All Arts Events
Available For Free On-Demand
beginning Wednesday, May 5 at 6:30pm
Today's episode features artists Alvin Pagdanganan Gregorio and Alejandra Abad in conversation with Saddleback Art Instructor, Erin O'Shea.
Their creative works explore a wide range of subjects and media. They create work, spaces and experiences that explore personal narratives, family, community, collaboration, immigration, nationality & violence as well as build towards imagined futures. We’re here to listen to their experiences within the arts and academia in regards to representation and diversity.
Episode 4: Autism, Education and Performing Arts
featuring Vanderbilt University Professor, Blythe A. Corbett
Episode 3: Centering Latinidad (dance)
featuring Dr. Irvin Manuel Gonzalez
Episode 2: A Mind Thing, Lakota Perspectives...
featuring artist, composer, and academic, Suzanne Kite.
Episode 1: Persian/Jazz Improvisation
featuring the Sibarg Ensemble in concert.
About the Open Diversity Arts Festival
As Saddleback College continues its work in addressing what it means to be an institution that truly embraces and honors diversity, the Open Diversity Arts Festival, sponsored by the Division of Fine Arts and Media Technology in partnership with the Associated Student Government, aims to educate, through demonstration, representation, and academic exchange, on a myriad of issues that are inherent to BIPOC Artist Scholars and their creative journeys.
Each episode of the Open Series will pair a Saddleback faculty member with a creative artist whose cultural background and artistic journey creates inspired artistic expression. We hope this series will educate and encourage the Saddleback College community as we strive to be a more knowledgeable, empathetic, and sensitive academic institution.
Current and former Fine Arts students, we need you!
(all submissions due May 6)
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Explore past virtual events from our fall season:
The innovative virtual event series features inspirational, educational and entertaining programming for FREE to the public. Click the links below to view past Live at Home events:
Episode 1 - Music in Times of Turmoil
with Dean of Fine Arts and Music Instructor, Scott Farthing
Episode 2 - Gozando con Salsa "Savoring Salsa"
with Dance Instructor, Steve Rosa
Episode 3 - A Guided Tour of the Saddleback Art Gallery
with Gallery Director and Art Instructor, Barbara Holmes
Episode 4 - Lockdown Jazz
with Music Instructors, Joey Sellers and Scott Farthing
Episode 5 - A Light in the Dark
with Lighting and Sound Designer, Tim Swiss
Episode 6 - Quarantine Choreography
with Professor of Dance and Dance Dept. Chair, Deidre Cavazzi
Episode 7 - Constructing a Song...
with Music Production Professor, Ariel Alexander
Episode 8 - Spinning Our Wheels
with Ceramics Instructor and Art Dept. Chair, Laura Haight
Episode 9 - Changing Women, Changing World
with Costume and Makeup Designer, Kate Bergh
Episdoe 10 - Audio Connections
with Faculty Radio Coordinator, Melodie Bergquist-Turori
Episdoe 11 - Theatre for an Immediate Future
with Theatre Arts Instructors, Shadi Ghaheri and Bill McGuire
Episdoe 12 - Bailando Bachata "Dancing Bachata"
with Dance Instructor, Steve Rosa
Episode 13 - Simplifying Performance to Gain Confidence
with Speech Instructor, Heidi Ochoa
Episode 14 - Thankful
with Saddleback Arts Faculty and Staff and Special Guests
Episode 15 - Essential Entertainment
featuring the Cinema/Television Program
Episode 16 - Necessary Expression
featuring Fine Arts students, faculty and staff
Episode 17 - Classical Keys
featuring Keyboard Studies Professor, Kirill Gliadkovsky
Upcoming Arts Events
- April 15, 2021 - 6:30pm to May 15, 2021 - 6:30pm