Nick B Rogers, a Ventura local, has new art on display at the Sandbox Coffeehouse. His mixed media paintings range in size from small to large. His style is a unique blend of futuristic robot abstraction and colorful urban street art. Drawing since he was a tyke, Nick became interested in painting, influenced by street art, around the age of 17 and has always been fascinated by science fiction. For more images you can check out his instagram.
Friday July 18 BMW held a launch of it new motorcycle the T Nine at Sandbox Coffeehouse. Journalist from major West Coast motorcycle publications were able to test drive this new BMW motorcycle, on their way to Jay Leno’s house in Los Angeles.
An original haven for the eclectic individual. Sandbox Coffeehouse is a unique cultural experience celebrating the arts and our patrons while providing quality food in a comfortable atmosphere. Contact us if you are interested in planning a special event at Sandbox Coffeehouse.
Contact: Aimee French 805/653-2501 Aimee@FocusontheMasters.com
FOCUS ON THE MASTERS – Learning To See Youth Outreach
All images have publication releases.
Mandala by David
Mandalas, meaning ‘circle’ in Sanskrit, have been used for ritual and meditation for thousands of years. It represents the whole of life. The making of a mandala has many healing applications.
Collage by Ray
The artwork of FOTM documented artist, Duane Simshauser, inspires a creative use of mixed media and crows.
Still Life by Thomas
Natural pigments were used to color this still life, reflecting the liveliness of FOTM documented artist Gayel Childress, who inspired this lesson.
June 24 – July 14, 2014
Reception July 1 from 4:30 – 6:30pm
204 E. Thompson Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
Join Focus on the Masters (FOTM) and Turning Point Foundation for an exhibition featuring artwork created in FOTM’s Learning To See art program through Turning Point’s Quality of Life Project by residents of Board and Care Homes who struggle with serious mental and physical health challenges. This exhibition celebrates their endeavors and serves as inspiration for all in our community.
FOTM’s award-winning art program, Learning To See, inspires students using the lives and works of extraordinary FOTM documented artists. Turning Point’s Quality of Life members have participated in the LTS program for 7 months. Each class offers them the valuable opportunity to engage with others, express creativity and emotion, practice physical dexterity, and gain a sense of accomplishment as they face the challenges of living with mental illness.
Now celebrating its 20th year of programming, Focus on the Masters is an art appreciation program that documents, preserves and presents the works and lives of accomplished contemporary artists, emphasizing the importance of the arts to a healthy society. With an emphasis on critical thinking, innovation and tolerance, LTS nurtures our students with a greater caring for our community and tolerance of cultural diversity.
Turning Point Foundation addresses the critical community support needs of mentally ill adults, serving more than 500 clients each year through its shelter, supported housing and rehabilitation programs. Turning Point improves our communities by helping those facing mental illness remain or become functioning, integral community members. They are a critical support organization for families dealing with the devastation of mental illness.
Participating sites: The Elms in Ventura and Sunrise Manor in Oxnard
Sponsored by: Focus on the Masters and Turning Point Foundation
For more information about Learning To See, contact Aimee@FocusOnTheMasters.com or 805.653.2501
Turning Point Foundation
Come in to Sandbox Coffeehouse and expirience the new art wall by local artist Erik Abel. His art gives a whole new vibe to the cafe and will keep you mesmerized. Sales of his art pieces will benefit hurricane sandy relief and surfaid.
Open Mic Night every Thursday night… please come by! Sign up is at 6pm sharp – covers or original music, stand-up comedy, slam poetry… all on stage till 8pm.
Come perform in front of a forgiving audience and forge new creative alliances – or just come for some great local entertainment, along with delicious food, beer, wine, sangria, kombucha and amazing coffee drinks to keep you warm and alert!
Open Mic is Hosted by Tim Long. Donations are always welcomed and appreciated. The stage is waiting for you. Have the BEST day EVER!!