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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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July 20 // As Issued Presents : Brandon Spiegel, “Sets”

AS ISSUED PRESENTS: “SETS” DRAWINGS 001 – 075 Opening Reception Saturday, July 20th 2013 7pm to 10pm On View: July 20th to August 14th Featuring new works By Brandon Spiegel Costa Mesa Art + Design store As Issued is proud to announce their newest exhibition, “Sets”, an exploration of new works by Southern California artist and designer [...]

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July 5 – July 31 // Hibbleton Gallery Presents “Create Now: An Artistic Tribute to Alan Watts

A group art show inspired by the philosophies of British-born Zen practitioner and author, Alan Wilson Watts. A collective of 30 artists interpret and illustrate his words into paintings, photographs, sculpture, paper installation, and audio-video installation. Artworks are on display in the Hibbleton Gallery, as well as parts of the Magoski Colony. For more information [...]

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July 6 – July 31 // F+ Gallery Presents Artemis Nolasco “Band of Gypsies”

F+ Gallery is pleased to announce a solo show featuring the artwork of Artemis Nolasco. Saturday July 6th 2013 from 7-10pm in association with the Santiago Artwalk in Santa Ana. There will be 10 other galleries also open and featuring a variety of art styles. Come on out for art, music, food, drinks and plenty [...]

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July 1 – Aug 31 // Joanne Artman Gallery Presents James Verbicky “The Great and Powerful”

While thinking about James’ show for July and August, The Wizard of Oz came to mind. Perhaps it was because I just saw a clip for the film starring James Franco or because when I think of James Verbicky I wonder who is behind the curtain. To quote Dorothy, “We are not in Kansas anymore. [...]