The Frida Cinema is hosting their first art show, City of Women, on Saturday, March 1st, with an opening reception from 6 pm to 10 pm that will be an All Female Art Exhibition featuring the work of Adriana “Skinny” Martinez; Alicia Rojas; Alo De Leon; Anna Brittell; Artemis Nolasco; Cecilia Ortiz Fernandez; Claudia Lavini; Elizabeth Cardenas Sevilla; Hilda Stacey Patino; Josefina Lupian; and Kimberly Duran. Continue reading
The artist group Workshop for Community Arts organized eight artists to paint a Plaza Santa Ana mural at the intersection of 4th and French streets by Dec. 13, according to the O.C. Register.
We promoted the WCA’s call for artists in a post we published on Sep 4, 2013
But the mural isn’t going to happen after all – it was killed by the current Acting City Manager of Santa Ana, Carlos Rojas, who is also the City’s Police Chief.
The question is – who killed the mural? And was that maybe for the best? Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7th 2013
Contact: Alicia Rojas – UASA, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 714-907-5468
OC ART LEGEND EMIGDIO VASQUEZ TO BE HONORED IN ARTISTS VILLAGE ARTIST TO RECEIVE LAN MAESTRO AWARD MAY 25 AT OCCCA
Emigdio Vasquez, one of the most prolific and famous artists to come out of Orange County, has been selected for the prestigious “Maestro” award from the Latino Arts Network (LAN), a California association of Latino Museums and Cultural Centers in partnership with the California Arts Council. The award & reception will take place Saturday, May 25 from 11am-4pm. Hosting the event will be local arts leader United Artists of Santa Ana (UASA) and Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) who wcvill exhibit Mr. Vasquez’ work in March of 2014. Continue reading
Our readers have spoken and their choice for the 2012 Santa Ana Woman of the Year is the inimitable Alicia Rojas, the President of the United Artists of Santa Ana, an “organization committed to nurturing the growth and preservation of the Arts in Santa Ana by empowering the local arts community through initiatives focusing on economic partnerships, professional development and networking.” Congratulations Ms. Rojas!
Ms. Rojas was also very actively involved with Santa Ana Occupy in 2012 and she helped stop the sale of the historic Santora Arts Building to Santa Ana Council Member David Benavides’ church, Newsong of Irvine.
Here are the vote results for the 2012 Woman of the Year: Continue reading