Please note: The City of Irvine has taken several precautionary safety measures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community. By emergency order, community centers, playgrounds, indoor facilities, athletic fields and courts, and stadiums may be closed or have modified access until further notice.
The Irvine Fine Arts Center continues to be closed to the public at large until further notice, and an opening date has not been determined. While our summer exhibitions are currently not accessible to the public, please see below for more information on planned online events with our artists.
Irvine outdoor park spaces remain open for passive use, and tennis and pickleball courts have been reopened. Modified summer recreational programming will be available to the community, and is available for registration at yourirvine.org. Learn more at the City Facility Updates webpage.
A CURIOUS HORIZON
A Curious Horizon presents photographic and sculptural works by Christine Atkinson, Austin Irving, and Rachelle Mendez that explore our perceptions of, and relationships to, the world and our sense of place within it. Uncanny doorways, artificially encased exotic flora, and pastel-hued images of empty suburban spaces converge to evoke subtle and powerful statements on the precarious nature of the environments we’ve built and reshaped.
Join Online Discussions with Exhibiting Artists
Although Irvine Fine Arts Center galleries remain closed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we are excited to announce a series of free online discussions with A Curious Horizon exhibiting artists Christine Atkinson, Austin Irving, and Rachelle Mendez. These virtual events will be hosted through WebEx, the City of Irvine's official video conferencing software.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and receive a link to join.
Austin Irving, Thursday, August 6, 12 p.m. PST
Christine Atkinson, Thursday, August 13, 12 p.m. PST
Rachelle Mendez, Thursday, August 20, 12 p.m. PST
Surface is a solo presentation by Long Beach-based printmaker Ashley Shumaker. This project is the second iteration of an exploration of texture and organic form in which Shumaker uses found objects to create dreamlike landscapes. Each sculptural print is the unique result of a monoprinting process that yields a one-of-a-kind object that, like geographical terrain, has no identical copy.
Shumaker received her Master of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Long Beach, and teaches printmaking workshops at the Irvine Fine Arts Center.
The Irvine Fine Arts Center is located inside Heritage Community Park at 14321 Yale Ave. For more information on our exhibitions, visit irvinefinearts.org or call 949-724-6880.