Vol. 9, No. 3 – November 11 – November 24, 2015 – Ojai News & Events

On Sunday, Nov. 15 the Ojai Film Society (OFS) will screen the French film “Number One Fan.” This black comedy/thriller follows a single mom who is obsessed with a popular singer and will do anything for her idol. On Sunday, Nov. 22, OFS will screen “Mr. Holmes.” In this mystery, an elderly Sherlock Holmes tries to re-solve a case from years ago that is still troubling him. The films are screened at 4:30 pm at Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo. For info: www.ojaifilmsociety.org.

Four local fiber artists will be displaying their creations at OVA arts from thru Nov. 28, with a reception on Nov. 27th. “Fiber arts is not your gramma’s quilt or the apron you made in Home Ec.,” says Kyle Crowner, award winning fiber artist.  “Instead of using paint on canvas, we  paint with fabric, yarn, and thread.  These pieces are meant to be displayed on walls, just like any other painting.”

In addition to Crowner, Jean Mannninen, Judy Dillin and Peggie Williamson will also show their unique style of fiber art at the OVA gallery. Crowner re-purposes vintage materials to make something “new and beautiful.” Manninen’s pieces are more ethnic and often evoke the feeling of being in nature.  Dillin, whose work appeared on the cover of “Quilting Arts” magazine, uses no patterns but lots of pure, bright colors. Williamson also likes lots of color and combines yarn with fabric, other fibers and paper. All of their work will be for sale throughout the show.

The reception on November 27th will be from 6-8 and include music and refreshments. It is  a free event at OVA arts and everyone is invited. OVA arts is located at 108 N. Signal and is open daily from 10-6.

The Ojai Photography Club welcomes the return of Ines Labunski Roberts, internationally recognized Santa Barbara photographer, as the presenter for its November meeting. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 17, at Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 Santa Ana St. The event is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.

For this event, Roberts will present a slide/music show titled “Our Values,” contrasting the beauty of nature with the environmental damage caused by our neglect of the earth. The music she has chosen for her images is by Gustav Mahler, who was inspired by the sounds of the natural world. The deep love of nature that pervades all of Roberts’ work is at the heart of this program.

The Ojai Photography Club, which is devoted to education, inspiration, and camaraderie, meets on the third Tuesday of each month, February – November. Only members may submit images for review. For additional information please visit: www.ojaiphotoclub.com/.

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