In The Arts

September 30, 2010

Learn about marine mammals

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach is launching a series of art workshops with a message about the environment.

The next workshop will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, when adults and children 6 and older can see the seals and sea lions up close on a docent-led tour, and then create a marine mammal during an art class with Laguna Outreach of Community Arts artist Joan Corman.


Finished art can be taken home and all supplies are included. Cost is $20 for adults, $15 for kids ages 6-17 accompanied by an adult. To register, call (949) 363-4700. Free parking on-site.

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Closing the shack down

Laguna Art Museum will host an "Art Shack" open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday before it closes the shack down for good.

The exhibit, presented by Hurley and curated by Greg Escalante, features artists who combine art and architecture through displays of surf shacks, tattoo huts, retro shanties and more.

The open house will feature select artists including Escalante, Wolfgang Bloch and Liz McGrath, who will give tours of their shacks and answer questions about their work.

The event is free for Museum members, and free for non-members with paid admission. No reservations necessary. For more information, contact Jackie Bunge at (949) 494-8971 ext. 207.


First Sundays concert series

Laguna Beach Live! will present chamber group Ceora Winds from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday as the first in its "First Sundays" concert series, which will run through May at the Laguna College of Art & Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road.

LCAD will feature a new exhibit, "Moving Violations: Subversive Animation Art" prior to the concert at 2 p.m. at the gallery.

Composed of flutist Michelle Matsumune, clarinetist Heather Millette and bassoonist Christin Webb, Ceora Winds has performed throughout Southern California and across the country in concert halls, churches, cocktail parties and coffee shops for the last decade.

The trio plays everything from classical standards to jazz arrangements.


My Artist Loft workshop

My Artist Loft, an art education business established earlier this year by painter and photographer Mary Gulino, will offer its first afternoon weekday workshop from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Drive, where Gulino will teach aspiring photographers how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements.

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