VOICE Magazine: April 28, 2023

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Celebrating Mother’s Day Cover image by Mark Seliger Violinisst Mayuko Ishigami ,
www.voicesb.com April 28, 2023 VOICE Magazine cover story see page 2 In This Issue Calendar..20-22 Movies..........23 Community News............................. 7-9 David Gress: Tree of the Month 14 John Palminteri’s Community Voice............. 19 Harlan Green: Economic Voice 24 Community Market & Legals................ 24 -26 Robert Adams: Opera Review 27 Galleries & Art Venues.....................29-31 Guggenheim Composer João Pedro Oliveira, a UCSB Professor, was named a Guggenheim Fellow 9 Photo courtesy Of Debra Herrick New Business Sandy Cowan opens Ruby Sky at La Cumbre Plaza 18 Chamber Music The Lobero Chamber Music Project to perform May 5, 6, & 7th 22 Photo by Daisy Scott Art, wine, and retail therapy – May 3rd, 5 to 8pm 16, 17 David Mark Lane
Garden of Pixels to open at CPC Gallery 29 Art (805) 893-3535 www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu Laura Dern & Diane Ladd Honey, Baby, Mine: A Mother and Daughter Talk Life and Love Wed, May 3 / 7:30 PM UCSB Campbell Hall Help Save The Earth, Meet the 2023 Environmental Heroes 4, 10
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Laura Dern

Celebrate Mother’s Day with

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Diane

Ladd, co-authors of Honey, Baby, Mine : A Mother and Daughter Talk

Life, Death, Love (and Banana Pudding)

INTIMATE REFLECTIONS BETWEEN MOTHER AND DAUGHTER, Diane Ladd and Laura Dern, weave a moving tale of a dialogue in their co-authored book Honey, Baby, Mine: A Mother and Daughter Talk Life, Death, Love (and Banana Pudding). They will continue this conversation at Campbell Hall, with Catherine Remak as moderator, in an evening presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures at 7:30pm, May 3rd.

The book was born out of personal conversations during a challenging time. Actor Diane Ladd had received a life-threatening diagnosis and Laura Dern wanted to assist during her recovery by joining in Ladd’s prescribed walks. Dern decided to record those walk conversations with her storytelling mother and encouraged her mother to share more of her life’s experiences. The talks brought them closer together. The resulting book, Honey, Baby, Mine, was released April 25th in time for Mother’s Day by Grand Central Publishing.

Laura Dern & Diane Ladd

“Emboldened by each day’s revelations and driven by their abiding love for each other, they wade into deeper confessions. The book is at its most memorable and affecting when they work up the courage to excavate heavy, sharp-edged emotional artifacts,” New York Times book reviewer Mary Laura Philpott wrote in her review of the book.

National Board of Directors for SAG/AFTRA. She has appeared in: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and Chinatown, among many others. The evening is presented in association with UCSB Center for Aging and Longevity Studies.

For those who purchase $65 tickets, a signed copy of Honey, Baby, Mine is included and will be available for pickup at the event.

Honey, Baby, Mine: A Mother and Daughter Talk Life and Love

Laura Dern is an award-winning actress, producer, creator, and activist. She has received a number of accolades, including an Academy Award, an Emmy, and five Golden Globe Awards. Dern is also a passionate environmentalist. She has appeared in: Big Little Lies, Twin Peaks, and Jurassic Park, to name a few of her works.

Wed, May 3 / 7:30 PM UCSB Campbell Hall

(805) 893-3535

www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

For Tickets ($25-$65: General Public / $15: Students (Current student ID required) call UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805-893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

Diane Ladd is an international award-winning actress, receiving a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and Woman of the Year award. She is a three-time Oscar and three-time Emmy nominee, having appeared in more than 187 films and television shows. She is a director, writer, producer, and author with degrees in esoteric psychology/nutrition, a lifetime member of the Actors Studio, and on the

Laura Dern & Diane Ladd

Honey, Baby, Mine: A Mother

Event Sponsor: Susan & Bruce Worster

Presented in association with UCSB Center for Aging and Longevity Studies. Special thanks to MichaelKate.

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

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Photo by Jona Frank Co-Authors and mother-daughter team: Diane Ladd and Laura Dern

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Living Like Every Day is Earth Day

Environmental Heroes to be Honored at Alameda Park Festival

ART MATTERS LECTURE

Men in Pink: Eighteenth-Century French Portraiture

ANATIONAL CELEBRATION

BORN OUT OF LOCAL TRAGEDY, Earth Day remains one of the Santa Barbara’s most spirited and important community festivals. Boasting hundreds of educational booths, electric cars, kids activities, music, and informative lectures, the event engages locals of all ages in showing our planet much-needed love.

This weekend, the historic festival will return to Alameda Park for the first time since the pandemic. Hosted by the Community Environmental Council and co-produced with CarpEvents, the free event will take place from 11am to 7pm on Saturday, April 29th, and from 11am to 6pm on Sunday, April 30th.

Earth Day’s significance has only increased since local activists first gathered together after the 1969 Santa Barbara Channel Oil Spill. In the past 50 years, rising regional temperatures, drought, fires, and most recently, atmospheric rivers, have only illustrated the necessity for climate action, justice, and awareness.

Cesar Aguirre and Nalleli Cobo are a testament to the next generation’s power to shape the world they inherit. At 2pm on Sunday, April 30th, these inspiring activists, at the forefront of the fight against oil corporations and pollution, will be honored as the 2023 CEC Environmental Heroes.

Actress and activist Jane Fonda will present the Environmental Hero awards at the Earth Day Festival’s Main Stage in Alameda Park. The ceremony will be emceed by Florencia Ramirez, CEC’s 2018 Environmental Hero and author of Eat Less Water.

“This year’s recipients of the Environmental Hero Award embody what it means to be an advocate for community health, resilience, and a more just future,” said CEC’s CEO Sigrid Wright in a statement.

Melissa Hyde, Ph.D.

Professor and Distinguished Teaching Scholar University of Florida, Gainesville

thursday, may 4, 5:30–6:30pm

mary craig auditorium

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Students and Museum Circle Members: Free

SBMA Members: $10 Non-Members: $15

Reserve or purchase tickets at the Visitor Services desks in person, by phone 805.884.6423, or online at tickets.sbma.net.

For more information, visit www.sbma.net/artmatters

Tuesday–Sunday 11 am–5 pm Thursday 11 am –8 pm

As our community continues to face the realities of climate change, it remains more crucial than ever to recognize the lifesaving work of Environmental Heroes.

Immersed in activism since childhood,

Meet Cesar Aguirre GROWING UP, CESAR AGUIRRE WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT ALL FAMILIES MARCHED IN PICKET LINES. The son of migrant farmworkers, many of Aguirre’s family members were involved with the United Farm Workers, with his father even becoming one of the union’s National Vice Presidents and later working with The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment.

Today, as the Oil and Gas Director for the

The color pink was a hue much favored amongst elites in France, where it attained an unprecedented level of visibility in the visual and decorative arts and in the fashions worn by women, children, and men. This talk demonstrates why, in the 18th century, to wear pink was to make a statement—a statement made all the more emphatic and enduring when memorialized in portraiture; and one in which gender, class, and/or race played a fundamental role.

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Actress and activist Jane Fonda will present the Environmental Hero Awards on April 30th State Street, Santa Barbara, CA Since 2017, Art Matters speakers have been selected, introduced, and mediated by SBMA Deputy Director & Chief Curator, Eik Kahng. Jean-Baptiste Perronneau, Olivier Journu (1724–1783)(detail), 1756. Pastel on blue-gray laid paper, laid down on canvas. 22 7/8 x 18 1/2 in. (58.1 x 47 cm). Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003.26. 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA Generous support for Art Matters was provided by the SBMA Women’s Board. Florencia Ramirez, author of Eat Less Water and 2018 Environmental Hero will emcee Story continued on page 10 Earth Day attracts a wide range of enthusiastic attendees, all committed to the environment Photo by Yu Tsai Photo by Kristen Weiss
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Explore Ecology Honors Local Students and Teachers with Environmental Stewardship Awards

JUST IN TIME FOR EARTH DAY, Explore Ecology honored teachers and students who have displayed outstanding commitment to environmental stewardship at their schools. Nominated by community members, these unsung heroes will receive recognition during this weekend’s Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 30th with a celebration at 1pm in the Kid’s Corner and again at 2pm when they join CEC’s Environmental Heroes on the Main Stage. www.exploreecology.org

THEO HORNE, Student Award Winner, is an eighth grader at La Colina Junior High. When he is not in class, he’s in all likelihood in the school garden. For the past two years, Horne has given up his lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and after school one day a week, to work in the garden. Nominators described Horne as energetic, enthusiastic, and dedicated, with Explore Ecology Garden Educator Bennett Rock sharing: “Theo is well qualified for the title of environmental steward. He’s the official president of the garden club, shows up consistently, and has a deep understanding of our composting program.”

“I find it peaceful and relaxing to help out and make the space better for everyone,” said Horne. “I hope that as I work on the garden, other people can find the space as calming as I do, and I can help them find the same passion in nature that I have.”

MELISSA WILDER, Teacher Award Winner, teaches Math, Science, and Environmental Electives to sixth to eighth graders at the Riviera Ridge School. Wilder is having a profound impact on her students, one of whom wrote on their nomination form, “My life and love for the environment have changed forever because of Mrs. Wilder. She has taught me to think critically and creatively. She is my hero and role model for teaching me to take an active role in how I may have an impact on the world. Mrs. Wilder has been my teacher since 6th grade and has introduced me and my classmates to biodiversity, ecology, and land stewardship. She has developed educational programs like Stay Wild to share her love of the environment and how biodiversity has a direct effect on the climate crisis and sustainability for all living creatures.”

MAUREEN GRANGER, Winner of the School Support Staff Award, is a Multi-Tiered System of Support Teacher on Special Assignment at La Colina Junior High. Her nominator described her as “thorough, productive, and extremely supportive of the school garden at La Colina.”

“The school garden is a place where students can learn important social skills,” said Granger. “The emotional health aspect of the garden cannot be overstated. School gardens have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, which many of our students are experiencing at greater levels postpandemic...It is also extremely satisfying to harvest fruit and vegetables that we use to nourish our La Colina community through farmers markets and lunchtime tastings...”

Btc Santa Barbara Celebrates Class of 2023

OVERCOMING ASTOUNDING ADVERSITY over the course of their junior and high school careers, the boys team charity Santa Barbara class of 2023 was honored earlier this month at the Santa Barbara Carriage and Western Museum. A volunteer service organization dedicated to developing an altruistic spirit in young men, btc engages local students and their parents in area philanthropic projects.

31 high school seniors were honored at the dinner event, which was co-chaired by Melissa Franzen and Jeannie Burford. This group was the first class to complete the full six year program. Brian Johnson, btc President announced each of these kind, talented, intelligent and compassionate young men who began in 7th grade when btc Santa Barbara started. Kelly Jensen created a beautiful slide show showcasing each member.

“In 2017 a small group of moms met at the Daily Grind Café to start a new son-parent volunteer organization for our 7th-12th grade boys in Santa Barbara,” said Jane Weaver, Past President. “Little did we know that the boys team charity, Santa Barbara would endure the Thomas Fire, Montecito Debris Flow, and a global pandemic in its first four years. Our League has emerged stronger than ever, poised to begin its seventh year.”

The Class of 2023 includes: Paddy Blinderman, Jaxon Burford, Jerrad Burford, Gabe Cabellero-Munoz, Levi Cooper, Drew Delozier, Charlie Franzen, Gabriel Gallardo, Addison Headley, Luke Hill, Luke Hoover, Tyler Hughes, Nick Jensen, Christian Johnson, Michael Kaufmann, Dawson Kelly, Patrick Kelly, Jackson Leck, Grant Lester, Jordan Lind, Ian McLychok, Riley Polchin, Dylan Reid, Dash Roshell, Landin Romo, Jamie Sanchez, John Shafer, Brody Sturm, Benji Tharakan, Charlie Weddle, and Samuel Zubas. Currently, btc supports 24 local charities, and has a membership of 155 young men and their parents. New membership applications will open in February 2024. Visit https://btcsantabarbara.chapterweb.net

26th Annual Fish Derby Raises Over $36,000

COASTLINE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY’S GREEN TEAM, Winner of the School Club Award, was started by eighth grade student Isaac Yishak and staffed by teacher Annie Villa, with members also including Micah Villa, Cruz Eliason, Gian Jegottka, and Simon Bilak-George. Also known as the Environmental Advocacy Enhancement class, the Green Team works on creating a more environmentally conscious school community and explores how advocacy can be significant on a larger scale.

“Part of the class was intended to inspire students to feel empowered in making a difference in our societal norms,” said Annie Villa. “Individuals with a focused passion for the greater good have a valuable voice and can create a platform to be heard! We explore creating policy change and impacting larger spheres of influence. Some of our initiatives include proper education and implementation of recycling procedures, encouraging the reduction of single use plastics on a large scale, and incentivizing composting efforts. The Green Team hopes to change the habits of students and their families in order to protect the environment and inspire others toward environmental stewardship.”

THANKS TO A WEEKEND OF PERFECT WEATHER AND PLENTIFUL FISH, Neal Taylor Nature Center’s 26th Annual Fish Derby was a massive success, with almost 600 contestants and over $36,000 raised for the Nature Center. Participants fished at Cachuma Lake from 6am on Saturday, April 15th until 12pm on Sunday, April 16th, and an awards ceremony was held afterwards. Over $5,000 in cash prizes were awarded to the winners. Melissa Vickers came in first place for Heaviest Trout Caught, Rob Murrin came in first place for Heaviest Bass Caught, Ryan Andrews came in first place for Heaviest Catfish Caught, and Bryan Belluz came in first place for Heaviest Carp Caught. 71 volunteers planned and operated the raffle and children’s activities, awarding $10,000 in merchandise donations for door prizes and raffle prizes. www.troutderby.org

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Theo Horne Melissa Wilder Maureen Granger Coastline Christian Academy’s Green Team Melissa Vickers, first place winner for Heaviest Trout Caught

SB Museum of Natural History Reopens Mineral Exhibit Hall

2023

NOMINATION FORM:

Santa Barbara Beautiful Annual Awards

MINERALS

ROCK AT THE SANTA BARBARA

MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY! After months of work, the museum has reopened its new, permanent mineral exhibition, where community members can discover fascinating rocks and gorgeous crystals.

“Minerals are often beautiful, but their origin stories are just as impressive,” said Dibblee Curator of Earth Science Jonathan Hoffman, Ph.D. “We hope visitors will appreciate how minerals demonstrate the dynamic nature of chemistry—how minerals form, how they change over time, how organisms interact with them, and the roles they play in our society.”

Located off the Museum’s central courtyard, the exhibit includes over 100 specimens selected by Hoffman. Fan favorites like the fluorescent minerals and Emerald-Citylike malachite spires have returned, accompanied by new picks from the Museum’s collection. The new permanent exhibit also features three stunning specimens donated to the Museum at the close of last summer’s temporary mineral extravaganza, Rare Earth

All the specimens are now situated in a new interpretive and design context that

emphasizes their geologic origin. The title wall leads with the startling fact that the solar system began with only 60 minerals, whereas over 6,000 are known on Earth today, thanks to the dynamic conditions on our planet.

The room’s new atmosphere includes organic forms and panoramas masking the cases, reminding viewers that minerals come from our planet’s landscapes, not jewelry stores. Dr. Hoffman and the rest of the Museum’s exhibit team hope to instill a greater appreciation not only for minerals, but for the lively natural forces that generate them.

To schedule a visit to the SB Museum of Natural History, visit www.sbnature.org

Help Unity Shoppe Break Guinness Record for World’s Largest Can Pyramid

HELP BREAK A WORLD RECORD FOR A GREAT CAUSE when the Unity Shoppe tries to build the world’s largest can pyramid from 3:30pm to 6:30pm on Saturday, April 29th. Community members can bring cans of food to Santa Barbara Trapeze Co, which is located at 110 E. Cota Street, where they can witness a spectacular trapeze showcase!

To learn more visit www.unityshoppe.org

Community Invited to Share San Marcos Class of 1963 Information

CALLING ALL ROYALS - the San Marcos High School class of 1963 is requesting information leading up to its class reunion on September 18th through the 20th. Currently, reunion planners are working to create a Remembrance Book for those who have passed away. The Santa Barbara community is invited to share any information they have on birthdays, death dates, burial, or cremation details on San Marcos alumni. Any individuals with information are further encouraged to submit fun details about the alumni college years, professional careers, family life, or any funny stories they want to share.

The San Marcos High School class of 1963 reunion will begin with a no-host dinner at Petrini’s on Monday, September 18th, followed by a Dinner/Dance Santa Barbara Casual at the Cabrillo Pavillon on Tuesday, September 19th. A no-host picnic will be held on Wednesday, September 20th at Kiwanis Meadow.

Individuals with details about alumni or wishing to know more about the reunion are invited to contact Diane Wright Isaacson by phone at 805-729-0888, or via mail at P.O. Box 31040, Santa Barbara, CA 93130.

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

Save the Date: October 1st Rooted in Beauty

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

NOMINATION:

1. Street Address (required):

2. ZIP (required):

3. Category(s) (required):

4. Property Owner or Business Name:

5. What makes this a winning nomination?

6. Submitted by: Telephone/email:

2023 AWARD CATEGORIES

1. Art in Public Places ~ Murals, Sculpture, etc... (Hugh & Marjorie Petersen Award for Art in Public Places)

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

3. Single Family Home, Small Lot (<1/2 acre) ~ How does it fit in or enhance the streetscape, neighborhood? Any sustainable building/landscaping elements?

4. Single Family Home, Large Lot (>1/2 acre) ~ How does it fit in or enhance the streetscape, neighborhood? Any sustainable building/landscaping elements?

5. Commercial Building ~ (Public Buildings, Hotels, B&Bs, Mixed Use): How does it fit in or enhance the streetscape, neighborhood, community? What sustainable elements were incorporated?

6. Commercial Sign ~ Materials used, unique creative design, effectiveness.

ELIGIBLE PROPERTIES:

• Entries must be visible from the street or via public access.

• Completed projects within the limits of Ortega Ridge Road to Turnpike Road.

• Properties within ZIP CODES: 93101

HOW TO ENTER:

• 93103

• EMAIL to: SBBeautifulAwards@gmail.com

• 93105

• 93108

• 93109

• 93110

• MAIL to: Santa Barbara Beautiful, P.O. Box 2024, Santa Barbara, CA 93120

• ON-LINE visit: www.sbbeautiful.org

• NOMINATION DEADLINE: Friday, MAY 26, 2023

QUESTIONS?

Email: SBBeautifulAwards@gmail.com

Learn more about Santa Barbara Beautiful at: www.sbbeautiful.org

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California tourmaline on granite Jonathan Hoffman, Ph.D., Dibblee Curator of Earth Science

Composer João Pedro Oliveira is Awarded a Guggenheim

PEDRO OLIVEIRA has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in music composition.

The UC Santa Barbara professor joins a select group of scientists, scholars, and artists chosen annually from across dozens of fields of study. Oliveira’s music includes opera, orchestral compositions, chamber music, electroacoustic music, and experimental video. As a composer and an academic, he has explored the relationship between research, technology, and composition.

“I became interested in subjects such as the balance between structure/technique and intuition, in the process of composition, associated with models derived from fuzzy logic”

special highlight in my composition career.”

Originally from Portugal, Oliveira studied organ performance, composition, and architecture in Lisbon, before completing his doctorate in music at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He went on to have a successful artistic career as an organist before transitioning to full-time composing in 2001. Recognized internationally as a composer, he has won over 70 international prizes at competitions such as the Bourges Magisterium in France and the Giga-Hertz Award in Germany.

work tightly together to improve the artist’s relation to contemporaneity,” Oliveira has developed models for compositional thought and tools for spatialization of sound in acousmatic and mixed music.

“All of us at UC Santa Barbara are fortunate to have a colleague of such talent and expertise in our Music Department,” said Chancellor Henry Yang. “We take great pride in Professor Oliveira’s selection as a 2023 Guggenheim Fellow. This prestigious fellowship honors his exceptional contributions to and creativity in music and composition, and we are thrilled that this grant affords him the opportunity to further his impact on the arts.”

“I feel so honored and happy to be one of the 2023 Guggenheim Fellows,” Oliveira said. “It is definitely a very

“I extend hearty congratulations to Professor Oliveira on being awarded this prominent fellowship,” said Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts Daina Ramey Berry. “His multifaceted exploration of the interaction between acoustic and electronic music exemplifies the culture of innovation we are proud to cultivate in the fine arts and humanities at UCSB. We could not be more pleased.”

With an understanding that “scientific research and composition

Affordable Senior Housing Waiting List Opens for Harry’s House

PRE-APPLICATIONS FOR HARRY’S HOUSE DEVELOPMENT are open through May 17th at 4:30pm. Harry’s House is an affordable senior development for low-income individuals 62 years and older, consisting of 60 studio apartments with limited kitchen facilities. Harry’s House is located at 890 Refugio Road in Santa Ynez, and is scheduled to open this summer.

Harry’s House completes the vision of The Rona Barret Foundation for a community where seniors may access a variety of services and amenities, including 24-hour on-site management, laundry and salon facilities, recreation/community rooms, an activity coordinator, and a library. The home also offers an optional service package, consisting of meals, transportation, housekeeping, cable, and telephone.

Pre-applications will be available and accepted online, by mail, or in person. Call (805)-329-4666 for an application to be mailed to you, or visit www.hasbarco.org

For in person, you may pick up a paper application at one of the following office: Goleta Housing Office: 5575 Armitos, Goleta, CA 93117; Monday-Thurs 10 am – 4pm

Golden Inn & Village – Senior Complex: 890 North Refugio Drive, Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Monday-Thurs 10 am to 4pm.

In addition to his musical skills, João Pedro Oliveira is also a talented artist. View two of his works at VOICE Gallery, located in La Cumbre Plaza.

“More recently I became interested in subjects such as the balance between structure/technique and intuition, in the process of composition, associated with models derived from fuzzy logic,” Oliveira stated. “And at this moment I am researching the idea of gesture (as defined by theorists such as Hatten, and others), as a basis for the interaction between instruments and electronic sounds, as well as sound and image.”

Oliveira has participated in the main international music festivals including Ars Musica in Belgium, Agora-IRCAM in France, Sonorities in Ireland, Rassegna di Musica Contemporanea in Italy, and Visiones Sonoras in México, among others. He also served as the keynote speaker at the International Computer Music Conference in 2021.

Daisy Estrada Ochoa Named McKinley Elementary School Principal

DAISY ESTRADA OCHOA has been unanimously approved to assume the role of principal at McKinley Elementary School by the Santa Barbara Unified Board of Trustees. Ochoa, who spent five years as a first and third-grade teacher at McKinley Elementary early in her career, is a Santa Barbara local. She graduated from Monroe Elementary, La Cumbre Junior High, and San Marcos High School. She also graduated from UCSB, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Masters in Education, along with a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

As a longtime SB Unified Employee, Ochoa has served as Director of Early Childhood and After School Programs since July 2022. Before that, she spent seven years working as an After School/Expanded Learning Program Coordinator and an Early Childhood Education Administrator. Ochoa was also a Dual Language Immersion teacher at Cesar Chavez Charter School in Santa Barbara. www.sbunified.org

Congressman Salud Carbajal Hosts Diablo Canyon Power Plant Public Forum

THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION WILL HOST a public forum on the license renewal process for Diablo Canyon Power Plant, with Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) to answer questions directly from Central Coast residents on the process and assessments that will be undertaken to certify the plant’s safety. The hybrid public forum will be held at 6pm on May 3rd at the Board Chambers in the San Luis Obispo Government Building at 1955 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo. The meeting can also be attended virtually via Microsoft Teams or by teleconference line.

“I encourage each and every person interested in this topic to attend this forum—either in person or through the virtual options set up—to make sure everyone has a chance to understand the pathway ahead,” said Carbajal. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/37ve4zy9

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Earth Day Honors Environmental Heroes

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Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN), Aguirre is continuing to shape community activism by helping Kern County residents who are impacted by oil, gas, and pesticide pollution learn how they can advocate for policy shifts, protect themselves, and monitor pollution levels.

“I have just been doing what I feel is necessary to protect my communities, my neighbors, and my family,” shared Aguirre. “I feel blessed that I am part of an organization and statewide community that are asking for better protections.”

Aguirre decided to make environmental justice his life’s work when his older brother, who worked for CCEJN, invited him to participate in a volunteer program hosted by the organization. After being trained and certified in being able to measure and document pollution concerns, Aguirre reported a carrot packing plant that was just a few blocks away from where he was living.

“That one report changed the skies in my neighborhood forever,” he remembered. “Before I made that report, there were plumes of smoke that would cover our neighborhood, and nothing was ever done about it.”

That experience motivated Aguirre to empower other community members with the knowledge and resources to make a difference in their neighborhoods. In 2019, it was reported that Kern County is the source of 71 percent of all of California’s oil production. Accordingly, air and environmental pollution remains a significant problem, especially along fenceline communities.

Aguirre has actively helped combat this issue through community science initiatives, taking air samples next to sites that are leading polluters so that he can report the data to regulators, local decision makers, and those involved in larger legislative actions. In addition to numerical data, he collects personal testimonies from residents to present to the California Air Resources Board.

He also engages in community outreach programs, where he teaches individuals about the dangers of the oil and gas industries, and shows people how to collect their own data using PM monitors and other tools.

Aguirre was also one of the first coordinators involved with the California Youth vs. Big Oil statewide coalition, allowing him to connect with young activists.

“They’re so inspiring,” said Aguirre. “They have this ‘go get ‘em’ attitude and it feels like they can conquer any task because they’re determined to get what they want — and what they want is a clean future that doesn’t depend on fossil fuels.”

As more people take to social media and the streets to call for change, Aguirre remains convinced of the power of collective, community activism to prompt policy shifts.

“I think the industry loves that it feels like a giant that can’t be nudged, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. They see us and they are scared of us, they pay attention to us.”

Aguirre considers being named a CEC 2023 Environmental Hero an opportunity to recognize the hard work of parents, grandparents, and young people across Kern County.

“I don’t think of this work as noble, I think of it as necessary,” said Aguirre.

“I definitely don’t feel like I should solely be receiving this award. It feels like an award for my community and the people that have helped me.”

Meet Nalleli Cobo

A 2022 GOLDMAN ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE WINNER, NALLELI COBO’S ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM CAREER WAS BORN OUT OF NECESSITY. As a child, she suffered nosebleeds, heart palpitations, and headaches due to the toxic fumes emanating from the AllenCo drilling site by her home.

“We couldn’t open the windows of our South L.A. home because of what was in the air,” wrote Cobo in a Los Angeles Times op-ed on April 24th. “I couldn’t play outside for more than a few minutes without feeling sick.” Determined to put an end to this harmful pollution, Cobo launched her activism career early, speaking publicly for the first time at just nine years of age. With the support of her mother, she began documenting testimonies from her neighbors about how the pollution was affecting them. Inspired by her outreach efforts, community members started formally reporting the pollution and speaking up at local government meetings.

Eventually, Cobo co-founded the grassroots campaign People Not Pozos (the Spanish word for wells). As the organization’s primary spokesperson, she quickly drew greater attention to the oil well and filed formal complaints with the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

In 2013, after a toxicologist reviewed the site and confirmed its harmful air pollution emissions, AllenCo voluntarily halted production at the location. In 2020, the location permanently closed, and AllenCo executives now confront criminal charges for environmental health and safety violations.

That same year, when she was 19 years old, Cobo was diagnosed with stage II reproductive cancer. After multiple surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation, she was declared cancer free. She also learned that she had lost her ability to bear children.

“My experience, like that of others who live in neighborhoods polluted by oil drilling, is a constant reminder that those in power do not value our health and well-being,” continued Cobo in her op-ed. “It’s a signal that some communities are expendable, that our lives don’t matter as much as the fossil fuel industry’s profits.”

Driven to help other Los Angeles community members, Cobo also co-founded the South Central Youth Leadership Coalition, which successfully sued the City of Los Angeles for environmental racism by disproportionately locating oil drilling in and around Black and Latinx communities.

In 2021, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to ban new oil drilling in unincorporated county areas. Today, Cobo continues to fight back against the oil industry, advocating for the environmental and personal health of her city.

“We can’t continue to prioritize corporate profits over the health and well-being of Californians,” writes Cobo. “The fight to put people before pozos persists.”

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Cesar Aguirre, Oil and Gas Director for the Central California Environmental Justice Network, will be honored for his outreach and community science work Nalleli Cobo, a 2022 Goldmand Environmental Prize winner and an activist since the age of nine, will be recognized for her years of advocacy in Los Angeles Photo by Tamara Leigh Photography for the Goldman Environmental Prize Photo courtesy of Community Environmental Council Photo by Andrew Hill Photo by Sarah Block
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In 2012, Lori launched the Residential Lending Department for American Riviera Bank with the goal to provide mortgage options for customers of the Bank and our Santa Barbara Community. Since then, our Bank’s Community has grown to also include a branch in Santa Maria as well as to San Luis Obispo County where the Bank has branches in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo. American Riviera Bank offers locally underwritten and serviced portfolio mortgage financing, home equity lines, bridge, and construction loans. Financing is available for first time home-buyers, move-up buyers, and real estate investors.

Lori can be reached at lmurray@arb.bank and by phone at 805-730-4987.

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Tree-of-the-Month, April 2023

which seem to get worse during times of prolonged foggy weather. For control, you can prune off the affected stems.

Bronze Loquat is very versatile and can fulfill many functions in the landscape. It can be trained to grow as a single-trunked tree - as a multiple-trunked tree - or as a large shrub. Its beautiful foliage and flowers make it a picturesque specimen tree as a garden feature. It is a fine street tree. It can be combined with other plants and small trees for a background border planting or for privacy screening. In gardens with space constraints, it can be pruned as an espalier or even maintained as a small patio tree or potted tree. It is a perfect choice for a pollinator garden.

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Bronze Loquat Eriobotrya

THE BRONZE LOQUAT is a broad-leafed evergreen tree that thrills the senses in the spring and adds a charming accent to the landscape year around. It earned its common name from its eye-catching new leaves, deep bronze in color, which appear this time of year.

Bronze Loquat is a small- to medium-sized tree; it can reach a height of 30 feet but, in our Mediterranean climate, usually grows to a mature height of only 15 to 20 feet with an equal, or sometimes wider, canopy spread.

It forms a densely rounded crown that is adorned with leathery leaves (6- to 12-inches long and 1½to 2½-inches wide), which are ovate to elliptical in shape with coarsely serrated edges. After the spring flowering, new leaves emerge near the ends of branches - these stand quite upright and show off a strikingly glossy bronze color. As they mature, they gradually turn a dark green on top and a lighter green on the underside.

In spring, the Bronze Loquat produces enormous numbers of white flowers that completely cover the crown like snow. The five-petalled flowers are rather small (up to 1-in. in diameter) and are clustered in panicles at the ends of the branches. Each flower is “perfect”, which means it holds both male and female reproductive parts. The flowers are extremely attractive to bees and other pollinators; at peak bloom, the tree hums with their attention. In addition to the spectacular visual impact of the masses of flowers, they perfume the air with a wonderfully sweet fragrance.

After pollination, the flowers develop into fleshy pome fruits (up to 3/4-inch round). The fruits start out a velvety green color, turning a yellow-brown and then a deep blue, and are each capped with a distinctive brown calyx at the flower end. Although the Bronze Loquat is the lesser-known cousin of the familiar edible loquat (Eriobotrya japonica), the former’s fruits are not edible.

When the tree is young, its bark is a light-gray color and smooth; as it matures, it turns a brownish- to blackish-gray and is slightly rougher.

In addition to the common name Bronze Loquat, it is also known as Spreading Loquat due to its spreading canopy as it matures. The botanical name for the Bronze Loquat is Eriobotrya deflexa. The genus name, Eriobotrya, combines the Greek words “erion” (meaning “wool”, referring to the fuzzy panicles) and “botrys” (meaning “cluster of grapes”, referring to the fruit clusters). The specific epithet, deflexa, (meaning “bent abruptly downwards”) likely refers to the way the older leaves bend backward behind newly emerging leaves. It is a member of the Rosaceae (Rose) family.

Bronze Loquat is endemic to lower elevation subtropical forests in China, Taiwan, and Vietnam. In those areas, it has been used in traditional medicines.

Bronze Loquat grows best in full sun but can grow well in partial shade. It is tolerant of many types of soil, from sandy to clay, but it should be well drained. It can tolerate subfreezing temperatures for short durations. Once established, it is quite drought-tolerant but looks much better with some irrigation during very dry periods. With additional watering, it normally grows at a rate of two feet per year or more. It is much appreciated by gardeners for its nature as a lowmaintenance tree requiring little pruning and having relatively few insect or disease problems. However, as with many other members of the Rose family, it is susceptible to two bacterial diseases, fireblight and leaf spot,

Bronze Loquats should be readily available in local nurseries. Recently, there has been a hybrid developed called Coppertone Loquat (Eriobotrya ‘Coppertone’), which is a cross between Bronze Loquat and Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis indica); it combines the best features of both plants and makes an attractive and disease resistant small tree or large shrub.

Bronze Loquat has been planted in the Santa Barbara area only since the early 1960s and is still rather rarely seen in our area. It really should be considered more frequently for inclusion in locations that would benefit from its exceptional qualities. Certainly, it would be a delightful addition to almost any private garden or public landscape.

Mature Bonze Loquats can be seen in several locations in our community as street trees: on Terni Lane in Hidden Valley; at the corner of Santa Barbara Street and Anapamu Street; and, on the 600 Block of Del Monte Avenue. There is also a large attractive specimen in the 100 Block of Dearborn Place.

Tree-of-the-Month articles are sponsored by Santa Barbara Beautiful, whose mission includes increasing public awareness and appreciation of Santa Barbara’s many outstanding trees and, in a long-time partnership with the City Parks & Recreation Department, the funding and planting of trees along the City’s streets.

Those who wish to honor a special someone can do so with a commemorative marker that will be installed at the base of an existing street tree in the City of Santa Barbara. There are plenty of trees from which to choose! Application forms are available at www.sbbeautiful.org

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Diana’s Pond by Andrea Anderson In the month of Jacarandas blooming, stop by VOICE Gallery for Purple Tango, an exhibition of area artists contemplating the dance of spring and the wonder of purple. Find prints, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, and more! At La Cumbre Plaza – one of six La Cumbre Plaza galleries.
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Santa Barbara’s Cultural Night Downtown

May 4th

5 to 8pm

1ST THURSDAY is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara that takes place on the first Thursday of each month. Participating art venues offer free access to art in a fun and social environment from 5-8pm. 1st Thursday venues also provide additional attractions, such as live music, artist receptions, lectures, wine tastings, and hands-on activities. State Street also comes alive on 1st Thursday with performances and interactive activities.

Galleries, Museums, & Art Venues

1. VOICE GALLERY/VOICE MAGAZINE • 121 South Hope Avenue, H124 • In the month of Jacarandas blooming, stop by VOICE Gallery for Purple Tango, an exhibition of area artists contemplating the dance of spring and the wonder of purple. Find prints, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, and more! At La Cumbre Plaza, one of six Plaza galleries.

2. SBIFF’s SB FILMMAKER SERIES • SBIFF Education Center, 1330 State Street • This month we are featuring Leslie Westbrook’s Voces De Old Town Carpinteria. This documentary features interviews with former students of the “Mexicans Only” Aliso Elementary School who attended during segregation (1920s-1947). Every 30 minutes 5:30pm through 7pm. Runtime: 24 mins

3. ENGEL & VOLKERS • 1323 State Street, 805-3420227 • Engel & Volkers Luxury Real Estate invites you to our Santa Barbara office. Enjoy artwork by world-renowned impressionist painter, James Paul Brown, wine and tasty hors d’oeuvres. See you there!

4. SANTA BARBARA FINE ART • 1321 State Street, 805-845-4270 • Celebrating Spring with Santa Barbara’s Premier landscape artists, special guest artists and Marine sculptures by Bud Bottoms. Wine and champagne served.

5. MAUNE CONTEMPORARY • 1309 StateStreet, (805) 869-2524 • Please join us at Maune Contemporary for a group show of artists including Tom Wesselmann, Ross Bleckner, and Donald Baechler, among others.

6. MOSAIC ARCHITECTS & INTERIORS • 1 West Victoria Street

• Sharing our design process and compelling works from incredible creatives. Be overwhelmed by Will Day’s super-sized creations. Breathe air around Danielle Hatherley’s ethereal landscapes. Feel textures in Emma Gardner’s vibrant rugs. Discover curiosity in Isaure de la Presle’s paintings. Let us help you imagine a piece in your home!

PASEO NUEVO

651 Paseo Nuevo, Center Court

7. ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY • 33 West Victoria Street • Ensemble Theatre Company invites you to tour The New Vic. We will be hosting tours of the theater at 5:30pm, 5:45pm, 6pm and 6:15pm. Learn about the history of the building, the project that turned it into a state-of the-art 296 seat theater in downtown Santa Barbara, and some interesting facts about theaters and how they work.

8. SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS • 28 East Victoria Street • SBAW presents Vintage. We will feature two amazing artists who have been inspired by their life growing up on a farm. Kyle Allan and Lynette Fryklund are inspired by all things vintage from tractors to farms to old style towns. Come enjoy live music, refreshments, and 15 local artists’ work.

Discover your inner artist with celebrated local artist Vanessa WallaceGonzales by joining her in an evening of painting in the beautiful spring air of Santa Barbara, CA. Followalong as Vanessa leads you through a 90 min. painting session. Bring the whole family to enjoy this special occasion of art and music. All materials are provided including canvases, paint, aprons and brushes. FREE 5-7 pm.

WORK ZONES

9. CPC GALLERY • 33 East Victoria Street • Come enjoy digital artist David Mark Lane’s vibrant colorful exhibition Garden of Pixels. His digital artwork has been called “painterly.” This exhibit features a retrospective of David’s “digital abstractions.” David will have an artist talk at 6:30 pm on his process. Wine from local Stolpman’s winery will be served. (Story on page 29)

351 Paseo Nuevo

10. DOMECIL • 1221 State State, Suite 7, (805) 324-4971 • domecíl is proud to showcase work by emerging artist, Finley Mullen. Come view his prints which include hand-carved woodblock and a variety of printing methods such as linocut, monotype, photopolymer and risograph. Also, meet talented ceramicist, Sean McLane and shop his most recent work.

11. 10 WEST GALLERY • 10 West Anapamu Street, 805-7707711 • Awaken, a spring exhibition by 11 contemporary artists from the Santa Barbara area. Abstract sculpture and vessels in porcelain. Colorful expressions of the new season as well as thoughts on inner awakenings and revival.

Experience the grandeur of the Queen’s 1953 Coronation through coronation robes, gowns, 70-year-old patterns, press photos and magazines; showcasing the Queen’s dressmaker, Norman Hartnell. Behold an authentic sample of the Queen's velvet Coronation robe, along with revived ensembles crafted by Santa Barbara couture seamstress, Cara Austine. Witness the historic 1953 BBC broadcast. Wine served. Don't miss out! Join

host the soft launch of Alamati Wine, made by Cooper Allebrand and Niko Comati. Our artist this month is Niko’s father! Komatis is a British-born painter whose work is predominantly figurative expressionism. Local DJ Freeze Sounds will be spinning tunes. Can’t

16 Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com April 28, 2023 22 23 Join Sands Boutique for “Bubbles and Brew” at El Centro Plaza featuring local artist Demi Boelsterli. View Boelsterli’s latest multidisciplinary artwork, enjoy complimentary beverages and receive a free gift with purchase at Sands
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2. Local Filmmaker Leslie Westbrook’s Voces De Old Town Carpinteria, a doc, will screen at SBIFF Ed Ctr. 8. Discover artists Kyle Allan and Lynette Fryklund and their passion for Vintage at Santa Barbara Art Works. 15 local artists. 19. Tamsen Gallery is celebrating the vibrant work of artist Robert W. Firestone!

12. COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY • 11 West Anapamu Street, 805-730-1460 • Colette Cosentino Atelier + Gallery presents fresh new seascapes, vessels, and florals on view. Art kits, artful paperweights, block puzzles, and other creative things await your visit.

13. SULLIVAN GOSS - AN AMERICAN GALLERY • 11 East Anapamu Street, 805-730-1460

• Join us for the opening reception of an exhibition of exciting new recent acquisitions, including works by Hank Pitcher, Patirica Chidlaw, and Irma Cavat. Also on view, Christopher Noxon and Betty Lane; and our Spring Salon.

14. CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY • 105 East Anapamu Street • Please join us for the opening of Sunshine on Tuesdays, an exhibition of contemporary abstract art by local and regional artists. Included are paintings, mixed media work, and sculpture coming from the County of Santa Barbara art collections, including the Barry Berkus and Family Art Collection and the Michael and Nancy Gifford Collection.

SPECIAL EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

15. SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART • 1130 State Street, 805-963-4364

SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM

136 East De la Guerra Street, 805-966-1601

Enjoy free access after-hours with wine and music while you explore our galleries, including our latest exhibitions featuring the bohemian Mountain Drive community and portrait artist Clarence Mattei. Be inspired to create your own crafts on vintage typewriters with local artist Simon Kiefer. 5:00 - 7:00 pm

• Join SBMA for a performance in the Museum Galleries by the Quire of Voyces at 6:30pm. Also, head to the Family Resource Center for an art activity from 5:30 to 7:30 pm to reimagine Mary Cassatt’s Summertime in colored pencil. Enjoy the galleries until 8pm. All free!

MEZCAL MARTINI

800 Block of State Street (5:30 - 8:00 PM)

16. GALLERY 113 • 1114 State Street, La Arcada Court #8, 805965-6611 • Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit here. Artist of the Month is Marie Arnold and the Featured Artists are Alvaro Maestro, Susan Marcelletti, Sue Slater, and Nancy Hull. Additionally, some of our 500 members display their diverse art in the group show.

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CHANNELKEEPER STUDENT ART SHOW

17. WATERHOUSE GALLERY • 1114 State Street, La Arcada Court #9, 805-962-8885 • The gallery features figurative works, interiors, and cityscapes by some of today’s finest nationally known local and Oak Group artists. Enjoy works by Ray Hunter, Derek Harrison, Wyllis Heaton, Camille Dellar, Ann Sanders, Thomas Van Stein, Nancy Davidson, Rick Garcia, Ellie Freudenstein, and Ralph Waterhouse.

Get inspired at Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s 20th annual juried student art show at the Jodi House gallery. The show, called “What the Channel Means to Me,” features artwork produced by local high school students that honors the remarkable beauty and biodiversity of the Santa Barbara Channel.

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Mezcal Martini is a high-energy Latin jazz band playing music designed to make you move., from cha-cha, to cumbia, to salsa. Come shake your maracas to Latin favorites from Santana, Celia Cruz, Poncho Sanchez and more!

25. SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM • 136 East De la Guerra Street, 805-966-1601 • Enjoy free access after-hours with wine and music while you explore our galleries, including our latest exhibitions featuring the bohemian Mountain Drive community and portrait artist Clarence Mattei. Be inspired to create your own crafts on vintage typewriters with local artist Simon Kiefer - 5 to 7pm.

STATE STREET PROMENADE MARKET

800 State Street

18. THE YES STORE • 1100 State Street • Join us this 1st Thursday and enjoy tasty snacks and beverages while viewing new work by our featured artist Sherri Sanchez and her mosaic art rocks. Are you looking to give a locally hand-made gift? The Yes Store is now a year-round local arts gallery.

19. TAMSEN GALLERY • 911.5 State Street, 805-705-2208 • Please join us at Tamsen Gallery to celebrate the vibrant work of artist Robert W. Firestone. From vivid abstracts printed on glossy acrylic to geometric cityscapes laser cut from metal to dynamic portraits printed on canvas, Tamsen Gallery offers a rich visual experience in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara.

15 West Gutierrez Street, 805-963-1157

Robert spent most of his adult life in Santa Barbara. He loves the ocean, diving, fishing and sailing. A Navy Veteran who spent time in the Santa Barbara Harbor and therefore his sons, Jeremy and Cameron did too. His sea-form style art is inspired by the ocean and its creatures.

26. CHANNELKEEPER STUDENT ART SHOW AT THE JODI HOUSE • 625 Chapala Street • Get inspired at Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s 20th annual juried student art show at the Jodi House gallery. The show, called What the Channel Means to Me, features artwork produced by local high school students that honors the remarkable beauty and biodiversity of the Santa Barbara Channel.

Join us every 1st Thursday at the State Street Promenade Market (3:00 - 8:00 pm) to check out great local artists and vendors, plus enjoy food from surrounding restaurants, live performances, and interactive activities.

27. LA PALOMA CAFE • 15 West Gutierrez Street, 805-963-1157 • Robert spent most of his adult life in Santa Barbara. He loves the ocean, diving, fishing, and sailing. He’s a Navy Veteran who spent time in the Santa Barbara Harbor and therefore his sons, Jeremy and Cameron, did too. His sea-form style art is inspired by the ocean and its creatures.

AIREDANSE | FITNESS & ARTS

20. THE BLUE OWL • 5 West Canon Perdido Street • The Blue Owl will present a jam on the first Thursday of each month. Hosted by guitarist Tony Ybarra, this Jam session will feature local jazz instrumentalists and vocalists. Backed by Santino Tafarella and Matt Perko, it will be a fantastic night of Jazz!

Storke Placita, 700 State Street, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

28. ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY • 15 West Gutierrez Street, 805963-1157 • Elizabeth Gordon Gallery presents one of the most exciting collections of contemporary art in the United States. Specializing in emerging artists from around the country, while serving as a hub for creativity, we exhibit multi-faceted extraordinary works of art in all media. Visitors can expect to see an array of colors, textures, and themes that are not only visually appealing but also thought-provoking and contemplative. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a collector, or simply looking for a unique and inspiring experience, Elizabeth Gordon Gallery offers something for everyone.

ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY

15 West Gutierrez Street, 805-963-1157

21. SANDS BOUTIQUE • 19 East Canon Perdido Street, Suite C • Join Sands Boutique for Bubbles and Brew at El Centro Plaza featuring local artist Demi Boelsterli. View Boelsterli’s latest multidisciplinary artwork, enjoy complimentary beverages, and receive a free gift with purchase at Sands Boutique, a Santa Barbara lifestyle store featuring men and women’s clothing and locally designed sustainable swimwear.

Come check out the amazing fliers of AIREDANSE performing to iconic Rock 'N Roll music! See dancers on state-of-the-art aerial silks executing stunning wraps, climbs, spins and flips. Adults and youth can learn to FLY too!

Performers & Special Events

Elizabeth Gordon Gallery presents one of the most exciting collections of contemporary art in the United States. Specializing in emerging artists from around the country, while serving as a hub for creativity, we exhibit multifaceted extraordinary works of art in all media. Visitors can expect to see an array of colors, textures, and themes that are not only visually appealing but also thought-provoking and contemplative. Whether you're an art enthusiast, a collector, or simply looking for a unique and inspiring experience, Elizabeth Gordon Gallery offers something for everyone.

22. PASEO NUEVO • 651 Paseo Nuevo, Center Court • Discover your inner artist with celebrated local artist Vanessa Wallace-Gonzales by joining her in an evening of painting in the beautiful spring air of Santa Barbara. Follow along as Vanessa leads you through a 90 min. painting session. Bring the whole family to enjoy this special occasion of art and music. All materials are provided including canvases, paint, aprons, & brushes. FREE 5-7pm.

STATE STREET PROMENADE MARKET • 800 State Street • Join us every 1st Thursday at the State Street Promenade Market (3 to 8pm) to check out great local artists and vendors, plus enjoy food from surrounding restaurants, live performances, and interactive activities.

BIKE CHALK ART CONTEST|CYCLEMAYNIA

De La Guerra and State Street

MEZCAL MARTINI • 800 Block of State Street (5:30 - 8pm) • Mezcal Martini is a high-energy Latin jazz band playing music designed to make you move, from cha-cha, to cumbia, to salsa. Come shake your maracas to Latin favorites from Santana, Celia Cruz, Poncho Sanchez and more!

Thank You Sponsors!

23. WORK ZONES • 351 Paseo Nuevo • Experience the grandeur of the Queen’s 1953 Coronation through coronation robes, gowns, 70-yearold patterns, press photos, and magazines; all showcasing the Queen’s dressmaker, Norman Hartnell. Behold an authentic sample of the Queen’s velvet Coronation robe, along with revived ensembles crafted by Santa Barbara couture seamstress, Cara Austine. Witness the historic 1953 BBC broadcast. Wine served. Don’t miss out!

24. IDYLL MERCANTILE • 703 Chapala Street • Join us for a night of locally crafted wine and art! We are proud to host the soft launch of Alamati Wine, made by Cooper Allebrand and Niko Comati. Our artist this month is Niko’s father! Komatis is a British-born painter whose work is predominantly figurative expressionism. Local DJ Freeze Sounds will be spinning tunes. Can’t wait!

Join Traffic Solutions at Downtown Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursday for a bike art contest. We will pick a winning street art chalk piece at 8 p.m. to share on our social media channels. Come show your love for the Promenade! Meet us at De La Guerra and State Street at 5 p.m.

AIREDANSE | FITNESS & ARTS • Storke Placita, 700 State Street, 5:307:30pm • Come check out the amazing fliers of AIREDANSE performing to iconic Rock ‘N Roll music! See dancers on state-of-the-art aerial silks executing stunning wraps, climbs, spins and flips. Adults and youth can learn to FLY too!

BIKE CHALK ART CONTEST | CYCLEMAYNIA • De La Guerra and State Street • Join Traffic Solutions at Downtown Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursday for a bike art contest. We will pick a winning street art chalk piece at 8pm. to share on our social media channels. Come show your love for the Promenade! Meet us at De La Guerra and State Street at 5 p.m.

THE ART CRAWL • 1130 State St, 5:30pm • Track down hidden gems and off-the-beaten-track locations during this curated Art Crawl. Meet at the steps to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and wear comfy shoes so you can crawl in comfort.

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Mezcal Martini will offer a wide range of Latin jazz, salsa ,and more.... all to keep you moving! 14. Channing Peake Gallery will host the opening of Sunshine on Tuesdays 26. The Channelkeeper Student Art Show will be open at Jodi House. 23. Experience the grandeur of the Queen’s 1953 Coronation at Workzones 11. Awaken to the joy of spring at 10 West Gallery, including this work by Joan Rosenberg-Dent!

The Sky’s the Limit Ruby Sky

Opens in La Cumbre Plaza

ATREASURE TROVE of original artwork, handmade jewelry, vintage clothing, and more, Ruby Sky has emerged as the newest vibrant place to support Santa Barbara’s vast community of artists. With participating creatives ranging in age from 14 to 80, the pop-up will remain open in La Cumbre Plaza through August, offering a colorful array of one-of-a-kind items.

A longtime Santa Barbara resident, owner Sandy Cowan first helped launch Ruby Sky 15 years ago with Pascucci owner Laura Knight. At the time, Cowan and her friend, Bridget Dorsey, were working at the restaurant as waitresses. When Knight had the idea for a vintage item shop, the trio went into business downtown, traveling across the country and Mexico to curate their inventory.

Five years later, rising rent made the trio close up shop. Now, ten years after the original store, Cowan has revived the Ruby Sky name with a new emphasis on supporting local artists and makers. She is joined by Jeanette James and Lynn Adams, former owner of Santa Barbara Arts.

“There are so many great artists in town,” shared Cowan. “In Santa Barbara, it feels like half of the people here are artists and we just want to support them as much as we can.”

An artisan herself, Cowan enjoys merging functionality with creativity. Her craft consists of finding gently used tables, stands, and other household items to embellish with beads, shells, tiles, and other imaginative flairs.

“I’ll see something really nice and I’ll glue pieces together, collectible things, and make something that someone is going to need,” Cowan explained, adding with a laugh, “I’m a gluer.”

She added that the La Cumbre Plaza pop-up shop grew out of community interest from local artists, many of whom participate in the plaza’s annual Crimson Holiday popup. Other artists have booths along the waterfront’s weekend Arts & Craft Shows.

“I just wanted a little space for my individual art, but then word of mouth just went like fire and I got all these artists,” said Cowan.

Shoppers entering Ruby Sky find themselves surrounded by distinct displays representing 15 local artists, artisans, and vintage item collectors. Beeswax candles fill

one side of the shop with the fragrance of sweet honey, while a shelf of locally-published children’s books welcomes entering guests.

Other corners feature handmade jewelry, stationery, ornaments, painted glassware, cutting boards, homemade dog treats, Cowan’s furniture pieces, and more. There is also a large assortment of vintage clothing, toys, dinnerware, and home decor.

All sales support items’ creators, who either rent space for their displays or sell their wares to Cowan wholesale. A grand opening party will be held on Friday, May 19th.

Open 11am to 6pm Tu-Fr, 10am to 6pm Sat. Closed Mon. • 121 South Hope Avenue, Suite #143 • www.rubysky.org

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New Library Plaza Expected to be Completed in Fall 2023

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19TH: Inside renovation plans and the new outside Michael Towbes Library Plaza both on track to be finished in the fall at the Santa Barbara Library. Many new programs in arts and education will be part of the future at the site.

“It’s going to create the cultural campus that we deserve as a city,” said

Santa Barbara Library Director Jessica Cadiente. “It is going to be exciting to see all the different activities that can happen when the library plaza opens. There will be 10,000 square feet of programmable space.”

This week is National Library Week, and local events include a trivia night on Friday, April 28th from 6pm to 8pm in Faulkner Gallery.

For more visit https://tinyurl.com/4tzy3pj4

Community Supports United Boys & Girls Club with Rally and Gala

SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND: The 8th annual Rally For Kids had 56 participants on a specially crafted drive with clues, stops and checkpoints to raise money for the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County. The event began with CEO Michael Baker and Board President Roger

Acevas at Deckers headquarters Saturday morning.

The United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County gala held on Saturday night featured a rousing auction led by Andrew Firestone and dancing that included some of the club kids. The cars involved in the daytime fundraising rally were eye-catching on the lawn of the Hilton Santa Barbara along the waterfront.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26TH: The Santa Barbara Fair and Expo runs from today through Sunday at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. It opens this afternoon from

4pm to 9pm. Operating hours are 4pm to 9pm on Thursday and Friday, 11am to 10pm on Saturday, and 11am to 9pm on Sunday.

Admission is just $5. Parking is free. The theme: Barrels of Fun!

For more, visit https://earlwarren.com

Local Leaders Review the State of the City at Chamber of Commerce Lunch

THURSDAY, APRIL 20TH: Regional ideas and solutions were discussed at the South Coast Chamber of Commerce State of the City lunch. They include affordable housing, homeless projects, economic revitalization, employees retention and keeping the area environmentally healthy.

“Carpinteria, Goleta and staff from the county are working collaboratively and mutually like we never have before instead of each of us doing our own thing,” said Santa Barbara City Administrator Rebecca Bjork. “We are working together to make sure our programs are aligned and they overlap.”

In addition to discussing ongoing challenges, Santa Barbara Mayor Randy Rowse, Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte, and Carpinteria Mayor Al Clark highlighted positive aspects of their towns, including the State Street Promenade, Old Town Goleta, and Carpinteria’s small town feel.

Future projects include Goleta’s remodeled train station and a redesigned traffic flow around Ekwill St. and Fowler Rd. A new homeless housing project will be located in a converted Super 8 Motel on Hollister Ave., and both Goleta and Santa Barbara will influence the future of the SB Airport’s expansion.

Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/5xvepxw3

John Palminteri is a veteran news reporter and anchor for Newschannel 3-12 TV and both KJEE and KCLU radio in Santa Barbara/Santa Maria/ Ventura. Off the air, he’s often bringing his smile and positive energy to the microphone at fundraisers and civic events. John’s social media presence has one of the largest followings in Santa Barbara, and this page has the weekly highlights.

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Saturday • April 29th

CHILDREN

A DEI ARTS AND CRAFT PRINTING WORKSHOP

Children printing and DEI workshop

• UCSB MultiCultural Center Lounge

• Free • https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu • 12pm Sa, 4/29.

DANCE

NACHLE DEEWANE

Bollywood and Bhangra teams dance competition • Marjorie Luke Theatre

• $23-45 • www.luketheatre.org • 5-8:30pm Sa, 4/29.

THE JUNGLE BOOK

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

MUSIC

ORCHESTRA CONCERTO CONCERT

SB Revels Celebrate May Day

Dance around the Maypole and sing songs to welcome Spring when the Santa Barbara Revels host their free, 15th annual May Day celebration in Paseo Nuevo’s Center Court at 12pm on Sunday, April 30th. Dancing, bagpipes, and flower activities will make this a fun event for the whole family.

Friday • April 28th

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

TMI TALK: CREATING, WEAPONIZING, AND DETECTING DEEP FAKES

Virtual free talk by Professor Hany Farid • UCSB IHC • https://tinyurl.com/ycke6fwf • 12pm Fr, 4/28.

KNOWING CHRIST TODAY

Talk by Steve L. Porter, Westmont Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture Executive Director • Westmont Global Leadership Center •Free • 3:30pm Fr, 4/28.

MUSIC

SPRING CHOIR TOUR CONCERT

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

UCSB ARTS WALK 2023

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.

CHOCOLATE & ART WORKSHOPS

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

Community History Day at El Presidio

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

LOS DOS CARNALES

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

WHICH ONE’S PINK

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

OUTDOORS

FOREST BATHING

Experience a multicultural festival honoring Santa Barbara’s diverse communities at the SB Trust for Historic Preservation’s Community History Day! Held from 11am to 3pm on Sunday, April 30th at El Presidio, the free event will feature hands-on learning stations, performances by local dance and music groups, tours, and more.

SPECIAL EVENTS

FIESTA POSTER SIGNINGS

Meet and get a Fiesta poster signed by El Presidente and Spirits of Fiesta • Home Improvement Center • Free • 10am-12pm Sa, 4/29.

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL

Sunday • April 30th

DANCE

PETER PAN

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 Fr, 4/28; 11am-10pm 4/29; 11am-9pm 4/30.

DINNER & DIVOTS

Benefit dinner for Lobero Theatre • SB Polo & Racquet Club • $150 • www.lobero.org • 5-9pm Fr, 4/28.

OFF THE WALL REIMAGINED 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.

LITERARY TRIVIA NIGHT

Game night for book lovers; supports SB Public Library • Faulkner Gallery

• $20 • https://friends-sblibrary.org • 6-8pm Fr, 4/28.

A NIGHT OF LAUGHTER IMPROV COMEDY SHOW

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

COMEDY IS A DRAG

Live comedy drag show • Wildcat Lounge • https://tinyurl.com/bdfs3jxp

• $15-35 • 7:30-9pm Fr, 4/28.

Guided mindfulness walk by Elena Rios • SB Botanic Garden • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • $25-35 • 8:30-10:30am Sa, 4/29.

MESA HARMONY GARDEN

SPRING PLANT SALE

Shop plants to support this community garden • Mesa Harmony Garden, 500 Dolores Dr. • Free • 9am12pm 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.

ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOURS

Learn about local architecture • Architectural Foundation of SB • SB City Hall on Sa; Central Library

Anapamu St. entrance on Su • Suggested $10 cash donation • https://afsb.org • 10am Sa & Sun.

RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE

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

SUBURBANOID SOUND BATH MEDITATION

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.

SAUNTERS & SIPS

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.

TRAPEZE SHOWCASE AND FOOD

PYRAMID RECORD ATTEMPT

Trapeze show, bring a can of food to support Unity Shoppe and try for a world record • SB Trapeze Co, 110 E Cota St. • Free • 3:30-6:30pm Fr, 4/28.

ALL HANDS ON DECK

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.

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

AMP STUDENT SHOWCASE 2023

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

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

POET JOHN YAU & ARTIST JOAN TANNER

Conversation on the nature of writing and art • SB Museum of Art Mary Craig Auditorium • Free-$5 • www.sbma.net • 3:30pm Su, 4/30.

OUTDOORS

SB LAWN BOWLS CLUB OPEN HOUSE Free lawn bowling lessons • SB Lawn Bowls Club, 1216 De La Vina • Free • 12-3pm Su, 4/30.

SPRING RIDE

Join the Los Padres Trail Riders, no dogs • More-Mesa • Call or text 805-451-6978 • Members free; nonmember ride fee $10.00 • 1pm Su, 4/30

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SB ROLLERS

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

ATTRACTING BENEFICIAL INSECTS

AND OTHER POLLINATORS

Workshop on tending to Native CA gardens • SB Botanic Garden • $15-30

• www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 3:305pm Su, 4/30.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SPRING TEA DEMONSTRATION

Observe a session of Chanoyu, Japanese tea ceremony • SB Botanic Garden • Free with admission • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 10:30am12:30pm Su, 4/30.

GLITTER BRUNCH

Hosted by Vivian Storm & Angel D’Mon

• Wildcat Lounge, 15 W. Ortega St. • $5

• https://glitterbrunch.com • Brunch

11am-3pm, Show 12:30pm, Sun.

COMMUNITY HISTORY DAY

Celebrate Santa Barbara’s diverse cultures with music, booths, games

• El Presidio • Free • 11am-3pm Su, 4/30.

THRIVE FASHION SHOW

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

MAY DAY CELEBRATION

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

Monday • May 1

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

PARLIAMO!

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

Tuesday • May 2

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

Provide input on library programming

• Eastside Library • Free • 4-5pm Tu.

HUMANITIES DECANTED: THE VIRUS TOUCH

Professor Bishnupriya Ghosh discusses his new book, The Virus Touch: Theorizing Epidemic Media

• UCSB IHC • McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB • www.ihc.ucsb.edu

• Free • 4pm Tu, 5/2.

BOOK TO ACTION: MUTUAL AID WORKSHOP

Workshop on putting the tenets of mutual aid into practice • Faulkner Gallery • Free • 6-8pm Tu, 5/2.

SCIENCE TALKS:

QUANTUM GRAVITY DISCUSSION

Learn about physics over dinner • Brass Bear Brewing, Funk Zone • Free

• 7pm Tu, 5/2.

MUSIC

PETE MULLER & THE KINDRED SOULS

Benefit concert for Wilderness Youth Project • SOhO • $15.76-$87.25 • https://tinyurl.com/2ssstv8w • 7:30pm Tu, 5/2.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SANTA BARBARA FARMERS MARKET

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

Wednesday • May 3

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

1 MILLION CUPS - Network with entrepreneurs • Free • www.1millioncups.com/santabarbara

• 9-10am We.

WINDS OF HOPE, STORMS OF DISCORD: THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1945

Talk by Professor Salim Yaqub • UCSB IHC • McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB • Free • www.ihc.ucsb.edu

• 4-5:30pm We, 5/3.

LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS

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

CHAUCER’S BOOK SIGNING

With local author David Unger, A Lesson in Woo-Woo & Murder • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 6pm We, 5/3.

LAURA DERN & DIANE LADD

Mother-daughter actor team discuss their new book • UCSB Arts & Lectures • UCSB Campbell Hall • $1565 • www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm We, 5/3.

MUSIC

UCSB JAZZ COMBOS

UCSB students play standards and fresh music • UCSB Music Bowl • Free • 12pm We, 5/3.

OUTDOORS

COMMUNITY TEA MEDITATION

Guided meditation with Morgann Francesca • SB Botanic Garden, Island View Lawn • $30-40 • https://tinyurl.com/5sayvs4m • 1011:30am We, 5/3.

HIKE ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

WHARF WEDNESDAYS

Shop special deals, concert by King Bee • Stearns Wharf • Free • 4-6pm We, 5/3.

Thursday • May 4th

CHILDREN

BILINGUAL SONGS AND STORIES

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

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP

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

KNIT 'N' NEEDLE

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

CRAFTERNOONS

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

It’s Your Library • Es Tu Biblioteca

Wharf Wednesday Rocks Stearns Wharf

Enjoy a warm night dancing on Stearns Wharf when local rock band King Bee kicks off 2023’s Wharf Wednesdays with a concert from 4 to 6pm on Wednesday, May 3rd. Wharf businesses will also be open for evening shopping and dining. To learn more visit www.stearnswharf.org

MEN IN PINK: EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH PORTRAITURE

Art Matters Lecture with Professor Melissa Hyde • SB Museum of Art Mary Craig Auditorium • Free-$15 • www.sbma.net • 5:30pm Th, 5/4.

MUSIC

QUIRE OF VOYCES

Free a cappella concert • SB Museum of Art Ludington Court • www.sbma.net • 6:30pm Th, 5/4.

THE BLACK KEYS

Rock concert • SB Bowl • $61.50$104.50 • www.sbbowl.com • 7pm Th, 5/4.

LUIS MUÑOZ QUARTET

FEAT. LOIS MAHALIA

Jazz concert • SOhO • $20-25 • www.sohosb.com • 8pm Th, 5/4.

SPECIAL EVENTS

HOPE AWARDS

Honoring Senator Monique Limón & former SMHS Athletic Director Abe Jahadhmy • SB Education Foundation • SB Historical Museum •$75-150 • www. sbefoundation.org • 5:30-8pm Th, 5/4.

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR VIGIL

Stand with our immigrant neighbors • Interfaith Sanctuary Alliance • De La Guerra Plaza • Free • https://tinyurl. com/suj5wtcr • 5:30-6:30pm Th, 5/4.

CHAUCER’S BOOK FAIR

Shop to support Monroe Elementary • Chaucer’s Books • 6-8pm Th, 5/4.

Friday • May 5th

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

DISABLED ACCESS & CODE CHANGES FORUM

Updates on codes and requirements

for business owners/designers • David Gebhard Public Meeting Room, 630 Garden St. • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/ybm8vpdw • 9am12:30pm & 2-5:30pm Fr, 5/5.

IMAGING THE BLACK HOLE AT OUR GALAXY’S CENTER

Free astronomy talk by Joseph Farah of Las Cumbres Observatory • SB Museum of Natural History, Farrand Auditorium • 7:30pm Fr, 5/5.

MUSIC

LOBERO THEATRE

CHAMBER MUSIC PROJECT

Eight classical musicians perform three days of concerts • Lobero Theatre & SB Museum of Natural History • $10-75 • www.lobero.org • 7pm Fr, 5/5 & 5/6; 4pm Su, 5/7.

SPECIAL EVENTS

FAMILY LITERACY GAME NIGHT

Play fun family games while learning English • Eastside Library • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/3w2ch87k • 4:30-6pm Fr, 5/5.

SUCCULENT ARRANGEMENTS

Make your own succulent wreath • Art From Scrap • www.exploreecology.org

• $35 • 6-8pm Fr, 5/5.

Saturday • May 6th

DANCE

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Fairytale danced by Goleta School of Ballet students • Marjorie Luke Theatre • $22 • www.luketheatre.org • 3pm Sa, 5/6 & 5/7.

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with Professor Julie as she shares tales of mystery and history... & meet friendly spirits Call or text to schedule your walking tour! • 805-905-9019 STAY & PLAY • Share stories with kids • Eastside Library ~ 8:30-10am Tu • Montecito Library ~ 9-10:30am Tu MUSIC & MOVEMENT • For ages 2-5 • Shoreline Park • 10:30-11am Th • Central Library ~ 10-10:30am Th. WIGGLY STORYTIME • For toddlers 14 months - 3 years • Central Library ~ 10:15-10:45am We BABY AND ME • For babies 0-14 months • Central Library ~ 11-11:30am We • Eastside Library ~ Bilingual ~ 1111:30am Th LIBRARY ON THE GO • Visit the library’s van • Shoreline Park ~ 10am-12pm Fr, 4/28 • Carrillo Castillo Commuter Lot ~ 10am-12pm Tu, 5/2 • Harding School ~ 12:30-2:15pm We, 5/3 • Shoreline Park ~ 10am-12pm Th, 5/4 • Bohnett Park ~ 3:30-5pm Th, 5/4 READ TO A DOG • For grades 3-6 • Eastside Library ~ 3-4pm We.
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Three powerful concerts, two venues, one weekend — hear eight international classical musicians when the Lobero Chamber Music Project returns to the Lobero Theatre at 7pm on Friday and Saturday, May 5th and 6th, and to the SB Museum of Natural History at 4pm on Sunday, May 7th. Programming will span Dvořák, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Debussy, and beyond. For tickets ($10-75) visit www.lobero.org

ROOTS OF BRAZIL

Performance by Bahia Magia Dance Company • Center Stage Theater •

$30-40 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 6pm Sa, 5/6 & 2pm Su, 5/7.

THE MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP

An Evening of Dance to the Music of Burt Bacharach • UCSB Arts & Lectures • www.granadasb.org • $2066 • 8pm Sa, 5/6.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

BOOK TO ACTION: MUTUAL AID

WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Workshop for organizers ages 16-25 • Eastside Library • Free • 3-5pm Sa, 5/6.

MUSIC

PRAYERS AND PREMIERES

Classical premieres by John Villar & Eric Valinsky • SB Music Club • First United Methodist Church • Free • 3pm Sa, 5/6.

UCSB Arts & Lectures Welcome Mark Morris Dance Group

Joyfully dancing to the iconic music of Burt Bacharach, the Mark Morris Dance Group will bring their new evening-length work The Look of Love to the Granada Theatre at 8pm on Saturday, May 6th. For tickets ($20-66) visit www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

MOZART TO MODERN

Wide-ranging SB Choral Society

Concert • First Presbyterian Church •

$10-25 • www.sbchoral.org • 7pm Sa, 5/6 & 3pm Su, 5/7.

BILLY CURRINGTON

Country concert with special guest Eli Young Band • SB Bowl • $46.50-$76.50 • www.sbbowl.com • 7pm Sa, 5/6.

JOSE LUIS DE LA PAZ

Flamenco guitar concert • Flamenco Arts Festival • The New Vic • $45-55 • www.etcsb.org • 7:30pm Sa, 5/6.

OUTDOORS

JODI HOUSE'S RUN, WALK & ROLL Run, walk, or roll to support brain injury survivors • Chase Palm Park • $10-35 • https://tinyurl.com/y76rz6z6 • 8am Sa, 5/6.

FAMILY BIRD FEST

Bird walks, activities, arts & crafts,

and more for the whole family • SB Audubon Society • SB Botanic Garden • Free with admission • 10am1pm Sa, 5/6.

SPECIAL EVENTS

ARTS & CRAFT FAIRE

Shop local artists & artisans • Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center • Free • 10am-4pm Sa, 5/6.

ROAR & POUR

Sip while strolling the zoo after-hours

• SB Zoo • $95-130 • https://tinyurl.com/bdep2ey5 • 5-8pm Sa, 5/6.

Sunday • May 7th

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS

IN STORE BOOK SIGNING

With author Erik Sherman, Daybreak at Chavez Ravine • Chaucer’s Books • Free • 4pm Su, 5/7.

DOS PUEBLOS HIGH SCHOOL

THE MUSIC MAN

Musical comedy about a conman’s misadventures • https://tinyurl.com/msd74hvb • $8-25 • 7pm Th, 5/4-5/13; 2pm & 7pm Sa, 5/6.

GOLETA VALLEY JUNIOR HIGH

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Gilbert & Sullivan’s comedy • Goleta Valley JH • $5-10 • 7pm Fr, 4/28; 2 & 7pm Sa, 4/29.

UCSB THEATER/DANCE

SPRING ONE ACTS 2023

Contemporary to classic one act s• UCSB Studio Theater • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu •

7:30pm Fr, 5/5 & 5/6; 1pm Sa, 5/6 & 5/7.

THEATRE GROUP AT SBCC

GEORGE AND EMILY GET MARRIED

New play that is a love letter to life-long relationships • Jurkowitz Theatre • $10-26 • www.theatregroupsbcc.com • Through 4/29.

OJAI ART CENTER THEATER

DISAPPEARING ACT

Spellbinding play about secrets magically revealed • $24 • www.ojaiact.org • 7:30pm Fr, 5/5, through 5/28.

PACIFIC CONSERVATORY THEATRE

BRIGHT STAR

A search for family in the Blue Ridge Mountains • Marian Theatre, Santa Maria • www.pcpa.org • $25-49 • Through 5/14.

MUSIC

SB JAZZ SOCIETY: JANIS MANN

Jazz set by award-winning vocalist • SOhO • $10-25 • www.sohosb.com • 1pm Su, 5/7.

SANTA BARBARA YOUTH SYMPHONY

Free concert performed by young classical musicians • Lobero Theatre • www.lobero.org • 4pm Su, 5/7.

TRANSATLANTIC GUITAR TRIO

Richard Smith (UK), Joscho Stephan (Germany), and Rory Hoffman (US)

• SBAcoustic • SOhO • $35 • www. sohosb.com • 7:30pm Su, 5/7.

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MUJERES MAKERS MARKET

Shop local women-owned businesses • El Presidio • Free • 10am-4pm Su, 5/7.

HILLEL HALL OF FAME

Honoring Ellen & Harvey Silverberg, Gail & David Teton-Landis, Rachel

& Walt Wilson • SB Hillel, 781 Embarcadero del Mar • $150 • https://tinyurl.com/4j55j3es • 10:30am Su, 5/7.

2023 POLO SEASON OPENS

Polo games and after parties return • SB Polo & Racquet Club • Tickets and schedule: www.sbpolo.com • 4pm Su, 5/7.

BLUE WATER BALL

Elegant fundraiser for SB Channelkeeper • Cabrillo Pavilion • $275 • www.bluewaterball.org • 5-9pm Su, 5/7.

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Join Mirabel Madrigal’s quest to save her family’s magic powers and her beloved childhood home when UCSB CarseyWolf Center hosts a free screening of the Academy Award-winning animated film Encanto at 2pm on Saturday, May 6th at Pollock Theater. Producer Yvett Merino will discuss the film with Dolores Inés Casillas, Director of UCSB’s Chicano Studies Institute, after the screening. To register visit www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu

LOVE & JUSTICE: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BEETHOVEN’S REBEL OPERA

Documentary screening exploring connections between Chilean coup victim and Beethoven’s music • The New Vic • $15 • www.etcsb.org/whats-on/ community-events • 3pm Su, 4/30.

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?

Screening of this classic Bette Davis & Joan Crawford thriller; discussion by Professor Lucy Fischer • UCSB CarseyWolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7pm Tu, 5/2.

MOM

Film that is a dialogue between mother and son • UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater • Free • 6pm We, 5/3.

ENCANTO

Screening of this musical, magical Disney film; discussion by Producer Yvett Merino • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www. carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 2pm Sa, 5/6.

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Salmon Fishing In Yemen (2011): Director: Oliver Hermanus; Writers: Simon Beaufoy, Paul Torday; Starring: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked, Kristin Scott Thomas

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

Screening of Met Opera’s performance of Strauss’s comedy • Hahn Hall • $28 • www.musicacademy.org • 2pm Su, 5/7.

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Slower Retail Sales Show Consumers Hurting

YELLEN SAID IN A RECENT FAREED ZAKARIAH INTERVIEW

on CNN that she thought an economic soft landing was possible, despite warnings that the recent bank failures could cause banks to tighten in their lending criteria, contributing to a slowing economy.

That is already happening. Retail sales in March posted the biggest decline in four months, largely because of lower auto and gasoline sales. Rising interest rates make car loans more expensive, for starters.

Retail sales aren’t inflation adjusted, so it means an even larger drop if inflation is factored in. Restaurants and bar sales also declined, a sign that consumers are spending less on leisure activities.

It is a sign that consumers are beginning to seriously cut back on spending, which affects other sectors.

The Fed showed manufacturing production dropped 0.5 percent in March after increasing 0.6 percent in February. Durable goods lasting more than three years have been

down the past two months.

In fact, the decline in retail sales was widespread. Receipts at auto dealers dropped 1.6 percent. Furniture store sales fell 1.2 percent, while receipts at electronics and appliance stores tumbled 2.1 percent. Sales at building material and garden equipment supplies dealers plummeted 2.1 percent.

All of this has been hurting consumer sentiment, despite Americans being fully employed and the percentage of workingage adults entering the workforce being back up to pre-pandemic levels. The index, produced by the University of Michigan, rose from 62 in March to 63.5 in April, from a four-month low.

“While consumers have noted the easing of inflation among durable goods and cars, they still expect high inflation to persist, at least in the short run,” said survey director Joanna Hsu.

Inflation is beginning to seriously worry consumers, in other words. Oneyear inflation expectations increased 4.6 percent in the year ahead, up from 3.6 percent in the prior month, said the University of Michigan survey. But in the longer run, expectations were unchanged. Americans think inflation will average 2.9 percent annually in the next five years.

So, when will the Fed pause in its rate hikes? 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, as reported last week. 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.

We don’t need to discourage already stretched consumers any further.

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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AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA AMENDING THE SANTA BARBARA MUNICIPAL CODE BY AMENDING SECTION 17.20.005, BY ADDING BACK IN SUBSECTIONS B3, B4, B5, AND B6, THAT WERE LEFT OUT DUE TO A CLERICAL ERROR

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I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on April 11, 2023, and adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on April 18, 2023 by the following roll call vote:

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A Summit of Form: The Valkyrie at the Lobero

AN EXUBERANT MUSICAL ODYSSEY EXPLODED ONSTAGE at the intimate Lobero Theatre with Opera Santa Barbara's production of The Valkyrie, last Sunday.

This masterwork by Richard Wagner is one of the most searing operas ever developed and is the second part of The Ring Cycle. In 2021 the company presented Das Rheingold, also directed by Crystal Manich and conducted by Kostis Protopapas. Again using the abbreviated Jonathan Dove/ Graham Vick version, The Valkyrie is the final show of a very artistically ambitious slate of the company’s season.

A difficult opera to present due to length and the demands of both front of stage and backstage intricacies, the company performed a bravura feat of theatricality. The production, though traditional in thematic scope, stands alongside productions hatched by far larger companies including the 2010 Achim Freyer version at LA Opera and the Francesca Zambello versions of 2011 and 2018 of Walküre at SF Opera. This feat is due in part to the nimble and dramatically compelling approach taken by the director and the conductor, both of whom brought forward so many of the dramatic treasures, and who have formed a successful collaboration once again.

The staging featured both the cast of characters and the orchestra flanking a central setting. With a minimal, yet effective, set of tilted vertical elements and clever lighting, the director made the most of the small performance areas. Mists seemed to fill the air giving the scenes a mythic quality. FrancisPierre Couture was the both the scenic and lighting director who accomplished much with bold and thoughtful strokes. The

atmosphere fit the story and the themes that echo some of the legendary settings seen in the Post WWII sets of The Ring at Bayreuth in Germany, albeit on a much smaller stage. The switchbacks from a dark brooding forest, to the Valhalla palace, to a rocky mountaintop for the conclusion were convincingly suggested by design elements that seemed to form boundaries and shapes. Even the prominent kettle drums at stage left reflected an eerie red glow.

The supertitles above translating the German to English were timed with an exacting pace and were quite helpful. The 20 musicians that formed the orchestra were inspirational, led with precision by conductor Protopapas, not an easy feat for almost three hours of playing.

Featuring a company of singers who can inhabit their respective roles, sensational performances were offered by the soprano Alexandra Loutsion as a rebellious and sturdy heroine Brünnhilde, and Wayne Tigges, in his debut performance as Wotan, provided a tragic figure of a god who wrestles with greed, immorality, and regret. The whole cast seemed to embrace the timing and subtext that Wagner included. Robert Stahley impressively sung the doomed Siegmund and was matched by the vulnerability of his twin sister and love match, Sieglinde, portrayed by Julie Davies. Nina Yoshida Nelsen was a most regal Fricka opposite Wotan. With his deep bass notes, Colin Ramsey effortlessly provided a threatening foil to Siegmund as a wryly cruel Hunding. The Vakyrie sisters to

Brünnhilde, delightfully vocalized by Sunwoo Park, Georgia Jacobson, and Chrisina Pezzarossi were delightfully featured in the sensational opening to Act IV in the very famous The Ride of the Valkyries. Some of the most effective scenes include Brünnhilde’s fateful and ghostly appearance before Siegmund and Wotan’s heartbreaking ring of fire sequence at the conclusion. These particular scenes were starkly well-directed and finely tuned to the delicate and dramatic score developed by Wagner.

As the cast came out for standing ovations, the whole company including the Costumes by Azucena Dominguez, Hair/Makeup by Heather Sterling, fight director Aubrey Trujillo, as well as the production managers deserved accolades for this particularly well-produced afternoon showBob Weinman was production sponsor along with the extensive Board, staff, and numerous community financial supporters. For info on the upcoming 2023-2024 and other programs visit www.OperaSB.org or call 805-898-3890.

Robert F. Adams, Film Correspondent for VOICE, is a Santa Barbara landscape architect and a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre and Film, as well as Cal Poly. He has served on the film selection committees for the Aspen Film Fest and the SB International Film Festival. Email him at robert@earthknower.com

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A centuries-wide sweep of choral excellence from Mozart’s Requiem to the Santa Barbara premiere of Waloyo Yamoni, a rainmaking litany in Lango by Grammy award winning American composer Christopher Tin

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CINCO DE MAYO BATTLE OF PUEBLA - 1862 TRADITIONAL CELEBRATION

CINCO DE MAYO BATALLA DE PUEBLA - 1862 CELEBRACIÓN TRADICIONAL “COMBATE DE FLORES”

Casa Dolores celebra el Cinco de Mayo con una exposición temporal de su icónica Talavera Poblana, la Falda tradicional de China Poblana e impresiones de una celebración muy antigua y romántica “El Combate de las Flores.”

La Batalla de Puebla tuvo lugar el 5 de Mayo de 1862, en Puebla de Zaragoza durante la segunda intervención francesa en

La sociedad poblana a celebrado con orgullo de esta tradición arraigada desde 1895, en donde se puede observar carruajes, flores hermosas como rosas y claveles que son obsequiadas con respecto por jóvenes a jovencitas. Las damitas muestran su belleza y usualmente visten el tradicional vestido de China Poblana, se torna muy emocionante cuando reciben una rosa o clavel y disfrutan una lluvia de petalos cayendo por todos lados. Después se celebra con charreadas y espectáculo ecuestre.

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Abre del 5 de Mayo al 31 de Mayo

1023 Bath St (Between Carrillo & Figueroa) open: 12-4pm tueS-Sat (CloSed Sun & mon) 805-963-1032 • www.CaSadoloreS org

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Blossoming Pixels: Art Without Limit

“[AAC gave] me the fuel that I needed,” said Lane, “I really began to dig deep into Photoshop’s filters and relentlessly create.”

As an architect, Lane’s digital painting techniques have evolved from his professional background using computers to design creations. Besides sharing his work in galleries, Lane has sold well over a thousand prints and products online on platforms such as VIDA and Society6.

In greater than also, Lane plays with the vibrances of color in different textures and brushstrokes to create a work in his “digital primitive” style. Energetic yellows and mellow lavenders transfix viewers, mesmerized by its distorted sunset.

ISING BEFORE THE SUN, playing with color and shape until breakfast, David Mark Lane is primarily a digital creator. Using various Photoshop filters, color shifts, and layering, Lane explores springtime greens, foamy sea blues, psychedelic rainbows, and more in his work. Lane’s latest collection, Garden of Pixels, takes viewers through his journey of digital artwork. His work

will be featured at CPC Gallery from May 4th until the end of July. The opening reception on Thursday, May 4th, 5 to 8pm, at CPC Gallery, will feature an artist talk at 6:30pm on his process.

“The truly infinite possibilities to distort colors and forms draw me to make digital abstracts,” shared Lane. “I am addicted to color.”

Professionally an architect, Lane did not choose the artist path on purpose. In fact, he never went to art school at all. Lane found digital creation in the early ‘90s when he began using a computer to enhance his architectural drawings. Finding a kinship with the process, he began to tinker with Photoshop tools and filters in his designs, ultimately realizing that they could be used to create digital art.

“I just picked up a brush and starting painting, except my brush was Photoshop,” said Lane.

In 2015, Lane joined Santa Barbara’s Abstract Art Collective, which shares and exhibits abstract artwork around Santa Barbara. The AAC gave him the opportunity to take part in the Funk Zone’s art scene as well as exhibit his work in curated settings like the Art’s Fund and CASA Gallery. Inspired by the talents of other AAC members, Lane felt empowered to continue creating digital art.

Another hypnotizing piece, qualify, features blocks of bright peach, hot pink, and moody turquoise, exploring color’s power to transform into multicolored hues. Sharp, angular lines catch viewers’ eyes, while gentle bends of forest green flow throughout the piece.

During downtown Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursday, Lane will share his artwork through prints, projections, and screens.

“I hope people leave with a curiosity for how they might create art with computers,” said Lane. “I also hope people begin to understand the infinite possibilities of digital art.”

CPC Gallery is located at 36 E Victoria St in Santa Barbara. Reach them at 805-957-4200.
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10 WEST GALLERY: Awaken

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

ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Holly Hungett: Natural Interpretations

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

ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

MUSEUM • Christopher 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: Power of Objects: An Encore Show of Ron Robertson’s Works

~ May 7 • La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Av • Su-Thu 11-6; Fri, Sa 11-7 • www.artsfundsb.org • 805-233-3395

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: Cinco De Mayo Battle of Puebla - 1862 ~ May 31; A Fortune Inside My Piggy Bank / Una Fortuna Dentro De Mi Alcancía De Cochinito ~ Apr 30 • Bandera Ware / traditional outfits ~ ongoing • 1023 Bath St • www.casadolores.org

CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: Sunshine on Tuesdays • 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: Pouring My Heart Out ~ May 28 • 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • Sat & Sun 1-4 • 805737-1129 • 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: 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; Patti Robbins: The Not “So Still” Life ~ May 1-31 • 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 • 2-6pm, Fri-Sat • www.helenamasonartgallery.com

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

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

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

LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE

ARTS: Three Multi-Artist Galleries at La Cumbre Plaza - Elevate, Fine Line, and Illuminations Galleries • TuesSun noon-5 • www.lcccasb.com

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

LOMPOC LIBRARY GROSSMAN

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

LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS

CENTER: Arist Studio Tour ~ May 14 • Thu-Su 12-4 • 865 Linden Av • 805-684-7789 • 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

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

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

MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT

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

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

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 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 28, 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 www. CFletchersArt.com Chris Fletcher Sculptor CFletchersart.com • 805-964-3788 www.roeannewhite.com Loon Point III Roe Anne White p h o t o g r a p h y roeannewhite.com 805-453-2770 www.rosemariecgebhart.com Rosemarie C. Gebhart Contemporary Art Pali X Mano La Cumbre Center for Creative Illuminations Gallery La Cumbre PLaza Pali X Mano La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts Illuminations Gallery La Cumbre PLaza THE NOT “SO STILL” LIFE Oil Paintings by Patti Robbins May 1-31, 2023 Gallery Los Olivos 2920 Grand Ave, Los Olivos Open Daily 10 am - 5pm 805.688.7517 PattiRobbinsArtist@gmail.com www.PattiRobbinsArtist.com

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

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

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

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

SB BOTANIC GARDEN: At the Edge • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org

SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Clarence

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

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

SB MUSEUM OF ART: Scenes from a Marriage: Ed & Nancy Kienholz ~ May 21; Out of Joint: Joan Tanner ~ May 14; Portrait of Mexico Today; Highlights of East Asian Art -

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

SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Drawn by a Lady: Early Women Illustrators ~ July 2; Native People Through Lens of Edward Curtis ~ Apr 30 • Wed-Sun 10-5 • 2559 Puesta del Sol • www.sbnature.org

SANTA BARBARA SEA CENTER

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

SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: 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: The Spring Salon & Betty Lane & Christopher Noxon: From One Generation to the Next ~ May 22 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-7301460 • www.sullivangoss.com

SUSAN QUINLAN DOLL & TEDDY

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

SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Art Of The Western Saddle • 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez • Sa, Su 12-4 • 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org

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

THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY: California Realism • Th-Sat 12-5; By Appt • 1331 State St • www.thomasreynolds.com

UCSB LIBRARY: www.library.ucsb.edu

VOICE GALLERY: Earth Dance ~ April 30 • Purple Tango ~ May 1-30 • 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

Art Events Eventos de Arte

VADA ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF STUDENT WORK • View art by SB High School students • Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. • Free • Reception: 5-8pm Fr, 4/28; Viewing 11am3pm 4/29 & 4/30.

PATRICIA CLARKE STUDIO GRAND REOPENING

RECEPTION • View Clarke’s Blessings photography exhibition

• 410 Palm Av, Carpinteria • Free

• 2-5pm Sa, 4/29.

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

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.

1ST THURSDAY • Art & Cultural Night in Santa Barbara ~ See pages 16 & 17.

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

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THE INTERDISCIPLINARY HUMANITIES CENTER SERIES:

PRESENTING NEW PUBLICATIONS AND CREATIVE PROJECTS BY HFA FACULTY

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

BISHNUPRIYA GHOSH

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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Platinum Sounds: The Symphony Turns 70

Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 14, 2023 | 3 PM

This platinum anniversary concert highlights The Symphony’s brilliant principal players in , American composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s work, previously commissioned for our 60 Violin soloist and multi-Grammy© nominee Philippe Quint brings his imaginative approach to Mendelssohn’s gorgeous Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64, one of the most prominent and highly regarded works in the concerto repertoire for violin, while Johannes Brahms’ monumental Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68 –which took the composer 21 years of revisions to declare ready for public performance in 1876 – will bring the evening to a triumphant close.

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Jonathan Leshnoff | Concerto Grosso (The Symphony's 60 Anniversary) th

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Violin Concerto

Johannes Brahms | Symphony No 1

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