Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach Features Rick Graves 40-foot Art Piece

The Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach is making a splash at the foaSOUTH Gallery this summer with a giant, 40-foot long photography piece taken by 12-year exhibiting artist Rick Graves.

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The display will showcase Grave’s unique photography captured by his custom-built camera system including the three-wall-length piece titled “Hana Highway General Store." The exhibit is open daily at the foaSOUTH Gallery located at 1006 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651 and runs April 22 through September 16, 2019.

“It’s truly an honor to be featured at the Festival of Arts’ foaSOUTH exhibit. I’m beyond thrilled to not only display these pieces to the public for the first time ever, but to also offer people the chance to experience what I coined my ‘distacam’ captures,” said Graves. “My DistaCam captures time and space on a 66-inch roll of film allowing an entire roll of film to be used to shoot one single frame of action.”

The concept of Rick Graves’ presentation is to create panoramic images that encompass the entire gallery space. “Hana Highway General Store” gives the viewer a sense of dynamic movement and scale through the uniquely engineered slit-scan process. Graves has been recognized internationally due to his distinctively creative approach to photography. A graduate from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he has been an exhibitor in the Festival of Arts summer exhibit since 2008.

“Every time Rick Graves creates an image, it is an experiment in photography, and this exhibit is no exception,” comments Sharbie Higuchi, Festival of Arts PR and Marketing Director. “As a long-time Festival of Arts exhibitor, Rick has sparked interest with many of our attendees and we know his showcase at foaSOUTH will help create one of the most exciting displays the exhibit space has ever seen.”

The foaSOUTH exhibit is located at 1006 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651. It is part of an ongoing series of shows that the Festival of Arts is holding at the location year around. The building is open to the public Monday through Friday 9am – 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday 8am – 9pm. Admission is free. The Festival of Arts is a non-profit organization whose proceeds support the arts in and about Laguna Beach. For more information call (949) 494-1145 or go to

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