APRIL FIRST SATURDAY DRAWS OUTSTANDING AUDIENCE!

GCAC’s April 2nd First Saturday Art Walk marked the opening of our new Video Project Space, inaugurated with the single channel video work Polaris by Cuban artist collective Los Carpinteros; the third and final performance of Public Trust, 2016 by New York based artist Paul Ramirez Jonas; and the continued expansion of the wall drawing work Flux by Orange County based artist Jasmin Sanchez.

We had outstanding individuals in attendance to enjoy our projects, including:  Elissa Auther, Windgate Research and Collections Curator, Museum of Arts and Design, NY; Bill Arning, Director, Contemporary Arts Museum (CAM), Houston; Adam Lerner, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Denver; Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido; Former Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Tom Lutz; Brooklyn based artist Noah Fischer; Los Angeles/NY Gallerist Jules Steindler; Santa Ana Gallerist Amy Fox; Los Angeles based artists Nancy Popp and Mariangeles Soto-Diaz; Recent GCAC exhibiting artist Leonard Correa;  GCAC Artist-in-Residences Composer Lisa Bielawa, Cog-nate Collective (Amy Sanchez and Misael Diaz), and Gregory Purnhagen; assisting with Paul’s work, New York based artist Nate Carey, Cal State Fullerton acting student Casey Bowen, and GCAC artist-in-residence Becca Chernow; among many others of our communities.

We thought you might enjoy these images from the evening:

CSUF acting student Casey Bowen performs Paul Ramirez Jonas' Public Trust, 2016
(CSUF acting student Casey Bowen performs Paul Ramirez Jonas’ Public Trust, 2016)

CSUF acting student Casey Bowen performs Paul Ramirez Jonas' Public Trust, 2016
(CSUF acting student Casey Bowen performs Paul Ramirez Jonas’ Public Trust, 2016, as Paul shares details about the work with Elissa Auther, Bill Arning, Adam Lerner and John Spiak)

CSUF acting student Casey Bowen performs Paul Ramirez Jonas' Public Trust, 2016
(CSUF acting student Casey Bowen performs Paul Ramirez Jonas’ Public Trust, 2016, as Paul shares details about the work with Elissa Auther, Bill Arning, Adam Lerner and John Spiak)

Audience enjoys Los Carpinteros video Polaris
(Audience enjoys Los Carpinteros video Polaris)

Audience enjoys Los Carpinteros video Polaris
(Audience enjoys Los Carpinteros video Polaris)

Artist Leonard Correa with his promise
(Artist Leonard Correa with his promise)

CSUF acting student Casey Bowen performs Paul Ramirez Jonas' Public Trust, 2016
(CSUF acting student Casey Bowen performs Paul Ramirez Jonas’ Public Trust, 2016)

Group engaged during Public Trust
(Former Santa Ana Mayor Pro Tem Tom Lutz and wife Nancy engaging in conversation with GCAC Associate Director Tracey Gayer,  Amy Fox, Leonard Correa, and GCAC Director/Chief Curator John D. Spiak)

Audience members engage with Paul Ramirez Jonas: Public Trust, 2016
(Audience members engage with Paul Ramirez Jonas: Public Trust, 2016)

CSUF acting student Casey Bowen performs Paul Ramirez Jonas' Public Trust, 2016
(CSUF acting student Casey Bowen performs Paul Ramirez Jonas’ Public Trust, 2016)

Casey Bowen performs 'Public Trust
(CSUF acting student Casey Bowen performs Paul Ramirez Jonas’ Public Trust, 2016 with  Leonard Correa)

Casey Newhouser and Tracey Gayer
(Casey Newhouser and Tracey Gayer)

Artist Leonard Correa with Tracy,  John and Paul
(Artist Leonard Correa, GCAC Associate Director Tracey Gayer, GCAC Director/Chief Curator John Spiak, artist Paul Ramirez Jonas)

CSUF acting student Casey Bowen performs Paul Ramirez Jonas' Public Trust, 2016
(CSUF acting student Casey Bowen performs Paul Ramirez Jonas’ Public Trust, 2016)

Audience members enjoying the wall drawing installation Flux by Jasmin Sanchez
(Audience members enjoying the wall drawing installation Flux by Jasmin Sanchez)

Teresita De La Torre with friends for Public Trust
(Artist and CSUF Grad Student Teresita De La Torre (center) with friends in front of their promise)

Audience enjoys Los Carpinteros video Polaris
(Audience enjoys Los Carpinteros video Polaris)

Audience enjoys Los Carpinteros video Polaris
(Audience enjoys Los Carpinteros video Polaris)

CSUF acting student Casey Bowen performs Paul Ramirez Jonas' Public Trust, 2016
(CSUF acting student Casey Bowen performs Paul Ramirez Jonas’ Public Trust, 2016)

Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, John Spiak, and Lisa Bielawa
(Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, John Spiak, and Lisa Bielawa)

Mayor Miguel Pulido with John Spiak, Gregory Purnhagen, and Lisa Bielawa
(Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido engages in conversation with John Spiak, Gregory Purnhagen, and Lisa Bielawa)

Artist Nate Carey performs Paul Ramirez Jonas' Public Trust, 2016
(Artist Nate Carey performs Paul Ramirez Jonas’ Public Trust, 2016)

Paul Ramirez Jonas, Noah Fischer, and Nancy Popp
(Paul Ramirez Jonas, Noah Fischer, and Nancy Popp)

Soto-Diaz, Spiak, Steindler, Purnhagen, Bielawa, and Steindler
(Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, John Spiak, Amittai Moshe Steindler, Gregory Purnhagen, Lisa Bielawa, and Jules Steindler)

Group engaged during Public Trust
(Paul Ramirez Jonas and Bill Arning engage in conversation with Cog-nate Collectives Misael Diaz and Amy Sanchez, and artist Mariangeles Soto-Diaz)