H GALLERY WELCOMES NEW CURATOR | CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE TO HOST NETWORKING EVENT

H GALLERY WELCOMES NEW CURATOR | Contemporary art space to host networking event

VC Reporter

Jan 15, 2020 | Art and Culture, Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer, Ventura | 0 |

PICTURED: Nova Clite and Andi Schoenbaum at H Gallery. Photo courtesy of Andi Schoenbaum

by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer

H Gallery + Studios is getting into a new groove for 2020. Following the departure of Yessica Torres, who opened a new gallery space in Downtown Los Angeles, the Midtown Ventura creative space (which, despite an error published in “Arts Briefs” in the Jan. 2 issue, has not closed) has a new curator in Ute Culemann-Ritke. She will debut her first show in February.

Currently on the walls in the contemporary art gallery are works by resident artists who occupy the building’s 20 studio spaces. At the moment, gallery viewings are by appointment only, but the public will have a chance to see the exhibit and meet Culemann-Ritke — as well as H Gallery’s artists, musicians, photographers and other creative types — during The Art of Networking, a mixer for artists and other business professionals, on Jan. 22.

The free event was organized by resident artists Nova Clite and Andi Schoenbaum and sponsored by Business Networking International (BNI) Masters of Business Chapter, based in Thousand Oaks, which aims to build “consistent, proactive and reciprocal business relationships.” Food will be provided by nearby Native Pizza, studios will be open, and prizes will be given away, too.

According to Clite, the mixer will help H Gallery artists further solidify the relationships they have built with the local business community, and expand their networks as well. “We are one of the pioneering businesses of the Ventura Midtown resurgence,” she says. “We look forward to a brilliant new year of art and music in 2020.”

The Art of Networking takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 5:30-7 p.m. at H Gallery + Studios, 1793 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit visithgallery.com or the gallery’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HGalleryAndStudios.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

SAVE THE DATE! H Gallery Resident Studio Artists have installed a special pop-up show of their own work. Celebrate the new year and a new chapter for H Gallery + Studios! Reception: 6-8pm NEW YEAR’S EVE

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H Gallery + Studios
1793 E. Main Street
Ventura CA 93001

Artists: Nova Clite, Andi Schoenbaum, Lauren Michael Peters, Renee Brown, Nash Rightmere, Efren, Brooke Petersen, Cameron Hurdus and Hekar Rivera

Curated by: Andi Schoenbaum & Nova Clite

H Gallery Open Studios Holiday Happy Hour

Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 3-7pm
Live Violin 6-7pm

Andi Schoenbaum
1793 E. Main Street, Studio 11
Ventura CA 93001

20 STUDIOS + GALLERY
8 NEW RESIDENT ARTISTS

STUDIO 11My Studio
(Claire perched amid works in process on 11/18/19)  Come for the wine, say hi to Claire, see what I’m working on.  View studies and completed works.  Abstract paintings are available for holiday showcase home or office decor.  I will also have my original coloring books and greeting cards available for purchase as well as complimentary henna tattoos.

GALLERYWHITE RABBIT is a group exhibition curated by @dabart.me Featuring contemporary works that convey visceral themes of absence, longing, loss, fragility and aggravation.

A Veteran’s Heart

I am honored to have completed this commission oil painting perspective of American flag blowing in the wind for Mark Dominguez at Rahnama Law in Oxnard.

Mark is an Army Veteran, who joined the military at the age of 18. He was stationed in the Dominican Republic as reconnaissance infantry and served 17 months in Vietnam.  His experiences there deeply cultivated his passion for patriotism and service. It also carved deep wounds with the loss of close friends to wartime casualties.  He went on to serve 26 years in the Ventura County police force, most notably as an undercover narcotics officer. He enjoys fly fishing, sunsets at Rincon and live performances. This painting is to celebrate his life of duty.