Story submitted by the Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters:
In celebration of the Festival’s 80th Anniversary, enjoy over 25 years of the organization’s history with a retrospective of annual posters now on display at the downtown Laguna Beach Wells Fargo. This exhibit runs through January 31st, 2013 and features many of the iconic images highlighting the Pageant of the Masters and Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach.
"The diverse work represented on these posters are phenomenal,” commented Exhibit Curator Pat Sparkuhl. “This exhibit invites the viewer to take a visual stroll through history as well as explore a variety of artistic styles.”
Posters displayed at Wells Fargo include last year’s Pageant Poster “Copernicus” by Jan Matejko and Festival Poster “Hanging Around” by Kirsten Whalen. Others featured in this exhibit are Sandra Jones Campbell’s 2002 “Card Trick and Table Twelve,” Tom Swimm’s 2010 “Splendido Evening,” and a 1985 poster of “Leaping Jaguar” by Marci Lyster. Pageant fans will also recognize show posters from 2010’s “Eat, Drink and be Merry,” 2005’s “On the Road,” and 1998’s “Metropolis.”
The public is also invited to peruse the Festival of Arts online gift shop where all merchandise, including many of the posters on display at the Festival of Arts Gallery, is 45% off through the end of January. For more information on the exhibit and the online gift shop, visit www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL OF ARTS GALLERY – WELLS FARGO
The exhibit is on the third floor of the Wells Fargo building at 260 Ocean Avenue, Laguna Beach. It is part of an ongoing series of shows that the Festival of Arts will be holding at Wells Fargo. The building is open to the public Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is free. The Festival of Arts is a non-profit organization whose proceeds support the arts in and about Laguna Beach. For more information call (949) 494 – 1145 or go to www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org.