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September 15, 2011
An opening reception for Arie A. Galles' Heartland II, Reflected-Light Paintings will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Founders Hall Art Gallery at Soka University. Galles is an art professor at Soka and also served as the university's creative arts program director from 2004 to 2010. He was born in Uzbekistan and has lived in Poland, Israel and Italy. He works with fluorescent color in his paintings and uses light and reflection to draw the viewer in. For more information on Galles' work, visit http://www.ariegalles.comhttp://www.ariegalles.com.
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September 1, 2011
The Aliso Viejo City Council approved the expansion of Soka University of America's parking area at its Aug. 17 meeting. The four-level, 274,143-square-foot Lot B parking structure will have 677 spaces. The structure will start below ground and have two levels above ground. Construction is expected to begin in November and is estimated to take around a year, said Wendy Harder, director of Community Relations at Soka University. Parking Lot A will also be expanded, with 254 more slots added.
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November 10, 2011
A graduate of Soka University of America has joined the ranks of published authors. "Shatter Me," by Tahereh Mafi, 23, will go on sale Nov. 15. The novel is the first in a trilogy. The book tells "the story of Juliette, a girl who has the ability to kill people with a single touch and a crumbling government that wants to use her as a weapon," according to a news release from the university. Mafi has also sold the film rights to the book to 20th Century Fox. Soka University will host a book launch and signing party for Mafi from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in Ikeda Library's fourth-floor reading room.
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December 12, 2011
Soka University's new Performing Arts Center and adjacent academic building have been given Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification, according to a news release from the university. "Soka University is proud to accept this LEED Gold Certification," Soka President Dr. Daniel Habuki said in a statement. "One of our university principles is to 'foster leaders for the creative coexistence of nature and humanity.' So we asked our architects and contractor to do their best to make these buildings as environmentally sensitive as possible.
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January 26, 2012
Hobby Lobby coming to Laguna Niguel Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby is moving into Laguna Niguel. The chain's new location will be on Alicia Parkway between Pacific Park Drive and Avila Road in the Marketplace at Laguna Niguel shopping center, according to a news release from the store. The 77,800-square-foot space used to be home to Mervyn's. This location marks the eighth store in California for Hobby Lobby, which is based in Oklahoma City. It is expected to bring about 35 to 40 jobs to Laguna Niguel.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 2012
Printmaking class for beginners The Laguna Outreach for Community Arts on Saturday morning will put on a printmaking class for beginners at the Laguna Nursery. The 9:30 to 11 a.m. class will revolve around California natives and succulents, which will be introduced to the students by horticulturalist Ruben Flores. Instructor Sheryl Seltzer, a printmaking specialist, will teach the class, LOCA officials said in a news release. LOCA is a nonprofit coalition of artists, art educators and advocates that promotes arts education for people in the Laguna Beach area.
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By Cherril Doty | May 7, 2012
"You must be as you as you can be. " —Dr. Seuss * What are the particular things that you love? What combination makes you you? How do you look at the world around you? What do you see? The chase after my muse has always taken me down many a strange and winding path. Long ago, I learned that "Eyes Open" makes a great mantra on this journey. Herein is a portion of what I have watched/seen in recent days. You probably saw some of the same things. This is often how we connect with each other.
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By Bradley Zint | February 17, 2012
ALISO VIEJO - The acoustics were so refined that one could hear the faintest touch of the piano onstage and the slightest rustling of a paper program across the room. Sometimes at the same time. Indeed, one hears everything at a performance in Soka University's new Performing Arts Center. Hopefully it's mostly the music. That's because there is, more often than not, a lot of great music-making happening on that hall's Alaskan white cedar floor surrounded by the cherry wood walls.
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October 27, 2011
Friday till Sunday Jazz Festival at Soka The three-day Soka BluePort Jazz Festival will be at Soka University of America's new Performing Arts Center. A festival package with tickets to all four concerts is $84. For seniors and students with ID, the cost is $63. Individual concert tickets are also available. To purchase tickets, call (949) 480-4278 or visit http://www.performingarts.soka.edu. Saturday Moonlight Masquerade Laguna Playhouse's third annual Moonlight Masquerade, a Halloween party and fundraiser, will be at 6:30 p.m. at Tivoli Too. The evening will include music, food, drinks, a fortune teller, costume contests and a silent auction.
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By Cherril Doty | May 7, 2012
"You must be as you as you can be. " —Dr. Seuss * What are the particular things that you love? What combination makes you you? How do you look at the world around you? What do you see? The chase after my muse has always taken me down many a strange and winding path. Long ago, I learned that "Eyes Open" makes a great mantra on this journey. Herein is a portion of what I have watched/seen in recent days. You probably saw some of the same things. This is often how we connect with each other.
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By Bradley Zint | February 17, 2012
ALISO VIEJO - The acoustics were so refined that one could hear the faintest touch of the piano onstage and the slightest rustling of a paper program across the room. Sometimes at the same time. Indeed, one hears everything at a performance in Soka University's new Performing Arts Center. Hopefully it's mostly the music. That's because there is, more often than not, a lot of great music-making happening on that hall's Alaskan white cedar floor surrounded by the cherry wood walls.
NEWS
January 26, 2012
Hobby Lobby coming to Laguna Niguel Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby is moving into Laguna Niguel. The chain's new location will be on Alicia Parkway between Pacific Park Drive and Avila Road in the Marketplace at Laguna Niguel shopping center, according to a news release from the store. The 77,800-square-foot space used to be home to Mervyn's. This location marks the eighth store in California for Hobby Lobby, which is based in Oklahoma City. It is expected to bring about 35 to 40 jobs to Laguna Niguel.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 2012
Printmaking class for beginners The Laguna Outreach for Community Arts on Saturday morning will put on a printmaking class for beginners at the Laguna Nursery. The 9:30 to 11 a.m. class will revolve around California natives and succulents, which will be introduced to the students by horticulturalist Ruben Flores. Instructor Sheryl Seltzer, a printmaking specialist, will teach the class, LOCA officials said in a news release. LOCA is a nonprofit coalition of artists, art educators and advocates that promotes arts education for people in the Laguna Beach area.
NEWS
December 12, 2011
Soka University's new Performing Arts Center and adjacent academic building have been given Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification, according to a news release from the university. "Soka University is proud to accept this LEED Gold Certification," Soka President Dr. Daniel Habuki said in a statement. "One of our university principles is to 'foster leaders for the creative coexistence of nature and humanity.' So we asked our architects and contractor to do their best to make these buildings as environmentally sensitive as possible.
NEWS
November 10, 2011
A graduate of Soka University of America has joined the ranks of published authors. "Shatter Me," by Tahereh Mafi, 23, will go on sale Nov. 15. The novel is the first in a trilogy. The book tells "the story of Juliette, a girl who has the ability to kill people with a single touch and a crumbling government that wants to use her as a weapon," according to a news release from the university. Mafi has also sold the film rights to the book to 20th Century Fox. Soka University will host a book launch and signing party for Mafi from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in Ikeda Library's fourth-floor reading room.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2011
Friday till Sunday Jazz Festival at Soka The three-day Soka BluePort Jazz Festival will be at Soka University of America's new Performing Arts Center. A festival package with tickets to all four concerts is $84. For seniors and students with ID, the cost is $63. Individual concert tickets are also available. To purchase tickets, call (949) 480-4278 or visit http://www.performingarts.soka.edu. Saturday Moonlight Masquerade Laguna Playhouse's third annual Moonlight Masquerade, a Halloween party and fundraiser, will be at 6:30 p.m. at Tivoli Too. The evening will include music, food, drinks, a fortune teller, costume contests and a silent auction.
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By Imran Vittachi | October 20, 2011
ALISO VIEJO - The artist calls the piece "Metronome. " It is one of two dozen art pieces that trick the eye as part of a 42-piece exhibition at Soka University of works by Arie A. Galles, a professor of painting and drawing at the Aliso Viejo campus. His "Metronome" may look like a painting on a canvas but it is not. The 54-inch by 92-inch tableau has a 3-D effect on the eye. The work is a hodgepodge of shimmering colors - oranges, reds, yellows, blues and greens - shaped into discs or patterned in straight and squiggly lines.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2011
An opening reception for Arie A. Galles' Heartland II, Reflected-Light Paintings will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Founders Hall Art Gallery at Soka University. Galles is an art professor at Soka and also served as the university's creative arts program director from 2004 to 2010. He was born in Uzbekistan and has lived in Poland, Israel and Italy. He works with fluorescent color in his paintings and uses light and reflection to draw the viewer in. For more information on Galles' work, visit http://www.ariegalles.comhttp://www.ariegalles.com.
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