Recent Press Coverage
Ventura County Arts Council presents: Ask the Artist Fundraiser: REFLECT 2020 Showcase"Haven’t seen the show yet? Check it out in the socially-distanced exhibition, REFLECT 2020, installed in storefront windows..."
May 15, 2021 - Ojai Valley News Read online | PDF
ON EXHIBIT | VCAC’s Reflect 2020"Art has always been both a means and a reflection of community, as VCAC has unwaveringly demonstrated."
May 5, 2021 - VCReporter Read online | PDF
Responding To Hardship in Creative Ways“It’s a metaphor for a healthy community. And today, more than ever, we need each other to build a resilient society, especially after being isolated during the lockdown.”
April 23, 2021 - Simi Valley Acorn Read online | PDF
Artists Let Work Shine 'Street-view' Show"The Ventura Reflect 2020 art show is a unique pandemic-friendly way for people to view the art from the sidewalk or vehicle."
April 2, 2021 - Ojai Valley News Read online | PDF
Local Artists' Work Goes On Display In Outdoor Gallery During PandemicOur recent public art showcase in the windows of a local retail building in Ventura was featured on KCLU Radio with Caroline Feraday. The showcase can be viewed while practicing social distancing.
December 11, 2020 - KCLU Listen online
Taking Art to Youth | Artists In The Classroom Program Brings Arts Education to Local Schools"I get to build a real community with the students, who get to admire one another’s work and appreciate each other’s creativity. Art is about having fun and doing the best you can."
December 9, 2020 - VCReporter Read online | PDF
Life, Love, Hope | The Language of Ventura County Poet Laureate Luzmaria Espinosa"...through art, Espinosa hopes to bring others, especially youth, not simply a better appreciation of art, but a better understanding of and respect for humanity."
May 13, 2020 - VCReporter Read online | PDF
Some Incarcerated Teens On South Coast Learning New Way Of Expression; Poetry Behind BarsOur Arts & Youth Justice program was featured on KCLU Radio with Lance Orozco. Listen to hear how we’re helping incarcerated youth express themselves through–and publish–poetry.
February 18, 2020 - KCLU Listen online
Artists in the Classroom FeatureOur Artists in the Classroom program coordinator, Deby Tygell, discusses with artist MB Hanrahan how the program brings art education to thousands of Ventura County students each year.
March 28, 2019 - Our Ventura TV Watch online
Oxnard teen turns her struggles, pain into poetry“I want to talk to students about the importance of their voices being heard and the beautiful things you can do with poetry ... it’s just such a great outlet.”
September 24, 2018 - VC Star Read online | PDF