THE DATE FOR THE ARTS COMMISSION’S ANNUAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM
Friday, April 27
8:30 am-3 pm
Canary Hotel, Riviera Ballroom
31 West Carrillo Street (corner of Chapala and Carrillo)
Craig Watson, Director of the California
$25 for Pre-Registration required.
Includes continental breakfast, box lunch and all materials. Space
is limited, we encourage early registration.
Following are proposed issues and topics
for the Arts Symposium.
• Building public/private and art/business partnerships
• Aligning Arts with Social Issues (empowerment)
• Expanding Arts Education opportunities (in school/after school)
• Focus on the Funk Zone as a creative/artisan zone developing programming/branding
• Empowering Artists/Resources/Tools for building art careers
•Developing a Public Art and Cultural Master Plan
•Audience Development/Community Engagement (New models/success
For further info contact Linda Gardy, 805 568-3990 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration materials will be available on line April 4th.
Jane Deering Gallery
18 Arlington Street . Gloucester MA 01930 .
128 E. Canon Perdido Street . Santa Barbara CA 93101
of Santa Barbara’s Art Exhibition and Open House
Mooney’s On Tender Wings
Clinging” by Betsy Mooney
Join Hospice of Santa Barbara for its
next art exhibition and open house to enjoy wine, refreshments and the
photography of Betsy Mooney. Mooney’s exhibit, entitled “On Tender Wings”,
will feature photos of butterflies. Mooney was inspired to take the photos in
memory of her son Joshua, who died in October 2005 at the age of 33. With much
counseling through Hospice of Santa Barbara, Mooney gradually began to heal.
The creative process of photography also provided healing therapy for Mooney.
For a time it was easier for her to view the world through the lens of a
camera. Photography allowed her to feel less vulnerable and less overwhelmed.
Mooney’s upcoming exhibit features butterflies, one of her favorite subjects
and the symbol of Hospice of Santa Barbara. The ancient Greek word for
butterfly is “psyche,” which primarily means “soul” or “mind.” In Japan
a butterfly is seen as the personification of a person’s soul; whether they be
living, dying or already dead.
Mooney will donate a portion of the
proceeds from her art sales to Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc.
Open House Date: Wednesday, April 25th
Time: 5:30 p.m. -7 p.m.
Location: Leigh Block
Gallery at Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite #100,
Betsy Mooney’s photography will remain in the Leigh Block Gallery through
For more information, please call Hospice of Santa Barbara at (805) 563-8820 or
Call for Ideas:
FAÇADE FACELIFT PROJECT
Saturday April 14, 2012
2 – 5 pm
The Arts Fund invites artists of all ages to help us conceptualize a
fresh, new look for our building’s exterior façade. This one time
idea-generating event will take place Saturday, April 14 from 2 – 5 p.m. at The
Arts Fund Gallery in the Funk Zone at 205C Santa Barbara Street. The
event is free and open to the public.
Arts supplies and refreshments will be provided along with façade
templates on paper. Finished and unfinished works will be displayed on the Arts
Fund’s website at www.artsfundsb.org and social media sites. Selected works will be awarded prizes
by a panel of jurors from neighboring businesses.
To participate please R.S.V.P. to email@example.com and be present for the event on April 14. Materials have been
generously provided by The Morris Squire Foundation.
Artist Reception ~ Saturday April 7th 3-5pm
"Urban Landscapes" exhibit April 6 - May 17
Trudy is a Los Angeles-based artist specializing in
contemporary abstract paintings. To view her portfolio and
learn more about her background, see her website at
3823 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria
93013 | 805-684-0300 | porchsb.com |
Beatrice Wood, Works from the Collection of
Forrest L. Merrill, 1948. Earthenware. Collection of Forrest L. Merrill. ©
Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts and Happy Valley Foundation.
Basics of Beato:
Exploring ceramics through the art and technique of Beatrice
April 4 – May 9, 6 – 8:30 pm
workshop introduces participants to the magic of clay and invites them to
create ceramics in the spirit of artist Beatrice Wood. Students will explore
both functional and decorative ware, while experimenting with hand building,
wheel throwing, surface decoration and glazing techniques, and firing.
Includes optional docent-led tour of Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A
Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951-1969.
Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House
1600 Santa Barbara Street
$215 SBMA Members/$250 Non-Members
18 and over. Enrollment is limited to 12 and will be processed in the order
received. To guarantee a place in the class, payment must be received in full
at the time of enrollment. To enroll, contact Rachael Krieps at 805.884.6441
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Ventura County Arts Council Visual
CALL TO ARTISTS
"SIGNS OF THE TIMES"
for submissions: Friday, March 30
"SIGNS OF THE
Artistic, Whacky, Salvaged,
A Juried Competition with Cash Awards
Your opportunity to exhibit in one of the largest and
most visible art venues in Ventura County! Thousands of people pass
through the space every weekday!
Theme - We honor the bane of the world - signs. Create
an original sign, or capture a glowing neon sign in a photo. Bring in a
unique or bizarre sign you have "found". Or scale down your
entry to the level of a label (remember Warhol's soup can?)
of Images & Related Info
Submissions are handled via email . You may submit as
many images as you wish WITHOUT CHARGE. You will be directed to submit
entry information on an Excel file, along with a jpeg image of each
(max 5" in either direction, 300dpi).
Label each image with: artist name, title, medium, size.
Jurying & Judging Artwork
The Arts Council Visual Arts Committee will jury the
work submitted and notify artists which pieces are accepted for this
A separate judge will select prize-winners where cash
prizes are awarded.
Procedure for Entry Form & Fees
A signed Entry/Release Form and entry fees will be
collected when accepted artwork is brought to the Gallery. You may
download this form in advance.
Entry fees will ONLY be charged for work that is
accepted for the show.
Key Exhibit Dates
CD or Email images received at VCAC Office
No photos or slides
Friday, March 30, 2012 5:00pm
Submissions after the deadline will be
considered when feasible
Notification via Email
Friday, April 6, 2012
Art Bring-in to the Atrium Gallery
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
(Ideally in the afternoon before 5:30pm)
Friday, April 13, 2012
Reception & Awards Ceremony
Friday, April 27, 2012
5:30 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
($10/wk charge for work not picked up)
(Ideally in the morning after 10:00Am)
Artwork may NOT be removed before this date,
unless permitted by VCAC
Phone (805) 658-2213
Santa Maria Arts Council
Supporting and encouraging the expansion of the arts in the Santa Maria
Valley since 1965
Day in the Park - postponed
The Art Day at Los Flores
Ranch Park has been postponed until April 14, 2012. Registration is
open until April 12, 2012.
Los Flores Ranch Park 6271 Dominion Rd., Santa Maria
Visual artists are invited to photograph, paint, draw, or sculpt with
professionals and instructors within this unique park setting during
the height of the spring wildflower season!
Click to open the PDF flyer and registration form.
5 pm Happy Hour: Enjoy the exhibition and wines by
La Tour Wine Merchants with music by Warbler Records
7 pm Performance
Forum Lounge: Monica Bill Barnes,
Suddenly Summer Somewhere
Monica Bill Barnes, Suddenly
Summer Somewhere, 2012,
Courtesy the Artist
follows the relationship between two performers, Monica Bill Barnes and
Anna Bass, who embody quirky, fallible, and familiar characters. This
whimsical dance theater piece is set to live recordings of the Rat Pack
and blends deadpan comedy, space-devouring choreography, and awkwardly
strenuous partnering. Barnes' work slips between comedy and tragedy as
the performers struggle along their journey together. Monica Bill
Barnes & Co. will be performing at Center Stage Theater at 7 pm! more
We invite you to
arrive early and join us for a pre-performance happy hour at CAF,
featuring La Tour Wine Merchants, music by Warbler Records & Goods,
and an opportunity to peruse the exhibition Flights from Wonder.
for Forum Lounge 2011-2012 is generously provided by:
Forum Lounge is presented in association with:
ADMISSION IS FREE
Saturday, April 21, 6 pm
smART Talks: Laurel Beckman
Laurel Beckman, In the Levitation
Lab, Your Love, Lifting Me,
HD video-animation, 2011, Courtesy of the Artist
Beckman's art is an investigation of perceptual phenomena, language,
the built environment, and affect. By working with and nurturing
eccentric public spaces such as digital billboards and gas pump TV screens,
she highlights perception and public display while attending to themes
at the crossroads of consciousness, social conditions, meta-physics,
and science. Employing a wide range of media and distribution
strategies, her sanctioned and unsanctioned projects often enlist
commercial and civic spaces in efforts to contribute meaningfully to
the cultural landscape. Beckman is a professor of Digital Media,
Experimental Video/Animation, and Public Space Arts at the University
of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.
The smART Talks program serves to increase
awareness of local artists through a series of three talks a year by
local artists about their work, careers, and creative process. The
series, begun in 1996, was created in honor of Helen Rosenberg, mother
of Susan Rose, and grandmother of Julie Weiner, and honors artists who
live and work in the Santa Barbara area.
ADMISSION IS FREE
through April 22
Christopher Chiappa, Liz Craft, Martha Friedman, FriendsWithYou, Jon
Pylypchuk, Carolyn Salas, Mindy Shapero, Shinique Smith, and Phoebe
Docent Crew (YDC), students ages 7-17, will be providing FREE
tours for CAF visitors every Saturday and Sunday at 1
pm and 3 pm. Learn, play,
and discover in CAF's interactive Art Lab while fabricating miniature
artworks, then transforming them to larger-than-life masterpieces in
our Magnificent Magnification Machine.
to: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York, NY, Casa
Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA; The Daily Sound, Santa Barbara,
CA; Ann Jackson Family Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA; Robert Johnson,
Santa Barbara, CA; Jon and Lillian Lovelace, Santa Barbara, CA;
Montecito Messenger; ParentClick, Santa Barbara, CA; Santa
Barbara Independent; Santa Barbara News-Press; Wayne
McCall & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA; and X-TRA, Los Angeles, CA.
Bloom Projects: Afruz Amighi, Suspended City
Afruz Amighi, Amazon, 2012,
Base metal chain,
18 x 71 in., Courtesy the Artist
Known for creating intricately stenciled metal artworks, Iranian-born,
New York-based Afruz Amighi maintains her delicate style in the hanging
chain "chandeliers" of Suspended City. Far from
fragile, however, the inspiration for these pieces came from Amighi's
consideration of American manufacturing industries during the recent
economic downturn specifically of arms manufacturing. more
Did you know?
can explore Havana's artistic riches when you join CAF Executive
Director Miki Garcia and Cuba Cultural Travel, license holder and
organizer, on an exclusive tour of Cuba with VIP entrance to the 2012
Havana Biennale! (Made possible through Cuba Cultural Travel, who is
authorized by the US Treasury Department to operate People-to-People
Call Karla Blancas at (805) 966-5373 x105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot today! more
All proceeds directly benefit programs and exhibitions at the Santa
Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum.
People-to-People Educational Exchanges Organized and Operated by Cuba
Out of the Box Theatre Company presents
Book and Lyrics by Stephen Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play Spring's Awakening by Frank Wedekind
Caught between their sexual urges and society's contradictory teachings, a
group of teenagers reveal their alluringly melancholy story of self-discovery
and coming-of-age anxiety as seen through the eyes of young teenagers. Set in
repressive 19th-century Germany, these students attempt to reckon with the
thrilling, complicated and confusing time of their adolescence. This haunting
and provocative rock-musical is a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion
in a daring fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll.
Haunting and electrifying! This brave new musical has a shivery, sensual allure
unmatched by anything in the theater right now. -The New York Times
PLEASE NOTE: Spring Awakening contains adult themes, language, and sexual
content. It is recommended for mature audiences.
TIMES: April 19 - 29, 2012. Thurs - Sat, 8PM. Sun, 2PM.
TICKETS: $25 general, $30 onstage seating.
Ten $10 student rush tickets will be available at the door for each
performance, one hour prior to each performance. First come, first serve.
BOX OFFICE: (805) 963-0408
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: www.centerstagetheater.org
FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.outoftheboxtheatre.org
A Sizzling Battle of the Sexes in
Ensemble Theatre’s Production
of Strindberg’s Creditors.
Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa
Barbara continues its 2011-12 Season with a
darkly comic tale of vengeance, jealousy, and psychological warfare, August
Strindberg’s Creditors. Ensemble Theatre’s Executive Artistic
Director, Jonathan Fox, will direct this powerful, modern adaptation
of a play The New York Times called “thrilling.” Creditors
begins performances at the Alhecama Theatre on March 29 and runs through
April 15, 2012. Opening night is Saturday, March 31.
Creditors is a sexy and savage tale of betrayal and revenge, filled
with intrigue and wit. At a seaside resort, Adolph, a young artist, is
frustrated by his marriage to the older, forceful Tekla and begins to doubt
her love for him. He receives instruction from Gustav, a mysterious figure
who teaches Adolph how to regain the upper hand in the relationship. But in
this acerbic triangle of love and war, no one is certain who ultimately
wields the power. "A roller-coaster of sex, lies and revenge," says
Time Out New York.
“With this play, we continue our
journey to produce classics in fresh, modern adaptations,” said Mr. Fox.
“Strindberg had a lot of fire in his belly, but he was also wickedly witty,
and learned as much from Mark Twain as he did from classical tragedians. The
play is a taut 90 minutes, and I’m excited to present it with such a great
cast of actors.”
August Strindberg is considered the father of modern Swedish literature. A
prolific writer, Strindberg’s work spanned four decades, during which time he
wrote over 60 plays and more than 30 works of fiction, autobiography,
history, cultural analysis, and politics. A bold experimenter and iconoclast
throughout his career, he remains popular today for such naturalistic
classics as The Father and Miss Julie, as well as his
expressionistic works, The Ghost Sonata and A Dream Play. With
his keen eye on marital dynamics, he was the forefather of Edward Albee and
Charles Pasternak will play the young artist Adolph. Mr. Pasternak is a
classically-trained actor and director, presently serving as the artistic
director of The Porters Of Hellsgate, a North Hollywood-based theatre
company. He has performed in numerous productions at Shakespeare Santa
Cruz, including Henry IV, Romeo and Juliet and All’s Well That Ends
Well. He has also performed at Ethos Theatre Company, Will Geer
Theatre and New American Theatre.
Dee Ann Newkirk will be playing Adolph’s wife, Tekla. Ms. Kewkirk has
worked previously with Mr. Fox at Two River Theatre Company in a production
of Machinal. Other regional theatres include Denver Center Theater,
Colonial Theatre, The Colony Theatre and the New American Theatre. In New
York she performed in The Crucible at Circle in the Square and A
Midsummer Nights Dream at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Mitchell Thomas will play Gustav. Mr. Thomas is a Santa Barbara based
actor, teacher and director. He was last seen at Ensemble opposite Stephanie
Zimbalist in The Memory of Water. He has worked locally with Genesis
West and Lit Moon and in Los Angeles at South Coast Rep, Pasadena Playhouse
and A Noise Within. Currently, Mr. Thomas is Chair of the Westmont College
Theatre Arts department, where he directs and teaches acting, movement, and
Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara was founded in 1979 and is housed at the
intimate Alhecama Theatre located in the historic Presidio District in
downtown Santa Barbara at 914 Santa Barbara Street. Now celebrating its 32nd
anniversary season, under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director
Jonathan Fox, ETC is Santa Barbara's longest running, award-winning
professional resident theatre company. The final show of the 2011-12
Season will be Black Pearl Sings!, running
June 14–July 1, 2012.
Performances for Creditors run
Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 and 7:00 pm, with a
special Saturday 4:00 pm matinee performance on April 7, 2012. Subscriptions,
single tickets and group tickets are available through the Ensemble
Theatre Box Office at (805) 965-5400 or online at www.ensembletheatre.com.
Center Stage Theater
Center Stage is pleased to announce a new Rental
Subsidy Fund. The application and guidelines can be found at
our website centerstagtheater.org
in the Rental Availability section.
ARTS FORUM PRESENTS
Summer Somewhere is a duet that follows the relationship between two
performers, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass, who embody quirky,
fallible, and familiar characters. This whimsical dance theater piece
is set to live recordings of the Rat Pack and blends deadpan comedy,
space-devouring choreography, and awkwardly strenuous partnering.
Barnes' work slips between comedy and tragedy as the performers
struggle along their journey together.
Monica Bill Barnes & Co. will be performing at Center Stage Theater
at 7:00 P.M. We invite you arrive early and join us for a
pre-performance Happy Hour at CAF, featuring La Tour Wine, music by
Warbler Records, and an opportunity to peruse the exhibition Fights
Support for Forum Lounge 2011-2012 is generously provided by: Endever
Music Productions, the Franciscan Inn, KCSB, La Tour Wine, the
National Endowment for the Arts, Santa Barbara Independent, Therese
Schweidler, and Warbler Records. Forum Lounge is presented in
association with the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization's 1st
TIME: Thursday, April 5,
Happy Hour 5:00 P.M., performance 7:00 pm (NOTE EARLY TIME)
Admission is Free
For more information Call
Click here to order tickets online now!
AJJANI KNIGHT PRESENTS
Making her Santa Barbara
Ajjani sings Ella style
vocals with a few "surprises." Featuring stellar local
favorites Debbie Denke, Kim Collins, James Antunez and Carl
For more information,
TIME: Friday, April
13 at 7:00 pm (Note Early Time)
TICKETS: $20 general,
includes a signed copy of the live performance CD.
All seating is
general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of
purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.
For more information Call (805)-963-0408 or
Click here to order tickets online now!
April 15 and 16
Nothing Like a
Stories that will give you a surprise on the journey from
beginning to end
Directed by Maggie Mixsell
Can Can by Arturo Vivant, read by Suzanne
Trusty by Ron Rash, read
by Henry Brown
Mercy by Pickney Benedict, read
by Ed Romine
The Cop and the Anthem by O. Henry,
read by Matthew Tavianini
Join the actors after the
performance for complimentary cookies and milk, because every great
story should be topped off with cookies and milk!
All stories and performers
subject to change.
TIMES: Sunday, April 15,
at 2:00 pm
Monday, April 16, at 7:30 pm (NOTE EARLY TIME)
TICKETS: $25 general, $15, military/students with I.D.
Early Bird Special: $15 Sunday Matinee only, must be purchased by
Thursday, April 12.
All seating is general admission.
All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase. There are no
refunds or exchanges.
information Call (805)-963-0408 or
Click here to order tickets online now!
April 19 through 29
Out of the Box
Theater Company presents
Caught between their
sexual urges and society's contradictory teachings, a group of
teenagers reveal their alluringly melancholy story of self-discovery
and coming-of-age anxiety as seen through the eyes of young
teenagers. Set in repressive 19th-century Germany, these students
attempt to reckon with the thrilling, complicated and confusing time
of their adolescence. This haunting and provocative rock musical is a
powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in a daring fusion of
morality, sexuality and rock & roll.
Winner of 8 Tony awards,
including Best Musical.
electrifying! This brave new musical has a shivery, sensual allure
unmatched by anything in the theater right now." -The New
Thursday, April 19 through
Saturday, April 21 at 8 pm
Sunday, April 22 at 2 pm
Thursday, April 26 through
Saturday, April 28 at 8 pm
Sunday, April 29, at 2 pm
TICKETS: $30 onstage
seating, $25 general, $10 student rush (10 seats available at the
door one hour before each performance with student ID)
All seating is
general admission. All ticket sales are final at the time of
purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.
For more information Call (805)-963-0408 or
Click here to order tickets online now!
Center Stage Theater
Center Stage Theater (CST) exists to provide a
professional, affordable, and accessible performing arts venue for
Santa Barbara. Located in the heart of the downtown arts and
cultural district, Center Stage encourages works that celebrate new
artists and the cultural diversity of our community. The theater
strives to create an environment where people of all ages and levels
of expertise can participate in a hands-on experience as artists,
technicians and audience members.
Center Stage Theater is funded in part by the Organizational
Development Grant Program using Funds provided by the City of Santa
Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.
Center Stage Theater
751 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA
LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS
Center Stage Theater is located in Paseo Nuevo Center,
upstairs at the intersection of Chapala and De la Guerra Streets,
Santa Barbara, California.
Take Highway 101 to Carrillo Street, exit and turn
toward the mountains (northbound turns right, southbound turns left).
Proceed to Chapala Street (fourth light) and turn right. Proceed
1-1/2 blocks and turn left into either of two entrances to Paseo Nuevo.
Park near the elevator, or proceed to roof-level parking.
of Ventura County
100 East Main Street,
Ventura, CA 93001
For more or larger
images or more information, contact Susan Gerrard,
Director of Marketing
(805) 653-0323 ext 306 email@example.com
Thumbelina” Performance May 25 at
story of tiny Thumbelina, told with shadow puppets, music of the 1960s and
’70s, and Art Nouveau scenic design, is presented Friday evening, May 25, at
7:00 p.m. in the Museum of Ventura County’s Martin V. and Martha K. Smith
by the Oregon Shadow Theatre, the adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen
fairy tale follows Thumbelina on a journey to the land of the flower fairies,
using shadow puppets, live music and narration. Award winning puppeteer Deb
Chase creates the shadow images, while Mick Doherty performs live music on the
hammer dulcimer, electric guitar, and an assortment of percussion instruments.
The performance is intended for adults and children
ages four and older.
Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for
children and includes entrance to museum galleries before the performance.
Museum of Ventura County members’ price is $10, and $5 for children. For
reservations, call (805) 653-0323 x 7.
“Thumbelina” is the third
in the Museum of Ventura County’s new Family Fun At The Museum series
of live performance presentations. The museum is located at 100 East Main
Street in downtown Ventura, and is open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Sunday. For more museum information go to www.venturamuseum.org
or call 805-653-0323.
March 30 at 7:30pm, ROSS JACKSON, international economic change agent and author
OCCUPY WORLD STREET: A
Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform
will give a talk at Ayni: "A
Bold Master Plan for A New Global Financial System" free event.
See Ross here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgAuD2-syWk
216 State Street
7:30 - 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 31,
12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM
A TALK ON INVESTING IN
Sundra - firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 4:00 PM GMO FREE
Educational topic: Genetically
Modified Organisms (GMOs)
Purpose: Ballot initiative to label
DON'T FORGET SB LOVE
GRID APRIL 2, 7:00-9:00 PM
POTLUCK & COMMUNITY CIRCLE UP
Check out these Photos
from previous Love Grid events.
NOELL GRACE &
FRIENDS GATHER TUESDAY APRIL 17, 7:00-9:00 PM
for a fun-filled
evening of Community Singing! Let your heart lift in song!
Stay tuned for new events during the
month of April.........
Life's principle of reciprocity
BEHOLD! The triumphant return of AREA 51
at SOhO this Friday Night!
We've missed you
and have been collecting a slew of the best dance tunes of all time!
Elvis Costello, Ramones, B-52's, Todd Rundgren, John
Lady Gaga & CeeLo Green...
Friday March 30
9:00pm - 12:30am at SOhO Restaurant and Music Club,
upstairs at Victoria Court 1221 State Street.
Get there early for their killer organic happy
Learn more about the band and how to bring Area 51 to
YOUR event at www.area51livemusic.com
THIS WEEK AT ARTS & LECTURES
Stephen Hahn Memorial
JONATHAN BISS, piano
Tue, Apr 3 / 8 PM / Hahn Hall
Young artists often show promise, but rarely do they emerge as
major talents as quickly and fully as American pianist Jonathan Biss. He is
noted in particular for his intriguing programs, prodigious technique and
musical intelligence, qualities on full display in his Santa Barbara program.
Performing both classic masterworks – including Beethoven’s immortal
"Moonlight Sonata" – and exciting new music, Biss clearly shows why
the Toronto Globe and Mail calls him “one of the most striking North
American pianists of the new generation.”
(Ticket Office: 805.893.3535)
An Evening with
In conversation with KAI
Wed, Apr 4 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall
A shrewd observer of politics, finance and the American scene,
renowned best-selling Michael Lewis combines keen insight with his signature
wit, making him one of today’s foremost social commentators. Recent Hollywood
flicks, Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, and The Blind Side, were
adapted from his popular books probing professional sports. A darkly humorous
chronicler of the financial meltdown and the era leading up to it, his books
include The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine and, most recently,
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World. He’ll be featured in
conversation with Kai Ryssdal, host of American Public Media’s award-winning
radio show, Marketplace.
Mexicana in folklorico spectacular presented by
el Arte de Santa Bárbara!
family performances by Grandeza Mexicana, Los Angeles’ premier folklorico dance
April 20, 7 pm, Isla Vista School,
6875 El Colegio Rd., Goleta, Information (805) 893-5037
April 21, 7:30 pm, Guadalupe City Hall,
918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, Information (805) 343-2939
April 22, 7 pm, Marjorie Luke Theatre,
Santa Barbara Jr. High, 721 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara,
Information (805) 884-4087 x7
Community dance class: Saturday, April 21, 12 noon – 1:30 pm, El Camino Jr.
High, 219 W. El Camino Street, Santa Maria,
Information (805) 925-0951 x260
Community dance class: Sunday, April 22, 12 noon – 2 pm, Casa de La Raza,
601 E. Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, Information 805 893-3382
Reception and photos with the dancers
after each performance
Doors open one half hour before the shows
Join ¡Viva el Arte de Sánta Barbara! on
Mexicana returns to ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! for three spectacular
performances of folklorico dance at Isla Vista School, Friday, April 20, 7 pm;
Guadalupe City Hall, Saturday, April 21, 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 22 at the
Marjorie Luke Theatre at Santa Barbara Junior High, 7 pm. Grandeza
will showcase dances from northern states of Durango and Zacatecas, from the costa chica of Guerrero and Michoacan,
from the south Veracruz, and culminate with the rich pageantry of Jalisco. Grandeza also offers dancers of all ages the
opportunity to learn dance steps and styles at workshops in north and south
county – first on Saturday, April 21, 12 noon, El Camino Jr. High, co-presented
with City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks; and on Sunday, April 22, 12
noon, at Casa de La Rasa, co-presented with La Casa.
by Jose Vences in 2003, Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company has
over 30 performers dedicated to advancing the art of Mexican folk dance and
sharing through its popular dance academy with programs year-round. Along with the Lestor Horton
Award for costume design, Grandeza continues to present high-quality dance
productions that represent the diverse regions of Mexico and has performed with
acclaimed artists including Luis Miguel, Ozomatli, Mariachi Vargas, Maricahi
Sol de Mexico and Marichi Divas to name a few.
Jose Vences was born
and raised in Morelos, Mexico where be began his training and love of dance at
the age of sixteen. He studied dance with Jesus Parra Duje at the
Universidad Autonoma de Morelos in 1983 while earning a degree as an elementary
school teacher. He was honored with being selected to participate in the
Cultural Exchange program with Kansas City, Missouri in 1984.
later became a member of the Compania Universitaria del Centro Cultural Morelos
under the direction of Raul Rubi before deciding to further his professional
dance training by moving to Mexico City. In 1985, then auditioned for and
was accepted with the world famous Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia
Hernandez. He became a member of the resident company in July 1986 and
later was promoted to the first company in January 1987 where he performed
throughout Europe, Mexico, Brazil and the United States. In 1990, Mr.
Vences moved to Los Angeles and in 1992 was an original founder of Ballet
Folklorico del Pacifico (now known as Pacifico Dance Company), where he served
as artistic director for nine years.
Vences' approach to instruction is to place high expectations on his dancers,
to push them to discover their true potential, at times beyond their own
expectations. "I will say that this job can be difficult," Mr. Vences
explains, "because this company is made of dancers with a diversity of
backgrounds- some are trained technical dancers, others have a more organic
talent. My expectations for each of them are the same: to perform
at their personal best. I provide them with strategies, with the
knowledge that has been taught to me throughout my career, to empower them.
It is an emotional experience. I try to connect with my dancers,
through metaphors and personification, and even jokes, to draw connections
between what I am expecting in the studio and their own personal experiences.
More than anything, I would say that I demand commitment, because I
believe that where there is genuine intention, there is a good result."
Grandeza’s performances mark the end of the seventh season by ¡Viva el Arte
de Santa Bárbara! a collaboration of the Marjorie Luke Theatre, the Guadalupe
Cultural Arts & Education Center, Isla Vista School, and UCSB Arts &
Lectures. Viva concentrates on making
important traditions accessible to students and families bringing free music
and dance to neighborhood venues, schools and community organizations
throughout Santa Barbara County.
Viva’s outreach efforts are led by Alíz Ruvalcaba, Graciela Parra, and
Catherine Boyer reach out to local communities to get the word out and organize
volunteers to run the events. In January
2011, the National Association of Performing Arts Presenters recognized Viva as
one of two exemplary outreach programs nationwide.
The James Irvine Foundation and the National Endowment
for the Arts and many others in our community support ¡Viva
el Arte de Santa Bárbara! including the Santa Barbara
Children’s Art Network, the UCSB Office of Education Partnerships, the Santa
Barbara County Arts Commission, The Marjorie Luke Theatre’s Dreier Family Rent
Subsidy Fund, the Santa Barbara
Independent, Santa Barbara Latino,
Santa Maria Sun, Univisión,
Radio Bronco, R & V Photography, Fairview In & Out Carwash, the Sandman Inn and Pacifica Suites. This
project is funded in part by the Community Arts Grant Program using
funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara, in partnership with the Santa
Barbara County Arts Commission. Co-presented
by the Marjorie Luke Theatre, the Guadalupe Arts & Education Center and
UCSB Arts & Lectures, in collaboration with the Isla Vista School After
Art Lovers and C Gallery Friends;
To Me” concert is almost here!
Usually tax day is April 15th. I
planned a “Bye-Bye Tax Day” celebration concert on Sunday, April 15th at 7 pm
with a fabulous singer-songwriter duo, Sweet
Talk Radio. It’s a return engagement by
demand. “Let’s have Sweet Talk Radio again!” folks said. So, we are. They
are coming! Turns out taxes are due Tuesday, the 17th this year, not the 15th.
Go figure. Well, we’re having the concert anyway. Maybe you caught them here a
year or two ago...or at St. Mark’s in Los Olivos.
In their previous concerts we sold
all the seats...that’s an intimate house of 50 folks, listening to Kathrin
Shorr’s amazing mesmerizing voice, harmonizing with husband Tim Burlingham,
both musicians on guitars or banjo or percussion. Listen for yourself www.thecgallery.com/sweetradio.html
....then give me a call for your reservation. 805-344-3807 Some tickets have been reserved already. Tickets are $22 and
include a backyard intermission with complimentary champagne and a fire to
stand around and talk to friends and sip.
Attached is your invitation/reminder,
and a copy of a press release with all the info!
evening worth marking on your calendar- April 15th, Sunday at 7 pm. Dinner in
Los Alamos and then an intimate Sweet Talk Radio concert at The C Gallery.
SANTA BARBARA DANCE ALLIANCE PRESENTS:
BASH, Ballroom, Aerial, Salsa, Hip-Hop and so much
April 13 & 14, 2012 at the Lobero Theatre
an evening of dance featuring over 80 of the most super-charged dancers
around! BASH dishes up a dazzling mix of cutting-edge dance styles and
traditional forms. The audience will be thrilled with the impressive
visuals and electrifying rhythms of Ballroom, Aerial, Salsa, Swing, Hip
Hop and so much more. This year, Patron guests will join the cast
onstage at a lively Closing Night Dance Party, Saturday, April 14 post
performance including Santa Barbara's finest wines and appetizers!
Prices are $50 for patrons (includes Closing Night Dance Party), $28
general admission, $25 SBDA members and $18 students/seniors. Click HERE to get your tickets today!
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SANTA BARBARA DANCE ALLIANCE SEASON CALENDAR CHANGES
- International Dance Day will be rescheduled
from April 29, 2012 to National Dance Day, July 28, 2012.
Click HERE for updates.
- On The Verge will be rescheduled
from May 5, 2012 to a date in early June. Click HERE for updates.
BRIAN BROOKS MOVING COMPANY
March 30 and March 31 at 8pm
Mathematical intricacy, superhuman physicality, punchy
color and cheeky wit infuse the Brian Brooks Moving Company's
minimalist works with an unexpected but delightful sense of whimsy. The
company is well-known for live performances which incorporate dance,
video, animation, visual art, music, and sound design into an experience
of pure synergy. The company will enjoy a month-long DANCEworks creative residency to
create and perform the world premiere of BIG CITY on the
stage of the historic Lobero Theatre. Affected by the physical and
emotional destruction that takes over nations, communities and
individuals, BIG CITY looks at the inevitable rebuilding that
follows - of people putting things back together. The piece for seven
dancers will feature an architectural set design that is built as the
dance unfolds - boldly spilling off the stage and throughout the theater
to playfully shifts the audience's experience. SBDA members receive a
20% off discount! Click HERE to email for the promo
SB DANCE ALLIANCE IN COLLABORATION
UCSB ARTS & LECTURES PRESENT:
BALLET DU GRAND THÉÂTRE DE GENÈVE
April 16 at 5:30
Dancers: $20 / SBDA Mem $15 & Observers: $10 / SBDA Mem $5
Arts & Lectures is thrilled to
bring the Santa Barbara debut of Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, the
world-renowned Swiss company that is rarely seen outside of Europe. The
engagement will feature Les Sylphides and Spectre de la
Rose by acclaimed New York City Ballet dancer and choreographer
Benjamin Millepied, "among the most skilled ballet makers working
today" (The New York Times), who is widely known for his work in
last year's Academy Award-winning film Black Swan. Click HERE to purchase Master Class
tickets, click HERE for information on the
performance April 17, 2012.
SANTA BARBARA DANCE INSTITUTE
SBDI Teaching Artists are professional dancers trained
in the National Dance Institute's unique, award-winning pedagogy. We
look for qualified dance educators with extensive dance training or
professional experience on an ongoing basis. Requirements: SBDI
uses a specific teaching methodology.SBDI's pedagogy program, modeled
after the National Dance Institute (NDI), was established to codify and
disseminate NDI's methodology and to ensure a consistently high
standard in the quality of SBDI Instructors.
There is a 3-step process to becoming a lead instructor
with SBDI; Intern, Apprentice, Lead Teaching Artist. Attending
the "Teaching Excellence Teacher Training" is a prerequisite
to being hired as a Lead Teaching Artist. How quickly one moves through
the 3-step process is based on ability & assessment. Please come
and observe one of our classes to become more familiar with our work.
You can also visit our website and watch the film page HERE, for more information.
Please submit your resume to the email address above. In
your email we ask that you answer the following questions: 1) How did
you find out about SBDI? 2) Have you observed an SBDI class in action?
3) Why are you interested in a position with SBDI? Interviews will be
scheduled on Friday mornings. Compensation: Intern to start.
Apprentice/Assistant Teacher $10-$15/hr. Certified Lead Teaching Artist
$35/hr and up depending on experience.
FESTIVAL BALLET PRESENTS:
FESTIVAL BALLET DANCES
April 7, 7pm
Santa Barbara Festival Ballet
presents an evening of dance in collaboration with South Bay Ballet and
the UCSB Student Dance Company. SBFB will be performing new works by
Christina McCarthy, Denise Rinaldi and Valerie Huston. Festival Ballet
is a member of Regional Dance America and will be showing the piece
being presented at the National Festival in Montreal Canada in May,
2012. The UCSB student Dance Company will be presenting a
new work by Austin McCormick of Company XIV. Austin began his training
at Santa Barbara Festival Ballet. He holds a BFA from the Juilliard
School and is a graduate of The Conservatory of Baroque Dance. He is an
alumnus of the Harid Conservatory and North Carolina School of the
Arts. His company is based in New York and presents sophisticated and
edgy new work to critical acclaim. South Bay Ballet is based in
Torrance, California under the direction of Diane Lauridsen. South
Bay Ballet is an honor company of Regional Dance Pacific. Each
year, South Bay Ballet offers an eclectic range of ballets, from
classical to contemporary. In addition to The Nutcracker, their
annual season includes bothBravo! A Classical & Contemporary Ballet
Experience and Storybook Ballet, both performed at the James
R. Armstrong Theatre.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS IN DANCEFLASH
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the Santa Barbara area so we can spread the word every week! We will
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information no later than 5 PM Mondays. Listings received late may not
be included in DanceFlash. SBDA reserves the right to make edits as
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