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Festival to hold ceramic workshop

The Festival of Arts will hold a daylong “Clay and Play” ceramic workshop with exhibitor Walter Reiss on March 10.

Reiss will present various hand-building ceramic techniques suitable for students of any level. Pre-registration is required by March 1. Cost is $50, plus materials, and the workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For reservations, call (949) 494-1145, ext. 234.


Guitar clarinet duo at First Sundays

Guitarist Jeff Cogan and clarinetist Gerry Long will perform in a free show at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Laguna College of Art & Design, 2222 Laguna Canyon Road.

They will play works by Telemann, Faure, Ravel, Albeniz, Long, Sor, Carcassi, Dowland, Gordon, Fields and MacHugh and Villa Lobos.

The gallery opens at 2 p.m. and the current exhibition is “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby.”


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Porter revue slated for Feb. 9 and 10

Gallimaufry Performing Arts brings “Hot ‘n’ Cole” — a new Cole Porter revue — to the Forum at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10.

In the show, Cole and his wife Linda host a group of friends from New York at their country estate. The story is told entirely through song, with 37 selections from 24 Porter shows.

“Hot ‘n’ Cole” was conceived and is directed by Gallimaufry founder Steve Josephson. The show’s musical director, Arie Gonzales, will sit at the keyboard portraying Cole Porter.

Additional cast includes company members Amy Hitchcock, Tom Keyes, Pat Kollenda, Gary Krantz, Lisa Morrice, David Stoneman and Rich Wordes. Featured performers are Pamela Burrus, Juliet Fischer, Meryll Jean Locquiao, Dion Mial, Margo Upham and Patty Zantos and new company finds Eloise Coopersmith, Carla DeFraine, Darius Rose and Kathy Williams.

Tickets are $20 for reserved seats, and are available at (949) 499-5060 or

Women’s art show at Wells Fargo Bank


The Festival of Arts will continue celebrating its 75th anniversary with a group show at the Wells Fargo Bank titled “Ladies’ Choice,” featuring women artists who have been involved with the Festival of Arts.

The show runs through Feb. 27 and is located on the third floor of the bank at 260 Ocean Ave.

A range of artistic styles are on view. Participating artists include Yachiyo Beck, Brenda Bredvik, Lu Campbell, Monica Dunham, Anne England, Beverly Factor, Jennifer Griffiths, Molly Hutchings, Julita Jones, Mada Leach, Enrica Marshall, Geri Medway, Jacquie Moffett, Mia Moore, Pat Whiteside Phillips, Jude Taylor-Darling, Elaine Twiss, Vinita Voogd, Lynn Welker and Donna Westerman.

The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (949) 494-4282.

Jazz Festival will feature Kofi Baker

Kofi Baker, the son of Cream and Blind Faith drummer Ginger Baker, will be the featured performer at the 13th annual Laguna Beach Blues and Jazz Festival — a benefit for the Laguna Beach Unified School District music programs — to be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Artists’ Theatre.

Baker, who runs a drumming school, will be joined by festival founder John Heussenstamm on guitar and vocals and Doug Lunn on bass.

A group of young musicians picked by Heussenstamm will make their public debut before the performance. Roger Shew, who will play bass for the Steve Hommel Quartet later in the evening, will also direct the Laguna Beach High School and Thurston Middle School jazz ensembles.


Wyland creates mural for premiere

Artist Wyland joined Laguna Beach film producer Greg MacGillivray and a group of Orange County children in creating a large mural at the Irvine Spectrum to commemorate the premiere of “Hurricane on the Bayou,” the new MacGillivray Freeman Films production.

The 10 x 20-foot Wyland mural is a tribute to the lost wetlands and altered ecosystem of New Orleans. It will be on display at the IMAX Theatre at the Spectrum throughout the film’s run there. The film opens to the public today.

Greg Stephens at Marine Room Tavern

Orange County-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Greg Stephens will perform at the Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave., at 9 p.m. Tuesday night during the bar’s weekly singer-songwriter night.

Stephens has recently released a new CD, “I Don’t Know,” and was nominated in the “Best Blues Group or Artist” category of the 2006 All Access Magazine Awards.

There is no cover charge. For information, call (949) 494-3027.