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In The Arts

February 10, 2011
  • Yibu's "Wading through the Water" at Mandarin Fine Art Gallery.
Yibu's "Wading through the Water" at… (Mandarin Fine Art…)

Irvine hosts college exhibit

The Laguna College of Art & Design MFA Faculty and Student Exhibition will open at 10 a.m. today at The Irvine Fine Arts Center, 14321 Yale Ave., Irvine. The exhibit will be on display through March 9. The painting and drawing exhibition depicts the MFA program's focus on technical, conceptual and pictorial issues related to representational art. A key feature of the program is the faculty mentors who help students' studio research. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission and parking are free.

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Film Society screens two films

The Laguna Beach Film Society will show "May I Be Frank," an award-winning documentary about a man who decides to turn his life around after years of excess and overindulgence, at 7 p.m. today at the Forum Theatre, 625 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets are $15 at the door.

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The society will screen an award-winning comedy, "Soul Kitchen," a German film about the business adventures of a restaurant owner, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the South Coast Cinemas in Laguna Beach. Tickets are $15 at the door; $10 for students with ID; free for society members. For $20, enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres before the screening at the Wells Fargo Bank Community Room. For more information, e-mail JoAnne Story at jstory@lagunaartmuseum.org.

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Marimba player headlines charity event

Marimba artist Bongani Sotshononda will perform at a charity event and live auction at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy. The event benefits the education and training of game rangers and preservation of endangered species in Africa. Guests will also have a chance to win a trip for two to South Africa, where they will enjoy a three-night stay at the Pezula Game Lodge. There is no cover charge. For more information, call (818) 491-6085.

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Game art exhibit at LCAD

Laguna College of Art & Design will feature "Phenomenon: A Juried Exhibition of Environments for Game Art," from Feb. 17 through March 10 at the college gallery, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. Featuring the works of students and professionals of all levels, the show will display 2-D and 3-D works using traditional or digital mediums. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited to a free student reception and awards event from 5 to 7 p.m. March 10. Parking is free.

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State Senate seeks art show entries

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