VOICE Magazine: February 23, 2024

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Winter Tertulia

Tertulia Americana looks at the balance between preservation and innovation


Santa Barbara's Weihi, China Sister City Committee hosted a Year of the Dragon celebration


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Owl Rescue

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In This Issue

“This hugely charismatic singer is at the top of her game.” Evening Standard (U.K.)




Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10

Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Community Market & Legals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-23 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 6 - 2 7

C a l e n d a r. . . 1 7 - 1 9 Movies............20

Fatoumata Diawara Sun, Apr 7 / 7 PM UCSB Campbell Hall

The leadership team for Old Spanish Days begins plans for 100th Fiesta 7

Sarah Jarosz to bring her Polaroid Lovers Tour to the Lobero 19

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Theatre Listings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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Sigrid Toye: SBIFF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

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John Palminteri: Community Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Malian Singer-songwriter

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www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu The Theatre Group at SBCC to present Treasure Island 18

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Celebrating 32 Years in Santa Barbara

Two Nights! Two Amazing Programs!

Tue, Feb 27 & Wed, Feb 28 / 7:30 PM / Arlington Theatre $18 / $14 UCSB students and youth (18 & under) An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns for two nights of exhilarating mountain adventures at larger-than-life scale. Featuring the world’s best films on subjects ranging from ice climbing and high-altitude ballooning to mountain culture and the environment, the tour delivers adrenaline-packed thrills alongside profound messages about human potential and the natural world. An entirely different program of films screens each night.

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Major Local Sponsor: Justin Brooks Fisher Foundation The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is presented by Banff & Lake Louise Tourism and Rab and is sponsored by Buff, Oboz, YETI, Kicking Horse Coffee, World Expeditions, The Lake Louise Ski Resort & Summer Gondola, Lowe Alpine, and Happy Yak

(805) 893-3535 www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu Arlington event tickets can also be purchased at: (805) 963-4408 |

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Hael Somma, Chamonix, photo by Antoine Mesnage

Curated and hosted by Roman Baratiak, A&L Associate Director Emeritus

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Lecture On The History & Future Of Breast Cancer Care


DISTINGUISHED VISITING PROFESSOR, Nathalie McDowell Johnson, MD, FACS will present a public lecture titled Breasts and the Surgeon: From Antiquity to Infinity on March 7th at 5:30pm at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center’s Wolf Education & Training Center. the lecture is presented by Sansum Clinic, now part of Sutter Health. “This topic is fascinating, and the story is richly woven into today’s care. I will explore the past to understand how these threads will color the future art of breast oncologic care,” remarked Dr. Johnson.

Johnson has served as the Commissioner of Health for the U.S. Virgin Islands. She was recruited to Oregon to develop Legacy Health-Good Samaritan’s breast health centers and to advance the care of cancer patients. She is the past President of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and currently serves on its Board of Directors. Besides her clinical practice, Johnson plays an active role in research projects related to breast cancer. After being diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancer in 2013, Johnson credits this experience with giving her a deeper understanding of what patients go through during treatment. Johnson is also passionate about creating access to excellent, affordable, and equitable healthcare, and has stated that she believes with dedication, ingenuity, and focus, this can become a reality.

Dr. Johnson is the Medical Director of the Legacy Health Systems Cancer Institute and the Legacy Breast Health centers in Portland, Oregon. Her talk will focus on the history and evolution of breast cancer treatment and the surgeon. “My patient care philosophy is that we are not looking at a disease, but a whole person. We need to remember the holistic approach to care, so we treat the disease but we also think about the bigger picture,” she commented.

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The Visiting Professor of Surgery Education Program advances the level of surgical care for local surgeons and surgical residents in training at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Generous support for the program’s endowment fund allows a prominent national surgeon to be in residence in Santa Barbara for one week each year.

A native of the island of St. Thomas, Dr. Johnson began The selection committee for Surgical Academic Week, under her professional life as a dancer with the Ballet Theatre of the leadership of W. Charles Conway II, MD, FACS, surgical the Virgin Islands and with the Alvin Ailey American Dance oncologist at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, is represented by the Theater in New York City. When her career focus turned Nathalie Johnson, MD, FACS, Medical Director, general surgeons at Sansum Clinic and the director of surgical Legacy Health Systems Cancer Institute, toward medicine, she enrolled at Howard University in Legacy Breast Health Centers, Portland, education at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Washington, DC where she received her bachelor’s degree Oregon in radiation therapy technology. She received her physician The lecture will be held at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center’s Wolf training at the Medical College of Virginia (now Virginia Commonwealth University) Education & Training Center, 529 W. Junipero Street, Santa Barbara. Reservations are required, and must be requested by March 1st. Contact Danielle Cassidy dcassidy@ and completed her residency and surgical internship at Keck School of Medicine, sansumclinic.org or call 805-681-7528. University of Southern California (USC).

Advance Care Planning Facilitator Training TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 19 & 26

1 - 5 PM

Advance Care Planning (ACP) allows individuals to make decisions about their future medical care while they are healthy. It serves as a guide for the family, and oftentimes prevents family feuds and guilt as well as unwanted, costly medical care. Join the growing movement of ACP in our community by becoming an ACP Facilitator and lead group presentations and one-on-one appointments throughout our community!

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This event has been rescheduled from April 12th to Sunday, April 7th at 7pm

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Fatoumata Diawara to Perform at Campbell Hall


EST AFRICAN MUSICAL SENSATION Fatoumata Diawara will combine thrilling vocals with deft guitar work at her Campbell Hall performance, presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures on April 7th at 7pm.

Diawara casts the keen eye of an African woman over controversial issues in contemporary society, reflected in her 2023 album London Ko. The album offers the perfect combination of electronic sounds and the traditional melodies of a kora or N’goni, and of Mandinka rhythms in the percussion and her own griotic voice. “I’ve had so many different musical adventures since the last album, touring and working with so many other musicians and I think you can hear how all of that feeds into this record” she related. “This is my time and I’m sharing my soul.” Diawara sings in Bambara, the language of her native Mali, along with French and English and also delivers biting social commentary and plays stinging electric guitar solos that ride on her band’s sinuous funk-influenced beats. Her intellectual and musical convictions transform the dissonances of the contemporary world by offering new universes of sound and understanding.

“To me, London Ko means open minds, open spirits. It represents the connection of Damon Albarn with Malian music” Diawara continued. London Ko, was produced by Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz) and reflects a boldly eclectic approach that remains firmly rooted in her heritage. Albarn, was the artist who invited Diawara



to share the Africa Express stage with Paul McCartney in London in 2012, and then to duet on Désolé on the 2020 Gorillaz album. He has continued his adventure with the Malian singer, co-producing six tracks on London Ko. The title speaks volumes about the connection between the two artists, a definite choice to showcase the importance of sharing and the richness that can be found in difference, at a time when globalization and discrimination are on the rise.

talent. Before long, she was given the opportunity to sing with artists like Herbie Hancock (The Imagine project, Grammy Award in 2011) and Bobby Womack. In 2012 she sang alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Tony Allen, and Damon Albarn, among others, as part of the incredible project Rocket Juice & The Moon. Diawara continued to act, earning prominent roles in such internationally renowned films as Timbuktu (2014) and Yao (2018).

In an aesthetic universe that plays with space and time, Diawara moves between genres in perfect continuity with what she started on her 2018 album Fenfo. Afrobeat, jazz, pop, electro, rock, hip hop or even ska – Diawara never stops exploring, but it’s in the pentatonic scale that the magic happens, faithful to the traditional Mandinka register that she has been revisiting since she first started making music. She gives us a taste with the London Ko single Nsera (Destination), and with an explosive accompanying video by Grégory Ohrel. This first release from the album positioned her firmly in the Afrofuturist movement and among the leading artists in a continent with no shortage of talent.

All these experiences contributed to shaping the singer’s voice and forging the musical identity heard on London Ko. The model she proposes stems from her own creativity, which expresses the voice of emancipation. With songs like Netara (I’m leaving) or Yada, which addresses the arrogance of fame, Diawara reclaims ancestral vocal techniques, not to recount history but to push things forward. London Ko offers a prophetic vision of what Africa can do by inventing an alternative, and inclusive, space and time where it is possible to become master of your own destiny. By taking care of form, the artist demonstrates not only care for the world, but also care for their ancestors, because, for Fatoumata Diawara, everything is connected.

“I put all my love, spirit, and entire body into the creative process and this album is pure,” she explained.

Fatoumata Diawara is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures in association with UCSB Department of Music.

From the beginning, though, it was in the film industry that Fatoumata Diawara forged her music career: her appearances alongside world famous Malian musicians captured the attention of the World Circuit label, allowed her to record her first album, Fatou, in 2011. It was a hit in the international press, who lauded her as one of the greatest discoveries of young, female, African

Special Thanks to KCRW and KCSB. UCSB Arts & Lectures 2023-2024 Community Partners are the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli. For tickets ($30-$45 General/ $15 UCSB Students with ID) call (805) 893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu


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Well Done Foundation Awarded First Local Well-Plugging Project


RPHANED OIL AND GAS WELLS ARE ESTIMATED TO CONTRIBUTE 20 TO 30 PERCENT of methane leaks in the U.S., which affect drinking water, harm wildlife, ruin the land, and create flooding risks. Plugging orphaned wells has an immediate impact on the environment and provides instant relief to those affected. The Well Done Foundation, a national nonprofit whose mission is to plug the 3.5M orphaned oil and gas wells across the United States, has been awarded the first well-plugging project in Santa Barbara County, California. “Our team is ready to have boots on the ground and begin the process of quantifying greenhouse gas emissions at the orphan well sites we have identified for the first phase of this project,” said Curtis Shuck, Chairman of Well Done Foundation. “We are grateful to the state of California and Santa Barbara County for recognizing the importance of plugging orphan wells in their state and the immediate impact it will have on the environment and their local communities.” WDF’s Santa Barbara County Legacy Orphan Well Project is in collaboration with state, regional, and local government agencies, community organizations, and private sector businesses. Orphan wells in Orcutt and Santa Maria have been identified as the first to be screened and plugged in the county. www.welldonefoundation.org

Cash Prizes and Community Awareness at the Alcazar


HE ALCAZAR THEATRE WILL BE HOSTING A NIGHT OF INSPIRATION, AWARENESS and community action around stroke prevention and other critical caregiver issues, in Carpinteria on February 29th.

Beyond a carefully curated set of segments on the subject, there will be an awards ceremony for the winners of the HyperLocal C.A.R.E. Art Contest. This contest, held in partnership with The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center and The Carpinteria Children’s Project, aims to raise awareness about stroke symptoms and the importance of swift action. Cash prizes will be awarded, with the grand prize winner receiving $1,000. Sam Morris, a motivational speaker and spinal cord injury survivor, will deliver a keynote presentation, drawing from his personal journey and the development of the firm’s Leadership Training Program for Caregiver Coaches. Morris will also close out the evening with a music performance, accompanied by The Brothers Koren. For info and tickets visit theAlcazar.org

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Changes at Sansum Diabetes Research Institute



In the wake of the retirement of Executive Director, Ellen Goodstein, Dr. Samuel Klein is transitioning from his role as Chief Scientific Officer at SDRI and will begin serving as an Advisor in March. Dr. Klein will maintain oversight of the Plant Forward research studies, focused on type 2 diabetes within the Hispanic community.

Dr. Samuel Klein

A newly established Community Advisory Board will play a pivotal role in disseminating information and raising awareness about the significance of SDRI’s research studies. This holds the potential to generate research data that could drive tangible improvements in clinical care for Santa Barbara’s Hispanic community members. SDRI has also appointed Elizabeth Thompson as Chief Executive Officer. Thompson is nationally recognized for her abilities to engage diverse stakeholders to set a common agenda for impact, to raise money for research, and to advocate for evidence-based high-quality and high-value care.

Elizabeth Thompson

“I am honored to join Sansum Diabetes Research Institute as the new CEO,” said Thompson. “Together with our dedicated team, I am committed to driving advancements in diabetes research, education, and clinical care. By fostering collaboration and innovation, we will work tirelessly to make a tangible difference in the lives of people impacted by diabetes.” www.sansum.org

The Granada Theatre's Grand Centennial


ROM SILENT CLASSICS THAT FIRST ILLUMINATED THE SILVER SCREEN TO GOLDEN AGE masterpieces that captivated audiences, The Granada Theatre has been an important stage for the arts and entertainment scene in Santa Barbara since opening its doors nearly 100 years ago in 1924. In honor of its centennial celebration, the theater is planning The Granada Centennial Festival Weekend celebrating The Granada’s historic past, its vibrant present, and the future on April 12th to 14th. The Granada Theatre opened in 1924 and was purchased in 1930 by Warner Bros. to serve as a movie palace hosting exclusive screenings of cinematic classics like Gone With the Wind and Guys and Dolls. Reviving that movie palace atmosphere, the theater is rolling out the red carpet for a cinematic voyage screening two historic films that were originally presented at The Granada Theatre. Act 1 will be the screening of Sherlock Jr., first presented at the Granada on June 1st, 1924. An American silent comedy, the film was directed by and stars Buster Keaton. Accompanying the silent film on the piano will be award-winning composer and musician Michael Mortilla. Mortilla has accompanied silent films for many years and has received commissions from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Chicago Symphony, and the Library of Congress, among others. Act 2 will be the screening of Star Wars: A New Hope, which was first presented at the Granada on Sept 16, 1977, and did a 15-week run at the theater. It received numerous awards at the Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Saturn Awards, among others. Pricing will also reflect the same past/present/future theme, with Friday’s historic screenings priced at $19.24 in honor of the theater’s opening year. Saturday night “present day” performance tickets will be $20.24, and Sunday night “future talent” tickets will be $21.24. To purchase tickets, visit: ticketing.granadasb.org/19067

Meals on Wheels Needs Volunteers


EALS ON WHEELS SANTA BARBARA IS ACTIVELY SEEKING volunteer drivers to deliver meals in the Santa Barbara area. As the population of older adults in Santa Barbara grows, so too does the need for Meals on Wheels.

Every day, including Sundays and all holidays, Meals On Wheels volunteers deliver hot, nutritionally balanced meals throughout Santa Barbara. Meals are picked up at Valle Verde between 10:15am and 11am and then delivered to Meals on Wheels clients. The whole process of picking up the meals and delivering them takes approximately two hours per volunteer per route. To find out more and volunteer, call 805-683-1565 between the hours of 9am and 11:30am, Monday through Friday. Or fill out the form at www.mealsonwheelssb.org/volunteer.html

SBCC Welcomes Magenau as New Executive Director


ITH A RICH BACKGROUND AS A FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENT who started in the California Community College system, Dr. Keller S. Magenau brings over 20 years of experience in higher education, focusing on access, equity and student success programs. Magenau's journey in higher education began at Golden West College, leading to a bachelor's degree from San Diego State University and a Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics from Georgetown University. She has been appointed as Executive Director of Institutional Assessment, Research, and Planning.

Dr. Keller S. Magenau

“Dr. Magenau is an excellent addition to SBCC and just what we need to make us better,” said Superintendent/President Erika Endrijonas, Ph.D. “Adding Dr. Magenau to the team will enhance our institutional effectiveness through greater access to and use of data as we continue our focus on student success.”

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Fiesta’s Leadership Team Plans Centennial Event


HIS YEAR MARKS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF SANTA BARBARA’S OLD SPANISH DAYS FIESTA CELEBRATION. Launched in 1924 after the re-opening of the recently remodeled Lobero Theatre, Fiesta quickly became a popular summer event attracting tourists and vacationers nationwide.

The 2024 Leadership Team for Old Spanish Days Fiesta gathered for its official picture as they plan this year’s 100th Anniversary Celebration. The leadership team, with 2024 El Presidente Brian Schwabecher at the helm, will coordinate with a board of nearly 50 members to strategize and outline this year's landmark event.

In addition to El Presidente Schwabecher, the 2024 Executive Committee includes El Primer Vice Presidente Fritz Olenberger, El Segundo Vice Presidente Colín Hayward, La Tesorera and Presidente Pasada Denise Sanford, La Secretaría Marge Romero, and El Presidente Anterior David Bolton. So far, 2024 Pre-Fiesta Events include: April 6th Spirit & Jr. Spirit of Fiesta Audition; May 11th La Primavera; June 20th Fiesta Ranchera; July 13th Fiesta Fashion Sale (Formerly known as the Costume Sale) 9am at Carriage Museum; July 27th Los Niños de las Flores Garden Party; and July 28th La Recepción del Presidente. “We look forward to bringing back many of our traditional elements and venues while focusing on tributes to our heritage and diverse origin but also to the future of our Fiesta,” Schwabecher added. “We also hope to highlight the beauty and energy that has made our festival so vibrant and hope the community joins us in using the 100th anniversary to invite friends and family from far and wide to join in our celebration.”

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“As one of Southern Santa Barbara County's largest all working volunteer board of directors, we could not continue to plan and execute such large free and fundraising events without hundreds if not thousands of board and volunteer hours,” said Schwabecher. From the historic parade, to multiple dance shows, and a variety of celebrations, Fiesta is a community-wide festival that offers many events free to the public.”

Front: El Primer Vice Presidente Fritz Olenberger, El Presidente 2024 Brian Schwabecher, El Segundo Vice Presidente Colín Hayward. Second row: La Secretaría Marge Romero, La Tesorera Denise Sanford; and (back) Division Chiefs Christopher Gusman (Celebrations), Melissa (Missy) Robledo Pulido (Dance and Entertainment), Tony Miller (Pageantry), and David Bolton (External Relations and El Presidente Anterior).

To support this event, visit www.sbfiesta.org

Women’s Fund of SB Welcomes Leadership & is Set to Grant $1.25 Million in 2024


HE WOMEN’S FUND OF SANTA BARBARA will award a record-breaking grants pool of $1.125 million as part of its 20th Anniversary celebration. Over the past two decades, the Women’s Fund has donated nearly $10.5 million to 142 local nonprofits with grants up to and exceeding $100,000. The organization recently

Now celebrating its 20th year of combining charitable dollars into significant local grants, the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara has introduced its all-volunteer board of directors for 2024. JAMIE DUFEK, Board Chair, earned a BA in Studio Art from Gustavus Adolphus and holds a MBA with a specific focus in nonprofit management and corporate social responsibility. She currently is the Director of Field Operations at TIGER 21, an organization for high-net-worth wealth creators and preservers that Jamie Dufek helps them to navigate the challenges and opportunities that success creates.

Carolyn Jabs

CAROLYN JABS, Vice Chair, has worked as an editor and writer, with an emphasis on family issues. Jabs received her BA from Wittenberg University and her M.A. from the Applied Ethics Program at Bowling Green State University. In Santa Barbara, she is the Chair of the local chapter of the Association for Women in Communications.

KATHY DUNLAP, CFO & Treasurer, holds a BA from Montclair State University and a master’s degree from Stanford.

Dunlap began her career as a CPA with Ernst & Young, specializing in corporate tax and financial accounting for income taxes. She has been active in volunteer work for over 20 years.

SABINA WHITE joined both the Women’s Fund and the Research Committee in 2014. She was the Kathy Dunlap founding director of the Health and Wellness Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara and an academic lecturer and department head from 1977–2012. White has also taught Resiliency Education and Social Emotional Skill Development at Antioch University from 2000 until 2019. Sabina White ROBERTA COLLIER, Women’s Fund Board, is currently the Educational Events Committee Chair. Her formal education entails a BA and licensing credentials for teaching and education administration from Sacramento State University, and a MA in History from UC Davis. Collier has volunteered in various capacities Roberta Collier with several nonprofit agencies, and currently serves the CALM Board of Trustees as Vice Chair for Development. KERRY PARKER, Women’s Fund Board, joined the Women’s Fund in 2019 after retiring as owner and principal of HollandParlette, AMC. Parker holds a bachelor’s degree in

Journalism from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Iowa State University.

LINDA PUTNAM, Women’s Fund Board, has served as co-chair of the WF Committed Group. She served as a professor in the Department of Communication, UCSB, where she is Kerry Parker currently a Distinguished Emerita Professor. At Texas A&M she served as Department Head, chaired the Women’s Faculty Network, and directed the Program on Negotiation and Conflict Management. Putnam holds a MA from the University of WisconsinMadison, a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Linda Putnam SUZI SCHOMER, Women’s Fund Board, has over 40 years of experience in financial services with expertise in trust and investment management and private banking in Texas, Oregon and California. She is currently a Senior Vice President and Wealth Strategist for Montecito Bank & Trust Wealth Management. Schomer has lived in Suzi Schomer Santa Barbara for nearly 30 years and has been an active volunteer as a board member or chair of nonprofit organizations including the Foundation for SBCC, the Wildling Museum, the Maritime Museum and VNA www.womensfundsb.org Health.


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New Board Members Committed to Serving at Girls Inc.

“We are delighted to welcome this talented group to our Board of Directors,” said Cydney Justman, Interim Executive Director. “Their collective expertise and commitment to our mission will undoubtedly strengthen our positive impact for the girls and community we serve.” MELISSA GUILLEN is an a former nonprofit professional, foster parent, Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer, and international exchange student host. She is also an accomplished trail and ultramarathon runner with many notable performances including her finish as Female Champion at Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run in 2019.

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IRLS INC. OF GREATER SANTA BARBARA, dedicated to inspiring girls through innovative programs, community outreach, and mentorship, has announced six new appointees to its Board of Directors.

Terry and Toni McQueen, Ken Tatro, Luke Swetland, Don Morris, with Kathy and Bob Harbaugh

SB Museum of Natural History Presents

15th Annual Legacy Awards

LAUREN HUDSPETH is a lifelong community volunteer with a professional background as a strategy and operations executive and consultant. She has worked with and for a spectrum of organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft, GM, GE, Nordstrom, JHPIEGO, and the federal government.


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KENDALL LINDENBAUM is a Lauren Hudspeth former HR leader and employee benefits consultant, where she helped organizations develop benefit programs strategies to support the needs of employees. She is an advocate for women’s health equity, and currently works in corporate strategy for women’s health benefits company Progyny, whose mission is to help women and families achieve ideal health throughout reproductive health milestones.

MIKE A. LOEZA has a 19-year career at The Towbes Group, with expertise in corporate training and development, and a commitment to his organization’s growth and the professional development of its members. Loeza’s commitment to the betterment of his city is evident as he Chairs the Towbes Group’s Grant Committee, which oversees volunteerism and philanthropic efforts for the betterment of Santa Barbara.

Receiving his award, Tatro remarked, “I’m just having fun. I go to the Sea Center, and I learn more and more about the oceans. And then I get to turn right around and share that with the public. Not only the public right here in Santa Barbara . . . people from all over the world.” He described what a pleasure it is to work among other volunteers, who are inherently giving people, and pointed out the entire Museum community as “an educational organization, a research organization; inherent to what we’re doing, all of us, is giving.” Leadership Circles Members play a critical role in supporting all facets of the Museum and Sea Center’s work, including education, research, exhibits, collections, and accessibility initiatives. www.sbnature.org

GGF Shines at Conference in Palm Springs Mike A. Loeza

NICOLE NOREN is an awardwinning director, producer, and journalist for ESPN and her independent production company, Green Truck Films. Noren has produced more than 50 investigative reports and short documentaries for ESPN. A recipient of six Emmys, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, and a Peabody Award, she has reported extensively on genderbased violence, education, health, and social issues. In addition to Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, she is Nicole Noren also a board member for Project Experience for Youth – a non-profit which provides experiential learning opportunities to low-income students in Ventura County.

Angela Scott

This year Kathy and Bob Harbaugh, Toni and Terry McQueen, Don Morris, and Ken Tatro were honored for their generosity and dedication to the Museum. All six of this year’s honorees are volunteers.

ANGELA SCOTT, the Founder & Designer of The Office of Angela Scott, a women run footwear brand, is an innovative entrepreneur with a passion for transforming fashion into a source of empowerment. As a foster child, Scott understands firsthand the power of mentorship and programs that build strength and confidence in young women. Her unwavering dedication to promoting gender equality is not just a mere talking point but a lived reality. Scott actively champions the rights, opportunities, and advancement of women in all facets of life.

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Kendall Lindenbaum

HE SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY recently hosted its Leadership Circles of Giving Dinner in Fleischmann Auditorium. The annual event recognized the generosity of Leadership Circles Members and key donors who helped sustain the Museum and Sea Center’s work during the past year.


HITTERMAN, GHITTERMAN AND FELD (GGF) was a standout participant at the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA) conference in Palm Springs.

GGF offered a dedicated booth to conference attendees with a focus on a comprehensive exploration of the Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit (SIBTF) and the intricacies of GGF’s unique referral program. The CAAA conference has emerged as a networking opportunity for GGF over the last 50 years. The firm actively engages with influential figures, including doctors, judges, and key personalities within their sphere. “Our active participation in the CAAA conference underscores GGF’s dedication to remaining at the forefront of industry developments,” Kate Bristol, Firm Administrator at GGF, said. “This commitment ultimately enhances our ability to navigate the complexities of California’s workers’ compensation bureaucracy on behalf of our clients, ensuring they receive all direct and fringe benefits they’re entitled to.” www.ghitterman.com.

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Local Students Win National Theater Awards

The Riviera Ridge School presented an excerpt from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr to a panel of adjudicators. “Their choreography was creative and innovative,” said Marissa Davis, music director

and teacher. “The program is clearly not afraid of taking risks and the students are so obviously dedicated to their craft. They showed so much enthusiasm and commitment.”

Kenny Shepard, director, choreographer, and Professor of Musical Theatre and Dance at Ball State and Anderson Universities added, “The Riviera Ridge School’s Beauty and the Beast was highly unique, and this talented cast gave a wonderful presentation of this very popular story. From the opening seconds, this ensemble became narrators with intensity and incredibly unique movement. It’s a wonderful partnership between both the mentorship of TRRS’s directors, choreographers, and their talented cast. It’s evident these students are learning crucial skills needed for success in the performing arts.”

Acme Hospitality Donates $15,000 to Explore Ecology


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ALLED A “ROUSING CELEBRATION OF THEATRE” BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE JUNIOR THEATER FESTIVAL seeks to empower young people and educators in creating student-driven musical theater around the globe. This year’s festival, held February 9th to 11th at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento, awarded Santa Barbara’s Riviera Ridge School with the Freddie G Award for Excellence in Music, and recognised Jackson Kerr and Preston Coulehan as Performance All-Stars.

New Managing Partner at Arlington Financial Advisors

VERY DECEMBER, PEARL SOCIAL TRANSFORMS INTO A POP-UP HOLIDAY WONDERLAND known as the Miracle Bar. From late November through January 1st, a portion of all reservation fees from the Miracle Bar were donated to the environmental education nonprofit, Explore Ecology.


The $15,000 donation will support Explore Ecology’s programs that reach over 40,000 community members annually including Art From Scrap, School Gardens, Environmental Education, the Watershed Resource Center and monthly Beach Cleanups, and the new EE Makerspace.

ERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER DIANNE DUVA, a founding partner of the wealth management firm Arlington Financial Advisors in Santa Barbara, has been named the company’s new managing partner.

A graduate of The George Washington University in Dianne Duva Washington, D.C., Duva has worked at Arlington Financial Advisors since the firm launched in 2010. She advises high-net-worth families, business owners and women in transition. She holds the Certified Financial Planner designation.

Sherry Villanueva, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Acme Hospitality, shared, “Investment in our community is a fundamental core value of Acme Hospitality. We are proud to partner with impactful Santa Barbara organizations like Explore Ecology who empower our community to protect and preserve our precious environment.” ExploreEcology.org

In 2011, Duva was selected as a Katherine Harvey Fellow, an 18-month leadership program. She was president of the non-profit women’s charitable organization Junior League of Santa Barbara in 2007, and successfully completed the Leadership Santa Barbara County program in 2005. www.arlingtonfinancialadvisors.com

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SB Unified Schools Open Fields for Public Use After-Hours


HE FIELDS AT HARDING UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP SCHOOL AND LA CUMBRE JUNIOR HIGH are open for use by the general public after hours. This is to provide more open spaces for neighbors on the west side who are in need of somewhere to play and recreate where there aren’t parks.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently to celebrate the opening.

“To have a healthy mind, we have to have a healthy body. This open space will give people living on the west side a place to play, exercise, or just enjoy being outside. We are grateful to everyone who helped make this valuable resource available to the community,” said Dr. Hilda Maldonado, Superintendent. Right now, Harding’s outdoor space is available Monday through Friday, after school until sundown. La Cumbre is open to the public on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. The opening is able to happen thanks in part to SBPD Officers and City Parks and Recreation Rangers patrolling the campuses to ensure safety.


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February 23, 2024

Barn Owl Rescued at Lake Los Carneros


ATURE LOVERS STROLLING PEACEFULLY AT LAKE LOS CARNEROS NATURE RESERVE IN GOLETA were shocked by the sight and sounds of distress from a Barn Owl on Saturday morning, February 17th. Entangled in a discarded fishing line and dangling from a 35foot tall Palm Tree behind Stow House, the owl’s talons were tightly wrapped in the fishing line. As the owl struggled, Carpinteria resident Susie Clothier, who was looking to photograph a few of the wild animals and birds that inhabit the area, responded.

was cutting into the owl’s talons. After ten minutes he was able to cut and remove all of the fishing line and Clothier rushed the bird, safely in a box, to the Ojai Raptor Center for evaluation. The early prognosis is hopeful with the especially good news that the owl’s wings were not broken. Rescuers included Fire Captain Sid Porrazzo and Shaun Bahne at Station #14, the crew from Goleta Public Works, Dylan Helenberger at SBWCN, the team at Ojai Raptor Center,

She immediately contacted personnel at Santa Barbara County Fire Department's Station #14, a short distance from Stow House and the lake. She also contacted her sister, Barbara DeGroot, who was working the Helpline for the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. Dylan Helenberger, intake lead at SBWCN, arrived quickly as efforts were underway to try and rescue the owl hanging mid-air as crows began gathering - no friends of owls!

and Susie Clothier, who also volunteers at SBWCN. We’ll keep you informed on the status of the Barn Owl I’m calling “Dylan." In honor of the Bob Dylan song Tangled Up in Blue and also Dylan Helenberger, who set the owl free. P.S. Fishing line and plastics are an extreme danger to animals, birds, and marine life. Never leave fishing line behind as it can kill and maim the living creatures with whom we share our environment. Pack it out along with any other trash and fishing lines you see.

Santa Barbara County Animal Control was also on the scene. After a tense 90 minutes with the owl flailing due to stress, a City of Goleta Public Works truck arrived with a lift enabling a successful rescue by SBC Fire’s Shaun Bahne. With the owl safely on the ground and wrapped in a towel, Helenberger began the delicate and dangerous process of removing the tightly bound fishing line which

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February 23, 2024

Weihai Sister Cities Association Rings in Year of the Dragon at China Pavilion


By Bonnie Carroll, Special to VOICE

YEAR OF THE DRAGON SISTER CITIES DINNER AND NEW YEAR CELEBRATION was hosted last weekend by the 2024 Board of Weihai, China Sister Cities Association at China Pavilion Restaurant on Chapala Street.

The New Year Celebration included a delicious family style dinner prepared and served by Chef Peter Chen and his staff. Welcomed by Xiali Cioffi, Peter Haslund gave a brief history of Weihai and an introduction to City of Santa Barbara representatives Linda Gunther and Oscar Gutierrez. Announcements from sister city representatives on upcoming events were shared, all followed by a fabulous demonstration of Wu style Tai Chi Quan by Master Yun, owner of Yun Studio in Santa Barbara, who also offers classes at UCSB.

Photos by Bonnie Carroll

In June, 1973, the City Council established an advisory group to oversee and coordinate the activities of Santa Barbara’s Sister City Program. The Sister City Program is part of the People-to-People Program initiated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 to promote friendship among people regardless of race, color, or creed. Weihai, China in Shandong Provence China, became a Sister City through the efforts of past president and current member Professor Peter Haslund in 1993.

New Weihai member Cynthia Woo welcomed by Takako Wakita, Toba Japan Sister Cities

The 2024 Board members of Weihai, China Sister Cities Association attending included Roland Lewin, Fabian Garcia, Xiali Cioffi, Peter Haslund, Betsy J. Green, Sese Ntem, Jessy Lee, Jill Stassinos, and Sara Wilcox. Invited guests included friends and members of Kotor, Montenegro, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Toba, Japan,

The 2024 Board members of Weihai, China Sister Cities Association include Roland Lewin, Fabian Garcia, Chef Peter Chen, Xiali Cioffi, Peter Haslund, Betsy J. Green, Sese Ntem, Jessy Lee, Jill Stassinos, and Sara Wilcox

Miraflores, Peru, Patras, Greece, and Weihai, China boards. Currently, Santa Barbara’s Sister Cities include Kotor, Montenegro; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Toba City, Japan; Weihai, People’s Republic of China, Patras, Greece and Miraflores, Peru. The Sister Cities program exists through the activities of private citizens, organizations, and the city itself. For more information, visit: www.santabarbaraca.gov/sistercities

Outgoing Weihai, China President Xiali Cioffi with City council member Oscar Gutierrez

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Giamatti Honored

On the Street

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH: Paul Giamatti arrived with a smile and a few minutes for fans as he received the Cinema Vanguard Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. His Sideways co-star Virginia Madsen made the presentation (and no Merlot!)

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New Trails

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH: The new Arroyo Quemado coastal trail just west of Refugio is now open for hikers, bikers, and equestrians. Amazing views, wildlife, and flowers. It was burned and flooded out a few years ago, but it’s in beautiful condition now. It is on the Baron (bah-RONE) Ranch.

Rain and Flooding

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH: Santa Barbara High looks to the State Championship Tournament, even after losing to Don Bosco Tech in the CIF-SS 3A semi final game Friday 59-57. This is an exciting team and their season is not over.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH: Multiple areas in recovery from the recent river of rain crossing Santa Barbara County. Drains struggle to keep up, and some areas had more than ten inches of rain in three days.

Debris at Leadbetter

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH: Fatality reported at Mission Creek in Santa Barbara. Cota St. closed between De la Vina and Bath St. Santa Barbara Police investigators are working to identify the body of a deceased woman found in Mission Creek during Monday’s storm. It was in the vegetation in the rushing waters around Cota St. and Bath St. No foul play is suspected.

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

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH: Santa Barbara’s Leadbetter Beach parking lot is still getting hit hard with ocean debris and storm surges. One section is closed but other areas, including the harbor parking lot, and Shoreline Cafe spaces, are open.


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February 23, 2024

SBIFF Honors Jeffery Wright with the Montecito Award


By Sigrid Toye / Special to Voice

Upon his arrival Wright spent time off the Red Carpet with the crowds and media along the walkways. His open repartee extended to the stage as SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling noted, “Jeffrey Wright brings an unparalleled, unassuming commitment to his roles. He exudes such vibrancy and intellect...” Quite accurately stated! Recalling how his interest in theater began, Wright chuckled, “Like all things, it came from my mom!” His mother, a lawyer and an ardent theater fan, took her only child regularly to Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. for New York shows. “I just remember being enthralled by the atmosphere of it all, so much so that my seven-yearold brain, when the curtain went down at the end of the show, was convinced that the world of the play went on behind the curtain, and I wanted to go back there.” With a degree in Political Science and entry into law school, theater was on placed hold. Wright took small parts along the way, but his course changed with the lead in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, placing his name, and talent, permanently in the spotlight. Since then he’s worked in film, television, and on Broadway in the most popular movie franchises, television series, and outstanding plays. Over three decades, he’s mastered his craft, working with entertainment’s most respected names and biggest directors. Wright’s awards include a Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe, Drama Desk, the American Film Institute’s movie of the year for American Fiction, and more nominations than there is space in this column. Through his diverse range of characters, this actor vanishes, shape-shifting into a different persona each time. Wright’s portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat in Basquiat, as an example, personifies the quirky, addicted graffiti artist whose free spirited rise to fame catapulted him into the New York art scene. Researching his character Wright recalled, “I found Jean-Michel — his essence — in his work. It was all there. I understood spaces that he inhabited. I understood what he was trying to do… His work speaks so deeply to me.” This independent film has developed a huge audience as has Basquiat’s priceless artwork.

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HE GENEROSITY AND WARMTH OF ACTOR JEFFREY WRIGHT WAS ON FULLY DISPLAY to accept the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Montecito Award at the Arlington Theatre on February 13th. This award is presented to a person in the entertainment industry who has made a great contribution to film — and is the perfect description of its recipient. A 2024 Academy Award nominee for Best Actor for his work in American Fiction, the film is also nominated for four additional Oscars: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score.

contended. “That’s what drew me in … It’s a family that’s recognizable, because it’s a family that’s as crazy as everyone’s family is.” In accepting the Montecito Award presented by his American Fiction co-star John Ortiz, Wright shared, “We tell these stories, we make these movies so that people will see them. So that audiences will find them, take them in, and find something that moves them.” 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. Send Harbor tips to: Itssigrid@gmail.com


Wright’s defining television role was in HBO’s critically acclaimed series Westworld, fashioned as a futuristic amusement park populated by robots. Unexpectedly the robots malfunction and his character, Bernard, as engineer of an Artificial Intelligence gone mad, is forced into deeper insights. His costars included Sir Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachael Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, and a host of others. “It was a lot, but what it taught me was something that I use to this day on sets. We shot the equivalent of five to six movies in six months.” Efficiency learned on Westworld was useful in American Fiction, shot in 26 short days. Wright plays ‘Monk,’ a highly educated novelist who is fed up with stereotypes surrounding black authors. In a bout of frustration and rebellion, using a pseudonym, Monk writes an outlandish stereotypical ‘Black’ novel that reinforces offensive tropes and reductive stereotypes. And it’s a best seller! Despite the film’s funny and often satiric moments, the film explores deeper themes of race, wealth, and family relationships with poignant uncertainty. “For me, the heart is the family,” Wright

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Jazz Fusion at the Historical Museum By Isaac Hernández de Lipa / VOICE

AZZ MUSIC, CONVERSATION, AND EVEN DANCING filled the halls of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum in the latest of the gatherings by Tertulia Americana, a new nonprofit which organizes gatherings around art, culture, and music to help build community. The Edwin Deakin watercolors and oil paintings of the California missions on the walls seemed to come alive to the music of Bobby Woods and the Fair Oaks Five. Jeremy Tessmer, Gallery Director at Sullivan Goss, led the tertulia, “a Latin American salon, in the enlightenment tradition” featuring architects Marc Appleton and Jeff Shelton, and musician Bobby Woods and conversation about “Balance between Preservation and Innovation.” “I am a particular fan of the Historical Museum,” said Tessmer, “and not just because they acquired the Deakin watercolors from us. In the history of our gallery, which is 40 years old this year, probably the best attended exhibition of all time was the exhibition of the Deakin watercolors. That speaks to the passion that many people in the region have for this kind of architecture and this particular cultural history.” The architects talked about Spanish Colonial Revival and Mission architecture, finding the balance between tradition and innovation, and whether they considered themselves traditionalists or not, with musical interludes, which Shelton particularly enjoyed, since his father was a jazz musician. “Andalusian architecture was a predominant influence when a small group of powerful citizens decided to get together

in the wake of the 1925 earthquake,” said Appleton. “They had an opportunity to rebuild Santa Barbara and not the way it was, a Victorian resort town, but like a Spanish village. And they were very persuasive, very powerful . . . which is why we have this sort of residual history here in Santa Barbara of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. There are mission style buildings around Santa Barbara (like the train station), but they don’t predominate in the same way.”

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Celebrating art, music and architecture in good company


“I consider myself a traditionalist,” said Shelton. “I’ll preserve the great things and push them forward. There’s a big difference between looking at an old building and copying it, and looking at what an older building was trying to do. It didn’t have electricity perhaps, so it needed natural light. So that’s a great tradition, natural light… using building materials around you, using the crafts of people around you, that are alive right now. We’re not trying to fake Spain. We’re trying to put our lives back into the building. Maybe it’s preserving that idea, but that’s the important part. Not making it look like Spain or wherever you want to make it look like.” “Architecture is like music,” said Appleton. “It’s actually many languages. And, these languages happen in different parts of the world from the historic and historical continuum of various cultures.”





Woods compared jazz music to finding that balance between the original piece and pushing the language.

Santa Bárbara Virgen y Mártir, from the Collection of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum

The California Missions Exhibit British-American artist Edwin Deakin (1838 - 1923) created two complete sets of mission paintings in oil and one in watercolor. Thanks to the loan of the oils by the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library, the oils and watercolors can be seen together for the first time, until March 10th. They look so good together that Dacia Harwood, executive director of the museum, joked that they wouldn’t give the oil paintings back.

“What I heard was both tradition and innovation combined,” Appleton agreed. “In my view, that’s what Jeff does . . . a little PHOTOS: colorful and a little quirky, by 1.) Bobby some people’s measure. But Woods and they’re very much working the Fair Oaks Five within the Spanish Colonial tradition, like a cousin that 2.) Mary Myers Kauppila comes to town that’s a little 3.) Paul bit out of place, but when Longanbach, you really look at the human Betsy Atwater, scale of it, you realize that & Donald Polk this cousin is still part of that 4.) Jeremy family.” Tessmer & Marc Appleton “The drunk uncle,” Shelton joked. Tertulia Americana was founded by Jeremy Tessmer, Bobby Woods, and Mary Myers Kaupilla and Santa Barbara Historical Museum.




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Tree-of-the-Month — February 2024

Carrotwood Tree

By David Gress / Special to VOICE


HE CARROTWOOD TREE IS A SMALLTO MEDIUM-SIZED BROADLEAVED EVERGREEN TREE that has been used for street and park plantings around the world. It was imported into Santa Barbara in the late 1800s but, oddly enough, is still relatively unfamiliar to many local people.

The bark is smooth and light gray in color. As the tree matures, the trunk frequently develops vertically raised and grooved segments–creating an extraordinary sculptural look.

Carrotwood naturally grows as a multiple-trunked tree with long upright stems and an open form. If carefully pruned when young, it can easily be trained into a single-trunked tree. As it matures, it can grow to a height of up to 35 feet with a spread of 30 feet — although it can get even larger in ideal growing conditions.

Locally, it is known by the common name of “Carrotwood,” referring to its remarkably bright orange wood. In Australia, its many common names include “Tuckeroo,” “Cashew-Leaf Cupania,” “Beach Tamarind,” and “Green-Leaved Tamarind.” Its botanical name is Cupaniopsis anacardioides. The genus name, Cupaniopsis, honors the Sicilian monk and botanical author Francesco Cupani (1657-1710). The specific epithet, anacardioides, means it resembles plants in the family Anacardiaceae (Cashew), even though it is actually in the plant family Sapindaceae (Soapberry).

As an ornamental tree, its primary appeal is its attractive foliage. Year round, its dense rounded crown is covered with glossy dark green leaves. The leaves are 12-inches long, pinnately compound (feather-like), and carry two to six Carrotwood seed capsules pairs of leaflets, each of which are two- to five-inches long and one- to threeinches wide. The leathery leaflets are obovate to elliptical in shape, strongly veined, have a prominent yellow-green midvein that protrudes underneath, and have smooth edges that curl under. In December through February, greenish to creamy white flowers, lightly fragrant, emerge on dangling panicles (threeto 14-inches long) at or near the ends of branches. The flowers are tiny (1/8inch across) and usually Carrotwood bark inconspicuous; however, sometimes they occur in such great numbers that they are a delightful display within the canopy. After pollination, the flowers produce round seed pods, which are larger (about one-inch in diameter) and more distinctive than the flowers themselves. The bright orange seed pods are divided into three lobes; each lobe contains a black seed (½ inch long), which is covered with a thin reddish orange skin that later turns black. In April to June, the seed pods mature and open to expose the

The Carrotwood Tree is endemic to eastern and northern Australia – primarily the coastal forests of New South Wales to Queensland–where it grows in mostly sandy soils.

Carrotwood is easy to grow and does well in our Mediterranean climate. While it prefers a sandy loam soil, it will tolerate most soil types as long as they are welldrained. Once established, it is quite drought hardy — but, of course, will look better with additional water during the dry season and during extreme droughts. It is also hardy to sea and wind exposure. It prefers full sun — but will grow in partial shade if given at least six hours of sun daily. Carrotwood has no serious insect or disease problems, provided it has good drainage. It is generally a low maintenance tree but, since the wood can be somewhat brittle, it will benefit from occasional pruning to shorten long fastgrowing branches to maintain its rounded crown and symmetry, and to remove dead branches. It can be propagated easily from fresh seed that has been soaked in water for several days. Seeds that are lightly covered with planting mix and kept moist should germinate in two to four weeks. The Carrotwood has so many attributes

Photos by David Gress


Cupaniopsis anacardioides

Carrotwood Tree

that make it an exceptional tree for use in our community. It is particularly well suited as an ornamental specimen for small private gardens and is a hardy tree for commercial landscapes, public parks, and streets. Mature Carrotwood Trees can be seen around town in several locations: as street trees on the 400-600 blocks of Laguna Street;

on the 700 block of Meigs Road; on the 1800 block of La Coronilla Drive; on the northwest corner of Anapamu Street and Garden Street; on Juanita Avenue; on Margo Street; on Vales Street; and, at 2973 State Street. Tree-of-the-Month articles are sponsored by SB Beautiful, www.sbbeautiful.org

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Friday, February 23rd LECTURES/MEETINGS

AESTHETIC MOBILITY AND SOLIDARITIES AT SELF-HELP GRAPHICS & ART Webinar by professors Karen Mary Davalos and Tatiana Reinoza • UCSB IHC • Free, Zoom link: http://tinyurl.com/4vnepd22 • 12-1pm Fr, 2/23. A PANEL DISCUSSION ON WOMEN’S HEART HEALTH Talk with Sansum Clinic cardiologists • Ridley-Tree Cancer Center at Sansum Clinic • Free, RSVP to (805) 681-1756 • 1:30-3:30pm Fr, 2/23. OUR FRAGILE MOMENT: HOW LESSONS FROM EARTH'S PAST CAN HELP US SURVIVE THE CLIMATE CRISIS Talk by climatologist and geophysicist Michael E. Mann • UCSB Arts & Lectures • UCSB Campbell Hall • Free • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Fr, 2/23.


BLOOD DRIVE Give the gift of life this February • SB Cottage Hospital • Appointments: http://tinyurl.com/338ufvrk • 10am2pm Fr, 2/23.


ORCHESTRA CONCERTO CONCERT Westmont student concert • Page Hall, Westmont College • Free • 7pm Fr, 2/23. SOUNDMAP ENSEMBLE Concert of playful, innovative new music-making methods • UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • Free • http://tinyurl.com/3arh4uwn • 7:30pm Fr, 2/23.


VENTURA HOME EXPO & TINY HOUSE SHOWCASE Concepts for remodeling & tiny homes • Ventura Fairgrounds • Free$5 • www.venturahomeshows.com • 10am-5pm Fr, 2/23 & 2/24; 10am4pm 2/25. SB ANTIQUE, DECORATIVE ARTS VINTAGE SHOW & SALE Shop over 60 dealers of antiques


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& vintage items • Earl Warren Showgrounds • Free-$8 • https://earlwarren.com • 11am-6pm Fr & Sa, 2/23 & 2/24; 11am-4pm Su, 2/25.

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TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE Introductory hockey experience for ages 4-9 • Ice in Paradise • Contact gyhl@iceinparadise.org • 11:30am1:30pm Sa, 2/24.


IDENTIFYING PLANT FAMILIES Class on recognizing native plants • SB Botanic Garden • $15-30 • www. sbbotanicgarden.org • 9am Sa, 2/24.


RED, WHITE, & BLUES SB Choral Society sings and allAmerican program • Trinity Episcopal Church • www.sbchoral.org • $10-30 • 7pm Sa, 2/24 & 3pm Su, 2/25.


LAND TRUST TREKS Free guided hikes of scenic Santa Barbara County. • Birding Stroll at Ocean Beach Park/Avistamiento de aves • 9am Sat, 2/24.


SB ORGAN SOCIETY MEETING Learn about the Arlington's Wonder Morton Organ • Arlington Theatre • Free • 9-11am Sa, 2/24. 2024 ECO HERO AWARD HONORING ALBERT K. BATES A night of celebration and conservation with SB Permaculture Network • Lobero Theatre • $14-106 • www.lobero.org • 6:30pm Sa, 2/24. ARTFUL AFFAIRS: SEASONS OF CHANGE MIDWINTER NIGHT’S DREAM Elegant & sensory benefit event • SB Museum of Art • $250 • www.sbma.net • 7-9pm Sa, 2/24. RED, WHITE & BLUES: THE SLAVE LETTERS The Choral Society presents Michal Dawson Connor who will be signing

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WRITER'S RUME Poetry and prose writing workshop for newcomers • 2nd Level Studio • Free • www.secondlevelstudio.com • 105 W. Gutierrez #A - 2nd Level • 3pm, Sat., 2/24

Sunday, February 25th DANCE

COMPANY SHOW Dance show by CSD School of Performing Arts Youth Company • Center Stage • $27-50 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 2pm Su, 2/25.


UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RECITAL With Yingqi Li (Angel), piano • UCSB Karl Geiringer Hall • Free • http://tinyurl.com/ycx5yp37 • 12pm Su, 2/25. SANDY CUMMINGS & JAZZ DU JOUR Afternoon jazz • SOhO • $10 • www.sohosb.com • 12:30-3:30pm Su, 2/25. ORCHESTRA CONCERTO CONCERT Westmont student concert • Hahn Hall, Music Academy • Free • 3pm Su, 2/25. SB YOUTH SYMPHONY Free classical music concert by local students • Lobero Theatre • www.lobero.org • 4pm Su, 2/25. VIOLINIST LEILA JOSEFOWICZ With pianist John Novacek • UCSB Arts & Lectures • $15-65 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 4pm Su, 2/25. DMA POST-CANDIDACY RECITAL Soprano Ariana Horner Sutherland singing Reflections • UCSB Karl Geiringer Hall • Free • http://tinyurl.com/2zvnxnwt • 7pm Su, 2/25.


HISTORICAL GAMES & CRAFTS DAY Multicultural games, activities, and crafts for all ages • SBTHP • El Presidio • Free • 11am-2pm Su, 2/25. CHAUCER’S BOOK FAIR Shop to support the UCSB Children’s Center • Chaucer’s Books • 3-5pm Su, 2/25. POLAR PLUNGE FOR A PURPOSE Early morning dip to support The Starfish Connection • Leadbetter Beach • $35 • http://tinyurl.com/mptfz3v9 • 9am Su, 2/25. SERENITY & REVOLUTION Works from the collection • Santa Barbara Museum of Art• Sat, 2/25 3/26


SB ROLLERS Rollerskate with an ocean view • SB City College Lot 3 • Free • 3pm Su.

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Breathing new life into familiar and more recently composed works, violinist Leila Josefowicz will join pianist John Novacek for an afternoon of classical music at UCSB’s Campbell Hall at 4pm on Sunday, February 25th. For tickets ($15-65) visit artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

Monday, February 26th

Tuesday, February 27th



PARLIAMO! ITALIAN CONVERSATION All levels • The Natural Cafe, 361 Hitchcock Way • http://parliamo.yolasite.com • Free • 5-6:30pm Mon.

MUSIC TIME WITH MISTER BOOM BOOM Interactive, education music time for ages one to five • Eastside Library • Free • 9:30-10am Tu, 2/27.


AFTER SCHOOL MUSIC HOUR WITH MISTER BOOM BOOM African Drum Circle experience for ages 6 to 12 • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery • Free • 4-5pm Tu, 2/27.

SBCC MONDAY MADNESS JAZZ ORCHESTRA Live jazz orchestra • SOhO • $15 • www.sohosb.com • 7pm Mo, 2/26. JOURNEY THROUGH JAZZ Concert by Vieja Valley Elementary students • Lobero Theatre • Free • www.lobero.org • 7:15pm Mo, 2/26.



Black History Month CELEBRATE THE RICH HISTORY, CULTURE, AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF OUR BLACK COMMUNITY all February long as Santa Barbara Black Culture House and other local organizations present a series of thoughtful, free, and free events. Whether you prefer to dive deep into informative lectures, admire art and music, or participate in current conversations, here is how you can observe Black History Month. BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL GALA & FUNDRAISER Gala supporting local Black-led organizations • Healing Justice SB • Hilton SB Beachfront Resort • $200-350 • http://tinyurl.com/4nwjdrx2 • 6pm Fr, 2/23. THE FUNKY NEIGHBORS Live jazz/funk concert • SB Black Culture House • Soul Bites Restaurant • Free • 1pm Sa, 2/24. LIVE THEATRICAL READING The Robey Theatre Company reads Richard Wesley’s The Talented Tenth • SB Black Culture House • Soul Bites Restaurant • Free • 1pm Su, 2/25. FORWARD EVER, BACKWARD NEVER Live music, spoken word, games and more • UCSB Black Student Union & partners • Isla Vista Community Center • Free • Details: http://tinyurl.com/mry24d8d • 4-8pm Tu, 2/27.

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2024 LEAP AWARDS Virtual event honoring Katya Armistead and Kristen Miller • Free, register: http://tinyurl.com/2tusukk2 • 4pm Th, 2/29.


YMC GRANT AWARDS CELEBRATION SOUTH COUNTY 2024 Honor Youth Making Change grantees • Westside Neighborhood Center, 423 W Victoria St. • RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/3c99ppss • 5-7:30pm Th, 2/29.

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Ying Quartet at the SB Museum of Art

Experience a night of love songs at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art when the Ying Quartet performs a chamber music concert at the museum’s Mary Craig Auditorium at 7:30pm on Tuesday, February 27th. For tickets ($20-25) visit www.sbma.net

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP Practice English language skills naturally • Eastside Library • Free • 1-2pm Th. RAISING A READER: GETTING READY FOR YA Virtual webinar on supporting tweens’ reading • SB Public Library • Free, register: http://tinyurl.com/bdtxxhf2 • 6-7pm Th, 2/29.

HUMANITIES DECANTED: JANET AFARY Talk about Afary’s new book, Mollā Nasreddin: The Making of a Modern Trickster, 1906-1911 • UCSB IHC, McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB • Free, details: www.ihc.ucsb.edu • 4-5:30pm Tu, 2/27. PUBLIC ART & CAMPUS PLACEMAKING: RECENTERING THE ARTIST IN COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE Talk by Professor Kim Yasuda • UCSB Library, Pacific View Room • Free, details: http://tinyurl.com/4ekaafmd • 4pm Tu, 2/27.

Room, 6020 HSSB • Free, details: www.ihc.ucsb.edu • 4-6pm We, 2/28. LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS French conversation, all levels • The Natural Cafe, 361 Hitchcock Way • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Free • 5-6:30pm We.


UCSB JAZZ ENSEMBLE WINTER CONCERT Presenting Sing Sang Sung: Celebrating the Voice! • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • Free$10 • http://tinyurl.com/5ne6z8r3 • 7:30pm We, 2/28.


CHAUCER’S BOOK SIGNING Local author Zoë Schiffer, Extremely Hardcore: Inside Elon Musk's Twitter • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6pm Tu, 2/27.

FOREST BATHING Reconnect with nature • Ganna Walska Lotusland • $50-85 • http://tinyurl.com/3b4ecupr • 11:30am-1pm We, 2/28.



YING QUARTET Chamber music concert • SB Museum of Art • $20-25 • www.sbma.net • 7:30pm Tu, 2/27.


STUDENT TEA SESSION Observe a Japanese tea ceremony • SB Botanic Garden Tea Garden • Included with admission • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 10am12:30pm Tu, 2/27.

DOWNTOWN SANTA BARBARA ANNUAL AWARDS BREAKFAST Network and honor local businesspeople • El Paseo Restaurant • $65 • http://tinyurl.com/4tbwa5sp • 7:30-9:30pm We, 2/28. CHAUCER’S BOOK FAIR Shop to support Kellogg Elementary School • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6-8pm We, 2/28.

Thursday, February 29th

Wednesday, February 28th LECTURES/MEETINGS



VIRTUAL MEET THE DOCTOR: PARTNERING WITH YOUR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN Webinar with Cottage Primary Care physicians • Free, register: http://tinyurl.com/yc6pwd7r • 4pm Th, 2/29.

The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents: Treasure Island

How far would you go for buried treasure? Embark on a theatric, genderswapped retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s pirate adventure Treasure Island when the Theatre Group at SBCC presents Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Treasure Island at Garvin Theatre. Previews begin at 7:30pm on Wednesday, February 28th with shows running through March 16th. For tickets ($15-24) visit www.theatregroupsbcc.com

TRANSFORMING ADVERSITIES INTO POSSIBILITIES Panel talk with local entrepreneurs, injury survivors, and caregivers • Alcazar Theatre • $20 • www.thealcazar.org • 7-9pm Th, 2/29.


Free tax assistance for low-income residents • Eastside Library • Details: www.unitedwaysb.org/vita • 3-7pm Tu & We, through 4/30.

February 23, 2024

SARAH JAROSZ - POLAROID LOVERS TOUR Pop concert with special guests The Ballroom Thieves • Lobero Theatre • $40-106 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Th, 2/29.


LAND TRUST TREKS Free guided hikes of scenic Santa Barbara County. • Our Great Grasslands • San Marcos Foothills Preserve • Free, www.sblandtrust.org • 10-12 Th, 2/29

Friday, March 1st CHILDREN

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


ME SABOR PRESENTS: SALSA NIGHT Salsa, bachata, cumbia, & merengue • SOhO • $18 • www.sohosb.com • 8:30pm Fr, 3/1.


WESTMONT PRESIDENT’S BREAKFAST With guest veteran diplomat Richard Haass • Hilton SB Beachfront Resort • $125 • http://tinyurl.com/2zsx7ftc • 7-9am Fr, 3/1. HOW TO ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS IN YOUR TOWN Four week online course • Antioch University • $275 • http://tinyurl.com/2yymd9zz • 9-11am Fr, 3/1, through 3/29. ESCAPING THE BOX Lecture with composer/multimedia artist Krzysztof Wołek • Building 387, Room 1015, UCSB • Free, details:

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EISENHOWER: THIS PIECE OF GROUND Actor John Rubinstein portrays President Eisenhower reflecting on his place in history • Rubicon Theatre, Ventura • $35-54.50 • www.rubicontheatre.org • 7pm We, 2/21, through 3/10. EVERYBODY'S FAVORITE MOTHERS The story behind the founding of PFLAG • UCSB Launch Pad • Hatlen Theater, UCSB • $13-19 • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Th, 2/22-2/24, 2/27, 2/29, 3/1-3/2; 2pm 3/2. ANYTHING GOES Cole Porter’s musical comedy performed by Lights Up! Theatre Company • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $25-65 • https://luketheatre.org • 7pm Fr, 2/23, 2/24, 3/1, 3/2; 1pm Sa, 2/24 & 3/2; 4pm Su, 2/25 & 3/3.

CATE PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE Cheer on local students with this fun showcase • Alcazar Theatre • $15 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm Sa, 2/24. TREASURE ISLAND Gender-swapped retelling of this classic adventure • Theatre Group at SBCC • Garvin Theatre, SBCC • $15-24 • www.theatregroupsbcc. com • 7:30pm We, 2/28, through 3/16. WOLF AT THE DOOR Gothic fairy tale inspired by Latino folklore and mythology • PCPA • Severson Theatre, Santa Maria • Starting at $49 • https://pcpa.org • 7pm Th, 2/29. THE CAPULET BLACK & WHITE [BALL, Immersive restaging of Romeo & Juliet • Westmont Theatre Dept. • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. • $12-20 • http://tinyurl. com/5ar5nhyn • 7pm Th, 2/29, 3/1, 3/2; 9pm Fr, 3/1 & 3/2.

http://tinyurl.com/y9b5rmhm • 1pm Fr, 3/1.

Trinity Episcopal Church • Free • 7pm Fr, 3/1.


THE CORWIN CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS: ZERO GAINED The music of Krzysztof Wołek • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • Free, details: http://tinyurl.com/3m2tnjuw • 7:30pm Fr, 3/1.

SGT. PEPPER Beatles tribute • Alcazar Theatre • $2050 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm Fr, 3/1. SPRING CHORAL CONCERT Westmont College student concert •


February 23, 2024


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Sarah Jarosz Polaroid Lovers Tour

Hot on the heels of her latest album release, Sarah Jarosz will be joined by special guests The Ballroom Thieves for an evening of Americana music at the Lobero Theatre at 7:30pm on Thursday, February 29th.

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Seraglio: A Folkloric Ballet

For tickets ($40-106) visit www.lobero.org

GERARDO CORONEL Regional Mexican music concert • Chumash Casino • $49-79 • www.chumashcasino.com • 8pm Fr, 3/1.


THE NATURE OF WOMEN PRESENTED BY PALMA COLECTIVA Women-focused sound bath and Reiki • SB Botanic Garden • $40-45 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 10-11:30am Fr, 3/1.


OPEN MIC Share your creativity • Isla Vista Community Center • Free • https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 4pm Fr, 3/1.

AN EVENING OF TALKING, DISCUSSING AND Q&A WITH ROBERT FRIPP AND DAVID SINGLETON. Event with founding member & producer of King Crimson • The New Vic • $70-75 • www.etcsb.org • 7:30pm Fr, 3/1.

Saturday, March 2nd CHILDREN

PATHFINDERS: SUPER SEEDS Active seed workshop for children ages 8-13 • SB Botanic Garden • Free, register: www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 11am-12:15pm Sa, 3/2.

Mesmerizing folkloric ballet will weave the story of star-crossed lovers in early 20th-century Istanbul when producer Alexandra King presents the folkloric ballet Seraglio at the Arlington Theatre at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 2nd. For tickets ($25-85) visit www.arlingtontheatresb.com

PATHFINDERS IN THE GARDEN SB Public Library hosted field trip for ages 9-14 and caretakers • Meet at Central Library, bus to SB Botanic Garden • Free, register: http://tinyurl.com/ymx2y6f9 • 11:45am-4pm Sa, 3/2.


SERAGLIO FOLKLORIC BALLET Ballet about star-crossed lovers in early 20th century Istanbul • Arlington Theatre • $25-85 • www.arlingtontheatresb.com • 7:30pm Sa, 3/2.


MELODIOUS MOZART SB Music Club concert • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church • Free • 3-4:30pm Sa, 3/2. GUILD COMPETITION Westmont student musicians • Deane Chapel, Westmont College • Free • 4pm Sa, 3/2.


NATURE JOURNALING AT THE GARDEN Guided sketching session • SB Botanic Garden • $25-35 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 8:30-10:30am Sa, 3/2.

ALICE KECK VOLUNTEER DAY Care for Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden • Bring gardening tools • http://tinyurl.com/az3ja9rk • 9am12pm Sa, 3/2. HIKE ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE The first & third weekends, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm. Free • http://tinyurl.com/mts6xjab TOMATO PALOOZA Learn all about tomato gardening • Carpintera Community Garden Workshop • Free, RSVP to carpgarden@carpinteriaca.gov • 11am-1pm Sa, 3/2.


FISHING & CAMPING GARAGE SALE Fundraiser for Santa Barbara Flyfishers Club • 3821 La Cumbre Hills Ln. • Free • 9am-12pm Sa, 3/2.

THE PLANT PARADOX WINE DINNER Benefit dinner for Lotusland with special guest Dr. Steven Gundry • El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel • $1,000 • http://tinyurl.com/23d48e6u • 6-9pm Sa, 3/2.


CONTRA DANCE WITH LIVE BAND Dance to Andy Shore & Contra Capers • Carrillo Ballroom • $10 • www.sbcds.org • 6:30-9:30pm Su, 3/3.


Connect with nature and hone your creative skills when artist John Iwerks, an Oak Group founding member, hosts a guided journaling session at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden from 8:30 to 10:30am on Saturday, March 2nd. For tickets ($25-35) visit www.sbbotanicgarden.org

Santa Barbara Ghost Tours Walk with Professor Julie as she shares tales of mystery and history... & meet friendly spirits... Call or text to schedule your walking tour! • 805-905-9019


HIKE ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE The first & third weekends, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm. Free • http://tinyurl.com/mts6xjab SB ROLLERS Rollerskate with an ocean view • SB City College Lot 3 • Free • 3pm Su.


MUJERES MAKERS MARKET Shop local women business owners • El Presidio • www.sbthp.org • 10am4pm Su, 3/3.

WALL HANGING WORKSHOP Create handmade wall decor • Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. • $10-12 • www.exploreecology.org • 12-2pm Sa, 3/2.

Sunday, March 3rd

Nature Journaling at the Garden

MARSHALL TUCKER BAND W/ SPECIAL GUEST JEFFERSON STARSHIP A rock legends joint concert • Granada Theatre • $59-99 • www.granadasb.org • 7pm Su, 3/3.

CARILLON RECITAL UCSB Carillonist Wesley Arai performs free concert • Storke Tower, UCSB • 2pm Su, 3/3. THE CHAPS Swing, bluegrass, folk, and rock • Rancho La Patera & Stow House • Free • 2pm Su, 3/3.

It’s Your Library STAY & PLAY • Share stories with kids • Eastside Library ~ 8:3010am 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, 2/27; State St. Farmer’s Market ~ 4-6:30pm Tu, 2/27; Alameda Park ~ 10am-12pm We, 2/28; Harding School ~ 12:30-2pm & 3:30-5pm We, 2/28; Shoreline Park ~ 10am12pm Th, 2/29; SB Junior High ~ 2:30-4:30pm Th, 2/29; MacKenzie Park ~ 10am-12pm Fr, 3/1 READ TO A DOG • For grades 3-6 • Eastside Library ~ 3-4pm We.


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February 23, 2024

THE APOLOGY • Documentary on the dismantling of Russell City, Q&A to follow • Alcazar Theatre • $12 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm Fr, 2/23. REVISITING THE CLASSICS: SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS • Screening of this 1941 satire; Q&A with director James Hayman • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf. ucsb.edu • 2-4:30pm Sa, 2/24. BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR • Two nights of film celebrating the wonder of mountains • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Arlington Theatre • $15-22.50 • www. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Tu, 2/27 & We, 2/28. ITI MAPUKPUKAW (THE MISSING) + POST-FILM DISCUSSION • Animated feature about an animator without a mouth, Q&A with Carl Joseph Papa & Crew • UCSB MCC Theater • Free • https://mcc.sa.ucsb. edu • 6pm We, 2/28. REVISITING THE CLASSICS: THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH • Screening of the 2021 reimagining starring Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington, Q&A with director Joel Coen and actor Frances McDormand • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, register: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7pm Th, 2/29. REVISITING THE CLASSICS: NOWHERE • Screening of this 1997 New Queer Cinema classic, Q&A with writer/director Gregg Araki • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, register: www. carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 2pm Sa, 3/2.

Let’s Go To The M O V I E S NORTH S.B. COUNTY THEATRES Movie Listings for 02/22/24-02/28/24 REEL DEAL (FIRST SHOW EVERY DAY AT MOVIES LOMPOC): $7.50 • (805) 736-1558 / 736-0146 • MASTER CARD • VISA • DISCOVER MADAM WEB -PG13THU 4:30-7 SAT-SUN 11:30-2-4:30-7; MON-TUE-WED 4:30-7 ARGYLLE -PG13- WED-THU-FRI 4-7; SAT-SUN 1-4-7 MON-TUE-WED 4-7 BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE -PG13WED-THU-FRI 4:30-7; SAT-SUN 11:30-2-4:30-7 MON-TUE-WED 4:30-7 LISA FRANKENSTEIN -PG13-

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Thu 2/22: 7:30pm: Brian Regan

Tue/Wed 2/27 & 28: 7:30pm: BANFF Mt. Film Fest

Sat 3/2: 7:30pm: Seraglio Folkloric Ballet

Thur 4/18: 7:30pm: RuPaul

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

Tue 4/30: 7:30pm: UCSB Arts & Lectures Amanda Gorman

Fri 5/3: 8pm: Marca MP

Sun 5/19: 7pm: UCSB Arts & Lectures Jacob Collier

Revisiting the Classics: The Tragedy of Macbeth

Murder, ambition, and ghosts will take center stage at Pollock Theater when the UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center hosts a free screening of 2021 reimagining of The Tragedy of Macbeth, starring Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington, at 7pm on Thursday, February 29th. A post-film discussion with director Joel Coen and actor Frances McDormand will follow.

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Drive Away Dolls* (R): Ordinary Angels* (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:00, 7:40. Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:30, 7:30. Sat/Sun: 2:30, 5:00, 7:40. Sat/Sun: 1:45, 4:30, 7:30. Land of Bad (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: Red Right Hand (R): 7:15. Sat/Sun: 2:20. Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:20, 8:00. · Wonka (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:45. Sat/Sun: 2:40, 5:20, 8:00. Sat/Sun: 4:45, 7:15. Migration (PG): Fri, Mon-Wed: 4:40. Migration (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:20. Sat/Sun: 2:20, 4:40, 7:00. Sat/Sun: 3:00, 5:20. Anyone But You: Valentine Poor Things (R): Fri-Thur: 7:30. Encore (R): Fri-Wed: 7:45. The Boys in the Boat (PG13): Fri, Mon-Wed: 7:00. Sat/Sun: 2:10. CAMINO REAL The Beekeeper (R): Fri-Thur: 5:10. 7040 MARKETPLACE DR Dune: Part 2* (PG13): Thur: 3:00, GOLETA 4:40, 6:40, 8:20. 805-688-4140 Ordinary Angels* (PG): Fri/Sat: 12:45, 3:35, 6:20, 9:05. Sun, Mon-Thur: 1:45, 4:40, 7:30. Demon Slayer* (PG13): Fri/Sat: 1:45/Dub, 4:20/Sub, 7:00/Sub, 9:35/Dub. Sun, Mon-Thur: 3:05/Sub, 5:40/Sub, 8:15/Dub. Madame Web* (PG13): Fri/Sat: 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15. Sun: 2:10, 5:30, 7:45. Mon-Wed: 2:10, 5:00, 7:45 Thur: 1:30. Bob Marley: One Love* (PG13): Fri/Sat: 1:20, 4:00, 6:40, 9:25. Sun, Mon-Thur: 2:30, 5:15, 7:55. Anyone But You: Valentine Encore (R): Fri/Sat, Mon-Wed: 1:55, 5:30, 8:05. Sun: 1:55, 8:05. Argylle (R): Fri-Wed: 2:20, 4:30, 7:40. Thur: 2:20. Dune: Part 2* (PG13): Thur: 3:00, 4:15, 5:30, 6:45, 8:00, 9:15..

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The Taste of Things (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:15, 7:00. Sat/Sun: 12:55, 4:15, 7:00. Poor Things (R): Fri, Mon-Thur: 7:20. Sat/Sun: 1:05, 7:20. The Boys in the Boat (PG13): Fri-Thur: 4:05.



Demon Slayer* (Sub): {PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:20/Dub, 7:55/Sub. Sat/Sun: 2:45/Sub, 5:20/Dub, 7:55/Sub. Land of Bad (R): Fri-Thur: 8:05. Lisa Frankenstein (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:45, 7:30. Sat/Sun: 2:00, 4:45, 7:30. Madame Web* (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:00, 7:45. Sat/Sun: 2:15, 5:00, 7:45. The Boy & the Heron - SUB (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 5:10. Sat/Sun: 2:10, 5:10. Wonka (PG): Fri, Mon-Thur: 4:30, 7:20. Sat/Sun: 1:45, 4:30, 7:20.


Drive Away Dolls* (R): Fri-Thur: 2:05, 5:45, 8:00. Bob Marley: One Love* (PG13): Fri-Thur: 2:25, 5:05, 7:45. Argylle (R): Fri-Thur: 2:35, 4:20, 7:30. American Fiction (R): Fri-Thur: 2:00, 7:20. The Zone of Interest (R): Fri-Thur: 4:45. No films. See live performance schedule.

February 23, 2024


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Higher Productivity the Key By Harlan Green, Special to VOICE


HERE IS A MAJOR REASON THE U.S. ECONOMY IS DOING WELL in so many ways—with plunging inflation, surging consumer spending, and the highest economic growth of developed countries—that is often overlooked in economic reports.

interest rates sooner rather than later.

Bullard, in an interview with MarketWatch’s Greg Robb, said Powell doesn’t want to wait until inflation is actually at the two percent rate. “That would be Labor productivity has been the ‘Honey I forgot surging lately. It is the seed of our to shrink the policy present prosperity as well as future rate’.” It is a phrase growth. Non-supervisory workers are credited to Chairman producing more per hour in the last By Harlan Green Powell, who feared three quarters that at any time since the that the Fed would react COVID pandemic. too slowly to the rapidly Non-farm labor productivity has soared plunging inflation rate, perhaps from a low of -2.4 percent to +2.7 percent annually in 18 causing a recession. months (Q2 2022 to Q4 2023) as portrayed in the above The Fed’s benchmark rate is now in the range of 5.25 FRED graph. percent to 5.5 percent. The neutral rate is below four percent. Why? Most economists say it’s because the U.S. economy There are only three Fed policy meetings before the third has been fully employed for so long—more than two years— quarter of the year. “The math is not adding up that the that there’s a scarcity of workers, so employers have needed to [interest rate] is going to be at the right level,” said Bullard. invest more in capital expenditures—whether it is AI or more Another reason for the Fed to move more quickly efficient factories—to meet the demand for their products. in dropping rates is that wholesale prices are This translates to workers being more productive, as they are now falling more quickly due in part to higher running the new machines and software services. productivity. Average employee salaries are also higher, and are now The Producer Price Index (PPI) for wholesale rising faster than inflation, which means even more demand goods and services continues to plunge. PPI for products, thus creating a positive loop. Higher salaried Final Demand is now up just 0.9 percent in 12 employees spend more, so companies will produce more. months, far below the Fed’s two percent target. That is why James Bullard, former St. Louis Fed President, It jumped 0.6 percent in January but monthly believes Powell’s Fed Governors need to begin to shrink prices declined 0.1 percent in December 2023 and

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AINT VALENTINE’S DAY marked the West Coast premiere of We Are Guardians, the engaging documentary about the fight of the indigenous peoples of Brazil to protect the Amazon Rainforest. After the SBIFF screening, a group of Santa Barbara warriors welcomed directors Edivan Guajajara, Chelsea Greene, and Rob Grobman. Guajajara, the first indigenous filmmaker to have a film on Netflix Latin America, is touring the U.S. screening the film, hoping that everyone watches it. The guest of honor was Puyr Tembé, wearing a traditional feather headdress of the Tembé peoples. Since appearing in the film, she has been appointed as the first Secretary of Indigenous Peoples for the State of Pará, which is four times the size of California.

Puyr is one of many activists who risk their lives to protect the rainforest. As seen in the film, she’s also co-

“These indigenous women warriors are planting the seeds to reforest the hearts and minds of the world,” continued Salazar. “In the last year, eight indigenous territories have been marked by the government to be protected.” The fight is not over. Deforestation has slowed down Marina Szarfarc, Exec. Asst AW; Leila Salazar; Chelsea Greene; Rob Grobman; Puyr since the election of Lula, but Tembé; and Edivan Guajajara “invasions of protected responded in Portuguese. “That there’s freedom and areas haven’t slowed down,” Greene opportunity for everyone. That we have more kindness, told me. sensitivity, and brotherhood in our hearts, that everyone Photos by Isaac Hernández de Lipa

“People of the Amazon are the best guardians of the forest, amplifying the call to protect the heart of the world,” said Leila Salazar, president of Amazon Watch. “There’s still 80 pcercent left to protect and the guardians are protecting it.”

founder of ANMIGA, a national indigenous women group that was key in electing Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, as their only hope to stop the criminal deforestation of the Amazon that went on under Jair Bolsonaro.

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“Whether your fight is for the forest or for human rights, keep fighting,” said Puyr as she thanked the crowd of Santa Barbara activists. I asked Puyr her “sohno,” her dream. “I have many dreams,” she

has the same hope as me of creating a better world for everyone, that women also have that freedom.”

The event was sponsored and hosted by Human Rights Watch-Santa Barbara, Amazon Watch, Artists for Amazonia, and the Tribal Trust Foundation. Join the fight: WeAreGuardiansFilm.com; AmazonWatch.org; hrw.org; ArtistsForAmazonia.org; TribalTrustFoundation.org

Heavy Hitting Writers on Their Craft at SBIFF RESENTING SEVEN OSCAR NOMINATED WRITERS AT THE ARLINGTON ON TUESDAY NIGHT, the Santa Barbara Film International Festival hosted a panel of talented, well versed writers of all cultures, career arcs, and backgrounds.

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Helmed by IndieWire’s Editor-at-Large Anne Thompson, it was a lively panel — entertaining, funny, and insightful, covering the creative process, the craft of screenwriting, and working with your heroes. Thompson, who The writer’s panel moderated by IndieWire’s Anne Thompson has a long and reputable background in film a past boyfriend, and feeling like “a portal between my past, present, and future.” Her criticism, proved to be a deft interviewer, drawing movie is a meditation on themes of what if and what could be; and sometimes, she said, the panel out to talk in depth about their work. Making the truth your own was a theme “There are moments when you have to say goodbye.” that ran throughout the night. When it comes to obsession, Cord Jefferson (American Fiction) spoke at length about Samy Burch (May December) had to navigate the fine line between telling a true story being consumed by the work. He would not leave a scene until it felt done, possessing and finding the deeper truth in fiction. May December contextualizes the scandal of some kind of completeness to it, before moving onto the next. While that might seem Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau (the school teacher who seduced a 13-year-old too methodical, other writers talked about juggling several projects at once, and in boy), and added in complex layers about who gets to tell one’s story and how that can reArthur Harari’s (Anatomy of a Fall) case, having no boundaries at all between one’s traumatize the victims. Considering the movie’s moments of acidic comedy, for Burch, private life and the telling of the story. “calibrating dark humor” within a story about the devastating fallout of sexual abuse, its survivors, and perpetrators, was a delicate undertaking.

Perhaps the funniest person on the panel was Dave Hemingson (The Holdovers), who’s wry sense of humor was front and center as he discussed meeting director Alexander Payne, one of his heroes. He described the “long winding path” of The Holdovers from TV pilot to the big screen as a slow burn, thinking nobody will make this, but it being well worth the wait. A love letter to his late father, Hemingson spoke of grief and healing, saying, “You get stronger in broken places.” As for art imitating life, the inspiration for Celine Song’s Past Lives was rooted in her own experience. She described being in a bar, sitting between her current partner and

Jefferson also addressed the challenges in adapting a novel into a screenplay, especially when taking the rich internal life of characters in a novel and finding how to show that in a film. American Fiction is fairly straightforward, however, in comparison to Poor Things. Tony McNamara managed to adapt a strange and surreal story, and walk right up to the line of squeamish and inappropriate moments, and still keep the audience invested in the tale. He indicated that Yorgos Lanthimos, the director, allows you to find your way, and is more a committed collaborator than your traditional director. With such a strong group of screenwriters present, the panel offered a lot to digest for would-be writers in the room. No matter who gets the Oscar this year, the career arc of everyone on stage seems to be on the rise.

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Some Gems of the Festival

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NE OF THE STRONGEST INDEPENDENT FILMS SCREENED DURING THE FESTIVAL, UNMOORED, WAS DIRECTED BY FIRST TIME FEATURE DIRECTOR CAROLINE INGVARSSON, and featured a standout performance from Swedish actress Mirja Turestedt. The film follows the misadventures of a Swedish television program host who is seeks the shackles within a marriage of frustration. The film is a thriller with a twist and the plot follows the heroine’s daring escape from urban Sweden to the wild forests and beaches of Poland. Still from Mimang This wide-screen presentation was riveting to look at in part due to director’s keen eye and the services of cinematographer Michał Dymek from Poland. Here’s hoping for a wide release someday so audiences can appreciate this film developed by a leadership team comprised of females serving as producers, director, and editor following the exploits of the tightly coiled female protagonist. The film is a UK-SwedishPolish co-production and the locations are memorable.

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The Tundra Within Me was another interesting film. Set in the far arctic reaches of Norway, the film was a slow-reveal of a budding romance between competing reindeer herders who represent the new generation taking on their respective families’ traditions. Directed and written by Sara Margrethe Oskal, the film was somewhat predictable but had an uplifting sense of humor evidenced by the dialogue with a winking thrill in the seduction sequence.

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Directed by Kim Tae-yang, Mimang from South Korea, was a satisfying journey through urbanized South Korea, following a man and a woman who could never cross a desired border into romance. This gently appealing film was a little like this year’s Past Lives, and this film in particular featured an

entertainingly subtle performance from actress Lee Myung-Ha. Famed pop musician Jon Bastiste made a special appearance after the screening of the touching documentary that shows the behind-the-scenes challenges of creating a Carnegie Hall concert as well as the cancer faced by Batiste’s wife, Suleika Jaouad, an accomplished author and cellist, in American Symphony. Strong narrative features included rare full-screen showings at the Arlington of Zone of Interest and Celine Song’s debut feature and Past Lives, a time-skipping memory romance.

Swedish actress Mirja Turestedt in Unmoored

Zone of Interest, a Holocaust themed film, is particularly hard to find in a theatre or via streaming, so it was a special occasion when Jonothan Glazer’s visceral film was programmed. Shown to a full house, this movie is a complex layering of sound, history, and imagery that plays like a documentary even though there are fictional scenes throughout. This hard hitting film uses suggestion to look back at the horrors of the concentration camps and features a story about an actual Nazi commander and his wife, raising their children in a house that borders the largest concentration camp of the Nazi nightmare era. The family, including the children, have an outlook of mundane cruelty. Shot on location in Auschwitz, the characters exist happily in a place of unimaginably tragic history. The sound, as conceived by director Glazer and sound editor Johnny Burns, provides horrors aplenty. Between composer Mica Levi’s sonic minimalistic score and Burn’s distressing recordings, the movie is vivid and devastating. The film just won three BAFTA’s (British Academy Awards) and has multiple Oscar nominations. Past Lives, which also screened, is a gentle, wistful drama that is at times emotionally fulfilling. A savvy script from Celline Song forms the basis of her debut feature film. The two lead actors fascinating and a thoughtful performance from Greta Lee, who shines in the close-ups, keep our rapt attention. Lee was one of the celebrated Virtuosos this year at the festival, a very deserved honor.

Paul Giamatti: Character Actor Extraordinaire

it sometimes brings out the best and is part of a valuable process of making films.” He then discussed the John Adams script where he had to embody the title character for a nine hour mini-series. Giamatti was on the set for over 100 days and he won an Emmy for his portrayal.

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ARD-WORKING, ROLL UP THE SLEEVES CHARACTER ACTOR PAUL GIAMATTI, a performer with extraordinary talent was honored at the festival with the Cinema Vanguard award on Valentine’s Day, February 14th at the historic Arlington Theatre for his work in Alexander Payne’s newest film The Holdovers. The presentation was a fascinating career study with the actor best known for the buddy comedy Sideways, twenty years ago. Known for playing irascible characters, he excels in The Holdovers playing a cranky embittered teacher at a boy’s prep school in 1970s New England. The Holdovers, one of the best films of 2023, has a wonderful script crafted by writer David Hemmingson and Alexander Payne. The ensuing drama is both funny and sad, and Giamatti leads a cast in a series of completely indelible scenes.

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He spoke fondly about working with the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman and other projects including a memorable Austrian Inspector character he played opposite Edward Norton in The Illusionist. Giamatti has played a variety of character roles in other films such as American Splendor, the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave, and recently starred in the television series Billions. Reflecting on The Holdovers, he shared, “the cast was wonderful to work with, they were all SO amazing…and it is definitely a Christmas movie, and what happens to those people at the school is because it’s Christmas.” He then revealed an astute observation director Alexander Payne made about Giamatti’s character, the cranky classics professor Paul Hunham, “He’s not a nice man, but, he’s a good man.”

Paul Giamatti at SBIFF’s Vanguard Award According to the moderator Scott Feinberg, “Giamatti is presentation. one of the best screen actors of our time” which would find no disagreements to the audiences that have followed his steady stream of eccentric characters. Following the main interview, Sideways actress Virginia Madsen strode onstage to present Giamatti spoke about his emergence in the theaters of Seattle and later, at the Yale School of the award. Grateful for her kind words and the evening, Giamatti mentioned to the enthusiastic, Drama. From there he played small parts in films revealing “Acting is difficult, especially the full-house audience, “This is so nice to get this (trophy) from the hands of Ms. Madsen, and small parts where you have one scene, and you have to make an impact and you have to be good, really nice to be here, as we left a little piece of our heart and soul in this place (Santa Barbara)!... really, really good.” and maybe, just maybe, I did the right thing with my life!”

He auditioned for his breakout role in Alexander Payne’s Sideways, set in the local wine country of the Central Coast. According to Giamatti, “Sideways changed everything! I never had to audition after that, and, looking back, it’s weird; I missed being able to audition because

Robert F. Adams, Film 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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Art Venues

• GALLERIES • STUDIOS • • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES • ATKINSON GALLERY, SBCC: New Landscapes Part II ~ Feb 28 • 11-5 Mo-Th; 11-3 Fr • 805-965-0581 x3484 • gallery.sbcc.edu BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5 daily • 805-966-1707

Evening Glow - Douglas Preserve Original Oil Painting by

Ralph Waterhouse Waterhouse Gallery La Arcada at State & Figueroa Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-962-8885 www.waterhousegallery.com

10 WEST GALLERY: Atmospheric Conditions ~ Mar 31 • 10 W Anapamu • 11-5 We-Mo • 805-7707711 • www.10westgallery.com ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Uncommon Ground by Scott Johnson ~ Mar 9 • 229 E Victoria • 805-9656307 • 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 Ed & Artistic Expression • www.exploreecology.org THE ARTS FUND: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Ave • 11-5 We-Su; www.artsfundsb.org • 805-233-3395

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): CA’s Changing Landscape: The Way of Water | George Rose ~ Jul 8; Message in a Bottle | Elizabeth Criss ~ Jul 24 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • 11-4 Mo, Th, Fr; 11-5 Sa & Su • www.calnatureartmuseum.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 DEL HERRERO: Gardens & House • by reservation • 1387 East Valley Road • tours 10 & 2 We & Sa • 805-565-5653 • www.casadelherrero.com CASA DOLORES: Milagros ~ May 15; Bandera Ware / traditional outfits ~ ongoing; • 1023 Bath St • 12-4 Tu-Sa • 805-963-1032 • www.casadolores.org CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: 105 East Anapamu 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: California Sojourns, by Karen Fedderson • 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 • 805-7371129 • www.lompocart.org ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: Emerging artists from around the country • 15 W Gutierrez • 805-963-1157 • 11–5 Tu-Sa • www.elizabethgordongallery.com 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 FIRESIDE GALLERY: Capturing the Essence ~ May 17 • Trinity Lutheran Church • M-F 10-2pm, 909 N La Cumbre Rd GALLERY 113: SB Art Assn, Featured artist: Wendy Brewer ~ Feb • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-9656611 • 11-5 Mo-Sa; 1-5 Su • www.gallery113sb.com GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: En Mi Corazõn, by featured Artist Debbi Green ~ Feb 29 • 2920 Grand Av • 805-688-7517 • www.gallerylosolivos.com GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: Gardens • by reservation • 695 Ashley Rd • 805-969-9990 • www.lotusland.org GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: GVAA Artists Exhibit & West Wall: Frances Reighley ~ Feb • 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 KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Local Artists • 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • 10-5 MoSa; 11-5 Su • 805-565-4700 • http://kathrynedesigns.com


www.ruthellenhoag.com @ruthellenhoag 805-689-0858 ~inquire for studio classes~

KELLY CLAUSE ART: With a focus on marine life and the sea • 28 Anacapa St, Suite B • Most weekdays 12-5 • www.kellyclause.com

Kerry Methner

www.TheTouchofStone.com 805-570-2011 • VOICE Gallery

February 23, 2024

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


Modernist Artist www.jomerit.com JoMeritModern@gmail.com 10 West Gallery

Daniel Landman

La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts The Fine Line Gallery La Cumbre PLaza

LEGACY ARTS SANTA BARBARA: 1230 State St • 3-8 We-Su • www. CreateLegacyMusic.com LOMPOC LIBRARY GROSSMAN GALLERY: 501 E North Av, Lompoc • 805-588-3459 LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Rincon Expressions ~ Mar 3 • 12-4 Th-Su • 865 Linden Av • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org MARCIA BURTT GALLERY: Summer in Winter ~ Apr 7 • Featuring contemporary landscape paintings, prints & books • 517 Laguna St • 1-5 Th-Su • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com 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 MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S. Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com PALM LOFT GALLERY: This Must Be The Place, by residents of Palm Ave Lofts ~ Mar 24 • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carpinteria • By Appt • 805-6849700 • www.palmloft.com PATRICIA CLARKE STUDIO: 410 Palm Av, Carpinteria • By Appt • 805-4527739 • www. patriciaclarkestudio.com 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: Hearts That Love Beauty ~ Mar 12 • 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 RED BARN GALLERY (AT UCSB): By appt • king@theaterdance.ucsb • near bus circle middle of campus SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with disabilities programs, virtual exhibits • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org 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 COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP: A Crow Show, Pamela Zwehl-Burke & Friends ~ Feb 26 • 631 Garden St • 10-6 Fr & By Appt • www.sbcaw.org SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Seasonal Soirées: Santa Barbara’s Evening Couture 1880-1980 ~ Apr • 136 E De la Guerra • 12-5 We, Fri-Su; 12-7 Th • 805-966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org SANTA BARBARA MARITIME MUSEUM: Ice Bear, photographs by Ralph Clevenger ~ May 31; 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

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SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART: Janna Ireland, True Story Index, photographs ~ Jun 2; Important 19th & 20th Century Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection ~ Jun 9 • 1130 State St • 11-5 Tu-Su; 11-8 Th • 805-963-4364 • www.sbma.net

S B VA is a non-profit organization of active


Santa Barbara Visual Artists who meet together to produce, celebrate and exhibit original works of art


at local galleries and venues throughout the year. It is our intention to promote diverse art and artists

SBVA Featured Artists Exhibition at VOICE Gallery

SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Voyages of Discovery: Natural History Exploration ~ Mar 10; Images of Infinity ~ Apr 30 • 2559 Puesta del Sol • 10-5 We-Mo • www.sbnature.org

as well as to support other social and charitable endeavors in the Santa Barbara Community.

SANTA BARBARA SEA CENTER: Dive In: Our Changing Channel ~ Ongoing; Shark Cove & Intertidal Wonders ~ Ongoing • 211 Stearns Wharf • 10-5 Daily • 805-6824711 • www.sbnature.org SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Abstract Nine ~ Feb 28 • 2375 Foothill Rd • 10-6 Daily • 805-682-4722 • www.2ndfridaysart.com SLICE OF LIGHT GALLERY: Earth & Space Fine Art Photography by JK Lovelace, New Winter Collection • 9 W Figueroa St • Mo-Fr 10-5 • 805-354-5552 • www.sliceoflight.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 SULLIVAN GOSS: The Sublime: Where Words Fail ~ Feb 26; Whitney Brooks Abbott: Field Notes ~ Mar 25; The Winter Salon ~ Mar 25 • 11 E Anapamu St • 10-5:30 daily • 805-730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com SUSAN QUINLAN DOLL & TEDDY BEAR MUSEUM: 122 W Canon Perdido • 11-4 Fr-Sa; Su-Th by appt • 805-6874623 • www.quinlanmuseum.com SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Art of The Western Saddle • 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez • 12-4 Sa, Su • 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org



Lynn Altschul - Jan Baker

1st Thursday, February 1st, 5pm-8pm

Sophie Beccue - Eliesa Bollinger

3rd Friday, February 16th, 5pm-8pm

Wendy Brewer - Bonny Butler Denise Carey - Merith Cosden Duane Dammeyer - Martin Diaz

TAMSEN GALLERY: Work by Robert W. Firestone • 911.5 State St • 12-5 We-Su • 805-705-2208 • www.tamsengallery.com

Stan Evenson - Tricia Evenson Karen Frishman - Helena Hill Patricia Heller - Barbara Cronin Hershberg

UCSB LIBRARY: Cultura Cura: 50 Years of Self Help Graphics in East LA ~ Jun 21 • www.library.ucsb.edu

Myla Kato - Sarita King

VOICE GALLERY: SB Visual Artists ~ Mar 1 • 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

Skip Lau - Julianne Martin

E X H I B I T D AT E S February 1st - March 1st, 2024 GALLERY HOURS Mon-Fri 10am-5:30pm Sat-Sun 1pm-6pm Or by Appointment (805) 965-6448

Kerry Methner - Jami Joelle Nielsen Chris Provenzano - Mariko Tabar Soheyla Valleie - Rich Wilkie

Voice Gallery La Cumbre Plaza 121 S. Hope Avenue Suite H-124

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; Traditional Hopi Katsina Dolls ~ May 4 • 805-565-6162 • Mo-Fr 10-4; Sat 11-5 • www.westmont.edu/museum

ART EXHIBIT+RECEPTION-FINDING JOY IN OUR QUEER BODIES • Art showcase by members of the UCSB LGBTQ+ community • UCSB Multicultural Center Lounge • Free • https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 5:30pm Fr, 2/23.


The great classic vibrantly reimagined. by Robert Louis Stevenson Adapted by Bryony Lavery


MARCH 1-16, 2024 PREVIEWS FEB. 28 & 29 GARVIN THEATRE www.theatregroupsbcc.com 805.965.5935

Thank you to our season sponsor:

Art Events

Sunday LIVE CAPTIONING March 3 @ 2pm

SBMA ARTFUL AFFAIRS • Seasons of Change: Midwinter Night’s Dream • tickets online • SBMA, 1130 State St, 7-9 Sat 2/24. A MORNING WITH JANNA IRELAND Artist Janna Ireland discusses her MCASB exhibition • SB Museum of Art Mary Craig Auditorium • Free, RSVP: www.sbma.net • 11am Su, 2/25. OPENING RECEPTION • Janna Ireland: True Story Index • Photography exploring Black identity in American culture • Museum of Contemporary Art SB • Free • 12-4pm Su, 2/25.

WEAVING POSTERS FROM PAST TO PRESENT Drop-in art workshop • UCSB Library, 1st Floor, Ocean Side Fish Bowl • Free, details: http://tinyurl.com/5x68b63f • 11am-7pm Tu, 2/27. CRAFTERNOONS AGES 5+ • Every Thursday • Art From Scrap, 302 E Cota St • $8 • 3:30-5pm Th, 2/22 & 2/29. SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists & artisans • Free • 236 E Cabrillo Blvd • 10-5 Su. CARPINTERIA CREATIVE ARTS • Shop locally made pottery, beach art, cards, jewelry, and sewn articles • 8th St & Linden Av • Free • 2:30-6 Th.


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g n i J o d y n i ! F in Our Queer Bodies The MultiCultural Center’s Winter 2024 art exhibit was put together in collaboration with the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity. This exhibit is made of submissions from undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and community members that identify as LGBTQ+. Through this exhibit, we hope to challenge traditional ideologies surrounding body image while celebrating the authentic expression of queer individuals, empower and highlight the resilience and beauty inherent within queer bodies, and offer an exploration of body image within the LGBTQIA+ community. Co-sponsored by RCSGD.

Friday Feb 23rd

5:30-7:30pm • MCC Lounge @UCSBMCC

For more information or assistance in accommodating people of varying abilities contact the MultiCultural Center at 805.893.8411

REGISTER ON SHORELINE: https://cglink.me/2dD/r2258560

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JANET AFARY Mollā Nasreddin: The Making of a Modern Trickster, 1906-1911 (Edinburgh University Press: April 2022)

JANET AFARY Tuesday, February 27 | 4:00 pm McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

Mollā Nasreddin: The Making of a Join us for a dialogue between JANET AFARY (Religious Studies) 1906-1911 and DWIGHT REYNOLDS (Religious Studies) about Modern Trickster, Afary’s new book, Mollā Nasreddin. Refreshments will be served. (Edinburgh University Press: April 2022)

In Mollā Nasreddin, Janet Afary and co-author Kamran Afary tell27 the| story how the periodical Mollā Nasreddin used Tuesday, February 4:00ofpm Nasreddin, theHSSB Middle Eastern trickster figure, to disseminate a McCune Conference Room, 6020 consciously radical and social democratic discourse on religion, sexuality, andAFARY power amid the Iranian Constitutional Join us for a dialoguegender, between JANET (Religious Studies) and DWIGHT Revolution. REYNOLDS (Religious Studies) about Afary’s new book, Mollā Nasreddin. Refreshments will be served. Janet Afary is Professor of Religious Studies at UC Santa Barbara and the Kamran author ofAfary Sexual Politics in Modern In Mollā Nasreddin, Janet Afary and co-author FoucaultMollā and the Iranian used Revolution: Gender and the tell the story of how Iran the and periodical Nasreddin Seductions of Islamism. Nasreddin, the Middle Eastern trickster figure, to disseminate a consciously radical and social democratic discourse on religion, Cosponsored theIranian IHC’s Harry Girvetz Memorial Endowment gender, sexuality, and power amid by the Constitutional Revolution.

Janet Afary is Professor of Religious Studies at UC Santa Barbara and the author of Sexual Politics in Modern Iran and Foucault and the Iranian Revolution: Gender and the Seductions of Islamism. Cosponsored by the IHC’s Harry Girvetz Memorial Endowment www.ihc.ucsb.edu @ihcucsb


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