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“Through Our Eyes” 100 self-portraits of Ventura youth in response to COVID19

July 1, 2021

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 31, 2021

Vita Art Center
28 W. Main St
Ventura, CA 93001 United States

“Through Our Eyes” at Vita Art Center

100 self-portraits of Ventura youth in response to COVID19

Opening Reception: June 19, 2021 from 4-6pm, Free and open to the public

Exhibit Dates: June 19 – July 31, 2021

In response to COVID-19 and the unprecedented challenges it has brought to our youth, the Vita Art Center has organized a community youth art project and exhibit that helps to heal through art. The project entitled “Through Our Eyes” started with free art workshops for youth ages 6-18 years. The art workshops were lead by professional artists who guided the participants through the creation of self-portraits, each wearing a face mask. The students were encouraged to create a face mask as a form of self-expression that communicates the unique feeling they’ve experienced during the pandemic.

Thank you to Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation and Jones, Lester, Schuck, Becker & Dehesa LLP for their generous support in making this free workshop and exhibit possible. A special thank you to Lydia Hopps for coming to Vita Art Center with this wonderful idea and helping to make it happen.

Become a sponsor. Our goal is to continue to document the important and historic perspective of our youth in response to COVID19. Your donations are tax deductible.

Artwork by: Mae Stepan