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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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.

Presentation of STEAM Projects on Earth Day

As part of the Garden Tea Party and McNish Art Gallery Earth Day events, collaborating students from Art and Physical Geography presented their collaborative projects related to Sustainability.  Some are works in progress, such as the “Climate Clock:”  students selected a Gingko tree to act as the base for their arrangement of plants designed to encourage contemplation of climate change.

Submit to the Spring 2014 Student Show!

These year’s theme for the Spring Student Juried Exhibition is “Sustainability.”  OC students past and present are invited to submit up to three artworks.  The theme can be interpreted broadly:  with landscape, examining green energy, ecological themes, or looking at the future…

Submissions are due Monday, April 14th, 2014 (2-8 PM in NH7).  The exhibition opening and presentation of awards will be held on Earth Day:  Tuesday, April 22, 2014.  There will be a reception for participating youth from 3-5 PM and a reception for Oxnard College students from 5-7 PM.  Members of the community are invited to both.

Please review the call for details:

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“A Brush With Life” Glenn Grishkoff – Solo Exhibition

OPENING RECEPTION:
Wednesday, September 18, 4p – 6p

EXHIBITION RUNS:
September 18 to October 16, 2013

LOCATION: 
McNish Gallery – Oxnard College

4000 S. Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033

CONTACT:
cmorla@vcccd.edu, (805)986-5800, ext. 1929

September 4, 2013, Oxnard, CA: The McNish Gallery at Oxnard College is proud to present a solo exhibition by international artist Glenn Grishkoff. The exhibition opens on Wednesday, September 18, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm with an artist lecture at 4:30 pm at Oxnard College’s McNish Gallery located on the southeast corner of campus.

California-based artist Glenn Grishkoff was raised watching his Chinese-born Russian father grind his own ink and paint glyphs from his childhood. Grishkoff’s own experience in Asia taught him the power of natural materials and the spirit of calligraphic stroke. Through the creation of sculptural objects and performance works using clay, wood, metal, textiles and hair, he references personal and ancient rituals that poignantly reflect human experience and pay homage to the animal spirit instilled in the physical world.

For twenty years, Grishkoff has exhibited artworks nationally and internationally accepting invitations to work and exhibit in Japan, South Africa and Thailand. He was a Senior National Guest Resident at the Oregon College of Art and Craft and at the Shigaraki Cultural Ceramic Park in Japan. In Thailand, he was the Chiang Dao Artist Resident, collaborating with the painting elephants and creating sculptures among the hill tribe people. Grishkoff has traveled extensively, giving lectures at The Mashiko Museum of Art in Mashiko, Japan and The International Workshop of Ceramic Art in Tokoname, Japan. In 2008, Grishkoff was awarded the Idaho Commission on the Arts fellowship grant. He earned a BFA from California State Fullerton and an MFA from the Claremont Graduate University and currently maintains a studio practice in Palm Desert, CA.

Please join us for the opening reception on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 4:00 – 6:00 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 http://www.oxnardcollegeart.wordpress.com.