In The Arts

September 15, 2011
  • Artist N.C. Swan is a featured artist at Artist Eye Laguna Gallery.
Artist N.C. Swan is a featured artist at Artist Eye Laguna… (Courtesy N.C. Swan,…)

'Audible art' can be seen, heard at Artist Eye

Artist N.C. Swan is proving that art can be as much about sound as it is about seeing.

A reception for Swan and her "audible art" will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Artist Eye Laguna Gallery, 1294-A S. Coast Hwy.

The idea of audible art came to her while she was painting a group of birds, according to a news release from the gallery. She thought incorporating the sounds of the bird chirping and chattering would add a new dimension to the painting.

She expanded this idea into her award-winning wave paintings, where viewers can press a button on the frame to hear sounds of waves and sea gulls.

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Festival accepting applicants for next summer

The Festival of Arts is now accepting artist applications for the 2012 festival season.

Interested artists must submit a CD with three images of sample work in each medium and a completed application to the Festival of Arts by 4 p.m. Oct. 28.


Only artists who reside in select Orange County cities are eligible to apply, and they must show proof that they have lived in the city for at least one year before prior to Oct. 28. For a full list of eligible cities, visit

Jurying fees are $50 per medium artists apply for.

To learn more about the application process and the Festival of Arts, artists may attend a free seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Forum Theatre on the festival grounds. For more information, call (949) 464-4234.


AR4T Gallery show features snowboarder

Snowboarder and artist Zac Marben will have his first solo exhibition at the AR4T Gallery from Saturday to Oct. 2.

An opening reception will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the gallery, 210 N. Coast Hwy. The reception will include music from El Mysterioso and Dano Forte's Juke Joint Freak Show.

Marben's work features paint, ink and paper-incorporated works, according to a news release.

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Moonlight Masquerade is Oct. 29

The Laguna Playhouse will hold its third annual Moonlight Masquerade at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Tivoli Too.

The Halloween party doubles as a fundraiser for the Playhouse. The evening includes music by the All Stars Live band, drinks, a buffet dinner, costume contests, a silent auction and tricks and treats, according to a news release from the Playhouse.

"You're guaranteed to be tricked, treated, spooked and frightfully entertained!" co-chairwomen Deborah Mayhew and Heidi Miller said in a statement.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Some individual tickets will be sold for $125.

For more information, contact Leslie Ann Mogul at or (949) 497-2787 ext. 217.


—Kelly Parker

Twitter: @KellyParkerTCN

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