When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
-Friederich Nietzsche

The Funk Zone Gets Even Artier with New Public Art Installations

by lesliedinaberg on October 12, 2017

By Leslie Dinaberg The Arts Fund recently unveiled a handful of new projects for the Funk Zone Public Art Program, featuring new public works by Ken Bortolazzo, Chadillac Green, Ruth Ellen Hoag, Michael Irwin, Danny Meza, Leslie Lewis Sigler and Luis Velazquez. These works join existing projects by Chad Avery, Phoebe Brunner, Tofer Chin and R. Nelson […]

Hurry to Catch “Runaway” in Downtown Santa Barbara

by lesliedinaberg on September 27, 2017

You’ve still got a few more days to catch “Runaway,” commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and on loan to the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture, this exhibit is installed in the Historic Storke Placita (700 State St.), until September 30. “Runaway” was created by Greg Corso and Molly […]

Silo118 presents BODY

by lesliedinaberg on September 27, 2017

  On view through November 8, Silo118 features artists JoAnn Belson, Patricia Houghton Clarke, Steven DePinto, Max Gleason, Skye Gwilliam, Jay Peterzell and Patricia Post in a show called “BODY,” focusing on pieces working with the human form. Located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, Silo118 is a historic grain silo, now serving as an […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

Stone Soup at Arts Fund

by lesliedinaberg on April 1, 2016

Most people have heard the story of Stone Soup, where “weary travelers enter town with nothing in their pockets and hunger in their bellies, but their pleas to local residents for food are rejected. Undeterred, they fill their pot with water and submerge a purported “magic” stone into it to attract the attention of the residents. The […]