Vol. 11, No. 23 – Aug 15 – Aug 28, 2018 – Ojai News & Events

The Ojai Photo Club will feature photographer and educator Tim Meyer as its presenter for August. The free event, “A Brief History of Portraiture,” will be held on August 21 at 7 p.m. in Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 W. Santa Ana St..

Meyer will offer a fast-paced journey through the history of portraiture, spanning more than two millennia and including a wide variety of art media. With a lifetime of experience in photographic portraiture, he will discuss different artistic approaches to creating portraits, from 600 BC to the present. He will illustrate how these styles have influenced human portrayal and how they continue to have an impact on contemporary photography.

For more information and to view Meyer’s portfolio images go to https://tmeyer.myportfolio.com

Monthly free presentations are part of the Ojai Photography Club’s community service and education outreach. The general public is always welcome to attend.

The 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. More information is available at www.ojaiphotoclub.com/

The co-owner of popular Ojai eatery, Azu Restaurant & Bar, located in downtown Ojai, has been awarded the California State Legislature’s Small Business Award for District 37 at an awards ceremony held in Sacramento. Nominated by Assemblywoman Monique Limon, the restaurant’s co-owner, Elizabeth Haffner, was honored for her leadership in connecting the Ojai business community with the Economic Development Collaborative’s Small Business Development Center to access disaster funds and relief services immediately after the Thomas Fire, and for long-term recovery assistance. Attending the event with Assemblywoman Limon and Haffner were Azu restaurant co-owner Laurel Moore, EDC’s Clare Briglio, SBDC’s Ray Bowman and Alondra Gayton.

Join Rev. Karen S. Wylie on Sunday, August 19, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The Ojai Retreat to center on evolving a consciousness of peace and love for the planet. The morning will be devoted to contemplation, inner reflection, quiet walks, wisdom talks, sharing and sacred songs. The Ojai Retreat is at 160 Besant Road. People of all faiths and traditions, or no tradition, are welcome to attend.

Randee Vasilakos, RScP, will assist and anchor the morning in a consciousness of prayer and healing.

The retreat is by donation; $20 is suggested. For more information, contact Rev. Karen at 310-968-8928, or register online at www.karenswylie.com. Rev. Karen is the author of Into Me See: A Book for Daily Inspiration, available on Amazon and her website.

On Sunday night, August 26th, 2018 Ojai Jazz Concerts presents The Nick Mancini Trio
at the Ojai Art Center 113 South Montgomery St.
The concert starts at 7 pm ends at 9:30 pm. Tickets are $35 online and $40 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm. If you have any questions, contact Rich Tell at 805-746-0936. For the tickets at Eventbrite, visit www.ojaijazzconcerts.com.

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