Ojai – Condors to Coolers

Submitted by Ojai Valley Scribe on
Luke Matjas of a condor sitting on a recliner

Artist and CSUCI Professor Luke Matjas will visit the Ojai Library at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019, to deliver a presentation titled “Condors to Coolers: An Exploration of SoCal’s Flora, Fauna, and Flotsam.” Matjas comes to us from CSU Channel Islands (CI) as part of this season’s CI Library Lecture Series.

Matjas will discuss his ongoing body of work, which takes inspiration from antiquated pulp science books, natural history museums, and even the local Home Depot. His intricate drawings, designs, and mural-sized artworks exist somewhere between Hieronymus Bosch and contemporary skateboard graphics, and as a trail ultrarunner, he takes many visual cues from direct encounters with regional flora, fauna, and geology.

CSU Channel Islands hosts dozens of free public lectures at libraries throughout Ventura County as part of this program. The lecturers are experts from numerous departments at CI, including Biology, History, English, Computer Science, Political Science, Performing Arts, and Sociology to name a few.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA. Hours of service are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.