January 7, 2003

How Interesting!


540 S. coast Hwy #105

Laguna beach, ca 92651


Well, the holidays are over and now we can get back to the serious work of having fun! But, not before a brief reminisce of my Christmas Vacation.

I had a wonderfully memorable holiday. I went out to Phoenix to see a friend I've known since 1st grade. Her family is almost all very musical and so they put together a performance of Handel's Messiah. Since there are not enough violinists in the family, they brought in a few friends and I was asked to play. They didn't seem to mind the fact that I hadn't played in over 20 years. In the weeks before the performance, I practiced as much as I could.

We rehearsed together for the two days before the performance. I had almost forgotten how much fun it is to play in an orchestra! Finally, the day came and we were all rehearsed (sort of). Dressed in our finery, the choir sang their hearts out, the orchestra played with flying fingers, and the soloists all gave brilliant performances. This was the most fun and memorable musical experience that I have had in my life.

In the Pits

Many thanks to the Burgoyne family for allowing me the opportunity to participate in such an occasion. The experience has given me lots of inspiration for my own art work. I will soon be starting another music series and, I hope, doing lots more practicing!

Loretta Alvarado

Now, for those of you who were lucky enough to get that new camera for Christmas here's just the thing you need...

Fine Art Photographer

David Linnig

will be giving a 6-session photography class starting Thursday, January 23.

Call 949-494-1584 to sign up or


Click here for more information.

And if you didn't get exactly what you wanted for Christmas, come in and treat yourself to something special. There are lots of new things at the gallery, and How Original! a Sale! Through the month of January (or until I run out of stuff) selected items are up to 50% off. There are vests, jackets, photographs, artwork, and of course Christmas items. And to go with that special purchase you also need............

Free gift with purchase!

There are still some left, so come in and get your very own official roll of How Original! toilet paper.  In honor of the In the Toilet Exhibit this past summer, the Kimberly-Clark Corporation generously donated an entire case of toilet paper to the gallery.  Hurry and get yours today!