Memories in the Making: When Words Fail, Art Speaks

Memories in the Making® is the signature art program of Alzheimer’s Orange County. The program has been nationally recognized for its ability to elevate the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia.

Memories in the Making encourages reminiscing, stimulates the brain, provides socialization, improves self-esteem, reduces stress, and promotes self-expression.

All of the works in this exhibit were painted by individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia.



On display at the 1888 Center July 13th and 14th

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Image Credit: Dr. Justin Call


The Vanishing West

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The Vanishing West: Chris Darrow
Photographer Chris Darrow is one of those unique creatures of the Southern California landscape. Darrow was one of the original members of the legendary 60s band, Kaleidoscope. He later joined the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, appeared in the movie Paint Your Wagon, played with the likes of Linda Ronstadt, produced albums for the known and unknown, and authored some of the best in bluegrass, rock n’roll and world beat music (before it was called “world beat”) to come out of California.



The Vanishing West is the big-picture view of the loss of our heritage, including some of our most interesting landmarks,” says Darrow.

On display at the 1888 Center from May 31, 2018 through June 27, 2018



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Two of the most powerful forms of expression are words and images. The artists exhibited in conTEXT combine the innate power of both to create their artworks. Juxtaposing the photographic image with text generates a new message uniquely their own. In collaboration with Santa Ana College.



On display at the 1888 Center from April 26, 2018 through May 30, 2018
RSVP for the 12:00pm reception on Saturday, April 28.
Credit: Daisy Monroy Lopez

Literary Destinations

Literary Destinations features eight original works by Orange County artist Chantal deFelice. This collection of paintings highlights the intersection of books, art and travel while reflecting on each bookstore and its cultural impact on community.READ MORE