Irvine Fine Arts Center Fall Exhibitions Open to Visitors by Appointment Only

Friday, October 9, 2020

The Irvine Fine Arts Center announces the opening of two new fall exhibitions, For Modern Resting and Small is Beautiful, running concurrently Friday, October 16Friday, December 11.

Gallery visits will now be accessible by appointment only to best adhere to state and local guidelines and keep the community safe. To visit fall exhibitions, please call the center at 949-724-6880 to make an appointment. Attendance will be kept to 25% maximum capacity, and all guests will be required to adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear facial coverings (for those 2 years and older). The Irvine Fine Arts Center remains closed for drop-in services.

For Modern Resting

Inspired by the joy, sensibility, and humanism of mid-century modern designer Alexander Girard, For Modern Resting carries forward the idea that rest is an inherently vital act. Artist Erik Benjamins, in collaboration with Shannon Finnegan, Lauren Godfrey, and Norma Studio, creates an inviting and thoughtful environment that welcomes viewers to contemplate how sensory engagement and slowness manifest in daily life. Exhibiting artists include: Erik Benjamins, Shannon Finnegan, Lauren Godfrey, and Norma.

Small is Beautiful
Grounded in the power of smallness, the works on view in Small Is Beautiful explore how small-scale artworks and objects can be as striking and impactful as large, epic-scale works. This rumination on the power of the seemingly minuscule, addressed by each exhibiting artist through a myriad of themes and styles, aims to create a broader conversation around complex and universal themes including the human condition, the ecology, and Western history. Exhibiting artist include: Hillary Baker, Julia Couzens, Nancy Evans, Lawrence Gipe, Gegam Kacherian, Virginia Katz, Karla Klarin, Constance Mallinson, Siobhan McClure, Alain Rogier, Greg Rose, Coleen Sterritt, Marie Thibeault, Robert Walker, Joan Weinzettle, and Kay Whitney.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.9 a.m. MondayThursday, 10 a.m.5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibitions are free. The Irvine Fine Arts Center is located inside Heritage Community Park at 14321 Yale Ave. For more information, visit or call 949-724-6880.