Thousand Oaks history buffs, longtime community members, and Southern California residents are invited to enjoy Thousand Oaks' newest art exhibition, "Jungleland & Artistic Visions," currently on display at the Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.
In recognition of the 90th Anniversary of Jungleland – the famous wild animal park and entertainment attraction from the 50s and 60s located on Ventura Boulevard in Thousand Oaks (known later as Thousand Oaks Boulevard) – the art show features a variety of artistic expressions, from Jungleland memorabilia and historic photos courtesy of Stagecoach Inn Museums' Bruce Hamilton as well as pieces by Thousand Oaks resident Billy Martin. Artistic representations of wild jungle animals and exotic locations are also included.
The "Jungleland & Artistic Visions" exhibit, presented by the City of Thousand Oaks Cultural Affairs Commission, runs through January 25, 2017, with an Artists Reception on Thursday, November 17 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Fred Kavli Theatre Lobby. All residents of Thousand Oaks and Southern California are invited to join the City of Thousand Oaks in this unique celebration of Jungleland's 90th Anniversary.
This new art show ranges from the early days of Jungleland and its tigers, elephants, and other circus-like attractions to artistic representations of exotic animals. It highlights the outstanding works of numerous Thousand Oaks and Southern California artists, and includes media ranging from acrylic and oil paintings, watercolors, and mixed media to sculpture and photography. Artists include (in no particular order) Ron Souza, Irv Morgan, Pamela Fong, Kathi Colman, Joyce Rumack, Louisa Wallace Jacobs, Gary W. Talbot, Billy Martin, Connie Tunick, Carl Volpe, Barbara Welch, Andrea Stanley, and Ann Krasner.
For further information about the "Jungleland & Artistic Visions" exhibit or the upcoming November 17 Artists Reception, contact Stacy Park, Deputy Director of the City of Thousand Oaks Cultural Affairs Department at (805) 449-2767.