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Awaken and engage your creativity and intellect this fall with these lectures and speakers. Pique your interests and raise your awareness on a variety of topics such as saving the environment, films, paintings, drawings, records and even journaling. No matter what you’re looking for, Orange County has something for you. Mark your calendars and attend one of these exciting events.

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“Jack Goldstein x 10,000” 
Orange County Museum of Art
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 759-1122

Date: August 16

Until September 9, the Orange County Museum of Art is showcasing the art exhibit “Jack Goldstein x 10,000,” composed of Goldstein’s diverse artwork including films, paintings and records (a listening station will be provided as well). On August 16 at 6:30 p.m., educators will provide an opportunity for visitors to participate in discussions and share interpretations of Goldstein’s work. Enjoy a staff-led tour and “explore the space between image and object.” This event is free with museum admission.

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Journaling Joy With Janet Takahashi 
Muzeo Museum
241 S Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 956-8936

Date: August 18

Learn more about the art of journaling with Janet Takahashi on Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Takahashi believes “Your journal is a place of discovery, a place of not being critical, and a journey.” During the event, Takahashi will illustrate techniques on how to document traveling, dreams, ideas and stories in your journal. The event costs $45; to register for the event, click here.

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Susan Carpenter – “Escape from the Landfill” Exhibition 
Huntington Beach Art Museum
538 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 374-1650

Date: August 28

Susan Carpenter, a senior feature writer for the Los Angeles Times, will be speaking at the “Escape from the Landfill” exhibition at Huntington Beach Art Museum on Tuesday, August 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Carpenter’s articles explore environmentally-friendly topics; she wrote the articles “Can I Recycle” and “Garbage Maven.” Additionally, the three artists showcased in the exhibit, Joyce Dalall, Olga Lah and Cynthia Minet, will be presenting and discussing their work. This event is free to the public.

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Q and A With Peter Bo Rappmund
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-8971

Date: September 16

On Sunday, September 16 at 3 p.m., join Peter Bo Rappmund as he discusses his films including “Psychohydrography,” “Vulgar Fractions” and “Tectonics.” Rappmund will expand on his artistic processes, explain how his films are related and highlight the significance of the geographic location in the films. Watch each film before the lecture and come prepared with questions for discussion. This event is free for Laguna Art Museum members; museum guests can attend the event by paying for museum admission.

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Conversation With Russell Crotty
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-8971

Date: October 4

Russell Crotty will be hosting a presentation and Q and A session at the Laguna Art Museum on Thursday, October 4 at 7 p.m. Known for pushing the envelope in the drawing community by challenging the definition of drawing, Crotty is famous for his intricate ballpoint pen work and color washes. During the presentation, he will expand upon his artistic processes and examine his art in greater detail. Admission is free to the public.

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.