“Art Talks” returns to the Festival of Arts in 2012 with a loaded schedule! Whether you’re an informed connoisseur, an amateur collector or simply an art lover, Art Talks: A Lecture Series offers fascinating and informative discussions all about art. On Tuesdays, experienced artists will take attendees through topics of medium, influences, and current trends; on Thursdays, Orange County’s top curators, collectors, and conservators will lead discussions on issues of buying, appraising, displaying, restoring and conserving fine art. To kick off the 2012 season, Art Talks will celebrate the history of art in Laguna Beach and Orange County.
On Tuesday July 3rd from 12pm-1pm, a retrospective covering the 80-year history of the Festival of Arts will be moderated by watercolorist Jacquie Moffett, who has exhibited her work at the Festival every summer for the last 45 years. Current and past exhibitors will join the discussion, while attendees will learn about how the Festival of Arts started and how it came to be California’s premier fine art show. A special reception will follow.
On Thursday July 5th from 12pm-1pm Orange County Museum of Art chief art curator Dan Cameron will visit the Festival of Arts to the talk about the exceptional lineup of exhibitions and special events OCMA is offering to commemorate the central role the museum plays in the Southern California art world as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Brown bag lunches from Gina’s will be available for purchase or you can bring your own! Art Talks: A Lecture Series is free with Festival admission.
For general information, call (949) 494-1145 or visit the website at www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org. The event is located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California. Proceeds support the arts and art education in and about Laguna Beach.