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Best Upcoming Art Exhibits In OC

August 11, 2014 5:00 AM

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(credit: Image courtesy of the artist (Alan Storey) and C4 Contemporary Art)

(credit: Image courtesy of the artist (Alan Storey) and C4 Contemporary Art)

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(credit: istockphoto)


Whether you’re an art aficionado or not, these upcoming OC art exhibits are not to be missed. The contemporary mixed-media art being showcased covers various genres and topics regarding the environment, science and sociology.
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(credit: muzeo.org)


“Transcending Trash: The Art Of Recycling”
Muzeo
241 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 956-8936
www.muzeo.org
Date: Now through Aug. 31, 2014

During this age of consumerism that helped contribute to the build-up of trash currently in landfills and the ocean, “Transcending Trash: The Art of Recycling” provides a creative take on what is typically considered garbage. Examining the materialistic lifestyle that has become common in our society, the exhibit shows the transformation of items including bottles, plastic and bags to art work that is appealing to the eye, yet disturbing. With more than 10 contributing artists, this display illustrates various styles of innovative art with a powerful environmental message. Don’t miss out on this special presentation offered until August 31. Get your tickets here.

(credit: Laguna Art Museum)

(credit: Laguna Art Museum)


Lita Albuquerque
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-8971
www.lagunaartmuseum.org
Date: Oct. 12, 2014 through Jan. 25, 2015

Artist Lita Albuquerque will be showcasing her renowned environmental art this fall at the Laguna Art Museum. There will be a video shown with sound accompaniment highlighting her artistic examination of “mapping, the cosmos and connectivity.” Images of the North and South Pole will be projected in the exhibit area to provide guests with visual features as well. Additionally, during Laguna Art Museum’s Art and Nature Festival on November 8, a special performance will be incorporated into this display.

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(credit: occca.org)


“The Art Of Stem Cells”
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
117 N. Sycamore St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 667-1517
www.occca.org
Date: Sept. 14 through Oct. 11, 2014

“The Art of Stem Cells” combines art and local cutting-edge science, thereby providing visitors with a unique educational exhibit. Focusing on the stem cell research being conducted at the University of California Irvine, guests can see artists’ perspectives on the progression of this research. Some of the topics presented examine how stem cell research is affecting those with Spinal Cord Injury, Parkinson’s, Traumatic Brain Injury, Huntington’s, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Cancer. There will also be a question-and-answer session with the artists and scientists. Click here for dates and times the exhibit will be displayed.

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(credit: OCMA)


“The Avant-Garde Collection”
Orange County Museum of Art
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 759-1122
www.ocma.net
Date: Sept. 7, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015

Starting September 7, 2014 until January 4, 2015, Orange County Museum of Art will be showcasing “The Avant Garde Collection” that investigates what was considered experimental art during the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and early 2000s. Beginning with exploring the infamous pop-culture illustrated in the 60s and progressing to technological and societal changes of each decade, this display highlights how current events and influential figures affected the art developed during each time period. After analyzing the various works of art all derived from Orange County Museum of Art’s collection, you may notice that some artists were ahead of their time in sociological and creative thinking.

(credit: Laguna Art Museum)

(credit: Laguna Art Museum)


Elizabeth Turk
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-8971
www.lagunaartmuseum.org
Date: Oct. 12, 2014 through Jan. 25, 2015

Award-winning artist Elizabeth Turk will be sharing her work at Laguna Art Museum from October 12, 2014 through January 25, 2015. The exhibit will be composed of mixed-media art varying from some of Turk’s new work and older projects analyzing “time, matter, and space.” The accomplished artist has specifically progressed the use of marble materials in artwork and received distinguished awards including the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship in 2011, the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Fellowship in 2010 and the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

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Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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