Ritual Vessels of the Maya Brought Into the Present Day at Museum of Ventura County
By Gazette Staff Writer — Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Richard Flores Exhibit Opens September 1st
The Maya culture of yesterday enlightens us today in Richard Flores’ exhibition of contemporary ceramic vessels at the Museum of Ventura County. Social Resurrection: Ceramics by Richard Flores opens September 1 and runs through November 25, 2012.
Flores works in ceramics, glass, and sculpture, and divides his time between Ojai and the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, where he is the three-dimensional studio arts professor. He has exhibited nationally in ceramics, sculpture and glass, and his pieces are in numerous collections, including that of the Forrest L. Merril and Kamm Foundation. Flores also worked with the late Beatrice Wood, is a juried member of Ojai Studio Artists, and is involved in the education and development of earth art and ceramic architecture at Cal Earth Institute in Hesperia. He earned his master’s degree from California State University, Northridge.
The Museum of Ventura County is located at 100 East Main Street in downtown Ventura. Hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission to the exhibitions is $4 adults, $3 seniors, $1 children 6-17, members and children under 6 are free. The first Sundays of every month are free general admission for the public. For more museum information go to www.venturamuseum.org or call 805-653-0323.