In The Arts

May 19, 2011

Art on the beach Sunday

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is hosting Watercolors on the Beach on Sunday.

Held on Treasure Island Beach, artist September McGee will lead the beginner class. Participants will also get to tour the beach's tide pools and learn about ocean preservation.

To register for the class, e-mail or call (949) 363-4700.


Mia Moore at Laguna Presbyterian

Mia Moore, a familiar face at the Festival of the Arts and other local art venues, will showcase her work at Laguna Presbyterian Church on Sunday.


The piece, "Grace Lifts Me Over Mountains," was just installed in the Sanctuary. Docents will lead a tour of the new piece of artwork following the 10 a.m. worship service, along with the artist.

The painting uses paper, acrylic paint, stain and gold leaf, applied on a canvas. The antique documents were found during Moore's travels and include scraps of a 17th century bible, a prayer book and an illuminated manuscript.

The church, which is a historic Spanish colonial revival, had allocated funds for art work.

Laguna Presbyterian Church is at 415 Forest Ave.


— Compiled by Joanna Clay


Local's photo winner in Missouri

Laguna Beach resident Scott Gaw has won the "Picture Missouri" photo contest, according to a news release.

The Missouri Division of Tourism selected 20 finalists to be posted online and voted on by viewers. Two of Gaw's photos were selected as finalists with "Amish Afternoon" winning the popular vote and selected as the overall winner.

Born in Missouri, Scott has spent the last 20 years in Laguna Beach and is working as director of Worldwide Sales & Marketing for the Best Western Plus Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel, 1600 S. Coast Hwy.

"Working with Best Western has allowed me to travel across the globe but there is something special about the simple lifestyle of the Amish people," Gaw said in a statement. "Growing up next to one of their communities is a memory which keeps me grounded to what is really important in life. Living in the peaceful solitude of Laguna Beach and traveling abroad immersing myself in the local cultures has only deepened those feelings. Meeting people from all over the world has only increased my insight further enabling me to express myself through photography and other mediums."


College displays two Rodin groups

Laguna College of Art & Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road, will exhibit "Rodin's Figures" from July 11 to Sept. 23, according to a news release.

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