Art Lovers Invited To Special Sunset Reception At Crystal Cove Featuring Plein Air Artists

Free Admission to Weekend Art Show Follows at Crystal Cove

Online PR News – 02-July-2013 – Newport Coast, California – Art lovers will gather on Friday, July 12, for A Breath of Fresh Air and a beachfront sunset reception where the works of nearly 30 nationally renowned Plein Air artists will be displayed and sold to benefit Crystal Cove Alliance whose mission is education, restoration and conservation in Crystal Cove State Park.
A presentation, “The Art of Looking at Art,” will be given by Jean Stern, executive director of the Irvine Museum, at 5 p.m., followed by an hors d’ oeuvres reception, art preview and sale, and classical guitar performance by Payam Larijani.
“This is the prelude to our weekend summer art show and we have an outstanding collection of juried paintings including some larger pieces, at this show,” said Margaret Jamison of the Crystal Cove Alliance Art Council. “The Friday evening event is the ideal time to view all of these paintings of Crystal Cove, meet the artists and select the painting you want for your home. The setting will be beautiful in our historic district at sunset and the talk by Jean Stern is a bonus for our guests.”
Members of Crystal Cove Alliance may purchase $70 tickets; the cost for non-members is $80. Tickets include parking. For those who purchase paintings, the ticket price will apply toward the cost of the first painting.
The community also is invited to attend the art show, A Breath of Fresh Air, on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, in the Education Commons in the historic district at Crystal Cove. There is no admission charge to attend the weekend art show.
For Friday evening ticket purchases, please call Laura Morgan, 949-376-6200 x: 201. You may also visit the website:
About Crystal Cove Alliance
Crystal Cove Alliance (CCA), the official nonprofit partner of Crystal Cove State Park, is dedicated to preserving the cultural, natural and historic resources of Crystal Cove. Founded in 1999 by Laura Davick to stop a planned luxury resort from overtaking the area, CCA rescued the historic site and initiated one of the most successful public-private partnership models in the history of California State Parks.
Today, CCA includes all 3.2 miles of pristine coastline, more than 3,700 acres of backcountry habitat and 1,100 acres offshore in the Underwater Park. CCA has turned Crystal Cove into a laboratory for developing innovative educational programs and experiences that promote science and environmental literacy to more than 1.5 million visitors and students each year. CCA’s conservation work insures access by a range of recreational enthusiasts while maintaining protection of critical habitat and protecting endangered and threatened species.
The partnership between Crystal Cove State Park and the Crystal Cove Alliance has led to the renovation of 29 historic beachfront cottages now open for overnight stays, as well as historic education programs designed for the public. CCA is proud of the park receiving the prestigious 2007 Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation. A leader in fundraising, restoration, education and concession services, CCA is devoted to creating a sustainable future for Crystal Cove. Seventeen historic cottages remain to be restored. For more information, go to