Khaled Al Awar
Khaled Al Awar, a 1970 emigrant from Lebanon, moved to Ojai in 1982 from Chicago with his wife, Sheryl. He established the Primavera Gallery which features international and local artists, both individually and in group shows. He focuses on emerging and established artists working in a variety of mediums including, paint, glass, wood and ceramics. Says Al Awar: “There is an amazing transformation that happens to people when they walk in and see the art.” In addition to the gallery, Al Awar owns the Ojai Playhouse Theater, long a cultural landmark in Ojai, screening first run films and becoming home to the Ojai Film Society. The theater is currently closed for renovations, with an expected re-opening in 2018. Khaled’s dedication to the arts and devotion to community has earned him a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts from the City of Ojai. Please join us as Donna Granata and Khaled Al Awar discuss the importance of galleries in furthering an artist’s career.
Al Awar’s documentation was in 2017 and was sponsored by Paula Spellman. The AfterGLOW was hosted by Paula Spellman.
The Focus On The Masters archive has extensive information about this artist.