Vol. 12, No. 7 – Jan 3 – Jan 15, 2019 – Ojai News & Events

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is pleased to present Art Without Limits, sharing the work of the Santa Barbara non-profit of the same name. Art Without Limits provides artists of all disciplines with a belief in the power of the arts to transform lives and communities. The exhibition will feature recent work by emerging artists Elite Henenson, Sol Hill, Tom Pazderka and Andi Schoenbaum.

The Opening Reception on Saturday, January 2nd from 2 – 5 pm will feature Yulia Maluta and Derrick Curtis performing ballroom dancing. The public is welcome to attend.

A ballroom dancing workshop with Yulia Maluta and Peter Smith is scheduled for Saturday, January 26th. Participants will learn Swing, Argentine Tango and Foxtrot in three 40-minute sessions. The cost is $30 per person. To RSVP e-mail the Center at beatricewoodcenter@gmail.com or call 805-646-3381.

Running concurrently in the Beato Gallery is Intersection: Art and Life, an exhibition based upon the recent book by Kevin Wallace, director of the Center.

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is located at 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road in Upper Ojai. Opening Reception for Art Without Limits on Saturday, January 12th from 2 to 5 pm. The public is invited to attend. Ballroom Workshop is on Saturday, January 26th.

The Ojai Art Center Theater and director Paul Sulzman announce auditions for “The Miser” by Moliere (translation by David Chambers), the second production of the 2019 theater season. The play will run weekends beginning April 5 through April 28.

Actors should be prepared for movement and be prepared to read.  Reading will be done without movement but sitting at a table. Script is available at the Arts Center (please do not remove) and sides are noted in the script and available online at the Ojai Arts Center website.

Auditions are open to everyone and by appointment only. Please call Paul @ (323) 273-7285 for more info or to schedule an appointment!

Dr. Sirena Pellarolo will visit the Ojai Library on Tuesday, January 15, at 12 p.m. to deliver a presentation entitled Mapping Your Successful Midlife Career Reinvention. This interactive workshop will show participants how to effectively set a plan of action to jump-start a successful midlife re-launch. This workshop is being co-sponsored by the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Pellarolo is a board certified Holistic Health Coach, international author and speaker, radio host, and blogger. With over 30 years’ experience working on women’s empowerment and mentoring thousands of students and clients, she believes in a holistic approach to help individuals navigate career and life transitions in an empowered and natural way. Her own midlife relaunch from College Professor to Midlife Reinvention Coach models for her clients how to courageously reinvent their lives by unleashing their unique personal power, creative self-expression, and hands-on genius.

Opera Santa Barbara will return to the Ojai Library to present a Free Noontime Opera Concert on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The concert will begin at 12 p.m. in the main room of the library and will last approximately 45 minutes.

Spend your lunch hour listening to members of the Opera Santa Barbara Studio Artists, who will perform a selection of popular opera arias and duets as well as some musical theatre pieces, all accompanied by piano.

Join Rev. Karen S. Wylie at The Ojai Retreat on Sunday, January 13, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., to start the New Year off right!

“Don’t let the past run your life,” Rev. Karen says.

The Ojai Retreat is at 160 Besant Road, Ojai. People of all faiths and traditions, or no tradition, are welcome to attend.

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.

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