Focus on the Masters kicks off its 2015-16 Artist Spotlight season on Nov. 7

Focus on the Masters kicks off its 2015-16 Artist Spotlight season on Nov. 7 in the Screening Room of Brooks Institute in Ventura.  The Spotlight interview will feature the inkspots.  Founder Virginia Furmanski will be joined by Bay Hallowell and Inés Monguió in a panel discussion led by Dr. Judy Larson.   The inkspots were formed in 2007 by Virginia who explains that the group is greater than the sum of its parts.  “We take classes together.  We learn new techniques.”

Four Ventura artists interested in printmaking formed the original inkspots group in 2007 by pooling their resources and creating a printmaking studio at the Sea Breeze Gallery in Ventura.  The inkspots of San Buenaventura are a group of artists dedicated to creating original prints using a variety of techniques including etching, collagraph, linocut, monoprint, monotype, woodblock, and digital manipulation.

Spotlight interviews are free to FOTM Members, $10 for general public, $5 students and seniors.

Immediately following the interview guests will gather at 643 A Project Space for the AfterGLOW Fundraising Event.  Paid reservations are required for the AfterGLOW: $25 for FOTM members and $35 for non-members.   An exhibit of works by inkspots artists will run from November 6 through December 19 at 643 A Project Space.

Tickets for both the panel discussion and the AfterGLOW are available online at: or by calling 653.2501.

Also during the First Friday ArtWalk  on Nov.6  the inkspots will have an opening reception from  5:00—8:00 p.m. 643 A Project Space, 643 N. Ventura Ave.

A free drawing for the inkspots 2015 Folio will take place at the Opening Reception at 7:00 p.m.

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