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In The Arts

January 19, 2012
  • Sheryl Seltzer will lead a beginner-level printmaking class Saturday at Laguna Nursery.
Sheryl Seltzer will lead a beginner-level printmaking…

Printmaking class for beginners

The Laguna Outreach for Community Arts on Saturday morning will put on a printmaking class for beginners at the Laguna Nursery.

The 9:30 to 11 a.m. class will revolve around California natives and succulents, which will be introduced to the students by horticulturalist Ruben Flores. Instructor Sheryl Seltzer, a printmaking specialist, will teach the class, LOCA officials said in a news release. LOCA is a nonprofit coalition of artists, art educators and advocates that promotes arts education for people in the Laguna Beach area.

Supplies will be included and students will be able to go home with a completed print, the release said. Advanced registration is compulsory for the session, which costs $25 per student ages 16 and older. Those who are interested in signing up can register by going to http://www.LOCAarts.org, by sending an email to LOCAarts@yahoo.com, or phoning (949) 363-4700.

The Laguna Nursery is at 1370 S. Coast Hwy.

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New shows at Soka University

Opening receptions for two new exhibitions at Soka University, including a photographic show highlighting the wilderness in and around Laguna, will take place on the evening of Jan. 26 at the Aliso Viejo campus.

The simultaneous receptions are scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Founders Hall Art Gallery at Soka, 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo.

Ron Chilcote's show, "The Laguna Wilderness: Images and Impressions" features photographs taken by him over a 15-year period in the local wilderness. In his artist's statement, Chilcote said that many years of working in environmental conservation with the Laguna Greenbelt inspired him to put together the exhibit, which runs through May 11.

"As an activist photographer, I frequently take my camera into the field where it is possible to find peace and spirituality and to discover how to shape a commitment not only to preserving what is left of pristine nature but to finding the positive values of human existence," according to Chilcote's statement.

"My convictions have been shaped by personal experience, and my imagery seeks to capture the beauty that endures to the present...," he went on.

Chilcote's photographs will be shown on the gallery's second floor, while the other art show, "Cathy Breslaw: Transitions," will be displayed on the first floor. The show by Breslaw, who is a visual artist working in different genres, will also run through May 11.

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