Artist, Randy Au, established the Flying Cup Clay studio in 1987. His "Vegetable Series" of vessels combine the whimsy of slipcasted natural forms with the opulence of colorful and lustrous painterly glaze decoration.
He participated in the emergence of the Santa Ana Artists' Village project in the early and mid. 90's and has been ceramics teacher and Assistant Director of the Visual Arts Conservatory at the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana since 2002.
thursday, NEW CLASS start Feb. 5, 2015
From 6:30pm-9:30pm at Muddy's Studio. This is an ongoing Thursday Night class (usually four classes). You can join at any time. See link for more specific details.
Art Exhibition: Pedagogic Clay 2
Jan 28-Feb. 26, 2015
Orange Coast College: Frank M. Doyle Art Pavilion (access from Merrimac Way), 2701 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa, CA. 92626
OCC is hosting its second Pedagogic Clay 2 Exhibit, opening on Jan. 28 and running thought Feb. 26, 2015. The month-long exhibition features work from 60 artists and instructors in the Southern California area (Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties). There are notable works by Ralph Baccera, Adrian Saxe, Peter Shire, Phyllis Green, Joe Soldate, Gifford Myers, Nobo Nishigawara, David Kiddie, Laura Haight, among others (Randy Au, I also showing a piece). OCC ceramics professor Kevin A. Myers has curated the exhibit. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Individual works of art will be displayed in the Frank M. Doyle Art Pavilion. Gallery hours are; Mon, Tues, Thurs 12noon-6pm and Wed. 12noon-8pm. DIRECTIONS Look for #180 on the map. There is paid visitor and metered parking near Lot D. Anyone with an interest in ceramics is encouraged to attend.
Art Exhibit: Open Call at OCCCA "Chaos Theory"
opens Saturday, February 7-21, 2015
Address, Hours, Parking
This is an open call month long exhibit of "artistic" works. Anyone can enter a piece which is hung "salon style" if they show up and pay. Consequently you will see lots of work that is good and bad, very good, and very bad. There is no accounting for taste ( thus the Chaos! ) and it is left up to you, the viewer, to make your own judgments. Come with an open mind and You decide what to fill it with!
Art Show/Sale: Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts
Fri. Sat. Sun., February 20-22, 2015
Come celebrate the 55th Annual Festival of Fine Arts Feb. 20-22, 2015. Over 200 artists display and sell their artwork in a family-friendly, fun atmosphere. The Featured Artists for 2015 are Yoshio (Yosh) Nakamura (mixed media) and Armando Baeza (sculpture).
Hours are 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 am - 5:00 pm Sunday. Free admission and free parking!
Enjoy a wide variety of art, including watercolor and oil paintings, sculpture, hand-woven items, photography, mixed media, ceramics, pottery, stained glass, woodworking, and jewelry. In addition, there is the popular Arts & Crafts Boutique, musical entertainment, the Starving Artist's Café sponsored by Lascari's Restaurant, and free children's art workshops (Saturday and Sunday).
Started 55 years ago as a community outreach project to celebrate all the arts, the popular festival is now also one of the premier juried art shows in the West.
Hillcrest Congregational Church is located near the border of Whittier and La Habra Heights at 2000 West Road, La Habra Heights. (562) 947-3755