WILLIAM HENDRICKS: From the Special Period to the Death of Fidel, October 12th though December 7, 2017 @ Oxnard College

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Location: McNish Gallery at Oxnard College, 4000 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033
Directions on campus: From Bard Rd., go north on Simpson Rd on to campus, turn right on Central Campus Rd., turn right into Lot C for parking. The McNish Gallery is located south of Lot C, next to garden/mural.
Gallery hours: Mon. through Thurs., 10am to 3:00pm and by appointment
Info.: Gallery director, Christine Morla, cmorla@vcccd.edu, (805)678-5046

William Hendricks, Professor of Photography at Ventura College, presents a visual journey through Castro’s Cuba. Mr. Hendricks has been a frequent traveler and lecturer to Cuba, making 70 trips in the last 25 years, will provide an up-close and personal look into the complexity of this Island Nation as it moves from Revolution into the world of globalization.

In conjunction with the OC LIVE series, an artist lecture and discussion will take place from 2:00 to approximately 3:15 in the OC Performing Arts Building. Immediately following the talk, the McNish Gallery will hold a reception with refreshments and the artwork discussed will be on display. The event is free and open to the public.





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


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


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.

“Sustainability” Art Awards

At the McNish Art Gallery opening of the student exhibition, juror and alumna Maria Villote announced the following awards winners! Congratulations to all students whose work is on display in “Sustainability.”

1st: Trent Neilson
2nd: Angel Romero
3rd: Cristina Roman

Honorable Mentions: Danny Lawler; Pamela Rabidoux-Street; Austin Raff; John Del Rosario; Cleopatra Tuday; Jesse Vargas
In addition, Oxnard College President, Dr. Durán announced requisitions from the following students:
Nkem Asianua; Eddie Ortega; Aide Sandoval; Olivia Sialega (2 works); Cleopatra Tuday; Jon Williams