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Wednesday Night

Join us for an evening of uplifting choral melodies, featuring internationally-acclaimed tenor Randall Bills singing Hailstork's I Will Lift Mine Eyes.


Open This Week in the Saddleback Art Gallery


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Join us for All of the Above, an exhibition and capstone project featuring the artwork of students from our Professional Practices course for artists, ART143. And don't miss a special reception on Friday, May 20, where you can enjoy light refreshments with artists and faculty.

Participating Artists: Niloo Badri, Mary Church, Marcy Espejel, Gionni Gutierrez, Emma Knutson, Mike Miller, Annie Park, and Elijah Santiago.


Lunchtime Lectures

Episode 2: Performative Equity: Appearance Versus Reality in the Theatre Community

Our conversation today features Gabrielle Jackson, Founder and Executive Director of the Joy Jackson Initiative and Saddleback College alumna. Join us for a frank discussion with Gabby about the barriers she faced as a black woman in the theatre arts community, despite its glowing reputation for inclusion and representation. Learn what she has done, and what you can do, to confront inequity and make our communities more supportive of BIPOC artists.

Featured Artist:
Gabrielle Jackson, Founder and Executive Director of the Joy Jackson Initiative
 

Previous Episodes:

Episode 1: The Importance of Inclusion Without Assimilation

How do we create inclusive spaces in our creative communities? How do we welcome BIPOC artists in a way that doesn’t force them to abandon their heritage and their unique voice? Are BIPOC-only artistic spaces an example of reverse racism or a moral imperative?

We discuss these topics and more with a panel of prolific artists that have made it their life’s work to tackle these issues head-on by seeking out BIPOC artists and making space for them in cultural institutions where historically, they’ve either been ignored or forced to conform. Join us and learn how to put your privilege to work in support of the artists who need it most.

Featured Artists:
Yinka Orafidiya - Ceramic Artist/Activist/Educator, Founder of Crafting Community and The OYA Studio Museum
Mandy Kolahi - Ceramic Artist/Activist/Educator, Founder of Pot LA and The Potluck Initiative
Larissa Marantz - Illustrator/Activist/Educator, Owner of OC Art Studios


For Your Safety

A mask that covers the mouth and nose is strongly recommended while inside the facilities. The State of California strongly advises that patrons be fully vaccinated or receive a negative COVID-19 test before coming to an event at the District.

We remain committed to providing the safest possible environment for our students, patrons and employees, and we will continue to reassess our safety requirements on an ongoing basis with guidance from the CDC and other health authorities.


 

Upcoming Arts Events

  • May 17, 2022 - 12:00pm to May 26, 2022 - 5:00pm
    Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 12:00-5:00pm
    Reception: Friday, May 20, 4:00-8:00pm

    Saddleback Art Gallery

    RESERVE FREE TICKETS

    Join us for All of the Above, an exhibition and capstone project featuring the artwork of students from our Professional Practices course for artists, ART143. And don't miss a special reception on May 20, where you can enjoy light refreshments with artists and faculty.

    Participating Artists: Niloo Badri, Mary Church, Marcy Espejel, Gionni Gutierrez, Emma Knutson, Mike Miller, Annie Park, and Elijah Santiago.
  • May 17, 2022 - 7:30pm
    McKinney Theatre

    BUY TICKETS NOW
    $12 General; $10 Senior; $5 Student; Child Under 18 FREE

    Join us for an evening of uplifting choral melodies, featuring internationally-acclaimed tenor Randall Bills singing Hailstork's I Will Lift Mine Eyes.
  • May 18, 2022 - 7:30pm
    Fine Arts 101

    FREE Event - No Ticket Required
  • May 20, 2022 - 9:30am
    Fine Arts 103

    FREE Event - No Ticket Required