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Tattoos: Not Just For Drunken Sailors Anymore!
A Conversation with Sandra Price
Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Jo Ellen Lee and Paula Spellman
AfterGLOW hosted by FOTM Board Member Karen Hoffberg

Brooks InstituteDennis Mitchell at I Capelli SalonPassion Flowers,
Carla Cable at A Secret Place Salon and Day Spa,
 Pulse OneLovina Designs,  Peterson Graphics 

 Tattoos are everywhere! Grandmothers want
 them. Rock stars and celebrities sport them.  A tattoo can be decoration or can express solidarity among those who have served overseas.  An exquisitely colored song bird may be a way of overcomingunspeakable tragedy or a celebration of lifelong friendship.  Black and gray or flamboyantly colored, tattoos are today’s fashion statement and much, much more.

Sandra Price is the owner and manager of White Lotus Body Arts in Ventura.  Her life has taken her from Washington, DC to Iceland to California and points in between.  She is a graduate of Ventura College.  Portfolio in hand she applied to and was accepted for study at the Pasadena College of Art and Design, with emphasis on illustration.  Her professional career included work on graphic novels and Emmy Award-winning animated programs.  Sandra has taught conceptual design at Associates of Arts.  Becoming disenchanted with the entertainment industry, Sandra returned to Ventura in 2001 and changed professional direction to become a tattoo artist.  In 2014, after several years of apprenticeship and working in other salons, she opened her own tattoo studio, White Lotus Body Arts.

Please join us as Mary Galbraith and Sandra Price take us to the colorful and fascinating world of Tattoos.

Free to FOTM Members - $10 General public, $5 students and seniors.

AfterGLOW Fundraising Event:  Join us for a celebratory al fresco supper hosted by Karen Hoffberg at her Ventura home.  $25 for FOTM members, $35 for non-members.
Maps will be given to paid guests at the interview.

Baubles, Bangles & Bright Shiny Beads
An Evening with Jo Ellen Lee & Elaine Unzicker
Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Meg and Jim Easton
AfterGLOW hosted by the Old Broads Catering Company

When does jewelry become art?  Is important jewelry made only with precious metals and gems? How does jewelry transform the wearer? These and other questions will be explored as Mary Galbraith visits with Jo Ellen Lee and Elaine Unzicker.  Jo Ellen earned a Ph.D. in Medical Genetics and worked for many years in genetics laboratories in the southwest.  She took up beading in 1993 and it was soon evident that her precise, careful work and superb color sense took her beaded art pieces and jewelry 
to high levels of excellence.  Elaine, a member of the Ojai Studio Artists, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Master of Science in Art and Master of Fine Art.  Her specialty is working
with chain mail, a material that is tantalizingly soft and hard at the same time.  Traditional jewelry pieces such as earrings, chokers and bracelets form but a part of her work.  The clothing pieces she designs are truly wearable art:  unique, stylish and definitely cool (in all senses).  Mary is a long-time volunteer with Focus on the Masters and a devoted wearer of jewelry.  Please join us.

An Evening with Rich Deppe and Carl Friedlander
Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Betsy Chess and John & Cherie Brant
AfterGLOW hosted by the JoEllen Lee and
prepared by the Old Broads Catering Company

filaments twisted together; a line of reasoning that connects ideas or events. 

Weave: to form cloth by interlacing strands of thread; to produce by combining elements.
Spin: draw out wool, cotton, or other material and convert it into threads.
Our Artist Spotlight shines March 6 on two members of the Ventura County Handweavers & Spinners Guild, Rich Deppe and Carl Friedlander. 

Rich Deppe spins
-- not working out on machines at the gym but at home, working on a piece of machinery most know only from the movies:  a spinning wheel. The most interesting aspect of fiber art is, for Rich, spinning the fibers themselves. A current project involves spinning dog hair and silk that will ultimately be used to weave a blanket.

Carl Friedlander enjoys fine thread weaving, especially in the construction of a tallit, a prayer shawl that is worn when attending Jewish services. Although Carl does weave other beautiful yet utilitarian items (table mats and runners, material for clothing), it is his work as a man of faith that is perhaps most impressive.
Please join us as Mary Galbraith chats with Rich Deppe and Carl Friedlander, connecting the threads and weaving their stories together to give greater understanding of the creative process.

The Brooks Institute
Screening Room

5301 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Audience members MUST
arrive by 5:00
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RSVP - call 805.653.2501