Artcetera

Art Walk

Join member galleries from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of each month for a festive cultural evening. The next Art Walk is Thursday. Asterisk [*] denotes participating galleries.

The premiere of "Eye View - the Laguna Beach Art Collection (Part II)" will be presented by the City of Laguna Beach from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at [seven-degrees]:. This documentary film is about six Laguna Beach artists and their inspiration in creating public art pieces for the city.

Dedicated shuttle service starting at 6:15 p.m. from the Laguna Art Museum at the corner of North Coast Highway and Cliff Drive, and Bluebird Center, 1590 S. Coast Hwy. Shuttles run until 8:45 p.m.

First Thursdays Art Walk is funded by member galleries, lodging establishments and the city. For more information call (949) 683-6871 or visit http://www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com.

*Laguna Art Museum

307 Cliff Drive

(949) 494-8971

http://www.lagunaartmuseum.org

Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Open until 9 p.m. during First Thursdays Art Walk. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students and active military. Children younger than 12 are admitted for free. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days. Free admission on First Thursdays Art Walk nights.

Current show:

Closing Sunday: "Art Shack": 31 California artists create architectural environments. Open house 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday with artists in attendance.

"Artists in California, Early Twentieth Century," select works from Northern and Southern California artists

Closing Sunday: "Mud Houses and Bird Shacks," Laguna Beach dwellings interpreted by Festival of Arts studentsSpecial events:

Oct. 10 to 17: Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn. will host the 12th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational.

LAGUNA CANYON

GALLERIES

Laguna Canyon Artists

3251 Laguna Canyon Road

http://www.LagunaCanyonArtists.com

*Laguna College of Art & Design

2222 Laguna Canyon Road

(949) 376-6000

http://www.lagunacollege.edu

Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission free.

"Moving Violations: Subversive Animation Art," gag animation drawings.

*[seven-degrees] gallery

891 Laguna Canyon Road

(949) 376-1555

http://www.seven-degrees.com

A collective exhibition featuring artists Troy Poeschl, Gerard Basil Stripling, Sian Poeschl and Naomi Schoenherr.

5 to 6 p.m. Thursday: "Eye View - the Laguna Beach Art Collection (Part II)."

7:30 p.m. Thursday: The PGK Project presents "Streams," a dance performance in conjunction with the Laguna Dance Festival.

Southern California Artists Assn.

3251 Laguna Canyon Road F3

(949) 715-6767

http://www.socalartists.org

Stara d' Arts Gallery/Showroom

3305 Laguna Canyon Road

(949) 376-9800

http://www.staradarts.com

Hand-picked artifacts from around the globe.

NORTH COAST

HIGHWAY GALLERIES

484 North Gallery

484 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-4578

Open noon to 6 p.m. daily

Original paintings and vintage prints

*210 AR4T — Artists Republic for Tomorrow

210 N. Coast Hwy.

Ar4t.com

Multi-media gallery featuring fine art from the world of youth culture.

"Straight to the Head." Solo show from Jackson Hole, Wyoming artist Mike Parillo.

*Arin Contemporary Art

350-352 N. Coast Hwy.

http://www.arincontemporary.com

Bradley Corman: New Work; and Cara Cole: "An Immortality of Bliss." Concurrent solo exhibitions through October.

*Edenhurst Gallery

305 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-9222

http://www.edenhurstgallery.com

One of California's premiere dealers in historic Early California paintings, celebrating its 25th year. Guy Rose, Joseph Kleitsch, William Wendt, Granville Redmond, Edgar Payne, Maynard Dixon, Maurice Braun, as well as fine contemporary California Art Club artists.

Essence Gallery

346 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-8224

Eclectic contemporary art.

Gallery McCollum

206 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-4027

http://www.gallerymccollum.com

*Sue Greenwood Fine Art

330 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-0669

suegreenwoodfineart.com

Art Walk reception, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Dana DeKalb, solo exhibition.

*JoAnneArtman Gallery

326 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 510-5481

http://www.joannartmangallery.com

Opening today: "Women on the Verge" featuring work by Jane Richlovsky, Laura Ross-Paul, and Brooke Shaden. Reception, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. RSVP by Oct. 9.

*Laguna North Gallery

376 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-4324

Art Walk reception 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday : Hosted by Kevin Davidson (watercolors) and April Raber (oils). Watercolor demonstration by Storm Case.

*Lu Martin Galleries

372 N. Coast Hwy.

Open daily

(949) 494-8074

http://www.LuMartinGalleries.com

Featuring original paintings, traditional and contemporary, by 16 regional and international artists including new sea and landscapes by Alfredo Gomez, Teddy bear still-life by Lu Martin, and contemporary figuratives by our newest artist, Gaylord Soli.

*Marion Meyer Contemporary Art

354 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-5442

http://www.marionmeyergallery.com

"Emotional Emersion Collective." Jon Seeman's dynamic, bold steel sculptures interconnect and enhance the movement and motion and create a powerful dialogue with paintings by Eva Carter, Paula Schoen, Quim Bove and others on display in the newly remodeled space.

6:15 p.m. Thursday: Laguna Dance Festival presents "Aria," a trio of movement danced to the music of J.S. Bach.

*Quorum Art Gallery

374 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-4422

Veronica Kortz, the most recent of 12 artists, strives to capture beauty, light and mystery of nature, life and love in her unique, expressive, impressionistic oil paintings.

*Sandstone Gallery

384A N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-6775

Open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Monday and Tuesday by appointment.

http://www.sandstonegallery.com

6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Artist reception for "Passpartout," digital mixed media imagery by Marjorie Sanders, with guest artists Sunny Kim and Wai-Sin Tong-Darbonne. Regular exhibitors include Marge Chapman, Jennifer Griffiths, Howard Hitchcock, Anne Moore and Lynn Welker.

Schaar Art Studio

305 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-7289

Call for appointment

http://www.schaargalleries.com

*Studio 7 Gallery

384 N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-1080

http://www.studio7gallery.com

Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Art Walk reception 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Party with award winning plein air artists giving oil painting demonstrations plus live music.

*Whelan Galleries

353 N. Coast Hwy. No. A

(949) 494-5076

http://www.whelanartgalleries.com

Showcasing original fine art oil paintings and rare classic book cover illustrations created by internationally known artist, Patrick Whelan. Sculpture by Leon Richman.

*Annette Wimmer Fine Art

238 N. Coast Hwy.

annettewimmer.com

(949) 494-3700

Featuring original work and limited edition giclees by fantastic realist painter Annette Wimmer.

During First Thursday's Art Walk, watch the artist paint.

Len Wood's Indian Territory Inc.

305-D N. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-5747

http://www.indianterritory.com

DOWNTOWN LAGUNA GALLERIES

*Art Cube Gallery

266 Forest Ave.

(949) 376-8800

http://www.artcubegallery.com

"All Blue" group show to benefit Pacific Marine Mammal Center. See gallery website for more information.

BC Space Gallery

235 Forest Ave.

(949) 497-1880

bcspace@mol.net

Gallery open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, other hours by appointment.

Peter Blake Gallery

435 Ocean Ave.

(949) 376-9994

peterblakegallery.com

Fall Selections: Recent work from gallery artists.

Coffin/Fulton Fine Art

301 Forest Ave. (upstairs)

(949) 497-2214

Figurative and landscape work by A. Jane Fulton and Lesanne Coffin.

David & Sons Fine Art

451 S. Coast Hwy.

(714) 878-4583

Estate of California artist Hendrik Grice (1914-1983), featuring his original abstracts from the 1970s.

*Dawson Cole Fine Art

326 Glenneyre St.

(949) 497-4988

http://www.dawsoncolefineart.com

Recent works of original oil paintings by renowned plein air painter Jim Lamb.

7 p.m. Thursday: Laguna Dance Festival presents "The Dusted Coil," DTM2 Improvisation Ensemble.

DeBilzan Gallery

224 Forest Ave.

(949) 494-2406 or (727) 804-7649

Featuring works by abstract expressionist William DeBilzan.

Endangered Planet Gallery

384 Forest Ave., Suite 13

Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

(949) 497-5690

http://www.endangeredplanet.org

"Grounded," curated by Tony Clark.

Fingerhut Gallery

210A Forest Ave.

(949) 376-6410

Artwork by current and 20th century masters.

Kush Fine Art

265 Forest Ave.

(949) 376-8017

http://www.kushlaguna.com

Featuring the original oils, limited edition giclees on canvas and sculptures of Vladimir Kush and eight other artists.

Laguna Art Group

570 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-1860

LagunaArt.com

*Clark Little Gallery

550 S. Coast Hwy.

http://www.clarklittlephotography.com

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Featuring surfing photography by Clark Little.

6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Join us for some delicious Island style appetizers.

William Merrill Gallery

611 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 464-0067

Miranda Galleries

417 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-4491

http://www.mirandagalleries.com

Miranda Galleries features international and contemporary artwork from all over the world, including an extensive collection of sculpture, fine art glass and works on canvas, as well as paper.

Pacific Edge Gallery

540 S. Coast Hwy., No. 112

(949) 494-0491

"Small Wonders," a new collection of miniature oils by Tom Swimm.

The Signature Gallery Laguna

220 Forest Ave.

(949) 376-4244

http://www.thesignaturegallery.com

Featuring contemporary masters and emerging talents.

Surf Gallery

911 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-9155

*Swenson Fine Art

460 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-1122

http://www.swensonfineart.com

Contemporary fine art gallery with a mixture of styles ranging from abstract to expressionism to realism. Also showcasing three-dimensional artists, working mainly in glass, wood and ceramic.

October: Presenting two female artists: Colón, oil on panel with resin; and M. Rose, sand cast glass sculpture.

*Townley Gallery

570 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-1860

townleygallery.com

New works by artist Shane Townley.

6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Art Walk reception hors d'oeuvres and wine tasting sponsored by the Fine Art Shopping and Network Group.

Viszolay Gallery

577 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-0951

Oil paintings of Hawaii, and Laguna Beach, Catalina and other Southern California scenes by artist-in-residence Walter Viszolay. Reproductions available.

Wells Fargo Bank

260 Ocean Ave.

(949) 494-1145

Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn. All Member Exhibition sponsored by Community Art Project, in the 2nd floor gallery through Nov. 23. Also, the Festival of Arts presents the top-scoring artists from the 2010 summer season in the 3rd floor gallery, through Nov. 15.

Whitney Gallery

305 Forest Ave.

(949) 497-4322

Open daily.

http://www.marcwhitney.com

SOUTH COAST

HIGHWAY GALLERIES

*Artist Eye Laguna Gallery

1294-A S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-5898

http://www.artisteyelagunagallery.com

Artist Eye Laguna Gallery features the works of 18 award-winning Southern California artists. The gallery exhibits a variety of media including watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, photography, sculpture and jewelry.

*Bluebird Gallery

1540 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-5377

Specializing in California Impressionist paintings. Featuring work by Felice Hrovat, Mark Cummings, Doug Stotts, William Dorsey, Joseph Aaron, George Gallo, Elaine Hughes, Stephen Schlanser and Mike Brennan.

*La Bottega Dell'Acquaforte

1590 S. Coast Hwy.

http://www.italianetchings.com

(949) 497-6690

Presenting a large variety of original etchings by internationally recognized Italian artists including Faraoni, Cacciarini, Orselli, Zaliani, Ceschin, Zec, Piazza, Petro, etc. Sculptures by Marie-Pierre Philippe-Lohezic, Chris Schulz, Edward Eyth. Guest artists Carla Carli Mazzucato, Italy; and Boril Radoykov, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

*Larry Christy Studio Gallery

1496 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 463-4414

http://www.larrychristy.com

Featuring large field color abstract acrylics on canvas. Works matted on watercolor paper include seascapes, landscapes and figurative. Also featuring pen, charcoal and wash, and still-life drawings.

Coolsville – Roark's Studio Gallery

2894 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-2048

http://www.coolsville.com

Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday by appointment.

Specializing in underwater photography, "Liquescent" (becoming liquid), of dancers and more, by Roark Gourley. Also contemporary paintings and sculpture by Roark and Michelle Gourley, featured in such collections as the Wynn Encore.

*The Cottage Gallery

1524 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-8932

New pieces offering a variety in composition, medium, and style.

*Cove Gallery

1492 S. Coast Hwy. No. 8

(949) 494-1878

Sculptor Berry You displays his metaphysical impressions. Painter Farshid Babazadeh shows his "by nature" inspired work.

*DeMossa Gallery

1294-D S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-9229

Open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Paintings by Todd Willamson.

*DeRu's Fine Arts

1590 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-3785

http://www.derusfinearts.com

New Paintings by David Chapple, contemporary landscapes. Artist in attendance during Art Walk, plus live music and refreshments.

Diana Ferrone Gallery

1999 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 715-1842

http://www.dianaferrone.com

*Gallery H

1294-B S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-5578

http://www.artsellers.com

An eclectic collection of both modern masters and local artists combined. Dali, Vasarely, Erte, Chagall, Miro, Otterbach, Metzger and Pike. Artwork changing monthly.

Joseph Wise Fine Art Gallery

1550 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-7902

Presenting dynamic contemporary and modern art, frescos and oil paintings; indoor and outdoor serpentine stone sculpture. Commissioned creations available for corporate and residential venues.

Kuhnert's Art Gallery

1493 Glenneyre St.

(949) 494-0676

Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment

http://www.kuhnertsartgallery.com

http://www.manfredkuhnert.com

Celebrating 26 years of featuring the original paintings, serigraphs, posters and digital prints of the internationally known artist Manfred H. Kuhnert.

Lang Fine Art

The Art Center

1450 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 494-1397

*Mandarin Fine Art Gallery

1294C S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 376-9608

http://www.mandarinfineart.com

Mandarin Fine Art Gallery features an eclectic mix of some of Mainland China's most accomplished artists. View the latest originals from Zhao Kailin, Wang Niandong, Chen Ying and Hu Jundi. Also "one of a kind" Asian antiques and designer jewelry.

*Notion Fine Art

1590 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 793-4013

http://www.notionfineart.com

Exhibitions of contemporary representational fine art that includes an eclectic mix of painting, mixed-media and photography.

6 to 9 p.m. Thursday: Artist reception, New Works by Robert Porte.

*purelagunabeach gallery

1590 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 315-5015

http://www.purelagunabeach.com

Featuring paintings by Todd Kenyon and Mark Kerckhoff, and photography by Tom Lamb.

*The Redfern Gallery

1540 S. Coast Hwy.

(949) 497-3356

http://www.redferngallery.com

Important historical paintings by American Artists concentrating on the early California Impressionists (1890-1940). In addition to the historical paintings the gallery features three nationally renowned impressionist painters, Kevin Macpherson, Gregory Hull and John Cosby as well as sculpture by Carol Alleman and Mark Rossi.

*Salt Fine Art

1492 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 3

(917) 957-3387

http://www.saltfineart.com

"Everything Matters" featuring José Rodriguez and Mónica Torrebiarte.

6:15 p.m. Thursday: Laguna Dance Festival presents "Inquiry," two curiosities noticeably different from what is generally found or experienced.

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