February 6, 2009
Cooper paintings on display at Wells Fargo Community Art Projects is presenting an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Gene Cooper. The series, “Artist’s Spaces,” will be on display through April 3 at the 2nd Floor Gallery, Wells Fargo Bank Building, 260 Ocean Ave. Cooper, a Laguna Beach resident, has had extensive experience in teaching, as a professor of modern French, American and Japanese art history. Retired in 2003, he has focused on painting on a daily basis.
August 17, 2007
Art history class includes field trips A new class in art history will be offered this fall through Laguna Beach Senior Services and Irvine Valley College Emeritus Institute. The course will include numerous field trips to local museums, art galleries and artist studios. Discussion topics will include the artist today, trends of art, art styles, art history, exhibits, the jury process, the psychology of art, artist lifestyles and the circle of individuals that assist artists including framers, printers, artist's representatives, appraisers and conservators.
July 30, 2004
College names interim president Helene Garrison has been appointed interim president of Laguna College of Art and Design, effective August 2004. President Alan Barkley is leaving Laguna Beach at the end of August to be the dean of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Connecticut. Garrison is one of the founding faculty at the college. She has designed academic programs and directed the local Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges accreditation report.
July 26, 2002
Suzie Harrison The Laguna Art Museum's new exhibit is perfect for the season. Artists from the beginning of the surf culture to now have captured their love of the sport in a variety of mediums. Some of their work will appear in Surf Culture: The Art history of Surfing through Oct. 6. "It may be the most comprehensive look at surfing ever. It's not just an exhibit, it is a whole series of events that are happening the entire summer to the last day," said Stuart Byer public relations director.
August 13, 2004
Send DATEBOOK items to the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot, P.O. Box 248, Laguna Beach, CA 92652; fax to 494-8979; call 494-4321 or e-mail coastlinepilot@ latimes.com. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. TODAY SURF CULTURE REDUX The Laguna Art Museum will present a reconfigured exhibit of the most well attended show in the museum's history, "Surf Culture -- The Art History of Surfing." The exhibition will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday through Oct. 2 at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive.
September 30, 2005
ART WALK Join more than 40 galleries throughout Laguna Beach on Thursday for a festive cultural evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Free shuttle service starts from the Laguna Art Museum at 6:15 and runs until 9. Information: www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com or (949) 683-6871. The next Art Walk will be Oct. 6. First Thursday's Art Walk and CaDance Festival present two performances that combine art and dance: Francisco Gella and Miho Morinoue perform improvisational movement and music at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the garden at Richard MacDonald Gallery/Dawson Cole Fine Art, 326 Glenneyre St. Beth Bartholomew, Lynn Barre and Francisco Gella perform with video projection of a 23-minute dance film, "Kamera 1/Kamera 2," directed by Talal Al-Muhanna, at 8 p.m. at Contemporary Chinese Fine Art, 1099 S. Coast Highway.
July 11, 2012
I had Playboy. My boys have Laguna Beach art. It's OK. It relieves me of my fatherly duties, which, let's face it, are sometimes painfully awkward. Besides, my boys cringe whenever I play dad anyway. Like Saturday night and the opening of the Pageant of the Masters. They hate it when I don't tell them where we are going. When I say it's a "surprise," they know it's going to be "some stupid art thing. " "But it will have naked women," I said, trying to find parking. They mumbled something from the back seat, then chuckled.
April 9, 2004
Suzie Harrison Surrounded by a society that often makes art class the first to go in public education, Laguna Beach High students not only have instruction available, they have a bonus hands-on program through Laguna Outreach Community Arts. Professional artists like Hedy Buzan-Williamson visit the school for eight-days of intensive lessons on a variety of methods. The program is in conjunction with the students' regular curriculum overseen by Art Department Chair Peter Tiner.