Vol. 12, No. 11 – Feb 27 – Mar 12, 2019 – Ojai News & Events

Chamber On The Mountain presents Cellist Zlatomir Fung, who recently captured First Prize at the 2018 Schoenfeld International String Competition, as well as the competition’s sole performance engagement prize for a concert with Poland’s Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr. Fung will be accompanied by Pianist Janice Carissa, who was recently awarded the 2018 Career Grant Winner of Charlotte White’s Salon De Virtuosi. Ms. Carissa was a Young Scholar of Lang Lang’s International Music Foundation; the runner-up in the 2014 piano competition at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Music Festival and School; Star Performance Award Winner of the 2012 American Protégé International Music Talent Competition in New York; the runner-up in Indonesia Pusaka International Piano Competition in 2011; and the Top Prize Winner of the IBLA Foundation’s 2006 International Piano Competition.

The program includes selections from 11 Capricci for Solo Cello by Joseph Dall’Abaco; Baal Shem, B. 47 by Ernest Bloch; Sequenza XIV for Cello by Luciano Berio; Premiere by Katherine Balch; Sonata in E Minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms.

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts is pleased to present a performance by Jim Kimo West on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at pm. West, recognized as one of the world’s top slack key guitarists, will perform selections from his Grammy-nominated album Moku Maluhia: Peaceful Island as well as classic works.

West is a prolific composer with a generous output of new, exciting slack key guitar originals. In addition he writes and produces music for too numerous to mention feature films and television shows.

Gretchen Simpson will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019, to deliver a talk entitled “Artistic Visions of a Growing America.” Ms. Simpson comes to us via the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Community Speakers Program.

A living artist views their surroundings with an eye that is both immediate and thoughtful. The result on their canvas can be a historical record which is informative as well as provocative. At times, however, a painting is also disturbing and cautionary. The art of this remarkable era reveals all the growing pains of a society rushing into its future.

A representative from the U.S. Census Bureau will visit the Ojai Library at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, to deliver a 2020 Census recruiting and application workshop.

The 2020 Census is hiring in Ojai and Ventura County! All are invited to attend an informal workshop at the Ojai Library to learn more about this opportunity. The workshop will include a presentation of the variety of jobs available, the qualifications required for 2020 Census work, and the method for submitting your application.

Beginning on March 10, the Ojai Library’s Fiber Fun with Kids group will meet on Sundays from 2-3 p.m. for a weekly crochet workshop. This workshop will focus on basic crochet skills.

Crochet is both entertaining and educational. Participating in this type of crafting helps to improve problem solving, reading, and fine motor skills. Kids who take part in this program will learn to crochet different shapes that will help them to design and build all kinds of fun projects.

Kids age 8 and up will enjoy this engaging activity with a STEAM focus. Materials are provided by the Ojai Valley Library Friends & Foundation. Supplies are limited.

This program 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 Avenue in Ojai, CA. 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.

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