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September 7, 2010

Greetings from the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
and the Happy Valley Cultural Center!

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

We're writing to make you aware of upcoming events at the Center, including exhibitions, a poetry reading, and a workshop. Please mark your calendar!
 

"Retro-Perspectives"
Richard Amend & Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend
Selected works from the Seventies and Eighties
September 18 - October 31, 2010

Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 18, 2010
4:00 - 7:00 pm

Retro-Perspectives 

Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend and Richard Amend are internationally recognized artists who live and work in Ojai, where they maintain separate studios and careers. During the 1970's and 80's, prior to knowing each other, both artists experienced periods of tremendous artistic growth and output, with a striking similarity in their exploration of imagery, patterns, and color. Sources of inspiration, methods of making, and geographical location varied widely, yet the times and art trends influenced them in a similar manner. Susan, out of a rebellious spirit, aimed at traditional craft and a combining of ideas about painting, and Richard was concerned with a methodical formula of repetition and subtle variations within systems of art making. The Retro-Perspectives exhibition presents an opportunity to view these seminal works, exhibited together for the first time.

Please join us for the Opening Reception on
Saturday, September 18, 2010
4 - 7 pm
 

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And following the Opening Reception...  

Weird Words

"Weird Words"
A Poetry Reading

On Saturday, September 18th, at 7 pm, we will present Weird Words, a poetry reading featuring Polly Bee, Tree Bernstein, and Robert Peake. Admission is free, with any donations going to support the poets.

Come to the Center on Saturday, September 18th and make a day of it. If you don't live locally, make a weekend of it! We're happy to recommend lodging, restaurants and other great things to do while visiting Ojai.  

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Once Fired:
The Figure in the Landscape

A Four-Day Workshop with Allison Newsome
October 14 - 17, 2010

Allison Newsome

Working from the landscape and the figure: clay sketching outside in the landscape and studying the figure model in the studio, students will create small sculptures and reliefs using hollow-form and slab construction techniques. Learn about creating larger works in several components. Combining the figure and your own symbolic imagery, students will learn the art of "Once Fired" with the application of stains, slips, and glazes at all stages of the art-making process.

Prior experience with clay is helpful but not required.

$375.00 includes materials and lunch.

To view a segment of a documentary we are creating
on Allison Newsome, click below:  

Watch Video
Watch Video

If you are interested in participating in a future event at the Center, let us know. I promise that you'll enjoy the experience of creating art and learning new creative processes in Happy Valley.

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ACGA Exhibition
November 13, 2010 - January 2, 2011

Mark Goudy and Mardi Wood

Our last exhibition of the year will feature selected members of the ACGA (Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California) November 13, 2010 - January 2, 2011. The exhibition will include smaller works, to assist you in selecting unique gifts for the holiday season while supporting the arts.
   

Gift Shop

Speaking of gifts... take a look at the books, DVDs and original art we have available through the Center's gift shop online. Click Here to view our Gift Shop! 


 

Thanks so much for your continued interest in and support of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts. Hope to see you soon!

Kevin Wallace

Kevin Wallace
Director, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
and The Happy Valley Cultural Center 

 

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Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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"I think one can be creative no matter where one is. You don't have to be an artist. The creative person is the person who is open to life and listening to life as it comes to him"

~ Beatrice Wood
from the book "The Ageless Spirit"
Edited by Connie Goldman

Beatrice Wood

 


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