Vita Art Center is located in the Bell Arts Factory
432 North Ventura Ave. Studio 30, Ventura, CA 93001
Global Artist Welcome Reception
By Invitation only
About the Exhibition For ArtWalk Ventura
Vita Art Center presents:
ArtWalk 2017 Global Artist
Shamsia Hassani (b.1988, Tehran, Iran) is an Afghan graffiti artist and
a lecturer of Fine Arts at Kabul University, Afghanistan. She
received her bachelor’s degree in Arts in 2010 and master’s
degree in Visual Arts in 2014 from Kabul University. She is a
co-founder of Berang Art Organization, an artist-run group that promotes contemporary art and culture in Afghanistan through programs, workshops, seminars, and exhibitions. Through her artwork, she gives Afghan women power in a male-dominated society. During the last decade of post-war era in Afghanistan, Shamsia’s works have brought a huge wave of color and appreciation to all the women in her country and have inspired thousands of women artists. Shamsia’s work has been shown in Afghanistan, Australia, Denmark, Germany, Iran, India, Norway, Switzerland, Vietnam, and the US where she has participated in conferences, workshops and residencies.
Shamsia resides and works in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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.