Studio News – New Work/Ojai Show

Next Show: January 12 – February 23, 2019

Beatrice Wood Center for The Arts

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Reception: Saturday, January 12, 2-5pm

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
8585 Ojai Santa Paula Road, Ojai CA

(805) 646-3381


About the exhibit

Art Without Limits (AWoL) is pleased to announce “Dance Into the New Year!” on display from January 12 – February 23, 2019 at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, located at 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai, CA 93024.

Hours of Operation: Friday-Sunday (11:00am-5:00pm) / Monday-Thursday (CLOSED)

Join us for another exhibition celebrating the work created by many artists affiliated with Art Without Limits. Be sure to come out for the Opening Reception on Friday, January 12, 2019 from 2:00-5:00pm.

Exhibiting and Performing Artists will include Derrick Curtis (dance), Elite Henenson (photography), Sol Hill (metagraphs), Yulia Maluta (dance), Tom Pazderka (painting), and Andi Schoenbaum (abstract painting).

In conjunction with the exhibition, a Ballroom Dance Workshop, hosted by Yulia Maluta, is scheduled for Friday, January 26, 2019 from 2:00-5:00pm. The workshop consists of three 40-minute sessions, geared toward beginners to advanced ballroom dancers, and is open to anyone 16 years-of-age or older. Participants will learn a range of dances including the Swing, Foxtrot, and the Argentine Tango. Cost of the workshop is $30 and pre-registration is required at www.beatricewood.com/workshops/ballroom_dancing.

To learn more about the exhibition, be sure to check out www.awolsb.org/exhibitions.

Image: Andi Schoenbaum, “Almost Weightless” 48″x36″ Oil & Oil Pastel on Canvas, 2019

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Repurposed Space

Recently, I went to a class held by my friend Cola Smith at The Art Parlor in North Hollywood. The clas was originally titled “Inspirational Painting,” but she changed it to “Intuitive Painting” midway through the session.

It’s about getting everything in your mind out on a paintable surface, working through various materials and layers to completion. It’s what another friend and I used to affectionately call crap art, a dumping of the mind and an exercise for the soul. Here’s what we did together:

In my own world I have been at the height of frustration, struggling to connect to my realistic work, struggling to find artists 60 miles North of LA to connect with, struggling to learn and grow through my work without the synergy of being enveloped in a vibrant art community. I’m spitting nails.

I decided to make a change and emptied my craft closet of everything that was physically between me & my supplies. Most of it was trash.

Once it was clear, I made myself a space inside to sit and make things that are not subject to judgement unless I remove the from the space and make them so. The space is in the walk-in closet in my studio/office, so I’m not impeding my fine art with what could be crap as it releases itself from my body and through my hands. I don’t have to change my identity from oil painter to mixed media artist. I can simply do whatever the f*k I want.