For some memory or some land

Sept. 26- Dec. 1, 2022
 
Preview reception: Thursday, Sept. 29, 5–7 p.m.
 
Opening reception: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2–4 p.m. including curator-led exhibition tour, 2–3 p.m.
 
Additional curator-led tour by Dakota Noot: Thursday, Oct. 13, 12:15-1 p.m.
 
From the urban center to farms, deserts and forests, "For some memory or some land" re-builds nature through installations, photographs, paintings, and sculpture, on display at Orange Coast College’s Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion from September 26 until December 1. The group exhibition features Chicana/o/x artists who recapture images of nature, sometimes overgrown and freeing; otherwise refashioned from urban decay. Land is not lost within city limits; nor is the absence of people felt beyond its walls.
 
The eight artists in the exhibition include Jackie Castillo, Juan Gomez, Álvaro D. Márquez, Narsiso Martinez, Aydinaneth Ortiz, Jynx Prado, Gloria Gem Sánchez, and Christopher Anthony Velasco, and was curated by Dakota Noot.
Artwork by Jackie Castillo

Jackie Castillo, Turning No. 2, 2022, reclaimed bricks,

photo emulsion, courtesy of the artist

Spirit of the Land: Artists Honor Avi Kwa Ame

Sept. 26- Dec. 1, 2022
 
Preview reception: Thursday, Sept. 29, 5–7 p.m.
 
Opening reception: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2–4 p.m. including curator-led exhibition tour, 2–3 p.m.
 
Additional curator-led tour by Kim Garrison: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 12:15-1 p.m.
 
On display at Orange Coast College’s Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion from September 26 until December 1, "Spirit of the Land: Artists Honor Avi Kwa Ame" is a group exhibition in which artists offer their art as love letters to the plants, animals, geology, history, and culture of the Avi Kwa Ame landscape at the southernmost tip of Nevada.
 
The exhibition celebrates a recent bill introduced in Congress, that would permanently protect 443,000 acres of the area as Nevada’s fourth National Monument, to be named Avi Kwa Ame (Ah-VEE kwa-meh), the Mojave name for Spirit Mountain and the surrounding landscape in Southern Nevada. It is the source of life and place of origin for 10 Yuman-speaking tribes of the Mojave: Hualapai, Yavapai, Havasupai, Quechan, Maricopa, Pai Pai, Halchidhoma, Cocopah, and Kumeyaay, and is sacred land to the Hopi and Chemehuevi Paiute people.
 
Organized by the Barrick Museum of Art at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and curated by Kim Garrison, Checko Salgado and Mikayla Whitmore, this travelling exhibition features selected works by 23 regional, national and Indigenous artists who have chosen to celebrate the country around Spirit Mountain, known as Avi Kwa Ame. Additional artists will be highlighted in the slideshow on a screen, along with the community postcard images. The three curators for the exhibition were key activists through the arts in their advocacy for bringing the proposal forward to Congress.
Painting by Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson, In the First Times, acrylic on canvas

Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion building at sunrise
Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion day time
Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion night time