Performing Arts

The Ventura College art galleries, Gallery 2 and the New Media Gallery, were created in the 1970's to showcase faculty and student works, as well as artwork by prestigious artists from throughout the country. Such talents include Carlos Almaraz, Don Bachardy, Billy Al Bengtron, Gary Brown, Robert Frame, Louise Nevelson, Julian Schnabel and more. The Ventura College Art Department is proud to have an art collection that includes works by Goya, Dali and Chagall. (Please continue to scroll down for Fall 2015 Performing Arts Schedule.)
 

VC Gallery Donation Levels

 

Level 1 $250

Name in all programs

 

Level 2 $500

Name in all programs

Name at Exhibition

Free Catalog

 

Level 3 $1,000

Name in all programs

Name at Exhibition

Free Catalog

VIP Art Auction pre-viewing

 

Level 4 $2,500

Name in all programs

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VIP Art Auction pre-viewing

1 Original Print

Free Parking for Art Openings

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Level 5 $5,000

Name in all programs

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VIP Art Auction pre-viewing

1 Original Print

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1 Original Painting by Mystery Artist

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Sponsor in-part exhibition

 

Level 6 $10,000

Name in all programs

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1 Original Print

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1 Original Painting by Mystery Artist

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Sponsor in-part exhibition

Scholarship Name

 

Level 7 $25,000

Name in all programs

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VIP Art Auction pre-viewing

1 Original Print

Free Parking for Art Openings

1 Original Painting by Mystery Artist

Name on Donor Wall

Sponsor in-part exhibition

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Private Party in Gallery

 

Level 8 $50,000

Name in all programs

Name at Exhibition

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VIP Art Auction pre-viewing

1 Original Print

Free Parking for Art Openings

1 Original Painting by Mystery Artist

Name on Donor Wall

Sponsor in-part exhibition

Scholarship Name

Private Party in Gallery

Name on Art Studio at VC

 

Level 9 $100,000

Name in all programs

Name at Exhibition

Free Catalog

VIP Art Auction pre-viewing

1 Original Print

Free Parking for Art Openings

1 Original Painting by Mystery Artist

Name on Donor Wall

Sponsor in-part exhibition

Scholarship Name

Private Party in Gallery

Name on Art Classroom at VC

 

Level 10 $250,000

Name in all programs

Name at Exhibition

Free Catalog

VIP Art Auction pre-viewing

1 Original Print

Free Parking for Art Openings

1 Original Painting by Mystery Artist

Name on Donor Wall

Sponsor in-part exhibition

Scholarship Name

Private Party in Gallery

Name on Art Gallery at VC

 

Fall 2015 Performing Arts Schedule

 

Brent Wilson Faculty Recital

with guest artist Cathy Miller, piano 

September 14 at 7:30 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Schumann Dichterliebe Britten Holy Sonnets of John Donne

 

Student One Acts

September 25 & 26 at 8:00 PM

October 1, 2, 3, 4 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

The one act plays give students the opportunity to write, direct, act and engage in all aspects of play production.

 

Ventura College Symphony Orchestra

American Master Series (New Works for Orchestra)

Belling, Lawson , Barber

October 10 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

 

Opera/Musical Theatre

Signor Deluso and The Telephone

Directed by Brent Wilson

October 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Studio Theatre

A double bill of American Opera featuring the singers of the Opera/Musical Theatre workshop.

 

Ventura College Dance Performance

Directed by Krenly Guzman

November 19, 20, 21 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

 

Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker

Ventura College Orchestra and Ventura County Ballet

November 21, 22 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 PM

December 5, 6 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 PM

Oxnard Performing Arts Center

Ventura County Ballet and the Ventura College Symphony Orchestra present Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet.

 

Fall 2015 Acting Forums

November 30 at 10:00 AM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Studio Theatre

Free Public Event

 

ARTS Fall 2015 Acting Forums

December 1 at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM

December 2 at 10:00 AM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Studio Theatre

 

Ventura College Choir and Chamber Singers

Conducted by Brent Wilson & Elizabeth Helms

December 2 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Ventura College presents the Fall 2015 Choir performance

 

Fall Student Chamber Music Concert

Directed by Robert Lawson

December 8 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Music performance featuring chamber ensembles, duets, trios, and quartets

 

Fall 2015 Jazz Concert

Conducted by Leslie Drayton

December 10 at 8:00 PM

Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Helen Yunker Auditorium

Ventura College presents the Fall 2015 Jazz Band performance

 

 

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 www.venturacollege.edu/PAC web site or click on the link below.

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

ART OF THE MASTERS

VENTURA COLLEGE ART COLLECTION

Francisco Goya

Salvador Dali

Marc Chagall

Please click on the link below Art of the Masters for more information

Mobile Film Fest

Ventura College Mobile Film Fest 2015

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"

Free Guitar Lessons

Free Dance Lessons

Schedule of Events

Participant Waiver