LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN BRINGS WORLD-RENOWNED PAINTER PETER ZOKOSKY TO LEAD MFA FINE ARTS PROGRAMS

New chair to be celebrated in solo exhibition at LCAD ON FOREST opening July 03, 2014

LAGUNA BEACH, CALIF (June 10, 2014) Celebrated painter Peter Zokosky will serve as Chair of the Master of Fine Arts Programs in Drawing and Painting at Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD).

LCAD will celebrate Zokosky’s appointment with a solo exhibition of his work at LCAD ON FOREST, located within the ONE Laguna space at 225 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. “The Art of Peter Zokosky” exhibition will be on view from July 3 to August 15, 2014. The public is invited to First Thursdays Art Walk opening from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the evenings of Thursday, July 3 and August 7.

Zokosky will be the live and in-studio guest on LCAD’s radio program, “College. Art. Radio.” from 11 p.m. to midnight on Monday, June 23 streaming live at www.kx935.com. A podcast of this show will be available for listening and downloading the following day, Tuesday, June 24.

Zokosky has been a studio instructor and mentor to LCAD graduate students since 2005. He also taught anatomy for artists at California State University, Long Beach and studio courses at the J. Paul Getty Museum. His work is currently exhibited at Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Culver City, CA, where, between June 28th and July 26th, he and LCAD MFA Alumnus, Shay Bredimus will be featured in separate solo exhibitions. Zokosky’s paintings can be found in the public collections of the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Bermuda; Eli Broad Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA; Kaufman and Broad, Paris, France; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, The Sun America/Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation, Los Angeles, CA; and Union Bank, Los Angeles, CA.

LCAD President, Jonathan Burke said, “Peter was selected from a highly talented group of candidates to lead our MFA Fine Arts Programs. His vast experience teaching, mentoring and exhibiting at prestigious institutions and galleries complements our vision for expanding our award-winning MFA in representational drawing and in painting.

Zokosky attended University of California, Riverside for his undergraduate studies and then earned his MFA from Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

His painting interests include a wide range of subjects and narratives that include the human figure, apes, wild and domestic animals, and sea creatures. His eclectic subjects are unified by a deep sense of fascination and awe coupled with consummate skill and devotion to the historical tradition of representational painting.

“My fascination for painting is undiminished,” he said. “I still see it as an amazing endeavor filled with discovery, struggle, and purpose. We’re visual creatures and the visual arts remain rich and relevant.”

“LCAD is such a good fit, and I’m exited to be here at this point,” he added. “It’s obvious to me that an understanding of the current world along with a solid foundation of skills gives a contemporary artist more choices than a program totally based in theory alone, or technique alone. At LCAD, the MFA in Painting and MFA in Drawing students get the best of both.”

Zokosky has mentored LCAD MFA graduates who have continued on to participate in group and solo exhibitions across Southern California at venues that include Laguna Art Museum, Koplin Del Rio gallery in Culver City, and Arena One Gallery in Santa Monica as well as around the country with the prominent galleries that represent them.

LCAD’s MFA of Fine Arts in Drawing and in Painting programs are two of the few programs built on the values of time-honored skills, informed by contemporary theory and designed to help realize the ideas possible through representational modes of painting and drawing.

Collector’s Choice 25th Anniversary CelebrationSaturday, June 21, 20145:30 p.m.Laguna College of Art + Design, Main Campus2222 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna BeachThe 2014 Collector’s Choice Celebration marks the 25th Anniversary of LCAD’s annual marquee fundraiser featuring live and silent auctions of new work generously featuring live and silent auctions of new work generously donated by professional artists.On the night of the summer solstice, Collector’s Choice attendees will enjoy fine wine, elegant dinners, a lively raffle and, new this year, will enjoy fine wine, elegant dinners, a lively raffle and, new this year,L’ Après Soirée, a post-auction soirée for guests who wish to continue their merriment with gourmet coffee, sweet delights and live jazz.(Art preview available beginning June 18, 2014)RSVP by June 6, 2014For further questions and to purchase your table(s), please e-mail Tracy Hartman at thartman@lcad.edu

Collector’s Choice 25th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, June 21, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Laguna College of Art + Design, Main Campus
2222 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach

The 2014 Collector’s Choice Celebration marks the 25th Anniversary of LCAD’s annual marquee fundraiser featuring live and silent auctions of new work generously featuring live and silent auctions of new work generously donated by professional artists.

On the night of the summer solstice, Collector’s Choice attendees will enjoy fine wine, elegant dinners, a lively raffle and, new this year, will enjoy fine wine, elegant dinners, a lively raffle and, new this year,L’ Après Soirée, a post-auction soirée for guests who wish to continue their merriment with gourmet coffee, sweet delights and live jazz.

(Art preview available beginning June 18, 2014)

RSVP by June 6, 2014

For further questions and to purchase your table(s), please e-mail Tracy Hartman at thartman@lcad.edu

LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN’S ANNUAL MFA THESIS EXHIBITION AT ARENA 1 GALLERY IN SANTA MONICA 

Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) opened the second installment of its annual Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition at arena 1 gallery, a project of Santa Monica Art Studios located in an historic hangar at the Santa Monica Airport at 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

Part two of the exhibition of works by LCAD MFA candidates opened with a reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This second of two MFA Thesis Exhibitions at arena 1 gallery runs through Wednesday, June 3rd.

The second of the two MFA Thesis Exhibitions at arena 1 gallery in Santa Monica features works by the following MFA candidates: Sandra Manich, Michael McGregor, Katie Schmid, Cynthia Sitton, Benjamin Sowards and Trevor Walker.

Following its two-part run at Arena 1 Gallery, the LCAD MFA Thesis Exhibition will travel to Laguna Art Museum where the exhibition will remain on view from June 8 to 29, 2014.

“This year’s MFA graduates now join a small group of exceptionally talented and courageous artists who have successfully undertaken the rigorous challenge of addressing contemporary subject matter through historical painting traditions,” said President Jonathan Burke. “LCAD’s MFA Thesis Show recognizes the achievement and vitality of our students and their remarkable work.” 

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Sandra Manich

Michael McGregor

Katie Schmid

Synthia Sitton

Ben Sowards

Trevor Walker

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LCAD MFA 2014

LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN’S ANNUAL MFA THESIS EXHIBITION AT ARENA 1 GALLERY IN SANTA MONICA 

Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) opened the second installment of its annual Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition at arena 1 gallery, a project of Santa Monica Art Studios located in an historic hangar at the Santa Monica Airport at 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

Part two of the exhibition of works by LCAD MFA candidates opened with a reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This second of two MFA Thesis Exhibitions at arena 1 gallery runs through Wednesday, June 3rd.

The second of the two MFA Thesis Exhibitions at arena 1 gallery in Santa Monica features works by the following MFA candidates: Sandra Manich, Michael McGregor, Katie Schmid, Cynthia Sitton, Benjamin Sowards and Trevor Walker.

Following its two-part run at Arena 1 Gallery, the LCAD MFA Thesis Exhibition will travel to Laguna Art Museum where the exhibition will remain on view from June 8 to 29, 2014.

“This year’s MFA graduates now join a small group of exceptionally talented and courageous artists who have successfully undertaken the rigorous challenge of addressing contemporary subject matter through historical painting traditions,” said President Jonathan Burke. “LCAD’s MFA Thesis Show recognizes the achievement and vitality of our students and their remarkable work.” 

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Dylan Weiler

Zara Monet

Kari Dunham

Julio Labra

Cindy Bernhard

Zoey Frank 

LCAD MFA 2014

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Scenes from Laguna College of Art and Design’s (LCAD) 2014 Commencement Ceremony for its graduating BFA, MFA and Post Baccalaureate students.

Bob Hurley, Founding CEO of Hurley International delivered the Commencement speech.

LCAD President, Jonathan Burke, presided over the ceremony. 

LCAD Board of Trustees Chairwoman, Patricia O’Brien and LCAD Vice President of Academics, Dr. Hélène Garrison conferred degrees and certificates. 

Justin Thavirat received an Honorary Doctorate.

Charity Oetgen, graduating Fine Arts senior and co-founder of Artists Inspiring Raindrops delivered the student commencement speech.

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Scenes from Laguna College of Art and Design’s (LCAD) 2014 Commencement Ceremony for its graduating BFA, MFA and Post Baccalaureate students.

Bob Hurley, Founding CEO of Hurley International delivered the Commencement speech.

LCAD President, Jonathan Burke, presided over the ceremony. 

LCAD Board of Trustees Chairwoman, Patricia O’Brien and LCAD Vice President of Academics, Dr. Hélène Garrison conferred degrees and certificates. 

Justin Thavirat received an Honorary Doctorate.

Charity Oetgen, graduating Fine Arts senior and co-founder of Artists Inspiring Raindrops delivered the student commencement speech.

BOB HURLEY, FOUNDING CEO OF HURLEY, TO INSPIRE ATLAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN 2014 COMMENCEMENTLaguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), a premiere four-year art and design college, announced Bob Hurley, founder of Hurley, will speak at the college’s 2014 Commencement ceremony at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 19 at the main campus which is located at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, CA 92651.“Bob is more than a business success story. He led a cultural phenomenon that brought the surfing lifestyle into the mainstream,” said President Jonathan Burke. “Bob organically created an empire that embraces the sport, art, music, fashion and environmental stewardship of surfing. His philosophy of hard work and nurturing great talent – many of whom are LCAD students and alumni – is significant to our new generation of graduating artists and designers.”

BOB HURLEY, FOUNDING CEO OF HURLEY, TO INSPIRE AT
LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN 2014 COMMENCEMENT

Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), a premiere four-year art and design college, announced Bob Hurley, founder of Hurley, will speak at the college’s 2014 Commencement ceremony at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 19 at the main campus which is located at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, CA 92651.

“Bob is more than a business success story. He led a cultural phenomenon that brought the surfing lifestyle into the mainstream,” said President Jonathan Burke. “Bob organically created an empire that embraces the sport, art, music, fashion and environmental stewardship of surfing. His philosophy of hard work and nurturing great talent – many of whom are LCAD students and alumni – is significant to our new generation of graduating artists and designers.”

LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN TO OPEN ANNUAL MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS AT ARENA 1 GALLERY IN SANTA MONICA AND LAGUNA ART MUSEUM
 LAGUNA BEACH, CALIF (April __, 2014) — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced its annual Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition at Arena 1 Gallery, a Project of Santa Monica Art Studios located in an historic hangar at the Santa Monica Airport at 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405.
The two-part exhibition of works by LCAD MFA candidates will open with a reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday May 10, 2014. The first of the two exhibitions will run through Wednesday, May 21. The second exhibition will open with a reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on May 31 and will run through June 3.
 Following its two-part run at Arena 1 Gallery, the LCAD MFA Thesis Exhibition will travel to Laguna Art Museum where the exhibition will remain on view from June 8 to 29, 2014.
 ”This year’s MFA graduates now join a small group of exceptionally talented and courageous artists who have successfully undertaken the rigorous challengeof addressing contemporary subject matter through historical painting traditions,” said President Jonathan Burke. “LCAD’s MFA Thesis Show recognizes the achievement and vitality of our students and their remarkable work.”
 The first thesis exhibition will feature works by the following MFA candidates: Cindy Bernhard, Kari Dunham, Zara Feeney, Zoey Frank, Julio Labra and Dylan Weiler.
 The second exhibition will feature works by the following MFA candidates: Sandra Manich, Michael McGregor, Katie Schmid, Cynthia Sitton, Benjamin Sowards and Trevor Walker.
 Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. For information: 949-494-8971 or www.LagunaArtMuseum.org.

LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN TO OPEN ANNUAL MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS AT ARENA 1 GALLERY IN SANTA MONICA AND LAGUNA ART MUSEUM

 LAGUNA BEACH, CALIF (April __, 2014) — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced its annual Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition at Arena 1 Gallery, a Project of Santa Monica Art Studios located in an historic hangar at the Santa Monica Airport at 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

The two-part exhibition of works by LCAD MFA candidates will open with a reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday May 10, 2014. The first of the two exhibitions will run through Wednesday, May 21. The second exhibition will open with a reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on May 31 and will run through June 3.

 Following its two-part run at Arena 1 Gallery, the LCAD MFA Thesis Exhibition will travel to Laguna Art Museum where the exhibition will remain on view from June 8 to 29, 2014.

 ”This year’s MFA graduates now join a small group of exceptionally talented and courageous artists who have successfully undertaken the rigorous challengeof addressing contemporary subject matter through historical painting traditions,” said President Jonathan Burke. “LCAD’s MFA Thesis Show recognizes the achievement and vitality of our students and their remarkable work.”

 The first thesis exhibition will feature works by the following MFA candidates: Cindy Bernhard, Kari Dunham, Zara Feeney, Zoey Frank, Julio Labra and Dylan Weiler.

 The second exhibition will feature works by the following MFA candidates: Sandra Manich, Michael McGregor, Katie Schmid, Cynthia Sitton, Benjamin Sowards and Trevor Walker.

 Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. For information: 949-494-8971 or www.LagunaArtMuseum.org.