Friday, April 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm
Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), 2222 Laguna Canyon Road
For AAUW-LB members and their guests only, free event
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Meet at LCAD’s Main Campus and beginning at 4:30 pm transfer by LCAD van to the Graduate Studies Building to meet Chair Perin Mahler for discussion, tour, and a wine and cheese reception. Learn how the college's curriculum and unique critique environment fill a need in contemporary graduate art education. Masters degree students will be working in their studios.
For reservations, or for further information, please contact Lelslie at 949-721-4288 or email
Laguna’s college of art and design is taking the classical field of figurative drawing and painting and moving it squarely into what stands today as contemporary art. Graduate Studies Chair Perin Mahler describes the program he is heading in this way, "The efficacy with which figuration depicts human narrative, and the particular skills required for this enterprise, are not often taught or supported in modern, post-secondary art programs." He adds, "We provide the critical environment and the skill-based curriculum ensuring the highest standards of craft and concept in representational art. Our two-year degree program prepares students for careers as professional artists and university educators." Perin describes the MFA program in this video http://www.lagunacollege.edu/mfa_student_interview.php, and his own work in here http://www.lagunacollege.edu/mfa_perin_mahler.php.
Laguna College of Art & Design is an accredited, degree-granting, private non-profit institution providing each student with extensive art and design training, complimented by a rich Liberal Arts curriculum. LCAD offers Certificate and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees in Drawing and Painting, Graphic Design, Illustration, Game Art, and Animation. For those already with a college degree it offers a Post Baccalaureate in Drawing and Painting and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in either Drawing or Painting.