Art

openings, closings & receptions

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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.

Eye to Eye—Photographs by Graham Nash. Opens Sun. Museum of Photographic Arts.

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.

Winter Group Show. Opening reception Thurs., Jan. 5. Marion Meyer Contemporary Art.

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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.

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.

Ruby Osorio—A Story of a Girl (Who Awakes Far, Far Away). Los Angeles-based artist Osorio's unique gouache paintings on paper incorporate thread and ink while exploring female identity and its construction. Thru Feb. 19.

Surf Culture Redux. Artwork by students from neighboring schools on a monthly rotation. Ongoing.

LIBRERIA MARTINEZ, 1110 N. MAIN ST., SANTA ANA, (714) 973-7900; WWW.LATINOBOOKS.COM. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.This bookstore and art gallery features a long-term exhibit of art by Emigdio Vasquez; Lalo García; Emilia García; Esperanza Martinez; Irene Carranza.There are also rotating exhibits of new and soon-to-be-discovered artists.

LIVING MUSEUM ART CENTER AND GALLERY AT HARBOR VIEW HOUSE, FIRST- AND THIRD-FLOOR GALLERIES, 921 S. BEACON ST., SAN PEDRO, (310) 547-3341. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and by appt.

Showing Outsider Art. Work created by the patients of Harbor View House. Ongoing.

LONG BEACH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES,SECOND FLOOR, 2525 GRAND AVE., LONG BEACH, (562) 570-4000.

Tran—the Artwork of Tran Nguyen. Tran's artwork was created while attending the Therapeutic Arts Program. Indefinite.

LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART, 2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, (562) 439-2119. Open Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $5; students/seniors, $4; children under 12, free. Free admission for all the first Fri. of every month.

Crossing Boundaries—The Ceramic Sculpture of Mineo Mizuno. The Japanese-born, California-trained artist's work explores new sculptural forms. Thru Jan. 15.

MARION MEYER CONTEMPORARY ART, 354 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, (949) 497-5442. Open Thurs.-Tues., noon-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., evenings.

Winter Group Show. Exhibiting works by Sylvia Torres; Quim Bove; Paula Schoen; Candice Eisenfeld; introducing holographic art by Antonio Arrellanes. Opening reception Thurs., Jan. 5, 6-9 p.m. Thru Jan. 31.

METROPOLITAN FINE ART LLC, 105 AVE. DEL MAR, SAN CLEMENTE, (949) 366-3661. Call for hours.This brand-new art gallery features the work of international, regional and local artists including Todd White; Fabian Perez; Bill Mack; Carrie Graber; and many others.

MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO,31522 CAMINO CAPISTRANO, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, (949) 234-1300. Open daily, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $6; seniors 60+, $5; children under 12, $4; children under 3, free. Aside from being a historical landmark, the mission showcases work by local artists and craftsmen alike. And not to mention the Lenten clapper, an early 19th century clapper used in church service during Lent.

Familiar California. David Imlay's work draws influence from 20th century American realism as well as photorealism. Thru Thurs., Jan. 12.

Fun With Clay. The mission's ceramics program lets you and the little ones make whatever your hearts desire. Every Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $2-$4.

MUCKENTHALER CULTURAL CENTER, 1201 W. MALVERN AVE., FULLERTON, (714) 738-6595; WWW.MUCKENTHALER.ORG. Open Wed.-Sun., noon-4 p.m. $5; students/seniors, $2; ages 12 & under, free. Indefinite.

Collected Memories. An Impressionist's view of sports and world travel.

Robert W. Jensen. Artwork by the unofficial artist to the Trojan marching band.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORY ART LA JOLLA, 700 PROSPECT ST., LA JOLLA, (858) 454-3541; WWW.MCASD.ORG. Open Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Raymond Pettibon. Thru Sept. 3.

MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART, 628 ALAMITOS AVE., LONG BEACH, (562) 437-1689; WWW.MOLAA.COM. Open Tues.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $5; students and seniors, $3; members and children under 12, free.

Jesus Rafael Soto—The University of the Immaterial. Paintings by, and photographs of, the Venezuelan master and one of the founders of kinetic art. Thru Mar. 19.

MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS, 1649 EL PRADO, SAN DIEGO, (619) 238-7559. Call for hours.

Eye to Eye—Photographs by Graham Nash. You know, as in Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. More than 80 photographs by the acclaimed rock musician/photographer depicting many subjects, including his travels, portraits of fellow musicians and travelers, his family, and self-portraits. Opens Sun. Thru April 30.

Lalla Essaydi—Converging Territories. Seven large-format color photographs by Moroccan-born artist Essaydi. Thru Sat.

NEWLAND HOUSE MUSEUM, 19822 BEACH BLVD., HUNTINGTON BEACH, (714) 962-5777. Open Wed.-Thurs., 2-4:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-4 p.m. Built in 1898, this is the oldest, best preserved and most historically significant example of early homes in Huntington Beach, especially since they're all being bulldozed for tasteless, peach Mediterranean homogeneity.

NEWPORT BEACH CENTRAL LIBRARY, 1000 AVOCADO AVE., NEWPORT BEACH, (949) 717-3801. Call for hours.

Portraits and Peoplescapes. Priscilla Ann Tanner's watercolors focus on the ever-changing light patterns and translucence in the identities of her subjects. Indefinite.

Newport Beach Film Fest, www.newportbeachfilmfest.com. All filmmakers are invited to submit their original film and video projects. $45 for short films; $55 for feature length. Deadline Tues.

NEWPORT HARBOR NAUTICAL MUSEUM, 151 E. PACIFIC COAST HWY., NEWPORT BEACH, (949) 673-7863. Call for hours.

Echoes in the Ice. Explore the Antarctica through collages by artist Rick van Glintenkamp, as well as portraits, profiles and personal effects of the courageous explorers who introduced this forbidden land to the world for the very first time. Thru Feb. 26.

NIGHT GALLERY CERAMICS, 201 N. MAIN ST., SANTA ANA, (714) 973-8477; WWW.NIGHTGALLERYCERAMICS.COM. Open Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; and by appt. The Gallery showcases ceramic art on an ongoing basis.

NORTON SIMON MUSEUM, 411 W. COLORADO BLVD., PASADENA, (626) 449-6840; WWW.NORTONSIMON.ORG.

Durga—Avenging Goddess, Nurturing Mother. This exhibition explores more than 70 works, the many incarnations of the great goddess and the ways she is depicted throughout South and Southeast Asia. Thru March 27.

OCEAN INSTITUTE, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, (949) 496-2274. Open Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $5.50; kids under 12, $3.50.The institute offers a look into the private lives of hundreds of living ocean animals and the opportunity to watch shark and jellyfish feedings.

THE OFFICE—AN ART SPACE, 5122 BOLSA AVE., STE. 110, HUNTINGTON BEACH; WWW.THEOFFICEART.COM. Open Tues.-Fri., 1-5 p.m.

Joel Heflin—Found Measure Project. This project is an ongoing investigation into the nature of the found object and painting as a way of interpreting or changing the nature of the object. Opening reception Sat., 6-9 p.m. Thru Feb. 10.

OLD COURTHOUSE MUSEUM, 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 834-3703. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Precious Cargo—California Indian Baskets and Childbirth Traditions. As part of a project developed by the Marin Museum of the American Indian, 30 California Indian weavers were commissioned to create cradle baskets characteristic of their regions. In addition to the baskets, a number of historic and archaeological artifacts related to childbirth are on display. Thru Mon.

OPEN, 144 Linden Ave., Long Beach, (562) 499-OPEN; myspace.com/open. Call for hours. The coffeehouse showcases works by local artists on an ongoing basis.

ORANGE COUNTY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, 117 N. SYCAMORE, SANTA ANA, (714) 667-1517; WWW.OCCCA.ORG. Open Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; and by appt.

Call for Artists—Confessions. Open to all artists working in all media. Jurors Nancy Harlan and Pamela Grau Twena are looking for work that discloses or reveals something about the creator, or perhaps about the process of confessing. Download your prospectus at www.occca.org. Deadline: Feb. 22.

Donald Woodman—Transitions in Photography. Works dealing with architecture. Thru Jan. 22.

ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART AT NEWPORT BEACH,850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 759-1122; www.ocma.net. Open Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $8-$10; kids under 12, free; free on Thurs.

California Modern. Works from the collection chart the artistic developments and groundbreaking exhibitions presented at the museum during the past 40 years. Ongoing.

Installation Series—Fabrice Gygi. Swiss artist Gygi creates site-specific installations, large-scale sculptures and public-service devices that reference the often unnoticed architecture and apparatuses of authority. Thru Mar. 12, 2006.

John Waters—Change of Life. This survey of 80 recent photographic and sculptural works by the iconic filmmaker address the cultural themes central to his work over the past four decades—race, sex, sanctimony, glamour, class, family, politics, celebrity, religion, the media and the allure of crime. With an edgy aesthetic, Waters captures hilarious, erotic, rude and sometimes poignant moments in the media with an alluring perspective and offers us an opportunity to explore our most basic human impulses together in public. Thru Jan. 15.

ORANGE LOUNGE, SOUTH COAST PLAZA, 3333 BEAR ST., COSTA MESA, (949) 759-1122, EXT. 272; WWW.OCMA.NET/ORANGELOUNGE/. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m-6:30 p.m.

Transfixed: New Media and the Body. A showcase of important video, sound and other new media works from OCMA's permanent collection. Thru Jan. 15.

PASSPORT COFFEEHOUSE, 449 E. Broadway, Long Beach, (562) 495-4907. Open Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Work by local artists on an ongoing basis.

PETER BLAKE GALLERY, 326 N. COAST HWY., LAGUNA BEACH, (949) 376-9994. Call for hours.

Jorg Dubin. Paintings of naked women and more. Indefinite.

PIER PLAZA, PACIFIC COAST HWY. & MAIN ST., HUNTINGTON BEACH, (714) 846-5509.

Farmer's Market and Art A-Faire. Okay, so you're not going to bump into the finest of arts here, but you can at least stock up on some organic fruits and veggies. While you're at it, pick up a handmade craft or two for that girlfriend or boyfriend dying for a special little something. Fri., noon-5 p.m.

RIDENOUR GALLERY, 3028 E. COAST HWY., CORONA DEL MAR, (949) 729-1513. CALL FOR HOURS.

Dana Ridenour—Pau Hana. These oil paintings capture the tranquil moments of the Hawaiian Islands. Indefinite.

SADDLEBACK COLLEGE, LIBRARY, 28000 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo, (949) 582-4924. Call for hours.

Images of India. Photographic insights into India's dynamic culture and history by Lydia E. Ringwald. Thru April.

SANDSTONE GALLERY, 384-A NORTH COAST. HWY., LAGUNA BEACH, (949) 497-6775. Opening reception Thurs., Jan. 5, 6-9 p.m. Thru Jan. 30.

Abstract Resolution. Pearlescent acrylic paintings on canvas by featured artist Brian Allan.

Sho-Art. An exhibition of Japanese calligraphy by Seiya Hisayo.

Square Art. Oils on canvas by Jenny Simon.

SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART, 1450 EL PRADO, BALBOA PARK, SAN DIEGO, (619) 232-7931. Open Tues.-Wed. & Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Domains of Wonder—Selected Masterworks of Indian Painting. One of the most important collections of Indian painting in the world (from the famed Edwin Binney III), this selection of works features 124 paintings and two bound manuscripts representing a comprehensive overview of the major styles and schools of Indian painting. Thru Jan. 22.

SCRIBBLE THEORY GALLERY, 210 N. BUSH ST., SANTA ANA, (714) 542-5928.

We're the Heroes this time. The art of Jophen Stein's Snootson Family Showcase. Indefinite.

SECOND CITY COUNCIL ART GALLERY + PERFORMANCE SPACE, Wille's Building, 435 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, (562) 901-0998; www.2ndcitycouncil.org. Open Wed.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.

In the Name of All That's Holy. This juried show features works by local artists and was juried by Dr. Allen Roberts, Professor of World Arts and Culture, UCLA. Thru Fri.

SHOWCASE GALLERY, 3851 S. BEAR ST., STE. B-15, SANTA ANA, (714) 540-6430. Open Wed.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-

5 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 a.m.

Orange County Fine Arts. Artwork by the nonprofit arts organization. Indefinite.

SPACE ON SPURGEON,AN URBANE GALLERY OF ART,210 N. SPURGEON ST., SANTA ANA, (949) 464-0105. Open Sat.-Sun., 1-4 p.m.; and by appt.

Awakenings—Altered States of Artist Patrick Maisano. Maisano's fantastical images awaken a higher state of consciousness, probing and poking at our imaginations. Thru Jan. 15.

Numb3rs: The Elegant Universe of Michael Maas. Geometric shapes take on mesmerizing dimension. Indefinite.

Silent Auction—Day of the Dead Skulls. The auction's proceeds benefit the Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center in Santa Ana. Sat., 7-9 p.m.

Surface Juxtaposition. The fun and provocative art of Steve Hopper. Indefinite.

Voodoo Child. Gregg Stone's controversial Cuba series and his provocative Tijuana series transform each canvas into a timeless expression. Indefinite.

STUDIO 343, 343 SEVENTH ST., SAN PEDRO, (310) 831-5118. Open Wed.-Sat., 1-5 p.m.

Vision 1. Featuring works by Sheila Harrity. Ongoing.

SUBJECT MATTER GALLERY, THE LAB, 2930 BRISTOL ST., STE. A-101, COSTA MESA, (714) 668-9887. Open Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.The gallery showcases the work of emerging street artists.

UTOPIA, 117 LINDEN AVE., UNIT E, LONG BEACH, (562) 858-9846.

Unspoken Words. Multi-media installation by Flood. Thru Thurs., Jan. 5.

VIENTO Y AGUA GALLERY, 4007 E. FOURTH ST., LONG BEACH, (562) 434-1182. Open Tues.-Thurs., 1-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Narcissus and Friends. A retrospective of self portraits and portraits from 1983 to 2005 by local artist Tom Miller. Indefinite.

WENTWORTH GALLERY, 305 FOREST AVE., LAGUNA BEACH, (949) 376-3878.

Peter Max Art Show and Appearance. Max displays his design for the 2006 Winter Olympics poster. Indefinite.

WHITNEY GALLERY, 350 N. COAST HWY., LAGUNA BEACH, (949) 497-4322. Open daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

La Familia. Works by featured artist Cynthia Grilli.

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