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    The Living Room Talks

    Presented by Orange County Great Park at Orange County Great Park, Irvine

    Ongoing

    The Living Room is an installation space that provides a community gathering place for engaging, intimate conversations with local artists set among a collection of nostalgic mural art and décor.  Exhibition décor, curated by Yevgeniya Mikhailik, features artwork by Orange County artists Jennie Cotterill and Chantal deFelice. The Living Room Talks featuring artisans, entrepreneurs and ...more


    A Step Into Spring - A Group Exhibition

    Presented by Las Laguna Gallery at Laguna Beach Arts District, Laguna Beach

    May 7 - May 30, 2015

    Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, California presents: A Step Into Spring: A Group Exhibition.
    This group show features incredible works from talented artists across the world. The works...more

    Curious Mediums Exhibition, Opening Reception

    Presented by City of Brea Art Gallery at City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea

    May 30, 2015

    Curious Mediums: Peculiar and Surprising Works of Art

    Unusual materials “take the cake” in this exhibition featuring artists working in exciting and unexpected...more

    Annual Hortense Miller Garden Open House and Painting Exhibition

    Presented by Friends of the Hortense Miller Garden at Hortense Miller Garden, The, Laguna Beach

    May 30, 2015

    Join the Friends of the Hortense Miller Garden for their annual open house. The Hortense Miller Garden in Laguna Beach is a 2.5-acre hilltop vertical slope garden bequeathed to the City of...more

    Film: A Moveable Feast

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    May 31, 2015

    Benjamin Chi, Director of the Taiwan Academy and Taipei Economic & Culture Office in Los Angeles, introduces this award-winning comedy in which a master catering chef wants to pass the family...more

    Exhibition: Robert Henri’s California: Realism, Race, and Region, 1914-1925

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    February 22 - May 31, 2015

    While there are numerous studies of the artist’s peripatetic nature — recent exhibitions have considered his travels in Spain, Ireland, and France, as well as New York, Santa Fe, and...more

    Exhibition: in Barcelona: a portfolio of prints by eight Los Angeles artists

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    February 22 - May 31, 2015

    During 1988 and 1989, eight Los Angeles-based artists were each invited to spend two weeks in Barcelona and create colorful etchings and lithographs at the well-known print workshop...more

    Exhibition: California Printmakers, 1950-2000

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    February 22 - May 31, 2015

    Most of the leading California artists of the second half of the twentieth century, from Wayne Thiebaud to David Hockney and Ed Ruscha, were both painters and printmakers. Printmaking flourished...more

    Special Event: Film and Enchanting Evening Bazaar

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    May 31, 2015

    1:30 PM - Film: A Moveable Feast

    Benjamin Chi, Director of the Taiwan Academy and Taipei Economic & Culture Office in Los Angeles, introduces this award-winning...more

    Drawing in Space

    Presented by Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

    May 2 - May 31, 2015

    Echo Lew, Drawings in Space

     


    Grand Opening of the Heart & Seoul Korean Exhibit!

    Presented by Pretend City Children's Museum at Pretend City Children's Museum, Irvine

    June 2, 2015

    The growing popularity of all things Korean, from fashion and film to music and cuisine, has swept up Pretend City Children’s Museum.  Join us for the Grand Opening of our brand new...more

    Lecture Series: Disillusionment and Innovation: French Art at the End of the 19th Century

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 3, 2015

    Part 6: Art Nouveau and International Movements. Presented by Annalee Andres, art historian, Art in Context. Program subject to change.


    Discussion & Film: Great Screen Icon Series: Bullitt

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 4, 2015

    Dr. Michael Berlin hosts this Academy Award-winning crime thriller starring Steve McQueen as a maverick San Francisco cop. Program subject to change.


    Art for Lunch, California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting Past and Present

    Presented by Huntington Beach Art Center at Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach

    June 4, 2015

    Join us for Art for Lunch on June 4th!  The Art Center provides desserts and drinks, all you need to bring is your lunch!  Spend time in the galleries enjoying the exhibition and...more

    Opening: 2015 Master of Fine Art Exhibition II

    Presented by Laguna College of Art and Design

    June 6, 2015

    Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) will open the second of its annual two-part Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition. The exhibition features the works of candidates from LCAD’s...more

    Irvine Studio Arts Festival

    Presented by Irvine Fine Arts Center and City of Irvine at Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine

    June 6, 2015

    The Irvine Fine Arts Center will host the 21st annual Studio Arts Festival on Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The juried Festival will showcase more than 100 Southern California artists and...more

    Saturday Morning Cartoons & Quick Draw with Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

    Presented by Center for Living Peace and Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at Center for Living Peace, Irvine

    June 6, 2015

    Join Bugs Bunny, Marvin the Martian, Wile E. Coyote & the Road Runner along with all their friends! We'll be drawing & watching Saturday Morning Cartoons! Let's explore the magical...more

    Celebration of the Arts

    Presented by Yorba Linda Arts Alliance at Hurless Barton Park, Yorba Linda

    June 7, 2015

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    20"x 20"x 20" National Compact Competition & Exhibit

    Presented by LSU Union Art Gallery

    April 9 - June 10, 2015

    The LSU Student Union Art Gallery at Louisiana State University has announced a call for entries for the 2015 20"x 20"x 20": A National Compact Competition and Exhibit to all...more

    Palette to Palate

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    June 12, 2015

    Orange County’s most anticipated art and fine dining experience
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    Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Palette to Palate has become Orange County’s most...more

    Newport Beach Art Exhibition

    Presented by City of Newport Beach and Newport Beach City Arts Commission

    June 13, 2015

    The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents The 51st Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition. Enjoy a lovely afternoon at the Civic Center with an opportunity to view and purchase original...more

    2015 Master of Fine Art at Laguna Art Museum

    Presented by Laguna College of Art and Design at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    June 13, 2015

    Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) will open its annual Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition at Laguna Art Museum. The exhibition features the works of candidates from LCAD’s MFA...more

    Film: A Ripple of Hope

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 13, 2015

    This historical documentary film dramatically retells the events of April 4, 1968, the day that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside a Memphis hotel room, and poignantly retraces...more

    Lecture: Seeing Los Angeles in Art & Photography of the 1960s

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 13, 2015

    Dr. Cécile Whiting, Chancellor’s Professor of Art History and Professor of Visual Studies, UC Irvine, examines how artists and photographers together represented the city of Los...more

    Fire & Water

    Presented by Pacific Symphony at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa

    June 11 - June 13, 2015

    A multi-faceted, multimedia exploration of the elements. Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Gregory MacGillivray (“The Living Sea,” “Dolphins”) debuts a...more

    UCI Art Honors Thesis Exhibition

    Presented by Claire Trevor School of the Arts at University Art Gallery (UCI), Irvine

    June 5 - June 13, 2015

    UCI Art Department presents: Select Undergrad Exhibition

    Presented by Claire Trevor School of the Arts at University Art Gallery and Room Gallery, The, Irvine

    June 5 - June 13, 2015

    Curated by Critical Curatorial Program students
     


    Veterano Cars

    Presented by The Muckenthaler Cultural Center at Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton

    April 16 - June 14, 2015

    The automobile has a consistent presence in the work of pioneer Chicano artists of Los Angeles. Gilbert “Magu” Lujan, Frank Romero, Carlos Almarez...more

    Cinema Italiano: Solo un Padre (Just a Father)

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 14, 2015

    Film in Italian with English subtitles. An Italian comedy about a 30 year-old dermatologist whose life is turned upside down after the grievous loss of his wife during childbirth. Sponsored by the...more

    An Exclusive Evening with Bill Handel

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 14, 2015

    Back by popular demand, renowned KFI radio talk show host Bill Handel returns to celebrate the opening of “The 1968 Exhibit.” Special guest, guitarist and vocalist John York, formerly...more

    Artist Panel Discussion - California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting, Past and Present

    Presented by Huntington Beach Art Center at Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach

    June 14, 2015

    Join us for an Artist Panel Discussion for California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting, Past and Present on June 14th from 2pm to 4pm.  The Panel will include moderators Jean...more

    Native American Basket Weaving

    Presented by Mission San Juan Capistrano at Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

    April 15 - June 17, 2015

    Experience the art of basket weaving at Mission San Juan Capistrano on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Learn the traditions and capture the culture of basket weaving.
     


    Film Night: Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    June 18, 2015

    Artist Elizabeth Turk introduces a favorite film.

    Making Space is a full-length documentary film about five dynamic and accomplished female architects: Annabelle Selldorf (New...more

    Performance & Art Workshop

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 20, 2015

    1:30 PM, Performance: A Musical and Visual Encounter with China’s Modern Master: Qi Baishi

    Join us for a unique musical and artistic experience centered around our...more

    Lecture: Old Magic: Lives of the Desert Shamans

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 21, 2015

    Documentary filmmaker and author Nicholas Clapp presents his recent book which explores the ancient, world-wide practice of shamanism and draws on the lore of a dozen tribes, telling how the...more

    19th Annual Artist's Eye Open All-Media Exhibition

    Presented by Orange County Fine Arts, Inc and Showcase Gallery at Showcase Gallery, Santa Ana

    May 13 - June 21, 2015

    New, emerging, and professional artists from California will be participating in the 19th Annual Artist’s Eye Open All-Media Exhibition from May 13th through June 21st. This is an open...more

    Music of the 80s to Now on the Wurlitzer with Big Band and Silent Movies

    Presented by Orange County Theatre Organ Society and Fullerton Union High School at Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton

    June 21, 2015

    Plummer Auditorium houses a Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ built into it in 1932. This program will share this AWESOME sound which is seldom heard. David Marsh will command the "Unit Orchestra"...more

    Center Gallery featuring William Glavez

    Presented by City of Anaheim Community Services at Anaheim Downtown Community Center, Anaheim

    May 4 - June 22, 2015

    The Center Gallery is a hidden gem within the Downtown Anaheim Art District. Located within the beautiful Downtown Anaheim Community Center at 250 E. Center Street, the Gallery features talented...more

    3D Mosaic Art Workshop

    Presented by City of Brea Art Gallery at City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea

    June 9 - June 23, 2015

    3D Mosaic Project: Garden Sphere

    Course #: 12570

    For the first time since spring 2013, this class is back to show you how to create a unique and stylish ornament for your yard,...more

    Timeless Melodies: The Times They Are A-Chagin’: The 1960s

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 25, 2015

    Larry Maurer explores this decade of contrasts, from The Beach Boys to Bobby Rydell, Bob Dylan to The Lovin’ Spoonful, and the Rolling Stones to Neil Sedaka. Program subject to change.


    Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series: Jumping Jack Flash: Celebrating the Rolling Stones

    Presented by Mission San Juan Capistrano at Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

    June 27, 2015

    Summer Series Kick-Off Concert

    Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series is a fundraising concert series in support of preservation and sustainability of Mission San Juan Capistrano,...more

    Unconventional Means

    Presented by Las Laguna Gallery

    June 4 - June 27, 2015

    Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, California presents: Unconventional Means

    Opening Reception Thursday June 4th from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    This group show...more

    Franco Zeffirelli’s film of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

    Presented by Shakespeare|Summerfest Orange County and Strawberry Productions at Garden Grove Festival Amphitheater, Garden Grove

    June 27, 2015

    One of the most romantic films of all time, this classic adaptation directed by Franco Zeffirelli in 1968 made a whole generation fall in love with Shakespeare. Before we stage our...more

    Lecture Series: Igniting Your Creativity and Your Healthy Brain

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art at Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana

    June 28, 2015

    Part 2: Flower Power, Brain Power = Feelin’ Groovy

    Presented by Dr. William R. Shankle, M.D., and guest artists Sandii Castleberry Daigh and John Penn, professional guitarists and...more

    Kids Acrylic Pet Portrait Workshop

    Presented by City of Brea Art Gallery at City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea

    June 7 - June 28, 2015

    Course #: 12573, Ages: 5-13

    Your child will have the opportunity to paint a portrait of their favorite animal or pet! Using a photograph as a reference, students will learn how to...more

    “Lost in Translation Too” - A Group Exhibition Featuring Anja Van Herle, Alberto Murillo, Anthony Hunter, and Pedro Bonnin

    Presented by JoAnne ARTMAN Gallery at JoAnne ARTMAN Gallery, Laguna Beach

    April 1 - June 30, 2015

    “Lost in Translation Too” is a dynamic showcase of international contemporary artists Anja Van Herle, Alberto Murillo, Anthony Hunter, and Pedro Bonnin. Though the styles represented...more

    California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting Past and Present

    Presented by Huntington Beach Art Center at Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach

    May 2 - July 4, 2015

    Huntington Beach Art Center presents California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting Past and Present, an exhibition for art-lovers who also love Impressionist painting. The bold color,...more

    Flesh Tone Painting Workshop for Adults

    Presented by City of Brea Art Gallery at City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea

    June 30 - July 7, 2015

    Course #: 12571; Ages: 14+

    Working from a photograph of your own or a reference provided by the instructor, you will learn to draw a proportionate figure and achieve realistic flesh tones...more

    Exhibition: Qi Baishi: China’s Modern Master

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

    April 11 - July 11, 2015

    Qi Baishi: China’s Modern Master features over 40 of the artist's paintings, seal carvings and woodworks, all of which have never before been seen outside of China. These works exemplify...more

    The Art of Brett Hess at Gallery Sev Ven

    Presented by Gallery Sev Ven

    June 21, 2014 - July 12, 2015

     The Art of Brett Hess at Sev Ven, with live acoustic set by SPACEcream and Electro City. Free 21 and older only.


    Exhibition: Emerging Masters: Laguna College of Art + Design MFA exhibit

    Presented by Laguna Art Museum at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach

    June 14 - July 12, 2015

    Laguna Art Museum hosts Laguna College of Art + Design‘s graduate MFA in Painting and Drawing exhibition June 14-July 12. On view in the museum’s lower level galleries, admission is...more

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