ART WALK NEWS – MAY 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. 

WELCOME

Welcome new member galleries:

Hugo Rivera Gallery – 550 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 
LagunaART.com Gallery & Studios – 305 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Thursday, May 2, 7pm tune-in to KX93.5.com on internet radio.

Artwalking hosts Craig Cooley and Leah Vasquez will interview Artists Fund President Wendy Wirth, and Board Members Hugo Rivera, and Elizabeth McGhee on how The Artists Fund works to help artists -and upcoming 20th Anniversary activities!
Attend the free LISTENING PARTY and a full night of First Thursdays Art Walk.

Hugo Rivera Gallery
550 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA  92651


On May 2, Laguna Art Museum hosts Laguna Dance Festival with performances by dancers from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Performances take place at 6:30 and 7:00 p.m.

Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, California 92651

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


NORTH GALLERIES


Laguna Art Museum

Now on view: Self-Help Graphics highlights prints from the Chicano movement of the 1960s; Titi, Nunu, and Klembolo reveals a handwritten manuscript with ink-and-watercolor illustrations; and Centennial Gifts features outstanding donations of art in recognition of the museum’s centenary.

Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, California 92651

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


Quorum Gallery

MEET OUR FEATURED ARTIST

Join us at Quorum Art Gallery on May 2nd from 6 pm – 9 pm for Art Walk and meet our featured artist of the month, Emilee Reed.

EMILEE REED – “Watercolors & More”

Emilee has been fascinated by color and light from a very early age; it must be due to the beautiful sunsets in Corona Del Mar where she lived as a child. 
 
Emilee is drawn to the excitement, surprise, and wonder of watercolor. She enjoys the discipline of planning each new art piece. What order of steps will she need to take? What layers of color will she use? How will she protect the white of the paper so she won’t lose the “punch” she wants to convey…that special nuance that inspired her in the first place? Painting allows her to capture for forever, a moment, a glimpse, of something striking and beautiful, but also so very fleeting. 
Retired after over 30 years with the Walt Disney Co., Emilee lives and paints in Anaheim, California. She is a Board Member and a Juried Exhibitor at Laguna Art-A-Fair in Laguna Beach, a member of the Anaheim Arts Council, Watercolor West, Spark OC, and Orange County Fine Arts Association. Emilee’s artwork has been published in the “Art Lover’s Cookbook” and “International Contemporary Masters IV,” and she has just recently received The Award of Excellence at the Costa Mesa ARTventures Event. 
 
Emilee has numerous paintings in private collections, and her work can be viewed at the Quorum Gallery and The Watercolor Gallery in The Art Center on Coast Highway, both located in Laguna Beach, California. Emilee is a Juror, an Art Demonstrator and conducts Watercolor Workshops and Private Lessons in her Anaheim studio. 
 
Emilee also specializes in Custom Art Pieces which she calls “Your Favorite Things.” She combines all of your “Favorite Things” to create a one-of-a-kind, personalized painting just for you, your boss, your in-laws – – or for that special someone in your life. 

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


Sandstone Gallery

May 1 – June 3

Figures in the Abstract, oil paintings on canvas by Hyatt Moore will be featured in the Front Gallery. 

Awake: Abstract Landscapes of the Natural Worldby Aimee Bonham is on view in the Skylight Gallery. Exhibiting artists are Aimee Bonham, Ann Kim, Sunny Kim, Dominique McKenzie, Anne Moore, Hyatt Moore, Jong Ro, and Lynn Welker. Meet the artists during the Art Walk on Thursday, May 2, 6-9 pm. Complimentary refreshments offered. 

Open daily except Tues from 12-5 and by appointment.

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

+1 949 497 6775
www.sandstonegallery.com


Studio 7 Gallery

Studio 7 Gallery welcomes three new artists: Michelle S. Burt, Lani Emanuel and Brad Neal. Join us for First Thursday ArtWalk to view all the new work in the gallery.

We present our artist of the month California fine artist Michelle S. Burt. Michelle is a contemporary expressive impressionist. Michelle primarily paints with oils and works in series of Seascapes, Waves, Wired, Storms, and Dancers. She paints from the heart, capturing the rhapsody of each fleeting moment with texture and color.

Michelle earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from CSULB in General Art with an emphasis in Interior Architecture. In 2012, she moved to Laguna Beach to pursue her art career full-time, showing her work in various art shows and galleries, working on commissions, and enjoys teaching art classes year-round in various mediums.

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

Hours: Open every day from 11am to 5pm where you will often find one of our artist 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


AG Vision Gallery

Our unique furniture pieces feature hand-crafted mesquite, rustic painted wood, metal embellishments, leather and much more!  Each one of a kind piece is handcrafted in Mexico by skilled artisans and is sure to complement your home decor.

AG Vision Gallery will offer a 10% discount on all furniture during the month of May!

AG Vision Gallery
532 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, California 92651

+1 949 494 8971
http://www.agvisionstore.com
sales@agvisionstore.com


Avran Fine Art

NEW inventory in the gallery from bronze sculpture and installation artist, Jennyfer Stratman! View the online exclusive show on Artsy at: https://www.artsy.net/show/avran-fine-art-jennyfer-stratman-new-works

Avran Fine Art showcases an extensive collection of original fine art and museum-quality glass sculptures from both the national & international art scene.

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

Instagram: @avranfineart
Artsy: www.artsy.net/avran-fine-art

Gallery Hours:
Open daily from 11:00-7:00 PM or by appointment

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


Dawson Cole Fine Art

JOIN US!
First Thursdays Art Walk Laguna Beach
Thursday, May 2, 2019
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Featured Artist: Hunt Slonem 

Celebrate First Thursday at Dawson Cole Fine Art and view internationally-renowned painter Hunt Slonem’s newest works on display. Exciting, unexpected, realistic, impressionistic, abstract – the artist’s bunny and butterfly paintings convey a post-expressionist narrative.

Dawson Cole Fine Art
326 Glenneyre Street
Laguna Beach, CA  92651
+1 949 497 4988
www.dawsoncolefineart.com


LCAD Gallery

2019 BFA FINE ARTS EXHIBITION MAY 2–31, 2019
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, MAY 2ND, 6–9 P.M.

Laguna College of Art and Design’s (LCAD) undergraduate Fine Arts department is proud to present its 2019 BFA Fine Arts Exhibition, a group exhibition highlighting representational paintings, drawings, and sculptures produced by seniors of LCAD’s BFA program in Drawing + Painting. The exhibition offers a selection of work developed as part of LCAD’s Senior Thesis project, the mission of which is to guide seniors in creating a cohesive body of work that reflects a balance of individual conceptual growth and academic knowledge of the figure, still life, landscape, and interior.

Exhibiting Students: Benjamin Askevold, Sima Benson, Marie Bryant, Andrew Cortez, Miguel Espinosa, Jose Cortes Gutierrez, Benjamin Jarvis, Christine Lee, Mary Lippert, Claire Miller, Ana Sanchez, Jong Min Seo, Amanda Thibert, Agostino Vaccaro, Ana Vaturi, and Shannon Vaught

Curators: Hope Railey, LCAD Chair of Fine Arts, and Kenny Harris, Fine Arts Faculty

LCAD Gallery
374 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.376.6000

http://www.lcad.edu/gallery/college-gallery/

ADMISSION IS ALWAYS FREE

Gallery Hours:
11AM – 4PM, Wednesday through Sunday 
Closed Monday and Tuesday


Las Laguna Gallery

Impressive – A Group Exhibition
May 2 to May 31, 2019

Please join us Thursday May 2, from 5:30pm to 9:30pm for the artist reception which will include art, live music and more.

When discussing art, the word “medium” refers to the physical objects used by artists to convey information to audiences through the use of senses. The material in which is used to create an art is its medium. The plural of medium is media. So, one piece of art can be made of one medium or several media.

Mediums used by artists differ greatly, and range from tools including paints, brushes, pencils, pens, and pastels; or different types of photography, and computer generated works.

Selected from more than 160 local, national and international artists this exhibition features art media that includes: Acrylic, Graphite, Color Pencil, Fiber Art, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), Printmaking, Jewelry, Sculpture and Watercolor.

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 is opened every day but Wednesday from 11am to 5pm and by appointment.

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


Miche McClendon

Miche McClendon gallery has new raw gemstone necklaces ready for this First Thursday Art Walk. Come check out natural crystals in amulets, each with a special meaning. Refreshments will be served. Come chat with the artist. 

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


The Signature Gallery

Jenny Simon — “LAGUNA CLIFFS”  5/01/2019 to 5/28/2019
Reception: May 4, 2019, 6:30-9pm

The Signature Gallery invites you to an “An Evening with Jenny” to meet artist Jenny Simon and experience her new work. Jenny has incorporated the shores and skies of Laguna Beach into her radiant colorful compositions, surrounding the viewer in the dreams and emotions that the coastline evokes in her.

Jenny Simon has developed her own unique painting technique. She uses palette knives and her hands to apply and form multiple layers of oil paint onto canvas that give these artworks a rich quality and texture.

Join us for an evening of ArtRefreshments, and Live Music at one of the most colorful and vibrant galleries in Laguna Beach.

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


Whitney Gallery

Artist Marc Whitney known for his beautiful paintings that capture everyday life. It could be rumpled sheets on an unmade bed, a large vase of flowers, or a view out a window. Please come visit Marc’s latest work at Whitney Gallery in the historic down town of Laguna Beach

Located by the old red phone booth.

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

May Featured Artist, Nancy Roux, Digital Photography. Nancy’s unique compositions printed on metal or canvas are available in limited editions at the Cove Gallery as well as in the online gallery, covegallerylaguna.com. Meet Nancy Thursday night along with many of the artists currently exhibiting work in a variety of media. 
 
 
 
Also features in May, Laguna High School Art students, Abbey Bekken (Ceramics), Emma Russel (Mixed Media), and Haley Colton (paintings and photography.) Cove Gallery is proud to host the Young Artist Program, providing art students with a real life gallery experience.
 
 

foaSouth

Rick Graves Photography
April 22 – September 16
Daily, 9am – 9pm

Featured in this exciting exhibit is photography that you’ve never experienced before. Every image is an experiment in dynamic action and unusual scale. “Hana Highway General Store” is a 36 inch high and 40 feet long photograph on canvas. “Hokipa Surf” is an image of waves that actively engage the viewer, and it is 3 feet high, and 12 feet long.

A graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Rick Graves combines photography and engineering into a personalized art form that is his alone.

foaSOUTH
1006 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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


Redfern Gallery

Brilliant Greens of Summer

Exhibiting early California Impressionists who first discovered the vast beauty of California 100 years ago. Featuring a masterful painting, “Summer in Mint Canyon” by Benjamin C. Brown. Brown was one of the earliest impressionist painters in Southern California. This work was originally exhibited at the Pasadena Society of Artists for a price of $400.00. Also, on view are several renowned artists; Granville Redmond, William Wendt, Maurice Braun, Edgar Payne and more. Included alongside the early artists are important artists of today including; Terry DeLapp, Kevin Macpherson and Gregory Hull.

Benjamin C. Brown (1865-1942)
Summer in Mint Canyon, Oil on Canvas – 25 x 30 inches

The Redfern Gallery
1540 S. Coast Highway Suite 103
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(949) 497 3356
mail@redferngallery.com
www.redferngallery.com


Vintage Poster

The Vintage Poster will be displaying a large collection of authentic vintage posters each month.

See us in person or online at www.vintageposter.com

The Vintage Poster
1492 S. Coast Highway, Suite 4
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 376 7422
www.thevintageposter.com


SPONSORS


 

The Hive | TheHiveLaguna.com


  

Alessa by Chef Pirozzi | AlessaLaguna.com

Salerno by Chef Pirozzi | SalernoLB.com


City of Laguna Beach | LagunaBeachCity.gov


Laguna Art Museum | LagunaArtMuseum.org


Laguna Beach Vibe | LagunaBeachVibe.com


Local Arts Magazine | LocalArts.com

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