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  • “Six-Sided Stories: Creating a Poetic Cube” Workshop

    November 10, 2020 - December 10, 2020

    Six-Sided Stories Workshop
    Learn exciting and innovative methods for learning and teaching in the home! Quarantine conditions have forced much of our learning out of schools and into the household. Drawing on traditional and non-European principles of learning and teaching, acclaimed poet and teacher Juan Delgado helps explore several possibilities for learning outside the traditional framework of public schooling in the United States. 

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  • Chris Frausto’s One Woman Art Show

    August 27, 2020 - December 31, 2020

    Chris Frausto One Woman Show
    The show will run through 2020 and can be viewed in person by making an appointment with the Garcia Center. Call 909-888-6400. // Chris Frausto is a mixed media artist, whose work is currently on display at The Garcia Center’s gallery space. Chris Frausto uses found objects and other oddities found at thrits, estate and yard sales, incorporating them into her art. Frausto finds fun in presenting objects in another form, beyond their original intended use. Frausto’s work is also grounded in her relationship with books and sees her art being a reflection of our times: the demise of the book and the beauty of turning the pages. Watch a YouTube clip of Chris Frausto at the Garcia Center talking about her work.  

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  • Inland Empire Music History Series “Blasts Of The Pasts” Part Two

    August 07, 2020 - August 21, 2020

    Surfboard with Musician Photos
    IE Music: Surf the Inland Turf. In early 60’s Southern California, if you were in high school band, playing guitar, drums, saxophone, or piano, there was a good chance that you also had a gig in a local surf band. // ‘Blasts Of The Pasts’ is a series of articles brought to you by the Inland Empire Musicians Hall of Fame (IEMHOF), a group that documents and recognizes the musical tapestry of the Inland Empire. The IEMHOF hopes to preserve the musical history of the IE by building an archive of recordings, photographs, and memorabilia that begins with the 1940’s, a collection which would be accessible by any musician and researcher. 

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  • Inland Empire Music History Series “Blasts Of The Pasts” Part One

    July 10, 2020 - July 31, 2020

    Swing Auditorium
    IE Venues: SWINGing in San Bernardino. Hollywood had the Whisky. San Francisco had the Fillmore. San Bernardino had the Swing Auditorium. // ‘Blasts Of The Pasts’ is a series of articles brought to you by the Inland Empire Musicians Hall of Fame (IEMHOF), a group that documents and recognizes the musical tapestry of the Inland Empire. The IEMHOF hopes to preserve the musical history of the IE by building an archive of recordings, photographs, and memorabilia that begins with the 1940’s, a collection which would be accessible by any musician and researcher. 

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  • Virtual Interview “Samuel Oxymoron: Bringing New Life to Discarded Pieces”

    June 26, 2020 - August 10, 2020

    Samuel Oxymoron Interview
    Samuel Oxymoron is a hip-hop artist in the Inland Empire, whose work spans over 20 years, a prolific artist with many projects under his belt. In 2019, he pushed himself to do a series titled Mental Floss Pencil Box, where he would write a new song every month, as well as create visuals that would complement each track; the last video, Episode 12, was even filmed at The Garcia Center for the Arts. Sam Ox has also hosted several open mics for the San Bernardino community under the name Break Bread Mic Sesh. Most recently, Samuel Oxymoron released his new album Residue Rejuvie, his most personal work yet. We sat down with Sam to learn more about all of his projects, and about him personally. 

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  • Virtual Art Show “Impressions from East to West”

    May 18, 2020 - July 31, 2020

    Marilou Santiago Exhibition
    Marilou Santiago has traveled to many countries, and has painted what she saw. This collection of her work “Impressions from East to West” was donated to the Garcia Center for the Arts by Marilou and her husband. She says, “I consider art an international language. No matter what language you speak, or what country you come from, you’re able to communicate with the rest of the world.”  

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