Arts and Events


Gallery Exhibition: The Art of Mariana Peirano

The Art of Mariana Periano is on exhibit from January 22 - March 29, 2018. Ms. Peirano is an award winning figurative artist and art educator living in Ojai, California. Born in Argentina, she has spent most of her life in Southern California. Although mainly self-taught, she received her basic atelier instruction at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. Her work reflects a passion for beauty in all its forms and a deep concern for the human condition. Preserving the realness of emotions and expressions in the people she paints, she captures humanity in its truest form. Her nontraditional portraits painted in the classical way capture emotions that evoke a strong response in the viewer. Her paintings come from a deep source of inspiration combined with a fascination for beauty of the human form and spirit with the emotional perplexity of facial expressions.

Gallery Hours Mon-Thurs 8:00am – 8:30pm
Ventura College East Campus
957 Faulkner Ave #106
Santa Paula, CA 93060


IROKO: Tree of Life, A Multimedia Experience

IROKO: Tree of life investigates the treatment of the Ceiba tree, exploring modern ecology as well as the tree’s association with protection and the ancestors for cultures the world over. This diverse, interdisciplinary, multimedia, collaborative installation incorporates work by printmaker Imna Arroyo, digital and graphic artist Tao Chen, and film director and Communication professor Jaime Gomez.  Traditional prints and three-dimensional sculpture combine with a film that incorporates visuals, dance, and music to create a multi-sensory viewing experience. The IROKO exhibit is framed by an exhibition catalogue with essays by historians, art historians, writers, layer curators, museum/gallery directors, an ecologist, sociologist and a spiritualist. The catalogue also includes contributions from Ventura College Faculty and Art Historian, Maline Werness-Rude.

ON EXHIBIT March 1, 2018 - April 5, 2018
Artists’ Talk
, March 1 @ 1:00pm, MCW 113.Featuring: Imna Arroyo, Tao Chen & Jaime Gomez
Artists' Reception, March 1 from 6:30 - 8:30pm, Refreshments Served
Ventura College New Media Gallery
4667 Telegraph Road
Ventura, CA 93003
Parking $2

Ventura College Performing Arts and the Ventura College Symphony Orchestra, Presents: American Landscapes.
Robert Lawson, Music Director

Our Town by Aaron Copland
The Ballad of William Sycamore by John Biggs
Symphony No 9 New World by Anton Dvorak

Ventura College Performing Arts Center
Helen Yunker Auditorium
4700 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
Parking $2
Purchase Tickets online at
7:30 pm Saturday, March 3, 2018
Tickets $5 Student, Staff and Seniors, $15 General Admission
Box Office Opens at 6:30

A Thousand Years: A Play by Kenny Finkle - March 7-17, 2018
A THOUSAND YEARS is a fantastical comic book-bright flight of fancy through time examining the enduring power of love. After a terrible accident, Miriam's husband David falls into a coma. Miriam leaves the hospital to clear her head and is abducted. She spends the next 1,000 years trying to get back to David. Obstacle after obstacle abound. At some point Miriam realizes she has one true enemy - the evil She Doctor. The She Doctor may or may not be Fate, Nature and/or Time. She meets many allies along the way. Like Jackson, a hermit who lives in a lighthouse and Nella who lost her girlfriend 500 years earlier and is lost at sea. To save David, Miriam must engage in a battle of the soul with the She Doctor. But can she win?
Please note that this event contains some strong language.
Ventura College Performing Arts Center
Studio Theatre
4700 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003

$15 General Admission $5 Staff/Student/Senior *Except for Free Performances
Parking $2
Make Reservations and purchase tickets at
Wednesday, March 7 @ 7:30 pm FREE Preview
Thursday, March 8 @ 7:30pm
Friday, March 9 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 10 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday, March 15 @ 2:30 pm FREE for Ventura College Students
Friday, March 16 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 17 @ 7:30 pm

*April 13, 14 & 15, 2018 – Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Opera and Musical Theater
The Mikado

Brent Wilson, Conductor
Time, 7:30
Helen Yunker Auditorium

April 19th - May 10th
Ventura College Annual Student Awards Exhibition
Reception April 19th 6:30pm-8:30pm

April 28, 2018 – Saturday
Ventura College Symphony Orchestra Concert
 Rachmaninoff piano concerto

Robert Lawson, Conductor
Dress rehearsals Tuesday April 24, 26, 27
Time, 7:30
Helen Yunker Auditorium

*May 4, 5 & 6, 2018
Ventura College Spring Dance Performance
*Krenly Guzman, Director
Time, 7:30
Helen Yunker Auditorium

May 7, 2018 – Monday
Ventura College Composers Concert
Woodwind Quintets and more

Time, 7:30
Helen Yunker Auditorium

May 8, 2018 – Tuesday
Ventura College Chamber Music Concert
Time, 7:30
Helen Yunker Auditorium

May 9, 2018 – Wednesday
Ventura College Choir Concert
*Ventura College Singers

Elizabeth Helms, Conductor
Time, 7:30
Helen Yunker Auditorium

May 9 & 10, 2018 – Wednesday and Thursday
* Spring 2018 Acting Forums
*Time, 9:00 AM   1:30 PM
Studio Theatre

May 10, 2018 – Thursday
Jazz Band performance
Bevan Manson, Director
Time, 7:30
Club 139 – PAC 139


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