Exhibitions – REILY DAWN

First Friday, September 5, 2014

6:00-9:00 PM

In the Community Room, Chalk Floor Art demonstration by artist Dawn Reily, including
interactive chalk drawings. The Museum of Ventura County will feature artist Bill
Solomon: #confusiontoomuch in the Tool Room Gallery. Kid’s Garden Brigade will be
in the lobby with their delicious lemonade, as well as scrumptious baked goods from
Gen’s Baked Goods. Live music by Deadiquette and Friends. And of course OPEN STUDIOS.

Yoga 432 – Katrina Durocher

A unique and expansive Restorative Yoga Workshop

Katrina Durocher is a 500 registered Yoga Therapist. She works with people of all ages.  Her intention is to hold sacred space for each individual to experience the art of meditation in motion. Her group classes cultivate your inner resource, personal intention, body awareness, and connecting moments of mindfulness.


Become part of a sacred union with…

  • Sacred Geometry, a visual and musical experience
  • Restorative yoga poses to open and relax
  • Crystals and stones to guide our frequency
  • Craniosacral therapy under a copper pyramid
  • A quartz crystal pyramid to activate dna codes


When: Sunday, September 21 at 4 pm

(Please arrive 15 min early to sign in and get setup)

Where: Bell Arts Factory 432 N. Ventura Ave.

Cost: Suggested Donation $20

Contact: jimnrice@yahoo.com to reserve a space.


"The ancients knew that these patterns were codes symbolic of our own inner realm and that the experience of sacred geometry was essential to the education of the soul. Viewing and contemplating these forms can allow us to gaze directly at the face of deep wisdom and glimpse the inner workings of The Universal Mind." Bruce Rawles

Artwalk Ventura 2014 – Recap Video

ArtWalk Ventura, a free two-day celebration of Ventura’s thriving arts community, returned for its 21st year July 2014. The signature event featured over 700 esteemed regional artists, including this year’s Artist of Distinction, Paul Lindhard, 15 PODS® mini galleries, an exciting performance by The Aerial Studios, the delicious Bowl Hop, music, food and much more.

Exhibitions – “Mini Survey (1984-2014)” MICHAEL DVORTCSAK


“Mini Survey (1984-2014)”
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, August 1, 2014
From 6-9 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: August 1 – 31, 2014
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri. from 10-5, weekends by appointment

Artists Statement:
“Here is a smattering of work from the 80′s to the present. The muse seems to lead me. I suppose once you get the chops, the whole thing becomes “What do I want to see?”. One then paints what one wants to look at. It’s all fun.”-Michael Dvortcsak, 2014

Michael Dvortcsak is an artist whose work defies categorization. Although his paintings speak to the intellect, they contain elements that are as primal as a scream. His imagery is realistic, yet dreamlike; bathed in light, but shrouded in mystery. Is Dvortcsak showing us a prehistoric version of ourselves, or is he involving us in a parallel universe? Dvortcsak’s masterful use of the human figure, landscape and still life is the means by which he helps the viewer understand the connection between art and science, and myth versus reality. Dvortcsak’s credentials include bachelor of art and master of fine arts degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he has also lectured and taught for several years. He has been a visiting lecturer at California State University, Long Beach, and a visiting artist at the University of Texas, El Paso. His works are in many private and public collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Chemical Bank in New York and Mitsubishi Corporation in Tokyo.

To learn more about Michael Dvortcsak please visit www.dvortcsak.com.

Artwalk Ventura – Bell Arts Street Festival

Come to Bell Arts Factory for ArtWalk Ventura 2014! The DON”T MISS stop on the ArtWalk map!

*Live Local Bands ALL DAY
*Beer & Wine Garden, featuring Firestone 805
*Food Court, featuring the Underground Food Truck, the
Blue Light Diner Food Truck & Gen’s Baked Goods
*Skateboard Art Exhibit “Maple, Metal & Polyurethane”
*Free Photo Booth at studio #55

And the best part, over 30 open artist studios, featuring art, jewelry, pottery, stained glass, sculpture, clothing and much much more!

Free shuttle to the Westside (see map) http://www.artwalkventura.org/map–directions.html