WHAT: Frank Bauer, Ceramics/Mosaics/Public Art
WHERE: Ventura Senior Center, 420 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura
WHEN: Monday, November 25, 2013
Doors open at 7 pm
Program begins at 8pm

Contact: Cecile Gurrola-Faulconer
805-985-5038

Monday November 25th, Frank Bauer, a Mosaic and Mural Artist, will speak about his handmade tiles, mosaics and public art installations at Oxnard's new shopping complex The Collection at Riverpark. Bauer hand constructs hundreds of colorful tiles, both formed and free formed, for his works. He creates urns, benches, fountains, planters and murals for both indoor and outdoor use. Examples of his work will be on site. You can also visit his Ventura Studio or see a sampling at Oxnard's Carnegie Museum thru November 24th.

Free. All are welcome! Refreshments.

 


 
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 4:30 PM

FOR MORE INFORMATION & ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE PLEASE VISIT:
http://www.api-coastal.org/wine_tasting_2013

-A Limited Amount of Tickets Will be Sold at Door-

*Shuttle service will run from the Ventura Marriott to the Museum throughout the evening

Questions? Contact Jeanne Orcutt, (805) 933-0076 Ext. 291

WINE TASTINGS PROVIDED BY:

MITCHELLA (Paso Robles) CANTARA CELLARS (Camarillo)
HUG CELLARS (Paso Robles) INDIGENE (Paso Robles)CLASSICWINES OF CALIFORNIA OPOLO VINEYARDS
(Ventura) (Paso Robles)

HOSTED BY:

AC Pipe & Equipment, AC Pumping Unit Repair, Baker Oil Tools, Baker Petrolite, Black Gold, Cannon Associates, C D Lyon Construction, Central Fishing Tools, Cyphers Electric, Excalibur Well Services, Interact, John Guzman Crane Services, Kings Chemical, National Oilwell Varco, Nov Tuboscope, Ocean Blue Environmental, Oilwell Services, Pacific Process Systems, Plains Exploration & Production, Reliable Equipment, Schlumberger, Sinclair Well Products, Sturgeon & Son, Tiger Cased Hole Services, Tmg Transportation, T & T Truck And Crane, United Well Services,
Ventura Crane, Ventura Pipe & Supply, W. D. Phillips, Weatherford.

California Oil Museum
1001 East Main Street
Santa Paula
(805) 933-0076
www.oilmuseum.net
jorcutt@spcity.org

 


 

SANTA PAULA, CA – On Sunday, November 17, the Santa Paula Art Museum will host a “Champagne and Shopping” event in the Museum’s gift store from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Museum visitors are invited to enjoy champagne, delicious hors d’oeuvres and music as they find gifts for everyone on their holiday shopping list. Admission to the event is free for everyone.

The Santa Paula Art Museum gift store offers a wonderful variety of products from books, bags and jewelry to original paintings, pottery and creative gifts for kids. In addition to fresh new merchandise in the museum store, the event will feature products from guest vendors like Chivas Skin Care, a mother-daughter duo who handcraft luxurious goat milk soaps and skin care products on their Fillmore farm. Also available will be Kathi Clower Artisan Jewelry, gorgeous conversation-pieces handmade from metals and gemstones, as well as paintings by Kathy Ikerd, which are perfect for that person who has everything.

Joining the event will be style expert Jayme Lindberg who will reveal the latest trends in fashion and home wares. Her scarf styling demonstration will also teach guests dozens of ways to tie their scarves this season. Plus, every purchase made in the Museum gift store supports the Museum and its programs.

Reservations for the event are not required. For more information, call (805) 525-5554, or email info@santapaulaartmuseum.org. The Museum is located at 117 North 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060. The Museum gift store’s regular hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Admission to the Museum gift store is always free.

 


 
December 8, 2013 Fundraiser brightens the holidays by raising money and collecting toys

OXNARD, CA. - Join the race! More than 3,500 runners are expected to participate in this year’s 6th Annual Santa to the Sea Half Marathon, 2-person relay race, 5K run and 1K kids fun run on Dec. 8.

Santa to the Sea is a nonprofit event that helps collect toys for underprivileged children in Ventura County and raises money to provide students with scholarships to attend Oxnard College. Marathon participants are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy (of at least a $10 value) to the starting line. All proceeds and gifts will be donated to the 10th annual toy giveaway at Santa Park on Dec. 14.

All races start at 8 a.m. on Dec 8, except the 1K kids run which starts at 8:45 a.m. The half marathon begins at the giant Santa located at 2801 Ventura Blvd., Oxnard, goes through the strawberry fields in Oxnard and a new business park before heading to downtown Oxnard and the Historic District and ends at the Marine Emporium Landing in Channel Islands Harbor. The 5K run and 1K kids fun run start and finish at the Marine Emporium Landing. The 5K course goes along Oxnard Beach Park to Rehab Point, where runners turn around and then head back to the finish line.

All participants must register before the race; there is no race-day registration. Runners can register online at www.santatothesea.com.

All events are USA Track and Field certified and will be chip timed by Gemini. A computer chip is placed on the shoe of every runner. When the runner crosses the finish line, two electronic mats send a signal to the computer, which records the runner’s time to one-thousandth of a second (.000).

Several events take place within the race, including a Charity Challenge, Neighborhood Challenge, High School Challenge, costume contest and the Finish Line Festival where more than 5,000 supporters are expected to watch the racers and celebrate with them as they cross the finish line.

Charity Challenge
For a third year in a row, people participating in Santa to the Sea’s half marathon, two-person relay or 5K races can take the Charity Challenge and help raise funds for one of five local charities. And for the team that helps raise the most money: a two-foot tall perpetual trophy to display for one year. This year’s charities include FOOD Share of Ventura County, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, Interface Children & Family Services, Gull Wings Children’s Museum and United Way of Ventura County.

Neighborhood Cheer Challenge
Five neighborhood schools along the race route will compete for most spirited by creating a festival-type celebration in their neighborhood to cheer on and entertain the runners during the race. Runners then vote for the most entertaining school and cash prizes ranging from $2,500 to $500 will be awarded to all schools in order of most spirited. The five schools competing along the race route include Rio Mesa, Pacifica, Oxnard, Hueneme, and Channel Islands High Schools. As a gold sponsor, NRG Energy will award the cash prizes.

For more information, or to register visit www.santatothesea.com, or call race organizer Mike Barber at (805) 485-7233.

2013 Sponsors: Gold level includes Gene Haas Foundation, NRG Energy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marine Emporium Landing and Ventura County Star; Silver level includes Port of Hueneme, PowerBar, State Farm Insurance, The Collection RiverPark and Whole Foods; and Bronze level includes Premier TV, Rabobank, SoCal Gas, RoadRunner Sports, Quinn Power Systems and Vintage Marina Partners.

Other sponsors are Founders Sponsors which include CBC Federal Credit Union, BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse, Costco, Earthborn Holistic, Travis Agricultural Construction, H&R Block, Opolo Vineyards, Oxnard, West Coast Marble & Granite and Total Barricade Service Inc.; In Kind Sponsors include Copy Court, Don Francisco’s Coffee, Ventura Rental Party Center, Salonpas, Jersey Mikes, Dole, Ashworth Awards, Road Runner Shuttle, Pods, Mayerson Marketing and UPS; and Santa’s Helpers which include Geico, Oxnard Downtown Management District, Greenlayer, Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau, KADY TV, Oxnard City Corps and 101 Running Tribe.

Santa to the Sea is a nonprofit event borne out of a desire to give back to the community. What started in 2003 as a toy drive to celebrate the relocation of the world’s largest Santa Claus from Carpinteria to Oxnard, has grown into a robust running event, toy drive, and community fundraiser. Santa to the Sea includes a sanctioned half marathon and a 2-person half marathon relay, plus a 5K run and 1K kids fun run. The Santa to the Sea Scholarship Fund partners with the Oxnard College Foundation to award $500 scholarships to local high school students and adults continuing their education at Oxnard College.

 

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"Hawk Feather" by Photographer Roger Conrad
"Hawk Feather" by Photographer Roger Conrad
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"Pavement Arrows" by Photographer Roger Conrad
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"Peaceful Harbor Diptych" by Photographer Roger Conrad
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"Santa Barbara Island Diptych" by Photographer Roger Conrad
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The Ojai Photography Club will screen “Outta My Light,” a brief documentary film about photographer Rondal Partridge (1917 - ) at its November 19 meeting. The program begins at 7:00 PM, at Kent Hall, located at Help of Ojai’s Little House, 111 Santa Ana Street, in Ojai.

Produced by Dyanna Taylor, granddaughter of Dorothea Lange, and Elizabeth and Meg Partridge, Rondal Partridge's daughters, this film is an intimate portrait of Rondal crafted by his own family. Partridge is the son of renowned photographer Imogen Cunningham. The film documents Partridge in his home and studio environment as he shoots, develops and finds photographic inspiration in the most ordinary objects. Visit http://www.rondalpartridge.com/ for additional biography and images.

After the screening the club welcomes Ojai Photographer Roger Conrad, who will critique member print and digital submissions. For the past six years, Conrad has been a City of Ojai Arts Commissioner, helping the city to promote the acquisition of public art, recognize the achievements of outstanding artists, give art grants, and present six shows a year in the Municipal Gallery featuring local artists. Concurrently, he assists in designing exhibits and installing shows for the Ojai Valley Museum. He has also been pursuing fine art photography and supporting the habit with freelance design and commercial photography.

Roger was formerly the chairman of the Photography Branch and a board member of the Ojai Center for the Arts. For ten years, he was the coordinator of the Art Center’s annual open photography competition.

Prior to moving to Ojai, Roger worked alternately in industrial design and commercial photography, designing architectural systems, trade show exhibits, Olympic sporting venues and photographing products for publication. Still earlier he was chairman of the Photography Department at California Institute of the Arts and taught photography and design at Southern Illinois University.

Monthly presentations are part of the Ojai Photography Club’s community service outreach. Visitors are welcome to attend.

The Ojai Photography Club, which is devoted to education, inspiration, and camaraderie, meets on the third Tuesday of each month, February through November. Only members may submit images for critique. For additional information please visit: http://ojaiphotoclub.com/

 
Noted harpist joins 60-person choir to perform a broad selection of holiday choral pieces

The CSU Channel Islands Choir will welcome the 2013 holiday season with two public performances. The first concert will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m., at St. Columba's Episcopal Church, 1251 Las Posas Rd., in Camarillo. The performance is free, however, a $20 minimum donation to help support Channel Islands Choral Association’s musical education programs in Ventura County is suggested.

Another concert will be held on the CI campus Monday, Dec. 2, at 7:30, in Malibu Hall. Admission is free for students, faculty and staff. Community members are welcome. Parking is $6 per car, with the purchase of a daily permit. Free will donations are welcome.

The 60-member campus/community choir will perform Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols as part of the worldwide “Britten 100” celebration commemorating the celebrated British composer’s birth in 1913. The 11-movement choral piece was written specifically for Christmas, and includes songs in Old English. The program will also feature a selection of songs in French, German, Spanish, and Hebrew, as well as songs arranged by choir members themselves.

Harpist Allison Allport, a regular performer with the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, and the Long Beach Opera, will join the choir for the performances. Allport holds a doctorate in music from USC. Her harp music is featured on many albums and movie soundtracks, including The Muppets: The Green Album, Planes, Tinkerbell: Secret of the Wings, The Book Thief, and Cars.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the CSU Channel Islands Choir is a diverse singing group open to members of the campus and community. Led by Dr. KuanFen Liu, the choir meets weekly as a class in the University’s Performing Arts Program. It offers participants exposure to a wide range of musical genres and periods, as well as the opportunity to perform publicly on campus and throughout Ventura County. The next auditions for the choir will take place in January 2014. To learn more, visit the choir’s website at http://choir.csuci.edu.

Channel Islands Choral Association (CICA) is the choir’s sponsor. CICA is a 501(c)(3) organization that serves Ventura County, bringing music education and performance to the local schools and community. For more information, visit the CICA website at www.cicachoir.org or contact Nina Ruhland at 805-914-4589 or egruhland@aol.com.

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI’s strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master’s degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI’s Social Media.

 
"Mother's Love II" by Tony Pro
"Mother's Love II" by Tony Pro
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Family is theme for award-winning artist Tony Pro

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - An exhibit following the artistic journey of award-winning painter and instructor Tony Pro of Westlake Village will run Nov. 23 through Feb. 8 at California Lutheran University.

An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture.

The exhibit includes Pro’s work over the last decade and a few pieces by his late father.

Many of the paintings by Pro reflect his family life. Others make social statements. “Mother’s Love,” a painting of Pro’s wife holding their first baby, received Best of Show at the 2005 Oil Painters of America Show and appeared on the cover of Southwest Art magazine later that year. Another painting called “They Know No Bounds” is a protest against paparazzi and the effect they have on children of celebrities.

Pro has returned to Western themes in his painting this year since the death of his father, Julio Pro. His father had collected art, particularly Western works, since the 1980s and took him to art shows as a child. The elder Pro started art school after 30 years as an anesthesiologist, seeking to tell the story of Native Americans and the American cowboy through his works.

“My father meant everything to me. He was my mentor, my guardian and my beacon of all that is right and just in this world. He was also the biggest supporter of my work,” Pro said. “My father’s passing changed my life in art forever. It set me on a new course.”

Pro is a signature member of the California Art Club, a founding member of the Novorealism Movement and an honorary member of the America China Oil Painting Artists League. He is a versatile painter whose works range from quick alla prima landscapes to thoughtfully rendered large-scale works. Committed to sharing his skills with others, he is an adjunct faculty member at CLU and also demonstrates his technique throughout the country through workshops and instructional videos.

The gallery is located in the Soiland Humanities Center on the south side of Memorial Parkway on the Thousand Oaks campus. It is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. CLU’s Art Department is sponsoring the free exhibit. For more information, visit callutheran.edu or call curator Michael Pearce at 805-444-7716.

 

California State Old Time Fiddlers District 8 will meet Sunday November 10 and 24, 2013 from 1:30-4:30pm at the Oak View Community Center, 18 Valley Road, Oak View. Join fiddlers for an afternoon of playing, listening and dancing to Country Western and Bluegrass music. No admission or parking charge. Refreshments available. For more information and to find out about upcoming workshops go to calfiddlers.com or call 805-797-6563.

 

Reception: November 24, 2013, 1:30 - 4pm during Ventura Harbor Village's new WINE, DINE and JAZZ. Clos des Amis Winery will be on location.

VCPG is proud to present a new collection of works by a very talented and diverse Ojai artist Richard Franklin. Figurative artist, ceramist, instructor, and Architect, Franklin always made time to study, explore, and practice the fine arts. He has had a life-long love of drawing, as well as making 3-dimensional work in ceramics and sculpture. Extensive travel stimulates his imagination. He was associated with the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA from 1980 to 1998 and showed regularly in their galleries. He has also shown in the Ojai Center for the Arts, Ojai Cafe Emporium, Ojai Valley Historical Society & Museum, Ventura County Museum of History & Art Visitor’s Center, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ventura County Government Center, and was the featured artist at Focus on the Masters in 2005. His work has received numerous awards and most recently at the Ventura County Fair Professional Arts exhibit.

 
StoryCorps MobileBooth
StoryCorps MobileBooth
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KCLU brings MobileBooth to Ventura and SB counties

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - StoryCorps is working with KCLU to record interviews with local residents as part of its effort to preserve and share the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs.

Staff from StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization, will record interviews in its MobileBooth, an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio. It will be parked at KCLU in Thousand Oaks from Nov. 21 through Dec. 9 and in the plaza between the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Santa Barbara Public Library from Dec. 13 to 20.

Interviews are conducted between two people who know and care about each other. A StoryCorps facilitator guides participants through the process. At the end of each 40-minute recording session, participants receive a complimentary CD copy of their interview. With participant permission, a second copy is archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

KCLU will air some of the local interviews and create programs around the project. Segments of select interviews may also air nationally on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.”

Founded in 2003 by award-winning documentary producer and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Dave Isay, StoryCorps aims to create a growing portrait of Americans. The organization has amassed one of the largest collections of American voices, with interviews of nearly 80,000 people in all 50 states.

People can begin making reservations at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, by visiting kclu.org.

KCLU provides NPR and local programming in Ventura County at 88.3 FM, in southern Santa Barbara County at 102.3 FM and 1340 AM, and in northern Santa Barbara County and southern San Luis Obispo County at 89.7 FM. The station, a community service of CLU, is located at 3500 Campus Drive.

 
‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’ kicks off event

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - Conejo Valley Film Festival II, featuring five movies with scenes that were shot locally, will be held over two days in two locations.

Three classic films will be shown in California Lutheran University’s Preus-Brandt Forum on Saturday, Nov. 16. Two more will be screened at the Thousand Oaks Library on Sunday, Nov. 17.

“It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” an epic comedy celebrating its 50th anniversary that includes aerial views of Thousand Oaks and scenes shot at the former Rancho Conejo Airport, will open the festival at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 in the forum. “The Grapes of Wrath,” a 1940 film starring Henry Fonda that features scenes shot at Janss Conejo Ranch, will follow at 4 p.m. The 1967 movie “Bonnie and Clyde,” which includes a memorable final gas station scene shot in Agoura, will be shown at 7 p.m.

Two family friendly movies will be screened at the Thousand Oaks Library on Nov. 17. The 1932 film “Tarzan the Ape Man,” which was shot in Lake Sherwood and featured animals from the Goebel Lion Farm in Thousand Oaks, will begin at 12:30 p.m. The 1943 movie “Lassie Come Home,” a British film featuring Elizabeth Taylor that was filmed in Wildwood, will conclude the festival at 3 p.m.

Local experts will introduce each of the classic films, provide historical context and answer questions.

Purchased separately, tickets for each of the films at CLU are $7.50 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Admission to all three shows is $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Tickets are available online at conejovalleyfilmfestival.com. The Thousand Oaks Library shows are free.

Preus-Brandt Forum is located at 135 Chapel Lane on CLU’s Thousand Oaks campus. The Thousand Oaks Library is at 1401 E. Janss Road.

CLU’s Community Leaders Association and Multimedia Program and the City of Thousand Oaks are sponsoring the festival. For more information, contact Billy Martin at billymartin@conejovalleyfilmfestival.com or 805-358-2319.

 

The Santa Paula Society of the Arts invites one and all on November 3rd. to a regular meeting of the group, held at the upper gallery of the Santa Paula Depot. The location is on the corner of 10th. and Santa Barbara Streets, just under the large Moreton Bay Fig tree. Our meeting is from 2 to 4 with light refreshments served at the break. Guests are always welcome. For further information on the group please go to thespsa.com or contact can be made by calling 805-525-1104.

Once the brief welcoming and any information needed to be shared by President Kaye Ford, she will introduce Minnie Millett to present the demonstrating artist for the day - - Gwenlyn Norton, who will share her use of colored pencils.

As a born artist, Gwenlyn created works of art at an early age, using items found in the garden, around the home and from school supplies. With this compelling calling, she continues to produce artworks in a variety of mediums, from oils, glass, colored pencils and mixed media which may all be in process at the same time. After completing two years as a student of art at California State University at Channel Islands, she has exploded onto the art scene in recent years, by participating in over 75 exhibitions around the United States and winning numerous awards.

 
CLU Wind Ensemble. Photo credit: Brian Stethem/CLU
CLU Wind Ensemble. Photo credit: Brian Stethem/CLU
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Free concert slated Nov. 15 in Samuelson Chapel

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - The California Lutheran University wind and jazz ensembles will perform a free two-part concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in Samuelson Chapel.

The University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of interim director Joshua Roach, will open the fall concert with Bach’s “Little Fugue” in G Minor. Following this transcription of Bach’s masterwork, the ensemble will perform a wind setting of Morten Lauridsen’s “Contre Qui Rose” from “Chansons de Rose” and Ralph Vaughn Williams’ classic “Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo.” It will end its portion of the program with the rousing and colorful “Children’s March” by the master wind composer Percy Grainger.

The CLU Jazz Ensemble, which includes some of the school’s most talented musicians and improvisers, will cover both old and new ground in its exploration of America’s indigenous music. Performer and composer Colin Woodford directs.

Roach is leading the wind ensemble program and conducting the CLU Pep Band this fall. He also serves as the music director of Orange County’s Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, assistant conductor for the Downey Symphony and orchestra manager for the Thornton Orchestra at the University of Southern California. He holds degrees from the Thornton School of Music in trumpet performance, scoring for motion picture and television, and instrumental conducting.

Woodford, who lives and works in Los Angeles, has performed and recorded with many of the city’s creative music greats. He leads his own ensembles and lectures at high schools and colleges across the state.

The chapel is located at 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. Additional parking is available at the corner of Olsen and Mountclef Boulevard.

Donations will be accepted. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit http://www.callutheran.edu.

 
French-release poster for “An American in Paris” that belonged to Gene Kelly.
French-release poster for “An American in Paris” that belonged to Gene Kelly.
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Dance is dominant image in posters from ‘30s, ‘40s

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - A new exhibit at California Lutheran University highlights the art of vintage movie posters.

“Gotta Dance!” opens Friday, Nov. 15, in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art and runs through Saturday, Feb. 8. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

The free exhibit features 40 posters selected for their artistic and historical significance by movie producer Mike Kaplan from his collection. It spotlights the film poster as an underappreciated art form and explores the diverse ways dance has been used as a dominant image.

The majority of the works date from between 1930 and 1950, a golden age for movie poster design. Many are from overseas, where designers made extensive use of illustrations rather than photos.

Highlights include an original French-release poster for “An American in Paris” that belonged to Gene Kelly, a poster featuring a young James Stewart dancing with Eleanor Powell in “Born to Dance” and an immaculate image of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in elegant evening attire for “Carefree.” The exhibit also features a rare American 40-by-60-inch “Strike Up the Band” poster featuring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in caricaturist Al Hirschfeld’s design.

There are posters from major musicals such as the Italian “Singing in the Rain” and the East German “West Side Story,” which was the only one that highlighted Oscar winners Rita Moreno and George Chakiris. A vibrant French stone lithograph by Bernard Lancy features Danny Kaye as the “The Kid From Brooklyn” with a chorus line of can-can dancers in the style of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Posters from non-musicals are also featured. Highlights include the German poster for “Grand Hotel,” featuring ballerina Greta Garbo posed against the hotel’s black-and-white art deco lobby, and the Italian “Salome,” a multi-colored depiction of Rita Hayworth’s dance of the seven veils by premier film poster artist Anselmo Ballester.

Kaplan has collaborated with important artists including Don Bachardy, David Hockney and Allen Jones on poster campaigns. He worked with British airbrush artist Philip Castle on many posters, including the one for “A Clockwork Orange” that was voted All-Time Best Film Poster by patrons of England’s Odeon Cinema Circuit.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment. For more information, contact curator Jeff Phillips or assistant curator Rachel Schmid at 805-493-3697 or rollandgallery@callutheran.edu.

 

Camarillo, CA -The Art Program at CSU Channel Islands (CI) is pleased to present I’d Like My Crayons Back, Please, a solo student graphic design exhibition expressing how growing up doesn’t mean having to give up your childhood. The exhibition, by CI senior Erik Scoggan, will be on display Thursday, Nov. 7, through Friday, Dec. 13, in the CI Grad Wall Gallery. A free, public opening reception with the artist will take place Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Scoggan believes that “childhood is the most vital part of our creative life and the time when we begin developing and building a sense of curiosity about the world.” Utilizing graphic design techniques, Scoggan taps into popular culture, literature, personal experience and his “inner child” to create playful posters and witty product packaging. His work invites viewers to re-inhabit the playground of their imagination.

The Grad Wall Gallery is CI’s newest exhibition space, intended to show off the work of some of the Art Program’s finest graduating seniors. The Grad Wall is located in Napa Hall, Room 1154, on Ventura Street on the CI campus. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, contact the CI Art Program at 805-437-2772, email art@csuci.edu, or visit http://art.csuci.edu/gallery.

Limited parking is available on campus with the purchase of a $6 daily permit; follow signs to the parking permit dispensers. Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road with bus service to and from the campus. Riders should board the CI Vista Bus to the campus; the cash-only fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at www.goventura.org.

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI’s strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master’s degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI’s Social Media.

 
Second event in free international series is Nov. 13

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - The second feature in California Lutheran University’s International Film Series is an award-winning comedy-drama that captures the essence of living the Italian life and the universal need for friendship and human contact at any age.

“Pranzo di Ferragosto (Mid-August Lunch)” will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in CLU’s Lundring Events Center.

First-time director Gianni Di Gregorio wrote and stars in this tale of good food, feisty ladies and unlikely friendships during Italy’s biggest summer holiday. The 2008 film won numerous prizes at international festivals, including Best First Film at Venice, the Satyajit Ray Award at London and the Golden Snail at the Academy of Food and Film in Bologna.

Broke and armed with only a glass of wine and a wry sense of humor, middle-aged Gianni lives with his 93-year-old mother in their ancient apartment. The condo debts are mounting, but if Gianni looks after the building manager’s mother during the Pranzo di Ferragosto, all will be forgiven. When the manager also shows up with his aunt, and a doctor friend appears with his mother, Gianni is faced with keeping four lively older women well-fed and happy in his small apartment.

Di Gregorio started his career in the theater and then went to work in film. He wrote the screenplay for the 1986 film “Sembra morto ma è solo svenuto,” which won an award at the 1987 Venice Film Festival.

CLU’s department of languages and cultures and Center for Equality and Justice are sponsoring the free event with a grant from the CLU Community Leaders Association. Inspired by the six-year success of the university’s French Film Festival, faculty members replaced the event with the international festival this year.

The series will continue with the Chinese film “Red Cliff” Feb. 5 at Muvico Thousand Oaks 14, the German movie “The Experiment” March 5 in Lundring, and the French film “Chicken with Plums” April 30 at Muvico. All screenings begin at 7 p.m.

Lundring Events Center is in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, which is located at 130 Overton Court on the Thousand Oaks campus.

For more information, contact Brittany Asaro at basaro@callutheran.edu.

 
Campus, community invited to participate in 5K race benefiting CI Rotaract, a nonprofit student service organization
California State University Channel Islands
California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, CA - CSU Channel Islands (CI) invites members of the campus and community to take part in the 2nd Annual CI Rotaract Turkey Trot, a 5K race supporting the Rotaract Club, a nonprofit student organization dedicated to local and international service. The race starts Sunday, Nov. 3, at 8 a.m. at El Dorado Hall on the CI campus. Check-in for participants is at 7 a.m.

Registration is $30 for adults, $25 for students and participants under age 18, and includes a post-race breakfast provided by Marie Callendar’s of Camarillo. Visit http://go.csuci.edu/rotaract5k-register to register.

As a part of Rotary International, CI’s Rotaract Club is dedicated to serving its community and world under the motto "service above self." The 15-member student club has taken part in a variety of community service projects, including Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, beach cleanups, the Camarillo Boys & Girls Club Carnival, assisted living flower delivery, supporting a Rwandan orphanage, contributing to Rotary International’s “End Polio Now” campaign, and much more.

Funds from this year’s race will be used to support these projects as well as professional and leadership development programs, academic scholarships and international service projects for Rotaract members. As a result of last year’s Turkey Trot 5K, CI Rotaract was able to send three students to a leadership development conference in Washington, D.C.; contribute $500 to Rotary International’s “End Polio Now” campaign; and create and purchase sustainable games for the annual Camarillo Boys & Girls Club Carnival.

CI Rotaract wishes to thank this year’s 5K sponsors, Road ID, the Camarillo Noontime Rotary, and Marie Callendar’s of Camarillo. For more information, email rotaractcsuci@gmail.com, or contact CI Rotaract advisor Kaela Casey at 805-437-3330 or kaela.casey@csuci.edu. For further details, or to donate, visit http://library.csuci.edu/about/news/rotaract5k-2013.htm.

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About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI’s strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master’s degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI’s Social Media.

 
‘The Myth of the Rational Voter’ author will also speak
Bryan Caplan
Bryan Caplan

CAMARILLO, CA - The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting will present its 2014 Ventura County forecast during a seminar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Serra Center in Camarillo.

Bill Watkins, executive director of CLU CERF, will present the forecast during the event, which is titled “Immigration, Economics and Opportunity: How to Improve the Forecast.” Economist and author Bryan Caplan will give a presentation on “Immigration Restrictions: A Solution in Search of a Problem.” John Krist, CEO of the Farm Bureau of Ventura County, will discuss the effects of immigration reform on Ventura County farmers.

Caplan is an economics professor at George Mason University and Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center. He is one of two bloggers at EconLog, which was named a top economics blog by the Wall Street Journal. He wrote the 2007 book “The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies” and the 2011 book “Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think.” Caplan is now working on “The Case Against Education.” He has appeared on 20/20, Fox News and C-SPAN and been published in the Washington Post, American Economic Review and Economic Journal.

Krist recommends policy to the Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors, implements board directives and represents members’ interests at legislative and regulatory hearings. He wrote the 2007 book “Living Legacy: The Story of Ventura County Agriculture.” The former Ventura County Star reporter, editor and opinion-page columnist also has written three hiking guides and a book on the Lewis and Clark trail.

Watkins has been providing unflinching forecasts for more than a decade. He has been widely published in academic journals and been featured in media throughout the country including the Wall Street Journal, CNN and Forbes. In April, he spoke before the California State Senate. An associate professor of economics, Watkins helped start a graduate program at CLU.

CLU CERF provides local, state and national forecasts for government, business and nonprofit leaders. The National Association for Business Economics, the Economist, CNN Money and Case-Shiller Macro Markets have included CERF forecasters in their surveys on economic policies and outlooks, home prices, jobs and the presidential election.

The Serra Center is located at 5205 Upland Road. Online registration, which includes lunch and access to the full forecast, is $175. To register, go to http://www.clucerf.org. The cost will be $200 on the day of the event. Admission is free for CERF members. For more information, call 805-493-3149 or email cerfinfo@clucerf.org.

 
Actresses discuss what it means to be young and African American in Hollywood

Camarillo, CA - CSU Channel Islands (CI) will present “Media Revolutions – A Performer’s Discussion” on Monday Oct. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Grand Salon on the CI campus. The two-hour forum will feature Azie Mira Dungey and Karla Mosley, two rising stars in film and television, who will share their experiences and work to redefine images of African American women in the media. Sponsored by CI’s School of Arts & Sciences and Division of Student Affairs, the event is intended to bring CI students, the community and the performers together for a candid discussion about challenging racial stereotypes and promoting positive multicultural images in the media and entertainment industry.

Dungey is the creator, writer and star of “Ask A Slave,” a critically acclaimed original Web comedy series based on her experiences portraying a housemaid at George Washington’s former home, Mount Vernon. In the show’s first week, it generated 500,000 hits, and it ended its first season with more than 1 million hits and over 40,000 subscribers. The series garnered positive reviews from NPR, BBC, New York magazine, New York Daily News, and L.A. Weekly, which called Dungey “a talented comedian with a killer deadpan.” Dungey, a writer, actress and comedian, graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has starred in roles in theatre, film and television. Learn more at www.askaslave.com or www.aziemiradungey.com.

Mosley may be best-known for her roles on daytime television as Maya Avant on “The Bold and the Beautiful” and Christina on “Guiding Light,” but she’s also earned rave reviews for her performances in theatre, film and television. Her film credits include “Men in Black 3,” “Burn After Reading,” and “For the Love of Film.” Her TV credits include “Gossip Girl,” “Law & Order: CI,” TLC-Discovery Kids’ “Hi-5,” and the Web series “Room8,” a spin-off of “The Bold and the Beautiful” that she co-created and co-wrote for cbs.com. Her performances in musical theatre have earned accolades from The New York Times, Variety, and Time Out New York. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Mosley is an active advocate for the homeless, runaway youth, and marriage equality. Learn more at http://karlamosley.com/.

Limited parking is available on campus with the purchase of a $6 daily permit; follow signs to the parking permit dispensers. Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot in Camarillo with bus service to and from the campus. Riders should board the CI Vista Bus to the campus; the cash-only fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes, Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at www.goventura.org.

For additional information contact Jodi Delmonte, Arts & Sciences Support Assistant at 805-437-3517 or jodi.delmonte@csuci.edu.

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI’s strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master’s degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI’s Social Media.

 

Camarillo, CA - The Art Program at CSU Channel Islands (CI) is pleased to present Jack Reilly: 40 Years of Painting, a retrospective exhibition spanning four decades in the pioneering, prolific, and highly praised career of painter and CI Art Professor Jack Reilly. The exhibition opens Thursday, Nov. 7, and runs through Friday, Dec. 13, in the Napa Hall Art Gallery. A free, public opening reception with the artist will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The exhibition provides a comprehensive exploration of Reilly’s career in the arts, showing his evolution from teenage surfboard painter to trailblazing legend in the Abstract Illusionism movement and internationally renowned artist. Viewers will be able to see early, never-before-seen works, leading up to the signature vivid, multidimensional, multichromatic, abstract shaped-canvas paintings of today.

“I consider having had the opportunity to spend my life as a professional artist to be a privilege and symbolic of the possibilities of the open society we live in,” Reilly said. “I hope that viewers will be able to share in my sense of youthful inspiration and subsequent artistic maturity, as they trace my development from early, awkward concepts and techniques to personal clarification and, ultimately, the competent execution of concepts and the work itself.”

Reilly joined CI as one of the first faculty members in 2001, serving as founder and chair of the Art Program through June 2013. In addition to teaching courses on painting, two-dimensional media, and the Zen of Surfing, he is a productive artist and exhibitor in galleries and museums throughout the world.

He found his calling as a teenager in Florida in the early 1970s, painting designs on surfboards. After attending art school in Paris and earning an MFA at Florida State University, Reilly settled in Los Angeles. He quickly rose to prominence as one of the originators of the Abstract Illusionism movement, in which artists revolutionized abstract art by creating the illusion of a three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface.

Continuing to work with shaped paintings for the past four decades, Reilly has maintained an affinity for simplicity in painting, albeit shrouded in complex systems and laborious technique. His recent geometric-shaped canvases combine attention to composition and surface detail, based around mathematical systems and perspective. Each painting is made up of thousands of individual brushstrokes, painted in acrylic polymers and metallic pigments on a shaped canvas structure. Reilly’s signature brushwork is often compared to the complexity of Byzantine mosaics and the luminosity of Gothic stained glass.

Reilly's work is exhibited internationally in galleries and museums and is included in numerous public and private collections. He has executed major public-art commissions for the County of San Diego and American Airlines at Los Angeles International Airport, and his paintings have been included in the collections of such notables as Fred and Marcia Weisman, Steve Martin, and Daniel Melnick. His contributions to art are noted in books including “American Art Now,” “Inside the L.A. Artist,” and “Introduction to Design.”

“Having this show at CI provides the local community, and especially my students, with the opportunity to trace the evolution of my work from the time when I was about their age and into the role of a professional artist and professor,” Reilly said. “Hopefully, the growth in my work over the years will serve as inspiration to the students and illustrate to them that it is possible – and fun – to build a life around one's art.”

The Napa Hall Art Gallery, the University’s premier art exhibition venue, is located on Ventura Street on the CI campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, contact the CI Art Program at 805-437-2772, email art@csuci.edu, or visit http://art.csuci.edu. To view Reilly’s work, visit http://jackreilly.com.

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About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI’s strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master’s degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI’s Social Media.