It might sound a tad dirty, but the soft opening of Cal State Fullertons contemporary art exhibit on Saturday is actually a big, warm reception. Its a huge retrospective celebrating the enduring work of that passionate organ of downtown Santa Anas art scene, with 200 exhibitions, work by 35 artists-in-residence and a display of catalogs from the Grand Central Art Centers in-house press. A success story in educational partnership with municipal government, you can see the Centers story in the art of Mark Ryden, Jeffrey Vallance, Robert Williams and Extremo the Clown. This pre-official opening is, of course, also all about soliciting your devotion and currencyhard, thank you, but tax deductibleto support this local arts resource for ten more wonderful years.
Sat., Feb. 7, 7 p.m., 2009