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Grand Central Offers Artful Lineup

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Cal State Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana will feature several exhibits and activities May 7 at the First Saturday Art Walk. Among the offerings:

  • “Recordings of an Immigrant,” a collaborative project by artist-in-residence Vincent Goudreau and Juan Aquino, featuring Aquino’s journey to escape the genocide of the Guatemalan civil war. The exhibit is on display May 7 through July 10.
  • Lead artist Marisa Morán Jahn will activate “The CareForce” on May 7, a public art project and mobile studio designed to amplify the voices of caregivers through creative outreach, interactive media and group dance sessions.
  • Karen Anzoategui, a writer, performer, artivist and gender queer performer from Los Angeles, will host a free writers workshop and open mic night on May 7 at the GCAC Theatre Space. The series is presented by Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble.
  • “Flux,” a mixed-media installation by Jasmin Sanchez, explores the intersection of civilization and the natural world. Applying her work directly on the gallery walls with pencil, ink/pen and India ink, Sanchez’s exhibit is on display at GCAC through May 15.
  • Continuing through June 12 is “Polaris,” a single channel video and sound work by Cuban artist collective Los Carpinteros. Examining the depths of silence and noise, the video portrays the pilgrimage of a musician who carries his drums through the Pyrenees mountains.

The Santa Ana-based art center recently received a 2016 Multi-Arts Production Fund grant in support of artist-in-residence Lisa Bielawa’s serial broadcast opera project “Vireo.” Filming of the next episode will take place on May 14 in Los Angeles.