In the Main Gallery
American illusionist Harry Houdini rose to world fame for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry 'Handcuff' Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets under water, and having to escape from and hold his breath inside a sealed milk can with water in it. This world-premiere exhibit will include first edition books, personal letters and contracts, handcuffs, stage props, locks and the famed milk can from the 1908 escape illusion.
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In the Historic Carnegie Galleries
THE 58TH ANNUAL ANAHEIM ARTS ASSOCIATION JURIED ART SHOW
Historic Carnegie Galleries - September 3, 2022 - October 30, 2022
The Anaheim Art Association was established in 1963 to promote understanding and appreciation of fine art among the citizens of the community, encourage advanced study in art, and provide art exhibits and competitions of interest to its members.
This large annual exhibition encompasses artists from all over Anaheim and across mediums, including oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, photography, and mixed media. Join us in celebrating the talented arts community here in Anaheim!
About This Year's Juror:
Joe A. Oakes
My landscapes are about the joy of nature and the colors it offers us. I paint with colors that evoke feelings of the first brilliant seconds of sunrise and the last fiery moments of sunset. Expressing those feelings through the use of bold, vibrant highlights and shadows of violet hues is my signature. I paint tributes to the mountains, fields, and trees in the hopes it will slow us down long enough to appreciate them. Every painting is a challenge to examine the colors of our world and reconnect with nature.
Joe A. Oakes was a curious and observant child that started drawing at the age of five. He has been painting full time since 2008 and like other artists, previously worked at other things including substitute teacher, art consultant, and graphic designer. Oakes has survived cancer and the loss of a child and has used these life-changing events to propel his art career forward. His landscapes burn with the excitement of bold, bright color and draw on scenes from all over the U.S. but especially the Southwest and the state of California. Oakes’ work offers a new perspective on color and place while offering a meditative sense of calm, happiness, and reverence for the land. He holds a BFA from California State University, Fullerton and among his awards are the Distinguished Artist Award from the City of La Quinta, CA in 2011 and a First Place Award for his work in “Visions” Exhibition at Chaffey Community Museum of Art in Ontario, CA in 2019. Oakes resides near Riverside in Southern California.
The exhibition, installed in February for digital presentation only, features 30 works of acrylic on canvas. Paintings are in the realist tradition and are inspired by important places and objects and the people who made them. Irfan Murtaza is an Anaheim-based artist.
Calligraphy of Korean Poetry: Artist Conversation in Brush and Wood by Tae Sun Hwang
Digital Exhibition | November 23, 2020 - January 10, 2020
Korean-born master calligrapher Tae Sun Hwang is a practitioner of healing art in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She finds her rest in brush and ink in her leisure time. This exhibition is a collection of the last forty years of her calligraphy in Korean and Chines brush work.
Costumes of the Anaheim Ballet's Nutcracker
Muzeo is thrilled to participate in Anaheim Ballet's celebration of the annual holiday tradition, the Nutcracker. This digital exhibition offers a glimpse into the world of Nutcracker costumes, adding wonderful context to the timeless story, bringing us closer to its characters, and opening our eyes to the creative and multi-layered artistic process of Anaheim Ballet's Founding Directors and production team. Thanks to Anaheim Ballet's Directors Larry Rosenberg and Sarma Lapeneiks Rosenberg and Company Administrator, Ashley Duree. Special thank to Anaheim Ballet Board Member and former Anaheim Ballet dancer Rayell Segerstrom.
"I Matter Because ..." - Work by AESD Students from the Reflections Contest
The National PTA's Reflections program has been inspiring student artists for over 50 years. Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2020-2021 program year was I Matter Because.... Students were encouraged to reflect on the theme by exploring their own thoughts, feelings and ideas. Each entry is accompanied by an artist statement, in which the student explains his/her feelings or thoughts about the art. Students were invited to submit art in the following categories: Visual Arts, Literature, Film Production, Dance Choreography, Music Composition, and Photography. Muzeo is proud to feature art works from students in grades Kindergarten to 6 in the categories of Visual Arts, Literature, and Photography.