Vol. 11, No. 21 – July 18 – July 31, 2018 – Ojai News & Events

Joan Dewhirst will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018, to deliver a talk entitled “Color: More Than Meets the Eye.” Ms. Dewhirst comes via the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Community Speakers Program.

Color has been an important tool for artists since prehistoric times, used in recording nature, capturing reality, and creating beauty, all the while engaging the senses. This lecture will explore some of the hidden mysteries of color—its power to evoke emotion, to convey meaning, and even to produce sound.

Viewing paintings by Van Gogh, Francisco de Goya, Marc Chagall, and many others, we’ll see how feelings of passion, fear, and love motivated artists to use certain colors.

At 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) will visit the Ojai Library to host a screening of the documentary film Do the Math.

Written and directed by Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott, Do the Math follows environmentalist Bill McKibben as he confronts the fossil fuel industry in an attempt to alter the terrifying math of the climate crisis.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Ave. Hours of service are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the nation’s most acclaimed new play development programs, announces its 21st season with another inspirational and thought-provoking program featuring playwrights, new play workshop presentations, and special performance events from August 5 through 12,

The 2018 OPC New Works Festival, Breaking Light, will feature twelve public events over six days with both seasoned and up-and-coming playwrights, Actor Patrick J. Adams and other guest artists will be performing scenes from Bill Cain’s newest play, Road to Glory, during the Intersection Event on August 9.

“The 2018 OPC season is titled BREAKING LIGHT because this year’s playwrights are breaking through the darkness of division, despair and polarity, and lighting the way toward compassion, inclusion and hope,” Seating is limited for the OPC New Works Festival; tickets ($30) may be purchased online at www.ojaiplays.org.

Performances To Grow On is proud to present Jamaica Farewell, the award-winning play starring Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick, of My Big Fat Greek Wedding fame on Saturday, August 18 at 7:30 pm at the Ojai Art Center Theater. Tickets are $35 in advance and are available at www.ptgo.org. Tickets are $5 more at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Ojai Storytelling Festival. Following the play, famed director Joel Zwick will offer a Q&A following the performance.

On Sunday night , July 29th, Ojai Jazz Concerts presents The Carl Saunders Quartet at the Ojai Art Center 113 South Montgomery St. from 7-9:30pm

Tickets are $30 online and $35 at the door

Doors open at 6:30 pm Rich Tell 805-746-0936

Tickets at Eventbrite : www.ojaijazzconcerts.com.

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