The MFA Residents Exhibition will feature work by the artists currently residing at Grand Central Art Center. The GCAC houses 28 residential apartments on its privately secured second floor, 26 of the apartments are dedicated living spaces for students of California State University Fullerton's College of the Arts MFA program. The Center also includes active studio space for each of the artists.
Monique Leyton and Brad Kuhl: Elite Deviance
Through May 12, 2013
Grand Central Art Center | Main Gallery
Kuhl & Leyton's collaborative work explores the American and global culture of crime and its relationship to fame, media and the bizarre. The solo exhibition at Grand Central Art Center marks the US premiere of their new body of work, which focuses on the subject of white-collar crimes. The artists draw inspiration from both obscure and popular subjects in the news, on the internet and television. Their primary medium is tape on paper.
Elite Deviance is a solo exhibition exploring white-colar crimes.
All Shook Up
April 12 - 28, 2013 8 p.m.: April 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 2 p.m.: April 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
Tap those blue suede shoes to the rock and roll music of Elvis Presley in the musical comedy, All Shook Up! You’ll flip over familiar tunes such as Heartbreak Hotel, Can’t Help Falling in Love and Jailhouse Rock as this hip, energetic musical shows how a leather jacket wearin’ guitar-playin’ rebel can bring out the craziness of love in a small mid-West town of the 1950s! “You could feel the audience perking up for the jailhouse musical sequence... “ Ben Brantley, New York Times
Directed by Patrick Pearson • Musical Direction by Diane King-Vann • Choreograpy by William Lett.
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April 12 – April 27, 2013 8 pm: Apr 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27
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Music & Lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Book by Hunter Bell
Directed by Kari Hayter
Kerciu rose to prominence in the art world in 1963 after his solo exhibition at the University of Mississippi. On exhibit was a series of paintings that depicted the Confederate flag surrounded by segregationist slogans. These were a response to the riots going on around him as the institution was attempting to desegregate. Kerciu was arrested, and charges were brought against him for allegedly violating a state law prohibiting desecration of the Confederate flag. This ushered in a brief period of intense media attention, and Kerciu was featured in publications such as Artnews, Artforum, and World Book Encyclopedia.
The following year Kerciu accepted a teaching post at what is now known as California State University, Fullerton where he taught until his retirement in 2002. Through the years his artistic explorations expanded beyond his original assignment to lead the printmaking department. He was featured as a guest artist in prestigious print houses, such as Tamarind in Los Angeles and the William Hayter Atelier in Paris. He also became interested in working with stained glass and for a time worked almost exclusively with that art form.
More than a decade after his retirement from teaching and fifty years after his whirlwind introduction into the art world, Kerciu remains committed to his art. His latest series, The Tower, is a body of work that defines three-dimensional forms through the exclusive use of line. It has evolved gradually from paintings featuring the pyramid, which later progressed into sculptural exploration of the pyramid and obelisk, and eventually into his most recent architectural towers. As in all of Kerciu’s work, this latest endeavor stems from his aim to continually artistically challenge himself. His tireless pursuit of innovation in material, form and subject can be witnessed and appreciated in this celebration of the artist’s long and diverse artistic career. This exhibition will take a comprehensive look at more than fifty works including paintings, prints, glasswork and sculpture from all phases of the artist’s development.
Weddings, funerals and conniving family members are the subjects of these two operas, one written by Puccini in 1917-18 and the other written by Richard Pearson Thomas in 2012-2013. Join us as we discover the ins and outs of the dramatic, comedic and always surprising events of these two families in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Thomas’s A Wake or a Wedding.
A Wake, or a Wedding is a liberal retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche set in Butte, Montana in 1898. It is both comic and poignant -- myth meets melodrama.
Jazz Small Groups
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 8pm
Minor Hall (CPAC 119)
Bill Cunliffe & Chuck Tumlinson, directors
Jazz Small Groups are ensembles of quartets, quintets and sextets of musicians from the jazz program at Cal State Fullerton. Under the direction of Chuck Tumlinson and Bill Cunliffe, these ensembles perform jazz arrangements by well known composers and arrangers including Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Loesser and Bill Cunliffe, among others.
Pacific Chorale and the John Alexander Singers join forces in a concert commemorating the centennial year of renowned English composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). This performance features organist and CSUF alumna Lori Loftus.
Pacific Chorale is one of America's great choirs, delighting national and international audiences with exceptional choral performances since 1968. Under the inspired guidance of Artistic Director John Alexander, Pacific Chorale has infused an Old World art form with California’s hallmark innovation and cultural independence.
Internationally recognized for exceptional artistic expression, stimulating American-focused programming, and influential education programs, Pacific Chorale is a touchstone in its field. Pacific Chorale presents a substantial performance season of its own and is sought regularly to perform with the nation’s leading symphonies.
Pacific Chorale's 24-voice John Alexander Singers regularly present chamber concerts in venues throughout Southern California. They have collaborated extensively with Musica Angelica, Southern California's premier period instrument orchestra. Other notable collaborations include performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Kronos Quartet, the Mark Morris Dance Company, the Royal Ballet, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Pacific Symphony.
• Hymn to St. Cecilia, Op. 27
• Missa Brevis in D, Op. 63
• The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard
• Five Flower Songs, Op. 47
• Festival Te Deum, Op. 32
• Chorale After an Old French Carol
• Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30
Film as a Collaborative Art
Quintan Ana Wikswo, video artist
Julie Orser, photographer/video artist
Pamela Madsen, composer
Monday, April 22, 2:30-5pm
Featuring new works by Quintan Ana Wikswo and
Pamela Madsen: Luminosity: The Passions Of Marie Curie and Wupatki: Houses Of The Enemies
Collaborative Video Projects By CSUF students of Julie Orser, photographer/ video artist, and Pamela Madsen, composer, plus works by featured guest artists.
Tuesday Recital Series
Bongshin Ko, director
Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 1pm
Since 2001, Cello Choir has offered participants a unique performing opportunity comprised of rehearsals, sectionals, master classes and concerts with guest artists and conductors. Cello Choir members are CSUF students or High School students over the age of 16 who are selected by audition.
April 26 - May 12, 2013 8 p.m.: April 26, 27, May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 2 p.m.: April 28, May 4, 5, 11, 12
This campy, romantic, darkly funny takeoff on Shakespeare’s The Tempest is a grand theatrical journey with heroes and horrors to rival the best of Hollywood! “Aguirre-Sacasa has written a play that is really more about the power and quite literally about the magic of theater…featuring a monstrous villain, his nasty henchmen, and a team of motley misfits scrambling to save the world.” Washington City Paper
by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa • Directed by Travis Donnelly