LAGUNA BEACH, CA (August 2013)—In August Laguna Art Museum will host an array events, including Elements of Art Summer Camp for kids August 5-9; a live concert with Ceora Winds on August 8; a lecture withFaux Real artists and husband and wife team Sandow Birk and Elsye Pignolet on August 11; the Laguna Beach Film Society Screening of the 2004 comedy Sideways on August 15; a lecture with doctor and contemporary art collector Kóan Jeff Baysa, M.D., in conjunction with expose: beatriz da costa on August 22; and a lecture with filmmaker Dale Schierholt on August 29 about his series of artist documentaries.

Elements of Art Summer Camp
August 5-9
2:00-5:00 p.m.
First through eighth grade
$125 total per student

In Laguna Art Museum’s new Elements of Art Summer Camp, students will explore the six elements of art: line, shape, form, space, color, and texture. While studying and being inspired by the art on display in the museum, students will learn about each element by creating their own unique art works, with projects varying in complexity according to the student’s age. The classes are designed for students first through eighth grade, but the museum will make exceptions for younger students who are interested in participating. The camp is limited to only thirty participants. To sign up, parents can contact Jennifer Gardiner or 949.494.8971 x221.

Live! at the Museum: Ceora Winds
Thursday, August 8
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Free to museum members, free to non-members with museum admission

Live! at the Museum is an ongoing series of early-evening concerts in the museum’s galleries presented by Laguna Beach Live! that take place the second Thursday of each month. In August, Ceora Winds will perform. Comprised of Michelle Matsumune (flute), Heather Millette (clarinet), and Christin Webb (bassoon), the trio have played chamber music together for ten years, performing throughout Southern California and across the country. Equally adept at classical standards, jazz arrangements, and everything in between, Ceora Winds brings the joy of true chamber music to the museum’s galleries.

Lecture with Faux Real Artists Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet
Sunday, August 11
1:00 p.m.
Free to museum members, free to non-members with museum admission

Los Angeles artists Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet are a husband and wife team who, in addition to maintaining successful solo careers, often collaborate on projects. In this joint lecture, Birk and Pignolet will talk about their collaborations, which have included two large-scale, hand-painted murals in Long Beach; Dante’s Inferno, a feature film done with paper puppets; Depravities of War, a series of monumental prints; as well CCTV #2, a ceramic surveillance camera featured in Faux Real.

Faux Real
 is a group exhibition (on display in the museum’s main level galleries through September 29) that features installation artists and sculptors who recreate reality with a twist, using off-beat materials and a keen sense of humor. The results are playful, intriguing, and highly entertaining.

Laguna Beach Film Society presents Sideways
Thursday, August 15

6:00 p.m. reception at Laguna Art Museum (307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach)
7:00 p.m. screening at South Coast Cinema (162 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach)
Free to members of the Laguna Beach Film Society, a council of Laguna Art Museum
Non-members: $20.00 for screening and reception; screening only: $7.00 pre-sale, $9.00 at the door, $5.00 for students

The Laguna Beach Film Society continues its Summer Comedy Series, which features films with a humorous focus on the people and places of California, with the 2004 comedy Sideways. Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment, embark on a week long road trip through California’s wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. The film was directed by Alexander Payne; written by Rex Pickett (novel) and Alexander Payne (screenplay); and stars Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, and Sandra Oh.

“Is There a Doctor/Curator in the House?”
Lecture with Kóan Jeff Baysa, M.D.

Thursday, August 22
7:00 p.m.
Free to museum members, free to non-members with museum admission

Dr. Kóan Jeff “KJ” Baysa will share his journey creating a career that combines the parallel passions of medical science and contemporary art. Baysa has had clinical practices in Honolulu and Manhattan, and continues to do clinical research focusing on neuroscience. He is also a respected art collector, curator, writer, and critic. In this lecture he will describe the history and evolution of his projects as a medical curator, culminating in several current projects, including an app called Medical Avatar.
The lecture coincides with the museum’s ex•pose: beatriz da costa exhibition. Da Costa passed away at age 38 after a long battle with breast cancer. The photos and videos featured in the exhibition (on display in the museum’s lower level galleries through September 29) use self as subject and capture her struggle with the disease, examining the intersection of art, politics, engineering, and the life sciences.

“Revealing the Artist Through Film”
Lecture and Films with Dale Schierholt

Thursday, August 29
7:00 p.m.
Free to museum members, free to non-members with museum admission

For more than a decade Dale Schierholt has captured the artistic persona through a series of acclaimed documentaries. Working with his subjects one-on-one and without a crew, he takes a deeply personal look at the work of regional and nationally-renowned artists. Using clips from his films on artists such as Robert Indiana, Will Barnet, and Louise Nevelson, Schierholt offers an insightful and entertaining look inside the artists’ lives.

Laguna Art Museum is a museum of California art. Its mission is to collect, care for, and exhibit works of art that were created by California artists or represent the life and history of the state. Through its permanent collection, its special loan exhibitions, its educational programs, and its library and archive, the museum enhances the public’s knowledge and appreciation of California art of all periods and styles, and encourages art-historical scholarship in this field.
Laguna Art Museum stands just steps from the Pacific Ocean in the beautiful city of Laguna Beach. The museum is proud to continue the tradition of the Laguna Beach Art Association, founded in 1918 by the early California artists who had discovered the town and transformed it into a vibrant arts community. The gallery that the association built in 1929 is part of today’s Laguna Art Museum.

Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach, on the corner of PCH and Cliff Drive, next door to Las Brisas restaurant.

Monday-Tuesday, Friday-Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Closed Wednesday
Closed New Year’s Day, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

$7.00 general admission
$5.00 students, seniors, active military
FREE for children under 12 and museum members
FREE the first Thursday of every month from 5:00-9:00 p.m. during the Laguna Beach First Thursday Art Walk

The museum offers complimentary docent-led tours every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 11:00 a.m. one week after an exhibition opens. No reservations are necessary. Audio tours can be accessed on any smartphone at Patrons without smartphones can rent an iPod Touch for free at the museum’s front desk.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Marni Farmer, Director of Communications at Laguna Art Museum, at 949.494.8971 x208 or at


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