The Laguna Art Museum announces the programming and exhibitions of the Art & Nature Festival

On Thursday, November 3, the Laguna Art Museum will launch its tenth Annual Art & Nature festival, with an attractive program for all ages, as well as four new exhibitions which honor the rich history of Californian art. This large -scale event is the largest public program of the museum’s year, bringing together thousands of participants to promote the appreciation of nature, raise awareness of the environment and discover the crossings between nature and the arts.

The Art & Nature 2022 festival will present the exhibitions The Sea ARound US artist of the artist Rebeca Méndez and Pyramidion of the artist Kelly Berg, a main conference by Dr. Sylvia Earle, explorator in residence of the National Geographic Society, a family festival in Free open air and two additional exhibitions including The Big One and Five Summer Stories: The Exhibition.

The sea around us, an immersive 360 ​​-degree video art installation, will transport spectators to an area of ​​the Pacific Ocean located 30 miles from the Côte de Laguna Beach, depicting the ocean as a fully animated body as well as ‘A place of deep interconnection for all living things. Pyramidion is an interactive sculptural experience that invites spectators to contemplate the multilayer history and the unique geology of Laguna Beach. We think that The Big One of the artist Robert Young still holds the record for the largest painting ever created in Laguna Beach and will be exhibited at California Gallery. Five Summer Stories: The Exhibition, presented in partnership with Macgillivray Freeman Films and Coast Film Festival to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the emblematic documentary on surfing, will include an overview of the film and historical images, clothes and objects from the time of the film.

For over 100 years, the link between art and nature has been continuously explored by Laguna Beach artists. In 1929, La Laguna Beach Art Association built a gallery on the idyllic coast, near the natural wonders that inspired countless artists. The gallery is part of the current Laguna Art Museum and continues to be the ideal place for the main creative and scientific thinkers of all ages.

Art & Nature Festival Calendar of events and exhibitions

Thursday, November 3

The exterior installation of art & nature, Pyramidion, is exhibited all day and during the artistic walk of the first Thursdays. The Big One by Robert Young also opens for display. The Laguna Art Museum will offer free entry from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The museum is proud to associate with Wax & Wood Gallery, Dawson Cole Fine Art, Gallery Q at Susi Q, Las Laguna Art Gallery and BGC Laguna Beach, who each present exhibitions on the theme of nature in collaboration with Art & Nature.

friday november 4

Dr. Sylvia Earle, Explorer-in-Residence of the National Geographic Society, will give this year’s Art & Nature keynote lecture on the Art & Nature Opening Night from 6:00-9:00 p.m. After the main lecture, the museum will unveil The Sea Around Us by artist Rebeca Méndez and welcomes opening night guests to experience the immersive exhibition at 7:00 p.m. Besides light bites and libations, the event will give guests the opportunity to get a first glimpse of some Art & Nature exhibitions, to meet the artists. Behind this year festival and to help the museum collect essential funds for future programs and exhibitions. LAM’s partnership with MacGillivray Freeman Films and Coast Film Festival, Five Summer Stories: The Exhibition, will also debut during the party. Tickets to attend the conference, the opening party and the exhibition overview cost $ 150 per person. Tickets to attend the party and the preview of the exhibition only cost $ 100 per person. Tickets can be purchased on the Laguna Art Museum website.

saturday november 5

Fans of art and nature of all ages can join the Laguna art museum and its partners during the family art and nature festival in the hand Beach Cobblestones and the museum from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. The event will include a tour guided by a docant of the cobblestones of the main beach through Heisler park to see Pyramidon and return to the museum. There will be fun and enriching practical activities and educational stations implemented throughout the museum that explore art, climate, science, animal welfare and environmental education. The Art & Nature Family festival and entry to the museum all day will be free.

The museum is delighted to associate with local community organizations, in particular the unified school district of Laguna Beach, the club boys and girls of Laguna Beach, Visit Laguna, the city of Laguna Beach, the Coast Film Festival, La Surfrider Foundation, The Laguna College of Art and Design, Pacific Marine Mammal. Center, Laguna Beach Canyon Foundation, La Vida Laguna, Laguna Ocean Foundation, Get Inspired, Crystal Cove Conservancy and National Charity League.

sunday november 6

The Laguna Museum of Art will host a panel discussion: The Sea Around Us moderated by Los Angeles Times environmental reporter Rosanna Xia at 3:00 p.m. Join the star artist Rebecca Méndez as she plunges into the process of creating the sea around us and her important message on the ocean. preservation. Panelists will include University of California, San Diego Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Professor Lihini Aluwihare, University of California, Santa Barbara Geochemistry and Microbiology Professor David Valentine, and more. Tickets are $20 for museum members and $30 for non-members, and can be purchased on the Laguna Art Museum website.

For more information on the tenth annual edition of Art & Nature and Laguna Art Museum, visit lagunaArtmuseum.org. To stay connected and know the upcoming events, follow the museum on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About the Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Art Museum is the Californian art museum. He collects, maintains and exhibits works of art created by Californian artists or representing life and history of the state. Through its permanent collection, special loan exhibitions, educational programs, library and archives, the museum enhances public knowledge and appreciation of Californian art from all periods and styles and encourages the ‘erudition in art history in this area.

The Laguna Art Museum is a few steps from the Pacific Ocean in the beautiful city of Laguna Beach. The museum is proud to continue the tradition of the Laguna Beach Art Association, founded in 1918 by early California artists who fostered a vibrant art community. The gallery that the association built in 1929 is part of the current Laguna Art Museum.

For more information, please visit lagunaartmuseum.org.

Mildred D. Field