Susan Seaberry’s exhibit of recent works titled “Innocence and Experience: The Figure in Art” shows at the Buenaventura Galley from June 22 to July 17, 2010. Opening Reception is Friday, July 9 from 5-8 pm. Meet the artists for First Fridays Ventura at the Buenaventura Gallery on July 2 from 5-8 pm.

Part independent rebel with intuitive talent and part designer with tendencies towards fashionista, Seaberry deliver her figures as characters from fabled tales whose human qualities relate to us as effortlessly as our own reflection. Colorful, whimsy and poised with drama or intrigue, the subjects express strength and individuality, two values Seaberry honors and executes with grace.

With nods to mythic subjects and symbolism art scholars interested in deciphering a hidden meaning will be amused. Those with a need for a immediate gratification will be intrigued as well. Her palate is “just to die for, daahling!” and her most recent simplistic pieces are drawn with the trained eye many artists dream of achieving. No frames on these larger charcoals will allow these bodies to move with those in the room, bringing an element of motion to the exhibit.

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Journalist tracked Honduran boy’s search for mother
Sonia Nazario is the author of “Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with his Mother,” a 2006 national bestseller that won two book awards.
Sonia Nazario is the author of “Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with his Mother,” a 2006 national bestseller that won two book awards.

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – June 4, 2010) The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who chronicled a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the United States will speak at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 1, in Overton Hall at California Lutheran University.

Sonia Nazario is the author of “Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with his Mother,” a 2006 national bestseller that won two book awards. The book is based on her 2003 newspaper story, which won more than a dozen awards including the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for feature writing, the George Polk Award for International Reporting and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award Grand Prize. The book is required reading for incoming freshmen at dozens of colleges and high schools across the country.

Nazario has spent 20 years reporting and writing about social issues, most recently as a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Her stories have tackled some of the country’s most difficult problems. She was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1998 for a series on children of drug-addicted parents and she won a George Polk Award for Local Reporting in 1994 for a series about hunger among California schoolchildren.

The writer, who grew up in Kansas and in Argentina, has written extensively from Latin America and about Latinos in the United States. Hispanic Business Magazine has named Nazario among the most influential Latinos, and Hispanic Magazine has designated her a “trendsetter.”

The CLU California Reading and Literature Project is presenting the free lecture and book signing. RSVP by Friday, June 25, to the School of Education at (805) 493-3705.

 


 
Bear Claw
Bear Claw
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And Thats All There Is
And Thats All There Is
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Mission Era Chumash Doll
Mission Era Chumash Doll
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When the Museum of Ventura County holds its free Sunday, July 4 Reopening Celebration at 100 E. Main Street in Ventura from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, visitors will not only see a spacious new front plaza with a water feature and a mosaic time line, a state-of-the-art event pavilion, and a renovated visitor center, but also four new exhibits. One will focus on the odd and unusual in the museum collection, another upon a legendary woman of mystery, and a third upon the timeless beauty of stone. And just in time for the nation's birthday, the George Stuart Historical Figures® will return, with the focus on the founding of America.

The 89 S. California Street location, which the museum occupied temporarily during construction, will be closed permanently after June 20.

The new museum exhibitions include:
Rare, Precious and Unusual: Treasures from the Collection (through September 6) From the mundane to the sublime, precious items, oddities and works of art from the collection are featured, some never before shown in a museum setting. See rare Chumash baskets, as well as the unexpected: the claws of Old Three Toes, a legendary bear who roamed the Sespe in 1780; an albino pocket gopher; and a Humboldt Penguin raised in an aviary in Fillmore. The museum began in 1913 with a collection of objects acquired by local doctor Cephas Bard, who came to Ventura after the Civil War and who often accepted historical objects in lieu of cash payment for his services. Today the museum collection contains more than 30,000 works of art and artifacts.

Between Fact and Fiction: The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island (through October 17)
Highlighting a figure of both fact and fiction, this exhibition explores the different perceptions developed around the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island, as people have sought the elusive truth about her. Celebrated in legend and books such as the children's classic "Island of the Blue Dolphins," this San Nicolas islander was left alone in 1835 on one of the most remote of the Channel Islands, until she was found and brought in 1853 to Santa Barbara, where she died within weeks of her arrival. The exhibit includes a specially commissioned, one-quarter life-size figure of the Lone Woman by artist George Stuart.

Liberty! The Genius of the People (through September 6)
This grouping of George Stuart Historical Figures® features personalities involved in the American Revolution and the founding of the nation. These one-quarter life-size sculptures are renowned for their expressive faces and detailed costumes.

Romancing the Stones (through October 3)
The light plays with surfaces and translucency in an exhibit of stone sculpture by Ventura artist Michele Chapin.

 


 
Workshops at CLU cover technique, musicals, the Bard

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – May 27, 2010) The 25th year of the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company Summer Theatre Camp will begin in June at California Lutheran University.

CLU started the camp through its continuing education program and the drama department later took it over. When the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company took charge several years ago, it added a focus on the Bard. Throughout the years, the camp has retained its goal of helping students develop self-confidence, discipline, teamwork skills and acting techniques in fun and educational workshops. The number of participants is limited so that students can receive individual attention.

In “Beginning Shakespeare,” children will learn basic acting technique and its application to the Bard’s work, working up to presenting scenes on the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival stage. “Shakespeare in Production” is an intensive four-week training/rehearsal workshop that provides advanced students with an opportunity to hone their acting skills and perform an adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on the festival stage. Students in “Acting Techniques” will study voice, movement, approaching a script, improvisation and stage combat and present play scenes before an audience. “Musical Theatre” will cover vocal technique and auditioning and culminate with a performance of selections from a well-known musical.

Ken Gardner, a CLU theatre arts professor who taught at the camp in its first year, is in his 14th year as director. “Musical Theatre” teacher Barbara Wegher-Thompson, who teaches at CLU and has been involved with the Young Artists Ensemble, is also one of the camp’s original teachers. Actors from Kingsmen Shakespeare Company, the professional theatre company of CLU, also provide instruction.

Workshops will be held Monday through Friday on the following dates:

“Beginning Shakespeare” (ages 8 to 12) – June 21 through July 2; July 5 through 16, 8 a.m. to noon
“Acting Techniques” (ages 12 to 16) – June 21 through July 2, 1 to 5 p.m.
“Shakespeare in Production” (ages 13 to 18) – July 5 through 30, 2 to 5 p.m.
“Musical Theatre” (ages 12 to 16) – July 19 through 30, 8 a.m. to noon

“Shakespeare in Production” costs $400. All the other workshops are $285.

Registration is available online at http://kingsmenshakespeare.org. For more information, call (805) 493-3455 or e-mail info@kingsmenshakespeare.org.

 


 

The Ventura County and Santa Barbara County chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will meet Sunday, June 20 at noon at Ventura College, Building B, in the cafeteria. The NAWCC is a nonprofit organization whose members include hobbyists, collectors, and professionals. The common bond is a fascination with the art and science of timekeeping and timepieces. You can learn more about the NAWCC at www.nawcc.org. And more about Chapter 190 at www.nawcc-ch190.com

Everyone interested in watches and clocks, (modern or antique), is invited to visit and join our chapter. Members of the public are also invited to attend. There is a three dollar admission charge. Watches and clocks will be on display. There will be a mart followed by an informational meeting and a program.

Our program this month on June 20 at 1:15 p.m. will be a photo montage and recap of our annual Mart which was held on April 18th, at the Oxnard Airport, Commemorative Air Force Museum.

The Ventura County Chapter 190 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors was chartered in September, 2006, and distributes a monthly newsletter to members. Membership applications will be available at the meeting, or by calling 805-988-1764.

 


 
Professional instruction covers solo, chorale singing

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – May 28, 2010) California Lutheran University’s Summer Vocal Institute returns in July with a two-week program of choral and solo singing.

The full-day program for 12- to 18-year-old aspiring singers will be held from July 11 through 24.

The two-week institute covers vocal technique, solo repertoire and performance. Students will explore their voice and artistry through one-on-one coaching/lessons, daily master classes and course work in technique, sight singing, performance etiquette, interpretation, movement, and classical and musical theater repertoire.

Both weeks will include a mix of choral and solo singing. Wyant Morton, who chairs the music department and conducts the chorale ensembles at CLU, will lead an intense week and a half of ensemble singing that will culminate in a concert. Master teachers Angela Rasmussen Hicks, a mezzo-soprano on the CLU faculty, and Valencia Vas, a classically trained soprano on the Pepperdine University faculty, will focus on solo singing with students.

The program features opportunities to attend or perform in concerts. There will be three performances that will be open to the public, including one featuring Hicks and Vas.

The institute is open to youths of all levels, whether they just started singing in a choir or have been studying voice for several years. Enrollment is limited to preserve the individualized nature of the program.

Three $1,000 scholarships, which are renewable for four years, will be awarded to prospective students of CLU at the end of the institute.

Tuition is $865. For more information, go to http://www.callutheran.edu/music/svi, call (805) 405-0148 or (818) 605-3944, or e-mail CLUSVI@callutheran.edu.

 

The Fillmore Unified Elementary Band and Fillmore Middle School Bands will be performing on June 2, 2010 at Fillmore Middle School Gymnasium. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free. All four district elementary schools will be represented: Piru, San Cayetano, Sespe, and Mountain View Elementary. Juliette Resor will direct the approximately 225 band students who participate in the elementary band program. The FMS bands, directed by Greg Godfrey will also perform several selections. Solos, duets, and a “mass” band performance will also highlight the evening. Please come and support the local music programs.

 

Camarillo, Calif., May 26, 2010 – CSU Channel Islands (CI) will host a new gallery presentation entitled Memory’s Touch, featuring a variety of mixed media work by women artists from Southern California. The show will open with a reception on Thursday, June 3, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the John Spoor Broome Library on the CI campus. The reception is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. There will also be an informal curators’ conversation about the presentation.

Participating artists are selected members of the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art (SCWCA), the largest chapter of the 27 national chapters of the Women’s Caucus for Art. This leading national organization for women actively engaged in the visual arts profession is also an affiliated society of the College Art Association.

The show is co-curated by art historians Denise Lugo, a lecturer at CI, and Karen Schifman, a professor at CSU Northridge and board member of SCWCA. Featured in this exhibition are nineteen artists, all dealing with the topic of memory. There are paintings, drawings, photography, quilts, book making and fiber art which demonstrate, through artistic interpretation, memory’s personal and compelling ability to inspire both happy and painful recollections.

Participating artists are Ulla Barr, Lucy Blake-Elahi, Elizabeth Bloom, Marie Cenker, Molly Enholm, Rosalie Friis-Ross, Doro Hofmann, Ann Isolde, Sandra Lauterbach, Meg Madison, Carmen Monne Martin, Penny McElroy, Freyda Miller, Sandra Mueller, Avinger Nelson, Sue Ann Robinson, Orly Ofry Ruben, Deborah Thomas, and Elizabeth Wallace.

The exhibition will run from June 1 to July 28. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Limited parking is available on campus. A daily permit is $6. 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 VISTA Bus to the campus; the fare is $1 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.

For additional information please contact Karen Schifman at 310-993-1137 or karen.j.schifman@csun.edu.

CSU Channel Islands is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

CI Mission Statement
Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

 
Find Out What Your Treasures Are Worth

Does that vase your grandmother gave you have more than sentimental value? Do you suspect your bookshelf holds a valuable first edition, or do you think you made a real find at a garage sale? Find out at Museum of Ventura County’s Appraisal Day, Wednesday, July 21, where you can get a verbal auction estimate of worth from the experts at Bonhams & Butterfields. The event hours are 10:00 a.m. to noon, and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Cost is $15 per item for guests, $5 per item for museum members (memberships will be available for purchase), with a limit of five items per person. Appraisal Day is always well attended, so plan on plenty of time to wait outside: first come, first served, no appointments. Estimates are given in the following areas only: fine art, furniture, decorative arts, books and manuscripts, jewelry, prints, photographs, and Asian pieces. Proceeds will benefit museum programs.

For further information go to www.venturamuseum.org or call (805) 653-6715. The Museum of Ventura County returns July 3 to their newly renovated facility at 100 East Main Street in downtown Ventura, across from Mission San Buenaventura.

 
‘Syncopation’ will feature ‘south of the border’ music

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – May 21, 2010) Former Miss California Jacquelynne Fontaine will sing at a cello concert in Overton Hall at California Lutheran University at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 5.

The “Syncopation” concert will feature mostly “south of the border” music. Fontaine, a CLU alumna who is earning a doctorate in voice performance at University of Southern California, will perform “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5” by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos in two movements. The first is an aria and the second is a dance.

This will be followed by French composer Cesar Franck’s “Panis Angelicus.” The premiere cellist, Joyce Geeting, and pianist Christine DeKlotz will perform “The Grand Tango” by Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla. Geeting and her student cellists will perform Argentinean tangos “Mellow Cellos Tango, La Cinquantaine” by Gabriel Marie and “Siciliennes” by Gabriel Faure and Maria Teresia von Paradis as well as “Seven Duets” by Chicago composer Lee Burswold. The concert will also feature ragtime music including “The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin.

Fontaine is a soprano who has performed with orchestras ranging from the Orchestra di Roma del Lazio to the Glendale Symphony to the Conejo Pops. Her operatic lead roles include Pamina in “The Magic Flute” and Donna Anna and Donna Elvira in “Don Giovanni” with the Tuscia Operafestival in Viterbo, Italy, and Ilia in “Idomeneo” with USC Opera at the Thornton School of Music.

Geeting, who has a doctor of music arts in performance and pedagogy, recently performed concerts in Chicago and Mexico City featuring “Body Notes” by Chicago physiologist and composer Hector Rasgado-Flores.

A $10 donation is requested. For more information, call (818) 712-0587.

 
“El Nino at Pierpont” oil painting by Kay Zetlmaier.
“El Nino at Pierpont” oil painting by Kay Zetlmaier.
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Kay Zetlmaier’s collection of oil paintings “Land and Sea, Our Beautiful Coastline” will be exhibiting at the Harbor Village Gallery from Wednesday, June 16 to Sunday, July 11, 2010. An Artist Reception will be held on Friday, June 18, 2010 from 5 – 8pm.

One is thrown into nature’s adventures as their eyes are awakened touring Kay Zetlmaier’s exhibit of lively oil paintings. Her works are full of movement and expression, coming fresh from the scene, illuminating her plein-air style. Warm and expressive brushstrokes reveal influences of Monet and Joaquín Sorolla. Framed California’s coastlines are portrayed in full exposure with a range of passion and excitement from powerful, crashing waves to bright and serene vistas.

Zetlmaier grew up in California enamored with nature and art. A passionate Californian she greatly enjoys living in Ventura, so close to many inspiring, beautiful sites. With an appreciation for education, Zetlmaier’s studies include a Bachelor’s degree from CSU Long Beach, a Masters from CSU Dominguez Hills, as well as various workshops and classes by Connie Peterson, David Gallup, and others. She has worked with watercolors, acrylics and through the past five years her work has concentrated in the medium of oil. An inspiring Californian plein-air, Impressionist, David Gallup, has been a vital mentor to her, teaching her to run free with color, harmony and personal expression.

Zetlmaier’s character is full of adventure and passion and has shared her zeal for art as an art teacher at Ventura High School for over twenty years. Her adventures don’t stop in California or in the classroom, she has been fortunate enough to travel around America’s amazing landscapes, including the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Alaska, bright Mexico, cool Canada, and even Europe’s intriguing historical sites throughout Italy and Greece.

Zetlmaier’s exhibit of oil paintings truly quenches your soul’s thirst for beauty and adventure.

This is Zetlmaier’s second solo exhibit with the Buenaventura Art Association.

The Harbor Village Gallery is located at 1591 Spinnaker Dr., entrance # 3 in the Ventura Harbor Village, next to the big lawn. Open Monday through Thursday (closed on Tuesdays) from 12 to 5 p.m. and Friday, through Sunday from 11a.m. to 6p.m. For more information, call the gallery at 805-644-2750 or visit www.harborvillagegallery.com or www.buenaventuragallery.org

 
Jewelry at the Harbor Village Gallery
Jewelry at the Harbor Village Gallery
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Tammy Woodford and Christy Smolenski are offering a jewelry wrapping workshop with silver, semi-precious stones and gems on Saturday, June 5,, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Harbor Village Gallery. The cost is $25 for Buenaventura Art Association Members and $30 for the general public. The price includes all materials and tools. Participants will go home with a full set of tools and one piece of hand-made (by you) jewelry - necklace or bracelet!

Smolenski is currently the Featured Artisan at the Harbor Village Gallery’s Artisan Store and is featuring hand-crafted jewelry and beach artwork. She has been working with jewelry for the past fifteen years, following the passion and instruction from her mother. Woodford has been practicing jewelry-making silver jewelry for many years and has been a member of the Buenaventura Art Association since 2008. Recently, she led a jewelry demonstration for Ventura Harbor Village’s “Mom’s Night Out” on May 6, 2010.

Sign up for the workshop at the Harbor Village Gallery or call during Open Gallery Hours. You can also pay online with PayPal via the Buenaventura Art Association’s home page.

The Harbor Village Gallery and Artisan Store is located at 1591 Spinnaker Dr., entrance # 3 in the Ventura Harbor Village, next to the big lawn. Open Monday through Thursday (closed on Tuesdays) from 12 to 5 p.m. and Friday, through Sunday from 11a.m. to 6p.m. For more information, call the gallery at 805-644-2750 or visit www.harborvillagegallery.com or www.buenaventuragallery.org

 
July 11, 2010

Peggy Foote Dark grew up in Ventura in a family of devoted cooks, and following that tradition, eventually founded The Kitchen for Exploring Foods, one of Southern California’s premier catering firms. On Sunday, July 11 at 3:00 pm, Dark comes to the Museum of Ventura County’s new event pavilion on Main Street to sign the book “Fabulous Parties: Food and Flowers for Elegant Entertaining,” which she wrote with florists Mark Held and Richard David of Mark’s Garden. Along with food tasting, the event includes Dark’s discussion about the book, which adapts the principals of planning lavish large events to the more intimate scale and budget of home entertaining. She also plans to talk about how her career was influenced by her family and her hometown of Ventura.

Attendance is $15 for the general public, $10 for museum members. Call 805-653-0323 x 10 to make reservations. The event is being held in the Museum of Ventura County’s newly constructed Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Pavilion, part of the museum’s renovated 100 East Main Street location in Ventura.

Peggy Foot Dark, a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara, co-founded The Kitchen for Exploring Foods in Pasadena in 1984, a catering and gourmet take-out business with a devoted Southern California following. Mark Held and Richard David are the owners of Mark’s Garden in Los Angeles, recognized in 1999 by the London Financial Times as one of the outstanding florists in the world.

On July 3, the Museum of Ventura County returns to its renovated facility at 100 East Main Street, Ventura, with a free admission celebration on the 4th of July. Go to www.venturamuseum.org for more information.

 
May 25, 2010

The Rancho Camulos Docent Council will be holding their annual Artists’ Day for plein air painting on Tuesday May 25th at the museum. All artists are invited to attend between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to paint, draw or make photographs. The donation of $25 will be used to make further improvements on the museum property.

This is the only time each year when this historic property is reserved for the exclusive use of artists.

Costumed docents will be there to add to the general ambiance of the day. The newly restored fountain near the chapel gives the feeling of Early California. The rose gardens surrounding the adobe are now at their best. Rancho Camulos is the perfect setting for plein air work.

Morning refreshments and lunch at noon will be served to those who attend. Reservations are suggested. Please call the office by May 22 at 521-1501.

 
Eat! A Photography Exhibit at the Ojai Center for the Arts

EAT is the theme of this year’s photograph exhibition at the Ojai Center for the Arts. The seventh annual juried show celebrating food and eating encourages any photographic style including photojournalism, agrarian landscapes, food stills, photomontages, etc. The show opens June 5 and runs through July 7, 2010.

Last year more than 40 works by nearly as many photographers were displayed at the Art Center. This year we expect that more artists will compete to have one or more of their works in the show.

Photographers are invited to submit their work on June 3 or June 4. Detailed submission information can be found on the Photography Branch page of the Art Center website (http://www.bearwoodimages.com/photobranch).

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 4 pm. Admission is free. There will be a reception Sunday, June 6 from 1 to 3:30 pm. Refreshments will be served. The Art Center is located in downtown Ojai at 113 South Montgomery Street.

 
Sunday, May 16, 2-4 pm

Writer/Contributor: Elise DePuydt

Join former artistic directors and actors Paul Backer, John Slade, Jaye Hersh, Susan Kelejian and Claire Haider for a rich and colorful look back at the Ojai Shakespeare Festival. This group presented its first play in the historic Libbey Bowl in 1981. Enlivening the gathering, the Madrigali Renaissance Voices will perform some of their entertaining stories and songs. . Everyone is welcome to this interesting and enjoyable afternoon.

The presentation is in conjunction with the Ojai Valley Museum's exhibit Ojai's Libbey Bowl, which runs from April 29 - July 11. The Ojai Shakespeare Festival is one of numerous local groups that have enriched the Ojai community using the cherished Libbey Bowl venue. The Ojai Valley’s love for Shakespeare dates to before 1900 when a group of Thacher School wives formed the Shakespeare Reading Club, which is still in existence today.

This gathering will be held at the Ojai Valley Museum, 130 W. Ojai Avenue. The event is FREE to 2010 museum members and $8 for non-members. Seating is limited, reservations suggested. Reservations for non-members must be paid in advance. Call the museum at (805) 640-1390, to make a reservation or for additional information.

 
Libbey Bowl Architectural Rendering
Libbey Bowl Architectural Rendering
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Writer/Contributor: Michelle Ellis, Ojai Museum Director

In Ojai, California, an outdoor landmark of world-renown will be razed to the ground on June 21, 2010 and reconstruction will begin immediately thereafter. Beginning in 1957, Ojai’s Libbey Bowl amphitheater has gathered international music and theatre groups attracting audiences from southern to northern California, and from east coast to west coast. As a tribute to the past, present and future of Ojai’s Libbey Bowl, the Ojai Valley Museum will mount an historical exhibition showcasing the highlights of the Bowl’s first 50 years, and the plans for its reconstruction and future use.

The exhibit, entitled “Ojai’s Libbey Bowl/Past, Present, Future,” will run May 6 through July 11, 2010 in the changing gallery of the Ojai Valley Museum. The 2500 square foot exhibition space will be filled with original ephemera, photographs, and 3-dimensional artifacts describing the activities hosted at the Libbey Bowl between 1957 and July 2010. Completing the “Past” and ‘’Present” components of the exhibit will be premier examples of Libbey Glass manufactured between the 1890’s and now. The glassware will demarcate the decades represented as well as pay homage to Mr. Edward Drummond Libbey’s philanthropy in Ojai.

To illustrate the “Future” of the Bowl, architectural drawings and a maquette (small model) for the re-built structure will be on view. Also exhibited will be the maquette of the “1% for art” public work realized by musical sculptor, Trimpin. The Seattle-based sound artist will install his commissioned, kinetic, motion-activated “Sound Arch” at the entry of the new Libbey Bowl, slated to open in July, 2011.

The “Ojai’s Libbey Bowl/Past, Present, Future” exhibition is a collaboration between the Ojai Valley Museum, the Save Libbey Bowl Campaign, and the many non-profit lenders to the show. Notable appearances at the Bowl by Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copeland, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Pierre Boulez will be recognized in the exhibition. Mementos, including programs, t-shirts, posters,candid snapshots, formal portraits, and costumes will represent the myriad events that have been held at the Bowl. The gallery will chronicle the music, storytelling, poetry, film, Shakespeare festivals, theatre productions, Mexican Fiesta, Rock & Roll concerts, Chumash celebrations, Memorial and Veteran’s Day salutes held at the Bowl, under the California sun or evening stars, over the years beginning in 1957.

This exhibition is an historical perspective. It is a concrete appreciation for the arts presented at the Libbey Bowl; and it is a purveyor of what the Libbey Bowl will be.
The exhibition is funded in part with grants from the Smith Hobson Family Foundation and the Ventura County Community Foundation Heritage Fund and the membership of the Ojai Valley Museum.

The Ojai Valley Museum will host a Gala Opening Reception on May 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. It will be catered with a no-host wine bar; entertainment will be provided. Tickets are $30.00 and are available by reservation only by calling the OVM at (805) 640-1390 or by e-mail at: ojaimuseum@sbcglobal.net

 
Faulkner Farm, Oil on Canvas
Faulkner Farm, Oil on Canvas
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Lemon Branch, Oil on Board
Lemon Branch, Oil on Board
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SANTA PAULA, CALIF - The Santa Paula Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of From the Classics to Plein Air, an exhibition of art from Ventura artist, Tony Jankowski. The Museum is located at 117 North 10th Street in historic downtown Santa Paula. The exhibition will run through August 15th. The opening reception will be held on May 15th from 4-6 pm. Reservations are encouraged by calling 805-525-5554 or emailing SantaPaulaArtMuseum@verizon.net. Opening exhibit admission is: members: $15 non-members: $20.

Tony Jankowski was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Lithuanian parents. His mother, a former teacher, exposed him to European Masters, and encouraged him to draw and paint at an early age. At age five, he painted his first watercolor. Jankowski took up traditional oil painting at age 13. His paintings have been shown in galleries throughout the United States and Central and South America.

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Patti Post’s exhibit of recent works titled “Coming into Fullness” shows at the Buenaventura Art Galley from May 25 to June 19, 2010. Opening Reception is Saturday, June 5 from 4-7pm.

Let the beauty we love be what we do. - Rumi

What Post does, is what she loves and it is beautiful. Creating for Post is more then pen on paper, ink to press and brush strokes on a canvas. “To create is to be alive,” says Post, a dogma representing the skills and beliefs she has learned, shared and taught for a life time. Her prints and paintings share the significance of the numerous lives she has touched and accomplishments she has made.

Beginning to celebrate the newest chapter of her life, Post has recently retired from 41 years of teaching Fine Arts to the young, the mature, the mentally handicapped and to an array of countless eager students. The list of workshops, seminars, lectures, online classes and class room studies Post has on her resume is taller then she is, as are the awards and recognitions. Awards range from Teacher of the Year on a School, District and State level to featured guest on Disney Salutes the American Teacher Awards.

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