Upcoming Exhibitions

Rooted  •  Shelter  •  The Reverberations of Causes and the Avalanches of Creation

Exhibition Date: 
Nov. 18, 2017–Jan. 6, 2018

Opening Reception: 
Saturday, Nov. 18, 4–6 p.m.


Main Gallery and Gallery 2


Sedi Pak, Carrie Minikel, Tim Musso, Hiromi Takizawa and Elijah Wooldridge

​Rooted brings together artworks that reflect the origins of the materials used in their making and examines the link between nature and artificiality. By engaging in an open dialogue with their materials, artists create works that highlight the role of observation in how we relate to natural phenomena.  


Gallery 1


Rick Reese

The painting practice of Orange County based artist Rick Reese looks at how the environments we create and inhabit separate us from the natural world, posing questions about our relationship to nature and our sense of belonging to landscape.

Artist Talk and Drawing Session 

Bring your sketchbook and pencils and join us for a discussion and a drawing session with Shelter artist Rick Reese. Learn about his work in the exhibition and his approach to drawing from nature, and enjoy an opportunity to draw in a group alongside the artist to start exploring (or further develop) your own practice of landscape drawing. 18+. Course #192571. Registration required (Check back Nov. 15 when winter registration opens.) FREE

Saturday, Dec. 9             10 a.m.–12 p.m.                Irvine Fine Arts Center


The Project Wall

The Reverberations of Causes and the Avalanches of Creation

Cheryl Sorg

Using a variety of colorful neon and metallic tape, artist Cheryl Sorg will create a site-specific installation in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center, connecting the two concurrent exhibitions through designs inspired by tree rings and their reference to stories of origins.

Tape Collage Workshop with Cheryl Sorg 

Join us for a hands-on tape collage workshop with installation artist Cheryl Sorg. Explore this unique collage medium and make your own personalized neon tape compositions in a fun, family-friendly environment. All materials included. Fee: $40 (IFAC member: $35). Ages 5+. Family participation encouraged. Course #192533. Registration required (Check back Nov. 15 when winter registration opens.)

Saturday, Dec. 2             1–3 p.m.                Irvine Fine Arts Center