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Don’t Miss MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery’s Big Art Party

by lesliedinaberg on September 12, 2014

Untitled, by Dug Uyesaka, courtesy MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery

Untitled, by Dug Uyesaka, courtesy MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery

Brad Nack, one of the key figures in the Funk Zone art scene, is moving on from his position as curator at MichaelKate Interiors and Art Gallery to become Executive Director of The Santa Barbara Arts Fund, right across the street. In typical Nack fashion, he’s going out with a splash.

Ian Putnam, "The reconstruction," courtesy MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery

Ian Putnam, “The reconstruction,” courtesy MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery

The gallery is throwing a big art party this Friday night, September 12, from 5-8 p.m., featuring DJ Zac Pike and moderator Ted Mills, along with an impressive line-up of artists whose work the gallery has shown during Nack’s tenure.

The event is free and the artists include:

Julie B. Montgomery

Linda Saccoccio

Hugh Margerum

David J. Diamant

Pat Calonne

Jeremy Harper

William O’Malley

Holly MacKay

Larry Iwerks

Ian Putnam

Skye Gwilliam

Ted Mills

"BARCELONA," by Christine Lyones, courtesy MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery

“BARCELONA,” by Christine Lyones, courtesy MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery

James Lambert

Penny Arntz

Cynthia Martin

Karin Aggeler

Doug Pearsall

Carly Andrews

Diane Giles

Christine Lyons

Nelson Parrish

Michele Zuzalek

John Carlander

Dug Uyesaka

Tara Patrick

Isabelle Greene

"Bird on a Field of Mixed Greens" by  Philip Koplin, courtesy MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery

“Bird on a Field of Mixed Greens” by Philip Koplin, courtesy MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery

Brad Nack

Tony Askew

Dan Levin

Monika Molnar-Metzenthin

Wayne Hoffman and more!

MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery is located at 132 Santa Barbara St.,  805/963-1411.

—Leslie Dinaberg

Originally published in Santa Barbara Seasons on September 11, 2014.

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