GOSH, WHAT IS THAT?"
Engagement by Marlene
“OH MY GOSH,
WHAT IS THAT?”
Large Format Abstract Photography
featuring Jeff Jones, Murphy Kuhn, Chris Messner, David Orias,
Marlene Struss &Patrick Shourds
Show dates - July 14 through August 31, 2012
Reception with the Artist – Saturday July 14 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Gallery Hours - Tuesday through Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm
Location – 125 North Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
For more information see - www.corridan-gallery.com
Contact: William at Corridan Gallery (805) 966-7939
Saturday, July 14, 5 to 7 p.m.
Hope to see you at the opening! I'd also like to invite you to my
newly refreshed Web Site MarleneStruss.com with its
new Acrylic Painting Gallery of my latest work. Please
New and recent work by William Berry, Gerald
Incandela, David Mitchell, Alex Slade, and Joni Sternbach
July 16 to September 8, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012 / 6 to 8pm
111 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(Santa Barbara, CA) - Cabana Home, in
collaboration with Edward Cella Art+Architecture,
presents Five Photographers, a selection of photographic
works by William Berry, Gerald Incandela, David Mitchell, Alex
Slade, and Joni Sternbach. Each photographer approaches his or her
own subject matter with a distinct vision and through a unique
process. Photography, whether it is ethnographic, abstract and
minimalist, or painterly and "drawn," is versatile, and
tends to evade the clear parameters attributed to other media. The
photograph lends itself to compelling aesthetic investigations of
the external world: literally captured by the apparatus, and
figuratively synthesized by the eye of the beholder.
EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
For images, please contact Edward Cella at: firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN US AT PORCH!
RECEPTION SATURDAY JULY 14, 3-5PM
Claus Lane, Carpinteria 93013 | 805-684-0300 | porchsb.com |
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts
Exhibitions: Mario Ybarra Jr.: The Tío Collection and Bloom
Projects: Annie Lapin, History =ing
Saturday, August 4, 6:30–8 pm Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
Exhibitions on view: August 5 – September 30, Santa Barbara
Contemporary Arts Forum
CAF presents a new,
large-scale project by Mario Ybarra Jr. featuring an autobiographical
exhibition comprised of artworks made from family memorabilia. CAF
also presents Los Angeles-based painter Annie Lapin in the latest iteration
of Bloom Projects, entitled History =ing.
self-titled exhibition Mario Ybarra
Jr.: The Tío Collection, artist Mario Ybarra Jr. will construct
a museological tribute to his family displaying both fictional and
non-fictional objects from his uncles' lives, including his and their
photographs, artifacts, and other handmade objects in a faux-history museum at CAF.
Inspired by artists like Fred Wilson and the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los
Angeles, CA, Ybarra Jr. examines
and deconstructs the traditional display of art and artifacts in
institutions of authority (e.g., museums and libraries), with a particular
focus on the inclusion of the Chicano experience.
the cultivation of his own style, the artist utilizes personal, cultural,
and temporal elements to organize The Tío Collection revealing how familial, generational,
geographical, and cultural influences filter down and are inherent to who
we become. Moving away from
common stereotypes of the Mexican-American experience by portraying a
diverse, multi-generational, and heterogeneous population, Mario Ybarra Jr.: The
Tío Collection is an homage: an attempt to document the cultural
field and add to the historical record the presence and contributions of the
Chicano community in the United States. As
a companion to the exhibition, a scholarly publication will document Mario
Ybarra Jr.: The Tío Collection, providing in-depth information on
the collection’s artifacts.
artist Mario Ybarra Jr. received an MFA
from University of California, Irvine, and a BFA from Otis College of Art
and Design, Los Angeles, CA. He
is a visual and performance artist, educator, and activist known for
combining street culture with fine art. Ybarra Jr. has
exhibited internationally in major museums and galleries including: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Los
Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York,
NY; Tate Modern, London, England; and J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA. In
2002, Ybarra Jr. and his wife, Karla Diaz, co-founded the artist-collective
Slanguage, where Diaz oversees exhibitions and programming. He is
represented by Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA.
Special thanks to: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the
Visual Arts, New York, NY; Susan E. Bower, Santa Barbara, CA; Casa
Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA; The Daily Sound, Santa
Barbara, CA; KCSB, Santa Barbara, CA; Montecito Messenger; Santa
Barbara Independent; Santa Barbara News-Press; and Wayne
McCall & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA.
Bloom Projects: Annie
Lapin, History =ing
With allusions to a multiplicity of painterly spaces
and affects, Annie Lapin's paintings examine and aestheticize
the materiality of painting. Monochromatic paintings,
composed from muddy paint residue are sourced from Lapin’s used paintbrush
jars. The paint also forms thick borders around the canvases, creating a
"frame" of painting, made out of the paint
itself. Calling into question notions of context and subjectivity,
Lapin's highly distilled works consider the essence of painting and
Los Angeles-based artist Annie Lapin received an MFA from the
University of California, Los Angeles, and a BA from Yale University, New
Haven, CT. Lapin has recently shown at the Pasadena Museum of
California Art; Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO; and Angles Gallery, Santa
Monica, CA. She is represented by Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA.
thanks to: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York,
NY; Susan E. Bower Exhibition Fund; Brush & Associates, Santa
Barbara, CA; Casa Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA; The
Daily Sound, Santa Barbara, CA; Montecito Messenger; Santa
Barbara Independent; Santa Barbara News-Press; and
Wayne McCall & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Contemporary
Friday, July 20 –
Saturday, July 21, 6 pm–6 pm
From Dusk 'til Drawn: 24-Hour Drawing Rally
Join CAF for its
third annual 24-hour drawing marathon. For only $5, you can watch
professional and amateur artists, youth and adults, drawing and making art
side-by-side. Show your membership card and receive free admission!
All drawings made will be sold to the public at one of four affordable
prices ($25, $75, $150, and $300, plus tax); proceeds are divided among the
drawers and CAF. Drawing is broadly interpreted and works by artists of all
disciplines, skill levels, and ages are expected to grace the walls
throughout the 24-hour event, so attendees are encouraged to return to see
it all unfold and secure that one-of-a-kind artwork. Collaborative and
interactive drawing opportunities allow attendees a chance to participate
in the fun and a live video feed allows remote viewers to watch artists'
progress. Visit http://www.sbcaf.org/programs/FDTD/ for the
link on Friday, July 20. On Saturday from 2–6
pm, attendees may purchase Pinkberry’s delicious frozen yogurt at CAF and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to CAF.
Artist Reception: Sunday, July 22, 4–6 pm
FREE to attend and
purchase remaining artworks, listen to music by DJ Color Map, and celebrate
the artists' efforts.
Special thanks to: Casa
Magazine, City 2.0, Crushcakes, The Daily Sound, DJ
Color Map, The Graphic Vendor, The Handle Bar, Montecito Messenger,
Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro, Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch, Santa
Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara News-Press, Savoy Cafe &
Deli, and Trader Joe's.
653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 |
Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center Upper Arts Terrace
| sbcaf.org | p: (805) 966-5373
July 3 – September 16
Open 11 am – 5 pm
Family Resource Center is re-installed as a free family-friendly portal
to explore the concept of portraiture―especially photographic
portraiture―inspired by the current exhibition Portrayal/Betrayal.
Fun facts and hands-on activities introduce visitors to the
photographer's studio where they can pose in the style of the 19th
century, learn about photographic techniques, or explore the world of
portraits in a relaxing reading area.
Don't forget to pick up the
latest FREE Family Guide in the Family Resource Center – a series of
nine "Pick a Portrait Path" guides to explore the exhibition
in the galleries, each with different points of view and questions for
Click here for
Museum of Art
1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
art and nature meet
WHO: Wildling Art Museum,
WHAT: “Wild Wings” Photography
exhibition to be shown at the Santa Barbara Central Library
WHEN: July, 2012
WHERE: Santa Barbara Central
WINGS” PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION TO BE SHOWN AT THE SANTA BARBARA CENTRAL
Olivos ~ A
selection of the Wildling Museum’s current photography exhibition, “Wild
Wings,” featuring the winning photographs of its spring competition on the
subject of birds, will be taking flight to roost at the Santa Barbara
Central Library for the month of July. Visitors, who may not have had the
opportunity to see the exhibit at the museum in Los Olivos, will have
another chance to view the images before they return to the artists or
their new owners.
Wildling Museum, invited California residents to showcase their talents as
photographers on the subject of “birds” for the museum’s spring
competition. Asking that entries reflect the mission of the Wildling
Museum, to inspire our community and visitors to enjoy, value, and conserve
wildlife and natural areas through art, the Museum was very excited at the
caliber of submissions! The 25 winning entries were chosen from 230
submitted. Marc Muench, a professional photographer, and Karen Sinsheimer,
Director of Photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, along with
Stacey Otte, Executive Director of the Wildling, were the judges. The top
three winning photographs were Antoinette Addison’s first-place “Pure
Love,” Chris Seaton’s second-place “Owl,” and Carrie Kitley’s third-place
“Avila Watchman.” Honorable Mentions were given to Michael Caroff’s “Water
Dance” and “Secretary 1,” Lynn P. Kirst’s “Patterned Wing,” Ines Labunski
Roberts’s “I Am Watching You,” and Bruce Straits’s “Sandhill Cranes.”
artists whose photographs were selected for exhibition include Morgan Ball,
Terryl Bunn, Elaine Calvert, Richard R. Hansen, Sandy Harris, Brett
Higgins, Jane Kametani, Richard Lindekens, Elizabeth Muraoka, Lillian
Smith, and David Wight.
The Wildling Museum offers visitors a
unique perspective on the importance of preserving our natural heritage.
Through the eyes of artists and interpretive materials, guests can renew
their relationship with the wilderness through art and understand its
fragile nature - hopefully leaving more committed toward ensuring those
spaces remain for future generations. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00
a.m.-5:00 p.m., the Museum offers 3 major exhibitions each year, 8-10
smaller exhibitions, a gift shop, a variety of programming, and Saturday
morning children’s craft classes. For more information, please visit 2928
San Marcos Avenue, Los Olivos, www.WildlingMuseum.org or call 805-688-1082.
“Ancient Greek Architecture in Sicily”
Lecture by Dr. Allan Langdale
July 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Foundation of Santa Barbara
Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara announces a lecture by art and
architectural historian Allan Langdale, Ph.D. on Friday, July 13 at 7:00
pm. Professor Langdale will present an illustrated talk on “Ancient
Greek Architecture in Sicily”. There will be a suggested donation of
$10.00 at the door. Please arrive early to ensure your seat.
You are invited to join us at 6:30 pm for light refreshments preceding the
lecture will survey the remarkable architectural legacy of the ancient
Greeks on the island of Sicily. People may be surprised to know that many
of the best preserved Greek temples are in Sicily rather than in what is
today the country of Greece. We'll visit such sites as Syracusa, Agrigento,
Segesta, and Selinunte, and examine Greek temple building and quarrying
techniques as practiced by the ancients.
Langdale teaches art history at UC Santa Cruz and works as a guide and
lecturer on Zegrahm Expeditions small ship cruises in the Adriatic, the
Black Sea, the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, and the Indian
Ocean. He is an expert on the colonial architecture of the Venetians and of
the art and architecture of Cyprus. He has recently published an
archaeological and architectural guidebook to the region of northern
Cyprus. He is also the writer and co-director of the award-winning
architectural documentary film 'The Stones of Famagusta: the Story of a
Architectural Foundation is located in the historic Acheson House at the
corner of Garden and East Victoria Streets in Santa Barbara, with the
entrance on Garden Street. We look forward to seeing you!
Foundation of Santa Barbara
on Garden Street
Barbara, CA 93101
Listen to these
great numbers about Marge Rector: a 70 year career; still painting 4 hours
every day in her mid-eighties; current Best of Show at Prince Gallery in
New York with 2 other exhibits running; 166 shows overall; over 350
paintings and over 2000 drawings in her body of work; still going strong in
Opening at The C
Gallery Saturday, July 14th, from 4-6 pm.
Accompanied by the
contemporary sculptures of
ceramic/sculptural works of prodigy, Ian Cummings, in memoriam.
Public is invited.
There is no charge. More information 805-344-3807 www.thecgallery.com
Hope to see you. Connie
FESTIVAL - July 14th & 15th
This year for the first time, we're at the French Festival!
Our booth promises fun for the entire family, with face painting, mask
making, and hair "bling." Drop by any time! We'll be there
all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Also, come enjoy our performances and participate in our singing and
dancing! We’ll appear on the Moulin Rouge Stage singing on Saturday,
from 12:00 to 12:30, and dancing on Sunday, from 2:00 to 2:30
and from 5:30 to 6:00. We’ll be on the Eiffel Tower Stage singing
on Sunday, from 3:35 to 4:25. Ken Ryals, our fabulous Revels
songleader, leads favorite French songs and rounds. Our talented
Revels dancers perform and teach Cajun dancing.
JOIN US AND BE JOYOUS!
24th Annual Santa Barbara French Festival
July 14th & 15th at Oak Park, 11 am to 7 pm
The Ojai5 Returns This Weekend!
Advanced Tix at Made In Ojai /
323 E. Matilija St. in Ojai
or at the door on the night of
Youth Entertainers Studio
Matilija St. in Ojai, CA
Christensen In Concert
July 20th at 8pm
Available From Brown Paper Tickets
"This gal's voice can raise
every single hair on my body and all at the same time! Be it
R&B, pop, rock, she can sing it all, and with style,
Live County Western Music At Agriculture Museum’s Free First Sunday
and enjoy the classic country western sounds of the Lucky Sons band
on August 5 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., during Free First Sunday at the
Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula. Refreshments are available.
Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum features a special vintage
tractor as well as a buggy for children to climb, and two summer
exhibitions. Horse Play, with larger than life-size paintings by
Katie Upton, captures equine exuberance, and Team Work: Horses &
Mules on the Job includes rare historic images illustrating how these
animals once provided the major muscle for agriculture and commerce.
Lucky Sons band have been together for more than 15 years, and includes Brian Hernandez on drums; Ray Magee on
pedal steel guitar and vocals; Paul Skeels on lead guitar and vocals; and
Jim Stephenson on bass guitar and vocals. In the 1990’s they were part of
Cletus Bumpus and the Other Guys, and later were known as the Ellsworth
Barranca Band. They specialize in three-part harmony with an emphasis on
music made famous by Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens,
Willie Nelson, the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and others.
The Museum of Ventura County’s
Agriculture Museum is located at 926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula,
California, in their historic downtown, near the Depot and next to the
railroad tracks. Hours are 10
a.m.– 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $4
adults, $3 seniors, $1 children 6-17, free for Museum of Ventura County
members, and for children ages 5 and younger. On first Sundays of the
month, general admission is always free here and at the Museum of Ventura
County in Ventura. For more information about the Agriculture Museum, go to www.venturamuseum.org
Evocative and Provocative
evening of theatrical vignettes,
and some songs!
Avenue|Carpinteria CA 93013
14 @ 8 pm | July 15 @ 2 pm
General $15 |Seniors and
805-684-6380 for reservations (leave message)
Tickets available @ Curious Cup Bookstore |925 Linden
Information about DramaDogs, a
Santa Maria Arts Council
Supporting and encouraging the expansion of the arts in the Santa Maria
Valley since 1965
Santa Maria Civic Theatre
Fairy Tale Theatre
Alice in Wonderland
Coming this August
Directed by Richard Dresp
for four performances
Friday, August 3 at 7pm
Saturday, August 4 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, August 5 at 2pm.
As always Fairy Tale Theatre is FREE
to the youth of the valley and their parents.
Fairy Tale Theatre is supported by the Santa Maria
and the Lester B. Hayes Trust
For more information visit the
Santa Maria Civic Theatre's web site.
Or call the box office at (805) 922-4442.
Speaking of Stories
& Center Stage Need You!
Speaking of Stories and Center Stage Theater have
joined forces to bring back the annual Santa Barbara French
Festival, and we need your help to make this event a success!
We are looking for volunteers to help out on Friday July
13, Saturday July 14 and Sunday July 15. On Friday we will
be setting up tents, hanging banners, in general - creating a
Festival! On Saturday and Sunday from 10-7 we need people
to help pass out performance programs, direct traffic, and staff
a number of booths selling raffle tickets, beverages, t-shirts
It's an opportunity to help out with a Fundraising
project without opening your wallet! You will have fun,
help out a couple of great organizations and even get a cool
French Festival T-shirt! This is your chance to find out
just how fabulous you look in a beret! If you are
interested in coming to be part of the fun just email us and let
us know which day you would like to work and what your time
preference is. We are asking everyone to work for at least
a 2 hour shift.
If you can't volunteer you can still help us - tell
your friends, neighbors, and casual acquaintances that the
Festival is July 14 & 15 at Oak Park and then come on out and
join in all the fun!
the FrenchFestival.com for
complete details on the entertainment, food and fun!
751 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA
SUMMERLAND “NEW SIDEWALKS” PARTY!
WHAT: SUMMER SALE, FLEA MARKET &
Thursday through Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
19, 20, 21 and 22
Saturday July 21**** Noon - 5 p.m.
2500 Lillie Avenue, Summerland, CA
695-0910 or online: www.mediterraneeantiques.com
the fine art, antiques and garden showroom in Summerland is celebrating the
final installation of new sidewalks in Summerland over four days in July,
culminating with a fun-filled party on Saturday, July 21.
On Saturday, the
party with Mid-Summer Fair theme goes full throttle with festive fare (hot
dogs, snow cones and popcorn for adults, who are kids at heart); balloon
art; appearances by local authors, including Summerland resident Leslie
Westbrook (signing the new “Insiders Guide to Santa Barbara”); strolling
musicians playing Spanish guitar amidst artisans displaying their work
which will include Rebekah Miles (jewerly), Andy Powell (ceramics)and
Sylvia Ronchietto (jewelry), among others. Summerland's noted fine art and
wedding photographer Miguel Fairbanks will displaying his award winning
Two tents filled
with flea market items ranging from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars
($5 - $500) will fill the back gardens of the extensive outdoor area.
A $99 or less section will be set up for bargain hunters. Markdowns
will continue throughout the sale and no reasonable offer will be refused!
European imports ($900 and up) selected by owner Carolina Pierpont in the
gardens include limestone fountains, fireplaces, outdoor hand painted
ceramic tables and benches from Italy, over-scaled antique Italian and
Spanish urns and unique antique 18th-19th century
French fire plaques. In addition to fine antique furniture and art in
the show room, affordable accessories with flair range from
hand-embroidered pillow from Latin America to hand-painted bowls from
has been in business in Summerland for 10 years, is a popular stop for well
known interior designers from LA to San Francisco ; as well as collectors
throughout the country who appreciate Pierpont’s fine eye as much as her
joie de vivre.
For more info call Carolina Pierpont directly: