Visit the Irvine Fine Arts Center Presents to See “All Media 2018” Showcase for Southern California Artists!

The Irvine Fine Arts Center announces the opening of its latest exhibition, All Media 2018, an annual juried show featuring the work of Southern California artists.

An opening reception is 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, with award presentations beginning at 4:45 p.m.

The exhibition runs through Saturday, Oct. 27.

Juried by brilliant OC Weekly arts writer — and my long-time friend — Dave Barton, the exhibition features painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, digital media, and more.

Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m.– 9:00 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday.

Admission and parking are free.

All Media 2018 exhibition artists include: Marte Amato, Carlo Andaya, Alyssa Arney, Peter Bobbs, Bridget Bourgon, Kevin Campbell, Rachelle Chuang, Katherine Cooksey, Patrick Crabb, Nicholas Decker, Mika Denny, Martin Etem, Lauren Evans, Silvia Faris, Amanda Fisher, Consuelo G. Flores, Liz Flynn, Fernando Forero, Dwora Fried, Alice Gamez, Daniela Garcia, Paul Gardner, Lisa Griffiths, Keumsook Hahn, Emily Halpern, Sara Hassan Khani, Jacoby Hinton, Phung Huynh, Greta Jursch, George Katzenberger, Beverly A. Kelly, Ellen Kirwan, Broni Likomanov, Gillian Loop, Paul Lucido, Gina M., Kai Mao, Shahin Massoudi, Durandy McConnell, Andrea Moni, Kevin Moran, Kevin Morris, Marie Nagy, Nicholas Nicola, Tommy Orosco, Peter Politanoff, Anne Marie Price, Christian Ramirez, Jenny Rask, Robin Repp, Samuelle Richardson, Kerri Sabine-Wolf, Robyn Sanford, Carl Shubs, Peggy Sivert, Amber Smith, Savva Teteriatnikov, Linda Wald, Elizabeth Wang, Wren Warner, and Sean Yang.

The Irvine Fine Arts Center is located inside Heritage Community Park at 14321 Yale Ave.

For more information, visit or call 949-724-6880.

See you there!

Happy Martin Luther King Day: National Day of Service

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service.

Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.”  It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national and community problems.

There are many opportunities for service in Irvine.

Click here to see our City of Irvine website special section on volunteer opportunities.

Among the many Irvine organizations that need volunteer service are: the Irvine Animal Care Center, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Farm + Food Lab at the Great Park, Irvine Fine Arts Center, the Irvine Global Village Festival, Heritage and Aviation Exhibition-Orange County Great Park, High School Youth Action Team, Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, Irvine Disaster Emergency Communications (IDEC), Meals on Wheels, Senior Center, and the Turtle Rock Nature Center and Irvine Open Space Preserve.

Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to our community and directly help those in need.

In addition, Irvine Gives is a comprehensive online resource to help locate the giving opportunities you seek.

If you want to donate time, money or materials, clicking on Irvine Gives is a great place to start.

Thank you for your service to our community!