651 East Main Street
Friends of the Library
Mohammad Iqbal - Oils
Adonna Ebrahimi - Mixed Media
Charles Levin - Photography
Adonna Ebrahimi Workshops ( 1.5-2 hours ) fingerpainting and using recylced items such as shelf liner, bubble wrap, feather, fork. etc.
About the Friends of the Library
Ventura Friends of the Library will have several original works of art for sale by local Plein air watercolor painter, Susan Stoutz. Susan has been a member of California Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Buenaventura Art Association, and Ventura Artist Guild. Her works capture the light of day and season of landscapes from Ventura, the Sierra Nevada, and across the United States.
"An integral part of being an artist is a desire to share with others my vision of what I see, and hope they will love it as much as I do." -Susan Stoutz
Also presented by Friends of the Library will be works created by Susan's husband, Hank Stoutz. Hank is a nature photographer, creating images through travel to out of the way places.
"Perhaps the greatest satisfaction has been in being able to "see" subjects in uncommon ways and to record and share those images." -Hank Stoutz
Ventura Friends of the Library is a non-profit, volunteer run organization. They raise funds through the sale of used books at their book store 2nd Look Books, located at EP Foster Library. The collections of Susan and Hank Stoutz were generously donated by the artists. All proceeds go to fund local library programs.
We believe that knowledge, self–education, enlightenment, culture, language and literacy are crucial to the growth of healthy individuals and the development of a well–informed citizenry;
Therefore, we will supply resources in a variety of forms to support the mission of our city’s public libraries, in a way that promotes good fellowship.
The mission of Ventura Friends of the Library is to support the public libraries of Ventura in their efforts to maintain a high standard of library service for the benefit of the community.
In furthering this mission, Ventura Friends of the Library activities may include: the raising and donating of funds for the purchase of library materials, equipment and special library programs; the raising and donating of funds for library construction; the distribution of information to increase public awareness, use and appreciation of our public libraries and the literary arts; and the positive influence of government policy concerning libraries through education.
Ventura Friends of the Library endeavors to foster an inclusive environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully and each individual’s unique characteristics are appreciated.