Rohrer closes doors

In The Arts

July 16, 2010
  • Naomi Grossman will perform a one-woman show, "Carnival Knowledge."
Naomi Grossman will perform a one-woman show, "Carnival… (Coastline Pilot )

After four years in Laguna Beach, Rohrer Fine Art has closed its doors permanently.

The upscale gallery, where a multi-million dollar sale of works by Monet and Degas made local history in 2007, has moved its wares to Palm Desert and a new location in Jackson, Wyo., according to gallery spokesman Carey Conklin.

"We are closing Rohrer Fine Art to focus our effort on developing unique art offerings and dynamic exhibitions at Heather James Fine Art," Conklin said. "With three fantastic galleries, two located in Palm Desert, Calif., and our newest in Jackson, Wyo., Heather James Fine Art features a wide breadth of art from blue chip to cutting-edge contemporary."

The Craftsman-style gallery at 346 N. Coast Hwy., which opened in 2006, has been up for lease for several months.

Mandarin hosts Chinese tea ceremony

Lifelong tea enthusiast and student of tea culture Linda Louie will host a Chinese tea ceremony from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Mandarin Fine Art Gallery, 1294 S. Coast Hwy., where she will share her knowledge about Pu-erh tea and her traveling experiences in pursuit of fine teas.


More than 1,700 years ago, in the high mountains of southwest Yunnan, the unique broadleaf variety of the tea plant, Camillia sinensis var. assamica, was first cultivated and harvested by the indigenous people of the region. To this day they practice the same time-honed methods that have bee used for centuries. Pu-erh tea is unlike any other tea in that as it ages, its flavor becomes enhanced.

For reservations, call (949) 376-9608. Seating is limited.

Jazz Wednesday with Coltrane and Cannonball

Laguna Beach Live! will feature Luther Hughes and the Cannonball-Coltrane Project from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Rose Garden of the Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy.

The former bassist to the late Gene Harris, Hughes has played bass with some of the biggest names in jazz over the past 30 years. Joined by Glenn Cashman and Bruce Babad on tenor sax, pianist Ed Czach and Paul Kriebich on drums, the group will play great jazz inspired by the music of Cannonball and Coltrane as well as new arrangements of some classic jazz standards.

Cost is $10, with food and beverages available for purchase. A light jacket is suggested at sun down. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Reservations for groups of eight or more may be made at (949) 715-9713. For more information, visit

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