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In The Arts

April 05, 2012
  • Gallery Q Coordinator Judy Baker, with Festival of Arts Foundation Vice-President John Campbell, Gallery Q director Carole Zavala and Mayor Jane Egly at the Susi Q on March 29 for the 55  Art Exhibit opening reception and awards ceremony.
Gallery Q Coordinator Judy Baker, with Festival of Arts…

21 groups to split Festival grant money

The Festival of Arts Foundation will disburse $116,000 in grants to 21 Laguna Beach nonprofits, FoA Foundation officials announced this week.

The groups that will split the money are: ART4KIDS Inc., the Laguna College of Art & Design, five programs at Laguna Beach High School — art, band boosters, ceramics, dance and performing arts — Laguna Beach Schools Performing Arts Boosters, the Laguna Beach Chorale, Laguna Beach Live!, Laguna Beach Seniors, the Laguna Dance Festival, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn., LagunaTunes Inc., No Square Theatre, the Festival of Arts, the Laguna Outreach for Community Arts, the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, the Laguna Community Concert Band, the Laguna Playhouse and the Top of the World PTA, according to the news release.

"The Festival of Arts Foundation feels that art appreciation and the development of one's artistic skills should start at an early age," FoA Foundation President Scott Moore said in a prepared statement. "The majority of the foundation's grants are focused on the youth of our community, and it is the foundation's hope that we are seeding programs that will begin to nourish these young minds."

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Laguna Beach Seniors announced separately that the FoA Foundation awarded it $2,000 to support its Susi Q arts program.

"We are so pleased to partner with the Festival of Arts Foundation to encourage the work of our town's many gifted artists and grateful for this important show of support," Nadia Babayi, the nonprofit's executive director, said in a prepared statement. "Shows include work by talented amateur artists and may also include work by well-known and experienced professional artists from Laguna Beach and south Orange County."

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Calling all poets

It's National Poetry Month, and the Laguna Beach Library is taking entries for its 14th annual Poetry Contest through April 30.

Entrants may submit up to three poems. Email poems as Word document attachments to lagunalibrarypoetry@yahoo.com and include a name, address, phone number, grade level or age.

Prospective contestants can also come to the library, 363 Glenneyre St., to fill out entry forms and submit their entries. The contest, broken into categories ranging from pre-kindergarten to adult, will culminate in an awards ceremony in June.

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Artist documentary to screen Wednesday

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