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‘Are You Skeptical?,’ ‘TINES’ at Grand Central Art Center

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Grand Central Art Center is kicking off the summer with several exhibitions whose openings coincide with the next First Saturday Artwalk in downtown Santa Ana.

An 7 p.m. opening reception Saturday, June 3, kicks off “Are You Skeptical?” by Lucio Muniain, which showcases the artist’s hand-drawn interpretations of “ripped from the headlines” realities, often gruesome. In conjunction with this exhibition, Muniain is creating a mural on the Grand Central Project Wall.

June 3 also sees the start of Davy Sumner’s “TINES,” tuning forks that are made to vibrate — and produce sound — by precise magnetic fields. The exhibition is based on a mid-19th century experiment and, like “Are You Skeptical?” runs through Aug. 13.

The first Saturday of June also will see “Portraits” at Grand Central’s Artist-in-Residence Studio. The exhibition is the work of students from SanArts Master Classes, a program of the Santa Ana High School Arts Conservatory. Each artist created a life-size self-portrait, choosing a pose that would, like the materials, text and imagery used, be part of the message.

Cal State Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center is located at 125 N. Broadway in Santa Ana. Additional information is available on the center’s website