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117 N. Sycamore Santa Ana, CA 92701 | Santa Ana | 714-667-1517
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  • Culture:
    Discovering the fine line between joy and despair is the theme of the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art's "Happy Medium," featuring the work of Stephen Anderson, Donald Gialanella...
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    We're so over angst, overly emotional, just plain cranky artwork. True art doesn't need to harbor such bad vibes in order to be considered innovative—making OCCCA's new exhibit, 'Happy...
  • Culture:
    Emigdio Vasquez needs little introduction in these pages. We've highlighted his works over the years, but recently, unfortunately, it has been in a negative context, such as when Orange...
  • Culture:
    Politics, dead Egyptian pets, historical figures, Jean-Luc Godard, anime, pinup girls and charity galore, most of it free. Welcome to the First Half of 2014 Art Preview (in alphabetical...
  • Calendar:
    Touted as "the moment you realized who you were, who you are, who you were born to be," tonight's art party is all about breaking down the limitations of what people think good art is...
  • Calendar:
    Every great artist is a little nuts in some way—eccentric, aloof, brilliant, it's all anything but "normal." But for those suffering from an actual mental illness, the reaction from...
  • Navel Gazing: Art Review
    Of all the strange themes to give an art show, mermaids just might be one of them. It immediately brings a pause, followed by a "what?" Not under the sea or nautical, nor Cape Cod or...
  • Navel Gazing: Gunkist Memories
    I've been a fan of legendary Chicano muralist Emigdio Vasquez even longer than I knew who he was. The Alcoholics Anonymous in Anaheim where I'd accompany my dad from my toddler years through...
  • Culture:
    Reviewing a juried, group photography show is a lot like finding an old box of photographs hidden in a closet. Peel open the box, and you discover pictures you love immediately, blurry shots...
  • Heard Mentality: Latino scene
    It's hard to believe, but when the Rock en Español  and Latin Alternative-themed "Siempre es Hoy" photography exhibition opens this Saturday in SanTana, it will be the first ever event...
  • Calendar:
    An art exhibit whose images focus on the phenomenon that is Rock en Español, the "Siempre es Hoy" opening reception at OCCCA coincides with Santa Ana's Dia de los Muertos/Noche de...
  • Culture:
    Anthrax (by way of Joe Jackson) got it right when they sang, "Got the time tick, tick, tickin' in my head"—and for the purposes of this story, so do you. You only have three days to...
  • Culture:
    Everyone I know has recently had a nervous breakdown—including me. It's the times, it's the age, it's the chorus of voices—in our heads and otherwise—telling us daily that...
  • Calendar:
    What exactly is Gothic? Is it metal lunch pales, too much eyeliner and romantic fantasies involving vampires? Not really. The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art is fixing to look...
  • Calendar:
    Though she rocks a harp, Joy Shannon is far removed from her indie contemporary Joanna Newsom. Forgoing the baby doll voice, Shannon sings with a deeply resonant, mournful howl. This show is...
  • Calendar:
    The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art breaks out of the mold this month with a show in which the only criteria for artworks is that they fit inside the gallery space. Yes, “By...
  • Calendar:
    "The great dream belongs to everyone!" That is, according to artists and exhibit curators Rob Mintz and Dalibor Polivka, who present "You First," a multi-dimentional art event with more than...
  • Calendar:
    The inventors of a simple iPhone tripod raised $140,000 almost instantly when they announced to the world they wanted to provide an easy way to take quality shots. “The iPhone 4 is...
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    * This article was altered on March 3, 2011. "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see," Edgar Degas said, and ain't that the truth? An individual may not read a newspaper...
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    VIE Water founder Mickelson Civil knows what it’s like to go days without clean water. The film-school graduate grew up in one of the poorest areas of Haiti, where contaminated water...
  • Music:
    The boom of Latin alternative music in Southern California has led to a new breed of “hipsterspanics” (okay, okay, I made that up) seeking out new music. Luckily, radio producer...
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    Art and identity meld in this poignant discovery of self by artist Kurt Weston. The question of who we are has echoed through history, from the first self-conscious hand print (the first...
  • Music:
    As the energetic front woman of local Latin alternative favorites Los Abandoned, Pilar Díaz (or “Lady P” as she was known at the time) made Orange County venues her...
  • Music:
    The diaspora of musicians resulting from the demise of all-girl band Anaheim’s Mystery Hangup in early 2009 has flowed in all directions. After more than a year, former singer and lead...
  • Music:
    Orange County isn’t known as the bastion of avant-garde music. But pull up the rug from its local music scene, and you’ll find aural surprises that’ll put your shopworn...
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