Tribute to Festival of the Arts at the Ritz-Carlton


What started as a simple creative endeavor for Palm Springs-artist Charley Akers has turned into a tribute to Festival of Arts artists with a Photo-Illustrative Exhibit at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. The exhibit will be unveiled May 23 and will be on display in the resort’s Art Exhibit Hallway through September.

Aker’s unique black and white portraits capture the essence of each artist as well as their craft. Using a variety of computer techniques and just a touch of color, the artist’s craft is featured as a juxtaposed element in the portrait. Hanging across from each of Aker’s photographs will be a piece of art/sculpture by the artist depicted in the portrait. The exhibit includes artists Mary Aslin, Gerald Schwatz, Hannah Harris, Stacy Van Hanswyk, Murray Kruger, Lindsay Buchman, Jacquie Moffett, Roger Folk, Scott and Naomie Schoenherr, Paul Bond, Russell Jacques, and Sandra Jones Campbell, each of whom has been selected to showcase their art at the 2013 Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach.

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Read the full press release regarding the event and the Ritz-Carlton at

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