In The Arts

November 23, 2011
  • Beach paintings by Susan MacLeod will be on display at Starbucks, 108 North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, from Dec. 1-31.
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Get a peek at wreaths for auction

The Silver Blue & Gold jewelry gallery in Laguna Beach will show a preview of eight original Shanti wreaths to be auctioned off at the 14th annual Holiday Wreath Auction on Dec. 5.

Shanti Orange County is a nonprofit that reaches out to and provides services for people dealing with HIV and AIDS.

"We are excited about having Shanti Orange County here for World AIDS Day," Karin Worden, the gallery's owner said in a prepared statement. "The wreaths are done by local artists and businesses, and there are some very creative designs."

Silver Blue & Gold, which is in the Art Center at 1492 S. Coast Hwy., will host the preview from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1, according to a news release. Local artists, such as photographer Sue Chick, made the holiday wreaths by hand. A wreath contributed by the Tides Inn will be auctioned off along with gift certificates good for a one-night stay there or meals at Laguna restaurants.


On Dec. 5 at Mozambique Restaurant, 1740 S. Coast Hwy., 25 holiday wreaths will be auctioned off with proceeds going to Shanti OC. The auction, free and open to the public, will go from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information about Shanti, go to or call (949) 452-0888.


Artists help with center's food donation

At their group show in December, the Laguna Canyon Artists will be helping the Laguna Relief & Resource Center keep its pantry stocked with food.

The artists are putting together a canned-food drive for locals struggling in these economic times, according to a news release. The artists are asking people who plan to visiting their studios, 3251 Laguna Canyon Road, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3, to bring along non-perishable items. The Resource Center has a food pantry that supplies nearly 1,000 families monthly with groceries at no charge.

"We are honored to be present at this remarkable show," Andy Siegenfeld, chairman of the center, said in a prepared statement. "The artists' concerns for those in need is representative of our community's character."


Chamber music solo concert is Dec. 4

Harpist Leah Panos will perform a free concert on the first Sunday of December at the Laguna College of Art & Design.

The performance, presented by Laguna Beach Live!, is part of the First Sundays series, a partnership between Laguna Beach Live! and LCAD, according to a news release.

Panos will perform at 3 p.m. Dec. 4 in Studio 1, Laguna College of Art & Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road.

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