Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Don McKinney , One of 50 California Artists You Should Know at Saddleback College

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Bob Rickerson, Gallery Director of the Saddleback College Art Gallery, announced presentation of 3 Transitions – Work Overtime: Paintings by Don McKinney, in the Saddleback College Art Gallery from August 28th through September 13th

American by Don McKinney

McKinney has been an active artist for over 30 years. He is primarily a painter but has also created works in several diverse media including drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. He was born on the south side of Chicago in 1950 and has resided on the west coast of the United States for most of his adult life. During his long career in the arts, Don has taught and lectured at many universities and colleges throughout the United States. This exhibition will feature his most recent paintings. He is known for large-scale-abstracts with an intense exploration of color, light, movement, and iconographic mythology.

A major feat for Don McKinney is to be listed as number 32 in the California Contemporary Art Journal’s 50 California Artists You Should Know! This prestigious journal features 50 boundary-smashing artists who have made the state of California their own. Art is a timeline of history, and California in the 21st century will be a visual spike to remember. -

Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon-4:00 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. An artists’ reception will be held Friday, August 30th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The gallery will also be open Saturday, September 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Saddleback College Art Gallery is one of south Orange County’s primary outlets for creative expression in traditional and conceptual art.  Exhibitions featuring works by local, regional, and nationally-known artists are presented from September to July.  The Art Gallery is an important part of the instructional program. Students enrolled in the gallery display and exhibition classes learn how to plan, design, install, and organize gallery space through art exhibitions.

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Parking is available in Lot 12.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the second left to “Theatre Circle,” turning right into Lot 12.
Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, visit  

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