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First Thursdays Art Walk

November 16, 2011 15:28 ET

First Thursdays Art Walk -- December 1, 2011, 6 to 9 pm

Beyond the Classroom

LAGUNA BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 16, 2011) - The annual collaboration between Laguna College of Art + Design and First Thursdays Art Walk member galleries culminates on December 1 from 6-9 pm when 14 Laguna Beach galleries, volunteering as mentors, will feature original works by Fine Arts seniors of Laguna College of Art + Design during the Art Walk. The students will be present at each gallery exhibiting their work, which is available for sale. Proceeds benefit the student and the First Thursdays Art Walk Scholarship Fund. This year's event marks the 10th anniversary of this successful collaboration.

LCAD Professor Robin Fuld launched the Student/Gallery Mentoring Program, now in its 10th year. The program pair senior students in the Fine Arts Professional Studies class with First Thursdays member galleries. "The program is designed to demonstrate the intricacies involved in the business of operating a gallery and professionally exhibiting artwork," Fuld said. Most of the students have never exhibited their work professionally, with the exception of juried student exhibitions at the college.

Participating students and galleries: Michelle Farro at La Bottega Dell'Acquaforte, Hayley Schwied at The Redfern Gallery, Heather Patton at Bluebird Gallery, Jason Umfress at DeRu's Fine Art, Cynthia Mozingo at Quorum Art Gallery, James Bertucci at Dawson Cole Fine Art, Enrique Escobedo at saltfineart, SiSi Chen at Studio 7 Gallery, Monique Johnson at The Cove Gallery, Trace Mendoza at AR4T SPACE, Ryleigh Beloin at Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Annel Guzman at Art Cube Gallery, Jason Nam at Townley Gallery and Claire Bush at [seven degrees].

An Art Walk brochure that includes a map and a complete schedule of all the evening's special events is available at any gallery. Visit each of our member galleries as artists will demonstrate their techniques and share their insights -- Farshid Babazadeh at The Cove Gallery; Gail Stahl at Quorum Gallery; and resident plein air artists at Studio 7 are a few.

Art patrons are encouraged to visit all the featured galleries from Downtown to Gallery Row to Bluebird to Laguna Canyon Road, enhanced by performances by local musicians and gallery hospitality. Enjoy music and refreshments at DeRu's Fine Arts and meet contemporary impressionist painter David Chapple. foaSouth is featuring selections from the Festival of Arts permanent collection. Be sure to visit the Laguna Art Museum featuring "Best Kept Secret"- UCI and the development of contemporary art in Southern California, 1964-1971. First Thursdays Art Walk gives you access to buy original artwork of every genre from participating galleries. The event is FREE to the public and so is the trolley service. More information can be found at

This art educational event is funded by member galleries, lodging establishments, City of Laguna Beach, and Laguna Board of Realtors.

First Thursdays Art Walk and our member galleries wish you a happy holiday season and New Year. Member Galleries are: Laguna Art Museum, Edenhurst Gallery, [seven-degrees], AR4T Space, JoAnne Artman Gallery, Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Marion Meyer Contemporary Art, Lu Martin Galleries, Quorum Art Gallery, Laguna North Gallery, Sandstone Gallery, Studio 7 Gallery, Laguna College of Art + Design, Townley Gallery, Art Cube Gallery, Dawson Cole Fine Art, DeRu's Fine Arts, La Bottega Dell'Acquaforte, The Redfern Gallery, Vladimir Sokolov Gallery, Bluebird Gallery, saltfineart, Cove Gallery, The Vintage Poster, Artist Eye Laguna Gallery and foaSouth.

Contact Information

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    Troy Poeschl
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