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“San Bernardino is a beautiful city.” This simple statement, a conviction, comes easily to mind for Michael because he was raised here. Understandably, this concept may be hard to imagine or confirm by way of mainstream media. The city’s name alone evokes a negative image for most who have no first-hand knowledge of San Bernardino. This narrow focus does not come close to describing the city nor the community.
 

 

With a rich and diverse history, San Bernardino has the potential to regain its vibrancy and strength. What began as a personal response to tragedy has evolved into showcasing the city’s landscape in a positive light. The images in this exhibition, and forthcoming book, portray the artist’s view of San Bernardino - confirming that beauty exists here, if you slow down and look for it.

 

Text by Michael Hardison.

 

Stop by the Garcia Center for the Arts at 536 W 11th St San Bernardino, CA to view this great new collection of photographs on display until October 31, 2018.  Opening reception is this weekend, August 17th at 6pm in the auditorium.

 

For more information visit hardisonphoto.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Exhibit opens July 15th and runs through July 25th, open Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, 9 AM to noon or by appointment. This event will take place at the Garcia Center for the Arts located at 536 West 11th Street, San Bernardino, CA 9241o
San Bernardino is still healing from the 2015 Dec. 2 terror attack and the 2017 North Park Elementary School shooting. Domestic abuse and police brutality are also unfortunately still prevalent. The Voices Against Violence workshop series focused on the impact of violence through reflection, conversation, and self-empowerment, highlighting the personal experience of individuals affected by violence. Read poems and view art by workshop participants. Open mic and interactive exhibit! 
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Arts Connection Awarded California Arts Council “Artists Activating Communities” Grant

State funds will support sustained artistic residencies at The Garcia Center for the Arts

 

San Bernardino, CA– The California Arts Council announced its plans to award $16,200 dollars to Arts Connection as part of its Artists Activating Communities program.

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Calling all Artists and Performers! 

 

 

We need art donations and live performances to support DREAMers of Cal State San Bernardino

The Art of Dreaming, an exhibition showcasing art pieces made with recycled materials, created by CSUSB DREAMers and allies, will take place at The Garcia Center for the Arts in San Bernardino, CA. Topics of the show are centered around the experiences of being an undocumented student or ally.

Opening reception May 22, 2017 with the show running through early June 3rd, with a gala reception and silent auction.

Local artists, performers, and community members are invited to participate and attend.
The money raised at the auction will be disbursed into an emergency scholarship fund for CSUSB’s undocumented students in dire need of financial assistance.

This is a call for artists to donate additional art pieces to join the collection and auction, and a call for performers to participate during the final closing ceremony and gala event. We encourage all artists to come as a community and support this effort. This opportunity is an expression of unity, art, and networking.


All art contributions will be carefully considered to be presented in the silent auction. Art performances can be musical, spoken word, live art creation, poetry readings, etc. 

Artists interested in donating art/performing, and for more information & special accommodations, please contact:
Francisco Rodriguez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or
Alondra Martinez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We ask that all ideas for submissions be sent via email by May 19.


Participants will include artist/poet Juan Delgado, Professor Liliana Gallegos, local artists/performers, and CSUSB student organizations such as The TransCultural Commons Collective, Mass Productions, and The Coyote Pack.

Important Dates:
Opening reception: May 22nd; 4-6:00 p.m.
Art exhibition: May 22nd through June 3rd (subject to museum operating hours)
Closing ceremony, live performances, and silent auction: June 3rd; 4-6:00pm
The Garcia Center for the Arts daily hours: M-Th 9am-12pm (closed Fridays and Sundays)

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Arts Patrons

Drs. Ernie and Dotti Garcia

 

  

JT Saloon

 

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The Ranch Projects Publishing

 

Arts Advocates

Cultural Planning Group

Gloria Macia Harrison and William Harrison, Jr.

Harrison House Music, Art & Ecology

OmniTrans

Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace

Paulson Orthodontics

Stone Adventures

 

Arts Friends

BoxoPROJECTS

Chaffey College: School of Visual and Performing Arts

High Desert Test Sites

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (JTHAR.com)

Randy Polumbo

Pioneer Crossing Antiques

Riverside Arts Council

City of Rialto

 

ARTS CONNECTION

The Garcia Center for the Arts
536 W. 11th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Tel: 909.381.1900
info@artsconnectionnetwork.org

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CSUSB
5500 University Parkway
Visual Arts Building, Rm. 308
San Bernardino, CA 92407

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