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.

 

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The Santa Paula Theater Center located at 125 So. 7th St. in downtown Santa Paula continues its 2018 Season with Sam Shepard’s TRUE WEST running Aug. 31-Oct. 7. Tickets may be purchased online at www.santapaulatheatercenter.org or for information and ordering by email at santapaulatheatercenter@gmail.com or by phone at 805.525.4645 . Colorful language, mature themes recommended for audiences 17 and above.

TRUE WEST IS considered among the late Sam Shepard’s most seminal plays and is a darkly comedic and sometimes terrifying powder keg showdown of sibling rivalry. Set in their mother’s suburban kitchen in her absence, brothers Lee and Austin battle and bond over the course of a week creating some of the most gripping theater you’ll see this year. The Santa Paula Theater Center production has two of Ventura Couny’s finest actors, Ron Feltner and Brian Robert Harris, playing the brothers and alternating roles every other weekend. Opening weekend Lee will be played by Mr. Feltner and Austin played by Mr. Harris (see schedule below). Supporting players are Nigel Chisolm as Saul and Nancy Solomons as Mom.

Week one/Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Lee- Ron Feltner, Austin- Brian Harris
Week two /Sept. 7-9: Lee- Brian Harris, Austin- Ron Feltner
Week three/Sept. 14-16: Lee- Ron Feltner, Austin- Brian Harris
Week four/Sept. 21-23: Lee- Brian Harris, Austin- Ron Feltner
Week five/ Sept.29-30: Lee- Ron Feltner, Austin- Brian Harris
Week six/Oct. 5-7: Lee- Brian Harris , Austin- Ron Feltner

Jessi May Stevenson directs this production and is supported by Producer Leslie Nichols, Designers Mike Carnahan, Gary Richardson, Barbara Pedziwiatr, Gail Heck, and Allan Noel. Leticia Mattson is the Rehearsal Stage Manager and Karl Krause is the Run Stage Manager.

WHAT: TRUE WEST by SAM SHEPARD
WHO: Directed by Jessi May Stevenson with Brian Robert Harris and Ron Feltner alternating in the lead roles of Lee and Austin
WHERE: Santa Paula Theater Center’s Main Stage, 125 So. 7th St., Santa Paula, CA
WHEN: 6 weeks running on Fri., Sat. eves at 8p and Sun. Mat. at 2:30 Aug. 31-Oct. 7
HOW: Tickets and reservations may be made online at www.santapaulatheatercenter.org, by email santapaulatheatercenter@gmail.com or by phone 805.525.4645
Leslie Nichols, Primary Producer, Santa Paula Theater Center, 805.525.9840, sptcleslie@gmail.com

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Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center Announces New Lineup of Fall Classes

SANTA PAULA, CA – The Santa Paula Art Museum is excited to announce its new schedule of art classes for fall 2018. Classes for children and adults are offered year-round at the Museum’s new Cole Creativity Center and the lineup of courses changes quarterly. This fall, adults are invited to explore a wide variety of creative classes led by professional teaching artists. Adult courses are open to everyone age 16 and over. “Women Create” ($35/class), the already popular monthly women’s group, will continue to meet on Tuesday, September 11, Tuesday, October 9, and Tuesday, November 13, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. “Collage Essentials” ($35/class) returns with classes on Tuesday, September 18, and Tuesday, October 16, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Also, back by popular demand is CSUCI Assistant Professor of Art Marianne McGrath’s “Personal Sculpture” workshop ($40/class) on Tuesday, October 2, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Brand new courses this fall include “Printmaking Techniques” ($65/four-part series) for kids age 10 to 13, which will be held on four consecutive Wednesdays: Wednesday, October 3, Wednesday, October 10, Wednesday, October 17, and Wednesday, October 24, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. Adults can enjoy their own in-depth series with “Still Life in Oils” ($160/four-part series), which will be taught on four consecutive Thursdays: Thursday, October 4, Thursday, October 11, Thursday, October 18, and Thursday, October 25, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Other highly original fall courses include a “Historic Photography Demonstration” ($50/class) on Saturday, October 27, from 10:00am to 1:00pm, and “Exploring Yupo” ($40/class) on Tuesday, November 6, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Heading into the holiday season, “Personal Bookmaking” ($35/class) on Saturday, November 17, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, and the “Suminagashi Workshop” ($35/class) on Saturday, December 8, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm, are perfect for adults interested in making personalized gifts for loved ones.

All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided in every class at the Cole Creativity Center. Pre-registration is required, and classes fill quickly. For more detailed information about classes and/or to register for a class online, please visit: www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity. While online registration is preferred, you can also register for class by calling (805) 525-5554 or by visiting the Santa Paula Art Museum. Museum members receive 10% off the cost of all classes.

The Santa Paula Art Museum is located at 117 N 10thStreet in historic downtown Santa Paula. Regular museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. The Museum’s new Cole Creativity Center is located just next door at 123 N 10thStreet. Hours for the Cole Creativity Center vary according to the current class schedule. For more information, please contact the Museum at (805) 525-5554, or visit www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.

Other Upcoming Events at the Santa Paula Art Museum:
*Remember, the first Sunday of every month is free at the Santa Paula Art Museum!

Gallery Talk: Printmaker Gail Hercher
Date & Time: Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 2:00pm
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10thStreet, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: Printmaker and painter Gail Hercher, M.F.A., will share everything there is to know about gelatin monoprints, a relatively new printmaking method which does not require a printing press. As a printmaker, Hercher focuses primarily on gelatin nonprinting because it is an expressive medium that uses a handmade gelatin plate with colorful non-toxic inks and is printed by hand. This makes it a spontaneous, joyous, and inexpensive printmaking experience for both beginner and advanced printmakers.
Website for event: HTTPs://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org
Event cost: $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and free for students and museum members

Class: Women Create (Ages 16+)
Date & Time: Tuesday, September 11, 2018, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center, 123 N. 10thStreet, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: Have fun, make art, and bring friends! Nourish yourself with creativity in the safety and support of our monthly women’s group. Join artist and creativity coach Mary-Gail King for an ongoing series with art projects, discussions and friendship designed to help you find your muse and express yourself. This is a class for adults age 16 and over. This course can be taken once or recurrently as each class will differ. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required.
Website for event: HTTPs://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity
Event cost: $35.00 per class

Premiere Party for “Sanctuary/Santuario: The 25thDe Colores Art Show”
Date & Time: Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10thStreet, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: Artist and guest curator Xavier Montes is marking the 25thyear of his “De Colores Art Show” with an invitational exhibit entitled “Sanctuary/Santuario.” Featuring art by over 30 esteemed artists, the show will honor the many men, women and families who have risked their lives crossing the border – for some many borders – in order to seek sanctuary in the United States. The premiere party on Saturday, September 15, 2018, will feature poetry readings, Folklórico dancers, and music by Cali-Mex band “Los Fabulocos,” as well as Xavier Montes and his De Colores music students.
Website for event: HTTPs://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org
Event cost: $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and free for students and museum members

Class: Collage Essentials (Ages 16+)
Date & Time: Tuesday, September 18, 2018, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center, 123 N. 10thStreet, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: This class is not your grandmother’s kind of collage! Equal parts memory, curiosity, experiment and instinct, collage is a fascinating medium with endless potential for creative expression. In an ongoing series, artist Karen Browdy will share the essential skills, tools, and techniques needed to build a meaningful art practice in collage. Students will apply basic art theories using a variety of collage strategies and leave each session with their own personal creation. This is a class for adults age 16 and over. This course can be taken once or recurrently as each class will differ. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required.
Website for event: HTTPs://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity
Event cost: $35.00 per class

Class: Personal Sculpture (Ages 16+)
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 2, 2018, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center, 123 N. 10thStreet, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: In concert with her current exhibit, “Local Clay,” at the Santa Paula Art Museum, artist and CSUCI Assistant Professor of Art Marianne McGrath will lead students through techniques and concepts that she uses to unlock the unique, expressive potential of highly personalized, small scale ceramic works. Students will work clay and design a small piece to be fired off-site and picked up at the Museum. This is a class for adults age 16 and over. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required.
Website for event: HTTPs://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity
Event cost: $40.00 per class

Class: Printmaking Techniques (Ages 10-13)
Date & Time: This is a four-part series held on four consecutive Wednesdays: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm; Wednesday, October 10, 2018, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm; Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm; Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center, 123 N. 10thStreet, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: Print like a pro! Learn the history, theory, tools and techniques of three basic printing processes: lino cuts, silkscreens and monotypes. Students will make original, reusable print forms and practice printmaking, all under the enthusiastic guidance of artist Lisa Ann Mahony. This is a class for kids age 10 to 13. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required. This course must be taken as a four-part series.
Website for event: HTTPs://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity
Event cost: $65.00 for the four-part series

Class: Still Life in Oils (Ages 16+)
Date & Time: This is a four-part series held on four consecutive Thursdays: Thursday, October 4, 2018, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm; Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm; Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm; Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center, 123 N. 10thStreet, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: Seasoned artist Ray Harris leads this four-part, in-depth painting workshop. Learn essential techniques for working in oils, practice color theory, composition and proportions, and how to finish a painting like a pro. For novice or expert, all levels welcome! This class is for adults age 16 and over. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required. This course must be taken as a four-part series.
Website for event: HTTPs://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity
Event cost: $160.00 for the four-part series

The Land of Light: Art, Science, and Play
Date & Time: Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10thStreet, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: Now in its second year, “The Land of Light” invites visitors to see and experience art in a whole new way. The event is inspired by artists of all ages and is designed to engage the community through interactive art installations including lighting effects, visual film graphics, and displays of science and technology. Admission to the event is free for everyone. At sunset, a special lighting ceremony will activate monumental light and video projections, illuminating the variety of exhibitions on display. Exhibits range from two-dimensional works to three-dimensional sculptures, “art cars,” robotics, and more. Indoor and outdoor spaces also feature maker stations where guests are encouraged to interact with and add to the various artworks and displays.
Website for event: HTTPs://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org
Event cost: Admission is free for everyone

Class: Women Create (Ages 16+)
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center, 123 N. 10thStreet, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: Have fun, make art, and bring friends! Nourish yourself with creativity in the safety and support of our monthly women’s group. Join artist and creativity coach Mary-Gail King for an ongoing series with art projects, discussions and friendship designed to help you find your muse and express yourself. This is a class for adults age 16 and over. This course can be taken once or recurrently as each class will differ. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required.
Website for event: HTTPs://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity
Event cost: $35.00 per class

Class: Collage Essentials (Ages 16+)
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center, 123 N. 10thStreet, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: This class is definitely not your grandmother’s kind of collage! Equal parts memory, curiosity, experiment and instinct, collage is a fascinating medium with endless potential for creative expression. In an ongoing series, artist Karen Browdy will share the essential skills, tools, and techniques needed to build a meaningful art practice in collage. Students will apply basic art theories using a variety of collage strategies and leave each session with their own personal creation. This is a class for adults age 16 and over. This course can be taken once or recurrently as each class will differ. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required.
Website for event: HTTPs://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity
Event cost: $35.00 per class

Premiere Party: The Wall: Boundaries Between and Within Us
Date & Time: Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10thStreet, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: Be the first to see the Santa Paula Art Museum’s newest original exhibition, “The Wall: Boundaries Between and Within Us.” The group exhibition explores the nature of boundaries – lines that define, surround, protect, divide, include and exclude – whether real or imagined. In responding to the theme, the artists have created a thought-provoking collection of artworks that is simultaneously literal and metaphorical, social and personal, political and spiritual.
Website for event: HTTPs://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org
Event cost: $10.00 for museum members, $15 for non-members

Class: Historic Photography Demonstration (Ages 16+)
Date & Time: Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center, 123 N. 10thStreet, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: A rare opportunity! Follow photographer Luther Gerlach and witness the magic of historic photographic processes. Participants will get an up-close view of wet-collodion tintypes and salt print processes as Gerlach uses his mammoth-plate vintage camera to shoot at nearby locations. This demonstration is for adults age 16 and over. Please note that the demonstration will involve a fair amount of walking and standing outdoors. All skill levels are welcome. Pre-registration is required.
Website for event: HTTPs://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity
Event cost: $50.00 per class

Class: Exploring Yupo (Ages 16+)
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 6, 2018, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center, 123 N. 10thStreet, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event:Yupo synthetic paper is fun, easy, and endlessly creative! Artist and Yupo enthusiast Wana Klasen will share her tips and techniques for expertly handling watercolor on Yupo. Students will create multiple Yupo works, while exploring the expansive potential that abstract art brings to your creative experience. This is a class for adults age 16 and over. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required.
Website for event: HTTPs://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity
Event cost: $40.00 per class

Premiere Party: The 11thAnnual Art About Agriculture
Date & Time: Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10thStreet, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: Be the first to see the eleventh iteration of the Ag Art Alliance’s popular pastoral art show, “Art About Agriculture.” The group show features dozens of artworks by artists from across the country who have portrayed the beauty and bounty of agriculture in scenes ranging from fields, farmworkers, and farmers markets to animals, barns, and backroad vistas.
Website for event: HTTPs://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org
Event cost: $10.00 for museum members, $15 for non-members

Class: Women Create (Ages 16+)
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center, 123 N. 10thStreet, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: Have fun, make art, and bring friends! Nourish yourself with creativity in the safety and support of our monthly women’s group. Join artist and creativity coach Mary-Gail King for an ongoing series with art projects, discussions and friendship designed to help you find your muse and express yourself. This is a class for adults age 16 and over. This course can be taken once or recurrently as each class will differ. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required.
Website for event: HTTPs://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity
Event cost: $35.00 per class

Class: Personal Bookmaking (Ages 16+)
Date & Time: Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center, 123 N. 10thStreet, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: Join paper specialist Gail Hercher and indulge in the joys of hand-crafted, personal books. A beautiful craft with many styles and variations, bookmaking is perfect for journals, guest books, gifts and meaningful keepsakes. Each student will leave with at least one personalized, long-stitch book. This is a class for adults age 16 and over. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required.
Website for event: HTTPs://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity
Event cost: $35.00 per class

Champagne and Shopping
Date & Time: Sunday, December 2, 2018, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 N. 10thStreet, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: Indulge in a glass of bubbly as you shop for unique gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Find one-of-a-kind items by local artist vendors including handcrafted jewelry, bags, pottery, paintings and more. Plus, be entered a raffle to win a special gift of your own!
Website for event: HTTPs://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org
Event cost: Admission is free for everyone

Class: Suminagashi Workshop (Ages 16+)
Date & Time: Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Address: Santa Paula Art Museum’s Cole Creativity Center, 123 N. 10thStreet, Santa Paula, CA 93060 / (805) 525-5554
Description of event: Addictive, meditative and fun! Learn the ancient Japanese art of water marbling. Explore the process, serendipity, and creative applications with local artist Lisa Ann Mahony. This is a class for adults age 16 and over. All skill levels are welcome, and all supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required.
Website for event: HTTPs://www.santapaulaartmuseum.org/creativity
Event cost: $35.00 per class