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    The Avant-Garde Collection

    Presented by Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) at Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), Newport Beach

    September 7, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    This exhibition traces OCMA's acquisitions highlights across five decades, focusing on the evolving definition of "avant-garde." 

    In the 1960s it was cutting-edge to employ imagery from popular culture, and by the 1970s performance and installation were the bywords of innovation. In the 1980s new media and appropriation appeared on everybody’s radar for the first time, while the ...more


    Silent Movie and Wurlitzer Music

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

    November 23, 2014

     Jack Moelmann at the Wurlitzer with Fr. Gus Franklin on piano and Chuck Miller on Drums.  Live theatre organ accompaniment for Laurel and Hardy 2-reel slapstick silent "From Soup...more

    A Celebration of World Holidays (Celebración de Festividades Mundiales)

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

    November 23, 2014

     A Celebration of World Holidays (Celebración de Festividades Mundiales)
    Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, South American Harp, shares with you the richness and meaning of the music of...more

    SOBECA "Last Tuesdays" ARTwalk

    Presented by The LAB at The LAB, Costa Mesa

    November 25, 2014

    The Costa Mesa Cultural Arts Committee and the SOBECA District retailers and restaurants present a fun night of art, music, friends, and food each last Tuesday.


    Gallery Talk: Spirits and Headhunters

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

    November 25, 2014

    Please join an expert docent for a 20-minute tour of this exhibit. Expand your knowledge, learn the history, ask plenty of questions about the artifacts, and discover much more.


    FARM I 2 fork (A Show About Foods)

    Presented by Coastline Community College at Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Newport Beach

    October 24, 2012 - November 26, 2014

     FARM | 2 fork is an organized exhibition that looks at “how” one can perceive food. From contemporary interpretations of what is fresh to classic, post WW2 thoughts of...more

    Gallery Talk: Heavenly Horses

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

    November 26 - November 28, 2014


    Please join an expert docent for a 20-minute tour of this exhibit. Expand your knowledge, learn the history, ask plenty of questions about the artifacts, and discover much more.


    Friday Morning Storytelling, Music & Art

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

    November 28, 2014

     Recommended for ages 2-6 accompanied by an adult.
    Join Ms. Bev and Ms. Jackie for an engaging storytelling, music and art experience.

    Kidseum will be closed while...more

    British Tea & Wellness: Take a Holiday from the Holidays

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

    November 29, 2014

     11 AM – 3 PM | John M. Lee Court

    British Tea and Wellness Presentation
    Take a Holiday from the Holidays!

    11 AM – 3 PM: 3 Trunk Shows, presented by Bana Tea,...more

    Bring Us Your Dead - A Day of the Dead themed exhibition

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

    November 6 - November 29, 2014

    Inspired by the Mexican Holiday - Dia de los Muertos, this group exhibition features art from artists across the nation.

    Artworks include traditional and digital photography.
    ...more

    Drop-in Art Lab Projects

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

    November 29 - November 30, 2014

     While Kidseum is closed during installation (until December 7) the Bowers Museum will be hosting drop-in art activities lead by Kidseum art instructors. Drop-in art will be offered every...more

    Exclusive Pre-Release Presentation & Book Signing: Mystery of the Giant Masks of Sanxingdui

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

    November 30, 2014

     Mystery of the Giant Masks of Sanxingdui
    Presented by Icy Smith, author, educator and publisher, East West Discovery Press, and Gayle Garner Roski, illustrator and artist.
    This...more

    Lunch Time Lecture (Guest Speaker Matt May)

    Presented by Coastline Community College at Coastline Community College Art Gallery, Newport Beach

    December 3, 2014

     Matt May is Director/Curator at Irvine Fine art Center. Artist, preparator and curator Matthew May will discuss his trajectory as an artist, and maintaining a career in the arts while...more

    Laguna Beach Art Walk

    Presented by City of Laguna Beach Arts at Laguna Beach Arts District, Laguna Beach

    December 4, 2014

    Join galleries across Laguna Beach for the monthly First Thursdays Art Walk for artist demonstrations, exhibition openings, music, dance, appetizers, and more! Art Walk maps are available online...more

    Cinema Orange

    Presented by Orange County Museum of Art at Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), Newport Beach

    December 4, 2014

    Screening of Tony DeLap: A Unique Perspective
    Directed by Dale Schierholt
    (2014, Documentary, 60 minutes)

    This documentary explores the career of California artist Tony...more

    LCAD + First Thursday Art Walk Mentoring Exhibition

    Presented by Laguna College of Art and Design and First Thursdays Art Walk at Dawson Cole Fine Art, Laguna Beach

    December 4, 2014

    Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced that 16 senior students from the BFA in Fine Arts major will exhibit their paintings in select Laguna Beach art galleries as part of LCAD’s...more

    Gallery Talk: Ancient Arts of China

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

    December 2 - December 4, 2014

    Please join an expert docent for a 20-minute tour of this exhibit. Expand your knowledge, learn the history, ask plenty of questions about the artifacts, and discover much more.
    Included...more

    The Art of Mapping: Twenty-Five Years of Paintings by Spelman Evans Downer

    Presented by Soka University at Soka University Founders Hall, Aliso Viejo

    September 11 - December 5, 2014

    The Art of Mapping exhibition presents major works painted by Spelman Evans Downer over the last twenty-five years. The show features curated selections from Mr. Downer’s long career and...more

    Master Artist Series with David Kassan

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

    December 5, 2014

    Internationally recognized, contemporary American painter, filmmaker, and philanthropist, David Kassan, will give a lecture on the process and inspiration behind his work. Kassan is best known for...more

    Gallery Talk: California: The Golden Years

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

    December 3 - December 5, 2014

    Please join an expert docent for a 20-minute tour of this exhibit. Expand your knowledge, learn the history, ask plenty of questions about the artifacts, and discover much more.
    Included...more

    Friday Morning Storytelling, Music & Art

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

    December 5, 2014

    Recommended for ages 2-6 accompanied by an adult.
    Join Ms. Bev and Ms. Jackie for an engaging storytelling, music and art experience.

    Kidseum will be closed while installing our...more

    Santa Ana Artists Village Art Walk

    Presented by Santa Ana Arts District at Santa Ana Arts District, Santa Ana

    December 6, 2014

    Join the gallery owners of the Artists Village in downtown Santa Ana for an evening of dining, shopping for original art and viewing open lofts. Orange County's hippest new neighborhood...more

    Holiday Artisan Faire

    Presented by Chemers Gallery at Chemers Gallery, Tustin

    December 6, 2014

    Uniquely crafted art to wear, to share, to simply enjoy! Join in the fun at our Holiday Artisan Faire featuring new tempting treasures of jewelry, fiber arts, glass, ceramics...more

    Orange Coast College Holiday Ceramic Sale

    Presented by Orange Coast College at Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa

    December 5 - December 6, 2014

    The Orange Coast College Ceramics Department Present the 38th Annual Ceramic Holiday Sale. Over 1000 functional and creative ceramic pieces made by Orange Coast College’s Mudslingers Club...more

    Holiday Fine Art Workshops

    Presented by City of Newport Beach Recreation & Senior Services

    December 6, 2014

    December Holiday Fine Art Workshops Saturday, December 6th MBAHW1 Saturday, December 13th MBAHW2 9:30-12:30 (ages 5-12)   Monday, December 22nd am...more

    Lecture: Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI

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

    December 6, 2014

     Fashion historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell discusses her new book, Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette (Yale University Press), exploring the fabulous...more

    Juxtapose

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

    October 29 - December 7, 2014

     The Showcase Gallery at South Coast Plaza Village, announces its new show "Juxtapose," an all mixed-media exhibition, beginning October 29 to December 7. The gallery is located at...more

    Gallery Talk: Sacred Realms

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

    December 9 - December 11, 2014

    Please join an expert docent for a 20-minute tour of this exhibit. Expand your knowledge, learn the history, ask plenty of questions about the artifacts, and discover much more.


    Ed Moses: Cross-Section

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

    October 10 - December 13, 2014

    Ed Moses: Cross-Section Oct. 10 - Dec. 13 Curated by Kevin Appel & Juli Carson Opening Reception: Oct. 11, 2:00 – 5:00 pm The University Art Galleries (UAG) will mount a retrospective...more

    Free Second Sunday: Winter Festival

    Presented by Orange County Museum of Art at Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), Newport Beach

    December 14, 2014

    Enjoy live music performances by students from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Food truck on site.
     


    Rex Brandt Centennial Celebration & Art Exhibit

    Presented by City of Newport Beach and Newport Beach Public Library at Newport Beach Public Library, Newport Beach

    November 1 - December 15, 2014

    The Newport Beach City Arts Commission will host a Centennial Celebration, honoring the life and art of California scene painter Rex Brandt, on Saturday, November 1 at the Central Library. The...more

    Orange City Hall Art Exhibit

    Presented by City of Orange at Orange City Hall, Orange

    November 16 - December 15, 2014

    Renee Stewart Jackson is participating in a group show of several different mediums.


    HB Downtown Art Walk

    Presented by Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District at Huntington Beach Downtown Improvement District, Huntington Beach

    December 18, 2014

    Come enjoy artwork by emerging artists and student artists with unique and unusual presentations. Free and open to the public, this non-juried art show features artist displays in restaurants and...more

    Mommy & Me Class: 3 Years Old

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

    November 12 - December 18, 2014

    Specifically for: Children 3 years of age Discoveries are made every single day in the life of a three year old! As they become increasingly independent and social. Each week a new theme will be...more

    The Art and Illustration of Sandy Devore

    Presented by Laguna College of Art and Design

    November 6 - December 19, 2014

    One the of the nation’s top art colleges,

    the...more

    Rattle Can

    Presented by DAX Gallery at DAX Gallery, Costa Mesa

    November 21 - December 21, 2014

     DAX Gallery presents ‘Rattle Can’ featuring collections by Rolland Berry & Hueman. Both artists embody their respective imagery with unique elements of the human composition....more

    SOBECA "Last Tuesdays" ARTwalk

    Presented by The LAB at The LAB, Costa Mesa

    December 30, 2014

    The Costa Mesa Cultural Arts Committee and the SOBECA District retailers and restaurants present a fun night of art, music, friends, and food each last Tuesday.


    Hispanic Weavings: The Romero Collection of Blankets

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

    October 16, 2014 - January 1, 2015

     Celebrated Los Angeles artist Frank Romero has been collecting Hispanic blankets for thirty years.  Hispanic weavings will include examples of blankets from the Rio Grande Valley,...more

    Dana Point IlluminOcean

    Presented by The Resorts of Dana Point

    November 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Like Rockefeller Center in New York or Millennium Park in Chicago, Dana Point is creating waves of excitement in Southern California this holiday season showcasing 40 Nights of Holiday Lights....more

    Eddo Stern: New Works

    Presented by Beall Center for Art + Technology, UC Irvine and Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UCI Beall Center for Art + Technology, Irvine

    October 10, 2014 - January 24, 2015

    Eddo Stern: New Works Oct. 10 – Jan. 24 Opening Reception: Saturday, Oct. 11, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Eddo Stern explores the intersection between making games and making art. Stern...more

    Life Candy

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

    December 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

    From pop art toabstraction to stunning hyperrealism, “Life Candy” features artists who delightthe senses with their playful themes, glossy finishes, and bold hues. Artists...more

    China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

    October 19, 2014 - March 15, 2015

    Don't Miss This One and Only West Coast Showing!
    This 1986 discovery was dubbed "the ninth wonder of the world" by Chinese television and acknowledged by many scholars as one...more

    Call for Submissions: 4th Annual Youth Art Exhibit

    Presented by Environmental Nature Center at Environmental Nature Center, Newport Beach

    April 11 - April 27, 2015

     Youth, ages 4 – 18 are invited to exhibit their artwork at the Environmental Nature Center’s 4th Annual Youth Art Exhibit, which is part of the ENC’s Spring Faire on May 3,...more

    "Garden Muse" 2-hr. art classes in Laguna Beach

    Presented by Laguna Outreach for Community Arts

    October 16, 2014 - May 7, 2015

    Garden-Themed Art Workshop at the lush, exotic Laguna Nursery (near Surf 'n Sand Resort)

    All levels invited, ages 16-up. Enjoy a single workshop, or a flexible...more

    "Fifty Shades of Green" Art Classes/Laguna Beach

    Presented by Laguna Outreach for Community Arts

    October 30, 2014 - May 21, 2015

    Offered at Laguna Nursery (near Surf 'n Sand Hotel

    Enjoy one class or many, since a new medium & instructor is offered each month.

    All materials & free...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.


    South Wing of the Mission

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

    January 1, 2010 - Ongoing

    This new exhibit highlights the lives of the padres who lived in the South Wing of Mission San Juan Capistrano during the 18th century. The exhibit focuses on the founding and decline of the...more

    Plein-Air Art Reproductions Exhibition

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

    January 1, 2010 - Ongoing

    Plein-Air Art Reproductions Exhibition from the Collection of Mrs. Joan Irvine Smith and the Irvine Museum

    Joan Irvine Smith
    Joan Irvine Smith
    Photo Courtesy of Carla...more

       

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