Happy people with skeleton faces, mariachis, folklorico ballerinas, and traditional crafts liven the corner of California and Santa Clara Streets in Ventura, on Sunday, November 1, between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. That’s when the Museum of Ventura County holds its 9th annual, free Community Celebration in observance of Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos). This year the museum’s most popular event is being held at both their 89 S. California Street location and at the corner park directly across the street.

In the small park, community based Mariachi Costa de Oro and Oxnard College’s Ballet Folklorico Mestizo perform, as children and adults transform themselves into skeletons at the face painting booth. The celebration continues across California Street at the museum, where an arch of colorful paper flowers welcomes visitors. Inside, they can try their hand at traditional Day of the Dead crafts, decorating sugar skulls and paper masks, making papel picado banners, papier-mâché butterflies, and paper flowers or skeletons. Ofrendas (altars to honor the dead), created by local artists, schools, and community groups, are also on display through November 8.

Día de los Muertos honors the dead who are said to come back to walk among the living on November 1 and 2. Celebrated in many parts of Mexico and Latin America, Día de los Muertos is now popular in the United States among Latinos and non-Latinos alike. The role of the arts, and creating art that celebrates the memory of those we have lost, is the focus of the Museum of Ventura County’s event.

Traditionally, colorful ofrendas are built to honor departed relatives and friends, and include objects they enjoyed in their lifetimes. Humorous skulls (calaveras), and skeletons blithely going about worldly business, are the dominant symbols of the holiday. Día de los Muertos has roots in pre-Columbian as well as Spanish religious beliefs.

 


 
Brat with Spicy Peppers: Paul Sun Photos for Wurstküche
Brat with Spicy Peppers: Paul Sun Photos for Wurstküche
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Tyler Wilson and Joseph Pitruzzelli: Paul Sun Photos for Wurstküche
Tyler Wilson and Joseph Pitruzzelli: Paul Sun Photos for Wurstküche
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Wurstküche: Paul Sun Photos for Wurstküche
Wurstküche: Paul Sun Photos for Wurstküche
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The Ojai Valley Museum will celebrate Ojai Day in a big way with the opening of its second annual juried exhibition - “Ojai Celebrates Art” AND an Octoberfest German benefit lunch inspired by Wurstküche Restaurant, an ultra-popular Los Angeles eatery, both on October 17. Want to say it correctly? It’s Verst Kooka, and means Sausage Kitchen.

Ojai Celebrates Art features art pieces by forty artists from Ojai, Ventura, Santa Paula, Moorpark and Santa Barbara. Mediums included are ceramics, furniture, photography, painting, pastel and mixed media. Each piece must show a visual connection to the Ojai Valley, its people, history or natural environment. Roger Conrad and Fred Kidder are the curators. The Ojai-themed exhibit follows on the heels of the extremely successful Sergio Aragonés one-man show.

Happily, the museum is offering free admission on October 17. Open from 10 am to 5 pm, viewers can see the new exhibit in the gallery as well as the permanent museum collection. Judges are Alice Matzkin, Richard Matzkin and Joseph Sohm. The winning artists will be announced at 4 pm and will receive cash prizes sponsored by Frank and Lynn Kirk (First Prize), John and Ginger Wilson (Second Prize), and Tony and Barbara Hirsch (Third Prize). All works will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the museum.

Bratwurst, German and Belgian beers, and soft drinks will be served from 11 am until 4 pm. Seating will be at traditional long tables in the museum’s back patio. Children are welcome. Profits from this event will benefit the Ojai Valley Museum operating budget.

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Sespe Players production of Mad Scientists in Love.
Sespe Players production of Mad Scientists in Love.
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Come experience live theater with Sespe Players production of Mad Scientists in Love by Jim Trapp produced with special arrangement with Baker's Plays, Quincy MA.
Our first ever Halloween production! Come out to Sespe Auditorium 627 Sespe Ave. Fillmore and see if the Mad Scientist gets the girl of his dreams or if his creations take over the world in this very funny comedy.
Production dates are October 23, 24, 30 at 7:30PM, and October 25, & 31 at 2:00PM.
For our Halloween matinee, any children ages 5-13 in costume will be admitted free of charge and be able to participate in a costume parade during intermission.
Pre-sale Tickets are availabe at LaFlour Bonita The Pretty Flower Shop located at 719 Ventura Street Fillmore CA. Adults $15.00, Seniors and Students $10.00.
Come to Fillmore for some live theatrical entertainment and fun. See you the show!

 


 
Oxnard College Marine Education & Aquarium hosts Halloween fun day

Oxnard College Marine Education & Aquarium at Channel Islands Harbor holds the 4th Annual Halloween Under the Sea 1 – 5 p.m. October 25 at Fisherman’s Wharf, 3810 West Channel Islands Blvd. The outdoor festival is free and open to the public.

There will be a children’s costume parade, pumpkin decorating, face painting, trick or treat candy, games and prizes.

For more information about the 4th Annual Halloween Under the Sea, call the Oxnard College Marine Education Center & Aquarium at (805) 985-9801.

 


 
Jonathan Tang
Jonathan Tang
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Miriam Arichea
Miriam Arichea

VENTURA, CA - Celebrating Mendelssohn’s 200th anniversary, the Ventura College Symphony Orchestra gives its first concert of the season on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Ventura College Theatre. Featured are Miriam Arichea, noted virtuoso pianist from Ventura, and Jonathan Tang, who at 13 won the Ventura County Violin Competition. Tickets are $10 general and $5 for students, staff and seniors. They are available at the door of the Ventura College Theatre on the evening of the concert.

Miriam Arichea’s appearance with the Symphony is always a highpoint. Her energy and brilliance are displayed in Mendelssohn’s Second Piano Concerto. Mendelssohn, one of music’s most impressive child prodigies, established himself as a great master. His music is tuneful and vivacious usually becoming a brilliant showpiece. Most would be surprised to learn his most famous piece is the Wedding March.

Jonathan Tang, 14, attends Medea Creek Middle School. He likes technology, computers, and biology and takes a high school art class, while being an honor roll student. He plays sports and is a fan of the Lakers and the Dodgers. Jonathan sings and dances international music. Jonathan sits first stand in second violins in the Conejo Youth Orchestra. When he won the Henry Schwab Ventura County Violin Competition, it was his first time soloing with an orchestra. Formerly, he studied with Shu Wei Luibut. Now he studies with Dianne Ramon, noted violinist and teacher of Thousand Oaks. Jonathan is playing the exciting Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2.

The Orchestra is featured in Mendelssohn’s Fourth Symphony, nick-named the Italian Symphony. His impressions of Italy resulted in a grand musical landscape requiring all the color and power of a full symphony orchestra. Completing the program is an upbeat, contemporary work by Daniels called Contending, plus a Jane Eyre Fantasy by Rush.

The public is invited to attend. For additional information, please contact Dr. E. Burns Taft, Professor of Music, 805-654-6400 ext. 3210, or Alisa Sparkia Moore, Esq., Public Information Officer, 654-6462, asmoore@vcccd.edu.

 


 
Objects from everyday life, including musical instruments, form the gist of the works in the galleries at Ventura College through November 5. (Above) Privitt’s Icarus Dreaming-3.
Objects from everyday life, including musical instruments, form the gist of the works in the galleries at Ventura College through November 5. (Above) Privitt’s Icarus Dreaming-3.
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Exhibit runs October 8 through November 5
Schustack’s Duct Tape Music Box.
Schustack’s Duct Tape Music Box.
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Artists’ Reception is October 8, Free, 7 pm- 9pm in front of the CRC Building on the Ventura College Campus

VENTURA, CA - Through November 5, the Ventura College Galleries are exhibiting:
In Gallery 2: UnMusical with Julie Schustack: This body of work is an exploration and abstraction of chairs, tables and sound, which investigates ideas that relate to repair, failure, the pathetic, reclamation, the human body, and science. Several pieces involve the use of ceramic forms to amplify the abstracted sounds made by music boxes. These works are not intended to be inventions of musical instruments, but rather reflections of the range of capabilities that we all experience.

In the New Media Gallery: Viewpoints: Existence and the Human Condition with Bob Privitt: Privitt says, “I’ve found that certain objects when combined with other objects often take on new meanings, and develop a life of their own. I often select objects because of their symbolic value. However, I have found that some symbols – such as the Cross, the Butterfly, and the Apple – often mean different things to different cultures. These apparently contradictory interpretations serve as grist for my creative mill.” A nationally recognized artist from Thousand Oaks, Bob Privitt’s works feature a variety of two and three-dimensional works that Privitt has assembled from found objects.

Early in his career, Privitt, Professor Emeritus and former director of the Pepperdine University Art Gallery, adopted an artistic Declaration of Independence. This freed him to investigate many themes and ideas through the years, and to avoid control by one central theme or style.

Both galleries are open Monday through Friday, Noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Call Gallery Director Kate Martin at 648-8974 or email her at kate@katemartin.com for more information.

 

Altars of Memory, created by local community groups, schools and artists, celebrate the lives of the departed October 27 through November 6 at the Museum of Ventura County.

Visitors to the museum during October are also invited to honor a loved one by inscribing a paper memorial butterfly, available for free in the Museum Store. Visitors’ butterflies will be included in a group installation display. During the museum’s 9th Annual free Day of the Dead ( Día de los Muertos) Community Celebration on Sunday, November 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., there will be a butterfly making area and those participants can also add their winged creations to the display.

The exhibition includes: Masks to Wear While Playing Hide & Seek With Death, by third grade students at Sheridan Way Elementary School in Ventura; an altar in remembrance of extinct animals, by the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme; an altar honoring las muertas de Juarez (The Dead Women of Juaréz), by Maribel Hernandez in collaboration with Adriana M. Mendoza; Ofrenda Para Los Seres Queridos de Mi Alma, by professional altar maker Ofelia Esparza; an altar honoring fallen soldiers; an altar in memory of family advocate Mary Sullivan, by friend Beverlee Park-Sherbo; an altar for Adriane Miller, created by her mother, Museum Docent Alice Braun.

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October 24 & 25 - 60 exhibits and performances smARTen up Ventura's Downtown Cultural District

Ventura's Harvest ArtWalk takes place Oct. 24 and 25. The free, self-guided weekend walking tour showcases 200 established and emerging artists and performers at more than 60 galleries, events and eclectic gallery-for-a day venues in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District, Midtown and Westside, just steps from the beach and pier. Multicultural performances, a variety of children's activities and a free shuttle bus connect venue restaurants,
salons, antique shops, boutiques and cafes. A free shuttle bus runs continuously throughout the event connecting downtown and venues on the Avenue.

ArtWalk Featured Artist Bijian Fan will be showing his intricate, three-dimensional paper sculptures at the San Buenaventura Artists' Union Gallery (330 S. California St.). The Beijing-born artist uses two-dimensional materials and unconventional techniques to create light and airy sculptures that have earned numerous awards and been shown nationwide as well as at the Olympic Cultural Festival during the Beijing Olympics.

Other Harvest ArtWalk highlights include:

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The Thousand Oaks Arts Commission will host a visual arts show entitled ENCORE from October 6-28, 2009 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331-A Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Gallery phone number is (805) 498-4390.

ENCORE will feature works of artists who participated in the 6th Annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival which recently showcased over sixty local fine artists at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and The Lakes. Several featured artists will provide demonstrations: October 6-8, Bruce Hamilton; October 8-11, digital artists Julie and Craig Morton; and October 13-15, Ron Sousa with his "Memories of the South Pacific".

For additional information, visit www.toartsfestival.com.

 

“The Sculptors Eye: Photography of the Eastern and High Sierras”,” a solo exhibit by Duain Wood will be at the Buenaventura Gallery from October 13 – November 7, 2009. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, October 17 from 4 – 7 pm.

“The Sculptors Eye…” might seem like an odd name for a photography exhibit, yet Duain Wood’s black and white photographs appear to carve out the negative and positive spaces to create the image. When asked why he photographed in black and white, Wood replied, “Black and white is less distracting…you capture the essence of the subject without the distraction of color.”

Wood’s penchant for remote geographic locations in my photography stems from his love of travel and discovery as well as his passion for geography. He specializes in the capturing wide open spaces on film, which he admires for their "desolate beauty" His photography implies quietness and ruggedness, which is often encountered in remote locations of Sierra Nevada, Death Valley, Mono Lake.

Wood grew up in Ventura and was first exposed to the art of photography at Ventura College. He’s studied privately with a number of renowned photographers and has been a part of group shows in various areas of California.

The Buenaventura Gallery is located at 700 E Santa Clara St. in downtown Ventura. Hours are Tues – Friday from noon – 5 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. For more information, visit their website at www.BuenaventuraGallery.org. Buenaventura Art Association is celebrating 55 years of great art!

 
Well Known Chicana Poet and Novelist

VENTURA, CA. - Renowned Chicana writer Michele Serros has produced several outstanding works of literature and poetry. Her most popular are Chicana Falsa, Honey Blonde Chica, and How to be a Chicana Role Model. Her latest work is a young adult novel, Scandalosa. Ms. Serros will speak at Ventura College on writing and culture on Wednesday, October 14 from 7 pm to 8 pm in Guthrie Hall. Admission and parking are free. Attendees must park in student parking.

Named by Newsweek as "one of the top young women to watch for in the new century," Serros has been a featured contributor for the Los Angeles Times' children's fiction section and a commentator for National Public Radio (Morning Edition, Weekend All Things Considered, Anthem, Along for the Ride, Latino USA). In addition to being an award-winning poet, Michele has read her poems to stadium crowds of 25,000+ for Lollapalooza, recorded Selected Stories from Chicana Falsa for Mercury Records, and was selected by the Poetry Society of America to have her poetry placed on MTA buses throughout Los Angeles County.

Originally from Oxnard, Michele was a community college student, having attended both Ventura College and Santa Monica City College. She was still a student at SMCC when her first book of poetry and short stories, Chicana Falsa and other stories of Death, Identity and Oxnard, was published. When the original publisher of Chicana Falsa went out of business, Michele continued to sell copies from her garage. In 1998, Riverhead Books reissued Chicana Falsa and as well as Serros' collection of fiction, How to be a Chicana Role Model . The latter instantly became a Los Angeles Times Best Seller and both publications are currently used as required reading in U.S. high schools and universities. In 2002, Michele wrote for the ABC television sitcom, The George Lopez Show. "An opportunity," she says, "that hopefully with my contribution opens the door for a wider representation of Latinos in the mass media."

Visit her at www.muchamichele.com. Visit Evie at www.myspace.com/riochica805

For more information, please contact Professor Mayo de la Rocha, History Department Chair, at 805-654-6400, ext. 3123.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Guthrie Hall, Free.

 
The Cesar Mateus Sextet, fresh from performances in Canada this summer, will bring their sultry Latin jazz to the Ventura College Theatre on October 8, 8 pm.
The Cesar Mateus Sextet, fresh from performances in Canada this summer, will bring their sultry Latin jazz to the Ventura College Theatre on October 8, 8 pm.
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Rosa LoGiudice will perform as part of the Grand Piano Soiree on October 6, 8 pm at the Ventura College Theatre.
Rosa LoGiudice will perform as part of the Grand Piano Soiree on October 6, 8 pm at the Ventura College Theatre.

VENTURA, CA. - On October 6, 7, 8, and 10, the Ventura College Music Department will host a series of musical events featuring faculty and guest artists. All events will be held at the Ventura College Theatre located at 4700 Loma Vista Road in Ventura. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for students, VC staff, and seniors. There will be something for everyone!

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 8 pm: GRAND PIANO SOIREE: presents an exciting program of world favorites to include works by Albeniz, Chopin, Gottschalk, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Piazzolla and Tinturin. The evening’s pianists are:
• Joy Asenas holds a B.F.A. in Piano Performance from California Institute of the Arts. Active in MTAC (Music Teacher’s Association of California), Asenas teaches piano in Camarillo and Fillmore. She also enjoys performance, judging piano programs and lecturing.
• Shirley Kalberg Leak has taught private piano lessons for more than 60 years. As a recitalist, Leak has designed a series of programs entitled Evenings of Music, presenting them to intimate gatherings in her Ojai home. Leak also teaches organ and occasionally substitutes as organist and pianist at local churches. She is a member of the MTAC.
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Buenaventura Art Association announces a “Call for Entries” for a photography competition in conjunction with PhotoVentura ’09. The theme is “Inspiration is YOU!” The juror is Scott Miles, Professional Photography Program Director for Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara.

Entry fee for non Buenaventura Art Association members is $20 each or 3 entries for $45.00. Member entry fees are $15.00 each or 3 entries for $35.00. First Place prize is $200, Second Place $150, Third Place $100. Two Honorable Mentions non-cash prizes of a year membership to Buenaventura Art Association. In addition, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winners will also receive a year membership to Buenaventura Art Association.

Entries need to be brought into the gallery on Sunday, October 4 and Monday, October 5 between 11 – 2 pm.
The awards reception will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10 during PhotoVentura ’09 Gallery Crawl from 5 – 8 pm. The exhibit runs from Oct. 6 – Nov. 7, 2009.

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New Guidebook Shows Where to Find Mexican Muralists’ Work in California
Don Shorts
Don Shorts

You might be surprised to know you don’t have to go to Mexico to see murals painted by the famous Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. California has murals by them, too, and Ventura preservationist Don Shorts wants people to know where they are. His newest book is Mexican Muralists in California, A Guide Book, which Short will be signing Thursday, October 8, at 5:30 p.m., at the Museum of Ventura County, 89 S. California Street, Ventura.

Shorts’ latest book describes not only the history of California murals painted by “Los Tres Grandes” and other Mexican muralists, but the 200-page illustrated guide also describes how and where to find the paintings, and includes information on interesting nearby sites and places to eat and stay while exploring. The guidebook is $17.50, and can be purchased at the Oct 8 book signing, or by calling the Museum Store at (805) 653-0323 x 24.

Shorts serves on the County Cultural Heritage Board, and specializes in art of California and Mexico. He has written several other books, including 1200 Mexican Artists, George Mason and the Story of Monterey Furniture, Leo Carrillo, and co-authored a book on Carmel artist Jo Mora. Shorts is also an owner of the Old California Store in Ventura.

The Museum of Ventura County is at 89 South California Street, corner of California and Santa Clara Streets in downtown Ventura. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open first Fridays of the month until 8 p.m. Free admission, except for some events. For information, please call (805) 653-0323 or go to http://www.venturamuseum.org.

 

Augustin Hadelich, violin
William Schuman: American Festival Overture
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64

The Santa Barbara Symphony kicks off its 2009 – 2010 Season with William Schuman’s rousing American Festival Overture, followed by the return of top-notch violinist Augustin Hadelich who performed at the Symphony’s “Farewell to the Arlington” concerts in May 2008. Maestro Kabaretti and the outstanding musicians of the Santa Barbara Symphony sizzle in Tchaikovsky’s explosive Fifth Symphony.

Date: Saturday, October 17, 8:00pm and Sunday, October 18, 3:00pm

Location: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara

Ticket Range: Saturday $32 to $125, Sunday $25 to $110

For tickets and reservations, please contact the Granada box office at (805) 899-2222 or order online at www.granadasb.org.

 

Captivating violinists Gilles Apap and Caroline Campbell, the former and current Concertmasters of the Santa Barbara Symphony, join forces for an unforgettable recital featuring an assortment of musical delights for both solo and duo violins accompanied by pianist Miwa Gofuku.

Sizzlin’ Fiddlin’ is a benefit concert to help support and sustain The Santa Barbara Symphony, an important musical institution celebrating its 56th Season.

Date: Thursday, October 8, 8:00pm

Location: Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara

Ticket Range: $55 to $100, $100 Patron Ticketholders are invited to attend the Post Concert Artists’ Reception and Silent Auction

For tickets and reservations, please contact the Lobero box office at (805) 963-0761 or order online at www.lobero.org.

 

The Museum of Ventura County is again participating in the fifth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine, on Saturday, September 26. While the Museum of Ventura County already has free admission in its present temporary location at 89 South California Street in Ventura, all of the expected 1,000 participating museums and cultural institutions with entry fees will provide free access that day if you present a downloaded Museum Day Admission Card (providing access for two people), found at www.smithsonian.com/museumday. Links and listings of participating museums and cultural institutions can also be found at the Smithsonian site.

Museum Day is intended to emulate the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the world's most visited museum and research complexes. Smithsonian magazine is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution.

Museum of Ventura County is now featuring two new exhibits, Wearing Our Stories: Costume and Cultural Identity in the Latino Community, and Immigration to Integration: The Art of Cristian Gheorghiu. For more information, go to http://www.venturamuseum.org

 
“Ventura Sunrise”
“Ventura Sunrise”
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An exhibit of original artworks by Linda Cowell, titled Life and Earth, will be at the Discovery Gallery from Friday, October 2 through Wednesday, November 4, 2009. There is an opening reception on Friday, October 2 from 5-8 pm. during the First Friday Ventura Gallery Crawl. The artist will also be at the Discovery Gallery for Ventura’s Harvest ArtWalk on Saturday, October 24 from 1-3 and 5-7 pm, and again on Sunday, October 25 from 12-2 pm.

The bold, beautiful, eye catching images of Cowell’s “Life and Earth” might cause a double take, but it’s worth the second look. Cowell’s realistic creations, in a variety of media, range from acrylic airbrushed animals on nontraditional surfaces to classic and poetic colored pencil drawings. Cowell’s interest in contrast and color give her an edge of super-realism. Local scenes, still life, and nature studies are expressions of shape, contour and texture – aspects of composition that are most intriguing to Cowell.

Showing creativity and enthusiasm for art from a young age, Cowell’s parents fully supported giving Cowell the outlets and opportunities she needed to help develop her talent. A desire to create with her older sisters also was a source of early interest in the arts. High School teachers were a large inspiration and encouraged various nontraditional media, planting seeds that would become the basis for Cowell’s endeavors down the road. Choosing the path most taken, and not the one her parents had hoped she would, Cowell did not study fine art in college but did came back to drawing and creating after her schooling was finished.

Cowell began airbrushing in the early 90’s and has covered everything from banners and t-shirts to surfboards and taxi cabs! In 2007 Cowell won the opportunity to design and paint Yellow Cab’s first “Cali Cab”, a mobile piece of artwork that is still transporting tourists and locals around the city of Ventura.

This is Cowell’s first solo exhibition with the Buenaventura Art Association.

The Discovery Gallery is located at the Ventura Visitor’s Bureau, 101 S. California St in downtown Ventura. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Receptions during the First Friday Ventura Gallery Crawl are held from 5-8 pm. For more information, call the Buenaventura Art Association at 805-648-1235 or visit their website at www.BuenaventuraGallery.org

 

Ventura College is pleased to announce a full schedule of music, dance, art, and lecture events for Fall 2009. For additional information regarding any event on the list provided below, please contact Alisa Sparkia Moore, Esq., Public Information Officer, 805-654-6462 or by email at asmoore@vcccd.edu.

Ventura College Arts & Lectures Series – Fall 2009

September
Sept. 24 Author Jim Botting, former FBI hostage negotiator, speaking and signing his book “Bombs, Bullets and Fast Talk”, Library Reading Room, 6 pm – 8 pm, Free, 805-654-6462 for information
Thru Sep. 30 Hiroko Yoshimoto “Rising from the Ashes” Painting Exhibit, Gallery 2, Monday- Friday, noon to 4 pm, Free, 805-648-8974 for information
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Friday, September 18, 2009

The Ventura Film Festival would like to welcome all the new volunteers to our family! WELCOME!

We are planning for 2010 so its important to attend as many meetings as possible. Don't worry we have a great time and almost always have a surprise lunch at one of the great restaurants that support the Ventura Film Festival. In the last few weeks we've eaten at the Taj Cafe, Jimmy's Slice, and Sicily by Gino's.

The next Ventura Film Festival meeting is Friday, September 18, 2009 at 1pm at:

1pm Friday Sept. 18, 2009
(inside the main conference room)
Ventura Film Festival
701 E. Santa Clara St.
Ventura, CA 93001

Don't forget to visit the official Ventura Film Festival web site at http://venturafilmfestival.org to see the new slide show and images that have been recently added to the gallery.

New videos have been posted to the official Ventura Film Festival video portal http://venturafilmfestival.net. Check them out!