Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Art Shack Open House

October 3, 2010 (2:00-5:00 p.m.) Art Shack Open House: select artists will be available to give brief tours of their art shacks and to answer questions for guests.

Come swing by the Laguna Art Museum for the opportunity to spend time and talk with select artists about their Art Shacks on the last day of the exhibition!

>> Please contact Jackie Bunge at 949.494.8971 x207 for questions and more information about educational events

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Build Your Own Art Shack"

Workshop with Hurley resident artist and Art Shack artist Jason Maloney
Sunday, July 18, 2010 (1:00 p.m.)

Students K-8 are invited to Laguna Art Museum for a workshop in conjunction with the Museum's current exhibition Art Shack. Learn the art of shack-making from Hurley resident artist and Art Shack artist Jason Maloney (pictured above), and take home your very own art shack.

Only 40 spots available!

>>Click here to pay your $25.00 materials fee and to reserve your space for the workshop!

>> For more information, please contact Jackie Bunge at 949.494.8971 x207

>> Click here to view all Art Shack educational events

Monday, June 28, 2010

Art Shack Artist: Elyse Pignolet

Born in Oakland, CA, Elyse Pignolet is an American with Filipino heritage, living and working in Los Angeles. Pignolet works primarily in ceramics and her work has been inspired by and dealt with various themes including social issues and topics from contemporary news articles, as well as urban themes. Her works attempt to place the permanence and traditions of ceramics with the fleeting and transitory nature of the contemporary world. She has created several bodies of work that place the extensive history of ceramics in contrast with the temporary nature of graffiti as a starting point to make hand-built sculptures that draw from the traditional calligraphies of various cultures and the characters, combined with the lettering of contemporary urban writing.

Elyse Pignolet, Rim, 2009

Other artistic projects of hers, including her drawings continue to reference the world around us, dealing with formal concerns of art while blurring the line between figuration and abstraction. Her drawings begin with the deconstruction of city grids, maps, architectural plans, which are reorganized in multilayered semi-abstract compositions.

Elyse Pignolet, Cityscape #3,#4, #5, 2007

Also in the show are two collaboration pieces (Glory and Tire Shop) by Elyse Pignolet and Sandow Birk which are described as a peep holes into an alternate world. To learn more about this piece of the pieces shown above, come check out Laguna Art Museum's Art Shack Exhibition on display until October 3rd.

To learn more about this artist download the FREE Laguna Art Museum iPhone App which includes video interviews with the artists! If you don't have an iPhone of iTouch, you can rent one at the front desk.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Win 2 Summer Passes for Art Shack!

To celebrate the opening of our summer exhibition, Art Shack, we are giving away 2 Art Shack Summer Passes ($30.00 value) which allows you to visit the Art Shack exhibition as many times as you like through October 3rd!!

In order to be automatically entered just comment on this blog post about "What Kind of Art Shack Would You Build?"
You must be a follower of the Museum's blog in order to win. Winner will be contacted by July 15, 2010. Take advantage of this special offer and the chance to come see one of the most exciting exhibitions this summer!

The show includes over 30 different types of shack environment created by note-worthy artists, including Don Ed Hardy, Paul Frank, Mark Ryden and Marion Peck, and many more. For more information about the artists included in the show or about show hours, please visit the Museum's website.

We are excited to hear everyone's ideas!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Shop for Art Shack Merchandise!

Laguna Art Museum's summer exhibition, Art Shack, opened last week. In this show, artists combine art and architecture to create other worlds for visitors interact with and immerse themselves in. This group exhibition was guest curated by Greg Escalante, and includes such artists as such artists as Don Ed Hardy, Shag, George Herms, Paul Frank, Marion Peck, and Mark Ryden, among others. Come see this amazing show that will be up until October 3rd.
For this exhibition, the Museum store has been transformed into a Art Shack shopping wonderland! Come in today or shop online to bring some Art Shack merchandise home with you!

Some pieces are one of a kind and created personally by the Art Shack artists just for this show! Be sure to check it out!
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