Camarillo, Calif., Jan. 20, 2011 – The Art Program at California State University Channel Islands (CI) has announced a new exhibit, “Women Beyond Borders: What’s a Box Got to Do With It?  Reflections on the Body” to be on display Jan. 31 through March 14 at the John Spoor Broome Library.  A free public reception and guided tours will be held on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The exhibit will feature a selection of approximately 80 boxes from the “Women Beyond Borders” collection. Co-curated by Dr. Anette Kubitza, an Art lecturer at CI, and artist Lorraine Serena, founder and artistic director of “Women Beyond Borders,” this unique cross-cultural women's art project began in Santa Barbara in the early 1990s. It features small wooden boxes transformed by over 900 international participants into elaborate artworks that have become repositories for the personal, political, and economic realities of women across the world. The show will also include ephemera and a film documenting the international exhibition-journey of “Women Beyond Borders.”

CSU Channel Islands is located at One University Drive, Camarillo. The exhibit will be available for viewing Jan. 31 through March 14.  Library and gallery hours are: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 10 p.m. For additional information contact the CI Art Program at 805-437-8570, e-mail or visit

Limited parking is available on campus. A daily permit is $6. Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot in Camarillo with bus service to and from the campus. Riders should board the VISTA Bus to the campus; the fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at

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