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Bacaoan, November and Parker
Buenaventura Gallery

June 27 - July 29, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 5 - 7 pm


 Varied Works from Buenaventura Art Association Artists


Buenaventura Art Association’s June 27-July 29 exhibitions will include diverse displays by some individual members and a general members’ show in the nonprofit group’s downtown Ventura gallery, 700 E. Santa Clara St.

John Parker will present “Textured Tablets: A Fusion of Images, Words & Wood” on the main gallery’s red wall, while painters Florentino Bacaoan and Margie November will fill the Clophine Dooley Gallery with shows named “Ocean +” and “Womanhood,” respectively.
The artists will attend a reception 5-7 p.m. July 1, when awards for the members’ show also will be announced.

Parker, of Camarillo, creates sculptural wall art from hard maple wood incised with words, figurative beings and decorative elements, using a pointille method (engraved small dots). He plans to show about 30 pieces, from 11 inches square to 38 by 45 inches.
“My body of work as a whole is intended to convey a sense of peace and serenity,” said BAA’s current board president, who has worked in wood for about 45 years. “The individual pieces are intended as glimpses out of the corner of the eye — fragments of perceptions on fragments of wood.”

Bacaoan, a Ventura painter, will have 20 or so pieces on display, in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pen and ink, ranging from 8 by 10 inches to 4 feet square. His chosen subject include the sea, waves, fish, animals and plants, he said, anything “in, on or around the ocean.” He has been creating art for 40 years. “If you can’t make it to the ocean, come to my show. I bring the ocean to you!” Bacaoan said.

The third artist, November, is a Ventura painter in many media —pastel, oil, watercolor and oil pastel — who said her primary interests are figurative art, women’s issues and issues of justice and oppression. She will exhibit about 20 works, from 8 by 10 inches to 30 by 40 inches. November has painted for about 20 years, in addition to being a full-time practicing psychotherapist.
“ ‘Womanhood’ came to me as I reviewed my art, past writings, and teachings,” she said of her title choice. “My show is that: our history, our bodies, our struggles, our victories.”

In the gallery’s central hallway will be selected works by Susan Colla and Nora Yukon, Merit Award winners from the previous member show.