| Aug 19, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Various art forms, including paintings, photos, mixed media and bronze sculptures, are on display until Oct. 11 at City Hall.
The exhibit is a preview of Artist Open Studios, an event that will feature 25 artists, mainly in Laguna Canyon, opening...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:47 PM
St. Anns Beach is awash with color.
Three murals have been painted on the beach-facing walls by three different artists. All are seascapes.
The most recent and colorful, clear-coated to preserve it vibrancy, was painted by Roy Gonzalez. It cascades...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:13 PM
The masking tape-covered package wasn't exactly square. It looked more like a 5-foot-tall igloo.
When volunteers took to ripping it open with great gusto, a white head was revealed. Ears, a trunk and legs followed.
This fiberglass baby elephant...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:13 PM
I was seeing green Saturday.
The Sawdust Festival celebrated its sixth annual Green Day with activities for children and adults to raise awareness of the environment and how to protect it. Free green-themed classes and projects were held from 10 a.m. to...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Jane Davidian is being overrun by dogs.
Not the tail-wagging, wet-nosed, four-legged man's-best-friend type, though.
These pooches have dog faces but human bodies and peer at you from an assortment of wood panels. Barack and Michelle Obama, Tiger...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:07 PM
The Laguna Beach Film Society presents a screening of "The Big Lebowski" at 7 p.m. July 18 at Laguna South Coast Cinema, 162 S. Coast Hwy.
Tickets for the 1998 comedy, which was directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and features Jeff Bridges and John Goodman,...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Before the public opening of The Festival of Arts, an estimated 4,000 special guests attended the private Artists Opening, and the Irvine Bowl was filled to capacity for the previews of the 2013 Pageant of the Masters.
Saturday was the final preview...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Robert Marble's signature was created almost by accident.
In an effort to add a dab of color to his earlier creations, the Newport Beach resident invented a little red bird. It would attract the eye to a particular spot, he said.
"If it works once,...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Of all the celebrities Jon Wyer Seeman has met, Liberace is his favorite.
The Aliso Viejo resident was showing sculptural wood furniture at the Festival of Arts in 1985 when the pianist and "his tall, blonde boyfriend" arrived at his booth.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Diane Brigham customarily encounters youth eager to pursue their interests.
In her 33 years as an arts educator, she has found them thirsty for big dreams. A staggering number fall short, though, in resources and access to necessary opportunities.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Laguna Beach residents all believe they are art critics, which is why the real experts on the city's Arts Commission are in a no-win situation.
Loved or hated, every piece of public art in Laguna gets judged — every single day.
And now, the...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Joan Crawford. Katharine Hepburn. Loretta Young and Tyrone Power.
Pre-moustache Clark Gable.
A very young and dapper Ray Milland.
The list of Tinseltown's glitterati continues.
Movie buffs interested in striking photos of the glittering ones would...