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Project Room
Jeffrey Vallance – Relics and Reliquaries
Installation featuring reliquaries from the life of the artists. All works are mixed media.
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June 2 - July 22, 2007

GCAC Main Gallery
Emerging Artist Collective – GCAC Outreach Students Exhibition
20 Santa Ana high school artists who have participated in the GCAC after school arts will present their works which include, painting, photography, video, illustration and graphic design.
June 2 - June 24, 2007

Rental and Sales Gallery
Francisco Tellez-Giron –Paintings | His first major exhibition in the U.S.
Grace Songolo – Ceramic Sculpture
June 2 – July 1, 2007
Opening Receptions: June 2, 6-10pm



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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS AT GRAND CENTRAL ART CENTER

Project Room
Jeffrey Vallance – Relics and Reliquaries
Curated by the artist
June 2-24, 2007
Opening Reception June 2nd 6-10pm
Grand Central Art Center presents an installation constructed in the form of a treasure chamber featuring reliquaries from the life of artist Jeffrey Vallance.

Excerpts from his book:
This reliquary project is related more to artist Chris Burden’s performance relics than to the California assemblage tradition.  Burden displays his relics — such as the nails he used to crucify himself to a VW Bug — in high-tech Plexiglas cases. For my performance artifacts, I merge the idea of Chris Burden’s high-concept relics with the medieval tradition of ornate gilded reliquaries… Since early childhood I have been an obsessive collector, verging on neotoma (being a pack rat). I consciously started saving things in 1963, at the age of eight.  I would collect objects that I thought were somehow significant, but I would also save relics from tragicomic events and personal traumas.”


Main Art Gallery
Emerging Artists Collective
June 2-24, 2007
Opening Reception June 2nd 6-10pm
Over twenty Santa Ana high school artists  and teachers who have participated in the GCAC after school arts classes will present their works which include, painting, photography, video, illustration and graphic design.

Artists featured: Leslie Abrajan, Alfred Acosta, Wendy Acosta, Heriberta Cruz, Marcos Cruz, Edgar Denicia, Antonio Escalante, Andres Flores, Monserrat Garcia, James Gil, Ruth Gonzalez, Esperanza Lopez, Jaime Lopez, Blanca Malfavon, Alicia Martinez, Andrea Martinez, Iliana Meca, Jessica Mendez, Jessica Lopez, Jorge Morales, Aimee Murillo, Israel Ochoa, Tony Pedraza, Nick Perez, Oscar Perez, Joe Pizana, Marco Priego, Adriana Rangel, Ralph Rangel, Karina Roldan, Nancy Roldan, Sheri Tierrablanca, Ernest Vega.

Rental and Sales Gallery
Recent works of Francisco Tellez-Giron
June 2-24, 2007
Opening Reception June 2nd 6-10pm

Grand Central Art Center
hosts the first U.S. art exhibition for Latin American Artist Francisco Tellez-Giron. Originally a muralist and graphic designer from Mexico City, Tellez-Giron paints bold and insightful works about immigrant life. His painting style is rooted in a passion for life in all  of it’s trials and rewards. Combining portraits of inspirational artists, poets, folkloric iconography and current global politics, Tellez-Giron paints abstracted works which contemplate a remarkable personal journey.

Also in the Rental and Sales Gallery
Poetic Sculpture by Southern California artist Grace Songolo



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