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Art at the Library


Art Exhibits

"A Walk in Her Shoes" presented by Cherished High Desert

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Exhibition at the Central Library January 13 - February 15, 2017

A Walk in Her Shoes is an interactive art exhibit that tells the stories of survivors of human trafficking.  Each of the shoes displayed represents a woman who has survived sexual exploitation, addiction or life on the streets. Headphones and QR code are affixed to each podium so that visitors can easily listen to the stories by downloading a QR Code Reader and scanning the code.

A Walk in Her Shoes was created by Cherished High Desert, a nonprofit organization, comprised of a residential program and social enterprise that is run by and for survivors of commercialized sexual exploitation, human trafficking, addictions and life on the streets. The stories can also be listened to by visiting the Cherished High Desert website.

"Transitions" by Mark Leysen

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Exhibition at the Central Library December 5 - January 27, 2017
Artist Reception and Talk: Thursday, December 15, 7 p.m., Central Library Friends Room

About the Artist

Mark Leysen is an Orange County artist whose paintings are rooted in abstract expressionism.  His strong sense of color and rhythm shapes the compositions, while the more formal aspects of geometric forms give balance and harmony. 

Leysen earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in painting and drawing from California State University, Fullerton.  His art has been exhibited throughout California and Mexico in various group and one-person exhibitions, including; the UCLA Hammer Museum, the San Bernardino Museum, the Laguna Art Museum, Orange County Museum of Art, the Irvine Fine Arts Center, Chapman University, Museo de Arte in Queretaro, Mexico, California State University at Fullerton, the Los Angeles County Museum ARS Gallery, and Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana.

On Thursday, December 15, artist Mark Leysen will discuss his artwork and his latest book at reception and talk beginning at 7 p.m. in the Central Library Friends Room. The free program will include a slide show and question and answer period following the artist's talk.

Upcoming Exhibits

"Moments Between Oceans" Original Photography by Scott Amling

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Exhibition at the Central Library February 13 - March 24, 2017

The exhibit will showcase a collection of black and white photography from Scott Amling’s Shell Series IV and V, as well as selected images from his recent trip to Hokkaido, Japan.

Ron Yeo (assemblages): Exhibition April 3 - May 27, 2017

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