"Art About Agriculture" Exhibit at Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula Through 2/9/14

Co-Founder of Ag Art Alliance Speaks at Agriculture Museum, January 9, 2014

Strawberry Field, photographic panorama, John NicholsGallerist, photographer and curator John Nichols will give a Gallery Talk at the Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Nichols, along with painter Gail Pidduck, founded the Ag Art Alliance in 2007, and is the co-curator of the Alliance’s yearly exhibition: Art About Agriculture. Now in its sixth year, the Art About Agriculture exhibition celebrates both historical and contemporary agriculture. Pieces included in the large exhibition are hung in two neighboring cultural institutions: the MVC Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula and the Santa Paula Art Museum. This year’s exhibition will be open through February 9, 2014.

In his Gallery Talk, Nichols will focus on photographic perspectives seen in work included in Art About Agriculture. Nichols sells photography at the John Nichols Gallery in Santa Paula. His own photography was featured in a two-person exhibition at the Sears Art Museum Gallery, at Dixie State University, in St. George, Utah, in 2013. Nichols’ work has also been documented by Focus on the Masters.

Admission to the Gallery Talk is free for Museum members and is included with regular admission for the general public. No reservations are necessary. Admission includes entrance to all Museum exhibits, including the current temporary exhibition, “Strawberry Fields Forever?” Another Gallery Talk will take place at the Santa Paula Art Museum, located one block away, at 3:00 p.m. Free parking is available at both locations.

The Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum is located in historic downtown Santa Paula at 926 Railroad Avenue. Hours are 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. General admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors, $1 children ages 6-17. Free for Museum of Ventura County members and children ages 5 and younger. For more information, go to www.venturamuseum.org or call (805) 525-3100.

Pepper Field Near Piru, photograph by John Nichols