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    small works - BIG TALENT

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

    December 4 - December 27, 2014

     Selected from more than 175 entries from artists across the nation, Las Laugna Gallery is pleased to announce:
    small works - BIG TALENT.

    This is the second year that Las Laguna Gallery asked artists to show their BIG TALENTS with smaller sizes, but more precision.

    The show features work in Acrylic, Oil, Graphite, Photography and Mixed Media.

    Artists include: Stephanie Baugh, ...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

    Celebrate the Winter Solstice!

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

    December 21, 2014

    Specifically for: Children ages 3 and up

    Put on your warm mittens and cozy scarves. It’s officially winter! The beginning of winter is marked by the solstice, the...more

    Frosty Treat Fun Mommy & Me Cooking Class

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

    December 22, 2014

    Specifically for: Children 2 years of age and up; Grown-ups

    The holidays are a time to bring the family together. With so many fun treats that can be made why not come...more

    Christmas Countdown!

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

    December 12 - December 23, 2014

     Specifically for: Children ages 3 and up

    “First we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then well go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of...more

    Hooray for Chanukah!

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

    December 17 - December 23, 2014

     Specifically for: Children ages 3 and up

    Happy Chanukah! Celebrate Chanukah at Pretend City. Your child will love these rich and diverse activities about the...more

    Jazzy Ash and The Leaping Lizards: A Musical Journey to New Orleans

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

    December 27, 2014

     Kids and adults of all ages will be enchanted with the playful sounds of early New Orleans jazz, zydeco, be-bop, and swing. Join in the ful with live instruments, colorful props and...more

    Ari Loves the Holidays presented by Reetu Dua

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

    December 29, 2014

     Specifically for: Children of all ages; Grown-ups

    The holiday celebrations continue as we approach the New Year! Enter the magical world of Ari Loves the Holidays,...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.


    Festival of Kwanzaa

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

    December 26 - December 30, 2014

     Specifically for: Children ages 3 and up

    Kwanzaa is here, and there are so many fun things to do! Join us each day during the Festival of Kwanzaa to...more

    Face to Face - A Portrait Exhibition

    Presented by Laguna Ink Spot and Gallery and Laguna College of Art and Design

    December 4 - December 31, 2014

     Laguna Ink Spot and Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of "Face to Face - A Portrait Exhibition" opening on December 4th during the art walk.   The gallery is a...more

    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

    Film Screening: Go with Le Flo

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

    January 3, 2015

     Featuring a pre-film concert and post-film discussion with Producer Robyn Rosenkrantz and Writer/Director Michael Glover, Bright Blue Gorilla. Go with Le Flo is a romantic comedy in German...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

    Holiday Treasures

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

    December 4, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    The Debra Huse Gallery invites you to unwrap Holiday Treasures! ?This “Small Gems” Salon features 6 x 8 and 8 x 8 paintings, as well as ?3 x 3s for the Christmas tree. The Salon...more

    TARGET Free First Sunday: Kwanzaa

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

    January 4, 2015

     Come and enjoy a wonderful day viewing fabulous exhibitions as the Bowers Museum and Kidseum offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month. Sponsored by the Target Corporation....more

    Target Free First Sunday & Family Festival - Kwanzaa

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    January 4, 2015

     Come and enjoy a wonderful day viewing fabulous exhibitions as the Bowers Museum and Kidseum offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month. Sponsored by the Target Corporation....more

    Crescendo Celebrity Series: Patricia Ward Kelly: “Gene Kelly: The Legacy”

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

    January 8, 2015

     Film historian Patricia Ward Kelly shares the intimate story of her late husband Gene Kelly, who created some of the most memorable scenes in film. Presented by the Crescendo Chapter of The...more

    Discussion & Film: Great Screen Icon Series: Carousel

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

    January 8, 2015

     Introductions and discussions led by Michael Berlin, Ph.D. hosts this film adaptation of the 1945 Tony Award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical. Starring Gordon MacRae and...more

    Children's Holiday Palettes (Video Here) Exhibition

    Presented by Laguna Outreach for Community Arts and OC Public Libraries at OC Public Libraries-Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach

    December 17, 2014 - January 9, 2015

    Children's Art:  Holiday Palette Exhibition (Video Here)

    LAGUNA BEACH Branch of OC Public Libraries, 380 Glenneyre

    A program of the City of Laguna Beach...more

    Hatshepsut: The Woman Who Would Be King

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

    January 10, 2015

    Lecture and Book Signing

    Presented by Dr. Kara Cooney, Egyptologist and Assistant Professor of Egyptian
    Art and Architecture at UCLA. Booksigning follows. Sponsored by the American...more

    Junior Archeologist

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    January 10, 2015

     Every second Saturday. Become an archaeologist for a day - think, learn, explore and get your hands dirty! Participate in an archaeological dig, learn how to record your findings and create...more

    Glass + Ceramics

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

    November 1, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    Experience local and student artist’s hand-crafted ceramic and glass works during the much anticipated Glass & Ceramics Show + Sale.


    The Creative Process of Bronze Casting

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

    January 11, 2015

     Leland Means, professional bronze artist and educator, discusses the art of bronze casting and how human creativity has explored this medium throughout history in the advancement of human...more

    Scenic View Ahead: The Westways Cover Art Program 1928-1981

    Presented by The Irvine Museum at The Irvine Museum, Irvine

    October 11, 2014 - January 15, 2015

    The Irvine Museum presents Scenic View Ahead: The Westways Cover Art Program, 1928-1981, one of the largest exhibitions of works from the Westways cover art program ever...more

    Timeless Melodies: From the Temple to Tin Pan Alley

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

    January 15, 2015

     Larry Maurer, music historian, presents the music of American national treasures Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Fanny Brice, and Al Jolson, all of Jewish...more

    OCFA Membership Show

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

    December 10, 2014 - January 18, 2015

    The Showcase Gallery at South Coast Plaza Village announces its annual membership show and fundraiser celebrating its 50th anniversary.
     

    The Showcase Gallery is managed by the...more

    Pit Mischief: Photos by Angela Boatwright

    Presented by AR4T - Artists Republic for Tomorrow at AR4T - Artists Republic For Tomorrow, Laguna Beach

    December 13, 2014 - January 18, 2015

    Throughout the early '90s Angela Boatwright was a growing presence within the New York skate community and at underground hardcore shows. In the past fourteen years she's photographed...more

    Cinema Italiano: Viaggio sola (A Five Star Life)

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

    January 18, 2015

     Film in Italian with English subtitles. An award-winning Italian comedy-drama about a single career woman working as a luxury hotel inspector whose personal life doesn’t live up to her...more

    Sunday Afternoon Family Time Drumming Circles

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    January 18, 2015

     Every third Sunday. Join professional drummer Martin Espino to participate in a family drumming circle. Martin will teach children the basics of drumming and rhythm. Then children...more

    Martin Luther King celebratory music with DARIA

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    January 19, 2015

     Join World Music Children’s musician, DARIA for a special presentation and show featuring the “I Have a Dream” song plus interactive music from world cultures, in the...more

    Time Travel Attire

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    January 19, 2015

     Traveling isn’t complete without the right hat. Learn about the past and create your own ancient hat to wear. Then embark on an adventure through time on the Green Screen Time Machine....more

    The Art of Cognitive Wellness

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

    January 22, 2015

     Dr. Tonia Vojkofsky, Psy.D., founder of Cognitive Care Solutions, discusses the latest research on the lifestyle intervention and cognitive exercises for brain health, including the benefits...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

    BSOC Lecture: Beyond the Bead: Jewelry Personalized with Lapidary

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

    January 24, 2015

     Jewelry designer Charlene Aspray of Gossamer Bijou discusses the vintage Italian materials and refined techniques she employs in her handmade crafts and designs. Sponsored by the Bead...more

    Jewelry Workshop: Lantern-Shaped Earrings

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

    January 24, 2015

     Sandy Hefnider, Art Jewelry Creations, demonstrates how to create easy-to-stitch lantern-shaped earrings using a simple right angle weave technique and embellishing with crystal and seed...more

    Chop Suey USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America

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

    January 24, 2015

     Dr. Yong Chen, Associate Professor of History, UC Irvine, presents his new book Chop Suey, USA, offering the first comprehensive examination of the historical forces and players that turned...more

    Glow Cave Discoveries

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    January 24, 2015

     Every Fourth Saturday. Virtually explore the French caves of Lascaux on a smartboard, then visit the Glow Cave and create your own glowing cave painting to take home. Recommended ages 4 and...more

    Lecture Series: Early 20th Century American Art

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

    January 28, 2015

     6 part series. Part 1: How the Other Half Lives: From Gilded Age to Ashcan School
    Kristin Mihaylovich, Associate Professor Art History at Santa Monica College.


    HB APA 2015-2016 Auditions

    Presented by Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts at Huntington Beach High School Historic Auditorium, Huntington Beach

    January 29, 2015

     Are you interested in the performing arts? Are you an incoming or current student of the Huntington Beach Union High School District? Ever heard of the Huntington Beach Academy for the...more

    City of Buena Park 14th Annual High School Art Show

    Presented by City of Buena Park Cultural and Fine Arts Division at Buena Park City Hall, Buena Park

    December 17, 2014 - January 29, 2015

    The 14th Annual High School Art Show gives ninth through twelfth grade students, who attend accredited public or private schools in Buena Park or surrounding cities, recognition for their artistic...more

    War & Peace: The 1940s

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

    January 29, 2015

    Timeless Melodies

     Join Larry Maurer for a nostalgic look at one of America’s most volatile decades.


    Women in Art - A Group Exhibition

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

    January 3 - January 30, 2015

     The show is dedicated to the spirit and creativity of all women artists, past and present.

    Las Laguna Gallery presents: Women in Art - A Group exhibition. Selected from hundreds of...more

    Friday Morning Storytelling, Music and Art

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    January 2 - January 30, 2015

     Bring your little ones to these engaging and creative interactive activities lead by our experienced and beloved Preschool Specialists, Miss Bev & Miss Jackie. Bring your camera!...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

    Distinguished Pulitzer Prize Photographer Lecture: Rick Rickman: The Wonder Years

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

    January 31, 2015

     Rick Rickman, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, discusses his new book, The Wonder Years: Portraits of Athletes Who Never Slow Down. Book features captivating portraits of senior athletes...more

    Drop-In Art Adventures

    Presented by Bowers Kidseum at Bowers Kidseum, Santa Ana

    January 3 - January 31, 2015

     Create innovative and unique cultural art projects. New techniques and materials each weekend. Recommended ages 4 and up, accompanied by parents or grandparents. For additional information...more

    Quilts

    Presented by Muzeo at MUZEO, Anaheim

    November 15, 2014 - February 15, 2015

    Made at a time when America was coming to terms with what it meant to be a modern nation, the quilts in this exhibit unfold the stories of more than 140 years in American quilting.
    ...more

    Chaos Theory

    Presented by Orange County Center for Contemporary Art at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana

    February 7 - February 21, 2015

    A non-juried, non-censored, first come, first served exhibition that shatters the norms of the usual gallery show!   


    Art Gallery Opening | “Paintings from Nature” Exhibit

    Presented by Roger's Gardens at Roger's Gardens, Corona Del Mar

    January 10 - March 8, 2015

     “Painting from nature is not copying the object, it is realizing sensations.” – Paul Cezanne, 1905. Guest Artists: John Burton, Michael Obermeyer & Jesse Powell.


    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

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