I have been a photographer for a long time…25 years to be exact. I have also seen a lot of photos. When I saw the work of Steve Munch, my breath was taken away. His work has a simplicity and elegance I have never seen before when it comes to wildlife. It almost looks as though it were photographed in a controlled environment like a studio. If I had not been by his side for some of these shots, I may have been suspicious. His work celebrates the beauty of these ocean dwellers that many of us will never get to see so up close and intimate.
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
us in Downtown Ventura for a complete weekend of festivities
celebrating the art community in Ventura, California. Our art exhibit
features the ocean inspired photography of Steve Munch and Stephanie
Hogue. From dreamy seascapes to crashing waves and everything in
between, the collection captures the many moods and captivating beauty
of the ocean.
10% of Sales during ArtWalk will be donated to Mission Blue, a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas – Hope Spots.
Ventura ArtWalk at Latitudes Fine Art Gallery 401 E. Main St Ventura, CA 93001 Saturday, October 6th, 11am-6pm Sunday, October 7th, noon to 5pm
Latitudes Kauai is proud to announce the addition of Dennis Mathewson to the gallery! We are so excited to welcome one of the hottest artists in Hawaii to the Latitudes Family. While experiencing Dennis Mathewson’s artwork for the first time, you will find yourself embracing and sharing his passion for the true island lifestyle in Hawaii. Mathewson’s fun and whimsical storytelling tiki pieces are sure to bring a smile to local kama’aina folks and malahini visitors alike.
Hawaii Artist Dennis Mathewson with his commission “Metal Mania”
His work is distinguished by his unique and exotic underwater sea-life pieces that come alive through his exclusive color combinations. Mathewson showcases the realistic, liquid style of the ocean,that include his signature bubbles which blend seamlessly into the skillfully hand carved images he creates on aluminum panels. His work is a culmination of diversity derived from years of past experience. In addition to being an acclaimed artist in the fine arts, Mathewson has decades of experience in award-winning motorcycle,automotive and industrial custom painting.
Stop by the gallery to see his amazing work in person. It truly comes alive under the lights.
SPRING STREET FAIR / 11 AM – 6:30 PM / FREE
Start your day with the Spring Street Fair starting at 11 am on the 300, 400 & 500 block of Main Street with vendors and live entertainment. Shop local artists, crafters, non-profit organizations, and commercial vendors. The street fair and entertainment are FREE and open to the public starting at 11 am! MoreCHAMPAGNE ON MAIN / WINE WALK / 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
At 3:00 pm, the Champagne on Main Wine Walk gets started! The Champagne on Main Wine Walk will showcase Champagne, Sparkling Wines, and Craft Beer sampling in your favorite downtown businesses. Each guest will receive a Champagne on Main Wine Walk wristband, tasting cup and a map of the participating tasting sites throughout Downtown Ventura. Each tasting site will have a designated area set up for Champagne on Main Wine Walk guests to sample! Champagne, Sparkling Wines, and Craft Beer sampling tasting will end at 6:00 pm.LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Live entertainment will fill the streets as you stroll through the Spring Street Fair until 6:30 PM. Come enjoy Spring in Downtown Ventura!Event will go on rain or shine!
New Show – Opening Reception Friday March 28th, 2014
5:30p.m.-8:30p.m. Light Refreshments
Please join us for an evening of fun, celebrating the newest photographic works of art created by Steve Munch. His latest ocean images are an exotic and surprising close up look at the beautiful Pacific Ocean.