Arts and Events

2016-2017 Calendar of Art Events & Performances

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Ventura Art Walk 2016

Downtown Ventura on California Street
(Between Santa Clara & Main Street)


Saturday, October 1st

Schedule (subject to change - please check back frequently)

11:00 AM
Solo Guitar Jazz
Performance by Cesar Mateus

12:00 PM
Dance Performance
Becky Marzec-Contreras

1:00 PM
Percussion Ensemble Lawson
Performance Toccata by Carlos Chavez

1:30 PM
Classical Guitar Solo Carlos Gonzales
Carlos Gonzales Performing solo selections from Latin American Composers

2:00 PM
Woodwind Trio Robert Lawson

2:30 PM
VC String Orchestra Robert Lawson
Performing:
Concerto Grosso in G minor by A. Vivaldi
Sinfonia in F by G. Sammatini

3:15 PM
VC Jazz Nonet Ensemble Robert Lawson
Performing Jazz Standards

4:00 PM
VC Chamber Singers conducted by Brent Wilson

4:15 PM
VC Choir conducted by Elizabeth Helms

4:30 PM
Solo VC Music Majors from the Applied Lessons Program

7:00 PM
VC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Lawson
A Night in Mexico

8:30 PM
International Film Fest Hosted by Maline Werness-Rude
​Bad Hair

9:30 PM
Mobile Film Festival Nathan Cole / Jay Varela


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Ventura College
NEW MEDIA GALLERY (SAB BUILDING)

4667 Telegraph Rd., Ventura
September 8 - October 6, 2016
Gallery Hours M-Th 10 AM - 4 PM
Admission: Free
Reception Thursday September 08, 6:30-8:30 PM


2016 - 2017 Ventura College Art Gallery
Receptions are held on the patio in front of the New Media Gallery
Schedule (subject to change please check back frequently)

New Media Gallery

Fall 2016

September 8th - October 6th
Reception September 8th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ventura College Annual Faculty Exhibition


October 20th - December 1st
Reception October 20th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Innovation and a Rejection of the Past:
The Artistic Avant-Garde

​Curated by Ann H. Bittl


New Media Gallery

Spring 2017

January 19th - February 16th
Reception January 19th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Freewheeling Narratives:
The Art of Nathan Huff


March 2nd - April 6th
Reception March 2nd, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Focus On The Masters:
The Artist Documentation


April 27th - May 11th
Reception April 27th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ventura College Annual Student Awards Exhibition


To celebrate the Grand Opening of the New Media Art Gallery VENTURA COLLEGE is honored to present the Art Faculty Exhibition. A variety of techniques from painting, printmaking, photography, digital art, drawing, sculpture, multi-media, and ceramics will be on display. Faculty contributing to the exhibition are:

  • Greg Cooper
  • Sharon Coughran
  • Cathy Day
  • Sharla Fell
  • Bruce Freeman
  • Monica Furmanski
  • Jesse Groves                          
  • William Hendricks
  • Gwendolyn Lewis Huddleston
  • Pam Huth
  • Kate Martin
  • Marianne McGrath       
  • Debra McKillop 
  • Steve Moulton       
  • Bob Moskowitz
  • Michiko Murakami
  • Jenchi Wu              
  • David Young

 


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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 Gallery 2


Annual Spring Art Faculty Exhibition

  • March 3rd - March 31st, 2016
  • Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The Ventura College Art Gallery is pleased to present the Annual Spring Art Faculty Exhibition:  featuring our very gifted art faculty.  A variety of techniques from painting, printmaking, photography, digital art, drawing, sculpture and ceramics will be on display.
  • Faculty contributing to the exhibition are:  Jayme Burrows, Greg Cooper, Catherine Day, Sharla Fell, Bruce Freeman, Jesse Groves, William hendricks, Gwendolyn Lewis Huddleston, Kate Martin, Marianne McGrath, Debra McKillop, Bob Moskowitz, Jenchi Wu, and David Young

Reception:

  • Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
  • 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Henry Schwab Violin & Viola Competition

  • Saturday, June 18, 2016 8:00 PM
  • Ventura College Performing Arts Center / Helen Yunker Auditorium
  • For more information please call 289.6143
  • Tickets sold 1 hour before performance
  • General $15/ Students, Seniors, and Staff $5
  • Please remember parking is free on Friday after 5pm, all day Saturday and Sunday.  Monday - Thursday and Friday before 5 pm a parking pass must be purchased.

Spring 2016 Jazz Concert: Reaching New Horizons Poster

  • Conducted by Leslie Drayton
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM
  • Ventura College Performing Arts Center
  • Helen Yunker Auditorium
  • Ventura College presents the Spring 2016 Jazz Band performance
  • For more information please call (805) 289-6307
  • Tickets sold 1 hour before performance
  • General $15/ Students, Seniors, and Staff $5
  • Please remember parking is free on Friday after 5pm, all day Saturday and Sunday.  Monday - Thursday and Friday before 5 pm a parking pass must be purchased.

 

 

 


Gallery 2 - Spring 2016:

  • Ventura College Annual Faculty Exhibition:
    • March 3rd-March 31st / Reception March 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm
  •  Ventura College Annual Student Awards Exhibition
    • April 14th-May 5th / Reception April 14th, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Ventura College Annual Student Awards Exhibition
    • May 8th, 6:00 – 7:45 pm, Gala Event Dinner, Student Art Closing Exhibition Reception in conjunction with Dance Performance, (RSVP required)

SPRING 2016 ACTING FORUMS

  • May 2-6
  • Monday & Wednesday at 10:00 AM
  • Tuesday & Thursday at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
  • Ventura College Performing Arts Center
  • Studio Theatre
  • Free Public Event

VENTURA COLLEGE COMPOSERS CONCERT

  • Directed by Robert Lawson
  • May 9 at 8:00 PM
  • Ventura College Performing Arts Center
  • Helen Yunker Auditorium
  • Music for Brass and Percussion (new works by Student Composers)

SPRING 2016 STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

  • Directed by Robert Lawson
  • May 10 at 8:00 PM
  • Ventura College Performing Arts Center
  • Helen Yunker Auditorium
  • Music performance featuring chamber ensembles, duets, trios, and quartets

Ventura College Choir and chamber singers

  • Conducted by Brent Wilson
  • May 11 at 8:00 PM
  • Ventura College Performing Arts Center
  • Helen Yunker Auditorium
  • Ventura College presents the Spring 2016 Choir performance

VENTURA COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

  • Henry Schwab Violin & Viola Competition
  • June 18 at 8:00 PM
  • Ventura College Performing Arts Center
  • Helen Yunker Auditorium
  • Admission is free

Break on Through Poster

Ventura College Dance Performance:

  • May 5, 6, 7 at 8:00 PM /Thursday - Saturday
  • May 8th at 1:00 PM / Sunday
  • Ventura College Performing Arts Center / Helen Yunker Auditorium
  • For more information please call (805) 289-6143
  • Tickets sold 1 hour before performance
  • General $15/ Students, Seniors, and Staff $5
  • Please remember parking is free on Friday after 5pm, all day Saturday and Sunday.  Monday - Thursday and Friday before 5 pm a parking pass must be purchased.

May 8th Mother's Day Gala Brunch & Special Dance Performance Matinee (RSVP required)@ 11:00 p.m. - PAC Patio

Treat the mother(s) in your families to a special afternoon Brunch and Show. Dinner reservations include VIP seating for the 1 p.m. Dance Performance Matinee. To RSVP or for Brunch information please call 805-289-6143. Brunch and Performance Price of Brunch and Performance: $50.00.

This will coincide with the Student Art Closing Exhibition Reception

 


Spring Student Chamber Music Concert

  • Two Nights of Music
  • May 10th at 8:00pm
  • At The Performing Arts Center, Helen Yunker Auditorium
  • Tickets sold 1 hour before performance
  • General $15/ Students, Seniors, and Staff $5
  • Please remember parking is free on Friday after 5pm, all day Saturday and Sunday.  Monday - Thursday and Friday before 5 pm a parking pass is required.

Ventura College presents the Spring Choral Concert

  • Elizabeth Helms, Director
  • Brent Wilson, Director
  • Mark Holmstrom, Piano
  • Wednesday May 11 at 8:00 PM
  • $5 Students/Staff/Seniors & $5 General Admission
  • Advance Tickets - VCChoral.EventBrite.com
  • Ventura College Performing Arts Center, Helen Yunker Auditorium
  • For more information, call (805) 289-6307
    **THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED**

Ventura College Symphony Orchestra:The Titan Poster

  • "The Titan" Mahler Symphony No.1 in D (The Titan)
  • Directed by Robert Lawson
  • Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 8:00 PM
  • Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D (The Titan)
  • Ventura College Performing Arts Center / Helen Yunker Auditorium
  • For more information please call (805) 289-6143
  • Tickets sold 1 hour before performance
  • General $15/ Students, Seniors, and Staff $5
  • Please remember parking is free on Friday after 5pm, all day Saturday and Sunday.  Monday - Thursday and Friday before 5 pm a parking pass must be purchased.

 

 


Diversity in Culture Festival:Diversity in Culture Poster

  • Celebrating Diversity in Culture - 2016 
  • Arts, Speakers Market, Education, Culture Foods, and more.
  • Ventura College - See below for specific locations
  • April 12, 13, 14 Throughout the Ventura College Grounds
  • Map:  Ventura College Campus Map
  • Printable Schedule of Performances

For more information please call (805) 289-6388

Free Public Event/Parking $2.00; please purchase at any kiosk on campus.

Please see listings below for more information by date.
 


God of the Aztecs posterApril 12, Tuesday:*

  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (LRC/SCI Quad Area) VC Ceramic Demo/Sales 
  • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (MCW-110) Angel Yam /god of the Aztecs
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (Festival Stage) VC Dance Students Performance
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Festival Stage) Greek Gypsy Dancers
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (ASC-140) Precious Knowledge/Film
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Festival Stage) Sade Champagne/Music
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (ASC-150) The Pleasing List & Odd Fish/Films
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ASC-140) NASA Astronaut Mark Pestana
  • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM (Festival Stage) Rex and Friends/Music
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (ASC-150) Jessica Lynn/Transidentified people


 


April 13, Wednesday: *Sophie Scholl Poster

  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (ASC-130)  Science Demo / Gummies
  • ​11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (LRC/SCI Quad Area) VC Ceramic Demo/Sales
  • All day 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (West of the ASC Building in Grassy Area) Clan MacColin of Glenderry - Traditional Irish and Scottish music with bagpipes, drums and singing. Historically accurate dress and perform "in personae": in an attempt to bring you into the world of the 16th Century Highland Clan.
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (ASC-130) Chinese Panel Discussion Group
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (ASC-150) Dr. Rofougaran Persian Eastern Typology
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Festival Stage) Versa Style Dance Group
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Festival Stage) UCSB - Middle East Ensemble
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ASC-150) International Film Festival presents Sophie Scholl
  • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM (Festival Stage) UCSB- Middle East Ensemble

 


Poetry Slam PosterApril 14, Thursday:*

  • 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM (ASC-130) Jorge Guiterrez "Trans & Queer Liberation in Our Times."
  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (LRC/SCI Quad Area) VC Ceramic Demo/Sales
  • 11:00 AM -  1:00 PM (MCW-110) Race Relations Panel
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Festival Stage) Poetry Slam with poet laureat Phil Taggart
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (ASC-150) Lanny Kaufer/MLK & The Spirit of the 60's
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM & 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Festival Stage) Cascada de Flores/Latin Music Dance
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PAC - Yunker Auditorium) The Waiting Room - This showing is FREE.
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ASC-150) Margaret Zhoa, Poet/Author
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (MCE-113) Eleanor Fishburn/Chumash Speaker
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (ASC-140) NAMI/ David Deutusch
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM  (ASC-150) Film The Martian
  • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (CRC Gallery 2) Student Art Show Opening and Awards Ceremony
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Festival Stage) Cascada de Flores
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (PAC - Yunker Auditorium) -The Waiting Room  Fee:General $15/ Students, Seniors, and Staff $5

*Times are subject to change


Spring Theater Production:Poster for Waiting Room

  • “The Waiting Room”
  • Ventura College Theatre Department
  • April 7 – 9 & April 14-17 │Thursday - Saturday at 8pm
  • FREE STUDENT HOOKY MATINEE April 14 at 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Matinee, April 17 at 3:00 PM
  • Ventura College Performing Arts Center / Helen Yunker Auditorium
  • For more information please call (805) 289-6512

Tickets sold 1 hour before performance

General $15/ Students, Seniors, and Staff $5

Please remember parking is free on Friday after 5pm, all day Saturday and Sunday.  Monday - Thursday and Friday before 5 pm a parking pass must be purchased.


Ventura College Symphony Orchestra presents: Poster for Symphony Orchestra

  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 1
  • Vieuxtemps - Violin Concerto No. 5
  • Gounod - Petite Symphony for Winds
  • Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 PM
  • Doors open at 7:30 PM
  • Featuring:
  • The Winner of the Henry Schwab Violin Competition:
    • Violinist - Jamiee Cao
  • Directed by Robert Lawson
  • Ventura College Performing Arts Center
  • 4700 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, Ca 93003
  • Helen Yunker Auditorium
  • Box office opens at 7 PM
  • For more information please call (805) 289-6307

Tickets sold 1 hour before performance

General: $15

Students, Seniors, and Staff: $5

Map: Ventura College Campus Map

Free Parking


 

"Into the Woods"

  • Opera/Musical Theatre
  • Directed by Brent Wilson
  • 7:30 pm Performances
    • Thursday, February 18th
    • Friday, February 19th
    • Saturday, February 20th
    • Thursday, February 25th
    • Friday, February 26th
    • Saturday, February 27th
  • 2:30 pm Performances
    • Saturday, February 20th
    • Sunday, February 21st
    • Saturday, February 27th
    • Sunday, February 28th
  • 12:30 pm Performances  
    • Wednesday, February 24th
  • Ventura College Performing Arts Center
  • Studio Theater PAC 119
  • For more information please call (805) 289-6307
  • Tickets sold 1 hour before performance
  • General $15/ Students, Seniors, and Staff $10
  • Please remember parking is free on Friday after 5pm, all day Saturday and Sunday.  Monday - Thursday and Friday before 5 pm a parking pass must be purchased.

MUSIC EXPOSED

  • February 1 at 8:00 PM
  • Ventura College Performing Arts Center
  • Helen Yunker Auditorium
  • Interactive performance with Artists and Audiences

OPERA/MUSICAL THEATER

  • Directed by Brent Wilson
  • February 18, 19, 20, 21 at 7:30 PM
  • Ventura College Performing Arts Center
  • Helen Yunker Auditorium

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COMING SOON: Fall 2016 ArtWalk  - Date and Times to be Announced.


Summer 2015 - ArtWalk                                       

  • Summer 2015 Ventura College is a premier sponsor and participant in The Ventura Art Walk in Downtown Ventura, on July 18th and 19th, 2015

We have our finalists!!!  Winners will be announced and awards given at the Ventura Art Walk on Saturday, July 18th

  • The Top Three Finalists for Best Adult/College Film
    • "Duct Tape Captain America"  by Adrian Arroyo
    • "Over the Limit" by Natalie Ginsberg & Jeffrey Sardo
    • "The Robbery" by Carlo Castaneda
  • The Top Three Finalists for Best Female Actor
    • Natalie Ginsberg as Lindsey - "Over the Limit"
    • Marissa Wenzke as Tania - "Over the Limit"
    • McDonald's Drive Through Worker - "Duct Tape Captain America"
  • The Top Three Finalists for Best Male Actor
    • Carlo Castaneda as Robber #1 - "The Robbery"
    • Alan Meza as Ductaoe Captian America" - "Duct Tape Captain America"
    • Remy Mulloway as Robber #2  - "The Robbery"
  • Click on the link to view the Top Three Finalists  Click here to view VC Film Fest 2015

Ventura College will be hosting a free short two to five minute mobile video contest, performance classes in Guitar and Street Dance, ceramic making demonstrations, costume displays, an opportunity to have a professional photographer shoot your picture with your camera or cell phone. In addition two arts pods showing a variety of student and faculty works will be on display throughout the event. For a complete list of all the events,  please click on the link below "Schedule of Events". Ventura College's pods and performance will take place in Mission Park, across from the San Buenaventura Mission in downtown Ventura.

The film festival contest is now open and will close at midnight July 13, 2015.  Winners will be announce at the Art Walk.  The winners in each category will receive a $150 scholarship toward tuition or supplies for an art class of their choice at Ventura College. Details about how to enter the festival can be found at the http://www.artwalkventura.org/ site.

Beginning guitar enthusiasts can join a free guitar class by Master of the Classical Guitar and Ventura College Instructor, Carlos Gonzales. The class will be held on the stage at Mission Park July 18, 2015 at 12:00 Noon.  This is also open to anyone interested in learning the difference between the types of guitar's and styles of music that can be performed on the guitar. Students will learn the difference between pick style and finger style approach. Mr. Gonzales will personally demonstrate both techniques. He will teach students a basic finger exercise for both right and left hands. Participants should bring their own guitar for the hour and half lesson. Stay after the lesson for a performance from Ventura College Student Guitar Quartet, and the Maestro performing several solo works beginning at 1:30 PM.

Learn the basics of one of the coolest dance phenomenon of our times, Street Dance.  Ventura College Instructor Katiana Pallais will present a Class on Street Dancing on the stage in Mission Park on July 18, 2015 at 2:30 P.M.  All ages and all levels of experience are invited to join this free dance class. Participates are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and foot ware. Professor Pallais will guide students in the basic understanding of movement in street dance. Focusing on the muscle groups in the body, the proper way to warm the body up to dance movement, and relate the styles and historical approach to the nature of street dancing. Everyone participating will need to sign a waiver.  Those individuals under the age of 18 will need a parent/guardian to sign the waiver.  Please see the links below for all the specific information.

As a part of the Art Walk Ventura College will exhibit a survey of the Ventura College Collection.


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