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    Nov. 2 // Michael Ziobrowski Hosts: BOX SOCIAL II

    Another one-night only art, film & music culture show, being held in Historic Downtown Santa Ana’s East End. As was done last month, over 20 artists will take over 4,500 sq. ft. of concrete, rot iron and wood… and transform the space into a giant room of color and creativity. The event is all artist [...]

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    Nov. 2 – Nov. 30 // F+ Gallery Presents: Matthew Hodges I AM THE BEAST I WORSHIP

    Matthew Hodges solo show, “I Am The Beast I Worship” opens Saturday, November 2, 2013 at F+ Gallery in Santa Ana. Matthew Hodges : ”I am the beast I worship is a mixed media stencil exhibit show casing women’s bodies from around the world with their choice of animal face to cover up their identity. The [...]

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    Nov 7 – Dec 31 // Salt Fine Art Presents – Nature Human Nature

    The photography of Luis Paredes  & the paintings of Amber Rose   November 7 – December 31, 2013   Opening reception, Thursday November 7, 2013 from 6 – 9 pm  Second reception, December 5, 2013 from 6 – 9 pm

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    Torrey Cook // AR4T talks about OC Artists Republic.

    For as long as I can remember, from childhood to adulthood, art has been the one place to escape the burdens of modern life – a sanctuary from the constant uphill push of communication, competition, forward motion –  a relief from an omnipresent pressure of expectations external and within. Through art, walls come down and [...]

REPUBLIC [ri-puhb-lik] : a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens.

When talking about Orange County California, some might conjure the image of sparkling strip malls, plastic body parts, or a landscape of tract mansions filled with serene seascape beach scenes. As lovely as this picture by Bravo is… the OC is not all Housewives. Just south of the LA art scene lives an insanely talented group of artists, designers, musicians… AND a dedicated group of gallerists, collectors, and friends who support them. OC Artists Republic was created with one goal – to bring awareness to the badass underground arts community in Orange County and the small independent galleries providing the fuel. We are continually working to update the site, so please check back on the regular and thanks for being a part. –OCAR

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Periphery: An Interview with Camilla Taylor by Nathan Vigstrom

AR4T’s own Nathan Vigstrom conducted an interview with Camilla Taylor; not only is she one of the 25 featured artists in the show, she also chose the other 24 artists.  This is her ninth print exchange that she has hosted, but the very first in Southern California. Check out this Q and A and find [...]

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Oct. 26 – Nov. 17 // As Issued Presents: ‘No Remorse’

‘No Remorse’ will showcase Laura Jane Levy’s large-scale scratchboard portraits of serial killers and address the often-varied motivations of these feared and marginalized men in society. Levy’s use of medium and subject matter plays with the viewer’s intuition of seeing something that is eerie, yet fascinating. Presented as a series of 4-foot tall scratchboard installations, [...]

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Nov. 1 – Nov. 10 // Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow Presents: Periphery

November 1  - 10, Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow presents : Periphery, a print exchange, curated by Camilla Taylor at AR4T Gallery in Laguna Beach. 25 artists, chosen by Camilla for their artistry in printmaking, each make an edition of 51 prints. The prints are similar in theme, size and all priced at $50. The first [...]

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Newton’s Third | Curated by Jennie Cotterill

“Every action has an Equal and Opposite Reaction” Newton’s Third opens Saturday October 12th at F+ Gallery in Santa Ana. Works inspired by duality, connectivity, and universal balance, show curator Jennie Cotterill talks about her concepts for the show: “Newton’s Third Law echoes through my head every day.  I’m obsessed with its socio-karmic implications.  Nothing exists [...]