openings, closings & receptions
See gallery listings in ONGOING for more information.
Abstract Resolution. Opening reception Thurs., Jan. 5. Sandstone Gallery.
Call for Artists—Centered on the Center. Artwork delivery Fri. & Sat. Huntington Beach Art Center.
Call for Artists—Confessions. Deadline: Feb. 22. Orange County Center for Contemporary Art.
Call for Entries—Newport Beach Film Fest.Deadline Tues. Newport Beach Film Fest.
Creating is Genius. Workshop every Thurs. & Tues. Creating Is Genius Center.
Familiar California. Thru Thurs., Jan. 12. Mission San Juan Capistrano.
Farmer's Market and Art A-Faire. Fri. Pier Plaza.
First Thursday's Art Walk, Laguna Beach. Thurs., Jan. 5. First Thursday's.
First Thursday's Art Walk, San Pedro. Thurs., Jan. 5. First Thursday's.
Fun With Clay. Workshop every Tues.-Sat. Mission San Juan Capistrano.
Hotter Than Helendale! A Pictorial Essay of the Exotic World Burlesque Museum. Thru Sat. Flazh!Alley Studio.
In the Name of All That's Holy. Thru Fri. Second City Council Art Gallery + Performance Space.
Joel Heflin—Found Measure Project. Opening reception Sat. The Office—An Art Space.
Lalla Essaydi—Converging Territories. Thru Sat. Museum of Photographic Arts.
Life Drawing & Painting Session. Every Thurs. Assunta Fox Gallery.
No Gods Before Me. Thru Thurs., Jan. 5. The Artery.
Precious Cargo—California Indian Baskets and Childbirth Traditions. Thru Mon. Old Courthouse Museum.
Seeking Artists. Deadline: Jan. 31. Brea Civic and Cultural Center.
Sho-Art. Opening reception Thurs., Jan. 5. Sandstone Gallery
Silent Auction—Day of the Dead Skulls. Sat., 7-9 p.m. Space on Spurgeon.
Square Art. Opening reception Thurs., Jan. 5. Sandstone Gallery
Swap Meet. Sat.-Sun. Golden West College.
Unspoken Words. Thru Thurs., Jan. 5. Utopia.
AAA ELECTRA 99 CO-OP MUSEUM & GALLERY,2821 E. WHITE STAR AVE., UNIT D, ANAHEIM, (714) 666-1805; WWW.AAAELECTRA99.COM.Open Wed., 9 p.m.-midnight; Fri.-Sat., 9 p.m.-1 a.m.This open-forum artists cooperative is seeking artists and support from the area. Artists who wish to display art may rent a wall space for $50 their first month and $40 thereafter. Best of all, there is no approval process involved, and art is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
AL'S FINGERPRINTING, 350 E. Third St., Long Beach, (562) 491-2043. Call for hours.
Tarot Art Exhibit. A group show exploring the symbolic and arcane imagery of the Tarot. Indefinite.
ANAHEIM MUSEUM, 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, (714) 778-3301. Open Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 12:30-4:30 p.m.; and by appt. only.
California Style—The Golden States' Fashion Heritage from the Collection of Theodore Theodosus Gonzales. This collector's collector has accumulated outfits worn by Bette Davis, Josephine Baker, and Pola Negri, as well as the Knotts and Wrigley families. Thru April 22.
AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC, 100 AQUARIUM WAY, LONG BEACH, (562) 590-3100; WWW.AQUARIUMOFPACIFIC.ORG. Open daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.$18.95; children, $10.95. Ongoing.
Mysterious Monolith. Traditional sculptures from Easter Island carved by native artists and inspired by ancient monolithic forms.
Rios de la Vida. This mural explores the journey of water from the mountains to the sea and the diversity of flora and fauna the water meets along its way.
Whales—A Journey with Giants. Step into the wondrous world of whales. This multisensory experience of light, sound and imagery takes you on a journey with the blue whale, the planet's largest living animal, as it travels along California's coast.
ARENA SALON, 9807 Adams Ave., Huntington Beach, (714) 968-0063. Call for hours.
Aaron Kraten. New works by the local painter. Indefinite.
THE ARTBAR STUDIO AND GALLERY,SANTORA ARTS BLDG., 209 N. BROADWAY, SANTA ANA, (714) 558-2445. Call for hours.Check out the ArtBar's rotating exhibits and artist workshops.
THE ARTERY, THE LAB, 2930 BRISTOL ST., COSTA MESA; OVERUNDERMAG.COM/ARTERY.HTML. Check website for hours.
No Gods Before Me. Work by emerging artists Brook Barman. Thru Thurs., Jan. 5.
ASSUNTA FOX GALLERY,MAIN STREET STUDIOS, 214 N. BUSH ST., SANTA ANA, (949) 275-5190. Open Sat.-Sun., noon-4 p.m.; and by appt.
Life Drawing & Painting Session. An open studio session with a live model. Preregistration required. Every Thurs., 7-9 p.m.
BOWERS MUSEUM OF CULTURAL ART, 2002 N. MAIN ST., SANTA ANA, (714) 567-3600; WWW.BOWERS.ORG. Open Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $6-$14; children under 5, free. Art by indigenous people from the Americas, the Pacific Rim and Africa is displayed in a Spanish mission-style structure built in 1932. Permanent exhibits: Arts of NativeAmerica; California Legacies; Visions of the Shaman, Song of the Priest, and the newly renovated Muth Gallery showcasing the expansive California Painting collection.
Mummies—Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt. This exhibition features the largest collection of mummies and coffins to ever leave the British Museum since their acquisition by way of pillaging Egyptian pyramids many a century ago. But now, from all that looting, we common folk can learn how Egyptians prepared and sent the dead into the afterlife. Thru April 15, 2007.
BREA CIVIC AND CULTURAL CENTER, 1 CIVIC CENTER CIRCLE, BREA, (714) 990-7177.
Seeking Artists. The City of Brea is seeking artists to create original paintings for the City's unique Art Shelters, or bus stop shelters, specifically designed to display two-dimensional art pieces. To obtain an application, www.cityofbrea.net. Deadline: Jan. 31.