May 10, 2002
Suzie Harrison Art is everywhere in Laguna Beach. There are almost always art events and exhibits in Laguna, both inside and outside, day and night at museums and galleries. If you are lucky enough to be a first-grader at El Morro Elementary School, well, then art and artists will come to you. Laguna Outreach Community Arts has been going to city schools for more than two years and has been working on a mural project with Thurston Middle School for four years.
January 19, 2012
Printmaking class for beginners The Laguna Outreach for Community Arts on Saturday morning will put on a printmaking class for beginners at the Laguna Nursery. The 9:30 to 11 a.m. class will revolve around California natives and succulents, which will be introduced to the students by horticulturalist Ruben Flores. Instructor Sheryl Seltzer, a printmaking specialist, will teach the class, LOCA officials said in a news release. LOCA is a nonprofit coalition of artists, art educators and advocates that promotes arts education for people in the Laguna Beach area.
September 1, 2006
The Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, closes tonight, Sept. 1, with an acoustic rock concert by Yvonne Perea, who describes her music as "White Girl Blues," from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Complimentary art tours will be led at 2 and 4 p.m. A free printmaking workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the print demo booth, and wire sculpture is taught from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All workshops are free with paid admission....
July 25, 2003
Suzie Harrison Each week it's something different. Music. Printmaking. Watercolor. Collage. And by the end of the summer, children taking part in the Festival of Arts Youth Art Education Days should have a broad knowledge of art in its many forms. The program takes place every Wednesday through Aug. 20 and offers a chance for children to experience a different art medium every week. The program has been created through a partnership with Laguna Outreach Community Arts, the festival and No Square Theatre with both visual and performing arts represented, giving youth exposure to a wide range of activities.
June 8, 2009
The Muse — in all her many aspects — will take center stage this summer at the Irvine Bowl. The Pageant of the Masters tableaux vivants — “living pictures” — will be devoted to the personification of the source of an artist’s inspiration, with a twist. “In The Muse, we’re trying to dig deeper into the psyche to discover who or what motivates artists to create,” said Pageant Director Diane Challis Davy during a media preview Monday evening.
August 2, 2002
Suzie Harrison Smiles, laughter and enthusiasm in the classroom were the norm during a recent field trip to the Sawdust Festival. During the span of three days, 25 special education students from Dana Hills High School participated in a free workshop at the Festival. Classes are available, for students of any age, through the education program headed by Sawdust Board Member John Barber. "It's a great opportunity for kids that may not have a chance with art programs to make a pot or painting firsthand.
June 10, 2005
Suzie Harrison More than 100 local artists have donated artwork for tomorrow's 16th annual Collectors Choice event, Laguna College of Art & Design's biggest fundraiser of the year. "This year's event shows the generosity of our local artists, who donated 116 original pieces for the fundraiser to be successful," event chair and board member Terry Smith said. "They realize the artists of the future are being trained right here. It's the most incredible gift imaginable to do that."
August 28, 2009
As the summer season comes to a close, so will Laguna?s three world-famous art festivals. For those who haven?t yet made their way into the ?canyon of festivities? ? all within walking distance of each other on Laguna Canyon Road ? or for those who want to go back for more, the Sawdust, Festival of Arts and Art-A-Fair will host one last weekend of fun-filled activities before they close their curtains until 2010. Sawdust Festival ends Sunday At the Sawdust Festival, Director Cynthia Fung said the 2009 season was successful, with many highlights, and will keep the momentum going through Sunday with more exciting workshops and entertainment.
August 18, 2006
Record-breaking auctions at Sawdust The Sawdust Festival's two auctions last weekend both broke festival records. The Benevolence Fund auction grossed more than $18,000, making it the Sawdust's most successful in history; the Project Skimboard 2 auction experienced a nearly $8,000 increase over last year's auction, with a total gross of $26,000. The highest-priced item of the day — Jane Slowsky, Patty Slowsky-Enfield and John Enfield's "Honey Buns," a skimboard composed of fused glass and hardwoods — went for $3,200.