PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2017 (click for downloadable pdf of release)
Press Contact: Christopher Broughton 805.601.7530
FOUR FRIENDS GALLERY Opens
As a Center for the Arts
with New Photography Exhibition
THOUSAND OAKS, CA – The Four Friends Gallery will hold a Public Opening Reception on March 11th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm of its premier exhibit, “Open Intake” and first in a series of gallery shows. The exhibit at the Four Friends Gallery includes 130 pieces of original photography from over 35 local professional artists. Sizes range from 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches “Tiny Photographs” by Larry Janss to 6 feet by 4 feet by Sol Hill. Complimentary light snacks and drinks will be served. Four Friends is located at 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 111, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362. This exhibit, which held its “soft” opening on February 24, closes on Wednesday, March 22nd. Gallery hours for this show are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30PM to 5:30 PM and by appointment. The next show is slated to open on Friday, March 24th featuring the work of photographer Zoe Marieh Urness.
This is the premiere event of this new space as an emerging center for the arts. Weekend evenings are often host to Brogden Bay Presents: a concert series focusing on folk, American Roots and, occasionally, good old Rock and Roll/Blues. Past concerts have featured performers such as Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur, A.J. Croce, Albert Lee, Corky Siegel and Danny Kortchmar. Next up in the concert series is An Evening with Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm.
If you stop by on Saturday mornings between nine and noon beware of a group of small but might actors, learning their craft from Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory’s professional staff, Billy Parish and Stephanie Wilson. Students study all aspects of theatre arts with master classes in comedy and audition technique and a free performance on May 4 at the Civic Arts Plaza for area schoolchildren, A CELEBRATION OF CALIFORNIA’S NATIONAL PARKS.
Also to be offered are insightful lectures as part of the Four Friends’ Salon Series, live theatre by Equity Actors from Gold Coast Plays and photography workshops taught by masters in the field.
“This gallery is a dream and it’s coming true! Indeed, our artistic community has responded enthusiastically,” says Janss. “I’ve been watching the procession of artists coming through the door carrying their precious artworks for the last week and, I promise you, the individual artists are all incredibly talented and this body of work is truly superb.”
Gallery Director Christopher Broughton was engaged to direct the gallery from the Brooks Institute of Photography which recently closed its doors after over 70 years of operations. During Chris’ three decades’ tenure at Brooks he taught courses in Digital Photography, Advanced Studio Applications, The Zone System, Optics of Fine Art and Photographic Theory in both Undergraduate and Graduate programs. Chris has influenced and inspired over 3,645 students, many of whom are currently working professionally and are master artists in their own right.
In partnership with the Gold Coast Plays & Theater Conservatory and Brogden Bay Presents, Chris envisions the gallery becoming a local and accessible center for visual and performing arts.
Larry Janss is a fifth-generation Californian, born on the Conejo Ranch in Thousand Oaks. He attended the California Institute of the Arts and, in 1967, attended the first of many Ansel Adams’ Summer Photography Workshops. He later assisted Adams on many of his myriad projects over the course of Adams’ life. Larry’s photographs have been featured in two New West Symphony classical music commissions and performances – one a photographic interpretation of Ferde Grofé’s symphonic masterpiece, the Grand Canyon Suite; the second, a multimedia presentation with Robert Kyr’s original symphonic piece, Yosemite: Journey of Light. For information, please visit the gallery website: www.fourfriendsgallery.com and the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Four-Friends-Gallery-455275737841255 and Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 805/497-7691.
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FOUR FRIENDS GALLERY
WHAT: Four Friends Gallery premieres its first exhibition, “Open Intake” featuring 130 pieces of original photography from over 35 local professional artists.
WHEN: Public Opening Reception on March 11the from 4:00 to 8:00 pm
Show runs now through Wednesday, March 22nd. Gallery hours for this show are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30PM to 5:30 PM and by appointment.
WHERE: Four Friends Gallery
1414 East Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 111
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
TICKETS: Free Admission
OTHER: Free parking is always available.
MORE 2017 DATES:
Friday, March 24, 2017 Next Art show opens featuring the work of photographer Zoe Marieh Urness.
Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm Next up in the concert series is An Evening with Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore.