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.


Previous Episodes

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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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
    Opens April 15

    a virtual art gallery exhibition showcasing the artworks of Saddleback College students

    FREE On-demand (click here for the virtual tour)

    Click here to learn more about studying Art at Saddleback College.
  • May 11, 2021 - 6:30pm
    featuring Saddleback's honors music students

    $5 On-demand (available beginning on date listed)

    Click here to learn more about studying Music at Saddleback College.
  • May 20, 2021 - 6:30pm
    join the jazz faculty as they perform original compositionos and arrangments of our Jazz Compositions Class

    $5 On-demand (available beginning on date listed)

    Click here to learn more about studying Jazz at Saddleback College.
  • May 25, 2021 - 6:30pm
    Commercial Music Students perform original and classic works of rock, soul, pop, hip-hop and more!

    $5 On-demand

    Click here to learn more about studying Commercial Music at Saddleback College.
  • May 26, 2021 - 6:30pm
    featuring award-winning short student videos in a variety of disciplines, such as: music, dance, poetry, etc. 

    FREE On-demand (available beginning on date listed) 

    Click here to learn more about studying Communications at Saddleback College.