Vita Art Center is located in the Bell Arts Factory
432 North Ventura Ave. Studio 30, Ventura, CA 93001
Additional artists featured:
Global Artist Welcome Reception
Friday, September 30th.
By Invitation only.
About the Exhibition For ArtWalk Ventura
Exhibition Title: From Oaxaca To Ventura
Vita Art Center presents:
From Oaxaca To Ventura: Rolando Sigüenza, ArtWalk 2016 Global Artist and Alan Altamirano.
Sponsored by: Buena Tile & Stone
Rolando Sigüenza was born in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico on July 17th, 1972. Lost his hearing when only seven months old due to a medicine prescribed by a local doctor, such an unfortunate event changed his way and approach to a world surrounded by sound and nowadays urban noise. Inspired by the necessity of communication and relate to others, his parents decided to move and put him in a school for the hearing impaired in Mexico City, there he learned to use his voice. "For me painting is the way to write stories, to express experiences and capture fantasies. My characters have emerged from the observation of life from the villages in the State of Oaxaca, same as for its cultural diversity and long history. Everyday I see the bustle of festivals and markets, also I delight in the contemplation of the paintings, sculptures and carvings of the temples, especially those related to angels, characters that are often present in my dreams. The brush is a instrument to convert the imaginary to reality, something tangible that becomes color, light, and life. " MSC. Rolando Sigüenza
Printmaker/artist Alan Altamirano is one of Oaxaca’s young, up-and-coming artists whose work is collected around the world. His professional nickname is MK Kabrito! You will have to ask him what that means. Alan is the founder of Taller de Grafica La Chicharra in Oaxaca, Mexico. He attended the Escuela de Bellas Artes, Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca (UABJO) and graduated in 2010 in fine and visual arts. Alan has studied with noted printmakers Shinzaburo Takeda, Suzanne Simpson, Tamana Araki, Per Anderson, Raul Herrera. He his work is recognized and exhibited in Mexico, Spain, Italy, The United States of America, Rumania, Brazil and Argentina. His resume includes a long list of expositions and seasoned printmakers recognize Alan as an important contributor to the Oaxaca art scene. At the end of March 2015, Alan traveled to University of California at Davis where he had an exposition of his work and gave a week-long printmaking workshop. He was in California for three weeks to explore the printmaking and contemporary art scene in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Works below by Alan Altamirano.
About the Venue
Since opening the doors in 2007, the Vita Art Center has stayed true to its mission to engage the public in the arts through education, exhibits, and events. Vita Art Center offers local youth a safe and nurturing environment during their least structured and, therefore, highest-risk times: after school, on weekends, and during the summer months. Consistent, quality art education and mentoring positively impacts youths' social development, academic achievement, and vocational opportunities. Studies shows that when youth have substantial engagements with the arts they are more likely to go to college, get good grades, and obtain a degree; to hold a full-time job. Help our community and our children.
Whether you are looking for a creative outlet or are a working artist, Vita Art Center has classes for all levels of experience and ages. We provide high-quality enrichment experiences in the visual arts for children, teens, and adults. Professional artists and instructors teach classes in a wide variety of media and subject-matter, with plenty of classes to choose from. To ensure personalized instruction, we limit enrollment to 10-15 students per course.
IN SCHOOL PROGRAMS
We are committed to supporting our local schools by providing arts programs to K-12 students. Our Schools visual arts programs integrate visual arts with core CA education standards to help children succeed in school.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS:
The Vita Art Center offers professional development programs for educators seeking to increase their knowledge of the arts, and to improve their skills so they can provide quality arts education for students.