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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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Cold War // Works by Danny Schutt and Cody Comrie at F+ Gallery

Sometimes I think art is at its most powerful when it can describe the essence of a complicated subject with raw and simple delivery. The pieces by Danny Schutt and Cody Comrie in the “Cold War” show at F+ Gallery in Santa Ana provide graphic flashes of this harrowing span of global human history with [...]

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Microscopic Hinges // Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow

The title of the current show at Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow in Laguna Beach is “Microscopic Hinges”, a reference to those myriad connections that link us to each other, but also to the personal necessities that hold each one of us intact. For these five artists- John Sollom, Neil Blender, Hagop Najarian, Michael Myers and [...]

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Interview with Danny Schutt : Cold War

F+ Gallery Owner, Micah Kersh:  Danny and Cody collectively decided on the title of their upcoming exhibit at F+ Gallery; COLDWAR. Their works in the display allude both directly and indirectly to the great American rivalry with Russia in the 1980′s. Comrie and Schutt approach the subject in their own way. Danny uses a direct line back [...]

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Fullerton Art Walk // PÄS Gallery, “Microstars” >> Hibbleton Gallery, “Beat Up Creations”

Tonight – April 5th – PÄS Gallery invites you to explore “Microstars” – the artwork of Dan Joyce, and Hibbleton Gallery hosts the work of Angela Rossi in “Beat Up Creations” PAS: Microstars is a term coined by artist and poet Dan Joyce, and used for the title of his April exhibition at PÄS. There is no [...]