SOURCE: Festival of Arts

February 27, 2012 15:04 ET

Festival of Arts Presents "Selections from the Collection: The Water Show" Exhibit Now at foaSOUTH

Watercolors From Festival of Arts Permanent Collection on Display Now Until June 5, 2012

LAGUNA BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 27, 2012) - "Water, water, everywhere and not a drop to drink." The Festival of Arts is making a splash with its new exhibit at foaSOUTH where visitors will be surrounded by water, but not the drinking kind. Combining the theme of water with the artistic medium of watercolors, "Selections from the Collection: The Water Show" will be on display at foaSOUTH now until June 5, 2012.

Featured in the exhibit are pieces from the Festival of Arts permanent collection, a variety of classical and contemporary watercolors spanning the last 50 years. Artwork includes "Bowman" by Hal Akins (featured on the 1987 Festival of Arts Poster), Edmund Ashby's "Grain of Salt," "Fish & Lobster" by Scott Moore, William S. Daniel's "Swimmers at Long Beach," and "Cold Front" by Scott Albert. The show is made up of all watercolors, except for one untitled vase by ceramic artist Fred Stodder, which inspired Exhibit Curator Pat Sparkuhl.

"Translucent glazes give my work a luminous and fluid appearance, reflecting light similar to water," commented Stodder. "With my pieces, I try to combine pottery with other forms of art. There's influences from sculptures and paintings, but the shape of the vase still connects it to traditional ceramics."

"Pulling from the Festival of Arts Permanent Collection, this show features some of the finest watercolor artists that have exhibited at the Festival," said Sparkuhl. "Each watercolor is bright, colorful, and compliments Fred's vibrant artwork very well. We're honored to have the opportunity to showcase these spectacular pieces."

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 from 7:00am - 10:00 pm. The Festival of Arts is a non-profit organization whose proceeds go to support the arts in and about Laguna Beach. For more information, call (949) 494-1145 or go online to

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