When you get down to the brass tacks, art is the core inspiration of what we do here. And we could not do any of it without our artists. So every few weeks, we will take some time here on the website and our social media profiles to highlight some of their work and give you a chance to get to know them better. Today, we highlight Uriel Leon.
Attention artists and creative professionals: Bell Arts Factory has studios available for rent, available for immediate move in. Whether you are a painter, potter, graphic designer or a dot com start-up, these spaces will work for you.
Located on Ventura Ave., Bell Arts Factory was created in 2004 and opened officially in April 2006. The mission was to transform an old mattress factory on Ventura Avenue into a vibrant, multi-purpose community arts center, to enhance and save young lives through the arts, and to help lead the cultural and economic revitalization of the Westside. Now home to a variety of artists, non-profit organizations, and small businesses , B.A.F. is a multifaceted epicenter of creativity in the city of Ventura.
Meet Bell Arts Factory Yoga Instructor Liz O’Brien
Liz O’Brien is the instructor who first brought Yoga here to Bell Arts Factory. Practicing Yoga for the past 15 years, Liz is a part of the Yoga Alliance, an organization that ensures proper training for its registered Yoga Teachers (RYT’s). Liz views Yoga practice as more than just an exercise routine, helping her teach classes that incorporate life experience into the overall program.
VITA Art Center Presents: PETER LIASHKOV “The Printed Image”
Opening Reception: Friday, April 3 from 6-9 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: April 3 – 26, 2015
Gallery hours: M-F 10-4 pm Sat.& Sun. by appointment
Vita Art Center presents a collection of Peter Liashkov’s work including Liashkov’s series, Homosapiens, the interior of the human bodies is imprinted with fragmented narratives. These tales are part of a fictionalized past-work of the person who is actually depicted. The tattoo-like markings, enhanced with powdered pigments, earth and crushed glass, speak of the complexity of the inner workings of contemporary human beings. Simultaneously the figures are linked to antiquity through their hieratic stance.
Two weeks ago, Michel Miller of the Ventura County Reporter came by Bell Arts Factory to interview our own Moses Mora about the Vietnam War, the subject of a new exhibit at the Museum of Ventura County. The exhibit, called “We Remember: Ventura County To Vietnam and Back,” will honor Vietnam veterans 40 years after the fall of Saigon.
The newest addition to our Yoga team here at Bell Arts Factory is Heather Perry. She has been bringing peace and balance to her Yogis in the Ventura County area for the past six years. Additionally, Heather is a part of the Ventura Pop Up Yoga, a community organization that wants all to find Yoga in their daily lives. We are taking some time here to highlight Heather’s unique philosophy on Yoga and how it is more than just being flexible. Read More