4446773042 22c3982c82 qSociety805’s Art & Culture section keeps your finger on the pulse on the arts and the cultural moves inside the 805. We get around the noise and beneath the hype to give you the real issues inside the 805 arts scene and the people in them. We bring you the key events shaping the 805 cultural landscape so you do not miss out on what is important and the direction of the 805 culture in art, theater, music, and film. Remember, you can’t live in style without art and culture.

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Eye On This Artist
I met Eva Ryan on a very hot Thursday afternoon at her studio that was currently being built, literately the walls just went up that week. She somehow managed to make a little work space amongst all the construction in the middle of her studio. Currently several studios are being built for the resident artists at The HUD Gallery in Ventura. She told me that everything would be done by next week for first Friday, although I had my doubts looking at all of the studios with debris and furniture all in piles. Eva has a very sweet disposition and did not let the chaos of the studio distract her from letting me shoot her while she worked.
The Musical, My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw’s highly successful play, Pygmalion. T. S. Elliot is rumored to have remarked upon seeing My Fair Lady that “Bernard Shaw is quite helped by the addition of music, isn’t he?” Rubicon’s current production proves the point.
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Some scripts call for tremendously committed acting. These are the kind of scripts that great actors hunger for; but often aren't produced as they scare the daylights out of everyone else. John Pollono's Small Engine Repair, and Jim Brochu's Zero Hour are scripts that might be considered in that category. Both scripts are smartly written, with sweeping structures yet tightly focused, giving both the kind of range and focus that great actors like to exploit. Both plays take a certain level of significant courage and commitment from their actors. A level that lessor talents dare to attempt.
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John Nava
November 6 - November 30, 2015 
Vita Art CenterVentura, CA
MEMPHIS 1Cabrillo racks up eight nominations for the
Southern California’s most prestigious theatre awards recognize MEMPHIS with seven nominations, plus OKLAHOMA!
(Thousand Oaks,CA)Cabrillo Music Theatre received eight Ovation Award Nominations for the 2014-2015 season, as announced by L.A. Stage Alliance. The Ovation Awards are the most prestigious recognitions in Southern California theatre, and the only peer-judged awards, making them comparable to Broadway’s Tony Awards. Cabrillo’s regional premiere of MEMPHIS received seven nominations, including Best Musical, Actor, Director, Choreographer, Musical Director, Costume Design, and the entire cast of 26 was nominated for Best Ensemble. Cabrillo’s recent production of OKLAHOMA! was nominated for Best Choreography. The 2015 OVATION AWARDS will take place on November 9th at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.


drawLast Saturday evening Society 805 attended The DRAWING Show curated by Betty Ann Brown in Los Angeles at The Loft at Liz's Gallery.
Ann Baldwin, Judy Hintz Cox, Kaori Fuuyama, Christina Hall-Straus & Julia Pinkham
October 1 - 31, 2015 
Artamo GallerySanta Barbara, CA







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