In The Arts

November 04, 2010
  • Kathe Choate debuts at Cove Gallery.
Kathe Choate debuts at Cove Gallery. (Coastline Pilot )

On the same page with Father Boyle

Father Gregory Boyle will give a presentation about his new book, "Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion," at 7 tonight at the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.

The book, a compilation of essays about the work Boyle has done to help Los Angeles gang members begin a new life, is the latest addition to Latitude 33 Bookshop's "Laguna on the Same Page" program, which aims to bring the community together to read and discuss great books.

The bookshop invites the community to read Boyle's book, of which a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Homeboy Industries, Boyle's organization, and to hear him speak.

Artists open their studios

Artist Open Studios begins Saturday, an opportunity to peer into the creative spaces of Laguna's painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramicists, printmaker, glass, fiber and jewelry artists, and buy local art from the source.


The City's Arts Commission-sponsored event takes place on the first Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 40 artist studios will be open for self-guided tours.

For more information, call (949) 497-0722 or visit for a complete list of participating artists and map.

Holiday party at Cove Gallery

The public is invited to attend a special Holiday Reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at The Cove Gallery, at 1492 S. Coast Hwy. in Laguna's "Hip & Historic" District.

The event will serve up exotic European chocolates and champagne, collections by painter Farshid Babazadeh and ceramicist John Steenhoven Babazadeh whose works will be on display for the month of November as well an opportunity for patrons to chat with these exhibiting artists and discuss their work.

The Gallery will also introduce painter Kathe Choate, who recently replaced Jeanne Baer after her retirement.

Choate was born and raised in England but has spent most of her life in Southern California, where she draws much of her inspiration from play of color and light in nature, the California coastline, and the English countryside. Among her recent works are 30" x 30" single roses.

For more information, call (949) 494-1878 or visit

Mohan Bhasker at Artist Eye Gallery

Laguna physician and photographer, Dr. Mohan Bhasker will feature his recent works, "Splendors of the World," through Nov. 30 at Artist Eye Gallery, 1294-A S. Coast Hwy.

An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

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