The 1st annual So Cal Hoedown is taking over the Streets of Downtown Santa Ana on August 13, 2016. Rockabilly & Country legends come together in an all day outdoor and indoor festival featuring 4 stages, 5 venues in the streets of Santa Ana! Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
Friday July 22nd, 2016 :: 05:05 p.m. PDT
Jealousy, Tragedy and Betrayal Uncovered in a Performance of Shakespeare’s Othello at Santa Ana’s Historic Birch Park
A free live performance of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Othello, will be performed by the Shakespeare by the Sea theater company on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Santa Ana’s historical Birch Park. Considered one of the greatest displays of evil and betrayal ever written, Othello is the famous story of the Moorish general in the Venetian army who falls in love and marries beautiful Desdemona. From the beginning to the end of this amazing play, the ins and outs of treachery, led by Othello’s manipulative lieutenant Iago, grips the audience and leads them on a journey through jealousy, lies, betrayal, and revenge. Come and see how a simple gift of a handkerchief can be the catalyst that tips Othello to ruin and becomes the symbol of what Iago calls, “O, Beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey’d monster…”. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
Please join us for public comment on the Draft Arts & Culture Master Plan on Wednesday, June 29th, at 6:30 pm, at the City Council Chambers, located at 22 Civic Center Plaza, in Santa Ana.
The City of Santa Ana is creating an Arts & Culture Master Plan. It is a plan that incorporates the community’s vision for the future of the arts and culture in Santa Ana. After numerous community engagement meetings, and valuable contributions from the public and the arts community, we are close to completing the process for the development of the Plan. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
The City of Santa Ana announces the “Downtown Mural Project,” an exciting opportunity for artists to contribute to the continued development of the City’s historic downtown. As part of a broader garage improvement plan, which also includes the installation of LED lighting and automated payment equipment, the City will make available $50,000 for artists to create murals on public parking garage façades. These funds are available to assist with project-related expenses, such as materials, liability insurance, city permits, and artist’s fees. The maximum grant amount for an individual project is $25,000. Interested candidates should respond to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) by June 30, 2016. Continue reading
Bowers Thirsty First Thursday “Champagne with Flutes Across The World” featuring John Zeretzke and Salaamuna Ensemble on April 7 from 5-8pm
Sip champagne and make your own flute while enjoying live music and learning about music’s influence on cultures across the world as part of the Bowers’ new Thirsty First Thursdays monthly evening program. This special event includes a happy hour presented by Tangata. This Thursday, master musicians from the Salaamuna Ensemble will perform on a variety of exotic and rare wind instruments from varying regions and cultures in the Middle East. These world renowned instrumentalists will dazzle and amaze you with their virtuosity, expertise, storytelling and good humor. The performance is followed by an engaging presentation in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium by John Zeretzke, Founder and Artistic Director of Flutes Across the World.
The Bowers Museum’s permanent exhibits will be open from 5-8pm and will be included with the Thirsty First Thursday admission price: Members $20 (includes free drink); General $30 (includes free drink); Students $10. Continue reading
Get Wrapped Up with Mummies of the World and Chronic Tacos
Experience the World’s Largest Exhibition of Mummies and Savor California-Inspired Mexican Fare with New Cross Promotion
Aliso Viejo, Calif. – Chronic Tacos, the California-inspired Mexican Grill, and Bowers Museum, Orange County’s finest arts museum, embark on an upcoming cross-promotion that highlights the debut of the nationally recognized collection: Mummies of the World: The Exhibition. Starting now, guests who dine at any Orange County Chronic Tacos location will receive a coupon for $4 off an adult ticket for Mummies of the World. Guests attending the Mummies of the World exhbit at Bowers Museum will also receive vouchers with a special code to text to receive a free taco with the purchase of a drink.
“Now in our 14th city, we’re excited to finally open our doors in Orange County,” said Marcus Corwin, President of American Exhibitions Inc. “We are excited to be working with Chronic Tacos, a partner who shares our values in giving back to the local communities that we work in.” Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
The City of Santa Ana would like to hear from you on the topic of arts and culture in our community
The Arts and Culture Master Plan Community Survey will be closing on March 31st. Please take a moment to complete the survey and enter to win a $100 Visa gift card! If you have already completed the survey – Thank You!
You can help us reach more people by forwarding the survey to your friends and family, everyone is welcomed to participate! Continue reading
(February 26, 2016) – The Santa Ana Public Schools Foundation (SAPSF) in partnership with the Santa Ana Unified School District is celebrating the success and creativity of the arts during the 4th Annual Artspiration, an event benefiting the Santa Ana Unified School District Arts and Music Programs, to be held Thursday, March 10, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the beautiful Bowers Museum, located at 2002 N. Main Street, in Santa Ana.
“Artspiration offers an opportunity to showcase the art work of our talented student artists to the community,” said Rob Richardson, President of SAPSF. Guests will have an opportunity to meet some of the winning artists. Continue reading
For Immediate Release
Contact: Victor Payan, Latino Audience Engagement Specialist, 714-567-3645, Vpayan@bowers.org
Bowers Presents Lecture on Sephardic Poetry and Music in Judeo-Spanish on Feb. 21
Author Jacobo Sefami and Singer Vanya Green To Share Bilingual Readings and Songs
Author and UCI Professor Dr. Jacobo Sefami will give a special presentation titled “POR MI BOKA: Sephardic poetry and music in Judeo-Spanish” at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana on Sunday, February 21 at 2pm. This special lecture and bilingual poetry reading will also feature a performance of traditional Sephardic songs in Ladino by Fulbright Scholar and certified music therapist Vanya Green.
Dr. Jacobo Sefami is the grandson of Sephardic Jews who emigrated to Mexico City from Turkey and Syria. He received his Licenciatura en Lengua y Literatura Hispánicas from UNAM, and his Ph.D. in Latin American literature from the University of Texas at Austin. He is Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Irvine and was the Editor of the academic journal Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos. His novel Los dolientes (translated and published in English as Mourning for Papá, A Story of a Syrian-Jewish Family in Mexico, 2010) explores the rituals of mourning in the context of Syrian Jews in Mexico City. He co-edited with Myriam Moscona Por mi boka (By My Mouth, 2013), a selection of texts in Judeo-Spanish. Continue reading
VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT TO BENEFIT FROM ENGLISH AND SPANISH PRODUCTIONS OF THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Volunteer-Driven Fundraiser to Benefit Nonprofit Community Service Programs’ Sexual Assault Victim Services’ (SAVS) Prevention and Education Programming and Victims’ Emergency Fund
Volunteers of nonprofit Community Service Programs (CSP) are spearheading the 3rd annual production of The Vagina Monologues to benefit CSP’s Sexual Assault Victim Services (SAVS), which helps Orange County victims of sexual assault and abuse find their voice and overcome the hardships they’ve encountered. Funds will benefit CSP SAVS’ rape crisis center, prevention and education programming, which offers programs in conjunction with schools, colleges, and community groups to educate, empower and lead to reduction in the incidence of sexual assault, as well as funding for CSP SAVS victims’ emergency fund that directly supports victims and helps with relocation, housing, utilities, food, transportation and more. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF “LANDFILL HARMONIC” ON SANTA ANA’S HISTORIC CALLE CUATRO
Final Film in OCCTAC’s Latino Music Film Series at Frida Cinema!
Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC) Fresh off the film festival circuit, “Landfill Harmonic – A Symphony of the Human Spirit” will be screened on Sunday, February 7 at 2 p.m. at The Frida Cinema, located on Santa Ana’s historic Calle Cuatro at 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana, CA 92701.
Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC) is proud to present this exclusive screening in collaboration with The Frida Cinema. This is the third and final film in OCCTAC’s Latino Music Film Series, presented with grant assistance from the Santa Ana Arts & Culture Commission, which funds projects and special events with the intent of enriching and invigorating the Santa Ana arts and culture landscape. Continue reading
Bowers Museum “Mexican Muralism in Perspective” Lecture Series Starts Jan. 27
Six-Part Series Covers Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros, Kahlo and Muralism’s Roots
The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana will be presenting a six-part lecture series titled Art in Context: Mexican Muralism in Perspective (1920-1970) starting on Wed., January 27 at 11am and continuing on consecutive Wednesdays through March 2. Hosted by art historian Annalee Andres with Guest Lecturer Valerie Taylor, PhD, each lecture takes place at 11am and will focus on the careers of the three prominent artists of the Mexican mural movement known as los Tres Grandes: Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros. The series will also cover the work of painter Frida Kahlo and key figures such as Jose Guadalupe Posada and Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo).
The lectures will take place in the Fluor Gallery, and tickets are $12 for each lecture or FREE for Bowers members. Tickets are available at the Bowers Museum Visitors Services desk or online at www.bowers.org. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs and are non-refundable. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 714-567-3677. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County
We need your voice! The City of Santa Ana wants to know what you love about your community and what you want to see more of locally. Your insight will assist in the development of the Santa Ana Arts Master Plan, a comprehensive plan to strengthen arts and culture for all of those who live, work, or play in Santa Ana.
The City will be holding a community engagement week which will have a kick-off town hall meeting and discussion groups to gather your input on Wednesday,January 27th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Santa Ana College’s Phillips Hall Theater (1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA). Continue reading
City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County
We need your voice! The City of Santa Ana wants to know what you love about your community and what you want to see more of locally. Your insight will assist in the development of the Santa Ana Arts Master Plan, a comprehensive plan to strengthen arts and culture for all of those who live, work, or play in Santa Ana. The City will be holding a Community Engagement Week which will have a kick-off town hall meeting and discussion groups to gather your input on Monday, January 27th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Santa Ana College’s Phillips Hall Theater (1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA).