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Poppies Art and Gifts announces its first Guest Artist of the month. Wana Klasen, of Ventura, will show her work throughout December. A reception with the artist will be held Dec. 13 from 5-7 p.m. at 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai.
She will display an eclectic collection of original watercolor, acrylic, collage and mixed media works that depict landscape, floral and abstract images. Smaller paintings, gift items, and handcrafted greeting cards also will be available.
Klasen always appreciated art but became an artist 22 years ago while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She has exhibited in shows throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties.
Until recently, Klasen served as Executive Director of Volunteer Artists for Artists For Trauma, a nonprofit organization based in Marina del Rey. Klasen currently presents art workshops at Cole Creativity Center in Santa Paula.
Poppies new Guest Artist program invites artists in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties to show their work for a month at the shop. To apply for a solo show, visit poppiesartandgifts.com and click on the Guest Artists tab.
Poppies Art and Gifts features all local fine art and photographs, handcrafted items, and locally made products at affordable prices.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily through December. For more information, visit poppiesartandgifts.com.