From Jan. 18 – Mar. 31 the Ojai Valley Museum will display an equine ceramic chessboard installation by Ojai Studio Artist, Valerie Freeman. The exhibit titled, “Beatrice Wood/Duchamp & Chess” honors Wood’s 120th birthday and her relationship with Marcel Duchamp. The artist, Duchamp, had played an important role in Wood’s life as a mentor and dear friend. After retiring from the art world Duchamp took up chess. A celebrity chess match will transpire during the month of March.
View a video about the creation of this unique chess set by Valerie Freeman titled Luster vs. Raku
Ojai Celebrates Chess is supported by a grant from City of Ojai Arts Commission, the Rotary Club of Ojai and the Ojai Lion’s Club
Playing chess stimulates the mind to think abstractly with cause and effect and promotes fun interaction within the community.
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