Updated: Sep 4, 2019
The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley presents the nature-inspired exhibit THE GREAT OUTDOORS with art pieces from eight artists. The show will hang August 23 through October 21, 2019 at the Hillcrest Galleria in the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, located at 403 W. Hillcrest Dr. in Thousand Oaks. There will be an Artists’ Reception on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 4 – 6 pm at the Hillcrest Galleria.
Eight outstanding artists are exhibiting their nature oriented works in various art mediums including pastels, photography, oils, acrylics, and watercolor. The artists include five from the Conejo Valley, Harvey Cusworth, Rob Impellizerri, Bob Norgel, Barb Welch and Rachel Sylvers; alongside regional artists JoAnn Formia, Tom Gamache and Laura Wambsgans. Curators are John Johnson and Connie Tunick, members of the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley Board of Directors.
Tom Gamache of Calabasas will feature a series of photographs including Pink Cadillac. Gamache is a well-known photographer who is active in the Thousand Oaks Art Association. “Tom has done a great deal of work for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and we are pleased to present his unique photographs,” says Johnson.
Rachel Sylvers will debut her work, including the pastel “Not All the Leaves are Brown”. “We’re delighted to show Rachel’s pastels for the very first time,” says Tunick. “This is part of our mission with exhibitions at the Hillcrest Galleria – providing new opportunities for local artists.”
The Hillcrest Galleria is open during business hours, evenings and weekends and is free to the public. The Artists' Reception is also a free event.