Introducing the Ojai Institute Family Art Experience Kit!
We are pleased to share this new effort to continue to provide free art experiences during these unprecedented times. Learn things, get free stuff, dream big.
Visit the exhibition,
interpret the constitution,
be a mail activist,
go on a poster scavenger hunt,
and for extra credit, draw a map…
Each individual or family receives free merch each time they complete a project! Free buttons, stickers, posters, yard signs and t-shirts!
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Ojai Institute Presents Books That Breathe: Non Linear Storytelling
Free Student Workshop with Cole M James, Artist in Residence
Location: Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, 248 South Montgomery Street, Ojai
- Saturday, February 29, 2020, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Students of all ages are invited to attend a free workshop with Cole M James, Ojai Institute Artist in Residence. Students will have the opportunity to tour the art exhibition Cole M James: 3 Movements, meet the artist, and participate in a book making workshop. Lunch and all materials will be provided.
Our memory has the amazing ability to collapse and expand time. Books That Breathe is a design based workshop. We write or draw memories or information on sheets of paper that are folded and combined into collapsible and expandable books.
The work of Cole M James is that of a negotiator, navigating the African Diaspora, circling the expanse of queerness and fumbling through womanhood. James’ interdisciplinary work explores the intersections between digital production and the analog collections of lived experiences. James was born in Chicago and raised in Moreno Valley, California. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Cal State San Bernardino and Masters in Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate University. James currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
With 3 Movements, the artist is inviting the viewer on a personal diaspora journey, with moments of reflection, and a closing event that offers the viewer resources to pursue their own journey. The inherent generosity of this project explores being comfortable or mindfully uncomfortable in the unknowing of one’s cultural heritage. 3 Movements has been informed by the artist’s recent time spent this past summer in Ghana, and an ongoing exploration of cross cultural ethnomedicinal knowledge especially as to how it relates to the female body.
To register please contact:
Frederick Janka, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.334.1006
Cole M James: 3 Movements
Special Guest: Sade Musa
Saturday, February 22, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation
248 South Montgomery Street, Ojai
Sade Musa is an herbalist, wellness educator, and activist. She founded Roots of Resistance (@rootsofresistance) — a project which aims to reconnect people with their ancestral healing practices and address health disparities and other forms of injustice impacting marginalized communities.
Please join us as we celebrate our student artists!
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 12, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Gallery will remain open until 5:00 pm.
Gallery Hours during the exhibition:
Saturday, October 12: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 24: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, October 25: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 26: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 31: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Costumes encouraged! Candy for kids!
Friday, November 1: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 2: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
And by appointment. Please contact Frederick Janka, Executive Director, email@example.com, 646.334.1006