HAPPENINGS | May 19-26, 2022 – VC Reporter


PICTURED: SHEN YUN WORLD TOUR 2022 | Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24-25. Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends and heroic tales. Come be inspired and amazed by this artistic journey through 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty, purity and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and entertained. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted. Performances at the Fred Kavli Theatre on Tuesday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 25, at 2 p.m.and 7:30 p.m.  $80-$165. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 East Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 805.449.2787, bapacthousandoaks.com.

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THURSDAY

CHANNEL ISLANDS GULLS FUNDRAISING LUNCHEON | 11 a.m. Join in the fun at our May luncheon and help raise funds for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Ventura). NAMI is a grassroots family and consumer self-help support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses. 11 a.m. social hour; 12 p.m. meeting and lunch. $40 per person; advance reservations and payment required: cigullsreservations@gmail.com, 805-263-7759. Yolanda’s, 86 E. Daily Dr., Camarillo. 

CHAIR YOGA | 3-4 p.m. Take a moment to stretch during Mental Health Awareness Month. Instructor Lisa Clements Feeney will teach chair yoga suitable for everyone. No experience necessary. Sponsored by the Friends of the Camarillo Library. Community Room of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

VENTURA COUNTY PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 40TH ANNIVERSARY | 5:30 p.m. Celebratory dinner at La Dolce Vita/1901 in Oxnard’s Heritage Square, raffles, silent auction, a look back at our 40-year history plus current and future plans. More information at www.vcpwn.org

REVELATIONS FROM TIME SPENT LOST IN THE LANDSCAPE | 6 p.m. The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks will host a presentation by Luke Matjas, art professor at California State University, Channel Islands, whose work addresses the flora, fauna and flotsam of California’s landscapes. He’ll discuss the concept of “landscape renaissance,” the role of contemporary artists, the “selfie-stick,” how the Impressionists foreshadowed Instagram and more. Free for members; $15 for nonmembers. CMATO, The Oaks Mall, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Second Level, Thousand Oaks, 805-405-5240, cmato.org

FRIDAY

GREATER CONEJO VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RECOGNITION GALA | 6:30-9:30 p.m. We are excited and proud to announce the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host our Recognition Gala, celebrating the Art of Excellence, at the Hyatt Regency Westlake honoring outgoing 2021 Chair of the Board, Natalie Yanez of eXp Realty and winners in eight different award categories including Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. Tickets start at $150. Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village, www.conejochamber.org

THE SEA PRINCESS | Saturday, May 21, 2 and 7 p.m. From beautiful princess to mermaid, follow Ondine beneath the waves into a world of beauty, intrigue and danger. Can the underwater army free her or will the spell keep the Princess at the bottom of the sea forever? A Pacific Festival Ballet original ballet by composer, Eric Allaman and artistic director Kim Maselli. Two performances at the Fred Kavli Theatre on Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $33-$53. Fred Kavli Theatre at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 805-449-2787, bapacthousandoaks.com.

SATURDAY

BANK OF BOOKS SANTA PAULA BOOK SIGNINGS | 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. J.C. Stevens, Dragon Lad Trilogy; P.L. Tavormina, Industrial Age Trilogy; Gaetan W. Lamoureux, Rock, Stones, Pebbles. Bank of Books, 820 E. Main St., Santa Paula, www.bankofbooks.com.

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE PLANT TOUR | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the Australian Native Nursery in Casitas Springs, located at 9040 N. Ventura Ave. Members will have an opportunity to get a sneak peek of what they can expect to find in Ventura Botanical Garden’s Australian Garden one day. Event attendees will receive 15% off the Australian Native Nursery retail shop. $20. To reserve your spot, visit venturabotanicalgardens.com, call 805-232-3113 X2, or go to the Ventura Botanical Gardens Welcome Center at 567 S. Poli St., Ventura (behind City Hall).

17TH ANNUAL NAMIWALK | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. On your feet, participants! Join us as we step into NAMIWalks Your Way 2022, which promises to be our most meaningful event ever. It’s a new day for mental health and we will embrace it together on Saturday, May 21 at our new location: Port Hueneme Beach. You won’t want to miss it — a vibrant gathering where inspiration can shine on all of us. We’ll cheer each other on while raising our voices to be heard, united in our commitment to raise awareness of our cause, funds to drive NAMI’s free, top-rated programs, and build community in every sense of the word. Let’s open up doors for everyone from every walk of life to have access to the mental health resources and community they deserve. 500 E. Surfside Dr., Parking Lot B, Port Hueneme, 805-641-2426 x105. Register at www.namiwalks.org

INCA ENSEMBLE | 11:30 a.m. The Hill Road Library is pleased to announce the first performance event of 2022. The Southern California-based INCA ensemble will be performing traditional Peruvian music and dances at the library. Hill Road Library, 1070 S. Hill Road, Ventura, 805-677-7180, www.vencolibrary.org

ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH CRAFT | 2-3 p.m. Create embellished elephants and Rangoli designs as we explore Indian culture. Community Room at the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION: FRANKLY IN LOVE | 2 p.m. When you’re in love with someone your parents don’t approve of, sometimes you’ll do anything it takes to make them happy. Our Young Adult Librarian will lead a discussion of Frankly in Love by David Yoon. Registration is required. Participants will receive a copy of Frankly in Love. Sponsored by the Friends of the Camarillo Library. Conference Room at the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

OXNARD COLLEGE HALL OF FAME BANQUET | 5 p.m. The Oxnard College athletic department will honor outstanding athletic alumni and celebrate the new Athletic Alumni Association. Former athletes, alumni and the general community are invited to attend a reception and dinner commemorating inductees Debra Sharp (cross country runner) and Jerry White (baseball coach). $50; tickets can be purchased through the Oxnard College Athletic Alumni Association website at OCAthleticAlumni.com. Oxnard College Performing Arts Center Conference Room, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard.

PLEIN AIR PAINTING WITH MARGARET GARCIA | Saturday, May 21. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind day trip to Santa Cruz Island to paint with acclaimed artist Margaret Garcia and naturalist Cliff Rodrigues! We will provide a box lunch from Peirano’s for attendees. All participants should bring their water bottles and art supplies. Participants are welcome to create with oil paints, watercolors, ink, pencils or take photographs. This event is limited to 30 adult attendees. $125 for members, $175 for nonmembers. Presented by the Museum of Ventura County; for more information, visit venturamuseum.org/event/plein-air-painting-at-santa-cruz-island-with-margaret-garcia/.

SUNDAY

NATURE HIKE ON POTRERO JOHN CREEK | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Join Ojai author and naturalist Lanny Kaufer for a nature hike, about two miles total, on Potrero John Creek deep in the Sespe Wilderness, walking through chaparral and riparian settings starting at 3,700 feet. Caravan/carpool from the Maricopa Plaza parking lot at 9 a.m. No dogs or smoking. Light rain will not cancel; heavy rain will. $45/person. Register now at HerbWalks.com or by calling 805-646-6281.

KHAY FEST | 10 a.m. Surfer’s Point Live is back at the Ventura County Fairgrounds with an exciting kickoff to the late spring/early summer festival season! Country fans won’t want to miss KHAY Fest, a day to celebrate good friends, cold beer and great country music. Starring Josh Turner, Dylan Scott and introducing Tenille Arts. Grab your best dancing boots, don your cowboy hats and get ready for a great time! Presented by 100.7 KHAY, Bunnin Chevrolet of Santa Barbara and CBF Productions. Doors open at 10 a.m. Tickets $49-$899. Parking: $20-$40. Surfer’s Point Live at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 West Harbor Blvd., Ventura, www.surferspointlive.com.  

PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS: TOOLS, TACTICS AND TALES | 1:30 p.m. Join Ghost Hunter, history enthusiast, drone pilot, gold mine owner Marie Mason for this intriguing presentation in which she will share her expertise and adventures. Docent led tour also included. $5 suggested donation; $3 for children. Bring a picnic! Rancho Camulos Museum, 5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru, 805-521-1501, ranchocamulos.org

POESIA PARA LA GENTE | 3-5 p.m. Poesia Para la Gente is an ekphrastic reading by Latinx women poets in honor of Arte Para la Gente: The Collected Works of Margaret Garcia. This special intimate event will be hosted by the prolific Marsha de la O. Free. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-653-0323, venturamuseum.org

MONDAY

STORYTIME AND CRAFT | 4-5 p.m. Enjoy Asian American Pacific Heritage Month in Room B of the Oxnard Public Library, 251 S. A St., Oxnard, 805-385-7532, Oxnard.org/Library.

LANDMARK STRING QUARTET | Sunday, May 22, 3 p.m. The Ojai Art Center will host the next installment of its famed concert series with a chamber music performance by the immensely talented Landmark String Quartet. Formerly known as the Sincopa String Quartet, this group of talented musicians includes Mark Bassett (cello), Steve Chiu (erhu), Mina Hong (violin), and Jennifer Wu (violin). Together they will bring to life Mozart’s String Quartet KV 458 in B-flat major and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 6 in F minor. $20. Ojai Art Center, 113 South Montgomery Street, Ojai, 805.640.1158, www.ojaiartcenter.org.

TUESDAY

MOVIE MATINEE: WEST SIDE STORY (2021) | 2-4:30 p.m. Steven Spielberg’s 2021 musical presents a new look at the classical musical that lives up to its beloved forebear. Starring Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose. Boxes and decorations will be provided. Community Room at the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

TEEN CRAFTERNOONS | 3:30-5 p.m. Crafternoons is an awesome series of after school craft activities. For the May 24 session, participants will create and decorate a Circe of Control, a zen activity to help teens determine what they can and can’t control Materials provided. Young Adult Center at the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

POPPIES BOOK CLUB MEETING | 6 p.m. Gather on the back patio to discuss Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry. The group discussion is free and open to interested adults. Email tireswingstudio@gmail.com for more information or to be added to the book club mailing list. Poppies Art and Gifts, 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai, www.poppiesartandgifts.com

WEDNESDAY

CHANNEL ISLANDS CHAPTER OF THE EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD OF AMERICA MEETING | 9:30 a.m. This month we will be learning new techniques while we make a Ribbonere Scissor Case. United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Dr., Camarillo, president@channelislandsega.org, www.channelislandsega.org

THURSDAY

CHAIR YOGA | 3-4 p.m. Take a moment to stretch during Mental Health Awareness Month. Instructor Lisa Clements Feeney will teach chair yoga suitable for everyone. No experience necessary. Sponsored by the Friends of the Camarillo Library. Community Room of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

STEM SPACE ACTIVITY | 3:30 p.m. Library staff will lead STEM activities related to space with materials provided by nonprofit organization 4-H. Register on the event calendar online. Community Room of the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, 805-388-5222, camarillolibrary.org

SINGER-SONGWRITERS’ DINNER EVENT | 6 p.m. Join Jodi Farrell and friends for a special evening of music, community and delicious food. Featuring Michael Henszey, Karyn 805, Dylan Brehm and others. Dinner will include salad and your choice of pasta. $30 per person; kids 12 and under $15 with a kids meal. Reservations recommended. Peirano’s, 204 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-628-9028, www.peiranosmarket.com

COMMUNITY NEEDS, OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES

CASA PACIFICA ANGELS WINE, FOOD AND BREW FESTIVAL | The festival is currently open to vendors interested in registering for this year’s June 5 celebration. Registration is free, and includes tables, linens, an umbrella, utensils and ice; as well as promotion on the festival website, social media exposure and a listing on the festival map. Must provide 750-1,000 food or beverage samples. To register and for more information, visit www.cpwinefoodbrewfest.com/2022-registration/

VENTURA COUNTY SEAL REDESIGN | The county of Ventura invites the community to provide input on the County Seal redesign. A survey özgü been launched for residents to select their preferred design and/or upload their own design at www.ventura.org/seal. The survey will be available until May 17, 2022. The Board will review final considerations at the May 24, 2022, Board of Supervisors meeting.

ONGOING/UPCOMING EVENTS

FAMILY STORYTIME | Mondays, 4 p.m. Every Monday the South Oxnard Library hosts an all-ages storytime with Miss Joanne in the Children’s Area. South Oxnard Branch Library, 4300 Saviers Road, Oxnard, 805-385-8129, www.oxnard.org/library/south-oxnard-branch-library/

LOVE-ZOE TENNIS TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER | Through May 21. Enjoy the sport while building a barn with horses and animals at the ZOE Home for Youth where victims of sex trafficking can receive equine therapy. Men’s, women’s and mixed doubles will take place at Pierpont Racquet Club through May 18. The main event takes place on Saturday, May 21 and includes a tennis exhibition, silent auction, “hit it to win it” court, dinner, speakers and an awards ceremony. Pierpont Racquet Club, 500 Sanjon Road, Ventura, love-zoe.com.  

SOUND MEDITATION | Through May 29. Morning and sunset sound meditation sessions will take place weekly in person at the Viewpoint at Meditation Mount. Sunday morning sessions 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with Suburbanoid. Friday evening sessions 6-8 p.m. with Trinity of Sound. $25; registration is required. For exact dates and times, visit meditationmount.org/events

SELF-GUIDED MEDITATION EXPERIENCES | Through May 31. Meditation Mount’s Sanctuary will be the setting for a self-guided meditation experience every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in May. Morning sessions 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; afternoon sessions 6-8 p.m. or 6:15-8:15 p.m. $10; registration is required. For exact dates and times, visit meditationmount.org/events

SUMMER OF ART SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION | Registration is open now for kids ages 6 and up in camps with different topics – animals, figure drawing, drawing with color, urban sketchbook, Jewelry, ceramics and more. Dates and age groups are online. Vita Art Center, 28 W. Main Street, Ventura. www.vitaartcenter.com/new-page-1

CITY OF VENTURA GENERAL PLAN UPDATE SURVEY | Ongoing. The City of Ventura is updating its General Plan – the land use “constitution” for the next 20 years – and is seeking input from the public on various aspects of what will be included: transportation, natural disasters and climate change, initial visioning and a survey on Issues and Opportunities. All surveys are online at: www.planventura.com/online-surveys

20 YEAR REUNION – ST. BONAVENTURE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2000 | Saturday, June 4, 2022. Members of the St. Bonaventure High School Class of 2000 are invited to attend the upcoming 20 year reunion. The celebration will take place at a local private location. Those who’d like to attend can RSVP to Julie Wouk, 619-888-7956.


ARTS LISTINGS

Some classes, exhibits and events are available exclusively online. All events are subject to change and cancellation; always verify with venue and/or organizer.

OPENING THEATER

THE ROOMMATE May 20-June 26. Jen Silverman’s wickedly funny dark comedy focuses on the relationship between a recently divorced Midwesterner and the Brooklyn native that rents a room in her home. $22-24. Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 S. Seventh St., Santa Paula, 805-525-4645, www.santapaulatheatercenter.org

Join Patrick Crabb for a ceramics workshop on creating imagery related to archeology and anthropology on Saturday, May 21, at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts. Pictured: Vessel by Patrick Crabb

OPENING ART

AGRICULTURE MUSEUM May 19-June 5: What Do Equity, Diversity and  Inclusion Mean to You, with works by K-12 students from Ventura County Office of Education Schools. Through June 26: Tomols to Trains: County Transportation through the 1900s. Ongoing: Farm to Market, an interactive exhibit promoting healthy lifestyles through role play; plus antique tractors, farming implements, a living beehive and more. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula, 805-525-3100, venturamuseum.org/visit-agriculture-museum/.

BEATRICE WOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: A Search for the Ancients, a workshop with Patrick Crabb in which students will combine handbuilding and throwing to create imagery related to archeology and anthropology. $125 for members; $150 for nonmembers; includes vegetarian lunch. Through July 3: Patrick Crabb: A Search for Ancients. Reception and gallery talk on Saturday, May 21, 4 p.m. . 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Upper Ojai, 805-646-3381, www.beatricewood.com

CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF ART THOUSAND OAKS  Saturday, May 21, 2 p.m.:  Family Art Day, in which participants will create yarn paintings inspired by Claudia Parducci. Free for members; $6 for nonmembers. All materials provided. Registration required. Through July 31: Landscape Through the Eyes of Abstraction, contemporary representations of landscapes in a wide variety of media by six nationally and internationally renowned artists. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-405-5240, cmato.org.

MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY Opened May 12: Behind the Curtain: An Insider’s Look at The George Stuart Historical Figures®. Through May 29: Arte Para la Gente, the collected works of Margaret Garcia. Online: Out and Back: Ventura County Outdoor Adventures, a newly digitized collection of photographs taken from reels of film created by lifelong Ventura County resident and avid outdoorsman Herman Keene (1879-1965). Ongoing: MVC Gallery Marketplace, exhibits devoted to the Chumash, the history of Ventura County, George Stuart Historical Figures® and more. 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-653-0323 or venturamuseum.org.

California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks hosts another Family Art Day, this one focused on creating art with yarn, on Saturday, May 21.

AUDITIONS/CALLS TO ARTISTS

ART IN NATURE RESIDENCY PROGRAM Through June 15. Taft Gardens is currently accepting applications for its 2022-23 Art in Nature Residency. The residency özgü expanded for next season with a rotating four-week residency in addition to the nine-month residency. Open to artists in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. For rules, submission guidelines, more information and to apply online, visit www.taftgardens.org/residency-application

CALIFORNIA DUCK STAMP ART CONTEST Through June 10. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites artists to submit their original artwork to the 2022-23 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. Artwork must depict the Canada goose. The winning artwork will be reproduced on the 2022-2023 California Duck Stamp. The contest is open to U.S. residents 18 years of age or older as of March 22, 2022. For rules, submission guidelines and more information, call 916-738-9641 or visit wildlife.ca.gov/Duck-Stamp/Contest

DAB ART Ongoing. The contemporary art organization is currently seeking submissions of work in any media for group and solo exhibitions at H Gallery and Studios in Ventura. Submit three to 20 images; $35 entry fee. For submission guidelines, online application and more information, visit www.dabart.me/ventura-2

SIGHT + SOUND FILM FESTIVAL Through June 12. The Oxnard Performing Arts Center is currently accepting film submissions for its second annual film festival, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Filmmakers of all levels may submit works in the following categories: Narrative Features and Shorts, Documentary Features and Shorts, Romantic Comedy, Dramatic, Thriller/Sci-Fi, Films produced in Oxnard/Ventura County and by local filmmakers, Student films, Music Videos, ASMR, and Animations. Late deadline is June 12. For submission guidelines and more information, visit filmfreeway.com/SightplusSound.

Get an “insider’s look” at George Stuart’s Historical Figures® at the Museum of Ventura County.

ONGOING THEATER

FREAKY FRIDAY Through May 22. When a teenager magically switches bodies with her mother, both experience a whirlwind of zany mixups and adventure…and the opportunity to see life through someone else’s perspective. Presented by Young Artists Ensemble. $12-19. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 805-381-2747, www.yaeonline.com. 

‘NIGHT, MOTHER Through May 22. When the daughter of an elderly woman announces that she intends to kill herself, the two debate the issue, revealing old secrets, long-ignored feelings and more. This stirring drama by Marsha Norman won the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 and is brought to the The Elite Theatre Company under the direction of Brian Robert Harris. $17-20. 2731 Victoria Ave., Oxnard, www.theelite.org

SOMETHING ROTTEN Through May 29. The Bottom brothers try to write a  hit play, but that upstart William Shakespeare seems to upstage them again and again. When a local soothsayer predicts that the future of theater lies in singing and dancing, the brothers end up writing the first musical. An uproariously entertaining production very, very VERY loosely based on late 16th century history. $20-28. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, 805-583-7900, www.svvac.org

VENTURA COUNTY POETRY PROJECT Thursday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. live and via Zoom. Poetry reading and open mic at the EP Foster Library (also streamed live), 651 E. Main St., Ventura. More information at vcpoetryproject.org.  

The Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula presents K-12 student works on What Do Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Mean to You in the VCOE Student Art Gallery.

ONGOING ART

643 PROJECT SPACE Through May 27. Anamnesis is the recollection or remembrance of things from a supposed previous existence. Artist Aaron Dadacay looks to his childhood memories and reconciles them with the present time to create a narrative reconstruction of the past. 643 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, www.643projectspace.com

ART CITY STUDIOS Opened April 30. Composed in Stone, a 10-year retrospective of the work of G. Ramon Byrne. 197 Dubbers St., Ventura, 805-648-1690, art642.godaddysites.com

BUENAVENTURA ART ASSOCIATION Through May 21. Tony J. Smith’s A Tribute to Beauty and Inspiration (oils and acrylics), Kathy Bodycombe’s Leaving a Stamp (collage incorporating postage) and Michael Corrigan Mishou’s The Eye of the Beholder (photography). Studio 99, Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 805-648-1235, buenaventuraartassociation.org.

CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM Opened May 10: 71%: Honoring Vital Waters, mixed media works by Shannon Celia and Mary Neville inspired by oceans, lakes, rivers, glaciers and other bodies of water. Through Fall 2022: Chouinard Arts, a nine-piece collection featuring pieces of maritime art from the 1930s, including early works by Arthur Beaumont and Millard Sheets. Ongoing: Maritime art covering Asian, European and American seafaring history; the Marple Model Ship Collection; exhibits on whales, sailors and the Port of Hueneme and more. 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, 805-984-6260, cimmvc.org.

DUDLEY HOUSE HISTORIC MUSEUM Ongoing. The National Historic Landmark was built in 1892 by Selwyn Shaw for lima bean farmer B.W. Dudley, and is one of the last pioneer farmhouses in Ventura. On display are artifacts and other elements showcasing aspects of life from 1895 to 1925. Open for tours the first Sunday of the month. COVID protocols will be strictly followed. 197 N. Ashwood Ave., Ventura, 805-642-3345, dudleyhouse.org.

FOX FINE JEWELRY Through July 31. New Beginnings, featuring work by Mika Harmony and Chrystel Boissy (Green Touch Moss). 560 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-652-1800,  www.foxfinejewelry.com

HARBOR VILLAGE GALLERY AND GIFTS Through May 17: A new selection of works are presented in a new members’ show. Ongoing: Buenaventura Art Association members showcase and sell their work. Masks and social distancing required. 1559 Spinnaker Drive #106, Ventura Harbor Village, 805-644-2750, www.feysbuk.com/HarborVillageGalleryGifts.

MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Ongoing. The famed auto museum pays tribute to French automotive design, with coaches from the 1800s, Bugattis from the 1920s-30s, Concours d’Elegance winners and more. Hours: Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; advance tickets required. 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard, 805-385-5400, mullinautomotivemuseum.com

MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM Ongoing. Impressive display of vintage automobiles and Americana, as well as the Gold Coast Modular Railroad Club and the car-centric art in the Fireball Art Gallery. Muscles and Mojo car show in the parking lot every first and third Sunday of the month. The museum is now open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1930 Eastman Ave., Oxnard, 805-487-4333, www.murphyautomuseum.org

OJAI ART CENTER Through June 29. Inside Outside: Objects of My Attention, outdoor landscapes and scenes by Caroline Allen. 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-646-0117, www.ojaiartcenter.org/art.html.

OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM Through July 10: Ojai at the Crossroads: Then & Now, a look at the development of some of Ojai’s most beloved institutions, and a meditation on how Ojai can continue to be a town for both locals and tourists. Ongoing: Small exhibitions on a range of topics related to the history of the Ojai Valley, as well as virtual talks and more. Now open Friday-Sunday. The museum is once again offering 90-minute walking tours at 10:30 am every Saturday. 130 W. Ojai Ave., Ojai, 805-640-1390, www.ojaivalleymuseum.org.

OLIVAS ADOBE HISTORIC PARK Ongoing. The Olivas Adobe is now open the second Sunday of each month for visitors, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The historic park invites all plein air artists to come out to the site for creative inspiration, from the rose garden and 160-year-old fuchsia to the rancho and the bell tower. In addition, Laura Jean Jespersen’s The Romance of the Adobe will be on exhibit in the small adobe. There will be raffles, historic interpreters, an al fresco gift shop and more. 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, www.cityofventura.ca.gov/OlivasAdobe.

OXNARD BIKE HUB Through May 31. Healing Cycles, a bicycle art exhibit. 154 E. Sixth St., Oxnard, 805-263-0054, bikeventura.org.

POPPIES ART AND GIFTS Through May 31. See works by May guest artist Patty Van Dyke. Artist’s reception on Friday, May 20, 5-7 p.m. Ongoing: Gifts, jewelry, decor and more made by local artists. 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-798-0033, www.poppiesartandgifts.com.

PORCH GALLERY Through May 23. Shana Mabari: Oceans. In 2020, Los Angeles-based contemporary Light and Space artist Shana Mabari became the first artist-in-residence on a maritime mission led by the nonprofit Sea Shepherd Global. Work inspired by this journey comprises this exhibition. 310 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 805-620-7589, porchgalleryojai.com.  

RANCHO CAMULOS MUSEUM Ongoing. The 40-acre landmark and museum is one of the best surviving examples of an early California rancho and honors the area’s Spanish and Mexican heritage. “Last Sundays at the Landmark” take place the last Sunday of every month, and include docent-led tours, music and more. Open every Sunday for docent-led tours; group and special-focus tours by appointment. Situated off of Highway 126, two miles east of Piru. 805-521-1501, www.ranchocamulos.org

realART Ongoing. The art gallery in Whizin Market Square features works by a variety of contemporary artists. Whizin Market Square, 28861 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, 310-452-4000, buyrealart.com.

RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Through Oct. 9: The Secrets of WWII. Ongoing: Permanent exhibits include Air Force One, an F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter, an M-1 Abrams tank and more. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, 800-410-8354, www.reaganfoundation.org.

SPICETOPIA Through May 26. The spice and tea shop in downtown Ventura now shows works by members of the Buenaventura Art Association. 576 E. Main St., 805-628-3267, www.spice-topia.com

STUDIO CHANNEL ISLANDS Through May 28. E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One, Richard Barnett’s large oil paintings of crowds depicting up to 500 people in one work to Daggi Wallace’s small intimate pastel portraits and Kerstin Zilm’s prose and collected voices, the viewer is invited to contemplate their own place among each other and in this world. 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 805-383-1368, studiochannelislands.org

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Through Sept. 11: Geomorphic: The Living Earth, 42 abstract paintings inspired by nature by Kay Zetlmaier. Through July 10: Fieldnotes: Lynn Hanson and A Narrative: John Robertson. The museum is now open, Wednesdays-Sundays. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, 805-525-5554 or www.santapaulaartmuseum.org

VENTURA POTTERY GALLERY Ongoing. Talented ceramic artists from across Ventura County make up the Ventura County Potters Guild, and they display their works — housewares, home decor, figurines and more — at the guild’s gallery and shop in Ventura Harbor. 1567 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 105, Ventura, 805- 644-6800, venturapottersguild.org/gallery.

VERY VENTURA GIFT SHOP AND GALLERY Through May 26. Small gems by Buenaventura Art Association members, based on a theme selected by shop owner Angela Rosales. 540 E. Main St., Ventura, 805-628-3540, very-ventura.com

WILLIAM ROLLAND GALLERY Through May 12. Transformations: Senior Art Exhibit 2022. Work by graduating art majors Lina Dion-Inglis, Jake Festich, Juan Garcia, Emma Jo Herren, Gabriel Matar, Alaina Murphy, Brianna Roldan, Shay Stelzner, Jackson Taylor and Hannah VanDomelen. California Lutheran University, 160 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, 805-493-3697, rollandgallery.callutheran.edu

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