Commission cuts the park music schedule
At Monday's Arts Commission meeting, the commission voted to
reduce the number of concerts at Bluebird Park by one in the spirit
of comprise, shortening this summer season to seven at that location,
with the last to be at Riddle Field as planned.
The commission acted on the recommendation of the City Council.
The Arts Commission will continue to work on identifying possible
venues and do a site analysis, including potential effects on
neighbors. Because it is late in the season, a change of venue from
Bluebird Park would be difficult to do this summer, officials said.
Music festival set through Sunday
Laguna Beach Live!, in collaboration with the Philharmonic Society
of Orange County and Laguna Chamber Music Society, is having its
third annual Laguna Beach Chamber Music Festival through April 17.
Pianist Christopher O'Riley is the 2005 Distinguished Mentor
The festival will offer education, performances and events, with
concerts at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday at the
Artists' Theatre. Free educational events include a master class by
O'Riley at 1 p.m. today at Laguna Beach Artists' Theatre.
Joining Christopher O'Riley this year are cellist Abraham Feder,
violinist Bella Hristova and Yao Guang Zhia on clarinet.
Tickets for the concerts are $30 and $25, plus $15 for students.
They are on sale at Laguna Playhouse at 606 Laguna Canyon Road or by
phone at (949) 497-2787. For information go to http://www.lagunabeach
live.org or call the Philharmonic Society at (949) 553-2422.
Laguna Outreach art workshop today
Laguna Outreach Community Arts "Art Escapes" is a "Linocut
Printmaking" series to be taught today and April 22 by Enrique
Marshall from 1:45 to 4 p.m. Learn how line, negative and positive
spaces, are essential in creating an image. The artist will bring in
examples of her work, illustrating her technique. In the interest of
safety, "safetykut" will be used rather than linoleum to create a
The class is suitable for all artistic levels. The cost is $30,
including materials; class size is limited. The workshop is at the
Woman's Club, 286 St. Ann's Drive. For reservations, call (949)
363-4700 or go to http://www.locaarts.org.
Playhouse gets new marketing director
Former Laguna Beach resident and Orange County Performing Arts
Center executive Greg Patterson has been appointed as the Laguna
Playhouse's director of marketing. He'll begin in early June.
Patterson has extensive art administration related experience and
served as Orange County Performing Arts Center's vice-president of
marketing and communications from 1991 to 1998; Los Angeles Opera
director of public relations and marketing from 1998 to 2000; and San
Jose Repertory Theatre's director of external relations since
Art and sea program scheduled for May
Laguna Outreach for Community Arts will offer, "Art and Sea
Adventures: The Art of Tide-Pooling," in collaboration with the Ocean
The program includes a morning of tide-pool exploration with Ocean
Laguna Foundation docents followed by a hands-on watercolor journal
art workshop taught by Laguna Outreach for Community Arts resource
There also will be a watercolor journal, art supplies, postcards,
tote bag, refreshments and more, courtesy of Montage Resort and Spa.
Classes are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14 and 15. Meet at Treasure
Island Park, south entrance at South Coast Highway at Wesley Drive,
at the south edge of the Montage Resort, just below the parking lot.
Cost is $65 for adults and $35 for kids under 13. Reservations are
required; call (949) 363-4700. Class size is limited. For
information, go to http://www.locaarts.org.
Laguna artist hosts doll-making class
Artist and creative life coach Cherril Doty is offering an
opportunity "to play and explore your creative process" and build an
affirming creative identity through doll-making. The class is for
artists and nonartists alike and will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday. Cost is $85 and includes a catered lunch, drinks and
materials. Class size is limited.
For more information, call (949) 251-3883 or e-mail email@example.com.
Doty is a Coastline Pilot columnist.
Art exhibit at local home opens today
Publicist Anita Halton will open her Laguna Beach home, 559 Alta
Vista Way, to showcase Southern California artists -- ceramicists
David Tarullo and Don Ryan and painters Bryan Schaefer and Alex
An exclusive VIP reception will be at 6 p.m. today and the home
will be open to the public from 8 to 11 p.m.; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For information, call (949)
Comedian leads comedy workshop
Stand-up comic, producer and talent booker Lynn Epstein will be
teaching a Comedy Writing and Performance Workshop from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. and started April 9 and on subsequent Saturdays.
Learn how to write original comedy, perform on stage and get
booked. Classes culminate in a Comedy Night Showcase in Laguna Beach
with students' original performances.
Class size is limited. For information, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. or online at http://www.lynn epstein.com.
Club puts on annual art show and sale
The Woman's Club of Laguna Beach will hold its fourth annual Women
Artist's Art Auction, Show and Sale from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday and again
April 24. The event showcases the talents of local women artists.
Many media will be exhibited. Each work has been individually crafted
and is original.
Both days will feature a silent auction of the donated artwork to
help provide a venue for the work of new and emerging local women
artists. Attendance is free. Refreshments will be available. The
Woman's Club is at 286 St. Ann's Drive.
Museum hosts annual 'Imagination' events
Laguna Art Museum will host a day of hands-on art activities,
musical entertainment and treasure hunt with prizes for the 17th
annual Orange County Imagination Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
April 30. This year's general theme is "Imagination Takes Flight."
The event links artists and educators in an effort to recognize,
promote and present quality visual and performing arts programs for
children and parents.
The museum's event, "Soar into Art," will offer art projects
revolving around the concept of air and flight, including flying
carpets, mobiles, balloon animals, bug making, face painting, a mural
project and more.
The treasure hunt is designed to encourage children to take a
closer look at the art on exhibition at each of the museum galleries.
Flight-related prizes will be awarded.
Laguna Beach Honors Choir will perform a medley of songs under the
direction of Beth Sand. Because of a donation from Soroptomists
International, Laguna Beach Chapter, admission is free. Laguna Art
Museum, 307 Cliff Drive. For information, call (949) 494-8971.
Theatre to perform 'Pippi Longstocking'
No Square Theatre will perform the family musical Pippi
Longstocking at 7:30 p.m. April 29, 30 and 2 p.m. May 1 at the
Festival of Arts' Forum Theater, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. For
information or tickets, call (949) 497-1950 or go to
http://www.nosquare.org. Admission is $18 for adults and $12 for
students and seniors.
'The Best of the Best of the Best' show off
"The Best of the Best of the Best" is Laguna College of Art and
Design's Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition with 75 pieces of
original artwork created by students at each level exhibiting works
that represent drawing and painting, illustration, graphic design,
animation and sculpture.
The exhibition is on display through May 3 at Laguna College, 2222
Laguna Canyon Road and offers complimentary parking. For information,
call (949) 376-6000.
Sculpture contest deadline nearing
The Laguna Beach Arts Commission will hold a sculpture competition
to add to the city's public art collection.
The art will be located at the Village Green Park at the corner of
Monterey Street and Catalina Avenue.
The subject should be inspired by nature and should be figurative.
A vertical orientation is recommended. The piece must be no larger
than 5 feet wide and deep by a maximum of 7 feet tall.
Only original artwork that may not be reproduced should be
submitted. Honorarium is $10,000. Deadline is April 29. For
information or an application, call (949) 497-0722.
Filmmaker featured at Newport festival
Laguna filmmaker, writer and director Jeff Coffman's "Fifty Years
of Filmmaking" is being shown at the Newport Beach Film Festival. The
film is a documentary, which examines the career and work of
award-winning cinematographer and director, John M. Stephens.
Coffman grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia, before moving to Laguna
Beach and attending Orange Coast College, where he received a
Certificate of Achievement in Film and Video. He was awarded Best
Documentary and Best Editing at the Orange Coast College Film
Coffman is currently living and working in Laguna Beach, for an
independent film company, Aloha Films Group, in addition to a
television show on PBS, Road Trip Nation. Coffman is writing his
first feature length script. This summer he plans to work on a major
motion picture with John M. Stephens.
"Fifty Years of Filmmaking" is 18:50 minutes and will be screened
at 12 p.m. April 24. Coffman can be reached at (949) 697-5683 or by
e-mail at email@example.com
Artists to host
Laguna Canyon Artists will host an Open Studio Night and silent
auction from 4 to 10 p.m. May 14, exhibiting a collection of diverse
and eclectic artwork, with more than 25 award winning artists
Proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to Laguna College
of Art and Design's student scholarship fund. Preview of auction
pieces will be on display at individual studios for ongoing bidding
from 4 to 7 p.m.
The event will have live music, performance art, refreshments and
the chance to win a Laguna Canyon Artists $75 gift certificate
redeemable to any participating artist. For information, go to
Laguna Art Museum's "Around the World ... a taste of Travel and
Cuisine" spring benefit will be from 6 to 10:30 p.m. May 4 at the
Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, with proceeds to
support the museum's exhibition and education programs.
The event will offer an evening of cuisine by chefs from many of
the area's most prestigious coastal resorts, entertainment and a live
and silent auction of international travel and epicurean delights.
Tickets are $100 for Laguna Art Museum members and $125 for
nonmembers. For every two tickets purchased at the $125 level,
patrons will receive one family membership to the museum, a $75
Laguna Art Museum is at 307 Cliff Drive. For information, call
(949) 494-8971 or go to http://www.lagunaart museum.org.
'Rhapsody in Blue'
to feature variety
George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" will be featured in a concert
of classical, popular and ethnic music at 7:30 p.m. May 14.
Concert Pianist Jeffrey Briar will perform the Gershwin classic,
along with works by Mozart, Chopin and Scott Joplin. Linda Frank will
play original improvisations on the Celtic "Faery Harp," and soprano
Christina Linhardt will interpret songs of Beethoven, Lerner and Lowe
and Gilbert and Sullivan at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Hall, 429 Cypress Tickets are $15 adults, $10 students and seniors.
For information, call (949) 376-1939. Free parking.
As a result of continued popular demand, the Laguna Playhouse, 606
Laguna Canyon Road, will extend its run of "Late Nite Catechism"
through June 20, for the 13th time.
The two-act solo performance features "Sister" giving instruction
to a roomful of students (the audience). For information, call (949)
497-2787 or go online at http://www.laguna playhouse.com.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Tickets are $35.