Artist Preview : August 20 2011 w/ Brian Fort

Karman Orange welcomes back Brian Fort to the Santiago Art District Art Walk on Saturday August 20 2011.  Brian will be bringing back his collection Angel City which was first shown in May at Karman Orange. Angel City is a series of paintings that visualizes the characters from his literary work of the same title.  This time, along with the paintings, the characters will be brought to life by a spoken word performance by Marcus Fort.  Marcus will perform 3 poems depicting the the characters from Angel City. 

Follow Brian Fort on Twitter @bfort2010 for further insights into his muse, inspirations and future projects.  Come see his work live, on exhibit at Karman Orange.

Brian Fort will be on exhibit at Karman Orange, open to the public, on Aug 20 2011.  Private screenings available by appointment.

Artist: Brian Fort
Date: Saturday . Aug 20 2011
Time: 7pm ~ 10pm

The Santiago Art District Art Walk is a free event, held on the third Saturday of each month from 7pm to 10pm. It is located in the city of Santa Ana, CA at the intersection of Santa Ana Blvd, and Santiago Blvd, across the street form the Santa Ana train station. Free parking available at the train station.

June 18 2011 w/ Joni Renee

PRESS RELEASE

On June 18th, Santa Ana's very own Joni Renee will host "Forests, Faeries, and Mudberries", a multi-gallery art charity event sponsored by the Amazon Conservation Association, American Chestnut Foundation, Tree People, American Forests and Forest Trends.

This event will span FOUR galleries at the Santiago Art District art walk: Karman Orange, Kavika Works, Rebel Unit, and the Joni Renee Gallery.

The purpose of this event is to raise awareness and funding for reforestation of our planet. All art is fairy, forest or woodlands themed, and the artists will be dressing up. Our incredible evening includes games, face painting, dancing, crafts, story time, snacks, and lots of fun fairy merriment. All guests encouraged to wear their pixie wings! 

Attending of the event is FREE with a suggested $5 donation. Fairy costumes encouraged.  Free music and wine all night! 50% of ANY SALE made during this event will benefit the reforestation charity of your choice.

5:40 Music by Donald Sartoris
6:00 Music by Briana Harley
6:30 Music by Evan Robert Cassidy
7:30 $5 face painting by Robin Cohen
8:00 Music by Donald Sartoris
9:30 Music by Roosterhead


Visual Artists:
Jack Pan
Donna Letterese
Tammy Ngo
Elizabeth Zaikowski
Eric Melo
Sassy Garcia
Robin Cohen
Ceci Ortiz
Carla Lra
Carli Martin
Rachel Eliza
Kristin Meyers
Christy Kendall
Kendra Ortscheid
Melissa Vilchis
Henry Cuellar
Yael Degany
Carolyn Yarnell
Mica Teal
Kim Jacobi
Nairi Amirkhanian
Henry Cuellar
Katie Pizzi
Paulina Ruiz
Amanda Ortscheid
Betsy Ullery
Scott Schryder
Sey Studios
Joni Renee



Food Trucks:
Crepes Bonaparte
Oh for Sweets Sake
Dos Chinos
Piaggio On Wheels


Event decor by Oscar C
Tea sandwiches by Piper E

Giveaways:
Bumper stickers
Books
Leaflets
Recipes

Charities and partners:

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit that unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles. Simply put, our work is about helping nature heal our cities. TreePeople's mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share the process as a model for the world. TreePeople's long-range vision is to green Los Angeles by establishing a Functioning Community Forest where local residents and businesspeople have joined together to transform their neighborhood into a sustainable ecosystem that functions like a healthy, natural forest.
Volunteer or donate directly at (818) 753-4631.

Founded in 1999, the Amazon Conservation Association (ACA) works to conserve the biological diversity of the Amazon. We work to protect biodiversity by studying ecosystems and developing innovative conservation tools to protect land in the region while supporting the livelihoods of local communities. We work by forging ties with governments, nonprofits and people who depend on the rainforests for their livelihood, with the goal of saving rare species and habitats and learning from the land. Scientific research guides our approach, which strives for concrete, measurable achievements. ACA has offices in Washington, DC and La Paz, Bolivia. Donate directly at: (202) 234-2356

The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) was founded in 1983 to restore the American chestnut tree to its native range within the woodlands of the eastern United States using a scientific research and breeding program developed by its founders. We harvested our first blight-resistant nuts in 2005, and the Foundation hopes to begin reforestation trials with blight-resistant American-type trees before the end of this decade, using sound ecological principles. We also provide educational opportunities to our nation's youth through our educational outreach programs, including the Charlie Chestnut Environmental Program and the Chestnut Tree Loaner Laboratory. Donate directly at: (828) 281-0047

American Forests is a world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration, a pioneer in the science and practice of urban forestry, and a primary communicator of the benefits of trees and forests. American Forests is the nation's oldest citizens' conservation organization. Citizens concerned about the waste and abuse of the nation's forests founded American Forests in 1875. Today, the organization's primary campaigns are Tree-Planting for Environmental Restoration and Reversing the National Urban Tree Deficit, which encourage people to improve rural, suburban, and urban ecosystems by planting and caring for trees that provide important environmental and economic benefits including pure water, clean air, and wildlife habitat. Donate directly at: (202) 737-1944

Founded in 1996, Forest Trends works to expand the value of forests to society; to promote sustainable forest management and conservation by creating and capturing market values for ecosystem services; to support innovative projects and companies that are developing these new markets; and to enhance the livelihoods of local communities living in and around those forests. We analyze strategic market and policy issues, catalyze connections between forward-looking producers, communities and investors, and develop new financial tools to help markets work for conservation and people. Donate directly at: (202) 298-3000


The Santiago Art District Art Walk is a free event, held on the third Saturday of each month from 7pm to 10pm. It is located in the city of Santa Ana, CA at the intersection of Santa Ana Blvd, and Santiago Blvd, across the street form the Santa Ana train station. Free parking available at the train station. 

Artist Preview : May 21, 2011 w/ Brian Fort

Karman Orange welcomes back Brian Fort to the Santiago Art District Art Walk on Saturday May 21 2011.  Brian will be exhibiting his latest collection based on his short story, Angel City.  The series of paintings are a visualization of the characters from his literary work.  Brain further describes, "It's about where the Angels live and all they have to do to keep us on the path of righteousness."

Brian is a local artist from Santa Ana CA.  He is self taught, beginning from a very early age, following inspired artist such as Justin Bua, Miya Bailey, Rolf Armstrong, and Norman Rockwell.   He currently resides and does his painting in Lake Forrest.  Brian uses music as motivation from his favorite musicians, Talib Kweli, Cee-Lo Green, and Jay-Z.  Brian mostly uses acrylic paint on canvas, and currently exploring the use of oils and other mediums in expanding his creative expressions.

Follow Brian Fort on Twitter @bfort2010 for further insights into his muse, inspirations and future projects.  Come see his work live, on exhibit at Karman Orange.

Brian Fort will be on exhibit at Karman Orange, open to the public, on May 21 2011.  Private screenings available by appointment.

Artist: Brian Fort
Date: Saturday . May 21 2011
Time: 7pm ~ 10pm

The Santiago Art District Art Walk is a free event, held on the third Saturday of each month from 7pm to 10pm. It is located in the city of Santa Ana, CA at the intersection of Santa Ana Blvd, and Santiago Blvd, across the street form the Santa Ana train station. Free parking available at the train station.

Artist Preview : March 19, 2011 w/ Peter Jordan

On Saturday, March 19 2011, Karman Orange welcomes Peter Jordan to the Santiago Art District art walk.  As a financial guru by day, Peter will exhibit his current work of sketches inspired by what he calls the Escape from Structure.  "I have had too much structure in my day to day life," explains Peter, "That's the push. The pull is grace and fluidity of form. I love the contrast between the structure of the human form and it's constantly changing shape in space."  

Peter currently resides in Los Angeles, but also considers New York home.   He describes himself as a closet artist who draws for his own enjoyment and therapy.  His favorite artists include Matisse, and sculptures by Maillol and Degas.  He learned his art from studying life.  "Living in big cities like NY, Chicago, London and LA has allowed me the anonymity to watch people coming and going. I believe this has developed the gestural qualities of my art."  Peter's art have recently been on display at Cannery Row gallery in Redondo Beach.   Peter enjoys working in charcoal and conte crayon on newsprint, and occasionally with pastels.  "I prefer newsprint for it's tooth."  He also uses clay to create figure pieces.  "It is in clay that I have explored abstract expressionism."

Peter feels a strong relationship between music and art. "Music needs rhythm and melody with accents of percussion," describing his personal theory towards art, "I believe the artist's stroke requires the equivalent to keep the viewer's attention, curiosity and surprise."

Peter Jordan will be on exhibit at Karman Orange, open to the public, on March 19 2011.  Private screenings available by appointment.

Artist: Peter Jordan
Date: Saturday . March 19 2011
Time: 7pm ~ 10pm

The Santiago Art District Art Walk is a free event, held on the third Saturday of each month from 7pm to 10pm. It is located in the city of Santa Ana, CA at the intersection of Santa Ana Blvd, and Santiago Blvd, across the street form the Santa Ana train station. Free parking available at the train station.