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!
Richard Amend & Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend
Selected works from the Seventies and Eighties
September 18 - October 31, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
4:00 - 7:00 pm
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...
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.
The Figure in the Landscape
A Four-Day Workshop
with Allison Newsome
October 14 - 17, 2010
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:
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.
November 13, 2010 - January 2, 2011
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.
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!