| Feb 27, 2013
| 3:56 PM
It started as a fleeting thought brought on by cooler temperatures and sunny skies.
"It's interesting how all these museums are so close together," I muse aloud, flipping through a Calendar section.
My editor's head swivels toward me. Her eyes light...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The musical "Annie" is enjoying another revival on Broadway. The show opened during the Carter administration, when America was in need of some optimism. "The sun'll come out tomorrow," sang Annie, and with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, for a...
| Mar 9, 2013
The handsome young man sitting in the pink parlor chair radiates restlessness, a disdain for social conventions and undeniable self-satisfaction.
The impatience in Richard Caton Woodville's "Self-Portrait with Flowered Wallpaper" can be detected in...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 11:51 AM
Deeply humbled by the impact of his craft on people of all ages, Star Shields has contributed to the Sawdust Art Festival for 29 years.
The Laguna Beach-based face and body artist counts Led Zeppelin, Paul and Linda McCartney, Deep Purple and Bob Dylan...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:10 PM
Dave Rahn straddles two worlds.
One is defined by numbers, losses, gains and the intricacies of investments. The other does not rely on mathematical precision: It is the world of art.
The 61-year-old president of First Foundation Bank is both a banker...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 8:35 AM
View the watercolor paintings by Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts faculty member David Dewey during the school's latest exhibit David Dewey: Painting the Figure with my Students. The show opens Fri., Nov. 30 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. and is on...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:05 PM
Many of the artists in "Art Maryland 2012" are not afraid to experiment with materials. That leads to some unusual creations in this group exhibit of regional artists at the Howard County Arts Council.
Travis Childers, winner of the Juror's Choice...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 1:09 PM
A new gallery has popped up at 480 Ocean Ave., and it's serving up art for different tastes in town.
CES Contemporary offers contemporary art that's a far cry from the seaside landscapes and marine life paintings seen in Coast Highway showrooms....
| Dec 5, 2012
| 7:26 AM
The Wall of Bad Art at the Hotel Lincoln, the newly renovated boutique hotel in Lincoln Park at the corner of Wealthy and Twee, is a monument to iffy talent and questionable taste. It is a reminder of how bad art can get funneled through wood-paneled...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 1:52 PM
The museum that William Wendt helped to create has taken in another of his works. Last week, the Laguna Art Museum announced it has added an untitled 1933 oil painting by Wendt to its collection.
Montebello residents Robert and Shirley Foster, who...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:16 AM
Laguna Beach Live! will host contemporary bluegrass and acoustic band Prairie Sky at an event titled "Bluegrass and BBQ" from 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course, 31106 Coast Hwy.
VIP reserved seating is available for $75, which includes the...