Arts and Events

Spring 2017 - Calendar of Art Events & Performances


January 19 - February 16, 2017 VENTURACOLLEGE a New Media Gallery exhibit  Nathan Huff: Sadness, Sleep, and Sanctity  In a U.S. political season that has caused tremors in even the most ardent sleeper’s homes, this installation explores the negotiation of grief felt in the midst of a culture in conflict. The personal bed often a welcome symbol of rest, and also an object ripe with interpretation for the psychotherapist sits in the middle of the gallery. As this central tableau of the domestic bedroom unravels into a variety of objects the sculpture slowly transforms into symbolic airplanes, boats, and wild animals.” Nathan Huff

Sadness, Sleep and Sanctity
Nathan Huff

Open Reception
Thursday, January 19, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In a US political season that has caused tremors in even the most ardent sleeper’s bedrooms, this installation is based on the negotiation of personal grief felt in the midst of a culture in conflict. As any insomniac may tell you, the state of tension spanning sleep and awake teeters between the mundane and a fantastical challenge of untangling threads of anxiety, contemplation, and resolve.

I once received a gift of brightly colored dishtowels with the seven days of the week embroidered on them. The trite predictability of such an object in such a complicated world surprised me and made me question the implicit narratives of domestic objects around me in new ways. In response, I cut them and reassembled their spelling to reflect a voice for those days that are not what we always wish them to be, “Disappointed Days Dishtowels.”  Altering everyday objects like these towels allows me to explore narratives imbedded in the banal and challenging moments of life.

While I intend these impractical even harebrained scenarios to interrupt our normal reality, I hope that in the suspension they also offer new awareness, engender compassion, and prompt personal action into the unique challenges of this present moment.

Sadness, Sleep and Sanctity Flyer


Ventura College Opera Workshop

 Britten’s Midsummer Nights Dream

Brent Wilson

February 10, 11 at 7:30pm,

February 12th at 2:30pm

Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium


Ventura College Symphony Orchestra

Featuring Concerto performances by VC students

Robert Lawson

February 25th at 8pm

Performing Arts Center

 Helen Yunker Auditorium


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


Ventura College Spring Theater Production: TBA

Nathan Cole

April 6, 7, 8, 9 and April 13, 14, 15

 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 24th 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