Great Park’s Art Book Collection Tells You Everything You Need to Know About O.C. Art Scene

An unassuming book collection leans on white shelves in the entrance of the Great Park Gallery in Irvine’s Palm Court Arts Complex. Casual as these books appear, they are ripe with the impressive history of the Orange County art scene. They document the art history of four O.C. institutions: The Laguna Art Museum, the Orange County Museum of Art, the Irvine Museum and, of course, the Palm Court Arts Complex. …

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“Art of Competition” Captures the Spectacle of Sport

“The Art of Competition” on view at the Palm Court Arts Complex is an arena exhibiting athletes and illustrators at the top of their game. Vibrant colors create rhythmic melodies inside the rigid boundaries of white frames. Digital manipulation, graphic design and hand-painted illustration is highlighted in this show. The results are nuanced compositions that thrust into the complexities of championship, identity and spectacle. The show opens with Noah MacMillan’s digitally …

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