California Welcome Center, Oxnard Features Artist, Susan Ochoa

The California Welcome Center (CWC) in Oxnard, located at 2786 Seaglass Way is currently featuring Artist, Susan Weigt Ochoa, now through the end of February.  Local residents and visitors alike are invited to see her work on display at the CWC.  Ochoa is known for creating art out of shells, crafting shell treasure boxes in a variety of sizes and shapes in addition to also creating beautiful mirrors out of shells.

A ‘Meet the Artist’ reception is also planned for Saturday, February 25 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. which will include half-off wine tastings in the CWC’s wine tasting room as well as an opportunity for guests to participate in a drawing to win a shell treasure box.

The reception is free and open to the public.  For information, contact the California Welcome Center at 805-988-0717.

About Susan Weigt Ochoa

Susan Weigt Ochoa has been creating art out of shells for most of her life.  Growing up with a father who was a free-weight diver and fisherman, shells were a natural part of her household.  When her Dad passed away, she found a small painted rock that she had given to him for a Father’s Day gift and inspired her to continue to pursue her artwork.  Working with shells, Ochoa applies them to different surfaces, studying their colors and shapes, creating unique designs.  Her goal is to “always create a thing of beauty from natural elements.”

About Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau

Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) is a non-profit organization designed to increase visitor expenditures, and tourism revenue opportunities through the promotion of Oxnard as a premier travel destination.  Oxnard is an easy drive up the coast from Los Angeles or from the northern portions of California.  Visitors are encouraged to enjoy Oxnard’s uncrowded beaches, explore the many diverse attractions and outdoor adventures that are unique to the area.  A wide variety of hotel accommodations are available ranging from mid-priced rooms to oceanfront and seaside settings.  For more information, call the California Welcome Center at 805-988-0717.

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