Briefly In Education

June 18, 2010

MFA Thesis Exhibit

Laguna College of Art & Design is hosting the 2010 MFA Thesis Exhibitions now through Saturday and June 26 to July 10 at Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica.

The exhibit is a visual statement representing the culmination of each student's graduate painting research and contains of work that centers around their particular conceptual objectives. Major works from each artist's series will be exhibited in addition to drawings and small painted studies.


There will be an accompanying exhibition of current MFA students' work.

Members of the community, friends of the college, as well as collectors, gallery dealers and critics are invited to the opening receptions at the gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 26.

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Fine Arts for tots in July

Chabad Jewish Center of Laguna Beach, 30804 S. Coast Hwy., will host five "Fab Fine Arts Fridays" in July. Art and language teacher Tracey Belland lead kids ages 2 to 7 in two hours of exploring the great art masters through food, art and books.

Each Friday will focus on a different master of the arts. The month will begin with Magical Monet, and will also feature Jazzy Jackson Pollock, Powerful Picasso, Marvelous Matisse and will conclude with Wonderful Warhol.

Classes run from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $20 per child. To reserve a seat, call (949) 499-0770. For more information, visit

Father's Day dance tribute

"Miss Linda," Linda Haylett, will present the Laguna Beach Community Service Department's 8th annual Father's Day tribute at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Artists' Theatre, 625 Park Avenue.

"Rockin' Salute to Dads & Grandpas," a sequence of dances, each devoted to different types of dads, such as Disco Dad, Mambo Dad and Racetrack Dad, will feature singers and dancers ages 3 to 15, and will for the first time include the 18 month-old to 2-year-old Tiny Tiaras.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

Grapes for Grads winners recognized

The two student recipients of Grapes for Grads scholarships were recognized Tuesday at the Laguna Beach City Council meeting. Mayor Elizabeth Pearson, Grapes for Grads committee member, Rotarian and Chamber Board member John L. Campbell presented the scholarships on behalf of the Laguna Beach Rotary and the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce.

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