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A Lecture by Patrick Crabb

Sunday, September 11, 2016
1:30 pm

Bipod by Patrick Crabb
Bipod | by Patrick Crabb


Patrick Crabb's paths of discovery have taken him in several related directions exploring the vessel, architectural interpretations, and the figure. These paths continue to criss-cross each other, conveying a sense of mystery and visual power to the viewer. Historical artifacts from ancient cultures layer the imagery, resulting in a multi-cultural composition, reflecting contemporary life.


An Afternoon with Hans Weissflog
Saturday, July 13, 2013
2:00 pm

Hans Weissflog - Photo by Steven Kennard
Hans Weissflog | Photo by Steven Kennard

Internationally acclaimed artist Hans Weissflog, who will be visiting us from Germany, will offer a PowerPoint presentation, sharing the development of his work and a discussion of recent explorations. 

Collection of Bowls
Hans Weissflog
Collection of Bowls, c. 2000
Various woods and dimensions
Hans Weissflog
Ballbox, 1995
Affrican blackwood & boxwood
Permanent Collection
Honolulu Museum of Art


Slowing of Perceptual Time: The Spiral Patterns of Light
A Lecture by Laura Joines

Saturday, November 12, 2011
5:00 pm

Laura JoinesWe will present Slowing of Perceptual Time: The Spiral Patterns of Light, a lecture by architect Laura Joines, in the Logan Gallery of the Center on Saturday, November 12th at 5 pm. The lecture will draw from wide-ranging sources, including Plato's belief that first-hand knowing is critical to learning and understanding, and Albert Einstein's theories regarding the relationship between space and time.

"My method is made up of unpremeditated intellectual acts of knowing the buildings of a place or the things of a site that have the qualities of slowing time down," Joines says. "I need to know the buildings by feeling the building in the mind through first hand experience. Only then can I attempt the act of interpretation."

Laura Joines, AIA, is a Professor at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Her work embraces feeling a space and integrating the daily processes of life with an emotion and spirit and heralding the moment and the practical. She is currently working on a number of projects for the Besant Hill School of Happy Valley.

Faculty Housing Model

Beato Atelier


The Ventura County Potters' Guild presents

Beatrice Wood: Life & Legacy

Monday, September 26, 2011 / 8:00 pm

at The Ventura Senior Recreation Center
420 E. Santa Clara St.
Ventura, CA 93001

Beatrice Wood

Kevin Wallace, Director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, will discuss the life of Beatrice Wood and the Center, in the larger context of the art world, philosophical movements, and Ojai history.

Beatrice Wood, Young at Heart - Photo by Jill Sattler

Doors open at 7 pm. Free to the public.

For more information, contact Cecile Faulconer 805 985-5038.  

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