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"Inaugural Alumni Enterprise Awards Winners"

 Inaugural Alumni Enterprise Awards Winners

Music Academy of the West Announces Winners of Inaugural Alumni Enterprise Awards;

Total of $90,000 Awarded for Innovative Programs

June 13, 2018 - A pioneer of thought leadership in music and the arts, Music Academy of the West is thrilled to announce the winners of its inaugural Alumni Enterprise Awards. Open to all alumni of the Academy’s Summer Festival, the awards program was announced last year to fund original classical music projects with significant community impact. A total cash prize of $90,000 will be shared among the six winning alumni: tenor Benjamin Bliss, violist Molly Carr and pianist Anna Petrova, pianist Theresa Kim, mezzo-soprano Brenda Patterson, and pianist Evan Shinners. They and their projects were chosen from more than 50 applicants by the Academy’s senior management in collaboration with its National Advisory Council, comprising four key figures in arts and business management. Winners will be in attendance to speak about their initiatives at the Academy’s second Classical Evolution/Revolution Conference on June 22.
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JUN
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Erik ReeL Showing at Butler Institute of American Art

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Erik ReeL Showing at Butler Institute of American Art

4 June 2018-- Society805.com's own Art and Cultural contributing editor, Erik ReeL, has been selected to exhibit in the Butler Institute of American Art's 2018 midyear show. The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, was the first museum in the world dedicated solely to American Art and has a long and venerable history of showing the best in American Art since 1919. The exhibition will run from 1 July to 26 August 2018. ReeL also exhibited just last year in an international group exhibition at the CICA Museum in Seoul, South Korea.

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FEB
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“Four Star Theater Alliance honors six Ventura County theaters

Cecil Sutton Taylor Kasch The Night Alive Photo by Brian Stethem
It may be an increasingly electronic world, but the eclectic world of live theater is proving it has staying power in Ventura County, culminating in a gala Tony-like affair of awards on February 26th.

Offering over 1,000 seats on any given weekend, the County’s six community theaters – part of the unique Four Star Theater Alliance -- tap into local talents presenting comedies, dramas, musicals and dramedies.

The gala affair is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at the High Streets Art Center, 45 E. High Street in Moorpark. A limited amount of tickets ($15 in advance, $20 at the door) are available for the public at:www.HighStreetArtsCenter.com.
 
 
 
 
Veteran Ventura County actors Cecil Sutton and Taylor Kasch in a poignant scene from "The Night Alive," which won the most Oustanding Production Award for Santa Paula Theater Center from the Four Star Theater Alliance. Photo Credit: Brian Stethem
 

 
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DEC
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Museum of Ventura County Vigorously Prepares for Re-Opening in January

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Gallery Closure Gives Way to New Ideas, New Exhibits and a New Energy
 
The Museum of Ventura County is preparing excitedly for the Grand Re-Opening of its galleries after being closed since September 1. A fundraising gala, “Splendors of the Museum” will be held on Saturday, January 7, followed by a community celebration—free and open to all— on Sunday, January 8 from noon to 5 pm. The community celebration begins with an opening ceremony at 12:30 pm, followed by free tours throughout the afternoon of the museum’s new galleries. Two new exhibits, “Masterworks of the Museum” and “Really Awful People, featuring the George Stuart Historical Figures” will debut.
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JUN
27
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Museum of Ventura County Seriously Mishandles Asian Pacific Exhibition

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Tiger Huang, a long-time artist of considerable standing in the Ventura arts community presented a very special and significant installation piece at the Museum of Ventura County in conjunction with its “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story” this last weekend [18-19 June].   It was a beautiful installation, including a well-done, mesmerizing sound-scape.

Trouble is, and this is just the beginning of the trouble, Tiger’s name and the piece itself are not  mentioned anywhere in the Museum’s website or write-up of the exhibition. This is not to mention that though it was a major piece, and certainly time-consuming to produce and install, it was only up for 48 hours.  The piece is one of the most significant installation pieces any artist has ever done in Ventura, yet,  by the time Thursday rolls around, as far as the Museum goes, it might as well not have existed at all.


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JUN
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Agnes Martin

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Agnes Martin at LACMA
 
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is hosting a not-to-miss exhibition through 11 September 2016 surveying the painting of one of the late 20th century’s best artists, Agnes Martin [1912-2004]. Martin is one of those painters you have to see live; no reproduction can mimic the experience of seeing the work in person. 

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NOV
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Studio Channel Islands Appoints Michael Lattanzio as CEO

Studio Channel IslandsStudio Channel Islands announces Michael Lattanzio as Chief Executive Officer for the non-profit organization seeking to be the preeminent art institute in Ventura County and the region.
 
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JUL
03
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ArtWalk Ventura, July 18-19, takes an International Flare by Bringing “Havana to Ventura” to Ventura’s historic Downtown and Westside Cultural District

image006VENTURA, CA – The streets of the city of Ventura’s historic Downtown and Westside Cultural District will transform into a mecca of artistic expression, and bring Cuban culture and history during the 22nd ArtWalk Ventura the weekend of July 18-19th.

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RUBICON THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTIONS NOMINATED FOR TWO NEW YORK OUTER CRITICS’ CIRCLE AWARDS TODAY

INTRO-Lonesome Traveler - OCC - 1LONESOME TRAVELER nominated for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical Tom Dugan nominated for Outstanding Solo Performance in WIESENTHAL

(Ventura, CA) – At a ceremony on Monday at the Manhattan Friar's Club, Broadway stars Raul Esparza and Katie Finneran announced nominations for the New York Outer Critics' Circle Awards. Two productions from Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura were among the nominees. LONESOME TRAVELER, written and directed by Rubicon founder James O'Neil received a nomination for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical, and WIESENTHAL, written and performed by Tom Dugan and directed by Rubicon Artistic Associate Jenny Sullivan received a nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance. The first production was presented in New York by Off-Broadway Across America at 59E59 Theatres; the latter was produced with Daryl Roth Productions at The Acorn Theatre.

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Ojai Playwrights Conference honors Gordon Davidson and Judy Ovitz

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In a "Town & Country" Soiree on May 2

Ojai, CA – The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC) launches its 18th season with a benefit gala themed "Town & Country" on Saturday, May 2, 3:00 pm, in Ojai, CA. Honoring Gordon Davidson for his decades of leadership in new play development in Los Angeles, and Judy Ovitz, an invaluable patron of the arts and OPC leader, the Benefit helps to fund the development of compelling new works for the American theatre.

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