Pictured: Close up of “Stepping Out.” Photo courtesy of Michael O’Kelly by Emily Dodi One of Ventura’s greatest benefactors will receive a special thank you this weekend. On Saturday, Jan. 25, the statue honoring Miriam Schwab will be unveiled in front of the Ventura College Performing Arts Center. An avid supporter of the college and a beloved presence on campus, Schwab played violin for the Ventura College Symphony Orchestra for years and enjoyed exercising in the college’s swimming pool. When she passed away in 2017, Schwab left a $12 million dollar endowment for Ventura College’s music and aquatics...Read More
Author: Emily Dodi
CATCH THEM WHILE YOU CAN | Chamber on the Mountain presents sensational guitar duo Grigoryan Brothers
PICTURED: Leonard and Slava Grigoryan bring classical guitar virtuosity to the Logan House on Sunday. Photo by Simon Shiff by Emily Dodi “They are really, really exceptional,” says Heidi Lehwalder, the founder and artistic director of Chamber on the Mountain and one of the most acclaimed harpists in the world. Lehwalder is talking about Grigoryan Brothers, “Australia’s finest guitar duo.” On Jan. 19, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are kicking off Chamber on the Mountain’s seventh season at the Logan House, located at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts. The Adelaide Review wrote that “the Grigoryan Brothers’ name is...Read More
ON EXHIBIT AT CLU | Meleko Mokgosi: Acts of Resistance and Spiritual Bodies: Photography by Carlton Wilkinson
PICTURED: Carlton Wilkinson, “Reaching Out,” from the series African Male Museum, silver gelatin, 1992. Courtesy of the artist. by Emily Dodi Every piece of art holds more than what we see painted on a canvas or captured on film. Whatever the medium, the message carries the weight and measure of a lifetime. Everything that has come before in an artist’s life is laid out before us. It might not be readily visible in the brush strokes or in the shadows of a photograph, but it’s there. One must consider the context in which art was created in order to fully see...Read More
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT | Ventura Missionary School students design experiment destined for the International Space Station
PICTURED: The Ventura Missionary School eighth-grade science class poses with the Helpful Honda People and the gifts of new LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3s. Photo by Emily Dodi by Emily Dodi The title of this article could very well be “When Good Things Happen to Great Students.” Just in time for Christmas, the eighth-grade science class at Ventura Missionary School got a surprise visit from the Helpful Honda People of SoCal Honda. (Yes, they really do exist.) On Dec. 19, Helpful Honda representatives Zuly Tellez, Ricardo Mota and Lindsay Iellimo arrived on the VMS campus to give the school LEGO® Mindstorms®...Read More
PICTURED: Sean Bell, Zachary Edwards, Joshua David Cavanaugh and Adolpho Blaire star in Plaid Tidings at the Rubicon. Photo by Ed Krieger ’Tis the season to take in at least one holiday performance. There’s something to delight everyone and absolutely every reason to make time to see something special onstage, whether it’s The Nutcracker or a family musical or concert. Whether you’re honoring a family tradition or creating a new one, there is simply no better way to revel in the season. Sugar Plum Dreams For many, the holidays wouldn’t be complete without Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite and Ventura County is...Read More
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