Museum of Ventura County Presents Four Masters – Four Legends Retrospective Exhibition

Decades of artistic experience and influence will be honored when the Museum of Ventura County presents Four Masters – Four Legends, a retrospective exhibition of work by Carlisle Cooper, William McEnroe, Norman Kirk and Gerd Koch, opening February 26. The exhibit’s free public opening reception will be held on Friday, February 25 from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. The exhibition continues through April 24.

“These four masters have profoundly influenced and continue to shape art and culture in Southern California,” said colleague and exhibit curator HirokoYoshimoto, who has chosen selected works that represent the range of their careers. The exhibition will also explore the artist’s seminal involvement in arts organizations in Ventura County, and their teaching careers at Ventura College, where they have influenced and nurtured generations of artists, from the 1950s to today. The four men were all born within a ten-year span of each other.

A panel discussion with the four artists, moderated by Yoshimoto, will be held at the museum the opening weekend, on Sunday, February 27 at 3:00 p.m. Admission to the Sunday event is $5 general public, museum members free. The following Thursday, March 3, 7:00- 8:30 p.m., Donna Granata will present a multimedia reflection on the honored artists, selected from Focus on the Masters’ archives. Thursday’s presentation is $10 general public, $5 museum members. To attend either event, call 653-0323 x 315. Admission to all galleries is included in event prices

Museum of Ventura County
100 East Main Street
Ventura, California 93001
805-653-0323

www.venturamuseum.org

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