Friday May 26th
Barn Dinner at a local Ojai private residence
Show Dates: May 25, 2017 – July 2, 2017
Porch Gallery Ojai presents the Ojai Invitational 2017: “California Light & Space”, a collaboration with EMS Arts featuring selected works by Kelly Berg, Brad Howe, Andy Moses and Jennifer Wolf. Through Berg’s use of dimension, Howe’s reflective surfaces, Moses’ relationship of shape and space and Wolf’s vivid hand-made pigments; this year’s artists all create unique relationships with illumination, dimension, texture and shape. Collectively, their work leads one to question and appreciate the exceptionally Californian experience of light and space.
Conceived as an annual event, the invitational strives to continue to bring what Eric Minh Swenson in the Huffington Post described as “a new attitude to the region, an attitude that forms a coalition with Santa Barbara down to San Diego and beyond in making Ojai arts not only unique but has it’s special place in arts history.” A portion of the proceeds from the exhibition will benefit Ojai’s Carolyn GalsoeBailey Foundation.
In line with the theme of the house, the evening will also include a performance of National Cash (A Johnny & June Cash Inspired performance that weaves local story telling, anecdotes and music to bring Johnny’s persona back to life. Johnny was a proud resident of our valley for years and many of these stories reflect his time spent in Ojai), A Whiskey Bar, Wine Bar and inspired rustic cuisine prepared by Lorrainne Lim Catering. This is a ticketed event which allows our donors and art lovers to meet and celebrate with the Ojai Invitational Artists before their opening (the following the night). Tickets are $150. Proceeds from this benefit event will help the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation continue support of artists in 2017. This past year funds produced 3 pod casts, funded 2 education programs in schools in two different cities, classes and talks at the foundation space and sponsored a 2016 Artist Award for Rob Fischer, who created a public art sculpture for the city of Ojai.
Call our reservation line at the foundation 805-633-9188 to buy your pre- sale tickets. Limited seats available. Hope you can plan to join us at this amazing celebration!