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Workshop (3/17) & Update on Artist in Residence Saskia Jorda’s Unraveling Tradition

Grand Central Art Center Artist in Residence Saskia Jorda and her artistic collaborator, California State University at Fullerton visual art student Angelica Perez-Aguirre, invite you to join them at GCAC this Sunday, March 17th from 2-4pm, for a hands-on workshop in the development of the project Unraveling Tradition.

With the intention of bringing about a broader understanding of the Quinceaí­±era tradition, they invite you to share your story and hear those of others.

Complete details for the workshop can be found below, but we wanted to first provide you a little update on the activities related to Saskia’s residency and the overall project – which will result in a full installation at GCAC scheduled to open with a major reception on May 4th from 7-10pm.

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During the Downtown Santa Ana March First Saturday, Saskia and Angelica were joined by Quinceaí­±era magazines January-April issue Cover Girl Jennifer Razo and the issues Miss Popular Sabrina Torres. The Artist in Residence studio was opened to our GCAC 2nd Street Promenade, inviting the public to join them in conversation, hands-on activities and a magazine signing by their two celebrity guests.   Thank you to Quinceaí­±era magazines for their continued support of this project!

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The following afternoon, March 3rd, Saskia and Angelica presented their first public workshop.   They were joined by members of our community who brought their own personal stories, histories and future plans associated with the tradition Quinceaí­±era, sharing a wonderful afternoon of conversation.   While everyone talked, they engaged in hand making activities involving fabrics, buttons and photographs.   Much was shared to inform the project and help in the development of the workshop scheduled for this Sunday.

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Since that first workshop, Saskia and Angelica have been hard at work in the Artist in Residence studio.   Saskia has been developing, with the assistance of our amazing preparatory Matthew Miller, the overall plans for the spinning sculptural element which will be presented in the GCAC Project Gallery this May.   The two artists have also been busy sewing fabric elements.   To date they have gathered and ruffled over 160 yards, with a goal of over 500 yards when the project is complete.

Our entire GCAC team is excited to see the outcome of this project in May and we invite you to join us that evening, which we promise will hold many surprises!

So come be a part of the project and join Saskia and Angelica for this Sunday’s workshop at Grand Central Art Center’s Artist in Residence Studio!

Here are the workshop details:

Workshop: March 17, 2-4 pm

Explore the Quinceaí­±era tradition€ ¨by sharing your story with us

Join artists Saskia Jordí­¡ and Angelica Perez-Aguirre at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana for a project entitled “Quinceaí­±era.”

With the intention of bringing about a broader understanding of the Quinceaí­±era tradition, we invite you to share your story and hear those of others. If you are a:€ ¨- Quinceaí­±era who is preparing for your special day.€ ¨- Young girl or woman who has already gone through this celebration.€ ¨- Parent, relative, or friend interested in sharing your own experience.€ ¨Or, join us if you are simply interested in learning about this long-standing tradition.

Come and take part in the “Recuerdos” or “memory” making day.€ ¨- Share your photos and experiences and listen to those of others.€ ¨- Transform your Quinceaí­±era dress or any item from your celebration into wearable art objects or “Recuerdos.”€ ¨- Or come and share your excitement and ideas, and work with our materials.

A series of free workshops on:€ ¨ SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013 from 2-4 PM € ¨SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013 from 2-4 PM € ¨GRAND CENTRAL ART CENTER, A.I.R Studio€ ¨125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA€ ¨Drop in or let us know if you can join us by calling us at: (714) 567-7233€ ¨For more info visit:

Explore la tradicií­³n de Quinceaí­±era compartiendo su historia con nosotros

Acompaí­±e a las artistas Saskia Jordí­¡ y Angelica Perez-Aguirre en Grand Central Art Center en Santa Ana para un proyecto titulado “Descifrando una Tradicií­³n”.€ ¨Le invitamos a compartir su historia y escuchar las de otros, con la intencií­³n de lograr una comprensií­³n mí­¡s amplia de la tradicií­³n de la Quinceaí­±era. Si Ud. es:€ ¨- Una Quinceaí­±era que se prepara para su dí­­a especial€ ¨- Una joven o mujer que ya ha pasado por esta celebracií­³n€ ¨- Familiar o amigo interesado en compartir su propia experiencia€ ¨- O simplemente acompí­¡í­±enos si  estí­¡ interesado/a en aprender mí­¡s sobre esta tradicií­³n.

Venga y participe en un dí­­a de crear “Recuerdos”.

– Comparta sus fotos y experiencias y escuche las de otros.€ ¨- Transforme su vestido de Quinceaí­±era o cualquier artí­­culo de su celebracií­³n en objetos de arte usables o “Recuerdos”.€ ¨- O venga y comparta su entusiasmo e ideas y trabaje con nuestros materiales.

Una serie de talleres gratuitos el:

DOMINGO, 3 DE MARZO, 2013 from 2-4 PM€ ¨DOMINGO, 17 DE MARZO, 2013 from 2-4 PM

GRAND CENTRAL ART CENTER, A.I.R Studio€ ¨125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA€ ¨Presí­©ntese o aví­­senos si nos puede acompaí­±ar llamí­¡ndonos al: (714) 567-7233€ ¨Para mí­¡s informacií­³n visite: