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    The Art of Stem Cells

    Presented by Orange County Center for Contemporary Art at Orange County, CA, Fullerton

    September 6 - October 12, 2014

    OCCCA gallery presents a SciArt exhibit in collabortation with the scientists of the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center

    at UC Irvine. This exhibit is a unique melding of artists and scientists meeting, interviewing and touring their laboratories.

    ...more


    Gallery Talks

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

    September 2 - September 30, 2014

     Join an expert docent for a 20-30 minute exhibition tour. Sponsored by the Docent Guild. Meet your Docent at the entrance of the specified gallery. Visit www.bowers.org for details.


    LCAD Celebrates 100th Birthday of Rex Brandt with Exhibition of Rare Works

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

    June 18 - September 30, 2014

     For the first time, Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) will exhibit sketchbooks, correspondence, photos, business records and more from The Rex Brandt Archives in celebration of the...more

    Books Alive Art Gallery

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

    September 5 - September 30, 2014

     All September long, visit Pretend City’s Books Alive Art Gallery. The grand opening will kick-off with their first Author’s Day on Friday, September 5th. This unique art exhibit...more

    Laguna Beach Art Walk

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

    October 2, 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

    Metal Extinction Art Exhibit

    Presented by Saddleback College

    September 8 - October 2, 2014

    Using Metal to Honor and Make Permanent our Vanishing World


    Exhibition Sponsored by: Metal Arts Society of Southern California (masscoline.com)


    The Metal...more

    Cinema Orange

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

    October 2, 2014

    The documentary Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists takes a lighthearted look at the Second City scene that challenged Pop Art's status quo in the 1960s, then faded from view. Forty...more

    Dismember the 80's

    Presented by Laguna Ink Spot and Gallery

    October 2, 2014

    October's exhibition features the horror art of Stephen Von Frankenstein! Dismember the 80's opens on Thursday October 2 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm! This reception will include Halloween treats...more

    Christmas Boutique Opening | The Golden Glow of Christmas

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

    October 3, 2014

     Join us as we celebrate the golden glow of Christmas. Understated luxury is highlighted with accents of pale gold, champagne and crystal. Trees, walls and mantles are adorned with ribbons...more

    The Fine Art Gallery Opening | “The Art of Wine” Exhibit

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

    October 3, 2014

     Back by popular demand, Roger’s Gardens Fine Art Gallery is proud to announce their second, “The Art of Wine” exhibit. This exhibit will represent the vast wine regions of...more

    Santa Ana Artists Village Art Walk

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

    October 4, 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

    LCAD + Thalia + Vans Action Sports Design Exhibition

    Presented by Laguna College of Art and Design at LCAD on Forest, Laguna Beach

    August 28 - October 4, 2014

     Laguna College of Art And Design (LCAD) will exhibit action sport apparel and footwear products designed by the Action Sports Design + Digital Media major students in collaboration with VANS...more

    Drawings & Prints by John Altoon

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

    June 29 - October 5, 2014

    John Altoon (1925-69) is best known as a painter, but drawing was an important aspect of his working practice throughout his career. Like his paintings, his drawings show a remarkable boldness,...more

    Sneak Preview of Flat Track Around the World

    Presented by OC Film Fiesta

    October 5, 2014

    Catch a special sneak peek of Flat Track Around The World, a documentary series exploring the transformational power of the world’s fastest-growing sport: women’s roller derby....more

    Beyond the Canvas: Camille Pissarro "The Dean of French Impressionists"

    Presented by Newport Beach Public Library at Newport Beach Public Library, Newport Beach

    October 8, 2014

    Award-winning professor Jacqueline Hahn presents the first lecture in the “Beyond the Canvas,” series focusing on Camille Pissarro: " The Dean of French...more

    The Road to Southern California

    Presented by Heritage Museum of Orange County at Heritage Museum of Orange County, Santa Ana

    October 11, 2014

    The Road of Southern California is part of a 6-week exhibition in Santa Ana, Journey Stories.  Our grand opening event features activities for all ages.  Families will be able to...more

    Open Casa: City Scenes/City Life - Artist Susan Cox

    Presented by Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, San Clemente

    October 14, 2014

     

    Educated in fine arts at California State University Long Beach, Susan lived in England for 14 years where she painted and exhibited in galleries throughout London. In Southern...more

    HB Downtown Art Walk

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

    October 16, 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

    4th Annual Silent River Film Festival

    Presented by Silent River Film Festival at Edwards Westpark, Irvine

    October 17 - October 20, 2014

    This multi-day film festival features 50 films (feature, documentaries, shorts and Music Video) from 18 counties!


    Body of the Palace

    Presented by DAX Gallery at DAX Gallery, Costa Mesa

    August 27 - October 21, 2014

    DAX Gallery presents a collection of artists who will showcase their work, called "The Stuff', in tribute of their late professor, Michael E. Mitchell. For many of the CalArts alumni the...more

    Beyond the Canvas: Claudet Monet "Master of Plein-Air, Nature into Art"

    Presented by Newport Beach Public Library at Newport Beach Public Library, Newport Beach

    October 22, 2014

    Award-winning professor Jacqueline Hahn presents a lecture in the “Beyond the Canvas,” series focusing on Claude Monet: Master of Plein Air - Nature into Art offering...more

    Incoming Cultures: Influences & Legacies in the OC

    Presented by Heritage Museum of Orange County at Heritage Museum of Orange County, Santa Ana

    October 25, 2014

    Hear the migration stories of the OC's multi-ethnic residents as they share their tales of moving from their homeland and of assimation to their new surroundings.  Enjoy the cultural...more

    Dia de Los Muertos Painting Workshop (Open Studio)

    Presented by City of Newport Beach at Grant Howald Park, Newport Beach

    October 25, 2014

    This popular Mexican holiday (day of the dead) celebrates and honors our ancestors. Each participant will make an important and meaningful connection with their heritage while composing a 16x20...more

    Trash or Treasure?! An Antique Appraisal Luncheon with Appraisers to the Stars, Yvonne & Alyssa Karn

    Presented by Museum of Teaching & Learning

    October 25, 2014

     MOTAL invites you to attend

    Trash or Treasure?
    An Antique Appraisal Event
    with Appraisers to the Stars, Yvonne Karn & Alyssa Karn
    Saturday, October 25, 2014...more

    Fascinating: Orchids & Other Blooms

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

    September 17 - October 26, 2014

    All artworks reflect the artists' interpretations of flowers and landscapes.

    The featured artists are Vietnamese photographers Thanh Tran and Kim...more

    SOBECA "Last Tuesdays" ARTwalk

    Presented by The LAB at The LAB, Costa Mesa

    October 28, 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.


    “MARS ATTACKS!” New Works by International Mixed Media Artist Robert Mars

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

    September 4 - October 31, 2014

    Artist Statement

    Robert Mars’ artwork chronicles an evolving fascination with the Golden Age of American popular culture and celebrates the icons of the 1950’s and 60’s...more

    Santa Ana Artists Village Art Walk

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

    November 1, 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

    Newport Beach Celebrates Rex Brandt Centennial

    Presented by Newport Beach City Arts Commission and Newport Beach Public Library at Newport Beach Public Library, Newport Beach

    November 1, 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...more

    Tourism in Southern California

    Presented by Heritage Museum of Orange County at Heritage Museum of Orange County, Santa Ana

    November 1, 2014

     Learn how Hollywood influenced the movement of people from around the country to Southern California as the film industry grew, creating new destinations for travelers and tourism. After the...more

    Beyond the Canvas:

    Presented by Newport Beach Public Library at Newport Beach Public Library, Newport Beach

    November 5, 2014

    Award-winning professor Jacqueline Hahn presents a lecture in the “Beyond the Canvas,” series focusing on Edouard Manet: from Realism to Impressionism,offering insights into the...more

    Laguna Beach Art Walk

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

    November 6, 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

    Heavenly Horses: Two Thousand Years of Chinese and Japanese Equestrian Art

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

    June 14 - November 14, 2014

    This exhibition features captivating horse imagery that traces the animal’s importance through the rich culture, philosophy and religions of Japan and China. Thought of as dragons in...more

    Back to the Beginning

    Presented by Heritage Museum of Orange County at Heritage Museum of Orange County, Santa Ana

    November 15, 2014

    Have you ever wondered how your family settled in Southern California? Where did you r grandparents or great-grandparents come from? Why did they move? People move for many reasons, and local...more

    Journey Stories

    Presented by Heritage Museum of Orange County at Heritage Museum of Orange County, Santa Ana

    October 5 - November 16, 2014

    Journey Stories, by the Smithsonian Institution, explores the intersection between modes of travel & the Americans' desire to feel free to progress and flourish, voyage,  and...more

    Beyond the Canvas: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

    Presented by Newport Beach Public Library at Newport Beach Public Library, Newport Beach

    November 19, 2014

    Award-winning professor Jacqueline Hahn presents a lecture in the “Beyond the Canvas,” series focusing on Pierre-Auguste Renoir: The Realist of Beautiful Illusions and Striking...more

    HB Downtown Art Walk

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

    November 20, 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

    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.


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...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

    China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui

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

    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...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

    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

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