VOICE Magazine: January 26, 2024

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Nicholas Thompson and Nita Farahany: Two experts on AI in conversation at UCSB 18

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Solidarity and Women's Empowerment March


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In This Issue

C a l e n d a r. . . 2 0 - 2 2 Mov ies..........23

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Richard & Amanda Payatt: Dry January. . . . . . . . . . . 6 Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 9, 10, 29 Robert Adams: SB Symphony. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 John Palminteri’s Community Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Kids Helping Kids Concert: Jesse Caverly. . . . . . 15 Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Community Market & Legals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-26 David Gress: Tree of the Month. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9 - 3 1

Join the largest artwalk in California on Feb. 1st 16, 17

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Women's March

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Winter's Song to be performed by Opus One Dance Company

A free lecture on the transformative power of storytelling by Westmont Prof. Wendy Eley Jackson


Artist Educator Kepes' life and work will be revealed in a film at the Pollock Theatre 23

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Enduring Icon of Modern Dance

Limón Dance Company Dante Puleio, Artistic Director Sat, Jan 27 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre Tickets start at $35 / $19 UCSB students

“We are never more truly and profoundly human than when we dance.” – José Limón

Celebrate more than 75 years of Limón Dance Company with this program of new and reconstructed works highlighting choreographer José Limón’s unique contributions to dance.

Lead Sponsor: Jody & John Arnhold and the Arnhold A&L Education Initiative Justice for All Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Eva & Yoel Haller, Dick Wolf, and Zegar Family Foundation Dance Series Sponsors: Margo Cohen-Feinberg, Donna Fellows & Dave Johnson, Barbara Stupay, and Sheila Wald Presented in association with UCSB Department of Theater and Dance

(805) 893-3535 www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu Granada event tickets can also be purchased at: (805) 899-2222 | www.GranadaSB.org

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Santa Barbara Education Foundation and 99.9 KTYD Work to Amplify Community Support for Music Education By Melissa Davenport, SBEF, Special to VOICE


N A HARMONIOUS COLLABORATION, the Santa Barbara Education Foundation and 99.9 KTYD proudly announced the return of the Keep the Beat Instrument Drive, a month-long radio event dedicated to advancing music education in Santa Barbara Unified schools.

Now in its sixth year, the impactful initiative has consistently supported music programs and educators in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. With a successful track record, last year's campaign saw SBEF raising $10,000 in funding and collecting 60 instruments. This year, the collaborative effort aims to surpass these achievements and continue its mission of providing essential resources for music education in public schools. Throughout February, 99.9 KTYD Morning Mojo hosts Lin Aubuchon and Bill Pesso will air captivating interviews and performances featuring current Santa Barbara Unified music students, dedicated educators, and professional musicians whose musical journeys originated in public school music programs. Among this year's notable guests are guitarist Tony Ybarra, Karl Hunter of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and drummer Bucket Baker. Keep the Beat has supported music programs and educators in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Since its inception in 2003, the initiative has raised funds to purchase new instruments, facilitate repairs, and compensate specialists and coaches who assist band directors in nurturing young musical talent. Gently used instruments most needed for donation include clarinets, trumpets, saxophones, trombones, flutes, cellos, basses, and violins. It's important to note that pianos and drum sets cannot be accepted at drop-off locations.

Community partners Nick Rail Music (2801 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara) and Jersey Mike's (163 N. Fairview Ave, Goleta) have generously offered to serve as drop-off locations for instrument donations throughout the month. Additionally, SBEF will host in-person instrument drop-off events at selected school sites every My love for music has grown exponentially from Friday from 10am to 1pm.

receiving such a high-quality instrument. I will love and play this guitar for the rest of my life. – Lucca

Finding the right instrument can be transformative for students with a love of music. Lucca, a 7th-grade La Cumbre Junior High School student who performed live on-air at the 99.9 KTYD studios during last year's Instrument Drive, received a donation of her "dream" guitar. Lucca shared, "My love for music has grown exponentially from receiving such a high-quality instrument. I will love and play this guitar for the rest of my life." However, Keep The Beat doesn't just collect instruments to put them directly in the hands of students. SBEF aims to raise funds to support the repair and maintenance of instruments students currently use. These contributions also create additional musical learning opportunities by paying specialists to work with students in free after-school programs like BRAVO! and affordable learning opportunities like the Nick Rail Summer Band Camp. Continued on page 5

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Katie Szopa, Programs Manager at SBEF, expressed enthusiasm for the initiative, stating, "Keep The Beat represents a collective effort to ensure every student in Santa Barbara Unified has access to high-quality music education. Through instrument donations and financial support, the community can Keep The Beat represents a contribute to the growth and enrichment of our students on collective effort to ensure every their musical journey."

student in Santa Barbara Unified has access to high-quality music education. – Katie Szopa

SBEF and 99.9 KTYD invite everyone to participate in this initiative through instrument and cash donations or by attending Happy Hour at The Red Piano on Thursday, February 29, from 5 to 8 pm.

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January 26, 2024

Someone’s in the Wine Cellar

The Perfect

RY JANUARY MAY BE NEARLY OVER, BUT THE NEED FOR SOMETHING WITHOUT ALCOHOL can still be on the wish list for any thoughtful host. Step in Vanessa Royale and Mariah Wood.

town at the El Encanto, the University Club, the La Cumbre Country Club, Lucky’s, and Barbareño; and above all, at the Montecito Village Grocery and the Montesano Market.

Vanessa and Mariah were at a networking party at Harvard Business School, a few years back, when they were given only two options for non-alcoholic drinks. The choices were a La Croix flavored sparkling water or a Diet Coke. Their friends were drinking great wines or well-made cocktails. This was Harvard, after all. Worse, their friends were asking them why they weren’t drinking anything fun. That is when it hit them: “I wanted something adult and sophisticated, but that didn’t have the alcohol.” And so the idea for Tilden Non-Alcoholic Cocktails was born.

We were delighted with the two mocktails. Lacewing, a light green ladylike concoction, is tart and very citrusy. There is a specialized list of herbs and spices surrounding the lime juice base. Chill it, garnish it, and you can’t tell it from a sophisticated cocktail at a party. Slip a little gin into it — we did — and you have a sophisticated cocktail. The second mix is Tandem. This is a much more masculine drink. It is sharp and spicy, with a smoky tart cherry base. Very bourbon-like, this is best over ice. It opens up as the ice melts, and hardly needs a garnish.

As Vanessa put it, “What was available at good restaurants or bars was quite sugary, or just soda water with juice. This was not the complexity I was looking for.” They went for one gram of sugar per serving and lots of fresh ingredients to get the desired intricacy. The company is blossoming at the moment, with two varieties on hand, and a third in development. But they already have a solid following in the marketplace. These shake and pour beauties can be found around

Photo by Richard and Amanda Payatt

Non-Alcoholic Cocktail D

So even when Dry January is over, the best host should have something in their bar for any nondrinking friend, be they on special medications, an expecting mother, or the all-important designated driver. And even if you don’t need it for that purpose… we think it makes a great drink or even an excellent mixer.

Richard and Amanda Payatt have 40+ years of publishing experience between them. With decades in the food and wine industries (both are sommeliers), they bring readers “In the Kitchen/In the Cellar” with a focus on the people that create the food and wine we enjoy.

Sunday, January 28th Domingo 28 de Enero

11am-4pm | Free | Gratis

Rain or Shine

Con lluvia o con sol Santa Barbara Community Arts Workshop 631 Garden, Santa Barbara

Local Food Hero Award for 2024

Leslie Person Ryan Sweet Wheel Summerland Farm

2024 16th Annual

SB Community


A celebration to bring seeds and people together! A fun day to share and exchange seeds, plants, cuttings, and knowledge.

16° Anual de la Comunidad de SB

INTERCAMBIO DE SEMILLAS ¡Una celebración para unir semillas y personas! Un día divertido para compartir e intercambiar semillas, plantas, esquejes y conocimientos.

A Community Event Sponsored by

Santa Barbara Permaculture Network • 805-962-2571


Leslie Person Ryan of Sweet Wheel Summerland Farm has been committed to building food resilience in her community for many years. Starting with her Sweet Wheel Farm Cart selling local, organic, in season produce & other goods, with a large percentage donated & delivered to vulnerable community members, including low income elderly, veterans, & families with children. After a cataclysmic fire & debris flow event in 2018 leaving Summerland completely isolated & without food for two weeks, Leslie determined Summerland was a “food desert” and needed its own farm to be food secure. Leslie led a phenomenally successful fundraising campaign to purchase a six-acre farm, with an intention to ultimately grow enough to feed everyone in the community, while demonstrating & educating all ages about best regenerative farming practices, including encouraging young women to consider farming. Leslie is a passionate heirloom seed advocate, known for the beautiful non-GMO multi-color corn varieties.

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Vi, 19 de enero | Fri, Jan 19 | 7 pm | Isla Vista Elementary Las puertas se abrirán a las 6:30 pm | Doors open 6:30 pm

Sa, 20 de enero| Sat, Jan 20 | 7 pm | Guadalupe City Hall Las puertas se abrirán a las 6:30 pm | Doors open 6:30 pm

Do, 21 de enero | Sun, Jan 21 | 6 pm | Marjorie Luke Theatre Las puertas se abrirán a las 5:30 pm | Doors open 5:30 pm

MARJORIE LUKE THEATRE | 721 E. COTA STREET MARJORIE LUKE THEATRE | 721 E. COTA STREET Habrá recepción después del espectáculo. MARJORIEHabrá LUKE THEATRE | 721 E. COTA STREET recepción después del espectáculo. Reception follows the performance. Habrá recepción después del espectáculo. Reception follows the performance. @vivaelartesantabarbara @vivaelarte Reception follows the performance.

Co-presented by The Marjorie Luke Theatre, the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center and Co-presented by The Marjorie Luke Theatre, UCSB Arts and Lectures, in partnership with the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center and the Isla Vista School School Grant. Co-presented TheAfter Marjorie Luke Theatre, UCSB Arts andby Lectures, in partnership with the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center the Isla Vista School After School Grant.and UCSB Arts and Lectures, in partnership with the Isla Vista School After School Grant.

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January 26, 2024

Artamo Press Poetry Series Releases New Book


Life Cube Cuts Ribbon for Retail Space

HEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER, Elvira Laskowski became driven to uncover earlier traumas. She writes, it was poetry “too beautiful to bear” that inspired her to cross the land of darkness to tackle fear. With a PhD in French literature, Laskowski has been published in literary magazines, scientific publications, and various anthologies and chapbooks in Germany, France, and the United States. She began writing poetry in 2000.

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In Black Spider, published by Artamo Press, her strength and courage to look at her life with utmost honesty and a chiseled pen allows the reader into her world. Her images are exotic, as is her use of color. In examining every aspect of herself, Laskowski finds a love that sustains her and brings her to a “Tiny closet behind / Dusty piles of conventions.”


ISASTER SHELTER AND TENT BUILDER, LIFE CUBE has opened a retail store at 6200 Hollister Ave, across from the airport in Goleta. A ribbon cutting was held on Janurary 11th.

Find the book at www.artamopress.com

“This space to display our tents and emergency shelters is more than I dreamed of,” said Michael Conner, founder of Life Cube at the grand opening. Founded in 2009, Life Cube Inc. is a sole source supplier of instantly deployable shelter systems based on the unique rolling shipping container that transforms into a folding floor. Shelter systems are filled with survival solutions for a wide spectrum of customers, including military, emergency preparedness, humanitarian relief, and the recreational camping sector in the U.S. and globally.

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For more info, visit Lifecubeinc.com


HE 39TH SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL has announced its Variety Artisans Awards, and 2024 boasts quite an eclectic list. From songwriters, editors, to hair stylists, the spectrum is wide and highlights some of the obscure factors in the movie making business. Taking place on Sunday, February 11th, below is a full list of the recipients and artisans to be honored: Billie Eilish and Finneas: Songwriter – “Barbie” Stephane Ceretti: VFX – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” Ludwig Göransson: Composer – “Oppenheimer” Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer: Production Designer – “Barbie” Kazu Hiro: Hairstyling/Makeup – “Maestro” Jennifer Lame: Editor – “Oppenheimer” Rodrigo Prieto: Cinematography–“Killers of the Flower Moon” Michael Semanick: Re-recording Mixer – “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” Holly Waddington: Costume Designer – “Poor Things”

Photos courtesy of Brian McDonald

SBIFF Variety Artisans Awards 2024


HE FALL LINE-UP OF PROFESSIONAL ACTING CLASSES taught by award-winning professional actor/director Brian McDonald is now open. The Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) classes will focus on acting skills and techniques, character development, relationship communication, and script analysis through improvisation, scene study, and theater games. “We want to attract students from all walks of life, with various levels of performance experience, and offer them professional theater training that is structured and challenging, yet still fun, nurturing, and creative,” said Brian McDonald, Director of Education at ETC. With 30 years of experience, McDonald’s work as a director has earned him an Independent Award and StageScene LA Award for Best Director. With a maximum class size of 12, these courses offer equal time and attention to individual needs. All classes culminate in a final online presentation of students’ work for their family and friends. Acting class for adults will require proof of COVID vaccination. To learn more, visit www.etcsb.org/education-and-outreach/classes/.

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DignityMoves receives $100,000 grant from the James M. Cox Foundation

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Re: People v. Kyle Nelson, Santa Barbara Superior Court Case No. 22CR08550 The charges stemmed from incident on October 28, 2022, when the defendant was driving his vehicle southbound on Route-1, north of the US-101 interchange. The defendant was under the influence of marijuana when he attemped to overtake slower traffic and wantonly veered into oncoming traffic. Mr. Nelson caused a head-on collision with a vehicle containing 19-year-olds, Jenna Causby and Dorothy Guthrie. Both women were pronounced dead on scene. Sentencing is set for April 2, 2024, in Department 1 in front of the Honorable Jean Dandona. Based on his guilty pleas, Mr. Nelson will be sentenced to 12 years in State Prison. District Attorney John Savrnoch stated, “This is yet another tragic reminder of the dangers of being under the influence of any mind altering substance and getting behind the wheel of an automobile. This one reckless and careless act has ruined the lives of countless people in our community who loved and cared about Ms. Causby and Ms. Guthrie. Thank you California Highway Patrol personnel for a solid investigation and the Prosecution Team led by Senior Deputy Kevin Weichbrod, Michelle Mossembekker, and Lauren Franco for their work in seeking justice for these victims.” *****

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Re: People v. Casey Augustin Tolivar, Santa Barbara Superior Court Case No. 21CR04616 Santa Barbara County District Attorney John T. Savrnoch announced today that Casey Augustin Tolivar, a 31-year-old resident of Santa Barbara, California pled guilty to 2nd Degree Murder for the killing of his father, Bradley Tolivar. The investigation began on July 15, 2021, when a friend of the family attempted to find Bradley Tolivar at Casey Tolivar’s residence. Casey Tolivar assaulted the friend and when Sheriff ’s Deputies arrived they discovered Bradley Tolivar’s body decomposing in the rear of the residence. It was alleged that Casey Tolivar struck and killed his father with a steel pipe. Sentencing is set for February 28, 2024, in Department 11 in front of the Honorable Von Deroian. Based on his guilty plea, Mr. Tolivar will be sentenced to 15 years to life in State Prison. District Attorney John Savrnoch stated, “Thank you to the Santa Barbara Sheriff ’s personnel for dealing with the difficult circumsances of the crime scene and the Prosecution Team led by Senior Deputies Kevin Weichbrod and Casey Nelson for their work in holding this dangerous individual accountable for his actions.” *****

Poll Workers Needed for Upcoming Election


N TUESDAY, MARCH 5, THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ELECTIONS OFFICE will be in need of civic-minded individuals to help at polling places for the Presidential Primary Election. Volunteers are paid for their service.

To serve as a poll worker, a person must be a registered voter or an eligible high school student. Registering to vote is easy and can be done by visiting SBCVote.com. Poll workers attend training before Election Day and are prepared to set up and close the polling place, help voters through the voting process, and protect ballots and voting equipment. The election workday begins at approximately 6am and ends at approximately 9pm. Positions are available in Santa Maria, Orcutt, Lompoc, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, and Montecito. To apply, contact Santa Barbara County Elections at (800) 722-8683 or email poll1@countyofsb.org For more information go to SBCVote.com,

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney John T. Savrnoch announced today that Kyle Nelson, a 32-year-old resident of Lompoc, California pled guilty to two Counts of Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated.

Pictured from left to right: Das Williams, Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, Jack Lorenz, Regional Advancement Officer for DignityMoves, Jeff Zamora, Santa Barbara Field Operations Manager, Cox Communications, Matt Riley, Advisory Board Member for DignityMoves, Terri Doughty, Sales Manager, Cox Business, Laura Capps, County Board of Supervisors, Kirsten McLaughlin, Santa Barbarba Market Vice President, Cox Communication, Bill Brown, Santa Barbara County Sheriff


IGNITYMOVES’S SANTA BARBARA CAPITAL CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN AWARDED a $100,000 grant from the James M. Cox Foundation. The funds will support a housing community called “La Posada Village,” with the goal of reducing homelessness in Santa Barbara County.

“DignityMoves is honored to be the recipient of a James M. Cox Foundation grant. We are incredibly grateful for this type of community support. Without partners like Cox, we cannot help as many people as we do,” said Jack Lorenz, Regional Advancement Director for DignityMoves. With approximately 3,500 people in Santa Barbara County-wide experiencing homelessness, DignityMoves is raising funds to build 300 units across four sites, to reach all unhoused individuals over the course of 18 months as residents matriculate out of the program and others move in. “At Cox, we are committed to empowering our employees and communities to build a better future for the next generation. We are thrilled to do just that and support the transformational work of DignityMoves through this generous gift from the Foundation,” said Kirsten McLaughlin, Market Vice President for Cox Communications in Santa Barbara. DignityMoves’s La Posada Village, at 4500 Hollister Avenue, will house individuals living in encampments in the immediate area, particularly along the 101 Freeway and train tracks. This community will have 80 rooms, provide 24/7 security, intensive case management for each resident, three meals a day, and mental and physical health care services. The facility is slated to open its doors to residents by April 2024. For more information, visit dignitymoves.org

Deadline Extended by Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara


OUNTY STUDENTS NOW HAVE 18 MORE DAYS TO APPLY for financial assistance during the coming academic year from the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. The Foundation has extended its application deadline for 2024-25 scholarships from January 31st to February 18th in response to technical problems that continue to challenge the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completion of the FAFSA is a requirement for Scholarship Foundation aid. Foundation application materials and instructions are available online at www.sbscholarship.org/apply. “The release of the new FAFSA was delayed until December 31st, and its rollout has been plagued by technical issues. We know this has created new levels of anxiety among students and their families, so an application extension is wholly appropriate. We encourage students to complete their applications as soon as possible,” said Scholarship Foundation President and CEO Melinda Cabrera. According to the website, the deadline is now February 18th. Foundation application materials are online at www.sbscholarship.org/apply. For additional informatioan, visitwww.sbscholarship.org.


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UCSB Partners With Local Schools to Support Students Facing Trauma “Teachers are on the frontline of supporting students but, as the pandemic revealed, are also affected by the same stressors,” said Felix, a professor of clinical psychology. “Teachers are juggling a lot, and part of our TIPS program is helping school administrators know how to support their teachers effectively, so that the teachers can be the resources their students need.”

UCSB’s partnership with the Bower Foundation, its Teacher Education Program, and Santa Barbara Unified, Goleta Union and Hope school districts, created at “COVID shutdowns the start of the COVID-19 Jill D. Sharkey, Ph.D. is are behind us, but the pandemic, provided the Associate Dean for Research psychological impacts personnel resources, and Outreach in the remain,” said Jill Sharkey, Gevirtz Graduate School expertise, research and of Education, faculty in the a professor of school funding to build capacity Department of Counseling, psychology in UCSB’s for TIPS for teachers-inClinical, and School, and a Gevirtz Graduate Nationally Certified School training and participating Psychologist. School of Education school districts. UCSB (GGSE). “Students are researchers teamed with displaying symptoms of traumatic stress at advisory committees, with teacher trainers unprecedented levels.” and local schools to design and implement a needs assessment, professional Two out of three school-age youth development curriculum and pilot experience a traumatic event — such as implementation study to support educators abuse, violence, neglect, serious accident, in TIPS. natural disaster or loss of a loved one — before age 16, found a study in the “It is well-established by research that Archives of General Psychiatry. Within job-embedded, professional learning schools, 25% of high school students opportunities with colleagues leads to have been in at least one physical fight, improved teaching and learning. It is also 20% have been bullied and 17% have well-established that connecting with experienced others improves cyberbullying, one’s mental health. according to “COVID shutdowns By having teachers statistics from learn together they are behind us, but the Substance are better able to Abuse and Mental the psychological help their students Health Services learn together,” said impacts remain. Administration. Dewar, a teaching These experiences Students are professor. may result in child “Students displaying traumatic stress in our Teacher that leaves some symptoms of Education Program students feeling have expressed traumatic stress anxious and that trainings in depressed, acting at unprecedented trauma-informed aggressively or practices have levels.” thinking about selfhelped to prepare harm. them to enter the Sharkey and teaching profession through gaining a fellow UCSB professors Erika Felix, deeper understanding of potential signs Andrew Fedders and Tim Dewar, and of trauma, and how to best support our GGSE graduate students Alice Mullin, future students who are experiencing Karina Aragon and Desirae Maier, have both chronic and acute traumatic events,” spent the last three years studying how to said Ann Bumby, associate director of build trauma-informed practices (TIPS) to the UCSB Teacher Education Program. equip educators and future teachers with “Teachers are often first responders during the training and skills to help students traumatic events. The TIPs training is who are having adverse experiences. This empowering our future teachers with the innovative work addresses a pervasive knowledge of how to care for themselves need to develop and test interventions to and their students.” support educators in addressing student

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DVERSE AND POTENTIALLY TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES are too common among schoolage children, leaving teachers, administrators and staff struggling to help students. In response to the growing need during and following the pandemic, UC Santa Barbara researchers have formed a university-community partnership with local educators and the James S. Bower Foundation to develop practices that promote resilience and thriving.

mental health.

Following the training, teachers, administrators and pre-service teacher candidates demonstrated a greater knowledge about trauma, how to recognize signs and symptoms of traumatic stress, and reported more confidence in their ability to support students who experience trauma. They also learned specific skills related to psychological first aid, how to support students during a crisis such as a lockdown and how to respond to grief and anticipatory grief, such as in the case of terminal illness. A next step, the team said, is to provide professional development to existing school psychologists and other mental health professionals already in the schools, who can then train administrators

and teachers to support students and educators who directly experience trauma or are suffering from secondary traumatic stress. They also plan to make the TIPS curriculum permanent in their teacher education program, support other UC teacher education programs with this curriculum, and advocate for state standards to better address TIPS in teaching credential requirements. “It has been very rewarding to provide educators with discrete skills for building trauma-informed practices in their classrooms and schools,” said Sharkey. “This is fundamental to the wellbeing and academic success of our students.” Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications

SBCC Ranked No. 1 Community College Campus in California

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By Maria Zate The UC Santa Barbara Current


ANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE recently attained the titles of No. 1 “Best Community College Campus in California” and No. 3 “Best Online Medical Billing & Coding Certificate Program in the U.S.” in the top college rankings recently announced by Niche.com (for 2024) and OnlineU (2023).

Niche.com’s “best” rankings for SBCC cited A+ scores in both location and campus life, along with A- scores in diversity and value. Niche also cited SBCC’s transfer admission guarantees that allow students to transfer directly to top schools like UCSB, UCSC, and UCD. “We are thrilled to have ranked so highly on Niche.com and OnlineU,” said SBCC Superintendent/President Erika Endrijonas, Ph.D. “Not only are we arguably the most beautiful community college in the nation — and one of the few campuses located steps from the beach — we also have award-winning programs run by student-centered faculty and staff.”

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Santa Barbara Symphony

The Symphony Ignites an Evening of Opera


By Robert F. Adams / Special to VOICE

HE EMOTIONAL GRANDEUR OF VOICES SINGING from librettos moved the audience into the magical world of Opera last Saturday when the Santa Barbara Symphony shared Ride of the Valkyries. The performance was a feast of some of the finest songs in the opera repertoire, under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti at The Granada Theatre. A sonorous collaboration, The Santa Barbara Symphony unleashed selections from the wide world of opera with the assistance of the soloists from Opera Santa Barbara’s upcoming production of Verdi’s Il Trovatore: Harold Meers, Karin Wolverton, Deborah Nansteel, and Timothy Mix. It was simply outstanding, revelatory. Conductor and Music & Artistic Director Nir Kabaretti’s personal approach included the talented full orchestra for this musical night interestingly bridging the formidable musical disciplines of both Symphony and Grand Opera. Leonard Bernstein, from his book The Joy of Music, stated “When you consider that of all the different instruments in this vast, heterogeneous collection called an orchestra, there is none that can compete in any way with the sublime expressivity of the human voice. It is the greatest instrument there is; and when such a voice, or several, or many together, carry the weight of a drama, of a story line, of an emotional situation, then there is nothing in all theater to compare with it for sheer immediacy of impact.”

Concertmaster Jessica Guideri with the Santa Barbara Symphony with their Maestro Nir Kabaretti

Emcee Anikka Abbott, her husband Devrin Hoefer, with George Konstantinow and Helene Segal

The selections for the program were chosen for their unique and enthralling impact. Maestro Kabaretti is just back from holiday assignments in Rome, and with flair, he conducted the multitude of Kristen Morhoff and Garrett Fuller musicians of the symphony corps including the soloists. Plenty of drama was displayed in the mostly Western European program. Verdi, Rossini, Puccini, Wagner, and others were represented, including selections from Madame Butterfly, Cavalleria Rusticana, and Tosca. The subtitles, which were quite helpful, were provided by Robert Weinman. Also, a running commentary from the emcee, television personality Anikka Abbott added humor and color. Some high points included Karin

Karold Meers, Tenor and Karin Wolverton, Soprano

Wolverton’s singing of Songs to the Moon from Antonín Dvořák’s opera Rusalka, and Concertmaster Jessica Guideri’s violin solo for Massennet’s Meditation from the opera Stefan and Christine Riesenfeld, Amanda Kabaretti and Thaïs. Also full Maestro Nir Kabareti of wonder was Deborah Nansteel’s remarkable aria from Samson et Dalila and Opera Santa Barbara’s Kostis Protopappas on the podium for a triangular vocal selection from Verdi’s Il Trovatore, played with a rousing conclusion. The Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana was exquisitely played, filling the hall with emotion. This intermezzo is one of the most profound compositions ever written for an opera, thanks to composer Pietro Mascagni.

Soloists Karin Wolverton, Timothy Mix, Deborah Nansteel, and Harold Meers, with Kathryn Martin

The final selection of Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries from the top of Act II of Die Walküre had a decidedly rustic effect due to the deployment of a cimbasso within the brass section. The unique cimbasso is a low brass instrument typically used in Verdi’s 1800s, mostly for Italian opera orchestras. Tuba player Luke Storm handled Wagner’s glare with true force from this heritage instrument. The personality of this version was firing off a folk-like, historic Italian village feeling. You could feel the tension that Wagner intended throughout.

Stephen Erickson, Berd Moessle, Maestro Nir Kabaretti, Karin Jacobson, and Valerio De Angelis

Julie Askew with Principal Concert Sponsors Todd and Allyson Aldrich Michele Salkalebara, Arthur Smalley, Nansie and John Douglas, with Patricia and Howard Smith

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A post-program finale was Brindisi from La Traviata from with all the singers, as well as emcee Abbott joining in for celebratory night-cap for the concert. The audience members were on their feet in appreciation of this memorable night of soaring instruments and emotionally rich vocals. The Principal Concert Sponsor was Todd & Allyson Aldrich and other sponsors included Duncan & Suzanne Mellichamp; Barbara Burger & Paul E. Munch; Libby & Stephen Erickson; Janet A. Garufis; Frederic & Nancy Golden; Jean Rogers; and Robert Weinman. Season sponsors are Sarah & Roger Chrisman, the Corporate Sponsor is Montecito Bank and Trust, and Granada Theatre is the Grand Venue Sponsor. Discover the Symphony’s 2024 season at www.thesymphony.org

Robert F. Adams, Cultural Correspondent for VOICE, is a Santa Barbara landscape architect and a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre and Film, as well as Cal Poly. He has served on the film selection committees for the Aspen Film Fest and the SB International Film Festival. Email him at robert@earthknower.com


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More Tourism for 2024

On the Street with John Palminteri Photos and Stories by John Palminteri / Special to VOICE

Women’s March

Photo: KEYT

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18TH: Travelzoo Senior Editor Gabe Saglie (and former KEYT anchor/reporter/weathercaster) spoke to the annual Visit Santa Barbara Tourism Summit Wednesday. The Santa Barbara South Coast saw 6.5 million visitors who generated 82.9 million dollars in local tax revenue in 2023 with an increase forecasted in 2024.

Amazing Sunrise!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21ST: Rain during Saturday night’s Women’s March in Santa Barbara did not stop a group from rallying at the event “A Call to Action.” Organizers hope to unite and mobilize voters in support of women’s rights and democracy in 2024.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24TH: The sky had a radiant orange glow at sunrise along the Santa Barbara waterfront this morning. Skies will be cloudy today with a high of 61 degrees. 70 and sunny this weekend!

Count for the Unsheltered

Dog Missing TUESDAY, JANUARY 23RD: I don’t post all the missing dog messages I get. This one is a foster named Ken and he got away January 20th near Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara. I am particularly fond of foster animals and those who take them in. Ken has his leash still attached. If found call: 805319-5284.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24TH: The Point in Time count to gather data on the unsheltered will include those living in their vehicles as well as camps and shelters. Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties are counting today. San Luis Obispo counted yesterday.

Press Room is in Danger TUESDAY, JANUARY 23RD: The beloved Press Room pub on Ortega St. in downtown Santa Barbara will go away if a 66-room hotel project goes through.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 22ND: CHP stops a wrong way driver going south on Highway 101 northbound from La Conchita area to Hwy 33. Three traffic breaks were set up to slow and stop traffic along the way until the driver was intercepted. No reported crashes or injuries. 2:33 a.m.

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The project will be appealed to the Santa Barbara City Council today. It’s already passed the Planning Commission. A petition was gathered with over 15,000 signatures to save the Press Room. A film about the pub and its patrons was in the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2023. It also just won an honor in the Burbank Film Festival.

John Palminteri is a veteran news reporter and anchor for Newschannel 3-12 TV and both KJEE and KCLU radio in Santa Barbara/Santa Maria/Ventura. Off the air, he’s often bringing his smile and positive energy to the microphone at fundraisers and civic events. John’s social media presence has one of the largest followings in Santa Barbara, and this page has the weekly highlights. Twitter: @JohnPalminteri • Instagram: @JohnPalminteriNews • www.facebook.com/john.palminteri.5

MONDAY, JANUARY 22ND: Getting word that squatters were inside a Milpas St. property of a recently deceased friend, a group of us went in and found a broken door, days of drug use, fire hazards, trash, food cooked on a rake, bags of makeup, clothing, and broken bikes. It was all thrown to the edge of the lawn and people going by were quick to pick up what they wanted. While we there one person returned, and was strongly warned never to come back. Police responded, checked the area for people hiding, and promised to keep the patrols tight on this site and another down the street with a similar problem.


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January 26, 2024

SBYC Commodore’s Ball Rolls Out The Red Carpet


By Sigrid Toye / Special to VOICE

OOKING OUT OF MY WINDOW OVER THE WEEKEND, THE CLOUDY SKY WAS A REMINDER that the predicted rain and continuing chilly weather would come and go with expectations to clear … hopefully soon! During a break in the rain on Saturday it seemed a good time for a harbor visit to check things out closer to the water. On the way the low lying clouds and occasional rain muted the landscape, most of the foot traffic choosing to remain indoors. At the Santa Barbara Yacht Club however, it was a totally different story! The Red Carpet that had been placed at the entrance to the clubhouse indicated that something huge was afoot. The tables in the dining room had already been elegantly set, decorated in gold and black in anticipation of the Commodore’s Ball, an important yearly tradition at the Yacht Club. A bevy of sailboats on the horizon and further action on the upper deck indicated that a yacht race was also underway: the Centennial Trophy Race. Needless to say, I discovered the SBYC to be a happenin’ place

Photos by Anna Frederick

Yacht clubs have traditions and events that are unique to their history and culture and the Santa Barbara Yacht Club is no exception. This year’s Commodore’s Ball was held to honor and celebrate accomplishments of the 2023 commodore, David Sadecki, and to host the official passing of the helm to this year’s commodore, Dennis Boneck. Members, guests, and family gathered for an evening of fun which included accolades, toasts, dining, and a surprise live presentation in recognition of ‘first Staff Commodore Francie Lufkin, standing with her responder’ and former firefighter, father, Past Commodore Lew Goodfield Jr., was the club’s ever ready storm weary honored with the Woman of the Year Trophy–the highest honor awarded by the SBYC Women. hero, immediate past Commodore, Sadecki. An elegantly dressed sold out crowd was treated to six fire-fighten’ Yacht Club ladies in considerably diminished firehouse attire, dancing to the beat of Uptown Funk and other equally sizzling tunes. And what a night it was! The Centennial Trophy competition that took place earlier in the day was limited to just the winning skippers of each competing fleet during the previous racing season. Apparently the sloshy weather didn’t stand in the way of this high profile race as the winners of the 2023 SBYC fleets representing differing makes and models competed against each other. Each year a specific class of boat is selected to provide small and large boat skippers an even playing field, this year’s choice being the Harbor 20. The 2023 Centennial Trophy winner was Staff Commodore Scott Deardorff and Jon Ziskind. While on the subject of Yacht Club trophies, the Woman of the Year Trophy, is

Yacht Club Women with Commodore Dennis Boneck

2023 commodore David Sadecki passes the helm to this year’s commodore, Dennis Boneck

the highest honor awarded by the SBYC Women. At their winter Installation Luncheon on Wednesday, January 17th the women honored Staff Commodore Francie Lufkin with this award. Lufkin excelled as a SBYC board and Bridge member eventually becoming the first female commodore in the club’s history. She is the ongoing Chair and Cochair of the Charity Regatta benefiting VNA Health, the yearly community wide event hosted by the Yacht Club. Her history of involvement in the SBYC Women’s group and being a long time sailor places her in a category all her own. Lufkin’s proud father, Staff Commodore Lew Goodfield, attended the luncheon armed with flowers. What a week it has been for the Santa Barbara Yacht Club … and the beat goes on! Sigrid Toye volunteers for the Breakwater Flag Project. She is on the board of directors of the Maritime Museum and participates in Yacht Club activities. An educational/behavior therapist, Sigrid holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology. She loves all things creative, including her two grown children who are working artists. Email Sigrid with Harbor tips care of : editor@voicesb.com

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Kids Helping Kids Benefit Concert


By Jesse Caverly / Special to VOICE

T’S NOT EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT SANTA BARBARA HAS SPOTLIGHTS strobing a drizzly night sky, but the Arlington did, to highlight the 18th annual Kids Helping Kids benefit concert on Friday. Led by students in the Advanced Placement Economics classes at Providence High School, Kids Helping Kids is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering young people to help other kids in need. The show opened with a dance performed by two young women rescued from being trafficked in India by Beautiful Free, a nonprofit committed to stopping human trafficking worldwide. It was the kind of performance that left many in the audience feeling hopeful about what can be accomplished when people band together in kindness towards humanity. Seeing these young people now, hopeful, onstage, and expressing themselves, was inspiring.


Besides the fundraising and moments featuring what Kids Helping Kids does, the night’s highlight was the all-too-brief set by Johnnyswim, a married duo whose music is both raucous and inspiring. Their chemistry sizzled in their stripped down set: two guitars, the occasional thump of a bass drum, and Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez, in harmony and in sync with each other, and clearly still in love. They had the crowd out of their seats and singing along, closing with Home, a rousing anthem that felt resonant with the benefit’s themes of rescue and sanctuary.

Pianist The

of Willesden Lane

The headliners, Switchfoot, brought a more straightforward rock n roll energy to the stage. With a full set, they had hands waving in the air, phones held high (in place of lighters), and the enthusiasm at ten as they played their best hits and applauded the work of Kids Helping Kids.

“Told with exquisite

The music never really upstaged what this benefit is really about, though. A student run nonprofit that both empowers the people it lifts up and the young people who work so diligently at lifting. From bringing clean water to communities in Honduras to building preschools in Rwanda, the real work is done by local teenagers with the resources and passion for helping others. To learn more, visit kidshelpingkidssb.org

beauty and breathtakingly simple benevolence...” LA BACKSTAGE

Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival by


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Santa Barbara’s

Cultural Night Downtown

February 1st 5 to 8pm


ST THURSDAY is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara that takes place on the first Thursday of each month. Participating art venues offer free access to art in a fun and social environment from 5-8pm. 1st Thursday venues also provide additional attractions, such as live music, artist receptions, lectures, wine tastings, and hands-on activities. State Street also comes alive on 1st Thursday with performances and interactive activities.

Galleries, Museums, & Art Venues

1. Voice Gallery: La Cumbre Plaza, 121 South Hope Ave. • View original works by Santa Barbara Visual Artists during February. Exhibiting regularly, SVBA is known for the energy and quality of their artists’ work in diverse media, color, and style–ranging from Realism, Portraits, Still Life, Abstract and Abstract Realism, Landscapes, Seascapes, and Sculpture. 2. SBIFF’s SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKER SERIES: SBIFF Education Center, 1330 State St. • We are featuring Ryan Slattery’s Crossing the Channel. With no wetsuit, no breaks, or physical support, Rachel Horn swims the Santa Barbara Channel to help the Special Olympics. Showtimes 5:30pm, 6:15pm, 7:00pm. Runtime: 25 mins 3. Santa Barbara Fine Art: 1321 State St. • Santa Barbara’s Premiere landscape artists and renowned marine mammal sculptor, Bud Bottoms

4. MAUNE Contemporary: 1309 State St. • Join MAUNE Contemporary 12. Sullivan Goss: opening reception for for their exhibition I Whitney Brooks Abbott: Field Notes HeART You! featuring new mixed media originals by one of today’s most recognized Pop/ Graffiti artists, Mr. Brainwash, and sought-after print works by Contemporary Masters, Alex Katz and Donald Sultan. 5. CPC Gallery: 36 East Victoria St. • Landscape artist Carol Talley presents Abstracted Landscapes. She aims to capture the essential form, color and gesture of place, and distill these elements into a compelling representation and revealing the vital core of a scene. Enjoy guitarist Chris Judge’s soulful music while sipping local wine from Stolpman Vineyards. 6. Legacy Arts Listening Room: 1230 State St. • Multi-talented artists Jimmi Z & Crispin Barrymore’s transcendental live music performance last month was a HUGE success! Get ready for more elevating and transformative sounds by yours truly with food & wine and all-around great energy only at Legacy Art SB. See you then! 7. Ensemble Theatre Company: 33 W Victoria St. • The Pianist of Willesden Lane: a young Jewish pianist faces Nazi ordinances in 1938 Vienna and London during the Blitz. Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek performs, sharing her mother’s survival tale through music. Enjoy buy one get one free tickets for the February 1st 7:30 pm performance at our ticket office. 8. PALMA Colectiva: 1221 State St. #24 • SEEN | UNSEEN with Max Gleason. Unseen energies surround us, connect us, pass through us and emanate from us. Art has the ability to render the

10. 10 West Gallery is showing new work

unseen seen—to make the invisible world all around us visible, via symbol and metaphor, offering unique access to a more expansive reality. 9. domecíl: 1223 State St. • Stop by to discover the peaceful paintings of artist Hilary Brock which capture the natural beauty of Santa Barbara and are meant to bring light to those that are weary, and need rest for their eyes, their minds and souls. 10. 10 West Gallery: 10 W Anapamu St. • WONDER: New work by ten contemporary artists. Abstract 31. Art & Soul is hosting Christopher Colvin: expressionism to Portraits and Abstracts surreal realism. Sculptures of stoneware, porcelain and fabricated steel. Figurative studies and tall gestural vessels. Step into a wonderland of artists’ imaginations! Through February 18. 11. Colette Cosentino Atelier + Gallery: 11 W Anapamu St. • Come experience Colette Cosentino Art + Lifestyle. A fresh curation of the mysterious and curious. A curated selection of artful things and vintage pieces. You’ll find fancy clothes, Mermaids disguised 5. CPC Gallery presents Abstracted as bottle openers, Landscapes by Carol Talley handmade Valentines, and seascapes with moody skies painted in oil. Treasures galore painted by Colette. 12. Sullivan Goss: 11 E Anapamu St. • Join us for the opening reception for the exhibition Whitney Brooks Abbott: Field Notes, the artist’s first solo show in 5 years. Also on view Sublime: Where Words Fail, and our Winter Salon. 13. Santa Barbara Museum of Art: 1130 State St. • Join SBMA for Family 1st Thursday in the Family Resource Center for a Teaching Artist-led activity from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Rediscover the

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22. El Presidio de Santa Bárbara: 123 E Canon Perdido St. • Presidio by Candlelight! Listen to Chumash stories by an open fire, see our Nihonmachi Revisited exhibit about Santa Barbara’s Japantown, learn about archaeological artifacts uncovered at the Presidio, enjoy music and dance of 1800s California, and more — all while enjoying free champurrado and freshly-baked goods.

ancient Greek myth of Medusa by drawing her portrait on sandpaper in colored pencil. Afterward, enjoy the galleries until 8 pm. All free! 14. Faulkner Gallery: Public Library, 40 E Anapamu St. • The Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) conducts an annual juried Design Awards Program to honor architectural work in our community. The works will be on view in the Faulkner Gallery for the entire month of February and during the First Thursday Reception from 5:30-7PM. 15. Gallery 113: 1114 State St. • Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit here. Wendy Brewer is the Artist of the Month with mixed media mosaics. Featured artists are Mike Demavivas, Elizabeth Imperato, Kevin Akers, Deidre Stietzel, and Sandy Fisher. The group show includes work by some of our 500 members in various media. 16. Waterhouse Gallery: 1114 State St. #9 • The Gallery features figurative works, interiors, and cityscapes, by some of today’s finest nationally known local and Oak Group artists. Enjoy works by Ray Hunter, Derek Harrison. Wyllis Heaton, Camille Dellar, Ann Sanders, Thomas Van Stein, Nancy Davidson, Rick Garcia, Ellie Freudenstein, and Ralph Waterhouse.

23. The Blue Owl: 5 W Canon Perdido St. • The Blue Owl will present a jam on the first Thursday of each month. Hosted by guitarist Tony Ybarra, this Jam session will feature local jazz instrumentalists and vocalists. Backed by Santino Tafarella and Matt Perko, it will be a fantastic night of Jazz!

15. Gallery 113: Wendy Brewer, mixed media mosaics

24. The Eddy Corner Store: 137 E. De La Guerra St. • Join us at The Eddy for a neighborhood hang on Thursday, February 1st. We’ll be featuring natural wine and letterpress cards by Ashkahn and serving up tomato pie and fixings from Pinyon Ojai. A variety of local sweet treats will be available throughout the evening, and all ages are welcome. 25. Santa Barbara Historical Museum: 136 E De La Guerra St. • Enjoy access after-hours with wine and music while you explore our galleries, including our latest exhibitions, Seasonal Soirées: Santa Barbara’s Evening Couture 1880-1980, and California Missions by Edwin Deakin.

9. domecíl is shwoing the work of Hilary Brock

26. La Paloma Cafe: 702 Anacapa St. • Camila Uriegas, from Mexico City, draws inspiration from the unpredictable nature of the human condition. In her art, she intertwines opposing elements such as humor and seriousness, simplicity and complexity, joy and sorrow. Her work is a captivating exploration of the diverse and shared human experience, a kaleidoscope of emotions. 1. Voice Gallery: new original works by Santa Barbara Visual Artists during February

17. The Crafters Library: 9 E Figueroa St. • Stop by The Crafter’s Library for an evening of fun with crafting, cocktails and karaoke! You can let your inner child out or your inner diva out or both at this fun and free event (cash bar). 18. The Yes Store: 1100 State St. • Join us February 1st the month that celebrates Love! Enjoy beverages and snacks. Featured artist Erin Duffy Loves to paint and decided to paint on rocks to give life to inanimate objects!Looking for locally handmade gifts or something for yourself? Look no further than The Yes Store-Local Arts Gallery


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26. La Paloma Cafe presents Camila Uriegas

27. Paint at Paseo: 651 Paseo Nuevo, Center Court • Join us with Alisha, a Santa Maria-based artist who inspires others to express themselves creatively. Alisha will lead you through a 90-minute acrylic painting session designed for all ages and skill levels. All materials, including canvases, paints, aprons and brushes, are provided. Best of all, this monthly event is free! 28. Idyll Mercantile: 703 Chapala St. • This first Thursday we are celebrating THREE YEARS of business. Come dressed in your finest wilderness attire. We will have a DJ, libations and we hope to celebrate with you! 29. Elizabeth Gordon Gallery: 15 W Gutierrez St. • Join us for another exquisite art event featuring works by Sherri Belassen, David Matthew King, Rafael Gaete, Stanley Boydston, and many more. Experience a night of contemporary brilliance, complemented by delightful tunes, wine, and artisanal cheeses. Treat yourself to an unforgettable fusion of creativity and cultural richness.

6. Legacy Arts Listening Room: live music & food & wine!

19. Slice of Light Gallery: 9 W Figueroa St. • We welcome you to join us for a magnificent evening at our photography gallery, featuring the natural beauty of earth and space. Every piece is captured by Santa Barbara local, J K Lovelace. Enjoy fine wine as you explore our latest exhibit, All’s Well. 20. Peter Horjus Studio & Gallery: 11 W Figueroa St. (Walter Claudio Salon) • Peter Horjus’s new exploratory art distills his love for simple graphic design imagery, thoughtful typography, and his favorite design elements of scale, contrast and layered texture. Come for the bold art... and pretty good wine. Always a fun time! 21. Mary Kay West Fine Art: 3 W. Carrillo St. STE 209 • Award-winning artist and Artist Member 4. MAUNE Contemporary presents I HeART of the California Art Club Mary Kay West will You!, with new work from Mr. Brainwash, have an open studio and exhibit of current work Alex Katz, and Donald Sultan. featuring her renowned classical realist trompe l’oeil and bird compositions. She will also do a live painting demonstration from 6-7pm!

20. Peter Horjus Studio & Gallery: new exploratory art with graphic design, typography, and scale, contrast and layered texture

25. Santa Barbara Historical Museum’s latest exhibition, Seasonal Soirées: Santa Barbara’s Evening Couture 1880-1980

30. Riviera Beach House: 121 State St. • Be the first to enjoy our new Fall/Winter exhibition in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. This first installation of the MCASB Satellite at Riviera Beach House features local artists Stephanie Dotson and Madeleine Eve Ignon. 31. Art & Soul: 116 Santa Barbara St. STE C • Enjoy live music, Fox wines, Nook nibbles, and the opening reception of Christopher Colvin: Portraits and Abstracts, featuring work from the Bust Collection previously shown in conjunction with the African Film Festival in Lincoln Center, NY. In the Funk Zone, through the patio at Lama Dog Tap Room.



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January 26, 2024


AI Gurus to Offer Insights at UCSB A&L Conversation


By Jesse Caverly / VOICE

Thompson granted an interview with VOICE Magazine and spoke briefly about AI, its impact upon humanity, and what the future might hold. VOICE: What it is that we, as the public, are getting wrong about AI?

VOICE: Between you and Farahany, I’m curious what we can expect from your conversation... Thompson: I think what you can expect... is a thought provoking, surprising, fun conversation. I find her one of the most interesting people to talk to. I like to push her with complex hypotheticals, and she always answers. So I think that people will end up surprised. If people don’t go home with something to think about, then we haven’t succeeded. Thompson is an author, an American technology journalist, CEO of The Atlantic, former editor-in-chief of Wired, editor of Newyorker.com, and co-founder of Atavist. He graduated from Stanford in 1997.

Photos courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures

OW THAT AI IS EXPERIENCING A PEAK IN THE ZEITGEIST, in public discussions, and articles, discourse around it is more important than ever. To open a local conversation, UCSB Arts & Lectures invited Nicholas Thompson, former Editor-in-chief of Wired magazine and current CEO of The Atlantic and Nita Farahany, distinguished professor at Duke University and author of The Battle for Your Brain: Defending the Right to Think Freely in the Age of Neurotechnology, to Campbell Hall for a conversation on January 31st at 7:30pm and to share their wealth of knowledge and experience on the subject.

the regulations and standards for AI models. And that’s, you know, that is one of the most important tasks for those of us around today.

Thompson: I think that AI is going to be one of the most complicated forces that society has ever encountered, and it’s going to change a lot for good, it’s going to change a lot for ill. And people often overstate the harms, and they also Nicholas Thompson underestimate the benefits. So for example, in education, my personal view is that AI is obviously the greatest tool ever for cheating. And that should be, you know, banned; people should be taught about the consequences. But it’s also a great tool for tutoring, and for understanding.

Nita Farahany

Farahany is a distinguished professor of Law and Philosophy at Duke University, author, and scholar on social concerns including technology, law, society, and ethics. She graduated from Dartmouth and holds a JD, MA, and PhD from Duke University.

“How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything,” will take place Wednesday, January 31st at 7:30pm, at Campbell Hall, UCSB. For more, visit www.artsandlectures. ucsb.edu

VOICE: Is there a better way to bring an awareness to the public that this is a tool that can be used for good? Thompson: I’m out speaking, moderating events, talking to people. The Atlantic is publishing great stories, trying to demystify it, trying to help people understand the realities: What could go wrong? And the reality is, what could go right? VOICE: Has there been anything new in the challenges around this technology? Thompson: The surprise about AI is how quickly it’s advanced in the last 14 months. How quickly it appears ready to improve in the next 14 months. And the speed at which it acquired capabilities of creativity and what seems to some small degree to be actual thinking as opposed to rote execution. VOICE: Between your coverage around AI, your and Nita Farahany’s advocacy for cognitive liberty, do you have any considerations around how humanity might impact AI? Thompson: We’re the ones still shaping it … It will be us who change the models, who set the rules and set the priorities … Why is OpenAI more considerate of copyright right now than it was a little while ago? Well, because people asked for it and insisted on it. And OpenAI had engineers change the rules…Humanity will be setting the rules and


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Retrospective Closing Reception & Birthday Party! Celebrate fine art and two birthdays among the spectacular retrospective of the late oil painter Dorothy ChurchillJohnson – the exhibit’s curator Lynn M. Holley’s & the artist’s 1-5pm Sunday January 28th Presented by the Churchill-Johnson Trust Lynn M. Holley, Curator Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 105:30, Sat & Sun 1 to 5 www.VoiceSB.art Free & Easy Parking La Cumbre Plaza 110 S. Hope Ave, Santa Barbara 805-965-6448 The Lightness of Being, oil on canvas, 72 x 48”

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UNCLE UNCLE With Alexandra Riorden and Val Mar Records • SOhO • $12-15 • www.sohosb.com • 8pm Fr, 1/26.

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Prepare for spring planting and expand your environmental knowledge when the 16th annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap returns to the Community Arts Workshop from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, January 28th. Free and open to all ages, the day will include live music, crafts and activities, and seed sharing. A special Local Food Hero awards ceremony honoring Leslie Person Ryan of Sweet Wheel Summerland Farm will occur at 1:30pm. For more information visit www.sbcaw.org/upcoming

Friday, January 26th DANCE

PEÑA FLAMENCA Music education through improvisational flamenco • Flamenco! Santa Bbarbara • SB Historical Museum, Covarrubias Adobe • Sold Out, details: http://tinyurl.com/3fx3puzr • 6:308pm Fr, 1/26.


COMPUTER AND INTERNET BASICS Skills for personal and professional growth • Eastside Library • Free, register: http://tinyurl.com/2hkc9h2z • 11am-12pm Fr, 1/26. CHUCK GRAHAM BOOK SIGNING Photographer Chuck Graham discusses his book Paddling Into a

Natural Balance: Stories of Kayaking & Conservation Around Channel Islands National Park • California Nature Art Museum, 1511 Mission Dr, Solvang • Free • 4:30-6pm Fr, 1/26. BOOK DISCUSSION AND SIGNING Author Jim Fielding, All Pride, No Ego • Central Library Faulkner Gallery, pre-discussion reception at The Crafter’s Library • Free • Reception 5pm, discussion 6pm Fr, 1/26.


CHAHAR BAGH: FOURFOLD GARDEN INDO-PERSIAN MUSICAL COLLABORATION Concert celebrating the shared musical heritage of Iran and India • UCSB Multicultural Center Theater • Free, register: https://mcc.sa.ucsb. edu • 7pm Fr, 1/26.

KENNY METCALF AS ELTON Elton John tribute concert • Chumash Casino • $20 • www.chumashcasino.com/entertainment • 8pm Fr, 1/26.


ELINGS PARK LANDSCAPE RESTORATION WORK PARTY Help care for Elings • Elings Park, details: http://tinyurl.com/35vfbhyu • 8am-1pm Fr, 1/26. LAKE LOS CARNEROS FRIDAY BIRD WALK: Explore and learn about local bird life • SB Audubon Society • Meet in the parking lot by the fire station • Details: http://tinyurl.com/u2xb2cyj • 8:30-10:30am Fr, 1/26. SAN MARCOS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL GOLF TOURNAMENT Golf to support SMHS Baseball • Glen Annie Golf Club • Players start at $175 • Register: http://tinyurl.com/ytytv69u • 12pm Fr, 1/26.


THE HANGOUT: A SPACE FOR TEENS Crafts, board games, & video games for grades 7-12 • Eastside Library • Free • 3:30-5:30pm Fr.

Saturday, January 27th COMEDY

KEVIN HART Brand New Material Comedy tour • Arlington Theatre • $99.50-199.50 • www.arlingtontheatresb.com • 7:30pm Sa, 1/27.


LIMÓN DANCE COMPANY New and reconstructed works highlighting choreographer José Limón • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Granada Theatre • $20-106 • www.granadasb.org • 8pm Sa, 1/27.



DESIGNING WITH WATER WISE NATIVE PLANTS Learn how to design your home garden • SB Botanic Garden, Pritzlaff Conservation Center Classroom • $30-45 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 8:30-11:30am Sa, 1/27.

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LOS LONELY BOYS Texican rock & roll music • Lobero Theatre • $45-106 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Fr, 1/26 & Sa, 1/27. THE CORWIN CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS: "FOR EUNMI" Concert by pianist Eunmi Ko • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • Free • http://tinyurl.com/yc6s4jn8 • 7:30pm Fr, 1/26.

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January 26, 2024

The Transformative Power of Storytelling

Examine how stories positively influence communities and viewers’ perspectives when Wendy Eley Jackson, Westmont College Professor of documentary filmmaking, screenwriting, and creative writing, presents her free talk “The Transformative Power of Storytelling” at the Community Arts Workshop at 5:30pm on Thursday, February 1st. To learn more visit http://tinyurl.com/499r9t74

Story has the ability to build bridges of empathy, understanding and respect, helping to make sense of our lives and the world around us. As a professor, my goal is to help the students develop their stories as expressed through theater and the written word to inspire social impact. – Wendy Eley Jackson SPECIAL EVENTS

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION Honor Lunar New Year with crafts, music, and refreshments • Carpinteria Arts Center • Free • 2-4pm Sa, 1/27.

Sunday, January 28th LECTURES/MEETINGS

JOHN DENSMORE IN CONVERSATION WITH ANDREW WINER Musician John Densmore discusses his book The Doors Unhinged • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • $5-10 • www.sbma.net • 2:30pm Su, 1/28.


WINTER TEA DEMONSTRATION Witness a Chanoyu ceremony • SB Botanic Garden • Included with admission • www.sbbotanicgarden. org • 10:30am-12:30pm Su, 1/28.


16TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY SEED SWAP Exchange seeds, plants, and knowledge • Community Arts Workshop • Free • 11am-4pm Su, 1/28.


CARILLON RECITAL Performed by Julia Ong and Wesley Arai • UCSB, Stroke Tower • Free • 2pm Su, 1/28. ZLATOMIR FUNG Cellist Zlatomir Fung and pianist Benjamin Hochman • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Hahn Hall, UCSB • $1040 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 4pm Su, 1/28. GARETH PEARSON Acoustic guitar concert • SOhO • $20-23 • www.sohosb.com • 7pm Su, 1/28.

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THERESA CAPUTO LIVE! Live experience with the Long Island Medium • Arlington Theatre • $49.75 - $134.75 • www.arlingtontheatresb. com • 3-5:20pm Su, 1/28.

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SB COMMUNITY INFO SESSION Learn about grant opportunities and resources • SB Foundation, 1111 Chapala St • Free, register: https:// sbfoundation.org • 10-11:30am Tu, 1/30.


FREEDOM IN FANTASY: RECLAIMING YOUR REPRESENTATION Learn about publishing and the fantasy genre with author Aiden Thomas • UCSB MCC Theater • Free, details: https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 5pm Mo, 1/29. PARLIAMO! ITALIAN CONVERSATION All levels • The Natural Cafe, 361 Hitchcock Way • http://parliamo.yolasite.com • Free • 5-6:30pm Mon. TAI CHI & QIGONG Beginners Welcome • $20 for 1 class/ week, $30 for 2 + classes/week • Community Arts Workshop • 6pm, Mon & Wed


BIRDS OF WINTER WITH REBECCA COULTER Eight-week course of field sessions • SB Museum of Natural History • $95-105 • www.sbnature.org • 8:3010:30am Mo, 1/15, through 3/4.


DUNGEONS & DRAGONS FOR TEENS Beginners’ D&D session for grades 7-12 • Faulkner Gallery West, Central Library • Free, register: http://tinyurl.


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GAVIOTA: A CELEBRATION WITH SCOJO & THE KEEL Record release celebration with local artists, poets, wildlife experts, and music • Lobero Theatre • $25-40 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Tu, 1/30.

Wednesday, January 31st LECTURES/MEETINGS

ON A MISSION Author Janet Dowling Sands discusses CA missions • SB Historical Museum • Free-$20 • http://tinyurl.com/ d2pr8aah • 5:30pm We, 1/31.

DRUM & DANCE MUSIC FROM WEST AFRICA Free concert by Dundunba Drum Lab • Music Bowl, UCSB • 12pm We, 1/31. WORLD MUSIC SERIES: MARIACHI LAS OLAS DE SB Free mariachi concert • San Miguel Residence Hall Outdoor Stage, UCSB • 12pm We, 1/24. JOHN JORGENSON GYPSY JAZZ QUINTET Gypsy jazz concert • SOhO • $30-35 • www.sohosb.com • 7:30pm We, 1/24.


2024 HOMELESS POINT-IN-TIME COUNT Volunteers invited to record individuals experiencing homelessness locally • Across SB County • Get involved: https:// countyofsb.pointintime.info • 5:309am We, 1/24.

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Thursday, February 1st LECTURES/MEETINGS

HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING Talk with experts Nita Farahany and Nicholas Thompson • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Campbell Hall, UCSB • $10-45 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb. edu • 7:30pm We, 1/31.

IMAGINING CALIFORNIA TALK: WRITING OUR CALIFORNIAS With creative writing professor Susan Straight • UCSB IHC, McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB • Free, details: www.ihc.ucsb.edu • 4-6pm Th, 2/1.

LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS French conversation, all levels • The Natural Cafe, 361 Hitchcock Way • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com

BILINGUAL VIRTUAL TOWN HALL With State Senator Monique Limon and State Assemblymember Gregg Hart • Join: http://tinyurl.com/

Be a part of a live recording session when the radio show Mountain Stage, joined by bluegrass singer Kathy Mattea, performs an evening of exciting mountain music at the Granada Theatre at 6:30pm on Sunday, February 4th. For tickets ($20-106) visit www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

mt6h6bps • Free • 5:30pm Th, 2/1. THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF STORYTELLING Talk by Westmont professor Wendy Eley Jackson • Community Arts Workshop • Free • 5:30pm Th, 2/1. “SOMETIMES RUGGED, SOMETIMES NICE, AND SOMETIMES JUST PLAIN MEAN”: BLACK CHILDREN AND RACIALIZED GENDER IDENTITY Talk by Dr. Denise Isom • UCSB MCC • Free, details: https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 6pm Th, 2/1.


RENEÉ FLEMING IN RECITAL Singing classical, romantic and contemporary music • UCSB Arts & Lectures • $20-131 • www.granadasb. org • 7pm Th, 2/1.


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PRESIDIO BY CANDLELIGHT An evening of local history, music, and food • SB Trust for Historic Preservation • El Presidio • Free • 5-8pm Th, 2/1.

Winter’s Song - An Elegy to Melting Ice

Cherish our environment’s fragility and disappearing glaciers through dance when Opus One Dance Company presents Winter’s Song - An Elegy to Melting Ice at UCSB’s Hatlen Theater at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, February 2nd and 3rd. For tickets ($11-15) visit www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu

CHAUCER’S BOOK FAIR Shop to support Roosevelt Elementary • Chaucer’s Books • 6-8pm Th, 2/1. 2024 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & REGIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS GALA Celebrate local businesses and entrepreneurs • SB South Coast Chamber of Commerce • Hilton SB Beachfront Resort • $175 • http:// tinyurl.com/2223xjee • 6pm Th, 2/1. BIRDS OF WINTER Eight-week course with expert birder Guy Tingos • SB Museum of Natural History • $95-105 • www.sbnature.org • 8am-10am Th, 1/11, through 2/29.


BORDER CROSSINGS: EXILE AND AMERICAN MODERN DANCE 1900-1955 Bi-coastal exhibition, book, and symposium • Exhibit, UCSB AD&A Museum, 5:30pm Th, 1/25 • Symposium, UCSB Ballet Studio & Performing Arts Theater, 9:30am Fr, 1/26; 10am Sa, 1/27 • Performance, UCSB Hatlen Theater, 3pm Su, 1/28 • Tickets/info: www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu

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Friday, February 2nd

Ensemble Theatre Company:

The Pianist of Willesden Lane

Experience the inspiring true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist in 1938 Nazi Germany, when Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek performs The Pianist of Willesden Lane at The New Vic. Previews begin 7:30pm on Thursday, February 1st, with opening night at 8pm on Saturday, February 3rd. Performances run through the 18th. For tickets ($40-78) visit www.etcsb.org

THEATRE METEOR SHOWER Steve Martin’s comedy about a pre-meteor shower dinner party • Ojai Arts Center Theater • $20-25 • https://ojaiact.org • 7:30pm Fr, 1/26, through 2/18. THE LITTLE MERMAID Dive under the sea with The Adderley School • Center Stage Theater • $8.50-38 • www. centerstagetheater.org • 11am Sa, 1/27. WICKED Hear the Wicked Witch of the West’s tale with The Adderley School • Center Stage Theater • $8.50-38 • www.centerstagetheater. org • 12:30pm Sa, 1/27. LOVE LETTERS Intimate, benefit performance starring Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross • Ensemble Theater Company • The New Vic Theater • $40-100 • www.etcsb.org • 2pm Sa, 1/27.

AUDITION: LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL Audition for The Theatre Group at SBCC’s summer musical • SBCC campus, audition info: www.theatregroupsbcc.com/ auditions • Singing auditions held 10am-3:30pm Su, 1/27, dancing auditions to follow. BARBIE: THE MUSICAL Tour Barbie Land with The Adderley School students • Center Stage Theater • $8.50-38 • www. centerstagetheater.org • 2:30pm Sa, 1/27; 12pm Su, 1/28. PETER PAN: THE MUSICAL The Adderley School presents J.M. Barrie’s fairytale set to music • Center Stage Theater • $8.50-38 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 2pm Su, 1/28. THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE A young Jewish pianist dreams of her future as World War II breaks out • Ensemble Theatre Company • The New Vic Theater • $40-78 • www.etcsb.org • 7:30pm Th, 2/1, through 2/18. J FOR J Benefit staged reading of this play of family and sibling relationships • Rubicon Theatre Co. • Rubicon Theatre • $49.50 • www. rubicontheatre.org • 7pm Sa, 2/3 & 2pm Su, 2/4.

FLAMENCO ÍNTIMO Flamenco artists from SB to Spain • Flamenco! SB • SB Historical Museum • Sold out • http://tinyurl. com/2zt4xbd9 • 6:30pm & 8:30pm Fr, 2/2. OPUS ONE DANCE COMPANY Presenting Winter’s Song - An Elegy to Melting Ice • Hatlen Theater • $11-15 • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Fr, 2/2 & 2/3; 2pm Sa, 2/3.


THE MANY COLORS OF AFRO ASIA Art Matters Lecture with Professor Joan Kee • SB Museum of Art • Free$15 • www.sbma.net • 5:30pm Fr, 2/2.


SPRING FACULTY RECITAL Westmont faculty concert • Deane Chapel, Westmont College • Free • 7pm Fr, 2/2.

ROOMFUL OF TEETH WITH GABRIEL KAHANE Contemporary vocal ensemble • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Hahn Hall, Music Academy • $10-40 • www. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7pm Sa, 2/3.


PROPAGATION OF CA NATIVE PLANTS – CUTTINGS Hands-on workshop • SB Botanic Garden • $40-55 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 9am12pm Sa, 2/3.


FRIENDSHIP CENTER'S 25TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF HEARTS Music, dinner, and philanthropy by the sea • Rosewood Miramar • $175 • http://tinyurl.com/mr37khxe • 12pm Sa, 2/3.


CONTRA DANCE WITH LIVE BAND Dance to Frannie Marr & Stepwise • Carrillo Rec Center Ballroom • $10 • http://tinyurl.com/bdzkxj26 • 6:109:30pm Su, 2/4.


MOUNTAIN STAGE WITH HOST KATHY MATTEA Live mountain music recording session • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Granada Theatre • $20-106 • www. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 6:30pm Su, 2/4.


INTERVIEW WITH GREG WILLIAMS View pre-recorded interview with the band Switch’s founder • SB Black Culture House • Soul Bites Restaurant, 423 State St. • Free • 1pm Su, 2/4. To have your events included in the calendar, please email event information to calendar@voicesb.com by Tuesday at 3pm.

DOUBLEWIDE KINGS Classic rock concert and deep cuts • Alcazar Theatre • $25-40 • www. thealcazar.org • 8pm Fr, 2/2 & Sa, 2/3.


THE HANGOUT: A SPACE FOR TEENS Board games, crafts, video games and more for grades 7-12 • Eastside Library • Free • 3:30-5:30pm Fr.

Saturday, February 3rd COMEDY

AN EVENING WITH PETER SAGAL NPR radio host shares his experiences on and off air • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $45-100 • https://luketheatre.org • 7pm Sa, 2/3.


SANTA BARBARA COUNTYWIDE EDUCATION JOB FAIR Learn about and apply to local education positions • SB County Education Office Auditorium, 4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd. • Free, info: http://tinyurl.com/2fd3mhnc • 9-11am Sa, 2/3. FAMILY LITERACY CARNIVAL AND IMMIGRATION RESOURCES FAIR Learn about local organizations & library resources • Faulkner Gallery, Central Library • Free • 2:30-4:30pm Sa, 2/3.


SB BLACK CULTURE HOUSE VIDEO CONCERT Witness BRC Orchestra perform Sly & The Family Stone’s There’s A Riot Goin’ On… • Soul Bites Restaurant, 431 State St. • Free • 1pm Sa, 2/3.

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SB MUSIC CLUB Classical and jazz music concert • First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. • Free • 3pm Sa, 2/3.

Sunday, February 4th

BRC Orchestra to Perform

On Saturday, February 3rd at 1pm enjoy an archived performance by the BRC Orchestra—the repertory company of the Black Rock Coalition— of Sly Stone’s dark masterpiece, There’s A Riot Goin’ On that was performed at New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music. Hosted by writer Miles Marshall Lewis and intro by Carmen Dixon of Black Lives Matter, NY, the free video concert is part of SB Black Culture House's February programing at Soul Bites (423 State St in Santa Barbara.)

It’s Your Library STAY & PLAY • Share stories with kids • Eastside Library ~ 8:30-10am Tu • Montecito Library ~ 9-10:30am Tu MUSIC & MOVEMENT • For ages 2-5 • Shoreline Park • 10:30-11am Th • Central Library ~ 10-10:30am Th. BABY AND ME • For babies 0-14 months • Central Library ~ 11-11:30am We • Eastside Library ~ Bilingual ~ 11-11:30am Th LIBRARY ON THE GO • Carrillo Castillo Commuter Lot ~ 10am-12pm Tu, 1/30 • State St. Farmers Market ~ 4-6:30pm Tu, 1/30 • Alameda Park ~ 10am-12pm We, 1/31 • Harding School ~ 12:30-2pm & 3:30-5pm We, 1/31 • Shoreline Park ~ 10am-12pm Th, 2/1 • SB Junior High ~ 2:30-4:30pm Th, 2/1 • MacKenzie Park ~ 10am-12pm Fr, 2/2 READ TO A DOG • For grades 3-6 • Eastside Library ~ 3-4pm We.

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Fri 2/9: 8pm: Thur 2/8: 8pm: SBIFF: Award SBIFF: Perf. Year Bradley Cooper Robert Downey Jr.

Sat 2/10: 11am: SBIFF: Producers Panel

Sat 2/10: 2pm: SBIFF: Int’l Dir. Panel

Sun 2/11: 11am: SBIFF: Variety Artisans Award

Sun 2/11: 8pm: SBIFF: Award Mark Ruffalo

Mon 2/12: 8pm: SBIFF: Dir. Year Award

Tue 2/13: 8pm: Thur 2/15: 8:00pm: SBIFF: SBIFF: Mont. Awrd Writers Panel Jeffrey Wright

Sat 2/17: 11am: SBIFF: Women’s Panel

Sat 2/17: 8pm: SBIFF: Film Chosen Family

Mon 2/19: 8pm: Colter Wall

Wed 2/21: 7:30pm: Thu 2/22: 7:30pm: Abraham Verghese Brian Regan

Tue/Wed 2/27 & 28: Sat 3/2: 7:30pm: 7:30pm: Seraglio Folkloric BANFF Mt. Film Fest Ballet

Fri 3/8: 8pm: Gregory Alan Isakov




Sun 3/10: 4pm: The Rat Pack Tribute

Sat 2/10: 8pm: SBIFF: Virtusosos Award

Fri 4/19: 8pm: Antionio Sanchez Birdman Live!

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Wed 2/7: 8pm: SBIFF: Disney’s Madu

Sun 1/28: 3pm: Theresa Caputo Live! Experience

Sat 1/27: 7:30pm: Kevin Hart

György Kepes: Interthinking Art + Science

Discover the remarkable and visionary life of artist and educator György Kepes when UCSB CarseyWolf Center hosts a screening of the documentary György Kepes: Interthinking Art + Science at Pollock Theater at 7pm on Tuesday, January 30th. The screening will be followed by a talk with filmmaker/curator Márton Orosz. Attendance is free, register at www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu



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Migration (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:00. Sat/Sun: 2:40, 5:00. Wonka (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:45, 7:30. Sat/Sun: 2:00, 4:45, 7:30. Aquaman 2 (PG13): Fri-Thur: 7:20. American Fiction (R): Fri, Mon-Wed: 4:30, 7:15. Sat/Sun: 1:44, 4:30, 7:15.


Godzilla Minus One/C (PG-13): Fri-Thur: 1:35, 4:35, 7:30. I.S.S. (R): Fri-Thur: 7:20. The Beekeeper (R): Fri-Wed: 1:50, 5:45, 8:20. Thur: 2:25. Mean Girls (PG13): Fri-Thur: 3:10, 5:45, 8:20. Poor Things (R): Fri-Thur: 1:40, 4:50, 8:00. Anyone But You (R): Fri-Thur: 3:00, 5:35, 8:10. The Boys in the Boat (PG13): Fri-Thur: 1:30, 4:25. Argylle* (R): Thur: 5:15, 8:30.

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Poor Things (R): Fri-Thur: 4:15, 7:20. The Boys in the Boat (PG13): Fri-Thur: 4:05, 7:00.


No films. See performance listings.


I.S.S. (R): Fri, Mon/Tue, Thur: 5:30. Sat/Sun: 3:05. The Beekeeper (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:40, 8:15. Sat/Sun: 2:45, 5:40, 8:15. · Godzilla Minus One/C (PG-13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:00, 7:55. Sat/Sun: 2:05, 5:00, 7:55. Night Swim (PG13): Fri, Mon/Tue, Thur: 8:05. Sat/Sun: 5:30, 8:05. Wed: 4:40. Anyone But You (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:10, 7:45. Sat/Sun: 2:30, 5:10, 7:45. Met Opera Carmen (NR): Sat: 9:55. Pet Shop Boys (NR): Wed: 7:15.


Freud’s Last Session (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:25, 7:20. Sat/Sun: 1:35, 4:25, 7:20. Mean Girls (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:15, 8:00. Sat/Sun: 2:30, 5:15, 8:00. The Boy & the Heron - SUB (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 7:30. Sat/Sun: 1:45, 7:30. Migration(PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:35. Sat/Sun: 2:00, 4:35. Wonka (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:00, 7:45. Sat/Sun: 2:15, 5:00, 7:45. Oppenheimer (R): Fri-Thur: 7:00. Barbie (PG13): Fri-Thur: 4:45.


Origin (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:25, 7:20. Sat/Sun: 1:35, 4:25, 7:20. The Settlers (R): Fri, Mon-Wed: 5:30, 8:00. Sat/Sun: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00. Thur: 5:30. American Fiction (R): Fri, Mon-Wed: 4:40, 7:30. Sat/Sun: 1:30, 4:40, 7:30. Thur: 4:40. Poor Things (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:00, 8:10. Sat/Sun: 1:50, 5:00, 8:10. Argylle* (R): Thur: 8:00. The Zone of Interest* (R):Thur: 7:30.

JAN 26 - FEB 1

Fri: 3:00pm, 7:30pm Sat: 12:45pm, 5:15pm / Sun: 3:00pm, 7:30pm Mon: 5:15pm / Tues: 3:00pm, 7:30pm Wed: 5:15pm / Thurs: 3:00pm, 7:30pm

CWC DOCS: GYÖRGY KEPES: INTERTHINKING ART + SCIENCE Documentary on artist György Kepes; Q&A with filmmaker/curator Márton Orosz • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www. carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7pm Tu, 1/30. SUENO EN OTRO IDIOMA The last two speakers of an indigenous language reconcile • UCSB MCC • Free, details: https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 6pm We, 1/31. CWC DOCS: LAST THINGS Experimental documentary performing a geohistorical exploration of life on Earth; Q&A with director Deborah Stratman • UCSB CarseyWolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7pm Th, 2/1.

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O HUM, another good economic number. December retail sales are telling us why we have avoided a recession this year. It’s because consumers have increased rather than reduced their spending ways. Sales at retailers jumped to +0.6 percent in December, 4.8 percent annually, to cap off a very good holiday shopping season and underscore the resilience of the U.S. economy in 2023. November sales had risen +0.3 percent, three percent annually.

(+4.1%). Inflation has been falling particularly sharply over the past six months (1.9 percent-2.5 percent, depending on which inflation measure we look at). In fact, the Producer Price Index for wholesale goods (e.g., raw materials) shows that inflation has become deflation (i.e., turned negative) over the past two months.

The Conference Board reported spending on motor vehicles and parts rose a huge 1.1 percent in December from November. Spending at gasoline stations fell 1.3 How is that possible percent from the month with Fed officials still By Harlan Green prior due to further declines refusing to say exactly when in oil prices. Nonstore retail they will even begin to cut sales rose a very large 1.5 percent rates this year? Retail sales aren’t from the month prior while spending adjusted for inflation, so it means at department stores rose 3.0 percent, which consumers are able to spend just ahead of tells us how much brick-and-mortar retail inflation, which is running approximately sales have declined. three percent annually.

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Why then are consumers still shopping? Americans are fully employed, and average hourly wages are rising faster than inflation

their pocketbooks. The Conference Board’s confidence index was up ten points in December. “December’s increase in consumer confidence reflected more positive ratings of current business conditions and job availability, as well as less pessimistic views of business, labor market, and personal income prospects over the next six months,” said Dana Peterson, Chief Economist at The Conference Board. And we now have the Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow model bumping up Q4 GDP growth to 2.4 percent once more, from 2.2

I reported earlier consumer confidence had also improved, another indication that consumers don’t see a danger ahead for

percent due to “fourth-quarter real personal consumption expenditures growth and fourth-quarter real gross private domestic investment growth.” This shows how much consumer spending and retail sales are driving economic growth. The Federal Reserve’s survey of anecdotal evidence for November, known as the Beige Book, said the economy has softened since the previous report at the end of summer, which covers the period of October 6th to November 17th. This could mean the odds have improved for the Fed to begin to drop interest rates sooner, maybe in the spring. Wouldn’t shoppers love that!

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to silver color; hence the common name, “Silver Dollar Gum”. As the leaves mature, they elongate and turn a gray to green-gray color. Mature leaves are lanceolate-shaped (up to 3½-inches in length and 1¼-inches in width), occur alternately on the twigs, and have reddish colored petioles (stems), leaf margins, and midribs. Leaves of any age have oil blisters scattered on their surfaces; when the leaves are crushed, they exude the delightful fragrance of eucalyptus oil. From late December through February, eye-catching flowers can completely cover the tree crown. Creamy-white flowers (½ inches in diameter) form in large clusters on the ends of branches. These are “perfect”, meaning each flower has both male parts (stamens) and female parts (pistils). Rather than bearing petals on their outer rims, the flowers only display their stamens, which provide a soft fluffy appearance. The flowers bloom in such great abundance that they attract large numbers of bees, which then produce delicious eucalyptus-scented honey.

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HE SILVER DOLLAR GUM is one of the best small- to medium-sized broadleafed evergreen trees for Santa Barbara. It is a stunning addition to any garden or landscape in our area, because it displays a lovely sculptural branch structure, a wonderful floral display in winter, and a striking gray-green foliage year-round. As a young tree, it usually has a single trunk and an upright growth habit; as it ages, it will spread laterally. It grows relatively slowly up to a height of 50-feet or taller and to a spread of 40-feet. The crown is covered with unique foliage that will change dramatically, in shape and color, over time.

After the flowers are pollinated, seed capsules form. The tiny (¼-inch long and 1/8-inch wide) capsules are gobletshaped and dark brown. Each capsule can contain dozens of seeds that are smaller than poppy seeds! As the tree matures, the bark will also change form and color. It starts as a smooth textured surface with a mottled gray-brown color. With age, it can change to become slightly fissured with a gray-white color or deeply fissured, fibrous, and flaky with a gray-brown color. Occasionally, the outer bark peels off and exposes a cream-colored inner bark. The Silver Dollar Gum is endemic to Australia - to the slopes and plateaus of central and southeastern New South Wales - and to the rocky hills and ridges of eastern Victoria.

Locally, it is known by the common names of either “Silver Dollar Gum” or “Silver Dollar Eucalyptus”. In Australia, the common names used are “Red Box” or “Australian Beech”. The word “gum” for the common Juvenile leaves are circular in shape with a bluish-gray names has been given to many Eucalyptus species; it refers to the y rda 24th u gummy globs of sap t Sa uary that will ooze from r Feb wounds to the trunks. The use of the word “gum” is a slightly dangerous misnomer, 2024 4th Annual Eco Hero Award since the sap is inedible and should not be Honoring Albert K. Bates chewed or ingested. Biochar Pioneer/Global Ecovillage Network UN Delegate, Right Livelihood

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to poor and rocky soils. Adding to its appeal is the fact that it is resistant to oak root fungus (Armillaria mellea), to major insect pests, and to significant plant diseases. It is cold tolerant to temperatures down to 15 degrees F. Its wood is very hard, dense, and rot resistant, so it is prized as a lumber in Australia for use as railroad ties, fence posts, and firewood. In the florist trade, the juvenile leaves and twigs are valued for use in floral arrangements.

Whatever the Silver Dollar Gum Flowers common name, its The Silver botanical name is Dollar Gum makes a distinctive landscape tree. It should be Eucalyptus polyanthemos. planted in full sun. It will require irrigation during the dry The genus name, Eucalyptus, seasons for only the first two years after planting. After that, is a combination of it should thrive with our normal rainfall. It is adaptable to the Greek words, “eu” almost any soil type and fits in well (meaning “well”) with other Mediterranean-climate and “kalypto” (meaning plants. It has few maintenance “covered”) - and refers requirements, needing pruning only to the caps that cover for branching structure, shaping, or and protect the flower reduction of its size to fit the scale of buds. The specific a smaller garden. This aesthetically epithet, polyanthemos, pleasing tree makes a lovely and is a combination of the sustainable addition to any landscape. Greek words “poly” (meaning “many”) and “anthemom” Mature Silver Dollar Gums can (meaning “flowers”) – and be seen in the Visitor Center Parking refers to the profusion of its Lot on Cabrillo Boulevard (at Garden flowers. Street), on San Rafael Avenue, in Shoreline Park, in the Santa Barbara In California, the Silver Silver Dollar Gum Bark Harbor Parking Lot, and in the 1300 Dollar Gum is a highly Block of Punta Gorda Street. desirable landscape tree, because of its tolerance to Tree-of-the-Month articles are sponsored by SB Beautiful, drought and its adaptability www.sbbeautiful.org


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Border Crossings: Exile and American Modern Dance 1900-1955 opens at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum and dance performances by the Jose Limón Dance Company, Santa Barbara Dance Theater and UCSB Dance Company take the Hatlen and Granada stages


By Tom Jacobs The UC Santa Barbara Current

HE EXPERIENCE OF EXILE, WHETHER LITERAL OR SYMBOLIC, is inevitably reflected in an individual’s body. Feeling cut off from one’s roots, or viewing yourself as a stranger in a foreign land, influences how one stands, walks, and moves.

Modern dance in the United States, the land of immigrants, is rooted in precisely this form of physical expression. That’s the thesis of Border Crossings: Exile and American Modern Dance 1900-1955, a major exhibition running January 25th through May 7th at UC Santa Barbara’s Art, Design & Architecture Museum. “War, inequality, and injustice shaped 20th century performance art,” explained curator and Professor Ninotchka Bennahum. “The exhibition rests on the idea that the immigrant, the asylum seeker, the exiled artist, shaped the language of dance modernism. The act of crossing borders, the nature of exile, initiated aesthetic philosophies which translated into choreography.” “The impulse,” said UC Santa Barbara Professor Emeritus Bruce Robertson, “was to think about modernism in American dance in the context of bodily displacement — literally moving from one country to another, or moving across internal borders, such as from South to North.”

Janet Collins in Chain Gang, 1949

and a professor emeritus of the history of art and architecture. Bennahum curated the UC Santa Barbara show, which has been slightly reconfigured to focus more on West Coast artists, with Heinrich, who was part of a community of artists and scholars who consulted on the New York show.

“For example, Mexican-born choreographer José Limón fled the violence of the Mexican revolution with his family in 1915, crossing into the U.S. at the Nogales border,” Bennahum noted. “Despite growing up in L.A. and rising to prominence as one of the greatest male modern dancers of his generation, Limón did not gain U.S. citizenship until 1946.”

The exhibit contains works in a variety of mediums, including costumes, artwork, print media, and still photographs from the period. They reveal two key things: American modern dance companies in the pre-World War II age were far more racially and ethnically integrated than one might imagine, and many of the works they presented had social or political themes.

Whether they were escaping violence in Latin America, emigrating from Europe due to anti-semitism, or moving from one region of the U.S. to another to get away from virulent racism, these émigré artists were all looking for sanctuary.

“Martha Graham, who grew up in Santa Barbara, was influenced by radical artists such as Russian émigré Benjamin Zemach and Japanese-born Michio Ito,” Bennahum said. “In the 1930s she created contemporary works that spoke directly to the struggles of the day: the Great Depression is evidenced in Graham’s Steps in the Street, a dance about hunger.

They found it, at least to a degree, in their new homes. And they found ways of telling their stories by entering a sanctuary of a different type: The dance studio. In the process, they invited a movement vocabulary that is still in use today. “This story has been overlooked by modern dance studies for a long time,” Heinrich added. “This exhibition is intended to push it to the front.”

“Graham, shown through the lens of Japanese photographer Soichi Sunami, exhibits a political point of view. In Vision of the Apocalypse, the viewer witnesses an individual facing a street mob.”

Border Crossings debuted in 2023 at the New York Public Library, where it was co-curated by Bennahum, a professor of dance studies, and Bruce Robertson, director emeritus of the AD&A Museum

A film shows Pearl Primus’s Strange Fruit from 1943, in which a dancer performs the role of a white male spectator who has just witnessed a lynching. There are also photos of a dance from the 1930s about the struggles of a homeless woman. They provide “evidence of the power of the dancing body to deliver these messages,” she said. Left: Photo by Eliot Elisofon. Right: Photo by John Lindquist.

As Rena Heinrich of the University of Southern California said, “there is truth in

the body.” The movements dancers make, and choreographers create, inevitably reflect their “embodied experience.” For many of the pioneers of American dance, one such embodied experience was the act of crossing a border.

Photo by Walter E. Owen

The Exiles Who Shaped the Contours of Modern Dance

Left: Si-Lan Chen, ca. 1930s. Right: José Limón in Revalucionario from Danzas Mexicanas

Three costumes are on display, along with what Bennahum calls “rare filmography, with excerpts from dozens of films shown on multiple monitors. This is material that would be very hard to see otherwise. It’s a Manifesto of the Unsung — a record of movement that bears witness to trauma — but also to courage, resilience and complex artistry.” The exhibit’s opening weekend will feature a two-day symposium and two public performances: A visit by the Jose Limón Dance Company January 27th at

the Granada Theatre, presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, and a recital at 3pm January 28th in the campus’s Hatlen Theater featuring that internationally renowned troupe, plus the Santa Barbara Dance Theater and UCSB Dance Company. The Sunday afternoon performance, which is open to the public, complements the exhibit’s themes “with a nod to legacy and generational perspectives,” said Brandon Whited, director of dance performance at UC Santa Barbara, and artistic director of Santa Barbara Dance Theater. He noted that the “UCSB dance company’s repertory offers the students a connection to historical works with the opportunity to learn from Alice Condodina,” a professor emeritus of dance and former principal dancer with the Limón company. Similarly, “Santa Barbara Dance Theater’s repertory selections consist of new and recent works by choreographers with a direct connection back to Limón Dance Company, and representing the artists’ personal resonances on migration and cultural adaptation within personal family histories.” Like those performances, the exhibit is aimed at two audiences: The general public, and the dance community. The former “tends to think of modern dance as abstract,” Robertson noted. “This shows that, since its beginnings, it has been rich and surprising (in its choice of themes).” For the latter, the exhibit “shows younger dancers and choreographers that there’s a century-old history” of multicultural, politically aware performance art. “One big takeaway for them is: You’re not inventing something out of thin air. You have a rich tradition to play with.” Heinrich agreed. “If you’re part of a group that feels disenfranchised, making art can feel like a very tall hill to climb,” she noted. “I hope this show shows those folks, ‘Your place has been carved out for you. You can build on that.’ It’s important for young artists to know that they not only have a place in the field—they have always had a place in the field.” Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications


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• GALLERIES • STUDIOS • • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES • THE ARTS FUND: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Ave • 11-5 We-Su; www.artsfundsb.org • 805-233-3395 ATKINSON GALLERY, SBCC: New Landscapes Part II ~ Jan 22 - Feb 28 • 11-5 Mo-Th; 11-3 Fr • 805-965-0581 x3484 • gallery.sbcc.edu


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10 WEST GALLERY: 2023 Holiday All-Member Exhibit & Mata Ortiz Pottery ~ Jan 14 • 10 W Anapamu • 11-5 We-Mo • 805-770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Uncommon Ground by Scott Johnson ~ Mar 9 • 229 E Victoria • 805-965-6307 • 1–4 Sa & By Appt • www.afsb.org ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UCSB: Sandy Rodriguez — Unfolding Histories: 200 Years of Resistance ~ Mar 3 • 12-5 Sa-Su • www.museum.ucsb.edu ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: Environmental Education & Artistic Expression • www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap

BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5 daily • 805-966-1707 THE CARRIAGE AND WESTERN ART MUSEUM: SB History Makers Exhibit featuring Silsby Spalding, WW Hollister, Dixie; Saddle & Carriage Collections • Free • 129 Castillo St • 805-962-2353 • 9-3 Mo-Fr • www.carriagemuseum.org CALIFORNIA NATURE ART MUSEUM (formerly Wildling Museum): Message in a Bottle | Elizabeth Criss ~ Feb 24; CA National Parks: Stories of Water ~ Feb 19 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • 11-4 Mo, Th, Fr; 11-5 Sa & Su • www. wildlingmuseum.org CASA DE LA GUERRA: Haas Adobe Watercolors • $5/Free • 15 East De la Guerra St • 12-4 Th-Su • www.sbthp.org/casadelaguerra CASA DOLORES: Christmas and Mexican Nativity Scenes ~ Jan 30, Bandera Ware / traditional outfits ~ ongoing; • 1023 Bath St • 12-4 Tu-Sa • 805-963-1032 • www.casadolores.org CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: Decarbonizing the Built Environment Exhibition / Architectural Projects from AIA Santa Barbara ~ Feb 5 • 105 E Anacapa St, 1st fl • 805-568-3994 CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: 1351 Holiday Hill Rd • 805-565-CLAY • 10-4 Daily • www.claystudiosb.org COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: 11 W Anapamu St • By Appt • www.colettecosentino.com CORRIDAN GALLERY: 125 N Milpas • 11-6 We-Sa • 805-966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com CPC GALLERY: Carol Talley: Abstracted Landscapes ~ Feb • By appt • 36 E Victoria St • Gallery@CPCSB.org CYPRESS GALLERY: 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • 1-4 Sa & Su • 805-737-1129 • www.lompocart.org

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EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: Nihonmachi Revisited; Memorias y Facturas • 123 E Canon Perdido St • 11-4 Th-Su • www.sbthp.org ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Poetry in Paper ~ Apr 7 • 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • 805-686-1211 • 11-5 ThMo • www.elverhoj.org FAULKNER GALLERY: 60 Photographs by Veterans • 40 E Anapamu St • 10-7 Mo-Th; 10-5 Fri, Sa; 12-5 Sun • 805-962-7653 FAZZINO 3-D STUDIO GALLERY: 3-D original fine art • 529 State St • 805730-9109 • www.Fazzino.com GALLERY 113: SB Art Assn, featured artists: Gerald Zwers ~ Jan; Wendy Brewer ~ Feb • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-965-6611 • 11-5 Mo-Sa; 1-5 Su • www.gallery113sb.com GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Winter Salon ~ Jan 30; Featured Artist Debbi Green ~ Feb 1-29 • 2920 Grand Av • 805-6887517 • www.gallerylosolivos.com GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: Closed until Feb • 805.969.9990 • www.lotusland.org GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: GVAA artists Rosalie Bier, Janet Hart, Rick Drake & Kelly Hildner are all showing at the Goleta Valley Library • 500 N. Fairview Av • 10-7 Tu-Th; 10-5:30 Fr & Sa; 1-5 Su • TheGoletaValleyArtAssociation.org HELENA MASON ART GALLERY: 48 Helena Av • 2-6 Fr-Sa • www.helenamasonartgallery.com JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Fine art & antiques • 27 E De La Guerra St • 12-5 Tu-Sa • Appt Suggested • 805-962-8347 KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: 21 W Anapamu • 10-4 Tu-Su • 805-962-5322 • https://karpeles.com/museums/sb.php KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Local Artists • 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • 10-5 MoSa; 11-5 Su • 805-565-4700 • http://kathrynedesigns.com LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: Three Multi-Artist Galleries at La Cumbre Plaza - Elevate, Fine Line, and Illuminations Galleries • noon-5 Tu-Su • www.lcccasb.com

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MAUNE CONTEMPORARY: Recognized contemporary artists including Alex Katz, Donald Sultan, Mr. Brainwash, Taher Jaoui, Ted Collier • 1309 State St • 11-5 Tu-Su & By Appt • 805-869-2524 • www.maune.com MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • 10-5 Daily • 125 State St • 805-770-5000 • www.moxi.org MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA: Changing Nature: recent work by Stephanie Dotson and Madeleine Ignon ~ May 1 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • www.mcasantabarbara.org

PEREGRINE GALLERIES: Early California and American paintings; fine vintage jewelry • 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-252-9659 • www.peregrine.shop PETER HORJUS DESIGN: Studio & Gallery • 11 W Figueroa St • www.peterhorjus.com PORTICO GALLERY: 1235 Coast Village Rd • Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-729-8454 • www.porticofinearts.com PUBLIC MARKET: Quarterly exhibit by local artists: Brice Ciabatti, Melinda Mettler, Summer Howatt ~ Feb 29 • 11-9 Su-We; 11-10 Th-Sa • www.sbpublicmarket.com

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SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: New Paintings by Richard Schloss; SB landscapes & sculptor Bud Bottoms • 1321 State St • 12-6 Tu-Sa & By Appt • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com SANTA BARBARA BOTANIC GARDEN: Tiny Taxa Doing Big Things, small elements that play crucial roles in maintaining a balanced ecosystem ~ Mar 17 • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www. sbbg.org SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM: California Missions by Edwin Deakin ~ Feb 18; Seasonal Soirées: Santa Barbara’s Evening Couture 1880-1980 ~ Apr • 136 E De la Guerra • 12-5 We-Su; 12-7 Th • 805-966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org SANTA BARBARA MARITIME MUSEUM: The Chumash, Whaling, Commercial Diving, Surfing, Shipwrecks, First Order Fresnel Lens, and Santa Barbara Lighthouse Women Keepers ~ Ongoing • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • 10-5 Th-Su • 805-962-8404 • www.SBMM.org SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART: Inside/Outside ~ Feb 18; Portrait of Mexico Today; Highlights ~ Ongoing • 1130 State St • 11-5 Tu-Su; 11-8 Th • 805-963-4364 • www.sbma.net SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Voyages of Discovery: Natural History Exploration ~ Mar 10; Images of Infinity ~ Apr 30; Mineral exhibition & Prehistoric Forest: Discover Dinosaurs in the Wild ~ ongoing • 2559 Puesta del Sol • 10-5 We-Su • www.sbnature.org SANTA BARBARA SEA CENTER: Dive In: Our Changing Channel ~ Ongoing • 211 Stearns Wharf • 10-5 Daily • 805-682-4711 • www.sbnature.org

SULLIVAN GOSS: Winter Salon II ~ Jan 26; The Sublime: Where Words Fail ~ Feb 26; Whitney Brooks Abbott: Field Notes ~ Jan 26-Mar 25 • 11 E Anapamu St • 10-5:30 daily • 805730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com SUSAN QUINLAN DOLL & TEDDY BEAR MUSEUM: 122 W. Canon Perdido • 11-4 Fr-Sa; Su-Th by appt • 805-687-4623 • www.quinlanmuseum.com SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Art Of The Western Saddle • 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez • 12-4 Sa, Su • 805-6887889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org TAMSEN GALLERY: Work by Robert W. Firestone • 911.5 State St • 12-5 We-Su • 805-705-2208 • www.tamsengallery.com UCSB LIBRARY: Cultura Cura: 50 Years of Self Help Graphics in East LA ~ June 21 • www.library.ucsb.edu VOICE GALLERY: Dorothy Churchill Johnson Retrospective ~ Jan 30 • La Cumbre Plaza H-124 • 10-5:30 M-F; 1-5 Sa & Su • 805-965-6448 • www.voicesb.art WATERHOUSE GALLERY MONTECITO: Notable CA & National Artists • 1187 Coast Village Rd • 11-5 Mo-Su • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com WATERHOUSE GALLERY SB: Notable CA & National Artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 Mo-Sa • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Camille Corot to Orthodox Icons: Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree’s Gifts to the Collection ~ Mar 23 • www.westmont.edu/museum ARTISTS: SEE YOUR WORK HERE!

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Capturing & Recapturing: A Day in the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


HILE TIMES OF PROTEST AND SOLIDARITY CONTINUE TO PULL PEOPLE INTO ENGAGEMENT, perhaps no one has inspired so many as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A photography exhibit by local Santi Visalli, curated by Helene Schneider at the Community Arts Workship, and presented by Schneider and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara, features Visalli’s work on a day King offered an antiVietnam War speech outside UN Headquarters in New York City. That momentous day, April 15, 1967, Visalli captured ten rolls of film images of Dr. King. Santi Visalli talking in front of the Those images were handed over MLK photo he took in 1967 at an to an airline passenger heading anti-Vietnam war protest in NYC in 1967. to Milan, serving as a courier to deliver the film for publication. Three weeks later, Santi learned that the negatives had been misplaced. Fifty-six years later, the images resurfaced. In celebration of the MLK Federal Holiday and Black History Month, a curated selection from the artist will be on display for the first time, connecting the journey of the artwork as it was lost and found again.

SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Abstract Nine ~ Feb 28 • 2375 Foothill Rd • 10-6 Daily • 805-6824722 • www.2ndfridaysart.com SLICE OF LIGHT GALLERY: Earth & Space Fine Art Photography by JK Lovelace • 9 W Figueroa St • Mo-Fr 10-5 • 805-354-5552 • www.sliceoflight.com SILO 118: Silos at the Silo, Photography by David Rubenstein & Sculpture by Jim McAninch ~ Jan • 118 Gray Av • 12-5 Th-Sa/By Appt • www.silo118.com STEWART FINE ART: Early California Plein Air Paintings + European Fine Art + Antiques • 539 San Ysidro Rd • 11-5:30 Mo-Sa • 805-845-0255

Photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taken by Santi Visalli in 1967 at an anti-Vietnam war protest in NYC

Photo by Maureen McFadden

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This exhibit is a collaboration between the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara.

A. Michael Marzolla, Fine Artist Excogitation Services/Marzozart Paintings, drawings, prints Commissions accepted


Curator Helene Scneider and Santi Visalli

The exhibit will be open Fridays from 1 to 6pm and by appointment at the Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden Street at Ortega.


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For decades, America has imagined California novels as placed in locations like Hollywood or San Francisco. But, as Susan Straight will discuss in her presentation, other geographies are as beautiful, tragic, and full of narratives set in remote canyons, inland citrus groves, ancient ranchos, and hidden deserts. Straight’s characters, who might be seventh generation Californian or people just arrived, live in the places she’s known forever, hidden kingdoms of love and redemption amid the sycamore trees. Susan Straight was born and continues to live in Riverside, CA, where she serves as Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at UC Riverside. Her most recent novel, Mecca, was a finalist for The Kirkus Prize and named a best novel of the year by The Washington


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