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Category Archives: Art

First Person: Sullivan Goss Gallery’s Nathan Vonk

by lesliedinaberg on July 17, 2017

Preserving the Legacy, Embracing the Future By Leslie Dinaberg The link between Burning Man’s annual bacchanal festivities and Sullivan Goss Gallery’s 30-plus-year legacy of celebrating important 19th-, 20th– and 21st-century American art may seem tenuous, but it was a visit to Burning Man that first sparked Nathan Vonk’s interest in art and the friends he […]

Local Lowdown: State Street Ballet Extends Reach

by lesliedinaberg on June 19, 2017

By Leslie Dinaberg Reaching out beyond the professional stage to make ballet accessible and fun for everyone is an important part of State Street Ballet‘s community outreach programming. This summer, company dancers Meredith Harrill, Deise Mendonca, Cecily Stewart, Edgar Zendejas, John Piel, Noam Tsviskin, Skyler Rodgers and Alvaro Oquita hit the road for a series […]

SBIFF Variety Artisans Awards

by lesliedinaberg on February 6, 2017

  The Santa Barbara International Film Festival‘s Variety Artisans Awards celebrates those essential to the filmmaking process and who have exhibited the most exciting and innovative work of the year in their respective fields. The Tribute evening takes place on Monday, February 6, at the Lobero Theatre and will be moderated by Variety’s Senior Vice President Awards […]

Hold Hope | Obama in Santa Barbara, 2007

by lesliedinaberg on January 25, 2017

International award-winning photographer (and Santa Barbara Seasons contributor) Patricia Houghton Clarke presents never-before seen black and white images from Barack Obama’s campaign stop in Santa Barbara in 2007. She says, “The photographs embody the President’s abiding power, grace, and most importantly, HOPE.” There will be an opening reception from 4-7 p.m. on Jan. 28 at PATRICIA […]

Cavalia’s Odysseo is One Wild Ride

by lesliedinaberg on December 6, 2016

If you’re looking for a perfect way to entertain the whole family this holiday season, Cavalia‘s new Odysseo show is just the ticket. This magical spectacle blends jaw-dropping equestrian artistry with Cirque du Soleil level acrobatics and music, as well as beautiful costumes and incredible set design. It’s really quite a magical experience, and well […]

“Please Don’t Touch the Art”

by lesliedinaberg on November 30, 2016

Dan Levin‘s solo art show, “Please Don’t Touch the Art” at Restaurant Roy (7 W. Carrillo St.)  will include a “one night only pop up store” during the reception on December 1, during 1st Thursday from 7-11 p.m. Levin’s Lonely Hearts altered playing card decks, shirts, candles and small assemblages will be available for sale on Thursday, in addition […]

Dug Uyesaka: Long Story Short

by lesliedinaberg on October 14, 2016

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum opens its fall season with a diverse collection of art objects and images by Dug Uyesaka, on view from October 20 through January 14 in the museum (955 La Paz Rd.).  A free, opening reception for “Dug Uyesaka: Long Story Short” takes place on Thursday, October 20, from 4-6 p.m. in the museum. […]

“Abstractions, Contractions, Intersections”

by lesliedinaberg on September 23, 2016

A Magical Collaboration Between a Painter (Fran Scorzelli) and a Sculptor (Joan Rosenberg-Dent) will be on view at GraySpace Gallery (219 Gray Ave.) from Sept. 23– Nov. 20. Rosenberg-Dent and Scorzelli have collaborated in a series of pieces inspired by Santa Barbara’s urban landscape. The driving force behind their collaboration stems from elements of the city as seen […]

MCASB LAUNCHES 2016 DREAM HOME RAFFLE

by lesliedinaberg on September 2, 2016

Are you dreaming of a beautiful Santa Barbara home with city and ocean views? Here’s your chance to win that dream house, and support Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) at the same time! The MCASB Dream Home Raffle has been the primary fundraiser for the Museum of Contemporary Art for over a decade.  This entrepreneurial way […]

Nell Campbell: Images of Cuba

by lesliedinaberg on August 22, 2016

Photographer Nell Campell has a new show—Images of Cuba—on view at Jared Dawson Gallery (4646 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, 805/318-1066) from Aug. 19 to Sept. 17. There will be an opening reception on Sat., Aug. 20 from 3-6 p.m.. Campbell will also give an artist talk on Wed., Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. The gallery is […]