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April 26, 1990 | GEORGE KEENEN
At 2 p.m. the sun is high over Art City. JoAnne Duby, one of the sculptors who inhabits this odd little amusement park for artists on Ventura's west side, is finishing a piece of black marble with an electric grinder. It's a hot afternoon, but Duby is wearing a blue hat, safety goggles, an aspirator, heavy pants, a heavy white shirt and a green apron. No gloves. The black marble looks like a giant black tooth. "It is a tooth," said Duby, taking off her mask and goggles.
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August 22, 2002 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For several years now, Focus on the Masters has put energy and resources into the care and feeding of Ventura County's artistic community. Photographer Donna Granata, who started the project to create portraits of artists in the area, launched a series of artist lectures at the Laurel Theater and otherwise built a framework for focusing on the region's art scene. Documenting and archiving the cultural legacy of a community is the goal.
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August 22, 2002 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For several years now, Focus on the Masters has put energy and resources into the care and feeding of Ventura County's artistic community. Photographer Donna Granata, who started the project to create portraits of artists in the area, launched a series of artist lectures at the Laurel Theater and otherwise built a framework for focusing on the region's art scene. Documenting and archiving the cultural legacy of a community is the goal.
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April 26, 1990 | GEORGE KEENEN
At 2 p.m. the sun is high over Art City. JoAnne Duby, one of the sculptors who inhabits this odd little amusement park for artists on Ventura's west side, is finishing a piece of black marble with an electric grinder. It's a hot afternoon, but Duby is wearing a blue hat, safety goggles, an aspirator, heavy pants, a heavy white shirt and a green apron. No gloves. The black marble looks like a giant black tooth. "It is a tooth," said Duby, taking off her mask and goggles.
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October 13, 1996
The city of Ventura's Office of Cultural Affairs awarded JoAnne Duby and Gwendolyn Alley a $2,000 stipend to create new artworks inspired by Ventura and its environs. Duby, a sculptor, will create a Matilija poppy, a California poppy and a steelhead trout combining alabaster stones, bronze casting and soapstone.
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August 10, 1995 | JOSEF WOODARD
With "Erotikos Too: Thirsting for More," Eros is again rearing his head at Ventura's Art City II. Humor and images of genitalia are plentiful, sublimation and discretion less so. As artist Doug Lipton writes in a statement, "Eroticism is in the mind of the beholder, and mine changes daily." Likewise, this second annual show is of many minds, sly nods and salacious winks, with a few gentle strokes of sensuality for good measure.
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October 17, 1996 | NICK GREEN
Young Ventura art students will spend $2,200 creating a 70-foot-by-90-foot portable mural on Ventura Avenue that can be moved for special exhibits. The Westside Community Council will spend $2,000 presenting cultural events on Avenue Green Plaza, a community gathering place recently renovated by volunteers. And California Poets in the Schools will spend $2,000 to bring poets to Ventura classrooms.
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October 10, 1994 | STEPHANIE SIMON
From soft watercolors to sculpted mobiles, the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery will be filled with 70 original works this month--all winners in the city's annual art and photography contest. "It's really different from what you would normally see in a gallery," said Bonnie Roth, a member of the Thousand Oaks Arts Commission. "It shows a lot of eclectic talent. We have sculptures made of everything from old machine parts to highly polished marble."
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April 12, 2004 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
Sculptor JoAnne Duby was chased out of Santa Barbara by high rents in the late-1980s -- 16 years before they squeezed her out of Ventura. Now she works at her stone carving in a studio she built on her boyfriend's ranch in the hills outside Templeton, some 150 miles to the north and a world away from an arts community being eroded by the high cost of housing. "I was really saddened by it," Duby said. "It used to be that Ventura was such a wonderful working town.
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August 16, 2001 | GINGER ORR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nearly three years after two back-to-back fires ravaged Art City, the sculptors' studio complex on the western edge of Ventura is rising out of the ruins. Instead of dwelling on the thousands of lost art pieces, Paul Lindhard, the Santa Barbara sculptor who established the artisans enclave, saw it as an opportunity to clean house. The collective's founder is working with city building and fire officials to improve safety conditions at the one-acre site at 197 Dubbers St.
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February 27, 2000 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Love, and perhaps its less innocent cousin, lust, are in the air at the Art City II Gallery. It's time for another one of this space's periodic forays into the domain of "erotic art." To some, to name it such is to qualify its intentions, to stigmatize it and send it to the place where baser instincts dwell. Eroticism is a highly subjective matter. But the work in this show--by turns raw, sensuous, cheesy, meticulous, raunchy and historical--is anything but polite and dull.
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May 9, 1999 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You've seen an example of Donna Clark's handiwork around town of late, via her detailed depiction of stones on the poster for the Ventura Chamber Music Festival. Meanwhile, an exhibit of her work hangs in the showcase gallery of the Buenaventura Gallery with the focus on still life subjects, pleasantly off to the left of conventional.
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