FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art Presents:
Artists: Kebe Fox, Stephen Anderson, Cheryl Ekstrom
Media: video, interactive installation, painting, 3d collage, sculpture
May 4 - 29, 2005
Opening Reception:  Saturday, May 7, 6-10pm




The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA)
[Celebrating 25 years]
Located in the heart of the Artists Village, 117 N. Sycamore (at Second Street), Santa Ana, CA 92701
For enquires please contact Nancy Harlan

(714) 667-1517
Email: <occca1@yahoo.com>
Web Site: <http://www.occca.org>
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11 to 4 p.m
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[l.] Kebe Fox, “On Leash”.
[c.] Stephen Anderson, “All I Want is to be a Happy Man”.
[r.] Cheryl Ekstrom, “The Journeymen”.

KEBE FOX: On Leash
Within Kebe’s mixed-media paintings, veiled social commentary and themes of self realization are woven through lush, ethereal environments. While the rewards and obstacles to personal fulfillment are prevalent, interpretation is open to the viewers own unique experiences and impressions. A variety of media, imagery and color schemes are incorporated, adding mood and energy to scenes of mystery and enlightenment

STEPHEN ANDERSON: All I Want Is To Be A Happy Man
Incorporating video, interactive installation and 3D collage, Stephen explores what is supposed to make one happy. Sarcastic, introspective, disturbing, an uncensored look at society and the state of the world. He invites one to write (provided questions on post-it-notes) what makes them; happy, angry, fearful, and what one wishes for, and ‘post’ their comments directly onto the installation.

CHERYL EKSTROM: The Journeymen
Cheryl Ekstrom’s latest sculptures “The Journeymen” consists of an army of 40 bronze abstract figures depicting the migrant map of the human consciousness.  Each figure evokes a raw emotion that is deeply introspective yet recognizable.  Together, the Journeymen move in a transitive thoughtful pose engaging us to reflect on the chess pieces of our lives.

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art is an artist run California nonprofit corporation.  OCCCA affiliate artists are committed to presenting contemporary art exhibitions in an atmosphere conducive to discussion without censorship  .
 
OCCCA is located at the corner of 2nd and Sycamore in the Santa Ana Artists Village.  There is no entrance fee.  Please see the web site for more information, www.occca.org  , or call the gallery during regular operating hours, Wednesday to Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM during exhibitions.

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