Along with the 26 juried artists, guest artist Sally Strand will also have work on display. Still life, landscape and figure are the subjects to be seen in a variety of styles, all done in one of the oldest art mediums known — pastel.
Pastels have been traced back to the 16th century. Pure, dry pigment, such as that used in fine paints, are rolled into sticks to be used by drawing across a rough-surfaced paper. The layering and blending of the colors creates richness, depth and dimension to the image.
The exhibition runs till Dec. 13, and all works are available for sale.
The Esther Wells Collection gallery hours are from about 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. For more information, call (949) 494-2497 or visit www.estherwellscollection.
First Sundays hosts Presidio Brass
Laguna Beach Live! will present Presidio Brass in a free chamber music concert from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Laguna College of Art & Design.
Hailing from San Diego, Presidio Brass is a new force in American brass chamber music. The quintet will play classical and holiday selections.
Since fall 2007, Presidio has appeared nationally, presenting formal recitals as well as educational outreach programs throughout the United States. Members of the ensemble have been seen with major symphony orchestras, including the London and Los Angeles philharmonics and can be heard on soundtracks ranging from video games to major motion pictures.
First Sundays is a collaboration of Laguna College of Art & Design and Laguna Beach Live!, providing an afternoon of music and art at the college, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. The College Art Gallery opens at 2 p.m. with the exhibit “Magic & Merchandise: The Art of Collectibles.”
The concert is made possible by a grant from the lodging establishments and the city of Laguna Beach, and donations from the audience.
Winners of juried exhibition at city hall