Yes, This Did Happen Last Night with Saskia Jorda @ Grand Central Art Center
As we mentioned in a previous post, the energy surrounding Grand Central Art Center is incredible and the official Opening Reception doesn’t even happen until tomorrow night, Saturday, September 1 from 7-10pm.
But last night, if you were any where near the GCAC 2nd Street promenade, you might have seen the action. Â Yes, six wonderful young ladies, dressed in full quinceaÃÂ±era attire, posing with our winter/spring 2013 artist in residence Saskia Jorda. Â Saskia is here this weekend for a first sight visit of our community. Â Through the support ofÂ QuinceaÃÂ±era MagazineÂ and CSUF’s Titan Magazine, a full photo shoot took place in preparation of Jorda’s project in development. Â Grand Central Art Center would like to thank the teams of both magazines for their generosity, dedication to the project and joyous spirits last evening. Â We would like to especially thank the young ladies and their families for their time, energy and professionalism – truly remarkable, intelligent and community focused individuals.
If you weren’t there, we thought you might enjoy a few images from the evening:
Here are a few early details regarding the upcoming project:
late-January through late-April 2013
QuinceaÃÂ±erasÂ is a residency exploring bodies in state of transition, from childhood into womanhood, based upon the artistâ€™s own experience and memories of becoming a quinceaÃÂ±eras in Venezuela (one of the artistâ€™s last significant experiences before migrating to the U.S). The artist plans to collaborate with 29 quinceaÃÂ±eras/wedding shops located in Downtown Santa Ana,Â QuinceaÃÂ±era Magazine, a downtown non-profit health care provider and individuals of the community – which will include girls and their families as they prepare for quinceaÃÂ±eras. Working together, they will examine the traditions behind rite of passage, family values and body image as perceived by these teenagers.