See+Do: Galleries and exhibitions
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American artist Don Pendleton’s solo show “The Reflected Sound of Everything,” features different art mediums and experiments with printmaking processes, glue, paper and tape. Pendleton created pieces from cut paper that he then assembled similarly to how stained glass is produced. His art follows a linear, cubist and expressionist style. This show is a sampling of everything he has been working on for the past 18 years. Gallery open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 1175 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach.
Debra Huse Gallery
debrahusegallery.com :: 949.723.6171
Award-winning artist Jeff Sewell’s new collection, “Down by the Sea” will be on display July 9 through 24. His paintings often depict California seascapes, although he takes many trips to Colorado, Utah and Arizona to paint Western scenery. There will be a public artist reception and painting demonstration to accompany Sewell’s work on July 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. Gallery is open Mondays and first and third Thursdays, 11:30 to 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 229 Marine Avenue, Balboa Island.
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Landscape painters Scott Albert and Jeff Horn will showcase their paintings at this Festival of Arts off-site gallery. Both artists are inspired by nature and their surroundings. Exhibit runs through July 9. Gallery open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and weekends, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. 1006 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach.
Huntington Beach Art Center
huntingtonbeachartcenter.org :: 714.374.1650
The third annual artist council exhibition at the Huntington Beach Art Center features over 100 artists who work in a variety of media. This juried exhibition is titled “Rhythm, Sound and Music.” Join the council for an opening reception on July 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. Gallery is open Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 8 p.m., Friday, noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 538 Main Street, Huntington Beach.
JoAnne Artman Gallery
joanneartmangallery.com :: 949.510.5481
James Verbicky is a Polish-Canadian artist who works in the United States. His latest work will be on display at JoAnne Artman Gallery in a show titled “Semiotics.” Verbicky’s multimedia works combine elements of collage with layers of resin and dye. He said in a statement that his paintings “bridge the gap between sculpture
and painting.” “Semiotics” will be on display through August 31. Gallery open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment. Located at 326 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach.
sandstonegallery.com :: 949.497.6775
Korean-born artist Sunny Kim says she is drawn to images of the vast universe. In her series “Cosmic Dreams” presented in the front room of the gallery, Kim will show paintings that appear abstract but actually represent cosmic formations. The exhibition is displayed through July 4. Gallery open Monday through Sunday from noon to 5 and by appointment. Located at 384-A N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach.
CONTINUING ART EXHIBITIONS
First Fridays Art Walk, July 1
fullertonartwalk.com :: 714.871.2727
Visit local Fullerton art galleries for an evening of community and culture. Venues are within walking distance of one another and many host refreshments in addition to art exhibits from
6 to 10 p.m.
First Thursdays Art Walk, July 7
firstthursdaysartwalk.com :: 949.683.6871
On the first Thursday of every month, visit participating galleries throughout Laguna Beach from 6 to 9 p.m. A free shuttle to gallery locations starts at 6:15 p.m. at the Laguna Art Museum and the Bluebird Center. Shuttles to the art walk run until 8:45 p.m.
Santiago Art District Art Walk, July 16
The third Saturday of every month, residents of the Santiago Street Lofts host the Santiago Art District Walk, a community art walk event.
Free parking is available at the Santa Ana train depot. 7 to 10 p.m.
bowers.org :: 714.567.3600
Bowers Museum welcomes a collection that contains pieces as old as 4,500 years. “Mummies of the World” presents real mummies and artifacts from around the world and engages visitors through interactive and multimedia exhibits about the process of mummification. This exhibit will be on display through September 5. Museum open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana.
Laguna Art Museum
lagunaartmuseum.org :: 949.494.8971
Recent graduates and current students from the Laguna College of Art and Design’s master of fine arts program in drawing and painting will present their works at the Laguna Art Museum. The exhibition titled, “Emerging Masters 2016” will be on display in the museum’s lower level galleries through July 17. Also on display until September 25, “Peter Krasnow: Maverick Modernist,” which features the artist’s realist portraits, carved sculptures and abstract paintings. 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach.
Orange County Museum of Art
ocma.net :: 949.759.1122
Marilyn Minter’s early work, which sometimes featured pornographic images, received admonishing reviews from feminists and art critics in the 1980s and 1990s. Other works in Minter’s collection examine the fashion industry with photo-realistic paintings depicting such things as makeup-encrusted eyes and mouths full of glitter, pearls and other items. Her exhibit “Pretty/Dirty” features over 25 paintings, three video works and several photographs. The works will be on display through July 10. The museum is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays with extended hours to 8 p.m. on Friday. Located at 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach.
Toyota Summer Concert Series at OC Fair
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The 2016 summer concert lineup features more than over 22 musical acts in July and August. Performers include Styx, Boston, Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, Earth, Wind and Fire, Train, The B-52s, Ziggy Marley and more. Show tickets include free admission to the fair. Various times through August 14. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.
Vintage jazz with Tim Gill and Adryón DeLeon
lagunabeachlive.org :: 949.715.9713
Gill’s performance style mimics the golden era of the Las Vegas nightclubs, where entertainers played shows that combined songs with razor-sharp wit. As an award-winning vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Gill combines timeless love songs, comedy and more in this event for Laguna Beach Live! July 6 at 6 p.m. at Hotel Laguna. 425 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach.
“Under the Stars” at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center
themuck.org :: 714.738.6595
Visitors can spend the warm summer nights listening to jazz, folk and country music at the Muckenthaler’s outdoor amphitheater. The series kicks off with Barbara Morrison singing a blend of jazz and blues classics with a voice that can reach three-and-a-half octaves.
Other performers include The Susie Hansen Latin Band, the T Sisters, Peter Brandon, Yerak, Lisa Haley and the Zydekats, and the Orange Empire Chorus. 7:30 p.m. most Thursdays, July 7 through August 25. 1201 West Malvern Avenue, Fullerton.
“The Wizard of Oz” in concert with San Diego Symphony
philharmonicsociety.org :: 949.553.2422
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County in conjunction with the San Diego Symphony presents the Oscar-winning classic “The Wizard of Oz” with a live performance of the musical score conducted by Sarah Hicks. The full-length film will be projected on a screen in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. 9 p.m. on July 9. 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.
Straight Ahead Jazz
lagunabeachlive.org :: 949.715.9713
Laguna Beach Live! presents Graham Dechter, Katie Thiroux and Matt Witek paying tribute to the Poll Winners composed of jazz icons
Barney Kessel, Ray Brown and Shelly Manne. These three musicians will play selections from the trio’s heyday in the late ‘50s as well as new material. July 12 at 6 p.m. at Hotel Laguna.
425 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach.
pacificsymphony.org :: 714.755.5799
The Pacific Symphony with conductor Carl St.Clair will perform Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Williams’ “Liberty Fanfare,” and “Hymn to the Fallen” from “Saving Private Ryan” before closing with one of Beethoven’s master works, Symphony No. 9. The concert features the Pacific Chorale and a vocal quartet composed of Mary Wilson, Milena Kitic, John Bellemer and Kevin Deas. 8 p.m. July 23 at
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine.
“Musicals of the New Millennium”
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To celebrate their 15th anniversary, MenAlive! will perform a selection of songs from the best Broadway shows from the past 15 years. Hear pieces from “Kinky Boots,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Once,” “Avenue Q,” “Hamilton” and “Something Rotten!” 8 p.m. July 22 and 23 and 3 p.m. July 23 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine.
Opera a la Carte
soka.edu :: 949.480.4278
Southern California’s leading professional Gilbert and Sullivan production company will perform the world premiere of “Hail Poetry! The Magic and Madness of Gilbert and Sullivan” at Soka University Performing Arts Center. This two-act production dramatizes the lives and work of the men who created such classic operas as “The Pirates of Penzance,” “The Mikado,” and “HMS Pinafore.” Various times July 8 through 17. 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo.
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American Coast Theatre Company will perform Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of betrayal, family honor and revenge at the Vanguard Lyceum Theater. Prince Hamlet is depressed after finding his mother has remarried his uncle in the wake of his father’s death. 7:30 p.m. July 1 and 2 at 2 p.m. July 3. 2525 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa.
“The Sound of Music”
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Three-time Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien presents this new production of the familiar musical tale. The Broadway classic features familiar songs such as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and the title song. Various times at Segerstrom Center for the Arts July 19-31. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.
“C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert”
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Making its Orange County debut, “C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert” traces author C.S. Lewis’ journey from atheism to Christian belief in this stage adaptation by Max McLean. This is a fast-paced, 70-minute piece of theater based almost exclusively on Lewis’ writings. It traces Lewis’ life from the death of his mother to his estranged relationship with his father to the experiences that led him to his later philosophical works. 8 p.m July 14 to 16; 4 p.m. July 16 and 3 p.m. July 17 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine.
“All Shook Up”
lagunaplayhouse.com :: 949.497.2787
Loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” this play uses music by Elvis Presley to tell the story of a girl who gets a surprise visit from a mysterious, leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger. Featured songs include “All Shook Up,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Love Me Tender” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Various times July 6 through August 7 at the Laguna Playhouse. 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.
National Choreographer’s Initiative
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Developed to promote the creation and production of professional dance, Orange County resident Molly Lynch founded this workshop as a place for young choreographers to experiment and develop their craft. See four new works created by Tom Gold, Nicole Haskins, Stephanie Martinez and Ben Needham-Wood and danced by 16 professional dancers from ballet companies across the country. 8 p.m. July 30 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine.
Cavallo’s “Circo Ma’Ceo”
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Enjoy a display of equestrian stunts with a gypsy theme at the OC Fair & Events Center’s Action Sports Arena. See ground tumbling, Cossack trick riding, Roman riding, dressage and classic bareback riding against Spanish gypsy music and costumes. The show features 10 exotic breeds of horses. Various times July 20 through 24. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.
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Segerstrom Center for the Arts invites Orange County families to enjoy their 10th annual free outdoor movie series on the Arts Plaza. Films are projected on the side of Segerstrom Hall, and guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs, snacks and picnic dinners. Food trucks will be on site. This year’s lineup of movies include “Grease” on July 11, “Selena” on July 18, “Elf” on July 25, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” on August 1 and “Labyrinth” on August 8. Movies begin at 8 p.m. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.
The Dahlia Show and Contest
rogersgardens.com :: 949.640.5800
Roger’s Gardens will present its third annual Dahlia Show and Contest featuring dozens of locally grown dahlias. Guests are invited to enter their own dahlia flowers in the contest for a chance at winning cash prizes. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 16 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 17. 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona del Mar.