Sunday, August 8, 2010
Laguna Beach Art Walk
To be an artist in So. California, 20 minutes from Laguna Beach, there's no excuse not to ever have attended the First Thursday of the Month Artwalk. That was me until this week when my friend called me to go. All the galleries in Laguna Beach keep their doors open till 9 p.m. and people make a night of strolling from gallery to gallery looking at art, drinking wine.
There were artists painting demos and musicians playing instrumental guitar. Unfortunately, we talked too much at dinner, got there late, and had only an hour left of strolling.
One artist that caught my eye was Marianne Kolb, She had a series of mostly single figure dancers. The art looked like it had a polyurethane finish. They were so glossy and slick. I had never seen anything like it before. It is art that needs to be seen in person, because it doesn't read as well on the internet.