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New Description for the Santa Paula Art Museum

The Santa Paula Art Museum opened in 2010 as a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and share Santa Paula, California’s artistic heritage including the famous Santa Paula Civic Art Collection; and to educate and engage the community through collection, exhibition, interpretation, programming and outreach. The Santa Paula Art Museum encompasses two unique spaces. The Museum’s primary exhibition space, the Jeanette Cole Art Center, is located in the handsomely restored 1924 Limoneira Building at 117 N. 10th Street in historic downtown Santa Paula. The Jeanette Cole Art Center plays host to rotating exhibitions of vintage and contemporary art, cultural events, a gift shop and more. In summer 2018, the Museum opened the doors to its second building, the newly renovated Cole Creativity Center, located just next-door at 123 N. 10th Street. The Cole Creativity Center is a shared space where creativity is abundant, artists share and inspire, students discover and explore, and where art builds community. The Cole Creativity Center offers a wide variety of creative educational programming for children, teens and adults.

Bookmaking Class to Be offered at the Santa Paula Art Museum on May 11

SANTA PAULA, CA – Join Ojai paper specialist Gail Hercher at the Santa Paula Art Museum on May 11 and indulge in the joy of personal bookmaking! Hercher’s bookmaking class will focus on the “buttonhole binding” technique, with endless creative potential for personalized details and creative variations. Each student will leave with at least one unique buttonhole-bound book. This class is for everyone age 16 and over. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies will be provided. The class will run from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. The cost of this class is $40.00 per person. Preregistration is required, and online registration is preferred. To register, please visit www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity or call (805) 525-5554.

Gail Hercher is a printmaker, bookbinder, and papermaker who currently resides in Ojai, California. Previously, Gail taught drawing, design, and color at Montserrat College of Art and Salem State College in Massachusetts, as well as in museums and art centers. For many years she also served as an artist-in-residence in schools through the Massachusetts Cultural Council. During her years in Hawaii, Gail taught weaving and mosaic work at the Honolulu Museum of Art and The Kamehameha School Creative Arts Program. Gail is a frequent exhibitor at the Santa Paula Art Museum and around the county.

The Santa Paula Art Museum occupies two historic buildings located at 117 N 10th Street and 123 N 10th Street in downtown Santa Paula. The Museum features rotating exhibitions of vintage and contemporary art, creative classes for children and adults, family-friendly events, live musical performances, a gift shop, and more. Regular museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Regular admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and free for students and museum members. For more information, please contact the Museum by calling (805) 525-5554, or e-mail info@santapaulaartmuseum.org.

Premiere Party: “Face of California”
Date & Time: Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: On Saturday, May 18, the Santa Paula Art Museum will premiere its newest group exhibition entitled “Face of California” with a party from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The exhibit will feature works of art by 33 artists that seek to capture the “face” of California, depicted in mediums as diverse as the state they seek to represent. Admission to the premiere party is $10.00 for members of the Museum and $15.00 for non-members. “Face of California” will be on view through September 15, 2019. [Artwork credit: “Hope” by Andrew Laenen, photograph.]
Website for event: https://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org
Event cost: $10.00 for members, $15.00 for non-members

Class: The Art of Travel (Ages 16+)
Date & Time: THIS IS A THREE-PART COURSE that will be taught on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm; Wednesday, May 29, 2019, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm; and Wednesday, September 4, 2019, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 123 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: Whether traveling to far-off destinations or enjoying close-to-home outings, capture the magic of your summer travels with an artful journal! Join artist, experienced traveler, and creative journal keeper Karen Browdy to prepare, plan, and share journaling ideas for artful adventures! This three-part course includes three distinct sessions: “Pack a Bag” on Wednesday, May 22, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, and learn what essentials to assemble into your own travel kit to take your art show on the road; “Take a Test Drive” on Wednesday, May 29, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, as we take a little excursion with your travel kit, make sure nothing has been forgotten, and test drive a small composition; “Share Your Adventures” on Wednesday, September 4, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, as we come together to share our journaling successes, what we learned on the road, and enjoy what everyone has created. The cost of this course is $85.00 per person, which includes all three sessions. This class is for everyone age 16 and over. All skill levels are welcome. Preregistration is required, and online registration is preferred. Having trouble registering for class online? Please call us at (805) 525-5554. Website for event: https://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity Event cost: $85.00 per person for all three sessions
Kids’ Art Fest
Date & Time: Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 123 N. 10th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554 Description of event: The Santa Paula Art Museum’s outdoor Kids’ Art Fest on Sunday, June 2, 2019, will be a playful day filled with collaborative art-making stations, food trucks from Pizza Man Dan’s and Kona Shaved Ice, face painting, balloon artists, live music, family photo ops, and more. Admission will be free for everyone. Website for event: https://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org Event cost: Free for everyone

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