Studio Channel Islands Launches Concerts in the Gallery Series
Studio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIART), 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, is expanding its arts offerings to include Concerts in the Gallery, a series of concert performances featuring world-famous musicians who happen to call Ventura County home. The first concert, Sept. 28, is Armen & Friends, featuring acclaimed concert pianist Armen Guzelimian and three immensely talented friends, Louise Lofquist, Luvi Avendano and David Singer, to perform an eclectic program of music, from Bizet to Gershwin to Rogers and Hammerstein, as well as new music by composer Don Harper. The concert takes place at 7 p.m. in SCIART’s gallery which will present concert goers with a rare opportunity to view a private collection of paintings by Russian impressionist artist Grigory Tatarinov. Tickets are $17.50 for students, $35 general admission and $55 for VIP tickets that include special seating during the concert, a complementary bottle of wine and a private reception with the musicians after the performance. Tickets can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/SCIART_SeptConcert_2019 or by calling Studio Channel Islands Art Center at 805-383-1638. For more information, visit https://studiochannelislands.org/. Concerts in the Gallery is sponsored by Van Gundy Jewelers.
Studio Channel Islands Art a la Mode Gala
Studio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIART) is hosting its annual Art à la Mode Gala, 5:30 p.m., Sept. 7, at the Saticoy Country Club, 4450 Clubhouse Dr, Somis. The Art à la Mode Gala offers an evening of gourmet dining, an opportunity to see inspirational artists demonstrating their craft and a chance to walk away with a work of art or other item from the live and silent auctions. This year’s event honors Dr. Joseph (Joe) Halcomb III and his wife Joani Halcomb as the recipients of the 2019 Medici Award, SCIART’s highest recognition, for their support of the arts, artists and the art community. The Art à la Mode Gala is SCIART’s largest fundraiser with all proceeds going to support its art education and outreach programs, and contemporary art exhibitions. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/SCIART_2019_Gala or by calling 805-383-1368. For more information or to submit an auction item or donation, contact Peter Tyas at [email protected] or call 805-383-1368.
Comedy & Cocktails at Studio Channel Islands Art Center
Join comedian and host Jason Love (Last Comic Standing) and guest comedians at 7:30 p.m. on the last Friday each month for an entertaining evening of stand-up comedy and cocktails at Studio Channel Islands Art Center, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advanced at http://bit.ly/SCIART_comedy. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. No-host bar available. For information, visit www.studiochannelislands.org or call 805-383-1368.
Free First Saturdays at Studio Channel Islands Art Studios
Every first Saturday of the month, Studio Channel Islands artists’ studios, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, are open to the public, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. As many as 40 of the area’s very best artists welcome visitors into their studios to watch them create sculptures, paintings and multimedia pieces up-close and personal. Visitors can also enjoy the current exhibition showing at the Blackboard Gallery. Free admission and ample free parking. For information, visit http://bit.ly/SCIART_open_studios or call 805-383-1368.
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