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Forward-Thinking Thespians

Dramatic performances in the area encourage audience members to play a role in the production, too. By Christine Fugate Around the world, a new type of theater is emerging, knocking down the fourth wall, or the imaginary line that separates…

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Painting the Town

The Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational draws artists from across the country to capture this coastal city’s beauty. By Sharon Stello From its stunning ocean views to its picturesque canyon and hillsides, Laguna Beach has served as a muse…

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For Love of the Game

These two Laguna College of Art & Design students are busy crafting their expansive portfolios — as well as their futures. Pixel Perfect Roxanne Goodcell grew up in picturesque San Clemente, but it was life in the virtual world of…

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In With the New

This summer, a wave of talented, emerging exhibitors will descend on Laguna Beach’s art festivals. This summer, Laguna’s three iconic art festivals will team up for the first time on a collaborative project titled Art is Timeless, inspired by two…

Rock Dream by Sean Hunter

Laguna Landscapes: ‘Rock Dream’

In “Rock Dream,” a new image to be displayed at Festival of Arts and Sawdust Art Festival this summer, photographer Sean Hunter Brown offers a glimpse below the surface of the ocean, a part of Laguna Beach that most never…

"Serene, Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico" by Fitz Maurice

Female Painters Portray Nature

Outdoor Homage She calls it the “Quest.” Local artist Fitz Maurice is on a mission to paint in every one of the country’s 59 national parks and capture the essence of each on canvas. She started in March 2012—committing to…

“Self-Portrait” by Helen Lundeberg (Collection of Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, Gift of Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg Feitelson Foundation)

Abstract Classicists: Helen Lundeberg and Frederick Hammersley

Overlooked Brilliance Southern California artist Helen Lundeberg is regarded as the co-founder of the new classicist, or post-surrealist, art movement of the 1930s. In fact, she wrote its manifesto—the first and only surrealist manifesto to come out of the United…

Garth Milan captured this photo of action sports athlete Travis Pastrana.

Athlete-Inspired Art: Dave Hobrecht and Garth Milan

Champion of Charcoal Dave Hobrecht has made a career out of capturing iconic athletes during their most exciting, memorable moments. And he does it all in black and white, or occasional sepia tones. Owner and operator of Hobrecht Sports Art…

Avran Art & Design gallery owner Marta Juhasz | Photo courtesy of Avran Art & Design

The Art of Gifting

With an abundance of paintings, sculptures, ceramics and other creative pieces, Laguna has myriad options for choosing a one-of-a-kind present your loved one will cherish. Here, local experts offer insight on gifting art for the holidays.   Personal Selection Choosing…