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Category Archives: Profiles

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 […]

Welcome to Jennabunkport

by lesliedinaberg on September 21, 2016

Writer Jenna McCarthy’s she shack is 140 square feet of home office heaven. By Leslie Dinaberg Living—and working—in a 100-year-old farmhouse certainly has its charms, but as her children grew bigger and houseguests came and went, writer Jenna McCarthy (Everything’s Relative, The Parent Trip, Lola Knows a Lot) longed for, as Virginia Woolf once wrote,”a room […]

The Art of Getting People Back to Nature | Yarnbomber Stephen Duneier

by lesliedinaberg on June 17, 2015

By Leslie Dinaberg Artists often use their work to provoke discussion or emotion, but Yarnbomber Stephen Duneier’s colorful creations are site-specific installations designed to get people out to the middle of nowhere. In this case, “the middle of nowhere” is Santa Barbara County’s plethora of hiking trails. Duneier’s seven projects to date include creating an […]

Noozhawk Talks: Santa Barbara Writers Blend Talents, Wine Experiences

by lesliedinaberg on May 21, 2015

 Cheryl Crabtree and Reka Badger write the book about wine tasting on the Central Coast Few things in life are better than a fine glass of wine paired with good conversation. Leslie Dinaberg gets a double dose of both when she sits down with K. Reka Badger and Cheryl Crabtree, authors of the new book, […]

Cocktail Corner: Miró’s—and Nanette’s—Ticket to Paradise

by lesliedinaberg on June 13, 2014

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Five years ago, Miró restaurant bartender Nanette Rapuzzi came with big dreams from her native Peru—where she trained at the front desk of another five-star resort—to work at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara. “I love working with people. I always have. People on vacation, or […]

Sandra Tsing Loh Dishes on Menopause, Marriage and “The Madwoman in the Volvo”

by lesliedinaberg on May 8, 2014

Humorist/memoirist will appear at UCSB Campbell on Thursday, May 8 By Leslie Dinaberg Chatting with Sandra Tsing Loh—whose new book, The Madwoman in the Volvo, focuses on what she calls Generation Triple M  (Middle-Aged Moms in Menopause)—is a lot like reading one of her essays. Her level of frankness is engaging, enlightening and charming, kind […]

Leslie Dinaberg Sits Down With Gayle Beebe

by lesliedinaberg on August 22, 2013

When Gayle Beebe is inaugurated as the eighth president of Westmont College this weekend, he’ll speak on a subject dear to his heart: Global Education. But prior to that, he spoke to us about life at the college, his family, how he’s adapting to Santa Barbara, and Westmont’s facility upgrades. LD: How did you end […]

A walk with Art Walk’s Founder Kerrie-Kilpatrick Weinberg

by lesliedinaberg on June 2, 2013

“Through positive self-expression the doors of opportunity will open,” is the mission statement for the nonprofit Art Walk for Kids/Adults. It could also be the motto for the life of Art Walk’s founder, Kerrie Kilpatrick-Weinberg. “Art Walk has opened so many doors for me in Santa Barbara, friendships, the areas I work. It’s amazing how […]

Santa Barbara Spotlight: Photographer Patricia Houghton Clarke

by lesliedinaberg on May 31, 2013

By Leslie Dinaberg (originally appeared on the Santa Barbara SEASONS Blog) Despite her lifelong fascination with light, shapes and colors—not to mention an impressive list of awards and exhibitions, both internationally and closer to her hometown of Santa Barbara—photographer Patricia Houghton Clarke has only been focused on photography for a short time. “I’ve been photographing […]

Noozhawk Talks: Leslie Dinaberg Sits Down With Suzanne Farwell

by lesliedinaberg on February 13, 2013

As Director of Communications, Suzanne Farwell is often the voice for the Santa Barbara Foundation, connecting all of us with information about the good work the foundation is doing in the community. Farwell connects with Leslie Dinaberg to reflect on her work and her life, as she prepares to retire later this month. Leslie Dinaberg: What will you […]