VOICE Magazine: March 10, 2023

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Cover image Courtesy of SB Symphony Photo courtesy of SBMM.org www.voicesb.com February 10, 2023 VOICE Magazine cover story see page 2, 10 In This Issue Calendar..19-21* Movies..........22 * Community News 7-10, 23 State Street Ballet review......................... 13 Glenn Miller Orchestra 14 Harlan Green: Economic Voice.................. 24 Community Market & Legals 24-25 John Palminteri’s Community Voice.............. 27 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice 28 Galleries & Art Venues...................33-35 * * Español y Inglés Orchid Show An exquisite display of orchids at Earl Warren 16 Photo by Arthur Pinkers Fiesta “Let’s Fiesta!” will be the theme for this year’s Old Spanish Days 15 Photo courtesy of Old Spanish Days New Business Discover delicious and authentic Mexican food at the newly opened Maiz Picante 17 Art Discover photographer Dan Merkel’s work at the SB Maritime Museum 28 Photo courtesy of Maiz Picante Eco Heroes Santa Barbara Permaculture Network has announced this year’s Eco Heroes 18 Courtesy photo Opera, family drama, and laughter abound in the Theatre Group at SBCC’s latest comedy! Review by Daisy Scott 12 Theatre Photo by Ben Crop John Williams: A Cinematic Celebration John Williams: A Cinematic Celebration Guest Conductor Rei Hotoda Sat, March 18, 7:30pm Sun, March 19, 3pm Presented in Partnership with The Granada Theatre www.TheSymphony.org

Santa Barbara Symphony Guest Conductor Rei Hotoda to present John Williams: A Symphonic Celebration

Program

Superman March

Excerpts: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Selections from Harry Potter: Hedwig’s Theme

Nimbus 2000

Harry’s Wondrous World

Theme from Schindler’s ListJessica Guideri, Violin

Adventures on Earth from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

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Raiders March

Main Theme from Jurassic Park

With Malice Toward None from Lincoln

Theme from JFK

Selections from Star Wars

Duel of the Fates from The Phantom Menace

Princess Leia Theme from Star Wars

Star Wars (Main Theme) from Star Wars

WAVING THE WAND TO CREATE A GENERATION OF MUSIC, John Williams has defined and redefined himself as a dynamic composer and musical worldbuilder. Bridging the realms of pop culture and classical music traditions, Williams made the galaxies of Star Wars, the velociraptors of Jurassic Park, and the jungles of Indiana Jones come alive for movie-goers everywhere.

“I think that maybe 200 years from now, John Williams will be regarded as one of the most important 21st-century American composers of our time,” said Rei Hotoda, Music Director of the Fresno Philharmonic, in an interview with VOICE. “His music is really the fabric of our society.”

Next weekend, the Santa Barbara Symphony will pay tribute to the incomparable composer’s legacy by performing John Williams: A Symphonic Celebration at the Granada Theatre at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 18th, and at 3pm on Sunday, March 19th.

Leading the charge of this cinematic concert will be Guest Conductor Rei Hotoda. Labeled an “inexhaustible dynamo,” for 18 years Hotoda has guest conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, among dozens of other orchestras nationwide. One element rests at the core of each of these experiences: trust.

“It’s kind of like a first date,” laughed Hotoda. “You’re kind of curious about each other, you get to know each other, and then you feel, are there commonalities? Are there differences, and how do we approach those differences in making music together? I find it to be an incredible creative process that I enjoy very much.”

Music has shaped the entire course of Hotoda’s life. Her mother taught her how to play the piano when she was three years old, launching a lifelong passion that inspired Hotoda to earn her doctorate degree in piano performance from the University of Southern California. When she tried her hand at conducting full orchestras, she knew she had found her true musical calling.

As a conductor, Hotoda’s mission is to amplify voices that have been historically excluded from the classical music field. Accordingly, she presents the works of as many living composers as possible, especially music composed by women and as people of color.

“I think it’s really about bringing us all together in a creative art form. It’s not like, ‘oh, here’s a woman composer,’ it’s more like, ‘oh, here’s an amazing composer, and she just happens to be a woman,” explained Hotoda.

She added that her efforts to highlight living and previously unrecognized composers not only benefit those individuals’ careers, but allow community members to feel a part of the process of broadening classical music’s scope.

“In Beethoven’s time, Beethoven was new at one point you know, so the people in the audience and the people who lived in that era needed to hear that music. I feel the same thing here in our time,” said Hotoda. “What better visible platform than as a conductor, as a music director, as a guest conductor to grow that music and celebrate that?”

For her Santa Barbara debut,

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For tickets ($35 to $175) visit www.TheSymphony.org

“I’m constantly curious, constantly inquisitive about the arts, and I felt that conducting was the next step for me as a musical artist,” shared Hotoda.

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WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS IN SANTA BARBARA will be celebrated on Thursday, March 16th at the largest luncheon and awards ceremony since the National Association of Women Business Owners launched the BRAVO awards nine years ago.

Titled “Dream Big, Power On,” this event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara/ Goleta from 11:30am to 2pm.

The BRAVO AWARDS were created to recognize local women leaders who have enriched Santa Barbara economically, politically, philanthropically, and socially. Award

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recipients have taken the initiative to make an impact, brought new ideas to their industries, and motivated, educated, and inspired others to become better.

Winners of this year’s awards include Marsha Bailey, founder and CEO Emerita of Women’s Economic Ventures, who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for her decades-long work to improve society through the economic empowerment of women.

Other winners are Pam Tanase, owner of Workzones, the first coworking club in downtown Santa Barbara, who

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will be honored as Woman Business Owner of the Year; Kate McHale Jensen, owner of shirt design company KMJ Designs and winner of the Entrepreneur to Watch award; Kathryn Martin, president and CEO of the Santa Barbara Symphony and founder of The Career (Life!) Breakthrough Academy, who is this year’s Philanthropic Champion; and Robin Elander, executive director of Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara, to be awarded Public Policy Leader of the Year.

Ana Guerrero, founder of FirstGen_Resilience, a bilingual coaching service for first-generation

college students, will receive the Education Advocate of the Year award; Certified Public Accountant

Annika Jensen will be recognized as NAWBO-SB Member of the Year; and Awan Haj, a senior at Dos Pueblos High School, is the Rising Star of the Year.

The Madame of Ceremony is Anne Pazier, owner of Santa Barbara Gift Baskets. Kathy Odell, CEO of Women's Economic Ventures, is keynote speaker.

Tickets for this event are no longer on sale. For more information about the 2023 BRAVO Awards, visit www.nawbo-sb.com/upcoming-events/2023-bravo-awards

Drag Queen Storytime Proceeds Without Major Incident

Submissions are now open for VOICE Gallery’s April 2023 exhibition: Earth Dance

To participate: email up to three entries to artcall@voicesb.art by March 27th.

Include: Image, artist, title, material, dimensions, price Entry fee for accepted admissions: $40 1st piece; $35 2nd, & $30 3rd piece. All pieces must be wired or pedestal ready. Sales: 70% to artist / 30% to gallery.

Art Drop Off: Accepted art must be dropped off between 10am and 2pm April 2nd.

Exhibition Dates: April 3rd to 30th, 2023

Reception: 1st Thursday reception will take place April 6th from 5 to 8pm.

Juried and curated by Kerry Methner, PhD

DESPITE THE PROMISE OF CONTINUED ACTION, the drag queen storytime event hosted at The Crafter’s Library on Saturday, March 4th proceeded without a large presence from the local right-wing community. Hosted by drag performer, Miss Angel, Storytime is an hour-long event where children are exposed to positive queer, gender, and racial-inclusive literature. The local GOP chapter had previously organized a demonstration where they claimed that people should protest the event to their children’s innocence and to keep drag queens away from children.

The streets were not entirely clear of dissenters, however. Two men stood across the street from the event, recording the 15 to 20 counter-protestors surrounding The Crafter’s Library in defense of Miss Angel. Though they did not engage with the counter-protestors, they did pass out violently anti-semitic and homophobic propaganda while waving a flag that read “Smash Cultural Marxism.” At the end of the event, the two left while performing Nazi salutes.

Even though the gestures sent waves of shock, spirits remained high for counterprotestors. While walking out at the end of the event, Miss Angel thanked the crowd for their support and said, “I felt very safe and protected.”

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Grab Lunch and Learn About Hillside

FOR 78 YEARS NOW, Hillside has served individuals with a range of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Hillside’s Lunch-and-Learn program returns on Wednesday, March 15th, and will continue each month at 12pm on the third Wednesday of the month at Hillside, located at 1235 Veronica Springs Road, Santa Barbara. Upcoming dates are April 19th, May 17th, and June 21st.

Lunch-and-Learn is a one-hour, program hosted this month by Norris Goss, a long-time board member and supporter of Hillside. Guests will watch a video overview of the residential community, hear remarks from Hillside president and CEO Michael S. Rassler, and tour the main building and grounds—attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Advance registration is required for this program, which includes a complimentary lunch prepared by Martin Jimenez, Director of Dietary at Hillside, aka Hillside’s very own Master Chef.

To RSVP, please contact Elizabeth Arendt, Hillside’s Development Assistant, at earendt@ hillsidesb.org or 805-687-0788 x109.

Please save the date for Hillside’s 19th Annual Sunset Soirée By-the-Sea, set for Saturday, June 3, 2023, 5-8:30 pm, Cabrillo Pavilion, 1118 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara. Proceeds benefit Hillside and the residents. Visit www.hillsidesb.org for more information.

Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors Welcomes Tessa Kaganoff

THE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION OF SANTA BARBARA HAS WELCOMED TESSA KAGANOFF, a former policy analyst and prospect researcher, to their Board of Directors. A Goleta native, Kaganoff received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Vassar College, a master’s in public policy from Duke University, and an MBA from UCLA. Her career began as a policy analyst for the RAND Corporation, and following a twoyear tenure as a program officer with a children’s advocacy organization, she joined the fundraising staff at UCLA. Her community service efforts include volunteer work and board service on behalf of Upward Bound House in Santa Monica, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, and Congregation B’nai B’rith, among others. www.sbscholarship.org

New Coworking Space for Nonprofits

NONPROFITS IN SANTA BARBARA THAT HAVE BEEN FACING STRUGGLES IN MANAGING PHYSICAL SPACES can find relief now that CoLab will be opening on March 17th. CoLab, a coworking space designed for nonprofits, with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6pm. CLAY is managed by Jamie Dufek. CoLab will launch with four nonprofit tenants in place: the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation, the Common Table Foundation, the Children’s Creative Project and the Arts Fund. They are currently seeking two to three more nonprofit tenants to share the space for the next year.

“I’ve seen the nonprofits of Santa Barbara go through a lot of challenges in the last few years,” commented Jamie Dufek. “Fires, debris flow, COVID-19, and other challenges have put a lot of pressure on our nonprofit organizations. Additionally, rising rents have meant several organizations have given up their physical spaces, which leaves leadership and staff to find their own places to work.”

In addition to dedicated workstations for tenants, CoLab also offers key access to come and go as needed, a private bathroom, free parking at La Cumbre, access to two different meeting areas, a boardroom, and the ability to use the entire space for events.

“In addition to tenants, we’re also seeking corporate sponsors,” Dufek noted. “A single donation to help operate CoLab will simultaneously impact six different nonprofits in Santa Barbara, expanding an organization’s giveback portfolio significantly.”

Interested nonprofit tenants as well as potential sponsors can contact Jamie Dufek at jamie@claybyjamiedufek.com for more information.

SBPL and SBMA Invite Kids to Start With Art

EVEN AN ARTIST LIKE MICHAELANGELO STARTED LIFE AS A CHILD, and there is no time like childhood to begin developing a sense of artistic expression. Luckily for parents, a new partnership between the Santa Barbara Public Library and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art aims to foster artistic development and self-expression for local children in a free monthly art experience on State Street.

“The opportunity to work together on the Start with Art program was something that came about because both the library and the museum are very focused on doing outreach to preschool audiences currently,” shared Youth Services Librarian, Holly Broman.

Starting at 2pm on March 17th, Jason Summers of the SBMA will lead preschoolers and kindergarteners in a found-object weaving sculpture project inspired by Joan Tanner, an artist whose work is currently being exhibited at SBMA. Art supplies will be provided for children, and they will be encouraged to take home their art pieces.

“We think this is a fun way to introduce your child to art,” said Broman. “It's convenient to grab lunch on State Street with your preschooler and then join us out on the State Street promenade in front of SBMA. You can drop in any time between 2pm and 3pm, but 2pm or 2:30pm are the best times to get the most out of the lesson. Participating in creativity and art is important!”

Community members will be able to check out books, and older children can participate in the monthly maker challenge at the Library on the Go Van, which will join the event between Anamapmu St. and Figueroa St. Visit www.sbplibrary.org and www.sbma.net for more information.

City of Goleta Plants Two Trees for New Arbor Week

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COUNCIL OFFICIALLY PROCLAIMED MARCH 7TH TO 14TH, AS CITY OF GOLETA ARBOR WEEK. Two trees were planted at Stow Grove Park to commemorate the special week. Mayor Paula Perotte, Parks and Open Space Manager George Thomson, Public Tree Advisory Commission Chair Jessie Altstatt, Parks and Recreation Commission Chair Deborah Williams and Public Works Maintenance Supervisor Jorge Flores had the honor of planting the trees together.

Mayor Paula Perotte said, “Trees are not only good for the environment, but they also beautify our community and bring joy and spiritual renewal. All residents are urged to celebrate City of Goleta Arbor Week by planting and maintaining trees to promote the well-being of Goleta for years to come.”

The world’s largest California sycamore and North America’s largest willow can be found in Goleta. There are 14,000 publicly owned trees managed by the City of Goleta.

Visit https://tinyurl.com/4sn2c3s2 to view the City of Goleta’s proclamation.

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Silo118 Gallery to Host Book Signing and Celebration of The Art of Symeon Shimin

AJOYFUL REFLECTION OF THE LIFE AND WORK OF ARTIST SYMEON SHIMIN will be the focus of a special book signing and celebration hosted by Silo118 Gallery next weekend. Titled The Art of Symeon Shimin, this comprehensive book highlights the achievements of Shimin as an award-winning illustrator and champion of justice. The book signing will feature curator/editor Tonia Shimin and guest contributors Charles Donelan and Josef Woodard, and take place from 2:304pm on Saturday, March 18th, at VOICE Gallery in La Cumbre Plaza.

A Russian born Jewish artist, Shimin illustrated 57 children’s books in addition to being the leading artist for numerous Hollywood films, including the original poster for Gone With The Wind. He was also commissioned in 1936-1940 to paint the mural Contemporary Justice and the Child for the Department of Justice Building in Washington, DC.

The Art of Symeon Shimin offers the first complete collection of Shimin’s works, featuring over 100 plates and archival photographs, as well as an autobiography. It has won the 2020 NYC Big Book Award in Arts and Entertainment, the 2021 Book Excellence Award for Art Winner, the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award from National Association of Book Entrepreneurs, and the 2021 Eric Hoffer Honorary Mention Award for Art. To learn more visit www.symeonshimin.com

Christian McGrath Joins SBMA Trustees

CHRISTIAN MCGRATH has joined the Board of Trustees for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Now retired, McGrath previously worked as General Counsel and Managing Director of GTCR, a Chicago-based private equity firm. His past experiences also include managing legal affairs for domestic and European business units of Sara Lee Corporation, and working with Latham & Watkins. In addition to SBMA, he is a trustee of Choate Rosemary Hall, and has served on the boards of Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago Zoological Association, and Chicago Children’s Museum. He earned his B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School. www.sbma.net

Faitell Attractions Expands to Larger Downtown Location

AFTER A SUCCESSFUL TWO AND A HALF YEARS, Faitell Attractions, downtown Santa Barbara’s popular interior design and curated consignment center, has relocated and rebranded itself as Faitell Attractions - The Collective. The store’s new location at 127 West Canon Perdido has a showroom of 4,000 square feet, filled with colorful home decor and furniture across styles.

Local Elementary Schools Organize Lunchtime Sports League for Students

ABOUT 60 SANTA BARBARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS gathered for an afternoon of fun on February 13th as the first local lunchtime student soccer league met. Organized by the teachers and staff of Monroe Elementary, Cleveland Elementary, Harding University Partnership School, and Adelante Charter school, the event brought together 6th grade students to play, exercise, and connect in the sunshine.

“We wanted to bring these students together for a day of fun and to get to know each other before beginning junior high,” said Cleveland Principal Gabriel Sandoval.

The idea was inspired by Monroe Principal Brian Naughton, who wanted to build community and teach sportsmanship through soccer. Students from each of the four schools were divided into teams with each other to learn how to work together and promote camaraderie. Future meetings and other sport events are in the works.

“My hope is we’ll be able to do this again and bring back the positive vibes to school,” said Martin Cook, Assistant Principal at Harding. www.sbunified.org

Dos Pueblos High School Student Creates New Campus Maps for Eagle Scout Project

DETERMINED TO SERVE HIS CAMPUS COMMUNITY, Dos Pueblos High School student William Shen has created new campus maps as a part of his Eagle Scout project. Shen grew inspired to design new maps when he observed discrepancies between the school’s posted maps and the campus layout, including the removal of old buildings and new construction. Over the summer of 2022, Shen, joined by Gabriel Casselman and Alison Togami, cross-referenced overhead images from Google Maps to create a new map.

Shen also considered how first responders may use the campus maps by ensuring the maps had all of the doors properly identified. The map’s evacuation zones were also color-coded to be colorblind-friendly. School leaders and a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputy approved the design, and the maps have since been mounted across the DPHS campus. Currently, Shen is waiting to schedule his Eagle Scout Board of Review.

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Faitell Attractions - The Collective is run by awardwinning East Coast designer Lisa Faitell, who is also the creator of the design firm Faitell Interiors and Homme Interior. She is also a graduate of the New York School of Interior Design. Her new collective’s members include artist Clark James, a collector of Mid Century and “everything cool and interesting,”; Lynell Dobowy, a collector of vintage jewelry in “Hollywood” styles; vintage Mid Century modern art collector Trevor Alleman; vintage fashion stylist Nina Quiros; and Taxo and Native American jewelry collector Cynthia Keefover. www.faitellattractions.com

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The Symphony: John Williams

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however, Hotoda will share the music of a composer familiar to anyone who has watched major pop culture films in the past 45 years. The recipient of 52 Oscar nominations and five Academy Awards, Williams has demonstrated an unrivaled understanding of how to marry visuals and viewers’ emotions through music. His catalog, spanning the scores of Harry Potter, Home Alone, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Schindler’s List, Jaws, and much more, is instantly recognizable to individuals of all ages.

The Santa Barbara Symphony’s program will celebrate this very aspect, showcasing Williams’ impressive range in scoring dramas, comedies, and epic sagas throughout the decades.

“I feel that this concert is something where an eleven-year-old can get so excited as well as a 90-year-old because his legacy has been so many decades of his music being in the popular culture,” said Hotoda. “His music is for all, and what better way to celebrate an incredible composer than through all of these pieces that have been iconic and in

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films that we’ve seen over decades?”

She added that Williams’ Imperial March, composed for Star Wars’ formidable Darth Vader, remains her personal favorite. Her daughter, who plays the violin, also considers the menacing melody her favorite work to practice.

Next weekend’s program will be made all the more engaging with the talents of numerous Santa Barbara Symphony musicians who have played regularly with Williams himself and appear on his original film scores.

These musicians include Concertmaster Jessica Guideri, Principal Viola Erik Rynearson, Principal Cello Trevor Handy, Principal Oboe Lara Wickes, Principal Clarinet Don Foster, Principal Horn Teag Reaves, and Principal Trumpet Jon Lewis.

“I think having a connection to a composer like that, it just gives the performance that much more depth and more connection,” said Hotoda.

Ultimately, Hotoda wants all community members to enjoy a concert experience that will inspire and unite them through memories and music.

“I just hope that people come away just totally empowered and fired up and loving the Santa Barbara Symphony,” she said. For tickets visit ($35-175) www.thesymphony.org

SB County Appoints Kirk Lagerquist as General Services Director

KIRK LAGERQUIST has been approved to serve as the county’s General Services Director by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. Lagerquist assumes this role after the retirement of Janette Pell, who worked as General Services Director for the past six years. Previously, Lagerquist served with the United States Navy Civil Engineer Corps for 27 years, serving as the military equivalent of a Public Works Director at both large and small Navy installations. This included working at the Naval Station of Pearl Harbor, where he led 41 military and 575 civilians in the execution of facilities maintenance, repair, and construction for the Navy’s second-largest installation encompassing 3,100+ facilities. He has been stationed three times in Ventura County, spending the past three years working as the second in command for Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. Lagerquist earned his master of science in civil engineering from the University of Colorado and a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Norwich University. www.countyofsb.org

KAREN JENKINS celebrated her 84th birthday with Si Jenkins and her son Josiah and with Rancheros Pobres during their Super Bowl Party at Harry’s. Karen has ridden horses all her life from before she was a teenager. She grew up in Ojai and has lived in Santa Barbara since marrying Si Jenkins of Jedlicka’s Saddlery in 1961. Rancheros Pobres is a riding organization that started in the 1950’s. The people involved all enjoy horses and camaraderie that comes along with it. Pobres holds several organized rides a year plus other social events.

Organic Soup Kitchen Awarded GuideStar’s 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency

PLACING IT IN THE TOP 0.1 PERCENT OF CHARITIES NATIONWIDE to earn Guidestar’s highest level of recognition, Organic Soup Kitchen has earned the 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar. A leading source of information on nonprofit organizations, the Platinum Seal indicates the highest achievement an organization can attain in regards to full transparency with goals, strategies, capabilities, achievements, and metrics that show progress and impact.

“We are honored to achieve the Platinum Seal of Transparency on GuideStar,” said Andrea Slaby, Chief Operating Officer at Organic Soup Kitchen. “We know that our donors have a choice when contributing and often turn to GuideStar to understand an organization’s metrics and progress. We are proud to provide 100 percent transparency into our operation and impact.”

Jessica Tade Named SB Maritime Museum Deputy Director

JESSICA TADE has been appointed to serve as the Deputy Director of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. In this role, she will oversee operations, marketing, and more, all while working closely with SBMM Executive Director Greg Gorga. A strong advocate for the arts and community access, Tade previously worked as the Santa Barbara Foundation’s director of communications and marketing, Santa Barbara City College Foundation’s director of marketing and communications, and as executive director of Casa del Herrero, a historic house museum and National Landmark in Montecito. Tade has also worked in a volunteer capacity on the Santa Ynez Valley Foundation’s Board of Directors, and as a commissioner for the Historic Landmarks Advisory Commission and the Human Services Commission of SB County. Tade earned her PhD in art history from UCSB. www.sbmm.org

B.J. Ward Elected Coastal Housing Partnership Board President

Organic Soup Kitchen has served over one million bowls of SoupMeals since 2009, and practices advocacy and education programs across Santa Barbara County. Each of its meals are nutrient dense and organic, and go to cancer patients, chronically ill, and low income individuals in need.

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B.J. WARD has been elected to serve as the Coastal Housing Partnership’s Board of Directors President. Currently, Ward works as the broker and owner of Comfort Real Estate, a local real estate brokerage made up of 40 real estate agents. He is also the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and the Strategic Thinking Forum for the National Association of REALTORS. Ward is excited to work with the Board’s continuing members as well as its new members, which include: Salena Bracamontes, State Farm Insurance; Jennifer Felten, RELAW APC; Linda Hall, Guild Mortgage; Michelle Romero, Brown & Brown Insurance. Continuing members include: Vice President, Catherine Macaulay, H&B; Chief Financial Officer, Brian Johnson, The Management Trust; Secretary, Janet Eastman, The Towbes Group; Board Governance Chair, Diana Lovan, Cottage Health; Lori Murray, American Rivera Bank; Yvonne Torres, County of Santa Barbara; and Amber Eaton, Deckers. www.coastalhousing.org

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Viernes, 17 de Marzo | Friday, Mar 17 | 7 PM | Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd, Goleta

Sabado, 18 de Marzo | Saturday, Mar 18 | 7 PM | Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo St, Guadalupe

Domingo, 19 de Marzo | Sunday, Mar 19 | 7 PM | Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E Cota St

Las puertas se abrirán a las 6:30 pm. Habrá recepción después del espectáculo. Doors open 6:30 pm. Reception follows the performance.

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

Musical Mishaps Abound in A Comedy of Tenors

WITH A CAST OF LARGER-THAN-LIFE CHARACTERS driven into a hilarious frenzy by increasingly ridiculous miscommunications and misidentifications, A Comedy of Tenors is as sharp as it is sultry. Through March 18th, community members can enjoy this homage to 1930s screwball comedies as told by the local master of madcap comedies: The Theatre Group at Santa Barbara City College.

The 2022-2023 season has proven The Theatre Group at SBCC’s devotion and talent for filling Garvin Theatre with laughter. Under the guidance of Director Katie Laris, its successful lineup has consisted of only comedies, including Something Rotten!, The Play That Goes Wrong, The Importance of Being Earnest, and now, A Comedy of Tenors

Set inside a 1930s Paris hotel suite on the night of the city’s biggest opera concert in history, A Comedy of Tenors offers a fast-paced tale laced with risqué innuendo. As Italian opera singer Tito Merelli (Justin Davanzo) and his wife, Maria (Felicia Hall), burst into the hotel suite, it becomes clear that Tito is growing insecure as an aging opera singer and a father. His principal fears include the love life of his daughter, Mimi (Grace Wilson), and being upstaged by his rival opera singer, Carlo (Luke Hamilton). As Tito and Maria exit, viewers realize that both of Tito’s fears have met, as Mimi and Carlo emerge — partially dressed — from a pile of blankets on the couch.

As the young lovers hurriedly dress, Maria returns. They beg for her help, and she rushes to keep Tito out of the room. However, Tito sneaks back inside, witnessing Maria suggestively fix Carlo’s jammed pants zipper. Distraught over his wife’s assumed affair, Tito threatens and mopes, leaving his manager Saunders (Sean O’Shea), and the concert’s other singer, Max (Isaac Lewis) to pick up the pieces of the quickly crumbling show.

The cast’s chemistry, comic timing, and empathy radiated onstage, drawing viewers into the characters’ chaotic personal lives. As Tito, Davanzo delivered a stand-out performance, pairing the bravado of an established opera star with the anxieties of an aging star, husband, and father. He especially showcased his comedy skills in the second act, boasting a humorous Italian accent while seamlessly alternating between portraying Tito and Beppo, a hotel bellhop who is Tito’s doppelganger.

In the role of Tito’s wife, Hall shone as a compassionate, sexy, and strong woman and mother who knows her worth. Her delivery of even the briefest of lines breathed new life into playwright Ken Ludwig’s tight dialogue. Hamilton and Wilson, who are both establishing themselves as Theatre Group rising stars, also lent high energy and hilarity, while Lewis provided an element of sincerity that emphasized the play’s familial themes. Tiffany Story, a regular to the Garvin Theatre stage, also made a vivacious appearance as Racón, Tito’s former lover.

Viewers are left with a surprisingly touching conclusion that celebrates family and love, making A Comedy of Tenors a lighthearted and thoroughly entertaining theater experience. For tickets ($17-26) visit www.theatregroupsbcc.com

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Charles Lloyd 85th Birthday Celebration

NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd felt that the world needed more tenderness and invited pianist Jason Moran, bassist Larry Grenadier, and drummer Brian Blade to join him in making an offering to humanity. This super group of musical genius will have its World Premiere at the Lobero during the celebration of its 150th anniversary which, serendipitously, coincides with Charles’ 85th birthday!

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Mesmerizes

ENCHANTED FORESTS, SECRETIVE CARD GAMES, AND RAINSTORMS rose and fell before a dazzled audience when the State Street Ballet performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Granada Theatre on March 4th. Preceded by a dynamic showcase of modern works, the evening served as a testament to the local dance company’s range and unbridled passion for playing within the limits of ballet.

One look at the range of audience members’ ages revealed the State Street Ballet’s broad appeal. Parents ushered young girls in party dresses to their seats, while college students who received university discounts sat beside established regular ballet attendees. Gentle rainstorm sounds pattered the Granada stage as the

curtain rose on the evening’s opening performances, beginning with the sensual Tango Rain. Choreographed by William Soleau for the State Street Ballet’s 20th anniversary, dancers with umbrellas delicately moved to composer Astor Piazzolla’s romantic Argentinian music, acting out vignettes exploring the nature of romantic relationships and love triangles.

A jolt of energy rippled through the audience as dancers Nerea Barrondo and Kaito Yamamoto leaped onstage for a whirlwind work titled Spring Waters. Dressed in Ancient Grecian garb, the duo performed a set of classical ballet moves that reinforced Rachmaninoff’s music and provided a strong contrast to the quieter, intimate tango.

Fold, the final opening work, continued displaying the company’s ability to span classical and contemporary dance styles. Using desk chairs as props, ten dancers whirled around the stage to evoke the atmosphere of an underground poker game. In an especially creative moment, the group provided a birds-eye view, hoisting a card table on its side for a dancer laying on the stage to “deal” with his feet. As the music of Hans Zimmer crescendoed, the dancers threw playing cards into the air, securing the performance as a visually compelling work.

After intermission, State Street Ballet immediately set to work with an abridged, classically-inspired interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Choreographed by Gustafson, the ballet captured all of the joy, nostalgia, and wonder of Shakespeare’s timeless fairy tale.

Swift fairies filled the stage as Mendelssohn’s moving score guided dancers as they fell in and out of love at the hands of the mischievous Puck (Kaito Yamamoto). Viewers applauded Yamamoto’s exuberance and acrobatic skill as he pirouetted and fell into splits across the stage. The King and Queen of the fairies, Oberon (Harold Mendez) and Titania (Nerea Barrondo), also distinguished themselves through numerous solo and pas de deux pieces that revealed

In order for the City to receive annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), an Annual Action Plan (AAP) must be submitted. The AAP specifies the activities that will be undertaken to meet the City’s 5-year Consolidated Plan goals to address housing and community development needs using CDBG and HOME funds. The AAP is scheduled to be submitted to HUD by May 17, 2023, and is subject to review and approval by HUD.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Santa Barbara’s Draft Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2023 will be available for a 30-day public review period starting on March 22, 2023. The purpose of the review period is to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the planned expenditures of approximately $1.7 million in CDBG and HOME funds for HUD-eligible activities such as housing, public services, capital improvement projects, economic development, and administration and planning. Written comments can be sent to ldrewes@santabarbaraca.gov and must be received by April 28, 2023.

The City of Santa Barbara will also hold a Public Hearing on the 2023 Draft Annual Action Plan. The public hearing will be held during the March 21, 2023 City Council meeting starting at 2 p.m. The City of Santa Barbara strongly encourages and welcomes public participation during this time. Please see the front page of the council meeting agenda packet for instructions on how to participate.

The Council Meeting Agenda, Draft AAP will be available at www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov The Council meeting will also be broadcast live on City TV Channel 18 and streamed live at https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/cityhall/council/meetings/videos.asp

For additional information, contact Community Development staff by e-mail at ldrewes@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

that while their characters were powerful in their own right, they worked better together as one.

The ethereal nature of these magical characters merged well with the antics of the mortal dancers, including Helena (Marika Kobayashi) as she chased after her beloved Demetrius (Ryan Lenkey), Hermia (Deise Mendonça) and Lysander’s (Hernan Montenegro) flight, and Bottom’s (Sergei Domrachev) hilarious transformation.

As glittering confetti fell upon the ensemble, guests applauded the State Street Ballet and its capacity to translate the magic of the theater and classical music into beautiful dances.

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The Glenn Miller Orchestra Will Be Swinging Though Santa Barbara

YES! They still Got that Swing! The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will be bringing their unique big band jazz sound to the Marjorie Luke Theatre on March 20th at 7pm.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra, under the direction of Erik Stabnau, remains the most popular and sought-after big band in the world today. Having been awarded the first Gold Record ever to be presented by the recording industry in 1941 and garnering a record number of #1 and top ten hits, The Glenn Miller Orchestra’s unique jazz sound has stood the test of time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the globe.

Friday, March 17th • 5 to 8pm La Cumbre Plaza

• Visit six Art Galleries / Spaces

• LCCCA’s Elevate Gallery

• LCCCA’s Illuminations Gallery

• LCCCA’s Fine Line Gallery

• Arts Fund Gallery

• Inclusive Arts Clubhouse

• VOICE Gallery

• A visit by the Santa Barbara Public Library on the Go outreach van, which will be giving away books.

Erik Stabnau, Music Director

Glenn Miller was an American big band musician, composer, and bandleader during the swing era of jazz. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943. Miller’s recordings, to be performed by the current band, include In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Chattanooga Choo Choo, A String of Pearls, and may more. While he was traveling to entertain U.S. troops in France during World War II, Glenn Miller’s aircraft disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel. He was born March 1st, 1904 and went missing in action December 15th, 1944.

In its current incarnation, Erik Stabnau, the orchestra’s music director, vocalist, and tenor saxophone soloist, creates an atmosphere of richness and nostalgia as the band remains devoted to the Miller sound. Along with vocalist Jenny Swoish and the vocal group The Moonlight Serenaders the evening should shake the rafters with glittering big band bravura. Enjoy the hits and the magic!

For tickets ($36.39 - $64.08 ) visit www.Eventbrite.com

Reach the box office for information on group sales, wheelchair, and wheelchair companion seats, at 321-441-9135, ext 2. For more visit www.glennmillerorchestra.com

• Grace Fisher Foundation’s first 3rd Friday with their Inclusive Arts Clubhouse

• Grand Opening Celebration in CoLab, Santa Barbara’s new coworking space for nonprofit organizations.

• Complimentary guided tours through the Museum of Sensory and Movement Experiences (MSME).

• Live music

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Let’s Fiesta!

Old Spanish Days Announces Theme, Parade Route

FLAMENCO DANCERS, LOS NIÑOS DE LAS FLORES, AND THE CRACKING OF CASCARONES

will once again sweep Cabrillo Boulevard with cheers and confetti when Old Spanish Days returns with the theme “Let’s Fiesta!” Scheduled to take place August 2nd through the 6th, the 2023 Fiesta theme and several changes were announced by OSD and City of Santa Barbara officials on March 6th.

INTRODUCING

“Fiesta is more than just a party. It’s about community, it’s about friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors. It brings this town together. It’s been doing it since the very first year in 1924,” said OSD Presidente David Bolton. “And this year, it’s time for all of us, once again...it’s time to ‘Let’s Fiesta!’”

This August will mark the 99th year Santa Barbara has celebrated Fiesta, and the second year of a full return of festivities. The most major change to emerge from the pandemic is the moving of El Desfile Histórico to Cabrillo Boulevard amidst the creation of the State Street Promenade.

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Adding to the changes, this year’s parade route will be longer, beginning at Castillo Street and stretching all the way to Milpas Street. According to Bolton, the longer route will provide the parade improved turnaround space and will feature an increased number of entries.

OSD Pageantry Division Chief Tony Miller shared with VOICE that OSD will again work with the city to offer parade-goers transportation assistance and limit congestion in the area. Last year, the city offered shuttle transportation from the downtown area to the parade route.

“We’re looking forward to bringing it back to the original route that Gaspar de Portola traveled on. We’re trying to build out some of the history and the story of that route, ” said Miller. “We’re really trying to take advantage of that historical aspect of Fiesta.”

The historical element will be heightened by a visit from a full-sized replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s ship, the San Salvador, to the Santa Barbara Harbor. The ship’s visit from the Maritime Museum of San Diego was arranged through a collaboration with the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

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INAUGURAL EXHIBITION

CURATED BY ANDI CAMPOGNONE Director, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA

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Joan Rosenberg-Dent, Pamela Hill Enticknap, Nancy Gifford, Ruth Ellen Hoag, Cynthia James, Dorothy Churchill-Johnson, RT Livingston, Cynthia Martin, Kerrie Smith, Marlene Struss, Susan Tibbles, and Veronica Walmsley

Opening First Thursday, February 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Reception with the Artists: Friday, February 10, from 5 to 8 p.m.

March is Women’s History Month – commemorating and encouraging the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

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Another major 2023 Fiesta change will be a carnival, full mercado, and beer garden set up at the Santa Barbara City College parking lot adjacent to its La Playa Stadium. While most locals are familiar with its MacKenzie Park location, the carnival’s original location prior to 1979 was by SBCC and the beach. Mercado de la Playa will return to its beachside origins and be open Thursday through Sunday of Fiesta.

All other traditional Fiesta events, including Mercado De La Guerra, Fiesta Pequeña, Noches de Ronda, the rodeo, Dignatarios at the Santa Barbara Zoo, La Recepción del Presidente, and dance performances across town will also return.

“The beach here is beautiful, it’s definitely an iconic part of our town, and it’s great that so much of Fiesta will be there, but it will also be here in town,” explained Bolton. “Downtown here at Mercado De La Guerra, at the Old Mission, at Noches de Ronda, the rodeo at Earl Warren, we really cover it all.”

As anticipation builds for the 99th Old Spanish Days, community members will have the opportunity to participate in numerous upcoming pre-Fiesta events, beginning with the Spirit & Jr. Spirit of Fiesta Auditions at the Lobero Theatre on April 15th.

To learn more about Old Spanish Days and upcoming events, visit www.sbfiesta.org

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The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show Blooms Once More

ORCHID LOVERS CAN REJOICE at the return of the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show. After its abrupt cancellation in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2023 show takes place on March 10th to 12th from 9am to 5pm at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. Celebrating 75 years of shows, this year’s is named, “Orchids - The Adventure Returns.” Visitors may once again immerse themselves in thousands of beautifully arranged and displayed flowers at one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious orchid shows in the United States.

“Santa Barbara County has such a rich history with orchids, and it’s such an honor to celebrate 75 years of this show,” stated Lauris Rose, President of the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show. “It’s an exuberant event to celebrate the beauty of this flower and the growers that are so devoted to bringing it into our lives.”

The list of vendors includes local and domestic growers from across California and the U.S. but also features international growers from countries like Ecuador, Germany, Thailand, and Peru. These presences speak to the acclaim and esteem that the SB International Orchid Show holds with the international community.

A comprehensive workshop and demonstration schedule will provide visitors with a rich and unique orchid experience, such as learning how to repot an orchid, creating floral arrangements and corsages, and asking Bruce Kidd, The Orchid Doctor, questions about growing orchids. Attendees can visit exhibits featuring orchid art, photography, and floral arrangements.

“We attract 8 to 10,000 people, so we had no choice but to cancel a show that was totally installed in 2020,’ stated Rose. “Vendors from all over the world, and locals fully

invested in setting up huge sales stalls and exhibits had no choice but to remove everything in one day. We just had to keep praying that COVID would subside and we could prevail.”

Community members interested in supporting the SB International Orchid Show should purchase tickets to view the show and enjoy the beauty of the orchids around them, or sign up to volunteer for the event and have fun directing people around areas of the show. For tickets ($20-30) and volunteer sign-ups, visit www.sborchidshow.com

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SILO118 & BG GALLERY TEAM UP FOR A CURATORIAL COLLABORATION bringing you Spring Magic Silo118’s premier satellite show at Voice Gallery March 1st - 31st @
La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S. Hope Ave, H-124 Gallery Hours: Mon-Thur 10-5:30, Sat & Sun 1 to 5 La Cumbre Plaza 3rd Friday Reception March 17th, 5 to 8
The complete list of exhibitors: Aerom, Allois, Enrique Avilez, Jessica Darke, Gregory Hordenski, R.T. Livingston, Salvatore Matteo, Matt Mazza, Jim McAninch, Hung Viet Nguyen, Ryan Schude, Lana Schmulevich, Larry Vigon, and Robin Walker Pieta by Salvatore Matteo Photo by Arthur Pinkers Photo by Ramon de los Santos Photo by Heidi Kirkpatrick

Maíz Picante

Santa Barbara’s Newest

SERVING UP MOUTHWATERING PASTOR AND BIRRIA TACOS seasoned with homemade adobo seasoning, Maíz Picante is making a name for itself as Santa Barbara’s newest taquería. Recently opened on upper De La Vina, this intimate streetside location offers an authentic sampling of Mexican street food packed with flavor. Add refreshing aguas frescas, micheladas, and a fruta picada dessert, and Maíz Picante is an inviting spot to grab a quick, tasty lunch or dinner.

“We just want to make people happy and we want to make it affordable for them,” said Monika Draggoo, who co-owns the restaurant with David Back.

Dragoo and Back, who both hold backgrounds in real estate, arrived to the restaurant business through their experiences traveling Guadalajara, Mexico. In exploring the region’s taquerías and bold flavors, they grew inspired to bring a similar dining experience to Santa Barbara. In 2017, they embarked on their first restaurant endeavor by partnering with Los Agaves owner Carlos Luna to open Santo Mezcal on lower State Street.

Now, ten years after their initial vision, Dragoo and Back have opened Maíz Picante with chefs/managers Manuel Sanchez and Francisco Cavazos at the helm. Sanchez, who graduated from Santa Barbara City College’s culinary arts program, has worked as a chef at Los Agaves and helped form the menu of Flor de Maíz.

Cavazos, who is from Guadalajara, has worked in kitchens for 17 years, including six years working in Santa Barbara restaurants such as Santo Mezcal and Flor de Maíz. He shared that the name Maíz Picante came to him in a dream while he was working to create the restaurant’s menu.

“It’s the two ingredients that come with a taco: corn is the tortilla, and the spicy is the salsa,” voiced Sanchez.

Greeting customers with a simple, white-tiled interior, Maíz Picante lives up to its title as an authentic taquería. Its menu, curated by Sanchez and Cavazos, uses a combination of ingredients sourced directly from Mexico and local vendors to lend strong spices and flavor to their tacos, which range from $4 to $4.50 each.

“You go to a place and, depending on the budget, your expectations are high or low,” shared Back. “So coming to a place like this, it’s a taquería, so your expectations may be low, but at this place I get a lot of people calling me and they’re saying, ‘Wow, we were not expecting that!’”

Tacos make up the bulk of Maíz Picante’s menu, with each tortilla served packed with beef or pork, with options including cabeza, lengua, pastor, carnitas, chorizo, and more. There are also a number of vegan dishes, including plant-based steak and veggie tacos, and a “tacos premium” menu of more substantial taco dishes.

Especially hungry guests can also enjoy a selection of specials, including burritos, quesadillas, alambres, enchiladas, and more. Each of these dishes can be customized to feature pastor, sirloin, or chorizo, or can be sized down for children.

Another highlight is Maíz Picante’s fruit gaspacho, made of mango, jicama, cucumber, pineapple, and watermelon orange juice. The fresh dessert is topped off with a healthy serving of tajin and queso fresco.

Specialty drinks include aguas frescas, featuring mango and passion fruit, pineapple and cucumber, and berry hibiscus. Imported beers, micheladas, and Mexican sodas round out the drinks menu. Open daily 11am to 10pm • 2714 De La Vina

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GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA March 20, 2023 7-9PM at the Marjorie Luke Theatre 721 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Tickets at eventbrite.com ADA & Groups call 321-441-9139 Ext 2 The World Famous America's premier swing band performing their greatest hits: In The Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo Choo, A String of Pearls and more!
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2023 Eco Heroes Bring Back the Green

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ALIFETIME OF GOOD WORK DESERVES RECOGNITION. For their more than five decades of dedication to preserving and restoring the natural world, the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network is acknowledging John and Nancy Jack Todd with their 2023 Eco Hero Award. SBPN created the Eco Hero Award in 2019 to shine a light on people who have contributed at least 30 years of work in service to the planet and its inhabitants, and demonstrate how to build pathways forward for future climate activists. A reception in honor of the Todds will take place at the Lobero Theatre on Friday, March 17th from 6:30pm to 9pm.

“After thirty years of committed work that can be tested and observed for its impact over time, it’s easy to measure the success of a person or organization’s work,” said Margie Bushman, SBPN co-founder. “It means a great deal to see how they have mentored a future generation. Thirty years is about the right moment for all of us to begin thinking of sharing with the generations coming along behind us. John Todd has mentored hundreds of students, who now find themselves following his work.”

John and Nancy Jack Todd are the founders of The New Alchemy Institute, a research-oriented institute in Cape Cod, MA, intending to scientifically explore strategies that could have evolutionary value to humanity and the future of the planet. Research conducted at the New Alchemy Institute led to the development of the Eco-Machine, a valuable tool as a natural system for treating wastewater using solar energy and living organisms.

This research has proved invaluable for the work undertaken by the Greening the Sinai project, which the Todds work on with the 2019 Eco Hero recipient, John D. Liu. Headed by The Weather Makers, an international group of scientists and engineers, this project proposes altering the climate cycle of the Sinai Peninsula, which became desertified due to de-vegetation as a result of human interference. Using the Eco-Machines to help transform a hot, dry place into a cooler, moister place was already successfully completed in the Loess Plateau in China.

Today, the Todds operate Ocean Arks International, a nonprofit research and outreach organization founded in 1982. Ocean Arks’ mission is “to create planetary healing through promoting ecological literacy and the dissemination of vital ecotechnologies.” They focus on restoring the world’s waters, addressing issues like toxic waste sites, oil spills, leaking landfills, and damaged waterways.

“It is an honor to bring the attention of a community to these people’s exemplary work,” shared Bushman. “Sometimes many people in an audience haven’t even heard

of them, or if they have, understood the full breadth of their work, what it took to accomplish...It is good for us all to have a positive door to walk towards, a future that you can actually participate in, rather than a future you need to flee from. This is the gift those like John and Nancy Jack Todd have bequeathed to us all.”

Nancy Jack Todd is an author, former dancer, and editor of numerous publications, who has been involved in international environmental affairs for more than forty years. A co-author of many books with her husband, John Todd, Nancy is also the long-time editor of the Journal of the New Alchemist that chronicled the New Alchemy Institute as it evolved over time. She is currently the editor and publisher of The Annals of Earth, a newsletter of Ocean Arks International, and manages their outreach programs. Among the numerous honors she has shared with John Todd are the Charles and Ann Morrow Lindbergh Award, the Bioneers Lifetime Achievement Award, the Friends of the United Nations Award, and the Swiss Threshold Award for contributions to human knowledge.

John Todd is a biologist and ecologist who graduated from McGill University in Canada with degrees in agriculture, parasitology & tropical medicine, and with a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Marine Biology. John is a professor emeritus and distinguished lecturer at the University of Vermont, and a fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, also at the University of Vermont. John has been an assistant scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic, and an assistant professor at San Diego University. For tickets ($10 to $100) visit www.lobero.org or stop by the Lobero Box office.

Event Co-sponsors: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, Blue Sky Biochar, Bamboo DNA, Teeccino, AH Juice, Community Environmental Council, Antioch University, SBCC Environmental Horticulture, Explore Ecology, Regenerative Landscape Alliance, Sweetwater Collaborative; Island Seed & Feed, Orella Ranch-Gaviota Givings, Santa Barbara Aquaponics, Sustainable World Radio, Santa Barbara Agriculture & Farm Foundation, Paradise Found, Quail Springs Permaculture, HourBooks, Mesa Harmony Garden, Wingnut Mushroom Farm, Rincon-Vitova Insectaries, Ojai Center for Regenerative Agriculture (CRA), WonderMouse Studios, Buena Onda, and the Santa Barbara Independent.

Florence “Fifi” Otis Russell In Memoriam

FLORENCE “FIFI” OTIS RUSSELL, a prolific water-color artist, world traveler, and pioneering arts educator in Southern California museums and schools, passed away peacefully in her home on January 14th, 2023, surrounded by her local family, and amazing and dedicated caregivers. She was 100.

Fifi was born July 24th, 1922, in New York, the oldest child of Dr. Ernest F. Russell and Elizabeth O. Buckingham. As a child, she and her family moved to Santa Barbara. After graduating from Scripps College, she worked assisting WWII refugees, under the auspices of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation, in their Washington D.C. headquarters. She later had an esteemed 30-year teaching career in the Norwalk-La Mirada School District. On her return to Santa Barbara after retiring, she became a fixture in the local arts community for decades.

Fifi was preceded in death by her two younger brothers, Scott and David (and his wife Nancy), and is survived by her nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families, and is fondly remembered by a community of friends, locally, nationally, and internationally. Her favorite saying, “Isn’t it Wonderful?” exemplified her love and curiosity of life, and she will be truly missed.

A private funeral was held on February 17th. Donations in her memory can be made to The Goleta Valley Art Association or The Santa Barbara Art Association.

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EMERGENCE STRING QUARTET

Music inspired by nature • SB Music Club • First Congregational Church • Free • 3pm Sa, 3/11.

FOLK ORCHESTRA OF SB

All-Irish music program • Presidio Chapel & Trinity Episcopal • $35-50 • www.folkorchestrasb.com • 4pm Sa, 3/11 (Presidio) & 4pm Su, 3/12 (Trinity).

MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC

With George Kahumoku Jr., Herb Ohta Jr., & Sonny Lim • SOhO • $3035 • www.sohosb.com • 6pm Sa, 3/11.

UCSB MIDDLE EAST ENSEMBLE

Persian, Kurdish, and Turkish music and more • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • Free-$10 • https://tinyurl.com/4ata2amw • 7:30pm Sa, 3/11.

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UCSB Middle East Ensemble

Immerse yourself in a night of Persian, Kurdish, and Turkish music, as well as vibrant dances from Egypt, Greece, and Iran, when UCSB Middle East Ensemble presents its Winter Concert at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 11th, at UCSB’s Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. For tickets (Free-$10) visit https://tinyurl.com/4ata2amw

Friday • viernes 3.10

DANCE | BAILE

FULL CIRCLE

Choreography by UCSB Dance Company • UCSB Theater/Dance • $13-19 • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Th, 3/9-3/10; 2pm 3/11.

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SB INTERNATIONAL ORCHID SHOW View and shop beautiful orchids • Earl Warren Showgrounds • www.sborchidshow.com • Free-$14, parking $5 • 9am-5pm Fr, 3/10-3/12.

Saturday • sábado 3.11

Learn about local architecture • Architectural Foundation of SB • SB City Hall on Sa; Central Library Anapamu St. entrance on Su • Suggested $10 cash donation • https://afsb.org • 10am Sa & Sun.

RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE

Take a tour • www.goletahistory.org • 11am to 2pm weekends.

STAR PARTY

Explore the night sky • Palmer Observatory, SB Museum of Natural History • Free • 7:30-10pm Sa, 3/11.

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DART COFFEE GARDEN MARKET

Honoring Women's History Month

Celebrate the many ways women have impacted the world and our community as Santa Barbara observes Women's History Month! From movie screenings, theatre, and beyond, opportunities abound for people of all ages to join in the fun.

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Screening of this women-driven inspiring film • Alcazar Theatre • $5-10 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm Fr, 3/10.

BALLET HISPÁNICO

Dance performance about Eva Perón • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Granada Theatre • $20-71 • www. granadasb.org • 8pm Sa, 3/11.

S.H.E. (STRONG, HOPEFUL & EMPOWERED) – ONE ACT PLAYS

One-act plays about women and their lives • Alcazar Theatre • $1520 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm Th, 3/16-3/18.

Botanic Garden • $30-40 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 8-10am Su, 3/12.

SB ROLLERS

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

BEACH CLEANUP

Care for our shores • Explore Ecology

• Arroyo Burro Beach • 10am-12pm Su, 3/12.

STRETCH & SKETCH FOR FAMILIES

Meditate and draw outdoors • SB

Botanic Garden • $10-15 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 2-3:30pm Su, 3/12.

Catch a special screening of A League of Their Own at the Alcazar Theatre on Friday, March 10th at 7pm

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BOOK FAIR

Shop to support Monte Vista Elementary School • Chaucer’s Books • 6-8pm Mo, 3/13.

Tuesday • martes 3.14

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

PREPARING AND RESPONDING TO OPPOSITION ATTACKS

Two-part webinar on responding to right wing attacks • The FUND • $75 • https://tinyurl.com/ycxnpnrj • 1-3:30pm Tu, 3/14 & 3/28.

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UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE

Virtual presentation • HICAP • Free • www.CentralCoastSeniors.org• 10am Fr, 3/10.

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FRAGMENTS

US Premiere by Alisa Weilerstein, cello • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Campbell Hall • $10-40 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7pm Fr, 3/10.

CHARLES LLOYD 85TH BIRTHDAY

Jazz concert • Lobero Theatre • $56-126 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Fr, 3/10.

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CELEBRATION OF DANCE

Performance by State Street Ballet Young Dancers • Lobero Theatre • $1622 • www.lobero.org • 6pm Sa, 3/11.

CONFIGURATION 2023

By Santa Barbara Dance Arts and The Arts Mentorship Program • Center Stage Theatre • $17-50 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 7pm Sa, 3/11-3/12, 3/17-18; 2pm 3/12 & 3/18.

BALLET HISPÁNICO

Dance performance about Eva Perón • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Granada Theatre • $20-71 • www.granadasb.org • 8pm Sa, 3/11.

Shop local vendors and makers • Dart Coffee Garden, 136 E Yanonali St. • Free • 9am-2pm Sa, 3/11.

ISLA VISTA COMMUNITY YARD SALE & MAKERS MARKET

Clear out unwanted items, shop, and enjoy local art • Isla Vista Community Center, 976 Embarcadero Del Mar • Free • 9am-5pm Sa, 3/11.

GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Family-friendly activities, toast, music, and more • Goleta Valley Library • Free • 2-4pm Sa, 3/11.

Sunday • domingo 3.12

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MAESTRO BRYAN TARI PLAYS STAR WARS PIANO MEDLEY

And other cinema classics • Lobero Theatre • $14-36 • www.lobero.org • 3pm Su, 3/12.

UCSB CHAMBER PLAYERS

Bach, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, and more • Karl Geiringer Hall, UCSB

• Free • https://tinyurl.com/mvcx5kx5

• 7:30pm Su, 3/12.

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BIRDING BY EAR

Guided bird-watching tour • SB

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GLITTER BRUNCH

Hosted by Vivian Storm & Angel D’Mon • Wildcat Lounge, 15 W. Ortega St. • $5 • https://glitterbrunch.com • Brunch 11am-3pm, Show 12:30pm, Sun.

Monday • lunes 3.13

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

PARLIAMO!

Italian conversation, all levels • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Garden St. • http://parliamo.yolasite.com • Free • 5-7pm Mon.

SCIENCE PUB: COOKING UP CHEMISTRY

Interactive talk on fermented foods • SBMNH • Dargan’s Pub • Free • 6:308pm Mo, 3/13.

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UCSB ORCHESTRA WINTER CONCERT

Eclectic program of Bizet, Johann Strauss Jr., and Ralph VaughanWilliams • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • Free-$10 • https://tinyurl.com/yj5bu3a • 7:30pm Mo, 3/13.

PROJECT HEAL OF SB COUNTY

Get connected to local wellness resources and support • Eastside Library • Free • 2-4pm Tu, 3/14.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

Provide input on library programming • Eastside Library • Free • 4-5pm Tu.

TRACY KIDDER IN CONVERSATION WITH PICO IYER

Talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist • UCSB Arts & Lectures • The New Vic • $10-35 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Tu, 3/14.

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RENEE & JEREMY

Indie-folk originals and covers • SOhO • $12-15 • www.sohosb.com • 7pm Tu, 3/14.

UCSB CHOIRS

A concert of student voices • Trinity Episcopal Church • Free-$10 • 7:30pm Tu, 3/14.

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

SANTA BARBARA FARMERS MARKET

Shop fresh, local produce and treats • 600, 700, & 800 blocks of State Street • Free • 3-7pm Tu.

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ISLA VISTA YOUTH PROJECT FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Volunteers needed to help distribute food • 6842 Phelps Rd, Goleta • More info: https://tinyurl.com/4wv6jj6y • 9am-1pm Th, 3/16.

I LOVE SANTA BARBARA BLOCK PARTY

Roller skate rink, DJ Darla Bea, vendors, and more • Downtown Santa Barbara • 700 & 800 blocks of State St. • Free • 5-8pm Th, 3/16.

MARCH POP UP NIGHT MARKET

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Examine the value of viewing humanity with hope when Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tracy Kidder discusses his new book Rough Sleepers: Dr. Jim O’Connell’s Urgent Mission to Bring Healing to Homeless People with essayist Pico Iyer at The New Vic at 7:30pm on Tuesday, March 14th. For tickets ($10-35) visit www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

Wednesday • miércoles 3.15

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

1 MILLION CUPS

Virtually network with entrepreneurs • www.1millioncups.com/santabarbara

• Free • 9-10am We.

LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS

French conversation, all levels • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St. • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Free • 5-7pm We.

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UCSB PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE & DANCE

UCSB student performance • Lotte

Lehmann Concert Hall • Free-$10 • 7:30pm We, 3/15.

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HIKE ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE

Mon & Wed, 12:30-3pm and the first & third weekends, Sat & Sun 10am12:30pm and 12:30pm-3pm. Free • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

GRATITUDE LUNCHEON

Benefit for CADA’s mentor program • Hilton SB Beachfront Resort, Reagan Room • $150 • www.cadagratitude.org • 11:30am-1:30pm We, 3/15.

Thursday • jueves 3.16

CHILDREN | NIÑOS

BILINGUAL SONGS AND STORIES

For kids ages 0-5 • Eastside Library • Free • 11-11:30am Th.

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B2B NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Meet local business people • SB South Coast Chamber of Commerce • SB Zoo • https://tinyurl.com/4p9bnbyu • $30-45 • 9am Th, 3/16.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP

Practice naturally • Eastside Library • Free • 1-2pm Th.

KNIT 'N' NEEDLE

Knit and embroider with others • Montecito Library • Free • 2-3:30pm Th.

CRAFTERNOONS

All ages craft workshop • Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. • $8 • https://tinyurl.com/4xp8vtud • 3:305pm Th.

COUPLES WITH CASSANDRA C.

JONES AND MIKAEL JORGENSEN

Conversation with contemporary artist and keyboardist • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • $5-10 • www.sbma.net • 5:30pm Th, 3/16.

WRITING IN THE GALLERIES

Write inspired by art • SB Museum of Art • Free, RSVP: www.sbma.net • 5:30-7pm Th, 3/16.

MURDERERS, BOOTLEGGERS, & SURFERS: RINCON POINT, THEN & NOW

Talk by authors Vince Burns and Stephen Bates • SB Historical Museum • https://tinyurl.com/23ezzhph • $1015 • 5:30pm Th, 3/16.

IN THE EYE OF THE STORM: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE PANDEMIC

Talk by Fabrizio Michelassi, MD • Cottage Health • Wolf Education & Training Center, 529 West Junipero St. • Free, RSVP with J.V. Vallejos at (805)-681-7528 or jvallejo@sansumclinic.org by 3/10 • 5:30pm Th, 3/16.

TRAIL TALKS: WILDFLOWERS & WANDERS IN THE SB & OJAI MOUNTAINS

Talk by ranger and columnist James Wapotich • Faulkner Gallery • Free • 6:30-7:30pm Th, 3/16.

GLOBAL HISTORY AND THE CALIFORNIA MISSIONS: A SEA STORY

Talk by author and educator Janet Dowling Sands • SB Maritime Museum • $10-20 • www.sbmm.org • 7pm Th, 3/16.

MUSIC | MÚSICA

UCSB MUSIC OF INDIA ENSEMBLE Student performance • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • Free-$10 • 7:30pm Th, 3/16.

Shop local vendors with live music • Stik n Stuk Creative Studios • Free • 5-9pm Th, 3/16.

NETWORK MEDICAL ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

Live music and speakers • Marjorie Luke Theatre • www.luketheatre.org • Free • 6:30pm Th, 3/16.

Friday • viernes 3.17

DANCE | BAILE

¡VIVA EL ARTE!: GRANDEZA MEXICANA

Mexican folk ballet performance • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd, Goleta • Free • 7pm Fr, 3/17.

MUSIC | MÚSICA

UCSB GOSPEL CHOIR

Traditional and contemporary songs

• Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • Free$10 • 7:30pm Fr, 3/17.

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY BAR CRAWL & BLOCK PARTY

Drink deals and vouchers for over 10 venues • Backstage Kitchen & Bar • $18-34 • https://tinyurl.com/3ntnbdnx

• 3-7pm Fr, 3/17 & 1-4pm Sa, 3/18.

CHOCOLATE & ART WORKSHOPS

Make a chocolate bar and/or paint a chocolate box • Menchaca Chocolates Factory, 4141 State St. E-1 • Call 646-3697277 • www.menchacachocolates.com • 3-7pm every other Fri.

ECO HERO AWARD

Night honoring John & Nancy Jack Todd • SB Permaculture Network • $14-100 • www.lobero.org • 6:30pm Fr, 3/17.

I Love Santa Barbara Block Party

Celebrate all things Santa Barbara when the Downtown Santa Barbara Organization hosts its next Block Party shindig from 5 to 8pm on the 700 and 800 blocks of State Street. Free and open to all community members, the evening will include performances by World Dance for Humanity and the Junior Spirit of Fiesta, music by DJ Darla Bea, booths hosted by local organizations, and more. To learn more visit www.downtownsb.org

Saturday • sábado 3.18

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

TEEN ANIME & MANGA CLUB

Meet other fans • Eastside Library • Free • 2-3:30pm Sa, 3/18.

CURATOR’S CHOICE LECTURE

Thomas Crow presents The Multiple Bruce Conners in the Art Underground • SB Museum of Art Mary Craig Auditorium • Free, RSVP: www.sbma.net • 3-4pm Sa, 3/18.

MUSIC | MÚSICA

GO TO HALE: QUIPS & CLIPS

Retrospective on Lobero’s past performers • Lobero Theatre • $25 • www.lobero.org • 6:52pn Sa, 3/18.

JOHN WILLIAMS: A CINEMATIC CELEBRATION

SB Symphony plays Williams’ most iconic music • Granada Theatre • $35175 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm Sa, 3/18, & 3pm Su, 3/19.

ICONIC

With Sharon Cuneta and Regine Velasquez • Chumash Casino • $99139 • www.chumashcasino.com • 8pm Sa, 3/18.

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

EYES IN THE SKY BIRD INTERACTIONS

Meet and learn about live owls • Eastside Library • Free • 11am-12pm Sa, 3/18.

Sunday • domingo 3.12

DANCE | BAILE ¡VIVA EL ARTE!: GRANDEZA MEXICANA

Mexican folk ballet performance • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Marjorie Luke Theatre • Free • www. luketheatre.org • 7pm Su, 3/19.

MUSIC | MÚSICA

JOHN PROULX TRIO Jazz concert • SOhO • $10-25 • www.sohosb.com • 1-4pm Su, 3/19.

ARIELLE SILVER

Acoustic guitar concert • Lost Chord Guitars • https://tinyurl.com/s8nxc7z6

Santa Barbara Ghost Tours

Walk with Professor Julie as she shares tales of mystery and history... & meet friendly spirits

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As locals get ready to welcome spring weather, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is offering visitors two opportunities to explore their creative sides this Thursday, March 16th. Those interested in gaining insights on what it is like to be part of a “creative couple” can enjoy a talk by contemporary artist Cassandra C. Jones, joined by her husband and Grammy award-winning keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen, at 5:30pm in the Mary Craig Auditorium. Tickets ($5-10) are available at www.sbma.net

Individuals hoping to tap into their own creative side can participate in the next installment of Writing in the Galleries, led by essayist and UCSB lecturer Ellen O’Connell Whittet, from 5:30 to 7pm in the galleries. For free reservations visit www.sbma.net

• $15 • 8pm Su, 3/19.

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YOGA ON THE WHARF

Guided yoga session • Power of Your Om • Free, donation-based class • https://tinyurl. com/2p859762 • 8:30-10am Su, 3/19.

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HISTORICAL GAMES DAY

Free day of historical games such as ring-andstick, hoop-and-pole, and more • El Presidio • 11am-2pm Su, 3/19.

IT’S MAGIC! LANCE BURTON & FRIENDS

A mesmerizing magic act • Lobero Theatre • $25106 • www.lobero.org • 2pm & 6:30pm Su, 3/19.

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NIGHT NIGHT, ROGER ROGER

Fanciful comedy about the world when the sun goes down • UCSB Studio Theater • $1319 • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Fr, 3/3, through 3/12.

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A COMEDY OF TENORS

Rom-com of mistaken identities • Garvin

Theatre • $17-26 • www.theatregroupsbcc.com • Through 3/18.

MARJORIE LUKE THEATRE

INTO THE WOODS

A fairy-tale mash-up musical • Lights Up! Theatre Company • www.luketheatre.org • $25-75 • 7pm Fr, 3/10, through 3/11.

PACIFIC CONSERVATORY THEATRE

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Austen’s beloved romance • Marian Theatre, Santa Maria • $25-49 • www.pcpa.org • 7pm Th, 3/2, through 3/19.

OJAI ART CENTER THEATER

RED

Play about artist Mark Rothko • $24 • www.ojaiact.org • 7:30pm Fr, 3/17, through 4/9.

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A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

Screening of this women-driven inspiring film • Alcazar Theatre • $5-10 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm Fr, 3/10.

SPARTACUS

Screening of Kirk Douglas classic film • UCSB Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 2-5pm Sa, 3/11.

CINEMA ITALIANO CLASSICO

Free Italian film screening: Lo Sceicco Bianco • Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation • Fe Bland Forum, SBCC West Campus • 7:30pm Sa, 3/11.

LA TRAVIATA

Screening of the Met Opera’s performance • Music Academy, Hahn Hall • $28 • www.musicacademy.org • 2pm Su, 3/12.

OUR RIVER... OUR SKY: IRAQ TWENTY YEARS AFTER THE INVASION

Film following Iraqi writer and her daughter amidst civil war; pre-recorded talk by director Maysoon Pachachi • UCSB CarseyWolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7pm Tu, 3/14.

MET LIVE IN HD: THE HOURS

Screening of the Met Opera's performance, starring Kelli O’Hara, Joyce DiDonato, and Renée Fleming • Music Academy, Hahn Hall Renée Fleming • www.musicacademy.org • 2pm Su, 3/19.

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And the Oscar Goes To... Arlington Hosts Oscars Watch Party

Roll out the red carpet and view the Academy Awards ceremony in style when the historic Arlington Theatre hosts its free Academy Awards Watch Party on Sunday, March 12th. Come early for a pre-show reception complete with music by DJ Darla Bea and light refreshments at 3pm on the Arlington courtyard, and then enjoy priority seating for the main event at 5pm. Tickets will be available at the Arlington box office.

It’s not too late to register for Turning Points in Thought From Film!

Fridays at 6pm • Schott Center, Tanahill Auditorium with Kerry Methner, PhD & Mark Whitehurst, PhD

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Friday, March 10th • 6pm

Women Talking (2022): Director: Sarah Polley; Writers: Sarah Polley, Miriam Toews; Starring: Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley

Great discussions follow the screening of a range of thought provoking films.

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Academy Awards FREE Watch Party

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DP High School Takes Win At 40th Annual Mock Trial Competition

EMERGING VICTORIOUS AFTER A CLOSE FINAL ROUND, the Dos Pueblos High School Mock Trial A Team won the 40th annual Santa Barbara County Mock Trial competition. San Marcos High School came in second place, with Dos Pueblos B Team, and Santa Barbara High Schools coming in third and fourth. Dos Pueblos A Team will represent Santa Barbara County at the Mock Trial State Finals in Los Angeles from March 17th through the 19th.

“We are so proud of the great showing from our students,” said Dr. Hilda Maldonado, Superintendent. “The Mock Trial teams spent hours preparing for the competition, and their hard work shows in the results. We wish the Dos Pueblos students the best of luck as they compete in the State Finals.”

Six teams from five high schools (Carpinteria High School, Dos Pueblos High School, Laguna Blanca High School, San Marcos High School, and Santa Barbara High School) participated in this year’s competition. 28 students earned individual awards for outstanding performance in the preliminary trials on February 25th. The medals were donated by the law firm of Rogers, Sheffield, and Campbell, LLP.

Dos Pueblos was coached by teacher coach Hannah Krieshok and attorney coaches Lisa Rothstein, Christine Voss, and Lina Somait. San Marcos was coached by teacher coach Luke Ohrn and attorney coaches Hilary Dozer, Jim Kreyger, and Heidi Sipes. More than 20 additional attorneys, teachers, and former competitors volunteered additional support and coaching to our county’s high school teams.

Over 50 local attorneys scored student prosecution and defense teams in the fictional robbery and battery case of People v. Franks, as Superior Court judges presided over the trials and rendered their verdicts.

Judge Brian Hill, who presided over one of the final rounds, stated, “Under the leadership of our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Susan Salcido, and Associate Superintendent, Ellen Barger, the High School Mock Trial competition and tournament was, once again, a great success. Along with the efforts of the County Education Office, there was tremendous support from parents, teachers, the local bar association and the Superior Court judges and administrators. Everyone involved in Mock Trial can take pride in the fact that Santa Barbara County has the reputation of being among the very best programs in the state. It is the kind of educational experience that develops leadership and teamwork values, and contributes to a deeper understanding and respect for democratic institutions.”

Cesar Barrios Named New Waterfront Business Manager

CESAR BARRIOS, a long-time Waterfront Department employee, has been named the new Waterfront Business Manager. Barrios assumes this position after the June departure of Brian Bosse, who is now a manager in the Public Works Department. As Business Manager, Barrios’ responsibilities include managing the parking, property management, and accounting/budget programs. Born and raised in Chile’s Patagonia and Antarctic Region, Barrios moved to Santa Barbara’s Mesa neighborhood at age twelve when his father took a job on the oil rigs in the SB Channel. Barrios enjoys surfing, hiking, and spending time with his wife, Nicole, and 18-month-old daughter, Ella. www.santabarbaraca.gov

Land Trust Receives Anonymous

$500,000 Gift In Fundraising Campaign

IN A HEARTWARMING DISPLAY OF COMMUNITY GENEROSITY, an anonymous gift of $500,000 to support the Gaviota Overlook has been donated to the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. The gift arrived late last month, after the Land Trust launched their community fundraising campaign to raise $750,000 to add 48 acres, known as the Gaviota Overlook, to the Arroyo Hondo Preserve. The addition would expand public access to the preserve for the first time in 20 years.

“This gift shows how compelling protecting the Gaviota Coast is—it’s the wild, special places where the public can go to get outside, hike, learn, and explore,” said Meredith Hendricks Executive Director at the Land Trust.

“A gift like this creates incredible momentum to get this deal done,” said Donor Engagement Manager Hilary Doubleday. “We are beyond grateful. It’s exciting to be so close to our goal. We hope the community will be inspired to keep this momentum going and help us finish our $750,000 goal.”

To date, the Land Trust has $210,000 left to raise out of its goal. The Gaviota Overlook addition would add new, unique habitats to the Arroyo Hondo Preserve, offer community members more trails to hike, and benefit local plant and animal life. www.sblandtrust.org

United Way Partners With Housing Authority for VITA Tax Program

FREE TAX ASSISTANCE IS NOW AVAILABLE for low to moderate income residents through the United Way of Santa Barbara County and the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA).

From February 6th to April 18th, volunteers at VITA sites throughout the community will provide free tax filing services to local residents making $67,000 or less annually. IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Last year, volunteers filed 2,784 tax returns and gave back over $2,678,237 in federal refunds to local community members. To learn what documents to bring to meetings and for more information, visit: www.unitedwaysb.org/vita

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Immigrant Hope – 935 San Andres Street. Mo & Wed, 12pm-4:30pm

UC Santa Barbara – Psychology East, Room 1805: Fri, 1:30-4:30pm. Phelps Hall, Room 1513: Sat, 12:30-3:30pm

Eastside Library – 1102

E. Montecito Street. Tu & Th, 3-7pm

Goleta Valley Community Center

– 5679 Hollister Ave. Fri, 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm(AARP)

United Way of Santa Barbara County – 320 E. Gutierrez St. Tu & Wed, 1-4pm (AARP), Sat, 9am-1pm

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Housing Market Recovering

REAL ESTATE IS THE INDUSTRY MOST AFFECTED BY RISING INTEREST RATES,

so it’s encouraging to see that housing sales are showing signs of a revival. Both new-home and pending home sales jumped in January, even with still expensive mortgage rates.

One reason: builders are buying down those mortgage rates.

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Sales of newly built, single-family homes in January increased 7.2 percent to a 670,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate from an upwardly revised reading in December, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

And it’s not that expensive for a builder to offer an affordable mortgage rate— just four points (percent) to buy down a conforming 30-year fixed rate mortgage to 4.875 percent; not that much to tack onto a sales price.

“The latest HMI survey shows 57 percent of builders are using incentives

to bolster sales, including providing mortgage rate buy-downs, paying points for buyers, and offering price reductions,” said Alicia Huey, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). “Buyer incentives, along with stabilizing mortgage rates during the month of January, increased the pace of new home sales for the month. However, in a sign of current market weakness, sales are down 19.4 percent compared to a year ago.”

Pending home sales also improved in January for the second consecutive month, according to the National Association of REALTORS

The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)* — a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings — improved 8.1 percent to 82.5 in January. (But) Year-over-year, pending transactions dropped by 24.1 percent.

“Buyers responded to better affordability from falling mortgage rates in December and January,” said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.

What is causing more optimism among homebuyers? Builders are seeing more

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The National Association of Builders reports two consecutive solid monthly gains for builder confidence, spurred in part by easing mortgage rates, a signal that the housing market may be turning a corner even as builders continue to contend with high construction costs and building material supply chain logjams.

A more immediate reason for the improvements is an acute housing shortage. Builders essentially stopped building new homes for a decade after the Great Recession and busted housing bubble.

“With the largest monthly increase for builder sentiment since June 2013, excluding the period immediately after the onset of the pandemic, the HMI indicates that incremental gains for housing affordability have the ability to price-in buyers to the market,” said NAHB Chairman Alicia Huey. “The nation continues to face a sizeable housing shortage

that can only be closed by building more affordable, attainable housing.”

The NAR anticipates the economy will continue to add jobs throughout 2023 and 2024, with the 30-year fixed mortgage rate steadily dropping to an average of 6.1 percent in 2023 and 5.4 percent in 2024.

Most prospective homebuyers are still on the sidelines, however. The Conference Board reported a further decline in consumer confidence reflecting large drops in confidence for households aged 35 to 54 and for households earning $35,000 or more,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Senior Director, Economics at The Conference Board.

“While consumers’ view of current business conditions worsened in February, the Present Situation Index still ticked up slightly based on a more favorable view of the availability of jobs. In fact, the proportion of consumers saying jobs are ‘plentiful’ climbed to 52.0 percent—back to levels seen in the spring of last year.”

So what are homebuyers to do? Should they look for homebuilders willing to buy down that mortgage to 4.875 percent, or wait while housing prices continue to climb?

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Making Waves

Media Arts and Technology professor

George Legrady exhibits new algorithmic art

IT WAS AN EARWORM THAT LASTED FOUR DOZEN YEARS, but it wasn’t a jingle, it was an algorithm.

An equation George Legrady came across in 1986 in Scientific American has captured his imagination again and again ever since. In 2021, he returned to it once more to create Phantom Waves, a series of images exploring the intersection of digital photography and math, now on view in the California Nanosystems Institute on the second floor of Elings Hall at UC Santa Barbara.

“Every once in a while, I come back to this, how to use math equations to create aesthetically interesting results,” said Legrady, distinguished professor of media art and technology. “The minute you digitize a photograph, it’s really not a photograph anymore; it’s just a string of numbers. The other thing about digitality is you can move data from one domain to another. You can turn data into a sound or an image because it’s just numbers.”

Published in the article Computer Recreations by A.K. Dewdney, the algorithm in Scientific American that inspired Legrady employs frequency modulation. In physics, it’s signal processing but for Legrady, it’s an aesthetic device. Writing in C language on an IBM personal computer, his experimentation in the ’80s brought new forms of photographic visualization. Some of it was made possible by technological developments such as the Truevision Targa analogto-digital graphics board, which was the first to allow artists to manipulate photographs with code. Every six or so years since, Legrady has returned to this algorithm to see what he can do with the latest technology.

His new work utilizes the 1986 equation along with custom software, capturing in still images the oscillations of various frequencies that modulate each other, creating complex patterns. The algorithm works by creating the frequency modulation: A sinewave frequency with a value is sent from left to right. At the same time, another sinewave with a different frequency value is sent from top to bottom. The two waves intersect at each pixel creating numeric values, resulting in harmonics, many times outside of the 0–255 color range from black to white. Legrady explained that he then “recycles the out of bounds values to get different results.”

“The patterns emerge through phantom frequencies generated when the signal goes beyond the tonal range of individual pixels,” Legrady said. “This series brings attention to the nature of the digital photograph as fundamentally a sequence of numbers that can be manipulated mathematically to result in images that do not exist in the world but are produced algorithmically. The series is a project in generative art, an iterative humansoftware collaboration where the artist selects numeric parameters by which the software generates tonal values for each pixel within the two-dimensional image space.”

In part, Legrady was inspired by the electronic music compositions of Iannis Xenakis and other 20th century composers. Phantom Wave images are visual expressions resulting from tweaking oscillating frequencies applied to pixels within a two-dimensional matrix space. The objective, Legrady explained, was “to arrive at images that could not have been realized without computation and mathematical modeling.”

Creating symmetrical and monochromatic strings of pixels and patterns, Legrady’s Phantom Waves images explore digital photography through the lens of mathematical equations.

“Why do we believe in the photograph when it is a constructed image? It is not a true image,” said Legrady, who also directs UCSB’s Experimental Visualization Lab. “With

digital technology it’s totally manipulated and processed.”

The recent works were inspired by experimentation Legrady undertook in his spare time over COVID-19. He also noted that in the years between 2000 and 2016 he was working with collaborators on complex data collection and analysis. Then, in 2020, he had an art installation canceled in Beijing because of the pandemic (it’s now been rescheduled to open at the Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art in in April).

During quarantine, he said, he was “just sitting here in my studio by myself.” He began to revisit projects that he could quickly do on his own. “I was experimenting with sending sine waves left to right or top to bottom. The waves mean that each pixel receives a signal, and it creates harmonics.”

As an analogy, Legrady likened how the algorithm works to producing sounds on a guitar string with your finger. If you push the string down and play it, you get a sound. But if you just touch the string, you get harmonics. The images depict where the waves meet at each pixel — and through this process, Legrady can create values that are beyond the tonal range of the photographic image.

“Frequency modulation is a fundamental component of electronic music composition as practiced by my Media Arts & Technology colleagues Curtis Roads, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, director of the Allosphere, and lecturer Karl Yerkes,” Legrady said. “I’m interested in the kind of images I can create.”

Legrady received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2016. His artworks are in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the National Gallery of Canada; the Centre Pompidou Museum, Paris; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; the Musée d’art Contemporain in Montreal; the Philbrook Museum of Art; the Smithsonian Institution; 21c Museum; and others.

He has realized a number of permanent public commissions such as Kinetic Flow, a large 18’ x 22’ abstract image of a sinewave modulated by subway demographic data at the Santa Monica/Vermont Los Angeles Metro Rail (2007). And he also has created public installations for the Corporate Executive Board (Arlington 2009) and the Seattle Central Library (2005–present) — a data visualization installation that may be the longest running project of its kind to-date.

UC Santa Barbara has been home to other pioneering algorithmic artists, including media arts and technology professors Marcos Novak and Marko Peljhan and Jean-Pierre Hebert, former longtime artist-in-residence of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, whose work is currently exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in the show Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age.

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Art & Science
Courtesy Images
Over 200 traps have been found.
Phantom Waves, 2021 by George Legrady

UCSB Men’s Basketball Wins Big West Championship

stunned the Hawaii team. The fan reaction was just as EYE-catching!

SUNDAY, MARCH 5TH: UC Santa Barbara wins the Big West Championship with its 24th win Saturday night in a packed Thunderdome.

UC Santa Barbara’s Josh Pierre-Louis took a lob and then both dunked and

Two Empty Department Stores May Solve Housing Issue

FRIDAY, MARCH 3RD: The future of downtown housing may be staring right at the city of Santa Barbara in plain sight.

The closed Macy’s on the corner of Ortega and State Street and the closed Nordstrom on the corner of Canon Perdido and Chapala Street are available with multiple floors of empty space. Macy’s closed in 2017 and the Nordstrom closed in June of 2020.

Analysts have suggested releasing for retail, creating a mixed use space, converting to entertainment, or turning

Queen’s We are the Champions blasted out of the speakers and head coach Joe Pasternak led a victory rally for the UC Santa Barbara men’s team Saturday night. The Gauchos won the league title. Now it’s on to the Big West Tournament in Las Vegas.

Lobster Traps Threaten Marine Life

it into anything from luxury to workforce housing.

A principal with the Radius Group, Gene Deering, spoke at an economic forecast this week and said if they are leased now to a long term tenant, such as a family entertainment center, that would take the housing opportunity away. “This window may close once tenants go into that property or something changes. I am very hopeful, it will be a slow process but we need to figure out a way to win with Macy’s and Nordstrom.”

2023’s Big Chill Freezes Out Dining Spaces Without Heat

TUESDAY, MARCH 7TH: The winter storms have been ripping out lobster traps in near shore waters leaving them tossed in the waves or on the beach. That creates many hazards to marine life and the public in and out of the water.

The traps are now largely twisted pieces of metal and not reusable. They have ropes which are the cause of concern for groups including Heal the Ocean (HTO.)

Harry Rabin with HTO said, “it gets tangled up around a marine mammal, a seal, whale, a shark anything that swims around out there. Anything that swims around out there can get entangled in this, and this is extremely strong.”

HTO is taking part in a rapid response to get the traps now washed up on area beaches. One location is between Hendry’s Beach and the Hope Ranch Beach. They have also been to several other sites including West Beach, East Beach, and down to Carpinteria.

THURSDAY, MARCH 2ND: The return of sunshine is going to bring the public out again for the outside dining areas many enjoy around the Central Coast. On State St. in downtown Santa Barbara, Wednesday night was a perfect example of what foul weather can do to a business that banks on outside dining to make ends meet. It was 48 degrees and

windy, making it feel much colder. Not even outside heaters could help change the climate and entice customers with that type of temperature drop and blustery conditions.

At Joe’s Cafe there were outside tables ready but regular customer Peter McCorkle said, “It’s so crisp and cold we decided to come in.” He said the weather should not keep people from supporting local businesses and encouraged the public to come out.

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The Eye of a Surfer

The Eye of a Surfer

IT’S ABOUT THIS CRAZY WEATHER… yet again! Mother Nature has many moods! Just look around or visit the SB Maritime Museum and discover the work of Dan Merkel.

As fingers of ominous looking clouds hung over the mountains almost like a still framed tsunami sending whips of white into the foothills of Santa Barbara, the brooding skies were mirrored on the surface of the water, leaving the distant Channel Islands as a ghostly presence against an invisible horizon.

Sunday’s Art Walk along Cabrillo Boulevard was non-existent, too chilly even for those normally hardy entrepreneurs. At Leadbetter Beach I found puddles of rain and lonely looking picnic tables. A few brave souls walked along the beach, which couldn’t be said for me. The wind, rain, and 54 degree chill served as a reminder that indoors was the place to be on this rainy day.

Others more in tune with Mother Nature’s whims had already found the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Interestingly enough, the museum’s latest exhibit, The Lure of Lighthouses & Dancing Waves: Photography of Dan Merkel, was in itself a testament to Mother Nature’s powers, but happily in an interior space. Continuing its celebration of coastal life, this exhibit features more than 35 photographs of waves and lighthouses by the renowned and Emmy Award-winning surfing photographer and videographer Dan Merkel. The photographs include images capturing waves and lighthouses along our national coastlines and worldwide.

Merkel began his career

just taking pictures of his friends, according to the Museum. When he was hired to work for various surfing magazines in the early ‘70s, surfing was just being recognized as a sport with international competitions and professional surfers. Being an experienced surfer himself, Merkel was able to get in the middle of the action with his cameras, which gave his images more immediacy and energy. In order to do this, Merkel designed much of his own waterproof housing that protected his equipment and allowed him to follow focus. Beginning in the late 1970s and continuing through the 1990s, Merkel eventually switched his focus to commercial cinematography and became an Emmy-winning filmmaker working on classic surfing films including Free Ride, Big Wednesday, Endless Summer II, and many others.

Inside the Munger Theater, the most stunningly spectacular images of waves, beautifully executed in ideal light were on full display. Whether photographed from a distance or inside the curl of a wave, the viewer can almost feel the power of the ocean that lures surfers to shorelines throughout the world.

“These images are beyond beautiful,” exclaimed Emily Falke, museum curator and the visionary behind the exhibit. “Dan Merkel approaches his work with the eye and perspective of a surfer – one who understands the beauty and power of the waves.” Falke also added that to capture his images Merkel would wait for hours, or even days, for just the right weather, tides, and light, adding, “The spectrum of light created by the wave’s movement are mesmerizing and totally alive!”

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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
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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Storm Wave in Winter, North Shore, Hawaii by Dan Merkel Cape Disappointment-North Head Lighthouse by Dan Merkel Cape Byron Lighthouse by Dan Merkel Dan Merkel in the 70s Photos courtesy of SB Maritime Museum The Lure of Lighthouses & Dancing Waves: Photography of Dan Merkel will be on view at the SB Maritime Museum through August 27th.

Surrealism: Departure from Reality

and paying tribute to women who joined the Surrealist Movement that began in France and entered America in the 1920s, Sullivan Goss curators Susan Bush and Jeremy Tessmer chose fifteen contemporary women artists for Surreal Women, on view through April 24th.

Surrealists denounced conventions, dropped in on their subconscious where dreams and desires rest, and literally and visually mingled reason with unreason, daydreams and nightmares, desires and fears, and magic, mythology, and sexuality to create works that still stun the senses and boggle the mind.

A visit to Surreal Women offers an opportunity to glance into symbolism and dreamscapes that transcend reality. While few of the works share the same shock and awe that early pioneer women offered, collectively Sullivan Goss presents an exquisite exhibition of skilled artists who work beyond reality. This is possible thanks to past pioneers such as Frida Kahlo, Leonora Carrington, and Valentine Hugo, who made history and opened the door for women to create in a revolutionary fashion. They painted and exhibited with the ranks of Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Man Ray, and other leaders of the movement.

Notable in the exhibition is Pausha Foley who could easily be called a surrealist with The Watcher. She put pencil to paper and created a female nude sporting an animal head looking upon dueling horses. Others working in a strict surrealist manner are Angela Perko, with Unkindness of Ravens, Susan McDonnell with DayDream, Maria Rendon with Deer, and Patssi Valdez with Somber Clouds.

In contrast Susan Tibbles’ three small assemblages, minute by comparison, deliver an awe inspiring look into the early 1900s. Tibbles allows us to peek through the bow of violin strings to a time of restrictions on women and immigrants. It is a brilliant assemblage of time and space. It helps us to visualize the past, and reflect on how far we have come, or not come, in the 21st Century.

Featured Artists: Rebekah

Bogard, Dorothy Churchill Johnson, Sharon Ellis, Pausha Foley, Betty Lane, Helen Lundeberg, Susan McDonnell, Angela Perko, Astrid Preston, Maria Rendón, Lena Rushing, Blakeney Sanford, Susan Tibbles, Patssi Valdez, Monica Wiesblott

Lena Rushing’s Adriatic, is a subtle choice from her total oeuvre, which is more flush with surrealism. Yet, her painting of a female whose head fades as a shadow on a full green gown that overpowers the body, is big, bold, and remarkably beautiful.

The progression of artistic styles through the 20th Century put some distance between the early movement, which was often chaotic. However, the spread of time opened up vast channels of abstraction from reality. The majority of artists in Surreal Women fit well into this departure.

Two special examples are The Lightness of Being, by Dorothy Churchill-Johnson, who places a beautiful flower under a microscope, and then puts it on steroids to explode on a giant canvas in front of a desert landscape. One can not help but feel the rearrangement of perception.

Animals often play a symbolic role in surrealism, as they are never just for decoration. They are there for reasons known and unknown, often not even understood by the artist. French essayist Marcel Proust wrote about the unseen world of an artist, from the composition of music to the creation of the visual arts, and beyond. He noted that artists may create a world that you may or may not follow, a place even the artist can not articulate, yet may still try to express. Although a bit odd for this exhibition, the ceramics of Rebekah Bogard offer us time to explore the meaning of the animal in its kingdom or out of its domain. Her work acts as an oasis to the intensity in the exhibition.

Artists should force us to have a dialogue, and all the paintings seem to offer that opportunity, as demonstrated additionally by Sharon Ellis, Susan McDonnell, Helen Lundeberg, Astrid Preston, Betty Lane. Blakeney Sanford, works to bring us beyond reality, by offering us some reality with Kinesis-Grassland, a video art installation of The Portals. Monica Wiesblott’s seven uniquely printed gold fringed plates are fascinating, and require study and deep observation to reveal their secrets. As an exhibition, Surreal Women is a unique gathering that brings us to and sometimes well beyond the borders of reality.

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Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery The Lightness of Being by Dorothy Churchill-Johnson Deer by Maria Rendón The Watcher by Pausha Foley

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CORRIDAN GALLERY: Contemporary Fine Art of Santa Barbara • Central Coast Artists • 125 N Milpas • WeSa 11-6 • 805-966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com

CYPRESS GALLERY: Quest for Hidden Gems of California by Susanne Schenck • 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • Sat & Sun 1-4 • 805-737-1129 • www.lompocart.org

EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: Nihonmachi Revisited; Memorias y Facturas • 123 E Canon Perdido St • Th-Sun 11-4 • www.sbthp.org

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Ephemera In Form ~ May 7 • 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • 805-686-1211 • Th-Mo 11-5 • www.elverhoj.org

FAULKNER GALLERY • Santa Barbara Art Assn ~ March • 40 E Anapamu St • 805-962-7653

GALLERY 113: Members of SB Art Assn • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-965-6611 • Mo-Sa 11-5; Sun 1-5 • www.gallery113sb.com

GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Because We Paint: Garrett & Ginny Speirs ~ March 31 • Thu-Mo 10-5 • www.gallerylosolivos.com • 805-688-7517

10 WEST GALLERY: Food For Thought

~ March 19 • 10 W Anapamu • Thu-Sun 11-5 • 805-770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com

ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY:

Vein’s: Mining Family History Through Copper by Mayela Rodriguez

~ Mar 11 • 229 E Victoria • 805-9656307 • www.afsb.org

ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

MUSEUM • Christopher Suarez - Espíritutectual; On Famous Women, 1400 – 1700; Genius Loci: Domesticity and Placemaking in Southern California; Sandy

Rodriguez — Unfolding Histories: 200 Years of Resistance ~ May 7 • www.museum.ucsb.edu

ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: 302 E Cota St • We 11-4; Th 11-5; Fr, Sat 11-4 • 805-884-0459 • www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap

THE ARTS FUND: The Power of Objects: The Art of Ron Robertson~ Mar 17- Apr 28 • La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Av • Su-Thu 11-6; Fri, Sa 11-7 • www.artsfundsb.org

ATKINSON GALLERY: small images ~ Mar 17 • Mo-Th 11-5, Fr 11-3 • http://gallery.sbcc.edu

BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5 daily • 805-966-1707

CASA DE LA GUERRA: Haas Adobe Watercolors • $5/Free • 15 East De la Guerra St • Th-Sun 12-4 • www.sbthp.org/casadelaguerra

CASA DOLORES: A Fortune Inside My Piggy Bank / Una Fortuna Dentro De Mi Alcancía De Cochinito ~ Mar 31; Bandera Ware; traditional outfits ~ ongoing • 1023 Bath St • www.casadolores.org

CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY • 1st fl, 105 E Anacapa St • 805-568-3994

CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: Selections from the Clay Studio Community

• 9-5pm, Mon-Fri; By Appt • 1351 Holiday Hill Rd • 805-565-CLAY • www.claystudiosb.org

GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: 805.969.9990 • www.lotusland.org

GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: 500 N. Fairview Ave • Tu-Thu: 10-7pm; Fri & Sa 10-5:30pm; Su 1-5pm • www.TheGoletaValleyArtAssociation.org

HELENA MASON ART GALLERY: 48 Helena Av • 11-5pm Wed-Mon • www.helenamasonartgallery.com

JAMES MAIN FINE ART: 19th & 20th Fine art & antiques • 27 E De La Guerra St • Tu-Sa 12-5 • Appt Suggested • 805-962-8347

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: 21 W Anapamu • We-Su 12-4 • 805-962-5322 • https://karpeles.com/museums/sb.php

KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Local Artists • 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • M-Sa 10-5; Su 11-5 • 805-565-4700

LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: Three Multi-Artist Galleries at La Cumbre Plaza - Celebrating Three Years! • Tues-Sun noon-5 • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com

LEGACY ART SANTA BARBARA: Artwork of Susy and Carroll Barrymore • 1230 State St.

LOMPOC LIBRARY GROSSMAN

GALLERY: 501 E North Av, Lompoc • 805-588-3459.

LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS

CENTER: Shape & Soul ~ Mar 16 • ThuSu 12-4 • 865 Linden Av • 805-6847789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org

MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Summer in Winter - paintings and photographs by gallery artists ~ April 2 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5 • 805-9625588 • www.artlacuna.com

MAUNE CONTEMPORARY: Santa Barbara Group Exhibition: Andrew Catanese & Taher Jaoui • 1309 State St • Tu-Su 11-5 & By appt • 805-8692524 • www.maune.com

MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • Daily 10-5 • 805-770-5000 • 125 State St • www.moxi.org

MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT

EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S. Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com

MY PET RAM: Now You Don’t: Anders Lindseth and Raychael Stine • 16 Helena Av • Fri-Sun noon-7pm • www.mypetram.com

PALM LOFT GALLERY: Three Old Trees: Work by Arturo Tello, Richard Schloss, and John Wullbrandt • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700 • www.Palmloft.com

PEREGRINE GALLERIES: Early California and American paintings; fine vintage jewelry • 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-252-9659 • www.Peregrine.shop

PORTICO GALLERY: Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-7298454 • www.porticofinearts.com

SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with disabilities programs, virtual exhibits • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org

SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Winter Show ~ Spring • 1321 State St • MoSa 12-5; Su 12-4 • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com

SB BOTANIC GARDEN: Interlopings: Colors in the Warp and Weft of Ecological Entanglements by Helén Svensson and Lisa Jevbratt ~ Mar 12

• 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org

SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Clarence Mattei: Portrait of a Community; Memories of Mountain Drive: SB’s Bohemian Community ~ June; The Story of SB • 136 E De la Guerra • Thur 12-5, Fri 12-7; Sat 12-5 • 805966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org

SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Dan Merkel: The Lure of Lighthouses and Dancing Waves ~ Aug 27; The Chumash, Whaling, Commercial Diving, Surfing, Shipwrecks, First Order Fresnel Lens, and Santa Barbara Lighthouse Women Keepers ~ Ongoing • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • Thu-Su 10-5 • 805-962-8404 • www.SBMM.org

SB MUSEUM OF ART: Scenes from a Marriage: Ed & Nancy Kienholz ~ May 21; Out of Joint: Joan Tanner ~ May 14; Portrait of Mexico Today; Highlights of East Asian ArtOngoing • Tu-Su, 11-5; Thu, 11-8 • www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364

SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Native People Through Lens of Edward Curtis ~ Apr 30 • Wed-Sun

Beach Sunset Roe Anne White p h o t o g r a p h y roeannewhite.com MARCIA BURTT Marcia Burtt Gallery 517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara 805 962-5588 www.artlacuna.com Evening Glow
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Bringing Art to the Community

Goleta Valley Art Association Celebrates 60 Years

THE PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT ROLE COMMUNITY PLAYS

IN AN ARTIST’S LIFE is revealed in the work of the Goleta Valley Art Association, which will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary with a luncheon on Saturday, March 11th, at the Glen Annie Golf Club. The celebratory affair, themed “Bringing Art to the Community” might also celebrate the group’s unique ability of bringing community to the artist.

The program will feature highlights of the organization’s past 60 years, including its founding by a small group of artists in 1963, led by Warren Fuller, who mounted their first showing at a bank in Goleta. Douglass Parshall was elected as the first president that year.

“We are delighted to be able to gather with members and friends in the community for our first annual luncheon since 2019 to celebrate 60 years of fulfilling our mission to bring art to the community,” said GVAA president

SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY:

Drawn by a Lady: Early Women

Illustrators ~ Mar 10- Jly 2; Native People Through Lens of Edward Curtis ~ Apr 30 • Wed-Sun 10-5 • 2559 Puesta del Sol • www.sbnature.org

SANTA BARBARA SEA CENTER

Dive In: Our Changing Channel ~

Ongoing • Daily 10-5 • 805-6824711 • 211 Stearns Wharf • www.sbnature.org

SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB:

Nip It In The Bud ~ April 12 • 9-7 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-6824722 • www.2ndfridaysart.com

SILO 118: 118 Gray St • 12-5 Th-Sa/ by appt • www.silo118.com

SULLIVAN GOSS: Surreal Women:

Surrealist Art By American Women ~ April 24; Regenerate: Works of J. Bradley Greer & Lynda Weinman ~ Mar 27 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-7301460 • www.sullivangoss.com

SUSAN QUINLAN DOLL & TEDDY

BEAR MUSEUM: 122 W. Canon Perdido • Fr-Sa 11-4; Su-Th by appt • 805-687-4623 • www.quinlanmuseum.com

SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Art Of The

Western Saddle • 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez • Sa, Su 12-4 • 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org

TAMSEN GALLERY: Work by Robert W. Firestone • 911.5 State St, 805705-2208 • www.tamsengallery.com

THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY: Western Edge ~ Mar 25 • Th-Sat 12-5; By Appt • 1331 State St • www.thomasreynolds.com

UCSB LIBRARY: www.library.ucsb.edu

VOICE GALLERY: Silo 118 Gallery

presents: Spring Magic ~ March 28 • La Cumbre Plaza H-124 • 805-965-6448

WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Notable CA & National Artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 Mon-Sun • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com

WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Entangled ~ March 25 • 805565-6162 • Mo-Fr 10-4; Sat 11-5 • www.westmont.edu/museum

WILDLING MUSEUM: Bird’s Eye View: Four Perspectives ~ Mar 18- Sept

4; Dunes: Visions of Sand, Light & Shadow ~ April 3 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org

Elizabeth U. Flanagan. Flanagan is one of 46 to serve as president over the 60 years, some serving multiple years, as is Flanagan, who began her service as president in 2017. Beginning with just 16 members, over the years the organization has grown to a robust 200 strong, with regular exhibitions, fundraisers for non-profits, and classes to support creativity and growth in their membership. Always with an eye for community engagement, the group hosts indoor and outdoor events that draw in community members of all ages. Recently, the organization has had exhibitions at the Goleta Valley Library, Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Public Library, La Cumbre Plaza, Camino Real Marketplace, and various galleries in Santa Barbara. They also have welcomed community event sponsors, with recent sponsors including Art Essentials, Limousine Link, VOICE Magazine, La Cumbre Plaza, and Camino Real Marketplace.

While during the first years of the pandemic the group presented shows and sales online, they are

Art Events Eventos de Arte

OPENING FOR ANTONIO PICHILLÁ QUIACAÍN’S: TEJIENDO EL PAISAJE (WEAVING THE LANDSCAPE) • MCASB Saturday, March 12, 12pm –4pm • 653 Paseo Nuevo NIP IT IN THE BUD OPENING RECEPTION & AWARDS • Tickling the senses with work in multiple media from over 30 artists • Juried of awards Kerrie Smith • Santa Barbara Tennis Club • Free • 4:30-6pm Sa, 3/11.

CÓRTELO DE RAÍZ - RECEPCIÓN DE APERTURA Y ENTREGA DE PREMIOS

• Haz cosquillas a los sentidos con el trabajo en múltiples medios de más de 30 artistas • Jurado de los premios

back and re-expanding their outreach.

“For our first show at the GVL following the pandemic in May of 2022, we donated 15 percent of proceeds to Direct Relief to support their efforts in Ukraine,” Flanagan noted.

Prior to the pandemic, members of GVAA provided afterschool art instruction to students in the Goleta Union Elementary School District. As the community continues to return to this type of pre-pandemic activity, members are hoping to resume their volunteer roles in providing this important instruction to young people in the community.

GVAA also produces a monthly newsletter which details upcoming events and shows and celebrates member’s awards, recognitions, and sales.

“Each month, we have a Member of the Month feature which showcases the member’s art as well as their art journey. This

is another way we can connect with our fellow artists,” explained Flanagan.

Currently, GVAA has an exhibit at Goleta Valley Library through March 30th which was juried by Linda Ekstrom. After that, the next will be there April 1st to 26th.

A unique activity of the GVAA that builds members abilities and community is a critique presented by the juror of each show, providing specific professional guidance to each artist.

“These critiques, provided through the generosity of our jurors, amount to nothing less than master classes with some of the best artists in our region,” stated Terre Martin Sanitate, vice president who oversees the organization of the exhibitions. “They are an invaluable resource for GVAA members.”

GVPL hours are 10 to 7pm Tuesday to Thursday; 10 to 5:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5pm Sunday.

For more info about the organization and how to join, visit www.thegoletavalleyartassociation.org

Kerrie Smith • Santa Barbara Tennis Club • Gratis • 4:30-6pm sábado, 3/11.

BOTANICAL ART SALE AND DEMONSTRATION

Linda Vorobik, PhD presents her botanical scarves, cards, prints, and more • SB Botanic Garden • Free with admission • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 10am3pm Fr, 3/17.

SKETCH WORKSHOP: THE IMMEDIACY OF A SKETCH

Led by artist and architect Sandra Vlock, refreshments included • El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel • $50 • RSVP: concierge.ele@belmond.com • 3-4:40pm Fr, 3/17.

ARTISTS TALK: WESTERN EDGE • With artists of Broad Spectrum • Thomas Reynolds Gallery • 2-4pm Sa, 3/18.

LOS ARTISTAS HABLAN: BORDE

OCCIDENTAL • Con artistas de Broad Spectrum • Thomas Reynolds Gallery

• 2-4pm sábado, 3/18.

OPENING RECEPTION: BIRD’S EYE VIEW: FOUR PERSPECTIVES

View works by and meet artists Chris Maynard, David Tomb, Shae Warnick & Chet Wilcox • Wildling Museum, Solvang • Free • www.wildlingmuseum.org • 3-5pm Su, 3/19.

SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists & artisans • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm Sundays.

EXPOSICIÓN DE ARTES Y ARTESANIAS

SB • De artistas y artesanos locales • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm los domingos.

Send your art openings, receptions, and events to Art@VoiceSB.com to be included in this free listing. Envía tus inauguraciones de arte, recepciones, y eventos a Art@VoiceSB.com para ser incluido en este listado gratuito.

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Art | Arte CONTINUED:
A Calm Place by Merith Cosden was one of six paintings to receive a juror’s award in the current exhibition. The GVAA Board: Jan Smith, Membership; Lynn Altschul, At-Large; Dawn King, Newsletter; Patricia Heller, Special Events; Merith Cosden, Secretary; Elizabeth Flanagan, President; Terre Sanitate, Vice President. Seated Louise Komp, Treasurer

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Lora often works with clients that have complex financials and self-employed income. She assists clients locally in Santa Barbara as well as throughout the US. Her professionalism and knowledge has earned her the reputation as a trusted source in the mortgage industry.

Lora lives in Goleta with her husband, Tom. She is on the Board of Habitat for Humanity Santa Barbara, a member of Santa Barbara Association of Realtors, and a member of Santa Barbara Contractors Association.

www.LeadingLendersSB.com www.LeaderingLendersSB.com Leading Lenders. This is not a commitment to lend. Loan approval is subject to qualification. Loan Officers and their affiliated companies do not guarantee that each application will receive a loan. Setting Ourselves Apart with Expertise and Integrity to Deliver the Best Mortgage Solutions for Our Clients Collaborate By sharing our knowledge and experience, our clients benefit by having access to more options because we put their interests ahead of our own. Educate Leading Lenders are committed to continually educating ourselves and our clients about the ongoing changes and nuances of the real estate industry to remain at the top of our field. Execute Leading Lenders have the experience and professionalism to provide creative solutions in a timely fashion to meet our clients’ financial goals. LeadingLendersSB.com ©2022 Leading Lenders. This is not a commitment to lend. Loan approval is subject to qualification. Loan Officers and their affiliated companies do not guarantee that each application will receive a loan. Setting Ourselves Apart with Expertise and Integrity to Deliver the Best Mortgage Solutions for Our Clients Collaborate By sharing our knowledge and experience, our clients benefit by having access to more options because we put their interests ahead of our own. Educate Leading Lenders are committed to continually educating ourselves and our clients about the ongoing changes and nuances of the real estate industry to remain at the top of our field. Execute Leading Lenders have the experience and professionalism to provide creative solutions in a timely fashion to meet our clients’ financial goals. LeadingLendersSB.com ©2020 Leading Lenders. This is not a commitment to lend. Loan approval is subject to qualification. Loan Officers and their affiliated companies do not guarantee that each application will receive a loan. Setting Ourselves Apart with Expertise and Integrity to Deliver the Best Mortgage Solutions for Our Clients Collaborate By sharing our knowledge and experience, our clients benefit by having access to more options because we put their interests ahead of our own. Educate Leading Lenders are committed continually educating ourselves and our clients about the ongoing changes and nuances of the real estate industry to remain at the top of our field. Execute Leading Lenders have the experience and professionalism to provide creative solutions in a timely fashion to meet our clients’ financial goals. LeadingLendersSB.com Annette Jorgensen American Riviera Bank SBA Lender 805-979-3846 Lori Murray American Riviera Bank NMLS 742373 805-730-4987 Liz Heitmann Guaranteed Rate NMLS 777583 805-455-0772 Eric D. Miller Reverse Mortgage Mutual of Omaha NMLS 582959 805-570-8885 Lora Fisher U.S. Bank NMLS 613184 805-245-9678 Peter Trent Paragon Mortgage Group NMLS 243483 805-881-3752 Mark Johnson Guaranteed Rate NMLS 451091 805-563-1100 Susan Bonanno Synergy One Lending, Inc. NMLS 245778 805-252-6324
Contact Lora today at 805-245-9678 or lora.fisher@usbank.com
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Participating Artists: Anna Emma

• Rebecca Arguello • Ann Shelton

Beth • Suchitra Bhosle • Eli Cedrone

• Chris Chapman • Christina Cooper

• Nancy Davidson • Camille Dellar

• Ellie Freudenstein • Irene Kovalik

• Beverly Lazor • Ni Zhu • Pauline

Roche • Ann Sanders • Nina Warner

Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 11am to 5pm - Closed Sunday

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Celebrating the Women Artists
Anna Emma Nancy Davidson Ann Shelton Beth Ann Sanders Chris Chapman Nina Warner Ellie Freudenstein Irene Kovalik Rebecca Arguello
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SILO118 & BG GALLERY TEAM UP FOR A CURATORIAL COLLABORATION bringing you Spring Magic Silo118’s premier satellite show at Voice Gallery March 1st - 31st @ The complete list of exhibitors: Aerom, Allois, Enrique Avilez, Jessica Darke, Gregory Hordenski, R.T. Livingston, Salvatore Matteo, Matt Mazza, Jim McAninch, Hung Viet Nguyen, Ryan Schude, Lana Schmulevich, Larry Vigon, and Robin Walker La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S. Hope Ave, H-124 Gallery Hours: Mon-Thur 10-5:30, Sat & Sun 1 to 5 La Cumbre Plaza 3rd Friday Reception March 17th, 5 to 8 Pieta by Salvatore Matteo 34 Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com March 10, 20233
Lori Murray, SVP Thirty three years of banking on the Central Coast 33 American Riviera was able to meet our tight time constraints and get our home remodel started. TREVOR & MARJORIE LARGE, HOMEOWNERS Together we can expand the possibilities for your business! Visit us at AmericanRiviera.Bank • 805.965.5942 Where possibilities become possible March 10, 2023 Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com 35
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