EYE ON ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
A must see exhibit
Recently the City’s Arts Commission conducted its fifth annual
Senior Art Competition and these Laguna Beach residents won: in
acrylics -- Randy Ray won first, John Cunningham second, Mary
Trautmann won third and honorable mention went to Juliane Hodjera.
For oils -- Nan Jacobsen won first, MaryAnn Hamilton second and
Stephanie Cunningham third. For photography -- Jim Otto won both
first and second place and in the miscellaneous category, Cunningham
took first and Sue Caldwell won third.
“I thought the quality of the work was fabulous,” said Sian
Poeschl, city arts coordinator. “And the diversity of the types of
work was wonderful to see. It’s a must-see exhibit at Wells Fargo
The three judges included Joan Corman of the Arts Commission, Bob
Bonn of the Sawdust Festival and Brenda Bredvik of the Festival of
The winning pieces of work will be on exhibit through Oct. 28,
celebrating Arts and Humanities Month. Wells Fargo is at 260 Ocean
Spinning at Woody’s on Sunday’s, DJ Rudolfo Artavia really gets
the crowd going. His CD “From Here to Eternity” offers a great mix.
Artavia’s background goes back to the beginning of the house movement
and he also likes to use sounds from his Latin roots. For more
information about Artavia, contact Sound Designs International at
464-3908. Woody’s at the Beach is at 1305 S. Coast Highway.
Laguna Artists at juried exhibit
This Saturday and Sunday the South Coast Fine Arts Festival will
feature three Laguna artists -- Marjorie Kinney, oils, Fred McClory,
sculpting, and Sonja Bradley, jewelry. It’s a juried exhibition of
100 artists from six Western states. The proceeds go to benefit South
Coast Children’s Society, a nonprofit entity that provides shelter,
care and treatment for abused and neglected children in Orange
County. The fund-raiser and exhibit is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Road. Tickets are $5 and are available
at the gate. Information: 722-3492, ext. 26.
Lagunatics, which is the best and worst of Laguna Beach in show
form, tackles all the top issues affecting Lagunans. Starring your
friends and neighbors, it is an incredible show year after year that
keeps people talking about it months after their fun production. It’s
one of the first things you must do -- I heard about when I first
moved to Laguna Beach. Unfortunately, tickets really go fast. It runs
Oct. 16 through Oct. 20. For more information, call 497-2584 or go
online to www.nosquare.org.
* SUZIE HARRISON is a reporter for the Laguna Beach Coastline
Pilot. She may be reached at 494-4321.