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6 Snap Into It

FE ATUR E S profile

35 Icon Mary Trudeau’s elegant evolution

shopping

25 All That Glitters A Frozen-inspired fantasy

about town

13 In Their Element 5 fashion-fueled artists

Auction Appraisals Furniture and Decorative Arts Ventura County Bonhams specialists will be visiting Ventura County in March to provide complimentary auction estimates with a view to selling at upcoming Los Angeles auctions. +1 (323) 436 5432 andrew.jones@bonhams.com Sold for $90,000 A fine quality Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted mahogany console François Linke, circa 1900

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8 12th Annual Nightingale Ball Ojai Valley Community Hospital Foundation Guild

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COVER: Artist Gustav Klimt’s “Woman and Child” painting adorns an Icon satchel handbag. Photo by Jennifer Pearl.

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EDITOR’S NOTE

SNAP INTO IT MY DAYS BEGIN WITH A MASSACRE, a coffee-fueled butchery, as irrelevant emails are slaughtered straight away. One by one or in great highlighted clusters (so satisfying), the misdirected press releases and moldy spam are banished from my inbox to the cyber netherworld. Infinite credit, cure-alls, a couple more inches—it all gets blasted. The next morning they’re all back, of course. Like a bad rash or the Kardashians. Or a bad rash on a Kardashian. And the cycle of junk mail genocide repeats. Because of this habitual bleary-eyed blitzkrieg of the morning, our cover story almost didn’t happen. Strike one: Glendale PR firm. Strike two: Palm Desert HQ. This has nothing to do with xenophobia; I happen to like both of those places. But with the exception of travel articles, editorial content in Ventana requires a local tie-in, and I didn’t see that in press releases from the high fashion shoe and handbag company Icon (page 35). Obviously there was no strike three. Instead, there was a phone call—a straight pitch right over home plate—and a familiar name: Mary Trudeau, an Ojai resident who, it turns out, founded and runs the company. And suddenly Icon was germane to our editorial focus.

Which came as welcome news, since the combination of art, style, and local entrepreneurship was a spot-on fit for this particular issue. This morning, a few days before press time, I read about a Northern California couple who found millions of dollars worth of gold coins on their property. Literal buried treasure. Fantasy stuff. A rare occurrence, yes, but I’m sure there’s plenty more treasure out there. Not necessarily in the form of sparkly doubloons, mind you, but rather in the guise of overlooked opportunities: missed sunsets and rainbows, irretrievable moments in time. We’ve become so addled by the neurotic culture of text, tweet, friend, like, link, click… delete—I tend to think we walk past Xs marking the spot every day. So, I’m glad someone from Icon’s marketing department actually took the time to call, to snap me out of autopilot and into the here and now. If you have a story idea you can objectively envision on the pages of Ventana, please, drop me an email. And if I don’t reply, pick up the phone. – Matt Katz mattk@ventanamonthly.com

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5 fashion-fueled artists merge form and function in a variety of mediums BY NANCY LACKEY SHAFFER

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ELAINE UNZICKER Updating a medieval staple for urban warriors.

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laine Unzicker’s designs beg to be touched. Which is surprising, considering “sensual” is not a word most of us would associate with something as cold and hard as metal. But that’s one of the great beauties of her work: achieving a soft and almost delicate quality from stainless steel and anodized aluminum to make a fabric with wonderful movement and fluency. Exploring the tension between masculine and feminine, hard and soft, heavy and light is what drew Unzicker to chain mail in the first place. Originally trained as a jewelry designer and sculptor, she first began working with the medium at Illinois State University, where she

pursued an MFA. “I started patterning in chain mail—something no one had ever done before,” she recalls. Her designs are comfortable, flattering, and chic. “I need to know how the weight is distributed, how it lays on the body, moves on the body,” she says, explaining that she solders where necessary. Her chain mail shirts, scarves, skirts, and other articles are not exactly weightless, but they are effortless to wear, with an almost comforting quality. “Many people describe it as a hug,” she says. Extremely durable and completely snag-free, they are also unlike anything else on the fashion scene. unzickerdesign.com

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TEAL ROWE Glass garments that go with the flow

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eal Rowe was always drawn to the glitter of glass. “When I was a little girl, I’d see a cracked windshield and think it was like jewels,” she recalls. Her career as a glassblower evolved from painting, charcoal, and jewelry making. But what ultimately captured her imagination was the transformative power fire had over glass, creating a living, moving, viscous entity that maintained a ghost of its former fluidity in static form. A lifelong talent for sewing inspired her most ambitious project yet: magnificent glass dresses. Individual glass pieces are crafted separately and then carefully connected and fit to a plaster cast. “It can take a lifetime to make one,” Rowe says, explaining that each piece builds upon the other. It also requires a completely Zen-like mindset: “You can’t do glass and not be in the moment. I can’t think about anything else but what the glass is saying to me.” Preserving the mutable quality of her medium is just as important; she goes to great lengths to maintain a sense of movement. As amazing as these pieces are in photos or on a mannequin, Rowe acknowledges that they really are best seen in person and in motion. “It’s almost like performance art.” tealrowe.com

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here art meets culture meets fitness meets philosophy is where you’ll find Patrick Fisher. The artist, designer, and personal trainer has a lot of irons in the fire, but they’re all connected in some way. Fisher doesn’t compartmentalize his life. His fitness studio, Gamut, for example, is about more than just working out, incorporating elements of nutrition, meditation, art, and spirituality to help clients find their way to joy and fulfillment as well as good health. His own artistic health benefited from the same approach. “I was training eight to ten hours a day,” he recalls. “Basically killing myself with fitness. But I didn’t eat healthy, I wasn’t meditating, I wasn’t making art.” His canvas acted as a catalyst: he took a step back from his grueling job, started his own business, became a vegan, found balance. He started designing to promote Gamut, but his popularity has grown beyond the gym. At Studio Channel Islands Art Center’s November fashion show, Fisher showed his street art- and skateboarding-influenced apparel—and sold out his entire stock that night. His describes his tanks, long-sleeve shirts, and hats as “bridging the gap between fitness, art and, street wear.” Because Fisher’s world is about the links that connect the disparate facets, not the walls that separate them. gamutlife.com

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DEBORAH JARCHOW A wearable tapestry of color and texture.

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t was exciting to learn that working with fiber was one way of being an artist,” says Deborah Jarchow of her lifelong passion for knitting and crochet. But weaving is where she found her true calling. The loom opened up creative doors for her that the knitting needles never could. “I design my own stuff when I weave,” she explains. “And I feel freer to design my own knitted garment when the base is woven.” Jarchow is most inspired by the colors and textures (as opposed to the patterns) she can create through weaving. Using 40 or 50 shades in one piece is standard. Unlike paint, where the blending of colors transforms them all into something new, woven threads maintain their chromatic integrity. “The colors sing together,” she says. “They don’t get lost.” She’s also extremely tactile, weaving by hand on large wooden looms and handling her yarn extensively to find out “what it wants to be.” This hands-on approach enables her to bring out the best in her materials: a Jarchow poncho, ruana, scarf, or other creation is full of deep, rich color and unbelievable texture. “Wearable art is such an appropriate expression,” says Deborah Jarchow. “You can wrap yourself in a beautiful piece of art. That is so appealing!” deborahjarchow.com


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So how did she end up here? Fifteen years ago, Mary was busy hosting dinner parties and living the busy life of a “corporate wife,” when one day her husband, David, suggested she embark on a business venture. A love of food and a vision led her to purchase the failing Rainbow Bridge Market; and with help of manager Ernest Niglio, she has made it into the thriving Ojai institution that it is today. In 1999 while David was working in the entertainment industry, they were introduced to a unique and never before used method for printing on leather. “We were already art collectors—and I love shoes—so we creatively decided to combine these loves by printing on a sneaker,” Mary says. They founded Icon and launched with a unisex sneaker printed with Andy Warhol’s Campbell Soup Cans. “I went from food to feet,” Mary laughs. And now Mary is the executive vice president and chief designer, overseeing a staff of fifteen employees and manufacturing in three countries. Their products range from a $38 business card holder to a $495 platform slingback sandal, and they make handbags and wallets, stilettos and flats, even golf shoes and boat shoes. Their products are available at Nordstrom, specialty boutiques across the nation, and on the Icon website. Having recently acquired two other brands, Icon is projecting immense growth in 2014, making Mary a very busy lady. So what is it about these shoes? “Icon is a high fashion brand because of all the work that goes into them,” Mary explains. Once the shoes are designed, artwork needs to be selected, scaled, and tested to ensure that every pair (whether size five or size nine) is identical. They start with pure white uncoated leather, and use a patented printing process that allows the color to permeate the leather so it won’t scratch off. With a look of pride, Mary shows me the Pool Boy perforated sneaker, printed with the work of artist Nelson de la Nuez. With polka dots, vibrant colors, and comic-like conversation bubbles, his artwork is reminiscent of that of Roy Lichtenstein. A sultry, red-lipsticked and blue-eyed blonde adorns each piece of the collection, all of which emanate summer fun. A true art lover, Mary speaks with passion about each of the artists Icon features. They are in the business of celebrating art, and pay royalties to the artist every

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time one of their products is sold. When asked how they go about choosing artwork, Mary explains that they ask, “Is it famous? Can we put it on fashion? Is the artist willing to license the art? Is the customer willing to wear it? And how does it look as a collection as a whole?” The end goal, she says, is to “keep the integrity of the artist, the color, and the mood, while still making each piece fashionable.” Comfort is also important at Icon. With well-structured soles and uppers, their shoes are both functional and fashionable—and there’s that word again: fashionable. The Icon staff works hard to stay on top of the coming trends, and Mary talks about the hot patterns and colors for spring and fall 2014 like someone who has been in the fashion industry since infancy. She explains that this year graphics and color block are big, and says that their Gustav Klimt Silhouette line uses pattern to meet that trend. The designers use the diamond pattern from the original painting as an accent on a zippered OPENING PAGE: “Everyday Sorcery” satchel; artist: Rodney White. OPPOSITE: “Alistair” tote; artist: Rex Ray. TOP: “Night” business card holder; artist: Joan Miro. ABOVE: “Pool Boy” shoe and canvas bag with leather applique; artist: Nelson De La Nuez.

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tote bag and on the thick heel and sole of the crisscross slingback heel, which, by the way, screams to be paired with a little black dress. And in the Music of the Spheres collection, by steam punk artist David Delamare, the undulating pattern of a mermaid’s tail is extricated and repeated on the peep toe wedge in the form of a flowing Hermes scarf. Talk about cool. “We know our customer and we know art, so we uniquely combine this with the trends of the moment,” Mary says. So who is the typical Icon customer? “We have a sophisticated, educated customer who likes art, and comfort in her shoes ... She’s a collector, and she likes the attention that our products get,” explains Mary. Take, for example, the Alistair collection, featuring artwork by up-and-coming artist Rex Ray. The roomy peacock blue handbag, made with buttery soft leather, is adorned with the geometric shapes, vibrant colors, and modern feel that define Ray’s artwork. This is a bag that is guaranteed to get you stopped on the street. “We are a specialized niche brand that is perfect to express a woman’s individuality and for women looking to make a statement,” Mary says. Through their unique designs, Icon helps customers find a way to be different from everybody else. Though Mary spends two weeks a month at the company’s headquarters in Palm Desert, she calls Ojai home, and also her inspiration. Having lived in Ojai for 23 years, she credits the community for inspiring her to do what she does, speaking fondly about supportive women business owners and the spirituality of the place. “I’m always glad to come home and get grounded with the reality of what is important,” she says. Looking back, Mary says she never could have imagined that this would be her life. “I love it. I love the expression of it, of giving people what they want.” v

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SHORT LIST THE VERNACULAR BESTIARY

Through June 15 | Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum This collection of anonymous amateur images has been collected by photographer and gallerist John Nichols. It has never been publicly exhibited. The abecedarian display of creatures is comprised of photographs taken over the past 120 years. An adjacent kids’ reading and exhibit area will encourage children and their families to read and write poems, as well as draw and display their own responses to the animal-themed exhibition.  On March 13 at 2 p.m., Nichols will give a Gallery Talk titled, “What’s Special About Vernacular Photography?” The opening reception will be held March 22 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. For more information, visit venturamuseum.org.

OJAI RAPTOR CENTER OPEN HOUSE

March 30 | Ojai Raptor Center Doors will open to the public for a rare opportunity to meet all 18 of the Ojai Raptor Center’s non-releasable “ambassador” raptors. Hawks, falcons, eagles, and owls will greet guests during presentations on the ORC stage. Chumash elder Julie Tumamait-Stenslie will share native stories about local wildlife. This will be a free event with a suggested donation of five dollars. Handicapped parking will be available; overflow parking will be located one street down from the Center, and Pegasus shuttles will run every 10 minutes. Noon to 4 p.m. 370 Baldwin Rd., Ojai.

THE DINNER DETECTIVE

Through March 26 | Ventura The Dinner Detective is America’s largest murder mystery comedy dinner show. Guests will solve a hilarious murder case while enjoying a four-course plated dinner. A prize package awaits the top sleuth of the evening. In this show, everyone is a suspect, even you, and the killer might be at your table. Admission starts at $59.95. Recurring weekly on Saturdays. 6:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 550 Sanjon Rd., Ventura. For more information, visit thedinnerdetective.com.

EAT, DRINK, AND BE LOCAL

March 22 | Museum of Ventura County Locally sourced food will star during the National Charity League Juniors of Ventura County’s Farm-to-Gala gala. Nothing will go to waste during this year’s event, which will raise funds for the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Ventura County Medical Center, in partnership with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group. 6 p.m. to midnight. Cocktail attire; black tie optional. Tickets $175. For more information, visit ncljuniorsventura.org

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

March 12 to April 6 | Rubicon Theatre, Ventura In this poetic play, two lost souls catch a glimpse of happiness in the moonlight. But is the newly lit fire within them strong enough to withstand a lifetime of disappointment and regret? And will it still be flickering at the break of dawn? Set in and around a dilapidated Connecticut farmhouse in 1923, this great American classic follows Josie Hogan, a boisterous Irish woman with a quick tongue, a tarnished reputation, and a tender heart; and Jim Tyrone, a tortured soul haunted by the loss of his mother. One of America’s master storytellers at the height of his powers, Pulitzer Prize-winner and Nobel laureate Eugene O’Neill creates a mythic tale of old sins and the redemptive power of love. 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit rubicontheatre.org.

COME TRAVEL WITH US 2014

March 15 | Spanish Hills Country Club, Camarillo Assistance League of Ventura County, Nancy R. Brandt Auxiliary announces its 2014 fundraiser, Come Travel with Us on California Escapes. Proceeds will benefit the programs of the Nancy R. Brandt Auxiliary and Assistance League of Ventura County. The event includes a gourmet luncheon, live and silent auctions, postcard grab bags, and music by Bryce Chanes. The guide for California Escapes will be Dave Loe, the Ventura County STAR’s travel columnist and longtime travel business owner. Mr. Loe will speak on amusing and unusual trips to classic Golden State destinations that can be reached by train or car. Tickets $60 ($25 is tax deductible). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. For more information, call 805.642.2321.

SHEN YUN 2014 WORLD TOUR

March 18–20 | Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun will take

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the audience on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. The performance will feature 100 world-class performers, over 400 sets of handmade costumes, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops. Shen Yun cannot be seen in China today, where traditional culture has been nearly lost. Yet the nonprofit Shen Yun has become an international phenomenon, bringing the wonders of 5,000 years of civilization to millions across the globe. Tickets available from Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000, online at ticketmaster. com, or through the T.O. Civic Arts Plaza Box Office, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. For more information, call 805.449.2787 or visit civicartsplaza.com.

MARCH 18-20

SHEN YUN WORLD TOUR

THE APRIL VERCH BAND

March 27 | Ojai Valley Woman’s Club April Verch has never sounded more comfortable in her skin than she does now, in the second decade of her career as an internationally touring Canadian fiddler, step dancer, and singer-songwriter. Her ninth album, Bright Like Gold, captures a woman who’s fleshed out her identity and is in full command of her gifts, a woman who’s grown from a prodigy into an enduring artist with grace and grit to spare. Since infancy, she was immersed in folk music and dance from her native Ottawa Valley, a melting pot of Franco-Celtic flavors brought by the loggers who settled the area. $20 in advance, $25 at the door; kids under 15 half price (young lap-sitters free). 7 p.m. 441 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information, visit ojaiconcertseries.com.

SOUL STREET DANCE IN “BREAKIN’ BACKWARDS”

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THE APRIL VERCH BAND

March 29 | Matilija Junior High School, Ojai Four street dancers will perform their special contemporary mix of choreography to the most popular music of the decades. Eclectic musical selections will include Count Basie, Elvis Presley, The Temptations, Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, and more. Soul Street Dance appeals to all ages, ethnicities, cultures. $20 adults ($25 at the door), $18 seniors (65+) / students ($23 at the door), $10 children under 15 ($15 at the door). 7.30 p.m. Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Rd., Ojai. For more information, visit ptgo.org.

MEADOWLARK SERVICE LEAGUE LUNCHEON AND TENNIS TOURNAMENT

March 31 | Camarillo This British themed event, “A Royal Affair,” will include a women’s double round-robin tennis tournament and charity luncheon. Tournament play will start at 8:30 a.m. on courts provided by Las Posas Country Club, Spanish Hills Country Club, and private courts. Participants can sign up with a partner to win the Championships Meadowlark. Those who don’t play tennis can attend the luncheon held at Las Posas Country Club featuring a fashion show, boutique shopping, live and silent auctions, and opportunity drawings. Boutique shopping begins at 10 a.m. The cost for tennis and lunch is $80; lunch only is $60. For more information, visit meadowlarkserviceleague.com or call 805.630.7257.

ON THE HORIZON PAINT VENTURA

April 2–5 | Ventura Red Brick Gallery will host the 7th Paint Ventura, a plein air festival. Paint Ventura includes four days of plein air painting, with wet paint sales each day at Red Brick Gallery and daily demonstrations. More than 100 fine artists and crafts persons display and sell their original work amid a street festival atmosphere throughout Ventura’s downtown streets. The festival will culminate on April 5 with Paint Ventura’s Art Fair, Live Music, a Quickdraw competition, and sale followed by an awards presentation. For more information, visit paintventura.com.

OJAI WORD FEST

April 10–14 | Ojai A festival of words, ideas, and stories will unfold in one of California’s most beautiful settings. The literary nexus encourages readers and writers of all genres, skill levels, and ages to partake in events in and around the Ojai Valley. Featured events will include the Spa-tacular Writing Workshop (April 10 and 14), a daylong “write in your robe” retreat that will include full access to world-class spas, fine dining, and writing instruction. The fee for Spa-tacular Writing is $249/day; space limited to 10 writers. Other events include memoir writing, screenwriting, writing blogs and essays, poetry nights, and more. For more information, visit ojaiwordfest.wordpress.com.

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BREAKING BACKWARDS


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1917 farmhouse with 4 guest houses, pool, barn and turnkey orchard in Ojai’s East End.

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Ojai Town Creek Farm

5BR + 4.5BA on 2.5 acres with guest house, tennis court, pool & spa, greenhouse and putting green.

Renovated 1906 Farmhouse with historic barn, guest quarters, equestrian facilities on 8+ acres.

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East Ojai Avenue - $3,299,000

Remodeled Farmhouse Approximately 3.14 acres with barn, Sunkist member orchard, solar panels and guest house.

Loma Drive - $1,910,000

Room For Horses 4BR + 3BA on 1.67 acres with multiple upgrades, remodeled bathrooms and large master bedroom with two closets.

South La Luna Avenue - $979,000

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