Arts & Culture
By Daniella Walsh | June 26, 2012 2:39 PM
With art for every conceivable taste on display, cornucopias of musical and entertainment genres, and well-priced venues to meet and greet friends, the Festival of Arts, Sawdust Art Festival and Art-A-Fair have become the most popular summer destinations in Laguna Beach (save for the beach, of course). ...
By Daniella Walsh | March 16, 2012 9:59 AM
Thoughts become words, words become actions, and actions become seeds that grow communities. These are concepts to live by for painter, muralist, glass mosaic artist and teacher Mia Tavonatti, who has launched The Power of Words Project in Laguna Beach, in a mission to uplift communities through art.
By Daniella Walsh | February 02, 2012 2:37 PM
This is an important window into the history of art—a world-class exhibition. Many have been inspired to create great things following a move to Southern California, but few have reacted to the change of scenery with a creative output as compelling and confounding as Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park paintings.
By Daniella Walsh | January 03, 2012 3:59 PM
Laguna Beach, with its approximately 70 art galleries and countless artists living in its environs, continues to nurture its heritage as an art colony. Although plein air painting and California Impressionism still holds sway, high-quality contemporary art has brought diversity, quality and a refreshing unpredictability to an art scene that’s no longer dismissible as beach town cliché.
By Daniella Walsh | December 27, 2011 5:12 PM
They can be seen in most California beach towns: artists, with easels and brushes at the ready, capturing the scenic beauty of coves, canyons and the coastline. These modern-day plein air painters are supported by societies and competitions, and their work is ubiquitous in galleries and annual art shows.
By OCinSite At-Large | July 28, 2011 12:21 PM
Andrew Myers is a jack-of-all-trades in the art world. Like a handyman who can fix anything, Andrew is skilled in bronze sculpture, bronze relief, drawing and painting. As the inventor of portraits made using drywall screws, he naturally wields a mean drill, too.
By OCinSite At-Large | June 20, 2011 10:53 AM
You can see Will Silverman's furniture designs and the fruits of his mad woodworking skills at the Sawdust Festival this summer, but it's here that he shares with OCinSite a bit of his backstory and inspiration.