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May 2018

“Inside/Outside-Lauren Hansen Ceramics”

May 5 - June 24
Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd.
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
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Song Calla Lillies

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts proudly welcomes Lauren Hanson back for this exhibition of her recent ceramics. "This exhibition reflects my continuing interest in nature, art history, and the human condition, while exploring and experimenting with the history and wide variety of ceramic techniques and processes. Even without the devastation of the recent Thomas Fire, and other wildfires in Southern California, we have watched our own gardens and landscapes undergo a painful transition because of the continuing drought.…

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“Mona Kuhns: Selected Works”

May 17 - June 24
Porch Gallery, 310 E. Matilija St.
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
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Mona Kuhn

Porch Gallery Ojai presents Mona Kuhn: Selected Works. The exhibit, featuring photographs from multiple bodies of work, highlights Kuhn’s ability to capture intimacy through a variety of subjects. Deep shadows, multifaceted reflections, and narrow depth of fields add complexity to the portraits, interiors and abstracts. Unraveling the obscured details, the viewer is pulled into the environment of the images and allowed to share the clear connection that Kuhn has with her subject matter. Important precedents for Kuhn’s work include Sally…

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June 2018

“The Art of Ivanie Firsvik & Leslie Thompson””

June 1 - July 3
Firsvik/Thompson

The Ojai Art Center is pleased to exhibit the work of Ivanie Finsvik & Lesley Thompson. Gallery is open Tuesday-Sunday noon to 4p.m. Finsvik, who lived most of her life near Yellowstone Parkand now lives in Santa Barbara, will present her paintings capturing the hidden life of creatures in the wild, ranch animals involved in the tasks of their daily life, as well as sea lions and other regional fauna of the south coast. Her work has been exhibited at…

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Gut Friends

June 28 - August 5
Porch Gallery, 310 E. Matilija St.
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
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Braid Tunnel Mahmoud

Gut Friends Featuring works by Kelly Akashi, Niki Ford, Rochele Gomez, Patrick Jackson, Cole M. James, David Leggett, Grant Levy-Lucero, Nick Lowe, Lila De Magalhaes, Nevine Mahmoud, and Ry Rocklen. Niki Ford’s installation will be activated by a performance in collaboration with Rachel Burgos during the opening reception. Porch Gallery Ojai presents Gut Friends. In 1971, artists Carol Goodden, Tina Girouard and Gordon Matta-Clark opened the restaurant FOOD in New York City. Looking to create a space that would both…

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July 2018

The Art Of Sue Blackshear

July 6 - August 2
Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St.
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
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Sue Blackshear

The Ojai Art Center presents the art of Sue Blackshear in the main gallery and Maria Collecchi and Judee Hauer in the cases. Hours Tuesday- Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

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