Artist’s Gallery Talk: Jeff Gambill
Sunday, October 28, 2007, 3:30 p.m.
Arts Central Open House
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Revisit:  Jeff Gambill/Dialogue of Generations
Real Abstract:  The Photography of David Rivas
Exhibitions continue through November 18, 2007


424 South C Street (next to Plaza Park), Oxnard, CA 93030
at Plaza and Centennial Parks in Downtown Oxnard

(805) 385-8157/8158, fax (805) 483-3654
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Museum Hours:  Thursday – Saturday, 10am-5pm; & Sunday 1-5pm; closed holidays
Admission $3 / Museum members free

Jeff Gambill

The Carnegie Art Museum is pleased to welcome artist Jeff Gambill for an informal discussion about his work currently on view in Revisit: Jeff Gambill/Dialogue of Generations. This exhibition offers the opportunity to examine the evolution of the Los Angeles-based painter's work in the sixteen years since he painted Dialogue of Generations, donated to the Carnegie Art Museum by Peter Norton in 2001.

Jeff Gambill tends to work in series, giving each a distinctive name, such as China, Willow Glen, and ...and out of the corner of my eye... Each series of paintings focuses on a different theme, such as impressions of places the artist has visited as an adult, childhood memories, and fleeting glimpses of objects or locations. In each painting, the artist attempts to give concrete form to these elusive recollections and experiences, often balancing representational and abstract elements.” In addition to the Carnegie Art Museum collection, Gambill’s art is in the permanent collections of the Laguna Art Museum, Orange County Museum of Art and the Oakland Museum of California.

In his gallery talk, which will lead visitors through the entire exhibition, Mr. Gambill will speak about each of his series of paintings, giving insight into his subject matter and technique. Visitors are encouraged to ask Mr. Gambill questions about his artwork throughout the course of the event.

Admission to this event is free for museum members and a $3 suggested donation for non-members. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call (805) 385-8171 or e-mail

Arts Central Open House
Thursday, October 18 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

The first ever “Arts Central” Open House will be held on Thursday, October 18, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. to celebrate the new arts district surrounding Plaza and Centennial Parks in Oxnard's Downtown. Enjoy an evening of live music and delicious light refreshments as you stroll around the fabulous museums and galleries of Arts Central.

That evening opening with new exhibits will be the Downtown Center for the Arts featuring the abstract paintings of L.A. artist Michael Salerno, Cafe on A, and SCIWest featuring sculptures by Kathleen C. Waggoner and encaustic paintings by Karen L. Brown.

The Carnegie will feature a meet-and-greet with artist David Rivas, whose brilliant macro photography is featured in the exhibit, Real Abstract: The Photography of David Rivas, currently on view at the museum. Rivas works as a boiler operator at Arcturus Manufacturing Corporation in Oxnard, the location of many of his works. Finding beauty in this industrial setting is the challenge that makes his art unique. His photographs have appeared on the covers of ARTLIFE and Emulsion magazine. A short documentary on Rivas, BOILERMAN, created by Ryan Kohler and Josh Harmon, has aired this summer and fall on KCET’s public television show Life & Times.

And don't miss the toe tapping grooves of the band Swing Cheese, playing hot string swing jazz in the museum's galleries! Admission to the Open House is free.

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