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2017-07-05

Healthy Youth and the Arts

2017-07-03

PARADE is Now Open

2017-05-25

Arts and the City - Proposals to Anaheim City Council

2017-05-25

APAC Vision for Performing Arts Center

2017-04-27

May Newsletter Is Here

2017-03-24

The Distinguished Citizen

2017-03-16

Arts Funding To Be Eliminated!

2017-03-01

March at the MUZEO

2017-02-24

The Children's Festival 2017

2017-02-23

Kids And The Arts

2017-01-25

February Newsletter is here

2017-01-22

20th Century Women

2017-01-20

Raffles v Opportunity Drawings

2017-01-18

Broadway Concert Gets Its Own Site

2016-11-24

AAC December Newsletter

2016-11-01

Looking for Event Coordinator

2016-10-26

November Newsletter is Here!

2016-09-28

October Newsletter

2016-09-27

TADA! Dance and Theatre Credentials Coming to California

2016-05-06

Paints and Good Food

2016-05-03

Crowdfunding for Children's Festival

2016-04-26

Dance and Drama One Step Closer

2016-02-26

From the March Newsletter

2016-02-26

March Newsletter

2015-10-04

Sacred Arts Festival Videos Now Available

2015-10-02

Arts Council Takes A Chance

2015-08-13

On Summer Break

2015-07-06

Arts Council Elects New President

2015-07-03

Grants and Scholarships

2015-04-23

Santa Ana Invests in Artists!

2015-04-15

Annual Soiree was Heroic

2015-03-18

Arts Council Annual Soiree Details

2015-02-02

Schools Turnaround With The Arts

2014-12-08

December Newsletter is here.

2014-12-08

Superheroes Campaign - One Month Left

2014-10-26

Music Therapy Reduces Depression in Kids

2014-09-27

Anaheim's Big Fish Nearly Open

2014-09-02

New Arts Season Begins

2014-08-13

We are on a brief recess

2014-06-09

Art and the Brain

2014-06-09

Awards Night at Arts Council

2014-02-09

The Mannequin Experiment

2014-01-18

Arts Council Theatre Night

2014-01-09

New Year: New Look. Our Website Changes

2014-01-02

Happy New Year to all our Readers

2014-01-01

The Role of Theatre in Anaheim

2013-11-25

OC Choral Society Plans Big Move to Anaheim

2013-11-10

Updates Today

2013-09-26

Art for Othersí Sake

2013-08-26

Sacred Arts Festival Moves Into 1st Gear

2013-07-17

Looking Back at the Last Few Months

2013-06-20

Why Arts And Humanities Matter

2013-05-29

Catch-up Time

2013-05-04

From STEM to STEAM

2013-04-18

Grant opportunities for older artists

2013-04-08

Arts Council Theatre Night Out

2013-04-08

The Taste of the Arts is Back

2013-03-25

Arts Council Ponders After School Arts Classes

2013-03-25

Congrats to Anaheim Ballet

2013-03-05

Public Forum on After School Arts Education

2013-02-15

Well Deserved Recognition for Becky Areias

2012-12-18

New Performing Arts Center - a Call to the City

2012-11-29

Reflections on the Fall Festival and the Art Crawl

2012-11-24

Champion for the Arts, 2013 - the Race Begins!

2012-11-23

Editor's Pick - What To See Over The Holidays

2012-10-24

Come Together Gets Props in City Council

2012-09-25

What's On In Anaheim?

2012-09-03

The Quest for AIPP

2012-06-30

Wind of Change for Arts Council

2012-06-30

When The Arts Feel The Pinch

2012-05-31

Childrenís Festival 20 Years Old

2012-05-05

Hoagy Holguin named as Champion of the Arts

2012-04-27

Wine and Cheese Soiree at the Anaheim White House

2012-04-14

CI Music 'Wows' Arts Council

2011-12-09

Nutcracker Opens December 10th. What a treat!

2011-12-02

Photochemical Art Drips With Strange Noir

2011-11-13

The Heritage Forum: an Opinion

2011-10-16

Art in Public Places

2011-09-01

Bruno Gives Huge Boost to Local Non-Profits

2011-08-17

The Living Tradition Sets Out Full Program

2011-08-07

The Art Crawl Cometh

2011-06-04

Scholarship Winners Share Their Art

2011-05-19

Our invitation to YOU Ė join our summer party at Battle of the Dance

2011-05-03

Artists Wanted!

2011-03-14

Arts EXPO! Hailed a Success

2011-03-05

Did the News Disappear?

2011-02-13

Arts EXPO! Planned for March

2011-02-02

New Art Experience in Downtown

2011-01-09

An Hour of Inspiration

2011-01-06

Board Member hit by Police Car

2010-11-12

Awards for Art in Public Places

2010-11-07

Gallery Opens in Downtown Anaheim

August Newsletter is here

By Editior, 2017-08-12

Arts Council to Meet With New Purpose
Thursday September 7, 2017
at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center: 5:30-7pm

The newly reorganized Arts Council will kick-off its season of General Meetings in September with the focus on bringing together arts organizations in Anaheim. We too often function alone when a more united effort would yield greater benefits.

All are invited; but we are especially looking to gather top leaders from the City, non-profit arts organizations, for-profit arts-related businesses, and the School Districts to an evening of discussion on THE ARTS IN ANAHEIM. 

We start promptly with the Introductions at 5:30, moving into a session on Visions and Challenges, before we open the special Forum to questions on Arts in the City, the Schools and Businesses, and close out with action plans. It will be fast and nimble. If you are a leader in the arts communities please book the date and plan to be there.

This is a totally new approach to Arts Council meetings, aimed at better advancing the Arts in the City.

READ FULL NEWSLETTER HERE

 



 
Wings Over Anaheim

By Various contributors, 2017-07-30

Anaheim’s excellent Convention Center has a new attraction for the thousands of visitors thronging its walkways this summer – nine large bronze sculptures. They are so spectacular that it’s worth the effort for Anaheim residents to go and see them.

The Wings of the City exhibition was opened on July 11, with a turnout of dignitaries from Anaheim Council Members and Staff, the Mexican Consulate, school district administrators and board members, neighboring city elected officials, local artists and the Anaheim Ballet. The artists himself, Jorge Marin, was unable to be present but was represented by some of his staff.

The inspiration for this exhibit resulted from meetings between Mayor Tom Tait and the Mexican Consulate. The sculptures have been on the road for a while but have never before visited southern California.

From July 11 to Sept. 30, the Anaheim Convention Center is hosting “Wings of the City,” an outdoor exhibit of nine stunning, larger-than-life bronze sculptures by acclaimed Mexican artist Jorge Marín.

Among the statues is “Alas de México,” or “Wings of Mexico,” a pair of giant wings suspended above steps for people to pose in front of and become part of the art.

The wings, which debuted in 2010 as a public art exhibit on Mexico City’s Paseo de la Reforma, have been the backdrop for millions of photos as they’ve toured the world.

Now Anaheim residents and visitors will be able to get their own pictures with “Alas de México” and view the other works in the striking collection.

“Art makes life better, and the best art becomes part of our lives,” Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait said. “As a city of the arts with longstanding ties to Mexico, Anaheim is the perfect place for people to enjoy this incredible exhibit.”

Marín’s monumental statues pay homage to classic sculptures with surreal twists: men adorned with dream-like wings or bird masks, and some in stunning acrobatic poses.

The statues are arranged so visitors can enjoy them on a leisurely stroll through the walkways around the Anaheim Convention Center.

Anaheim is the first California city on a U.S. tour for “Wings of the City” that started in 2013 in Texas. The statues also have been displayed in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Four statues are along Katella Avenue in the plaza of the Anaheim Convention Center’s domed arena. The other five have been placed along the Palm Court walkway near the Hilton Anaheim hotel.

Taking and sharing personal pictures is encouraged using the hashtag #wingsinanaheim.  No commercial photography, please.

The opening ceremony, in the hot midday sun, included a number of speeches and  presentations, the unveiling of the “Wings” and a gorgeous ballet piece danced around the Wings by Anaheim Ballet.

In his speech Mayor Tom Tait said, “Art has a way of transforming people and places… I guess if we could put it easily into words it wouldn’t be art! … These statues lift up the entire convention center ... and the entire city.” The he quoted  Pablo Picasso – “Art washes away from the soul the dust of every day life.”

Thank you Mayor Tait for your leadership.

So here is a request. Let the City buy at least one large bronze sculpture from Jorge Marín and have it permanently installed in some suitable location. And then devise a program where, with suitable sponsorship, the City installs a statue every year over, say, a five year period.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the Hilton Anaheim structure.

Parking in the structure is $6 for the first hour and $1.25 for each additional hour.

You can park for free on select Sundays, July 30, Aug. 12 and Sept. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. in Car Park 1, along Hotel Way off Katella Avenue.

The exhibit is presented by the city of Anaheim, Visit Anaheim, the Consulate of Mexico in Orange County and the Mexican Agency of International Cooperation and Development.

It’s here to share internationally acclaimed art with residents and visitors and to support cultural ties with Mexico.

For more visit Anaheim.net/Wings.



 


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