Vol. 9, No. 17 – May 25 – June 7, 2016 – Ojai News & Events

“Shades Of Gray,” the 13th annual Ojai Art Center Photography Branch juried exhibit, opens on Saturday, June 4, with a free opening reception from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The exhibit runs through June 29 at the Ojai Art Center Gallery, 113 South Montgomery St.

Once it was the only choice open to a photographer, but now black and white imaging has become an outstanding medium of artistic expression. All photographs in this year’s exhibit are in black, white, and shades of gray; and because the theme is open, many different genres and techniques will be represented. For full information please visit: http://ojaiacphoto.org

The Ojai Valley Friends and its bookstore, Twice-Sold Tales, invites you once again to the Library book store’s annual Memorial Day Weekend book sale. In what has now become an Ojai tradition, the fabulous Sale offers hundreds of books in an enormous variety of topics at unbelievably low prices! Colorful children’s books, tantalizing cook books, reference, self-help and historical volumes as well as popular fiction, religion and gardening in paperback and hardback will all be available for sale. Prices will range from 50 cents to $2.00 with a few individually priced rare books. This event is held on the patio and parking lot of the Ojai Library, 111 E. Ojai Avenue on May 28, 29, 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds go to the Ojai Valley Library Friends and Foundation, (OVLFF) a not for profit organization that provides funding for very special library programs

The Ventura County Potters’ Guild is a collective of ceramic artists is made up of professional and recreational potters and ceramists; instructors from local high schools and colleges; as well as people with a passion for ceramics. This year’s spring sale on June 11 and 12 in Libbey Park will be there 57th anniversary of celebrating the Guild’s fine ceramic artists along side of Ojai’s premier Music Festival. There will be a Guild themed competition, “Natural”, that will be juried as well as a People’s Choice Award. Please come vote for your favorite piece! Demonstrations that will entertain both children and adults are planned. For more information, call  644-6800

Fayrene Parrish, Painter and Sculptor will be having a ‘Showcase Exhibit” at the Ojai Art Center beginning June 4. Fayrene’s work is in private and corporate collections throughout the world, including the United States Government. She is also an illustrator and author of ‘How To Books’ for all ages, including for children, in “The Shipmates Coloring Adventure Series.”

After a 20 year stay in the Northwest, she and her husband Ted,  have returned and are living in Ojai.  She will be displaying and selling sculpture, paintings and books at the Ojai Art Center through June 29th. Her website is www.fayreneparrish.com

OjaiCARES, Ojai’s cancer resource center, will present the second in their free health education series, Confounding Cancer with Immune & Metabolic Therapies. Dr. Nasha Winters will share emerging therapies & applications of mistletoe, IV Vitamin C, Cannabinoids, Hyperthermia and the Ketogenic Diet.

Held at The Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road  on Friday June 17th from 7 to 9:30 pm

Free of charge to all. Visit ojaicares.org or 646-6433 for more information

The Ojai Valley Lions Club, along with local support, is hosting a benefit to help the Melendez Family as they support their son Jayden who has been diagnosed with high risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

On Saturday, June 4, from 12:00 – 5:00 P.M. at the Oak View Park and Resource Center, 555 Mahoney Avenue Oak View.

Come out to enjoy a fun day of play that includes exciting carnival games, music, a fabulous silent auction, jumpers, face painting, delicious food and beer garden. Proceeds will be used by the family to help with medical expenses, gas, meals and additional costs associated with caring for their son as he undergoes treatment. Online donations can be made at http://jays-journey.weebly.com/play4jay.html

“Soldier On … Wit Wisdom War” is an artistic celebration of our soldiers over the last century, featuring two one-act plays, songs, poems and dialogs, mostly from Ventura County residents. Produced by Ojai ACT, it runs for one night only, 7 p.m. Monday, May 30 at the Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St. No reservations are necessary and a $5 donation is requested. 452-2885 for more information.


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