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First Thursdays Art Walk

November 17, 2010 11:58 ET

First Thursdays Art Walk -- December 2, 2010, 6 to 9 pm

Beyond the Classroom

LAGUNA BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2010) - The annual collaboration between Laguna College of Art + Design and First Thursdays Art Walk member galleries culminates on December 2 from 6-9 pm when 15 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.

LCAD Professor Robin Fuld launched the Student/Gallery Mentoring Program, now in its 9th year. The program pairs 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: Maria Rodriguez at La Bottega Dell'Acquaforte, Michael Tammaro at The Redfern Gallery, Hannah Ryu at Bluebird Gallery, Hannah Cosner at DeRu's Fine Arts, Efrain Cerrato at The Esther Wells Collection, Francisco Arreola at Mandarin Fine Art, Jessie Fohrman at Dawson Cole Fine Art, Erik Flores at saltfineart, Trevor Christiansen at Studio 7 Gallery, Susan Strauch at The Cove Gallery, Brian Maldini at Studio Arts Gallery, Matthew Braun at JoAnne Artman Gallery, Elizabeth Amorosia at Swenson Fine Art, Dave Barnett at Art Cube Gallery, and Calvin Newland at Townley Gallery.

An Art Walk brochure that includes a map and a complete schedule of all the evening's special events is available at any gallery. At many galleries artists will demonstrate their techniques and share their insights -- Annette Wimmer at Annette Wimmer Fine Art; Elaine Ruettiger at Laguna North 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 martinis at SKYLAB Modern Art and the inaugural opening of foaSouth featuring the photography of Stillman F. Sawyer. Be sure to visit the Laguna Art Museum featuring the work of John Paul Jones, E. Roscoe Shrader and Sean Duffy as well as "Masterstrokes" -- Selections from Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Signature Members. 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. Member galleries: Laguna Art Museum, Edenhurst Gallery, [seven-degrees], Annette Wimmer Fine Art,  210 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, Clark Little Gallery, Swenson Fine Art, DeBilzan Gallery, Art Cube Gallery, Dawson Cole Fine Art, Notion Fine Art, DeRu's Fine Arts, La Bottega Dell'Acquaforte, purelagunabeach gallery, The Redfern Gallery, Vladimir Sokolov Gallery, Bluebird Gallery, The Cottage Gallery, saltfineart, Cove Gallery, The Vintage Poster, Larry Christy Studio Gallery, SKYLAB modern art, The Esther Wells Collection, Demossa Gallery, Mandarin Fine Art, Gallery H, Artist Eye Laguna Gallery, Studio Arts Gallery and foaSouth.

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    Troy Poeschl
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