GRAND CENTRAL ART CENTER, Downtown Santa Ana, CA, a unit of Cal State University Fullerton’s College of the Arts, http://grandcentralartcenter.
CINCO DE MAYO WEEKEND IN DOWNTOWN SANTA ANA!!!!! Please join us for First Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6!
OPENING RECEPTIONS @ GCAC, 7-10PM:
- Naida Osline: All The Queens Men
- Millard Sheets: The Art of Home Savings and Loan
- Camilla Taylor: The Disagreement
SOCIAL PRACTICE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, MAY 2-5
- Jules Rochielle: What is Democracy?
- with additional invited artist in residence Carmen Montoya
TALK/BOOK SIGNING @ GCAC, 1-5PM:
- Gustavo Arellano: Taco USA
ADDITIONAL DOWNTOWN SANTA ANA ART OPENINGS:
- Random Arts of Time @ Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
- The Knights Debut @ Grand Opening of Q Art Salon Space
- Group Exhibition @ GCS Santa Ana
- Open Studios and Galleries @ Santora Building
LUCHA LIBRE: WORLD POWER WRESTLING
- Full Ring Wrestling @ GCAC 2nd Street Promenade
CALLE CUATRO: OC’s LARGEST CINCO DE MAYO
- Activities Throughout Downtown Santa Ana, May 5 & 6
MILLARD SHEETS EXHIBITION PANEL @ GCAC – MAY 6, 2PM:
- Dr. Adam Arenson, Alan Hess, Mike McGee
See details below for a complete list of all the activities occurring throughout the day…
Naida Osline: All the Queen’s Men presents two separate, but related, bodies of photo-based work from the artist’s residency at Grand Central Art Center from November 2011 through January 2012.
The two series consists of formal portraits of subjects who are photographed in the studio against a neutral backdrop, mostly members of the Santa Ana community. One series models are middle-aged men; the other of women and men dressed in drag. Each series bring up ideas about identity, power, representation, gender, fame, beauty, aging and fashion.
Millard Sheets: The Art of Home Savings & Loan
Curated by Concepción Rodriguez and Wendy Sherman
May 5 – June 17, 2012
Millard Sheets: The Art of Home Savings & Loan creates a renewed awareness of the Home Savings & Loan mosaic murals located throughout Southern California, originally designed by the Millard Sheets Studio. Included in the exhibition are images of the mosaics, original works of art, sketches, supporting documentation and images of the restoration process of the Rolling Hills Estates mural. The exhibition focuses on five of the mosaic murals located in the
communities of Temple City, Rolling Hills Estates, Anaheim, Pomona and Santa Ana.
PANEL DISCUSSION: Sunday, May 6th, 2012 at 2pm
Panel will primarily address the Millard Sheets Studio, which included Millard Sheets, SueHertel, Denis O’Connor, and others who contributed to the Home Savings & Loan project.
Confirmed participants include: Dr. Adam Arenson – Assistant Professor of History at the University of Texas, El Paso. Is currently completing research for a book on the art and architecture of Home Savings & Loan.
Alan Hess – Architecture critic and historian, with a particular emphasis on mid century modernism. Mike McGee – Gallery Director of the Begovich Gallery, Professor and ProgramDirector of Exhibition Design
and Museum Studies at California State University, Fullerton.
But I Didn’t Know, 2012. Courtesy of the Artist.
Camilla Taylor: The Disagreement
May 5 – June 24, 2012
Comprised of two-dimensional and three-dimensional prints, generated through relief printing, Camilla Taylor’s work explores the concepts of narrative, repetition and what has been referred to as “otherness.” The artist references the capacity people have to project onto, or empathize, with objects that have similarities to humans.
Young Women Think-Tank, with Teen Space of the Santa Ana Public Library
Jules Rochielle: Social Practice Artist in Residence
Through May 2012
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Meet Jules Rochielle, our current GCAC Artist in Residence, and engage with her project What is Democracy?. Jules will continue to be in residence through the end of May, then return in the fall for the second part of her residency.
May 2nd- May 5th: Jules Rochielle has invited artist Carmen Montoya for a short residency here at GCAC, in hopes of running a set of community art making workshops. Carmen has been actively engaged with a group known as Pineros y Camesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United), which is Oregon’s union of farmworkers, nursery, and reforestation workers, and Oregon’s largest Latino organization.Jules will work with Carmen and the community to create a set of powerful images to take back to the Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste.
A complete list of activities for the last week of April and beginning of May can be found at the Field Report: Blog Posting by Jules Rochielle: http://grandcentralartcenter.
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Gustavo Arellano: Taco USA
1pm talk, followed by book signing Grand Central Art Center Theater
Nationally syndicated columnist and bestselling author of ¡Ask a Mexican! Gustavo Arellano presents an entertaining, tasty trip through the history and culture of Mexican food in this country, uncovering great stories and charting the cuisine’s tremendous popularity in el Norte. In the tradition of Bill Buford’s Heat and Calvin Trillin’s The Tummy Trilogy, Arellano’s fascinating narrative combines history, cultural criticism, personal anecdotes, and Jesus on a tortilla.
Juror/Curated by William Moreno
ADDITIONAL DOWNTOWN SANTA ANA ACTIVITIES:
CALLE CUATRO: OC’s LARGEST CINCO DE MAYO
@ Downtown Santa Ana, May 5 & 6: http://callecuatro.com/
Car Parking on 3rd Street (structure @ Sycamore) / Bike Parking on 2nd Additional Structures @ 4th St. & Spurgeon and 3rd St. & Birch St. Surface Lot @ 3rd St. & Bush St.
Closed Mondays and Holidays
Tuesdays – Sundays 11.00 am – 4.00 pm.
Extended hours: Friday & Saturday 11.00am – 7.00 pm.
(First Saturday of the month galleries are open until 10.00 pm)