SCA Member Meeting

Hi all!

Hope you had a great summer and made it through all our heat this year!

We will have our meeting at the Irvine Fine Arts Center next Saturday, Sept 15 at 2 pm. In case you haven’t made it before, there is a seating area through the gallery and facing the park. Be sure to allow extra time because the Irvine All Media Show is going on.
IFAC is open till 5 pm.

Our agenda will include talking about our website. Randall Holbrook has been working on it and would like to show it to you. Hopefully, wifi will be working so that he can actually show us how to move through it. Bring your phones and tablets just in case.

If you want to add something to the agenda just email Janet or me. Also, bring artwork to share.

Hope to see you there.

Sharon Phipps Kump

Liberation/Incarceration

Jim Dahl is in a group show at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center.


Liberation/Incarceration
September 6 – October 14

Accounting for over twenty percent of prisoners in the world, the United States has the highest rate of incarceration per capita than any other nation. This group exhibition will explore artistic themes of personal and societal oppression and liberation, photography documenting the sometimes cathartic stories and experiences of people in prison arts programs, as well as artwork by prisoners themselves.

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 6, 6:30 p.m.
Free admission, donations welcomed.

Gallery Tour
with photographer Peter Merts
Thursday, October 4, 7:30 p.m.
Free admission, donations welcomed.

Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 West Malvern Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92833
www.themuck.org

Altered States – Shelley Heffler Solo Exhibition

Shelley Heffler is pleased to announce a Solo Exhibition at
Art Depot Gallery
16822 Spring St.
Fontana, CA 92335

September 4, through September 28, 2018 

Heffler - Path of Least Resistance
Heffler – Path of Least Resistance

The title of the exhibition, Altered States, refers to the potential of art to lead the viewer to another sense of self and place. My artwork is an investigation in transformation, hence creating a reference to different states of being. This can be achieved through physical and spiritual means. My creative process centers on manipulating and deconstructing the traditional expectations of painting. I am concerned with functional concerns as well as the fragility of such. I work as an Alchemist, transforming a few humble materials into three-dimensional paintings which are imbued with their own history and aesthetic values. I want to capture the essence of a landscape, whether urban or global, into something transformative and tangible which is simple, hopeful and beautiful.

New work and website from Julia Higgins

Elevation - Julia Higgins
Elevation – Julia Higgins

Death and regeneration are the subject matter of Julia’s work.  Using a variety of media such as wood, paint, fabric, ordinary refuse and debris found at natural and urban sites, Julia explores the boundaries of deconstruction and reinvention.  Through cross disciplines, she combines and contrasts the relationships of depth and volume, texture, color and form.  Surfaces are built and later reduced or scraped away to leave visual fragments.  Found materials are reconfigured, sanded or painted and then assembled into sculptural works. Julia’s processes and experimental approach are ever evolving; demonstrating her interest in “impermanence” and the Buddhist philosophy that all of life and matter are a continual becoming.

Julia recently launched a new website: juliahiggins.com.

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