December 18, 2009
Pageant of the Masters casting call The 2010 Pageant of the Masters is looking for people who can stand very still for 90 seconds. Men, women and children are needed to volunteer for summer?s show, ?Eat, Drink and Be Merry.? People of all sizes and ages are needed to be cast members in the presentation of tableaux vivants or ?living pictures.? Casting call will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 9, 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 10, and 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road.
June 5, 2008
Although it serves first- through fourth-graders, the final meeting of the year for Community Learning Center (CLC) was abuzz with the excited energy of high school students. Students who had been part of the alternative program in their elementary-school years were invited by CLC teachers Laia Hansen and Cheryl Beehan to return to the campus and open a pair of “time capsules” that had been sealed in 2000. Much was made at the time of the changeover to a new millennium, and as a creative writing exercise typical of CLC’s fun, hands-on learning style, the children wrote their predictions and aspirations on posters.
December 23, 2005
Twenty years of posters from the Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts on display.A retrospective of Festival of Arts posters from the past 20 years is being presented at the downtown Laguna Beach Wells Fargo Bank through Jan. 20. The poster exhibit reflects not only the history of the festival but also that of Laguna Beach. Included are Armen Gasparian's 1982 depiction of Crystal Cove and a more recent painting of the same subject by Michael Obermeyer. Other posters include reproductions of paintings by Brenda Bredvik, Sandra Jones Campbell, Dagmar Chaplin, Clarence Hinkle, Michael Jacques, Kathy Jones, Mark Kerckhoff, Roger Kuntz and others.
November 4, 2005
Iconic painter shaped one of the most distinctive styles in modern popular culture. He visits Laguna Beach today.Even if you don't know who he is, you know his work. Its vibrant, Day-Glo colors and swirling bold lines have been on album covers, magazines, book jackets, countless posters and even on the first 10-cent stamp. He's painted for five presidents and six Super Bowls. A survey of artist and designer Peter Max's career is like looking at a pop biography of what it means to be an American.
May 6, 2005
Laguna Beach County Water District held its annual poster contest for the water awareness month of May. More than 140 submissions were received from first through fifth-grade Laguna students. This year's theme was "Be Water Smart! Laguna Beach Digs Water-Wise Gardens." The top six contestants included Anna Heitmann, Tomora O'Hara, Dina Romeo and Peighton McRobie from El Morro Elementary School, and Makenzie Fischer and Julian Rymar from Top of the World Elementary School.
January 21, 2005
Jamie Swintek's fifth-grade class has been learning about the 13 Colonies, and created some posters relating to the American Revolution. The El Morro Elementary School students studied the art of persuasive posters meant to recruit men to fight in the war. The posters are being displayed on the social studies and language arts bulletin boards. 1) From left, Ben Lindsay and Jackson Yamasaki, pictured to the left, both 10, hold their poster decrying taxation by the British.
June 25, 2004
Barbara Diamond With the future of the Pottery Shack up in the air, needleworkers may be interested in the canvases offered by Strands and Stitches on South Coast Highway. "We have an 8- by 6-inch canvas of the Pottery Shack, painted by Candace Mittman and long-time artist Shay Robb is coming out with an 12- by 12-inch canvas," said Carol Harrison, one of the five owners of Strands and Stitches. Other local scenes captured on canvas include the Sawdust Festival, Las Brisas, Hotel Laguna, Date Shack, an overview of Crystal Cove cabins, the Cottage restaurant, Greeter's Corner and Forest Avenue.
December 5, 2003
Suzie Harrison Laguna Beach High School students and the Laguna Beach HIV advisory committee came together with locals to remember loved ones and spread awareness for World AIDS Day on Monday. HIV Advisory Committee chairperson Kim de St. Paer contacted Laguna Beach High School teacher Kerry Pellow to see if her desktop publishing and digital media classes would like to participate. "Kim called and said we know you've done the World AIDS Day posters in the past -- we would love if you could do them again," Pellow said.