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Fairy Tales and Electroacoustics at Grand Central Art Center

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Cal State Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center has a slew of exhibits and activities slated for the spring. Among these is the Saturday, March 4, opening of Davy Sumner’s “Electroacoustic Drawing,” with an opening reception and performance beginning at 7 p.m. and coinciding with the center’s First Saturday Art Walk. 

The audiovisual performance of three hand-wired drawing mechanisms has motors spinning markers across a 14-foot canvas, with the motor and the canvas manipulated and mixed in real time. The speed and polarity of the motors are manipulated so the drawing and audio composition are imprinted with the semblance of each other. “Electroacoustic Drawing” runs through April 16.

Also debuting March 4 with a 7 p.m. reception is Sarah Rafael García’s “SanTana’s Fairy Tales,” which continues through May 14. The result of an artist residency at Grand Central Art Center, this multimedia installation and storytelling project uses community-based narratives to create fairy tales reflecting the history and stories of Santa Ana’s Mexican and Mexican-American residents. The installation includes bilingual single-story zines, books and an “open book” sound performance.

“SanTana’s Fairy Tales” was supported, in part, by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, through a grant supporting the Artist-in-Residence initiative at the center.

Continuing exhibitions at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana include “Stretching Out Flat” by Charlotte Ginsborg (through March 12), “Permanent Change of Station, Leave No Traces” by Gosia Herc-Balaszek (through April 16) and “War Wounds” by Trinh Mai (through May 14).

Grand Central Art Center is located at 125 N. Broadway in Santa Ana. The exhibits are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are posted online.