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A Conversation with Perla Batalla
Due to concerns with the coronavirus, we are postponing our “live” interview with Perla Batalla. We are looking into streaming options and will keep you updated.
A Conversation with Margaret Garcia
A Conversation with Margaret GarciaSunday, May 31, 2020 – 3 to 4:30 p.m. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this interview has been postponed. Please check back for updates! "I define Chicano art by creating it," Garcia states. The Los Angeles native began her career as a...
A Conversation with Charles Arnoldi
A Conversation with Charles ArnoldiDue to the Covid-19 pandemic, this interview has been postponed. Please check back for updates! Charles Arnoldi is an abstract painter, sculptor and printmaker. The artist’s boldly graphic and colorful aesthetic employs a wide range...
A Conversation with Lori Cozen-Geller
A Conversation with Lori Cozen-GellerSunday, June 28, 2020 – 3 to 4:30 p.m. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this interview has been postponed. Please check back for updates! Lori Cozen-Geller is a minimalist sculptor working in metal, wood and fiberglass, overlaid with...
Explore the World of Steampunk Dada
Explore the World of Steampunk DadaSunday, July 19, 2020 – 3 to 4:30 p.m.Before it became the full-blown sub-culture it is today, Steampunk started out as a science-fiction sub-genre in the 1970s. Its fundamental inspirations go all the way back to 19th century...
A Conversation with Kent Butler
A Conversation with Kent ButlerSunday, September 13, 2020 – 3 to 4:30 p.m. Born in Gunnison Utah, Kent Butler developed a natural interest in nature, as well as the American west. The artist is best known for his unique and expressive use of color, as well as black...
A Conversation with David Furman
A Conversation with David FurmanSunday, October 18, 2020 – 3 to 4:30 p.m. Ceramist David Furman draws inspiration from his personal experiences and the explorations of the world around him. His hyperrealism and trompe l’oeil techniques fool the eye into believing you...
A Conversation with Katie Van Horne
A Conversation with Katie Van HorneSunday, November 22, 2020 – 3 to 4:30 p.m.Katie Van Horne is a celebrated painter and printmaker of her native California landscape, the human form and animals. She is best known for painting portraits. Her gestural drawing style...
2020 Past Spotlight Artists
A Conversation with Kim Schoenstadt
Kim Schoenstadt’s international site-specific installations are inspired by the intersections of architecture, sculpture, color, line, history, culture and concepts based around overlapping points in time. Each piece creates multiple realities simultaneously through skillfully orchestrated compositions.
2019 Spotlight Artists
A Conversation with Linda Ekstrom
November 17, 2019 – Linda Ekstrom
Linda Ekstrom’s work is anchored in the book as a cultural and symbolic object.
A Conversation with Hilary Brace
October 13, 2019 – Hilary Brace
Hilary Brace creates other-worldly meteorological landscapes that envelop the viewer.
A Conversation with Mick Reinman
September 29, 2019 – Mick Reinman
Mick Reinman has been described as a painter’s painter. His powerfully colored compositions build on the human figure and landscape in its most basic and architectonic form.
A Conversation with Omar D’Leon
July 21, 2019 Spotlight Series: Omar D’Leon is from Managua, Nicaragua and is regarded as one of the most renowned Nicaraguan painters and poets. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Nicaragua under his mentor Rodrigo Peñalba who introduced European Impressionistic painting and magical realism qualities into Nicaraguan art.
A Conversation with Carlos Grasso
June 16, 2019 – Carlos Grasso
Carlos Grasso studied both visual arts and music as a child while growing up in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
A Conversation with Peggy Pownall
May 19, 2019 – Peggy Pownall
Peggy Pownall is a mixed media painter working as an Artist-In-Residence at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo since 2008
A Conversation with Ichiro Irie
August 18, 2019 – Ichiro Irie
Ichiro Irie is a multidisciplinary artist, as well as curator, gallery owner and professor at Oxnard College.
A Conversation with Erika Lizée
April 28, 2019 – Erika Lizée
Erika Lizée is a perceptive artist whose work reflects, in her words, an ever-shifting and nebulous boundary between what is known and unknown.
A Conversation with Astrid Preston
March 17, 2019 – Astrid Preston
Astrid Preston has been called “one of America’s most important contemporary landscape painters.”
A Conversation with Rafael Perea de la Cabada
February 17, 2019 – Rafael Perea de la Cabada
Rafael Perea de la Cabada is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is steeped in the artist’s rich cultural heritage.