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Poppies December Guest Artist Reception with Arnie Rudman
Friday, December 03, 2021, 05:00pm - 07:00pm

Poppies Art and Gifts wraps up 2021 with its December Guest Artist Arnie Rudman, sculptor and wood artist.

A reception for him will take place during First Friday on Dec. 3 from 5-7 p.m. at Poppies, 323 E. Matilija St., Ojai.
Rudman has created art forms for more than 20 years, originally as a dentist working with esthetics and form.

After retiring from his dental practice, Rudman learned how to use a wood lathe and began turning wood. He has since combined wood and stone for visual and sensory impact.
His recent body of work was inspired by the 2017 Thomas Fire, which destroyed thousands of acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

Manzanita was among the damaged trees and bushes, and subsequent rains washed charred wood into the ocean.

Rudman collected the driftwood to sculpt and transform remnants from the fire into pieces of art.

Everyone is welcome at the free event. Join guests and Poppies artists for musical entertainment and refreshments on the patio.

 poppies Dec.Guest Artist

Location Poppies Art and Gifts, 323 E Matilija St, Ojai