This weekend my musical collaborator, Angel Marquez, and I participated in the second Oxnard Performing Arts Convention Center Arts Festival, and I am so happy and proud to be able to say that this was our first ever arts festival! As a newcomer to Ventura County, I have been overwhelmed by how friendly and genuine its residents are, and at the festival in Oxnard I met a diverse and unique community of artists, musicians, dancers, writers, families, scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. I am excited to see what the future brings and very much looking forward to the next one. Thank you especially to Ghislaine Smith of the PACC for going out of her way to help me navigate this new territory!!
Lots and lot of thanks also to Bell Arts Factory in Ventura, especially Maribel Hernandez and David Yoshitomi, for their enthusiastic support of crazy new ideas and for warmly welcoming us to the Bell Arts Family; C2 Designers for their non-stop encouragement and endless support; and of course thank you to our families for thinking that spray painting gradients and then playing ambient sounds with synthesizers under the table are of course a good idea.