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Saturday, Sep 23

12:00 Diane Ippel, Hammered Dulcimer (classical music)

Diane Ippel is a musician, photographer, and jewelry designer living at the WAV for 13 years. Her 50-year performance career includes both vocal and instrumental music featuring guitar, autoharp, and over 30 years on the hammered dulcimer.

1:30 Saint Pierre, Guitar (acoustic guitar)

Saint Pierre is a musician and founding director of Music and Art for Youth, having been a WAV resident artist for 13 years. A master guitarist, he regularly performs at multiple downtown venues and produces music while collecting works of art and exhibits for affordable artworks. For this event, Saint Pierre will be performing a middle-eastern musical selection with a 12-string acoustic baritone guitar custom-made by luthier professor David Dolak al Columbia University.

3:00 Frances Spencer, “The Nursing Home Rebellion” ACT 1 (dramatic reading)

Frances Spencer is a painter, poet, and playwright living at WAV for 13 years. She has written 17 plays, monologues, and musicals, including several that have been produced and/or won awards or competitive finalists. “The Nursing Home Rebellion” — a musical tale of finding beauty and passion with age — will be presented at a table reading with Frances and Peter Hanson, guest voice actor, reading Act 1.

4:00 Open/Available/TBD

5:30 Davey Miller, Drums (jazz music)

Davey Miller is a WAV musician and painter with a passionate jazz genre style. He has performed with many masters including Mitch Forman (Stan Gets, Wayne Shorter), John Beasly (Miles Davis, Freddy Hubbard), Ric Fierabracci (Chick Corea, Billy Cobham Spectrum band), and Brad Rabuchin (Ray Charles). His surfer-inspired paintings convey both the mysticism and dynamism of the ocean, and can be found on display in several locations throughout Ventura and Southern California.

Sunday, Sep 24

12:00 Donald Sommerfield (book reading)

Donald Sommerfield is a writer and actor living at the WAV. He has published two books and is currently working on his third. His acting career spans three decades, from the 1970s to the 1990s.

1:00 Sam Harley (poetry reading)

Samuel Harley lives as the WAV, is a citizen of three countries, speaks three languages well, and several others badly. He teaches regularly, writes sporadically, preaches occasionally and pontificates frequently in his car. He enjoys tinkering with plants, honey, popular assumptions and extended metaphors. He indulges in logic repair – currently out of fashion, so for money he teaches foreign students to mangle English in style.

2:00* DJ Henningham (guest artist)

3:00 Fashion Show: Narci Lee, Stephen Harper and Mychal Arata (guest artists)

DJ Henningham emcees a stunning wearable art fashion show in the WAV courtyard. Featuring the works of Narci Lee, an eco fashion designer, and Stephen Harper, a painter of vintage clothing, as well as papier-mâché dresses of Sarah Flesher and “Pacific in Bloom” origami dress and accessories from Mychal Arata.

4:00* Continue DJ Music

5:00 Drum Circle led by resident Sam Harley *TBD/negotiable

Saturday, Sep 23

All-day “Community Canvas” by Jessica Lindley

Location: WAV Courtyard

Express yourself and paint something creative on the WAV community canvas!

11:00  “Art of Graphic Novels” by Andres Salazar

Location: 3rd floor patio, above WAV gallery

Andres Salazar is a writer/artist of comics and graphic novels including the “Pariah, Missouri” series, and a film-maker at the WAV. He has a YouTube channel, the Art of Comics, where he discusses the comic book business and interviews creatives. Join him to learn about the artistic and storytelling process that goes into his novels. 

1:00   “Stained Glass Design and Construction” by Laura Evans-Mills

Location: 2nd floor arcade, facing WAV gallery

Laura Evans-Mills has been designing and building custom stained glass windows for 30 years. Join her as she works on her latest creation, ask questions, and learn about the process. Visit her business “Sea of Glass” at www.seaofglass.net

5:00   “How to Tune and Buy a Guitar” by Saint Pierre

Location: 175 S Ventura Ave Suite 218

Learn standard tuning & alternate open drop down D. Tuning with a smartphone. Bring your guitar (optional hands- on). Tips to stay in tune. Frequency of tuning. Free evaluation of your own  guitar. How to buy a good guitar & which one

Sunday, Sep 24

All-day “Community Canvas” by Jessica Lindley

Location: WAV Courtyard

Express yourself and paint something creative on the WAV community canvas!

11:00  “Self-reflective Art Journaling Through Collage” by Niloofar Alishahi 

Location: Green Room adjoining WAV gallery

Learn to identify and create an artistic and personalized journal page to inspire and implement a daily grounding practice. Drawing from evidence-based art psychotherapy and mindfulness practices — such as guided meditation and visualizing — gain simple, accessible, and effective wellness strategies to incorporate into your daily life. This workshop is designed to focus on collage-making and easy printing techniques to introduce the idea of art journaling to participants to serve as a first step in self-reflection and self-care through artmaking and creative processing. 

1:00   “Finding Joy in Abstract Painting” by Rima Muna

Location: Green Room adjoining WAV gallery

Join Rima in her demonstration of how she approaches an abstract painting and ask the artist questions about her creative process.

1:00    “Stained Glass Design and Construction” by Laura Evans-Mills 

Location: 2nd floor arcade, facing WAV gallery

Laura Evans-Mills has been designing and building custom stained glass windows for 30 years. Join her as she works on her latest creation, ask questions, and learn about the process. Visit her business “Sea of Glass” at www.seaofglass.net

3:00   “How to Buy and Sell Affordable Art” by Saint Pierre

Location: 175 S Ventura Ave Suite 218

Tips to locate, negotiate, label, prepare, exhibit, & hang art. How to evaluate & price artworks to sell.

 

WAV Gallery Exhibit

Saturday and Sunday, Sep 23-24

Laura Evans-Mills has been building stained glass windows for 30 years. Her business, Sea Of Glass Stained Glass, is located at WAV in downtown Ventura. Call for appointment (805-452-2919) or visit www.seaofglass.net 

Lauren Melet is a painter at the WAV in Ventura, CA. Her paintings focus on the beauty of human connection. Drawing inspiration from both classical and contemporary styles, her portraits contain a balance of realism and artistic interpretation. 

Sarah Kalvin is a painter, photographer, and meditator at the WAV for 13 years. After years of travel in Mexico and Europe, she returned to Southern California to pick up her paints, canvas and camera, producing a body of work that is both fulfilling for her and inspiring to those who enjoy viewing her ongoing creativity. 

Mark Mollgaard is a sculptor at the WAV for 13 years, creating original artwork out of fired clay. 

James Graca is an artist, designer, and educator returning to the WAV after a 36-year career running an award-winning graphic design studio and 18 years as an adjunct processor of conceptual thinking and graphic design at Ventura College. He also co-taught design classes in Munich, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, and Havana, and is now retired. 

Colleen Conboy is a multi-media artist at the WAV with an emphasis in photography, and sculptural elements of 3D constructions. Her art reflects her ideology of living eyes wide open, free, curious, and creative with lots of time to explore, coming back with a renewed spirit found in the images and discoveries, especially from the streets. 

Pippi Fotland is a painter and sculptor with a focus on recycled art – creations of spirit and renewal from chopping, gluing and renewing old or discarded items. 

Michelle Nosco is a painter, fiddler, and holistic practitioner in residence at the WAV. She has designed and created over 100 murals throughout Southern California while writing and producing dramatic narrative and documentary films. She accepts commissions on canvas and works as an activist with Arts for Earth Foundation (www.artsforearth.org

Andrew Ochs was born in 1980 in Detroit and has a bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, 2003. 

Jacqueline Woods is a photography-based artist at the WAV. Experimental at heart, her recent cameraless work of the cosmos is informed by forty years in the darkroom, where she has distilled the medium to the most basic elements of light, chemistry, and paper. Her work is in numerous private and permanent collections including The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Bates College Museum of Art, and The J. Paul Getty Museum, and has been featured by KCET Artbound, Wired Magazine, and The Los Angeles Times. 

Devona Yates is a painter in residence at the WAV, focusing on the creation of silk paintings depicting the diversity of ocean life. 

Jessica Lindley is a photography-based mixed media artist. As a WAV artist and resident since 2009, she has showcased her variety of series throughout Ventura County. Her new work, entitled “Light is Timeless,” focuses on connecting her love of functional art with illuminating the seemingly mundane 

Robby Lopez is a collector of rare and exotic plants and creator of living works of art. His business, Unpotted Plants & Co, is located at the WAV and specializes in Japanese Kokedama and Tamandama (moss ball) artworks, and driftwood arrangements. Visit www.unpotted.co for more info. 

Rima Muna lives and paints at the WAV. Her style is influenced by the intense palette of deep, rich colors of the cities of Mexico, Bali and Spain, but also by the abstract expressionists who believed that non-representational painting could express spiritual and emotional truths. Spirituality, nature, and passionate immediacy act as points of inspiration and undercurrents in her work. She has shown her artwork in Southern California, Singapore and Hong Kong and is proud to have collectors worldwide. 

Pete Ippel explores and combines traditional art materials with digital techniques, demonstrating creative fluency. By moving with ease and grace through a variety of media, he focuses on communicating ideas, and gaining knowledge in the process. Pete experiences daily how a disciplined, almost scientifically methodical process leads to comprehension of complex data and ideas, presenting his findings in unique and compelling ways. 

Andres Salazar is a writer/artist of comics, graphic novels and a film-maker at the WAV. He has a YouTube channel, the Art of Comics, where he discusses the comic book business and interviews creatives. He recently finished the feature documentary “Small Town Quirky” and is currently working on the graphic novel, Shangri-La and another film, Leaving Your Tribe.

Sarah Udoji is a resident and property manager at the WAV, and also a painter and art lover. Her street art-inspired works feature spray-paint on canvas focusing on dark imagery contrasted with bright colors and design. 

Saturday and Sunday, Sep 23-24

All-day — View and purchase art from WAV artists and local artisans/makers at the courtyard marketplace
Location: WAV Courtyard and 2nd-floor Arcade

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