Arts and Events

I AM WHAT I AM
Presented by the International Women Artist Group ROOTLESS
“I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday” - Eleanor Roosevelt
 
Exhibit Dates:  January 14 – March 21, 2019
Location: Ventura College East Campus957 Faulkner Road, 106, Santa Paula, CA 93060
Meet the Artist Reception:  Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Classical guitar by Ventura College students.  Appetizers will be served.  Free Admission and Open to the Community.

Ventura College East Campus celebrates women in the arts with a special exhibition featuring, Rootless, a network of international women artists exploring the diversity of life through art. Featured Artists include: Anne Bendig (Germany); Belinda di Keck (Germany); Phyllis Doyon (USA); Ursula Gallenkamp (Germany); Dorothea Heger (Germany); Ulli Langenscheidt (Germany); Mariana Peirano (Argentina); Anu Subramanian (India); Nahzy Tabrizi (Iran); and Renate Wetzstein (Germany)


SPRING 2019

CERAMICS VISITING ARTISTS

PETER CALLAS

Peter Callas has forged a career over 45 years, earning him a worldwide reputation for both his pioneering work with the Anagama kiln and his unique style of Ceramic Art.

WORKSHOP:  MARCH 7th - MARCH 8th

Lecture:  Thursday, March 7th

3:30-4:30 PM in ASC - 150


HOLD ME!

This charming comic revue explores the all-too-human characters made famous by legendary cartoonist, novelist, and playwright, Jules Feiffer. Through a blend of monologues, sketches, and short vignettes, Feiffer highlights the plight of urbanites through their hang-ups, identity crises, and assorted mishaps which beset those trapped in a fast-paced world. With each performer assuming a variety of roles, the play abounds in affectionate and comic situations that allow us to laugh at the anxiety life brings, yet value the commonalities we share in everyday reality.

by Jules Feiffer
Directed by Nathan Cole

Performances:

Wed. Mar. 13; 7:30 PM (Free Preview)
Thur. Mar. 14; 2:30 PM (Student Matinee)
Thur Mar. 14; 7:30 PM
Fri. Mar. 15; 7:30 PM
Sat. Mar. 16; 7:30 PM
Sun. Mar. 17; 2:30 PM

Studio Theater
Ventura College
$15 General Admission
$5 Students & Seniors

Reserve Tickets: Seat Advisor
Seating is Limited


On Exhibit March 14 - April 19
Opening Reception, Thursday, March 14 6:30 - 8:30 pm

This exhibition explores the art of Latin American women artists with an emphasis on the art object as a form of cultural, artistic, and social expression. The exhibition also explores the historic and artistic constructs of women artists in Latin America, who re-created themselves as beguiling personalities, posed uneasily between the worlds of artifice (art) and nature, or even the underlying essential of an instinctual life.

Beginning in the modern era, the art of Latin America and Mexico is complex, yet filled with optimism in the search for a cultural identity. Shaking off the European academic model, Latin American artists were searching for autonomy; indigenism; cultural and political freedom; nationalism; and the role of the artist in the paradigms of history. As a visual vocabulary, the exhibition examines the pictorial choices that women artists working in and of Latin America and Mexico have chosen to explore in their art. Whether the focus or subject matter depicted are ideologies, revolutions, breaking the boundaries, adversities, fantasies, the fashioning and navigation of identities: the exhibition explores Latina artists in their quest to negotiate and disconnect the concept of women as muse—as magic objects and sites, and thus project an internalized and externalized vision of woman.

Curator: Ann H. Bittl

Ventura College
New Media Gallery
Studio Arts Building
805-289-6074
Gallery Hours Mon - Thurs 10 am - 4 pm
Parking $2


Theater Production
TBA

Nathan Cole, Director
March 14th-17th, 2019
Black Box Theater, PAC 119
Ticket prices to be announced

Tickets available at the door or online at Seat Advisor


Ventura College Symphony Orchestra
Faculty Recognition Night

Recognizing Dr. Burns Taft
Featuring Pianist Miriam Archia
Beethoven's Choral Fantasy
Dr. Taft Conducting

Robert Lawson, Music Director
May 4th, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Ventura College Performing Arts Center
Helen Yunker Auditorium
Tickets: $5 - Students/Staff/Seniors
$15 - General Admission

Tickets available at the door or online at Seat Advisor


Spring Chamber Music Concert I
May 8th, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Ventura College Performing Arts Center
Helen Yunker Auditorium
Tickets: $5 - Students/Staff/Seniors; $15 - General Admission

Tickets available at the door or online at Seat Advisor


Spring Chamber Music Concert II
May 9th, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Ventura College Performing Arts Center
Helen Yunker Auditorium
Tickets: $5 - Students/Staff/Seniors; $15 - General Admission

Tickets available at the door or online at Seat Advisor


Evening of Jazz
Saturday, May 11th, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Ventura College Performing Arts Center
Helen Yunker Auditorium
Tickets: $5 - Students/Staff/Seniors
$15 - General Admission

Tickets available at the door or online at Seat Advisor


ALL DATES AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Tickets:

  • Tickets available at the door or online at Seat Advisor (a link to Seat Advisor will be activated under each event once the tickets are available for purchase)

Ventura College Art Gallery Exhibition Schedule:
Click here for Spring 2019 Ventura College Art Gallery 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