| Apr 24, 2014
| 1:43 PM
A back room in a Laguna Beach art gallery will be lined on May 1 with stark, black-and-white pictures of vaginas and their stories — some disturbing, some funny but most celebratory.
The new exhibit, "101 Vaginas," is based on the book by...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Paul Woodward landed his first gallery show without anyone's help.
He simply walked into Forest and Ocean Gallery and introduced himself to owner Ludo Leideritz last August. His pieces have been on display ever since.
From March 10, the 80-year-old...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:01 PM
A South Coast Highway art gallery was burgled for the third time in less than a year on Wednesday. The thief took a bronze bison sculpture valued at $9,500.
Ray Redfern, owner of the Redfern Gallery at 1540 S. Coast Hwy., received a call about 6:15 a.m....
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:42 AM
The Laguna College of Art + Design will host an exhibition from March 16 to 22 at its campus at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road.
Titled "Color It Orange," the show will feature the work of high school students and teachers from around Orange County.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:52 AM
The person who said a picture is worth a thousand words obviously did not try to sell the photo.
Modern professional photographers are struggling, reeling from the onslaught of cheap digital equipment, ubiquitous camera phones and unrealistic consumer...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Laguna Beach's annual Kelpfest was born out of frustration.
Every time Nancy Caruso heard people grouse about kelp washing up on local beaches, she'd want to "bang her head against a wall." To her, that was akin to planting trees only to gripe when they...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The Laguna Beach Arts Commission has recommended a piece by two local artists who have a track record of creating public art to commemorate two police officers who died in the line of duty.
Commissioners voted Monday to recommend a work by Gerard...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:07 PM
In January, a ballerina will make her way across the Atlantic.
She bears no resemblance to petite, long-legged dancers, though. Instead, she is about 22 feet tall, 18 feet wide and weighs 8,000 pounds.
Constructed of solid metal, she is named...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:06 PM
The Laguna Beach Film Society plans to ring in the holidays with a potluck starting at 6 p.m. Thursday. Guests are invited to bring a dish to share and enjoy some wine at the Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive.
The event will also feature 15 Oscar-...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:21 PM
With feet embedded in snow, the curmudgeonly Grinch wondered, "How could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags."
Come Saturday, the holiday will dawn at Laguna Beach gallery Artists Republic 4...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:14 AM
It's no secret that many artists suffer.
Chances are high that they struggle with some form of mental illness. They may have overcome addiction, abuse or neglect, according to several studies.
Despite it all, they persevere through their work. There...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:43 AM
2013 will go down as a dark and dismal year in the history of Laguna Beach. It was the year Laguna couldn't make fun of itself.
As always, Orange County's most arts-heavy community offered plenty of excitement in the past 12 months. But one ingredient...