May 31, 2012
Survey says: In the May 25 story "Tackling traffic, bike path issues not an easy task," it should have read that Jane Egly started the Complete Streets Task Force. * Arts Community: In the May 25 Our Laguna column, Robert Hayden's title was incorrect. He is the board president for the Laguna Art Museum.
June 26, 2009
?Outraged? is as good a word as any to describe how the Laguna Beach art community feels upon learning of the sale of 18 California Impressionist works originally donated to the Laguna Art Museum many years ago and lost in a failed merger attempt with what is now the Orange County Museum of Art. The paintings sold by OCMA to an unnamed Laguna Beach collector include works by William Wendt and others who were instrumental in the founding of...
August 30, 2002
While celebrating the surf culture history, the Laguna Art Museum will be making history of its own. At dusk during next Thursday's First Art Walk at Picnic Beach at Heisler, Laguna Art Museum will be showing the surf classic "Gidget." It's the brainchild of Laguna Art Museum and the idea got great response from the Arts Commission months ago. Both city manager Ken Frank and arts coordinator Sian Poeschl don't believe an event like this has happened before.
November 11, 2008
I hope everyone saw the Huell Howser California Gold show on KCET public television this Saturday. What a bevy of Laguna Beach television stars, which included: Janet Blake of the Laguna Art Museum June Neptune of Tivoli Terrace Karl Warkomski of the Laguna Canyon Foundation John Cunningham, Michele Hunter, Dr. Richard Evans, and Helen Krugman of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center Ranger Barbara Norton John Bodrero of...
May 17, 2002
-- Mary A. Castillo Passport To Laguna is now on sale, giving residents and visiting art-lovers admission to the Art-A-Fair, Festival of Arts, Sawdust Festival and Laguna Art Museum. The passport can be purchased for $14 and does not have to be used the same day. It is good for one-time admission to each venue and will be honored throughout the festival from July 5 through Sept. 1. Free tram service is also available from June 28 through Sept. 1 and stops at all four of the art venues listed on the passport.
November 26, 2004
Laguna Art Museum is exhibiting "The OsCene: Contemporary Art and Culture in OC," "Jody Zellen: Other Places," "The Many Faces of Roger Armstrong" and "Surf Culture Redux " through Feb. 27. "The OsCene: Contemporary Art and Culture in Orange County," exhibit involves diverse media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, multi-media installations, video/film, sound/music, architecture, fashion and tattoo art....
December 6, 2012
The museum that William Wendt helped to create has taken in another of his works. Last week, the Laguna Art Museum announced it has added an untitled 1933 oil painting by Wendt to its collection. Montebello residents Robert and Shirley Foster, who received the painting from the estate of their friend Janet W. Wood, donated it to the museum because of Wendt's strong connection to Laguna Beach. The artist, who came to the United States from Germany in 1880, co-founded the Laguna Beach Art Assn.
May 20, 2005
Gene Felder Laguna Art Museum is a museum to be proud of and one worth maintaining and preserving for future generations. Over the years, the Laguna Art Museum has added to the cultural and educational life of our city and has helped ensure our identity as an "art colony" which contributes significantly to our economy. The Laguna Beach Art Association, founded in 1918, was the predecessor to the Laguna Art Museum. It was this seminal institution that spawned the Pageant of the Masters and the Festival of Arts among other important cultural organizations in Laguna, including the Art Institute of Southern California.