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PLEASE NOTE

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all of our workshops and performances, for instructors and performers, as well as participants and attendees. We are also requiring that face masks be worn indoors. We realize that we will alienate some of our community by doing so, but believe the majority will appreciate being able to enjoy our programming in a safe environment. The Center was closed for an entire year due to COVID-19, which threatened our existence, and we are also concerned for the safety of the students and staff of the Besant Hill School - an international boarding school and the larger activity of the foundation - who we interact with. We appreciate your understanding our desire to protect each other during this challenging time. 

 

Upcoming Opening Reception

Please Join Us Saturday, January 22, 2022
2 - 4 pm
for the Opening Reception of

Ojai Visions

Featuring Members of Ojai Studio Artists

Karen Lewis - Contemplation
Karen Lewis, Contemplation
Oil on wood panel | 8" h x 16" w | $400.

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Upcoming Performance

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts presents

Chamber On The Mountain

Pavel Sporcl, Violinist
(Photo by Lenka Hatasova)

Pavel Šporcl
Violinist

Sunday, April 10, 2022 / 3 pm
Logan House
Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

Program to be Announced

Meet the Artist!
A reception will be held immediately following the performance.

Tickets $30.00

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Upcoming Special Event

Mark Your Calendars for BeatoFest 2022!

BeatoFest!

At the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
The Home and Studio of Beatrice Wood (1893-1998)
in the beautiful Upper Ojai Valley

Art Exhibits, Demonstrations, Live Music! 

Sunday, November 6, 2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free Admission!

More Information to be posted

The following performances were postponed.
New dates will be announced.

 

Rangoli Dance Company - photo by Erin Herzog
Rangoli Dance Company
Photo by Erin Herzog

 

Sculpture by Suresh Iyengar
Sculpture by Suresh Iyengar
 

 

Rangoli Dance Company

presents

"Chandrachooda"
Adorned by the Moon

An evening of Indian Classical Dance

Postponed - New Date to be Announced


Logan House
Tickets: $25

At 4:00 pm:
There will be a free presentation by Suresh Iyengar
on our patio, prior to the performance:
"The Art of Sculpting Ganesha"

Drawing from the myth and spirituality of south Indian heritage, Malathi Iyengar creates dance landscapes that dwell in both traditional and secular, and rhythm and stillness. The dances convey a sense of reverence and mystery and are offered in the spirit of universal celebration.

Iyengar established Rangoli Foundation for Art & culture in 1985 and Rangoli Dance Company in 1992 to share performing and visual arts of India. The company features the vibrant south Indian dance form Bharatanatyam - a classical Indian dance form that originated in the temples of South India - through strong technique and storytelling.

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David Paquette
Jazz Pianist
David Paquette

 

Ken Emerson
Guitarist, Ken Emerson
 

 

David Paquette

With Special Guest Ken Emerson

Postponed - New Date to be Announced


Tickets: $25

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is pleased to present a performance by jazz pianist David Paquette on Saturday, June 20th, at 7pm. The performance will showcase David’s signature New Orleans style with a selection of jazz, blues and standards, performed on the German Steinway custom made for legendary classical pianist Lili Kraus. Paquette will be joined by Special Guest Ken Emerson.

David Paquette has recorded more than 45 albums and he is well known on the European jazz circuit, as well as for establishing and directing a seventeen-year running annual Jazz Festival on New Zealand's Waiheke Island. He devotes considerable time to his Charitable Trust, the "Paquette Jazz Foundation" which supports both upcoming and existing talent through a scholarship, mentoring program and a musician’s residence retreat on Waiheke Island.

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Stephen Inglis
Stephen Inglis

 

Cut The Dead Some Slack - album by Stephen Inglis
Cut The Dead Some Slack
Album by Stephen Inglis


 

 

An Intimate Evening Performance with
Grammy Nominated
Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winning
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist

Stephen Inglis

Hawaiian / Bob Dylan / Grateful Dead
& More!

Postponed - New Date to be Announced

Tickets: $25

Presented by Cord International Media Group

Stephen Inglis is a wizard of the slack key guitar, a gifted singer-songwriter, and one of Hawaii's greatest musicians of his generation. With a strong respect for tradition, Inglis pushes the slack key guitar into delightful new territory crossing genres and redefining what you would traditionally think of as Hawaiian slack key.

Traditional slack key is the heart of his sound, but the fusion of many other traditions including jazz, blues, country, rock, and old-school Hawaiian make Inglis' sound truly modern folk... with a twist, and a wonderful surprise or two. His music is fresh, clean, and genuine.

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Jim Kimo West
Jim Kimo West
 

Jim Kimo West's Grammy-nominated album Moku Maluhia - Peaceful Island
Jim Kimo West's
Grammy-Nominated Album
Moku Maluhia - Peaceful Island

An Intimate Evening Performance with
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist

Jim Kimo West

Postponed - New Date to be Announced


Logan House
(Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Tickets: $25

Presented by Cord International Media Group

We are pleased to announce that our friend Jim Kimo West recently received a Grammy nomination for his album Moku Maluhia: Peaceful Island - and that he is coming to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts for a solo performance. West is recognized as one of the world's top slack key guitarists bringing his own unique musical perspective to this great acoustic guitar tradition. 

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Postcards from Home
 

 

Music, Dance, and Stories
from a Different Time in Hawaii

Postcards from Home

with Master Story-Teller Kamaka Brown
and Singer/Songwriter Kimo Williams

Postponed - New Date to be Announced


Logan House
(Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Tickets: $25

Presented by Cord International Media Group

A performance piece created by master story-teller Kamaka Brown and singer/songwriter Kimo Williams - both born and raised in Hawaii - Post Cards from Home is a coming of age story of love, life, heartbreak and hope. It is a magic carpet multi-media ride of a story, songs and dances that beckons you to experience the journey with them.

Join us for this celebration of Aloha, music, philosophy and dance!

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Dr. Tsun-Hui Hung
Dr. Tsun-Hui Hung
 

 

Lecture and Performance

Life of Erhu:
From Barbarian Gate-Crasher
to Aristocratic Emblem

A Lecture and Recital
by Dr. Tsun-Hui Hung

Postponed - New Date to be Announced

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts and the Happy Valley Cultural Center are proud to introduce the first cultural lecture event of the new decade sponsored by Cord International: Life of Erhu: From Barbarian Gate-Crasher to Aristocratic Emblem - a lecture and recital presented by Dr. Tsun-Hui Hung.

The erhu is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument or spike fiddle that is sometimes known in the Western world as the Chinese violin or a Chinese two-stringed fiddle that is about a thousand years older than the violin. It is the most popular of the Chinese huqin family of bowed string instruments. Perhaps no musical instrument is more evocative of China than the erhu even though its origins most likely developed beyond the borders of Chinese culture. It is historically known as the barbarian's fiddle. Dr. Hung will perform playing the instrument, and she will discuss the historical context for the instrument’s role in Chinese classical music composition, poetry, and philosophy.

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Current & Upcoming Exhibitions:

Exhbitions
Scarlett Kanistanaux

 

 

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Upcoming Workshops:

Upcoming Workshops
Richard Flores

 

 

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The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts presents

Chamber On The Mountain

Duo Apollon, Voice & Guitar Duo

Duo Apollon
Voice & Guitar Duo

Aaron Haas, Classical Guitarist & Anastasia Malliaras, Soprano

Sunday, December 5, 2021 / 3 pm
Logan House
Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

Program
Selections from Siete Canciones Populares Españolas by Manuel De Falla
Folksong Arrangements by Benjamin Britten
Selections from Winterreise D. 911 by Franz Schubert
Ballata dall'esilio by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

A reception was held on our patio following the performance.

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BeatoFest!

At the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
The Home and Studio of Beatrice Wood (1893-1998)
in the beautiful Upper Ojai Valley

Art Exhibits, Demonstrations, Live Music! 

Sunday, November 7, 2021
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free Admission!

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Ann Sweeten, Pianist
Ann Sweeten
Steinway Artist

 


 

 

Solo Piano Performance with Steinway Artist

Ann Sweeten

Saturday, October 9, 2021 / 7:30 pm

Doors open at 7 pm

Logan House
at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

Tickets: $25

After over two decades of enamoring audiences on the Concert stage and on Radio/Internet Airwaves, Ann Sweeten’s signature style is recognized world-wide. Often placed in the New Age genre, her style is decidedly unique, embracing not only the classical realm, but aspects of jazz, film scoring, and popular music. Sweeten’s music has aired and been reviewed across the world to wide critical acclaim. One of the most decorated pianists of the past decade with albums consistently ranking in the Top 5 NAR and ZMR Radio Charts, Sweeten is also one of the most played modern instrumentalists in North America. A truly well-rounded individual and artist, Ms. Sweeten is a staunch environmentalist, animal activist and vegetarian. In addition to her Concert and Recording career, she is also a professional actress/singer/dancer with Actor’s Equity Association. Ann Sweeten is herself a Breast Cancer survivor twice over, is involved with the Arts in Healthcare Initiative, and is now battling Leukemia.

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Old Time Fiddlers
Old Time Fiddlers
 

 

Americana Concert Series

California State
Old Time Fiddlers
District 8

Saturday March 7, 2020 / 2:00 PM
Logan House

$10.00 Donation

Old time music is part of our cultural heritage, enjoyed by all ages, young and old alike. The style originated in England, Ireland and Scotland. Fiddlers were ever present in wagon trains and around campfires as the early settlers made their long journeys across the prairies and mountains bound for the west in California and Oregon. The music found its way to the western homesteads and was heard at barn raisings, community gatherings and dances.

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The Rowan Brothers

with Ken Emerson

Saturday, November 23, 2019 / 7:00 pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm

The Rowan Brothers
The Rowan Brothers
Ken Emerson
Ken Emerson

Tickets $25.00

LOGAN HOUSE
at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

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BeatoFest!

At the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
The Home and Studio of Beatrice Wood (1893-1998)
in the beautiful Upper Ojai Valley

Art Exhibits, Demonstrations, Live Music! 

Saturday, November 9, 2019
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free Admission!

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Suburbanoid

Malibu Fire Sessions

Performance & Album Release Party

Saturday, October 5, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Suburbanoid - Malibu Fire Sessions album cover
New Album by Suburbanoid
Malibu Fire Sessions

at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
(Beato Records)

Logan House
at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

Tickets: $15

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Ken Emerson
Ken Emerson

 

Vintage Blues & Hawaiian
Slack & Steel Guitar

Ken Emerson

An Intimate Evening Performance

Saturday August 17, 2019 / 7:00 PM
Logan House
(Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Tickets: $25

Presented by Cord International Media Group

Ken Emerson is one of the world's most highly regarded traditional Hawaiian slack key & steel guitarists living today. He is a monster player of both and he switches easily between them during his performances, laying his guitar on his lap and picking up a steel bar for an instrumental interlude. Emerson is famous for his one-of-a-kind slack/steel style playing of vintage acoustic steel bodied National Resonator guitars.  

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Thollem McDonas
Solo Piano and Synthesizer

plus Special Guest Emily Hay

Saturday, July 20, 2019 / 7 pm

Thollem
Thollem (Photo by Jason Finkelman)

Logan House
at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

Tickets: $25

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The Invisible Hands
The Invisible Hands

with Alvarius B. (aka Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls) 

Saturday, July 13, 2019 / 7 pm

The Invisible Hands
The Invisible Hands

Logan House
at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

Tickets: $20

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Roedelius Festival

Featuring Hans-Joachim Roedelius
with Special Guests Christopher Chaplin
& Christine Martha Roedelius

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Hans-Joachim Roedelius
Hans-Joachim Roedelius

Afternoon Panel Discussion - 2 pm
"The Philosophy of Sound"
with Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Christopher Chaplin,
& Christine Martha Roedelius

Evening Performance - 7 pm
with Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Christopher Chaplin

Artists' Reception - 9 pm

at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

Tickets:
$20 Panel Discussion / $25 Performance & Reception / $40 All Events

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Sumeau

Sumeau
Sumeau, 2019 (Photo by Eric Peterson)

Saturday, March 9, 2019
7:00 pm

LOGAN HOUSE, at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
Tickets $12.00

SUMEAU (pronounced sumō) wants you to join their cult. Founded by Chris Sousa ("Su") and Kat Primeau ("meau"), the LA-based indie pop band creates melodic mantras reminiscent of '60s psychedelia and surreal soundscapes of surprising simplicity and scope.

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Jim Kimo West
Jim Kimo West
 

Jim Kimo West's Grammy-nominated album Moku Maluhia - Peaceful Island
Jim Kimo West's
Grammy-Nominated Album
Moku Maluhia - Peaceful Island

 

Jim of Suburbanoid
Special Guest
Jim of Suburbanoid

Peaceful Island
Hawaiian Slack Key

An Intimate Evening Performance with

Jim Kimo West

with Special Guest
Jim of Suburbanoid

Saturday March 2, 2019 / 7:00 PM
Logan House
(Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Tickets: $25

Presented by Cord International Media Group

We are pleased to announce that our friend Jim Kimo West recently received a Grammy nomination for his album Moku Maluhia: Peaceful Island - and that he is coming to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts for a solo performance. West is recognized as one of the world's top slack key guitarists bringing his own unique musical perspective to this great acoustic guitar tradition. 

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Open House at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts!

It feels like the dawn of a new era at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts. Ever since we survived the Thomas Fire, we have felt that we’ve been given a new lease on life. We have recently painted the exterior of the Center and are making other improvements. There will be an Open House on Saturday, February 9th from 2 - 4 pm. At 3, there will be a PowerPoint presentation by Kevin Wallace, Director of the Center, on Beatrice Wood, Happy Valley history, and our work at the Center.

Please join us! 

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Ken Emerson
Ken Emerson

 

Vintage Blues, Ragtime & Hawaiian

performed on a collection of vintage
National Steel Bodied Guitars with

Ken Emerson

An Intimate Evening Performance

Saturday February 2, 2019 / 7:00 PM
Logan House

(Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Tickets: $25

Presented by Cord International Media Group

Ken Emerson is one of the world's most highly regarded traditional Hawaiian slack key & steel guitarists living today. He is a monster player of both and he switches easily between them during his performances, laying his guitar on his lap and picking up a steel bar for an instrumental interlude. Emerson is famous for his one-of-a-kind slack/steel style playing of vintage acoustic steel bodied National Resonator guitars.  

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BeatoFest!

At the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
The Home and Studio of Beatrice Wood (1893-1998)
in the beautiful Upper Ojai Valley

Music, Refreshments, Art Exhibits, Art Demonstrations
& Booksigning! 

Saturday, November 10, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Poetry Reading
by Dana Gioia, Poet Laureate of California

Dana Gioia

We will present a free poetry reading in Logan Gallery by Dana Gioia,
the Poet Laureate of California
November 10, 2018 / 7:00 pm

An internationally recognized poet and critic, Gioia is the author of five collections of verse, including Interrogations at Noon (2001), which won the American Book Award, and 99 Poems: New & Selected (2016), which won the Poets’ Prize for the best new poetry volume of the year. His critical collections include Can Poetry Matter? (1992), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Award. He has also written four opera libretti and edited twenty literary anthologies. Gioia served as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 to 2009.  

American Ceramic Society - Southern California Chapter
Susan Spohr

Intersection: Art & Life by Kevin Wallace
Intersection: Art & Life

Closing Reception for the
American Ceramic Society
Presidents' Show

Sunday, September 2, 2018
2 - 5 pm

With a Special PowerPoint Presentation by Kevin Wallace at 4 pm:
"Intersection - Art & Life"
the new book by Kevin Wallace, Director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

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George Winston
George Winston

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is pleased to present...

George Winston

Two Special Benefit Performances

An Intimate Evening Performance to Benefit
the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts:

Friday, July 13, 2018
7:00 pm / Logan House
at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
Only 60 seats available / Tickets $75.00

 

And a Second Evening Performance to Benefit
the Besant Hill School of Happy Valley:

TONIGHT!
Saturday, July 14, 2018

7:00 pm / Zalk Theater
at the Besant Hill School in Happy Valley
Tickets $50.00

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Jim Kimo West and Ken Emerson
Jim Kimo West
and Ken Emerson

Kumu Rona Koe
Rona Koe

SLACK & STEEL

An Intimate Evening Performance
with Hawaiian Slack Key & Steel Guitar Legends

Ken Emerson & Jim Kimo West

Saturday July 7, 2018 / 7:00 PM
Logan House
(Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Tickets: $25

Presented by Cord International Media Group

Ken Emerson & Jim Kimo West are both living legends in the world of Hawaiian slack key and acoustic steel guitar. This is a rare opportunity to see both master players perform together up-close and personal. As recognized masters of Hawaiian slack and steel guitar, Emerson & West will delight the audience with their masterful performances, blazing improvisation, humor and spontaneity.

The performance will feature Hula performed by special guest, Kumu Rona Koe.

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Stephen Inglis
Stephen Inglis

 

Cut The Dead Some Slack - new album by Stephen Inglis
Cut The Dead Some Slack
New Album by
Stephen Inglis

 

Cut The Dead Some Slack

An Intimate Evening of Diverse Solo Acoustic Roots Music

With Grammy Nominated
Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winning
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist

Stephen Inglis

Friday, May 11, 2018 / 7:00 PM
Logan House
(Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Tickets: $25

Presented by Cord International Media Group

Stephen Inglis is a wizard of the slack key guitar, a gifted singer-songwriter, and one of Hawaii's greatest musicians of his generation. With a strong respect for tradition, Inglis pushes the slack key guitar into delightful new territory crossing genres and redefining what you would traditionally think of as Hawaiian slack key.

Traditional slack key is the heart of his sound, but the fusion of many other traditions including jazz, blues, country, rock, and old-school Hawaiian make Inglis' sound truly modern folk... with a twist, and a wonderful surprise or two. His music is fresh, clean, and genuine.

Stephen is on tour celebrating the release of his new album, Cut The Dead Some Slack.

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Roedelius Festival

Saturday, October 14, 2017

2:00 pm
Workshop with Hans-Joachim Roedelius

4:00 pm
Rosa Roedelius: Landscape Installation
Reception for the Artist

7:00 pm
Performance Featuring Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Martha Roedelius, Rosa Roedelius,
and Chandra Shukla
with Special Guest, Jim of Suburbanoid

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Hans-Joachim Roedelius
Hans-Joachim Roedelius

 

 

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