History Is Now, 2023 photography and art exhibition at County of Ventura Government Center

History Is Now, 2023 is an extensive selection of photographs by FOTM Founder Donna Granata

The County of Ventura and Focus on the Masters Arts Archive & Library (FOTM) are presenting the History Is Now, 2023 photography and art exhibition at the County of Ventura Government Center – Hall of Administration, Atrium Gallery, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. Open now through September 5, 2023 as a part of the County’s 150th Anniversary events, the exhibit celebrates the many artists who have made an impact in Ventura County over the past 150 years.

History Is Now, 2023 an extensive selection of photographic portraits, by FOTM Founder Donna Granata, featuring artists from the organization’s extensive archives. From the cutting-edge work of Ojai artist Cassandra C. Jones to the weavings and tapestries of Zapotec weaver and textile artist Porfirio Gutíerrez, these portraits vividly demonstrate the depth and breadth of Ventura County’s arts community. Each image was created after in-depth documentation and study of the artist and their work as part of the Focus on the Masters Arts Archive & Library’s mission and programming.

Additionally, artwork from the FOTM’s Learning To See award-winning, in-school, cross-curricular program will be included in the exhibition allowing the public to see first-hand how FOTM integrates its research into lesson plans that emphasize critical thinking, innovation, and diversity.

Artists talks are scheduled for August 3, 2023, and August 17, 2023 and guided tours of the exhibition are available by appointment, with priority given to youth groups. General exhibition hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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