ART WALK NEWS – NOVEMBER 2018

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 Viejo Street, up Laguna Canyon Road as far as Canyon Acres, and south to Bluebird Canyon Road. 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.

FEATURED EVENTS

LAGUNA DANCE FESTIVAL

Dynamic and visually stunning dance performances presented by Laguna Dance Festival. Performances by dancers from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.

We are proudly presenting a world premiere commission “Now I Want” choreography by Jakevis Thomason. 

Two performance 6:30pm and 7:00pm.

Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, California 92651

+1 949 494 8971

DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION AT AG VISION GALLERY

Adriana Guzman is proud to present a celebration of Mexican culture, heritage, and history. Day of the Dead or (“Día de los Muertos”) begins sundown October 31st and ends sundown Nov. 2nd. It is a very special day for Mexicans all over the world. See listing below under CENTRAL GALLERIES for more information.

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

+1 949 494 8971

ART & NATURE AT LCAD GALLERY

SHORELINE PROJECT
11/01/2018 to 11/29/2018 

Reception Date:  11/2/2018 104 p.m.
 
Laguna College of Art and Design’s BFA program in Drawing + Painting is proud to present, Shoreline Project, an exhibition showcasing recent works by native California artist, Elizabeth Turk. Ever inspired by the natural world, Turk’s work often references its myriad elegant, organic structures. Her work aims to slow us down, to provide a deeper understanding, and, in the process, to make what seems impossible possible.
 
Shoreline Project showcases the Seashell X-ray Mandala series, the most recent evolution in Turk’s body of work, which began its early stages of development during her 2011 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF) residency at the Smithsonian.
 
LCAD Gallery
374 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.376.6000
http://www.lcad.edu/gallery/college-gallery/

NORTH GALLERIES


484 North Gallery

484 North Gallery
484 North Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-715-4578
484NorthGallery.com


Laguna Art Museum

On November 1, LAM hosts Laguna Dance Festival with performances inside the museum at 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. Around town, local galleries open nature-inspired exhibitions as part of the museum’s Art & Nature festival. LAM offers free admission and docent-led tours of the Art Colony exhibition.

Now on view, Art Colony: The Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918-1935 celebrates the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Laguna Beach Art Association with paintings by the leading artists who were founding members of the association and active during that period.

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 November 1st from 6 pm – 9 pm for Art Walk and meet our featured artist of the month, Gail Poltorak.

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. “I paint for the people who have the essence of sun, wind, and waves in their memories.” Gail Poltorak

As a native Californian, Gail grew up with sun and sand. Her artistic career begins as a child with a paint set given as a gift by her favorite Uncle, a local Seal Beach artist. The desire to inspire others to see the world with the “Eye of an Artist,” lead her to a career teaching High School art for 27 years. Education has been an ongoing focus in her life, her post-graduate studies include a Master’s Degree in 2005, a certification from the Laguna Beach Design Institute, and years of collaboration with fellow artists. Gail is a founding member of the Huntington Beach Art Council. As a resident of Laguna Beach, she continues to be part of the art community. The passion for telling the stories of beach life is captured in her work, “My art speaks to the soul who knows the restorative power of the ocean.”

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


Sandstone Gallery

OCT 31-DEC 3

Confluence mixed media, abstract paintings on canvas by Marie-Pierre Philippe-Lohezic will be featured in the Front Gallery along with Communication, mixed media abstract paintings on canvas by Dominique McKenzie in the Skylight Gallery. Exhibiting artists are Aimee Bonham, Ann Kim, Sunny Kim, Dominique McKenzie, Anne Moore, Hyatt Moore, Marie-Pierre Philippe, Jong Ro, and Lynn Welker. Meet the artists during the Art Walk on Thursday, Nov 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


CENTRAL/DOWNTOWN GALLERIES


AG Vision Gallery

Adriana Guzman is proud to present a celebration of Mexican culture, heritage, and history. Day of the Dead or (“Día de los Muertos”) begins sundown October 31st and ends sundown Nov. 2nd. It is a very special day for Mexicans all over the world. Those who have yet to experience the celebration may be confused in thinking it is intended to be scary or morbid but in fact its quite the opposite. Day of the dead is actually about the life of all of those who have passed. Its filled with color, music, painting, dancing, offerings of wonderful food and drinks, plenty of flowers, and pictures of our families! On this day it is said that they can come to visit us, drink with us, eat and dance with us but we must create an alter, have an offering (“ofrenda”), and a picture as well as the traditional flowers known as Marigolds or (“Cempasúchil”). It is a celebration that makes a graveyard a lively and family oriented place where you may hear stories or jokes and maybe even learn about your grandparents or great grandparents!

It brings us great joy to celebrate our first year of day of the dead here in Laguna Beach at AG Vision Gallery.

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

November 1, 2018 | 6:00-9:00 PM | ART WALK

Established in 2012, Avran Fine Art is a contemporary art gallery showcasing international glass sculptures and original paintings from both the local and international art scene.

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


Forest & Ocean Gallery

Forest & Ocean Gallery showcases over 30+ world-class award-winning artists and serves as the host gallery for the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. With new exhibits and events each month, Forest & Ocean is “must-visit” gallery in Laguna Beach. The gallery offers flexible venue opportunities to host your next party, meeting or celebration in a venue filled warm ambiance and wonderful fine art. The gallery accommodates up to 75 people seated or 200+ for an informal gathering and features a lovely outdoor patio area.

Forest & Ocean Gallery
480 Ocean Avenue, Suite B
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 371 3313
www.forestoceangallery.com


LCAD Gallery

SHORELINE PROJECT
11/01/2018 to 11/29/2018 

Reception Date:  11/2/2018 104 p.m.
 
Laguna College of Art and Design’s BFA program in Drawing + Painting is proud to present, Shoreline Project, an exhibition showcasing recent works by native California artist, Elizabeth Turk. Ever inspired by the natural world, Turk’s work often references its myriad elegant, organic structures. Her work aims to slow us down, to provide a deeper understanding, and, in the process, to make what seems impossible possible.
 
Shoreline Project showcases the Seashell X-ray Mandala series, the most recent evolution in Turk’s body of work, which began its early stages of development during her 2011 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF) residency at the Smithsonian.

There will be an associated community event that will take place on Main Beach, at sunset (5:30 p.m.) on November 3rd, in the City of Laguna Beach. The community event’s vision: In the hands of 1,000 participants, 1,000 glowing LED-lit umbrellas will float magically above the shore, creating joy and bridging the gap between strangers and neighbors.
 
Curated by:  Elizabeth Turk in collaboration with LCAD Students & Staff

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

Naturescape

October 6, 2018 to January 31, 2019

Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD) and Community Art Project (CAP) present Naturescape, an exhibition of original works of art from LCAD Students, faculty and alumni. Naturescape coincides with Laguna Art Museum’s Art & Nature initiative.

Curated by LCAD Gallery Director, Bryan Heggie

Second Floor, Wells Fargo Building
260 Ocean Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Gallery Hours: 
Monday–Friday: 9AM–6PM
Saturday: 9AM–4PM 
Sunday: Closed Admission is Free


LGOCA

California Dreaming Exhibit at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel.  Oct -Dec 31st. 
 
For the 3rd consecutive year, more than 20 LGOCA paintings are displayed for sale in a beautiful Exhibition at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel. The CAlifornia Dreaming show reflects the rich colors of our beautiful California, from the bold blues of our ocean and sky to the rich warm colors depicted in our surrounding abundant nature.
 
The Exhibit is free and open to the public.
 
Please call Bridgette Shaw for further information.  949-677-8273
 
LGOCA – Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art
611 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 677 8273
www.LGOCA.com

Miche McClendon

This First Thursday Miche McClendon Gallery and Studio will show a new collection of lunar inspired jewelry. See ancient style pieces with gold and unique gems and enjoy refreshments. 

Miche McClendon
241-A Forest Avenue (back side of Forest, across from Laguna Beach Library)
Laguna Beach, CA  92651
+757.390.8099
www.michemcclendon.com


Ning Zhou Gallery

WATER CHARM: SENSUAL INTERLUDE

Ning Zhou Gallery proudly announces its latest release from art photographer, Ning Zhou. Entitled Water Charm: Sensual Interlude, it is the latest example of Ning Zhou’s Water Charm series of abstractions reflected on water though it differs from its predecessors in a couple of significant ways.

Firstly, it is a triptych comprised of three 23” x 69” panels which, when framed and hung together, create an imposing work that measures 80” x 70”. Of course, as with all Ning Zhou’s images, size can be adjusted to suit any wall. The panels are limited to an edition of fifty pieces whether purchased together or separately. Yet, it is this photograph’s abstract shapes themselves which set Sensual Interlude apart. Somehow, despite the way they overlap and intimately connect, the shapes remain intact and differentiated. Unusual in water where shapes tend to mix together, this phenomenon creates a dynamic which renders this powerful image particularly fascinating.

Ning Zhou Gallery
357 South Coast Highway
+714-726-1763
www.ningzhougallery.com


 

RC Gorman Navajo Gallery

We introduce RC Gorman, a Navajo artist who was named the “Picasso of Native American Art” by the New York Times.  He produced over 2,000 works of art with his focus being the Native Woman.  We carry Gorman’s original art and giclee reproductions as well as other guest artists work.
 
RC Gorman Navajo Gallery
550 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA  92651
949-715-9977
lagunabeach@rcgormannavajogallery.com
 
 

The Signature Gallery

“Painting abstractions gives me the freedom to express myself emotionally and spiritually with no restrictions and paths waiting to be explored.”  –Jenny 
 

SOUTH GALLERIES


Cove Gallery

Ocean Devotion

 Ocean Devotion continues its successful showing at Cove Gallery. It has been created as a partnership between Cove Gallery and Ocean Institute in Dana Point, and the artists at Cove Gallery are proud to donate half the proceeds of sales of art in the Ocean Devotion exhibition to

ArtSea, Ocean Institute’s innovative student program that blends art and science. The art in Ocean Devotion can be purchased by silent auction at the gallery. (Image attached)

Young Artist Program

Four young artists from Laguna Beach High School are also showing ocean art as part of the Cove Gallery Young Artist program. The work of Brooke Beresford, Charlie Besso, Lauren Fetzer and Sarah Smelkinson is up front and center in the gallery and the pieces reflect their relationship with the planet’s last frontier. (Image attached)

November Artist of the Month: Lawson

 In Lawson’s words: “I am in love with the process of Creation, but sometimes I forget and attempt to produce a result for the observer. That is why the Art Gods created erasers and sandpaper! Because my inspiration does not come out of my own devices, all of my work is one

Of a kind. The observer will not find a recognizable style. My sole desire is that these expressions resonate with the soul of the observer and the piece becomes theirs to enjoy.”

Cove Gallery
1550 S. Coast Highway, Suite 103
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 494 1878
info@covegallerylaguna.com
www.covegallerylaguna.com


foaSouth

“Nature’s Majesty, Stillman Sawyer Photography”

October 26-January 18

foaSouth, a Festival of Arts sponsored gallery, presents the photography of the late Stillman Sawyer. This series of silver gelatin

prints focus on the unique and romantic images he captured in and around Laguna Beach. The exhibit includes his prints that are in the Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection and personal objects that were used in his process of creating the photographs.

foaSOUTH
1006 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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


Nuance Home + Lifestyle

NUANCE PRESENTS CHRISTY NIMEH

Thursday October 4th, 2018

6 – 9 PM

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Christy is a mixed media artist living and creating from her home studio in Southern California. Her work is rooted and inspired by thoughts, impulse, nature and life unfolding. Each piece has multiple layers and a great deal of texture.

Most of the time I create a piece that could be considered finished, but then I push it further and seem to completely destroy it, in a good way. I have grown to thrive on this process and view the ‘mess’ as pure raw beauty. I typically won’t release a piece until it has gone through some sort of destruction and ultimately, a rebirth. Coming to understand this way of painting has allowed me to feel free to express whatever emotion I’m feeling within each layer and to be able to view art as a process, just like life itself.

-Christy Nimeh

Nuance Home + Lifestyle
1200 N. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949 494 8833
www.nuance-home.com


William Wendt (1865-1946) – The Canyon Road, Dated 1932 – Oil on Canvas – 30 x 36 inches

The Redfern Gallery

Perfect Harmony

The raw natural beauty of Laguna Beach attracted artists from around the globe. This synergy created the perfect balance of Art & Nature which continues in the Laguna Beach community today.   The Redfern Gallery honors the art colony’s centennial along with Laguna Art Museum with a wide selection of works by the early pioneers of California art (1890-1940). Featuring important works by William Wendt, Edgar Payne, Anna Hills, Donna Schuster, Granville Redmond and more.   Included alongside the early artists are important artists of today including; Terry DeLapp, Kevin Macpherson and 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


Sheila Olsen Gallery

“There is something about the constant coming and going rhythm on the shore line that inspires me and I try over and over to capture this feeling with my paint brush on canvas. My goal is to immerse myself so much in this water and its rhythm that it’s like a dance to a beautiful song put into a painting.”

Sheila Olsen Fine Art
784 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA  92651
+949-423-9990
sheilaolsen.com


Vintage Poster

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

+1 949 376 7422
www.thevintageposter.com


SPONSORS


Eric McEntee
6:30pm – 9:30pm

November Entertainment Schedule

Royal Hawaiian | RoyalHawaiianLB.com


The Hive | TheHiveLaguna.com


  

Alessa by Chef Pirozzi | AlessaLaguna.com

Salerno by Chef Pirozzi | SalernoLB.com


City of Laguna Beach | LagunaBeachCity.gov


Laguna Beach Art Patron Magazine | ArtPatronMagazine.com


 

Laguna Art Museum | LagunaArtMuseum.org


Laguna Beach Vibe | LagunaBeachVibe.com


Local Arts Magazine | LocalArts.com

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