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    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 Library.

    The community is invited to view an exhibition of Rex Brandt paintings from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Central Library and to attend a special program at 2 p.m., followed by a reception from 3-5 p.m. in the Central Library ...more


    “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

    Friday Morning Storytelling, Music and Art

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

    October 3 - October 31, 2014

     Friday, October 10 from 10:30 AM - NOON
    Recommended for ages 2-6 accompanied by an adult.
    Join Ms. Bev and Ms. Jackie for an engaging storytelling, music and art experience....more

    Friday Morning Storytelling, Music & Art

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

    October 31, 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

    Healthy Halloween at Pretend City

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

    October 31, 2014

     With the chance to dress up in costume and stock up on sweets, Halloween is the highlight of the year for many children. But since it’s high season for candy, it can also be an...more

    Halloween Musical at Pretend City

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

    October 31, 2014

     Enjoy this live concert with spook-tacular songs that children can sing and dance to. The Young Music Company will engage children in an interactive and exciting pop and rock music...more

    Coastline Community College Fall Movie Night 2014

    Presented by Coastline Community College

    October 31, 2014

     Coastline Community College's Associated Student Government presents Fall Movie Night 2014. Disney's Maleficent will be shown. 


    Kara Lee

    Presented by Artist Eye Laguna Gallery

    October 1 - October 31, 2014

     Kara is currently a resident of Newport Coast, CA.  Prior to moving to California, she has lived in  various cities both in the US and abroad.  She holds a B.A. degree in fine...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

    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

    Art Shop Holiday Sale

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

    November 1, 2014

    The Holidays are coming! Join our local artists as they present their work for our Annual sale of handcrafted, fine art gift items. Jewelry, Paintings in all mediums, Photographic art, Ceramics,...more

    Behind the Scenes with Metalsmith Angelina Ciulik

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

    November 1, 2014

    Meet Angelina Ciulik, production designer, Michael Schmidt Studios, a Los Angeles-born artist who specializes in small, intricate sculpture, boxes and jewelry. Sponsored by the Bead Society of OC,...more

    Celebrate Dia de los Muertos

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

    November 1, 2014

     Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos at Pretend City. Participate in fun, vibrant activities that will teach your children about this traditionally Mexican holiday. Story times will incorporate...more

    Bead Society of OC: Day of the Dead Workshop 2014

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

    November 1, 2014

     1 PM - 4 PM
    John M. Lee Court
    Commemorative Day of the Dead Necklace
    Join Barbara Bastrup in making a fun and colorful skull, flower, and crystal necklace to commemorate...more

    All Media 2014

    Presented by Irvine Fine Arts Center at Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine

    September 20 - November 1, 2014

    The annual All Media 2014 exhibition showcases Southern California artists. Juried by artist and curator Richard Turner, Professor Emeritus at Chapman University, the exhibition features painting,...more

    Echoes Of Life - Mukrim Brush Painting Club

    Presented by Muzeo at MUZEO, Anaheim

    October 4 - November 2, 2014

    Members of Korean Mukrim Brush Painting Club have a variety of artwork on display.


    Drop-in Art Lab Projects

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

    November 1 - November 2, 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

    Target Free First Sunday: Day of the Dead Family Festival

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

    November 2, 2014

    Sponsored by The Nicholas Endowment
    Missions and Ranchos Exhibit Hall
    • 10:00am – 4:00pm View the beautiful Ofrenda (memorial altar) and leave a note for a departed loved...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

    Urban(e) Considerations

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

    November 5, 2014

     6-Part Lecture Series
    Urban(e) Considerations
    Impressionism and the Urban Experience
    The Impressionists embraced the modern lifestyle that the City of Lights afforded them...more

    Art Workshop: Dramatic Fall Gourds

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

    November 5, 2014

    Art Workshop (Part 1 of 2-Part Series)
    Dramatic Fall Gourds
    Session I: Graphite (pencil) and graphite powder
    Fall gourds are wonderful subjects for exploring how to create...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

    Gallery Talk: California: The Golden Years

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

    November 4 - November 6, 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

    Great Screen Icons: The Lady Eve (1941)

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

    November 6, 2014

     The Lady Eve (1941) (95 min)
    A trio of classy card sharks targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, till one of them falls in love with him. Directed by...more

    Gallery Talk: Heavenly Horses

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

    November 5 - November 7, 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

    November 7, 2014

     Friday, November 7 from 10:30 AM - NOON
    Recommended for ages 2-6 accompanied by an adult.
    Join Ms. Bev and Ms. Jackie for an engaging storytelling, music and art experience....more

    Artist Council Inaugural Exhibition

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

    October 10 - November 8, 2014

    The Huntington Beach Art Center presents The Artist Council Inaugural Exhibition, an exhibition of contemporary art that will be featured in the galleries from October 10 – November 8, 2014....more

    Why Gild the Lily? The Use of Color in Ancient Egypt

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

    November 8, 2014

     What role did color play in ancient Egyptian art? Dr. Lorelei Corcoran, Professor of Art History and Director of the Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, University of Memphis,...more

    Business of Photography Workshop

    Presented by California Center for Digital Arts

    November 8 - November 9, 2014

    This photo workshop was named by Photoshelter as one of fifty best photo workshops worldwide in 2014. The course is currently scheduled at the California Center for the Digital Arts in Orange...more

    Drop-in Art Lab Projects

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

    November 8 - November 9, 2014

     Join Kidseum staff at the Bowers Museum to create Chinese paper lions on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9. The lion is a special animal to Chinese people. A pair of stone lions, a...more

    Legends of the Shu Kingdom: Demystifying Sanxingdui

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

    November 9, 2014

     The 1986 excavation of the Sanxingdui (Tri-star Piles) in China has aroused archeological interests with the discoveries of a large number of bronze statues and masks produced with very...more

    Pet Portrait Painting Workshop with Salem Cade

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

    October 28 - November 11, 2014

    Paint a portrait of your favorite animal or pet! Bring a photograph to work from and learn how to measure proportions and to create a realistic drawing. Discover how to create different textures...more

    Mosaic Art Coaster Set Workshop

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

    October 28 - November 11, 2014

    New and returning students will be excited to hear that in this mosaic series they will learn the reverse method of mosaic, which is used in creating tables and other flat surfaces; while still...more

    The Legacy Project: El Toro, Memory, and the Creative Process

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

    November 11, 2014

     Jacques Garnier, preeminent photographer and co-founder of The Legacy Project, has been documenting the former El Toro Marine base since 2002. With five like-minded artists, he has created...more

    Urban(e) Considerations

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

    November 12, 2014

     The Feminization of Impressionism: Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt
    Women were unable to explore Paris and its environs unattended like their male counterparts. The work of Morisot and...more

    Dramatic Fall Gourds

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

    November 12, 2014

     Session II: Charcoal, charcoal powder, and instant coffee
    Fall gourds are wonderful subjects for exploring how to create stunning three-dimensional form in a two-dimensional drawing....more

    Gallery Talk: Ancient Arts of China

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

    November 11 - November 13, 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

    Gallery Talk: Sacred Realms

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

    November 12 - November 14, 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 14, 2014

    Friday, November 14 from 10:30 AM - NOON
    Recommended for ages 2-6 accompanied by an adult.
    Join Ms. Bev and Ms. Jackie for an engaging storytelling, music and art...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

    Painted Prayers: The Japanese Tradition of Ema

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

    November 15, 2014

     Ema (literally, "picture horse") are wooden votive plaques on which visitors to Shinto shrines have traditionally written their prayers and wishes for the kami, or higher beings,...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

    Drop-in Art Lab Projects

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

    November 15 - November 16, 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

    Cinema Italiano: La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty) (2013)

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

    November 16, 2014

     Jep Gambardella, a successful novelist, finds himself unexpectedly turning away from his playboy lifestyle and experiencing the beauty of Rome for the first time as he celebrates his 65th...more

    Renowned American Sculptor David Simon

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

    November 18, 2014

    Laguna College of Art and Design, one of the top representational art schools in the country, announced Sculptor David Simon will speak about his work and share the driving force behind his...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

    Gallery Talk: Missions and Ranchos

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

    November 18 - November 20, 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.


    Intersection Art Show

    Presented by Marina4art.com

    November 20, 2014

     Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island features artist, Marina Romanova-Arnott, and her art collection in a preview of "Intersection". The event will take place at Mariposa Restaurant in...more

    Neiman Marcus Fashion Island Presents Fine Art Gallery to Showcase the Private Collection of

    Presented by Marina 4 Art

    November 20, 2014

    Marina Romanova-Arnott is excited to announce her gallery showcase to take place at luxury retailer, Neiman Marcus, for “Intersection,” a fine art collection. Attendees are invited to...more

    Gallery Talk: Pre Columbia

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

    November 19 - November 21, 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....more

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