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Aerosol: The Graffiti Effect

Oct 16th - Nov 15th • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm • Santiago Canyon College Art Gallery

The Santiago Canyon College (SCC) Art Gallery is proud to present “AEROSOL: The Graffiti Effect,” a bold exhibit honoring the culture and art of graffiti, the first ever of this type for the college.  The exhibit will feature the art of three established graffiti artists from two well-known crews:  Xplode CBS, Boise CBS, Booh AWR; and collaborative work by Rob Carmona, Naomi Altamirano and Brandon Cisneros.

Graffiti, originating as an ancient practice of visual communication, exploded in the United States in the early 1970’s.  Often associated with vandalism and gang activity, “AEROSOL,” will educate the public on the richness and complexity of the art form, and the misconceptions of those who created it.  An exhibit of this nature is especially significant in Orange County since graffiti is scarce here, and “AEROSOL” therefore offers the rare opportunity to see outstanding graffiti art in a local environment.  The artists are presenting works that transcend time and space to share the legacy of graffiti from the streets to its impact in design, illustration and experimental art.

In addition to traditional media, the gallery is featuring footage of the artist’s creations on walls, in order to commemorate the exciting yet unfortunate aspect of graffiti:  its transient nature.  The exhibiting artists have been working in this medium from as young as 10 years of age, citing early inspiration from exposure to the urban landscape of Los Angeles, the Cartoon Network, Disney, Atari games, Hip-Hop culture, Punk, anti-authoritarian expressions of free-will, artists ranging from Michelangelo to Salvador Dali, and even fashion, cars and design.  We invite you to experience the world of graffiti.

Please join us at the opening reception on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.  The gallery is located at 8045 E. Chapman Avenue in Orange, California.  The gallery is located at the Northwest end of the D Building.  You may enter from outside.  The show will run from October 16th through November 18th.  Hours are 11am to 3pm, Monday through Thursday and by appointment.  For more information please contact Robbie Miller, Gallery Director, Department Chair and Associated Professor of Art at SCC at (714) 628-4834 or by email at  Or you may contact Nicole Hartshorn, Curator, Art Historian and Adjunct Professor of Art History at SCC by email at

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