Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Premier of 8 Days of Arts Through The Shops of Mission Viejo

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Rancho Santa Margarita,  CA  The City of Mission Viejo, Saddleback College, and The Shops at Mission Viejo are joining forces to host “8 Days of Arts” – a community collaboration that will embrace art in many forms throughout Mission Viejo May 3-10.  The 8 Days of Arts kicks off at the City’s Oso Viejo Park then travels to Saddleback College with a culmination celebration at The Shops at Mission Viejo.  This first-time event is designed to build arts awareness and cultivate a love of art in people of all ages. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Commercial Music students perform at Saddleback College concert 2014.

On Saturday, May 3rd from noon to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 4th from noon to 5:00 p.m. Saddleback College will have a presence at the City of Mission Viejo’s Arts Alive Festival at Oso Viejo Community Park—The Village Green, 24932 Veterans Way in Mission Viejo. There will be a combination dance and painting performance by the Dance Department and the Art Department as well as a booth displaying student art.

Saddleback College will host a plethora of events from May 5th-10th in the Fine Arts and Media Technology complex. Students and faculty in the arts display their talents in music, art, theatre, speech, and photography.

On Monday, May 5th at noon in the McKinney Theatre, piano students will perform in solo repertory and ensembles for 2, 4, 6, and 8 hands by composers ranging from Bach to Gershwin and well beyond. At 5:00 p.m., there will be an Art Faculty Lecture by Michael Redfield in FA 202. At 6:00 p.m., the Angels for the Arts will host a Margarita Happy Hour Reception in the Fine Arts courtyard. At 7:00 p.m., Saddleback’s student Jazz Combo will perform in the McKinney Theatre. For the jazz combo, prices are $10 general; $7 students/seniors

On Tuesday, May 6th at noon, Cinema-Television-Radio students will present a student film showcase in the McKinney Theatre. From 2:00-4:00 p.m., there will be a student photography shoot demonstration with models and a DJ. At 5:00 p.m. an Art History Lecture will be presented on Japanese Photography by Thomas O’Leary in FA202. From 6:00-9:00 p.m. a Student Art Exhibition and Awards Reception will take place in the Saddleback College Art Gallery and outside in the art courtyard.

On Wednesday, May 7th from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. there will be a strawberry shortcake bowl event in the art courtyard. A $10 fee includes not only a delicious helping of strawberry shortcake but also a beautifully hand-crafted bowl made by students and faculty. At noon the Department of Theatre Arts will present a showcase in the Fine Arts courtyard. At 5:00 p.m. Faculty members Dr. Patricia Levin and Dr. Deborah Solon will give an art talk titled “Auction Houses, Galleries, and Museums: Art History at Work” in FA202. At 6:00 p.m. The Angels for the Arts will host a champagne/dessert reception. At 7:00 p.m. there will be an Angels Scholarship and Transfer Recognition Recital in the McKinney Theatre. At 7:30 p.m. a play titled All in the Timing will take place in the Studio Theatre. Prices are $15 general; $10 students/seniors

Saddleback College dancers perform as artists paint on them at Arts Alive Festival 2013.

On Thursday, May 8th at noon speech and debate students will present a Speech Showcase performance in the Fine Arts courtyard. At 7:30 p.m. our Commercial Music Ensemble students will perform classic rock, folk, hip hop and original compositions in the McKinney Theatre. Also at 7:30 p.m. there will be a performance of All in the Timing in the Studio Theatre. Prices are$15 general; $10 students/seniors

On Friday, May 9th at 9:00 a.m. there will be a Chamber Music Performance in the McKinney Theatre. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. there will be a Printmaking WoodBlock event in the Fine Arts courtyard. At 7:30 p.m. the Wind Ensemble will perform in the McKinney Theatre. Prices are $10 general; $7 students/seniors. Also at 7:30 p.m. All in the Timing will take place in the Studio Theatre. Prices are $15 general; $10 students/seniors

On Saturday, May 10th, the City of Mission Viejo and Saddleback College will bring the arts to The Shops at Mission Viejo, 555 The Shops at Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.

From noon to 4:00 p.m. Saddleback College music students will perform (lower level near Build A Bear): 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.-Chamber Music performances including Natalie Cervantes on violin accompanied by Matt Salazar on classical guitar; 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.- Jazz Combo with Justin Hershey, Steven Morris, and Luke Reeder; 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. –Various Singers – Paloma Pallante, Jose Zamarippa, and Gabby Jackson accompanied by Cathy Tibbitts on keyboard; Classical Guitarists – Aaron Friehling and Matt Salazar.

From noon to 4:00 p.m. the City of Mission Viejo will host a complimentary Artists Workshop for Kids (lower level near H&M/Old Navy). Activities will include Zendangle, watercolor, printmaking, street painting demonstration on pastel paper, chalk board messaging and social networking. Saddleback College student art will also be on display.

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Free 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 third 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, please visit  

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