PICTURED: LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS | Through June 26. Multiple generations of artists come together in this joyous musical event celebrating the unifying power of song. This concert features Lifetime Grammy Award-winners George Grove (formerly with The Kingston Trio), Rick Dougherty (formerly with both The Kingston Trio and The Limeliters), and Jerry Siggins (best known as the lead singer of The Diamonds). These legendary performers are joined onstage by favorite folk and gospel singer/musicians and fresh young artists new to Rubicon audiences. Lift your voice and sing along! $30-$59.50. Masks required. Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-667-2900, www.rubicontheatre.org. Photo by Lore Photography

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THURSDAY

THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN AMUSEMENT PARKS, PART 1, WITH DR. DAVID PARSONS | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Part of the Fifty and Better Summer Lecture Series. Modern amusement parks like Disneyland and Universal Studios are icons of late 20th century popular culture, but the history of the amusement park stretches back centuries. In this lecture, we’ll explore the evolution of public amusement in North America, from the earliest fairs and carnivals to the development of roller coasters and themed attractions, as we discover how the impulse for fun and escape deeply shapes the nation’s history. (These lectures can be taken independently of each other.) $10, or bundle all June lectures for $54, or bundle the whole summer series for $140. Registration deadline Wednesday, June 8, at 3 p.m. www.callutheran.edu/centers/lifelong-learning/fifty-better/lecture-series.html

OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL | Through June 12. An exciting lineup is planned for 2022, with nine world premieres, the multidimensional performance piece EASTMAN, performances by AMOC, Ruckus, Paul Appleby, Miranda Cuckson, Anthony Cheung, and much, much more. www.ojaifestival.org.

FRIDAY

SEASIDE TATTOO SHOW | Through June 12. Ventura County Fairgrounds welcomes back the Seaside Tattoo Show, now celebrating its fourth event. Over 100 artists will be in attendance, with many offering tattoos and piercings on the spot. There will also be other unique vendors, burlesque performances in the evening and 20+ tattoo contests. The family-friendly event will have a henna artist, kids arts and craft booth and live entertainment. Friday: 2-11 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $10-45. 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, www.seasidetattooshow.com.  

RFBC: WINNING THE GAME OF FEAR | 3:30-4:30 p.m. Whether it is the fear of public speaking, heights or being judged by others, all fear is inspired and promoted by the same delusional agent…the ego. This workshop will be led by Dr. Mpalyenkana, who will help participants understand the mechanism of fear, how it is triggered and retained, who you are in relationship to fear and how you can transcend it. Community Room of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

MARK DE CLIVE-LOWE | 7 p.m. The Pop Up Arts and Music Festival continues with a performance by musician, composer and electronic DJ Mark de Clive-Lowe. Join us for this intimate performance that’s so much more than a show! Free; pre-registration required. California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Second Floor, Thousand Oaks, cmato.org

CONEJO IMPROV PLAYERS | 8 p.m. The longest-running improv show in the Conejo Valley is trying something new…again. “Game Name” uses an algorithm to select games organized by category randomly, so no two shows are alike. $10. Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, conejoplayers.org

SATURDAY

12TH ANNUAL GOLDEN FUTURE 50+ SENIOR EXPO | 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo connects local seniors, their families and caretakers with a variety of services and resources available. More than 50 vendors will have products, services and resources, including health screenings, Medicare and financial planning advice, makeovers, guest speakers, bingo and more. Free admission and parking. Pre-register online or at the door. Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, goldenfutureseniorexpo.com

HUMANE SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE AND BIRTHDAY BASH | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The public is invited to visit the Humane Society Ventura County’s Ojai shelter to meet new Executive Director Eric Knight and other HSVC officials and celebrate the organization’s 90 years of service to the animals of Ventura County. Ojai Mayor Betsy Stix will cut the cake, attendees can tour the facility and learn about volunteer opportunities, and of course lots of lovely animals will be available for adoption. 402 Bryant St., Ojai, 805-646-6505, hsvc.org.  

A NEW VIEW OF GOD AND ITS EFFECT ON WELL BEING | 11 a.m. After living for years with a debilitating injury diagnosed as permanently disabling, Phillip Hockley began investigating ways to improve his situation, finding hope and healing through Christian Science. In his lecture, Hockley will draw on concepts from the Bible, particularly Christ Jesus’ life and teachings, as well as explanations from <em>Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures</em> by Mary Baker Eddy, the textbook of Christian Science. Christian Science Church and Reading Room, 469 N. Victoria Ave., Ventura, PrayerThatHeals.org/Ventura

“MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS” MURAL UNVEILING AND COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. In the fall of 2021, youth and other local volunteer artists dedicated over 2,000 hours to develop a 79-foot mural, inspired by the need for mental health awareness, next to Del Sol Park. The Oxnard Housing Authority Resident Service will host a mural dedication ceremony and resource fair, with Mayor John Zaragoza, City Councilmember Oscar Madrigal and Ventura County Board Supervisor Carmen Ramirez in attendance. The youth will receive certificates of recognition, and the community will be able to enjoy entertainment from Inlakech Cultural Arts Center, free food and resource information. Terraza de las Cortes, 201 Carmelita Courty, Oxnard, 805-385-8118, jaime.arellano@oxnard.org, www.oxnard.org/housing-residents.

BANK OF BOOKS SANTA PAULA BOOK SIGNINGS | 12:30-5 p.m. Claudia Martial, Lumpy Socks and Allergic to Mornings; George Yenney (multiple titles). Bank of Books, 820 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-643-9350, www.bankofbooks.com

2022 VENTURA COUNTY BBQ FEST | 1-9 p.m. Get ready for the best darn barbecue in Ventura County. The BBQ Event of the Summer is here featuring a handpicked roster of barbecued meat masters and chefs serving up mouthwatering barbecue specially paired with craft beers and whiskey tastings, plus live music, car show and more. $24.99 general admission; $40 craft beer experience for two; $50 whiskey, bourbon and beer experience. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, www.vcbbqfest.com.  

SILENT BOOK CLUB | 4:30-5:30 p.m. 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 of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

DANCING THROUGH THE DECADES | 7 p.m. Celebrating the diversity of dance as it reflects the uniqueness of each era. Presented by the California Dance Theatre. $35. Fred Kavli Theatre, Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 805-449-2787, bapacthousandoaks.com

ECHOES OF NATURE CONCERT | 7:30 p.m. As part of the Echoes of Nature exhibit, Studio Channel Islands presents a stirring concert of traditional Chinese music performed by Dr. Nan Liu and award-winning zheng master Haiqiong Deng. Chinese painting and calligraphy will be included. $35-55. Studio Channel islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368, studiochannelislands.org. 

CONEJO IMPROV PLAYERS | 8 and 10:30 p.m. The longest-running improv show in the Conejo Valley is trying something new…again. “Game Name” uses an algorithm to select games organized by category randomly, so no two shows are alike. The 10:30 p.m. show is adults only. $10. Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, conejoplayers.org.

BEATRICE WOOD: MY FRIEND AND INSPIRATION | Saturday, June 11, 2 p.m. Join us for an afternoon event with Stephen Huyler, an accomplished storyteller, author, photographer, and art historian who, through Beatrice Wood’s encouragement, has spent the past fifty years documenting the arts and crafts of India, championing women’s art and identity. Seating is limited; RSVP to beatricewoodcenter@gmail.com. Free. Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai, 805-646-3381, www.beatricewood.com. Pictured: Stephen Huyler with Beatrice Wood

SUNDAY

SECOND SUNDAY ART MARKET AT POPPIES ART AND GIFTS | 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Find distinctive gifts for Father’s Day, grads, weddings and more during this outdoor event, which will feature numerous items from local artists and makers on sale in front of the store. Jewelry, pottery, photographs, home decor and more. 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-798-0033, www.poppiesartandgifts.com.

BETH SUMMERS DEMO | 2 p.m. Plein air abstract and acrylic palette knife artist and psychotherapist will give a demonstration to help kickstart the creative juices. Presented by the Santa Paula Society of the Arts at The Old Train Depot, 963 Santa Barbara St., Santa Paula.

DANCING THROUGH THE DECADES | 5 p.m. Celebrating the diversity of dance as it reflects the uniqueness of each era. Presented by the California Dance Theatre. $35. Fred Kavli Theatre, Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 805-449-2787, bapacthousandoaks.com

MONDAY

THE HISTORY, ARCHITECTURE AND STORIES OF SUNSET BOULEVARD | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Part of the Fifty and Better Summer Lecture Series. Explore the origins of the famed Sunset Strip, the birth of the movie industry, its history with movie stars, mobsters and musicians, mansions in Beverly Hills and Bel Air and more. Taught by Sharon Boorstin. $10, or bundle all June lectures for $54, or bundle the whole summer series for $140. www.callutheran.edu/centers/lifelong-learning/fifty-better/lecture-series.html

TUESDAY

5 WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS FOR FREE…OR ALMOST FREE | 8-9:30 a.m. Struggling to find the most effective ways to promote your business on a budget? Learn from marketing expert Stacy Miller, who will discuss free or inexpensive ways to promote your business during the monthly Business@Breakfast presentation hosted by the West Ventura County Business Alliance. $40 for members; $45 for nonmembers. Sterling Hills Golf Club, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo, www.wvcba.org

TEEN CRAFTERNOONS | 3:30-5 p.m. Crafternoons is an awesome series of after school craft activities. For the June 14 session, participants will create custom collage art. Materials provided. Young Adult Center at the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

UUCSP GATHERING WITH SOUND, SILENCE AND WORD | 7 p.m. Gatherings are more of a concert with silence and poetry than a church service. They are “hybrid” with folks invited to the Sanctuary of the church. The June Gathering will be led by Rev. Maddie Sifantus. The music will be provided by singer-songwriter Steve Werner with original poetry by Santa Paulan poet Atul Ranchod. Presented in person and via Zoom. 740 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 805-525-4647, uucsp.org

VENTURA COUNTY WRITERS CLUB MEETING | 7 p.m. Memoirist Lari Newton will teach the “Orchestration of Dialogue, Narration and Action.” Attendees will learn the purpose of these elements, and Newton will share secrets of balancing them and lead exercises using them. Pleasant Valley Parks and Recreation Center, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo, 805-300-1365, venturacountywriters.com

WEDNESDAY

THE HISTORY OF GENOCIDE, PART 2, WITH DR. JASON HENSELY | 1-3 p.m. Part of the Fifty and Better Summer Lecture Series. The term “genocide” was coined in the 1940s, although genocides have occurred repeatedly since the beginning of time. Why? And what exactly is a genocide? What is the difference between physical genocide and cultural genocide? This course will spend time examining the history of the term and considering multiple case studies both from ancient times and more modern centuries––including analyzing whether or not the current war in Ukraine involves genocide. Part 2 will review the official UN definition of genocide and will then examine modern genocides, touching on the Holocaust, Yugoslavia in the 1990s, and discussing whether or not the current war in Ukraine connects to genocide. $10, or bundle all June lectures for $54, or bundle the whole summer series for $140. Registration deadline for in-person attendees is Friday, June 3, at 1 p.m. Registration deadline for online attendees is Tuesday, June 7, at 3 p.m. www.callutheran.edu/centers/lifelong-learning/fifty-better/lecture-series.html

INTRO TO GENEALOGY | 2-3 p.m. Have you ever wanted to learn about your ancestry but didn’t know where to start? For Immigrant Heritage Month, Ventura County Genealogical Society will present an Intro to Genealogy. Community Room at the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

THE ROAD TO RECOVERY: REHABILITATION SERVICES AT COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM | 6 p.m. ONLINE When a surgery, medical emergency or disabling medical condition prevents you from living life to the fullest, it can be challenging to find a path to recovery that meets your individual needs. Whether you’re recovering from joint replacement surgery or a stroke, dealing with Parkinson’s disease or seeking relief from vertigo, Community Memorial Health System’s rehabilitation team can help. Join this team of expert therapists for a free virtual seminar on June 15 as they discuss the specially tailored outpatient rehab programs available. Part of the 2022 Speaker Series Online. To attend, please RSVP at www.cmhshealth.org/RSVP

THURSDAY

THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN AMUSEMENT PARKS, PART 2, WITH DR. DAVID PARSONS | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Part of the Fifty and Better Summer Lecture Series. Modern amusement parks like Disneyland and Universal Studios are icons of late 20th century popular culture, but the history of the amusement park stretches back centuries. In this lecture, we’ll explore the evolution of public amusement in North America, from the earliest fairs and carnivals to the development of roller coasters and themed attractions, as we discover how the impulse for fun and escape deeply shapes the nation’s history. $10, or bundle all June lectures for $54, or bundle the whole summer series for $140. www.callutheran.edu/centers/lifelong-learning/fifty-better/lecture-series.html

CHANNEL ISLANDS GULLS FUNDRAISING LUNCHEON | 11 a.m. Join in the fun at our June luncheon and help raise funds for Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Foundation. $40; advance reservations and payment required. Las Posas Country Club, 955 Fairway Dr., Camarillo, cigullsreservations@gmail.com, 805-263-7759, www.channelislandsgulls.org

COMMUNITY NEEDS, OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES

COMMUNITY CULTURE COOKBOOK | Through June 21. Community members are invited to share recipes from their heritage. 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

VENTURA BOTANICAL GARDENS | July 13-14. Volunteers are needed to help the garden resurface the pavement between and above the Welcome Center nurseries. In the weeks prior, VBG also needs help moving pots and plants out of the area, weeding, blowing the asphalt clean and moving rocks by hand in the Chilean garden. Garden volunteers meet on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m.; bring water and your own gloves, and be sure to sign the waiver (available online). More information at venturabotanicalgardens.com/volunteer/.

CAPTAIN CHRISTINE HEALEY OF THE MYSTIC CRUZAR | Wednesday, June 15, 7 p.m. The Channel Islands Maritime Museum Speaker Series presents a talk by Capt. Christine Healey, who will share the journey of the tall ship Mystic Cruzar as she made her way from Connecticut to her new home of Channel Islands Harbor. $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and active military, free for CIMM members. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, 805-984-6260, www.cimmvc.org. Pictured: Capt. Christine Healey with “co-captain” Emma aboard the Mystic Cruzar. Photo by Kimberly Rivers

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 June 26. 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 6:15-8:15 p.m. with Trinity of Sound. $25; registration is required. For exact dates and times, visit meditationmount.org/events.

SUNSET YOGA | Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., through June 21. Connect with your mind, heart and body in a picturesque outdoor garden setting overlooking the beautiful Ojai Valley. Please bring your own yoga mat and props, and a blanket (optional) for closing meditation. $20; registration is required. For exact dates and times, visit meditationmount.org/events.  


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

THE LOVE OF THREE ORANGES June 10-11. OYES presents this 18th century comic fairy tale adapted for all ages. When a prince is cursed to search for three giant oranges, he ends  up finding love, friendship and laughter. $10. 907 El Centro St., Ojai, 805-646-4300, www.oyespresents.org

SCENES FROM SEVEN CENTURIES June 11-12. While rehearsing seven scenes from seven different centuries, a group of actors, their director and stage crew find themselves hurling through time because you just can’t tempt theatre traditions and superstitions! Break a leg! Masks are not required but strongly recommended. Presented by Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory. $18. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks, www.goldcoasttheatreconservatory.com

SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION | June 10-July 3. When a Black con man claiming to be the son of Sidney Poitier smiles his way into the sympathetic living rooms of a few of New York City’s white wealthy elite, the thirst for understanding leaves them questioning their sense of selves. John Guare’s work takes the audience on a stark ride through the connection and disconnection between humans from all walks of life confronting the question of honest identity. Mature themes; not recommended for audiences under 16. $18-20. ARTSpace Black Box Theater, 2956 School St., Simi Valley, www.actorsrepofsimi.org/about-us/artspace-black-box-theater/

OPENING ART

PORCH GALLERY June 9-Aug. 1. Nocturnes: Refrains from the Backcountry, work by Russell Crotty that challenges the preconceptions of drawing as a primary medium. Artist’s reception on Saturday, June 11, 5-7 p.m. 310 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-620-7589, porchgalleryojai.com.  

VENTURA COUNTY POTTERS’ GUILD OPEN AIR POTTERY MARKET June 11-12. Over 30 clay artists will display their unique, handmade pottery.  Students from the Ventura College Clay Club will provide wheel throwing demonstrations throughout both days of the event. Come shop for mugs and goblets, bowls and casseroles, plates and platters, earrings and necklaces, tiles and planters, sculptures and teapots, and much more, all fashioned by the local Guild clay artists. This event is free, child-friendly and will be open to the public 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Libbey Park, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai, www.venturapottersguild.org

VITA ART CENTER June 11-Aug. 12. Abstract 2+2, featuring Philip Argent, Robin Mitchell, Philip Vaughan and Jennifer Wolf; and Scott Taylor’s Dart Board Series. Preview reception on Saturday, June 11, 5-7 p.m. ($10). 28 W. Main St., Ventura, 805-644-9214, www.vitaartcenter.com

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

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

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Through July 3. The beloved musical about the Von Trapp family and their governess, Maria, living in Austria in the late 1930s, just before its annexation by Nazi Germany. $23-25. High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark, 805-529-8700, highstreetartscenter.com.

VENTURA COUNTY POETRY PROJECT Thursday, June 2, 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

Works by Ventura Unified School District artists continues through June 19 at the Museum of Ventura County. Pictured: “Her” by Kayla Washington

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM 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

BANK OF THE SIERRA Through July 31. The Fabulous Female, dramatic and vibrant watercolors by Leslie Marcus that celebrate the beauty and distinctiveness of women. 402 W. Ojai Ave., #102, Ojai.

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Through July 3. Patrick Crabb: A Search for Ancients. 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381, www.beatricewood.com

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION Through 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.

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.

CAMARILLO ART CENTER Through June 26. Visions Come 2Gether, works by members of the Colored Pencil Society of America. 3150 Ponderosa Drive, Camarillo, 805-407-0605, www.camarilloartcenter.orgCANVAS AND PAPER Through July 17. Works by Ivon Hitchens. 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai, www.canvasandpaper.org

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

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 Through 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.

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 Through June 19: Ventura Unified School District Student Art Show, featuring more than 50 works from young artists. Opened May 12: Behind the Curtain: An Insider’s Look at The George Stuart Historical Figures®. Ongoing: MVC Gallery Marketplace, exhibits devoted to the Chumash, the history of Ventura County, online exhibits and resources and more. 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-653-0323 or venturamuseum.org.

OYES presents the 18th century fairy tale The Love of Three Oranges June 10-11.

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.

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.

POPPIES ART AND GIFTS Through June 30. See original clothing made by June guest artist Linda Tsuyako. 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.

Ceramics of all kinds can be found at the Ventura County Potters’ Guild Open Air Pottery Market, taking place June 11-12 at Libbey Park in Ojai. Pictured: Sculpted dragon by Brittani Tkacz

SPICETOPIA Through July 21. 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 July 30: Echoes of Nature, works by contemporary Chinese artists curated by Dr. Aihua Z. Pearce. Programming associated with the exhibit includes artist talks, demonstrations and a concert on June 11. 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368, studiochannelislands.org

TAFT GARDENS AND NATURE PRESERVE Through July 31. A show featuring the work of Jane Mulfinger and Stephanie Washburn inspired by artists’ seven-month residencies at the gardens. 805-649-2333, www.taftgardens.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 July 21. 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