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Free art classes are being offered at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art!




July 31st 
A.K. Toney (Poet -Educator)
1:00 pm to 4:00pm


Sat August 3rd 
A Special Workshop at our closing reception
"Empowerment Buttons"
An Arts workshop with Maria Elena Cruz
Saturday August 3 from 6:30 to 8:30
What words and images would you use to fight Mental Health Stigma and to empower Recovery andWellness and Understanding?  In this arts workshop participants will use collage and drawing to create their own custom button.  Our button making machine will take the finished artwork and turn it into a wearable art button  All materials will be provided...free to all!


August 6th 
Frame Drum
Miranda Rondeau 
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm


August 4th 
Drawing Out Stigma
Toni Ivashkov (Artist -Educator)
1:00 pm to 4:00pm


August 7th 
Music Meets Art
Toni Ivashkov (Artist -Educator)
1:00 pm to 4:00pm


August 10th 
A.K. Toney (Poet -Educator)
2:00 pm to 4:00pm


August 14th 
Dance and Movement
Chandra Chaikin (Dancer-Educator)
2:00 pm to 4:00pm 


August 11th 
Dance and Movement
Chandra Chaikin (Dancer-Educator)
2:00 pm to 4:00pm 


August 15th 
A.K. Toney (Poet -Educator)
1:00 pm to 4:00pm


August 17th 
Music Meets Art
Toni Ivashkov (Artist -Educator)
1:00 pm to 4:00pm
For more information click here!


Our continuing exhibition will have its closing reception
on August 3rd, from 6-10pm.



Connect Heal End Stigma"
  Celebrates mental health awareness and community through connection, featuring original artwork by professional artists, who are also: mental health advocates, community builders, arts educators, and/or family members and/or are persons diagnosed with a mental illness. 


Through the observation of these courageous and honest works of art, which reveal personal stories and experiences, exhibition viewers will learn about persons with mental illnesses, the stigma they have faced and the many roads of advocacy, wellness and recovery. 
Exhibition Dates: July 6th - August 17th, 2013
Closing Reception: August 3rd, 2013, 6:00-10:00pm
Artists: Janet Adams , Judy Ann Adams, Stephen Anderson, Theresa Boyd, Leslie Davis, Janice DeLoof, Mannig Gurekian, Olga Lah, Nguyen Ly, David Lucien Matheke, Joella March, Matjames Metson, Ann Phong, Karen Feuer-Schwager, Joy Shannon, Craig Sibley, Sayon Syprsoeuth, Evan Viera
The Release
Mannig Gurekain, The Release
Ann Phong
Ann Phong, Jump

Free hands-on workshops in fine art; creative writing / poetry; dance and music
will be offered at OCCCA. Workshops will be facilitated by professional artists and include the discussion and creation of artworks reflecting on themes of stigma, wellness and recovery. This experience will enhance the lives of participants, helping to reduce stigma, anxiety and stress and raise self-esteem, while providing a sense of joy and productivity derived from a positive access to their imagination and the healing process of creativity.
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
117 N Sycamore St., Santa Ana, CA. 92701 *

Stephen Anderson
Stephen Anderson, The Difference Between Wondering and Knowing
The feeling of separateness for those diagnosed with any level of mental illness
can be acute and the thought that one is entirely alone can be difficult, and at times extreme. Through a compelling script of deeply moving vignettes, the raw, honest and poetic tone of "I Live In Your World" gives voice to a marginalized population of persons with mental illness, communicating personal stories and messages that engage the audience on an intimate and universal level.
Grand Central Art Center, Theater:
125 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA. 92701 *
All events are FREE and open to the public!
Workshop and theater schedules can be found at OCCCA.org  
Sayon Syprasoeuth, Birth of the Dragon Lady


These events are dedicated to the service and memory of
Artist~ Educator~ Mental Health Advocate Janice DeLoof.
Events will promote a message of community building and stigma reduction,
serving as a catalyst to enrich the lives of all participants.
Funded by the County of Orange Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Services, Prevention and Intervention Division, Mental Health Services Act /Prop. 63.
For more information and schedule go to occca.org! 

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art


117 North Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA. USA, 92701 * www.occca.org  



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Opening events sponsored by Reed's  


Orange County Center For Contemporary Art 
117 N Sycamore. Santa Ana, CA 92701  www.occca.org 
714 667 1517
Hours: Thurs & Sun 12-5pm, Fri & Sat 12-9

1st Saturday Receptions: 6-10pm

OCCCA is located at the corner of 2nd and Sycamore in the Santa Ana Artists Village.
There is no entrance fee.  Please see the web site for more information, www.occca.org,
or call the gallery during regular operating hours.

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Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
Is an artist run California nonprofit corporation.  OCCCA affiliate artists are committed to presenting contemporary art exhibitions in an atmosphere conducive to discussion without censorship.

OCCCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and all donations
are tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law

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