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Expert gives presentation in Rancho Santa Fe on advances in methods to distinguish between authentic and fake art

(L-R) Ava Domann, Angela Jackson, Maurizio Seracini, Julia Domann.  Photo by Diane Welch

Authenticating works of art, and sometimes revealing fakes, sounds like the basis for a dramatic movie plot. For Florence native Maurizio Seracini, it’s his business. Through his company Great Masters Art Authentication, LLC, Seracini – a scientist and art expert – analyzes paintings and architecture using state-of-the art technology to not only distinguish the genuine from the fake, but to also show iterations that a work of art or a building often undergoes.

Author Nancy Horan discusses second novel at Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society event

Literary Society President Candace Humber, author Nancy Horan, Northern Trust wealth strategist and chapter leader Gayle Allen, Northern Trust San Diego region President John Ippolito. Photo by McKenzie Images

Novel reveals a writer’s life nearly as adventurous as his books

Mainly Mozart to hold upcoming concerts in Rancho Santa Fe

•Friday, May 9, the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

Anne-Marie McDermott & Stephen Prutsman

Mozart Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos, K. 448

Saint-Saens Variationse

Maurizio Seracini, ‘Master of Old Master Paintings,’ to speak at event in Rancho Santa Fe

Art expert Maurizio Seracini will speak at the April 30  Village Viewpoints event. Courtesy photo

On Wednesday, April 30, Seracini will take the community on a tour of what he has discovered underneath these famous works of art; incredibly beautiful under-drawings that allow us to see the artist’s creativity and his treasure trove of ideas. In addition, he will be take the audience on “a treasure hunt for grown ups” as he discusses conspiracy theories, riddles and clues that are a part of his search for the lost Da Vinci treasure, the Battle of Anghiari.

Rancho Santa Fe author’s book makes shortlist of top 50 ‘Self-Published Books Worth Reading’

Sárka-Jonae Miller / Courtesy photo

Rancho Santa Fe author Sárka-Jonae Miller’s “Between Boyfriends” made the shortlist of comedy books under consideration as one of the 50 “Self-Published Books Worth Reading” from Indie Author Land.

Mainly Mozart concert at Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club to feature classical pianist John Lill

Mainly Mozart will present classical pianist John Lill on Sunday, April 27, at the RSF Garden Club.

Piano prodigy to perform in Rancho Santa Fe

Umi Garrett

Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe will present Umi Garrett in concert at the R. Roger Rowe School’s Performing Arts Center at Rancho Santa Fe on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m.

Rancho Santa Fe resident’s bird sculpture wins top award at international competition

Steffen’s entries included a miniature and full-sized roadrunner. The larger one, “Sanctuary,” won first place and finished second best of show out of more than 20 sculptures in the decorative life size division, birds of prey, game birds and songbirds categories. Courtesy photos

Dale Steffen, the “bird man of Rancho Santa Fe,” entered two wood-carved bird sculptures in The California Open, the 41st annual international carving competition on Feb. 15 and 16 in San Diego.

Steffen’s entries included a miniature and full-sized roadrunner. The larger one, “Sanctuary,” won first place and finished second best of show out of more than 20 sculptures in the decorative life size division, birds of prey, game birds and songbirds categories.

Rancho Santa Fe Community Center introduces fine art class for adults

By Kim Doherty

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center is offering a series of oil painting classes for adults taught by local impressionist painter and president of the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild, Kim Doherty.

‘The Boys in the Boat’ author speaks at Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society event

Northern Trust Sr. Portfolio Manager Bill Chenoweth, Northern Trust Wealth Strategist and chapter leader Gayle Allen, author Daniel James Brown, Literary Society President Candace Humber. Photo/McKenzie Images

Daniel James Brown’s book about nine working-class boys from the Pacific Northwest who rowed their way into history by winning a gold medal in the 1936 Olympics in front of Adolf Hitler began with a brief conversation in Brown’s own living room.

Brown, a Seattle resident, had already written two successful non-fiction books and was looking for a new topic. He had hosted a community meeting in his home, and afterward he was approached by a neighbor who asked if he would come by to meet her elderly father.

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