Saturday, June 23, 2007

Griffinity Now!

Heart and Torch: Rick Griffin’s Transcendence
June 24, 2007 – September 30, 2007

Opening reception
Awesome live DJ. (Rendering my mix redundant)
An In-N-Out truck will serve up burgers outside.

Saturday, June 23 2007, 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Price: $15 non-members (or see me for a coupon)

Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(949) 494-8971

Heart and Torch: Rick Griffin’s Transcendence, the artist’s first major retrospective and solo museum exhibition, opens on June 24, 2007. A cult figure that set the iconographic terrain for the 1960s and 1970s counterculture, in his art Griffin expressed idealism and hope along with a darker side that perfectly embodied the contradictions of the era with its mixture of hedonism, politics, and avant-garde expression.

The exhibition, which includes some 140 paintings, drawings, posters, album covers, and artifacts, surveys thirty years of Griffin’s work from the 1960s until his death in 1991. The accompanying 156-page catalogue, published in association with Gingko Press, is the first publication to address Griffin’s impact on the surf, psychedelic rock, and born-again Christian movements.

Heart and Torch is organized for Laguna Art Museum by Susan M. Anderson, and co-curated by guest curators Greg Escalante and Doug Harvey with curatorial consultant Gordon McClelland.

Laguna Art Museum is located in Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, situated approximately 60 minutes south of Los Angeles and 90 minutes north of San Diego. To get to the Museum, take Pacific Coast Highway (PCH, California Highway 1) toward Laguna Beach. The Museum is located on the south-east corner of the crossing of Pacific Coast Highway and Cliff Drive.

Opening Hours and Admission

Laguna Art Museum is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days.

$10.00 General
$8.00 Seniors, Students, and active duty Military and their dependents.
Free for Children 12 and under
Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted

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