Arts & Letters Series Begins at Museum Feb. 10
Santa Paula News
Published: February 01, 2013
Fused-glass artist Fran Elson and author Amada Irma Perez are the featured speakers in the new series An Afternoon of Arts & Letters, beginning at the Museum of Ventura County on February 10.
Admission to both afternoon programs is $5 for the general public and free to museum members.
In an illustrated session from 1:00-2:00 p.m., Elson answers the question she is asked most often, “How do you do that?” She discusses and demonstrates the wide variety of techniques she uses creating glasswork in her studio in Somis, such as fine art pieces, jewelry, tableware, home décor and accessories. Elson will also answer audience questions. Examples of Elson’s work will be on display and available for purchase from noon to 4:00 p.m.
At 3:00 p.m. author Amada Irma Perez of Ventura presents “The Exquisite Art of Writing: Rediscover Romance and Enhance Family/Friend Relationships.” She promises “afternoon tea and a delightful writing experience” and will share intimate details from her letters, journals and diaries while guiding participants in new ways to express their sentiments. A selection of journals and writing implements will be available for purchase in the Museum. Perez is a former bilingual educator and has written numerous children’s books.
The Museum of Ventura County is located at 100 East Main Street in downtown Ventura. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission to the exhibitions is $4 adults, $3 seniors, $1 children 6-17, members and children under 6 are free. For more museum information go to www.venturamuseum.org or call 805-653-0323.