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By Joanna Clay, | April 21, 2011
After two weeks of pressure to restore a beloved mural painted by Laguna College of Art & Design students and faculty, the Laguna Canyon Winery has announced it is raising funds to replace the public art. This could mean "goodbye" to what remains, a plain gray wall on Laguna Canyon Road. The winery has called the situation a misunderstanding. They believed the mural, said to be the largest in Orange County, was on private property. Property owner Steve Henry said previously that their lease agreement noted the dual ownership of the mural by Henry, the city and the college.
By Joanna Clay, | April 7, 2011
Drivers on Laguna Canyon Road may have noticed that an Orange County landmark is missing. The Laguna College of Art & Design mural that donned the side of the Laguna Canyon Winery is now a plain gray wall. The mural was painted over by the winery owner who apparently did not realize its significance. The mural was one of six in the city designed and painted by LCAD students in 2003. It was the largest mural by the college and in Orange County, mural instructor Mia Tavonatti said.
By Bryce Alderton | August 8, 2013
Laguna College of Art + Design students will soon get a new space to show off their work - in downtown Laguna Beach. The Planning Commission unanimously approved at its regular meeting Wednesday night Firebrand Media chairman Allan Simon's proposal to turn a 5,640-square-foot, two-story space at 225 Forest Ave. into an art gallery downstairs and an e-commerce hub upstairs. Community members gave glowing recommendations for the project, which will be operated by Firebrand in partnership with the design college.
May 18, 2007
Laguna College of Art & Design sent 50 graduates off into the world on May 14. Marine life artist Wyland was the guest speaker at the commencement ceremony. He was also honored by the college with an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts, although the college only offers bachelor and master degrees to its students. The Laguna College of Art & Design Class of 2007 is as follows: Ulysses Albert, Mayte Aristondo, Louisa Benhissen, Shelly Birch, Ryann Brady, Eddie Brisco, Jessica Bulinski, Norwood Cole, Maliah Coolidge, Christopher Corona, Henry Cram, Tam Doan, Christian Enns, Scott Gordon, Anna Harrah, Youseff Hassanein, Amber Henry, Corie Hinton, Steven Huerta, Lindsey Jaggers, Lisa Johnston, Min Kim, Si Ko, Erik Kowalski, Khoa Le, Tony Lemos, Ian Liu, Daina Mattis, Aubrey Mennella, Matthew Nishi, Julie Papple, Amelie Pourtau, Josh Reed, Kathleen Schmid, Tyler Siegel, Cassandra Siemon, Errol Silverstein, Nickole Squires, Catie Staley, Adrienne Stein, Winston Suk, Adam Sweet, Noah Thomas, Haiyun Tung, Galina Vishnevski, and Matthew Zumberge.
February 16, 2007
The Laguna College of Art & Design will host works from this year's Color It Orange, the county's most extensive youth art exhibition, from March 18-25. Now in its 33rd year, Color It Orange's opening reception and scholarship award ceremony will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 18. It is open to the public at no charge, and ample free parking is available. The annual juried exhibition is of Orange County public and private school students from kindergarten through grade 12, and includes individual entries.
May 30, 2013
Kevin Cartwright joined the Laguna College of Art & Design as its new director of development. With a track record that includes stints at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, Chapman University and MIND Research Institute, Cartwright has experience with capital and endowment campaigns. At the college, he has assisted development staff on issues like the annual fund and a strategic development plan. The position was advertised nationwide, and Cartwright emerged the frontrunner from a list of 50 applicants, according to a news release.
May 6, 2005
Author Daniel Pink will be the featured speaker at the Laguna College of Art & Design's graduation ceremonies Monday, May 16. In addition, the college's studios will exhibit graduating seniors' work, with a special project on display in the main gallery. Pink will address the notion of "The MFA as the new MBA". The author contends that the last few decades have belonged to people with certain skills -- such as computer, legal and finance, but that is changing.
March 17, 2006
Stone-carving workshop Laguna College of Art and Design is offering a 10-week stone-carving workshop 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, from April 1 through June 3. All skill levels are welcome. A fee of $300 for instruction and materials is required. The workshop will be held outdoors on the campus at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. Information: Jennifer Daniels (949) 376-6000 ext. 233. Gallery awards trips to China Laguna College of Art and Design students Nicholas Enevoldson and Caroline Peters are the recipients of the annual Passport to China scholarships awarded by the Contemporary Fine Art Gallery.
By Candice Baker | February 8, 2007
For Dennis Power, it really is all about who you know. Power, the president of the Laguna College of Art & Design, turned a chat at an art reception into a whirlwind plot involving two renowned art schools, a trans-Atlantic flight and a real princess. It culminated last month, when college officials announced a new partnership with the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Power had spoken with colleague Robert Emmons, a past president of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art board of trustees.
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