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We begin the month with the Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Officers. Members and the public are invited to come and rub elbows with actors, dancers, musicians, poets, artists, and all assorted artistic types on Monday, February 3, at 7:30 p.m. The evening begins with brief reports from the branch chairs highlighting last year’s events and projecting things to come. This is followed by the election of the Board of Trustees with the membership voting in the officers for 2020. Next up is the announcement of Lifetime Membership. This year we couldn’t decide who was most deserving so we have selected 3 people to receive Lifetime Memberships. Tracey Willliams Sutton has directed and starred in plays for the last decade and is currently president of the theater branch. Carole Jo Adams has been a member since 1983 participating both backstage and in front. Rick Carreon has been the custodian since 2002 and always gone that extra mile toward repairs and upkeep of the Art Center. Refreshments served after the meeting.  Please join us. 
Theatre Branch...
We’re starting 2020 with a comedy, SHIRLEY VALENTINE. Shirley’s a middle aged housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's chip'n'egg, wondering what happened to her life. She compares scenes in her current life with what she used to be like and feels she's stagnated and in a rut. But when her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light. 

Directed by Steve Grumette and starring Anna Kotula. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. For tickets please go to Ojaiact.org or call 805-640-8797. Runs through February 16. 
 
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AUDITIONS… THE MEL BROOKS MUSICAL, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN.
Directed by John Medeiros 
  • Audition Dates/Times: Saturday, February 1, 1-4 pm & Sunday, February 2, 1-4 pm  
  • Callbacks: Monday, February 3, 6 pm   
  • Rehearsals Begin: Monday, February 10.
  • Performance Dates/Times: May 8-31; Fri and Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm
The plot:  Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN. STRONG IMPROV, SLAPSTICK, MIME AND DANCE SKILLS ARE A HUGE PLUS. Frederick Frankenstein (Male, 20-45),The Monster (Male, 20-45), Igor (Male, 25-60), Inga (Female, 20-40), Elizabeth (Female, 25-45), Frau Blucher (Female, 40-70), Inspector Hans Kemp (Male, 45-70), Harold The Hermit (Male, 45-75), Victor von Frankenstein (Male, 45-75), Ziggy (Male 20-50), Mr. Hilltop (Male, 40-80), Village Man, Telegraph Boy, Transylvania Barbershop Quartet, Gravediggers, Villagers, Medical Students, Passengers, Mad Scientists
Gender: Any, Ages 16+. For more info go to Ojaiact.org.
Art Branch...
We have four talented artists exhibiting in February. The Main Gallery will feature the large, colorful abstract paintings of Otis Bradley. Bradley has been a custom home designer for over 30 years and now carries his passion for design into painting. (Pictured above top is "Should I Go or Should I Stay" by Otis Bradley.)
 
Mark Tovar is a self taught contemporary artist working in a variety of mediums. He creates interesting images on canvas and glass -portraits, figures, faces - narratives unfolding between spiritual energy, emotions, colors and light. (Pictured above, bottom left.)
 
Shahastra Levy continues her jewelry design work, an eclectic blend of sterling, semi-precious gems and mixed metals. Recently, she has incorporated repurposed elements as well as vintage components alongside her signature crystal designs. Perfect for Valentines month. (Pictured above, bottom right.)
 
Doris Nichols will show 2 and 3 dimensional work in the Beato Showcase. Reception for all artists is Saturday, February 8, 4-6 p.m. 
 
THE GREAT ART THEFT is a popular annual event which raises funds for special projects. Our goal is to fill the gallery and showcases with beautiful art from local artists and to offer this art at a reasonable price. Something everyone can afford. We depend on the generosity of our artist friends and are asking once again for donations of 2 and 3 dimensional work. The Great Art Theft is May 3 and we will be receiving art starting March 24. It will go on display April 4. For more information call 805 646-0117. 
Art in the Park...
The 43rd Annual Art in the Park will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd & 24th. It is an annual tradition started in 1977 to give artists a place to sell their work in Ojai.

Nestled amongst the oaks in beautiful Libbey Park, a natural setting is created to showcase the rich mixture of works in a variety of mediums. Art in the Park has enjoyed a long tradition of displaying quality art. The festival attracts artists from near and far. The relaxed atmosphere and approachable artists draws crowds (between 3,000 – 5,000) from Ojai and neighboring communities.We are accepting applications from artists. To learn more go to our website. Deadline to apply is March 13th.
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MONDAY
  • MUSIC TOGETHER, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, KATIE DOKMO, 850-240-4292
  • LEARNING TO DRAW AND PAINT, 10:00 AM - NOON, BONNIE CARUK RIEGE, 805-640-1491
  • DANCING WITH PARKINSON'S, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, JEANINE AMES, 805-207-5225
  • LEARNING TO READ MUSIC, 3:30 PM, KATIE DOKMO, 850-240-4292
  • MUSIC TOGETHER, 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM, KATIE DOKMO, 850-240-4292
  • ARGENTINE TANGO, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, STEPHEN BAUER, 805-646-7355 (1ST & 3RD MONDAYS)

TUESDAY
  • LIFE DRAWING, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, AARON WESTERBERG, Aaronwesterberg@yahoo.com
  • VICTORY PACIFICAIKIDO, 4:00 - 6:30 PM, THOMAS JONES, 805-640-5311
  • DEVADANCE, 8:00 - 10:00 PM, CAMERON SHUBERT, 805-794-3460

WEDNESDAY 
  • MUSIC TOGETHER, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, KATIE DOKMO, 850-240-4292
  • OIAI DANCE, 7:00 - 8:00 PM, PAUL SULZMAN, 323-273-7285

THURSDAY 
  • LIFE DRAWING, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, RICHARD FRANKLIN, 805-646-2770
  • VICTORY PACIFICAIKIDO, 4:00 - 6:30 PM, THOMAS JONES, 805-640-5311

SATURDAY
  • IMPROV, 11:00 AM  - 1:00 PM, JOHN MEDEIROS. 818-648-9540


Meetings

  • THEATRE BRANCH, 1ST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, 7 P.M.
  • BOARD OF TRUSTEES, 2ND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH, 7 P.M.
(The Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Officers will be Monday, February 3rd, 7:30 p.m.)
 
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