Derek Boshier, Champagne Preview Reception
Jan
26
4:00 PM16:00

Derek Boshier, Champagne Preview Reception

The Vita Art Center is privileged to present the artwork of British artist Derek Boshier. The champagne preview reception will offer complimentary champagne, wine, and refreshments. Admission is FREE for Members and $10 for Non-Members.

Born in Portsmouth in 1937 Derek Boshier first came to prominence with his paintings as a student at the Royal College of Art in London where he studied alongside David Hockney, Allen Jones, R.B. Kitaj, and others. Embracing the iconography of British and American mass culture, his paintings earned him recognition as one of the pioneers of British Pop Art. In 1962, he was featured with Peter Blake, Pauline Boty and Peter Phillips in Ken Russell's BBC documentary 'Pop Goes The Easel'.

Subsequently he has used other media:drawing, printmaking, film, books, three dimensional objects, installations and photography among them. His graphic work with popular music groups such as The Clash and with David Bowie have brought his work to a wider audience.

Works by Derek Boshier can be found in major museum collections including Tate, The British Museum and the V&A. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Members Free

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First Fridays Ventura
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

First Fridays Ventura

Each month the Vita Art Center exhibits the art of outstanding contemporary artists. On the First Friday of each month the Vita Art Center along with other venues in Ventura hosts a free community reception open to the public,

  • Friday, February 1, 2019 from 6-9 p.m.

  • DEREK BOSHIER

  • TAPESTRY & DRAWINGS

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Film Viewing and Discussion with Derek Boshier
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Film Viewing and Discussion with Derek Boshier

Join us for a special event with artist and filmmaker Derek Boshier. The screening program will include Boshier's award winning short film. "An Englishman in L.A., Mr. Boshier” . The second screening is from the BBC4 series by Zara Hayes, “What Do Artists Do All Day”  it offers intimate, observational portraits of leading artists, revealing unique insights into their working lives and creative process. The episode follows a day at the artist's studio as he works on a new painting and reflects on his life and career.

Boshier burst onto the British art scene in the sixties as one of the young artists who pioneered the British pop art movement. He studied at the Royal College of Art and starred in Pop Goes the Easel, Ken Russell's seminal BBC film about the pop art scene. Now in his eighties and living and working in LA, Derek remains as energetic and prolific as ever.

$5 (Members Free)

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WOMEN ON THE RISE, Champagne Preview Reception
Feb
23
4:00 PM16:00

WOMEN ON THE RISE, Champagne Preview Reception

WOMEN ON THE RISE - 2019

Hilary Brace - Linda Ekstrom - Peggy Pownall - Astrid Preston

In celebration of Women's History Month, March 2019, the Vita Art Center in collaboration with Focus on the Masters will exhibit the artwork of 4 women artist that will be interviewed and documented by Donna Granata in 2019. FOTM has done an incredible job documenting the work and lives of extraordinary artists that have dedicated much of their lives to their craft and Vita Art Center is honored to showcase the work of some of these women. This is the third annual all Women's art exhibit co-curated by Vita Art Center and Focus on the Masters.

Members Free

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PAPER & CLAY
Dec
30
to Dec 31

PAPER & CLAY

PAPER & CLAY

Tanner Sawitz, Scott Gordon , Graham Moore,

Jean-Pierre Hébert, Jerry Sawitz, and Gail Pine

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 2018 from 6 - 9 pm

PAPER & CLAY- An exhibition featuring ceramic artists curated along with works on paper.

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