Richard Newton, an artist who would embed himself in various locations to find odd, ordinary images (moving and otherwise) that a wide spectrum of people could relate to, has a collection of his short films rolling tonight at Laguna Art Museum.
"Some Poets: Short Films from 1969-1987 by Richard Newton," begins at 7 p.m. at the Coast Highway museum.
Newton's films are already known to many locals as several from 1969 to 1979 screened in 2011-12 at Laguna Art Museum and UC Irvine as part of "Best Kept Secret," an exhibition curated by Grace Kook-Anderson. "Some Poets" is considered an extension of these screenings, according to officials at the Laguna Beach museum.
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Here's how they describe tonight's program:
Since the 1960s, Richard Newton has developed an artistic practice continuously pushing the parameters of film, performance, and installation. Often his works are doused with a keen sense of humor, inspired by anything from socio-political issues to the most mundane observations.
Tonight's screening is free to museum members or anyone who pays the usual admission fee ($5-$7). Tickets can be purchased online at www.LagunaArtMuseum.org or by calling Valerie Tate at 949.494.8971, extension 203.