The newest original exhibition at the Ojai Valley Museum highlights the local work of some of those architects. “StARCHITECTURE: Ojai by Design” included are outstanding buildings. Museum director Wendy Barker encourages the community to visit the museum to “explore the valley’s rich, rarely seen, architectural history.”
Free Opening Reception on Saturday, July 7 from 5-7pm. The exhibition will be open through October 28.The Ojai Valley Museum is located at 130 W. Ojai Ave.
Agora Foundation Four-Day Great Books Summer Intensive
These four days, July 31st to August 3rd, will include readings from Lucretius, Bacon, Emerson, Thoreau, Jonas, and Oliver. Plus lectures, nature walks, astronomy, panels, and more. Tuition is $800 and includes all meals, texts, seminars, lectures, and nature walks. Lodging is not included. Book discounted rooms directly with The Ojai Retreat by calling (805) 646–2536.More information, visit www.greatbooksojai.com/humanity’s-place.html or (805) 231-5974.
On Friday, July 6th, Topa Mountain Winery will host Safety Harbor Kids 11th Annual Concert Fundraiser featuring the world renowned Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett, of Little Feat, bassist Kenny Gradney, Grammy winning drummer, Tony Braunagel and the Texicali Horns with Darrell Leonard and Joe Sublet. The event, held to raise funds for parentless youth, will also include music by Shakey Feelin’ and Miles Tackett & The Three Times.
There will be door prizes, special entertainment and silent auction including a Gibson SG signed by songwriter/artist Robby Krieger of the Doors, an SHK supporter. Doors open at 6:00
Safety Harbor Kids is a nonprofit with the mission to enrich the lives of orphans, foster and homeless children through education in the areas of College, Career, Music, the Arts and Personal Growth. Visit www.safetyharborkids.org.
The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts will present Ken Emerson & Jim Kimo West in concert on Saturday, July 7th at 7 pm. They are living legends in the world of Hawaiian slack key and acoustic steel guitar, and 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 and spontaneity.
Played from the heart and soul through the fingers, and flowing with vivid tropical images, Hawaiian slack key is truly one of the great acoustic guitar traditions in the world. In slack key, some of the strings are slacked from the standard tuning, with the thumb playing the bass while the other fingers play the melody and improvise in a finger-picked style.
Kumu Rona Koe will be dancing solo Hawaiian hula to accompany their performance.
Tickets are $25.
Emerson and West will present a slack key guitar workshop at the Center at 2 pm, the day of the concert. The cost of the workshop is $40.
For more information, or to purchase tickets online, visit beatricewood.com, or call 805-646-3381.