Vita Art Center is located at 28 W.Main St., Ventura, CA 93001
Global Artist Welcome Reception
Thursday, October 3, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 PM
VIP Tickets $75
Vita Art Center
28 W.Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001
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About the Exhibition For ArtWalk Ventura
Vita Art Center presents:
ArtWalk 2018 Global Artist
Former North Korean propaganda artist Song Byeok, Ventura's 2018 Global Artist of Distinction, was once subject to North Korea's authoritarian power. He now works to subvert it through his humiliating paintings of the Dear Leader, and satirical portraits of his devoted countrymen. Song went from a propaganda painter for the regime to a political prisoner to now a dissident artist. His work will be exhibited for the first time in Ventura at the Vita Art Center. The Global Arts Initiative features the work of outstanding contemporary artists who are committed to social, cultural, and political engagement. The initiative celebrates art's capacity for social change, connecting the community to artists who provide a firsthand perspective on the global issues of our times.
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.