30th Year Anniversary Show: A celebration of current and past members of OCCCA
October 14 – November 27, 2010
Reception Saturday Nov 6th, 6-10pm
This year OCCCA is entering its 30th year and to celebrate this historic event we are devoting two months to showcase and reunite our past and present members. We invite you the OCCCA alumni to participate,
We have a proud history of providing cutting edge thought provoking shows and showcasing a diverse range of art from hundreds of talented artists from around the world. We could not have made it this far without you.
OCCCA Alumni Artist Lecture/Events Series:
Saturday, October 16th, 2 to 4 pm
Drawing Out the Feeling: Drawing Workshop
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to release inner thoughts and feelings using a universal vocabulary of expressive line gestures and color on paper. Their awareness and ability to use intuitively understood elements to express their feelings in a creative, communicative, and therapeutic manner will be increased. All Art materials needed for the workshop will be provided.This is an experiential workshop suitable for both those with no previous experience in art and also those with more advanced experience who seek to further develop their expressive drawing skills. OCCCA alumnus, Janice DeLoof has been an exhibiting artist and an instructor of art in Southern CA for over 35 years. Enrollment is limited to 15 persons.
Saturday October 23rd, 2pm
Art As Therapy
Saturday October 30th, 2pm
Jean Towgood, Carole Gelker - Artist Talk
Saturday, November 6th, at 2.00 pm.
The Double-Edged Sword of Digital Photography
Sunday, November 7th, 2010: 12:00pm
Are We Failing Our Students?
Moderator is Gallery owner, David Harton,
"The general topic, of course, will be “Are We Failing Our Students?” My position on this is, yes, we are, but being a panel, there will be room for debate and discussion, and also talking about how we can improve going forward.
Personally, I am coming from the viewpoint, not only of a working artist, but also of a teacher and of a gallery director. In my experience meeting with students and young hopeful artists, I am seeing that several important areas are being neglected in our educational system. One deficiency is not demanding a firm grounding in the basics at the undergraduate level, another is a complete lack of preparation of the students to be able to make a living in their chosen field (art as a business), a yet a third is a de-emphasis on background (the history of art). We have given the students so much freedom to be “creative” and do what they want, they are often missing important basics, and by hiring teachers who have graduated from this kind of system, we are in danger of falling into the trap of perpetuating this type of mediocre education, because some of the teachers themselves possibly lack proper training. The determination and work-ethic of the individual students is of great importance in their being able to utilize their knowledge and their degrees, but all of the factors I mentioned combine to make success in the field of art extremely difficult."
Concerts @ OCCCA
Friday November 12th, 7pm doors. 8pm concert
Saturday, November 13th, at 2.00 pm
The Power of Portraiture
While the origins of portraiture might be quite simple, even Romantic, contemporary identity, contemporary art, and therefore contemporary portraiture are decidedly complex. Nationalisms, the loosening of gender constructions, and reconsiderations of race, are just several obvious examples of the limitless number of pressures currently being brought to bear on the most essential of questions: "Who are you?" At the same time, art itself continues to redefine, reassert, and reconfigure ideas of representation and expression, and so while many participants in the contemporary art world would like to dismiss it, we are (despite the embarrassment it causes some of us) grappling with variations of the resilient question, "What is art?"
Saturday, November 20th, 2pm-3:30pm
Current Issues in Genetics and Illness – panel and discussion
Panel members include:
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