Over twenty sculptures, including several newly released works will be exhibited.

Her powerful sculptures of dynamically posed figures showcase more than just physical strength and passion – they testify to the inner strength and fortitude woven into the fabric of a person’s soul.

If you would like more information or to RSVP please call (949) 376-4244 or email:  lagunabeach@thesignaturegallery.com.


Whitney Gallery

New paintings by artist Marc Whitney.  Historic down town Laguna Beach.

Whitney Gallery
305 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+ 1 949 497 4322
www.marcwhitney.com

Follow us on Instagram Marc_Whitney


SOUTH GALLERIES


Artist Eye Gallery

Just the thing for a warm summer evening! Join us for Art Walk. Enjoy a beautiful Summer evening and be a part of a unique art experience with our16 amazing and talented artists.

First Thursdays Art Walk
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 1st

JOURNEY FROM LANDFILL TO WALL ART

Texture, metallic, acrylics, resin, gel medium and much TLC is what goes into the transformation from landfill to wall art in each recycled surfboard.

Surfboards epitomize coastal California and deserve to be on the list of American icons. These boards are no longer “sea worthy” and have cracks and dings. What is more honoring than to make them a thing of beauty again? Re-purposed as wall art and saved from landfill. To think about the many journeys each board has taken is very parallel to our lives art is the next journey.

As a drawing artist – I use my soft carving technique to define the line work. This is one of the textural aspects of my style. The resin marbling technique focuses on the reflections of the metallic blend of paints. Light plays a key role in the visual appreciation by casting shadows in the textures and reflections from the metallic materials – creating an illusion of movement in both.

Artist Eye Gallery
1294-A S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 497 5898
www.artisteyegallerylaguna.com


 

Cove Gallery

 
Welcome NEW Cove Gallery Artists Douglas Cross and Marcia Hoeck 
 
Joining the team of talented artists at the Cove Gallery, Douglas Cross, from Huntington Beach. His unique surf board designs are out of this world! 
 
 
Also joining the Cove Gallery is Carlsbad artist, Marcia Hoeck. Her bold and beautiful canvases will grace any home with creative floral designs.  
 
 

Dizz’s As Is Garden & Art Shop

Dizz’s As Garden & Art Shop
2794 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
dizzsasis.com/as-is-garden-and-art-shop
asisgardenart@gmail.com
+1 949 226 4477


John Fillmore – Orientale, OIL ON CANVAS – 46 X 35 INCHES

Redfern Gallery

Grand Opening RCG – Redfern Contemporary Gallery

Realism Redefined: Retrospective Exhibition of paintings by John Dillon Fillmore

Join us for art, music and refreshments as we celebrate the Grand Opening of RCG. Realism Redefined is a Retrospective Exhibition of incredible oil and watercolor paintings by John Dillon Fillmore completed in a pointillist style. Each painting took months to complete and is comprised of a multitude of perfectly placed dots of color. These outstanding paintings are extraordinarily realistic. The main gallery will also be exhibiting the early California Impressionists.

The Redfern Gallery
1540 S. Coast Highway Suite 103
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 497 3356
mail@redferngallery.com
www.redferngallery.com


SPONSORS


City of Laguna Beach | LagunaBeachCity.gov


Billabong | billabong.com


The Hive | TheHiveLaguna.com


Laguna Art Museum | LagunaArtMuseum.org


  

Laguna Beach Beer | lagunabeer.com


 

Laguna Beach Company lagunabeachcompany.com


 

Oliver’s Osteria | oliversosteria.com


Laguna Beach Vibe | LagunaBeachVibe.com


Local Arts Magazine | LocalArts.com


[seven-degrees] | seven-degrees.com

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