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Poppies Art and Gifts will hold an outdoor solstice exhibit of “Elements Art” by Levi Holiman on Dec. 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in its courtyard at 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai.
Following the Thomas Fire that swept through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in 2017, Holiman volunteered to help neighbors rebuild in Upper Ojai. Inspired by the raw beauty of a burnt VW bus and scorched possessions, he created images that reflected surfaces transformed by the elements – fire, rain, wind, and earth.
A portion of proceeds from art sales will benefit the Iverson Foundation for Active Awareness. Ashley Iverson founded IFAA in memory of her husband, Cory Iverson, a firefighter who died battling the fire on Dec. 14, 2017.
Natalie Gelman, singer and songwriter, will perform. Vegetarian appetizers, wine, and Bloom Bakery’s treats will be served. Meet Poppies artists and browse through local fine art, handcrafted items, and locally made products.
Poppies Art and Gifts is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through December. For more information, visit poppiesartandgifts.com.