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September 2015

‘Adams, Curtis And Weston: Photographers of the American West’

September 1
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Through Nov. 29; check museum website for hours.
Bowers Museum,
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States
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At this exhibit, experience three distinct perspectives of the changing western landscape and the then-relatively new art of photography.

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‘Sunlight and Shadow: The Tradition of Plein Air Painting’

September 1
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Through Sept. 24. Please check museum website for exact hours.
Irvine Museum,
18881 Von Karman Ave., Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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by Alfred Mitchell

California Impressionism emerged in the early 20th century as a distinct melding of West Coast, East Coast and European styles of outdoor painting. This exhibit includes early plein air painters alongside contemporary masters of the genre.

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‘Cougars and Grizzlies: Sharing Their Path’

September 1
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Through Sept. 13. Please check museum website for hours.
Muzeo,
241 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805 United States
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Now extinct, the California grizzly called Orange County home until 1924. This exhibit examines the future of the native mountain lion, given our growing urban development.

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‘Marcia Hafif: From the Inventory’

September 1
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Through Sept. 27. Please check museum website for hours.
Laguna Art Museum,
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 United States
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This internationally recognized Laguna Beach native hangs her monochromatic paintings to be viewed as installations. This will be her first museum exhibition in California in 40 years. Be sure not to miss the series of photographs, which the artist created as a graduate student at U.C. Irvine.

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Pierce Meehan: Surf Panels

September 1
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Exhibition continues through Sept. 8; please check gallery website for hours.
Jamie Brooks Fine Art,
2967 Randolph Ave., Unit C
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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This Laguna Beach native has his first solo exhibition of walls panels that are made with the materials and technology used to create surfboards. Blurring the lines between painting and sculpture, they have a distinctly Southern California aesthetic, and smooth, glassy textures. Reception on Aug. 1.

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‘My Generation: Young Chinese Artists’

September 2
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Through Oct. 11; please check museum website for hours.
Orange County Museum of Art,
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Each of the emerging art-makers in this exhibit were born after 1976, as the Cultural Revolution was ending. Their works have been influenced by global art movements, yet they have much to say about their homeland (a piece by Liu Di is pictured at left). The result is a provocative look at China by its own citizens.

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‘Selections: Robert Rauschenberg’

September 2
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Through Oct. 11; please check museum website for hours.
Orange County Museum of Art,
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Nine pieces by the prominent 20th-century artist, including collages, prints, and light boxes, will be on display in the museum’s second in a series of exhibits featuring works from the permanent collection.

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‘Into the Light: Plein Air Invitational Exhibition’

September 2
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Please check gallery website for exact hours.
City of Brea Art Gallery,
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA 92821 United States
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This display of 14 local artists’ works (like the one by Judy Schroeder, pictured) celebrates the Impressionistic style of landscape painting that has enjoyed a resurgence in California. Gain insight into the lives of the artists through an assortment of personal photos, videos, and writings.

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‘Blocks of Time’

September 2
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Ongoing; check website for exhibition times.
Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art,
611 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 United States
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Huntington Beach artist and woodworker Heather Roth creates the large-scale multimedia pieces on display at this exhibit. Inspired by vintage quilting patterns, the artwork also conveys a larger vision–proceeds directly support The Peace Exchange’s work with Congolese seamstresses.

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‘The 1968 Exhibit’

September 3
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Through Sept. 13. Please check museum website for hours.
Bowers Museum,
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States
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This multimedia exhibit, developed by the Minnesota History Center, looks back on a climactic year of the 20th century. Organized chronologically by month, the exhibit includes a Huey helicopter, a green living room designed from a 1968 Better Homes and Gardens magazine, clothing of the era, plus music, television shows, and other artifacts that tell the story of the political and social movements of the time.

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Laguna Dance Festival at Laguna Beach First Thursdays Art Walk

September 3
Various venues,
Laguna Beach, CA 92652 United States
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The presenter of dance kicks off its 11th season on the local level: O.C.-based dancers and choreographers will give performances in three participating art walk locations, including Laguna Art Museum and Salt Fine Art.

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Muckenthaler Cultural Center’s ’50th Anniversary Exhibition, Part 1′

September 3
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Through October 25; check website for exhibition times.
The Muckenthaler Cultural Center,
1201 W. Malvern Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92833 United States
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The front entrance of the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, a historic building in Fullerton that is entered in the national register of historic places, will be undergoing a facelift along with some other renovations to be completed by 2020. A detailed plan of the new improvements includes a development vision that includes new facilities, "grasscrete" and homages to the history of the Muckenthaler property.



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The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, one of most beautiful and historic buildings in Fullerton, will be undergoing a facelift along with some renovation. A detailed plan of the new improvements includes a development vision that includes new facilities, "grasscrete" and homages to the history of the Muckenthaler property.

Harold Muckenthaler donated the 8.5-acre estate and 18-room mansion built by his parents to the city of Fullerton 50 years ago. This exhibit—the first of two parts—will chronicle past shows and the permanent collection.

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Mike Miller Photography in ‘Love West Coast’

September 4
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Through October 10; check website for exhibition times.
Dax Gallery,
2951 Randolph Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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The documenter of California culture got his start depicting rap artists, including Tupac Shakur, on their album covers. The selection of work displayed here will reveal a distinct cross-section of Angelenos over the past 20-plus years–think musicians, artists, athletes, actors, and women of style.

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‘Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachan from the Gayle and Edward P. Roski Collection’

September 5
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Exhibit runs every day; end date subject to change
Bowers Museum,
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States
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Tulachan, a 69-year old Buddhist monk living in Nepal, is a second-generation artist of thangka, a painting style that is used primarily for religious instruction and meditation. The nine murals on display deviate from traditional thangka in their size, colors and imagery.

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Pacific Symphony’s ‘Tchaikovsky Spectacular’

September 5
Irvine Meadows Amphitheater,
8808 Irvine Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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You know summer is nearing a close when the cannons boom at the end of “1812″ overture with an accompanying fireworks show. This year, the evening will include Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto, featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Olga Kern.

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‘Phil Dike: The Wave and Malibu Set Series, 1968–1981′

September 7
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Continues through Sept. 27; please check museum website for hours.
Laguna Art Museum,
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 United States
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Phil Dike was an eminent SoCal watercolorist who set up a summer art school with Rex Brandt in Corona del Mar. This particular exhibit highlights his connection to the sea.

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‘Adams, Curtis And Weston: Photographers of the American West’

September 8
|Recurring Event (See all)
Through Nov. 29; check museum website for hours.
Bowers Museum,
2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706 United States
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ansel-adams-photo

At this exhibit, experience three distinct perspectives of the changing western landscape and the then-relatively new art of photography.

Find out more »

‘Sunlight and Shadow: The Tradition of Plein Air Painting’

September 8
|Recurring Event (See all)
Through Sept. 24. Please check museum website for exact hours.
Irvine Museum,
18881 Von Karman Ave., Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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by Alfred Mitchell

California Impressionism emerged in the early 20th century as a distinct melding of West Coast, East Coast and European styles of outdoor painting. This exhibit includes early plein air painters alongside contemporary masters of the genre.

Find out more »

‘Cougars and Grizzlies: Sharing Their Path’

September 8
|Recurring Event (See all)
Through Sept. 13. Please check museum website for hours.
Muzeo,
241 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805 United States
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CGDetail

Now extinct, the California grizzly called Orange County home until 1924. This exhibit examines the future of the native mountain lion, given our growing urban development.

Find out more »

‘Marcia Hafif: From the Inventory’

September 8
|Recurring Event (See all)
Through Sept. 27. Please check museum website for hours.
Laguna Art Museum,
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 United States
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This internationally recognized Laguna Beach native hangs her monochromatic paintings to be viewed as installations. This will be her first museum exhibition in California in 40 years. Be sure not to miss the series of photographs, which the artist created as a graduate student at U.C. Irvine.

Find out more »
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