We are very excited to have Luc join the illustration program," Michael Savas, illustration chairman, said in a statement. "Many of our students are interested in working in areas of entertainment illustration. Luc's extensive range of professional knowledge and artistic expertise will be a valuable asset to the college."
Mark van Langeveld joins the Game Art department with experience that includes designing and directing interactive music videos, working on video games and teaching computer graphics for more than 20 years.
"Great faculty make for great students, and we are proud to have so many esteemed instructors, who are leaders in their fields and choose to teach at LCAD," President Jonathan Burke said in a statement.
Art workshop at marine mammal center
Laguna Outreach for Community Arts is hosting Marine Mammal Studios from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.
The art workshop includes a tour of the facility, where participants can view seals and sea lions up close.
Artist Mike Tauber will teach a painting and collage class. All the supplies are provided.
The cost is $20 for adults and $15 for kids 6-18 who are accompanied by an adult.
To register, call (949) 363-4700 or email LOCAarts@yahoo.com. For more information, visit http://www.locaarts.org.
Wendt Gallery to close Laguna location
Wendt Gallery announced it will close its Coast Highway location this month.
The gallery has been in Laguna Beach for 10 years.
Its international locations in New York, Vienna and Singapore will stay open, according to a news release.
The gallery's lease is expiring, and the owners opted not to renew, Wendt Vice President Serina Manqueros said in a statement.
"We have enjoyed our 10 years in Laguna, and have been fortunate to have had a very a successful run during our time here," Manqueros said. "…we would like to focus our energy on our current further expansion into the Asian marketplace."
Artist reception for Caroline Zimmermann
Gallery McCollum will be host to Caroline Zimmermann's "Terroir: A Sense of Place" exhibit.
An artist reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the gallery, 206 N. Coast Hwy.
Appetizers, drinks and music will be provided.
To RSVP, call (949) 497-4027. For more information, visit http://www.gallerymccollum.com.
— Kelly Parker