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PICTURED: Bob Cox rebuilding the Rancho Camulos Museum’s arbor. Image submitted


by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer

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Updates to Rancho Camulos internet site, grounds

Although the Rancho Camulos Museum in Piru stays shut, it has used the downtime building various improvements. A volunteer upkeep crew has been rebuilding the museum’s historic grape arbor, and community filmmakers Dan O’Connell and Katie Ryan have assisted shoot a new orientation film. In addition, a new, improved and mobile-helpful web-site has been released. Vintage photos and article content are now obtainable on the web, with academic tasks and other programming coming quickly. 

In other new developments, the Rancho Camulos Museum Research Library has been renamed the Marie Wren Investigation Library, in honor of Fillmore resident Marie Wren. Wren is a charter volunteer, obtaining served as the museum’s initially docent council chair much more than 20 many years in the past. She donated extra than 200 textbooks to the investigate library’s collection and also created a economical contribution made use of for shelving, furnishings and other provides. Wren is also a revealed author, whose Tales to Be Advised: Tales About the Pioneer People today and Destinations in Tiny Santa Clara River Valley, Southern California, came out this summer months.

The museum is actively recruiting new volunteers and docents. No practical experience is needed just a passion for history. Training takes place via Zoom, and obligations may possibly include supporting fundraising initiatives, gardening, servicing tasks and aiding in the archives. For a lot more data, e-mail [email protected] or stop by

CSUCI dance instructors honored

Affiliate Professor of Carrying out Arts/Dance Heather Castillo and Undertaking Arts/Dance Lecturer MiRi Park of California State College, Channel Islands, have received a 2020 College Innovation and Leadership Award from California State College.

CSUCI Doing Arts/Dance Lecturer MiRi Park. Image submitted

Castillo and Park had been recognized for their CORontine Corps job, a around the world virtual dance task which “humanized” the on the net understanding knowledge and has affected the way dance is taught just about. Students from close to the globe have been invited to submit a recording of by themselves dancing all through the pandemic. Castillo is at this time modifying collectively extra than 50 submissions, which will be uploaded to YouTube, and may operate the task again this fall.

In addition, the duo created a guide that was circulated significantly and vast in the course of the dance community. “Considerations for Transferring College Dance Courses Online” was created in March, shortly just after CSUCI switched to on line discovering owing to the coronavirus pandemic, and attracts intensely on the instructors’ expertise with digital instruction subsequent wildfires and other crises that CSUCI has faced in the last several several years.

“We identified ourselves disaster-teaching and conditioned in approaches other campuses haven’t,” Park stated. “This came from a area of seeking to assistance other folks in the university dance neighborhood, not simply because we are experts, but because we were being in advance of the curve.”

The manual was shared as a result of the Dance Reports Affiliation and turned a source for universities during the United States. Castillo and Park also hosted webinars, and participated in the Christena Lindborg Schlundt Lecture Sequence at the College of California, Riverside. 

The School Innovation and Management Awards honor CSU faculty and staff who have shown incredible leadership that innovations college student results.

BAA elects new board

In July, the Buenaventura Artwork Affiliation elected new officers to its board of directors: Joe Osborne (president), Janet Black (vice president), Donna Zaza (secretary) and Debi Nowak-Hawkes (treasurer). Kathy Bodycombe, Myra Miller, Michelle Nosco and Margie November have been named board members at substantial.

New Associate Advert for Rubicon

The board of the Rubicon Theatre Enterprise has appointed Chris Butler as its new affiliate artistic director.

Chris Butler has been appointed affiliate creative director of Rubicon Theatre Enterprise. Photograph submitted

Butler is an Ovation and NAACP award winner for his operate in Yellowman at the Fountain and Matrix theaters in Los Angeles, and has carried out at the Oregon Shakespeare Pageant as nicely as on Broadway (in the Tony-nominated 110 in the Shade). Community audiences could try to remember Butler from Gem of the Ocean, A single Flew Around the Cuckoo’s Nest and, most recently, Voices of The united states, live streamed this summertime.

In his new function, Butler’s responsibilities will consist of engage in choice, casting, directing and local community relations. In addition, he will also be responsible for new engage in improvement and guiding the Rubicon’s renewed and expanded dedication to fairness, range and inclusion.

“I look forward to interfacing between artists, audiences, donors and board associates to make and employ a approach and hope to take the firm to new and thrilling sites,” mentioned Butler.

Warner Henry: 1938-2020

Ventura County-centered chamber audio firm Camerata Pacifica mourns the passing of Warner Henry, one of its most generous patrons, who died Aug. 1 of normal will cause. 

The Los Angeles-dependent philanthropist, along with his wife, Carol, supported a selection of corporations all over Southern California, which include the Los Angeles Opera, Chamber Orchestra, Music Chorale and Philharmonic The Colburn Faculty and Musica Angelica. 

Warner served on Camerata Pacifica’s board and aided deliver the tunes organization’s performances to LA. In addition, he aided observed the Chamber New music LA collaborative, bringing with each other Camerata Pacifica and other chamber music companies to endorse the genre.

“Their assist was meaningful and their beautiful dwelling at any time open up, usually web hosting a fundraiser for a deserving arts group,” recalled Adrian Spence, Camerata Pacifica’s artistic director, in an e mail noting Henry’s passing. “Warner was a passionate and knowledgeable new music lover, with a individual fondness for baroque new music, and for Mozart and Beethoven.”

New ED for CIMM

Adri Howe has been named the new govt director of the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard.

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard.

Howe, a graduate of College of California, San Diego, brings comprehensive nonprofit expertise to the museum, getting formerly served as president of California Coastal Horse Rescue in Ojai. She will assistance oversee the museum’s continuing enlargement as a result of educational courses, leading-notch art, digital encounters and extra.

“I search forward to setting up on the fantastic foundation that was laid down virtually 30 decades back by Harry Nelson and has been supported around the decades with the type and generous aid of the Nelson household, an engaged board of directors, a focused corps of volunteers and tough-performing staff members,” explained Howe upon accepting the placement in August.

OPC expands, diversifies and goes on line

For the very first time in additional than two many years, the Ojai Playwrights Conference was unable to go on its prestigious play advancement and home application in the common format. But like most cultural corporations, it took its programming on line, supplying a sequence of digital residencies.

OPC has picked 15 playwrights for play development by way of its Onward Together initiative — twice the amount it has taken in the earlier. Eight will take part in the OPC Foundry Venture as a result of Oct, working with a group to make new dramatic work needing far more writing, more analysis or other manufacturing assist to make a Zoom workshop. In November, seven playwrights will establish perform on the net by way of the OPC 1st Stage Workshop Challenge, with informal readings and ongoing dramaturgical perform.

Aziza Barnes will take part in the Ojai Playwrights Conference’s Foundry Challenge. Picture submitted

In selecting this year’s participants, OPC aimed to “fulfill its mission to acquire plays and artists committed to building a improved globe.” An effort and hard work was produced to collaborate with playwrights of color, particularly Black artists, performing on persuasive stories that handle the viral, racial and environmental troubles of nowadays. The 2020 individuals incorporate Luis Alfaro, Will Arbery, Jon Robin Baitz, Aziza Barnes, Vivian Barnes, Eboni Booth, Invoice Cain, Franky Gonzalez, Samuel D. Hunter, Zora Howard, Elizabeth Irwin and Julia Izumi. All 15 performs will be developed for the 2021 Summer New Operates Pageant in Ojai, if gatherings are permitted by then.

New state guidance for language, arts instruction

This summer time, the Point out Board of Training adopted new pointers for educators to give good quality instruction in earth languages, and in dance, visual and media arts, tunes and theatre for college students from kindergarten by 12th quality.

The newly adopted 2020 California Arts Education Framework for General public Faculties, Transitional Kindergarten By means of Grade Twelve offers steering and assist for educators and administrators utilizing the 2019 California Arts Standards for Public Faculties, Prekindergarten By means of Grade Twelve. The framework recommends criteria-primarily based instruction training by means of generating, accomplishing and responding culturally and linguistically responsive teaching to maximize inclusivity and employing the principles of Common Style and design for Finding out to take out obstacles and foster inclusion.

The assistance designed for planet languages, named the 2020 Globe Languages Framework for California Community Educational facilities, Kindergarten Via Grade Twelve, addresses benchmarks connected to conversation, society and link. The framework aims to boost the growth of cultural competence, vital wondering and many modes of communication in any language becoming studied.

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