The Festival of Arts is pleased to announce a new exhibit at foaSOUTH entitled “Paintings from the Collection” now through January 9, 2016. Comprised of pieces from the Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection, the display features both traditional and contemporary works in a variety of medium such as painting, watercolor, and mixed media. Artworks include “Bowman” by Hal Akins, “Laguna” by Ken Auster, “Series & 11 Monolith” by Patrick Kelly, “Pigeon Man” by Scott Moore, “Road to Laguna” by Thomas Nash, “Madam Butterfly” by Dagmar Chapman and “Iron Jungle” by David Rosen.
“Laguna Beach has a long history of embracing diverse artists in its community,” said exhibit curator Pat Sparkuhl. “These paintings from the Festival’s collection are just a sampling of the colorful art culture from this area over the past century.”
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 Festival of Arts Permanent Collection, expanded annually through purchases and donations, includes painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, glass, photography, mixed media, furniture and jewelry that reflect the uniqueness and diversity that is synonymous with the Festival of Arts and the region surrounding it.
ABOUT FOA SOUTH
Opened as a collaboration between Festival of the Arts and Active Culture, foaSOUTH serves visitors and residents of Laguna Beach by promoting Festival-related exhibitions throughout the year. Located at 1006 S. Coast Highway on the corner of Anita and PCH, the gallery has partnered with Active Culture to provide frozen yogurt and natural foods on the premises at their café. Open weekdays from 10am – 9pm and weekends from 8am – 9pm. Click here for current exhibit information.