The Healing Power of Art: Can Hospital Collections Help?

Most of us agree that hospitals are inherently stressful and it’s pretty bleak to stare at a blank wall or wait for a doctor in a cramped, dark room. Sick or not, we’d prefer a sunny view or a Monet watercolor. Yet in an…

Press Release: NEW BOOK “The Lifeline Trembles”

For Immediate Release Contact Person: Lin Rolens Phone: 643-1003 Email: lrolens@aol.com   Mary Kay Rummel, Ventura County’s first poet laureate, announces a new book, The Lifeline Trembles, and a public reading and signing on October 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Topping Room…

Poem of the week- Christina Svolos: “Lost & Betrayed”

I had a friend named Lilianna Marie. She liked to dance, sing, and was happy. She had a smile that lit up the room, And never was friends with a rude attitude. Lilianna Marie took an unknown path one day. She was lost, we…

Atrium Gallery

The Atrium Gallery is visited by thousands of people daily and is located within the Hall of Administration at the Ventura County Government Center in Ventura, CA. It extends over three floors and contains some 400 linear feet of wall space. Typically there are…