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ART TALKS: TUESDAY 8/9/11 JEWELRY ARTISTS TALK THEART OF JEWELRY AND 8/11/11 AUTHOR SCOTTHASKINS TALKS "HOW TO SAVE YOUR STUFF FROM A DISASTER" Laguna Beach, CA (July 31, 2011) - On Tuesday 8/9 andThursday 8/11, Art Talks, the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts special discussionseries covering topics of art trends and connoisseurship, will cover the art ofjewelry and how to save your stuff from a disaster. On TuesdayAugust 9, 10-11am, jeweler and Festival of Arts exhibitor Karin Wordenwill lead a dazzling discussion with other exhibiting jewelers on the art ofjewelry. Karin Worden hand crafts eachpiece of jewelry in sterling silver and high karat gold. Her process is likethat of a painter or sculptor. Karin holds a Master of Fine Arts from theUniversity of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. She also studied metals at San DiegoState University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Sheexhibits nationally and has won several awards. And have you ever wondered how to save your stuff (particularly yourimportant stuff, like your art!) from a disaster? On Thursday August 11, 10-11am, fine art conservator and "How to SaveYour Stuff From a Disaster" author Scott Haskins will lead a discussionaddressing exactly that. He'll touch on what you need to know to protect yourpapers, photos, letters, journals, figurines, paintings, heirlooms, andcollectibles and prevent them from falling apart, damage, mishaps at home,earthquakes, floods and more. Haskins is also an expert witness in the LosAngeles Supreme Court system and on the part of the federal governmentregarding public art issues. He routinely provides consultation services,surveys and assessments and provides expert written content. He has doneconsultation work for a long list of notable organizations including theGeneral Services Administration of the US Government, Pope Paul III's family,the Shroud of Turin project, the Historical Dept of the Church of Jesus Christof Latter-day Saints and the Getty Conservation Institute among many others.His firm routinely collaborates with insurance companies in responding toaccidents. Every Tuesday andThursday of the 2011 Festival of Arts season will feature an Art Talks sessionfrom 10-11am. On Tuesday, exhibiting artists lead discussions addressing topicsof medium, influence and present trends. On Thursdays, some of the best mindsin the Orange County art scene - from curators to conservators - visit theFestival to speak on issues of buying, appraising, displaying, restoring andconserving fine art. Art Talks is afascinating and informative series that you can enjoy with a late morning cup ofcoffee and the beautiful atmosphere of the Festival. Whether you're an informedconnoisseur or an amateur collector, if you're an art lover, Art Talks is foryou! Thereis no extra cost beyond admission to the Festival of Arts. Festival admission prices are $7 for generaladmission and $4 for seniors and students. Laguna Beach residents and militarypersonnel with ID receive free admission, as do children under the age of 12. TheFestival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters are sponsored in part by Acura, Fidelity Investments, KOST Radio 103.5, the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel,Vizio, Cox Communications and the OrangeCounty Register. TheFestival of Arts is a non-profit organization that produces The Festival ofArts-California's Premier Fine Art Show and the Pageant of the Masters-WhereArt Comes to Life. For general information, call 949-494-1145 or visit thewebsite at www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org. The event is located at 650 LagunaCanyon Road, Laguna Beach, California. Proceeds support the arts and arteducation in and about Laguna Beach.
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