Gallery presents fine jewelry show

Designs by jeweler and goldsmith Matthew Kneebone will be on view at Rohrer Fine Art, 346 N. Coast Highway, through Sept. 30.

Kneebone handcrafts fine jewelry using 18-carat gold and exotic gems such as Mali garnets, Chinese freshwater stick pearls, sleeping beauty turquoise, gold beryl, and moonstone.

By combining these stones with more traditional elements like amethysts, rubies and diamonds, Kneebone jewelry has a contemporary twist.


“I like to push the boundaries traditionally associated with jewelry in order to create pieces that will be treasured as works of art,” Kneebone said.

For more information, call (949) 494-8200.

Tibetan show at Mandarin Fine Art

A photography exhibition by Wu Shimin will be at Mandarin Fine Art Gallery, 1294 S. Coast Highway, from Sept. 22 to Oct. 6.


Wu Shimin is a professor at Sichuan Fine Art Institute, and a noted photographer in China. He spent years in Tibet and the Himalayas. His “Mystery of Tibet” collection affords a glimpse of Tibet and the Himalayas.

The gallery will host an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 22.

To RSVP, call (949) 376-9608 or e-mail

Gallery plans PInwheels for Peace

Endangered Planet Gallery will commemorate the International Day of Peace with international art and literacy project Pinwheels for Peace by “planting” pinwheels with peace messages on Main Beach from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 21

Last year, more than one million pinwheels spun in more than 2,000 locations across the globe.

The gallery is requesting the community to imagine “Whirled Peace” by making pinwheels

The gallery will work with student leaders and Eagle Scouts in the non-political project by coordinating with schools, senior centers, community and art venues, and public and private organizations to create pinwheels of all shapes and sizes.


As part of the creation process, participants are asked to write their thoughts about “war and peace/tolerance/living in harmony with others” on one side.

On the other side, they can draw, paint, collage, etc. to visually express their feelings visibly.

The pinwheels will be put on Main Beach as a public statement and temporary four-hour art exhibit/installation. Volunteers are needed for setup and takedown.

For more information, go to; templates on the site can be used to create a pinwheel.

The art can be mailed in a flat envelope to Endangered Planet, 384 Forest Ave., Gallery 13, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

Museum hosts final Griffin lecture

Laguna Art Museum will host a lecture, “Evangelism, Music, Art, and Visual Faith: A Confluence in the Art of Rick Griffin,” at 1 p.m. Sept. 16.

Chuck Fromm, publisher of Worship Leader magazine and patron of Griffin’s The Gospel of John, will discuss the influence of the born-again Christian movement on the artist’s life and art.


Lectures are free to members and free to nonmembers with Museum admission.

For more information, call (949) 494-8971.