VANISHING POINT featuring artist Wendy Wolman-Ledner, September 21-October 27, 2016

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The McNish Gallery at Oxnard College presents Vanishing Point, a solo exhibit by Wendy Wolman-Ledner. An opening reception will take place on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 4:00 pm with an artist talk at 4:30pm.  The McNish Gallery is located on the Oxnard College campus (North Hall) at 4000 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033. Ledner’s exhibition includes figurative sculpture, acrylic paintings and mixed-media works. Ledner’s exhibition focuses attention on the detrimental effects resulting from humanity’s disregard for the planet and living creatures. Wendy Wolman-Ledner received her B.A. degree in Sculpture from California State University-Channel Islands and is a working artist in Southern California. Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and by appointment. For more information contact, cmorla@vcccd.edu or (805)678-5046.

To knowingly destroy our environment, health, and all living creatures is truly surreal.

Wendy Wolman-Ledner

KAORU HIRONAKA: Oxnard Green Opens Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2016 at Oxnard College

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August 19, 2016, Oxnard, CA: The McNish Gallery at Oxnard College is very pleased to present a solo exhibit by international artist, Kaoru Hironaka. An opening reception will take place on Wednesday, August 31st, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm with an artist lecture at 4:30 pm. For this exhibition, Hironaka finds inspiration from her many travels while observing and comparing both the visible and invisible characteristics and energies of each geographic location. Implementing the process of bricolage, she will gather and fill the gallery space with paintings, drawings, sketches, photographs, and found objects while focusing her thoughts on what she refers to as “the future”.

Born in Kamakura, Japan, artist Kaoru Hironaka received her BA at Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan. Since 2009, Hironaka has worked from two ateliers, one in the Shonan area, and another in Kobe 2009. Her works stretch over a wide range of genres from illustrations and graphic design for magazines, advertisements and CD jackets, photographic backdrops to fine art painting and live-painting.

Hironaka has exhibited at Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallery Lara Tokyo, MAKIIMASARU Fine Art (Tokyo), BankART (Yokohama), Jing Art Gallery (Shanghai), KIITO Kobe, The National Art Center, Tokyo, CASO (Osaka), Eastside International (Los Angeles), and 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica.

Please join us for the opening reception on Wednesday, August 31, 4:30 to 6:30 with an artist lecture at 4:30pm. The McNish Art Gallery is located at 4000 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA. 93033. Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and by appointment.

SANDRA LOW: BUTTER AND BONE, October 1st through October 29th, 2015

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Los Angeles artist, Sandra Low will exhibit recent paintings influenced by the popular American foods of the 1950’s. The paintings are reminiscent of the Pop art movement in America during the 50’s, headed by notable artists such as the late Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann. Sandra Low received her M.F.A. from the University of Southern California, B.A. in Sociology from UC Berkeley and currently teaches at Pasadena City College and Rio Honda College. To view more of Low’s work, visit www.sandralow.com.

A reception for the artist will take place on Thursday, October 1st, 4:00 to 6:00 pm with an Artist talk at 4:30pm. Parking is free in Lot C on the day of the opening reception. Oxnard College is located at 4000 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93030. For more information, email cmorla@vcccd.edu or call (805)986-5800, ext. 1929.

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SELF/CONSCIOUS, a group exhibit by Oxnard College Alumni (Wed. July 8, 2015)

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The McNish Gallery at Oxnard College is pleased to present a group exhibit by artists and Oxnard College Alumni Olivia Jones, Gladys Rodriguez and Maria Villote. An opening reception will take place on Wednesday, July 8th , 2015 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

SELF/CONSCIOUS is a group exhibit consisting of works that explore the theme of identity and consciousness. Each artist investigates this theme by experimenting with the use of various mediums, from the traditional – pencil, paint, paper – to the more experimental – re-purposed glue, mop heads, fabric – creating a discussion on the deep rooted idea of Self and the intersecting questions that arise and are central to the human condition and predicament.

Olivia Jones-Hernandez is an artist who creates both visual and sound works. She has been developing her style for over a decade and any medium she works in explores different realms of the abstract. Jones-Hernandez is continuing to build her visual and sonic portfolio that details alien landscapes and unfamiliar figures drawing inspiration from the worlds of science fiction and horror. She lives and works in Camarillo, CA with her cats PetenSteve and Grandma.

Gladys Rodriguez was born in Panama City, Panama and came to the United States at the age of 14. She graduated from California State University, Los Angeles in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Graphic Design. Gladys has exhibited at many galleries and alternative spaces in Ventura County and Los Angeles and some of these include CSULA’s Fine Arts Gallery, 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, The W.A.V space in Ventura, McNish Gallery in Oxnard and 643 Project Space in Ventura.

Maria Villote received her Bachelor of Arts in Practice of Art from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011. Maria is interested in the human experience, symbiosis, and the vicissitudes of the interaction between the work and the viewer/consumer. Her work seduces her audience, playing on their expectations and assumptions based on their preconceived notions. She has exhibited at numerous galleries in Southern and Northern California like the 18th Street Art Center in Santa Monica, The Control Room in Los Angeles, the Zughaus Gallery in Berkeley and most recently in Mexicali, Mexico.

Please join us for the opening reception on Wednesday, July 8th , 2015, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. The McNish Art Gallery is located at 4000 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA. 93033. For more information contact (805) 827-1942, or e-mail grr.gladys@gmail.com or visit www.oxnardcollegeart.wordpress.com.

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10th Annual Juried Student Art Show

RECEPTION: Monday, May 4th, 2015, 4pm to 7pm

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The McNish Art Gallery at Oxnard College proudly presents the 10th Annual Juried Student Art Show, May 4 through May 19. A reception for the student artists will take place on Monday, May 4, 4:00-7:00 pm at the McNish Gallery with an awards ceremony at 4:30. OC President, Dr. Duran will select President’s Choice Award winners. The artwork selected will be part of OC’s permanent collection and displayed throughout the college. The Annual Student Show displays fine works of art by Oxnard College students in beginning, intermediate and advance levels of studio Art courses including drawing, painting, design and digital art. Artwork will be for sale.

The 10th Annual Juried Student Art Show was juried by local, professional artist, Monica Furmanski. Mrs. Furmanski has taught Art Appreciation, 2-D Art and Digital Photography for Oxnard and Ventura Colleges. She is the owner and gallery director of 643 Project Space in Ventura.

The McNish Art Gallery is located at 4000 South Rose Avenue at Oxnard College and welcomes public viewing four times a week. The show is free and open to the public. Parking is $2. For more information contact gallery director, Christine Morla at (805)986-5800, ext. 1929 or email cmorla@vcccd.edu.

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THE INCREDIBLE BALANCING ACT by The League of Imaginary Scientists

THE INCREDIBLE BALANCING ACT” by The League of Imaginary Scientists
with Oxnard College STEAM and Art Students
March 11th – April 23, 2015

RECEPTION: Wednesday, March 11th, 4p – 7p, Lecture at 4:30pm

INFO:
McNish Gallery – Oxnard College
4000 S. Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033
cmorla@vcccd.edu, (805)986-5800, ext. 1929

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The McNish Gallery at Oxnard College is very pleased to present an art exhibit by The League of Imaginary Scientists entitled, “The Incredible Balancing Act.” The exhibition includes playful, interactive art by the League as well as project posters by Oxnard College STEAM and Art Students, whose collaborative campus projects tie into the theme of the Earth’s great balancing act.

The exhibition’s opening is also an on-campus event to celebrate award-winning OC Art students, whose artworks have received much recognition in the last year. The opening reception will take place on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with an artist lecture at 4:30 pm.

Oxnard College Art faculty Member Lucy HG Solomon brings her art and science collective, The League of Imaginary Scientists to the McNish Art Gallery. OC students and the League contemplate the planet’s disequilibrium in artworks and campus projects that invite audience interaction and community action. After repeating “The Incredible Balancing Act” on untold occasions, the graceful spinning planet is experiencing vertigo. The League of Imaginary Scientists and Oxnard College students respond with graphics, sculptures, and interactive actions. The planet is teetering, and so are we. Viewers are asked to take this high wire act to the biosphere. Participating students are from Christiane Mainzer and Lucy HG Solomon’s collaborating STEAM courses. Their semester-length projects are campus-based inventions, sculptures and green space alterations that respond to the theme of “The Incredible Balancing Act: Earth’s Changing Climate.”

The League of Imaginary Scientists is an art and science collective that creates mega-media constructions of scientific mythologies. The League of Imaginary Scientists has held residencies on “Mars” through the Lovely Weather project in Northwest Ireland, at Australia’s Casula Powerhouse and Electrofringe, and in universities and art spaces across the United States, Australia, Europe, and South America. The League consists of a core group of five artists whose interests lie in technological exploration and scientific inquiry. League projects have received a wide range of support, including support from the Norweigan consulate and the city of Trondheim, the County of Donegal in Ireland, and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Works by the League are archived in libraries and institutions around the globe. Public art projects include an interactive city-building project for Rome, Italy, a participatory timeline of the childhood of Trondheim, Norway, an exploration of communication in Hobart, Tasmania, and the conversion of an outdoor lighting system into a city’s nervous system at UC, San Diego.

Please join us for the opening reception on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 4:00 – 7:00 pm with an artist lecture at 4:30pm. The McNish Art Gallery is located at 4000 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA. 93033. For more information contact (805) 986-5800, extension 1929, e-mail cmorla@vcccd.edu or visit www.oxnardcollegeart.wordpress.com.

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“FIXTURE,” A collaborative exhibition by MONICA AND MATTHEW FURMANSKI

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The McNish Gallery at Oxnard College is very pleased to present a collaborative exhibit by artists Monica and Matthew Furmanski. An opening reception will take place on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with an artist lecture at 4:30 pm. The genesis of Monica and Matthew Furmanski’s collaboration begins with chandelier fixtures, thinking about what they represent, their function, as well as their formal designs. Using these concepts as their guide, the artists’ collaborative body of work reveals the visual conversation they are having between photographic images and sculptural forms.

Monica Furmanski received her BFA from Scripps College and MFA from Claremont Graduate University. She has worked with various artists in her career, notably John Baldessari, Susan Rankaitis and Nancy Macko. Monica’s artwork has been shown at the Huntington Beach Art Center, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Fringe Exhibition and the Williamson Gallery among other venues. She has taught photography, drawing and design at Ventura and Oxnard Colleges. Currently, she is a full time Instructor at CATE School.

Matthew Furmanski holds a BFA from Chapman University and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University. He is a recipient of a Durfee ARC grant and has been published in numerous periodicals including the LA Times and Art in America. Matthew has collaborated with other artists and institutions including the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena and the Getty. Currently, he is a Professor of Art at California State University, Channel Islands. Both artists operate 643 Project Space in Ventura which highlights the work of emerging, cutting edge artists.

Please join us for the opening reception on Wednesday, January 28, 2014, 4:00 – 7:00 pm with an artist lecture at 4:30pm. The McNish Art Gallery is located at 4000 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA. 93033. For more information contact (805) 986-5800, extension 1929, e-mail cmorla@vcccd.edu or visit www.oxnardcollegeart.wordpress.com.