August 28, 2013
Following complaints about pedestrian safety on Laguna Canyon Road, Caltrans is planning to install a traffic signal in front of Laguna College of Art + Design. The signal system would replace the current flashing yellow light on the road outside the college's main campus, California Transporation Department spokesman David Richardson said. Caltrans is footing the bill for the project but the exact cost has not been determined, Richardson said. "There's a safety concern at this part of the road," college President Jonathan Burke said.
August 22, 2013
LCAD grads can look into others' lives Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) is participating in the 2013 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project, offering a look into the lives and careers of artists across the United States. In the fall, LCAD graduates should keep an eye out for an email invitation, which will enable them to share personal insights and contribute to national arts education. Once the survey is complete, alumni will be able to enter a site providing a peephole into the lives of other graduates — where they live and work, how much they earn and more.
August 20, 2013
Laguna Art Museum 307 Cliff Drive (949) 494-8971 http://www.lagunaartmuseum.org Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and Fridays through Sundays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays; and closed Wednesdays. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and active military. Children younger than 12 are admitted for free. The museum is closed on the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days. Through Sept. 29: "Faux Real," sculptures by 19 artists, and "ex•pose: beatriz da costa," a multimedia exhibit by the late artist.
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.
July 25, 2013
I was seeing green Saturday. The Sawdust Festival celebrated its sixth annual Green Day with activities for children and adults to raise awareness of the environment and how to protect it. Free green-themed classes and projects were held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at various locations throughout the grounds. Young early birds learned about bees and their essential place in the environment as pollinators that produce fruits as well as the flowers that brighten our lives. Whole Foods sponsored the Childrens' Art Spot, where kids, 4 and older, created a collaborative honeycomb structure and bees from recycled cardboard.