VOICE Magazine: May 24, 2024

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Memorial Day Anniversary Remembering the fourth anniversary of the death of George Floyd 10 Photo by John Palminteri I Madonnari Discover colorful chalk paintings at the Old Santa Barbara Mission 11, 29 Hoist the Stars & Strips and join the events honoring service to the United States 2, 15 Photo courtsey of CCP Photo courtsey of PCVF In This Issue Calendar...20-22 Movies............23 Community News 7, 8, 10, 15, John Palminteri: Community Voice.............. 13 Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice 14 Camerata Pacifica Season Finale 16 ETC: Alice, Formerly of Wonderland............. 18 Robert F. Adams: French Actor Alain Delon 19 Harlan Green: Economic Voice.................. 24 Community Market & Legals 24 -26 SB Symphony Rhapsody in Blue 26 David Gress: Tree of the Month.................. 28 Galleries & Art Venues................29, 30, 31 Photo by Zach Mendez Photo by Phillip Knott www.voicesb.com May 24, 2024 subscribe VOICE Magazine cover story see page 5 Photo courtesy of Funk Zone Live Funk Zone Funk Zone Live to Rock the Zone on May 31st 12, 31 Cinema SBIFF to host series: Mad About Delon 19 Theatre Alice, Formerly of Wonderland opens at ETC 18 77th Summer Music Festival to celebrate The Magic of Music June 12th to August 3rd in Santa Barbara musicacademy.org Courtesy Photo Joshua Bell , GRAMMY-winning violinist at the Granada Theatre


Memorial Day Ceremony

MONDAY, MAY 27, 2024 • 11:00 AM - NOON

Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara

Veterans, their families, and the community are welcome to join us at the Santa Barbara Cemetery for a free one-hour ceremony as we remember those who gave the greatest sacrifice for our country.

The ceremony will include a patriotic program featuring:

Santa Barbara Choral Society • The Prime Time Band • Gold Coast Pipe & Drum Band Seating and free parking will be provided.


LTC Joe Ruhl, US Army Commanding Officer UCSB ROTC , BGen. Fred Lopez, USMCR (ret.)


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Can’t Miss Music Magic:

Music Academy of the West’s Summer Music Festival

June 12th–August 3rd in Santa Barbara

THE MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST is set to captivate artists and music enthusiasts with its 77th Summer Music Festival, themed

“The Magic of Music.” The Summer Festival runs from June 12th to August 3rd, at the Music Academy’s picturesque Miraflores campus in Montecito. The Academy offers its fellows a well-rounded, dynamic summer training program, focused not just on music-making, but also related aspects of building a life in music.

The Festival promises an unforgettable summer of music, showcasing young talents and world-renowned artists in a diverse range of performances, masterclasses, and competitions. When these top musicians and fellows come together from around the world, they create electrifying, Can’t Miss events:

Can’t Miss Gala: Multifaceted artistry of Cellist Joshua Roman Sat, June 1st

The Festival season kicks off on June 1 with an inspiring Summer Gala to benefit the Academy’s Sing! children’s chorus and the Music Academy fellows’ full scholarship program. Cellist, curator, composer, and Music Academy alum Joshua Roman headlines the annual Gala themed “Magic of the Music Academy: A New Era.” Hailed by The New York Times for his “effortlessly expressive tone…and playful zest for exploration,” Joshua is known for creating unforgettable musical experiences. Gala tickets are on sale now at musicacademy.org/gala.

by the Academy Festival Orchestra, Carmen features the LVI fellows in an original staging by director Ken Cazan, Chair of Vocal Arts and Opera at USC, that sets the story in present day Spain, with choreography by flamenco star Manuel Gutierrez and members of Sing!. The title role will be performed this summer by mezzo-soprano fellow, Maggie Reneé.

A Force to be Reckoned With: Academy Festival Orchestra

Each year, the Academy Festival Orchestra concerts stand out as a highlight of the Festival, as they introduce the next generation of artists to some of the world’s leading conductors.

Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Laureate Osmo Vänskä opens the series June 22nd conducting Wagner’s Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer with soloists from the Lehrer Vocal Institute, and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2.

Anthony Parnther, Music Director of the San Bernardino Symphony, is equally wellknown as an international guest conductor and for blockbuster film scores, most recently including Oppenheimer, Avatar: The Way of Water, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. He returns this summer to lead the orchestra on June 29th in a varied program including Joan Huang’s Tujia Dance, Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3, and Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Former conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and St. Louis Symphony Orchestra David Robertson conducts the orchestra on July 27th in a program of John Adams’ Violin Concerto with soloist Leila Josefowicz and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5.

Finnish National Opera and Ballet Chief Conductor Hannu Lintu brings the season to a close once again on August 3rd, this time conducting Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, “Tragic.”

what he performs” (New York Times) – for a duo recital of Mozart’s Sonata No. 18 in G Major, Beethoven’s Sonata No. 7, and Stravinsky’s Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss on July 2nd At the historic Granada Theatre, this rare chance to witness such a talented duo perform in a grand venue is an experience not to be missed.

Individually, Bell and Denk have garnered acclaim worldwide, with their performances praised for their technical brilliance and profound musical insight. Bell stands as one of the most revered virtuosos of his generation, captivating audiences with his unmatched artistry and emotive playing. Together, their collaboration elevates their artistry to new heights, creating a synergy that transcends the sum of its parts. With their shared passion for music and commitment to excellence, Bell and Denk promise an evening of unparalleled musical expression and connection.

Bel canto tenor Lawrence Brownlee, known as “one of the most in-demand opera singers in the world today,” (NPR) joins the Music Academy for a recital on July 23rd themed ‘Songs of my Youth’ with pianist John Churchwell, co-director of the Music Academy’s Lehrer Vocal Institute. Inspired by Brownlee’s GRAMMY-nominated album Rising, which sets poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to song by leading African American composers, Brownlee coaches LVI fellows in ‘Uprising / Rising Up,’ a curated program of songs that explore our search, discovery, and celebration of the human spirit.

Can’t Miss Opera: Bizet’s Carmen Comes to Life at the Granada Theatre July 12th & 14th

The Lehrer Vocal Institute (LVI) series offers the best in opera and art song coupled with unique performances curated by leading artists in the field. The centerpiece of the LVI fellows’ experience is a brand new, can’t miss production of Bizet’s Carmen, a timeless story illuminating female strength and independence. Principal Opera Conductor Daniela Candillari – also Principal Conductor of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis – takes the podium for a fully staged production of Carmen in the Granada Theatre. Anchored

Acclaimed Performing Artists: Mosher Guest Artists

The Music Academy is the summer destination for classical music’s biggest stars, who are invited each summer to share their singular expertise and insights with the next generation of musical talents and concert attendees. This year’s Mosher Guest Artists are Joshua Bell, Lawrence Brownlee, and Steven Isserlis.

GRAMMY-winning violinist Joshua Bell, one of the most celebrated artists of this era, joins forces with superstar pianist Jeremy Denk – “a pianist you want to hear no matter

Tickets for the 2024 Summer Music Festival are on sale now online at musicacademy.org and by phone. Tickets and additional information are available via email ticketoffice@musicacademy.org or by calling the Ticket Office at 805-969-8787.

Community Access Tickets: The Music Academy is committed to ensuring the Santa Barbara community has access to and is inspired by the magic of music. $10 Community Access Tickets are available for the 2024 Summer Festival beginning on June 7 at 10 AM, subject to availability. Tickets will be available in person at the Music Academy Carsey Ticket Office and online. The Community Access Ticket program is made possible in the loving memory of Linda Sawyer Frankel.

British cellist extraordinaire Steven Isserlis, acclaimed worldwide for his profound musicianship and technical mastery, presents a recital on July 3rd alongside pianist Connie Shih, featuring sonatas by Beethoven and Fauré, Trois pièces by Nadia Boulanger, and Rediscovered Places by Thomas Adès.

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Maggie Reneé as Carmen Photo by Zach Mendez Photo courtesy of Music Academy of the West Photo by Dario Acosta Anthony Parnther Fellows share their musical passion and enjoy Santa Barbara
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2024 Classified School Employees of the Year Honored


to represent Santa Barbara County as Classified School Employees of the Year by the Santa Barbara County Education Office. The honorees highlight the wide variety of skills and contributions that classified school employees bring to school campuses. Honorees were selected from 125 school sites across Santa Barbara County.

The honorees are: Nancy Barclay, Lead Custodian at El Camino Elementary in Lompoc Unified School District; Marianne Heuchert, Office Manager for the Child Nutrition Department in Orcutt Union School District; Kara Lane, Librarian and Media Specialist at Joe Nightingale School in Orcutt Union School District; and Deborah “Debbie” Smith, School Office Assistant at Mountain View Elementary in Goleta Union School District.

Classified employees include such positions as custodial and maintenance staff, bus drivers, office and clerical staff, food service workers, paraprofessionals, health and student services staff, and others.

The Classified School Employees of the Year program was created by the California Department of Education (CDE) to recognize the contributions of

Teacher of 25 Years Awarded 2025 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year

LAURA BRANCH, A SCIENCE TEACHER AT ERNEST RIGHETTI HIGH SCHOOL in Santa Maria for the past 25 years, was named the 2025 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year. The Santa Barbara County Education Office shared the news during the May 9th County Board of Education meeting.

“When I began teaching twenty-five years ago, my goal was to create positive change in public education within Earth sciences along with teaching students of all abilities,” Branch said, during a brief ceremony. “Over the years, I believe I have done that. To be honored for my accomplishments is an incredible feeling! This award is really dedicated to my students and all of the people I’ve

worked with throughout the years.”

Branch said serving as Teacher of the Year provides the unique opportunity to spotlight the work of teachers, through her own unique lens. “I hope that this year I can share the passion of my craft along with the message of how creating a sense of community within the classroom engages all students.”

Branch, along with other award-winning teachers from Santa Barbara County, will be introduced at SBCEO’s Education Celebration on Thursday, May 23rd, and officially honored at the annual A Salute to Teachers event to be held in November at the Music Academy of the West.

Moms Demand Action Invites the Community to Wear Orange

MOMS DEMAND ACTION, A NATIONAL, NON-PARTISAN ADVOCACY GROUP FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, is appealing to Santa Barbarans join them on Saturday, June 8th from 9am to 12 noon, in a day of service at Ortega Park. In partnership with the Ortega Park Steering Committee, the day will include an opportunity to tour the park’s historical murals, assist with a general clean-up of the grounds, connect with local nonprofits, and enjoy snacks and art activities for children and families.

“We are proud to stand with the Ortega Park Community and their ongoing efforts to make their park and community a welcoming space for all,” said Kendall Pata, Local Group Lead of the Santa Barbara Chapter of Moms Demand Action. “Research shows that cleaning and greening public spaces reduces crime and makes our communities safer.”

Wear Orange is observed every year in observance of National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend, in remembrance of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old who was shot and killed on a playground in Chicago in 2013,

Young at Heart Senior Fair Connects Seniors With Critical Resources

GARDENS ON HOPE OPENED ITS DOORS for the annual Young at Heart Senior Fair on May 8th. HACSB, in collaboration with its nonprofit affiliate, 2nd Story Associates, hosted the event where seniors are linked with critical services and resources. This is part of HACSB’s long-standing commitment to providing the resources and support needed to enable local senior residents to experience a good quality of life.

“Service-enriched senior housing offers a wide range of social services and other support, designed to improve the health, wellness, and future of our residents,” said HACSB Resident Programs Supervisor, Alice Villarreal Redit. “Gardens on Hope serves as a shining example of affordable, service-enriched senior housing, which is community-oriented housing designed to accommodate elderly persons as they age in place. Seniors living at several Housing Authority senior sites, such as Presidio Springs and Villa Santa Fe, also attended the Senior Fair, providing these residents with an opportunity to tour the community and enjoy a barbecue lunch and live music.”

and the more than 40,000 people who are killed with guns every year.

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classified school employees who support the education of more than six million California public school students from preschool through grade twelve. Back: Santa Barbara County Board of Education, Marybeth Carty, Weldon U. Howell, Jr., Vedamarie Alvarez Flores, Judy Frost, Dr. Susan Salcido, Bruce Porter, Michelle de Werd, and Nadra Ehrman. Front: 2024 Santa Barbara County Classified School Employees of the Year, Marianne Heuchert, Kara Lane, Deborah “Debbie” Smith, and Nancy Barclay. Courtesy of Santa Barbara County Education Office
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Laura Branch, “rockhound,” geology buff, and 2025 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year
To register visit: https://forms.everytown.org/a/wear-orange-ortega-park
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Spain, Norway, and Ireland Formally Recognize Palestinian State

THREE COUNTRIES HAVE ANNOUNCED that they will formally recognize Palestine as a state on May 28th, adding their support to 140 other countries who have recognized Palestine as a country. The three countries, Norway, Spain, and Ireland, made their announcements on Wednesday.

“In the midst of a war, with tens of thousands killed and injured, we must keep alive the only alternative that offers a political solution for Israelis and Palestinians alike: two states, living side by side, in peace and security,” said Norway’s prime minister, Jonas Gahr Støre, in a Guardian interview.

Of the 193 UN members, about 140 members have recognised Palestinian statehood since 1988. Most notably withholding their support are the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, and Canada.

Formal recognition of statehood is a path toward self-determination and statehood.

The Big Winners in the Neal Taylor Nature Center’s 27th Annual Fish Derby


fired a flare off at 6am at the harbor to start the 27th Annual Fish Derby on Saturday, April 20th.

This year’s event was attended by anglers of all ages, with 565 registered to fish in the Derby and many others along for a weekend of perfect weather for camping and fun at Cachuma Lake & the Nature Center.

The Fish Derby is a benefit fund raiser for the Neal Taylor Nature Center, which offers programs and exhibits on the Santa Ynez River Watershed. 61 volunteers planned and operated the derby, raffle, and children’s activities, bringing in over $36,000 through sponsorships, donations, and registrations with an additional $10,000+ in merchandise donations for door prizes and raffle prizes.

The Awards program was held on Sunday, April 21st, and was emceed by the father and daughter team of Captain David Bacon & Captain Tiffany Vague. Barbara and Dave Hale, Jeff McDonald, and Julie McDonald were on stage to help pass out raffle & door prizes, and checks to the cash winners. Over $5,000 in cash and prizes was awarded.

Hillside Appoints New Director and Board Members

THREE NEW MEMBERS HAVE JOINED HILLSIDE, bringing their experience and expertise to serving those in Santa Barbara living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

THERESA BENNETT, R.N., returns to Hillside with a combined 30 years of healthcare experience in a variety of clinical settings. She brings her strengths in leadership, management, CDPH survey support, wound care, memory care, and geriatric psychiatry. Theresa’s familiarity with treating patients with dual diagnoses and complex medical needs is an invaluable asset to Hillside.

GAVIN CHANIN will serve on the Board as a new member in March. Gavin, who was named one of FORBES’ “30 under 30” in Food and Wine and a “Winemaker to Watch” by San Francisco Chronicle, began his winemaking career as a harvest intern at Au Bon Climat and Quipe. Taking the fall quarter off each year from his studies at UCLA to work harvest in California, Gavin also worked harvest in South Africa and New Zealand, and traveled in Burgundy and Italy before returning to launch Chanin Wine Co. in 2007. In 2009 Gavin graduated UCLA Phi Beta Kappa, where he was an award winning art student.

JAN KOPF, a native Californian and resident of Santa Barbara for ten years has demonstrated a lifelong passion for teaching and learning. She is a graduate of UCSB and has a teaching credential in Special Education from USC with an emphasis on dyslexia. She has also been involved with many non-profits, particularly in the Bay area, including Stanford’s Children’s Hospital. Prior to her appointment to Hillside’s Board, she was an active member of the organization’s Event Committee, volunteering her time in support of fundraising efforts, especially their annual Soiree. Like Gavin Chanin, she began serving a three-year term on the Board of Directors effective March 2024.

A Tribute to 26 Years of Environmental Leadership

HILLARY HAUSER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HEAL THE OCEAN, received a laudatory Resolution from the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning, May 7th, honoring her 26 years of work as the founder of Heal the Ocean. The Resolution was prompted by the news of Hillary’s retirement, and some of the language in the Resolution was drawn from her book Dancing on Waves, which highlights her enduring love for the sea.

The inclusion of this language was inspired by Supervisor Laura Capps, who initiated the County’s recognition of Heal the Ocean for its work. Hillary reminisced that when HTO began, she had “no idea what a 501c3 was, or what it was for,” but HTO has since raised millions for the upgrade of wastewater treatment plants, among other efforts.

Hillary states that she is remaining with Heal the Ocean “as an oarsman,” providing mentoring, writing, and liaison with HTO’s large, active donor base. “The work is never over,” Hillary remarked, “and my job now is to provide a strong oar and ensure that the HTO ship remains big, strong, and mighty as it sails forward.” www.healtheocean.org

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Courtesy photo Theresa Bennett Gavin Chanin Jan Kopf Courtesy of Neal Taylor Nature Center

Police Tactics at Some Pro-Palestine Protests Ignore Past Lessons

While some universities have sought peaceful approaches, others have used aggressive policing that bucks research from the protests following George Floyd’s murder.

THE ROOF AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY. An officer fired beanbag rounds at UCLA. Protesters at Emory University were met with rubber bullets and tear gas. Police have frequently used aggressive and militarized tactics in arresting nearly 3,000 people tied to the pro-Palestinian protests that have swept dozens of college campuses this spring, according to databases collected by The Appeal and The New York Times.

The arrests have mainly come at tent encampments set up by students protesting Israel’s war in Gaza and occupation of Palestinian territories, and demanding that their universities disclose and divest any financial investments that may benefit Israel. Students make up most of the arrests, which also include professors, staff, alumni, and some people unaffiliated with the schools. Some protesters have reported stitches, broken bones, and concussions from interactions with police.

Last week, several criminologists told Reuters that aggressive police tactics were at odds with research and best practices developed after the 2020 protests over the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. A study from the Police Executive Research Forum, a policing think tank, recommended avoiding mass arrests whenever possible and called for limiting the use of so-called less-lethal munitions such as tear gas and rubber bullets.

That same report also emphasized that when police establish trust and communication with protesters, rather than a strong show of force, it leads to safer outcomes for both officers and the demonstrators.

Researchers have studied how police respond to protests for decades. Nearly four years ago, Maggie Koerth from FiveThirtyEight and I wrote about that history, and how there’s been a robust body of government research on the handling of protests dating back to the late 1960s.

For that story, we spoke with the Rev. David Couper, who was the police chief of Madison, Wisconsin, during anti-war protests in the 1970s and anti-apartheid protests in the 1980s. His strategy for dealing with protesters was to send officers out to talk with demonstrators, listen to their concerns and empathize with them, using officers in regular uniforms, rather than riot gear. Couper was one of the first law enforcement leaders to promote a softer approach to policing protests, sometimes called the “Madison Model.”

Comparisons between the current campus protests and the 2020 demonstrations that swept across the country are only so useful. The campus protests are orders of magnitude smaller, and more uniform in approach and environment. Another key difference is that university administrators serve as intermediaries, and have generally been in charge of asking police to break up protests. Administrators who were swift to call in the police have cited disruptions to the campus, and reports from some Jewish students that some protesters targeted them or made them feel unsafe amid rising claims of antisemitism.

"In every situation, we were able to use a very low-key approach that did not result in a lot of property damage, or people getting hurt."
— Rev. David Couper

I touched base with Couper again this week. He said he was frustrated watching so many police use heavy-handed tactics, given the success he had during more than 21 years and hundreds of demonstrations. “In every situation, we were able to use a very low-key approach that did not result in a lot of property damage, or people getting hurt,” Couper said. This de-escalation model was never widely adopted, but even the handful of departments that once tried it largely dropped it over the past quarter-century, as police forces became increasingly militarized and oriented around an “us against them” mentality, we reported in 2020.

On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that external pressures may have also led to police response in at least one school: Columbia University in New York. A group of wealthy business leaders privately pressed Mayor Eric Adams to send police to disperse the protests, on a call where campaign donations to Adams were also discussed, according to The Post. The city denied that police were dispatched for any reason other than “specific written requests” from the school. (Disclosure: The Post listed Len Blavatnik and Daniel Loeb among the executives on the call. The Marshall Project currently receives funding from the Warner Music Group / Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund. The Margaret and Daniel Loeb-Third Point Foundation supported the news organization until 2020. Under the terms of its funding, The Marshall Project has sole editorial control of its news reporting.)

After backlash to arrests — especially from professors at the schools — many universities began seeking alternative ways to clear encampments. Northwestern

was one of the first schools where protesters and administrators struck a deal, agreeing to clear the encampment in exchange for disclosing information about the school’s investments, establishing an “affinity space” for Middle Eastern and North African students, and tuition for five Palestinian undergraduate students. CBS News reported that “some on campus are still dissatisfied, saying a small group agreed to terms that some say don’t go far enough,” however.

At nearby DePaul University, days of negotiations eventually gave way to arrests, after administrators declared a stalemate. Student representatives said they would have preferred to keep negotiating.

Both schools are in Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago. State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has repeatedly pledged not to prosecute people engaged in peaceful protest, citing her agency’s Protest-Related Charging Policy crafted in 2020, according to The Appeal.

As my colleague Maurice Chammah recently explored, prosecutors in some jurisdictions could represent a new wrinkle in the age-old question of protest arrests. Like Foxx, a handful of prosecutors have pledged not to pursue charges. Others have expressed broad sympathy with protesters or dropped charges en masse — as did Delia Garza, the top local prosecutor in Travis County, Texas, which includes Austin.

After arrests at the State University of New York at New Paltz, my alma mater, Ulster County District Attorney Emmanuel Nneji issued a plea this week for protesters to obey the law “as a public official who wholeheartedly supports peaceable assemblies and protests to prevent the horrors and atrocities of war.”

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University members look out a window as police form a line and break up a pro-Palestine encampment at the University of California, Irvine on May 15th, 2024. Photo by Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times, via Getty Images
This story is published in partnership with The Marshall Project, a nonprofit newsroom covering the U.S. criminal justice system.

George Floyd, Remembered

THIS YEAR, MAY 25TH will mark the four year anniversary of George Floyd’s tragic murder at the hands of Minneapolis police. While the nation had, over many years prior, suffered through police violence and the unwarranted deaths of American civilians, Floyd’s killing was a watershed moment, a turning point.

Memorials of George Floyd sprung up around the world after his death. Santa Barbara’s own memorial is on the corner of Haley and Anacapa Streets in downtown. It is a vibrant and somber portrait, painted by local artists Griffin Lounsbury and Chadillac Green.

This year, locally, there will be a vigil held there from noon to 1pm this Saturday, May 25th. The gathering is hosted by Ron Paris (a local legend, R&B singer, member of The Platters, and activist) and Rev. Elbert Sherrod. People are encouraged to come by and commemorate George Floyd’s passing. While he did not ask for such a legacy, Floyd has become a lightning rod for civil rights in America and the racial reckoning still happening today.

Why Floyd’s death was such a departure from the business as usual is up for debate. Perhaps it was the captive audience. People were stuck at home, under COVID lock down. There were no work distractions, Netflix shows had been binge-watched, and a time of personal reflection for many Americans was taking root in the nation’s psyche.

Floyd’s case renewed an activist movement in examining police brutality in America and in particular towards communities of color. Remarkably, the police officers involved in his murder were tried for their crimes. The lead officer in the case, Derek Chauvin, was sentenced to 21 years in prison.


SB Beautiful Annual Awards

April 9th - May 27, 2024

Santa Barbara Beautiful is now soliciting nominations in ten categories for their 60th Annual Awards program which takes place in the fall.

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. Learn more at www.sbbeautiful.org


Street Address:

ZIP (required):

Category (s): 4. Property Owner or Business Name:

5. What makes this a winning nomination?


6. Submitted by: ______________________________

Telephone/email: _____________________________

1. Multi-Family Residence ~ Condos, Retirement Facilities... Sustainable (ie: water or energy saving) building elements? How does it fit in or enhance the streetscape?

2. Single Family Home, Small Lot (<1/2 acre) ~ Sustainable (ie: water or energy saving) building elements? Does it fit in and/or enhance the streetscape?

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

~ Sustainable building elements? Does it fit in and/or enhance the streetscape?

4. Mixed-Use Building: Commercial & Residential in one building; Sustainability elements? Does it fit in and/or enhance the streetscape? Does it have *LEED Certification?

5. Commercial Building ~ (Public Buildings, Hotels, B&Bs): Sustainability elements? Does it fit in and/or enhance the streetscape? Does it have *LEED Certification?

6. Commercial Sign

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

8. Architectural Feature ~ (1 feature only) ie: Fountain, Tile, Stonework, Ironwork, Rock Formation, Gate, Tower

9. Historic Revitalization: Recently revitalized gardens and/or buildings with a historic character

10. Santa Barbara Commons: Public Open Space: Parks; Medians; Parkways; Streetscapes: places we gather to build community and connect with nature.

• There is no limit to the number of entries a person may submit.

• Winners are selected by independent judges based on merit, not on the number of nominations.

• The Awards Committee reserves the right to adjust categories depending on the nominations received.


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

• Completed projects between Ortega Ridge Rd to Turnpike Rd.

• Properties in ZIP CODES: 93101 • 93103

• 93105 • 93108 • 93109 • 93110

HOW TO ENTER: EMAIL: SBBeautifulAwards@gmail.com

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

QUESTIONS? Call: Mark Whitehurst at 805-895-3614

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children’s creative project presents

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4 Rincon Brewery • 205 Santa Barbara St • Craft Brewery, full restaurant, local artists on beer cans & apparel; wine, kombucha, cider. Chris Potter prints for sale.

1 Assemblage • 111 Santa Barbara St • Retro collectibles, fine vintage, and community.

2 Lama Dog Tap Room + Bottle Shop • 116 Santa Barbara St • 20 revolving artisan craft beers

5 Shalhoob’s Funk Zone Patio • 220 Gray Avenue • Creative American eats from regional ingredients are served outdoors

6 La Lieff Wines • 210 Gray Av • An exceptional experience blending top-quality wines in a welcoming, beautiful space.

10 Kiva

3 Jess Conti Leather Goods • 121 S Santa Barbara St (Bright Blue Quonset Hut) • handmake everything on-site visit my LeatherStudio. Specializing in leather bags.

Tamar is a Middle Eastern fast-casual dining experience where tradition meets modern flair.

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Coworking Funk Zone • 10 E Yanonali St • Get work done and events planned in networking-friendly spaces.


Commen Unity • 223 Anacapa St #B • The Funk Zone’s most unique venue - Hair & Art studio showcasing local artists


sbmidmod • 223 Anacapa St #C • Premier Mid-Century Modern Furniture, Art and Design Gallery.

15 Loveworn & Rodeo Gallery • 11 Anacapa St • New summer designs and new artwork in the gallery!

9 Doty Studio • 116 E Yanonali, 2nd Fl • Art by Cheryl Doty @doty-art 11 Tendrel • 223 Anacapa St #A • New Location grand opening party! Japanese denim, men’s clothing, and good times.

14 Dylan Star • 110 Anacapa St • Special pop-up featuring local jewelry artists showcasing handmade jewelry

16 Helena Mason Art Gallery • 48 Helena Av • Join us & enjoy an enchanting celebration featuring live music & local artists. 1 10 11 16 17 2 3 5 7 9 15 14 4 13 6 8 12
May 31: 5 - 8 pm Art, Music, Food & Libations Join us for the FUN-K 12 Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company • 137 Anacapa St• The original Funk Zone brewery with wine, hard kombucha, live music, & more!
Art & Soul • 116 Santa Barbara St #C-through the patio at Lama Dog • Things with Wings featuring Betzhi Walton, Liselle Wilsnagh, Lori Moore. Enjoy Margerum wine. 7 Keep the Funk • 123 Gray Ave • A nonprofit empowering the Funk Zone & pretty passionate about sunflowers. 9 Fess Parker Funk Zone • 116 E Yanonali St #A1 • On the corner of Yanonali St & Grey Ave, you’ll find Fess Parker Winery’s newest tasting room. 17 Riviera Beach House • 121 State St • Local artists Medeleine Ignon & Stephanie Dotson host an art talk, DJ, light bites, beverages too. 13 Santa Barbara Wine Collective • 131 Anacapa St • Serves a diverse group of fine wines from Santa Barbara County. 8 Tamar • 121 E Yanonali St •
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On the Street with John Palminteri

Changes to State Street

FRIDAY, MAY 17TH: A change is coming to Santa Barbara’s 1300 block of State Street June 15th. Smaller parklets and two-way traffic will be part of the city’s updated plan. Currently, it’s one way traffic, two larger outside dining parklets and a blend of cars, bikes, and pedestrians. More details coming from City Hall soon.

Block Party at Lobero!

FRIDAY, MAY 17TH: THEY’RE BACK! Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Ozomatli LIVE and FREE on the steps of the world famous Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara August 10th. It will be a block

Tower Repair


A scaffolding around the landmark Santa Barbara County Courthouse Clock Tower is part of a roof repair project. The famous viewing deck at the top of tower is expected to be closed until July 26th, but it will reopen in time for Old Spanish Days Fiesta activities in the sunken gardens. The Bisno Schall Clock Gallery below the viewing deck remains open.

party with a closed off section of Canon Perdido Street. (Similar to when Chubby Checker & The Wildcats, along with Glen Phillips, Spencer The Gardener, and the La Boheme Dancers appeared.)

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.

Twitter: @JohnPalminteri • Instagram: @JohnPalminteriNews • www.facebook.com/john.palminteri.5

Arnoldi’s Cafe Closes

SATURDAY, MAY 18TH: The historic Arnoldi’s Cafe in Santa Barbara has closed after the passing of one of the owners, David Peri, this past week. Arnoldi’s represented so much of the classic restaurant feel local residents have thrived on for years, and it was such an iconic building to drive by with the back-in-time feel.

Sushi Go Go Re-opens!

has just reopened. It can get busy, fast, with a line out the door from the tiny lobby where there’s a lot of action going on inside.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22ND: At just 200 square feet, Sushi Go Go in the Santa Barbara Harbor has one of the smallest restaurants sites in Santa Barbara. It was closed for six months for remodeling and

Mental Health Fundraiser

MONDAY, MAY 20TH: 275 walkers came out Saturday to Alma Rosa Winery near Buellton for the fifth annual “Peace of Mind: 10,000 Steps in the Right Direction” fundraising walk. Funds raised from the event will benefit mental health community services and research and treatment for anxiety and depression. All proceeds from the event, including 100 percent of the registration fee, will benefit both One Mind and Mental Wellness Center of Santa Barbara.

Palate to Palette

MONDAY, MAY 20TH: 22 restaurants were serving delicious offerings and they were joined by wineries, live music, and a raffle at the Palate to Palette fundraiser for the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center Sunday. The money raised will help to fund arts education, scholarships, and free cultural community events along with many other activities at the center.

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So Much Fun at the Harbor

WEATHER didn’t discourage (almost) thousands of visitors to our exceptionally busy harbor. There were so many ‘happenings’ last week that my head is still spinning! Pencil and notepad in hand I attempted to catch the flavor of the week… while having some good fun myself!

The first, most formal, event took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce official ribbon cutting ceremony for Dart Coffee at the Maritime Museum. The long anticipated coffee shop, now located in the Maritime Museum’s former gift shop, has become the IN place to enjoy a good cup of Java and goodies – with a knockout view! The event took place on the patio of the historic building and included friends and family of owners Erika and David Dart, the museum’s staff, directors, members, and others who were involved in the project. Mike Wiltshire, Waterfront Department Director, exclaimed, “It’s never easy getting a project like this from an idea to reality… now [we have] a beautiful renovation of an amazing space!”

My weekend plan was to visit Saturday’s Nautical Swap Meet hosted yearly by the Santa Barbara Harbor. Along the way, however, the Breakwater Cafe called to me insisting on serving their delicious breakfast. Yum-meee! Fueled and ready to visit the swap meet, enthusiastic chatter floated over from the Maritime Museum to peak my curiosity. If the wall-to-wall crowd in front of Dart Coffee was any indication, looks like the coffee shop has turned out to me a whopping success! Just sayin’. In addition to coffee lovers, vendors were stationed nearby selling a host of items, including a table full of delicious looking mini-cupcakes and bagged ingredients for home baking. Speaking of vendors, the weekly fish market was also in full swing with seafood shoppers hovering everywhere looking at the selection of fresh fish from our local waters. It took a good deal of discipline to break away to the nautical swap meet that is, if anyone would still be there!

Seems I got lucky despite the fact that the swap meet was breaking camp! Standing near a couple of bright yellow kayaks I met Virginia Johns, current president of the Santa Barbara Sail and Power Squadron. “The SBSPS is a group of volunteers whose mission is to teach nautical skills to all who wish to learn,” she exclaimed with pride. “We are the premier source of boating classes and education in Santa Barbara.” Classes take place in the “waterfront classroom” at the harbor’s Marine Center, although instructors demonstrate occasionally on the water. SBSPS instructors are boat owners themselves with knowledge and experience to teach practical skills — basically everything one needs to know about boating. “Issues such as weather, navigational skills, and what it takes to maintain a boat are on our menu as well,” Johns added. “Partnering with the Coast Guard we also sponsor vessel safety checks.”

When needed, the group assists at the harbor with special events, Clean Sweep and other projects necessary for harbor care and maintenance–another example of caring for community. The Squadron has a website at: www.SBSPS.net

Clear skies may have alluded us, but it’s clear to me that summer is definitely here with lots going on around Santa Barbara’s waterfront. Head on down and join in the fun!

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Ribbon cutting at Dart Coffe Co., at the SBMM Photos courtesy of Sigrid Toye Vendors gathered near the new coffee shop Full house on opening day
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Memorial Day Honors Service To America

AN HONOR SALUTE AND REMEMBRANCES will take place on Memorial Day when the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1649 remember those who gave the greatest sacrifice for their country.

“Memorial Day stands as a timeless tribute to honor those who sacrificed everything for our nation,” said VFW Lifetime Member and PCVF co-founder Lt. John Blankenship (USN, former). “We invite the community to join us as we pay homage to their courage, reflect on their service, and renew our commitment to upholding the values they fought to defend.”

The open air ceremony in Santa Barbara includes presentations and performances by the UCSB ROTC Color Guard; Gold Coast Pipe & Drum Band; David Gonzales and the Santa Barbara Choral Society, The Prime Time Band, and a flyover by The Condor Squadron. 150 White doves will be released during the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. Guest speakers will include Lieutenant Colonel Joe Ruhl and US Army Commanding Officer UCSB ROTC and BGen. Fred Lopez, USMCR (ret.), a Vietnam veteran who served in the US Marine Corps Reserve for 31 years.


The true story of the secret romance between the real-life Alice and Prince Leopold the great-grand-uncle of Prince Harry.

The Santa Barbara service is free and open to the public Monday, May 27th at 11am sharp. It will take place at the Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Drive.

Also on Monday, in Goleta the AMVETS SB Post 3, VFW 1649, & Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 218 will hold a service at the Goleta Cemetery, 44S Antonio Rd., from 9 to 10am. The keynote speaker will be Drew Wakefield, who requests individuals bring a picture of a loved one who died in service.

Originating sometime after the Civil War, and originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day can be seen as a somber day of remembrance of soldiers who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Observed from state to state, it was in 1971 that Congress standardized the holiday as “Memorial Day” and changed its observance to the last Monday in May.

To learn more, please visit https://www.pcvf.org/memorial-day-ceremony

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Margie Mays and Sam O’Byrne Photo: Zach Mendez The Condor Squadron will fly over the PCVF Memorial Day Ceremony at the Santa Barbara Cemetery Santa Barbara Cemetery on Memorial Day
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Camerata Pacifica Closes Season With the New and


PACIFICA closed out its 23/24 season with an elegant and energized bang at Hahn Hall on Friday, May 17th. Already a smart venue for chamber music, the Music Academy’s intimate theater is even better suited for Camerata Pacifica’s love of exploring contemporary music and multi-media elements.

All of the players were at the top of their game and in sync with each other. When the synergy is that good, the music itself, composition and notes on a page, begins to pale to the sheer energy of the performance itself.

The program opened with Paola Prestini’s Listen, Quiet, a moody composition with Ani Aznavoorian, on cello, and Ji Hye Jung, on percussion. It’s a good slow burn to start with, utilizing visual projections set between the two musicians. The pair did a fine job setting the tone and mood, but things only pick up from there.

Jung had the most work set out for her, as she was in every piece. She was up to the task, bringing an intensity to her performance of John Psathas’ One Study that mirrors her passion for percussion and her advocacy of it beyond chamber music spaces. Much like the opening, she used technology to add support to her performance, with a looper. She was restrained from leaning on the tech, however, and dug into the piece with a controlled vibrancy. It was a frenetic and inspiring performance.

The main act was Clarice Assad’s Petite Suite, a new composition written with world-renowned accordionist Julien Labro in mind. Here the quartet of Labro, Jung, Aznavoorian, and Jose Franch-Ballester on clarinet took off, in tight with each other, on a sharply bittersweet and playful set. They didn’t seem to miss a beat or turn of phrase as they wandered through a nostalgic look at Assad’s childhood and adolescence in France. Every musician had their solo moment, but their ability to come back to the center was never too far away, and a joy to see and hear.

Assad herself joined her players onstage for a standing ovation at the end of the program. But to truly close the night, Labro, who is a decorated titan in the world of music, surprised the audience by insisting on an encore with the addition of Nicholas Daniel on oboe — to perform a beautiful and haunting rendition of Astor Piazolla’s Oblivion. It’s a classic and highly revered song already, and Labro and company honored it with a mournful clarity, bringing the season to a close with a satisfying sense of longing and completeness.

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Julien Labro, accordion; Ji Hye Jung, percussion; Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet; Ani Aznavoorian, cello. Courtesy of Camerata Pacifica Led by Julien Labro, Ji Hye Jung, percussion; Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet; Ani Aznavoorian, cello; and Nicholas Daniel, on oboe, played a stunning rendition
First United Methodist Church 305 E. Anapamu Street At Garden Santa Barbara, California Love Santa Barbara Music Club concerts? Support the SBMC by becoming a member today! sbmusicclub.org/membership for details. 2024 Scholarship Showcase Concerts June 1, 3 pm June 8, 3 pm info@SBMusicClub.org sbmusicclub.org Admission Free fundraiser + light art festival
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Alice, Formerly of Wonderland, a Daring Take on the Lewis Carrol Classic

FALL DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE ONCE AGAIN, AS THE TALE OF ALICE, a classic often revisited since Lewis Carrol first told her wondrous story, is once again re-imagined at the ETC, capping off their 45th season with the exclusive world premiere of Alice, Formerly of Wonderland.

The real life Alice, who inspired Carrol’s two best selling novels, would grow up to become acquaintances with Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany and the youngest son of Queen Victoria. While not much is known about the intimate details of their relationship, in Alice, Formerly of Wonderland, we consider the question: What if they fell in love? Since Prince Leopold had hemophilia, his romantic prospects became even more complicated than just being born into royal blood; what if, while attending Oxford, he and Alice found themselves drawn to each other? And what if the Queen was absolutely not having it?

“This was kind of known,” writer Mark Saltzman, a seven time Emmy winner, said in an interview with VOICE. “The details weren’t available because you know, you’re dealing with royals and their secrets, but it was kind of easy to connect the dots — if two people are trying to get to know each other and have to stay under the radar and secret, certain things are bound to happen.”

Saltzman said he was first inspired to write this story when Prince Harry started courting Megan Markle. Seeing similar lines drawn around royalty, celebrity, and who has a say about who one can love, Saltzman found fertile ground in the untold story of Prince Leopold and Alice Liddel.

Margie Mays, playing the lead role of Alice Liddel, spoke enthusiastically about the part.

“There’s a lot of modern day parallels…when I was figuring out this character, and how to figure out the obstacles and whatnot and the dynamics and relationships, I kept forgetting, Oh, this is very forbidden in the 1800s. She’s not like the character from the books, right? She’s so different, she’s so spunky and rebellious and mischievous and sassy and we really had some fun moments.”

Not only does Alice, Formerly of Wonderland, approach real and literary icons with a new lens, it also does so with a very modern consideration of the social and political mores of the day.

“I endeavored to bring a 21st century sensibility to this story of 1872 Oxford, and folded in references to the racism, sexism, and colonialism of society of that time,” Saltzman said. “For example: that women were not allowed in the Oxford libraries at that point. A few years later, that would change. But that’s worth pointing out, here’s the state of gender politics, here’s the state of racial politics…Oxford was not only all white, but upper, upper class, you know? If you pick any moment in the history of an institution like Oxford, and you just put your finger down on a date, there’s gonna be some cultural conflict going on.”

However, Alice, Formerly of Wonderland occupies a narrative not limited to being just a romantic comedy, or social satire. There is a Greek chorus of sorts, an imaginary friend to Alice, and to honor the a cappella traditions at Oxford, the music is performed without accompaniment. This world premiere promises to be insightful as well as entertaining, and certainly keeps with the ETC’s enthusiasm to push the boundaries of theater.

“The creation of unique pieces of living art is at the heart of what we do every day at ETC,” said Scott DeVine, ETC’s executive director. “Every production at ETC is original from the costumes we create to the scenery we build and the casting decisions we make. That process is never more exciting, dynamic or engaging as when we are working on a world premiere production. The ability to partner with a playwright in developing the script, and presenting the production to an audience for the very first time anywhere, is a special experience with an

energy unlike anything else. I can’t wait to share this remarkable new story with our community and the world.”

“I’m deeply delighted to see this long-gestating project of mine come to life at the Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara,” Saltzman added.

Alice, Formerly of Wonderland previews on Thursday, May 30th at 7:30pm and Friday, May 31st at 8pm and runs from June 1st through June 16th at The New Vic. For tickets ($25 to $86) visit: www.etcsb.org/production/alice-formerly-of-wonderland/

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Sam O’Byrne, Bree Murphy and Margie Mays star in Alice, Formerly of Wonderland Photos by Zach Mendez Sam O’Byrne and Margie Mays

The Spirit Of I Madonnari in The Arts District

Of Santa Barbara

ACHALK DRAWING IN FRONT OF THE ARLINGTON THEATRE is a spirit of I-Madonnari collaboration between the Children’s Creative Project and the ARTS District of Santa Barbara, which draws attention to the Festival taking place at the Old Mission Santa Barbara May 25th to the 27th.

The I Madonnari Festival hosted by the Children’s Creative Project, raises funds for their arts education programs in schools throughout the county. The Children’s Creative Project reaches more than 50,000 children annually, in 100 Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County Schools.

The collaboration brings the street art experience to the ARTS District community. The ARTS District hired the internationally recognized artist Tracy Lee Stum to create a piece of art in front of the Arlington Theatre, in the heart of the ARTS District this week. Already her Frida Kahlo depiction is adding color and music to downtown. Stum, an American street painter, author, and entrepreneur is known for her spectacular, interactive 3D chalk art street paintings. Her clients have included the Super Bowl, the Olympics, Disney & Katy Perry. Tracy also serves as a US State Department arts envoy, sharing her knowledge & expertise abroad.

The ARTS District’s mission is to support Santa Barbara arts and economy by promoting public awareness of the neighborhood as a vibrant art, cultural and creative district through special events, community outreach, and collaborative marketing efforts. www.artsdistrictsb.org

The Enduring Star Power of Alain Delon, a Week of the Best

aLAIN DELON, THE FRENCH FILM STAR, IS UNEQUIVOCALLY A MARKSMAN OF SUAVE STYLE and a key figure in French and Italian film classics from the 1960s and 1970s. The Riviera Theatre will host a week-long retrospective of seven of his best films, called Mad About Delon, planned for the week of May 31st through June 6th. This film series was organized by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival programming staff and probably was precipitated by the restoration and re-release of the Jean- Pierre Melville film from 1967, Le Samourai, which was teased out with a week’s worth of screenings the second week of May.

At 88 years old, Delon is currently living in France. The glories of his career are behind him, and he struggles with health, tax, and heir issues. Nevertheless, his best work lives on in these films that will be presented. VOICE was able to see Le Samourai, a classic crime thriller with a potent performance from Delon last week. The film, set in Paris, was a cat and mouse story about a hitman for darkly cloaked nightclub owners. It’s sexy and sad, stylistically simple but effective, and features a memorable jazz score. It may be difficult to top Delon’s quietly intense performance in a movie that showcases the best of filmmaker Melville’s intriguing style.

The seven films chosen form a strong fabric of filmmaking style, include Le Samourai, in case you missed it. The Delon films will be peppered throughout the week, and from afternoons through the evenings, will be a rare opportunity for film buffs, especially the Francophiles among us. These Delon classics include, Le Samourai, La Piscine, Le Cercle Rouge, The Leopard, Mr. Klein, Purple Noon, and Rocco and His Brothers. These key Delon films are mostly French with subtitles, but with an important Italian epic film thrown into the mix.

As part of the lineup, La Piscine, from 1969 and written and directed by Jacques Deray, is a stylistic foray into the decadent lifestyle of the rich. Full of sexual tension and menacing male competition, the film is an engaging psychological thriller featuring some magnificent South of France settings. The film features performances from the legends Romy Schneider and the beautiful willowy actress Jane Birkin, who passed away just last year. Also part of the series, the film not to be missed is 1963’s Palme d’Or winner at Cannes Film Festival, The Leopard, perhaps Italian director Luchino Visconti’s epic masterpiece. Featuring an ensemble cast, the actors

include Delon, Burt Lancaster, and Claudia Cardinale at their very best. At three hours, this epic tale, based on a novel, looks at the class upheavals during the 1860s battles for Itallian unification. The production is sumptuous and grand, showcasing Italian architecture of the period and the magnificent Sicilian countryside. The other titles throughout the week deserve watching including Jean-Pierre. Melville’s 1970 crime caper Le Cercle Rouge, Director Joseph Losey’s WWII and French Occupation- set drama Mr. Klein, René Clément’s take on Patricia Highsmith’s novel, The Talented Mr. Ripley, called Purple Noon from 1960, and Luchino Visconti’s classic and awardwinning drama from 1960, Rocco and His Brothers.

Indelible, alluring and loaded with style, Mad About Delon will be an exciting week to watch on the Riviera’s big screen, as all of these are exceedingly immersive as well as nostalgic, celebrating this legendary French film actor.

Visit sbiffriviera.com/mad-about-delon/ for the specific dates and times.

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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Courtesy Photos Courtesy Photo Photo by Mark Whitehurst / VOICE Alain Delon in Le Samourai Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon in The Leopard Tracy Lee Stum Tracy Lee Stum at work in front of the Arlington

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Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend

Honor those who have served our country and cheer on the approach of summer fun when Santa Barbara celebrates Memorial Day weekend! From rooftop and pool parties to patriotic salutes, here’s how you can celebrate this long weekend.

Memorial Day Weekender

Sip N Swirl • Wine and cheese tastings • Kimpton Canary rooftop • $25 • https://tinyurl.com/5e5jwffu • 6-8pm Fr, 5/24.

Suns Out Buns out with LeFunk Sounds • Memorial Day bites and music • Kimpton Canary Hotel • $20 • https://tinyurl.com/2fzs4skx • 3-6pm Sa, 5/25.

Pajama Brunch • Brunch and music by DJ Darla Bea • Kimpton Canary Hotel • $28 • 11am-2pm Su, 5/26.

PCVF Memorial Day Ceremony • Flyover,

Friday 5|24


The Future of the Lumpenproletariat • Conference on Marxist concept of lumpenproletariat • UCSB IHC • www.ihc.ucsb.edu • 9am Fr, 5/24, through 5pm Sa, 5/25. Misogyny, Racism & Violence at UCSB: The IV Killings 10 Years Later • Panel talk with experts in feminist studies • UCSB Multicultural Center • Free • 11am Fr, 5/24.


The Hangout: A Space for Teens • Crafts, board games, video games, and more for grades 7-12 • Eastside Library • Free • 3:30-5:30pm Fr.


Queens of the Stone Age • Rock concert • SB Bowl • $60-


The Hangout: A Space for Teens • Crafts, board games, video games, and more for grades 7-12 • Eastside Library • Free • 3:30-5:30pm Fr.


Hike Arroyo Hondo Preserve

• Free • The first & third weekends, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm.

Saturday 5|25


Pathfinders: Finding Feathered Friends • Birdwatching for ages 8-13 • SB Botanic Garden • Free with admission, register: www.sbbotanicgarden.org

• 11am-12:15pm Sa, 5/25.


speakers, color guard • Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Fdn • SB Cemetery • Free • 11am-1pm Mo, 5/27.

Remember & Honor • AMVETS SB Post 3, VFW 1649, & Vietnam Veterans of America, Capter 218 present Memorial Day 9-10am, Goleta Cemetery, 44S Antonio Rd. Keynote: Drew Wakefield; Bring a picture of a loved one who died in service.

Red White & Pool • Pool party with music by DJ Darla Bea • Mar Monte Hotel 1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd • No cover • 1-4pm Mo, 5/27.

105 • www.sbbowl.com • 7pm Fr, 5/24.

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci • Concert by UCSB Choirs • Trinity Episcopal Church • Free-$10

• https://tinyurl.com/3fx7exm4

• 7:30pm Fr, 5/24.

Sounds on State • Live outdoor concerts • Natalie Espinoza Duo • Paseo Nuevo, State St. • 4-6pm Sa.


Upcycled Vintage Tea Cups • Special craft workshop to celebrate educators • Art From Scrap • $15

• https://tinyurl.com/3h8ss3b2 • 6-7:30pm Fr, 5/24.

Memorial Day Weekender

Sip N Swirl • Wine and cheese tastings • Kimpton Canary rooftop • $25

• https://tinyurl.com/5e5jwffu

• 6-8pm Fr, 5/34.

The Mission Poetry Series: Three Poets in Spring • Webinar with Richard Blanco, Amelia Rodriguez, and Fred Arroyo • SB Public Library • Free, register: https://tinyurl.com/ysdbc4er

• 1-2:30pm Sa, 5/25.

Writer’s Rume • Poetry & prose workshop for writers and creatives of all levels and disciplines • Explore the written word • Wylde Works, 609 State St. • 3-5 pm, Sat 5/25.


Nature & Forest Therapy • Connect with nature • SB Botanic Garden • $25-40

• www.sbbotanicgarden.org

• 8:30-10:30am Sa, 5/25.

Butterflies Alive! Exhibit Opens • Walk through a garden of butterflies • SB Museum of Natural History • Included with admission: www.sbnature.org • 10am-5pm Sa, 5/25, through 9/2.

Summer Twilight Tour • Evening garden stroll • Ganna Walska Lotusland

• www.lotusland.org • $25-75

• 4:30-6:30pm Sa, 5/25.


I Madonnari Street Painting Festival • Live chalk drawings, music, vendors, and more • Old Mission SB • Free • All day Sa, 5/25 through Mo, 5/27.

SB High School Swap Meet Shop & visit Library on the Go van • SB High School • 7:45am-1pm Sa, 5/25.

Suns Out Buns Out with LeFunk Sounds • Memorial Day bites and music • Kimpton Canary Hotel • $20 • https://tinyurl.com/2fzs4skx

• 3-6pm Sa, 5/25.

Carpinteria History Museum

Marketplace • Shop local vendors • Carpinteria History

Community Contra Dance

Learn how to contra dance and groove the night away to the Anvil Sky band and caller Jeff Spero when the SB Country Dance Society hosts a community dance at the Carrillo Ballroom from 6 to 9pm on Sunday, May 26th. For info, tickets $10/15, visit www.sbcds.org

Museum, 956 Maple Ave. • Free • 8am-3pm Sa, 5/25.

Sunday 5|26


Contra Dance • Dance to Anvil Sky band & Jeff Spero • Carrillo Ballroom • $10 • 6-9pm Su, 5/26.


Palomino Nights • Benefit concert paying homage to Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, and others • Rubicon Theatre • $20-25 • www.rubicontheatre.org • 6:30pm Su, 5/26.


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

Sunday RESET • Sound bath and tea • Anna Janelle Jewelry • $25 • https://annajanellejewelry.com • 9-10:15am Su, 5/26.

Pajama Brunch • Brunch & music by DJ Darla Bea • Kimpton Canary Hotel • $28 • 11am-2pm Su, 5/26.

Monday 5|27


PARLIAMO! Italian Conversation • All levels • The Natural Cafe, 361 Hitchcock Way • http://parliamo.yolasite.com • Free • 5-6:30pm Mon.


PCVF Memorial Day Ceremony • Flyover, speakers, color guard • Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Fdn • SB Cemetery • Free • 11am-1pm Mo, 5/27.

Red White & Pool • Pool party with music by DJ Darla Bea • Mar Monte Hotel 1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd • No cover • 1-4pm Mo, 5/27.

Tuesday 5|28


Evening With the Athletes • Awards ceremony for local high school and college student athletes • SB Athletic Round

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Evening With the Athletes

Commemorate the achievements of local high school and college student athletes when the SB Athletic Round Table hosts its free awards ceremony at the Marjorie Luke Theatre at 5:30pm on Tuesday, May 28th.

Table • Marjorie Luke Theatre • Free • www.luketheatre.org • 5:30pm Tu, 5/28.


Student Tea Session • Observe a Japanese tea ceremony • SB Botanic Garden • Included with admission • 10am-12:30pm Tu, 5/28.


13th Annual Flower Empower Luncheon• Benefit for Dream Foundation • Rosewood Miramar Beach • $150 • www.dreamfoundation.org • 11am-2pm Tu, 5/28.

The Cancelled Podcast Tour • Comedy show with Tana Mongeau and Brooke Schofield • Lobero Theatre • $54-74 • www.lobero.org • 7pm Tu, 5/28.

Carpinteria Improv • Interactive improv class • Alcazar Theatre • $10 • www.thealcazar.org • 7-9pm Tu.

Wednesday 5|29


Guano in Their Destiny • Zoom talk by Dr. Tao Leigh

Fundraiser • Hear efforts to support people experiencing homelessness • 621 Chapala St. • $25 • https://tinyurl.com/2anat8yx

• 6:30-8:30pm We, 5/29.


Growing Community: Garden VolunTEENS • Gardening for grades 9-12 •

SB Public Library • Yanonali Community Garden • Free: https://tinyurl.com/3etydj55

• 4-5:30pm We, 5/29.

Thursday 5|30


Senior Dance Solos • BFA Dance students • UCSB Ballet Studio • Free

• https://theaterdance.ucsb.edu

• 7pm Th & Fr, 5/30-5/31.


48-Hour Play FUNdraiser

Event Organizer Asa Olsson

Witness a feat of theater skills when local actors present a series of ten-minute short plays all written, produced, and performed over 48 hours at the Alcazar Theatre’s “48-Hour Play FUNdraiser” at 7pm on Saturday, June 1st. For tickets ($20-25) visit www.thealcazar.org

Goffe • UCSB IHC • Free

• www.ihc.ucsb.edu

• 9am We, 5/29.

Digital Library Hour • Inperson and virtual drop-in appt. on digital library resources • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery or https://tinyurl.com/34ab69ts

• 12-1pm We.

Le Cercle Français • French conversation, all levels • The Natural Cafe, 361 Hitchcock Way • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Free • 5-6:30pm We.


San Marcos High School Jazz Band • Student jazz concert • Lobero Theatre • $20 • www.lobero.org • 7pm We, 5/29.

UCSB Ensemble for Contemporary Music Spring Concert • Original and acclaimed works • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • Free-$10

• https://tinyurl.com/8yxjahkr

• 7:30pm We, 5/29.


Alpha Resource Center’s Annual Circle of Life Luncheon • Fundraiser luncheon • Elks Lodge #613, 150 N. Kellogg Ave • Details: https://alphasb.org/circle-of-life • 11:30am-1pm We, 5/29.

Daytime Navigation Center: Community Open House


Lunchtime Activists • Meet local organizers • The FUND for SB • Free • Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/yhtrft7f

• 12-1:30pm Th, 5/30.

English Conversation Group

• Practice English language skills naturally • Eastside Library • Free

• 1-2pm Th.

Word & Life • Led by Dr. David Richo • Word & Life, over Zoom

• $35 • https://wordandlife.us • 10am-11:30am Th, thru 5/30.


Marley’s Ghost • Folk and country music • Rubicon Theatre • $39.50 • www.rubicontheatre.org • 7pm Th, 5/30.

... where the winds take us • UCSB Wind Ensemble concert

• Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • Free-$10

• https://tinyurl.com/5u2sjejw

• 7:30pm Th, 5/30.

A Benefit Concert for Mission Scholars • With Pete Muller, The Kindred Souls, Bradberri • SOhO • $25-88.25 • www.sohosb.com • 7:30pm Th, 5/30.


PATH Santa Barbara’s A Toast to Home • Fundraiser for those experiencing homelessness

• SB Historical Museum • $150

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Carpinteria Improv • Interactive improv class • Alcazar Theatre • $10 • www.thealcazar.org • 7-9pm Tu.

Footloose: The Musical • Performed by Lights Up! Theatre Company • Lobero Theatre • $31-96 • www.lobero.org • 7pm Fr & Sa, 5/24 & 5/25; 1pm Sa & Su, 5/25 & 5/26.

LOVE/SICK • Nine slightly twisted and hilarious short plays • Isla Vista Arts • UCSB Studio Theater • Free • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Fr, 5/24.

Indecent • Play about the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s “God of Vengeance” • UCSB Theater/ Dance • UCSB Performing Arts Theater • $13-19 •

• https://tinyurl.com/3apf2xj8 • 5pm Th, 5/30.

Friday 5|31


Brothers Osborne • Country concert • SB Bowl • $47-80 • www.sbbowl.com • 7pm Fr, 5/31.


Funk Zone Live • Explore art and music • Participating venues across the Funk Zone • Free • 5-8pm Fr, 5/31.

Happy Hour at MOXI • Ages 21+ night at the museum

• MOXI Museum • Free-$18 • https://moxi.org • 5:30-8pm Fr, 5/31.

www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Fr, 5/24, 5/28-5/31, 6/1; 2pm Sa, 5/25 & 6/1.

Alice, Formerly of Wonderland • World premiere musical about the real-life Alice • Ensemble Theatre Company • New Vic • $44-68 • www.etcsb.org • Previews 5/30-5/31st, opening 8pm Sa, 6/1, through 6/16. Particle Collider 2024 • UCSB student performances • UCSB Studio Theater • Free • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 4:30pm Fr, 5/31.

48-Hour Play FUNdraiser • Original 10-minute short plays • Alcazar Theatre • $20-25 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm Sa, 6/1.

Saturday 6|1


Musical Learning with Lanny

• Children’s music optimized for language enrichment • Grace Fisher’s Inclusive Arts Clubhouse • Free • 11am-2pm Sa, 6/1.


Jerry Rocha Comedy Hour: Cancer Culture • A show that uses humor to face adversity • Rubicon Theatre • $20-25

• www.rubicontheatre.org • 7pm Sa, 6/1.


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Thunder From Down Under • Adult performance • Chumash Casino • $20-40

• www.chumashcasino.com

• 8pm Fr, 5/31.

Tina the Ballerina • State St. Ballet Academy performance • Lobero Theatre • $14-25 • www.lobero.org • 6:30pm Sa, 6/1 & 2pm Su, 6/2.


UCSB Middle East Ensemble Spring Concert • Traditional

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San Marcos High School Jazz Band

Enjoy an evening of upbeat jazz and support student musicians when the award-winning San Marcos High School Jazz Band performs at the Lobero Theatre at 7pm on Wednesday, May 29th. For tickets ($20) visit www.lobero.org

dance and music • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • Free$10 • https://tinyurl.com/mtcxvbes • 7:30pm Sa, 6/1.

Scholarship Showcase Concert • Students supported by the SB Music Club • First United Methodist Church • Free • 3pm Sa, 6/1.


Nature Journaling at the Garden with John Iwerks • Write and sketch inspired by

nature • SB Botanic Garden • $2535 • www.sbbotanicgarden.org • 8:30-10am Sa, 6/1.

Volunteer Day • Help care for Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden • Bring hand garden tools if able • 9am-12pm Sa, 6/1.

Fireside Chat with Scot Pipkin at El Capitan • All invited to a SB Botanic Garden talk and camping trip • El Capitan Canyon State Beach • Details: https://tinyurl.com/neeb3rem • 8pm Sa, 6/1.


Walk to End Epilepsy • Fundraiser walk • Meet at 5221 Cheadle Hall, UCSB • Free: https://tinyurl.com/p98tcrnz • 9am-12pm Sa, 6/1.

Breeze into Summer Recital

• Figure skating recital • Ice in Paradise • $5 • 4:45pm Sa, 6/1. Magic of the Music Academy–A New Year • Elegant gala dinner and concert by cellist Joshua Roman • Music Academy • $1,000 • https://musicacademy.org • 5pm Sa, 6/1.

Carpinteria Arts & Craft Faire • Shop local vendors and artists’ works • Carpinteria Arts Center • Free • 10am-4pm Sa, 6/1.

Summer Makers Market • Local makers sell handcrafted wares • Living Faith Church • Free • 10am-3pm Sa, 6/1.

Zoo Brew • Sip local beers and support the zoo • SB Zoo • $75110 • www.sbzoo.org/zoobrew • 4-7pm Sa, 6/1.

POP! • Presidio Orchard Party with music, food, drinks • SBTHP • El Presidio • $100-150 • www.sbthp.org/pop • 6-9pm Sa, 6/1.

POP! ~ Presidio Orchard Party

Savor local bites, sip regional brews, and groove to live music when the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation hosts the third annual POP — Presidio Orchard Party — at El Presidio’s orchard from 6 to 9pm on Saturday, June 1st. For tickets ($100-150) visit www.sbthp.org/pop

Sunday 6|2


UCSB Student Carillon Recital • Free outdoor concert • Storke Tower, UCSB • 2pm Su, 6/2.

In Love With a Wonderful Guy • Songs with Golden Globe award-winner Amanda McBroom • Rubicon Theatre • $44.50-94.50 • www.rubicontheatre.org

• 7pm Su, 6/2.

To have your events included in VOICE Magazine's calendar or arts listings, please email info to Calendar@VoiceSB.com by noon the Tuesday before publication.

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More Than Just A Party Band

Learn about the remarkable career of local musician Spencer Barnitz, frontman for the band Spencer The Gardener, when the Alhecama Theatre screens the feature-length documentary More Than Just A Party Band at 7:30pm on Thursday, May 30th.

For tickets ($16) visit https://tinyurl.com/5yjtpcyx

Revisiting the Classics: Three Good Friends • 1930 classic German film, post-film talk with Professor Jan-Christopher Horak • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 7pm Th, 5/30.

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More Than Just A Party Band • Documentary about local musician Spencer Barnitz • Alhecama Theatre • $16 • https:// tinyurl.com/5yjtpcyx • 7:30pm Th, 5/30.

Storytelling for the Screen:

An Afternoon with Don Hertzfeldt • UCSB alumnus Don Hertzfeldt discusses two of his short films • UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater • Free, RSVP: www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu • 4:30pm Sa, 6/1.

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BABY AND ME • For babies 0-14 months • Central Library ~ 11-11:30am We • Eastside Library ~ Bilingual ~ 11-11:30am Th

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Retail Sales Decline Worrying

THE BAD NEWS MIGHT BE GOOD NEWS AGAIN, though it presages further grief for some consumers. Retail sales didn’t increase at all in April, and the Consumers Price Index showed lower inflation, with its annual rate dropping to 3.4 percent from 3.5 percent.

This bad newsgood news had financial markets rallying, since lower retail sales and CPI inflation were signs of slowing growth that had market traders now betting on at least two Fed rate cuts this year, instead of maybe no rate cuts if inflation doesn’t continue to edge closer to the Fed’s two percent target rate.

“While consumers had been reserving judgment for the past few months, they now perceive negative developments on a number of dimensions. They expressed worries that inflation, unemployment, and interest rates may all be moving in an unfavorable direction in the year ahead.”

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Retail sales jumped 3.1 percent at gas stations, which offset weakness in several sectors. Sales at furniture stores fell 0.5 percent, car sales fell 0.8 percent and internet sales were down 1.2 percent, said MarketWatch.

Why are shoppers not shopping as much after two months of great gains, per the St. Louis Fed’s (FRED) graph?

Consumer sentiment has soured, for starters. And this should be a signal to Fed officials that credit has become too restrictive. Borrowing costs have skyrocketed, especially with middle and low-income shoppers that must borrow with the Prime Rate still 8.5 percent that controls credit card and installment debt.

The University of Michigan’s April sentiment survey reported

Their pessimism was confirmed by the Federal Reserve in its monthly survey of consumer credit. Total consumer credit had risen more slowly in March; at a 1.5 percent annual rate, down from a 3.6 percent rate in the prior month. Consumers borrowed $6.3 billion in credit card and installment debt in March, following a $15 billion gain in February.

What are consumers sensing?

A recent NBER Working Paper (32006) that studied European consumers found that “individuals’ fears of becoming unemployed, as tracked in household surveys, rose in the months before both the Great Recession and the COVID-19 recession.”

Why wouldn’t that be the case with American consumers? Then add a mounting unease from wars and a warming climate, not to speak of the upcoming US Presidential election.

Fed Chair Powell is doing his best to talk down the fears of a ‘sticky’ inflation rate that might keep Fed officials from giving borrowers some relief by cutting rates sooner.

Powell’s latest remarks, delivered in Amsterdam at a Foreign Bankers conference, indicated he expected inflation to cool to the level of the low monthly inflation points seen late last year, said MarketWatch. “However, I would say my confidence [in that forecast] is not as high as it was, having seen the readings in the first three months of the year,” said Powell.

In fact, there are other signs of a slowdown that consumers will find hard to miss. Weekly initial jobless claims have risen of late, jumping from 209,000 in April to 231,000 in the first week of May. It was hovering between 210,000 to 220,000 last fall.

And both Institute for Supply Management Indexes (ISM) that measure overall business activity have fallen of late. The ISM’s service sector contracted below 50 percent for the first time since December 2022, and its index that measures the manufacturing sector activity has been positive just one month over the past 17 months.

So, we mustn’t blame consumers’ growing pessimism, who have held on and been the

backbone of the post-pandemic recovery, for saying enough is enough and it’s time for the Fed to release its chokehold on the

economy, or else.

So much depends on their confidence in a better future.

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Harlan Green has been the 18-year EditorPublisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email editor@populareconomics.com.

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Rhapsody In Blue In a Fresh Hue

AJAZZ EARTHQUAKE celebrating 100 years of marriage to the classical form, Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, was performed specularly by the Marcus Roberts Trio and the Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti, last weekend at the Granada Theatre.

"To the musician trained in other schools there was something very new and exciting and moving in this utter abandonment of all emotional reserve,” commented Henrietta Straus, the music critic for The Nation, in 1924 in response to a performance 100 years ago of Rhapsody in Blue.

Last weekend's performance echoed that emotional freedom. The piano solo, by Marcus Roberts, was filled with verve and a unique range of emotions, and reflected great virtuosity. The piece requires two ensembles to play together, a feat threaded expertly by maestro Kabaretti, who continually kept his eye on the trio and thanked drummer Jason Marsalis for being his co-pilot. At the dramatic close of Saturday's performance, the audience began a thunderous standing ovation that lasted several rounds of bows and thank yous. The concert continued with a composition by Roberts titled Rhapsody in D, with a trio encore of I’ve Got Rhythm

The Marcus Roberts Trio consists of Marcus Roberts on the

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piano, Roland Guerin playing the stand up bass, and Jason Marsalis on the trap set of drums.

In 1924 the composer George Gershwin was at the piano and conductor Paul Whiteman on the podium, to give the first performance of the piece at Aeolian Hall in Manhattan. The music was commissioned by Whiteman and the performance was billed as “An experiment in Modern Music.” It is now believed to be the most performed music in the American repertoire.

The finale for the concert and the season was Symphony No 2 by Charles Ives. As an introduction to the concerto, maestro Kabaretti led the symphony in performing select measures by each section of the symphony. Ives rearranged several American folk tunes and some classical themes into the concerto. Kabaretti also, shared some of the musical history of the piece and quoted Leonard Bernstein, who conducted its inaugural performance.

Following the concert at a reception in the MillerMcCune Founders room, Marcus Roberts thanked the assembly and quoted Maya Angelo, saying, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

The crowd cheered in mutual agreement.

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STATEMENT: The following Individual is doing business as CORRIDAN

GALLERY at 125 N. Milpas St., Suite A, Santa Barbara CA 93103. KAREN

L FEDDERSON at 125 N. Milpas St., Suite A, Santa Barbara CA 93103. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on May 20, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.

Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2024-0001232. Published May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 2024.


STATEMENT: The following Individual is doing business as SAGE HILL RANCH at 480 Glen Annie, Goleta, CA 93117. JOHN R. WHITEHURST at 480 Glen Annie, Goleta, CA 93117. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on May 15, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2024-0001198. Published May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 2024.


STATEMENT: The following Individual is doing business as LUMINARE DESIGN at 125 N. Milpas St., Suite A, Santa Barbara CA 93103. ARTHUR W FEDDERSON at 125 N. Milpas St., Suite A, Santa Barbara CA 93103. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on May 20, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2024-0001236. Published May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 2024.


The personal property of the following customers of JW Storage has been abandoned: Hector Rodriguez (218 W. Ortega St. #6, #8 and #20, Santa Barbara).

Pursuant to California Business and Professions code section 21707, all personal property will be auctioned off and sold at noon on 9/25/24 at 218 W. Ortega St., Santa Barbara, CA.

Anyone claiming to have an interest in the personal property should contact JW Storage in writing immediately at the following address: Attn: John Whitehurst Po Box 30751 Santa Barbara, CA 93130


STATEMENT: The following Limited Liability Company is doing business as ALL BLOSSOMS and ALL BLOSSOMS

DESIGN at 313 Vista De La Cumbre, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. ALL BLOSSOMS, LLC at 313 Vista De La Cumbre, Santa Barbara, CA 93105


STATEMENT: The following Individual is doing business as CALIFORNIA

PATIENT ADVOCACY at 1190 North Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. KENNETH W PARTCH at 1190 North Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 . This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on May 15, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.

Insertion Date: Print: 5.24.24/ Digital included 5.22.24 10.15” times 2 columns = $84.45

6.6.24 re 1269 Ferrelo Rd • Submitted by Mariah Johnson BPO: 32400541 Community Development


STATEMENT: The following Individual is doing business as WESTMONT OF SANTA BARBARA at 190 Viajero Drive, Goleta, CA 93117. ANDREW PLANT at 3636 Nobel Drive, Suite 330, San Diego, CA 92122 . This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on April 19, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2024-0001001. Published May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2024.

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on April 26, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2024-0001062. Published May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2024. For more information visit: www.sbbeautiful.org/commemorativetrees.html

Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2024-0001198. Published May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 2024.


STATEMENT: The following General Partnership is doing business as CHANNEL VIEW APARTMENTS at 515 Red Rose Lane, Santa Barbara CA 93109. JOHN WHITEHURST at PO Box 30751, Santa Barbara, CA 93130. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara on May 15, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.

Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN No. 2024-0001202. Published May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 2024.

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Petitioner: Katerina Charlotte Ford filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Katerina Charlotte Ford to proposed name Katerina Charlotte Ford Yu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 06/7/2024; Time: 10:00 am; Dept.: 4; ROOM: [ ] other (specify): at the: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (To appear remotely, check in advance of the hearing for information about how to do so on the courts website. To find your courts website, go to www.courts.ca.gov/find-my-court.htm.) 3 a. [X] A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks before the date set for hearing on the petition in a newspaper of general circulation: [x] (for resident of this county) printed in this county: VOICE MAGAZINE. Date: 04/08/2024 /s/: Donna D Geck, Judge of the Superior Court. Legal #24CV02029 Pub Dates: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2024


The Secretary of the Planning Commission has set a public hearing for Thursday, June 6, 2024 beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street.

On Thursday, May 30, 2024, an Agenda with all items to be heard on Thursday, June 6, 2024 will be posted on the outdoor bulletin board at City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, and online at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/ PC. Agendas, Minutes, and Staff Reports are also accessible online at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/PC.

TELEVISION COVERAGE: This meeting will be broadcast live on City TV-Channel 18 and online at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/CityTV. See SantaBarbaraCA.gov/CityTVProgramGuide for a rebroadcast schedule. An archived video of this meeting will be available at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/PCVideos.

WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT: Public comments may be submitted via email to PCSecretary@SantaBarbaraCA.gov before the beginning of the Meeting. All public comments submitted via email will be provided to the Commission and will become part of the public record. You may also submit written correspondence via US Postal Service (USPS) addressed to PC Secretary, PO Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 931021990. However, please be advised, correspondence sent via USPS may not be received in time to process prior to the meeting and email submissions are highly encouraged. Please note that the Commission may not have time to review written comments received after 4:30 p.m. the Tuesday before the meeting.

All public comment that is received before 4:30 p.m. the Tuesday before the meeting will be published on the City’s website at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/PC. Comments provided via USPS or e-mail will be converted to a PDF before being posted on the City’s website. Note: comments will be published online the way they are received and without redaction of personal identifying information; including but not limited to phone number, home address, and email address. Only submit information that you wish to make available publicly.

APPEALS: Decisions of the Planning Commission may be appealed to the City Council. For further information and guidelines on how to appeal a decision to City Council, please contact the City Clerk’s office at Clerk@SantaBarbaraCA.gov as soon as possible. Appeals may be filed in person at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall or in writing via email to Clerk@SantaBarbaraCA.gov and by first class mail postage prepaid within 10 calendar days of the meeting at which the Commission took action or rendered its decision.  Appeals and associated fee postmarked after the 10th calendar day will not be accepted.

NOTE TO INTERESTED PARTIES: Only those persons who participate through public comment either orally or in writing on an item on this Agenda have standing to appeal the decision. Grounds for appeal are limited to those issues raised either orally or in written correspondence delivered to the review body at, or prior to, the public hearing.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT:  If you need services or staff assistance to attend or participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administrator’s Office at (805) 5645305. If possible, notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will usually enable the City to make reasonable arrangements. Specialized services, such as sign language interpretation or documents in Braille, may require additional lead time to arrange.

• 1269 Ferrelo Rd

Assessor’s Parcel Number: 029-271-006

Zoning Designation: RS-15 (Residential Single Unit)

Application Number: PLN2022-00036

Applicant / Owner: Jessi Finnicum-Schwartz / Jarryd Neil Commerford

Project Description: Appeal of the Single Family Design Board’s Final Approval of a new residence.

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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.


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Brazilian Cedarwood

THE BRAZILIAN CEDARWOOD IS A STATELY MEDIUM- TO LARGE-SIZED DECIDUOUS TREE. It has been touted as an ideal street tree. It is appreciated for its fast initial growth that will develop into a high spreading crown — good for traffic clearance — and that will provide comforting shade in the summer and fall.

It was first introduced into California in 1900 by Dr. Francesco Franceschi, a pioneering horticulturist, at his nursery that was located at State Street and Gutierrez Street in Santa Barbara. The magnificent Brazilian Cedarwood trees that now grace Gutierrez Street (from Santa Barbara Street to Chapala Street) were planted in 1911 by Dr. Augustus Doremus, Santa Barbara’s first Parks Superintendent.

Cedrela fissilis

Each flower is “perfect,” meaning that each bears both stamens (male flower parts) and pistils (female flower parts). The flowers are pollinated by bees.

Once the flowers are pollinated, their fruit develops as hanging capsules (2½-inches long) shaped like elongated figs. The mature capsules turn a shiny dark brown speckled with light colored raised lenticels and can persist on the tree through the whole growing season. Each capsule has five valves and will split open to form a 5-pointed star, releasing large numbers of singlewinged seeds for dispersal by the wind over a wide area. The dried open seed capsules are used extensively in dry flower arrangements.

to the look and cedar-like smell of its wood. The specific epithet, fissilis, is Latin, meaning “easily split” — referring to the seed capsules that split open widely.

Brazilian Cedarwood grows best in full sun but can do well in partial shade. It prefers a deep, well-drained but moist, loamy soil, though it can tolerate both sandy and clay soils. Surprisingly, it is quite drought-tolerant and grows very well in our Mediterranean climate — with older trees able to thrive on our normal rainfall alone. To become established, young trees will require irrigation through the dry seasons for several years. It grows fast when young — slowing considerably with age. In our area, it can reach 50 feet tall at maturity.

It is easily propagated using fresh seeds. Seeds that are sown in a lightly covered potting mix and kept moist, will germinate in 12 to 18 days and will be ready for potting up in two to four months.

Brazilian Cedarwood is a lowmaintenance, sustainable tree, quite suitable for our urban environment. Its deep roots do not disturb surrounding paving or hardscaping. It is generally pest and disease free. It requires only occasional pruning. In large landscapes, on streets, in private gardens, and in public parks, it makes a picturesque specimen tree for a dramatic

effect, even when leafless. For these reasons, more young trees are being planted about town.

Mature Brazilian Cedarwoods, as street trees, can be seen in several places: on West Gutierrez Street (between Chapala Street and Santa Barbara Street); on the 100 block of East Guiterrez; and, in the 900 block of West Valerio Street. Young trees can be seen, as street trees, on the east side of the 1300 block of Chapala Street adjacent to the Santa Barbara Public Market.

Brazilian Cedarwood’s broad canopy can have a spread of 30- to 40-feet that is covered with lush, pinnately compound leaves (10- to 26-inches long). Each leaf can have up to 12 pairs of lance-shaped leaflets (3- to 6-inches long and 1- to 2-inches wide). Leaflets are light green when they emerge — and turn glossy dark green with age. Leaves and twigs, when crushed, have the distinct spicy smell of garlic.

Beginning in April, densely clustered flowers emerge on panicles (10- to 20-incheslong) that develop within the foliage and near the ends of the newly formed branches. The slightly fragrant, light yellow-green, tubular flowers (½-inch in diameter) open to reveal five small petals. Due to our usually cool damp weather this time of year, these flowers tend to open up slowly through June.

One of its most distinctive features is its hard bark; this can vary from being deeply furrowed and gray - to lightly furrowed and light brown — with interlaced flat-topped ridges.

The Brazilian Cedarwood is endemic to tropical forests from Costa Rica to northern Argentina, below 2,000 feet elevation, where it can grow to over 100-feet tall. Once a common tree in its native range, it has sadly become endangered, due to over-harvesting for its high-quality timber that has been used for construction, furniture, and cabinetry, in lieu of even-rarer mahogany. It has been processed in traditional medicine for the treatment of ulcers, sores, and infections.

In addition to its common name, “Brazilian Cedarwood”, it also has the common names “Argentine Cedar” and “Cedro” in its native area. It is in the Mahogany plant family (Miliaceae). Its botanical name is Cedrela fissilis. The genus name, Cedrela, is derived from the Latin word, “cedrus”, meaning “cedar” — referring

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I Madonnari Street Painting Festival this weekend!


FAIR will combine with colorful chalk pastels, hard work, and philanthropy to transform the outdoor area of the Old Santa Barbara Mission this Memorial Day Weekend. Open daily 10am to 6pm, Saturday through Monday, May 25th, 26th, and 27th, this weekend marks the return of the Children’s Creative Project’s I Madonnari Street Painting Festival in its 38th iteration.

Originally inspired by the International Street Painting Competition in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy, the festival will feature over 140 chalk pastel street paintings drawn live in front of the Old Mission Santa Barbara. The weekend is produced by and raises funds for the Children’s Creative Project (CCP), a nonprofit arts education program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office, the festival marks the beginning of summer in our community. Art enthusiasts from near and far as well as many out to enjoy a beautiful May day travel to the Mission for this first-festivalof-its-kind in North America.

“I Madonnari is about so much more than simply raising money. It’s about building community and celebrating in the transformative power of the arts,” shared Kai Tepper-Jahnke, Executive Director of Children’s Creative Project.

Each year a featured artist is honored with the opportunity to complete a huge square, directly below and in front of the Mission steps. This year’s featured artist is Emily Lostaunau. Beginning as an artist’s helper 1998, when she assisted her sister with a featured painting at the Italian Street Painting Festival in San Rafael, she has since become a regular at Santa Barbara’s Festival.

This year Lostaunau’s large chalk painting will boast three large horses in a piece titled The Sunday Greys. Her painting stars three grey stallions that she rides and cares for every Sunday. “Each horse is exceedingly special in his own right: Veloz is a Dressage Grand Prix schoolmaster and epitomizes a strong work ethic and determination. Chupacabra (center) is a multiple world title holder and a model; he is sensitive and kind and everything you would imagine a real-life unicorn to be. Chacal (right) is the do anything, go anywhere horse, full of strength, power, and fierce courage,” the artist elaborated. “They will always make you humble and have one more lesson to teach you if you are willing to learn it. I always look forward to my happy mornings with the Sunday Greys. These animals tend to imprint themselves on you. They breathe your troubles in and exhale quiet confidence.”

In addition to celebrating Emily and hundreds of other artists creating beautiful works on the pavement, Children’s Creative Project is dedicating this year’s festival to Margie Yahyavi, former Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Education Foundation who was a champion for education and the arts. “As a dear friend of Children’s Creative Project, we were deeply saddened by her passing and the loss of such a beacon of hope and inspiration,” explained Tepper-Jahnke. “It is an honor to celebrate her legacy and to continue inspiring the next generation of creative thinkers and makers.”

performances include local talents such as Mezcal Martini, The Brasscals, Mark and the Logistics, and exceptional youth performances from several local junior high and high school jazz bands and choirs.

Live music and a food market are additional highlights set up on the Mission lawn throughout the three-day event, with local vendors such as Dave’s Dogs, Elubia’s, and Nimita’s Cuisine, as well as traditional favorites like the much-loved lemonrosemary roasted chicken, pizza, gelato, and more.

“There are so many important pieces that make this festival possible and it’s truly inspiring to see different facets of the community coming together in partnership,” Tepper-Jahnke added. “From student leaders learning how to manage event booths, preparing food, supporting artists, the festival can expose students to a wide range of career paths all connected to the arts. The festival is a perfect opportunity to bring together multigenerational artists and volunteers with incredibly diverse backgrounds.”

The CCP staff and Board of Directors produce the festival with volunteers from the National Charity League and the Boys Charity League. CCP also worked with the expertise of Eji Event Co. and WA Managment for festival support as well. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Creative Project and its vital arts programs in county public schools.

An expanded area for children to create street paintings will be located on the west side of the Mission. Throughout the three-day event, over 600 Kids’ Squares, which include a box of chalk, can be purchased for $15. This year, the festival will be accessible via a new Santa Barbara Trolley Route, with pick-up points at the Visitors Center on Cabrillo Boulevard and the Santa Barbara Public Library Downtown on Anacapa Street.

A final ceremony will take place on Monday, May 27th, at noon on the Mission steps to introduce and thank major festival sponsors and featured artist Emily Lostaunau.

The 2024 I Madonnari festival is made possible by the generosity of many local individuals, foundations, and businesses. The year’s top sponsors include Nora McNeely Hurley and Michael Hurley, Bella Vista Designs, The Berry Man, and Village Properties. Additional sponsors include Santa Barbara Beautiful, Kendall Rhode and Associates, American Riviera Bank, Boys Charity League, COX Communications, Community West Bank, Haagen Printing/Typecraft Inc., KEYT NewsChannel3, Montecito Bank and Trust, National Charity League, Santa Barbara Bowl, and Santa Barbara City College Foundation. Children’s Creative Project gives a special thank you to the Old Mission Santa Barbara for hosting the 38th annual I Madonnari Festival. The organization also thanks and acknowledges Elly Iverson, Warner Events Management, and the Santa Barbara County Education Office.

More information can be found at: https://ccp.sbceo.org/about-the-festival

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Music Photos courtesy of Chilrend’s Creative Project

Art Venues

10 WEST GALLERY: Lost In Thought ~ June 23 • 10 W Anapamu • 11-5 We-Mo • 805770-7711 • www.10westgallery.com

ARCHITECTURAL FDN GALLERY: Timely by Joan Rosenberg-Dent & Caroline Kapp ~ May 31-Aug 24 • 229 E Victoria • 805-9656307 • 1–4 Sa & By Appt • www.afsb.org


MUSEUM, UCSB: Incadescent: UCSB Department of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition ~ Jun 9 • 12-5 SaSu • www.museum.ucsb.edu

ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: Environmental Educ. & Artistic Expression • www.exploreecology.org

THE ARTS FUND: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S Hope Ave • 11-5 We-Su; www.artsfundsb.org • 805-233-3395

ATKINSON GALLERY, SBCC: • 11-5 Mo-Th; 11-3 Fr • 805-965-0581 x3484 • gallery.sbcc.edu

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

THE CARRIAGE AND WESTERN ART MUSEUM: SB History Makers Exhibit featuring Silsby Spalding, WW Hollister, Dixie; Saddle & Carriage Collections • Free • 129 Castillo St • 805-962-2353 • 9-3 Mo-Fr • www.carriagemuseum.org

CASA DOLORES: Bandera Ware / traditional outfits ~ ongoing • 1023 Bath St • 12-4 Tu-Sa • 805963-1032 • www.casadolores.org

CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: New Muralism: Inclusive Visions of Self and Place ~ Nov • 105 East Anapamu St, 1st fl • 805-568-3994

CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: 1351 Holiday Hill Rd • 805-565-CLAY • 10-4 Daily • www.claystudiosb.org

COLETTE COSENTINO ATELIER + GALLERY: 11 W Anapamu St • By Appt • www.colettecosentino.com

CORRIDAN GALLERY: California Sojourns by Karen Fedderson • 125 N Milpas • 11-6 We-Sa • 805966-7939 • www.corridan-gallery.com

CPC GALLERY: Francis Scorzelli: Color Interaction ~ Jul • By appt • 36 E Victoria St • Gallery@CPCSB.org

CYPRESS GALLERY: Chris Jeszeck: Pouring My Art Out ~ May 26 • 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • 1-4 Sa & Su • 805-7371129 • www.lompocart.org


www.ruthellenhoag.com @ruthellenhoag 805-689-0858 ~inquire for

CALIFORNIA NATURE ART MUSEUM (formerly Wildling Museum): CA’s Changing Landscape: The Way of Water | George Rose ~ Jul 8; Message in a Bottle | Elizabeth Criss ~ Jul 24; The Birds and the Bees and More: Pollinators ~ Sep 2 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • 11-4 Mo, Th, Fr; 11-5 Sa & Su • www.calnatureartmuseum.org

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

CASA DEL HERRERO: Gardens & House • by reservation • 1387 East Valley Road • tours 10 & 2 We & Sa • 805-565-5653 • www.casadelherrero.com

ELIZABETH GORDON GALLERY: Emerging artists from around the country • 15 W Gutierrez • 805-963-1157 • 11–5 Tu-Sa • www.elizabethgordongallery.com


BÁRBARA: Nihonmachi Revisited; Memorias y Facturas • 123 E Canon Perdido St • 11-4 Th-Su • www.sbthp.org

ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Under the Same Sun: From Low Riders to Farm Workers ~ Jul • 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • 805686-1211 • 11-5 Th-Mo • www.elverhoj.org

FAULKNER GALLERY: 40 E Anapamu St • 10-7 Mo-Th; 10-5 Fri, Sa; 12-5 Sun • 805-962-7653

FAZZINO 3-D STUDIO GALLERY: 3-D original fine art • 529 State St • 805-730-9109 • www.Fazzino.com

GALLERY 113: SB Art Assn • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805965-6611 • 11-5 Mo-Sa; 1-5 Su • www.gallery113sb.com

GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Unity: Wendy Brewer & Christine Marie ~ May 31 • 2920 Grand Av • 805688-7517 • www.gallerylosolivos.com

GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND: Gardens • by reservation • 695 Ashley Rd • 805-969-9990 • www.lotusland.org

GOLETA VALLEY LIBRARY: GVAA Artists Exhibit • 500 N Fairview Av • 10-7 Tu-Th; 10-5:30 Fr & Sa; 1-5 Su • TheGoletaValleyArtAssociation.org

GRACE FISHER FOUNDATION INCLUSIVE ARTS CLUBHOUSE: Paintings by Grace Fisher using only her mouth • Partial proceeds go directly to the Fdn • 121 S Hope, La Cumbre Plaza • We-Su 11-5pm • www.gracefisherfoundation.org

HELENA MASON ART GALLERY: Contemporary Art • 48 Helena Av • 2-6 Fr-Sa • www.helenamasonartgallery.com

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

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: The flight of Apollo 13 documents & more~ Ongoing • 21-23 W Anapamu • 10-4 Tu-Su • 805-962-5322 • https://karpeles.com

KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Local Artists • 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • 10-5 Mo-Sa; 11-5 Su • 805-565-4700 • http://kathrynedesigns.com

KELLY CLAUSE ART: Fine Watercolors of Sea & Land • 28 Anacapa St, #B • Most weekdays 12-5 • www.kellyclause.com

LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: Three MultiArtist Galleries at La Cumbre Plaza - Elevate, Fine Line, and Illuminations Galleries • noon-5 Tu-Su • www.lcccasb.com

LEGACY ARTS SANTA BARBARA: A Multi-Cultural Gallery & Listening Room • SB Visual Artists ~ Jun 30 • 1230 State St • 3-8 We-Su • LegacyArtSB.com

LOMPOC LIBRARY GROSSMAN GALLERY: 501 E North Av, Lompoc • 805-588-3459

LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Generations of Love ~ May 25-Jul 7 • 12-4 Th-Su • 865 Linden Av • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org

MARCIA BURTT GALLERY: Cloud Gazing ~ June 9 • Featuring contemporary landscape paintings, prints & books • 517 Laguna St • 1-5 Th-Su • 805-9625588 • www.artlacuna.com

MAUNE CONTEMPORARY: Contemporary artists including Alex Katz, Donald Sultan, Mr. Brainwash, Taher Jaoui, Ted Collier • 1309 State St • 11-5 TuSu & By Appt • 805-869-2524 • www.maune.com

MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • 10-5 Daily • 125 State St • 805-7705000 • www.moxi.org

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA: Janna Ireland: True Story Index ~ June 2 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • www.mcasantabarbara.org

MUSEUM OF SENSORY & MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES: La Cumbre Plaza, 120 S. Hope Av #F119 • www.seehearmove.com

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• GALLERIES • STUDIOS • • MUSEUMS • PUBLIC PLACES • 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 Kerry Methner www.TheTouchofStone.com 805-570-2011 • VOICE Gallery JO MERIT Modernist Artist www.jomerit.com JoMeritModern@gmail.com 10 West Gallery
studio classes~ Holly Hungett Abstract Landscapes Watercolor • Gouache • Acrylic www.hollyhungett.com www.peterandrews61.com kenji photography La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts Elevate Gallery • kenjiphotography.com

Art Venues

PALM LOFT GALLERY: Fine Bunch of Cool Cats ~ Jun 1- Jul 21 • 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carpinteria • By Appt • 805-684-9700 • www. palmloft.com

PATRICIA CLARKE STUDIO: 410 Palm Av, Carpinteria • By Appt • 805-452-7739 • www. patriciaclarkestudio.com

PEREGRINE GALLERIES: Early California and American paintings; fine vintage jewelry • 1133 Coast Village Rd • 805-2529659 • www.peregrine.shop

PETER HORJUS DESIGN: Studio & Gallery • 11 W Figueroa St • www.peterhorjus.com

PORTICO GALLERY: Jordan Pope & Gallery Artists • Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-7298454 • www.porticofinearts.com

PUBLIC MARKET: Quarterly exhibit by local artists • 11-9 SuWe; 11-10 Th-Sa • www.sbpublicmarket.com

RED BARN GALLERY (AT UCSB): By appt • king@theaterdance.ucsb • near bus circle middle of campus

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

SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: New Paintings by Richard Schloss; SB landscapes & sculptor Bud Bottoms • 1321 State St • 12-6 Tu-Sa & By Appt • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com


GARDEN: Arriving Home by Justina Freel ~ Jul 14 • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org


ARTS WORKSHOP: The Summer Solstice workshop now open! • 631 Garden St • 10-6 Fr & By Appt • www.sbcaw.org


MUSEUM: Here Comes the Sun: 50 years of Solstice ~ June • 136 E De la Guerra • 12-5 We, Fri-Su; 12-7 Th • 805-966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org


MUSEUM: Ice Bear, photographs by Ralph Clevenger ~ May 31; The Chumash, Whaling, Commercial Diving, Surfing, Shipwrecks, First Order Fresnel Lens, and Santa Barbara Lighthouse Women Keepers ~ Ongoing • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • 10-5 Th-Su • 805962-8404 • www.SBMM.org

SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART: Janna Ireland, True Story Index ~ Jun 2; Serenity and Revolution ~ May 26; Made by Hand / Born Digital ~ Aug 25 • 1130 State St • 11-5 Tu-Su; 11-8 Th • 805-963-4364 • www.sbma.net

SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Splendid Plumage ~ Sept 8; Images of Infinity ~ Sept 8 • 2559 Puesta del Sol • 10-5 We-Mo • www.sbnature.org

SANTA BARBARA SEA CENTER: Dive In: Our Changing Channel ~ Ongoing • 211 Stearns Wharf • 10-5 Daily • 805-682-4711 • www.sbnature.org

SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: SBVA Featured Artists ~ June 6 • 2375 Foothill Rd • 10-6 Daily • 805-682-4722 • www.2ndfridaysart.com

Funk Zone Live to Rock Next Friday

VIBRANT, FUN, AND A “TASTER’S DELIGHT,” Funk Zone Live will rock Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone on Friday, May 31st from 5 to 8pm.

Enjoy an evening of exploration and community as Funk Zone galleries and businesses open their doors. Participating venues will each feature a local artist or artists’ works, music, and the opportunity to connect with community members. Admission to all venues is free.

Many of the collaborators

SB Funk Zone Live, a series of bimonthly “arts, wine, dine, and shop events,” launched on March 29th. Sometimes compared to Downtown Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursday monthly events, FZL offers a collaborative local business model. 23 venues will participate in May. Along the way, business owners and artists have been gathering monthly to brainstorm, network, and collaborate on advertising. They all agree to refer each other to each other’s shop.

“It’s inspiring to see the collaboration among local businesses in the Funk Zone. What makes the Funk Zone special is this spirit of mutual support and cooperation. By meeting face-to-face, we can share good news, cross-promote products and happenings, and create a thriving community,” noted Jana Brody, coordinator of SB Funk Zone Live.

A sampling of activities includes: Commen Unity, a

Art Events

FUNK ZONE LIVE • Explore art and music • Participating venues across the Funk Zone - See page xx • Free • 5-8pm Fr, 5/31.


• Porcelain, mixed media, & photography by Joan RosenbergDent and Caroline Kapp • Architectural Foundation of SB, 229 East Victoria St • Free • 5-7pm Fr, 5/31.

OPENING RECEPTION: THE MAGIC OF MY WORLD • Glass fusion artist Kristine Kelly • Lompoc Valley Art Association • Cypress Gallery, 119 E. Cypress, Lompoc • Free • 1-3pm Sa, 6/1.

OPENING RECEPTION: A FINE BUNCH OF COOL CATS • Palm Loft Gallery • Invitation Show of Established and Emerging Artists• Free • 4-6pm Sa, 6/1.

SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists & artisans • Free • 236 E Cabrillo Blvd • 10-5 Su.

CARPINTERIA CREATIVE ARTS • Shop locally made pottery, beach art, cards, jewelry, and sewn articles • 8th St & Linden Av • Free • 2:30-6 Th.

specialized one-chair barber shop and art gallery, and sbmidmod, a premier Mid-century modern furniture, art, and design showroom that moved into 223 Anacapa at the same time, will be celebrating their third anniversary with a DJ and local libations from Fess Parker Funk Zone. Tendrel, a Japanese denim men’s clothing shop (formally on Santa Barbara Street) will be joining them at 223 Anacapa for a grand opening party next door.

Each venue will feature an art element; nonart venues are encouraged to host a local artist or band. Luisa Hyatt owner of Rincon Brewery is partnering with Julie Potter, wife of the late SB artist Chris Potter to exhibit and sell prints of Chris’s work.

Funk Zone Live takes place from 5 to 8pm on the last Friday of every other month (with November’s event swapped to December due to the holiday season).

SLICE OF LIGHT GALLERY: Earth & Space Fine Art Photography by JK Lovelace • 9 W Figueroa St • Mo-Fr 10-5 • 805-354-5552 • www.sliceoflight.com

STEWART FINE ART: Early California Plein Air Paintings + European Fine Art + Antiques • 539 San Ysidro Rd • 11-5:30 MoSa • 805-845-0255

SULLIVAN GOSS: The Spring Salon; Phoebe Brunner: Westward, The Land is Bright ~ May 27; Wonderland ~ Jun 24 • 11 E Anapamu St • 10-5:30 daily • 805730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com

SUSAN QUINLAN DOLL & TEDDY BEAR MUSEUM: 122 W Canon Perdido • 11-4 Fr-Sa; 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 • 12-4 Sa, Su • 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org

TAMSEN GALLERY: Work by Robert W. Firestone • 911.5 State St • 12-5 We-Su • 805-705-2208 • www.tamsengallery.com

UCSB LIBRARY: Cultura Cura: 50 Years of Self Help Graphics in East LA ~ Jun 21 • www.library.ucsb.edu

VOICE GALLERY: Abstract Art Collective: Surviving to Thriving ~ May 30 • La Cumbre Plaza H-124 • 10-5:30 M-F; 1-5 Sa-Su • 805965-6448 • www.voicesb.art


MONTECITO: Notable CA & National Artists • 1187 Coast Village Rd • 11-5 Mo-Su • 805-9628885 • www.waterhousegallery.com

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


MUSEUM OF ART: 2024 Tri-County

Juried Exhibition: To Be Honest... [tbh] ~ May 16-Jun 15 • 805-5656162 • Mo-Fr 10-4; Sat 11-5 • www.westmont.edu/museum

ARTISTS: SEE YOUR WORK HERE! Join VOICE Magazine’s Print & Virtual Gallery! For info email Publisher@VoiceSB.com

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