Picks of the Week - Happenings
By Chris O'Neal and Michel Miller 01/16/2014
GALERIE 102 Jan. 18 through Feb. 24.
“Nature vs. Nurture,” a two-person exhibit on view featuring paintings by Masha Keating and sculpture by Molly Smith. Santa Barbara artist Keating’s large-scale abstract works (“Wingspan” pictured) are an exercise in observation and exploration, delicateness and boldness. Her work embraces the discovery and surprise that comes with the process, resulting in a lucid, free-flowing example of exploration. Smith’s sculptures rest, hang and balance in arrangements that emphasize the transience and ephemeral quality of the natural world, also suggesting the possibility of further transformation. Smith lives in Massachusetts. Reception on Jan. 18, 4-6 p.m. 102 W. Matilija St., Ojai. 640-0151 or www.galerie102.com.
OXNARD INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT WEEK Jan. 19 through Jan. 25.
More than 20 restaurants, ranging in style from Mexican to Japanese, will feature special menus at a discounted rate in celebration of Oxnard International Restaurant Week. This annual event draws large crowds and is an inexpensive way to sample Oxnard’s best restaurants. Prices vary. For more information and for a list of participating restaurants, visit www.visitoxnard.com/restaurantweek.
THE INTERFAITH AMIGOS Saturday, Jan 18, 7 p.m.
Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon and Imam Jamal Rahman will address interfaith issues and conflicts within their religions with humor and wisdom and will share their vision for building a more compassionate world. Ventura Center for Spiritual Living, 101 S. Laurel St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturacsl.org