EYE ON ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Every week I get quite a few calls from local artists or people
drop by the Coastline Pilot office and suggest that I do a story on
Believe me it's hard to decide what we are going to run each week.
There are so many amazing artists, accomplishments, gallery openings,
artist receptions and events that it would be nice to write stories
about everything. But we can't or it would be one big happenings
section with no room for other news like City Council meetings or the
Laguna Canyon Conservancy's next meeting. Luckily we have the
Datebook to get most everything in.
As the weeks go by, know that I diligently try to make the
newspaper all about the arts -- well, most of it anyway.
Masquerade fund-raising party Saturday night
The Friends of the Sea Lion is having a party -- actually it's
called the Marine Mammal Masquerade and it's the group's fund-raiser
with a Halloween party flair. The event is from 6 to 10:30 p.m.
tomorrow at Richard MacDonald Gallery, 326 Glenneyre St.
The benefit gala will have hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, a dinner,
buffet music and a silent auction. Folks at the center promised it
will be a lot of fun while helping the much in need sea lions.
Seventy percent of the center's operating expenses come from this
event. Because of last year's horrible toxic illness that affected
the intake of marine mammals greatly -- it had 300 or double the
usual amount of sick animals to care for -- anything will help.
The proceeds also go toward youth programs.
You're invited to wear a mask, or wear what you will, but the
important thing is to have fun.
Tickets are $45 per person for more information call Michele
Hunter or Patty Humphreys-Waters at 494-3050.
Community Art Project offers a fun tour Sunday
Community Art Project is sponsoring a tour of Laguna Beach artist
James Koch's home and sculpture garden from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
"The gregarious Koch will be on hand to discuss his found-object
sculptures, his home and garden," Rebecca Meekma of Community Art
Project said. "The 1927 architecturally eclectic home and its grounds
highlight James' imaginative work."
The event is open to Community Art Project members. A one-year
membership is $25 and memberships will be available Sunday.
Community Art Project sponsors art-related activities and the
primary goal is placing artwork for public enjoyment on privately
owned properties. They endeavors include sculptures at Bank of
America and Wells Fargo Bank and also a mural boarding the Pepper
Tree parking lot on Ocean Avenue. For information, please call
Laguna College of Art and Design's latest exhibit
"Unconventional Views -- New Concepts in Still Life Paintings" a
new exhibit at Laguna College of Art & Design, will Begin Nov. 1 and
show through Dec. 15, with an artist reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The school has been exhibiting mostly abstract art the last few
decades and will highlight an exhibit that features art that depicts
Laguna College of Art and Design is at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road.
Laguna Beach Artist Wins First Place
Laguna artist Micha von Doring received first place in the mixed
media category at last weekend's exhibit, Affaire, in the Gardens in
"I'm best known for my sculpture creations in wood," von Doring
said. "My feature piece called Sacred Space, my meditation sculpture
called Midoism, as well as my altar tables were all received
* SUZIE HARRISON is a reporter for the Laguna Beach Coastline
Pilot. She may be reached at 494-4321 or email@example.com.