ART WALK NEWS – SEPTEMBER 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Laguna Dance Festival presents dynamic and visually stunning dance performances during First Thursdays Art Walk by dancers from USC Kaufman School of Dance at Laguna Art Museum.

About the choreographer

Justin Pham is a dancer, choreographer, and creative director originating from San Diego, California. While in high school, he was awarded as the honorable mention at the Music Center’s Spotlight Awards and performed in Nigel Lythgoe’s Dizzyfeet Gala at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Justin currently attends the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance where he has the opportunity to study under brilliant artists such as William Forsythe, Jodie Gates, Desmond Richardson, and Saleemah E. Knight. While studying to receive his BFA in Dance and Minor in Cinematic Arts, he signed with Go 2 Talent Agency and was featured on Fox’s hit television program “So You Think You Can Dance” where he advanced to the Top 20 dancers and performed in Mandy Moore’s Emmy award-winning number “Brand New.” Justin has proven himself as a strong emerging choreographer through the creation of his multiple independent dance films and his acknowledgments at the 2017 McCallum Choreography Festival where he was one of the youngest finalists recognized. Most recently, Justin was awarded as a choreographic finalist at the prestigious Capezio A.C.E. Awards, where he will be able to present an original work at the Montalbán in Hollywood in January of 2020. Justin hopes to create a more cognitive and educational perspective on dance and choreography, specifically through the mediums of film and television, and works to become a multifaceted and interdisciplinary artist to innovate the dance industry for generations to come.  

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


NORTH GALLERIES


Laguna Art Museum

LAM hosts Laguna Dance Festival with performances at 6:30 and 7:00 by dancers from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Now on view: 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 presents work from the sculptor’s entire career, spanning the early 1970s to today; and Self-Help Graphics, 1983-1991 highlights prints from the East LA 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

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


Lu Martin Galleries

Live painting demonstration by figurative artist Khalid Alkaaby, gallery artist Nicole McDaniel will be his model. Cello performance by Hitoshi Suzuki

Lu Martin Galleries
372 North Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

+1 949 494 8074
www.lumartingalleries.com


Quorum Gallery

MEET OUR FEATURED ARTISTS

Join us at Quorum Art Gallery on September 5th from 6 pm – 9 pm for Art Walk and meet our featured artists of the month, Ellen Gladis and Kelly Lingel-Crowder.

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

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

Follow us on instagram @quorumgallery and facebook @quorumartgallery


Sandstone Gallery

SEPT 4-30

Art Under Pressure, original one-of-a-kind monotypes by Anne Moore will be featured in the Front Gallery. Cosmic Dream, abstract expressionistic paintings on linen by Sunny Kim will be featured in the Skylight Gallery. Exhibiting artists are Jaber Alsaria, 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, Sept 5, 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


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


LCAD Gallery

Transformations: The Art of Donato Giancola Exhibition Opening

September 6-27, 2019
Reception: Thursday, September 5th, 6-9PM

Laguna College of Art and Design’s (LCAD) BFA program in Illustration is proud to pre-sent Transformations, an exhibition showcasing thirty-nine masterworks by contemporary narrative artist Donato Giancola.

Works exhibited range from Giancola’s early childhood drawings to his first interpretations on Middle-earth, from his beginnings as a book cover artist in New York City to commissions for Magic: The Gathering, and from calendar art for George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) to a recent series exploring Empathetic Robots.

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 

Las Laguna Gallery

Land, Sea or Sky
September5 to September 28, 2019

Please join us Thursday September 5, 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 September.

Landscapes are works of art that depict scenes of nature. This may includes natural scenery with things like mountains, rivers, trees, lakes, and the subject is a wide view. The earliest works can be found as far back as 1500 BCE.

Seascapes are any photograph, painting or other work of art that depicts the sea or ocean.

Skyscapes are any photograph, painting or other work of art that depicts the sky.

For this exhibition, Las Laguna Gallery asked artists to show us their rendition of Land, Sea, or Sky. Selected from hundreds of submissions this select grouping of art explores the themes using a variety of media including Acrylic, Collage, Digital Art, Fiber Art, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Pastel, and Photography.

Artists include: Stephen Barger, Mahfuza Beauty, Kate Blake. Katia Bulbenko, Andrew Caldwell, Dominique Chastenet de Gery, Suzanne Cullen, Michelle Do, Philip Dunn, Michael Dupille, James Ellison, Lori Evensen, Deana Evstefeeva, Naomi Ganor, Jan Lorraine Hoyle, Hunter X Huang, Kathy Hur, Mai Igarashi, Laura James, Kayla Janes, Kathryn Jones, Lisa McKnett, Carol Mack, Michael Malizia, Tiffanie Mang, Alleen Manning, Jim Matthew, Claire Menegatti, Lee Munsell, George Papciak, Garrett Shea, Cody TheCreative, Samantha Varela, Jenna von Benedikt, Naona “Peaches” Wallin, Jeff Walsh, Denise Westcott, Ernie Wood, and 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


Lindsay Rapp Gallery

Come enjoy complimentary refreshments at a meet and greet with the artist, Lindsay Rapp! Her latest artwork will be on display and there will be an exclusive in-gallery print sale! We would love to have you join us!

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


Miche McClendon

See Tooth and Nail, a new collection at Miche McClendon Gallery and Studio this Thursday for Art Walk. Gold and silver jewelry pieces are hand carved and forged to look like fangs, claws and spines. Inspired by nature’s best tools for attack and defense. Enjoy refreshments and peek in the studio to see how pieces are created.

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


Rock Pile, 40 x 80, oil    

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


 Vive La France,  James Bullock, 18 X 24, oil

Artist Eye Gallery

Join us for September Art Walk, Thursday, September 5, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Thinking of redecorating before the Holidays?

Find that one of a kind piece of Art that just makes you happy!

Come in and meet our 16 amazing and talented artists while enjoying some light refreshments.

Gallery Hours

Sunday – Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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

+1 949 497 5898
www.artisteyegallerylaguna.com


Cove Gallery

Painter Marcia Hoeck is Cove Gallery’s Featured Artist for the month of September. Marcia’s oil and acrylic paintings feature flowers and nature and capture the light in a breathtaking way. Through her work, Marcia nudges plants and flowers past the stillness of still life, pushing beyond realism to reveal her subjects’ true personalities. She is especially interested in the vibrancy of color, intensity of light and shadow and the reflection of water and glass

Cove Gallery is also honored to introduce and welcome two new permanent artists: Contemporary California Impressionist Painter Liz Abeyta and Mixed Media Artist Patrick Howell.

Come experience the diverse and exceptional artwork of Cove Gallery’s fourteen talented artists!

 

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


foa South

Rick Graves

April 22 – September 30

foaSouth, a Festival of Arts sponsored gallery, is presenting an exhibit featuring, Rick Graves. Experience this photographer/engineer, who creates an experiment with every image he makes.

**Exhibit has been extended by popular demand**

Curated by Pat Sparkuhl

**image – installation view of the 40 foot photograph:

Hana Highway General Store, 2018

foaSOUTH
1006 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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


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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