July at Muzeo

Carol Latham, Jul 3, 2017

July is a busy month at Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center. A free exhibit, Brush Strokes, featuring traditional and contemporary Asian calligraphy with seal stone carvings by Young Hoon Kim opens July 8 through August 20 in the Carnegie gallery. There will be a public opening reception on July 8 at 2pm.

Also free in the Carnegie gallery from July 15 through August 20 is YEDA / Crops of Love. This exhibit will display student work and sculptures and other art by renowned artist Hyunae Hong Kang(www.hyunkaekang.com). Sale of the art enables the students and their teacher to support a school art program they started in Malawi, Africa.

The Lunch and Learn series continues on Wednesday, July 12 at 11:30am with a free (with RSVP) one-hour presentation on Anaheim's Cops4Kids program by board member, Joe Vargas, who will discuss Cops4Kids, Youth Services, the Junior Cadet Program, the Anaheim Police Explorer Post and more. Cops4Kids was established to serve all children between the ages of 5 and 17 who live in or attend school in Anaheim. The aim of the program is to develop the foundation qualities of respect, responsibility, and discipline by providing structured programs that foster a positive relationship between police and youth. Please arrive by 11:15am, the program starts promptly at 11:30 in the Carnegie Building and concludes at 12:30. Feel free to bring your lunch. RSVP to clatham@muzeo.org.

On Friday, July 14 at 6pm, Muzeo will host a high-energy auction-raffle Quartermania fundraiser. Tickets are $35 per person and include heavy appetizers, desserts, one (1) opportunity drawing ticket and one (1) auction paddle. Extra paddles are $5 each. There will be over 50 items (including men's items), opportunity drawings and silent auctions. A cash bar will be available for guests 21+ w/ID. Vendors include Tastefully Simple, Tomboy Tools, Damsels in Defense, Tupperware, Mary Kay Cosmetics and Pampered Chef, Lula Roe, Partylite and Origami Owl. Funds raised benefit Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center's mission to engage the community in exploring and celebrating our diverse heritage, culture and arts through creative programming. Quartermania tickets must be purchased in advance throughwww.muzeo.org.

On July 15 from 1pm to 3pm, Muzeo will host a very special ticketed Open Book event with award winning author Stephen Maitland-Lewis, who will discuss his book, Botticelli's Bastard. The presentation will be moderated by local author, poet, and professor Grant Hier and will include refreshments, Q & A, book sales and signing. Tickets for this special event are $10 ($5 for members) and must be purchased in advance at www.muzeo.org.

Botticelli's Bastard is a gripping novel, which tells of the bizarre relationship between a fine art restorer Giovanni Fabrizzi, and an old master portrait by an unidentified artist of the 16th Century. Obsessed to learn the truth of the painting's origin, Giovanni becomes increasingly convinced the painting could be the work of one of history's great artists - Botticelli - which if true, would catapult its value. But in learning the painting's past, he believes the portrait was stolen during the greatest art heist in history - the Nazi plunder of European artwork. As Giovanni persists in his quest of discovery, he exposes far more truth than he ever wanted to know. Stephen Maitland-Lewis is an award-winning author, a British attorney, and a former international investment banker. Maitland-Lewis is a jazz aficionado and a Board Trustee of the Louis Armstrong House Museum in New York, and was also Director of Marketing for a Los Angeles daily newspaper.

Muzeo's free monthly Open Book is July 20 from 6pm to 8pm, and features author E.A. Padilla, who will talk about his action-filled political novel Tunnels. Starting inside the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea at the precise moment an invasion tunnel is discovered, Tunnels traces the ongoing game of cat and mouse as double agents, civilians and military recruits work to expose true deep seated reasons for the conflict between the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea). Open Book is free (with RSVP) and includes readings, open discussion, and an opportunity to purchase books and have them signed by the author. RSVP to clatham@muzeo.org.

On July 29 from 11am to 1pm, local nonprofit Science Heads Inc. will be setting up their Mobile Observatory at Muzeo. Families are invited to come down for a free learning experience (first-come-first-served basis) featuring a real working telescope and NASA's interactive 3D Eye on the Solar System program. Artist Jack Knight will also be on site for a free paint session.


Muzeo is a unique community center and museum for the arts, education and culture dedicated to serving youth and adults. Its goal is to deliver high quality, relevant and diverse programming to celebrate the richness of culture, history, and people through exhibits, workshops, lectures and outreach activities. The 25,000-square-foot Muzeo complex features a state-of the art gallery space that includes Anaheim's original Carnegie Library, built in 1908.

Muzeo is located at 241 South Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, California 92805. Museum hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Sunday. For private rentals, group sales or membership information, call 714-956-8936 or visit www.muzeo.org.



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