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The Cut-Off Men film can now be viewed online at: https://grandcentralartcenter.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/the-cut-off-men-filmdocumentary-now-online-for-viewing/
February 1st of this year we announced our new tenant/collaborative partner relationship with Delilah Snell, as she opened The Road Less Traveled location in Grand Central Art Center. We knew this would be a match made in heaven, but we didn’t realize just how heavenly it would truly be. Delilah is a SUPERSTAR!!!
This past Sunday, Delilah presented her Patchwork Indie Arts and Crafts Festival here at Grand Central Art Center. The Patchwork Festival has its roots in Santa Ana, started at the original Road Less Traveled store parking lot off Buffalo Street, but this is the first year it’s been presented in downtown Santa Ana.
Patchwork took over two full downtown city blocks along 2nd Street and Sycamore. Vendors lined the streets, DJ and live music filled the air, and the community came out in grand support, with estimates of well over 5,000 individuals attending. And it started early, with many folks arriving even before the 11 a.m. opening time, browsing the booths.
By mid-afternoon the streets were packed and the booths brimming with patrons. Everyone was having a great time and enjoying another wonderful sunny California day.
Our neighboring restaurants were pleased as well, they were packed with patrons throughout the day. In speaking to them, the only issues were the fact that they hadn’t anticipated such a successful event. We were told that one ran out of some food items and that another was so packed they had to turn people away. That’s a true sign of success!
Grand Central Art Center had patrons visiting our exhibitions, zines designers and GCAC store all afternoon. Patchwork also provided a booth to ISM as they engage folks for their Cheers! project to be included in the upcoming ISM 10th anniversary exhibition at Grand Central Art Center, opening July 7th.
We thank everyone who attended Patchwork here at Grand Central Art Center and we look forward to having you join us in downtown Santa Ana again this coming Saturday (6/2) from 7-10 p.m. for this months First Saturday Art Walk. Continuing exhibition includes Millard Sheets Studio: The Art of Home Savings & Loan curated by Concepción Rodriguez and Wendy Sherman. Please join us for an evening with Tony Sheets, son of the artist Millard Sheets, and storyteller Jim Cogan beginning at 7:00 p.m. Plus Naida Osline’s All the Queen’s Men and Camilla Taylor’s The Disagreement, which all are set to close on june 17, so this will be one of your last chances to see these outstanding exhibition.
Patchwork @ Grand Central Art will be presented again in the fall, so make sure to sign-up for the Grand Central Art Center email announcements to keep informed of all dates, activities and times.
Grand Central Art Center and Road Less Traveled
are pleased to welcome
PATCHWORK INDIE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
to its new Downtown Santa Ana location!
Sunday, May 27
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
GCAC 2nd Sreet Promenade and Sycamore Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
PATCHWORK FESTIVAL is FREE to the public.
You will get to peruse 100+ booths featuring local independent
artists, designers & crafters at the show. These amazing creators
will be showcasing their wares including: clothing for men, women
& kids, accessories, home goods like art, pottery & glassware,
pet items, jewelry, soaps, candles & other bath & body items,
craft kits & patterns, knit & crochet items, stationery & paper
goods, plushies, purses, handbags and so much more!
You can snack on delicious creations from local restaurants and
unique food trucks.
Bring the kids so they can make art at our DIY craft booth.
Acoustic music stage
FOOD + DRINK
Gourmet food trucks: Piaggio on Wheels, Fresh Fries & Home Skillet,
Gypsy Den’s Brew Garden, Memphis’ Crawfish Boil, BBQ & Beer,
Artisan Food Promenade with Old Vine Café, Lola Gaspar and
tons of OC Food Crafters.
Poster printing with Joy Shannon (11am-noon), Crafting with the
Makery & Community (1-2:30pm), join Grand Central Art Center
and photographer Lauren Elizaide to paint, crate poetry and photos
on repurposed drink coasters for the upcoming project associated
with the exhibition “Define Your ISM” slated for this summer (2:30-5pm),
DYI kids art from the The Road Less Traveled and Belly Sprout (11-5pm).
Complete details can be found online:
PATCHWORK is organized by Grand Central Art Center
tenant/collaborative partner ROAD LESS TRAVELED.
UPCOMING MAY/JUNE WORKSHOPS & PROGRAMS:
Upcoming outreach workshops/programs presented by
Road Less Traveled @ Grand Central Art Center
Candle Pouring (5/24)
Crochet 2: Granny Square (5/26)
Donation Yoga (6/2)
Citrus Preservation (6/2)
Yogurt Making (6/2)
Drum Circle (6/2)
Wood Carving Spoon Project (6/30)
Intro to Photoshop (6/6)
Sewing 101 (6/7)
Non-Toxic Cleaning Products for Your Home (6/9)
Wild Preserves (6/9)
Non-Toxic Bath & Body (6/10)
DYI Beach Cover-Up (6/13)
Charcuterie 101 – Bacon and Sausage (6/16)
Mini-Speaker Workshop (6/16)
Donation Yoga (6/16)
Father’s Day BBQ Workshop (6/17)
Green Drinks (6/21)
Kombucha Brewing (6/23)
Sewing 201 (6/23)
Beginning Crochet (6/24)
Screen Printing (6/24)
How to Repeat Yourself/Spoonflower (6/27)
DYI Bar Basics (6/30)
Podcasting 101 (6/30)
Please visit Road Less Traveled website for
complete details on each workshop, including
pricing, materials and sign-up.
ANOTHER ACTIVE WEEKEND @ GCAC
If you joined us here at GCAC this past weekend,
then you know how much is happening.
If you missed all the activities, you can get a recap
through our most recent blog posting with images:
Car Parking on 3rd Street (structure @ Sycamore)
Bike Parking on 2nd
Additional Structures @ 4th St. & Spurgeon and 3rd St. & Birch St.
Surface Lot @ 3rd St. & Bush St.
Closed Mondays and Holidays
Tuesdays – Sundays 11.00 am – 4.00 pm.
Extended hours: Friday & Saturday 11.00am – 7.00 pm.
(First Saturday of the month galleries are open until 10.00 pm)
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are made possible through the generous support of individuals like you.
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It was another active weekend at Grand Central Art Center! Saturday was an action packed day of engaged events and programs for a diverse range of audience.
Throughout the center were activities for children of all ages, as GCAC participated in the county-wide IMAGINATION CELEBRATION! Our team, along with our tenant/collaborative partners MASKA Architectural Studio, Belly Sprout and Road Less Traveled, organized hands-on activities stations inside and outside the center for a day of fun.
As part of the IMAGINATION CELEBRATION!, dancers from the Claudia de la Cruz Flamenco Institute delighted our patrons with their mastery. They shared both solo and group dances, than opened their stage with audience members to teach some amazing moves.
Outside, on GCAC’s 2nd Street promenade and along Sycamore Street, the 9TH ANNUAL HOT ROD RESURRECTION CAR SHOW was presented by ACES Car Club. The event included cars, music, food and vendors. People loved the great bands, the amazing cars and talking with the car owners about their rides.
Saturday afternoon provided an opportunity for deep discussion and exchange through the panel OCCUPY EDUCATION: SHOW ME WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!, organized by GCAC resident Bonnie Massey. The panel included Alan Emery (Prof. of Sociology @ CSUF) presenting: Successes and failures of democratic social movements in South Africa and Steve Jobbitt (Prof. of History @ CSUF) presenting: Reviving the Left. Jules Rochielle (Artist in Residence @ GCAC) was present to record individual perspectives on the subject for her current project What is Democracy?
The evening capped off with individuals from Santa Ana’s Fisher Park, West Floral Park and Floral Park neighborhoods joining us for their NIGHT ON THE TOWN event in downtown Santa Ana. It was a chance for individuals to get together, meet new friends and see our current exhibitions, all while sharing drinks and dessert.
Just another active, engaged and diverse weekend of programming here at Grand Central Art Center!
Please join us this Saturday, May 12
for the following events and programs!
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
HOT ROD RESURRECTION CAR SHOW
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SHOW ME WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!
See details below for a complete list of all activities
occurring throughout the day…
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
GCAC Interior and Exterior Spaces
Join us for a day of family celebration with exhibitions of Naida Osline, Millard Sheets Studio and Camila Taylor. Activities in conjunction with Claudia de la Cruz Flamenco Institute, MASKA Architectural Studio, Belly Sprout and The Road Less Traveled.
HOT ROD RESURRECTION CAR SHOW
May 12, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2nd Street Promenade
Join ACES Car Club for a day of cars, music, food, vendors, pin stripes and trophies!
SHOW ME WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!
Alan Emery (Prof. of Sociology @ CSUF) presenting:
Successes and failures of democratic social movements in South Africa
Steve Jobbitt (Prof. of History @ CSUF) presenting:
Reviving the Left
Jules Rochielle (Artist in Residence @ GCAC) presenting:
What is Democracy?