November 2014

Photo: Alejandra AlarconCinderella Ending


You Should Not Be Here

November 1 - December 13, 2014

Opening Reception Nov 1st, 6-10pm
Music Performance by: Yellow Red Sparks and Sunny War

Concerts @ OCCCA: Fri November 21st 8pm
David Aguilar & Taller Sur

David Aguilar: David Aguilar is one of the most versatile, creative and groundbreaking contemporary singer-songwriters to come out of Mexico’s independent scene. This playful genre-bender masterfully blends contemporary acoustic tunes with complex lyrical experimentations and catchy yet multi-layered melodies. David’s eclectic sound emerges from the intersection between Latin-American folk, Brazilian bossa, flamenco, pop, norteño, traditional Mexican songs, bolero, among others. It is this unique convergence of rhythms and the highly poetic writings in his songs that make David Aguilar one of the most promising voices of contemporary Latin American song.

Taller Sur: Taller Sur is made up of Ruby CastellanosWilly Ortega and Victor El Campos Salinas. The group starts out as an experimental workshop of singer-songwriters defusing song of authors, trova, and bohemian music in southern California. They offer a variety and fusion of distinct musical influences in interpretation and composition. Also introducing a place where you can listen to their songs, as well as songs written by other Latin composers, since December 2005

December 4th, Documentary Screening, Real Life Test
A Film by Florencia P Marano
DOORS 5:30pm screening 6:15pm

Real Life Test will be presented by the LGBT Center of Orange County & SolArt as part of Transgender awareness week programming.

Closing Reception Dec 6th, 6-10pm
Edith Crash and Dorian Wood will be joining us for closing reception of You Should Not Be Here on Saturday December 6th FREE Show so come on by! Starts at 8p.m


Do you Belong? Do they Belong? We are often made to feel unwelcome or invisible either by borders, race, gender, social status, politics, beliefs, our own mind etc. This exhibition will explore these provocative themes.


Smoking in LA by Florencia P Marano



Ivan Abreu (USA)
Amanda Arantes (CAN)
Florencia P. Marano (AR)
Jessica J Giacobbe (USA)
Justine Garcia (USA)
Sumie Garcia (MEX)
Patricia Aragon (SP)
Sebastian Diaz Aguirre (MEX)
Carrie Perault (CAN)
Floria Gonzalez (MEX)
Diana Martin (SP)
Alejandra Alarcon (BOL)
Stephen Anderson (USA)
Maria Madrigal (USA)
Carla Zarate Suarez (MEX)
Josefina Cortez (USA)
Joella March (USA)
Cindy Hinant (USA)
Marco Vera (MEX)
Natasa Prosenc Stearns (SI)
Humberto Howard (US)
Patrick McPheron (USA)
Terri Warpinski (USA)
Glynnis Reed (USA)
Nikholas Newell (USA)
Txema Novelo (MEX)
Guanyu Xu (CN)


Spy Station by Florencia P Marano


The exhibition opens during the 10th annual Noche de Altares Celebration & Street Festival organized by El Centro Cultural de Mexico  & the Noche de Altares Collective.

It is also All Saint’s Day or Dia de los Muertos as its traditionally observed in Latin American Countries. The event draws over 10,000 souls to the FREE outdoor event and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art is located in the direct area of this celebration in the heart of Downtown Santa Ana’s Artist Village.
This exhibition will include works curated by: Sali Heraldez- Founder and Creative Director of SolArt Media & Design & SolArt Radio & curator at SolArt Gallery Café (2004 to 2011) and Lilia Lamas - Curator and member of the Sixpack Projects and curator for international events in Florence, Italy.
Concluding the exhibition all participants will receive an e-mail with the website hosting the exhibition Images and list of participants, as well as images from the event.
A selection of participating artists’ works in You Should Not Be Here… will be presented in a to be announced location in Florence, Italy.  Dates and details for participating artists to exhibit in Italy will be determined by January 2015.


Liliana by Floria Gonzalez


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Press Mentions:

Q and A With Edith Crash. Gypset Magazine. By Luis Polanco, Dec 11, 2014

You Should Not Be Here Closing Party! Edith Crash y Dorian Wood ofrecen un espectáculo único en la fiesta de clausura de #YSNBH. Por La Banda Elástica | Fotos:María Madrigal

OCCCA's 'You Should Not Be Here' Lives Up to Its Title,
OC Weekly. By Dave Barton, Thursday, Nov 20 2014



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