Carnegie Art Museum update for Jan. 4 — Exhibitions on view through Feb. 17

January 4, 2019

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on view through – February 17, 2019

recent landscape paintings by Karen Kitchel

This work re-frames traditional landscape imagery. Mischieviously beautiful, the paintings are made of asphalt emulsion, tar, wax, shellac, and powdered mineral pigments on canvas.  They are dirty, seductive, and imperfect. 

ARTIST’S GALLERY TALK   – Karen Kitchel                                  Thursday, January 24     6 pm     $5 / members free

Reservations appreciated 805-385-8254 or

image: Karen Kitchel © 2016 Waterway #8 (Lake Casitas), asphalt emulsion, tar, wax, powdered pigments, shellac/canvas; 50″x50″ courtesy the artist.

In the aftermath of the 2017 Thomas Fire, Luther Gerlach turned his camera on the destruction and regeneration spanning Ventura county, using chemical elements gathered from the landscape to bring the power of these natural forces to life.

ARTIST’S GALLERY TALK   – Luther Gerlach                                Thursday, January 31     6 pm     $5 / members free

Reservations appreciated 805-385-8254 or

image: Skeletal Remains, unique silver gelatin print by Luther Gerlach, 2018.

Boys & Girls Club of Oxnard & Pt. Hueneme National Arts Competition Local Exhibit

January 17-20

Young Artists’ Reception- Tuesday, January 15

5:30-7:30 pm   / free

Showing in Carnegie’s Cellar Gallery 1st place winners in all art media including photography by 1st place winners of B&GC’s Image-makers program.

CAM Book Club

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 

Thursday, January 17                                                                    6 pm                                                                                           $5 / members free

Book selections focus on making connections with art and history inspired by current exhibitions and the museum’s permanent collection.

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Poetry at the Carnegie

Mary Kay Rummel and Lois P. Jones

Saturday, January 19                                                                   Readings begin at 6 pm                                                               $5 / members free

Organized by Phil Taggart & Hosted by Marsha de la O

This event is supported in part by Poets and Writers and CAM Cornerstones.

Reservations appreciated 805.385.8254 or


Building Blocks of Art

Saturdays  – January 5, 12, 19
10:30 am-12noon              ages 7-11

Express and create while exploring the tools artists use to build works of art from line to texture and everything in between!  Each session offers a unique art lesson in which young artists are introduced to a different element of art, technique and medium inspired by the artwork currently on display of Luther Gerlach and Karen Kitchel.

Jan 5 – Charcoal Trees

Jan 12 – Dark Natural Beauty

Jan 19 – Cyanotypes

$10 per single class $24 for the series ($19 members discount)

Reservations and prepayment required / space is limited. Click here to learn more.

The Japanese Art of Marbling Workshop
Instructor:  Kathleen Kaller
Wednesday, February 6
6-7:30 pm
$30 / $25 members discount

Join us to create one of a kind valentines using Suminagashi- The Japanese Art of Marbling.  Using brushes, we will float special inks on the surface of water and create original prints on paper.   You will leave this workshop with a new skill and unique valentines for your loved ones.   This is a special craft and enjoyable for all. No prior art experience necessary! All supplies included.

Reservations and prepayment required / space is limited. Click here to register.

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