Pageant of the Masters 2022 ‘World Wonders’  Honors Early Investigative Journalist Nellie Bly



By Lydia E. Ringwald

July 10, 2022 ~ LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. ~ The 2022 Pageant of the Masters opened July 6 and continues all through the summer season till September 2 with dwelling tableaux of artworks celebrating the theme ‘Great World.’

Performances are nightly all through the summer season, with ticket costs beginning at $30, which additionally features a season’s cross to the Pageant of the Arts.

This 12 months’s Pageant theme ‘World Wonders’ incorporates a world artwork tour of artwork masterpieces highlighting a shocking tableau of the Parthenon in Athens together with a medley of artworks together with artwork by Swedish painter Carl Larsson, Mexican artist Diego Rivera, Japanese woodblock artist Toyohara Chikanobu and extra.

Beautiful tableaux recreations of Tiepolo’s ‘Carnivale’ revelers in Venice together with African sculptures are included within the 90-minute paintings extravaganza that showcases artwork from a wide range of nations and cultures all through the world.

“There are such a lot of nice artworks to recreate,” commented Pageant Director Diane Challis Davy. “We’re going to do every part we will to verify ‘Great World’ is filled with thrills, nice tales, stunning music and extraordinary dwelling footage underneath the celebrities.”

A story written by Pageant scriptwriter Dan Duling binds the artworks into the story of Nellie Bly, an early American investigative journalist who in 1889 was not solely the primary lady but in addition the primary particular person to journey across the globe.

Impressed by the Jules Verne novel ‘Across the World in 80 Days,’ Bly, in 1889, with sponsorship and promotion from The New York World newspaper, determined to make the fictional account right into a actuality.

Setting off as a lone lady traveler, with just one small satchel and minimal funds for the journey discreetly hidden in her bodice, Bly accomplished the tour around the globe in solely 72 days.

When she returned to New York in January 1990, a well-liked heroine, native producers created board video games and different merchandising to have fun her superb feat.

The Pageant 2022 basic finale features a tableaux recreation of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Final Supper’ with the touching music of the Pageant orchestra’s heart-felt rendering of Massinet’s ‘Meditation’ from ‘Thais.’

This 12 months, famend pianist Colin Freeman performs with the Pageant orchestra. Music, dance and competition pageantry add to the ambiance of the Pageant’s multidimensional theater and efficiency artwork presentation that has introduced worldwide fame to Laguna Seashore.

Those that buy tickets to the Pageant may additionally get pleasure from a number of visits to the Pageant of Arts to benefit from the array of artwork in a maze of artist cubicles and in addition the fantastic schedule of occasions all through the summer season.

Go to the Pageant of Arts web site to discover the numerous leisure alternatives, together with jazz, classical and pop music performances on the stage on the competition grounds, a trend present, artwork lessons and lots of different fantastic artwork experiences.

Guests might deliver a picnic and benefit from the ambiance of wandering by way of the maze of artist cubicles. Listed here are a number of highlights of artists within the stunning array of Pageant artist cubicles; guests might discover these and uncover many extra on their very own.

Artist Debbie Zoller with certainly one of her graphic drawings of native People.


Artist Debbie Zoller explores the depths of the soul of native People in her putting graphic drawings of native People and in a close-by sales space, discover artist Judith L. Haron’s luscious and colourful ‘Illuminated Letter’ work. Photographer Peter Levshin travels the world and shares his photographic journey by way of Singapore, Burma, Thailand and Papua in a shocking exhibit of his images. Wander just a little additional and revel in Vinita Voogo’s prints and Ray Brown’s nature drawings Scuba diver Beverly Issue displays her images of underwater natural world and shares her kids’s books. Beverly has been a scuba diver and photographing the superb world underneath the ocean for over 25 years.


Scuba diver and photographer Beverly Issue.


The number of inventive expression is superb. David Milton explores historic signal artwork. Larry Marley’s charming sculptures seize the flowery. Kirahsplace artwork plunges into the occult. WizArts assortment of occult jewellery captivates. The intuitive blended media artist Kate Cohen is each whimsical and deep. Troy Poeschl explores bones and vertebrae in an archeology of sculptural inspiration and perception.

This 12 months Dr. Peter Keller, Director of the Bowers Museum is the artwork competition choose, an particularly sensible choice for this 12 months’s theme ‘Great World’ theme.

Orange County’s Bowers Museum with over 100,000 artwork objects has continued to encourage and share wonders of the world in displays of artwork and cultural treasures all through 12 months.

Since its inception in 1932, Bowers has enriched the Southern California cultural group with a schedule of thrilling displays together with instructional alternatives, together with the adjoining Kidseum for lecturers and households to discover artwork and archeology with school-age kids.

The Pageant of the Masters and Pageant of Arts additionally hint their inception into the early Nineteen Thirties and have remained over time a steadfast Orange County cultural phenomenon that hyperlinks the artwork of the native Laguna and Southern California group to the artwork of the world. Take pleasure in a summer season of artwork, music, dance and artwork lessons and go to the Pageant of Arts typically.

Please go to the Pageant of Arts and Pageant of the Masters web sites for tickets and a schedule of occasions all through July, August till September 2.

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