VOICE Magazine: April 14, 2023

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Renee Rosnes, Ingrid Jensen, Alexa Tarantino, Nicole Glover, Noriko Ueda, Allison Miller “A killer line-up of players… they all converge on this extremely cosmopolitan, sleek, rhythm-forward, modern sound.” NPR Cover image © Ebru Yildiz 2022 Red Dusk by Holly Hungett www.voicesb.com April 14, 2023 VOICE Magazine cover story see page 4, 5 In This Issue Calendar..20-22 Movies..........23 Community News 7-9 Daisy Scott: Book Review: Flight Paths 13 Daisy Scott: Bookworm Corner 19 Harlan Green: Economic Voice 24 Community Market & Legals................ 24 -25 John Palminteri’s Community Voice 27 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice........................ 28 Galleries & Art Venues.....................29-31 Fiesta Lisa Osborn named 2023 Saint Barbara 18 Fiesta Poster unveiled 18 Photo by Fritz Olenberger Opera Wagner’s tale of ill-fated romance - Opera SB to present The Valkyrie 14 Art Holly Hungett’s Natural Interpretations exhibition creates calming moments 29 Courtesy Photo of Robert Stahley City Poet City Council to install Santa Barbara’s next Poet Laureate Melinda Palacio 15 Let’s Go Fly A Kiteon Sunday at SBCC! 17 Kite Fest Photo courtesy of SB Kite Festival (805) 893-3535 www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu Modern Jazz Masters ARTEMIS Sun, Apr 23 / 7 PM UCSB Campbell Hall Theatre Ethics and environment meet in drama The Children - review by Daisy Scott 6 Photo by Zach Mendez

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EMBODYING THE CREATIVITY, IMPROVISATION, AND FUN inherent to the jazz genre, Artemis is boldly forging the path for women jazz performers. Named for the Greek goddess of the hunt, Artemis wowed listeners at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival with their fresh sound and talented ensemble.

THE BAND:

Renee Rosnes, piano and musical director

Ingrid Jensen, trumpet

Alexa Tarantino, alto saxophone, flute

Nicole Glover, tenor saxophone

Noriko Ueda, bass

Allison Miller, drums

Event Sponsor: Luci & Rich Janssen

Jazz Series Lead Sponsor: Manitou Fund

Community Sponsors of the 2022-2023 Season: the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli

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For Tickets ($30-$45: General Public / $15: UCSB Students and all students (Current student ID required) call UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805-893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

Now, this seven-piece group will share their original compositions and tributes to classic jazz musicians with the Santa Barbara community with a swinging concert at 7pm on Sunday, April 23rd, at UCSB Campbell Hall.

The idea of composer and pianist Renee Rosnes, Artemis was founded in 2017 in celebration of International Women’s Day. However, Rosnes has maintained that audiences should focus on the international band’s music over its members’ genders.

“As the legendary Wayne Shorter (RIP) once told me when I was a member of his band, ‘Music transcends gender,’” Rosnes said in a March 2023 interview with Ravenscroft. “Artemis is simply one reflection of the global liberation of women across the arts. My hope is that audiences have an exhilarating time enjoying the music and forget about what gender we are or aren’t. It’s about the art.”

This is possible because each member of the ensemble is a talented composer, bandleader, and musician in their own right.

“I chose musicians whom I respected and wanted to make music with,” said Rosnes in an interview with Blue Note, “and after performing together, I realized that we had a brilliant chemistry

and so we decided to explore the possibilities of what might develop over time. That’s how Artemis was born.”

In uniting their shared love for the art of jazz, Artemis celebrates well-loved musicians such as Lee Morgan, Thelonious Monk, and Wayne Shorter, in addition to exploring new compositions penned especially for them.

“The Greek goddess Artemis is an explorer, a torch bringer, a protector of young children, and a goddess of the hunt,” explained trumpet player Ingrid Jensen, who thought of the band’s name, in an interview with Blue Note. “I feel that her character is indicative of the energies and wide array of musical tapestries that Artemis the band brings to the stage as we take our music to the moon, the stars, and beyond.”

It was this passion and talent that impressed Blue Note Records President Don Was at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival, motivating him to sign the group onto the label.

“On a sunny August afternoon in 2018, I was among the thousands of fans attending the Newport Jazz Festival who had their minds blown by Artemis,” said Was. “Although each individual member of this supergroup

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A Band for the Times: Open Sound Check and Q&A with ARTEMIS

Sun, Apr 23 / 4 PM / Campbell Hall / FREE

Blue Note recording ensemble ARTEMIS opens the doors for a behind-the-scenes sound check experience. “What makes ARTEMIS exceptional isn’t how they identify, but how they compose, perform, lead, and collaborate as the elite musicians that they are,” writes DownBeat. Watch the masters at work as they prepare for a grooving musical adventure.

Sun, Apr 23 / 4 PM / Campbell Hall / FREE / Registration Required: https://www.thematic-learning.org/2022-2023.html

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“A killer line-up of players… they all converge on this extremely cosmopolitan, sleek, rhythm-forward, modern sound.” - NPR

is a bona fide jazz titan, these incredible musicians dwell in the rarefied air of bands whose whole is greater than the sum of its already sublime parts. Their musical conversation is sophisticated, soulful, and powerful, and their groove runs deep.”

In 2020, Artemis launched its debut album. Their next, Artemis: In Real Time, is due to be released next month.

Artemis has performed for audiences across North America and Europe, notably touring at acclaimed venues such as Carnegie Hall, SFJAZZ, and the Chicago Orchestra Hall. They have also become an anticipated set at numerous jazz festivals, including the Monterey Jazz Festival and Detroit Jazz Festival.

“Together they revealed a shared intensity and suggested something alluring and new,” wrote The Wall Street Journal. “The group’s debut release, Artemis delivers on that promise... The real headline here is this ensemble’s cohesion, its ability to move gracefully through various styles and moods and to sound, by turns, authoritative and playful, lockedin or loose-limbed. In the tradition of drummer Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Artemis crafts an identifiable band sound rooted in sturdy yet flexible rhythms... Artemis means to upend expectations, gently and yet with force. Its music comes off like a nuanced argument for a fresh point of view.”

MEET THE BAND

Renee Rosnes, piano, moved to New York City from Vancouver in 1985, entering the jazz scene by playing with Wayne Shorter, Bobby Hutcherson, J.J. Johnson, James Moody, and others. She was a founding member of SFJAZZ Collective, a nine-year member of the Ron Carter Quartet, and in 2018 became the Artistic Director of the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival.

Ingrid Jensen, trumpet, taught at the Bruckner Conservatory in Austria after graduating from the Berklee College of Music. Three years later she moved to New York City, and has since been a leader or coleader for six CDs in addition to being featured on Juno and Grammy-winning albums.

Alexa Tarantino, alto saxophone and flute, is Artemis’ newest member. She has played with Wynton Marsalis Septet, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, and others. She is the Founder and Director of the Rockport Jazz Workshop and a CoFounder of A Step Ahead Jazz.

Artemis is simply one reflection of the global liberation of women across the arts. - Renee Rosnes

Nicole Glover, tenor saxophone, has performed alongside jazz stars such as Billy Hart, drummer Kenny Washington, Geoffrey Keezer, Rodney Green, George Colligan, Joe Farnsworth, and Jason Brown. She performs regularly at New York City clubs and is a current faculty member with the New York Jazz Workshop. She teaches at various charter schools through the Jazz Empowers program.

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Noriko Ueda, bass, is a graduate of the Osaka College of Music and the Berklee College of Music. Her big band piece, Castle in the North, won the 3rd Annual BMI Foundation/Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize in 2002. She is an eleven-year member of the Ted Rosenthal Trio, and was featured on the PBS short film, Times Square Transfer Allison Miller, drums, was an Artist in Residence for the 2019 Monterey Jazz Festival and is a three time Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. State Department. Her composition Otis Was a Polar Bear is included on NPR’s list of “The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women+.” Currently, she teaches at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in addition to serving as the Artistic Director of Jazz Camp West. Beyond playing with Artemis, Miller leads the band Boom Tic Boom.

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The Children Captivates Audiences

SHOCKINGLY RELEVANT, The Children, just like the Ensemble Theatre Company, does not shy away from asking tough questions. Directed by Jenny Sullivan, this dynamic play continues ETC’s 2022-2023 season with a drama that hinges on life-altering decisions and characters’ sense of moral integrity — begging audience members to ask alongside its profoundly human protagonists, what responsibility do they owe future generations?

Inspired in part by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, The Children shows playwright Lucy Kirkwood’s skill for weaving humor and intrigue into hard-hitting dialogue. The story opens with the unexpected arrival of Rose (Linda Purl) to the home of her past lover Robin (Michael Butler) and his wife, Hazel (Nancy Travis). All former nuclear engineers, they are living in a post-disaster world, where a tsunami has slammed into the power plant they helped build and caused an ongoing radiation leak.

Tension heightens as the trio explores their shared past, current worldviews, and options for future action (or inaction). Hazel remains convinced that the best way to live is to keep “growing,” viewing her and Robin’s retirement as a new chapter and a time to focus on their health. Robin, on the other hand, is less convinced. He spends his days tending to the cows he left behind on his farm — exposing himself to harmful levels of radiation in the process.

Meanwhile, Rose sees only one course of action forward: to save future generations by trying to finish what she, and dozens of other nuclear scientists, started. Her conviction kicks off an ethical debate spanning not only the realities of climate change, but also aging, having adult children, and what — if anything — older generations owe younger citizens.

When a play’s cast totals only three members, actors’ individual performances and collective chemistry can make or break the entire production. The Children is an excellent example of this, as Purl, Travis, and Butler successfully convince audience members that they are eavesdropping on the trio’s very real, very private conversation.

This intimacy is heightened by the play’s focus on the characters’ personal relationships and individual identities. Set exclusively in Hazel and Robin’s kitchen, The Children frames all of its larger moral queries through the lens of everyday issues, including marriage, romance, parenthood, regret, friendship, and finding moments of happiness amidst tragedy.

As Rose, Purl embodies a woman questioning her purpose and autonomy, utilizing confidence and humor to mask anxiety over later-revealed secrets. In the role of Hazel, Travis offers a tour de force of emotions, ranging from cordial awkwardness to indignation before succumbing to a moving display of acceptance. Butler matches both of his co-stars’ energies with ease, punctuating his musings on the nature of aging with a sense of playfulness that often flirted with raunchiness.

These individual performances felt all the more real thanks to Scenic Designer Sam Vawter’s remarkable set, which surrounded the actors with a welcoming kitchen atmosphere and surprising technical special effects.

Audiences are left with a compelling experience that challenges them to consider the human forces impacting our environment even as they sit inside The New Vic.

The Children will run through Sunday, April 23rd at The New Vic. For tickets ($40-84) visit www.etcsb.org

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Photos by Zach Mendez Nancy Travis, Linda Purl, and Michael Butler star in The Children Michael Butler and Linda Purl Linda Purl and Nancy Travis

SBA Master Plan Update - Open House

SANTA BARBARA AIRPORT (SBA) INVITES THE COMMUNITY to join an interactive Open House to discuss the SBA Master Plan Update. The objective of the SBA Master Plan Update is to provide the community and public officials with proper guidance for future development, which will satisfy aviation demands and be wholly compatible with the environment. This project will update the 2017 SBA Master Plan and will focus on: Preparing for coming air service trends; Promoting financial resiliency; Addressing environmental challenges; and involving stakeholders in the process.

The Open House will provide community members an opportunity to discuss the Master Plan Update process and provide input. Airport staff and members of the consultant team will be available to take comments, answer questions, and discuss points of interest. The SBA team looks forward to meeting with the community and hearing ideas.

SBA Master Plan Update Open House: 4-6pm Thursday, April 20th, Santa Barbara Airport Administration Building, 601 Firestone Road

Additional public meetings regarding the SBA Master Plan Update include:

Santa Barbara City Council: 2pm Tuesday, April 18th, City Hall, Council Chambers, 735 Anacapa Street

Airport Commission: 6pm Wednesday, April 19th, Airport Administration Conference Room, 601 Firestone Road

Planning Commission: 1pm Thursday, April 20th, City Hall, Council Chambers, 735 Anacapa Street

To learn more, view the current SBA Master Plan documents, and sign up for future notifications on the topic, please visit the Master Plan Update project page: https:// tinyurl.com/23cf8xds

$66 Million Invested in Measure A Projects Countywide in 2022

WORKING TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PRIORITIES, the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments invested over $66 million in Measure A Projects in 2022. The announcement came as part of SBCAG’s Measure A Annual Report, detailing progress made on various transportation and infrastructure projects and programs in the region.

“Measure A is essential to the transportation landscape of Santa Barbara County,” said Jenelle Osborne, chair of SBCAG board of directors and Lompoc Mayor. “Thanks to the support of the community, Measure A has secured over $500 million in state and federal funds over the past 11 years. Together, we are making tangible, positive changes to improving the infrastructure and overall safety of our streets, highways, bridges, sidewalks and more for all those living, working, and traveling through our county.”

Measure A is Santa Barbara County’s local transportation half cent sales tax measure. It is projected to collect $1.6 billion through 2040. The sales tax collection totaled $53.9 in Fiscal Year 2021/22, up 16 percent over the prior fiscal year. Combined with additional state/federal funding, over $66 million went toward transportation initiatives.

2022 highlights include S&P Global awarding AA+ credit rating to Santa Barbara County Association of Governments. The credit rating helped secure a rare Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act federal loan to help finance efforts to complete the Highway 101 Carpinteria to Santa Barbara Project, as well as Measure A projects and programs across the county.

“The advances in transportation projects and programs in the region in 2022 are exciting,” said Marjie Kirn, Executive Director of SBCAG. “Notably, the electrification of Clean Air Express and the journey toward zero-emissions stands out as an innovative transit technology. This long-distance electric bus is paving the way for an energy efficient commuter experience into the future.”

Other highlights include Santa Maria Bonita School District’s adoption of a bicycle education program and the opening of the Highway 101 carpool lanes in Carpinteria. A vanpool quick start program is also helping a local business retain employees.

Measure A spending is divided into three categories: 13.4 percent to relieve traffic congestion and improve safety on Highway 101 and 43.3 percent each for North County and South Coast for high priority transportation projects. This includes local street improvements, increasing transportation opportunities for transit-dependent residents including the elderly and disabled, building safer walking and bike routes to school, and providing increased opportunities for carpool and vanpool programs. Visit www.measurea.net and download the 2022 Annual Report at https://bit.ly/3Ukc3ZD to download the 2022 Annual Report.

Plan Maestro Actualizado del Aeropuerto de Santa Barbara Reunió

EL AEROPUERTO DE SANTA BARBARA (SBA) INVITA A LA COMUNIDAD a participar en una Reunión del Plan Maestro para SBA. El objetivo, es proporcionar a la comunidad y oficiales públicos, una guía pública para el desarrollo futuro de las demandas de aviación, que sea compatible con el medioambiente. Este proyecto va a actualizar el Plan Maestro de SBA se enfocará en:

Preparar para las tendencias de los servicios aéreo del futuro; Promover la educación financiera; Abordar desafíos del medioambiente; y involucrar las partes interesadas en el proceso.

Esta es una oportunidad para involucrar a la comunidad en la conversación del el Plan Maestro, y el proceso de este. El personal del Aeropuerto y miembros del equipo consultor recibirán comentarios, y responderán preguntas. El equipo de SBA espera la participación de la comunidad y escuchar sus ideas.

Información para la reunión: Jueves, 20 de Abril del 2023; 4pm a las 6pm; Lugar - Oficina de la Administración del Aeropuerto de Santa Barbara, 601 Firestone Road

Para más información de la reunión pública de la Actualización del Plan Maestro de SBA en la agenda:

Consejo de la Ciudad Santa Barbara: 18 de Abril del 2023, 2pm, Consejo del Ayuntamiento, 735 Anacapa Street

Comisión del Aeropuerto: 19 de Abril del 2023, 6pm, Cuarto de conferencia de la oficina de la administración del SBA, 601 Firestone Road

Comisión de Planificación, 18 de Abril del 2023, 1pm, Consejo del Ayuntamiento, 735 Anacapa Street

Para más información, para ver documentos actuales del Plan Maestro, y recibir notificaciones del plan, por favor visita www.FlySBA.com/MPU

Woodstock Attendees Invited to Participate in Oral History Project

WERE YOU ONE OF THE 450,000 PEOPLE WHO ATTENDED THE 1969 WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL? From April 30th to May 2nd, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts curators will visit Santa Barbara to collect the oral histories of locals who experienced the original Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Located at the 1969 festival site, the Bethel Woods Center of the Arts dedicates itself to collecting and preserving the history of Woodstock. Its curators have been traveling the country since 2020 gathering oral histories from people nationwide. Appointments will take place from 10am to 5:30pm in 90-minute intervals. To schedule an interview, send an email to oralhistory@bethelwoodscenter.org Visit www.bethelwoodscenter.org/woodstock-oral-history-initiative

Enrollment Open for CEC’s Climate Stewards Certification Course

ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR WAYS TO SUPPORT CLIMATE SOLUTIONS ON A LOCAL LEVEL? The Community Environmental Council is inviting all aspiring climate leaders to enroll in their Climate Stewards Certification Course, held online Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Wednesday May 3rd through June 28th. There will also be some weekend in-person field trips. Program graduates will learn skills and informatio that will prepare them to play an active role in statewide efforts to advance rapid and equitable solutions to the climate crisis as well as support Central Coast initiatives. Applications are due Friday, April 21st.

To register ($250, full scholarships available) visit https://cecsb.org/climate-stewards

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SB South Coast Chamber of Commerce Presents Carpinterian of the Year Awards

IN A CELEBRATORY NIGHT FULL OF SURPRISES, the 64th Annual Carpinteria Community Awards Gala took place on April 1st at the Rincon Beach Club in Carpinteria. As is tradition, many honorees were kept secret until the evening’s ceremony. In a rare turn of events, the 2022 Carpinterian of the Year award went to Gregg and Geri Ann Carty, which marks the third time in the history of this event that the award has gone to a couple. The Carty’s were recognized for their hard work and dedication to several organizations including the California Avocado Festival, The Alcazar Theater, and the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center.

Stephanie Ramirez Garcia was revealed as the 2022 Junior Carpinterian of the Year, an accolade that carried with it a $10,000 scholarship thanks to the generosity of a former Junior Carpinterian of the Year. The runners-up, Hugo Alvarado Carmona Aldair and Monica Adriana Delgado each received a $3,000 scholarship. City Manager Dave Durflinger, who recently announced his plan to retire, was given a Special Recognition Award for his 24 years of service. Two people were honored as Educators of the Year for the impact that they made on students, colleagues, and the school community—Matthew McPherson, a special education teacher at Aliso Elementary School, and Jennifer Foster, a math teacher at Carpinteria Middle School.

The program also granted Merit Awards to volunteers and individuals whose exceptional work made a significant impact on non-profit organizations, or have made contributions toward the growth and development of the Carpinteria Valley. The 2022 Merit Awards were granted to: Steve Sullivan - California Avocado Festival; Christina Martinez - Carpinteria Children’s Center; Robert Stokes – Carpinteria Lions Club; Jeff Moorhouse - Carpinteria Masonic Lodge; Nadia Lytecheko - Carpinteria Women’s Club; Andy & Kathy Shaeffer - City of Carpinteria; Barry Kaufman - Help of Carpinteria; Lourdes Trigueros - Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning; Karen Graf - Rotary Club of Carpinteria Noon; Geri Ann Carty - The Alcazar Theater; Valerie Powdrell - The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center. www.sbscchamber.com

Las Aletas Donates $5,000 to Goleta Library

SINCE 1976, LAS ALETAS MEMBERS have delivered books, DVDs, and audiobooks to patrons who might otherwise not have accessible library services as part of their Operation Bookshelf program. Las Aletas, an auxiliary of Assistance League of Santa Barbara, supports Operation Bookshelf with an annual donation to the Goleta Valley Library to support the purchase of large-print books and expanding library resources.

Operation Bookshelf patrons are referred by Las Aletas, Assistance League of Santa Barbara, Goleta Public Library Staff, assisted living directors, and the community at large. The combination of these efforts allowed 16 patrons to be supported in 2022-23.

For more information about Operation Bookshelf, visit tinyurl.com/9dan7rx8

Culinary Arts Pathway Makes Gainful Employment for People with Disabilities More Accessible

MOMENTUM WORK, INC. IS SPICING UP THE CULINARY INDUSTRY with the launch of their new Culinary Arts & Career Pathway Program. Job seekers with disabilities that are at least 16 years of age will learn a complex set of skills including cooking, time management, customer service, and kitchen safety on Fridays from 9am to 3pm over the course of six months. Students will be able to practice interviewing and apply for the agency’s new small business, Momentum4Lunch, where they will prepare and sell quality boxed lunches to the Santa Barbara community. Interested individuals should contact ksmith@momentum4work.org or call 805-566-9000.

Developed by Nikki Dailey, owner and executive chef of HEAT Culinary, the course curriculum of the Culinary Arts Pathway will encourage students to take knowledge assessments each week to track progress and become more confident in their skills. This project was funded through a California Department of Developmental Services employment grant that aims to increase job development and competitive integrated employment for disabled California residents. Momentum WORK, Inc. has provided employment services to individuals with disabilities following the Employment First Policy, which ensures real jobs and fair wages, benefits, and dignity for people with disabilities.

Learn more about the services at Momentum WORK, Inc. at www.momentum4work.org

SBCC Dual Enrollment Program Attracts Hundreds of SB Unified Students

ATTENDING COLLEGE CARRIES FINANCIAL BARRIERS THAT CAN BE HARD TO OVERCOME. Thanks to the Santa Barbara City College “Vaquero Roundup,” which allows high school students to sign up for Dual Enrollment and take classes at SBCC while not paying tuition, nearly 300 Santa Barbara Unified students are now enrolled. Vaquero Roundup events showed students and families different opportunities available to take SBCC classes over summer in person, online, and at high schools. The events took place on March 8th and 22nd, where students received support from school counselors to complete the enrollment process, including the admissions application, parent consent forms, and course approvals.

The dual enrollment partnership aims to ease the transition into college, so that high school students can have empowering, transformative experiences and have multiple opportunities to gain college and high school credit before completing their high school education. Counselors present said that the setup was efficient and made the process of signing up for dual enrollment more streamlined and accessible. To learn more, visit www.sbcc.edu/dualenrollment

Organic Soup Kitchen Expands Service

ANEW DOWNTOWN FACILITY will allow Organic Soup Kitchen to meet the increasing demands for clean, nutritious food for low income cancer patients and chronically ill people throughout Santa Barbara County. The center will help Organic Soup Kitchen fulfill their commitment to increasing access to healthy, organic food for all. SoupMeals will continue to be handcrafted and packaged at Organic Soup Kitchen’s downtown kitchen, but the new location will be a hub for clients and community collaboration, pickup, delivery and educational events. The organization has served more then 1 million bowls of nutrient dense SoupMeals since 2009.

www.organicsoupkitchen.org

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Las Aletas Operation Bookshelf Chairman Alyson Spann, and library director Allison Gray 2022 Junior Carpinterian of the Year, Stephanie Ramirez Garcia, with runners-up Monica Adriana Delgado and Hugo Alvarado Carmona Aldair

CSU Channel Islands and Santa Barbara Zoo Announce New Partnership

NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND ADVANCEMENTS IN WILDLIFE

CONSERVATION EFFORTS and academic enrichment will become available thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Santa Barbara Zoo and California State Unviersity Channel Islands (CSUCI). Set to be finalized on April 14th, the partnership paves the way for future collaborations and outlines plans for a zoo-owned and managed conservation center on the CSUCI campus.

CSUCI identified a 60,000-square foot site on the western edge of their campus that will be ideal for the Zoo’s needs. CSUCI will lease the land to the Zoo, and the Zoo will own the conservation center buildings and facilities. Preliminary plans for the spaces include classroom and meeting spaces, conservation staff offices, pens for animal care, containment, and breeding, native plant gardens, and public spaces for people to enjoy and participate in the conservation center.

This plan solves an urgent issue for the Zoo, which needed more space to expand its conservation efforts for threatened and endangered species such as Western snowy plovers, California red-legged frogs, California condors, and Western pond turtles. The Zoo’s 28-acre Santa Barbara site that houses 400 animals representing 146 different species is near capacity. The majority of the Zoo’s conservation efforts and staff will be shifted to the conservation center at CSUCI. The partnership aligns with work already underway at CSUCI as there is conservation education and research underway.

In the meantime, CSUCI’s other disciplines are exploring the potential for other collaborations such as live stage shows and performances for Zoo visitors with the Performing Arts program, and translated Spanish educational materials for the Zoo’s summer camps. CSUCI’s Early Childhood Studies program is teaming up with the Zoo’s Early Explorers Preschool to offer its bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies to Santa Barbara County in Fall 2023. To learn more visit ww.sbzoo.org

SBHS Baseball Team Raise Money to Fight Childhood Brain Cancer

IN AN EFFORT TO COMBAT CHILDHOOD BRAIN CANCER - the most lethal disease affecting children in the United States - the Santa Barbara Dons Baseball team has teamed up with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Vs. Cancer program. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation will receive donations from the team’s upcoming game on Friday, April 14th at 3:30pm at SBHS.

Vs. Cancer was founded by a former college athlete and pediatric brain cancer survivor, and aims to empower sports teams, athletes, and communities to support children with cancer. Vs. Cancer is a major fundraiser for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, with the proceeds going towards local hospital programs, financial aid and crucial resources for families of patients, as well as groundbreaking research for pediatric brain tumors. In partnership with Vs. Cancer, the Dons selected the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation to receive a portion of raised funds. Their fundraising goal is $3,500. To donate visit https://tinyurl.com/ycxbtmfx

Watch the Runway at the Breast Cancer Resource Center’s 2023 THRIVE Fashion Show

GET READY TO BE INSPIRED AND UPLIFTED as women and their strength are celebrated at the annual THRIVE Fashion Show on at 11:30am on April 30th at the Montecito Club. A joyful event, the THRIVE Fashion Show is hosted by the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara (BCRC) to raise money for the organization’s free services, including, educational lectures, peer counseling, support groups, and additional resources.

Walking the runway this year will be client models Debby Barnett, Sara Browne, Shawn Dyer, Susan Ferguson, Kathy Patton and Beatrice Valenzuela.

With on-trend fashion looks created by J.McLaughlin of Montecito, and hair and makeup handled by Samara Beauty, client models will walk the runway to tunes mixed by DJ Darla Bea, the event’s emcee and DJ. Guests will enjoy a lunch catered by the Montecito Club and bid on a wide array of silent auction items. The BCRC is honored to celebrate these inspiring women and grateful for the opportunity to gather in their honor. For tickets, call BCRC at 805-569-9693 or visit www.thrivebcrc.org

Nuvia Almanza Named CommUnify Clinical Director of Behavioral Health Services

NUVIA ALMANZA, AMFT has been promoted to the newly created Leadership Team position of Clinical Director of Behavioral Health Services with CommUnify. An experienced Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, Almanza first joined CommUnify in 2007 as a Therapeutic Response Aide. She has worked with CommUnify for 15 years and has served as the Mental Health Practitioner Supervisor since 2012, and the Interim Clinical Supervisor from 2019 to 2021. As Clinical Director, Almanza will oversee vital programs such as Family Wellness and

Transitional Age Youth, Adolescent Family Life Mental Health Overlay programs, and still supervise 15 staff. A longtime resident of Santa Barbara County, Almanza attended Dos Pueblos before graduating cum laude from UCSB, and earning a Master’s degree from Antioch University. She possesses certifications in The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, and Sand Tray Therapy Practices. www.communifysb.org

Artists, Musicians, and Performing Artists Wanted for Solstice

JOIN THE SOLSTICE CELEBRATION MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL by showcasing your talents on the Mainstage Band Showcase or the Roots of Culture Stage! The festival kicks off on Friday, June 23rd with a focus on local talent, while Saturday brings high energy and diversity, and Sunday wraps up the festival with smooth jazz. This year's event will showcase a mix of beloved local acts and exciting surprises. Performers passionate about celebrating life, art, and community, are invited to share their art and culture at the Solstice stage, festival, and parade.

To apply to perform, please visit www.solsticeparade.com/performers

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Flight Paths

How a Passionate and Quirky Group of Pioneering Scientists Solved the Mystery of Bird Migration

FOR MUCH OF HUMAN HISTORY, the details of bird migration remained a mystery. While many Indigenous cultures were long aware of birds’ annual voyages, western scientists’ theories ranged from believing birds hibernated in the winter to that they flew to the moon. Writing with limitless curiosity and enthusiasm, author Rebecca Heisman thoughtfully explores these early theories and how migration researchers have since utilized World War II technology, the Space Race, and more in Flight Paths: How a Passionate and Quirky Group of Pioneering Scientists Solved the Mystery of Bird Migration.

Heisman will share her work from 7:30pm to 9:30pm on Wednesday, April 19th at Faulkner Gallery. The free event is hosted by the Santa Barbara Audubon Society and Santa Barbara Public Library.

“I think a lot of people are very inspired by migration,” shared Heisman. “It’s this incredibly large-scale natural phenomenon and it’s easy for anyone to observe, seeing birds arrive and disappear at different times of the year, and it really can connect people across long distances.”

Heisman grew inspired to dive into migration research history while working for the American Ornithological Society’s communications department. There, one of her primary jobs was to publicize new scientific studies as they were published in the society’s peerreviewed journals.

The more she read, the more she became intrigued by the ingenuity of migration researchers’ methods and tools. Over the course of the pandemic, Heisman interviewed many of the creative

individuals who have shaped our understanding of migration.

“I would like people to come away from this book understanding that scientific progress doesn’t go in a straight line and scientists aren’t robots,” said Heisman. “The people who do this research are unique individuals with their own passions and quirks and ways of getting things done. And a lot of them are just making it up as they go along. And that’s part of what makes it so fascinating.”

Full of surprising anecdotes, fun facts, and interviews, Flight Paths walks readers through the most pivotal moments in the history of bird migration studies. Examples include accounts of scientists practicing “moon watching” to observe silhouettes of birds migrating at night, adapting military radar technology to track birds, and how Sputnik inspired using transmitters to follow specific birds’ flight.

“It’s been repeated over and over again, where there will be some breakthrough in a different field, and then ornithologists will figure out how to use it to do what they want to do,” explained Heisman.

Flight Paths also emphasizes the importance of migration research in the face of humans’ impact on the environment. Currently, there are about three billion fewer birds in total — migratory and otherwise — in North America than in 1970.

“Believe it or not, after all these years of study and data collection, we still don’t know enough detail about exactly where different populations are at different times of year to be able to effectively target conservation strategies,” said Heisman.

Thanks to Heisman’s approachable writing style, readers need not be working scientists to appreciate her information-packed book. By combining personal stories with hard facts, Flight Paths captures the passion fueling ornithology and birds’ inherent wonder.

To learn more about Rebecca Heisman’s book talk, visit www.santabarbaraaudubon.org

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The Valkyrie A Mythological Masterpiece

THE FORMIDABLE GODS OF VALHALLA will descend upon the Lobero Theatre next weekend as Opera Santa Barbara presents its 2022-2023 season finale: The Valkyrie. A sweeping adventure of forbidden love, The Valkyrie continues Wagner’s illustrious Ring Cycle with fervor, drama, and heartstopping defiance — not to mention the resounding chords of Ride of the Valkyries Opera SB will capture Wagner’s genius with a single performance at 2:30pm on Sunday, April 23rd.

“What makes our production unique is that we bring this larger-than-life work into the intimacy of the Lobero Theatre,” shared Kostis Protopapas, Opera SB Artistic & General Director. “The audience’s proximity to the stage humanizes the characters and makes the story personal for audience members. I hope that people will leave the theater with a new (or renewed) love for Wagner.”

Preparations for The Valkyrie began almost immediately after Opera SB’s successful 2021 production of Das Rheingold, the first part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. In presenting the Ring Cycle’s second installment, Opera SB not only offers local opera fans a much-anticipated sequel, but continues the company’s recent string of Lobero productions, which Protopapas refers to as “small masterpieces.”

Full of romance and defiance, The Valkyrie follows Siegmund as he falls in love with Sieglinde, who was married against her will. When her husband challenges Siegmund to a battle to the death, the Valkyrie Brünnhilde flies to Siegmund’s aide, provoking the Norse gods’ anger.

A riveting, tragic tale ensues, all told through the

compelling strains of Wagner’s triumphant score. This combination of storytelling and stirring music has cemented The Valkyrie as one of the most memorable works within the opera genre.

“I love how ‘logical’ his [Wagner’s] music is. Every note, word, and harmony is there for a reason,” explained Protopapas. “In spite of his music’s reputation for grandiosity, it is actually quite simple and direct. Similarly, although his operas in their original form require enormous orchestral forces, he deploys their full might relatively infrequently. Most of the time he mixes and matches instruments in chamber groups that produce exactly the timber and atmosphere that is right for every scene.”

Director Crystal Manich, who also directed Opera SB’s Das Rheingold, will present an authentic rendition of Wagner’s fantastical world, complete with Norse mythology-inspired costumes and a set that puts all of the emphasis on performers.

A cast of critically-acclaimed performers will bring the stage to life, including tenor Robert Stahley, who is currently part of the LA Opera’s DomingoColburn-Stein young artist program, as Siegmund. Soprano Julie Davies, who previously performed in UC Santa Barbara’s Opera Theater Program’s 2018 production of The Marriage of Figaro, will sing the role of Sieglinde.

The cast also features bass-baritone Wayne Tigges (Wotan), soprano Alexandra Loutsion (Brünnhilde), mezzo-soprano Nina Yoshida Nelsen (Fricka), and bass-baritone Colin Ramsey (Hunding).

“Studying and conducting this score is a dream-come-true for any conductor,” said Protopapas. “But what makes every rehearsal a joy is that we have an incredible cast that would be at home at any major opera company, a stage director that is clear in her vision, respectful of the music, and truly nurturing to the singers, and that [OSB Principal Pianist] Tim Accurso’s virtuosic piano playing brings out all the orchestra colors into the rehearsal room. I often pinch myself during these rehearsals.” For tickets ($69-169) visit www.lobero.org

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Soprano Julie Davies, Tenor Robert Stahley, and Soprano Alexandra Loutsion will star in The Valkyrie Mezzo-soprano Nina Yoshida Nelsen Bass-baritone Wayne Tigges Kostis Protopapas, Opera SB Artistic & General Director Director Crystal Manich

Welcome Melinda Palacio

WHO WE ARE AS A PEOPLE is reflected in our gatherings and in what we celebrate. In April, Santa Barbara celebrates poetry, with both national poetry month activities and every other year, the naming of a Poet Laureate. This year is a milestone year as the city’s tenth poet laureate will accept the laurel crown, along with a beautiful proclamation from City Council on April 18th.

“I’m really proud of Santa Barbara’s continued commitment to hosting a Poet Laureate,” noted Sarah York Rubin, Executive Director of the Office of Arts & Culture, “each Laureate has invested tremendous time and care into shaping the program and serving the people who live here.”

Deliberations about who could best fill this position of tending our souls and community with carefully selected words and their presence, as well as “advance awareness of and appreciation for literary arts and humanities within the greater Santa Barbara community,” have been ongoing since the call went out in January. During the last two weeks a vote was taken, and in this small town, word soon filtered out... Our next Poet Laureate will be Melinda Palacio... novelist, author, daughter, scholar, traveler – or as she proudly identifies herself, “a Chicana Poet from California who is of mixed heritage.”

“Melinda Palacio’s vision of supporting inclusion and representation through writing is very inspiring; when she reads, her passion and dedication to uplifting people’s stories is evident immediately. Additionally, her representation and compassionate portrayal of people who are often marginalized or erased is deeply poignant. I believe that she will have a huge impact here, and can’t wait for her to have the opportunity to connect with more members of our community,” York Rubin added.

Melinda Palacio agreed to answer a few questions from VOICE in anticipation of her upcoming installation.

“The first important poem I wrote was How Fire Is a Story, Waiting,” she recalled, as she shared her poetry beginnings. “It became the title poem to my first fulllength collection. I wrote it at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference twenty years ago, after attending Perie Longo’s workshop. This was before Perie would become our second Poet Laureate. It’s a poem about growing up in a Mexican-American family, specifically about my grandmother, Victoria Gutierrez, about how she entertained me as a child by playing with fire on the gas stovetop, catching the flame in her hand and telling me stories about her life, a favorite pastime.”

Melinda’s grandmother played a big role in raising her. “My mother was a young, single parent who worked several jobs while putting herself through college at East L.A. College and Cal State University Los Angeles before becoming a teacher,” she explained. “In my family,

poetry was more of an oral tradition. My grandmother spoke Spanish. I grew up bilingual.” Her grandmother continued as her caretaker during the hours her mother worked as a schoolteacher. “How Fire Is a Story, Waiting has been reprinted in Texas, Ojai, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and heard throughout the country, wherever I’ve given readings.”

Palacio’s appreciation for the written word in all its forms, as well as the spoken word, has grown.

“In poetry, an entire lifetime can be summarized in a poem. The shape of the poem on paper, how words land on a page, and the poem’s rhythm, are details that contribute to a poem’s emotional response. My favorite style of poetry is narrative. I also write prose, fiction, and have written a novel about immigration in Arizona, Ocotillo Dreams.”

Palacio started her writing career as a journalist and freelance writer. She earned a B.A. from UC Berkeley in Comparative Literature and an Master’s from UC Santa Cruz. She was and is a writer who reads.

“My earliest poetry influences were William Butler Yeats and Langston Hughes,” she shared, adding, “A fun fact, as a child, I played Langston Hughes in a school program celebrating Black History Month. I had one line, I stood tall and said, ‘I am Langston Hughes, a Poet.’”

When asked, “Is there a poem that warms your heart?” she shared, “I would have to say it’s Pat Mora’s Mango Juice. I read it at the Lobero Theatre for Speaking of Stories under the direction of Karin de la Peña. It’s a fun and sensual poem that delights and makes me smile every time I think of it.” The first bit of it reads: “Eating mangoes on a stick is laughing as gold juice slides down your chin melting manners, as mangoes slip through your lips sweet but biting...”

teacher. She taught grades K-12 in East and SouthCentral Los Angeles. Her life was cut short at age 44. Her school dedicated a library and mural to her. She valued literature and the arts. I dedicate all of my accomplishments to her.”

Elaborating, she shared, “Poetry offers the power of connection through communication. Sometimes, a poem will visit you at just the right time; here, I am addressing both the poet and the reader.”

Asked to share a poem, as poet laureates are often called upon to do, she concluded, “I’ve included a copy of my poem, the Praying Tree, first published by the Academy of American Poets and later in my third poetry book, Bird Forgiveness.”

The Praying Tree

Ten years of driving the same highway, past the same tree, the     picture is at last complete. The eucalyptus tree and narrow birds above a     blessed steel sea with no thoughts of yesterday, today, or tomorrow.

Black cormorants on bare branches spread their wings as if in     prayer. A sunny day in Summerland and the tree, visible only from the     highway, hides its penitent perch from cars racing by too fast.

Four wheels swerve to avoid a sheer cliff, southbound on the 101. The fat sun slides its yolk into the glass ocean. Slow down, see an empty nest of woven round sticks in the praying tree.

Birds soak in rays without fear of melanoma or the nature of forgiveness. Slick imperfections, wet wings open and close in Morse code for goodbye.

Copyright © 2015 by Melinda Palacio. Originally published in Poem-aDay on September 23, 2015, by the Academy of American Poets

SB Poet Laureates Emeriti include:

Emma Trelles (2021-2023)

Laure-Anne Bosselaar (2019-21)

Enid Osborn (2017-19)

Sojourner Kincaid Rolle (2015-17)

Chryss Yost (2013-15)

Paul Willis (2011-13)

David Starkey (2009-11)

Perie Longo (2007-09)

Barry Spacks (2005-07)

As community leaders, Poet Laureates have an opportunity to influence. Palacio has considered the opportunities and responsibilities of the role.

“I am excited to be Santa Barbara’s 10th Poet Laureate, what an honor from the city that inspired me to become a poet. I plan to promote poetry in public places, and expand and support cultural exchange,” she explained. “The Poet Laureate is called on to connect our diverse communities and bring the community together in times of crisis and celebration. As we come out of the pandemic, it’s an exciting time to be the city’s Poet Laureate.”

As Melinda Palacio moves closer to taking on the mantle, she acknowledges her family’s support of her journey, sharing, “My mother was a school

The City of Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Program was established in 2005 to inspire and remind the local community of the power and beauty of poetry and the spoken word. The Poet Laureate is a local resident and distinguished poet tasked with seeking to advance awareness of and appreciation for literary arts and humanities within the greater Santa Barbara community. As well as being a spokesperson for the City’s literary community, the Poet Laureate promotes the artistic achievements of the City of Santa Barbara through active participation in ceremonial, educational, and cultural activities in the community.

The Santa Barbara Public Library serves as the home of the Poet Laureate and a major partner in the program stewardship.

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Attend City Council on Tuesday, April 18th and see Melinda Palacio named Santa Barbara Poet Laureate

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may 2023 call for entries:

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Submissions are open for VOICE Gallery’s May 2023 exhibition:

Purple Tango

To participate: email up to three entries to artcall@voicesb.art by April 24th.

• Title image with artist name

• Include in the email:

Artist name, title, material, dimensions, price

Entry fee for accepted admissions: $40–1st piece; $35–2nd, & $30–3rd piece. All artwork must be wired or pedestal ready.

Sales: 70% to artist / 30% to gallery.

Art Drop Off: Accepted art will be dropped off between 1 and 4pm April 30th.

Exhibition Dates: May 1st to 30th, 2023

Reception: 1st Thursday reception will take place May 4th from 5 to 8pm

3rd Friday Artwalk will take place May 19th from 5 to 8pm

Juried and curated by Kerry Methner, PhD & Mark Whitehurst, PhD

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Santa Barbara Airport Master Plan Update

The Santa Barbara Airport is updating the Master Plan, and we want to hear from you! A Master Plan is a 20-year plan that looks at future Capital Improvement Project needs and land use

compatibility

The Master Plan Update will:

P Prepare f for coming air service trends

P Promote financial resiliency

A Address environmental challenges

I Involve stakeholders in the process

Questions

Sara Iza, Principal Project Manager SBA_MPU@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

How to get involved: Attend the Open House!

April 20, 2023

4:00 – 6:00 P.M. 601 Firestone Road Airport Administration Building

Aeropuerto de Santa Barbara Actualización del Plan Maestro

¡El Aeropuerto de Santa Barbara está actualizando su Plan Maestro y queremos saber su opinión! Un plan Maestro es un plan de 20 años que analiza los proyectos para el futuro y su compatibilidad con el uso de la tierra.

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P Promover la educación financiera

A Abordar los desafíos del medio ambiente

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I Involucrar partes interesadas en el proceso

Preguntas:

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¡Asiste a la Reunión!

20 de Abril, 2023

4:00 – 6:00 P.M. 601 Firestone Road Oficina de la Administración del Aeropuerto

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Fiesta Poster and Saint Barbara Revealed

THE 2023 OLD SPANISH DAYS

Meet Saint Barbara 2023 - Lisa Osborn

EACH SPRING AS THE FIESTA SEASON APPROACHES a city tradition of appointing someone to personify Saint Barbara takes place. Appointing one of their own in a festive ceremony, the Native Daughters of the Golden West Reina Del Mar Parlor 126 appointed Lisa Osborn as the 2023 Saint Barbara. She will join the Old Spanish Days El Presidente, this year’s Spirit of Fiesta, and Junior Spirit as the embodiment of this community festival.

Osborn will portray Saint Barbara, our city’s patron saint, at multiple events throughout the year. “It’s an honor to portray Saint Barbara this year, following the many impressive women who have held this position for so many decades,” she noted, adding that she is proud of and looking forward to being a part of this historical event, Old Spanish Days Fiesta.

Osborn is a second generation Californian and has lived in Santa Barbara for eight years.

An award-winning newscaster, producer, and voice over talent, Osborn has been a news anchor on Los Angeles news-talk radio stations including KFWB and KFI. She has also been a DJ at a national music network.

She is news director at a local community radio station and is president of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications. She and her partner, photographer Ken Pfeiffer, produce short travel videos celebrating Santa Barbara and the Central Coast on their YouTube channel, Santa Barbara Scenic.

Lisa Osborn’s on-air work at KFWB-AM has been recognized with a Golden Mike Award (for entertainment reporting). Lisa has been honored as a “Los Angeles County Volunteer of the Year” for her ongoing work as host/announcer of the annual Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade.

Lisa took time to answer a few questions as she looks forward to the season.

VOICE: Why is it important to include Saint Barbara in our modern celebration of SB history?

Lisa Osborn: She is our city’s namesake and patron saint. Bringing her to life, so to say, for Fiesta adds another dimension

to the celebration. It seems extra fitting to have Saint Barbara included in our city’s modern celebrations since there have been so many strong and iconic female leaders in Santa Barbara over the years. Pearl Chase, Lutah Maria Riggs, Madame Ganna Walska, Mary Louise Days. Many of our city’s mayors have been strong female leaders. And, Dr. Lois Phillips - one of my mentors.

VOICE: What are you most looking forward to as you step into this role?

Osborn: Meeting new people and having the opportunity to celebrate Fiesta from another perspective. El Presidente David Bolton has been warm and welcoming - and I’m excited for the opportunity to be a part of this Fiesta family.

VOICE: Do you have all of your costumes prepared yet?

Osborn: I have a beautiful lace dress. I am still getting the accessories together. My focus at the moment is finding the right mantilla and peineta (lace veil and tall comb).

VOICE: Why is volunteerism an important part of community building?

Osborn: Sharing your talents and passions through volunteering

FIESTA POSTER HAS BEEN UNVEILED , featuring a dancing couple against the backdrop of Santa Barbara's waterfront. The poster is an original design that highlights Cabrillo Boulevard, the main parade route for the Desfile Historico (Historical Parade). The poster can be purchased for $20 on the Fiesta website, with limited edition metal prints available for auction. Since 1924, the annual Fiesta poster has been a symbol of that year’s community celebration. This year, Fiesta will take place from August 2nd to August 6th, 2023.

opens up new opportunities to connect with and support our neighbors. For me, it’s been a way to learn more about the challenges that others face - and also to learn from and be inspired by their efforts to improve the quality of life for all.

VOICE: What is the role of women’s organizations in our community?

Osborn: To learn from and support each other and to offer opportunities for others. Also, to support and recognize the work women are doing in the greater community. These groups offer a space for women to connect, make friends, and form bonds in the community. Joining the Association for Women in Communications SB chapter when I first moved to the area has helped me learn about the community and make new friends. Being a member of the Reina del Mar Parlor no. 126 of the Native Daughters of the Golden West has connected me with a new group of friends, women who have deep roots in the area as well as a wealth of historical knowledge.

VOICE: What’s at the heart of this role for you?

Osborn: Portraying Saint Barbara is a family tradition for some of my Reina del Mar parlor sisters. They, along with their mothers and even grandmothers have been Saint Barbara over the years. Hearing about their experiences makes me feel even more honored to step into this role. I’ve received a lot of joy and support from these women and look forward to connecting with the greater community throughout this year’s Old Spanish Days celebration.

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Bookworm Corner: Jemma and the Mermaid’s Call

Jemma enjoys all of the activities one might imagine living in an underwater paradise. She adventures with dolphins, hunts for treasure along the ocean floor, and admires the beauty around her. All of this changes when an island of garbage floats over her home, preventing Jemma and her friends from enjoying sunlight or

Written with lyrical, imaginative focus fitting for third grade reading

Earth Dance

April 2nd to 29th

and sea animals from around the world to clean up the trash polluting their homes. Working together, Jemma and her pals are able to successfully break up the trash island and push its contents back up toward the shore — where they hope the Land People will pick up the garbage to be

In reframing the issue of pollution through the eyes of a feisty, determined mermaid, VonDracek empowers readers to act as climate leaders in their everyday lives. Outside of her being a mermaid, Jemma is not much different from the students who may read her story — she brushes her teeth, picks out fun outfits to wear, and has her own bedroom. These details lend a sense of sincerity to Jemma’s character, and show readers that they too can begin helping the planet at any age.

As the story unfolds, Jemma’s ignorance about the topic of pollution allows young readers to learn alongside her, letting them discover how they can care for the environment by minimizing plastic use and picking up litter. VonDracek also encourages readers to research the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is the floating trash island that threatens Jemma’s home. The story also teaches young readers the power of collective action, explaining how all Mer People and sea creatures — from the large swordfish to the clever octopus — utilize their different abilities to achieve a common goal.

Ultimately, Jemma and the Mermaid’s Call provides ample opportunities for conversations about the value of working together, and shows that when it comes to helping our underwater pals, no action is too small. It also reminds us that one is never too small to do their part for the environment, and featuring vibrant illustrations by Matthew King, this picture book is a thoughtful way to teach students about the value of caring for beaches leading up to Earth Day on Saturday, April 22nd.

The SB Maritime Museum will host VonDracek for a reading of Jemma and the Mermaid’s Call, followed by a mermaid bookmark craft workshop, at 1pm on Saturday, May 13th. To register for this free event, visit https://tinyurl.com/9djvw8u9

Available at Chaucer’s Books, SB Maritime Museum, Yoga Soup, and www.lauravondracek.com

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Earth Dance highlights our connection to the Earth and celebrates the planet. The exhibition includes work by local artists in a range of styles and mediums.

Participating Artists: Adria A. Abraham, Lynn Altschul, Bruce Berlow, Jim Bess, Karen Scott Browdy, Bonny Butler, Joe Campanelli, Merith Cosden, Isaure de la Presle, Duane Dammeyer, Lee Anne Dollison, Stan Evenson, Tricia Evenson, Karen Frishman, Rosemarie C. Gebhart, Ruth Green, V.C. Groves, Bay Hallowell, Patricia Heller, Pam Kaganoff, Francine Kirsch, Skip Lau, Kathy Leader, Brecia Kralovic Logan, Laurie MacMillan, Albert McCurdy, Charlene McGinnis, Patrick McGinnis, Kerry Methner, Lili Miura, João Pedro Oliveira, Janet Parrish, Patricia Post, Tom Post, Kimberly Pratt, Susan Price, Edward Rodgers, Helle Scharling-Todd, Karen R. Schroeder, Ray Sutton, Lindsay Thomson, Claudia Title, Marianna Tuchscherer, Roe Anne White, Terrance Wimmer, Karen Zazon

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adult books that carry positive messages. It is penned by Daisy Scott, a scholar and lover of children’s literature who holds her degree in literature and writing from UC San Diego.

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Friday • April 14th

DANCE

SPRING DANCE CONCERT: VITALITY

New works by BFA choreographers, faculty, alumni • UCSB Dept. Theater/ Dance • Hatlen Theater • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • $13-19 • 7:30pm Fr, 4/14-4/15.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

KELLAM DE FOREST SPEAKER SERIES

Rick Closson discusses Kellam de Forest • Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 East Carrillo St. • Free • 6-7pm Fr, 4/14.

COMPOSER’S CONCERT

Westmont students • Deane Chapel, Westmont • Free • 7pm Fr, 4/14.

MUSIC

ROY ORBISON RETURNS

Roy Orbison tribute concert • Lobero Theatre • $36-56 • www.lobero.org •

7:30pm Fr, 4/14.

NIC & JOE

Nicole Lvoff and Joe Woodard play Beatles, jazz more • Roy Restaurant • Free • 7:30-9:30pm Fr, 4/14.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SB TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION

INAUGURAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

MUSIC

SANTA BARBARA MUSIC CLUB

Brass classical music concert • First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. • Free • 3pm Sa, 4/15.

BEETHOVEN DREAMS

Performance of monodrama The Eternal Stranger and SB Symphony • Granada Theatre • $35-175 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm Sa, 4/15; 3pm Su, 4/16.

OUTDOORS

26TH ANNUAL FISH DERBY

Fish and fundraise for The Neal Taylor

Nature at Cachuma Lake • Cachuma Lake • $10-45 • www.troutderby.org • 6am Sa, 4/15 through 12pm, Su, 4/16.

TRAIL VOLUNTEER DAY

Help restore trails after winter storms

• Meet at Skofield Park • Free, RSVP with (805) 564-5439 or SBiddle@SantaBarbaraCA.gov • 8:30am-2pm Sa, 4/15.

WILDERNESS HIKING AND NATIVE PLANTS

Four class series led by James Wapotich • SB Botanic Garden • https://tinyurl.com/3mmyjd6p • $100125 • 9am-1pm Sa, 4/15.

ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOURS

OUTDOORS

SANTA BARBARA KITE FESTIVAL

Day of kite flying, contests, and fun • Great Meadow, SBCC • Free • 11am4pm Su, 4/16.

SB ROLLERS

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

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 • April 17th

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

PARLIAMO!

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

PFLAG SB MEETING

Virtual meeting: " What's Really Going On With the Attacks on Drag?" • Free, email pflagsantabarbara@gmail.com • 7pm Mo, 4/17.

SPECIAL EVENTS

CHAUCER’S BOOK FAIR

2023 Spirit & Junior Spirit of Fiesta Final Auditions

¡Viva la Fiesta! Cheer on local students as they show off their dance moves for the chance to be named the 2023 Spirit and Junior Spirit of Fiesta! Auditions will be held at 2pm on Saturday, April 15th, at the Lobero Theatre. For tickets ($19) visit www.lobero.org

SB Celebrates National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month, and Santa Barbara is certainly a community of poets! Whether you're a writer yourself or a poetry enthusiast, here is your weekly schedule of poetry readings and events!

POETRY CLUB

Discuss the poetry of Pablo Neruda • Montecito Library • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/4vwhxd98 • 2-3:30pm We, 4/19.

SPIRITS IN THE AIR: POTENT

POTABLE POETRY

Enjoy cocktails while hearing poetry readings by local poets • The Good Lion bar • Free, no-host bar • 5:30-6:30pm We, 4/19.

A PAINTING I CAN’T REMEMBER

Hear poet Carmen Giménez read from her current work in progress, A Painting I Can’t Remember, at the SB Museum of Art from 3:30pm to 4:30pm on Sunday, April 23rd

Poetry reading by Carmen Giménez • SB Museum of Art • Free • 3:304:30pm Su, 4/23.

ADA LIMÓN: WHY WE NEED POETRY

Talk by 24th U.S. Poet Laureate • UCSB Arts & Lectures • Free-$25 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Tu, 4/25.

Day-long golf tournament with lunch/ dinner • Glen Annie Golf Course • $175 • www.sbthp.org/golf • 10am registration opens, 12pm kick-off Fr, 4/14.

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.

SPRING HAPPY HOUR AT MOXI

Enjoy an adults-only night exploring MOXI exhibits • MOXI Museum • Free-$14 • www.moxi.org • 5:30-8pm Fr, 4/14.

Saturday • April 15th

DANCE

2023 SPIRIT & JUNIOR SPIRIT OF FIESTA FINAL AUDITIONS

Cheer on local dancers trying for the Spirit of Fiesta title • Old Spanish Days • Lobero Theatre • $19 • www.lobero.org • 2pm Sa, 4/15.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

AN INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC GENETIC GENEALOGY

Talk by Dr. Penny Walters • SB Genealogy Society • First Presbyterian Church and over Zoom • Free, register for Zoom: www.sbgen.org • 11am Sa, 4/15.

POP-UP OPERA DISCUSSION

Opera SB discusses The Valkyrie • Mary Craig Auditorium, SB Museum of Art • Free, RSVP: www.sbma.net • 2-3pm Sa, 4/15.

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.

Sunday

MUSIC

April 16th

JAZZ VOCALIST JAMES ARNOLD

An afternoon of swinging jazz • SB Jazz Society • SOhO • www.sohosb.com •

$10-25 • 1-4pm Su, 4/16.

CHAMBER ON THE MOUNTAIN

Cellist Alexander Hersh & pianist

Dominic Cheli • Logan House, Beatrice Wood Ctr for the Arts, Ojai • $30 • www.ChamberOnTheMountain.com • 3pm Su, 4/16.

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS

Dance/Electronic music concert • SB Bowl • $55-95 • www.sbbowl.com • 6:30pm Su, 4/16.

TRES SOULS

Trio sings boleros of 1940-60s • ¡Viva el Arte! • Marjorie Luke Theatre • Free • 7pm Su, 4/16.

ARTISTRY OF STRINGS

Classical benefit concert for SB Strings

• Lehman Hall, Music Academy • https://tinyurl.com/yc2bd4c2 • $20-50

• 7-9pm Su, 4/16.

STRING CHAMBER CONCERT

Chamber music by Westmont students • Deane Chapel, Westmont • Free • 7pm Su, 4/16.

Shop to support Cleveland Elementary • Chaucer’s Books • 6-8pm Mo, 4/17.

BEERS & BOCCE

Play bocce ball with community members & family • Brass Bear Uptown • Free participation • 6:30pm Mo, 4/17.

Tuesday • April 18th

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

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

CHRONICLES OF A MID-CENTURY MODERN UCSB COED

Webinar by author & UCSB Alum Renée Patin Farrington • SB Historical Museum • Free, register: • https://tinyurl.com/2s4bwfwe • 5pm Tu, 4/18.

BOOK TO ACTION AUTHOR TALK

Author Dean Spade discusses Mutual Aid • SB Central Library, Faulkner Gallery • Free • 5:30-7:30pm Tu, 4/18.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SANTA BARBARA FARMERS MARKET

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

Wednesday • April 19th

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

1 MILLION CUPS - Network with entrepreneurs • Free • www.1millioncups.com/santabarbara • 9-10am We.

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80th Persons of the Year Award Luncheon

Honor the accomplishments of Joe Howell and Elisabeth Fowler as they are named the Santa Barbara Foundation’s 80th Persons of the Year at a special awards luncheon at Hilton Santa Barbara from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday, April 19th. For tickets ($80) visit https://tinyurl.com/yc6c5k6j

BURYING & RESURRECTING IRANIAN

POP STARS IN SOUTHERN CA

Talk by Professor Farzaneh Hemmasi • UCSB Dept. of Music, Music 2406 • Free • https://tinyurl.com/5x2te99y • 3:30pm We, 4/19.

LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS

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

CHAUCER’S BOOK SIGNING

With actor/actor Timothy James Bottoms, The Pier • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6pm We, 4/19.

AUTHOR TALK: FLIGHT PATHS

Author Rebecca Heisman discusses her book, Flight Paths • SBPL & the Audubon Society • Faulkner Gallery, SB Central Library • Free • 7:30-9pm We, 4/19.

MUSIC

DOWNTOWN LIVE MUSIC SERIES

Free outdoor indie rock concert with Pretty Cheeky • Downtown SB • 607 State Street • 5-7pm We, 4/19.

FKJ

Dance/electronic music concert • SB Bowl • www.sbbowl.com • $41.5071.50 • 7pm We, 4/19.

JAZZ CONCERT

Jazz music by Westmont students • Deane Chapel, Westmont • Free • 8pm We, 4/19.

OUTDOORS

FREE SENIOR DAY Free SB Botanic Garden admission for individuals ages 60+ • SB Botanic Garden • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 10am-5pm We, 4/19.

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

80TH PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Luncheon and awards presentation • SB Foundation • Hilton SB • $80 • https://tinyurl.com/yc6c5k6j • 11am2pm We, 4/19.

STATE STREET JOB FAIR

Meet local businesses who are currently hiring • Downtown Santa Barbara • 700 & 800 blocks of State Street • Free • 3-5pm We, 4/19.

Campbell Hall • Free, register: www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm We, 4/19.

Thursday • April 20th

CHILDREN

BILINGUAL SONGS AND STORIES

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

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

STATE OF THE CITY FROM GOLETA TO CARPINTERIA

Hear from three cities’ officials • SB South Coast Chamber of Commerce • Hilton SB • $150-175 • https://tinyurl.com/54pkp6es • 11am1:30pm Th, 4/20.

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.

CAMEROON’S PAST, PRESENT AND POST-CIVIL WAR

Talk by Professor Elisabeth N.M Ayuk-Etang • UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater/Lounge • Free • 2pm Th, 4/20.

CRAFTERNOONS

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

GPS FOR THE BRAIN: NETWORKS, URBANISMS, ALGORITHMS

Webinar on network science & urban theory by Professor Laura Kurgan • UCSB IHC • www.ihc.ucsb.edu • Free • 4-5:15pm Th, 4/20.

WRITING IN THE GALLERIES

Write inspired by art • SB Museum of Art • Free, register: www.sbma.net • 5:30-7pm Th, 4/20.

CHAUCER’S BOOK SIGNING

With local author Kim Cantin, Where Yellow Flowers Bloom • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6pm Th, 4/20.

RAISING A READER: SPANISH

In the Gardens of Splendor and Delight

Welcome spring with a host of impressive plants, floral arrangements, and florainspired jewelry when the Garden Club of Santa Barbara hosts its Flower Show and Boutique at the Music Academy. Free and open to all, the show will run from 10am to 4pm on Thursday, April 20th, and from 10am to 3pm on Friday, April 21st.

TRAIL TALKS: LIVING & PLAYING IN THE SAN ANDREAS PLATE BOUNDARY

Talk by Professor Tanya Atwater • Faulkner Gallery, SB Central Library • Free • 6:30-7:30pm Th, 4/20.

MUSIC

A NIGHT OF VISUAL MUSIC

Discover sound and moving image synchresis • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. • Free • 8pm Th, 4/20.

OUTDOORS

TEA CEREMONY OBSERVATION

OPPORTUNITY

Observe Chanoyu, Japanese Tea Ceremony • SB Botanic Garden, Tea Garden • Free with admission • Intermittently 9:30-2pm Th, 4/20.

SPECIAL EVENTS

IN THE GARDENS OF SPLENDOR & DELIGHT: FLOWER SHOW AND BOUTIQUE

Darla Bea • Mar Monte Hotel • Free entry • 5-7pm Th, 4/20.

Friday • April 21st

CHILDREN

START WITH ART

Free children art experiences and library van • State St., in front of SB Museum of Art • Free • 2-3pm Fr, 4/21.

DANCE

SOUND AND SMOKE

Exploration of early modern dance by Meredith Cabaniss Ventura • UCSB Hatlen Theater • $17-18 • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Fr, 4/21 & 4/22.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE

Free virtual presentation • HICAP • www.CentralCoastSeniors.org • 10am Fr, 4/21.

Walk

LET THEM ENTER DANCING AND SHOWING THEIR FACES

Presentation by Indigenous multimedia artist Nicholas Galanin

• UCSB Arts & Lectures • UCSB

Spanish webinar with librarian Holly Broman • SBPL • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/32cesjnv • 6pm Th, 4/20.

Explore flowers, plants, and plantinspired wares • Garden Club of SB • Music Academy • 10am-4pm Th, 4/20 & 10am-3pm Fr, 4/21.

GOLDEN HOUR AT MAR MONTE

Enjoy happy hour with beats by DJ

10TH ANNUAL AIIC SYMPOSIUM: LAND BACK/LANGUAGE BACK Indigenous language and Land Back conference • UCSB IHC • Register: https://tinyurl.com/bdzj4n2m • 4pm Fr, 4/21, through 4/23.

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with Professor Julie as she shares tales of mystery and history... & meet friendly spirits Call or text to schedule your walking tour! • 805-905-9019 STAY & PLAY • Share stories with kids • Eastside Library ~ 8:30-10am Tu • Montecito Library ~ 9-10:30am Tu MUSIC & MOVEMENT • For ages 2-5 • Shoreline Park • 10:30-11am Th • Central Library ~ 10-10:30am Th. WIGGLY STORYTIME • For toddlers 14 months - 3 years • Central Library ~ 10:15-10:45am We BABY AND ME • For babies 0-14 months • Central Library ~ 11-11:30am We • Eastside Library ~ Bilingual ~ 11-11:30am Th LIBRARY ON THE GO • Visit the library’s van • Bohnett Park ~ 10am-12pm Fr, 4/14. • Carrillo Castillo Commuter Lot ~ 10am12pm Tu, 4/18 • Samarkand ~ 2-3pm Tu, 4/18 • Grace Village ~ 3:30-4:30pm Tu, 4/18 • Harding School ~ 12:15-1:30pm We, 4/19 • State Street Job Fair, 700 & 800 blocks of State St. ~ 3-5pm We, 4/19 • Shoreline Park ~ 10am-12pm Th, 4/20 • Bohnett Park ~ 3:30-5pm Th, 4/20 • Oak Park ~ 10am12pm Fr, 4/21 READ TO A DOG • For grades 3-6 • Eastside Library ~ 3-4pm We.
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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Actividades en persona y en línea para todos BILINGUAL / BILINGÜE

Listen to punk, classical, modern pop, and more like never before when the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain returns to UCSB Arts & Lectures’ Campbell Hall at 7pm on Saturday, April 22nd. For tickets ($15-50) visit www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

MUSIC

CAMERATA PACIFICA

Rachmaninoff, Ravel, and more • Hahn Hall, Music Academy • www.cameratapacifica.org $68

• 7:30pm Fr, 4/21.

SŌ PERCUSSION WITH CAROLINE SHAW

Innovative, fun percussion concert • UCSB Arts & Lectures • UCSB Campbell Hall • $10-35 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 8pm Fr, 4/21.

SPECIAL EVENTS

MCC BAZAAR

Middle Eastern, North African, & South Asian music and culture • UCSB MultiCultural Center Lounge • Free • 6pm Fr, 4/21.

Saturday • April 22nd

CHILDREN

DÍA DE LOS NIÑOS

Bilingual music by Nathalia Music, readings, and

George and Emily Get Married

Closing out its 2022-2023 season with an uplifting romance, the Theatre Group at SBCC invites all to George and Emily Get Married, “a love letter to life-long relationships." Performances will begin at Jurkowitz Theatre at 7:30pm on Friday, April 14th, and run through April 29th.

For tickets ($17-26) visit www.theatregroupsbcc.com

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GEORGE AND EMILY GET MARRIED

CENTER STAGE THEATER

ONCE

Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music • Out of the Box Theatre Company • $20-40, ages 18 and under free • www.centerstagetheater.org • 8pm Fr, 4/14, through 4/23.

THE NEW VIC THEATER

THE CHILDREN

Eco-thriller drama about what the older generation owes to the young • Ensemble Theatre Company • $40-84 • www.etcsb.org • 7:30pm Through 4/23.

New play that is a love letter to life-long relationships • Jurkowitz Theatre, SBCC • $1026 • 7:30pm Fr, 4/14, through 4/29.

SB HIGH SCHOOL

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

Dance the time warp to this wacky musicalcomedy • SB High School • $10-25 • https:// sbhsca.booktix.com • 7pm Fr, 4/14 -4/15, 4/204/22; 10pm 4/21.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

PLAYFEST 2023 READING

Reading of Faithless by Jon Klein • Faulkner Gallery • Free • 6-8pm Sa, 4/22.

crafts • Faulkner Gallery, SB Central Library • Free • 11am-12:30pm Sa, 4/22.

DANCE

WESTSIDE DANCE SPRING RECITAL

Student ballet showcase • Marjorie Luke Theatre • www.westsidedancesb.com • 11am & 4pm Sa, 4/22.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

PLAYFEST 2023 PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP

Writing workshop with playwright Jon Klein

• Faulkner Gallery East, SB Central Library • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/48866ubk • 10-11:30am Sa, 4/22.

TEEN ANIME & MANGA CLUB

Meet fans, craft, and watch anime • MLK Jr. Room, Eastside Library • Free • 3-4:30pm Sa, 4/22.

MUSIC

UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN

Rock, classical, pop, and more explored on eight ukulele band • UCSB Arts & Lectures • UCSB Campbell Hall • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • $15-50 • 7pm Sa, 4/22.

VOCAL CHAMBER CONCERT

Chamber music by Westmont students • Montecito Presbyterian Church • Free • 7pm Sa, 4/22.

OUTDOORS

BEAUTIFY GOLETA

Help care for your community • Stow Grove Park and area • www.CityofGoleta.org/BeautifyGoleta • 9am-1pm Sa, 4/22.

SPECIAL EVENTS

FARMER & THE FLEA MARKET

Shop 60+ vendors to live music • El Presidio • Free • 10am-4pm Sa, 4/22.

WESTMONT COLLEGE

FRINGE FESTIVAL 2023

Experimental theater, dance, film, and performance art • In and around Porter Theatre on Westmont campus; Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. • $10-20 • www. westmont.edu/boxoffice • 7-10pm Th, 4/20, runs through 4/23.

MARJORIE LUKE THEATRE

SISTER ACT JR.

Nightclub singer goes undercover as a nun after seeing a murder • SB Junior High Performing Arts Club • $5-10 • 7pm Th, 4/20 & 4/21.

PATIO POP-UPS

Shop local artists’ wares • SB Maritime Museum Patio • Free • 10am-4pm Sa, 4/22.

Sunday • April 23rd

DANCE

UP CLOSE AT THE DANCE HUB

Community showcase of tango, modern dance, and more • The Dance Hub Santa Barbara, 22 E. Victoria St. • $10-25 donation • https://tinyurl. com/yck64fte • 2pm & 4pm Su, 4/23.

MUSIC

THE VALKYRIE

Experience Wagner’s iconic opera and Ride of the Valkyries • Opera SB • Lobero Theatre • $69-169 • www.lobero.org • 2:30pm Su, 4/23.

ARTEMIS

Modern jazz masters concert • UCSB Arts & Lectures • UCSB Campbell Hall • $15-45 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7pm Su, 4/23.

OUTDOORS

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND DAY TRIP

Explore Scorpion Ranch with Steve Junak • SB Botanic Garden • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • $135-160 • 8:15am-5pm Su, 4/23.

SPECIAL EVENTS

FUTURE OF FASHION RUNWAY SHOW

Students show off sustainable fashions • Environmental Defense Center • Glen Annie Organics Farm • $12-25 • https://tinyurl.com/2s4jtcvn • 1pm Su, 4/23.

RUBICON THEATRE

DARK OF THE MOON

Twilight meets West Side Story in this musical • Rubicon Theatre Company • $30-70 • www.rubicontheatre.org • Through 4/16.

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OnSTAGE
Photo courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures VOICE—SBCC GARVIN THEATRE Thank you to our season sponsor: Thank you to our season sponsor: www.theatregroupsbcc.com JURKOWITZ THEATRE LIVE CAPTIONING Sunday 4/16 @ 2pm George and Emily GET MARRIED George and Emily GET MARRIED A new play written and directed by Rick Mokler presents APRIL 14-29, 2023 PREVIEWS APRIL 12 & 13 NO LATE SEATING
Photo by Ben Crop Robert Moris Casillo and Addison Clarke star in Rick Mokler's new play

The Arlington Theatre

Cargo in Question: Two Films about Labor, Shipping, and Globalization in the 21st Century

Dive into the lives of seamen and ship-breakers across global supply chains when UCSB assistant professors of Global Studies, Dr. Mae Miller-Likhethe and Dr. Charmaine Chua, host the screenings of two short films at 7pm on Thursday, April 20th at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. The short films, Cargo and All that Perishes at the Edge of Land, will be followed by Q&A discussions. For tickets (Free-$20) visit www.sbmm.org

COMING FRIDAY

Turning Points in Thought From Film!

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

Next Class: Friday, April 14th • 6pm

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CWC DOCS: A THOUSAND CUTS Documentary on Filipino-American journalist Maria Ressa, followed by talk with Director Ramona S. Diaz • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7pm Th, 4/20.

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Americans Still Fully Employed

TO THE RIGHT shows why the U.S. Federal Reserve keeps raising interest rates. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped from 3.6 to 3.5 percent in March. It was 14.7 percent in April 2020. It was last 3.5 percent in February 2020 at the onset of COVID-19.

The U.S. added a robust 236,000 new jobs in March, defying the Federal Reserve’s hopes for a big slowdown in hiring as the central bank struggles to tame high inflation. We have never before seen such a precipitous drop in unemployment. It took ten years—from 2010 to 2020—to reach 3.5 percent after the Great Recession. It took slightly more than two years to return to 3.5 percent again, in July 2022.

survey from which the unemployment rate is derived showed employment increasing 577,000 last month.

While the increase in payrolls was the smallest in more than two years, the number of new jobs created last month was still stronger than is normal for this time of year.

Leisure and hospitality added 72,000 jobs in March, lower than the average monthly gain of 95,000 over the prior six months. Most of the job growth occurred in food services and drinking places, where employment rose by 50,000 in March.

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Government employment increased by 47,000 in March, the same as the average monthly gain over the prior six months. Only two sectors shrank in jobs—retail trade and construction services.

Average hourly wages are rising at 4.2 percent, and the labor participation rate of working-age adults is 80.7 percent, back to pre-pandemic levels. Where are more workers to be found to keep up with employers’ job openings?

The decline in the unemployment rate to 3.5 percent was despite 480,000 entering the labor force. The separate Household

If the Fed continues to raise interest rates, those workers in the lowest paying restaurant and leisure sectors will suffer the most, who spend most of their incomes.

The standard Fed mantra is that higher inflation harms low-paying sector workers the most. Really? The Fed’s current stated goal is to raise the unemployment rate at

least one percent. That means the loss of one to two million jobs.

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I believe workers, given the choice, would rather pay slightly more for their goods and services than lose their jobs!

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Students Participate in Walkouts to Protest Gun Violence

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5TH: Students at three Carpinteria schools and several others on the Central Coast walked out of their classrooms and off the campus today as part of an awareness effort for gun safety laws.

The nationwide effort is coordinated through the groups Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action, and Students Demand Action.

Parents were side-by-side with some of the students.

States where the walks took place include: California, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, New York, and Texas.

The schools in Carpinteria took part are Canalino, Alisos, and Carpinteria Middle School. Laguna Blanca in Santa Barbara also participated. For more, visit tinyurl.com/2dusbex8

Spirit of Fiesta Reflects on Year, Prepares for Final Dance

MONDAY, APRIL 10TH: The 2022 Spirit of Fiesta Tara Mata says she has enjoyed the honor and opportunities to the fullest. That included a visit to see some of the top dancers in the world.

After all the duties surrounding Old Spanish Days prior to and during Fiesta

last August, she has continued to embrace the prestigious position in many ways.

“I’ve been dreaming of becoming the Spirit of Fiesta since my first Fiesta, and to know that [it impacted who] I have grown into, who I am today. I think I would make my little five-year-old self proud,” said Mata.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 11TH: The warm sunny Easter weekend is the expected time for ‘Deltopia’, an unsanctioned Spring event that has drawn thousands over the years. It was once a massive and damaging beach event called ‘Floatopia’. The Deltopia name

came when the crowds moved from the sand up to Del Playa Drive.

The weekend closed with 151 citations and 23 arrests (last year four arrests). Santa Barbara Sheriff, Fire, and AMR had numerous calls for service and alcoholrelated medical transports to the hospital. For more, visit tinyurl.com/3ach8z34

Easter Mass Services Bring Out Thousands Around Town

TUESDAY, APRIL 4TH: A special Easter Mass on the steps of the Old Mission Santa Barbara at 11am brought out about 700 people under sunny skies. Seating was

placed on the asphalt and others were on the lawn. There were many others also enjoying the day across the street at the Mission Park and Rose Garden.

A Calvary Chapel Easter service in the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens brought out two to three thousand.

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The Chumash Influence Within Santa Barbara’s Public Art

LAST WEEKEND WAS ONE BIG COUPLE OF DAYS! The Spring holidays brought out the crowds — as did the weather! I decided to celebrate by taking a walk on the breakwater to enjoy the afternoon sunshine and a panoramic view of our coastline. The harbor walkway was filled to the brim with visitors, the restaurants and shops open and busy. As I meandered along I saw the beautiful array of flags, furling and unfurling, singing their song with the winds. Those multicolored flags welcoming visitors from near and far serve as only one example of the public art along the waterfront in Santa Barbara.

At the heart of the city is Stearns Wharf, a beautiful sight and a trip out to sea without ever leaving solid ground. At its entrance stands another example of public art, the Dolphin Sculpture – or the Bicentennial Friendship Fountain – a creation of the late Santa Barbara artist, James ‘Bud’ Bottoms. This exquisite sculpture of three dolphins atop a running fountain welcomes visitors in the tradition of the area’s first residents, the Chumash people. It serves as a reminder of a centuries old legend describing our connection to the dolphin by way of a Rainbow Bridge.

According to Chumash culture the story of the dolphin and the Rainbow Bridge came from oral history, passed through the generations, describing how the Chumash came to be.

According to the myth, Hutash, the goddess of the Earth, scattered her Magic Seeds over the Limuw - Santa Cruz Island - from

which emerged her people. She was assisted by her husband, Alchupo’osh, the Sky Snake - the Milky way - who provided them with fire to keep them warm. Hutash’s people were happy but over the centuries the island become overcrowded and, looking toward the mainland, she decided (as goddesses often do!) to expand her people across the channel via a Rainbow Bridge extending from the highest mountain on Santa Cruz to another in Carpinteria.

With Hutash’s blessing the travelers began to cross over by way of the rainbow. They had been given a dire warning not to look up, down or back. Unfortunately, some of the travelers took their eyes off the rainbow only to become disoriented, falling into the ocean a far distance below. In keeping with her promise to always care for her people, now to prevent them from drowning, Hutash turned them into dolphins to swim and play in their watery homeland between the islands and the mainland. And, as the legend confirms, the dolphins continue to be brothers and sisters to the people who live on the land, greeting them and swimming along with their passing watercraft.

As further testament to the significance of the Chumash legend in Santa Barbara, another piece of unmistakable public art is the Chromatic Gate. Its presence in the community has the late Paul Chadbourne Mills, former long time director of the Santa Barbra Museum of Art, to thank for imagining this unmistakable, larger than life work of art into being. With his special passion for public art, Mills was responsible for reaching out to Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer for the statue’s design. In the late 1980s not everyone thought that all public art should

blend in with the Santa Barbara environs. Approaching city leaders at the time for approval for the installation, the mayor opined that there was no need for this kind of public art because it already existed in Santa Barbara’s gardens and tile roofs.

Mills, never to take no for an answer, pushed the project through. For three decades he had been a powerful force in the community, not only as a museum director but in the public arts ranging from developing flag projects on Stearns Wharf and the harbor breakwater – the one that still exists to this day – to raising funds for the construction of the sculpture. And true to form, upon completion, the Chromatic Gate was indeed an innovative contrast to the norm and remains a major attraction in

honor of Santa Barbara’s Chumash roots. In the spirit of the legend I, too, choose to think of the joyful dolphins as my brothers and sisters who live and play in the sparkling waters of the Channel as intended by the goddess Hutash … and thank her for her kindness!

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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Natural Interpretations : Granting Solace from an Overstimulating World

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HUNGETT, answering “what if” is an integral part of her artistic process. A plein-air painter, she works in the comfort of open, natural spaces while the wind dances and the sun beams down on her. Her work depicts the landscapes she explores in a semi-abstract form. Hungett’s exhibition, Natural Interpretations, is available for viewing at the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara through May 20th.

“My painting purpose is answering questions for myself,” said Hungett. “How does this work? What happens when I do this? How can I respond in four ways to the same theme?”

Hungett, who lived in Australia, Peru, New Zealand, Maine, and Florida before moving to California in the early ‘80s, spent countless hours in

her adolescence and young adulthood immersing herself in the natural spaces around her. Her experiences led her to develop a deep, intuitive connection with nature that she continues to explore. She began to hone in on her artistic practice and style after making woodcuts in a printmaking class and taking another class at the California School of Watercolor. She often works within specific constraints such as limited color palettes, monochromatic tones, or muted palettes. Using acrylic, gouache, and occasionally watercolors, Hungett creates beautiful representational abstracts.

“I like to interpret a bit more to create what I like to see,” said Hungett. “I can use colors differently than what is in nature. I can use the colors that I want.”

One of Hungett’s paintings that reflects this sentiment is her piece Red

Dusk. A rolling white cloud spans the distance between a flaxen sky, red trees and grass, and chestnut mountains. Despite being depicted in a palette that does not traditionally correspond to feelings of serenity or tranquility, one can’t help but be transfixed by the vision of something that is so simultaneously familiar and fantastic. Where the shades of red Hungett used for this piece would otherwise bring about associations to danger or violence, she skillfully creates a moment of peace.

“For the viewer, I hope my paintings offer a moment of respite from our overstimulated world,” she explained.

Hungett’s work begins with her plein-air practice as she starts with a limited palette that she carries with her. Though they begin limited, she does not force her pieces to remain this way. Sometimes, Hungett will use her iPad to play with the colors of a piece that she was not completely satisfied with, or she may use it to create a line sketch that she will use as the base of a new painting. Though she occasionally uses digital tools, she ultimately always comes back to the analog form.

“I love the physicality of mixing paint and the feeling of a pencil or brush on paper,” she shared.

Hungett’s use of acrylic paint also works in her favor—since acrylic dries fast, it can also be adjusted fast if she paints something that she does not think accurately captures her vision. That means she can change paintings as soon as she gets home. This allows

her to continue to experiment in color, and maintain the driving curiosity that fuels her artistic practice.

Something that should be noted about Hungett’s work is the size of her pieces. She often paints trees and mountains—subjects that can be recognized and understood from a distance. Rather than creating large pieces that overstimulate viewers with large amounts of small details or force people to view them at a length, Hungett’s small, muted paintings ask viewers to close the distance to be enjoyed. Her pieces feature flattened shapes that have been reduced down to the essential identifying shapes and characteristics.

“Working small brings people closer to the piece, said Hungett. “It might slow someone down a bit and allow them to take a moment and feel at rest.”

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ATKINSON GALLERY: SBCC Student Sculpture Pop-Up ~ Opens Apr 6 • 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; 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: Women

Makers: Then, Here Now ~ May 31 • 10-4pm Daily • 1351 Holiday Hill Rd • 805-565-CLAY • www.claystudiosb.org

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: Wood & Water: Neal Andersson and Chuck Klein ~ Apr 23 • 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • Sat & Sun 1-4 • 805-737-1129 • www.lompocart.org

MARCIA BURTT

10 WEST GALLERY: Awaken

~ May 15 • 10 W Anapamu • Thu-Sun 11-5 • 805-770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com

ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Holly Hungett: Natural Interpretations

~ May 20 • 229 E Victoria • 805-9656307 • www.afsb.org

ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

MUSEUM • Christopher SuarezEspíritutectual; On Famous Women, 1400 – 1700; Genius Loci:

Domesticity and Placemaking in Southern California ~ 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~ Apr 28 • La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Av • Su-Thu 11-6; Fri, Sa 11-7 • www.artsfundsb.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 • 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: Jim Tyler: voices and vistas ~ Apr 30 • Thu-Mo 10-5 • www.gallerylosolivos.com • 805-688-7517

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: Work by Pedro De La Cruz • 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 - Elevate, Fine Line, and Illuminations Galleries • TuesSun noon-5 • www.lcccasb.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 ~ Apr 16 • ThuSu 12-4 • 865 Linden Av • 805-6847789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org

MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5 • 805-962-5588 • 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 CONTEMPORARY ART

SANTA BARBARA: Antonio Pichillá

Quiacaín’s: Tejiendo El Paisaje/Weaving the Landscape • 653 Paseo Nuevo.

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

Marcia Burtt Gallery

517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara 805 962-5588

www.artlacuna.com

PALM LOFT GALLERY: Rooted and Reaching: by Rick Drake, Kerri Hedden, and Tom Henderson ~ May 28 • 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: Helén Svensson and Lisa Jevbratt ~ April 16 • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org

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2ND FRIDAYS RECEPTION: SBVA

FEATURED ARTISTS • Meet SB Visual Artists and view their new show • SB Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. • Free • 4:30-6pm Fr, 4/14.

OPENING RECEPTION AT THE

GALLERY • See artist Ruth Ellen Hoag & see her new work • 1090 Edison St, Santa Ynez • 4-6pm, Sat, 4/15.

RECEPTION: SEDGWICK RESERVE: A CONSERVATION STORY • Meet

11 artists capturing Sedgwick Nature Reserve • Wildling Museum, Solvang • Free • 3-5pm Su, 4/16.

POINTING STAR: OPENING

RECEPTION • Meet artist

Sarah Rosalena • Museum of Contemporary Art SB • Free • 124pm Su, 4/16.

UNITE TO LIGHT THE NIGHT EXHIBITION INFO SESSION

Interested artists can learn more about getting involved with this fall show • Community Arts Workshop 631 Garden St. • Free, RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/yuy5sp2c • 5:30-7:30pm Tu, 4/18.

SKETCH WORKSHOP

Guided class led by local artist Sandra Vlock, light refreshments • El Encanto • $50 • RSVP with concierge.ele@belmond.com or call 805-845-5800 • 3-4:30pm We, 4/19.

THE VADA DRAW

Fundraiser for SB High School’s VADA program • Held at Maunde Contemporary • $75-$150 • 7pm, Sat, 4/22.

KIDS DRAW ARCHITECTURE

SKETCH SESSION

Outdoor, family-friendly drawing session • Architectural Foundation of SB • El Presidio • Free • 1-3pm S, 4/23.

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

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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,

The VADA Draw Returns!

Everyone will go home with a work of art when The VADA Draw returns to support Santa Barbara High School’s renowned Visual Arts & Design Academy (VADA).

Kerry Methner

www.TheTouchofStone.com

805-570-2011 • VOICE Gallery

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 Art -

Ongoing • Tu-Su, 11-5; Thu, 11-8 • www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364

SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Drawn by a Lady: Early Women Illustrators ~ July 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: Betty Lane & Christopher Noxon: From One Generation to the Next ~ Mar 31May 22 Surreal Women: Surrealist

Art By American Women ~ April 24; Regenerate: Works of J. Bradley Greer & Lynda Weinman; The Winter Salon

Held at Maune Contemporary Art Gallery from 7pm to 10pm on Saturday, April 22nd, the night will feature food, wine, music, and a thrilling art raffle. For tickets ($75 to $150) visit https://tinyurl.com/7acrb39a

Submissions Open for Santa Barbara MTD Youth Art Poster Contest

Help decorate Santa Barbara MTD buses by encouraging the students in your life to submit to the Santa Barbara MTD Youth Art Poster Contest by April 31st. Open to all first through sixth grade students in Santa Barbara County, the contest invites young artists to create a poster inspired by the theme “Storybook Buses.” Winners will have their art displayed in local buses, and can win prizes to local restaurants, youth entertainment, and museums.

More info and entry forms can be picked up at local libraries, by calling Cristina Bonnici at (805)-963-3364 x 223, and online at www.instagram.com/santabarbaramtd

~ Mar 27 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805730-1460 • 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: California Realism • 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 31; Earth Dance ~ April 30 • La Cumbre Plaza H-124 • 805-965-6448

WATERHOUSE GALLERY MONTECITO: Notable CA & National Artists • 1187 Coast Village Rd • 11-5 MonSun • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com

WATERHOUSE GALLERY SB: Notable CA & National Artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 Mon-Sat • 805-962-8885 •

www.waterhousegallery.com

WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: Senior Graduates 2023 ~ May 6 • 805565-6162 • Mo-Fr 10-4; Sat 11-5 • www.westmont.edu/museum

WILDLING MUSEUM: Bird’s Eye View: Four Perspectives ~ Sept 4 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org

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10 West Gallery 10westgallery.com patprime@earthlink.net
Painting by Thierra Esselier-Norton, VADA sophomore Patrick McGinnis Photography

Saturday Night Live Resurrects

Michelangelo’s David

IHOPE YOU FORGIVE ME for using the image of David without blocking his… hmmm...appendage. Who would believe that 500 years later Michelangelo’s sculpture would become front page news? My heart goes out to the school principal in Tallahassee, Florida who was fired for showing Michelangelo’s masterpiece as part of sixth grade art history curriculum. One aggravated parent considered it “pornographic.” This makes me wonder if anyone tried to remind the school and this overcautious parent that Michelangelo (1475-1564) was also responsible for creating the most iconic religious frescos for The Sistine Chapel. And yes, even then, 500 years ago, nudity of his images caused controversy. After Michelangelo’s death, the artist, Daniele da Volterra, was hired to cover up some of the genitals in Michelangelo’s frescos by painting fig leaves and loincloths.

Last week, miraculously the 500-year-old David came to life on Saturday Night Live delivering verbal punches about his “tiny shiny penis.” Now, we learned that the mayor of Florence invited the ousted principal and her students to visit Florence and to experience its great art firsthand. Don’t you want to be a fly on the wall for this?

NOW MY FRIENDS, I want to tell you about a groundbreaking exhibition by Haitian-born artist, Myrlande Constant (b. 1968) at UCLA’s Fowler Museum. I like to refer to this hidden-in-plain-sight museum as The Little Engine That Could. The name of the exhibition, The Work of Radiance, refers to the luminous surface of the artist’s hand-beaded textiles.

Constant depicts saints and regular people in scenes of “religious ceremonies, key moments in Haitian history, and everyday life.” From a distance, her artworks come across as wool-woven tapestries, but come close, and you get enveloped into their colorful, shiny, fabulous textures that you are not only tempted to enjoy with your eyes, but wanting to touch with your fingers, as well.

Prior to coming to LA, Constant’s 30-year-long career was recently the focus of an exhibition in New York’s Fort Ganesvoort gallery. In 2022, Constant’s art also appeared in the Venice Biennale. The Fowler Museum exhibition runs through July 16.

I’M SURE, MY SMART FRIENDS, that the name of Nam June Paik (1932-2006) rings a bell for you. And, a very loud bell! I think, like me, you admire him as a unique sculptor and considered him the “father of video art.” But obviously there is so much more about him that we didn’t know. In addition to being a video artist, he played piano and composed music. Here is a chance to learn more about his life and amazing career by watching the new documentary, Moon is The Oldest TV that “uses archival footage, photographs and interviews to tell Paik’s story from his earliest days in the 1930’s through his years of bohemian struggle and his eventual rise to international fame.”

Discover more Art Matters Columns at www.edwardgoldman.com

Edward Goldman was art critic and host of “Art Talk,” a weekly program which aired prime-time Tuesday evenings during All Things Considered on LA’s largest NPR affiliate, KCRW 89.9 FM, for more than 30 years. Along the way, he also contributed weekly art reports to the Huffington Post and developed a strong digital following.

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Photo by Gioncarlo Valentine / NYT Image courtesy of Fred R. Conrad / NYT Photo by Elon Schoenholz Photo by Elon Schoenholz Photo courtesy of Galleria dell’Accademia Photo courtesy of Saturday Night Live Michaelangelo L: David, 1501-1504 | R: Michelangelo’s David, 2023 Myrlande Constant Rasanbleman Soupe Tout Eskòt Yo, 2019 Michaelangelo The Creation of Adam, 1512 T: Myrlande Constant B: The Work of Radiance, 2023 at the Fowler Museum at UCLA Nam June Paik Father and Mother, (ca. 1980s) Moon is the Oldest TV, 2023

Talk:

GPS for the Brain: Networks, Urbanisms, Algorithms

20 APR THU

4:00 – 5:15 PM

Zoom | FREE

Registration required at bit.ly/Kurgan-IHC

Laura Kurgan will talk about her recent work involving network science and urban theory. She will present work from the Center for Spatial Research on the Urban History of Algorithms: Homophily and Weak Ties, a history which not surprisingly lies dormant in its use in network science. She will also present new work on navigation theory in neuroscience, which revisits and asks questions about the canonical urban theory of Kevin Lynch (1970) and Fred Jameson’s Postmodernism and the Logic of Late Capitalism (1990).

LAURA KURGAN

Columbia University

Laura Kurgan is a Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, where she directs the Masters of Science in Computational Design Practices and the Center for Spatial Research (CSR). She is the author of Close Up at a Distance: Mapping, Technology, and Politics (2013) and co-editor of Ways of Knowing Cities (2019).

Sponsored by the IHC’s Too Much Information series and the Sara Miller McCune and George D. McCune Endowment

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