ART WALK NEWS – FEBRUARY 2020

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

Welcome new gallery member Kush Fine Art Gallery located at 210A Forest Avenue. See their listing below.

ENTER TO WIN A RAFFLE/GIVEAWAY ITEM EACH QUARTER

Citrus Burst, By Lynn Marie, 11×14-double mat, alcohol ink

 Win this beautiful painting by Lynn Marie (drawing after March’s art walk)

 

  1. Visit Art Walk Member Galleries displaying the Art Walk banner and pick up an official raffle/giveaway ticket form (below)

  1. Get your raffle ticket initialed/stamped only at Art Walk Member Galleries. (8 initials/stamps needed)
  2. Fill in your contact information (name, email, phone) and drop off your completed entry form at any Member Gallery.
  3. Subscribe to our monthly enewsletter at firstthursdaysartwalk.org to get more information on the raffle/giveaway.
  4. Drawings held quarterly.

    Have Fun and Come to Art Walk each month to improve your chances of winning.


NORTH GALLERIES


La Bottega Gallery

“Mediterranean lights and colors”  

La Bottega presents a new collection of paintings by Jadranka Munitic, a well recognized artist from Dubrovnik, Croatia.

In this new series of paintings Jadranka with her very specific glazing technique is bringing us the lights, colors and scenes of everyday life- from this beautiful Mediterranean paradise, she calls home.  

The show will continue through March 5th, 2020.

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


 

LagunaART.com Gallery

Join LagunaART.com Gallery for a wonderful evening and special show “Contemporary Love” on February 6th. We will be providing small snacks and drinks, as well as live entertaining. It is a perfect night out for family and friends we hope to see you there.”
 
305 North Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, Ca 92651
+1 714-972-ARTS (2787)
@lagunaartgallery

Quorum Gallery

MEET OUR FEATURED ARTISTS

Join us on February 6th from 6 pm – 9 pm for Art Walk and meet our featured artists of the month, Ellen Gladis and Annette H. Evans.

Come mingle with our artists, enjoy appetizers and wine and see NEW works.

Follow us on instagram @quorumgallery and facebook @quorumartgallery

Quorum Art Gallery
374 N. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA
+1 949.494.4422
quorumgallery.com
Quorum Gallery on Facebook
Quorum Gallery on Instagram


CENTRAL/DOWNTOWN GALLERIES


Avran Fine Art

New Artist Reception with Justin Bower

When: Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Time: 6:00-9:00 PM

Where: 540 S. Coast Highway, Suite 106, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

You are invited to meet Justin Bower, drink wine, and learn more about our newest artist! Free to attend and open to the public.

Avran Fine Art welcomes a new artist, Justin Bower! Justin Bower paints his subjects as de-stabilized, fractured post-humans in a nexus of interlocking spatial systems. His paintings problematize how we define ourselves in this digital and virtual age while suggesting the impossibility of grasping such a slippery notion.

The ongoing decoding of the human body, a formula to each individual’s genome, confronts us with a radical question of “What are we? Am I a code that can be reduced and multiplied infinitely?”  Bower’s paintings begin to open a dialogue to this destabilizing effect/trauma technology has on the individual that has infected the daily lives of contemporary man. He shows this destabilization through the doubling of features – multiple eyes, spliced noses, melting mouths – and the whiplash motion invoked in his Abstract Expressionist process.

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


Kush Fine Art Gallery

Captain Drake’s Pipe

Kush Fine Art and the creator of “Metaphorical Realism,” Vladimir Kush is pleased to present his latest release: “Captain Drake’s Pipe,” Giclee on Canvas (Edition 188 Size 16.5 x 22). The setting is the historical moment of defeat for the Great Spanish Armada (130 ships) sent by the King of Spain to the shores of Britain to settle, once and for all, the claims of the English to naval supremacy. It is August 8, 1588, the English Channel, North Atlantic, and we can imagine what it was like onboard the ship of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s ‘chief privateer’ Francis Drake. Before the final battle off the coast of England, many old sea dogs have gathered here to confer together.    Having listened to what other captains had to say, the pirate in charge would take over exclaiming:“I’ve heard you out, now it’s my turn, and I say the fight is on tomorrow!” And he banged his fist on the table, fingers still gripping the favorite pipe, hand assuming its shape.At that moment, each of them remembered the women they left behind at home in England.

Kush explains, “I steadfastly believe that what I do is not only a style of painting but also something universal and profoundly human. In the age of computer science and aspirations of artificial intellect, metaphor remains inaccessible to the machine. The symbols in my art are related to world mythology and history and therefore are universal for most people. As an artistic method, my goal is to reveal the hidden connections between the things that seem to stand far apart from each other, the deeper the gap between them, the connection becomes more spectacular.”

Kush Fine Art Galleries are located in Las Vegas, NV, Maui HI, and Laguna Beach, CA. They offer a unique and exquisite collection of Paintings, Jewelry, and Sculptures, all created by the same artist. The visit to the gallery will be the highlight of your trip. For more information, visit our website at www.vladimirkush.com or  info@vladimirkush.com.

Kush Fine Art Gallery
210 A Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA  92651
+1 949 376 8017
http://vladimirkush.com/
Instagram: @kushfineart


LCAD Gallery

LCAD GALLERY HOURS

11AM–4PM Wednesday through Sunday

CLOSED Monday and Tuesday

For more information, please contact LCAD Gallery Manager, Bryan Heggie, via email at bheggie@lcad.edu or by telephone at 949-376-6000 ext. 289

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

 

LGOCA

LGOCA will have some new surprises for Valentine’s Day and a President’s Day sale! 
 
“Love Is” 80″Hx 36″W, on wood panel, is painted on both sides (shown here) by artist Michael Torquato DiNicola.   Michael is a world traveling artist, as well as an award winning surfer and planet activist. 
Stop by to see what else we are planning!

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


Miche McClendon

We just won 2019 Best of Laguna Beach, Silver for Best Jewelry Designer! Come celebrate with us this First Thursday Art Walk at Miche McClendon Gallery. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments and drinks.

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


Signature Gallery

Artwork by Cara Moran. “Crashing Sea”, Oil, 50″x50″.

The Signature Gallery
220 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-376-4244
www.thesignaturegallery.com


Whitney Gallery

New paintings by artist Marc Whitney.

Live Music 

George Layton Thursday Feb 6th 6:30 to 8:30

Historic down town Laguna Beach

Follow us on Instagram.com/Marc_Whitney

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

Follow us on Instagram @Marc_Whitney


SOUTH GALLERIES


Cove Gallery

“Art with Heart” Art Walk Special Event features our traditional Chocolate Fondue Fountain as well as a FREE raffle for original Heart Art created by Cove Gallery artists.
 
 
Featured Artist in February: Bill Hudson • Maritime Watercolorist

Retired from aerospace in 2000, Bill now combines his love of art and the sea painting with a combination of watercolor and casein. “Discovering casein and its velvet-like qualities has been an exciting experience for me.” 

We are excited to introduce Bill Hudson, now at the Cove Gallery. Bill has exhibited and sold in many galleries and juried shows including those La Quinta, Scottsdale, La Jolla, San Diego, Beverly Hills, Carmel, Laguna Beach, Indian Wells, Indio, Malibu, Redlands, Morro Bay, the Riverside Art Museum, the National Watercolor Society, and Watercolor West.

 

foaSOUTH

Portraits Exhibit at foaSouth
February – April
 
The Festival of Arts is presenting an exhibit that features portraiture in a variety of media and perspectives. Selected from the Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection, these artworks span the time of the 1940’s to the present.
 
*****image — Bill Agee’s, Jack Archer, mixed media, 2008
 
foaSOUTH
1006 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 494 1145
www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org  – Open 9am – 9pm daily

Redfern Gallery

Colorful Harbors

Brightly colored, intimate harbor scenes adorn the walls of The Redfern Gallery.  A newly discovered work by George Brandriff titled, “Newport Harbor”, was painted nearly 100 years ago. These harbor scenes are exquisitely painted with bold shapes and colors that represent the best of the early modernist painters.     Included in the show are works by the early California artists, George Brandriff, Donna Schuster, Elsie Palmer Payne and contemporary works by Gregory Hull.

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


The Hive | TheHiveLaguna.com


Laguna Art Museum | LagunaArtMuseum.org


 

Laguna Beach Company lagunabeachcompany.com


 

Oliver’s Osteria | oliversosteria.com


Laguna Beach Vibe | LagunaBeachVibe.com


Local Arts Magazine | LocalArts.com

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