Vol. 17, No. 11 – Feb 21 – Mar 5, 2024 – Ojai News & Events

Ojai Happenings

Author J. Andre Boles will visit the Ojai Library at 2pm on Saturday, March 2, 2024, to talk about his books Monster on Gypsy Hill and Piercing the Lion Heart.

Monster on Gypsy Hill is the true crime tale of the search for the killer or killers of six pretty, young, middle-class women randomly slaughtered by the Gypsy Hill Slasher. Victim number seven, a mental patient, spent thirty-five years in prison for one of the Slasher’s crimes. This soon to be released book tells how good cops and lawyers righted the wrongs of bad cops and lawyers.

Ex-cop, ex-lawyer, and award-winning true crime author J. Andre Boles seeks new readers and listeners to entertain with his tales of chasing bad guys, exonerating the innocent, and calling out those who abuse power. The former oilfield roughneck, ranch hand, US Army tank commander, bus driver, amateur boxer, cop, and lawyer published his first true crime book in 2017. A second book followed in 2019. He lives in the mountains in California’s coastal range where he writes about cops, crime, and the justice system.

Autographed books will be available for purchase following this talk.

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

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA. Hours of service are 10am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 12pm to 5pm Friday through Sunday.

Digital Pop: Moving Lightly is the newest exhibition at the Ojai Valley Museum. It showcases contemporary art made with light, digital video, animation, and motion graphics. This group exhibition electrifies the museum gallery.

Over the past year and a half the museum has hosted two one-night BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer/Projector) events. Local creators were invited to participate by projecting their work on the blank walls of the museum. Those popular happenings illuminated a group of new media artists working in our community.

Digital Pop was born from a desire to extend the energy brought to the museum by the BYOB events. Content creator Jennifer Jordan Day curated the exhibition. The local artists included in Digital Pop responded to an open call. They are Emily Allard, Jennifer Jordan Day, John Delaney, Joel Fox, Tilman Egel Karapandzic, Ben Grace, Cassandra C. Jones, Amun Levy, Douglas Lochner, Joe Manfredi, Rebecca Odes, Jamie Stratford, and Jules Weissman.

Each artist provides a diverse perspective on art and technology. Participants play with a mix of sculptural and electronic components. They break expectations of moving imagery, and push display boundaries with interactive works.

The Ojai Valley Museum is located at 130 W. Ojai Avenue in Ojai. Free parking is available behind the museum, enter the lot from Blanche Street. The Museum is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Suggested admission is $5 per adult, and $1 for children 5-18.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email