PICTURED: ART IN THE PARK | May 28-29. Art in the Park is an annual tradition started in 1977 by local artists at the Ojai Art Center to give artists a place to sell their work during Memorial Day weekend. There’s something for everyone: 80 fine art exhibitors, youth and adult art classes and activities, live music by Dive Bar Messiahs and food trucks. Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. Libbey Park, 269 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, www.ojaiartcenter.org. Pictured: Metal horse sculpture by Paul Yniguez

THURSDAY

CHAIR YOGA | 3-4 p.m. Take a moment to stretch during Mental Health Awareness Month. Instructor Lisa Clements Feeney will teach chair yoga suitable for everyone. No experience necessary. Sponsored by the Friends of the Camarillo Library. Community Room of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

STEM SPACE ACTIVITY | 3:30 p.m. Library staff will lead STEM activities related to space with materials provided by nonprofit organization 4-H. Register on the event calendar online. Community Room of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

SINGER-SONGWRITERS’ DINNER EVENT | 6 p.m. Join Jodi Farrell and friends for a special evening of music, community and delicious food. Featuring Michael Henszey, Karyn 805, Dylan Brehm and others. Dinner will include salad and your choice of pasta. $30 per person; kids 12 and under $15 with a kids meal. Reservations recommended. Peirano’s, 204 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-628-9028, www.peiranosmarket.com

FRIDAY

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS FOR TEENS | 3:30-5 p.m. All skill levels are invited to jump into a campaign of Dungeons and Dragons. YA Library of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

POETRY AND OPEN MIC AT BELL ARTS FACTORY | 6:30 p.m. Ventura County Poetry Project presents poetry readings and an open mic at the Bell Arts Factory on the last Friday of every month. For May 28, readings will be given by Enid Osborn (Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, 2017-19) and Gail Wrongsky (author of The Stranger You Are and other works), and the event will be hosted by Jeanette Clough. 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura,  www.vcpoetryproject.org, www.bellartsfactory.org

SATURDAY

VENTURA BEACH CLEANUP | 9 – 11 a.m. Bring your sun hats, water bottles and closed toed shoes to help Surfrider and the city of Ventura keep the beach clean. Buckets, grabbers and gloves will be provided. Volunteer waivers need to be signed in advance. Please check in on the Promenade at California Street next to the Crowne Plaza Hotel; look for the blue Surfrider tent. Details and waivers are online at ventura.surfrider.org/beach-cleanups/. Email beachcleanups@ventura.surfrider.org with any questions. 

FENCE-STALLATION: WEEKEND WEAVING PROJECT | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Join our community mural project with art professor, guest weaver and installation artist Christine Morla. Let’s transform a boring chain-link fence into inspiring art that celebrates and empowers our neighborhood and the health and vibrancy of our people. FREE tacos and snacks for participants! All ages welcome! No registration required. Bring a hat! Lion’s Park (aka Hobson Park East) behind OPAC, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, www.oxnardperformingarts.com/fence–stallation-weaving-project.html.

BANK OF BOOKS SANTA PAULA BOOK SIGNINGS | Saturday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lisa Kerr, Wake, Sleepy One; Robert Want, The Opium Lord’s Daughter; Ray DiZazzo (several books). Bank of Books, 820 E. Main St., Santa Paula, www.bankofbooks.com.

EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL PLANT WALK AT HARMON CANYON PRESERVE | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Join Ojai author and naturalist Lanny Kaufer for a nature hike, about two miles total, at Harmon Canyon Preserve. ID many useful plants like blue elderberry, black and purple sage, wild fennel and more. All walk participants should bring a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes, long pants, a hat, and sunscreen.No dogs or smoking. Light rain will not cancel; heavy rain will. $35. More information at HerbWalks.com or www.venturalandtrust.org/medicinalplantwalk

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ART SHOW | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oxnard Local Artists presents a special art show and sale featuring works by numerous talented artists, many of whom have been featured at the Studio Gallery and the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Resin and pet portraits, handmade hats and clothing, photography, jewelry and more. Miscellaneous Treasures, 2301 Roosevelt Blvd., Silver Strand Beach, Oxnard. 

BANK OF BOOKS VENTURA BOOK SIGNINGS | 1-3 p.m. Arthur Gregory, The Encanto and Wayob’s Revenge. Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-643-3154, www.bankofbooks.com

ARTIST LED TOUR AT SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM | 2 and 3 p.m. Enjoy a 45-minute tour of the current exhibits Fieldnotes: Lynn Hanson and A Narrative: John Robertson with the Ventura artists (and couple) as your guide. Free with admission. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org

SILENT BOOK CLUB | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Shhh, we’re reading! Do you love the idea of a book club but hate being told what book to read? Then this is the book club for you. Bring whatever book you want and enjoy quietly reading with fellow book lovers. Everyone will have the chance to share what they are reading. Conference Room at the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

SUNDAY

FENCE-STALLATION: WEEKEND WEAVING PROJECT | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Join our community mural project with art professor, guest weaver and installation artist Christine Morla. Let’s transform a boring chain-link fence into inspiring art that celebrates and empowers our neighborhood and the health and vibrancy of our people. FREE tacos and snacks for participants! All ages welcome! No registration required. Bring a hat! Lion’s Park (aka Hobson Park East) behind OPAC, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, www.oxnardperformingarts.com/fence–stallation-weaving-project.html

MONDAY

MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT AT LIBBEY BOWL | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy patriotic music under the oaks at Libbey Bowl at this free community concert. Presented by the Ojai Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars. 210 S. Signal St., Ojai, libbeybowl.org/event/memorial-day-concert/

TUESDAY

TEEN CRAFTERNOONS | 3:30-5 p.m. Crafternoons is an awesome series of after school craft activities. For the May 31 session, participants will learn origami, the art of paper folding often associated with Japanese culture. Materials provided. Young Adult Center at the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

WEDNESDAY

SUMMER READING TEEN VOLUNTEER TRAINING | 4:30-5:30 p.m. Teens, are you interested in volunteering at the library this summer? Meet fellow library lovers and make a difference in your community! Our training session will discuss service expectations and is required for all teen volunteers. Contact Young Adult Librarian Luz Sandoval (lsandoval@camarillolibrary.org) for more information. Conference Room of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

THURSDAY

TOTALLY LOCAL VC’S DINNER AT THE PRESERVE | 5:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a dinner served al fresco in a communal, family style in an elegant but unusual setting of Ventura Land Trust’s Harmon Canyon Preserve. The location is a virtual treasure trove of beauty, from its meandering trails, scenic views, and wildlife, and to its majestic oak groves and we knew it would make the perfect backdrop to kick off this long- awaited dining experience. Guests will have an opportunity to talk with local farmers from whose land the food derives. As with the wine and beer, the producers will offer insight and context on the consumables, forging a true link in the diners’ consciousness between the fields to and fork. A percentage of the proceeds from the dinner event will go to Ventura Land Trust to help with their conservation efforts. $155. Tickets and more information: totallylocalvc.com

COMMUNITY NEEDS, OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES

CASA PACIFICA ANGELS WINE, FOOD AND BREW FESTIVAL | The festival is currently open to vendors interested in registering for this year’s June 5 celebration. Registration is free, and includes tables, linens, an umbrella, utensils and ice; as well as promotion on the festival website, social media exposure and a listing on the festival map. Must provide 750-1,000 food or beverage samples. To register and for more information, visit www.cpwinefoodbrewfest.com/2022-registration/

COMMUNITY CULTURE COOKBOOK | June 1-21. Community members are invited to share recipes from their heritage. Starting June 1 through June 21, drop off recipes at the Adult Reference Desk or email them to Adult Services Librarian Allison Williams (awilliams@camarillolibrary.org). Recipes will be compiled into a booklet that can be picked up at the Adult Reference Desk on Friday, July 8. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

PRSA GOLD COAST CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIPS | Through May 31. The California Gold Coast chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is offering four scholarships to recognize outstanding individual college students who are committed to studying communication or public relations in the Tri-Counties area. The group will award four $500 scholarships in mid-2022. Applications are being accepted through May 31, 2022. Visit the PRSA California Gold Coast website at www.prsagoldcoast.org for additional information and to apply online.

Naturally Tan starring Tanya Thomas continues at the ARTSpace Black Box Theater in Simi Valley through May 28.

ONGOING/UPCOMING EVENTS

FAMILY STORYTIME | Mondays, 4 p.m. Every Monday the South Oxnard Library hosts an all-ages storytime with Miss Joanne in the Children’s Area. South Oxnard Branch Library, 4300 Saviers Road, Oxnard, 805-385-8129, www.oxnard.org/library/south-oxnard-branch-library/

SOUND MEDITATION | Through May 29. Morning and sunset sound meditation sessions will take place weekly in person at the Viewpoint at Meditation Mount. Sunday morning sessions 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with Suburbanoid. Friday evening sessions 6-8 p.m. with Trinity of Sound. $25; registration is required. For exact dates and times, visit meditationmount.org/events

SELF-GUIDED MEDITATION EXPERIENCES | Through May 31. Meditation Mount’s Sanctuary will be the setting for a self-guided meditation experience every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in May. Morning sessions 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; afternoon sessions 6-8 p.m. or 6:15-8:15 p.m. $10; registration is required. For exact dates and times, visit meditationmount.org/events

CITY OF VENTURA GENERAL PLAN UPDATE SURVEY | Ongoing. The City of Ventura is updating its General Plan – the land use “constitution” for the next 20 years – and is seeking input from the public on various aspects of what will be included: transportation, natural disasters and climate change, initial visioning and a survey on Issues and Opportunities. All surveys are online at: www.planventura.com/online-surveys

20 YEAR REUNION – ST. BONAVENTURE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2000 | Saturday, June 4, 2022. Members of the St. Bonaventure High School Class of 2000 are invited to attend the upcoming 20 year reunion. The celebration will take place at a local private location. Those who’d like to attend can RSVP to Julie Wouk, 619-888-7956.


ARTS LISTINGS

Some classes, exhibits and events are available exclusively online. All events are subject to change and cancellation; always verify with venue and/or organizer.

OPENING THEATER

No opening theater

OPENING ART

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION May 27-July 30. Meaningful Images, landscapes, seascapes and portraiture in oil by William D. Winbush. Receptions on Friday, June 3 and Friday, July 1, 5-8 p.m. Studio 99, Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-648-1235, buenaventuraartassociation.org.

CANVAS AND PAPER Through July 17. Works by Ivon Hitchens. 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai, www.canvasandpaper.org

HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY AND GIFTS Through July 19: New artwork and artisan crafts. Ongoing: Buenaventura Art Association members showcase and sell their work. Masks and social distancing required. 1559 Spinnaker Drive #106, Ventura Harbor Village, 805-644-2750, www.facebook.com/HarborVillageGalleryGifts.

KWAN FONG GALLERY June 1-Oct. 13. On the Range: Works by Terry Spehar-Fahey, featuring art inspired by the ranching families of Idaho. California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697, blogs.callutheran.edu/kwanfong.

There are still a few weeks to submit artwork for the California Duck Stamp Art Contest. This year’s species is the Canada goose. More information at wildlife.ca.gov/Duck-Stamp/Contest. Pictured: A Canada goose by Ronald Louque, the winning design for the 1990 California Duck Stamp.

AUDITIONS/CALLS TO ARTISTS

ART IN NATURE RESIDENCY PROGRAM Through June 15. Taft Gardens is currently accepting applications for its 2022-23 Art in Nature Residency. The residency has expanded for next season with a rotating four-week residency in addition to the nine-month residency. Open to artists in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. For rules, submission guidelines, more information and to apply online, visit www.taftgardens.org/residency-application

CALIFORNIA DUCK STAMP ART CONTEST Through June 10. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites artists to submit their original artwork to the 2022-23 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. Artwork must depict the Canada goose. The winning artwork will be reproduced on the 2022-2023 California Duck Stamp. The contest is open to U.S. residents 18 years of age or older as of March 22, 2022. For rules, submission guidelines and more information, call 916-738-9641 or visit wildlife.ca.gov/Duck-Stamp/Contest

DAB ART Ongoing. The contemporary art organization is currently seeking submissions of work in any media for group and solo exhibitions at H Gallery and Studios in Ventura. Submit three to 20 images; $35 entry fee. For submission guidelines, online application and more information, visit www.dabart.me/ventura-2

SIGHT + SOUND FILM FESTIVAL Through July 12. The Oxnard Performing Arts Center is currently accepting film submissions for its second annual film festival, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Filmmakers of all levels may submit works in the following categories: Narrative Features and Shorts, Documentary Features and Shorts, Romantic Comedy, Dramatic, Thriller/Sci-Fi, Films produced in Oxnard/Ventura County and by local filmmakers, Student films, Music Videos, ASMR, and Animations. Regular deadline has been extended to June 22; late deadline is now July 12. For submission guidelines and more information, visit filmfreeway.com/SightplusSound.

ONGOING THEATER

NATURALLY TAN Through May 28. A one-woman play starring Tanya Thomas about a drag queen who contends with the complexities of racial identity, damaging beauty standards and colorism in the Asian diaspora. trying to fit in as a minority in Singapore and, later, the U.S. Not suitable for children under 12. $18-20. ARTSpace Black Box Theater, 2956 School St., Simi Valley, www.actorsrepofsimi.org/about-us/artspace-black-box-theater.

THE ROOMMATE Through June 26. Jen Silverman’s wickedly funny dark comedy focuses on the relationship between a recently divorced Midwesterner and the Brooklyn native that rents a room in her home. $22-24. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 805-525-4645, www.santapaulatheatercenter.org

SOMETHING ROTTEN Through May 29. The Bottom brothers try to write a  hit play, but that upstart William Shakespeare seems to upstage them again and again. When a local soothsayer predicts that the future of theater lies in singing and dancing, the brothers end up writing the first musical. An uproariously entertaining production very, very VERY loosely based on late 16th century history. $20-28. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, 805-583-7900, www.svvac.org

VENTURA COUNTY POETRY PROJECT Thursday, May 26, 6:30 p.m. live and via Zoom. Poetry reading and open mic at the EP Foster Library (also streamed live), 651 E. Main St., Ventura. More information at vcpoetryproject.org.  

ONGOING ART

May guest artist Patty Van Dyke showcases her watercolors all month long at Poppies Art and Gifts in Ojai. Pictured: “Twilight” by Patty Van Dyke

643 PROJECT SPACE Through May 27. Anamnesis is the recollection or remembrance of things from a supposed previous existence. Artist Aaron Dadacay looks to his childhood memories and reconciles them with the present time to create a narrative reconstruction of the past. 643 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, www.643projectspace.com

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Through June 5: What Do Equity, Diversity and  Inclusion Mean to You, with works by K-12 students from Ventura County Office of Education Schools. Through June 26: Tomols to Trains: County Transportation through the 1900s. Ongoing:Farm to Market, an interactive exhibit promoting healthy lifestyles through role play; plus antique tractors, farming implements, a living beehive and more. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula, 805-525-3100, venturamuseum.org/visit-agriculture-museum/.

ART CITY STUDIOS Opened April 30. Composed in Stone, a 10-year retrospective of the work of G. Ramon Byrne. 197 Dubbers St., Ventura, 805-648-1690, art642.godaddysites.com

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through July 3: Patrick Crabb: A Search for Ancients. Reception and gallery talk on Saturday, May 21, 4 p.m. . 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381, www.beatricewood.com

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION Through May 21. Tony J. Smith’s A Tribute to Beauty and Inspiration (oils and acrylics), Kathy Bodycombe’s Leaving a Stamp (collage incorporating postage) and Michael Corrigan Mishou’s The Eye of the Beholder (photography). Studio 99, Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-648-1235, buenaventuraartassociation.org.

CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS Through July 31: Landscape Through the Eyes of Abstraction, contemporary representations of landscapes in a wide variety of media by six nationally and internationally renowned artists. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-405-5240, cmato.org.

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Opened May 10: 71%: Honoring Vital Waters, mixed media works by Shannon Celia and Mary Neville inspired by oceans, lakes, rivers, glaciers and other bodies of water. Through Fall 2022: Chouinard Arts, a nine-piece collection featuring pieces of maritime art from the 1930s, including early works by Arthur Beaumont and Millard Sheets. Ongoing: Maritime art covering Asian, European and American seafaring history; the Marple Model Ship Collection; exhibits on whales, sailors and the Port of Hueneme and more. 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, 805-984-6260, cimmvc.org.

DUDLEY HOUSE HISTORIC MUSEUM Ongoing. The National Historic Landmark was built in 1892 by Selwyn Shaw for lima bean farmer B.W. Dudley, and is one of the last pioneer farmhouses in Ventura. On display are artifacts and other elements showcasing aspects of life from 1895 to 1925. Open for tours the first Sunday of the month. COVID protocols will be strictly followed. 197 N. Ashwood Ave., Ventura, 805-642-3345, dudleyhouse.org.

FOX FINE JEWELRY Through July 31. New Beginnings, featuring work by Mika Harmony and Chrystel Boissy (Green Touch Moss). 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-652-1800,  www.foxfinejewelry.com

MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Ongoing. The famed auto museum pays tribute to French automotive design, with coaches from the 1800s, Bugattis from the 1920s-30s, Concours d’Elegance winners and more. Hours: Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; advance tickets required. 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard, 805-385-5400, mullinautomotivemuseum.com

MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Ongoing. Impressive display of vintage automobiles and Americana, as well as the Gold Coast Modular Railroad Club and the car-centric art in the Fireball Art Gallery. Muscles and Mojo car show in the parking lot every first and third Sunday of the month. The museum is now open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1930 Eastman Ave., Oxnard, 805-487-4333, www.murphyautomuseum.org

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Opened May 12: Behind the Curtain: An Insider’s Look at The George Stuart Historical Figures®. Through May 29: Arte Para la Gente, the collected works of Margaret Garcia. Online: Out and Back: Ventura County Outdoor Adventures, a newly digitized collection of photographs taken from reels of film created by lifelong Ventura County resident and avid outdoorsman Herman Keene (1879-1965). Ongoing: MVC Gallery Marketplace, exhibits devoted to the Chumash, the history of Ventura County, George Stuart Historical Figures® and more. 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-653-0323 or venturamuseum.org.

OJAI ART CENTER Through June 29. Inside Outside: Objects of My Attention, outdoor landscapes and scenes by Caroline Allen. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117, www.ojaiartcenter.org/art.html.

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through July 10: Ojai at the Crossroads: Then & Now, a look at the development of some of Ojai’s most beloved institutions, and a meditation on how Ojai can continue to be a town for both locals and tourists. Ongoing: Small exhibitions on a range of topics related to the history of the Ojai Valley, as well as virtual talks and more. Now open Friday-Sunday. The museum is once again offering 90-minute walking tours at 10:30 am every Saturday. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai, 805-640-1390, www.ojaivalleymuseum.org.

Aaron Dadacay’s Anamnesis will be on exhibit at 643 Project Space through May 27.

OLIVAS ADOBE HISTORIC PARK Ongoing. The Olivas Adobe is now open the second Sunday of each month for visitors, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The historic park invites all plein air artists to come out to the site for creative inspiration, from the rose garden and 160-year-old fuchsia to the rancho and the bell tower. In addition, Laura Jean Jespersen’s The Romance of the Adobe will be on exhibit in the small adobe. There will be raffles, historic interpreters, an al fresco gift shop and more. 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, www.cityofventura.ca.gov/OlivasAdobe.

OXNARD BIKE HUB Through May 31. Healing Cycles, a bicycle art exhibit. 154 E. Sixth St., Oxnard, 805-263-0054, bikeventura.org.

POPPIES ART AND GIFTS Through May 31. See works by May guest artist Patty Van Dyke. Artist’s reception on Friday, May 20, 5-7 p.m. Ongoing: Gifts, jewelry, decor and more made by local artists. 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-798-0033, www.poppiesartandgifts.com.

RANCHO CAMULOS MUSEUM Ongoing. The 40-acre landmark and museum is one of the best surviving examples of an early California rancho and honors the area’s Spanish and Mexican heritage. “Last Sundays at the Landmark” take place the last Sunday of every month, and include docent-led tours, music and more. Open every Sunday for docent-led tours; group and special-focus tours by appointment. Situated off of Highway 126, two miles east of Piru. 805-521-1501, www.ranchocamulos.org

realART Ongoing. The art gallery in Whizin Market Square features works by a variety of contemporary artists. Whizin Market Square, 28861 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, 310-452-4000, buyrealart.com.

RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Through Oct. 9: The Secrets of WWII. Ongoing: Permanent exhibits include Air Force One, an F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter, an M-1 Abrams tank and more. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, 800-410-8354, www.reaganfoundation.org.

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Sept. 11: Geomorphic: The Living Earth, 42 abstract paintings inspired by nature by Kay Zetlmaier. Through July 10: Fieldnotes: Lynn Hanson and A Narrative: John Robertson. The museum is now open, Wednesdays-Sundays. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org

SPICETOPIA Through May 26. The spice and tea shop in downtown Ventura now shows works by members of the Buenaventura Art Association. 576 E. Main St., 805-628-3267, www.spice-topia.com

STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS Through May 28. E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One, Richard Barnett’s large oil paintings of crowds depicting up to 500 people in one work to Daggi Wallace’s small intimate pastel portraits and Kerstin Zilm’s prose and collected voices, the viewer is invited to contemplate their own place among each other and in this world. 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368, studiochannelislands.org

VENTURA POTTERY GALLERY Ongoing. Talented ceramic artists from across Ventura County make up the Ventura County Potters Guild, and they display their works — housewares, home decor, figurines and more — at the guild’s gallery and shop in Ventura Harbor. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 105, Ventura, 805- 644-6800, venturapottersguild.org/gallery.

VERY VENTURA GIFT SHOP AND GALLERY Through May 26. Small gems by Buenaventura Art Association members, based on a theme selected by shop owner Angela Rosales. 540 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-628-3540, very-ventura.com