April 4- May 12, 2014
The Festival of Arts is pleased to announce it’s newest exhibit, Sculptures by Miriam Shelton at the historic Wells Fargo Building in downtown Laguna Beach now through May 12. Shelton, a Laguna Beach resident, was a Festival of Arts exhibitor between 1974 and 2006. Now in her late 80’s, she continues to create dynamic new artwork that is thought provoking and captures the essence of the human spirit.
Miriam Shelton graduated from Pomona College in California with a Bachelors degree in art and continued her studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Corcoran Art School in Washington, D.C. Her numerous exhibit awards include the Laguna Beach Art Association, Madonna Festival of Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Art Festival. Her works are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, including the Festival of Arts Permanent Collection. Her stone/marble sculpture, “Seated Girl” was purchased by the Festival in 1992 and has since resided inside Wells Fargo bank at the bottom of their spiral staircase.
“Miriam’s sculpture is a significant part of the Festivals Permanent Art Collection,” commented Exhibit Curator Tim Shockley. “We are honored to have the opportunity to share her award-winning work with the public.”
About the Festival of Arts 3rd Floor Gallery
The exhibit is at the Festival of Arts 3rd Floor Gallery at Wells Fargo Bank located 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 am – 6 pm and Saturday 9 am – 4 pm. Admission is free. Click here for current exhibit information.