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    The Living Room Talks

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

    Ongoing

    he Living Room is a curated community gathering place created to encourage intimate and engaging conversation with local artists. The warm locale features a collection of nostalgic mural art and décor, a serene setting that welcomes stimulating discussion and debate. Talks on art and creative subjects are hosted on the first Sunday of the month from 1-2 p.m. at the Great Park Gallery in the Palm ...more


    Jessica Chastain by Maura Brewer

    Presented by UAG (University Arts Gallery) at University Art Gallery (UCI), Irvine

    October 1 - December 10, 2016

    Curated by Juli Carson

    The latest in the UAG’s Emerging Artist Series presents three filmic works by Maura Brewer, produced between 2014 and 2016. Each work takes as its site a recent...more

    Polar Express Pajama Parties

    Presented by Muzeo at MUZEO, Anaheim

    December 2 - December 10, 2016

    Put your PJs on and bring a blanket for Muzeo Museum’s Polar Express Pajama Parties on Friday, December 2 from 5:30-8:30pm or Sunday, December 10 from 9am –...more

    Holiday Art Reception: Erté

    Presented by Martin Lawrence Galleries South Coast at South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa

    December 10, 2016

    The Martin Lawrence Galleries South Coast is hosting a holiday art reception with artworks by Erté, the Father of Art Deco. 

    Erté—Romain de Tirtoff – was born in...more

    Two Roads, One Journey: Education in China and the United States

    Presented by Museum of Teaching & Learning at Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton

    September 12 - December 12, 2016

    Two Roads, One Journey: Education in China and the United States will soon bring together the power and cultural influences of education in the United...more

    “This Is Hunger” Free National Exhibit

    Presented by MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

    December 9 - December 12, 2016

    Embark on a compelling journey, one that draws you into the lives of everyday Americans – and deepens your awareness about who struggles with hunger an why. This 45-minute FREE exhibit tells...more

    The Explorers Guild: Rick Ross and Explorations in Graphic Fiction

    Presented by California State University, Fullerton at Begovich Gallery, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton

    August 27 - December 15, 2016

    The Begovich Gallery presents Ross’ illustrations for The Explorers Guild: Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala, co-authored by...more

    Signature Impressions

    Presented by Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and Huntington Beach Art Center at Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach

    November 19 - December 17, 2016

    The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association in Collaboration with the Huntington Beach Art Center presents "Signature Impressions", a curated art show of original plein air...more

    Holiday Festival

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

    December 18, 2016

    The Muckenthaler’s annual Holiday Festival features various activities, including home and gallery tours, performances and an arts and crafts fair. Plus, delicious food vendors and exclusive...more

    The Virgin of the American Dream

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

    December 18, 2016

    Sam Quinones, a journalist, storyteller, former LA Times reporter, and author of three acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction including Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate...more

    26th Annual Winter Fantasy Festival

    Presented by Sawdust Art Festival at Sawdust Art Festival, Laguna Beach

    November 19 - December 18, 2016

    Running for five weekends beginning November 19 until December 18, the 26th Annual Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival is a one-of-a-kind holiday art and crafts festival that...more

    small works - BIG TALENT - exhibition

    Presented by Las Laguna Gallery

    December 1 - December 30, 2016

    This exhibition features fantastic art in small format. Just in time for Christmas gift buying, you can start your art collection. Selected from hundreds of local, national and international...more

    Holiday Treasures Small Gems Salon

    Presented by Debra Huse Gallery at Debra Huse Gallery, Newport Beach

    December 2 - December 31, 2016

    The Debra Huse Gallery invites you to unwrap Holiday Treasures! Our "Small Gems" Salon showcases paintings perfectly sized for the mantle or Christmas tree. These spectacular treasures make a...more

    Teens! Volunteer with Kids!

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

    December 21, 2016 - January 5, 2017

    Calling all high schoolers! Are you interested in volunteering, nature, or building your resume? If so, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

    The Environmental Nature Center is...more

    Roberta Eisenberg Retrospective

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

    September 12, 2016 - January 6, 2017

    Described as a spiritual expressionist refusing to follow trends, Roberta Eisenberg (1940-2006) created a profound world of beauty, full of the power of nature and the vastness of...more

    Muzeo Express: Holiday Model Trains Exhibition

    Presented by Muzeo at MUZEO, Anaheim

    November 12, 2016 - January 8, 2017

    An all-new annual holiday exhibition will deck the halls of Muzeo Museum from November 12, 2016 through January 8, 2017. Muzeo Express: Holiday Model Trains is jointly...more

    Kristin Leachman: Xylem Rays

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

    October 16, 2016 - January 15, 2017

    Fascinated by patterns, textures, and the seemingly chance imagery that can emerge from them, Kristin Leachman bases her latest series of paintings on the tissue that transports water from the...more

    Miss Hills of Laguna Beach

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

    October 16, 2016 - January 15, 2017

    Anna Althea Hills: Art, Education, Community

    The landscape painter Anna Althea Hills (1882–1930) was one of the highly talented artists whose presence in the community helped put Laguna...more

    Phillip K. Smith: Bent Parallel

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

    October 16, 2016 - January 15, 2017

    Phillip K Smith III’s monumental installation Bent Parallel envelopes viewers in immersive reflective light continuing the artist’s ongoing dialogue with...more

    In His Image: Created to Create Art Exhibit

    Presented by Concordia University at Concordia University - John and Linda Friend Art Gallery, Irvine

    November 30, 2016 - January 17, 2017

    The Visual Arts program at Crean Lutheran High School provides a healthy environment for students to cultivate creativity, pursue technical excellence, and see Christ in the world around them. The...more

    Masterpieces of California Art

    Presented by Irvine Museum, The at Irvine Museum, The, Irvine

    October 15, 2016 - January 19, 2017

    This exhibition is a display of some of the most celebrated works painted in California between 1890 and 1940, and combines works from the collection of The Irvine Museum, as well as...more

    Latin American Film Series: Lecture by Erica Wortham

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

    January 22, 2017

    Lecture by Erica Wortham, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Media Studies at George Washington University.

    Dr. Wortham is a cultural anthropologist and videographer with...more

    Art on the Walk

    Presented by Anaheim GardenWalk at Anaheim Garden Walk, Anaheim

    November 10, 2016 - January 26, 2017

    Following the successful Art on the Walk kickoff event, Anaheim GardenWalk, a premier entertainment and dining destination in Orange County, will continue to showcase the work of Southern...more

    Virgin of Guadalupe: Images in Colonial Mexico

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

    October 8, 2016 - January 29, 2017

    In the year 1531 at a sacred location known as Tepeyac Hill near today’s Mexico City, the report of one man’s vision of the Virgin Mary sparked a phenomenon of religious fervor like no...more

    Beginners & Collectors Only - Painting Workshop with Debra Huse

    Presented by Debra Huse Gallery at Debra Huse Gallery, Newport Beach

    January 31 - February 2, 2017

    No experience necessary! Have you always wanted to try painting? Get personal, hands-on insights into all that a painter must consider to create. Start from the beginning, as Debra...more

    Art Auction 2017: California Cool

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

    February 4, 2017

    With works by over 100 important California artists, the museum-curated Art Auction 2017 will include great art at great prices, delicious cuisine, and creative cocktails. The evening includes a...more

    Colin Page Artist Workshop

    Presented by Debra Huse Gallery at Debra Huse Gallery, Newport Beach

    February 1 - February 4, 2017

    This class will focus on painting the landscape on location. We will work on careful observation of color, creating more dynamic paintings, and using clean and purposeful paint application. The...more

    Latin American Film Series: Lecture & Demonstration by Natalia Brizuela

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

    February 12, 2017

    Lecture and Demonstration by Natalia Brizuela, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture at University of California, Berkeley.

    Natalia Brizuela...more

    Seen & Unseen Photographs by Imogen Cunningham

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

    November 19, 2016 - February 26, 2017

    Seen & Unseen celebrates the work of Imogen Cunningham, one of America’s most influential photographers. This exhibition is the first presentation of Cunningham’s seductive and...more

    "Focus on Value" - Artist Workshop with Debra Huse

    Presented by Debra Huse Gallery at Debra Huse Gallery, Newport Beach

    March 14 - March 16, 2017

    "Focus on Value" - Painting Workshop with Debra Huse

    Besides drawing and composition, the most important component of a successful painting is value. Learn how to achieve foreground,...more

    Pop Art Design

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

    January 7 - April 2, 2017

    Pop Art is one of the most influential art movements since 1945 with a fundamental element of dialogue between design and art. Pop Art Design is the first comprehensive exhibition...more

    "Color Secrets" - Artist Workshop with Debra Huse

    Presented by Debra Huse Gallery at Debra Huse Gallery, Newport Beach

    April 11 - April 14, 2017

    Achieve color harmony! Explore new ways to paint white using color and discover alternatives to grey in shadows. Master the art of mixing color while perfecting value. Learn how to warm up a color...more

    Latin American Film Series: Patrimonio

    Presented by Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

    April 23, 2017

    Patrimonio a documentary by Sarah Teale and Lisa F. Jackson.

    A multi-billion dollar American development is poised to engulf a small coastal community in Mexico with a mega...more

    Grand Cabaret and Art Party - Laguna Beach

    Presented by LOCA Arts Education Laguna Beach at Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach

    April 23, 2017

    Enjoy live Cabaret performances, a gift boutique, a silent auction of fine art, and opportunity drawings.

    Hot food station and wine included, free parking.


    Grand Cabaret and Art Party - Laguna Beach

    Presented by LOCA Arts Education Laguna Beach at Laguna Beach Arts District, Laguna Beach

    April 30, 2017

    Enjoy live cabaret performances, hot food station, wine, silent auctions, and opportunity drawings in the working studio of artist Sandra Jones Campbell. Proceeds support art education.


    Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times

    Presented by Muzeo at MUZEO, Anaheim

    February 11 - May 7, 2017

    ADVANCE TICKETING COMING IN AUGUST

    For the only west coast appearance, Muzeo is proud to host Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times. Dressing...more

    Latin American Film Series: Sleep Dealer

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

    May 14, 2017

    Directed by Alex Rivera, Sleep Dealer is a Sundance award-winning sci-fi thriller packed with stunning visuals and strong social and political themes.

    Memo Cruz (Luis Fernando...more

    Frida Kahlo - Her Photos

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

    February 25 - June 25, 2017

    Frida Kahlo - Her Photos offers an intimate glance into the life of one of the world’s most beloved artists. Throughout her life, Kahlo meticulously collected over 6,000 photographs...more

    2017 California-Pacific Triennial

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

    May 6 - September 3, 2017

    The 2017 California-Pacific Triennial is the second triennial and a key component of the museum’s recently established Pacific Initiative with a focus on Pacific Rim contemporary art....more

    Downtown Fullerton Art Walk

    Presented by Fullerton Art Walk at Downtown Fullerton, Fullerton

    January 1, 2016 - December 1, 2017

    First Friday Art Walk in Historic Downtown Fullerton is a program developed and promoted by the Downtown Art Community and retailers to bring citizens to the historical and cultural center of the...more

    Downtown Santa Ana First Saturday Artwalk

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

    January 2, 2016 - December 2, 2017

    Since 1999, the “First Saturday” Artwalk in Downtown Santa Ana has been an epicenter of creativity, expression and inspiration for artists, art enthusiasts and those who simply want to engage...more

    First Thursdays Art Walk Laguna Beach

    Presented by First Thursdays Art Walk at Laguna Beach Arts District, Laguna Beach

    January 7, 2016 - December 7, 2017

    The art season in Laguna Beach flourishes year round with First Thursdays Art Walk. This educational monthly art event, held on the first Thursday of every month from 6 – 9pm, celebrates...more

    Santiago Art Walk & Small Business Open House

    Presented by Santiago Art District at Santiago Art District, Santa Ana

    January 16, 2016 - December 16, 2017

    We are a community of artist studios at the Santiago Street Lofts. Located in the City of Santa Ana between the intersections of Santa Ana Blvd. & Santiago Street  and Civic Center...more

    South Wing of the Mission

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

    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

    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

    Little Picassos

    Presented by The Children's Museum at La Habra at Children's Museum at La Habra, La Habra

    Ongoing

    Make a "paint" date every Wednesday at the Museum for lots of messy time exploring color and texture! There are easels, washable paints, brushes and paint smocks ready for little artists...more

    The Art Lab: Creation Stations

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

    Ongoing

    Play, create and explore at our self-directed creation stations. These hands-on activities emphasize divergent thinking, problem solving skills and innovation. Families with children of all ages...more

    California Bounty - Image and Identity 1850-1930

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

    Ongoing

    California Bounty is the first curatorial interpretation of the museum’s distinguished painting collection since 1994.

    VIEWERS WILL TAKE A RAMBLING JOURNEY THROUGH CALIFORNIA’S VISUAL...more

    Antena (Jen Hofer and John Pluecker) and Jorge Galván Flores

    Presented by CSUF Grand Central Art Center at Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana

    Ongoing

    Founded in 2010 by Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, both of whom are writers, artists, literary translators, bookmakers and activist interpreters, Antena is a collaborative dedicated to language...more

    As She Liked It: The Shakespearean Roles of Madame Modjeska

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

    Ongoing

    In 1876 Madame Helena Modjeska, already a famous Polish stage actress, sailed across the Atlantic in search of the American Dream. Settling not far from the Bowers Museum, she eventually returned...more

       

       

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