Arts Funding To Be Eliminated!
Dear Orange County Arts-Lover,
Today, the Trump Administration announced its proposed budget for FY2018. As feared, it has taken the unprecedented action of calling for the entire elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), as well as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
These cuts will have a profound impact upon the arts nationwide, in California--and for Orange County, which receives hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding from these agencies.
We must fight this!
Arts Orange County has linked arms with the Arts Action Fund of Americans for the Arts to #SaveTheNEA which is gathering hundreds of arts leaders at next week's National Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. Also, Arts Orange County was part of a separate delegation of California arts leaders that paid a visit to the Capitol in January with leaders of other western states, organized by WESTAF, to meet with our elected officials in Congress.
Arts & culture have many friends in Congress on BOTH sides of the aisle, and we have a real chance to reverse this ill-conceived proposal by the White House to eliminate the small but important investments made by the federal government.
But this can only be accomplished if we all rise to voice our concerns!
NOW IS THE TIME FOR YOU TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION, and our friends at Arts Action Fund have made this very easy to do here.
PLEASE inform your colleagues, friends, family and social media networks by sharing this Action Alert with them and asking them to speak up for arts & culture.
Together we will prevail!
ARTS ORANGE COUNTY
March at the MUZEO
The Bring your Lunch and Learn series continues on Wednesday, March 8 with Dr. Marjorie Miles, DCH,MFT. She is an Author, Dream Coach and Creative Writing Mentor, has been interviewed on the radio and has appeared on television and in film. She is a well-known dream expert, featured with director Wes Craven, in the documentary movie, Night Terrors. As a writer, and former psychology professor, Dr. Marjorie loves helping people bring their unique voice and story to life. A gifted teacher from Huntington Beach, she is listed in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers”.
Marjorie fulfills her passion for self-expression as a poet, spoken word artist, workshop presenter and “muse mentor”. She is the author of the inspiring memoir, Healing Haikus—A Poetic Prescription for Surviving Cancer. Additionally, she facilitates the bi-weekly “Writing with Your Inner Dream Muse” group and offers dream interpretation sessions by phone.
Time 11:30 – 12:30. Arrive by 11:15 AM as this free program starts promptly at 11:30 and concludes at 12:30. Feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy it during the presentation. Park in the 90 minute or 2 hour parking. RSVP to clatham@muzeo,org.
On Thursday, March 16th the Open Book Author's series will feature David Grant Wright, who was diagnosed, in February 1993 with a very rare form of cancer. With Flying Colors chronicles the next year of his life on the road to recovery. His touching story moves from the trying times of intense chemotherapy to the lighter side of hospital life, and beyond into the wonders of life itself. From Angels to Jell-O, magazines to medicine, David discusses it all in his frank and funny way. Acclaimed by medical professionals, care givers, patients, spiritual leaders, educators, and many others, With Flying Colors is a true story of survival that will stay with This Open Book Author's Series is offered free to the community and starts at 6 PM and concludes at 8 PM. The program includes readings, open discussion, an opportunity to purchase books and have them signed by the author. RSVPs appreciated. All RSVP requested for the free events to be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Carnegie Galleries the spaces will be transformed into a tea room and will provide a variety of tea experiences. Some will be traditional while others will included fashion shows and presentations by Milliner, Mela Hoyt-Heydon, who designs and produces period Millinery for the entertainment industry. Her hats can be seen in the films Vanity Fair, Emma, Jefferson in Paris, Persuasion, North and South, the Aviator and most recently, Comanche Moon. Locally she has created costumes for Disney, Princess and Sitmar Cruise Lines, The Globe Theater, Moonlight Amphitheater, Beverly Hills Playhouse, Long Beach Playhouse, Stages, 3DTheatricals, and Westbeat.
In the Main Muzeo Gallery, we are proud to showcase 'Dressing Downton' ~ Changing Fashions for Changing Times'. This is the only West Coast viewing opportunity of this exquisite collection of costumes from the very popular PBS television series Downton Abbey. Reservations are required for the docent led tours.
For more information on these and other programs, to arrange a docent led tour, etc., call  956-8936 or visit the website at www.muzeo.org The Muzeo is located at 241 So. Anaheim Blvd., at corner with Broadway. Parking is available in the parking structure. Park beyond the gate and obtain a parking voucher. Validation available at the gift shop. The Muzeo is open Tuesday-Sunday with regular hours 10 AM to 5 PM.