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magazine www.VoiceSB.com AKA: CASA Magazine Friday, April 10, 2020

Photo by Mark M. Whitehurst


County Safety Team offers help during the Health Crisis


Photo by Carol DeCanio Abeles

Poetry Month

April is Poetry Month. Here are a few poems by local authors.

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Argo by Claire Whicker

Overcoming the Local Health Crisis will be an Inclusive Community Endeavor

Virtual Art is the norm - here’s an excellent exhibition

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In This Issue


Local Entrepreneurs


The Ticket: A SB Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Cover Photo Courtesy of Ellen Bebe Sztuk

National Poetry Month. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 7 Life on the Curb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Harlan Green: Economic VOICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 15 Voice Digital Edition. . . . . . . . . . www.VoiceSB.com

Movie Theatres Closed

UCSB Arts & Lectures begins virtual cultural programming... an interview with Celesta Billeci (see digital edition) 17

Photo by Sigrid Toye

Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Photo by Kimberly Citro

Beverley Jackson: Yesterday & Today. . . . . . . . . . . 11

Curb service continues to expand in Santa Barbara


Some Harbors are busy, some are not...


Providing protection one face mask at a time – meet some of the movers and sowers See page 2 for story


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Stitching Our Community Together...


Courtesy of Ellen Bebe Sztuk

OCAL ENTREPRENEURS ARE COMING TOGETHER IN SUPPORT OF THE SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY in the face of a health crisis that is challenging the world, with the help of their scissors and sewing machines! While we know many have come together, we’ve talked with three people in the center of this new Santa Barbara cottage industry. With them and everyone pitching in, we’ll all be able to don a mask and stay safe in the coming weeks and months and maybe help alleviate the shortage at Cottage Health. In March when the virus began to exert impact on our community, Ellen Bebe Sztuk found herself asking “What am I going to do?” Business at her company, Stitch Witch Alterations which was celebrating its ten year anniversary, had totally fallen off. As she mulled it over, she was paging through Facebook, she began to see patterns for face masks and the idea formulated Ellen Bebe Sztuk heads up the in her mind. Stitch Witch team, which she Sasha Ablitt, of Ablitt’s Fine started Cleaners & Tailors had a similar experience. “We have had an overwhelming response to the cloth masks. We have a full sewing department and when our alteration business dried up, it just popped into my head to make masks,” she related. So far, Stitch Witch has created 900 masks and has donated 300 of them. Kind of informally, Sztuk donated masks to “anybody who is Witch e Stitch an essential worker” ... like her mail Part of th

carrier, UPS delivery drivers, grocery clerks, and pharmacy staff. delivery services,” Ablitt noted. “First Ellen’s husband, Chris Sztuk, who lost his job in the pandemic thing we did was give our employees fallout, has been helping out as fabric cutter and makes up the rest of the two masks each and filled some orders Stitch Witch team. for restaurants.... Making masks is time And, Stitch Witch has been making masks for local businesses as consuming. The cloth has to be washed they are required to provide protective gear to their workers including before and after being worked on. Our restaurants, Transition House, and more. tailor, Maribel Ibarra has two assistants. “It’s overwhelming how appreciative people are. I love what I do! Each one takes a job, one cuts the pattern, I’m proud to call Santa Barbara my home and have seen our community one preps the material, and one sews the triumph over disaster. I’m thrilled that I have a skill that can keep my mask. We can produce about 50 a day. We community safe and keep me busy!” Ellen have enough elastic and added. cloth, though we are always Another key player in this positive news looking for fun material. story in a well-known Santa Barbaran Grant for about two weeks.” House. He’s been involved in helping people “I’ve never been the learn to sew masks themselves, providing type to give up and I’m A colorful stack of masks from Stitch Witch essential materials, tools, and expertise. His challenged every day to business, Grant House Sewing Machines keep up with the demand continues to be open, though customers for protection. It’s really a gift, and I’m not sure who sent will find staff masked, gloved, and socially it, but I’m glad I’m on the receiving end!” shared Ellen. distanced... They provide pickups via their back It’s been a community effort really, Ellen noted that door and instruction to a limited number of many local seamstresses are involved in making masks. students in their spacious sewing room. Currently, supplies are not always easy to obtain, so Part of the Ablitt’s mask making “Grant House has been essential to my when one person’s order for elastic (which is in very team business and my success. His short supply) comes in, the group shares, and store is such a great resource for then when the next order comes in, the sharing locals to purchase fabric and continues. interfacing for making masks “We have always felt blessed to be in the and sewing projects to stay sane service business and now more than ever,”Ablitt during this mess!,” Ellen shared. related. Over at Ablitt’s, the To order a mask at Stitch Witch text Ellen team includes someone who at 805-363-2067 or stop in at Ablitt’s at 14 W undertakes each mask making Gutierrez St. They have been making them task. for the hospital staff, providing one free to “We are considered an customers, and if someone wants to buy one they essential business, but our ask for a $10 donation which includes giving one Maribel Ibarra is part of the Sasha Ablitt business was down 80 percent mask to the hospital. They also offer free mask Ablitts team and we have cut work hours washing. to three days a week and started social distancing and expanding our Or, if you want to join in the fun, try your hand at the pattern below! Courtesy of Sasha Ablitts

By Kerry Methner, PhD / VOICE


Sew Your Own Cloth Face Covering Materials

Two 10”x6” rectangles of cotton fabric • Two 6” pieces of elastic (or rubber bands, string, cloth strips, or hair ties) • Needle and thread (or bobby pin) • Scissors • Sewing machine


1. Cut out two 10-by-6-inch rectangles of cotton fabric. Use tightly woven cotton, such as quilting fabric or cotton sheets. T-shirt fabric will work in a pinch. Stack the two rectangles; you will sew the mask as if it was a single piece of fabric. 2. Fold over the long sides ¼ inch and hem. Then fold the double layer of fabric over ½ inch along the short sides and stitch down. 3. Run a 6-inch length of 1/8-inch wide elastic

through the wider hem on each side of the mask. These will be the ear loops. Use a large needle or a bobby pin to thread it through. Tie the ends tight. Don’t have elastic? Use hair ties or elastic head bands. If you only have string, you can make the ties longer and tie the mask behind your head. 4. Gently pull on the elastic so that the knots are tucked inside the hem. Gather the sides of the mask on the elastic and adjust so the mask fits your face. Then securely stitch the elastic in place to keep it from slipping. Find this and additional patterns at: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

Helping the Santa Barbara Sewing Community

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It’s almost Easter and Paseo Nuevo and Cottage Children’s Medical Center have an Easter surprise! Children will have an opportunity to send a message to the Easter Bunny this year by visiting https://paseonuevoshopping.com/postcards-to-theeaster-bunny/ All that is needed is a name, email address, special message for Easter Bunny, and parents approval, then wait to see if the Easter Bunny leaves a special treat in your inbox. The Bunny will be egg-cited to hear from you. Happy Easter!

for Aerial Dance on April 13th; Samuel Simon – Playwright and performer of The Actual Dance inspired by his wife’s experience with breast cancer on April 14th; and Shannon Noel & Staci Burrows of MommyTonk on April 15th. Visit the blog page at https://centerstagetheatersbdotblog. wordpress.com/blog-2/ or https://centerstagetheater.org/ If you are interested in submitting work or getting involved you can email your submissions or ideas to admin@centerstagetheater.org

Resources for Businesses Impacted by the Crisis

Shelter In Style With Opera SB

Stay connected with Opera SB as they livestream some of their favorite recent opera productions! Follow the Opera SB Facebook page to stay updated and catch shows either live or in the days following. Productions will be posted for one week following the live webcast. Up next is Robert Ward’s The Crucible on Tuesday, April 14th at 5pm, followed by Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin on Tuesday, April 21st at 5pm.


Governor Newsom recently announced new help for small businesses and workers displaced by COVID-19. SCORE Santa Barbara is offering a series of one-hour webinars to dive into the specifics of COVID-19 crisis support options. Upcoming Webinars, taking place Thursdays from 5 to 6pm, include: Corona Crisis Relief for Small Business on April 9th; Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program on April 13th; Pivot n tio Fic l Virtua Join the library’s it West Your Business to E-Commerce on Ex ss cu dis to ing Club meet April 15th; and How to Email Market d on Tuesday, by Mohsin Hami 0 to 6pm 4:3 m fro in Times of Business Downturn on th, 14 ril Ap l Club de n April 23rd at a special time from nió reu la a Únete de la 4 to 5pm. virtual de ficción st cutir Exit We To register for a webinar and biblioteca para dis martes, el d por Mohsin Hami for a complete schedule visit m. 6p ril, de 4:30 a

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Center Stage Theater has kicked off a Digital Arts Festival, streaming nightly at 7pm through April 30th. The Festival is offering community members a chance to meet some incredible artists, both locally and from beyond. Each day the Festival will add a new interview with an artmaker and some examples 14 de ab https://santabarbara.score.org/ of their work, hosted by Jim Sirianni. content/take-workshop-35 Interviews can be found on the Center Stage blog. Upcoming interviews include: Karyn Laver from The Dance Network on April 10th; Nita June from DogStar Theater on Registration Open for SBCC Scheinfeld April 11th; Matt Tavianini and Michael Andrews from BoxTales on April 12th; Ninette Paloma from Santa Barbara Dance Center (Virtual) New Venture Challenge It’s not too late for college and high school students from throughout Santa Barbara County to submit their entries to the 10th annual Scheinfeld New Venture Challenge business plan and pitch competition. The competition is entirely virtual this year to protect the health and well-being of all, in compliance with California’s COVID-19 stay at home order. Hosted by the Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at SB City College, the call for entries opened on March 1st and the deadline for submission is midnight on Thursday, April 16th. The Scheinfeld New Venture Challenge timeline and submission dates remain unchanged, but the live Opera SB will be streaming some of their favorite recent opera productions pitch competition on April 24th will be replaced with on their Facebook page. Tune in for Robert Ward’s The Crucible on Tuesday, judges selecting the winners based on the finalists’ April 14th at 5pm electronic submissions. Opera SB transmitirá algunas de sus producciones de ópera recientes Registration and submission is a one-step favoritas en su página de Facebook. Sintonízate para The Crucible de process. To apply, visit: http://scheinfeldnewventurec Robert Ward el martes, 14 de abril a las 5pm.

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Virtual Safari SB TICKET

Send a Message to the Easter Bunny!

Center Stage Theater Digital Arts Festival

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Children can send an email postcard to the Easter Bunny and look for a special treat in their email inbox Los niños pueden enviar una postal por correo electrónico al Conejito de Pascua y buscar un regalo especial en el buzón de correo electrónico

SB Public Library - Stop Motion Video Challenge

Children are invited to create a one minute stop motion film. The movie should have a mystery somewhere in it and include a daisy at some point. It can be a real daisy, a drawing, whatever! Children will have four weeks to complete their films (April 6th to May 1st), which will then be linked for a virtual viewing party on May 12th. Library staff will choose three prize winners out of the entries. For rules and submissions visit https://docs.google.com/

forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxDKCKM-rBH1PvLUfTFTtVs5q89HooxeNgyd3H GKYHl7nBzA/viewform

SB Public Library - Virtual Fiction Club

Join the library’s Virtual Fiction Club meeting to discuss this month’s book Exit West by Mohsin Hamid on Tuesday, April 14th, from 4:30 to 6pm. If you’ve read the book, feel free to participate! Join via your computer, tablet or smartphone: https:// global.gotomeeting.com/join/537400261 or dial in using your phone by calling +1 (571) 317-3122. Access Code: 537-400-261

Ensemble Theatre Online Class for Teens

Teens ages 13-19 will have an opportunity to learn how to write and perform their own personal monologue with awardwinning professional actor/director Brian McDonald in four online classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays - April 21st, 23rd, 28th, and 30th at 3:30pm. Tuition is $90, Enrollment is limited to 12 students. To fill out registration form visit https://ensembletheatre. com/images/feature/Class_Registration_Fillable_E-Form_(6).pdf

Fables In Labels Writing Contest

Help the AD&A Museum at UCSB make history! The community is invited to pen a brief historic fictional account for one of their precious Renaissance medals from the Museum’s Sigmund Morgenroth Collection. The medal selected for the contest is titled Caracalla, Roman Emperor, and was chiseled on both sides by Giovanni Boldu in 1466. The winner will get a free annual membership to the AD&A Museum, and will have their historic fiction included in the upcoming exhibition of the Morgenroth Collection at the Museum. For guideline and submission info visit https://facebook. com/events/s/fables-in-labels-writing-conte/273774133615176/?ti=ia


Irresistible sensuality... Quiet, expressive presence... or a joyful skip – Sculpture engages body, mind, & soul. ...Consider adding an aesthetic wake-up to your environment.

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Safari Virtual

¡Envía un mensaje al Conejito de Pascua!

¡Es casi Pascua y Paseo Nuevo y Cottage Children’s Medical Center tiene una sorpresa de Pascua! Los niños tendrán la oportunidad de enviar un mensaje al Conejito de Pascua este año visitando https://paseonuevoshopping.com/postcards-tothe-easter-bunny/ Todo lo que se necesita es un nombre, una dirección de correo electrónico, un mensaje especial para el Conejito de Pascua y la aprobación de los padres, luego espera para ver si el Conejito de Pascua te deja un regalo especial en tu buzón de correo electrónico. El conejito estará emocionado de saber de ti. ¡Felices Pascuas!

Refúgiate en estilo con Opera SB

¡Mantente conectado con Opera SB mientras transmiten en vivo algunas de sus producciones de ópera recientes favoritas! Sigue la página de Facebook de Opera SB para mantenerte actualizado y ver la producción en vivo o en los días siguientes. Las producciones estarán disponibles durante una semana después de la transmisión web en vivo. La siguiente producción es The Crucible de Robert Ward que será transmitido el martes, 14 de abril a las 5pm, seguido por Eugene Onegin de Tchaikovsky el martes, 21 de abril a las 5pm.


Festival de Artes Digitales del Teatro Center Stage

El Teatro Center Stage inició un Festival de Artes Digitales, que se transmitirá todas las noches a las 7pm hasta el 30 de abril. El Festival ofrece a los miembros de la comunidad la oportunidad de conocer a algunos artistas increíbles, tanto a nivel local como más allá. Cada día, el Festival agregará una nueva entrevista con un creador de arte y algunos ejemplos de su trabajo, presentado por Jim Sirianni. Las entrevistas se pueden encontrar en el blog de Center Stage. Entre las próximas entrevistas se incluyen: Karyn Laver de The Dance Network el 10 de abril; Nita June del DogStar Theatre el 11 de abril; Matt Tavianini y Michael Andrews de BoxTales el 12 de abril; Ninette Paloma del Centro de Danza de Santa Bárbara para Danza Aérea el 13 de abril; Samuel Simon - Dramaturgo e intérprete de The Actual Dance inspirado en la experiencia de su esposa con el cáncer de mama el 14 de abril; y Shannon Noel y Staci Burrows de MommyTonk el 15 de abril. Visita la página del blog en https://centerstagetheatersbdotblo g.wordpress.com/blog-2/ o https://centerstagetheater.org/ Si estás interesado en enviar trabajo o participar, puedes enviar tus propuestas o ideas por correo electrónico a admin@centerstagetheater.org

Recursos para los negocios afectados por la crisis

El gobernador Newsom anunció recientemente una nueva

Ongoing Opportunities SBNature From Home: The Santa Barbara Museum of

Natural History’s SBNature From Home page is organized by activities that the community can do outdoors, indoors, or online. Check back often as new content will be added.


ayuda para pequeños negocios y trabajadores desplazados por COVID-19. SCORE Santa Barbara está ofreciendo una serie de seminarios web de una hora para profundizar en los detalles de las opciones de apoyo de la crisis de COVID-19. Los próximos seminarios web, que tendrán lugar los jueves de 5 a 6pm, incluyen: Alivio de la Crisis Corona para pequeños negocios el 9 de abril; Programa de préstamos para Desastre de Lesiones Económicas el 13 de abril; Dirige tu negocio al comercio electrónico el 15 de abril; y Cómo enviar correos electrónicos al mercado en tiempos de recesión empresarial el 23 de abril en un horario especial de 4 a 5pm. Para registrarte para un seminario web y para un horario completo visita https://santabarbara.score.org/content/takeworkshop-35

Inscripción abierta para SBCC Scheinfeld New Venture Challenge (Virtual)

No es demasiado tarde para que los estudiantes universitarios y de secundaria de todo el condado de Santa Bárbara presenten sus proyectos al décimo Scheinfeld New Venture Challenge de SBCC. La competencia es completamente virtual este año para proteger la salud y el bienestar de todos, de conformidad con el orden COVID-19 de California para quedarse en casa. Organizado por el Centro Scheinfeld para el Emprendimiento y la Innovación en SB City College, la convocatoria se abrió el 1 de marzo y la fecha límite para participar es la medianoche del jueves, 16 de abril. La línea de tiempo y las fechas de presentación del Scheinfeld New Venture Challenge permanecen sin cambios, pero la competencia de lanzamiento en vivo el 24 de abril será reemplazada por jueces que seleccionan a los ganadores basados en las presentaciones electrónicas de los finalistas. El registro y la entrega de presentación es un proceso de un solo paso. Para aplicar, visita: http://scheinfeldnewventurechalleng e.org/index.php/submit/

Biblioteca Pública de SB Reto de Video “Stop Motion”

Los niños están invitados a crear una película de “stop motion” de un minuto. La película debe tener un misterio en algún lugar e incluir una margarita en algún momento. ¡Puede ser una verdadera margarita, un dibujo, lo que sea! Los niños tendrán cuatro semanas para completar sus películas (del 6 de abril al 1 de mayo), que luego se vincularán para una fiesta virtual el 12 de mayo. El personal de la biblioteca elegirá tres ganadores de los premios de las entradas. Para conocer las reglas y como entregar las presentaciones, visita https://docs.google.com/

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Biblioteca Pública de SB Club virtual de ficción

Únete a la reunión del Club ficción virtual de la biblioteca para discutir el libro de este mes Exit West de Mohsin Hamid el

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Online: The Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Nightly Met Opera Streams: The Metropolitan Opera streams begin at 7:30pm EDT and will remain available on

martes, 14 de abril, de 4:30 a 6pm. Si has leído el libro, ¡no dudes en participar! Únete a través de tu computadora, tableta o teléfono inteligente: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/537400261 o marca usando tu teléfono llamando al +1 (571) 317-3122. Código de acceso: 537-400-261

Clase en línea del Teatro Ensemble para adolescentes

Los adolescentes de 13 a 19 años tendrán la oportunidad de aprender a escribir y realizar su propio monólogo personal con el galardonado actor / director profesional Brian McDonald en cuatro clases en línea, los martes y jueves: 21, 23, 28 y 30 de abril a las 3:30pm. La inscripción cuesta $90, y hay limite de 12 estudiantes. Para completar el formulario de registro visita https://

ensembletheatre.com/images/feature/Class_Registration_Fillable_ E-Form_(6).pdf

Concurso de escritura Fábulas en etiquetas

¡Ayuda al Museo AD&A de UCSB a hacer historia! Se invita a la comunidad a escribir un breve relato ficticio histórico para una de sus preciosas medallas renacentistas de la Colección Sigmund Morgenroth del Museo. La medalla seleccionada para el concurso se titula Caracalla, emperador romano, y fue cincelada por ambos lados por Giovanni Boldu en 1466. El ganador obtendrá una membresía anual gratuita para el Museo AD&A, y tendrá su ficción histórica incluida en la próxima exposición de La Colección Morgenroth en el Museo. Para información sobre pautas y presentación, visita


The Gaviota Coast Conservancy: Recommends

hree walks that you can take on the Gaviota Coast that can be tailored to your own ability while providing space for social distancing. Locations include Coal Oil Point Reserve and Devereux Slough, Baron Ranch, and Arroyo Hondo Preserve.

60 to 75 minute programs from the Camerata video library, curated by Artistic Director Adrian Spence, will be shared every Sunday at 10am & 6pm on YouTube Live:

Adult Request Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/ e/1FAIpQLSdmzFh_OU7trklfy29_L02MHu3aKqF6cJx5GLySlKiLXz6e JA/viewform

For more info visit www.sbplibrary.org

El Teatro Center Stage inició esta semana un Festival de Artes Digitales con entrevistas diarias con artistas, tanto locales como más allá, hasta el 30 de abril.

Camerata Pacifica Concert at Home!:

SB Public Library Delivers!: Request books or other

Children Request Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI pQLSdXXk25TTjjZ3GuULkhbacO0eJRohK24t8SppDZHeyUpLD0QQ/ viewform

Center Stage Theatre kicked off a Digital Arts Festival this week featuring daily interviews with artists, both locally and beyond, through April 30th

the homepage at www.metopera.org for 20 hours. Schedule of streams www.metopera.org

www.youtube.com/channel/UC0oECgVmsHVED2tbLzYfkA • 11:30am on Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/cameratasb

library materials to be delivered via USPS media mail.

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This week’s SBnature From Home is all about bugs and other small creatures found around the home El SBNature desde casa de esta semana se trata de insectos y otras pequeñas criaturas encontradas alrededor de la casa

will continue to digitally engage the public and maintain its mission to integrate art into the lives of people by offering step-by-step instructional videos for at-home art projects; a virtual tour of their current exhibition and other works in the Museum’s collection; as well as lectures, musical performances, and Exhibition Extras from their Video Library. www.sbma.net

www.gaviotacoastconservancy. org/gaviota_coast_walks

The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center - Online:

Throughout the duration of the center’s closure, the Arts Center will be posting daily activities on Facebook and Instagram to inspire the community to create, engage, and connect. Visit their webpage to find virtual art classes, live concerts and music streams, art activities for all ages, virtual galleries and museums, and more. https://carpinteriaartscenter.org/

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Cele�a�ng Santa Barbara Poets April is National Poetry Month


(at Arroyo Burro Beach)

The moon trawled the low tide far back behind the beach, beyond black rocks, into a shimmer of gravel & beach glass: a Gustav Klimt rug of green, amber, gold, hidden most of the year in the ocean’s backrooms. But it’s winter solstice & a large winter sun is all chilled radiance this morning. The tourists are gone, the locals still asleep or on their way to work, so the ocean throws open its rooms for me alone, lays bare a million splinters & shattered deaths: shells & boats & glass & bones, letting the sun stun them with air and light. All of this such wonder & wreckage, alive & unburied between sky & sea. I’m glad for this beach, glad for its tides, for things that do come back. Just as I leave – coming close so eagerly – a back-lit wave swells, rises, curls & drowns this instant back into its kelp-choked rooms. By Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara From L.A. Bosselaar’s book These Many Rooms, Four Way Books, 2019

Simple Poem With Roy Orbison

The First Little Pig Battles Depression

People plant a lot of rosemary and thyme. When I have a chicken to cook

Outside her straw house, the wind isn’t messing around: the trees get the hard shake from a blossom-mobbing gale and it seems like mercy maybe— otherwise, flowers: work for wasps and bees and months of heat, insistent nectar, the threat of imminent rot. Next door, at the houses of sticks and bricks, loose casements rattle their latches. Blue sky gives up to a dampening pulp. The breeze makes the hedgerows shudder, as if they are thick with wolves.

I walk down the street and pick twigs. Sunlight came a long way to make the plants beautiful. From the beginning it was a long road for the chicken and me. I don’t know where we’re going but it’s together with the dust of Genghis Khan and the gold dust of his hoard on the cosmic wind. I was once sent up ahead on the high notes of Roy Orbison. By Richard Jarrette From Strange Antlers (2021)

Grand Jete’ HOW TO MAKE APRICOT JAM Find the orchard where soil falls apart in your hand face the sky then turn alongside

THE VOLUNTEER In the middle of an ordinary day in the middle of the week mid-city in the near middle of one thing and another on the edge of the country at the hem of her garden that hugs the wild field forgivingly green after blessed rain, there appears this vision, a yellow six-petaled flower cluster perked amidst the overtaking quack grass, yes—yellow like a duck swimming in the springs. They practically fell over each other. Hello there, she hummed plotting to repair a leak in the drip-system not to lose one drop, and here this volunteer blown in on a stray wind rooted, hiding underground, to grace a day she worried might be the end of the world as she knew it. Just because, she named it Hope and felt everything shift. By Perie Long, Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara Emeritus Unpublished poem, permission to publish given by Perie Longo

VOICE Magazine asked various local poets to share their own poems. Contributing poets include Santa Barbara Poet Laureates and current and previous VOICE poetry columnists.

By Chryss Yost, Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara Emeritus Permission to publish given by Chryss Yost

to the tree in need of emptying reach in the leaves to find what is ready placing each nod in the pail for the kitchen back home where rinsed of the field each apricot is divided shifted into a pot then sugared and pectined urgently, decidedly heated to be spooned into jars stored on the shelf until winter is deep in remember By Carol DeCanio Abeles Permission to publish given by Carol DeCanio Abeles

Go inside a stone/ that would be my way - Charles Simic This flick of begin This spark of sentience This semblance of mingle This worry of water This carry of sound This hope of profound This murmur of prayer This synapse of contain This dance of air This breath of death not one melodious note escapes its tomb This wish of memory This ponder of mourning This bellow of hallucination As one we begin as many we are strong as one we are stronger This essence of remain This breath of retain This life of begin This synchrony of being This holy bind of soul This hallowed twine of love A flock of many A wing of one We soar By Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara Emeritus Sojourner Kincaid Rolle all rights reserved - 2015 Previously published in Rare Feathers:Poems on Birds & Art, Gunpowder Press - Santa Barbara, CA 2015

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Abuse Increases During Shelter-In-Place are out of work and fearful about your future — you are not alone! Most people across the world feel exactly that HE CLOSE PROXIMITY OF SHELTERING IN PLACE and the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic way. We should look at our history for comfort. We as a country have been here before and got past [it] and were have resulted in a wide range of abuses and a 21 more productive and financially successful as a result… percent increase in these types of calls to Santa I believe we will get through this Barbara County agencies. The sooner and through it as a better, dramatic increase began with We are your county wide team state, country, and world,” Dudley the Governor’s orders to stay at whose job it is to keep you and your continued. home on March 19th, according loved ones safe. Today we want you Offering words of to Joyce Dudley, Santa Barbara encouragement and strength, to know, even though you are not County District Attorney at a Sheriff Brown noted, “As we press conference held Tuesday in out and about, we see you. We see make our way through this public front of the DA’s offices on Santa you! We see your grief; we see your health crisis, let’s stay strong; Barbara Street. fear; your illness, and your abuse. let’s be positive; and let’s work “We are your county wide team – Joyce Dudley, SB County District Attorney together to contain and defeat whose job it is to keep you and this deadly virus.” your loved ones safe. Today we Noting fire stations are located in neighborhoods want you to know, even though you are not out and about, which are close to people in the community who are we see you. We see you! We see your grief; we see your facing the challenges that have come to the forefront in fear; your illness, and your abuse,” Dudley emphasized. this pandemic, Fire Chief Joined by County Fire Mark Hartwig shared these Chief Mark Hartwig and thoughts, “We are here County Sheriff Bill Brown and open for business, just at the press conference, and not quite as usual… If you calling for community unity know someone in need — and support, Dudley also say something — contact encouraged family, friends, one of us in uniform.” neighbors, and anyone noticing abuse or signs of Important websites: abuse to report them to the www.countyofsb.org/da/ www.sbsheriff.org police, or an appropriate www.sbcfire.com agency — even call 911 if necessary — or a victim Santa Barbara County Fire Santa Barbara County advocate at 805-568-2400. Chief Mark Hartwig Sheriff Bill Brown “For those of you who

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HE COMMUNITY OF SANTA BARBARA AND THE COMMUNITY OF THE WORLD has been called into action by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our city, our lives, our ways of doing business, our families will never be able to return to their old normals. But we will move forward now by Sheltering in Place... Later, by re-emerging with a new sense of the importance of everyone working together, to support each other and help everyone evolve into people and businesses prepared to live in a world where pandemics are part of everyone’s experience. The response of every single person is and will be integral to the health of our community. VOICE Magazine will continue to support the people and non-profits, the businesses and government agencies working on the front lines by providing important public information, business and personal news to sustain community life. We need your help. Every community needs channels of communication which are open and free to the public. For the past 26 years VOICE Magazine (AKA CASA Magazine) has remained free to Santa Barbara residents, both in print and digitally. We have never put up a pay wall to our digital edition or website. With your continued support via advertising and contributions this model of community journalism will go forward into the future. Journalism is evolving, though. Over 50 percent of local news sources have disappeared since 1991 - more since the pandemic has shuttered businesses. In our community we have seen many loved media outlets come and go. We’ve been blessed that while providing local service, we have managed to outlive many of them. VOICE Magazine has survived because of its advertisers, readers, and its hard working staff that put in countless hours to support a diverse community that believes in being inclusive. We thank-you, each and every one of you! At this moment, Santa Barbara is facing COVID-19; major economic upheaval including thousands of lay-offs; water, housing, and homeless issues; yet at the same time, the need to become a more cohesive caring community is making local reporting more essential than ever. With your help, VOICE Magazine will continue to advocate for a stronger and healthier community. We hope you will consider a targeted contribution in support of this nearly 27 year old project. Consider: • Contributing funds for more Spanish and Bilingual Articles... up to $10,000 is needed. • Contributing funds to expand local Environmental Coverage... up to $25,000 is needed. • Contributing funds for VOICE Magazine to transition into a non-profit News center...$5,000 needed.

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Sporting COVID-19 Fashion By Beverley Jackson, Special to VOICE

COVID-19 makes PPE critically important for healthcare professionals

balance. I'm going to tell you about Shanghai's top young designer Angel Chen, because it has a very small ray of hope in it for rebuilding the world that survives. And do we need any tiny ray of hope that we can get! And colorful photos! Chen was born in a poor small town of Shenzhen, China, a giant city today. She managed to study in London at the age of 17. Moving along quickly, she interned with Vera Wang and Marchesa in New York, then started her own line and soon was showing in major shows around the world. She even made the 2017 Forbes China List for under 30's. And there is the ray of hope. China was poverty stricken. China had the highest COVID-19 death rate, and yet she's built her industries to a point where the United States is going to China to get our desperately needed masks and respirators. There is hope. And I have an excuse to use some cheery bright colors.

sets in, but clothing, never. And now thousands of brave ones are risking their own lives to save ours from COVID-19. So I checked their attire out. They refer to it as PPE (personal protective equipment) which pathetically and stupidly our present government has not stockpiled adequately and is desperately needed. Surgical fluid resistant isolation gowns lined with double layers of special plastic start the list along with gloves, respiratory protection, eye protection, and N95 masks. And now it's time to start out Monday with a more colorful

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In many hospitals around the country and world, PPE - personal protective equipment is in short supply

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ASHION ISN'T EXACTLY THE NEWS COPY of today. After reading and watching every news show for weeks, I am thinking of learning to say doctor, nurse, respirator, death count, and body bag in every language there is. And heaven only knows I am aware of the horror of the world today and my own day to day future or lack of one. So I've decided to do something different. Something totally remote and frivolous. I'm going to write about fashion. As unimportant an item as could be today, in a world of hoarding toilet paper. Then, suddenly a thought occurred to me – protective clothing. What do doctors and nurses wear when it is needed? Lying stretched out on operating tables more times than I can remember, never once have I observed their attire. I've looked at eyes before the anesthesia

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Angel Chen, seen here in the China TV show DAY DAY UP, is a star in the world of fashion.

Beverley Jackson moved to SB in 1963 from Los Angeles. She wrote a social column for the SB News-Press from 1968-1992. She also wrote the award winning book Splendid Slippers on Chinese footbinding and five other books on China. She latest book is Dolls of Spain. Jackson is avid doll collector and a collector of interesting people. She is also now seriously making and exhibiting pine needle baskets and collage.

By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

PRING IS DEFINITELY HERE! April’s indecisiveness varies from bright sunshine and clear days with temperamental winds to be eventually overtaken by sprinkles turning into dark clouds, thunder, and roof drumming rain. And sometimes all in one day! Someone actually reported seeing a layer of white on the Los Padres hills – so factor that into the mix. Spring has sprung for me in California when the sycamore trees are adorned with newly minted bright chartreuse colored leaves and wildflowers are popping up everywhere – which is how Spring should be! The ancient Greeks knew this a long time ago and had an explanation: Spring was the time of year when Demeter, the goddess of harvest, grain, and fertility, joyfully welcomed her daughter Persephone back from My companions: Bud and Biscuit the darkness below. Persephone had been abducted by Hades who tricked her into spending three months of the year in the Underworld with him. Demeter’s sorrow caused the Earth to cease flowering and the season called winter was born. With Persephone’s return, the barren ground suddenly burst forth, blossoming into Spring mirroring Demeter’s overwhelming happiness to be with her daughter in the sunlight once again. But… I digress! Although much like Demeter, we are passing through several long months of uncertainty, missing much of what is dear to us. But Demeter didn’t have the benefit of the Internet, Instagram, Facebook, Zoom, or a set of wheels. On Sunday, powered by our own set of wheels my husband Bud and I, along with Biscuit our Jack Russell Terrier, went for a jaunt down the coast to see how other harbors were faring in this era of Social Distancing. The Ventura Harbor, a much larger harbor than Santa Barbara’s, was the first stop. From a distance it looked as it always had on a sunny day: boats neatly tucked in their slips in good order as if waiting for the weekend crowd. On closer examination however, our Santa Barbara waterfront (as quiet as it seems) looked like Grand Central Station on a busy day compared to Ventura. There were almost no cars in the massive parking lots, the docks and surrounding areas were completely void of foot traffic, and the shops and restaurants were shuttered. Across the way, all the beaches were inaccessible, gates closed, and the Channel Islands National Park and Visitor Center looked lonely, sadly perched at the end of Spinnaker Drive, the main thoroughfare through Ventura harbor. We were the only people in sight. Our next stop, more like a drive-by, was the Channel Islands Harbor down the coastline a few short miles. The Mandalay Bay Resort looked much the same as many of Santa Barbara’s tourist hotels, quiet and, I assumed, vacant. The Channel Islands Harbor and the tourist area’s were vacant, too, but the nearby houses with docks that line Channel Island Harbor’s multiple waterways, offered an occasional pedestrian wandering by walking their dog. Everything else was closed or inaccessible. Sad! On our way home, April had changed its mood again! The sun was nowhere to be seen and the clouds hanging over the mountaintops now invaded the highway. Looking north up the coastline, we could see occasional spots of rain. The hills lining the freeway were turning green, watered by Mother Nature as we flew by in our car. Every view on the way home was a reflection of Demeter’s springtime joy: each newly blossoming thing that sprung from the Earth was a reminder that the seasons continue to turn, despite all. Like Demeter, we know that what appears to have disappeared will once again appear like the springtime after the dark months of winter. This being the week of Passover and Easter’s holy days, I’m sending you wishes for a blessed time with loved ones and friends (if only in Spirit or virtually) remembering that glorious Spring surrounds us always! Which is actually how Spring came to be! Photos by Sigrid Toye

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By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE

REPORTED IN JANUARY that housing construction was slowly recovering, in part due to the extreme housing shortage and record low interest rates. Well, rates are even lower today, but purchase applications are now plunging as will new-home sales, whereas I believe refinancing will continue to surge because of even lower mortgage rates. So it’s good to know the Fed is also supporting the mortgage-backed securities market with its Quantitative Easing from the latest $2 billion bailout bill, since the mortgage market is suffering from the same credit crunch as every other part of the finance industry. And who wants to buy a home in this lockdown that could last months, anyway? Reports are coming in that homebuying is also frozen in place, while everyone waits out the pandemic. Wolf Richter, for the financial blog Wolf Street, writes, “In states where lockdowns started first – they were kicked off in the San Francisco Bay Area – the yearover-year plunge in purchase-mortgage applications was the most severe: California: -36.4% New York: -35.6% Washington: -32.5% Purchase mortgage applications plunged another eleven percent after dropping 24 percent from the equivalent week a year ago. Since the multi-year peak in January, purchase-mortgage applications have plunged by one-third, said the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Whereas the MBA’s Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 15.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. This is because refinancing per the Refinance Index increased 26 percent from the previous week and was 168 percent higher than the same week one year ago. “Mortgage rates and applications continue to experience significant volatility from the economic and financial market uncertainty caused by the coronavirus

crisis. After two weeks of sizeable increases, mortgage rates dropped back to the lowest level in MBA’s survey, which in turn led to a 25 percent jump in refinance applications,” said Joel Kan, MBA’s Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting. “The bleaker economic outlook, along with the first wave of realized job losses reported in last week’s unemployment claims numbers, likely caused potential homebuyers to pull back,” he continued. There will be an even more severe housing shortage, in other words, with more than 500,000 homeless living on the streets in January. Homelessness will now increase with the new coronavirus pandemic, as the many without government-insured mortgages (GSEs) from Fannie, Freddie, FHA, and the VA will probably lose their homes, if they cannot keep up their loan payments. HUD’s Federal Housing and Finance Authority has said the requirement that lenders hold off on foreclosures for one year only applies to the GSEs the FHFA regulates. And so the housing shortage will continue. In many markets, this will mean no open houses (for new-home purchases). Face-to-face closings are to be avoided. “But exchanging signed documents through car windows in a parking lot is OK. Under the pressure of social distancing, the doors have opened to modern document technology. In theory, homes can be sold, and mortgages can be written, but it’s now a different ballgame,” says Richter. The housing shortage will require even greater government support to keep people in their homes for the duration of the novel coronavirus pandemic, and beyond. Harlan Green © 2020 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen. Harlan Green has been the 16-year EditorPublisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email editor@ populareconomics.com

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SBCC Once Again Rated #1 Community College In The Nation By Luz Reyes-Martin / SB City College


TUDENTS LOOKING TO STAY ON TRACK WITH THEIR EDUCATION during this time of sheltering in place need look no further than Santa Barbara City College. According to a recent ranking by Value Colleges, SBCC has once again been named the #1 community college in the nation. In recent years, SBCC has significantly expanded its online programs and offers more than two dozen fully online degree and certificate programs in areas ranging from business and marketing to information management and medical coding. According to Value Colleges, SBCC’s top rating is due in part to its dedication to “building the region’s workforce in services, technology, education, and government. SBCC is especially renowned for their impact on minority and low-income students, providing students from disadvantaged communities with the opportunity to move forward in careers as diverse as music, medicine, and engineering.”

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HIS SPRING, Mitch Vance will begin his first and look forward to working with an excellent executive two-year term as chair of the Westmont College team, faculty and staff to make the college even stronger Board of Trustees. He succeeds Peter financially and more resilient Thorrington, who has served as chair in responding to a variety of since 2014. A board member since 2013, challenges.” Vance previously chaired the Westmont A founding partner of a Board of Advisors and served on the private equity investment firm Westmont Foundation. and successful businessman, “We’re truly blessed to have such Vance graduated from the a gifted leader head the board,” said University of Oregon. He first President Gayle D. Beebe. “Mitch has visited Westmont with his wife, played a key role as a trustee, and he Leslie Eaton Vance ’83, who demonstrated his strong leadership skills earned a degree in education when he led the Board of Advisors. He and comes from a longtime has been a huge asset for the college for Westmont family. Mitch Vance and Leslie Eaton Vance more than 20 years, especially with his The Vance’s daughter, Claire work chairing the Board of Trustees ’16, graduated from Westmont Development Committee.” with a degree in art. Vance has also served on the board’s Executive, Vance is passionate about interacting with and Finance, Investment, and Building and Grounds mentoring Westmont students and recent graduates. committees. “In my experience, they all pursue their careers with a “Higher education faces a critical time right remarkable sense of purpose and context,” he says. now, especially with the uncertainties regarding the He and Leslie have three grown children. pandemic,” Vance says. “I believe in Westmont’s mission

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Stay in Place, Cover Your Face

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Cloth face coverings are now recommended to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus By Sonia Fernandez / The UC Santa Barbara Current


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S THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL issues its recommendation regarding the use of cloth face masks, California Public Health officials released new guidelines on the use of cloth face coverings. Local jurisdictions are following suit. “There is growing evidence that people without symptoms can have the virus in their saliva and nasal secretions and can infect others,” said Dr. Ali Javanbakht, M.D., medical director at Student Health Services. “In places where the public have covered their mouths and noses in addition to physical distancing and hand hygiene, the spread has slowed down more than in areas where they didn’t.” Javanbakht and fellow health officials stress that masks and face coverings alone are not enough to protect against the virus. Coverings may inhibit the spread of virus-carrying microdroplets, but people are still urged to maintain social distancing and be diligent in their handwashing. “The main role (of the face coverings) is to keep people who have the virus and have no symptoms from spreading the virus to others,” Javanbakht said. “The mouth and nose covering keeps the respiratory droplets from going out into the air and potentially infecting others.” Kenneth S. Kosik, the Harriman Professor of Neuroscience Research in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and a medical doctor, concurs. “The evidence strongly favors that face covering the mouth and nose when away from one’s residence is without a doubt an effective measure.” To maintain the much-needed supply of N-95 and surgical masks for doctors, nurses and other frontline personnel, bandannas, scarves and simple homemade cloth versions

are the alternative coverings of choice in public. The research community on campus, led by Joe Incandela, vice chancellor for research, has already taken action. Essential research personnel — those who have been granted exceptions to the ongoing shutdown in order to maintain and conduct essential research on campus — are donning face coverings as a part of their regular attire. “We now have a substantial number of confirmed COVID cases in Santa Barbara County and a substantially larger number of infected but asymptomatic persons in the county who are very likely an important source of future infections, strongly recommending that essential research personnel on campus cover their faces for the entire time they are away from their residences,” Incandela said in a statement to essential research personnel. “In many cases, researchers already wear some form of mask in the lab,” he noted. The masks that are the standard gear for researchers can also be used outside the lab, but if researchers are required to use fresh masks inside the lab, alternative cloth coverings can be used during travel to and from the lab and while in public. Tips for using a cloth face covering: 1. The face covering should cover both the mouth and the nose. 2. The face covering should be washed and dried ideally after each use but at least daily, in hot temperatures. Wash hands after touching a used covering. 3. Face coverings are most useful to cover the mouth and nose in an indoor setting when others are present, such as at the grocery store. However, according to Javanbakht, “there is nothing wrong with covering the mouth and nose at all times when outside.” The California Public Health Department’s guidance on face coverings can be viewed at www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/ Face-Coverings-Guidance.aspx. Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications

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Celebrating Santa Barbara Artists & Art Destinations GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES

CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: 105 E Anapamu • 805-568-3994.

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COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: Fine and decorative arts ~ Ongoing • 11 W Anapamu St • By Appt • 805-570-9863. COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP: 631 Garden • 805-324-7443. CORRIDAN GALLERY: Local Artists ~ Ongoing • 125 N Milpas • We-Sa 11-5pm • 805-966-7939. CYPRESS GALLERY 119 E Cypress Av (Lompoc) • 805-737-1129.

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GALLERY 333: Closed at this time • 805-451-6919.

MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art & Interior Design • 132 Santa Barbara St • Mo-Sa 10-6pm, closed We, Su 11-5pm • 805-963-1411.

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MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Closed at this time • 805-770-5000.

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MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY: Closed at this time • 805-653-0323. PALM LOFT GALLERY: Poetry of the Earth: works by Kasandra Martell and Arturo Tello ~ Apr 12 • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-684-9700. PEREGRINE GALLERIES: 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-969-9673. PERSON RYAN GALLERY @ SUMMERLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 2346 Lillie Ave • 805-770-3677. PORCH: GALLERY: 3823 Santa Claus Ln • 805-684-0300.

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RODEO GALLERY & LOVEWORN: 11 Anacapa St • 805-636-5611.

SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Closed at this time • 805-688-7889.

SANSUM CLINIC LOWER LEVEL: The Art of Ballet II by Malcolm Tuffnell ~ Ongoing • 317 W Pueblo St • 805-898-3070.

UCSB LIBRARY: Closed at this time • www.library.ucsb.edu • 805-893-2478.

SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Encouraging creativity for artists with disabilities • 28 E Victoria • 805-260-6705. SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Closed at this time • 805-884-1938. SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: 1321 State St • 805-845-4270. SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Closed at this time • 805-682-4722. SB BOTANIC GARDEN: Closed at this time • 805-682-4726.


WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Closed at this time • 805-962-8885. WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Closed at this time • 805-565-6162. WILDLING MUSEUM: Inspired in Nature: Solvang School (online) •1511-B Mission Dr, Solvang • 805-688-1082 • www. wildlingmuseum.org. YULIYA LENNON ART STUDIO: 1213 H State St • 805-886-2655.

SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Closed at this time • 805-962-8404. SB MUSEUM OF ART: Closed at this time • online resources: https://www.sbma.net/events/ videolibrary/studiosundays • https://www.sbma. net/learn/athome • https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=fFgz_EK8or8&t=37s • 805-963-4364. SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Closed at this time • 805-682-4711.

STUDIO 121: 121 Santa Barbara St • 805-722- 0635.

LINDEN STUDIO AND GALLERY: 963 Linden Av, Carpinteria • 805-570-9195.

VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY: 1485 E Valley Rd #1 • 805-969-0524.

SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Closed at this time • 805-966-1601.

STATE GALLERY @ YOUTH INTERACTIVE: Closed at this time • 805-617-6421.

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SOLVANG ANTIQUES FINE ART GALLERY: 1693 Copenhagen Dr • 805-686-2322.

KATHRYNE DESIGNS: 1225 Coast Village Rd, Suite A • 805-565-4700.

LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Closed at this time • 805-684-7789; www.carpinteriaartscenter.org.

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SLINGSHOT: AN ALPHA ART FORUM: Closed at this time • 805-770-3878.

KARPELES MUSEUM & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY: Texas ~ April; Anne Baldwin, abstracts by “Hollywood” painter ~ Ongoing; John Herd, blended computer/photography prints ~ Ongoing • 21 W Anapamu • We-Su 12-4pm • 805-962-5322.

Contemporary Sculpture by Kerry Methner

HANNELKEEPER RECENTLY HOSTED THEIR 17TH ANNUAL OCEAN-THEMED JURIED STUDENT ART SHOW, What the Channel Means to Me. The goal of the show, which is open to high school students from Carpinteria to Goleta, is to inspire local youth to create art that celebrates the natural beauty and biodiversity of the Santa Barbara Channel, and for their art to inspire others in our community. Art students from Bishop Diego, Dos Pueblos, San Marcos, and Santa Barbara High Schools submitted more than 300 works of 1st Place Winner: Argo by art to vie for the chance to be featured in this Claire Whicker year’s show. Jeremy Harper served as juror, and selected 67 pieces to be in the show, as well as the first, second, third place winners, an environmental ethic award, a juror’s choice award, and three honorable mentions. A public exhibit, reception, and awards ceremony took place on March 5th at the Jodi House Gallery, where Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson presented winners with cash prizes made possible by Trillium Enterprises and the City of Goleta Community Grants Program.

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Balm for Weary Times duo Dinner A Arts & Lectures steps up with a digital culture

We have made a few changes to our dinner to go program in an effort to better serve the community in these uncertain times. As always, prepared meals are being offered for pick up Monday through Friday between the hours of 12noon and 6pm. We have also introduced a limited delivery option available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Deliveries will be left at your door between the hours of 3pm and 5pm. In an effort to work more efficiently, with food safety as our primary objective, all meals (pick-up and delivery) will be packaged for you to reheat at home.

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HEN THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SHUT DOWN UCSB ARTS & LECTURES’ LIVE PERFORMANCES, it left a hole in a community that had come to rely on an eclectic mix of music, dance and fascinating speakers. Fortunately, the people behind the scenes at Arts & Lectures decided they weren’t going to let the season Primatologist Jane Goodall with an early subject. go fallow and fall silent. Their answer: creating in response to the current crisis, such a digital culture series of new content, archived as (spoiler alert!) Yo-Yo Ma’s Songs of Comfort performances, and a curated mix of arts and and revisiting the Speaking with Pico series, ideas. which brings renowned author Pico Iyer in “Here at UCSB and in Santa Barbara, we conversation with a notable mix of writers and help each other through hard times by coming thinkers. together in solidarity and support of one “We’re featuring education outreach sessions another,” said Celesta Billeci, so that students — and everyone else Miller McCune Executive for that matter — can participate in the Director of Arts & Lectures. lessons from some of today’s leading “But in this moment, we have artists, like Lil Buck and Jon Boogz, the to find new ways to be here for phenomenal street dance artists who each other. As a community, use the language of movement to create we are still craving the arts and a better world,” said Billeci. ideas that A&L speakers and “Our program is integrated into performers provide, and we’re many class curriculums,” Billeci still craving the connection that continued, “and we work closely A&L offers. That need isn’t going with faculty to create opportunities away, and neither is A&L.” Celesta Billeci, Miller that supplement their instruction, so Each week, Arts & Lectures McCune Executive we are working to tie in our spring Director of Arts & staff will curate a selection of programming to what students are Lectures digital content based on the learning now in their online classes. current season, including a Our program is an important part of roster of returning artists, archived lectures, and the educational experience for students, and education opportunities for students and the also for the community, and this digital series public. can help us remain a valuable resource.” “We’re sharing lectures from our archives It’s easy to get in on the digital action, Billeci that we think people will find particularly said. Simply visit A&L and join the email list useful right now, like Father Gregory Boyle, to receive top-flight content. In addition, those who founded Homeboy Industries, the largest who sign up will get to know a member of the gang intervention and re-entry program in staff or a student worker. the world,” said Billeci. “If anyone can show us “As you get to know us, we also want to the power we have as one individual to make a hear from you,” she said. “We’ll be asking for positive impact on the world, it’s him.” audience participation and sharing your ideas in Also on the docket are artists and speakers later weeks and on social channels.” who would have been part of the spring quarter It’s an ambitious project, but Billeci said it’s lineup. “We know people were heartbroken they what the community needs in this time of social couldn’t see Jane Goodall,” Billeci continued. distancing and isolation. “We’re working hard to reschedule her lecture, “Perhaps now more than ever,” she but we wanted people to be able to enjoy the explained, “we are hearing from our audience stunning documentary we recently screened about a desire for community and a need about her, as well as activities she offers through for valuable resources for education and her Roots & Shoots program, which she would entertainment — the feeling is mutual! We’ve have presented here as a major outreach event. created this digital series to keep us all engaged In addition to sharing films that were part with the performers who inspire us, the of the Banff Mountain Film World Tour, A&L speakers who make us think and everyone who is highlighting some of the work artists are brings a bit of joy and surprise into our lives.” Besides, what is life without art? “In times when we are all looking for inspiration, humor, discovery and connection, the arts bring us together through shared experience — even if it’s through a screen,” Billeci said. “They touch us deeply, spark our imagination, expand our world, allow us to dream and give us a language when words are not enough. As our friend Yo-Yo Ma says, ‘That’s art for life’s sake.’” Photo by Kim Citro

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April 10, 2020

Online Wildling Museum exhibition


OW THAT OUR LIVES HAVE SLOWED DOWN, MANY ARE FINDING SOLACE AND COMFORT IN NATURE. For those unable to enjoy the outdoors, the Wildling Museum is bringing a piece of nature into their home by offering an online exhibition titled Inspired in Nature, featuring works by 29 Solvang School Yearbook and Media students. The Museum is currently closed due to current COVID-19 restrictions. “Natural beauty can truly be discovered anywhere, and if this show helped students discover the outdoors and ignited their creativity through photography, it’s already an incredible achievement,” shared Stacey Otte-Demangate, Wildling Museum Executive Director. The students, grades 7th to 8th, were inspired by American transcendentalist writer Third Place Winner - Walk to Peace by and philosopher Henry David Thoreau’s quote: Naomi Ferguson “All good things are wild and free.” Students were tasked with the challenge of applying their photography skills to develop an image that captured the essence of Thoreau’s quote. The seventh and eighth graders turned their lenses to nature, many finding inspiration in their own backyard with subjects ranging from pets and family members, to local landscapes and sunsets captured in both color and black and Second Place Winner - Settled Leaf by Sophia Delacruz white.

The Board and staff of The Granada Theatre look forward to welcoming the Santa Barbara community back into the theater as soon as we are able to open our doors.

In the meantime, we wish safety and health to all our audience members and performing artists.

We are grateful to the dedication and support of our world-class resident companies:

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Former Los Angeles Times and NFL professional photographer George Rose judged the students’ work and awarded the top three works, along with honorable mentions. “These students presented a great diversity of subject matter with thoughtful captions all capturing their assigned theme,” Rose related. “I was impressed to see black and white photography included in the exhibit, as it’s often the most difficult to transfer to print. These students should be commended for their photography skills.” Rose awarded First Place to Itzel Medina for a black and white portrait among the trees titled, When Serenity Calms the Storm. Second Place went to A Settled Leaf by Sophia Delacruz, and Third Place was awarded to Naomi Ferguson for A Walk to Peace. Honorable mentions were awarded to Amy Rodriguez Buenrostro for Be Fearless, Shannon Morehouse for Behind the Clouds, and Addie Shelly for Growing Wild and Free. The students’ instructor, Alyssa Spanier, has been teaching for five years at Solvang Schools, and this is her third year as the Media and Yearbook advisor. “Solvang School is very excited about our partnership with the Wildling Museum to create this exhibit and share our students’ work with the community for the second year in a row,” said Spanier. In the Media and Yearbook class, students learn through individual and group projects about various media forms including print, digital, video, and audio. They also explore photography and the elements of design to

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inspired in Nature: Solvang School

First Place Winner - When Serenity Calms the Storm by Itzel Medina.

develop the school yearbook. A full online gallery of all Solvang School student work featured in the Inspired by Nature exhibition is available on the Wildling Museum’s website at www.wildlingmuseum.org/news/ inspired-in-nature-2020. Additional digital resources are available at www.wildlingmuseum.org/virtual-visit, including online galleries from all current exhibitions, links to art activities, videos, and more to help online visitors find engaging art escapes to pass the time while staying safe while practicing social distancing.

April 10, 2020


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