Grand Central Art Center
John D. Spiak, Director and Chief Curator of Grand Central Art Center, is a founding board member of Community Engagement. Spiak was instrumental in the development of our social practice art initiative "Creatives-in-Residence". In mid-2014, GCAC incubated our program by providing vital administrative and supportive services to our pilot program in Santa Ana and Phoenix, AZ. After a successful first year, together we chose to found a new nonprofit organization to further develop socially engaged arts in underrepresented and marginalized communities.
Today, Grand Central Art Center is home to our Creatives working in Santa Ana - Rebecca Chernow, Trinh Mai, and Dino Perez. GCAC also provides our Creatives with studio space to further develop their art practice.
Thank you GCAC for being our very first partner and for your continued support!
A unit of California State University, Fullerton – College of the Arts, Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) is dedicated to the open exploration of contemporary art and visual culture: locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally through socially engaged collaborations among artists, students, and the community.
John D. Spiak, Director/Chief Curator
Tracey Gayer, Associate Director
Chris Wormald, Chief Preparator
Araceli Figueroa, Gallery Associate/Campus Engagement
Lainey LaRosa, Gallery Assistant
Rachel Ezell, Gallery Assistant
125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701