Short for magazine or fanzine, “zines” are self-publications, motivated by a desire for self-expression. OCMA’s Fanatic celebrates the history and modern iteration of the “zine,” with legendary artists and scholars in conversation, drop-in workshops, and free access to the galleries. Fanatic will also host BOOKMOBILE Project—a renowned traveling showcase of independently produced books and zines from across the U.S. and Canada—and their newly released publication.
Co-created by legendary Riot Grrrl Faythe Levine, OCMA offers a special screening of “Sign Painters.” What was once a common job has now become a highly specialized trade, a unique craft struggling with technological advances. “Sign Painters,” stylistically explores this unacknowledged art form through anecdotal accounts from artists across the country. Arrive early for a live sign painting demonstration by Patrick G. Smith.
Indulge in a culinary evening where food and art cross over. Delight in mouthwatering creations by local chefs from Orange County, each creating a dish inspired by the artwork on view. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
In recognition of OCMA’s much anticipated exhibit The Avant-Garde Collection and the centennial of the start of World War I, this fascinating series will examine the historic avant-garde and commemorate the “War to End All Wars,” deploying the conflict as a backdrop to the surprising resilience of artistic creativity during this dark time. The artists’ daunting struggle to innovate will be explored and the evolution of the avant-garde will be defined.