Collectors Council taking art trip to Windy City
The deadline to sign up for an art-filled, group package trip to Chicago in September with the Laguna Art Museum's Contemporary Collectors Council is July 15.
LAM Executive Director Malcolm Warner will accompany members of the council to Chicago, where they will visit art institutions and attend EXPO CHICAGO, an exposition of modern and contemporary art and design set from Sept. 20 through Sept. 23.
According to a news release from LAM, the package "includes invitations to EXPO CHICAGO's VIP Preview on September 19, held the evening before the fair opens to the public; VIP Passes to EXPO CHICAGO, the inaugural exposition of contemporary art and design at Navy Pier; a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and the Art Institute of Chicago with a special tour of the new Renzo Piano wing and lunch in the Millennium Room; a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio in Oak Park; premier private collections and artist studio visits."
The tour will include an optional extra day: Sept. 23. Those interested in attending don't have to be a member of the museum or of the CCC to join the trip. For those interested in going along, please contact Dawn Minegar, LAM's membership manager, at (949) 494-8971 ext. 203 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CCC, an auxiliary group of LAM members whose focus is on modern and contemporary art, takes four to six art trips a year throughout Southern California, and has also taken trips to New York, San Francisco and Seattle, among other cities. Membership on the council is open to museum members.
New gallery opens downtown
The Forest & Ocean Gallery, a collective gallery of local artists, celebrated its grand opening June 30.
According to a news release, gallery co-owners Ludo and Barbara Leideritz formerly owned the Reflective Image Gallery in Santa Ana. Their new gallery in Laguna Beach features some of their photography and work by nine other resident artists, four of whom are ceramicists. The nine are Tim Alger, May Eivor-Belsby, Barbara Higgins, Beverly Jacobs, Robin Lee Riddell, Alan Ross, Carol Cirillo Stanley, Wendell Stanley and Norma Vance.
The gallery, at 480 Ocean Ave., Suite B, is open during the summer from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call (949) 371-3313 or visit http://www.forestoceangallery.com.
Musical duo to play at library
Jennings & Keller, a Florida-based acoustic guitar duo, will perform at Laguna Beach Library at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The duo, comprised of Laurie Jennings Oudin and Dana Keller, specializes in "Fusion Folk Americana." Their free show is being presented by the Friends of the Laguna Beach Library. For more information about the Jennings & Keller, visit their website at http://www.jenningsandkeller.com.
The library is at 363 Glenneyre St.
saltfineart to unveil bold show in September
Laguna's saltfineart gallery will open a group show in September featuring works of art placed in literary contexts. The works in the monthlong show, titled "Visual Chronicles: Art in a Literary Context," include pieces by Guillermo Bert that fuse tapestries with smartphone technology and a woven sculpture by Rebecca Lowry that's made from a cassette tape on which the whole New Testament was recorded.
The exhibition will go from Sept. 1 through 30 and will also feature pieces by four other artists: Luis Cornejo, Hillary Gruenberg, Matthew Heller and Susan Sironi. An opening reception will take place at the gallery, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 6, during September's First Thursdays Art Walk.
The gallery is at 1492 S. Coast Hwy. For more information, visit the gallery's website at http://www.saltfineart.com.