Arts and Events


Spring 2017 - Calendar of Art Events & Performances


Arts and Events Poster - Details Below


SPARK:  Women Educators, Innovators and Activists

March 2nd - April 13th, 2017


Opening Reception New Media Gallery

March 2, 6:30-8:30 pm


Gallery Talk

Thursday, March 23, 1:00 pm New Media Gallery

Artists' Portraits by Donna Granata Featuring:

Marcia Cummings, Albera Fins, Barbara Fumagalli, Mary Beth Hanrahan, Connie Jenkins, Cassandra Jones, Viqui McCaslin, Debra McKillop, Leslie McQuaide, Mary Michel, Cynthia Minet, Christine Morla, Valerie Noelle, Ruth Pastine, Gail Pidduck, Elisse Posgofski-Harris, Patti Post, Tesi Sanchez-Halpert, Lindsay Scott, Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, Cheryl Ann Thomas, Myra Toth, Linda Vallejo, Sally Weber, Beatrice Wood, Hiroko Yoshimato


Flyer for Film Festival - Information Below

Ventura College International Film Festival - Spring 2017 


Wednesday, March 22nd at 4pm

Second of a series of three International  Films for Spring 2017


Thriller: A Palestinian Informant Jeopardizes his love

Speaker: Andrea Horigan - Associate Professor of Sociology at VC

Location: ASC 150

Time: 4pm

Length: 1 hour 36 minutes

Thursday, April 20th at 4pm

Third in a series three International Films for Spring 2017

Under The Same Moon

Theme: A Journey of Desperation and Love

Speaker: Dr. Michael Ward, Associate History Professor and Department Chair

Location: ASC - 150

Time: 4:00 PM

Length: 1 hour and 44 minutes

All films are followed by a discussion. 

Event Location: Ventura College ASC 150

Contact: Ben Somoza 



for Enlarged Flyer in PDF : Ventura College International Film Festival Spring 2017

Wednesday, February 15th at 4pm in ASC 150

First of a series Three International Films for Spring 2017

DAS Wunder Von Bern The Miracle of Bern (German - 2003)

Theme: History of Personal Triumph

Speaker: Dr. Kevin Wolf, German Adjunct Instructor, VC

Location: ASC - 150 - 4:00 PM

Length: 2hrs. and 18 minutes

Poster, info below

An Evening of Concertos

Robert Lawson

An Evening of Concertos 
Ventura College Performing Arts Center
Helen Yunker Auditorium
February 25th at 8:00pm

Featuring Ventura College's music students

Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor - Max Bruch
Franklin Ohlinger - Violin

Violin Concerto (performed on the Flute) - Aram Katchaturian
Trisha Merete - Flute

Bassoon Concerto - Antonio Vivialdi
Allyn Tolosa - Bassoon

Overture to Coriolan - Ludwig van Beethoven
Jonathan Montez - Guest Conductor

Gayane Ballet Suite - Aram Katchaturian


Focus On The Masters: The Artist Documentation
March 2nd - April 6th
Reception March 2nd, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Schwab Violin Competition: Preliminaries

March 25th at 10am

Performing Arts Center

Room 139

The Watch That Ends The Night Poster - Info Below

The Watch That Ends The Night

April 6, 7, 8, 14 ,15 at 7:30pm
April 13 at 2:30 pm

As the anniversary of the most mysterious and tragic maritime catastrophe of the twentieth century approaches, The Watch that Ends the Night: Voices of the Titanic paints a vibrant picture of the many souls included on the maiden voyage of the legendary R.M.S. Titanic and her journey into human history. Adapted from the novel by Allan Wolf and juxtaposed amongst eyewitness accounts, this breathtaking tour de force marks the end of the Age of Innocence and man’s arrogance at the possibility of creating heaven on earth. Told through varied viewpoints spanning class and station, the production uses the personal narratives, telegraphs, and undertaker reports interspersed with interviews, trial transcripts, and other survivor accounts to blur the line between spectator and participant as theatre patrons play an active role boarding the ship by class and sailing across the Atlantic. Although the outcome is obvious, this theatrical reenactment leaves the audience hopeful for an alternate conclusion to the infamous and inevitable disaster. Directed by Ventura College faculty, Nathan Cole.

Free parking is available for Friday through Sunday events in the West Parking lot, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center.
Parking on campus for Thursday events requires a parking pass ($2) available in the parking lot at designated parking pass dispensers.
This production is not appropriate for children under ten due to the graphic nature of the story. In addition, it contains smoke effects.

April 6, 7, 8, 14 ,15 at 7:30pm
April 13 at 2:30 pm
At the Performing Arts Center Helen Yunker Auditorium

Ventura College Annual Student Awards Exhibition
April 27th - May 11th
Reception April 27th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ventura College Symphony Orchestra: Mahler Symphony No. 1 and Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen

Robert Lawson, Brent Wilson and Elizabeth Helms

April 29th at 8pm

Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Ventura College Dance Performance

Becky Marzec-Contreras

May 5, 6, 7 at 8pm

Performing Arts Center

 Helen Yunker Auditorium

Ventura College Composers Concert: Music for String Quartet

by VC Student Composers

 May 8th at 8pm

Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Ventura College Student Chamber Music Concert

May 9th at 8pm

Performing Arts Center

 Helen Yunker Auditorium

Ventura College Choir and Chamber Singers

Elizabeth Helms and Brent Wilson

May 10th at 7:30pm

Performing Arts Center

 Helen Yunker Auditorium

Acting Forums

Nathan Cole

May 10th at 10am and 7:30pm

 May 11th at 1pm

Performing Arts Center

Studio Theatre

Ventura College Jazz Band Concert

May 11th at 8pm

Performing Arts Center

 Helen Yunker Auditorium

Schwab Violin Competition

Finals with Orchestra

June 10th at 8pm

Performing Arts Center

 Helen Yunker Auditorium

Ventura College Art Gallery Exhibition Schedule:

Art Gallery Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Campus Parking:

  • Parking on Campus requires a parking permit, which may be purchased from two automated yellow boxes  in the West parking lot, and one automated yellow box in the North parking lot. The cost for parking is two dollars ($2).

Reception for the Exhibitions are held on the patio in front of the New Media Gallery