Past News

2015-05-14

Concerto Guild News

2015-05-08

Sligo Rags Back On May 16th.

2015-04-22

Anaheim Ballet Touches Hearts at the Spectrum

2015-04-20

Love Goes Wrong With OCS

2015-04-16

Searcher's Annual Show Details

2015-02-25

JC & Laney with special guest CEJ in concert

2015-02-17

The Chance Hits New Challenge Grant High

2014-11-15

As You've Never Seen It Before - La boheme

2014-11-10

Living Tradition Rounds Out The Year With Flair

2014-09-29

These Kids 'Rock' On The Piano

2014-09-28

Theatre News

2014-09-28

Renee’s Photography Exhibition

2014-09-27

Debbie Reynolds Coming To APACF

2014-03-20

Cathy Barton and Dave Para to Perform in Anaheim

2014-02-21

Transcending Boundaries Through the Arts

2014-02-17

Elsie Reed is 97!

2014-02-05

The Vesper Light is Coming With OCCS

2014-01-21

Pint and Dale Come to Town

2014-01-01

Small Potatoes with the Living Tradition

2013-12-21

Carol of the Nutcrackers

2013-11-25

OCS Gala Special Concert

2013-11-25

Foxpointe Seasonal Soiree Invitation

2013-08-31

Kids Rock With the OCS

2013-08-14

Summer Intensive Peaks in Pearson Park

2013-08-14

Jacques D'Amboise, Forever Young

2013-07-20

Anaheim International Dance Festival Takes Shape

2013-07-18

Great Season Ahead for the Symphony

2013-06-20

Creative Identity Concert Draws High Praise

2013-06-20

Art Reflections to Dazzle and Amaze

2013-06-20

MECCA comes to Anaheim

2013-06-09

Jazz Generations Fundraiser Announced

2013-04-30

Symphonies For Wind This Month

2013-04-24

Student Film Festival in GardenWalk on Saturday

2013-04-08

OC Symphony Presents Clarion Calls Next Sunday

2013-03-26

AAA 50th Anniversary Show

2013-02-15

Ponderosa Library Appreciation

2013-02-15

Young Children in AWE Helped By Public Library Foundation

2013-01-31

Aliens in Anaheim Again

2013-01-31

Acclaimed Irish Balladeer Making Rare Appearance in Anaheim

2013-01-30

Brace for the ACE - it Might Be Cold!

2013-01-23

OCS to Perform Favorites by Bizet and Ravel

2012-12-21

The Nutcracker on Public Radio

2012-12-05

Art Association opens Exhibit in Center Gallery

2012-11-28

Tree Lighting Almost Here

2012-11-25

Public Library Foundation Recognition

2012-11-04

Wind Symphony Lives Up To Its Promise

2012-10-01

Major Thirds Kept Us Guessing!

2012-09-25

Best Ever Broadway Comes to Anaheim

2012-08-31

Exquisite Evening of Japan Inspired Music

2012-08-30

Broadway Comes to Anaheim Again

2012-08-15

AIDF Points To The Future

2012-08-11

Splendid Start to International Dance Festival

2012-08-06

TLT to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

2012-07-24

New Performing Arts Center Inches Ever Closer

2012-07-23

Three Glorious Days in Brea

2012-07-18

Celtic Music for the Multitudes

2012-07-17

West Side Story Rave Review

2012-06-27

OC Symphony Gets Close to Arena Concert

2012-06-06

Mayor\'s Concert Poses Questions

2012-05-06

Bluegrass Band and Appalachian-Country Duo Share Stage

2012-05-05

Panning for Gold The Searchers' Way

2012-05-02

OC Symphony Pulls out the Stops

2012-03-13

Traveling Western Folk Singers - Saturday

2012-03-13

Creative Identity Changes Lives

2012-01-31

A Glimpse into City Cultural Arts Programs

2012-01-30

Folk Music Icons to Appear at Living Tradition

2012-01-29

Anaheim Community Theatre

2012-01-23

Gershwin, Copland and Beethoven Combine Forces to Entertain

2011-11-17

Nutcrackers and Snow

2011-11-17

Treats in Store with A Holiday Cornucopia

2011-11-14

When Broadway Rocked Anaheim - Nov 5th

2011-10-17

Broadway Rocks Anaheim Again

2011-09-30

New Anaheim Ballet YouTube Video

2011-09-28

Sarah McQuaid in Concert with Jack Brown

2011-09-25

A Little Night Music

2011-09-19

OC Symphony Baton Changes Hands

2011-09-12

Tracy Grammer in Concert on Saturday

2011-08-29

Borrowed, Blue, Old and New

2011-08-15

Anaheim International Dance Festival

2011-07-30

Ballet Students to Kick-off Dance Celebrations

2011-07-24

Anaheim Ballet Offers Huge Summer Program

2011-07-22

Jerry Springer: the Opera

2011-07-21

OC Symphony Receives City Designation

2011-06-27

Great July Photo Classes

2011-06-27

When Mahler Met Saint Saens

2011-06-26

Anaheim Art Association Shows off Winners

2011-06-08

The Mayor's Concert is Coming Sunday 26th!

2011-05-16

OC Symphony - an American Landmark

2011-04-22

Welcome to Creative Identity

2011-04-20

Appeal: Homes for Dancers

2011-03-14

Soul Music with Living Tradition

2011-03-05

AB Co-Director Honored

2011-01-09

In Service to the Mouse

2010-11-12

Anaheim Ballet Wows Hundreds of School Kids

Classic Master Paintings at Center Gallery

By Provided, 2015-05-15

"In Search of Light and Harmony." Center Gallery Exhibition at Downtown Anaheim Community Center, 250 E. Center Street. Now open.

William Galvez, a native of Columbia, South America, was born to a family of artists. Galvez grew up developing a taste and passion for art. For years he experimented with different styles, mediums and techniques, until he fell in love with the magic of European art. Hence his creativity has been devoted to the still life the genre for many years.

William Galvez’s art works reflect the style and grace of the Old Masters in their strength and composition. His award-winning paintings are on display in discriminating galleries and private collections around the world.

This is naturally talented artist exhibits his skills with precise and detailed still life representations of his mind’s eye and from his very own carefully selected arrangements. He makes no claim of providing hidden meanings and subliminal messages in his renderings,  but rather attempts to portray realistic scenes in a graphic manner on his canvas, much to the evident delight of those who have purchased and proudly display his works.  His studios in Southern California and in Columbia, South America, at any given time, will contain a few paintings underway.

“The beauty that surrounds me everywhere,” says Galvez, “is a constant source of inspiration.”

Yet in his creative process he relies even more on his heart than he does on his eye. There is magic in Galvez’s work, a remarkable glow that seems to shine from an inner light. His colors are all at once subtle and intense. He achieves this through a long and painstaking process of layering and glazing. Once the drawing is in place Galvez begins using oils with a burnt amber wash to paint his subjects. The next step is applying a dead color layer, local color layer and applications of lights and darks.

Then this is followed with three to five applications of colors he calls transparent, each to bring out a greater sense of depth and tonal value.

Each layer builds luminosity and light within the transparent glazes of mysterious shadows. His contrasts, highlights and somber glazes complete his paintings resulting in works that enter our minds and transform our dreams into reality.

Leonardo used his scientific knowledge of how the eye sees to create the illusion of immense depth. Rembrandt transformed paintings with his use of light, texture and brush work. Galvez combines these techniques with his inner intellect to create his art.

Below: Horn of Plenty by William Galvez.

This Center Gallery Exhibition is curated by the Cultural and Heritage Commission, which also hosted a lovely reception for the opening on May 7th., when many visitors got to meet and hear Mr. Galvez speak of his work.



 
Battle of the Bands is Heating Up

By The Editor, 2015-05-15

Creativity is irrepressible, and when musical kids want to play and sing not much can stop them. There’s the drummer who found his rhythm in the school band, the soloist from choir, the guitarists who figured it out from You Tube, and one of them seems to have a gift for lyrics. They spend hours in someone’s garage getting their unique “voice”, finding the meld that works for them. And above all they are happy because they are  creating – and who knows where it all might lead? But who hears them?

Now they have a chance to lock horns with the best teen bands in Anaheim and shine with the pizzazz they already feel they own in the Battle of the Bands. This new event gives an great opportunity for Junior High and High School bands to strut their stuff before their peers!

Publicity has gone out to all schools. Completed application forms, with demo videos posted on You Tube, are required by May 22nd. These will be adjudicated by a panel of experts from Cal State Fullerton, Disneyland and possibly the Chance Theater.

The selected finalists will perform in Pearson Park Amphitheater on Saturday, July 18 at 6:30pm. This should be a stonking event! We want to see 3000 teenagers there!

The Arts Council envisaged a very similar event a couple of years ago, and even penciled in a date for the Pearson Park Amphitheatre, but they lacked the resources to be able to pull this together. So many congratulations to Community Services for initiating this wonderful competition, finding the resources and taking the risk.

Now, if for any crazy reason, some teenage musician reads this article who has NOT already heard all the details, know this – you don’t have much time left.

All the information you need is right HERE. Contact info; the Rules, the Application form, the Insurance Waiver and Parental Permission form. Click, press Ctrl-P and print the stuff. Fast.

But, all being well, you are way ahead of this – all done. Sorted. So on behalf of all well-wishers from the Anaheim Arts Council, we send you our very best for a hugely successful competition, with boatloads of fun!

Community Services – Thank You!



 


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