Presented by Opus Bank
The Muckenthaler’s annual Holiday Festival features various activities, including home and gallery tours, performances and an arts and crafts fair. Plus, delicious food vendors and exclusive craft beer selections! The family-friendly event also provides free art workshops for kids, a children’s play area, and a special appearance by Santa Claus.
Speakers from local foundations, nonprofit leaders, businesses and educators will be featured. The focus will be on helping your organization learn how to achieve more funding and enhanced outcomes through collaboration to reach your organization’s goals.
The Muckenthaler presents Latino arts and crafts, altars, art workshops, food vendors and live music! Last year more than 400 people attended and enjoyed Grammy-nominated performers, regional dance groups, and festive activities. Featuring grammy nominated Trio Ellas, Sean Oliu from La Voz Kids, classical guitarist Joseph Yashar, Groupo Folklorico Monte Alban, and more!
Gallery Opening Reception
Free Admission | Donations Welcomed | Refreshments Available
Named in honor of the late Fullerton artist Florence Arnold, who founded our youth artist exhibits in the 1970s, the Young Artist Exhibition collects the finest artworks by local high school students.
Enjoy dinner and entertainment under the stars! Featuring ballet performances by Nouveau Chamber Ballet. During the evening, the 2016 Dr. James Young Arts Legacy Award will be presented to Lois Ellyn—ballerina, choreographer and teacher—as well as Artistic Director of Nouveau Chamber Ballet.
A selection of paintings by Los Angeles women artists of the 1970s and beyond. Curated by artist Margaret Garcia, the show examines the emergence of female painters who helped define many different styles during this period. Featuring Leigh Adams, Sandra Cornejo, Lynne Dwyer, Kikki Eder, June Edmonds, Cathy Garcia, Margaret Garcia, Amy Inouye, Bonnie Lambert, Heather McLarty, Sybil McMiller, Marylucille Nuñez, Ester Petschar, Marcella Swett, Suzanne Delacruz Urquiza, Zara Gomez.
The melodious merry-makers of the Orange Empire Chorus have entertained audiences all over southern California since the chorus was formed in 1957. This performance combines old standards, contemporary tunes and comedy songs all sung in the four-part barbershop style.
Gallery Tour | 7:30 p.m. | Free Admission
The Muckenthaler Cultural Center will host a discussion and gallery tour of the exhibition Richard Duardo: Artist and Master Printmaker, on view through August 21. The free tour will feature the late artist’s sister Lisa Duardo and nephew Montana Mills, of Modern Multiples, the highly regarded print studio founded by Richard Duardo. Filmmaker Heather Flores will screen excerpts from an original video about Richard Duardo. Poet, artist and educator Karen Holden will share experiences working as an edition printer for Richard Duardo during the early years of his Aztlán Multiples studios in the 1980's.
The Day of Music Fullerton is a citywide celebration of Fete de la Musique on the Summer Solstice. Our 2nd annual Day of Music Fullerton will be held on Tuesday June 21,2016. This year The Muckenthaler will be hosting some of the best local artists. Come join us throughout the city of Fullerton for a day of free music, food trucks, and community fun!
Laura "Lolly" Allen's music "...conjures the lanky, leisurely feel of Milt Jackson, her roomy rambles open up the spiritual spaciousness of Walt Dickerson, and her smooth flair for Latin rhythms recalls Cal Tjader."-- Fred Bouchard (writer for Downbeat Magazine and teacher at Berklee College of Music.)
Initially formed as an homage to the 1959 Cannonball Adderley-John Coltrane landmark album,The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago, our group continues to pay tribute to these jazz giants with arrangements and original compositions related to or inspired by Cannonball and/or Coltrane.