New Artist Talk Series Presents Artists and Authors with Unique Perspectives

Camarillo, Calif.— Studio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIAC) is launching a new Artist Talk series beginning April 27, featuring neuroscience expert and best-selling author Mark Waldman, one of the world’s leading experts on communication, spirituality and the brain. Waldman will present his talk on neuroaesthetics and how art stimulates the brain, sharing the latest research into how the brain reads art and the apparent difference between abstract and representational art. The talk takes place at 1 p.m. at SCIAC’s Blackboard Gallery, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd, Camarillo. Attendees can also enjoy the gallery’s exhibition The Illusionists, featuring artwork by renowned representational artists. Waldman is executive MBA faculty at Loyola Marymount University where he teaches the NeuroLeadership program.

Artist, curator and California Lutheran University art professor, Michael Pearce, will be the featured speaker on May 11, presenting an overview of The Illusionists exhibition which he curated for SCIAC’s Blackboard Gallery. The exhibition is a companion to the internationally recognized TRAC 2019 conference which has returned to Ventura County after being hosted in Florida and Holland. Pearce is an accomplished oil painter, installation designer and an award-winning theatrical scenic designer whose passions include renaissance symbolism and mysticism.

The series continues June 15 with a fascinating look into the life and work of respected artist and master printer Lev Moross, who immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1975 and went on to decades of artistic success in Los Angeles, before relocating to Camarillo in 2018.

On July 13, Artist Talk will present contemporary artist Richard Bruland sharing stories about his practice and career, including his establishing Bebop Records and Fine Art in Los Angeles in the early 1980s. This record store/art gallery/performance place became one of the best-known small venues with performers such as Los Lobos, Lucinda Williams and Beck gracing its stage, and artists such as Raymond Pettibon presenting early shows.

The series concludes on Sept. 7 with a thought-provoking presentation by Richard Barnett, a Marine who served overseas and returned as an artist with a unique perspective. 

Admission to each Artist Talk is free for SCIAC members, $10 non-members. Registration is requested. For more information, visit or call 805-383-1368.

Studio Channel Islands is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the arts and creative life within the communities of Ventura County, fostering connections between artists and visitors, and celebrating the cultural identity of our community. Ongoing programs include art classes for adults and children, providing studio space for professional artists, presenting diverse art shows in its Blackboard Gallery and providing community art and cultural events for individuals and families. Gallery hours are Tues.–Fri., 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Located at 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010.  


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