22 May 19
Orange County Register
Unless otherwise noted, all events are on the Cal State Fullerton main campus, 800 N. State College Blvd., and are free and open to the public.
The exhibit “Invocation of Almost: The Art of David Tibet” runs in the Begovich Gallery at CSUF through Saturday. Photo by Frank D’Amato, Contributing Photographer)
“Invocation of Almost: The Art of David Tibet” is presented by the Nicholas and Lee Begovich Gallery of CSUF. Curated by Jacqueline Bunge, this exhibition showcases Tibet’s past and present paintings and drawings, which focus on cartoon renderings of the apocalypse, urban myth and fantasy. Also on display: lyrics by Tibet and ephemera from Tibet’s ParaMusical group, Current 93, who created a new musical composition especially for the Begovich Gallery. Through May 25.
Grand Central Art Center
The CSUF center is at 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana. Information: 714-567-7233, grandcentralartcenter.com
“Now More Than Ever” features the work of seven artists in the Cal State Fullerton MFA and BFA programs. Their work encapsulates a “now more than ever” cultural moment and shares an urgency as well as a distillation of social and political issues as they relate to notions of self. Jose Flores Nava addresses both migrant identity and border issues in his ceramic “prototypes,” while Yara Almouradi presents portraits of Syrian refugees combining large-scale drawings with printed emails and other ephemera that provide a glimpse of their lives in exile. With a more conceptual approach, Desmond Jervis has created a seemingly understated video and sculpture installation critiquing racial representation and traditional ceramic narratives. Dylan Flah explores gender through the visual trappings of sports culture. Through stitching, collaged elements, and abstract marks Janan Abedelmuti’s intimate paintings capture emotions, thoughts, and events that document the discovery of self. Hadley Mattwig recreates a version of her family’s living room to question how sense of place reverberates in memory to undermine the formation of identity. In contrast, Pamela Rush’s projected photographs present a more prescriptive view of identity influenced by cliché and pop culture. Curated by Kelly Lindner, director and curator of the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery at Cal State Chico. Through Aug. 18.
“antes muerta que sencilla.” The exhibit by artist Teresita de la Torre includes a series of performances, photographs and drawings that document histories, struggles, risk, connection, love, dreams and family. It was inspired by a conversation she heard between her mother and niece. Her niece was interviewing de la Torre’s mother about her migration story and how she ended up living in the U.S. There was one detail that stood out: The artist’s mother, during the interview, mentioned that when she crossed the border in Tijuana using a “coyote,” she did so in red heels. The artist made a replica of the shoes using cardboard, paper mache and chicken wire, which she wore to cross the border in a performance action to “recreate” her mother’s story and honor her sacrifice. Through July 14.
“None of This is Real”: Through performance, installation, photographic documentation and social practice, artist-in-residence Lucas Murgida creates situations that allow audience members to experience private moments in public situations. His projects address ideas of service, perception, liberation, privacy, power and labor. Ongoing.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
All events at Mackey Auditorium, Ruby Gerontology Center unless otherwise noted. Information: 657-278-2446, olli-Info@fullerton.edu or olli.fullerton.edu
History of Broadway Musicals. Learn about some of the most familiar Broadway musicals. The course will explore musicals/plays designed to be biographical depictions of famous entertainers or composers. In addition to instructor’s lectures, a variety of taped lectures, documentaries and short biographical clips of major Broadway composers and performers will be featured. The lectures will include the Hollywood versions of the musicals/plays when available. Shapiro AB classroom of the Ruby Gerontology Center. Noon-2 p.m. Thursdays.
Tony Bennett and his music is the focus of the Jazz Series Class at Florentine’s Grill on June 1. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Jazz at Florentine’s Grill. Tony Bennett and his music is the focus of this Jazz Series Class. The music is provided by Joe Lawton & Mike LeVan and the Docs. Florentine’s is at 102 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. June 1.
Miniseminar: “DNA for Family History Research.” The event is in conjunction with the exhibit, “History in Our Genes: Human DNA.” (Information below) What can you learn about your ethnic origins from DNA testing? How can it be used to piece together your family history? Are those TV commercials all hype? Are you hesitant to test, because of privacy risks? Not sure which DNA testing company to pick, or who in your family to test? This program is suitable for anyone who has already tested their DNA or is just curious about DNA testing. Pollak Library, PLN-130. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 8.
“History in Our Genes: Human DNA” is a new exhibit that features displays of infographics, created by a team of art (graphic and interactive design) students, led by Emily Pillai, exhibit co-designer, as well as multimedia stations, including a DNA maker station with hands-on activities. Exhibit highlights include: Milestones of the Human Genome Project; SNPs and sequencing (SNPs make popular home DNA tests possible); How human DNA is passed down to each generation; What Y-chromosome DNA and mitochondrial DNA tells about human ancient origins from Africa; and how DNA was used to identify the remains of King Richard III, determine if Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings had children together and helped law enforcement identify and capture the Golden State Killer. In the library’s East and West Terraces on the second floor. Through Sept. 25.
All events are at the arboretum unless otherwise noted. 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton. All proceeds from fundraising events support plant conservation and environmental education programs. Information: 657-278-3407 or fullertonarboretum.org
The “Moving Walls” exhibit explores the dual identities of the Heart Mountain barracks in Powell, Wyoming, which were hastily built to house incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II. The exhibit at the Fullerton Arboretum’s Orange County Agricultural and Nikkei History Museum runs through May 31.(Photo by Stan Honda)
“Moving Walls.” The exhibit, featuring photos by award-winning photojournalist Stan Honda, explores the dual identities of the Heart Mountain barracks in Powell, Wyo., which were hastily built to house incarcerated Japanese Americans during the war, then turned into homes and farm buildings for postwar veterans-turned-homesteaders who received free acreage and two barracks as part of a lottery program with the U.S. government. Orange County Agricultural and Nikkei History Museum. Through May 31.
Feathery Peacocks. In this painting class, you will have the opportunity to paint one of the two featured feathery peacocks. Registration fee includes a canvas, paints, brushes, apron and step-by-step instructions. 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Members, $25; nonmembers, $28.
Guided Public Nature Tours. Join a docent as you tour the garden. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the different garden collections through secret trails off the beaten path. Docents will take you to their favorite places in the garden and share stories and folklore. Bring walking shoes. 10 a.m. second and fourth Saturday of each month. Meet at the Nature Center; no registration required.
Yoga in the Garden. Have you always wanted to try yoga? Here’s your chance to lengthen, strengthen and tone your body. Each session we’ll explore a new creative yoga practice, including flexibility, toning and core strength while enjoying the beauty of Mother Nature. For beginning to intermediate students. Bring your own yoga mat and water. 9 a.m. every 2nd and 4th Saturday. $13-$15.
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
The CSUF-run wildlife sanctuary is at 29322 Modjeska Canyon Road, Silverado. Events are celebrating the sanctuary’s 90th anniversary. Proceeds benefit outdoor education programs for children. Info: 714-649-2760 or www.tuckerwildlife.org
Birding for Kids, a family-based walk. 1:30-3 p.m. June 1.
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