CHOPSHOP, 2082 BUSINESS CENTER DR., IRVINE, (949) 838-0355. Open Mon.-Fri., 9-6 p.m. The postproduction ChopShop showcases new work by artist Aaron Carretti; Mary Hackett; Jenny Hager. Indefinite.
THE CHUCK JONES GALLERY, 865 FASHION ISLAND, NEWPORT BEACH, (949) 759-0758. Call for hours. Devoted to the art of the animated film, the gallery features animations from all the major film studios, sports-themed paintings, vintage photographs of the entertainment industry, and, of course, illustrations and animations by Chuck Jones himself.
CREATING IS GENIUS CENTER, 509 31ST ST., STE. 202, NEWPORT BEACH, (949) 584-1512.
Creating Is Genius. This workshop ignites the creative mind and explores the transaction that happens between the creative and the created thing. Every Thurs. & Tues., 9-11 a.m. Call for fee.
CULTURAL STAGE OF ART, 410 W. FOURTH ST., BASEMENT STE. B, SANTA ANA, (714) 543-1370. Call for hours.
The Art of Recycling Junk Workshop. Participants are asked to bring a minimum of 10 objects for each category—plastic, metal, paper, textile, and miscellany—to assemble what will be junk puppets, and then you can perform with them! Every Sat., 3 p.m.
DIANE DEBILZAN GALLERY, 224 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, (949) 494-5757; dianedebilzangallery.com. The gallery showcases work by artists Robery Reimer; Claudia Meyer. Indefinite.
New works by William Debilzan. Indefinite.
EILEEN KREMEN GALLERY, 619 N. HARBOR BLVD., FULLERTON, (714) 879-1391. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.The gallery features a wide range of artfully designed kaleidoscopes as well as jewelry.
THE ESTHER WELLS COLLECTION, 1390 S. COAST HWY., LAGUNA BEACH, (949) 494-2497. Open daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Small Treasures. Small art works by the permanent gallery artists, including Jaqueline Kamin; Stacy Kamin; Shuqiao Zhou. Thru Sat.
FIRST THURSDAY'S ART WALK, LAGUNA BEACH, START YOUR WALK AT Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, (949) 497-0716.Dozens of galleries open their doors for a festive and cultural evening. Thurs., Jan. 5, 6-9 p.m.
FIRST THURSDAY'S ART WALK, SAN PEDRO, start your walk at Studio 343, 343 Seventh St., San Pedro, (310) 831-5118. The Art Walk features more than 20 galleries and artist studios to peruse through, as well as a bunch of restaurants and bars to fill your tummies. Thurs., Jan. 5, 6-9 p.m.
FLAZH!ALLEY STUDIO, 1113 S. PACIFIC AVE., STE. B, SAN PEDRO, (310) 833-3633. Open Mon.-Thurs. & Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wed., 5-7 p.m.; and by appt.
Elements & Forms—The Adorned Naked Male. Andre DeLoach's dramatic and beautiful photographs contrast the organic forms of the naked male with such materials as impenetrable metals, electrical coils and diaphanous fabrics. Indefinite.
Hotter Than Helendale! A Pictorial Essay of the Exotic World Burlesque Museum. Photography by the controversial Long Beach photographer Liezel Rubin. Thru Sat.
FULLERTON MUSEUM CENTER, 301 N. POMONA AVE., FULLERTON, (714) 738-6545. Open Tues.-Wed. & Fri.-Sun., noon-4 p.m.; Thurs., noon-8 p.m.
Lewis and Clark Revisited—A Trail in Modern Day Photographs by Greg MacGregor. The modern landscape is depicted in the photographs of MacGregor, from bridges and shrinking skylines to Native Americans in running shoes. Thru Feb. 26.
GALLERY ELEVEN-SEVEN, 117 LINDEN AVE., LONG BEACH, (562) 590-6525. Open Tues.-Sun., 2-7 p.m.An eclectic collection of artists always provides a feast for the eye.
GEORGE V. DENEFF GALLERY, 3960 STUDEBAKER RD., STE. 106, LONG BEACH, (562) 982-0248. Open by appt. only. Core—Defining Ourselves. Curated by John Cude and Monique Mack, this exhibit presents works by artists with disabilities. Thru Feb. 10.
GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE, 15744 GOLDEN WEST ST., HUNTINGTON BEACH, (714) 898-2289.
Swap Meet. My personal favorite swap meet in the whole wide world. You can find everything and anything here, from antique tables to discount fabric to stolen radios. It's great! Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
HUNTINGTON BEACH ART CENTER, 538 Main St., Huntington Beach, (714) 374-1650. Open Wed.-Sat., noon-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Call for Artists—Centered on the Center. This open call, non-juried show needs your art! That's right, you! All media is accepted until the galleries are filled. Two-piece maximum per artist. Please call for a prospectus. Artwork delivery Fri., 3-5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $15-$25.
THE IRVINE MUSEUM, 18881 VON KARMAN AVE., STE. 100, IRVINE, (949) 476-0294. Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Docent tours, Thurs., 11:15 a.m. Free. Founded by OC heiress-with-the-mostest Joan Irvine Smith, this museum is dedicated to the preservation and display of California art of the Impressionist period (1890-1930).
Symphony of the Southland. Paintings of early California by master artists Frank Cuprien; Joseph Kleitsch; Helen Forbes; Elmer Wachtel. Thru Jan. 14.
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE, 5500 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, (949) 451-5454. Open Wed.-Fri., noon-6 p.m.; or by appt.
Sunset Rising. An exhibition of digital photographic streetscapes that document Sunset Boulevard in a series of seamless color panoramas, preserving a moment in time before it is lost to redevelopment. Thru Jan. 13.
LAGUNA ART MUSEUM, 307 CLIFF DR., LAGUNA BEACH, (949) 494-8971; WWW.LAGUNAARTMUSEUM.ORG. Open daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
A Broken Beauty—Figuration, Narrative and the Transcendent in North American Art. Recent work by 15 North American artists deploying a range of figurative and narrative modes in painting, sculpture and mixed media. Thru Feb. 26.
Conceptual Photography from the Collection. Based on the seminal 1992 exhibition Proof—Los Angeles Art and the Photograph, 1960-1980 organized by the Museum, this exhibition features works by John Baldessari; Wallace Berman; Eileen Cowin; Llyn Foulkes; George Herms; Allen Ruppersberg; Ed Ruscha; and many more. Thru Feb. 26.