Jun
27
Thu
Junior Curator Program at the Ag @ Agriculture Museum
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Junior Curator Program at the Ag @ Agriculture Museum | Santa Paula | California | United States

Join our Museum Educators at the Agriculture Museum (926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula, CA) for an interactive summer program focused on themes of agriculture, local history and art. The Junior Curator program meets every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 27, 2019 through August 8, 2019 at the Museum of Ventura County. **There will be no program on July 4, 2019.

While experiencing the Museum’s air-conditioned exhibit space and Limoneira and Calavo Halls, the junior curators will learn what a curator does for a museum and how crucial the role of a curator is in the community. The Junior Curator program will be guided for 90 minutes, followed by a 30 minute “free exploration” period where families can enjoy the Museum together. Bring your children to the Museum so they can participate in inspirational activities that connect past, present, and future!

Admission to the Junior Curator program is $3 for children, and no fee for parents/guardians. Parents/guardians must remain at the Museum during the program.

We hope to see you and your family at the Ag Museum!

Jul
2
Tue
Junior Curator Program at MVC @ Museum of Ventura County
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Junior Curator Program at MVC @ Museum of Ventura County

Join our Museum Educators at the Museum of Ventura County (100 E. Main St., Ventura CA. 93001) for an interactive summer program focused on themes of art and local history. The Junior Curator program meets every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 25, 2019 through August 6, 2019 at the Museum of Ventura County. Children ages 6-12 are welcome.

While experiencing our Museum galleries and Children’s Garden, the junior curators will learn what a curator does for a museum and how crucial the role of a curator is in the community. The Junior Curator program will be guided for 90 minutes, followed by a 30 minute “free exploration” period where families can enjoy the Museum together. Bring your children to the Museum so they can participate in inspirational activities that connect past, present, and future!

Admission to the Junior Curator program is $3 for children, and no fee for parents/guardians. Parents/guardians must remain at the Museum during the program.

We hope to see you and your family at the Museum!

The Natural Dye Test Kitchen: Part 1 of 6 @ Museum of Ventura County
Jul 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The Natural Dye Test Kitchen: Part 1 of 6 @ Museum of Ventura County | Ventura | California | United States

Join artist Michelle Glass in a series of natural dye workshops and learn the step by step process to create beautiful colors with natural dyes. This is a 6-week workshop, taking place every Tuesday at 3:30-5 p.m. from July 2, 2019 to August 6, 2019. Ages 12 and up are welcome. The admission cost to this class covers the entire six-week course. Each class builds off of the previous class

Extract dye from plants and insects and explore how natural dyes react with various fibers such as silk, wool, cotton and linen. Explore the importance of using of tannins and mordants in the dye process to create lasting colors on both protein and cellulose fibers. We will process plant materials to create a dye vat and experiment with dye infusions to create a variety of tonal ranges including yellow, orange, brown, pink and peach color.

Participants will use Indigo dye to create surface design using traditional Shibori techniques of fold-and-clamp and stitch-resist. Each participant will receive fabric swatches however participants are encouraged to bring additional prewashed natural fabric like cotton to experiment with.  Wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting stained and feel free to bring an apron and rubber gloves to protect your hands and clothing.

Jul
5
Fri
First Friday at the Museum @ Museum of Ventura County
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Friday at the Museum @ Museum of Ventura County | Ventura | California | United States

First Friday at the Museum of Ventura County returns! Museum hours will be extended to 8 p.m. and all galleries will be open, including the latest exhibit Love, What’s It To Ya’, featuring a selection of bronze sculptures by Lynn Creighton.

Currently on display is Actual Reality, Music by the Masters and The Dragon Awakes: The Qing Dynasty. We hope to see you at the Museum!

Summer Concert Series at the Ag feat. Shaky Feelin’ @ Agriculture Museum
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Summer Concert Series at the Ag feat. Shaky Feelin’ @ Agriculture Museum

The Summer Concert Series at the Ag Museum continues with Shaky Feelin’ on Friday, July 5, 2019! Shaky Feelin’ is a rising powerhouse quintet based in Ventura, CA. They are all about Soul Shakin’ and Heart Breakin’, and describe themselves as a high energy band mixing the elements of rock, reggae, bluegrass, funk and live experimentation.

Known for their groove-based double drum sound and shredding guitar solos, Shaky Feelin’s catchy songs will have you dancing the night away. They draw inspiration from bands like Phish, the Grateful Dead, Sublime, the Disco Biscuits, and The Beatles. The group consists of Mark Masson (guitar & vocals), Jeff Hiller (bass guitar), Paul Menchaca (drums & vocals), Cameron Probe (drums & percussion) and Franklin Murphy (keys & vocals). The creativity of the band allows for amazing song writing with a “let’s never play it the same way twice” attitude. With no fear of improvisational experimentation on stage, true communication, and strong musicianship this band has the ability to create powerful music that leaves a lasting impression.

Shaky Feelin’ creates a rich musical experience, playing off the energy of each other on stage and from the energy of their fans getting shaky on the dance floor in front of them. Danceable grooves flowing through genres with alternating vocal and instrumental melodies keep listeners interested and yearning for more, knowing they’ll hear something new yet familiar that commands to be seen, heard and felt over and over again! Shaky Feelin’ shows are a positive high-energy journey that quickly gets people to their feet, and leaves everyone filled with music, joy, and that…Shaky Feelin’!

 For ticket sales and additional information, contact Elena Waller at (805) 525-3100 or ewaller@venturamuseum.org

Jul
7
Sun
Free First Sunday: Mixed Media/Collage Art at the Ag! @ Agriculture Museum
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Free First Sunday: Mixed Media/Collage Art at the Ag! @ Agriculture Museum | Ventura | California | United States

FREE ADMISSION TO THE AG MUSEUM FROM 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us at the Agriculture Museum for Free First Sunday! Enjoy our air-conditioned museum building and participate in an informal art workshop on mixed media and collage techniques that involve the selective application of different materials to an existing image. The activities will be guided by museum educators, and materials are provided at no cost.

This free informal workshop is inspired by the Museum’s pop-up exhibit Farming Youth. The exhibit runs from June 15th-August 19th and displays the artwork of Lino Martinez. Farming Youth features mixed media and collage artwork that focuses on the migratory realities of the farm workers whose labor sustains the United States’ agricultural economy.

Take this opportunity to participate in an inspiring artform while empowering children and other family members to express their own creativity at the Agriculture Museum!

Jul
9
Tue
Junior Curator Program at MVC @ Museum of Ventura County
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Junior Curator Program at MVC @ Museum of Ventura County

Join our Museum Educators at the Museum of Ventura County (100 E. Main St., Ventura CA. 93001) for an interactive summer program focused on themes of art and local history. The Junior Curator program meets every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 25, 2019 through August 6, 2019 at the Museum of Ventura County. Children ages 6-12 are welcome.

While experiencing our Museum galleries and Children’s Garden, the junior curators will learn what a curator does for a museum and how crucial the role of a curator is in the community. The Junior Curator program will be guided for 90 minutes, followed by a 30 minute “free exploration” period where families can enjoy the Museum together. Bring your children to the Museum so they can participate in inspirational activities that connect past, present, and future!

Admission to the Junior Curator program is $3 for children, and no fee for parents/guardians. Parents/guardians must remain at the Museum during the program.

We hope to see you and your family at the Museum!

Free Figure Drawing at the Museum @ Museum of Ventura County
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Figure Drawing at the Museum @ Museum of Ventura County | Ventura | California | United States

Join the Museum’s Resident Artist Ryan Carr on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Pavilion. All skill levels are welcome. Some instruction provided. This is a dry medium drawing class, so please refrain from watercolors or paints.

This group will draw live, clothed models. Bring your drawing pads, charcoal, pencils, pen & ink, pastels, whatever your favorite medium! Grab a friend and get creative at the museum.

Jul
11
Thu
Junior Curator Program at the Ag @ Agriculture Museum
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Junior Curator Program at the Ag @ Agriculture Museum | Santa Paula | California | United States

Join our Museum Educators at the Agriculture Museum (926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula, CA) for an interactive summer program focused on themes of agriculture, local history and art. The Junior Curator program meets every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 27, 2019 through August 8, 2019 at the Museum of Ventura County. **There will be no program on July 4, 2019.

While experiencing the Museum’s air-conditioned exhibit space and Limoneira and Calavo Halls, the junior curators will learn what a curator does for a museum and how crucial the role of a curator is in the community. The Junior Curator program will be guided for 90 minutes, followed by a 30 minute “free exploration” period where families can enjoy the Museum together. Bring your children to the Museum so they can participate in inspirational activities that connect past, present, and future!

Admission to the Junior Curator program is $3 for children, and no fee for parents/guardians. Parents/guardians must remain at the Museum during the program.

We hope to see you and your family at the Ag Museum!

Jul
13
Sat
Lecture & Book Signing with Michael H. Gorn @ Museum of Ventura County
Jul 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lecture & Book Signing with Michael H. Gorn @ Museum of Ventura County

Join us at the Museum of Ventura County on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a lecture and book signing with local author Michael H. Gorn. His latest book is Spacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, and Satellites That Put Us in Space.

Spacecraft takes a long look at humankind’s attempts and advances in leaving Earth through incredible illustrations and authoritatively written profiles on Sputnik, the International Space Station, and beyond.

In 1957, the world looked on with both uncertainty and amazement as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first man-made orbiter. Sputnik 1 would spend three months circling Earth every 98 minutes and covering 71 million miles in the process. The world’s space programs have traveled far (literally and figuratively) since then, and the spacecraft they have developed and deployed represent almost unthinkable advances for such a relatively short period.

This ambitiously illustrated aerospace history profiles and depicts spacecraft from Sputnik 1 through the International Space Station, and everything in between, including concepts that have yet to actually venture outside the Earth’s atmosphere. Illustrator and aerospace professional Giuseppe De Chiara teams up with aerospace historian Michael Gorn to present a huge, profusely illustrated, and authoritatively written collection of profiles depicting and describing the design, development, and deployment of these manned and unmanned spacecraft. Satellites, capsules, spaceplanes, rockets, and space stations are illustrated in multiple-view, sometimes cross-section, and in many cases shown in archival period photography to provide further historical context.

Dividing the book by era, De Chiara and Gorn feature spacecraft not only from the United States and Soviet Union/Russia, but also from the European Space Agency and China. The marvels examined in this volume include the rockets Energia, Falcon 9, and VEGA; the Hubble Space Telescope; the Cassini space probe; and the Mars rovers, Opportunity and Curiosity.

Authoritatively written and profusely illustrated with more than 200 stunning artworks, Spacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, and Satellites That Put Us in Space  is sure to become a definitive guide to the history of manned space exploration.