Festival of Arts Collection on Exhibit at City Hall

Joanne Cromwell’s “Festival in Laguna Beach” (1935) (Image courtesy Festival of Arts)
Joanne Cromwell’s “Festival in Laguna Beach” (1935) (Image courtesy Festival of Arts)
A variety of artwork from the Festival of Arts is now on display at Laguna Beach City Hall.

Now through Jan. 17, 2014, the "Selections from the Collection," exhibit is showcasing pieces from the Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection, the display features early Laguna Beach paintings from the 1930s as well recent acquisitions by the Festival of Arts. “Selections from the Collection” showcases both classical and contemporary works in a variety of medium such as painting, photography, printmaking and mixed media.

“Artworks are windows into history. They have the potential to give the viewer an intimate understanding of cultural activities relative to a particular time-period," Pat Sparkuhl, exhibit curator, said. "It’s with this in mind that we continue the process of organizing and conserving of the Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection.”

Artworks include “Festival in Laguna Beach” by Joanne Cromwell (1935), Michael Jacques “Late Sunday Afternoon” (1990), “Rembrandt Redux” by David Rosen (1988), Stillman Sawyer’s “Flowing Dunes” (1983) and “Newport Fish Harbor” by Roy Ropp (1949). 

The Festival’s collection, made up of over 1,150 pieces, is composed of an eclectic mix of two-dimensional and three-dimensional work that date back to the early 1900s.

The art exhibit is on display at Laguna Beach City Hall, 505 Forest Ave, and open to the public Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

For more information, call 949-494-1145 or visit LagunaFestivalofArts.org.

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