2012-06-07 / Community
Bob Eubanks donates $100,000 in western art to Cal Lutheran
Works from TV game show host on display this summer
The pieces will be displayed in the Western Salon, which will also include works from the Reagan Library collection, from June 16 through Sept. 15 in CLU’s William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, inside the William Rolland Stadium on Olsen Road between Campus Drive and Mountclef Boulevard on the Thousand Oaks campus.
The show will feature four bronze sculptures and 26 acrylic and oil-on-canvas paintings, pencil drawings and fine art prints the Eubanks family donated to CLU. The collection includes works by sculptor Herb Mignery and painters Martin Grelle and Donald Puttman.
The Reagan Library is loaning more than 30 paintings and sculptures for the exhibit. This is the first time this collection, which includes sculptures by Dante V. de Florio and Pierre Jules Mene as well as an oil painting of John Wayne by Jerry Venditti, will be displayed together.
Eubanks of Westlake Village and Andrew Wulf, curator of the Reagan Library, will speak at the opening night reception, which will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sat., June 16.
Eubanks will discuss his career, touch on his friendships with Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, and answer questions during “An Afternoon with Bob Eubanks” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sat., July 28 in the Lundring Events Center at CLU.
Eubanks, who started out as a radio announcer at an Oxnard station and is best known as the host of “The Newlywed Game,” has also worked as an artist manager, concert promoter and television producer.
The 74-year-old is also a cowboy. He owned a working cattle ranch in Santa Ynez.
Eubanks participated in rodeos and became a gold card member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
He amassed a collection of Western art, and the Peppertree Art Show was held at his family’s ranch for 33 years.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment. Admission to the gallery and all events is free. No reservations are necessary.
For more information, call curator Jeff Phillips at (805) 493-3697.