CSUF Grand Central Art Center

CSUF Grand Central Art Center GCAC is approximately one mile from the Santa Ana freeway (Interstate-5), approximately twenty-five miles south of Los Angeles and seventy miles north of San Diego.
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Grand Central Art Center is the result of a unique partnership between the California State University at Fullerton and the City of Santa Ana. Located ten miles south of the main campus in the heart of downtown Santa Ana, the art center is a mixed residential, commercial and educational complex. The art center is a 45,000 square-foot, full city-block long and half-city block deep, three-level stru

Grand Central Art Center is the result of a unique partnership between the California State University at Fullerton and the City of Santa Ana. Located ten miles south of the main campus in the heart of downtown Santa Ana, the art center is a mixed residential, commercial and educational complex. The art center is a 45,000 square-foot, full city-block long and half-city block deep, three-level stru

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Call for Proposals from the City of Santa Ana - Municipal Government! https://www.santa-ana.org/cd/arts-culture-office/s...
06/17/2021
South Main Public Arts Initiative | The City of Santa Ana

Call for Proposals from the City of Santa Ana - Municipal Government! https://www.santa-ana.org/cd/arts-culture-office/south-main-public-arts-initiative

Introduction Thank you for your interest in creating a public art installation in the City of Santa Ana. The art design guidelines, application, and approval process were established in accordance with the City’s municipal code and policies. If you have any questions after reviewing this packet, p...

OC FOLKS - APPLY TODAY!  The Diversity Apprenticeship Program (DAP) is an initiative by The Broad. It is made possible i...
05/24/2021
Application | The Broad

OC FOLKS - APPLY TODAY! The Diversity Apprenticeship Program (DAP) is an initiative by The Broad. It is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS is a federal agency which provides library grants, museum grants, policy development, and research. Every year, eight apprentices are selected for the DAP. Each apprentice participates in one month of paid training, and then continues to build on the skills they learned through eight months of paid hands-on work at partner sites across Los Angeles. Throughout, we provide personalized support for each apprentice as they build the skills and confidence to start a career in this field. - https://www.thebroad.org/dap/application

Learn about the DAP and How to Apply Overview The Diversity Apprenticeship Program (DAP) is an initiative by The Broad. It is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS is a federal agency which provides library grants, museum grants, policy development, and...

PEOPLE'S KITCHEN COLLECTIVEPLATFORM presented by ConSortiUmThursday, April 29, 20215:30 PM (PST)FREEWebinar Registration...
04/24/2021

PEOPLE'S KITCHEN COLLECTIVE

PLATFORM presented by ConSortiUm
Thursday, April 29, 2021
5:30 PM (PST)
FREE

Webinar Registration link:
https://sjsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/4316083310981/WN_Au0EyfAQSOqCsdbWzBRm0g

PEOPLE'S KITCHEN COLLECTIVE
People's Kitchen Collective (PKC) works at the intersection of art and activism as a food-centered political education project. Based in Oakland, California, their creative practices reflect the diverse histories and backgrounds of co-founders Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, Jocelyn Jackson, and Saqib Keval. Written in families' recipes are the maps of migrations and the stories of resilience. It is from this foundation that they create immersive experiences that honor the shared struggles of people. They believe in radical hospitality as a strategy to address the urgent social issues of our time.

Conversation #6 of the PLATFORM series People's Kitchen Collective, is being hosted by ConSortiUm members San Jose State, San Francisco State, Sonoma State, and CSU San Bernardino.

ConSortiUm’s participating CSU art museums and galleries include venues at campuses in Bakersfield, Todd Madigan Gallery; Chico, Janet Turner Print Museum and Jacki Headley University Art Gallery; Dominguez Hills, University Gallery; East Bay, University Art Gallery; Fresno, Center for Creativity and the Arts; Fullerton, Nicholas & Lee Begovich Gallery and Grand Central Art Center; Humboldt, Reese Bullen Gallery and Goudi'ni Native American Arts Gallery; Long Beach, School of Art and Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum; Los Angeles, Luckman Gallery, Luckman Fine Arts Complex and Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery; Northridge, Art Galleries; Pomona, W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery and Don B. Huntley Gallery; Sacramento, University Galleries; San Bernardino, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art; San Diego, University Art Galleries; San Francisco, Fine Arts Gallery; San Jose, Natalie and James Thompson Gallery; Sonoma, University Art Gallery; and Stanislaus, University Art Gallery and Stan State Art Space.

PEOPLE'S KITCHEN COLLECTIVE

PLATFORM presented by ConSortiUm
Thursday, April 29, 2021
5:30 PM (PST)
FREE

Webinar Registration link:
https://sjsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/4316083310981/WN_Au0EyfAQSOqCsdbWzBRm0g

PEOPLE'S KITCHEN COLLECTIVE
People's Kitchen Collective (PKC) works at the intersection of art and activism as a food-centered political education project. Based in Oakland, California, their creative practices reflect the diverse histories and backgrounds of co-founders Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, Jocelyn Jackson, and Saqib Keval. Written in families' recipes are the maps of migrations and the stories of resilience. It is from this foundation that they create immersive experiences that honor the shared struggles of people. They believe in radical hospitality as a strategy to address the urgent social issues of our time.

Conversation #6 of the PLATFORM series People's Kitchen Collective, is being hosted by ConSortiUm members San Jose State, San Francisco State, Sonoma State, and CSU San Bernardino.

ConSortiUm’s participating CSU art museums and galleries include venues at campuses in Bakersfield, Todd Madigan Gallery; Chico, Janet Turner Print Museum and Jacki Headley University Art Gallery; Dominguez Hills, University Gallery; East Bay, University Art Gallery; Fresno, Center for Creativity and the Arts; Fullerton, Nicholas & Lee Begovich Gallery and Grand Central Art Center; Humboldt, Reese Bullen Gallery and Goudi'ni Native American Arts Gallery; Long Beach, School of Art and Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum; Los Angeles, Luckman Gallery, Luckman Fine Arts Complex and Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery; Northridge, Art Galleries; Pomona, W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery and Don B. Huntley Gallery; Sacramento, University Galleries; San Bernardino, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art; San Diego, University Art Galleries; San Francisco, Fine Arts Gallery; San Jose, Natalie and James Thompson Gallery; Sonoma, University Art Gallery; and Stanislaus, University Art Gallery and Stan State Art Space.

Thank You to writer Laura Hess at No Proscenium for sharing the incredible insights into her experience with The Adjacen...
04/06/2021
‘The Adjacent Possible’ Is the Sound of Possibility Made Real (Review)

Thank You to writer Laura Hess at No Proscenium for sharing the incredible insights into her experience with The Adjacent Possible! Currently hosted by CSUF Grand Central Art Center, The Adjacent Possible is a project by artist Joshua-Michele Ross in collaboration with Adam Brick and Adam Lucas. We will be adding dates for May performances soon! https://noproscenium.com/the-adjacent-possible-is-the-sound-of-possibility-made-real-review-11fadeb85638?fbclid=IwAR2fAYO6L4mQCpBEp6Hmu5POwF2iWxObScgLBWqSHy0u8t4FOUTlbM23qZw

The interactive experience explores our shadow futures through music

Individuals from nine countries performed today’s The Adjacent Possible - participants from Scotland, Portugal, England,...
03/13/2021

Individuals from nine countries performed today’s The Adjacent Possible - participants from Scotland, Portugal, England, India, Canada, Abu Dhabi, Germany, Japan, and States across the US.

Individuals from nine countries performed today’s The Adjacent Possible - participants from Scotland, Portugal, England, India, Canada, Abu Dhabi, Germany, Japan, and States across the US.

Tonight @ 5:30 PM Pacific Time.  Register now to join us!  Presented by ConSortiUm and hosted by California State Univer...
03/11/2021

Tonight @ 5:30 PM Pacific Time. Register now to join us! Presented by ConSortiUm and hosted by California State University, Dominguez Hills Art Gallery through Aandrea Stang, BegovichGallery Cal State Fullerton through Jennifer Frias, and Grand Central Art Center through John Spiak. https://csudh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8wsFUgoYRXSAge5sesqaSw

Tonight @ 5:30 PM Pacific Time. Register now to join us! Presented by ConSortiUm and hosted by California State University, Dominguez Hills Art Gallery through Aandrea Stang, BegovichGallery Cal State Fullerton through Jennifer Frias, and Grand Central Art Center through John Spiak. https://csudh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8wsFUgoYRXSAge5sesqaSw

Thank you to writer Vera Castaneda and Los Angeles Times (Daily Pilot & TimesOC) for the kind coverage of The Adjacent P...
02/20/2021
Anyone can play their heart out in this interactive virtual orchestra

Thank you to writer Vera Castaneda and Los Angeles Times (Daily Pilot & TimesOC) for the kind coverage of The Adjacent Possible by artists Joshua-Michele Ross, Adam Lucas, and Adam Brick. The project is currently hosted by CSUF Grand Central Art Center. More dates for April and May will be added soon! https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/entertainment/story/2021-02-19/anyone-can-play-their-heart-out-in-this-interactive-virtal-orchestra

“The Adjacent Possible” is a participatory theater event that mixes music performance, storytelling and technology to convert the audience into an orchestra. The free event series runs on scheduled dates through May.

Thank you to writer Timo-Erkki Heino and Finnish art magazine Taide (which means art) for their wonderful coverage of Ni...
02/16/2021

Thank you to writer Timo-Erkki Heino and Finnish art magazine Taide (which means art) for their wonderful coverage of Nina Katchadourian’s "Monument to the Unelected," as shown in the image from CSUF Grand Central Art Center’s installation this past fall on the front lawn of GCAC supporter Jonathan Webb. For those not currently fluent in Finnish, here is the translation provided by the writer:

Unelected Trump in an artwork

On November 7 it was declared that Donald Trump had lost the presidential election. On November 14, the installation by the Finnish-Armenian-American Nina Katchadourian received its latest addition Elect Donald TRUMP President. The name of the installation is Monument to the Unelected.

Every four years, during the presidential election, in the front yards of U.S. suburban houses pop up lawn signs advertising the candidate supported by the household. Every four years since 2008 has also been exhibited the installation by Katchadourian.
In connection with last November’s election, the art work was exhibited in altogether eight gallery and front yard exhibitions across the United States. This time the installation seemed to mean something different than it ever had, says Katchadourian: ”The tense election gave the piece a momentum that it had never had before.”

Political signs on the front lawns are typical to the political culture in North America. Before the elections the signs show up everywhere in the suburbia. Katchadourian took note of the phenomenon in 2008, when an Arizonian contemporary art museum commissioned Katchadourian to do a work for its exhibition on the theme of humor. This proved to be the origin for the Monument to the Unelected.

In the installation are the signs of all the candidates since 1789 who lost in the presidential elections. All in all there are 59 signs designed by Katchadourian.

”The purpose of the installation is to point to history in order to point to this present moment, and to the history we are making now ,” says Katchadourian.

Thank you to writer Timo-Erkki Heino and Finnish art magazine Taide (which means art) for their wonderful coverage of Nina Katchadourian’s "Monument to the Unelected," as shown in the image from CSUF Grand Central Art Center’s installation this past fall on the front lawn of GCAC supporter Jonathan Webb. For those not currently fluent in Finnish, here is the translation provided by the writer:

Unelected Trump in an artwork

On November 7 it was declared that Donald Trump had lost the presidential election. On November 14, the installation by the Finnish-Armenian-American Nina Katchadourian received its latest addition Elect Donald TRUMP President. The name of the installation is Monument to the Unelected.

Every four years, during the presidential election, in the front yards of U.S. suburban houses pop up lawn signs advertising the candidate supported by the household. Every four years since 2008 has also been exhibited the installation by Katchadourian.
In connection with last November’s election, the art work was exhibited in altogether eight gallery and front yard exhibitions across the United States. This time the installation seemed to mean something different than it ever had, says Katchadourian: ”The tense election gave the piece a momentum that it had never had before.”

Political signs on the front lawns are typical to the political culture in North America. Before the elections the signs show up everywhere in the suburbia. Katchadourian took note of the phenomenon in 2008, when an Arizonian contemporary art museum commissioned Katchadourian to do a work for its exhibition on the theme of humor. This proved to be the origin for the Monument to the Unelected.

In the installation are the signs of all the candidates since 1789 who lost in the presidential elections. All in all there are 59 signs designed by Katchadourian.

”The purpose of the installation is to point to history in order to point to this present moment, and to the history we are making now ,” says Katchadourian.

Thank you to Carolina Miranda and Los Angeles Times for sharing The Adjacent Possible in the Entertainment & Arts "Essen...
02/13/2021

Thank you to Carolina Miranda and Los Angeles Times for sharing The Adjacent Possible in the Entertainment & Arts "Essential Happenings" section! CSUF Grand Central Art Center is honored to host this project, developed by artist Joshua-Michele Ross in collaboration with Adam Brick and Adam Lucas. a few open time slots remain for March performances, April and May performance dates will be added soon. https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/newsletter/2021-02-13/essential-arts-jeffrey-gibson-roberts-projects-essential-arts

Thank you to Carolina Miranda and Los Angeles Times for sharing The Adjacent Possible in the Entertainment & Arts "Essential Happenings" section! CSUF Grand Central Art Center is honored to host this project, developed by artist Joshua-Michele Ross in collaboration with Adam Brick and Adam Lucas. a few open time slots remain for March performances, April and May performance dates will be added soon. https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/newsletter/2021-02-13/essential-arts-jeffrey-gibson-roberts-projects-essential-arts

Thank You to KCET's Ivan Fernandez and Carren Jao for the wonderful coverage of Joshua-Michele Rosss's project The Adjac...
02/11/2021
Artist's Community Orchestra Project Needs No Experience, Camera or Mic to Make Calming Melodies

Thank You to KCET's Ivan Fernandez and Carren Jao for the wonderful coverage of Joshua-Michele Rosss's project The Adjacent Possible, through the current exclusive series hosted by CSUF Grand Central Art Center! https://www.kcet.org/shows/southland-sessions/artists-community-orchestra-project

Artist Joshua-Michéle Ross' "The Adjacent Possible" project at Grand Central Art Center gathers anonymous participants online to take part in a freeform community orchestra. The experience feels like equal doses of guided meditation, creative collaboration and a space for introspection and relaxati...

Thank you Hyperallergic and Elisa Wouk Almino for the kind words and coverage of The Adjacent Possible, a project develo...
02/10/2021
Let Go in This Anonymous Musical Improv Session

Thank you Hyperallergic and Elisa Wouk Almino for the kind words and coverage of The Adjacent Possible, a project developed by Joshua-Michele Ross in collaboration with Adam Brick and Adam Lucas, presented through an exclusive series hosted by CSUF Grand Central Art Center! https://hyperallergic.com/620867/the-adjacent-possible-grand-central-art-center/

With no musical experience or physical instruments required, "The Adjacent Possible" invites you to a blissful 45-minute session.

Forbes has included CSUF Grand Central Art Center project with Nina Katchadourian, "Monument to the Unelected" on its li...
01/01/2021
From Political Posters To Prison Art: 6 Exceptional Art Exhibits To Redeem 2020

Forbes has included CSUF Grand Central Art Center project with Nina Katchadourian, "Monument to the Unelected" on its list of "6 Exceptional Art Exhibits to Redeem 2020." GCAC is honored to be on the list with such prestigous institutions as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, MoMA PS1, and SCI-Arc. Our thanks to writer Jonathon Keats! https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathonkeats/2021/12/30/from-political-posters-to-prison-art-6-exceptional-art-exhibits-in-2020/

Every year, this column offers commentary on dozens of museum shows globally. Though some are best forgotten, others continue to stimulate and inspire long after works have been boxed and shipped off. As the year comes to a close, here are six 2020 exhibits that still resonate.

REMINDER - THIS SATURDAY!Saturday, December 511:00 AM-12:30 PMOpen to the Public – Virtual webinar link: https://fullert...
12/04/2020

REMINDER - THIS SATURDAY!

Saturday, December 5
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Open to the Public – Virtual webinar link: https://fullerton.zoom.us/j/96139398142

In Conversation: William Camargo and @Paul Mpagi Sepuya is presented in association with the exhibition, William Camargo: Origins and Displacements, Vols. 1-2. The exhibition is organized by the CSUF Begovich Gallery in partnership with CSUF Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) and Muzeo Museum & Cultural Center. For more information on the exhibition’s two location presentation, please visit the gallery’s website: arts.fullerton.edu/begovichgallery or follow us on social media @begovichgallery

The Begovich Gallery, in association with @Titan Radio CSUF Titan Radio presents In Conversation, a virtual series connecting artists, scholars, and community figures for lively discussions on art, culture, and society. This season’s guests feature two southern California artists working in photography, William Camargo and Paul Mpagi Sepuya.

William Camargo is a photo-based artist, educator and arts advocate. He received his MFA at Claremont Graduate University and his BFA at the California State University, Fullerton. He is currently serving as Commissioner of Heritage and Culture for the City of Anaheim, and the founder/curator of Latinx Diaspora Archives. Featured exhibitions include Mexican Cultural Center and Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, and The Ethelber Cooper Gallery of African and African American Arts at Harvard University.
williamcamargo.com
@billythecamera

Paul Mpagi Sepuya is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography, and an Acting Associate Professor at UC San Diego. Recent exhibitions include a solo at Vielmetter Los Angeles, a survey of work at CAM St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial.
paulmpagisepuya.com
@pagmi

Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Image courtesy of the artist.
William Camargo, Image courtesy of the artist.

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I look forward to attending one of the 1st Saturday Art Walks in 2020!!
Good afternoon Grand Central Art Center , my name is Fernando Del Rosario. I am a local artist and I’m super excited and honored to be at the Mission Viejo Library for my very first book signing event on Dec. 5th, at 6pm. I would love to extend the invitation to you as I share some of the short stories I’ve written; about creativity and this incredible journey that continues to unfold and challenge me as an artist and a creative entrepreneur. I’ll also talk about the catalyst and inspiration behind the REAL HEROES Book Of Quotes Volume 1. This book is a wonderful holiday gift idea that will continue to provide inspiration through out the days of the new year! I look forward to seeing you there! Thank you for taking the time. https://www.facebook.com/events/318718335619618/
3-1/2 years ago when I started this incredible creative adventure of showing my art work through galleries, events, libraries and basically anyone who would be willing to show my artwork; I started to visit galleries in art communities like Laguna Beach, Santa Monica, Downtown LA, etc. I would literally go door-to-door with a printed portfolio in hand, a smile on my face and a firm handshake. In many cases, curators and gallery owners won’t even look at me in the eyes, let alone my portfolio. Continually getting rejected, this creative journey is quite a humbling experience…and it continues to be so. It’s my absolute pleasure to share with you, next Thursday, Nov. 1st I will be participating at the Laguna Beach Art Walk. I have the privilege of showcasing my REAL HEROES art pieces with the LagunaArt.com gallery, right across the street from the Laguna Art Museum. Along with showcasing a few of my larger pieces, I will have my REAL HEROES BOOK OF QUOTES for sale. Join me for drinks, snacks & amazing art. I look forward to seeing you there and getting to know GCAC! Thank you for taking the time. Invitation: https://www.facebook.com/events/186626152249995/
The Newport Beach Film Festival (a 501c3 charity) is looking for volunteers! This is a great way to help support new and seasoned filmmakers alike. All are welcome. Visit www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/volunteer for info.
Make your very own “REAL HEROES” art piece! Fernando Del Rosario is partnering with CreationOvation to hold a 3 hr. workshop where he will share his art form, techniques, and craft with the class in creating their very own REAL HEROES art work. Fernando will talk about the meaning behind his work & passion, along with fun stories to go with the very tactile approach of this art form. The participants will take actual comic books, cut them up, arrange them into compelling patterns, mount them on canvases, seal them, incorporate a quote from a real life hero, and BAM!!! POW!!! BOOM!!! Everyone will have their own REAL HEROES art piece! Join Fernando next Saturday (11/18) afternoon and make something awesome! Register below: http://www.creationovation.com/heroes-comic-book-collage/