In the Arts

Laguna Beach Live! continues its Live! at the Museum series with a performance by the Smoke & Mirrors Percussion Ensemble from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive.

The band, which has shared the stage with the Colburn Orchestra, Los Angeles Percussion Quartet and New West Symphony, employs several instruments to create a rich sound. It also entertains at Los Angeles schools and will be performing at the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach while in Orange County.

The next installment in this series will be presented at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 with a show by Angels of Venice, a trio that specializes in combining the harp, flute and voice.

Live! at the Museum chamber concerts are hosted from 5 to 9 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month and are free to museum members and to nonmembers with museum admission.

For more information, visit or, call (949) 715-9713 or contact the museum's membership manager Valerie Tate at (949) 494-8971, Ext. 203.


The Festival of Arts has rolled out a new exhibit at the Wells Fargo Bank in Laguna Beach titled "Perspectives on Nature." The display correlates with Art & Nature, a communitywide festival and conference hosted by the Laguna Art Museum from Nov. 7 to 10.

"Perspectives on Nature" runs until Jan. 19. The public is invited to join a free reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at 260 Ocean Ave.

More than 20 participants will showcase work that highlights each one's take on the outdoors via paintings, sculpture, photography and more.

"It is a good example of how art and nature intersect," exhibit curator Tim Shockley said in a news release. "Exhibitors represented in this show all use some aspect of nature in their creative process to produce original and thought-provoking works of art."

Participating artists include W. Bradley Elsberry, Julita Jones, Mark Kerckhoff, Jacquie Moffett, Michael Obermeyer and Troy Poeschl, among others.

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— Rhea Mahbubani

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