ART WALK NEWS – MARCH 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.

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


Laguna Art Museum

Now on view, Artemio Sepúlveda brings together works from the later 1970s until 1999, when the artist who was well known and respected in his native Mexico lived and worked in Laguna Beach. Travels in Mexico features California School paintings done in Mexico from the 1930s through the 1980s, from a private collection formed around personal relationships between collector and artists.

Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, California 92651

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


Quorum Gallery

 
MEET OUR FEATURED ARTISTS 
Join us on March 5th from 6 pm – 9 pm for Art Walk and meet our featured artists of the month, Lisa Mansour and Kelly Lingel-Crowder plus guest artist, Laurie Robbins Miller
 
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


Sandstone Gallery

Mar 4-30
 
Stream of Consciousness, abstract expressionist oil paintings by Jong Ro will be featured in the Front Gallery. Dreamscapes, oil on canvas non-objective abstractsby Ann Kim will be featured in the Middle Gallery.Exhibiting artists are Aimee Bonham, RoseMarie Davio, Ann Kim, Sunny Kim, Dominique McKenzie, Anne Moore, Jong Ro, and Lynn Welker. Meet the artists during the Art Walk on Thursday, Mar 5, 6-9 pm. Complimentary refreshments offered.
 
Open daily 12-5 except Tues and by appointment. 
 
 

CENTRAL/DOWNTOWN GALLERIES


Avran Fine Art

Art Walk on March 5th will feature artist: Michael Kessler!

Join us at Avran Fine Art from 6:00-9:00 PM to meet the artist and enjoy. Free and open to the public.

Michael Kessler is known for nature-based abstract paintings inspired by the vast desert landscapes of New Mexico, seascapes, and the farmlands of his native Pennsylvania. His style blends hard-edged forms with biomorphism, placing his work on a continuum between gesture and geometry.

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


Vladimir Kush “In Full Sail” Limited Edition on Canvas, Edition 188, Size 60” x 41”

Kush Fine Art

Kush Fine Art is pleased to present the latest artwork release by Vladimir Kush: “In Full Sail” Giclee on Canvas (Limited Edition 188, Size 60” x 41”). The fantasy element in the painting is undeniable: the wings and bodies of the giant dragonflies form the very ship, its sails, and more unexpectedly, its masts. We see clearly the ‘sailors’ sliding swiftly up and down as they set the unusual sails at the captain’s command. We see those fantastic sails shining with a cold luster and a seasoned navigator at the bow watching closely for any suspicious maneuvers of the other ships out at sea. Strengthening the sense of an intense vigil is the ‘oculus’ wings on both sides of the rostrum.

Vladimir Kush, a world-recognized artist defines the imperceptible and embarks us to set sail on a metaphorical voyage with his new Masterpiece. Kush reflects the world in the mirror of the metaphor, which leaves the mind open to grasp onto the hidden likeness of things and events. Metaphor Has No Limits.

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


LCAD Gallery

INQUIRY, SPIRIT AND FORM:
THE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY OF XUN CHI MARCH 5–26, 2020 | RECEPTION: THURS., MARCH 5TH, 6–9PM

This solo exhibition of landscape and portrait photography showcases how Xun Chi uses spirit and form in combination with his unique vision, passion and exceptional skill.

Chi is a professor of Visual Communication at Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), a photographer, an international curator, and the chair of the Association of Chinese Artists in American Academia.

Chi holds a medical degree from Tianjin Medical University, and an MFA in Visual Communication Design from Purdue University. Chi’s photography has achieved international recognition and has been featured in notable editorial publications, including Elle UK, Esquire China, Harper’s Bazaar China, Juxtapoz, and Vogue Australia.

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

March Art Walk will be the last evening to view the show “Unexpected” by local artist Joselyn Miller. Opening reception on February 29 through March 6th. 23 new fun, quirky paintings fill most of the gallery. A must see!!

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


Lindsay Rapp Gallery

Lindsay Rapp Gallery
266 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
www.lindsayrappgallery.com
art@lindsayrappgallery.com


Miche McClendon

Come to Miche McClendon Gallery for First Thursday Art Walk to see drawings from nature that inspired the metal pieces! Enjoy refreshments and meet the artist.

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


Signature Gallery

In March we will celebrate the beginning signs of Spring with new work by Joelle Blouin. Her bold cubist style, portrays beach scenes, skylines, or rich blocks of color. Using palette knives, Joelle builds thick luscious textures on either canvas or directly on aluminum which gives a brilliance her colors.

“The moment my painting catches your eye, a new journey has begun! I keep imperfection and abstraction in my work to leave room for the imagination and show that aesthetic beauty can emerge from a simple environment.”

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


“Floral Blue Vase”                20” x 16”    oil           Marc Whitney 

Whitney Gallery

Historic downtown 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


Cove Gallery

 
Mixed Media with Gold Leaf by Lawson 
 
Featured artist in March, Lawson’s unique abstract compositions exude mystery with dramatic hues and texture. His creative process combines painting on panels with thick resin overlays which add depth and a shimmer to his work.

Also featured at First Thursday Art Walk this month will be Laguna Beach High School art student, Alessandra Nitoglia, exhibiting Trompe Loeil compositions including hyper-realistic imagery.

 

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

Gregory Hull  – June Lake, oil – 38 x 41 inches

Redfern Gallery

Majestic Mountains

Edgar Payne (1993-1947) famously described as “God of the mountains”.  Known for exquisite mountain paintings worldwide, but especially the majestic High Sierra peaks.   The legacy of Edgar Payne along with the contribution he made to art in Southern California is boldly on exhibit, along with the renowned contemporary realist artist, Gregory Hull.   Included in the show are works by, H. Raymond Henry, Kevin Macpherson and many more.

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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