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Art pieces by Scott and Naomi Schoenherr will be dedicated Sept. 21 at Heisler Park. Pictured is an early rendering of the art.
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Public art to be dedicated next week

The city of Laguna Beach will dedicate the Art in Public Places installations by Scott and Naomi Schoenherr in Heisler Park at 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at the park, according to the city manager’s office.

The artwork, comprised of a sculpture, seating and sidewalk installation, were created out of ceramics, stainless steel and rock, and were inspired by the poem, “Giggle Crack,” written by Shelley Cooper.

Following the dedication, Sunset Serenades will be being at 5:30 p.m. with a performance by jazz vocalist Lisa Nemzo.


LOCA event being held next month

The Laguna Outreach Community Arts will host its annual meeting and 20th anniversary event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at The Art Center, 1492 S. Coast Hwy.

Featured speaker will be Ray Redfern of Redfern Gallery, according to a news release. American paintings from the 1890s to 1940s and jewelry will be on display. There also will be live music and prize drawings.

General admission is $20; free to members.

Separately, LOCA is offering an art class around sea lions, Art and Sea Lions: Paint a Sea Lion on Silk from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center,

There will be a docent tour that will include a viewing of the sea lions and silk painting with Reem Khalil, according to a news release. Adults are $20; $15 for children 6 and older with an adult.

To register for either event, visit email or call (949) 363-4700.


Laguna Playhouse raffling off Smart Car

The Laguna Playhouse, in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz of Laguna Niguel, will be raffling off a Smart Car as a fundraiser to support the 91-year old non-profit, according to a press release.

Raffle tickets are available until Nov. 16, at which time a winner will be drawn at the Playhouse’s annual gala, “California Dreamin.” Ticket holders need not be present at the event to win.

“Laguna Beach is known as a ‘green’ community, so we try to reinforce the importance of ‘going green’ whenever we can,” said Playhouse Executive Director Karen Wood in statement.

Tickets for the smart car are $100 and may be purchased at

For more information, contact Leslie Anne Mogul at or at (949) 497-2787 ext. 217.


Group seeks artwork for gallery show

LOCA students and teachers of all ages can submit an original piece of art created in a LOCA sponsored class to be exhibited at the Gallery Q at the Susi Q, inside the Laguna Beach Community and Senior Center, 380 Third St.

Artwork will be accepted on from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and Oct. 4, according to a news release. Guidelines and the application form are at Copies are also available at the Susi Q.

An art reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2, and is open to the public.

The exhibit, which will have many of the pieces for sale with a portion of profits donated to the Susi Q arts program, runs from Oct. 8 through Dec. 11.

For more information, contact arts coordinator Judy Baker at or call (949) 497-2441 ext. 6.


Film Society presents film of the month

The Laguna Beach Film Society will show “The Priceless Perils of the Anonymous Sperm Donor” at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at South Coast Cinema Theater, 162 S. Coast Hwy.

According to the press release, the film is about: “Picture fathering 533 children…Difficult to imagine? It would seem like a nightmare, particularly if the offspring were the result of trying to make a fast buck as a sperm donor whose anonymity is being challenged in a court of law by 142 of these children in a class action lawsuit. Such is the dilemma of David, aka Starbuck, in the delightful Quebec comedy....”

Tickets are $10 at the door and $5 for students with ID. For $20 people can enjoy wine and appetizers at 6 p.m. at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive. For more information, contact membership manager Valerie Tate at (949) 494-8971 ext. 203.


Museum hosting annual open house Sept. 25

The Laguna Art Museum is hosting its annual open house and volunteer recognition reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 25 for museum members, friends and supporters.

From 6 to 7 p.m. there will be a video presentation and from 7 to 8 p.m. there will be drinks, appetizers, a chance to meet the curators and view exhibitions, according to a news release.

Admission is free for the event. For more information, contact membership manager Valerie Tate at or call (949) 494-8971 ext. 203.


LGOCA seeking new artists

Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art is calling all artists. Interviews will be conducted Sept. and Sept. 21. Artists interested should call April Gordon at (949) 715-9604 to make an appointment with the art director.

— Alisha Gomez