Serendipity Art Show May 5 – July 7

Arts Council of the Conejo Valley “The Voice of the Arts” presents

Serendipity Art Show

Starting May 5 to July 17, 2017

Artist reception is on Saturday , June 24, 2017, 4-6 p.m.

Featuring artists:

  • Juliette Cole
  • Kristi Colell
  • Gondon David Durich
  • Dakota Fitzgerald
  • Barry Goldberg
  • Geri Gretan
  • Theodora Bowitz
  • Jan Pack
  • Melanie Roschko
  • Tesi Sanchez-Halpert
  • Geri Schonberg
  • Connie Tunick
  • Charis Werner
  • Hiroko Yashimoto

The Luminoso Piano Quartet in an Afternoon of Chamber Music


THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The Luminoso Piano Quartet will present AN AFTERNOON OF CHAMBER MUSIC: Mozart, Mahler, Shostakovich and more, on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, located at 403 W. Hillcrest Dr. in Thousand Oaks.  The afternoon features classical favorites performed in an intimate setting.  A concert in the Large Rehearsal Room is like attending a Concert in the Vienna State Opera! (Well, it has mirrors but there’s no marble staircases, so just close your eyes and imagine you are there!)
The Luminoso Piano Quartet features Araksia Nazlikyan, Violin; Diana Ray-Goodman, Violin & Viola; Jan Kelley, Cello; and Ornela Ervin, Piano.
The Luminoso Piano Quartet is led by Violist Diana Ray-Goodman, who maintains a private violin and viola studio in Thousand Oaks.  “We are excited about this program!” says Ray-Goodman.   “The quartet by Mahler is such passionate music – we wish that he would have written more chamber music like this piece. We enjoy presenting a variety of styles of music – we are including the Baroque music of LeClair & I enjoyed arranging Kreisler’s Liebesfreud.”  She received her BA in Music from CSU Northridge and worked on her Master’s degree with William Magers at Arizona State University.  She has played in several orchestras including the Phoenix and Santa Barbara Symphonies and the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic.  She is a Member and Evaluator for the Music Teachers’ Association of California.  A member of the music faculty at CSUCI, she is also a Registered Teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and a Member of the American String Teachers’ Association.
The quartet also includes Araksia Nazlikian, who began her violin studies at age of 7 in Erevan, Armenia.  Presently living in LA, she has played in various orchestras, including the Monterey Symphony, San Luis Obispo Opera, and the Fresno & Thousand Oaks Philharmonic orchestras.  Jan Kelley, Cello, grew up in Wyoming, received most of her musical education at the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan, and then received a B.A. from Carleton College in Minnesota.  Over the years she has played concerts with most of the orchestras from Santa Barbara to San Diego, including a world tour in 1967 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta.  Albanian pianist Ornela Ervin received her artist diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana, Albania. Upon graduation she moved to United States and currently resides in Thousand Oaks where she maintains a large studio of award winning students and performs regularly with her piano duet partner Raya Sadigursky.


The Luminoso Piano Quartet will present AN AFTERNOON OF CHAMBER MUSIC: Mozart, Mahler, Shostakovich and more

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Hillcrest Center for the Arts
Large Rehearsal Room
403 W. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA

HOW:  (805) 381-1246 or

General Admission: $15   Students and seniors $10

Free parking is always available. Accessible seating available by calling (805) 381-1246.


Annual May Open Gallery Show

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley
“The Voice of the Arts”


The Annual May Open Gallery Show of 2017

Registration is available now!

Art classes/workshops are also available:

  • Ron Souza: May 5, 6, 7
  • Judith Crow: May 20 (Pastels)

Please to download the sign up form for the Annual May Open Gallery Show with the links below:

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California Lutheran University Students presents Play Festival

The theater arts capstone class at California Lutheran University will present a collection of short plays as their final project.

“Dispersion: A 10-Minute Play Festival” will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, in the Blackbox Theatre on the Thousand Oaks campus. A matinee will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2.

The 15 seniors in the capstone class, which includes students majoring or minoring in theater arts, created Ghostlight Productions to handle all aspects of production including budget, design and publicity as a bridge between academic theater and the real world. Students are directing each of the nine 10-minute plays and two of plays were written by students.

  • Mindi Carpenter of Westlake Village directs “Career Path.” Kevin Repich of Simi Valley wrote the play about a movie theater usher’s first day on the job.
  • Leah Dalrymple of Simi Valley directs “Empty,” a play about a family packing up a house after a father’s death. It was written by Carly Crocker of Ojai.
  • In the comedy “Flooding” directed by Repich, two characters facing their strange phobias together in a focus group attempt a first date. Touching hilarity ensues.
  • In “Broken Hearts,” directed by Kaitlin Ruby of Scottsdale, Arizona, a woman visits her granddaughter in limbo from the afterlife and tells her what she needs to hear.
  • “Making the Call,” a dark comedy about a Secret Service agent who offers a citizen a chance to blackmail the president, is directed by Allie Yannetti of Woodland Hills.
  • “Gave Her the Eye” is directed by Cecilia Lindgren of Thousand Oaks. On a first date, a guy confesses his fear that invading aliens turned him into a cyborg.
  • In “Gray Matter,” a woman waiting at a police station makes assumptions that reveal her underlying biases. Christopher Baldwin of Moreno Valley directs.
  • Carina McVeigh of Palmdale directs “Come into the Garden, Maud.” Confusion and danger abound when a woman tries to find the owner of a cat she finds in her garden.
  • “Favorite Lady” is directed by Annika Dybevik of Issaquah, Washington. A character admits stealing a piece of art to friends. Comedy follows as they decide the next step.
Admission is free. The theater in located inside the Theatre Arts Building at 141 Memorial Parkway. For more information, call the Theatre Arts Department at 805-493-3452.

Black and White Magic Art Exhibit

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The Galleria at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts presents:
Black and White Magic

Exhibit opens from February 24 to April 24, 2017
Artist’s Reception is on Saturday, March 11 at 4 – 6 p.m.

  • Belinda Del Pesco
  • Jeremy Adams
  • Christina Altfeld
  • Karen Scott Browdy
  • Juliette Chayet-Cole
  • Susan Colla
  • Bijian Fan
  • Don Honus
  • G. “Hutch” Hutchison
  • Jennifer Susan Jones
  • Raj Naik
  • Patricia Post
  • Tom Post
  • Gregory Radionov
  • Sherry Renee
  • Alan Siflinger
  • John Vandewerker
  • Daggi Wallace
  • Larry White
  • Phil Zubiate