In the arts: Museum to host open house

Laguna Art Museum will host its annual open house and volunteer recognition program from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 10.

Admission is free. The event will feature plans for 2014, the introduction of new board members and a presentation recognizing exceptional volunteers. The public is welcome to enjoy the museum exhibitions and interact with curators and Executive Director Malcolm Warner

To RSVP, contact Membership Manager Valerie Tate at (949) 494.8971, Ext. 203, or

For more information about the museum, located at 307 Cliff Drive, visit


Live! at the Museum presents solo mandolinist Evan Marshall at the Laguna Art Museum at 7 p.m. Sept. 12.

Marshall has mastered the sounds of classical music, bluegrass and pop by fusing bass lines, chords, rhapsodic runs and tremolo melodies.

Live! at the Museum is presented the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. and is free to museum members and to nonmembers with museum admission. The concert is in the California Gallery. Reservations are suggested.

To RSVP, contact Membership Manager Valerie Tate at (949) 494.8971, Ext. 203, or

For more information, visit or call (949) 715-9713.


The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Foundation will contribute $2,000 to benefit annual art exhibitions at Gallery Q, a program at the Susi Q Senior Center.

Gallery Q, established in early 2009, offers seniors a venue for exhibiting their artwork. Now it hosts five to six shows a year, highlighting creations by students, community members, artists, teachers and participants taking art courses at the Susi Q.

This is the fifth time the foundation has provided funds to Gallery Q. It has given an estimated $2.6 million to Laguna Beach's art community and more than $3 million in scholarships to Laguna Beach High School graduates.

"Gallery Q is one of the programs that set us apart from other senior centers, and we wouldn't be able to exhibit the great talent of our community if it were not for the generosity of the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Foundation," Laguna Beach Seniors Executive Director Nadia Babayi wrote in a release.

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The city of Laguna Beach presents "Inside Look" at 505 Forest Ave. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Oct. 10.

An artists reception will be organized at City Hall at 5 p.m. opening day.

Hedy Buzan, Lani Emanuel, Michael Ervin, Paul Gardner, Tom Swimm, Cliff Wassmann and Deborah Weinstein are a few of the participating artists.

For more information, visit


The Laguna College of Art + Design presents "Accessing the California Landscape" from Tuesday to Sept. 30.

The show's opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road.

Lee Blair, Marsh Hibbard, Joseph Keck, Charles Kilgore, Roger Kuntz and Milford Zornes are some of the featured painters. Hope Railey, a professor of drawing and painting at LCAD, will curate the exhibit, while Andrea Harris-McGee will serve as gallery director.

The works can be viewed from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit or call (949) 376-6000.

— Rhea Mahbubani

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