GCAC RESIDENTS EXHIBITION – OPENS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND, 7-10 P.M.

January 17, 2013

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GCAC RESIDENTS EXHIBITION
February 2 through April 21, 2013
Opening Reception: First Saturday, February 2 from 7-10pm

GCAC Residents Exhibition features the work of California State University Fullerton Graduate level artists/curator currently residing at Grand Central Art Center. The GCAC houses 26 residential apartments, on its privately secured second floor, dedicated to students of CSUF’s College of the Arts Masters programs. Along with the apartments, each artist is provided a 24-hour access studio space.

This exhibition reflects current bodies of work, in a wide range of medium, by CSUF students studying painting and drawing, photography, illustration, animation, sculpture, ceramics, exhibition and design, and acting. It presents a diverse range of visions, techniques and voices, celebrating the creative output and educational experiences provided by the CSUF Department of Art and Department of Theatre and Dance.

Artists/Curator in the exhibition include: Pascual Arriaga, Julie Cardia, Marvin Chow, Sara Dehghan, Patrick Faulk, Stephan Howell, Prisca Langlais, Jacob Lecuyer, Christina Lee, Tiffany Ma, Kaitrin Mathew, Juliana Rico, Clare Shadduck, Kevin Stewart-Magee, Allison Town.

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SANTA ANA PUBLIC LIBRARY/ GCAC COLLABORATION RECEIVES $10,000 CAL HUMANITIES 2013 COMMUNITY STORIES GRANT!

January 14, 2013

Lara Montagne, Marco, GCAC Artist in Residence Jules Rochielle, and Manny Escamilla of the Santa Ana Public Library - planning meeting @ The Grain Project in Jerome Park, Townsend/Raitt neighborhood.

Lara Montagne, Marco, GCAC Artist in Residence Jules Rochielle, and Manny Escamilla of the Santa Ana Public Library – planning meeting @ The Grain Project in Jerome Park, Townsend/Raitt neighborhood.

Cal Humanities has recently announced the 2013 Community Stories grant awardees. The Santa Ana Public Library has been awarded $10,000 for its project entitled The Raitt St. Chronicles: A Survivors Oral History.

Community Stories is a competitive grant program of Cal Humanities. Grants are awarded to projects that give expression to the extraordinary variety of histories and experiences of California’s places and people to ensure that the stories can be shared widely. These narratives help us find our commonalities, appreciate our differences, and learn something new about how to live well together.

To accomplish these goals, the Santa Ana Public Library will partner with California State University Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center, working through GCAC Artist in Residence Jules Rochielle, CSUF American Studies Lecturer Sharon Sekhon and artist/education Christina Sanchez, to train teens to collect oral histories from the Townsend/Raitt neighborhood. An additional academic partner on the project will be Ana Elizabeth Rosas, Assistant Professor, Chicano/Latino Studies, School of Social Sciences, Assistant Professor, History, School of Humanities and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Chicano-Latino Studies at University of California, Irvine. Project mentors will train youth participants to collect, archive, and share the underreported stories of survival from one of Santa Ana’s most at-risk communities. Over the course of 12 months the participants will record video interviews with survivors of violence and make them available on various social media websites. These will serve as the basis of a 15-minute mini-documentary on the history of the neighborhood that will be presented in various local venues as well as online.

“With our state’s incredible diversity, fostering communication and connecting people to a range of ideas is vital for our general welfare,” said Ralph Lewin, president and CEO of Cal Humanities. “Our grant award enables awardees to pursue the important work of engaging new audiences in conversations around stories of significance to Californians.”

Since 2003, Cal Humanities has supported approximately 400 story projects and granted over $2.8 million to enable communities to voice, record, and share histories – many previously untold or little known. Through video, photography, murals, zines, documentary theater, audio projects, and more, these collected stories have been shared with broad audiences, both live and virtual. Cal Humanities is an independent non-profit state partner of the National endowment for the Humanities.

For more information on Cal Humanities, please visit http://www.calhum.org.

THE SANTA ANA PUBLIC LIBRARY IS LOCATED AT: 26 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA (corner of Civic Center and Ross)


GCAC RECEIVES $25,000 METABOLIC STUDIO & $5,000 EFROYMSON FAMILY FUND GRANTS

January 7, 2013

Grand Central Art Center Receives $25,000 Metabolic Studio Grant

Grand Central Art Center is excited to announce the awarding of a major Metabolic Studio grant.

To mark the upcoming centenary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct (11.5.2013), the Metabolic Studio has awarded a grant, in the amount of $25,000, to Grand Central Art Center to realize a residency/project with artist Matthew Moore that will bring consciousness to the impact and importance of this monumental piece of hydraulic engineering.  The Metabolic Studio convened Chora Council 2012: an anonymous team of civic, tribal, educational, environmental, museum, and non-profit leaders from along the Aqueduct’s 223-mile length to nominate the organizations and institutions that are receiving funding.

As announced by Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio, this grant to Grand Central Art Center is one of twenty-one Chora Council grants, representing over $1.6 million of funding.  Providing significant support for action, research, education, and community building in the context of “one hundred years of LA water”, the Chora docket reflects on the past century in the context of glacial time, while simultaneously acting for the coming 100 years.

Artist Matthew Moore’s website:
http://www.urbanplough.com/

Grand Central Art Center Receives $5,000 Efroymson Family Fund Grant

Grand Central Art Center is also excited to announce the awarding of a Efroymson Family Fund grant.

The Efroymson Family Fund, at the suggestion of Jeremy Efroymson, has approved a grant in the amount of $5,000 to be used for general operating support for the Grand Central Art Center.

Grand Central Art Center thanks the Metabolic Studio and the Efroymson Family Fund for their generous support of our institution and forward vision.

ART LTD. MAGAZINE ARTICLE

Read about Grand Central Art Center recent and upcoming activities in the current issue of Art Ltd. Magazine (Jan/Feb 2013, pg. 54-55):
http://www.artltdmag.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1357259303&archive&start_from&ucat=39&page=reports