VOICE Magazine: April 21, 2023

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In This Issue Community News........................6, 7, 8 Daniel Kepl: Classical Music 9, 26 Earthday 13, 19 John Palminteri’s Community Voice............. 17 Sigrid Toye: SBIFF 18 Harlan Green: Economic Voice 24 Classifieds, Legals......................... 24-25 Galleries & Art Venues..................29-31 VOICE Magazine cover story see page 2 New Business Festival
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23rd 20 Art Fiesta
The 47th Annual Juggling Festival will take place at UCSB April
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Blessings to be featured at Patricia Houghton Clarke Studio’s Grand Re-Opening 29
Theatre Theatre Group at SBCC presents a new play, George and Emily Get MarriedReview by Daisy Scott 12 Art Aya Al Sabeh and her Best of Show Portrait of her grandfather 11 Courtesy Photo Photo by Ben Crop Symphony SB Symphony and ETC triumph with Beethoven DreamsReview by Daniel Kepl 26 Calendar..19-22* Cinema.......23* www.voicesb.com April 21, 2023
Meet Jack Harwood, the first male Spirit of Fiesta, and Junior Spirit Olivia Nelson 5
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The Jungle Book State Street Ballet Saturday, April 29, 7:30pm The Lobero Theatre Tickets: www.Lobero.org Image courtesy of the SB Symphony
Photo courtesy of Brooke Hansen

The Jungle Book: Dance on the Wild Side


Now, before embarking on their first-ever Japan tour, State Street Ballet will enchant their hometown, with a bright, dynamic, and original performance of The Jungle Book at the Lobero Theatre at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 29th.

By sharing such a familiar and approachable story, choreographer and Artistic Director Rodney Gustafson hopes to offer viewers of all ages a fun viewing experience where they can explore the art of dance.

“I like to make dance accessible,” shared Gustafson. “We have to appeal to a wide audience because dance is for all.”

follows a young boy, Mowgli, as he is raised by animals in the jungles of India. Over the course of his misadventures, he learns life lessons, meets many animal friends and foes, and finally meets a human girl who lives in a nearby village.

In preparing the choreography, Gustafson was driven by his interest in The Jungle Book as a collection of life lessons and his passion for engaging broader audiences. He especially delighted in capturing the movements of the various animal characters by venturing beyond the scope of traditional ballet to introduce

different aspects of dance.

“Animal movement is gorgeous — if you have a cat, [look] at how they run compared to my dog,” said Gustafson. “I really was engaged in creating the animals because it was out of my normal box. For me, that was organically interesting to really understand and look into.”

To make the ballet a wholly original work, Gustafson teamed up with Czech composer Milan Svoboda, who composed the score for the production. This sweeping music was recorded in Prague by the Milan Svoboda Jazz Orchestra and the Symphonic Orchestra of the National Theatre, with vocalist Yvetta Blanarovičová as a featured performer.

Making this production all the more special, the original repertoire has been updated with additional choreography by Kassandra Taylor Newberry, Marina Fliagina, Megan Philipp, and William Soleau. There will also be remarkable animal costumes and intricately detailed sets that will transform the Lobero stage and its dancers into an Indian jungle.

“There are so many aspects of the arts that are touched by these productions because it involves lighting, scenic design, and interacting with the music,” said Gustafson. “There are so many elements that people don’t necessarily think about, they just attend shows. And it creates such a unique experience to have all those art forms coming together in one centrally focused, dynamic process.”

Next weekend’s show will be State Street Ballet’s final local performance before embarking on its first tour of Japan. There, the company’s dancers — who represent six countries — will perform The Jungle Book, as well as Tango Rain and Spring Waters, which they performed for Santa Barbara audiences at The Granada Theatre last month.

Most recently, the company has toured The Jungle Book across the southwest United States, including numerous outreach performances.

For more information, visit www.statestreetballet.com

State Street Ballet’s The Jungle Book has impressed audiences since its 2009 debut, garnering critical acclaim on local and national stages. Just as is the case with Kipling’s collection of stories and the popular Disney cartoon, Gustafson’s choreography

“We create all kinds of ways to connect with people, students, young people from the community, and then public performances,” shared Gustafson. “So that’s one of the beauties of how we do that and one of the reasons I chose a story such as The Jungle Book. It has wide appeal, and then we show them what’s really technically quite sophisticated and fun.”

Tickets range from $22 to $58 at www.lobero.org

For more information, visit www.statestreetballet.com

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Photos by David Bazemore Tickets range from $22 to $58 at www.lobero.org

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Historic Audition Results for The Spirit of Fiesta

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF OLD SPANISH DAYS a male contestant, Jack Harwood, 19, was named Spirit of Fiesta. The Spirit of Fiesta is the visual representation of Fiesta, and a goodwill ambassador to local residents and visitors alike. The position has been a Santa Barbara tradition since 1949.

“This is a historic day for Fiesta and our community,” commented David Bolton, 2023 El Presidente.“To have the first male Spirit of Fiesta ever, it is a great moment in the history of our beloved celebration.”

The Spirit of Fiesta and Junior Spirit of Fiesta auditions were held at the Lobero Theatre on Saturday, April 15th, and Olivia Nelson, ten, was selected to serve as the 2023 Junior Spirit of Fiesta. The crowd of 600 was treated to incredible performances by 12 Spirit finalists and ten Junior Spirit finalists.

“Being the first male Spirit of Fiesta is an incredible honor and I am very thankful for this opportunity,” stated Harwood in a VOICE Magazine interview. “Being able to represent Santa Barbara as a male is very significant for me

because one of my main goals as Spirit is to inspire other young men like myself to put themselves out there and to not be afraid of expressing themselves through art.”

The tradition of selecting a Spirit of Fiesta started in 1949 when Lia Parker, who passed away in 2022 at the age of 88, was chosen as the first Spirit of Fiesta. A video tribute to her legacy was shown at the start of the auditions.

“Being chosen as Jr. Spirit of Fiesta means the world to me because it’s something that I have been working really hard on for the past year,” said Olivia Nelson in a VOICE interview. “I am so honored to be able to share my love of flamenco with my community.”

Prior to the announcement, the 2022 Spirit of Fiesta Tara Mata and 2022 Junior Spirit of Fiesta Layla Gocong reflected on their extraordinary year and performed farewell dances to exceptional applause at the Lobero Theatre, which has been the audition’s official venue for the past three years. The theatre originally opened its doors in 1924 and was part of the very first Fiesta held in Santa Barbara that same year. Hundreds more individuals viewed the auditions via live stream on the Old Spanish Days website.

“The entire Old Spanish Days family extends heartfelt congratulations to both 2023 Spirit of Fiesta Jack Harwood, and 2023 Junior Spirit of Fiesta Olivia Nelson,” said El Presidente Bolton. “We look forward to a great Fiesta!”

The Spirits will perform at all official Old Spanish Days events as well as at receptions held by area civic organizations. The Spirit will lead El Desfile Histórico (the Historic Parade) while the Junior Spirit will lead the Children’s Parade.

Their first official event will be performing at the La Primavera fundraiser on May 13th. Tickets are on sale at www.sbfiesta.org

A replay of the Auditions

will air on Saturday, April 29th and on Sunday, April 30th, 7 to 9pm, on KEYT’s Channel 13.

Fiesta 2023 will take place in various locations around the city starting August 2nd to August 6th, 2023. First held in 1924, Fiesta celebrates a period of romance and hospitality through pageantry, dance, music, costume, and cuisine.

Visit www.sbfiesta.org for more information or to make a tax-deductible donation.

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Photos by Fritz Olenberger 2023 El Presidente David Bolton, Jr Spirit Olivia Nelson, Spirit of Fiesta Jack Harwood Spirit of Fiesta Jack Harwood receives a Spirit sash Jr. Spirit of Fiesta Olivia Newton hears she has earned the title

SB High School Hosts Groundbreaking for New VADA Building


are in the works after a groundbreaking ceremony for a new, state-of-the-art building. This facility will help students prepare more fully for their future through a modern, flexible approach to classroom organization and support an improved curriculum for visual arts, design, and creative studies.

The new building encompasses 3,350 square feet and includes a digital design lab, indoor/outdoor studio workspace, shop areas for new technology, photography, and integrated exhibition space.

“In executing this project Santa Barbara High, our School District, and the community have made the powerful statement that we are going to support, invest in, and cultivate our students’ creativity - a life-giving and fundamentally human act that is also, arguably, the most important and marketable skill they need to thrive in the future. I’m honored to get to work with the amazing teachers and students who are going to make this happen in the incredible new space we’ve created together,” said VADA Director Daniel Barnett

“Santa Barbara Unified is always looking for new ways to teach 21st-century learners. This project does just that with its state-of-the-art design. We look forward to seeing the project’s progress and how the students unleash their creativity and learning in their new space,” said Dr. Hilda Maldonado, Superintendent.

In executing this project Santa Barbara High, our School District, and the community have made the powerful statement that we are going to support, invest in, and cultivate our students’ creativity - a lifegiving and fundamentally human act that is also, arguably, the most important and marketable skill they need to thrive in the future.

— VADA Director Daniel Barnett

Through a partnership with the Santa Barbara Unified School District, a matching grant from the California Department of Education was acquired to augment Measure I 2016 bond funds allocated to the project. With initial private donations, the Friends of VADA (FOV), the nonprofit group behind the fundraising effort, secured the additional funds necessary for the new state-ofthe-art space.

The project was approved by Santa Barbara Unified School Board in November. It was designed by KBZ Architects, and McGillivray Construction is building the new facility. The target completion date is January 2024.

“VADA has always been more than just a collection of buildings and resources. It is a community of artists, designers, and thinkers who are passionate about their craft and committed to excellence. It is a place where students can find their voice, explore their ideas, and make meaningful connections with peers and mentors. Many of our students say that it’s a place where they find their family. This new facility will allow for our students to continue to grow their creativity and innovation. We are grateful for the support we have received from our community, the SB Unified School District, and our families,” said Dr. Elise Simmons, principal. www.vadasbhs.org

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San Marcos High School Holds “Un día a la vez”

IN AN EFFORT TO HELP FAMILIES whose students are improving their English, San Marcos High School held “Un día a la vez,” a program for Emergent Multilingual Learners that provides families with leadership and success tools as they navigate the United States educational system.

“I am extremely proud of our staff and parents for collaborating on such an important project. I’ve had the honor of sharing my story with the group, but know that the real value of the program is in learning from one another,” said Principal Dare Holdren.

The program was held under the leadership of the San Marcos EML Support team, which consists of College and Career Counselor Rosalba Gonzalez-Hill, Teacher Sarah Ahlers, Family Engagement Liaisons Eduardo Lara and Griselda Huerta-Hernandez, Counselor Cesar Rodriguez, and Assistant Principal Paige Dupont. Buoyed by the success of the program, San Marcos hopes to expand it next year.

No Environmental Dangers Found at DPHS

AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT INVESTIGATION of Dos Pueblos has been completed, and the results indicate that there are no health concerns. Geosyntec, the company responsible for the investigation, collected air and soil samples from various parts of the campus during the winter break in December. They also conducted tests for electromagnetic fields and radon. All the samples were sent to laboratories for testing, and the results confirmed that the campus is safe.

The California Cancer Registry also reported that there is no common link or cluster of cancer cases among the staff. The District officials expressed their gratitude to Geosyntec, Santa Barbara County Public Health, and the California Cancer Registry for their assistance in the health assessment.

UCSB Reads to Welcome Author

Charles Montgomery on May 10th

IF THE CITY YOU LIVE IN HAS A POWERFUL EFFECT on how you behave, how do we design happy cities? Urban design consultant, award-winning journalist, and author Charles Montgomery looks for the answers in his 2023 UCSB Reads selection, Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design. UCSB Reads will present a free event with Montgomery on Wednesday, May 10th, at 7:30pm at Campbell Hall.

UCSB Reads is an award-winning campus and community-wide program that selects one book for individuals to read together every year. This year, the program is thrilled to welcome Montgomery’s discussion on helping people bring more happiness into their cities.

Montgomery launched the world’s first Happy Neighborhood Audit in Mexico City, works with the World Health Organization’s Europe Healthy Cities Network, and collaborates with TIME magazine on an interactive survey exploring happiness in American cities. Join UCSB Reads in discovering the link between urban design and our thoughts, feelings, and actions as Montgomery demonstrates life-changing relationships with the cities we inhabit. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/m4chy82m

SB Public Library Announces Servsafe Food Protection Manager Certification Program

CALLING ALL INTERESTED IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY! Santa Barbara Public Library, in collaboration with Santa Barbara City College’s School of Extended Learning, is offering a new Servsafe Food Protection Manager Certification program aimed at individuals interested in pursuing a career in the food industry. This free program is designed to provide aspiring food workers with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure food safety, prevent food-borne illness, and comply with regulatory requirements. The Servsafe Food Protection Manager Certification program is recognized as the industry standard for food safety training and certification. It covers critical areas such as personal hygiene, cross-contamination, time, temperature controls, and sanitation.

For new professionals, the course consists of four Saturday classes offered at the Eastside Library at 1102 E. Montecito Street from 8:30am to 2:30pm on April 22nd, April 29th, May 6th, and May 13th, followed by an in-person proctored exam. For class listings and registration, visit https://tinyurl.com/ycxwhnxk

Three Hospice of Santa Barbara “illuminate” Presenters Make Oprah’s Top 10 Books on Grief List

HOW CAN WE LEARN FROM GRIEF? Hospice of Santa Barbara “illuminate” Speaker Series presenters

Nora McInerny Purmort, Joan Halifax, and Frank Ostaseski discuss grief’s healing process in their books, which were featured on Oprah Daily’s “Best Books to Comfort a Grieving Friend.” Hospice of Santa Barbara provides professional counseling, support groups, and patient care services free of charge to individuals and families who are grieving the death of a loved one or experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness.

Seen in 46 states and 58 countries, “illuminate” Community Education and Engagement Series is a free virtual series of renowned speakers who address the feelings and questions that accompany challenging times. “illuminate” speakers inspire, educate, encourage deeper inquiry and action, create community discussion, and help bring people closer together.

Purmort’s memoir chronicles her experience miscarrying

her second child, losing her father to cancer, and having her husband die in her arms within a span of a few months. Purmort offers a fresh perspective on grief and resilience, while sprinkling in humor and giving her readers permission to struggle and permission to laugh.

In her book, Halifax, uses her years of experience in caring for the dying to guide others through inspiring lessons on how to approach death with courage and compassion. A unique quality that Halifax offers is each chapter includes a meditation or practice. Halifax offers comfort and wisdom to those facing their own death or caring for someone who is dying.

The Five Invitations offers five valuable lessons about how dying can teach us how to live a more fulfilling life. Cofounder

of the Zen Hospice Project, Ostaseki has been with over a thousand people at the end of their lives. Ostaseki dives into how to use death and grief as an opportunity to emerge as something larger, as opposed to something smaller and restrictive.

For more information, visit https://www.hospiceofsb.org/hsbseries

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Congressman Carbajal Delivers $1,500,000 in Federal Funds for Dwight Murphy Field

SANTA BARBARA’S FIRST ALL-ABILITIES PLAYGROUND moved one step closer last week when Congressman Salud Carbajal visited Dwight Murphy Field to present a check for $1,500,000 in federal funds that will support the renovation of the park. Carbajal was joined by Santa Barbara Mayor Randy Rowse, City Councilmembers Eric Friedman and Oscar Gutierrez, Supervisor Laura Capps, and Victoria Strong, Executive Director of the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation, which has helped raise millions of dollars in donations for the project.

Projected to be completed in summer 2025, the Dwight Murphy Field project includes a full renovation of the park, including a new 36,000-square-foot all-abilities playground and a range of new park and sports facilities.

“As a dad, and a grandfather – I agree with the basic premise that is the foundation of this planned renovation: every child deserves to play. That mantra was what stuck with me as I worked behind the scenes in Washington to secure $1.5 million in federal dollars to directly support this important project that is already backed by local public and private funds,” said Congressman Carbajal. “As someone who has worked in local government here in Santa Barbara and who has called the Central Coast home for a long time, I know this is the kind of update that can make our community more inclusive, can promote outdoor activity for all, and raise the quality of life for everyone who will have access to this park.” To learn more visit: https://sbparksandrec.santabarbaraca.gov/projects

Flamenco Arts Festival to Present Jose Luis de la Paz


FLAMENCO ARTISTS from Spain and the U.S., the Flamenco Arts Festival returns this spring in full force for its 24th anniversary. Aiming to promote Santa Barbara’s culture and history, the festival will host guitarist and composer Jose Luis de la Paz at 7:30pm on Saturday, May 6th, at the New Vic Theatre.

This May concert will be followed by a dance performance by Alfonso Losa Flamenco at the Lobero Theatre on Friday, August 4th, during Old Spanish Days.

“Our mission is to promote and enhance the art of flamenco, the Spanish traditions, culture, and history in SB, and celebrate cultural diversity in the arts. Experiencing flamenco of this caliber engages us at the most human level of excitement, drama and joy and transcends language and cultural lines. We are returning with our tradition of annual programming and continuing our efforts to build our music program to include flamenco music concerts and masterclasses,” said Vibiana, FAF President.

From Spain, Jose Luis de la Paz is an award-winning guitarist whose original compositions range from traditional to experimental forms of flamenco, merging it with world music and jazz. This May, he will make his West Coast Premiere with his own ensemble of three musicians: Adolfo Herrera (percussion), Magela Herrera (flute), and Ana Bermudez (cello). Audiences will experience a memorable night of original compositions and lively music. For tickets ($45-55) visit www.etcsb.org/whats-on/community-events

Santa Barbara Education Foundation

Receives $50,000 grant from Google.org


Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, has awarded a $50,000 grant to Santa Barbara Education Foundation. Presented through the organization’s Teacher Grants program, the funding will support SB Unified classroom projects and materials that increase students’ learning opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education.

“We are truly grateful for this extraordinary gift.” said SBEF Executive Director Pedro Paz. “It will go a long way to give teachers additional tools to impact Santa Barbara Unified students directly and inspire a love of learning.”

“We’re thrilled to support educators through the incredible work the Santa Barbara Education Foundation is doing to expand access to STEM education resources,” said Dr. Erik Lucero, Lead Quantum Engineering at Google and Site Lead for the company’s Quantum AI Campus in Santa Barbara. “We hope we can play a small part in sparking the interest of the next generation of scientists, engineers, technicians, business experts, and quantum mechanics.”

Since 2018, SBEF has awarded annual grants to support project-based supplies, instructional tools, and field trips to encourage creative teaching in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Grant requests have significantly increased in recent years. Last year, SBEF received over $330,000 in funding requests from teachers - however, the organization only had $100,000 in funding available. This illustrates the need for more donations and grant collaborations. To learn more visit www.sbefoundation.org

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Santa Barbara Symphony

The 2023-2024 Season:

Mozart, Mahler, & More


CRESCENDO GROUP were out in force last Friday night at the Granada Theatre’s Founders room, for a briefing by the orchestra’s Music and Artistic Director Nir Kabaretti on the repertoire and special events now in place for the upcoming 2023-2024 concert season that begins on October 14th and 15th, 2023, with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (Ode to Joy).

After those assembled had sampled canapés, sandwiches, cheeses, wines, and spritz, Symphony President and CEO Kathryn R. Martin began the presentation with good news: the current season, about to end officially on May 13th and 14th, with a special Sinatra tribute concert on June 15th, has already garnered the largest number of new attendees experiencing the Symphony for the first time than ever before.

Chair of the Symphony Board, Janet Garufis, stepped up to the Founders room microphone with more good news. The Crescendo group, which began three years ago, now has 133 members. Kabaretti then provided an overview of the music and guest artists to be seen and heard next season, describing the programs as, “our own musical DNA.”

After the presentation in the Founders room, Crescendo members were invited to sit onstage during a rehearsal of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with guest artist, pianist Inna Faliks; a sneak musical peek at the Beethoven Dreams program coming up at the Granada last weekend.

The the takeaway from the Symphony’s announcement of the upcoming season is WOW! Seven pairs of concerts between October 2023 and May 2024, the annual New Year’s Eve with The Symphony concert on December 31st, and a raft of special events like the Concert Apéritif series of soirées in private homes before each concert pair, free concerts throughout the season by the Youth Symphony and youth ensembles Camerata and Philharmonia, open rehearsals, and pre-concert lectures. And, that’s what has been announced so far! There will surely be additional musical perks sprinkled throughout the new season as the crackerjack ideas people in marketing and development at the Symphony put their heads together in real time next year.

The best news, Music and Artistic Director Nir Kabaretti, whose international conducting career is expanding by leaps and bounds, will be in town for six of the seven subscription concerts next season. His splendid knack for interesting programming will once again make each concert pair informative and magical. To help him sustain the energy, a lineup of guest artists from diverse musical genres, a collaboration with Opera Santa Barbara soloists for a concert pair in January, a gaggle of collaborations for the opening concert of the season with the Santa Barbara Choral Society, Santa Barbara Gay Men’s Chorus, Quire of Voyces, and the Westmont College Choir, for an exhilarating concert featuring as its epicenter, Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 9.

OCTOBER 14-15, 2023 - Beethoven 9: An Ode to Joy, Hope & Community

The season launches with conductor Nir Kabaretti at the helm offering hopeful messaging that begins with an ensemble aria from Aaron Copland’s opera The Tender Land, “The promise of living, the promise of growing, is born of our joy and thanksgiving.” Kabaretti’s program continues with Franz Liszt’s symphonic poem Les Préludes, inspired by French poet Alphonse de Lamartine: “What is life but a series of preludes to that unknown hymn whose first solemn note is intoned by death?” Ending this first pair of concerts of the new season with the 200-year anniversary of the most iconic masterpiece in music history, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (Ode to Joy), Kabaretti has invited the Santa Barbara Choral Society, members of the Santa Barbara Gay Men’s Chorus, Quire of Voyces, the Westmont College Choir, and soon to be announced vocal soloists, to join him on stage with the Santa Barbara Symphony for an unforgettable and cathartic classical music experience.

NOVEMBER 18-19, 2023 – Music e-Motion

Kabaretti conducts a high energy concert as part of the California Festival: A Celebration of New Music, with guest artists, Time for Three

String Trio (two violins and double bass), playing Pulitzer Prize and Grammy-winning American composer Kevin Puts’ Contact for String Trio and Orchestra, which Time for Three premiered in 2022. “It could be like trying to make contact with alien civilizations that are millions of light years away from Earth, or it could be about reaching across cultural divides, or it could be about the nature of contact that has been so disrupted by the pandemic,” Puts has remarked. In any case, Santa Barbara audiences are going to love experiencing this important new and accessible work. Three more earthbound works are on the program, Alexander Borodin’s Polovitsian Dances, George Bizet’s L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2, and Maurice Ravel’s La Valse.

JANUARY 20-21, 2024 – Opera at The Symphony

Featuring Opera Santa Barbara soloists soprano Karin Wolverton, mezzo soprano Deborah Nansteel, tenor Adam Diegel, baritone Timothy Mix, with Anikka Abbott of KEYT-TV FOX as emcee, the program will present “fan favorites,” in various vocal combinations from the world’s all-time favorite operas by Verdi, Puccini, and other opera composers. Nir Kabaretti, trained in the European operatic tradition, will curate.

FEBRUARY 17-18, 2024 – Serenade for Romance:

The Sounds of Love & Beauty

Guest artist, American violinist Sirena Huang will join Nir Kabaretti to perform Antonín Dvořák’s iconic Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor. Also on the program, Edward Elgar’s rapturous Serenade for Strings in E minor, and the topper for this concert pair, a first performance by the Santa Barbara Symphony, and likely the first performance on the West Coast, of 19th century French composer Louise Farrenc’s Symphony No. 3 in G minor, composed in 1847 while she was teaching at the Paris Conservatory, the only woman to hold such a prestigious position in French music in the 19th century.

MARCH 16-17, 2024 – An Oscar Celebration

Guest conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos will helm the Santa Barbara Symphony for a musical and visual tribute to the Oscars and Hollywood’s Golden Age of film scores, part of the Granada Theatre’s Synergy Series. Included on the program, film clips with live music from some of Hollywood’s most iconic films including Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s exciting score to The Adventures of Robin Hood, Max Steiner’s music to Gone with the Wind, Miklos Rozsa’s stirring score for Ben Hur, Bernard Hermann’s fascinating musical take on Citizen Kane, George Gershwin’s An American in Paris, and Herbert Stothart’s music for one of the most celebrated films of all time, The Wizard of Oz. Audiences will be treated to an historic overview of the greatest film music of the twentieth century.

APRIL 20-21, 2024 – Mahler Meets Klezmer: Titans of Sound

Maestro Kabaretti returns to the podium with guest artist, clarinetist David Krakauer in tow, for a wonderfully diverse program that opens with the cheerfully Turkish/Moorish Overture to Mozart’s opera, The Abduction from the Seraglio, followed by a Santa Barbara premiere of Wlad Marhulets’ playful Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet, followed by Gustav Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Titan.

MAY 18-19, 2024 – Rhapsody in Blue:

Jazz Comes to The Symphony

The final concert pair of the 2023-2024 Santa Barbara Symphony season at the Granada Theatre will feature a return visit to perform with the Santa Barbara Symphony by the Marcus Roberts Trio, in a collaborative arrangement with the Lobero Theatre’s Jazz at the Lobero series. George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Roberts’ own composition, Rhapsody in D will provide jazz enthusiasts and classical music buffs alike an evening of exceptional music making. For season subscriptions and individual ticket sales information visit www.thesymphony.org or 805-898-9386.

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Janet Garufis and Mercedes Millington Howard Jay Smith and Tricia Dixon Ellen and Tom Orlando on stage

Vast Tango Archive of Argentine Composer Astor Piazzolla Funded for Preservation


TANGO, the scale and scope of the Astor Piazzolla collection at UC Santa Barbara is staggering.

Thousands of pages of the composer’s original sheet music. Audio recordings of every major composition. Concert posters, magazines, and newspaper clippings. Personal photographs. Handwritten letters and postcards. There’s even an annotated cassette tape of Piazzolla playing his bandoneón at a birthday party for longtime friend Edouard Pecourt, the Parisian record shop owner who assembled the collection over the course of several decades.

To preserve the collection for posterity — and to make it accessible to the public — UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections is in the midst of a multi year digitization project. To help move the work along, performing arts curator David Seubert secured a grant from the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation, a charitable organization established to raise awareness and appreciation of Latin music and musicians.

Last fall, the funds were used to hire Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Pablo Aslan, an expert in Argentine music, to evaluate and organize the collection and help prioritize items for digitization and public access. According to Aslan’s report, UCSB’s collection of tango sheet music is arguably the most important worldwide.

“We got Pablo’s expertise for two weeks on campus,” Seubert said. “I feel much more equipped to tackle the rest of the collection.”

An Oregon Girl in Paris

In the spring of 1981, a shared passion for antique postcards brought Jocelyn Howells and Edouard Pecourt to a collectors conference in New York City. She was a seller from Oregon. He was an aficionado from France. They bonded over her collection of 80-year-old postcards of France’s coastal town of Britany.

Pecourt bought the postcards and asked Howells out to dinner. They connected right away, Howells remembered. “We knew we were destined to be together.”

Percourt’s record shop in Paris

A year later, Howells moved into Pecourt’s home outside Paris. In the city, he ran La Boîte à Disques, a record shop specializing in European pressings and secondhand phonographs, and packed with tango recordings, sheet music, concert posters, and the like.

“He was such an impassioned tangonisto,” Howells said. “He was always on the hunt for anything tango.”

By then, Pecourt and Piazzolla had been friends for decades, having met in the early 1950s while Piazzolla was in Paris studying classical composition. This was right around the time that Piazzolla was starting to singlehandedly revolutionize the tango sound by incorporating oeuvres of jazz and classical.

In 1986, when Pecourt became eligible for social security, he retired, sold the shop, and prepared his collection for transport to the couple’s new home in Happy Valley, a Portland suburb in Howells’s native Oregon.

For several years they flew back and forth to carefully pack the collection, filling two full-size shipping containers, one half-size container, and various pieces of luggage. It never crossed Pecourt’s mind to lighten the load before the big move, Howells remembered with a laugh. “You don’t understand — he couldn’t part with anything, not even a loose screw!”

For the remainder of his years, Pecourt’s collection would fill much of their new home’s 4,000 square feet of living space and garage.

The Piazzolla Archive: A Collection Within a Collection

After Pecourt died in 2008, Howells started thinking about liquidating his entire collection, which included all the Piazzolla items. “My own health was in decline, and I had become stifled with the stuff around me,” she said. “I needed to get my house back.” She also wanted more space for her growing collection of antique buttons.

To help assess the music collection and locate buyers, Howells reached out to a few of Pecourt’s contacts, namely Aslan and also Larry Hawes, a phonograph collector who lived in Seattle. Turns out, Hawes knew Seubert through a closely knit group of collectors.

Aslan and Hawes got Seubert on the phone. “This is a fabulous collection, and you can’t let it slip away,” they told him.

The Pecourt Collection, as it’s called, was acquired by UCSB Library in two parts. The first haul, in 2010, consisted mostly of wax cylinders (an early recording medium widely discontinued around Word War I) and 78 RPM records of popular European and South American music from the first half of the 20th century.

“The records were all European pressings,” Seubert said, and their acquisition put UCSB on the map as an international archive. “I went up there to oversee the transport. I saw what Jocelyn had in the garage and I negotiated a deal on the spot. We ended up with 18,000 records. We cleaned out that whole garage.”

Pecourt’s extensive tango collection remained, however, as Howells — with Aslan’s help — hunted for the right buyer for the right price.

Aslan reached out to wealthy private collectors. But the logistics were challenging. The sheer number of items was something to consider, and most would require special handling. Moving the collection, especially internationally, would not be cheap.

Howells became impatient as prospects failed to pan out, she said. She reconsidered her asking price, which had been well over half a million dollars originally, “and I made a deal with David (Seubert) for a fraction of the estimated value,” she said, adding that it appealed to her that the collection would be available to the public.

“She said she wanted it to go to UCSB,” remembered Seubert.

That second purchase, in 2013, included Piazzolla’s work — and that of another Argentine great, Carlos Gardel — consisting of thousands of 78 RPM discs, plus manuscripts and what archivists call supporting material, such as LPs, CDs, 45s, sheet music, trade catalogs, books, and magazines.

“UCSB has developed a reputation for being good stewards and facilitating public access to the material,” Seubert said. “She trusted us to do right by the collection.”

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Photos courtesy Of UCSB Library Special Research Collections Astor Piazzolla playing the bandoneón Astor Piazzolla (left) with Parisian record collector Edouard Pecourt Astor Piazzolla, Jocelyn Howells and Edouard Pecourt in 1989 outside the Hult Center in Eugene, Oregon, during Piazzolla’s final U.S. tour

Aya Al Sabeh Earns Best of Show Award in Grandparent Portrait Exhibition

a biennial event, has become the signature exhibition for the Student Art Fund. Student artists in public junior high and high schools from Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, and Goleta pay tribute to their grandparents and significant elders by creating drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs that capture their portrait. The show originated in 2009 by members of the SBAA Student Art Fund Committee. Grandparent portraits were a regular part of founder Audie Love’s class curriculum at Dos Pueblos High School. When he heard that a student’s portrait had been prominently displayed at a memorial service, he was inspired to create a venue for the entire community to experience the significance of these portraits.

The 2023 Grandparent Portrait Show will be on display at the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Public Library at 40 E. Anapamu Street, through April 27th. The exhibit is sponsored by grants from the Santa Barbara County Arts Council and Santa Barbara Beautiful, and Awards sponsored by twelve donors.

The Best of Show Award, sponsored by Santa Barbara


Beautiful, went to Aya Al Sabeh, a senior in Kevin Gleason’s art class at Dos Pueblos High School. Aya and her family from her mother’s side of eleven brothers and sisters are the only ones to have moved to the USA. Most of the rest of the family lives in Lebanon. The gouache and colored pencil portrait of her grandfather shows him in his 40’s handsetting the type for a local newspaper.

“He is my model for living with a strong work ethic,” said Aya of her hardworking grandfather. Aya says she and her mother and grandmother looked through family photos to find this image and she enjoyed hearing their stories as they selected the photo she would use. Art is of prime importance to Aya. She has been accepted at Otis College of Art and Design and has received two scholarships, one a Presidential Scholarship.

This Eighth Biennial Grandparent Portrait Show contains 157 portraits, in various media, of grandparents or beloved elders. The exhibit was juried by Nicole

Strasburg, who viewed images of all the entries and selected 13 award-winning portraits and five honorable mentions. Strasberg, a well-known landscape artist, was once a student of Student Art Fund Founder Audie Love at Dos Pueblos High School.

The Grandparent Portrait Project is one that connects students with their family roots and pride. Getting students to focus on the faces of their grandparents is a way of strengthening those connections, and possibly, of inspiring the students with the hopes and aspirations that these grandparent figures have for them. The show has been celebrated for highlighting the wide diversity of cultures in Santa Barbara and for displaying the excellent quality of our public schools’ art instruction.



Celebrating the life & legacy of former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall, this beautiful film tells the inspiring story of Udall as an advocate of social & environmental justice, international cooperation, the arts, and most of all, the protection of our shared environment & magnificent natural beauty. Starting in the Kennedy era, then under President Johnson, he led the way with much of the environmental legislation we now take for granted.

STEWART UDALL: The Politics of Beauty

Thursday, April 27, 2023 • 6:30-9pm

Marjorie Luke Theatre •721 E Cota St, Santa Barbara

With award-winning filmmaker John de Graaf

Post -screening Q&A follows ~ Just in time for Earth Day!

A community program hosted by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network

Info: Margie@SBpermaculture.org or www.sbpermaculture.org

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Aya Al Sabeh’s Best of Show Portrait of her grandfather
Faulkner Gallery
Aya Al Sabeh and Lucrezia DeLeon, Santa Barbara Beautiful

George and Emily Get Married A Love Story for Modern Times

LOCALS ARE RAISING THEIR GLASSES HIGH as the Theatre Group at SBCC closes out its 2022-2023 season with its most wholesome and interactive production in recent memory. A new play by longtime theatre devotee and educator Rick Mokler, George and Emily Get Married magnificently merges humor, history, and heart to celebrate what marriage means to 21st century couples.

Add a concluding wedding reception that invites attendees to join in the fun onstage, and George and Emily Get Married surpasses its billing as a “love letter to life-long relationships and the effort it takes to make them endure.” Performances continue at SBCC’s Jurkowitz Theatre through Saturday, April 29th.

As its title suggests, George and Emily Get Married draws inspiration from Act II of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. In Mokler’s re-imagining, George and Emily are getting married in the year 2023 after having grown up in Santa Barbara. Narrated by an affable host (Tom Hinshaw) who addresses the audience and onstage characters with easy wit, the play does a remarkable job of capturing all aspects of marriage — the good, the difficult, and the historically ugly.

The play opens on Emily’s (Addison Clarke) wedding day, where her mother, Myra (DD Howard), is about to see her ex-husband for the first time since their divorce two years prior. Tearfully, Emily asks Myra if she would have still gotten

married if she knew it would end in heartache.

This touching opening scene sets the stage for the play’s exploration of what marriage means to us. The excitement of new love is captured through a flashback of how George (Robert Moris Castillo) and Emily began dating. During the wedding ceremony, each of George and Emily’s family members share their individual views on relationships, introducing a wide range of perspectives.

An unexpected highlight emerges in the inclusion of a spontaneous PowerPoint presentation on the history of marriage by Professor Willard (Nancy Nufer). In a whirlwind, humor-packed ten minutes, Willard discusses the misogynistic roots of marriage and how divorce, feminism, and the LGBTQ+ community has shaped and expanded our society’s understanding of the institution.

A party caps off the night, as audience members are called onstage to attend George and Emily’s wedding reception, complete with toasts, the couple’s first dance, and even champagne flutes of sparkling water and cupcakes catered by Lindsay’s Little Bakery.

This ingenious interactive element, combined with Mokler’s true-to-life writing, make George and Emily Get Married a theatre-going experience that is as fun as it is thoughtful. Each character is bound to remind audience members of actual individuals they have encountered in their own lives, thanks to both the script and the cast’s genuine


As George and Emily, Clarke and Castillo possess great chemistry that reflects the connection felt between their characters. Clarke does an outstanding job of portraying a determined young woman who is navigating the demands of her career. Castillo complements her anxiety with supportive energy, even while reckoning with the uncertainties of being a 20-something fresh out of college.

Additional standout performances include Nufer’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic Professor Willard, and Howard’s portrayal of a mother who is celebrating her daughter’s marriage even as hers has ended. The cast is rounded out by many other familiar and talented Theatre Group at SBCC faces, including Nicholis Sheley, Paul Canter, and Ivan Pelly. For tickets visit www.theatregroupsbcc.com

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

may 2023 call for entries: Tango Purple

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

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Photo by Ben Crop Robert Moris Castillo and Addison Clarke star in George and Emily Get Married
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Bungalow 723 Finds Permanent Home on State Street

WITH ITS “NANTUCKET MEETS SANTA BARBARA” VIBE, Bungalow 723 is quickly becoming one of the hottest Paseo Nuevo spots for gift, home, and personal care item shopping. The first brick-and-mortar boutique for local parent brand Surf’s Up Bath Co., the airy and welcoming shop includes every aspect of the company’s inventory, including its range of bath and body products, plus candles, household decor, Santa Barbara-inspired gifts, and more.

“We’re really happy to be here and we feel full of gratitude because everyone keeps coming back again and again,” shared Surf’s Up Bath Co. owner and Bungalow 723 proprietor Brooke Hansen. “We feel like we’re spreading joy.”

Hansen arrived in Paseo Nuevo in June 2021, when she decided to host her first pop-up shop to receive direct consumer feedback about her business. After a successful holiday boutique, she grew motivated to expand her inventory to gift items beyond her signature bath and body products, broadening her popup’s scope to candles, tote bags, and other fun gift items.

“The store kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger, and I had so much fun with everybody engaging,” laughed Hansen. “Everyone was so happy with what we were doing, and they kept coming back.”

Now, after hosting an outdoor-only popup since April 2022, Hansen has made her new store, Bungalow 723, a permanent part of the State Street shopping scene. Simply decorated with an exposed brick wall and nautical design, the store’s relaxed but chic atmosphere reflects a coastal casual style.

Home decor items include scented candles, woven table centerpieces, pillows, and blankets, while gift possibilities span mugs, t-shirts, pet items and the company’s range of bath and body products. Many of these items feature Santa Barbara-specific graphics, giving them appeal for both tourists and locals.

As a lifelong Santa Barbara resident, Hansen is intimately familiar with what State Street shoppers are searching for, as well as how downtown Santa Barbara has evolved over the decades. In opening Bungalow 723, she is happy to contribute to the revitalization of State Street as it emerges from the pandemic.

Hansen became involved in the personal care item industry in 1999, when she began

working in design and packaging with Synergy. Ultimately, she acted as a company partner there for 20 years.

In 2005, inspired by the rising awareness of the importance of using healthy and gentle ingredients, Hansen decided to simultaneously launch her own separate brand of bath and body products. Surf’s Up Bath Co. was born, offering a host of kid-focused products that are all paraben and sulfate-free.

“My goal was to make a product with integrity,” explained Hansen, whose husband, Don Hansen, serves as the Vice President of Operations for Surf’s Up Bath Co. The company’s product designs also feature cartoon kids inspired by their own children, who have consistently been the company’s first customers.

Today, Surf’s Up Bath Co. sells its products wholesale to stores and hotels on a local, national, and international scale. In 2020, Hansen expanded the company’s production to make hand sanitizer and meet pandemic needs, donating 1,000 bottles to area nonprofit One805.

Open daily 11am to 7pm • 723 State Street • www.surfsupbathco.com

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Turtles at Alice Keck Pond Find a New Home

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19TH: A relocation is underway to improve the ecosystem at the Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden pond in Santa Barbara where an estimated 200 red-eared slider turtles live.

The city says many of the turtles were brought there by members of the public. Since then, their population has grown.

Winter Storm Recovery

This in turn has harmed the overall ecosystem of the pond.

The removed turtles are going to a turtle and tortoise sanctuary in Arroyo Grande . There, a new, outdoor exhibit at the five acre sanctuary is being developed. 86 turtles have been moved recently.

Releasing an unwanted pet into the pond at Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden is a misdemeanor.

For more visit https://tinyurl.com/psa5tzxz

TUESDAY, APRIL 18TH: Direct winter weather impacts may be over but the recovery continues as we brace for possible summer extremes. Some Californians say


they are no longer surprised. Even weeks after the last solid rain, roads are broken, drivers are facing detours up and down the state and some residents say they expect temperatures later this year to heat way up. Advice: Be resilient and be prepared. For more, visit https://tinyurl.com/mrx6ptx5

Hundreds Support One805 at Sunstone Winery Fundraiser

SUNDAY, APRIL 16TH: The One805 fundraiser at Sunstone Winery on Sunday, April 16th drew about 500 people and allstar musicians.

Urgent Veterinary Care of Santa Barbara Opens its Doors to Pet Owners

MONDAY, APRIL 17TH: The new Urgent Veterinary Care of Santa Barbara, located at 2821 De la Vina Street, could help to relieve wait times for vets in the Santa Barbara area. Since the pandemic there have been more pet owners, and more vet needs.

The urgent care center is equipped for

diagnoses and treatment for a wide range of ailments, with extended surgeries and longer stays referred out.

“We can do blood work, in house we get it in a half an hour, we can send out blood work, we can do X-rays, ultra sound. We can do abdominal surgeries if needed,” said owner Dr. Addie Crawford, who is a graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

For more, visit https://tinyurl.com/m8y8r8ar

Funds raised will help first responders across Santa Barbara County by providing them with equipment and therapy needs.

Next up: pop rock band Maroon 5 will perform for the nonprofit on September 22nd.

Learn more at http://One805.org

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The Season is Open!

TALK ABOUT A COMMUNITY FRIENDLY DAY! The 151st Opening Day of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club rang in the 2023 yachting season on April 15th under the helm of Commodore David Sadecki. In the aftermath of the winter’s disastrous atmospheric rivers, the 2023 commodore and his team, with the efforts of club members, repaired and revisioned the clubhouse, garden, and boat yard in a very short period in preparation for the weekend’s festivities. Officers from neighboring yacht clubs up and down California were welcomed to the club on this very special day to celebrate, and a celebration it was!

Decked out in all of its finery, flags flying, garlanded with red, white, and blue balloons, and warm greetings by the Yacht Club women, guests arrived for the first day of opening ceremonies. Visitors, club members, and honored guests were ushered to the second floor to enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast, complete with a coffee bar and mimosas, and a view of the Santa Barbara harbor on a spectacular “Chamber of Commerce day.” At 10am the opening day ceremonies began as Commodore Sadecki welcomed all who attended and introduced Santa Barbara Mayor Randy Rowse along with his Board of Directors, commodores from visiting yacht clubs, and the SBYC Staff Commodores. Mayor Rowse, in his presentation also welcomed members and guests and presented an official proclamation on behalf of the City of Santa Barbara, after which he added with a big smile on his face, “And I’m also a SBYC member!”

With the 2023 racing season officially opened, members and guests headed for the harbor for the Parade of Fleet in of honor of Commodore Sadecki. I, for one, had nothing but admiration for his leadership at the start of a difficult year, and judging by the number of boats circulating on the water in front of the Yacht Club, it seemed that the entire harbor community agreed! Onboard Polariis, Sarah and Roger Chrisman’s yacht, visiting commodores and guests were treated with snacks and libations on the water before returning to the clubhouse for the remainder of the afternoon and evening.

On Sunday, April 16th the festivities continued with the Opening Day Race that could be viewed anywhere from the deck of the Yacht Club, the breakwater, Stearns Wharf, and the bluffs on Shoreline Park on another beautiful spring day. At the conclusion of the race, an apes-competition, a BBQ dinner with live music was served at the clubhouse and the presentation of the trophies took place. The Jefferson Cannon, whose ear-splitting blast had been heard the day before announcing the opening of the racing season, also honors the best maintained yacht – power or sail – with a yearly plaque. This year’s Jefferson Cannon winner was Shari and Bill Guilfoyle’s Ocean Eyes. The overall opening day race champion was Argo 4, owned by John Vincent.

The shadow of the global pandemic and the restrictions and uncertainties that came with it linger, as does the destruction brought about by three months of storms. It seemed to me that

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friends, visitors, and strangers greeted one another more warmly than ever and with appreciation for the weekend’s beautiful weather and the opportunity to once again gather in celebration of the upcoming season.

Come on down to the harbor and join in!

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Sigrid Toye volunteers for the Breakwater Flag Project. She is on the board of directors of the Maritime Museum and participates in Yacht Club activities. An educational/behavior therapist, Sigrid holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology. She loves all things creative, including her two grown children who are working artists. Send Harbor tips to: Itssigrid@gmail.com Visitors from the South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club - Commodore Vincent Paternoster and Elisabeth Dagorrette with SBYC Commodore David Sadecki The Santa Barbara Yacht Club Linda Sterling, Mayor Randy Rowse, and Carol Kellman Roberta Griffin and Sarah Schlinger Chrisman on the Chrismans’ boat Photos by Sigrid Toye
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Earth Day Celebration Returns to Alameda Park!

MUSIC, FLOWER CROWNS, OVER 200 ECO-FRIENDLY BOOTHS, AND THE LONGEST-RUNNING GREEN CAR SHOW in the nation will all return to Alameda Park next weekend when the Community Environmental Council hosts the 53rd Earth Day festival. Co-produced with CarpEvents from 11am to 7pm on Saturday, April 29th, and from 11am to 6pm on Sunday, April 30th, the free festival celebrates our planet and how locals can and are caring for it each day.

“The Community Environmental Council is thrilled to return to Alameda Park, co-presenting Santa Barbara’s Earth Day Festival with our longtime partners at CarpEvents," said Kathi King, CEC’s Director of Climate Education & Leadership and Festival Co-Director. “By moving the Festival to the end of the month, we hoped to encourage the community to support all of the local celebrations happening throughout our region on April 22nd and provide a larger opportunity to bring everyone together at Alameda Park on April 29th and 30th."

As the birthplace of Earth Day, Santa Barbara’s annual festival unites the entire community for two days of education, activism, and celebration. It remains one of the largest Earth Day festivals on the West Coast, with 2019 attracting over 30,000 visitors.

This year’s festival will include the longest running Green Car show in the United States,

Bookworm Corner: Local Nonprofit to Distribute Earth Day Children’s Books

EARTH DAY IS UPON US, motivating thousands across Santa Barbara and beyond to reflect on the many ways we can care for our planet and inspire future generations of artists, activists, and scientists through its annual Earth Day Festival in Alameda Park.

In this spirit, local non-profit children’s book publisher Seven Seas Press will host a free distribution of 300 copies of children’s books with eco-friendly messages at next weekend’s festival: Makana is a Gift by Janet Lucy and The Crazy Old Maid ~ And How She Became Known as: FLORA, the Quite Sane, Age Defying, Domestic Goddess by Colleen McCarthy-Evans.

Available in English and Spanish, these picture books captivate young readers with fun stories about the value of discovering how you can give back to your community and the planet. Local author Colleen McCarthy-Evans and SB Unified School Board Member Rose Muñoz will host bilingual readings of The Crazy Old Maid at 2:30pm on Saturday and Sunday, April 29th and 30th, at the festival’s Kid’s Corner.

A funny tale about the value of sharing, The Crazy Old Maid takes place in the town of Singletary, where all villagers agree that no one needs more than one of anything. The titular “crazy old maid” helps the town, cleaning her neighbors’ houses, and finding repeat objects. The villagers, in turn, give the

featuring the latest electric and hybrid vehicle technology, as well as electric bike models. Visitors can also shop and learn from over 200 eco-friendly exhibitors, sample tasty treats at a plant-forward food court, and sip local breweries and wineries at a beer & wine garden. The festival’s main stage will fill the park with music from local bands and performers both days.

Younger attendees will be able to play in a Kid’s Zone organized by LearningDen Preschool and Explore Ecology, with arts & crafts, musical performances, storytelling, face painting, and eco-activities. There will also be a Family Passport that promotes kidfriendly activities throughout the park.

The 2023 Annual Climate Leadership Summit, held from 10am to 12pm on Sunday, April 30th, will also highlight climate actions that organizations and individuals are undertaking throughout the region. Additional talks by climate justice activists will follow throughout the day.

For a full schedule and the latest festival updates, visit www.sbearthday.org

extra item to a home that needs it. When a family’s dog goes missing, only the maid can help, making her peers realize that she is not crazy after all, but a wise and vital part of their community.

This engaging premise gently teaches young readers the importance of being an active part of a community. It also emphasizes the value of reducing, reusing, and recycling items by limiting what you buy and donating items instead of throwing them away. Add colorful illustrations by Janneke Ipenburg and a cut-out card game in the back of the book, and The Crazy Old Maid is an entertaining read ideal for Earth Day.

Makana is a Gift takes a more informative approach to the issue of environmental waste, following a young green sea turtle from his nest to the waters of Turtle Cove. Written with great detail and imagination, the story teaches readers fun facts about turtles and the dangers they face, namely through Makana’s harrowing experience with a plastic bag.

Equally significant is Makana’s journey to discover his identity. As Makana meets an octopus and seagulls, he begins to wish that he had tentacles or could fly. With the guidance of an older turtle, he learns that each individual has a different and meaningful purpose, ending the book with the message “life is a gift, and so are you.” This empowering message, combined with lovely watercolor paintings by Alexis Cantu, invites young readers to consider their own role in their community, and how they can use their unique abilities to help the planet.

More information about Seven Seas Press and these books is available at www.sevenseaspress.org

of children’s literature who holds her degree in literature and writing from UC San Diego.

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47th Annual Juggling Festival

View gravity-defying tricks and learn how to juggle yourself when the 47th Annual Juggling Festival returns for a fun-packed weekend! The fun starts from 6pm to 11pm on Friday, April 21st and from 10am to 5pm with open juggling at UCSB Multi-Activity Court, followed by a public show that benefits Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA) from 7:30pm to 10pm in Isla Vista Theater. Glow juggling will be held from 10am to midnight in People’s Park, with a full day of open juggling and workshops from 10am to 5pm on Sunday, April 23rd in UCSB Multi-Activity Court. To learn more visit www.sbjuggle.org

Friday • April 21st



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



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.



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


Indigenous language and Land Back conference • UCSB IHC • Register: https://tinyurl.com/bdzj4n2m • 4pm


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


Juggling acts and fun • UCSB MultiActivity Court, Isla Vista Theater, & People’s Park, IV • Schedule: www.sbjuggle.org • 6-11pm Fr, 4/21; 10am-5pm 4/22-4/23.

Saturday • April 22nd



Bilingual music by Nathalia Music, readings, and crafts • Faulkner Gallery, SB Central Library • Free • 11am12:30pm Sa, 4/22.



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



Writing workshop with playwright Jon Klein • Faulkner Gallery East, SB Central Library • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/48866ubk • 1011:30am Sa, 4/22.


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


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


Fr, 4/21, through 4/23



Rachmaninoff, Ravel, and more • Hahn Hall, Music Academy • www.cameratapacifica.org $68 • 7:30pm Fr, 4/21.


Innovative, fun percussion concert

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



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


Visit remodeled library and meet staff

• 2031 De La Vina St. • Free • 2:304:30pm Fr, 4/21.

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


Readings by local poets Avrom Altman, M.L. Brown, Christopher Buckley, Emily Lord-Kambitsch, Christine Penko, and Daniel Thomas • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6pm Mo, 4/24.


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



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


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

Sunday • April 23rd



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



Help your community • Stow Grove Park, Lake Los Carneros, Ellwood Bluffs • www.CityofGoleta.org/BeautifyGoleta • 9am-1pm Sa, 4/22.



Shop plants to support this community garden • Mesa Harmony Garden, 500 Dolores Dr. • Free • 9am12pm Sa, 4/22 & 4/29.


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.


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

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



Learn more about the Equal Rights Amendment • SB Women’s Political Committee • Carpinteria Library • Free • 2-4pm Su, 4/23.



Experience Wagner’s iconic opera

and Ride of the Valkyries • Opera SB • Lobero Theatre • Sold Out • www.lobero.org • 2:30pm Su, 4/23.


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



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


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



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

FUTURE OF FASHION RUNWAY SHOW Students show off sustainable fashions • Environmental Defense Center •

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Glen Annie Organics Farm • $12-25 • https://tinyurl.com/2s4jtcvn • 1pm Su, 4/23.

Monday • April 24th



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



Solo classical violin concert • CAMA • Lobero Theatre • $45-55 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Mo, 4/24.



Hike Prisoner’s Harbor with guide Steve Junak • SB Botanic Garden • $135-160 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org

• 8:15am-6pm Mo, 4/24.



Enjoy beers and bocce ball! • Brass Bear in the Funk Zone • Free • 6:30pm Mo, 4/24.

Tuesday • April 25th



Provide input on library programming

• Eastside Library • Free • 4-5pm Tu.


Talk by Professor Michael Auer •

UCSB IHC • 6206C Phelps - Phelps Hall, UCSB • Free • 5pm Tu, 4/25.



Observe students practicing Japanese tea ceremony • SB Botanic Garden, Tea Garden • Free with admission • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 9:30am2pm Tu, 4/25.


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


Learn about working with the museum • SB Museum of Natural History • Free, learn more: www.sbnature.org • 4-6pm Tu, 4/25.

Wednesday • April 26th


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



Panel of AAPI activists • UCSB MultiCultural Theater • Free • https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 3pm We, 4/26.


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


Talk by Manjusha Kulkarni, Executive Director of AAPI Equity Alliance • UCSB MultiCultural Theater • Free • https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 5pm We, 4/26.



Outdoors a capella concert • UCSB

Dept. of Music • UCSB Music Bowl • Free • 12pm We, 4/26.


Free outdoor indie rock concert with Lemon Generation • Downtown SB • 607 State Street • 5-7pm We, 4/26.



Classical piano concert • UCSB Dept. of Music • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • Free • 7:30pm We, 4/26.



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



Luncheon with keynote Jane Seymour, for Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative • Hilton SB Beachfront Resort • $225 • https://tinyurl.com/5fn4h2hp • 11am1:30pm We, 4/26.

SB FAIR & EXPO: BARRELS OF FUN Amusement rides, local performers, animal petting & events, and more • Earl Warren Showgrounds • $5-30 • www.earlwarren.com/fair-and-expo • 4-9pm We, 4/26-4/28; 11am-10pm 4/29; 11am-9pm 4/30.

Thursday • April 27th



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



Classical to contemporary ballet • State St. Ballet • Center Stage Theater

• $25 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 6pm Th, 4/27.



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


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


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


Women of Achievement Awards

Honor climate champions Hillary Hauser, Executive Director of Heal the Ocean, and Dr. Leah Stokes, UCSB Associate Professor of Environmental Politics, when the Association of Women in Communications SB hosts its 15th Women of Achievement Awards luncheon at Cabrillo Pavilion from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Thursday, April 27th. For tickets ($85-95) visit https://tinyurl.com/2p8w2tme

animal behaviorist • UCSB Arts & Lectures • The New Vic Theater • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • $10-35 • 7:30pm Th, 4/27.



Luncheon honoring Hillary Hauser and Dr. Leah Stoke • AWC-SB • Cabrillo Pavilion • $85-95 • https://tinyurl.com/2p8w2tme • 11:30am-1:30pm Th, 4/27.

Friday • April 28th



Virtual free talk by Professor Hany Farid • UCSB IHC • https://tinyurl.com/ycke6fwf

• 12pm Fr, 4/28.


Talk by Steve L. Porter, Westmont Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture Executive Director • Westmont Global Leadership Center

•Free • 3:30pm Fr, 4/28.



www.lobero.org • 5-9pm Fr, 4/28.


Drinks, music, and art auction supporting SBMA exhibition and education programming • SB Museum of Art Women’s Board • SB Rockwood Woman’s Club, 670 Mission Canyon Road • $450-750 • www.sbma.net • 5-8pm Fr, 4/28.


Game night for book lovers; supports SB Public Library • Faulkner Gallery • $20 • https://friends-sblibrary.org • 6-8pm Fr, 4/28.


Spontaneous fun • Alcazar Theatre • $12 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm Fr, 4/28.

Saturday • April 29th



Children printing and DEI workshop • UCSB MultiCultural Center Lounge • Free • https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 12pm Sa, 4/29.

of mystery and history... & meet friendly spirits

text to schedule your walking tour! • 805-905-9019


With special guest Charley Crockett • SB Bowl • www.sbbowl.com • $55105.50 • 6:30pm We, 4/26.

Talk by Elias Chiaco and Chris Ervin • SB Historical Museum • $10-15 • https://tinyurl.com/42spzzz6 • 5:307pm Th, 4/27.


Pico Iyer talks with actor/filmmaker/

Westmont student concert • First United Methodist Church • Free • 7pm Fr, 4/28.



Showcase of student theater, dance, music, visual arts, and more • Free • Various locations across UCSB: https://tinyurl.com/y77bmhzb • 2:308:30pm Fr, 4/28.


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.


Benefit dinner for Lobero Theatre • SB Polo & Racquet Club • $150 •



Bollywood and Bhangra teams dance competition • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $23-45 • www.luketheatre.org • 5-8:30pm Sa, 4/29.


Kipling’s story performed by State Street Ballet • Lobero Theatre • $22-58 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Sa, 4/29.


ORCHESTRA CONCERTO CONCERT Westmont student concert • First Presbyterian Church • Free-$10 • 7pm Sa, 4/29.


Norteño quartet concert • Arlington Theatre • $59.50-$119.50 • www. arlingtontheatresb.com • 8pm Sa, 4/29.

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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 ~ 1111:30am 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 • Oak Park ~ 10am-12pm Fr, 4/21 • Carrillo Castillo Commuter Lot ~ 10am12pm Tu, 4/25 • Shalhoob's, 220 Gray Ave ~ Register: https://tinyurl.com/3pbbdvh9 ~ 5:30-7:30pm Tu, 4/25 • Harding School ~ 12:30-2:15pm We, 4/26 • Shoreline Park ~ 10am-12pm Th, 4/27 & Fr, 4/28 • Bohnett Park ~ 3:30-5pm Th, 4/27. READ TO A DOG • For grades 3-6 • Eastside Library ~ 3-4pm We. It’s Your Library • Es Tu Biblioteca
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Thrive Fashion Show

Cheer on local women as they walk the runway at the SB Breast Cancer Resource Center’s Thrive Fashion Show at 11:30am on Sunday, April 30th on the Montecito Club’s Great Lawn. Proceeds will benefit SBCRC’s ongoing support programs and services for individuals facing breast cancer and treatment. For tickets ($250) visit www.thrivebcrc.org


Pink Floyd tribute band • SOhO • $18 • www.sohosb.com • 9pm Sa, 4/29.



Guided mindfulness walk by Elena Rios • SB

Fringe Festival 2023

Botanic Garden • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • $25-35 • 8:30-10:30am Sa, 4/29.

INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY Festival with hands-on activities, demonstrations, viewings, and more • SBMNH, SB Astronomical Unit, CalTech • Camino Real Marketplace, Goleta • Free • 10am-4pm, 7-10pm Sa, 4/29.


Meditate to relaxing music with tea refreshments

• Santa Barbara Yoga Center, 32 E Micheltorena St. • $35 • www.sbyc.com/workshops • 5:306:30pm Sa, 4/29.



Celebrate Mother Earth with music, local vendors, informative booths, green car show, and more • Alameda Park • Free • 11am-7pm Sa, 4/29 & 11am-6pm Su, 4/30.


Wine tastings, food, and music • Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance • The Orchard in El Presidio • $129 • https://tinyurl.com/yvuy2sru • 2:305:30pm Sa, 4/29.


Book launch with author Will Sofrin, followed by film screening of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, dinner • SB Maritime Museum & Anchor Rose • Free-$75 • www.sbmm.org • 4:30pm Sa, 4/29.

Sunday • April 30th



Fairytale performed by Inspire Dance SB students • Center Stage Theater • $16-20 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 2pm Su, 4/30.


Student dance performances • Arts Mentorship Program • Marjorie Luke Theatre • Ticket info at door • 6:30pm Su, 4/30.



Conversation on the nature of writing and art

Gallery • Free • 6-8pm Sa, 4/22.



Immerse yourself in a weekend of experimental theater, dance, films, and performance art when Westmont College students bring back the Fringe Festival from Thursday, April 20th through Sunday, April 23rd. Hosted in and around Porter Theatre on Westmont campus, this festival invites the community to celebrate the creativity and talent of student artists. For tickets ($10-20) visit www.westmont.edu/boxoffice



Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by music • Out of the Box Theatre Comp. • $20-40, ages 18 and under free • www.centerstagetheater.org • Through 4/23.



Musical about a woman’s journey to discover her past • American Theatre Guild • $54-129 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm Tu, 4/25 & 4/26.



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 • $10-26 • www.theatregroupsbcc.com • Through 4/29.



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



Reading of Faithless by Jon Klein • Faulkner

Experimental theater, dance, film • In and around Porter Theatre on Westmont campus

• $10-20 • www.westmont.edu/boxoffice • Through 4/23.


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

• SB Museum of Art Mary Craig Auditorium • Free-$5 • www.sbma.net • 3:30pm Su, 4/30.



Join the Los Padres Trail Riders, no dogs • MoreMesa • Call or text 805-451-6978 for more details

• Members free; non-member ride fee $10.00 • 1pm Su, 4/30


Workshop on tending to Native CA gardens • SB Botanic Garden • $15-30 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 3:30-5pm Su, 4/30.



Observe a session of Chanoyu, Japanese tea ceremony • SB Botanic Garden • Free with admission • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 10:30am-12:30pm Su, 4/30.


Celebrate Santa Barbara’s diverse cultures with music, booths, games • El Presidio • Free • 11am-3pm Su, 4/30.


Benefit show for SB Breast Cancer Resource Center • Montecito Club, Great Lawn • $250 • www.thrivebcrc.org • 11:30am Su, 4/30.


Singing, dancing, May Pole decorating, and more! • SB Revels • Paseo Nuevo Court • Free • 12pm Su, 4/30.


A search for family in the Blue Ridge Mountains • Marian Theatre, Santa Maria • www.pcpa.org • $25-49 • 7pm Th, 4/27, through 5/14.

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Stewart Udall and the Politics of Beauty

Celebrate Earth Day and the life and legacy of Stewart Udall, former U.S. Congressman and Secretary of the Interior, when the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network hosts a free screening of Stewart Udall and the Politics of Beauty from 6:30 to 9pm on Thursday, April 27th, at the Marjorie Luke Theatre. After the screening, award-winning filmmaker John de Graaf will host a Q&A discussion about Udall’s Santa Barbara ties and his connection to the first Earth Day. To learn more visit www.sbpermaculture.org


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

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

Next Class:

Friday, April 21st • 6pm

Living (2022): Director: Oliver Hermanus; Writers: Kazuo Ishiguro, Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto; Starring: Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp

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


Film screening with guest speaker, Don Lynch, historian with the Titanic Historical Society • Alcazar Theatre • $10 • www.thealcazar.org • 5pm Sa, 4/22.


Documentary on a queer household of activists and academics in New Delhi; screening followed by talk with artist Vishal Jugdeo and poet vqueeram • Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7pm Tu, 4/25.


Documentary screening followed by Q&A with filmmaker John de Graaf • SB Permaculture Network • Marjorie Luke Theatre • Free • 6:30-9pm Th, 4/27.


Documentary on copyright and culture in India; screening followed by talk with Director Paromita Vohra • Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7pm Th, 4/27.

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that the record speed they have raised short-term interest is causing a possible recession. They have even said so in their just-released minutes from the latest FOMC minutes.

Three medium-sized regional banks have already failed and several dozen are on the FDIC watchlist, who have overinvested in uninsured assets that are devaluing fast as interest rates have risen.

And inflation is now plunging, so effective have been rate hikes from essentially zero percent just one year ago to 4.75 percent today.

In fact, the Producer Price Index for final demand that measures wholesale goods and services declined -0.5 percent in March. Prices for final demand goods decreased -1.0 percent, and the index for final demand services moved down -0.3 percent—all plunging the largest monthly amount in three years.

So, alarm bells are sounding for the Fed to move in the opposite direction—to not only pause but reverse course, if they believe what they say—and inflation is no longer a problem.

Prices for final demand have risen just 2.7 percent for the 12 months ended in March, from 4.6 percent the previous month. It is now approaching the Fed goal of a two percent inflation rate for wholesales goods that end up as consumer products.

subsequent two years.”

The minutes also show that “many” officials said that the likely effects of the banking stress had led them to lower their estimate of the peak rate that would be needed to bring inflation under control, according to the minutes of the March 21st to 22nd meeting.

With such fears it would be far wiser to anticipate other inflation indicators plunging as fast. And once that happens what other dominoes may fall?

But instead, FOMC officials ultimately voted to increase the benchmark borrowing rate by 0.25 percentage point, the ninth increase over the past year. That brought the fed funds rate to a target range of 4.75 percent to five percent, its highest level since late 2007.

Other economic sectors are beginning to plunge as well. Sales at retailers dropped one percent in March and declined for the fourth time in the past five months, said the Census Bureau. Watch out below if this reflects consumers beginning to close their wallets.

It turns out the Fed Governors have been too good at their job, catching banks and regulators flat-footed from the effects of their rate hikes and a probable cause of a recession sometime later this year.

Why? Because Fed officials are now seeing signs that banks are tightening their credit standards as well, following the Fed’s guidance, which will harm business investments and even homebuyers who will find it more difficult to qualify for a loan or mortgage.

“Financial conditions tightened considerably over the intermeeting period as a whole,” said the minutes. “Market contacts observed that the recent developments in the banking system will likely result in a pullback in bank lending, which would not be reflected in most common financial conditions indexes.”

Given their assessment of the potential economic effects of the recent banking-sector developments, the Fed’s staff now sees “a mild recession starting later this year with a recovery over the

Wow, the problem the Fed Governors haven’t understood in their panicked reaction to the initial inflation surge was that conditions outside of the Fed’s control have caused most of the inflation. A historic pandemic that shut down worldwide economic activity and a European war have been the main cause shrinking world-wide production, while governments pumped in excess liquidity to keep their economies afloat.

There is now the real possibility that the Fed intends to cause a recession, which is the only result that will bring down the inflation rate to two percent, which they seem fixated on doing, despite the possibility of more bank failures.

Harlan Green © 2023 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen Harlan Green has been the 16-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email editor@populareconomics.com.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Santa Barbara will conduct a Public Hearing on May 9, 2023 during the afternoon session of the meeting, which begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara. The hearing is to consider the appeal filed by A. Barry Cappello representing Platform SB, LLC of the Architectural Board of Review’s Project Design Approval of a new multi-unit housing project at 425 Santa Barbara Street proposed by Jarrett Gorin (applicant) and Edward St. George (owner) under application PLN2020-00426.

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On Thursday, May 4, 2023, an Agenda with all items to be heard on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 will be available at City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, and at the Central Library. Agendas and Staff Reports are also accessible online at www. SantaBarbaraCA.gov/CAP. The Agenda includes instructions for participation in the meeting. If you wish to participate in the public hearing, please follow the instructions on the posted Agenda.

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Beethoven Dreams – Magnificent Virtuosity

ATHRILLING DISPLAY OF CONFIDENT VIRTUOSITY was the hallmark of last weekend’s Santa Barbara Symphony concerts at the Granada Theatre. Conductor Nir Kabaretti was back on the podium between stints at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm – his manner and energy bespeaking a burgeoning international career. In the concertmaster chair, a weekend cameo appearance by world famous violinist Gilles Apap, whose diverse musical personality and brilliant mind has garnered him a wide following of faithful acolytes around the globe. He led the high strings of the orchestra with every fiber of his body and most of the neurons in his brain. His personality contagious, the entire orchestra glowed with pride of purpose.

Pianist Inna Faliks, who calls Los Angeles her nest between solo and concerto gigs all over the place, was guest artist for maestro Kabaretti’s intriguing program of Beethoven and Beethoven-inspired music. Somehow, she also manages her day job as professor and head of Piano Studies at UCLA. Turns out, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 is one of Faliks’ favorite concerti, and she performed it on Saturday night with intimate detail and personal insight.

The concert’s opening salvo and intellectual pivot point on which the entire program depends for meaning, Israeli composer Ella Milch-Sheriff’s 2020 masterpiece, The Eternal Stranger, A Monodrama for Actor and Orchestra, (based on a dream of Beethoven), was easily one of the most elegant of several collaborative partnerships between the Symphony and Santa Barbara’s Ensemble Theatre Company over the past several years.

Receiving its west coast premiere last weekend, ETC’s Artistic Director Jonathan Fox has ingested whole Joshua Sobel’s powerful text about alienation, which Milch-Sheriff uses as metaphor for Beethoven’s increasing deafness during the two years (18051806) he was composing the other two works on the program. Spinning original visual and declamatory magic by crafting Sobel’s monodrama into two vivid narratives rather than one as initially conceived by the composer, Fox has engineered a brilliant “musical” affect through the two characters and their diverse vocal inflections and physical actions.

Fox places narrator and immigrant on either side of the narrow passageway in front of the orchestra on stage, their very separation aiding the now more distinct story line. Perplexing eternal dichotomies – good/bad, right/wrong, yin/yang – are made clearer through Fox’s directorial choreography. Kudos, Jonathan Fox, for making words physically apparent.

John P. Connolly, in his 52nd year as a Los Angeles-based actor for stage, television, and film, was a riveting narrator of Sobel’s gut-wrenching text. Staying well to his side of the perilous argument taking place physically on stage until the very last moments of the mini-drama, Connolly’s superb declamations, his labored movements, visually akin to the stress of Atlas supporting the world, made for magnificent mini-theatre.

Los Angeles-based Indian American actor Nitya Vidyasagar has spent most of her career in TV and film. Her theater credits include ETC’s recent production of Selling Kabul. Diminutive in stature, her character

clinging to one last piece of cultural identity (a drum), Vidyasagar as immigrant, represented choreographically, a visual goddess of elegant resolve.

Thanks to Jonathan Fox’s inspired stage direction, Vidyasagar rose over time, literally, from her opening movements of low, even groveling disorientation to the powerful standing choreography Fox devised for her increasingly self-aware triumph over prejudice. Kabaretti and the orchestra navigated the often troubling and murky waters of Milch-Sheriff’s magnificently complicated score, with the uncanny ease of professional musicians who know what they’re doing. Video projections onscreen behind the orchestra were at once pertinent and visually helpful to understanding the undercurrents of Milch- Sheriff’s profound and ultimately beautiful score.

As per Milch-Sheriff’s instructions to segue the last notes of her piece into the next work, Kabaretti selected the unusually constructed Piano Concerto No. 4, for last weekend’s morph. The transition from 21st century to 19th was accomplished successfully with discreet lighting, pianist Inna Faliks entering the semi-darkened stage quietly to play the delicate solo piano figure that opens the concerto, as narrator and immigrant left upstage behind the orchestra. The effect worked beautifully and not without a few shivers. Stunning.

With years of study and many performances of the Piano Concerto No. 4 under her belt professionally, Faliks has crafted a signature interpretation of the work. Her confident playing, bold and articulate, is also a puff pastry of tapered phrasing and delicate rubati. Faliks demurs discreetly at cadential points and enjoys with delight, the fun of harmonic crunches, especially the sneaky ones. Her cadenzas Saturday night, particularly at the end of the first movement, were a pleasure to hear, as the artist contemplated, then dissected, the art of nuance.

Kabaretti and the orchestra topped the evening with a magnificent performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, its four movements whisking by with breezy élan and not a little bravura playing. Beethoven was always complaining his music was not being played fast enough, and the maestro apparently agrees, keeping the pace razor sharp, feather light, and, well, bouncy. Fantastic!

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2023 NOMINATION FORM: Santa Barbara Beautiful Annual Awards


QUESTIONS? Call: Awards Chair Marcella Simmons @ 805-680-9981 or Stephanie Williams @ 310-385-8700 or email: SBBeautifulAwards@gmail.com


etc... (Hugh & Marjorie Petersen Award for Art in Public Places)

3. Architectural Feature ~ (one feature only) ie: Fountain, Decorative Tile, Stonework, Ironwork, Rock Formation, Gate, Tower

4. Single Family Home, Small Lot (<1/2 acre) ~ What sustainable building elements were included? How does it fit in or enhance the streetscape? Does the project have a *LEED Certification?

Santa Barbara Beautiful is now soliciting nominations in eight categories for their 59th Annual Awards program which takes place on October 1, 2023.

Each of the last 50+ years, Santa Barbara Beautiful has called on our community to recognize and appreciate their neighbors who work to build on the city’s natural beauty. At the Annual Awards, the results of their beautification efforts are recognized.

5. Single Family Home, Large Lot (>1/2 acre)

~ What sustainable building elements were included? How does it fit in or enhance the streetscape? Does

Property award categories have been adapted to meet the real and growing importance of climate change and the need for environmental stewardship.

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Patricia Clarke Studio Twice the Blessings


OUR PATHS, Patricia Houghton Clarke’s imagery in her upcoming exhibition Blessings reminds us to take time to be present and appreciate grace. Spanning nearly 20 years of her work from around the world, these neverbefore exhibited photographs are all taken with medium format film using her beloved Holga lowtech “toy” camera. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 29th, from 2pm to 5pm at the Patricia Clarke Studio, 410 Palm Avenue A 18, in Carpinteria.

Clarke graciously granted an interview to VOICE Magazine.

VOICE: How long have you had a studio?

PATRICIA HOUGHTON CLARKE: I had my first “studio” when I was 13, a work table down in the basement of our family home squeezed in next to the freezer. From there it was a makeshift series of working spaces until the early 1980’s, when I had my first real home studio. I have gratefully been in my live-work

studio in Carpinteria since 2015.

VOICE: What are the circumstances of the re-opening?

CLARKE: I have been waiting until it felt like the right time after the initial COVID lockdown to reopen my Carpinteria studio. I had several great years of shows and fundraisers here and I am enthused to bring people together again over art, good conversations, and community.

VOICE: It seems you have many photos from Italy. What’s your connection there?

CLARKE: I was in Italy for the first time in 1973 during a 2.5 year sojourn around the world with my former husband. We fell in love with the people and the culture and decided to move there when we had children; we returned with them in 1986. We lived in Siena in a farmhouse on a small winery for a year and put the kids in a local school. I returned to Italy several times over the following years.

VOICE: How do you select the focus of your next series?

CLARKE: It feels like the series select themselves. I try to just follow the signs and my intuition. Blessings is a response to a long look into my archives, marveling at the blessings that have crossed my path over the years, and my intense feelings of gratitude in these times.

VOICE: Please tell me about moments of grace and how that started to shape your selection for the Blessing exhibition.

CLARKE: As I was perusing my film archives these past few months I began to see a pattern taking shape, perhaps not a pattern that would be obvious to others. To me this series is a quiet visual kaleidoscope of experiences; tiny moments in time, chance meetings, funny interactions, perfect light, ancient rituals, and landscapes.

VOICE: What’s your role as a photographer and artist?

CLARKE: My role as a photographer is multifaceted. Seeking beauty, observing light, being a quiet observer. I find humanity and the planet endlessly fascinating, which merges with my desire to be involved with

community and make a contribution to justice and joy.

VOICE: What is the gift the photographer offers the community?

CLARKE: The photographer’s gifts are unique. Photographers somehow speak their heart’s desires through the interaction of their eyes and intuition and a mechanical device. They offer a reflection back to the community of their place in time, their environment, and how they see the world. Their work can help others find moments of peace, of action, reflection, and so much more.

VOICE: How did you get started?

CLARKE: When I began to work exclusively with photography I realized that I had always had a camera nearby since I was a child. I had been involved in many other artistic paths over the years: music, painting, writing, batik - and yet somehow was also always taking photographs as well.

One day I realized that photography was the form truest to my inner voice, and the best way for me to express myself. When my first show, Correspondences, was hung in the gallery, I stepped back and felt like duct tape had been ripped from my mouth and I could finally speak. My first true photography mentor was the extraordinary Santa Barbara photographer Nell Campbell; I owe so much to her for her early encouragement, expertise, generosity of spirit, and unique way of seeing the world.

VOICE: What has been a highlight of your career?

CLARKE: A very sweet and memorable highlight of my career was in 2011 at the end of my month-long residency in Puglia. I was invited to photograph the people and villages in the area as they celebrated their Lenten rituals, and became somewhat of a fixture running alongside them as they walked in procession and

sang and honored their beliefs. At the end of the month I was invited to create a slideshow to be shown in their main piazza. Before the show we literally drove around town announcing the event on a car-top loudspeaker, stopping at every bar along the way to drink prosecco. It was a scene out of the coolest Italian movie you can imagine. The night of the slideshow the townspeople, young and old, gathered in seating facing the wall of their church, eagerly anticipating the imagery of my time with them in their home. It still brings tears to my eyes to remember the sounds of their joy, their amazement seeing each other in photographs, and the sense of community that radiated from them.

VOICE: What are you excited about in the upcoming months?

CLARKE: I am very excited to reconnect my Studio with the larger community through new exhibitions, and to collaborate with others. The upcoming Facing Ourselves Speakers Series will help us to bring other national and international voices and their meaningful projects to the attention of our community. I am also in development on the newest chapter of the Facing Ourselves project. Opening the studio to the public again will provide unique and more intimate opportunities to gather, converse, and wonder together about our amazing life. www.patriciaclarkestudio.com

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ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Holly Hungett: Natural Interpretations

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


MUSEUM • Christopher Suarez - Espíritutectual; 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

ATKINSON GALLERY: 2023 Annual Student Exhibition ~ May 12 • MoTh 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

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: Student Arts Fund: Grandparents Exhibition ~ Apr 27 • 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


• 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • M-Sa 10-5; Su 11-5 • 805-565-4700


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.


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


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

MARCIA BURTT GALLERY: Less Can Be More ~ Jun 11 • 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


SANTA BARBARA: Sarah Rosalena: Pointing Star ~ Jul 30 •Antonio Pichillá Quiacaín’s: Tejiendo El Paisaje/ Weaving the Landscape • 653 Paseo Nuevo.


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

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

PALM LOFT GALLERY: 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

JO MERIT Modernist Artist www.jomerit.com JoMeritModern@gmail.com 10 West Gallery www.roeannewhite.com Alameda Padre Serra I Roe Anne White p h o t o g r a p h y roeannewhite.com MARCIA BURTT Marcia Burtt Gallery 517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara 805 962-5588 www.artlacuna.com Evening Glow - Douglas Preserve Original Oil Painting by Ralph Waterhouse Waterhouse Gallery La Arcada at State & Figueroa Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-962-8885 www.waterhousegallery.com 30 Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com April 21, 2023 A rt | A rte GALLERIES • STUDIOS • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES ARTISTS: SEE YOUR WORK HERE! Join VOICE Magazine’s Print & Virtual Gallery! Affordable Advertising opportunity – Just for Artists Find out more & reserve a space by emailing Publisher@VoiceSB.com RUTH ELLEN HOAG www.ruthellenhoag.com @ruthellenhoag 805-689-0858 ~inquire for studio classes~ A. Michael Marzolla, Fine Artist Excogitation Services/Marzozart Paintings, drawings, prints Commissions accepted www.marzozart.com
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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: At the Edge • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org


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

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

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

www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364

SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: 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


Dive In: Our Changing Channel ~ Ongoing • Daily 10-5 • 805-6824711 • 211 Stearns Wharf • www.sbnature.org


SBVA Featured Artists Exhibition ~ May 30 • 9-7 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722 • 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 31 -

May 22 Surreal Women: Surrealist

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

~ 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

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THE VADA DRAW • Fundraiser for SB High School’s VADA program • Held at Maune Contemporary • For tickets ($75 to 150) visit https://tinyurl.com/7acrb39a • 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.

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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• View Clarke’s Blessings photography exhibition • 410 Palm Av, Carpinteria • Free • 2-5pm Sa, 4/29.

MAQUETTE WORKSHOP • Make a 3D model for your Solstice festival parade float • The Crafter’s Library • $40 • https://tinyurl.com/63jfpv7b • 1-4pm Sa, 4/29.

SHADES OF BLACK & PYNK: A CELEBRATION OF BLACK TRANS+QUEER ART, LOVE, AND WRITING • Two day multimedia installation of art exhibitions and talks • UCSB MultiCultural Center Lounge • Free • https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 3pm Su, 4/30 & 4pm Mo, 5/1.

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

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Harmonia Rosales recasts the Renaissance with West African tales from the same period

IN A STUNNING EXHIBITION THAT CENTERED BLACK EXPERIENCES, the Art, Design & Architecture Museum (AD&A) at UC Santa Barbara in 2022 presented a new exhibition with largely new works by artist Harmonia Rosales, who employs the pictorial tropes of Renaissance painting to reimagine tales from the West African religion Yorùbá. The show inspired a touring exhibition from Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (MBMA) that will soon visit Spelman College, an Historically Black College, and recently, a catalog (MBMA/Paul Hoberton Publishing, 2023).

“Rosales creates a new Renaissance visuality that foregrounds Black and Latinx experiences,” said Helen Morales, Argyropoulos Professor of Hellenic studies at UC Santa Barbara, who contributed to the new publication. “Her work draws on the transatlantic slave trade because of which many of the Yorùbá myths almost did not survive.”

Morales was the lead curator of the AD&A show Harmonia Rosales: Entwined, which MBMA later broadened in scope under the title, “Harmonia Rosales: Master Narrative.” That show, now on view at MBMA through June 25th, was curated by Patricia Daigle ’15, an alumna of UCSB’s doctoral program in art history.

A classicist and cultural critic, Morales’ research considers myths as foundational beliefs and spaces for cultural resistance, such as in her book Antigone Rising: The Subversive Power of the Ancient Myths (Bold Type Books, 2020). Rosales’ paintings first caught her attention because of how they engaged with, and supplanted, Greek mythology. Rosales’ style of painting

mirrored canonical Renaissance works that Morales knew well, such as the Sistine Chapel, but they depict scenes from West African myths. By recasting the European Renaissance style to depict the West African slave trade and tales of the Yorùbá spirits (known as orishas), Rosales contributes to a rewriting of art history’s master narrative.

Morales deepened her understanding of West African religions by seeking advice from Elizabeth Pérez, an ethnographer and historian of Afro-Diasporic and Latin American religions at UC Santa Barbara.

“Rosales focuses on what unites us all,” said Morales, who wrote an essay for the catalog. “It’s social justice but with an optimistic trajectory. Rosales is more interested in what connects us than what divides us.”

Rosales uses Greek and Roman mythologies to draw viewers in, then takes them into potentially less familiar territory. Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, for example, tells the story of the goddess Oshun. “(It’s) the story of how she challenged Olodumare, turned herself into a peacock, and stormed the heavens, only to be burned by the sun, giving her golden vitiligo,” Morales writes.

“The Greek and Roman mythology is a means of smuggling in the Yòrúba religion, in a way that is by no means the same as, but is nonetheless reminiscent of, the original identifications by the Lucumí of their deities with those of their enslavers.”

The first scholarly collection of Rosales’ work, the new catalog features over 20 paintings and a sculptural installation. The illustrated catalog also includes a biography of the artist and several scholarly essays exploring themes ranging from storytelling to depictions of beauty, race, and diaspora.

AD&A academic coordinator Sophia Quach

McCabe, who collaborated on the Entwined exhibition, also contributed an essay.

Both museums acquired works from the Entwined exhibition for their permanent collections. Rosales gifted the AD&A Oshosi Gets His Crown, a 2019 painting of oil on Belgian linen; and the MDMA acquired Migration of the Gods, a 2021 oil and gold leaf on canvas painting.

“It was truly serendipitous that Entwined was organized by my alma mater, where I did my MA and PhD (alongside consulting curator for Entwined, Sophia Quach McCabe),” said Daigle, now associate curator of modern and contemporary art at MBMA, who began working at the MBMA after the acquisition process had begun.

“At the time, Harmonia had never had a solo museum exhibition outside of California or New York, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to showcase her work and our new acquisition in the South.” Daigle

noted that the Memphis show includes the addition of Master Narrative, a monumental sculptural installation that reimagines the Sistine Chapel ceiling as the lining of the hull of an overturned slave ship.

“It has been a pleasure to partner with the team at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and see our Harmonia Rosales Entwined exhibition blossom in their care,” said Gabriel Ritter, director of the AD&A. “Thanks to their dedicated work, their expanded exhibition along with the accompanying catalog bring increased depth of understanding to Harmonia’s painting practice, not to mention exposure to new audiences. It is wonderful to see the scholarship of UCSB faculty and curatorial work of AD&A Museum staff light a spark for major art institutions like The Brooks and for them to take that baton and run with it.”

Printed with permission of UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications ART & CULTURE
Photos courtesy Of UCSB Library Special Research Collections Harmonia Rosales, Birth of Oshun, detail, 2017, oil on canvas Harmonia Rosales, Creation Story, 2022, oil on wood panel
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Join us for a dialogue between Bishnupriya Ghosh (English and Global Studies) and Elena Aronova (History) about Ghosh’s new book, The Virus Touch . Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, May 2 | 4:00 pm McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB


The Virus Touch: Theorizing Epidemic Media

(Duke University Press: June 2023)

In The Virus Touch , Ghosh argues that media are central to understanding emergent relations between viruses, humans, and nonhuman life. Writing in the shadow of the HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 global pandemics, Ghosh theorizes “epidemic media” to show how epidemics are mediated in images, numbers, and movements through the processes of reading test results and tracking infection and mortality rates. Scientific, artistic, and activist epidemic media that make multispecies relations sensible and manageable eschew anthropocentric survival strategies and instead recast global public health crises as biological, social, and ecological catastrophes, pushing us toward a multispecies politics of health. Ghosh trains her analytic gaze on these mediations as expressed in the collection and analysis of blood samples as a form of viral media; the geospatialization of data that track viral hosts like wild primates; and the use of multisensory images to trace fluctuations in viral mutations. Studying how epidemic media inscribe, store, and transmit multispecies relations attunes us to the anthropogenic drivers of pathogenicity like deforestation or illegal wildlife trading and the vulnerabilities of diseases that arise from socioeconomic inequities and biopolitical neglect.

Bishnupriya Ghosh is Professor of English and Global Studies at UC Santa Barbara, author Global Icons: Apertures to the Popular, and coeditor of The Routledge Companion to Media and Risk .

Sponsored by the IHC’s Harry Girvetz Memorial Endowment

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