VOICE Magazine: May 27, 2022

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Memorial Day

A salute to veterans and first responders will take place in Santa Barbara and Goleta


Photo courtesy of Children’s Creative Project

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In This Issue The Solstice Workshop is Open!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Grand Opera is Back! Fiesta


Theatre Listings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 10 Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Josef Woodard: Sounds About Town. . . . . . . . . . 26 John Palminteri’s Community Voice. . . . . . . . . . . 27 Galleries & Art Venues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9 - 3 1 * * Español y Inglés

Movies........8* Calendar..19-21*

A soirée called La Primavera began the Fiesta season with an unveiling of the theme, poster, and pin 15

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Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Music Academy of the West has lined up their Festival Season. Highlights by Josef Woodard 22

Art Kafka and the Snowglobe by Nadya Brown

Enjoy dancing in the street and the best of Santa Barbara during 1st Thursday!

Cover photo by Dana Sohm

Chalk drawing at Mission Santa Barbara begins this weekend

An exhibition of works from tri-county artists at Westmont College 29

One Performance Only! Sunday, June 12th • 2:30 PM

Granada Theatre Tickets: www.operasb.org VOICE Magazine cover story see page



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singing the role of Violetta’s friend Flora, baritone Joel Balzun will be playing Alfredo’s father Germont, and Benjamin Brecher will be seen as Gastone. The cast is very busy in singing rehearsals at the Alhecama Theatre space in preparation for the big day of the performance.

Opera Santa Barbara

Verdi’s Timeless

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La Traviata Arriving at The Granada


By Robert F. Adams / Special to VOICE

SPECTACULAR INTERPRETATION of Giuseppe Verdi’s popular opera, La Traviata, will be mounted by Opera Santa Barbara on Sunday, June 12th, on the mainstage of the historic Granada Theatre. Originally planned for a production in fall of 2020 the work was postponed due to the wide-ranging pandemic and now will receive a sparkling, single night performance, grand opera style.

Director Tara Faircloth

The story originates from the 19th Century Alexandre Dumas novel La Dame aux Camélias and this grand opera debuted in 1853. An opera company classic, the title translates as “the fallen

Of Special Note The company will present a free of charge Open Rehearsal of the show outdoors on the Santa Barbara County Courthouse lawn just a week before opening at the Granada. This event will take place on Sunday, June 5th, from 2:30 to 5pm. Featuring the orchestra, the cast, and the artistic team of Opera SB, this preview rehearsal will give local audiences a glimpse of the highlights of the show, and an opportunity to hear some splendid vocals accompanied by a live orchestra.

The performance will last two hours and 15 minutes including a 20 minute intermission. Concessions will be available before the show and at Intermission. Reserved tickets ($219*, $159*, $99*, $59*) for the Granada performance are selling quickly but can be purchased online at www.granadasb.org or by phone by calling 805-899-2222. Name-your-own-price tickets are available. COVID Protocols: Masks optional; Proof of vaccination required. Visit: https://www.granadasb.org/covid-vaccine-mandate/ for more information.

Opera Santa Barbara’s production of La Traviata will take The Granada Theatre on June 12th. Anya Matanovic will perform the role of Violetta.

woman” telling a story that has reverberated through the decades. It is set in mid-19th century upper class Paris. The romantic tragedy is one of a fateful love between a Parisian courtesan, Violetta, and her young suitor, Alfredo. The opera features well-known arias including Sempre libera and the joyous chorus Libiamo! La Traviata is often performed on stages worldwide, including an 2011 OSB production. Famed productions have featured Maria Callas, Dame Joan Sutherland, and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. On the silver screen, excerpts were popularized in the 1990 mega-hit film, Pretty Woman in 1990. The talent gathered for OSB’s production is very exciting and will include conductor Kostis Protopapas, bringing members of the OSB Orchestra back to the exquisite Granada, as they wrap up a busy 2021-2022 season that included a variety of operas including the post-pandemic launch of last summer’s Das Rheingold.

comprised of 35 musicians. The scenic designer will be the accomplished Los Angeles-based projection designer FrancoisPierre Couture with lighting by Azra King-Abadi.

The single performance will feature soprano Anya Matanovic starring as the courtesan Violetta. Matanovic, who In this return to recently appeared classic opera from as Abigail the company, La Tenor Nathan Granner will Williams in The Traviata is sponsored portray Alfredo Crucible and last by the Elaine F. summer as Freia in Wagner’s Stepanek Foundation, and key Das Rheingold, both for OSB, Opera SB supporters and donors will sing one of her signature Bob Weinman, Maya Smidt, roles as Violetta. Tenor Nathan Bella Domani, Patricia Dixon, Granner will sing the lead role Christine and Michael Holland, of her lover Alfredo. The other and Keith and Kay Schofield. spectacular singers rounding out the cast include Max Potter

“After a year of caution and adaptations,” Protopapas related, “I am thrilled that we are finally returning to full-scale classic opera. La Traviata is one of my favorites and I am excited about our amazing cast, but especially because this will be the first time I get to conduct Verdi in Santa Barbara, and he is actually my favorite composer.” The orchestra will be

The accomplished director Tara Faircloth will helm the production. Her work has been seen in opera houses around the nation. In recent seasons she created new productions of The Little Prince (Utah Opera), Ariadne auf Naxos (Wolf Trap Opera), Il re pastore (Merola Opera), Agrippina (Ars Lyrica Houston), and L’incoronazione di Poppea (Boston Baroque). For the last year, Faircloth has been in top form directing several new productions including The Merry Wives of Windsor with The Juilliard School, as well as a program with Ars Lyrica Houston entitled Eternity and the Underworld. In addition, she will revisit an old favorite The Barber of Seville in her debut at The Dallas Opera. Faircloth, a formidable talent, also has years of experience teaching drama studios for singers.

Traviata rehearsals are underway!

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Santa Barbara’s

Cultural Night Downtown


June 2nd • 5-8pm

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

Galleries, Museums, & Art Venues 1. THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY • 1331 State St, 415-676-7689 • Presenting Paradise Revisited, an exhibition of paintings by UCSB grad Sandy Ostrau, one of California’s most admired and sought-after contemporary artists, capturing the strong shapes & bold colors of the California coast. 2. SBIFF’s SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKER SERIES • SBIFF Education Center, 1330 State St • Featuring Colin Rosemont’s UNEARTHED. History, spirituality, and colonialism intersect as archaeologists and Native Californians are brought together by an excavation. Showtimes: 5:30, 6, 6:30, and 7pm. Runtime: 16 min. 3. ENGEL & VÖLKERS • 1323 State St, 805-342-0227 • Enjoy special libations, sparkling water, hors d’oeuvres, and an exclusive raffle for dinner at opal restaurant and bar. Come and enjoy the beautifully appointed E&V shop and the sweeping plein-air paintings of SB native Michael Drury. 4. SANTA BARBARA FINE ART • 1321 State St, 805-845-4270 • Exhibit: Far and Near - recent paintings by Michael Drury of California, Nevada, and Ireland. Drury has been painting for over 50 years, many spent painting alongside longtime friend Ray Strong. Drury has an excellent eye for detail. Wine & champagne. 5. MAUNE CONTEMPORARY • 1309 State St, 805-869-2524 • Please join us for the grand opening of the solo exhibition of Tel Aviv based artist, Orit Fuchs Wish You Were Here. This is a great opportunity to view Orit’s paintings and digital works. Plus, meet and greet with the artist. 6. LONETREE • 1221 State St, Suite 24, 805-892-7335 • Start your summer of style with LONETREE. Stop by the store to enjoy a glass of Kompas Club wine, shop our new arrivals, or just relax in our beautiful space. You’ll love our curated selection of art, lighting, furniture, & home decor. 7. CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 36 E Victoria St, 805-957-4200 • Immerse yourself in local artist Pamela Benham’s Something Good’s Coming. Pamela expresses hopeful emotions through her energetic color and brushwork. Guitarist Chris Judge will be performing classical, jazz, brazilian, pop, and flamenco. 8. 10 WEST GALLERY • 10 W Anapamu St, 805-770-7711 • New exhibit Summer Muse features works by Laurie MacMillan, Iben Vestergaard, Karen Zazon, Jo Merit, Eugene Galles, Madeline Garrett, Marlene Struss, Pamela Grau, Patrick McGinnis, Diane Giles, and Patricia Post. 9. SULLIVAN GOSS – AN AMERICAN GALLERY • 11 E Anapamu St, 805730-1460 • Opening reception for Patricia Chidlaw: The Pool Show, the latest solo show by one of Santa Barbara’s beloved artists. Also: Formalize - Strategies for Abstraction, and Summer Salon. 10. CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY • 105 E Anapamu St, 1st Fl, 805-568-3990 • Opening reception for The SB Art Association’s exhibition, Stepping Out, a diverse, exuberant exhibition highlighting 60 works by local artists and inviting viewers to reflect outside the pandemic’s shadow. 11. SUNFLOWERS ON STATE • View larger-than-life sunflower sculptures along State St, fabricated in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. Painted by students from Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta Valley Junior High, La Colina Junior High, SBJunior High, VADA, and San Marcos High School. 12. FAULKNER GALLERY • 40 E Anapamu St, in the SB Public Library • The Santa Barbara Art Association presents a show juried by Ralph

Waterhouse of diverse original artwork by some of its 500 members in all three rooms of the Faulkner Gallery. 13. SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART • 1130 State St, 805-963-4364 • Join SBMA for Family 1st Thursday in the Family Resource Center (5:30 - 7:30 pm) for a teaching artist-led activity for the whole family. Create a cityscape collage with transparent layers of color with torn tissue paper. Galleries open until 8pm. All free! 14. GALLERY 113 • 1114 State St, La Arcada Ct #8, 805-9656611 • Members of the Santa Barbara Art Association exhibit their original artwork here. Artist of the month Suemae Lin Willhite shows her Chinese brush paintings. Featured artists: Wilbert Lick, Bonny Butler, Lily Sanders, Julianne Martin, and Martha Shilliday.

805-962-8885 • Figurative works, interiors, and cityscapes. Works by Ray Hunter, Derek Harrison, Wyllis Heaton, Camille Dellar, Ann Sanders, Thomas Van Stein, Nancy Davidson, Rick Garcia, Ellie Freudenstein, and Ralph Waterhouse. Live demo by Ralph Waterhouse (6:45 pm). 16. GRASSINI FAMILY VINEYARDS • 24 El Paseo, 805-897-3366 • Make your way over to the Presidio Neighborhood in the heart of Santa Barbara to discover a variety of local creatives! From stunning acrylic paintings and sparkling jewelry, to Filipino-American fusion food and live acoustic music - there’s something for each of your senses! 17. JAMIE SLONE WINES • 23 E de la Guerra St, 805-560-6555 • Come sip on delicious, local wine at The Best Santa Barbara Wine Experience and enjoy a local artisanal pairing. Enjoy select white wines for $11 and select red wines for $13 in our cozy tasting room or outside on our Terraza. 18. CITY HALL GALLERY • 735 Anacapa St, 805-568-3990 • Opening Reception of 6oldie’s A Vivid Vision. 6oldie, a LA-based creator, celebrates the Black experience in contemporary American culture. 6oldie has been featured at The Melanin Gallery and The Arts Fund. He will hold a free raffle for his print, Family Matters for attendees. 19. SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM • 136 E De la Guerra St, 805966-1601 • Visit the Museum’s latest exhibit Take a Hike, Save the World celebrating local trails through historic photographs and fine art. Part of the Environmental Alliance of SB Museums. Also, in conjunction with Huguette Marcelle Clark: A Portrait of the Artist, the Bellosguardo Fdn will share an intimate collection of Mrs. Clark’s Old Spanish Days Fiesta attire. Always family friendly. 20. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA • 653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace, 805-966-5373 • Enjoy happy hour with art, music, and friends at MCASB during Curated Cocktails. Located on the beautiful Paseo Nuevo Upper Arts Terrace, Curated Cocktails feature unique themes inspired by the current exhibitions. 21. IDYLL MERCANTILE • 703 Chapala St • This 1st Thursday we are featuring local artist Diego Melgoza (aka Melgo), originally from Mexico City. He draws inspiration from Mesoamerican and Mexican culture, and his work is about environmental and social issues. As always, we will have live music, beer & mead! See you there!

15. WATERHOUSE GALLERY • 1114 State St, La Arcada Ct #9,

7. View work by Pamela Benham at Christ Presbyterian Church and enjoy guitar by Chris Judge

22. PURA LUNA APOTHECARY • 633 Chapala St, 805-450-2484 • Join Pura Luna Apothecary as we kick off PRIDE month and a hot, healing summer! We’ll be celebrating with themed libations and refreshments, live performances and music, raffles and door prizes, and a fun community celebration of what makes you proud to be YOU!

23. COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOP • 631 Garden St • Join us at the Summer Solstice Workshop where the solstice parade comes to life each year by the hands of hundreds of local community artists and residents. Tour the workshop and meet the artists who create masks, costumes, floats. Light refreshments will be served. 24. SBCAST • 513 Garden St • Media Arts and Technology (MAT) at UCSB is a transdisciplinary graduate program that fuses emergent media, computer science, engineering, electronic music, and more. Working at the frontiers of art, science, and technology, they will showcase students’ cutting-edge research and new media artworks.

Performers & Special Events THE ART CRAWL • 1130 State St, 5:30pm

State St PROMENADE MARKET • 900 & 1000 Blocks of State St, Thursdays 3-7:30pm OUT OF THE BLUE • 1000 Block of State St, 5-8pm • Bringing “classic” Rock ‘n Roll to the Santa Barbara and Ventura area for the past ten years. The band consists of Robert Montanes, Steve Puailoa, Brian Harrell, Jerry Martin, and Anthony Ambriz. JAMS AFTER-SCHOOL MUSIC EXPLORATION PROGRAM & LADIES STRUMMING SOCIAL CLUB • 1000 Block of State St, 5:30pm • Students of the JAMS after-school music exploration program have been learning their instruments, writing songs, and playing with their new bands for ten weeks now. They are excited to share their original songs with you! The Ladies’ Strumming Social Club is a group of women who meet up once a week to learn guitar, bass, and ukulele while singing popular songs together.


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A Memorial Day Salute to

American Heroes

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to the ceremony, which will close with a thrilling flyover of the Condor Squadron’s four T-6 Texan airplanes. The community, veterans, and current service members are all welcome to attend the free one-hour remembrance ceremony this Memorial Day. The SB Cemetery is located at 901 Channel Drive, with free parking on-site.

By Samantha Muscio / VOICE

Santa Barbara Memorial Day Service Monday, May 30th, 11am Santa Barbara Cemetery 901 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara

Goleta Memorial Day Service Monday, May 30th, 9am Goleta Cemetery 44 S San Antonio Rd, Goleta


MERICANS WHO HAVE SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES TO PROTECT OUR COUNTRY, STATE, OR COMMUNITY will be honored this Memorial Day in Santa Barbara. A formal Salute will be given by the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation and local first responders on May 30th at the Santa Barbara Cemetery at 11am. “It’s probably the most important of all the holidays that are set aside for honoring Americans that passed in the line of duty and served their country,” said the founding director of PCVF, Lt. John Blankenship. “We served and we survived and to me, it’s very important that we honor those who gave their lives - gave their all for this country.”

Monday’s event will not only pay tribute to fallen soldiers, but also to first responders that lost their lives protecting our community. Representatives of local first responders from Santa Barbara California Highway Patrol, the County Sheriff ’s Office, the Police Department, City and County Fire Departments, and the Montecito Fire Protection District will be present to pay their respect to fallen local heroes.

In observance of the national holiday, most City administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th, and will resume normal operations on Tuesday, May 31st. To learn more about the Memorial Day ceremony, please visit www.pcvf.org/2022-memorial-day-ceremony. For more information on PCVF, visit www.pcvf.org or call (805) 259-4394.

“Police, firefighters, and other people in uniform that serve our community and our country need recognition too,” said Blankenship. “They don’t have a memorial day like veterans do, but they deserve to be honored because we are all the glue that holds this country together.” UCSB’s ROTC, Santa Barbara Choral Society, and the Gold Coast Pipe Band will contribute



Please Bring a photo

EMORIAL DAY SERVICES will also take place at the Goleta Cemetery. Organizers request that participants bring a photograph of a veteran to follow the theme, “Remember, Show Their Picture, and Say Their Name.” The service will start at 9am, Monday May 30th. “Memorial Day is about remembering, memorializing, and talking about all the brave service men and women who gave or lost their lives while in military service to our great country, the United States of America,” noted Drew Wakefield, who will be the Keynote Speaker. “We are asking everyone to bring a picture of a loved one or someone who has touched your life from World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam, Iraq, Gulf, Afghanistan, Benghazi, Kabul, or just serving the U.S.A.!” Participants are encouraged to post their pictures online as well.

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The Solstice Workshop is Open!


It’s Time to Shine

By Samantha Muscio / VOICE

ICK UP A PAINT BRUSH, a pot of papier-mâché, or a needle and thread and join local artists when you sign up for this year’s Solstice Workshop at the Community Arts Workshop. The Solstice Workshop, which will be open from May 26th to June 24th, guides participants as they fashion masks, sew costumes, and try their hands at building flamboyant floats for the 48th annual Summer Solstice Parade. The mission of the Solstice celebration is bringing the

community together through the arts and the core of that celebration begins at the workshop.

“We welcome all members of our community... Anyone who wants to make a mask, a costume, or join an ensemble!” explained longtime Solstice Special Projects Manager Penny Little. “People from all economic and ethnic backgrounds, people of all mental and physical abilities are welcome.”

The workshop has a special Children’s Area for kids to exercise their own artistic vision. “Working with Solstice artists is a great way to acquire new skills... learn team building skills, work in a diverse environment, and feel part of our wonderful Santa Barbara community,” Little added. This year all of that creative energy will To join the center around creations reflecting Solstice Workshop participants’ interpretations of this and Parade, visit year’s Solstice theme, SHINE.


The workshop is located at CAW at 631 Garden Street and is open Wednesday to Friday, 3 to 8pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 6pm. The art made through the workshop is at the heart of the parade which begins at noon on Saturday, June 25th at the intersection of Ortega and Santa Barbara Street, and will make its way up Santa Barbara Street to Alameda Park. If you want your creativity to “shine” through the streets of Santa Barbara at this year’s Solstice parade, register to be part of the workshop at: www.solsticeparade.com/parade-registration

As participants get to work, the Solstice Workshop supplies all materials

Sotheby’s Auctions Unburnable Copy of “The Handmaid’s Tale”


Image from Penguin Random House video

HE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD — AND NOW FIRE — since a fireproof copy of Margaret Atwood’s masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale, has been released onto the literary scene. Currently on auction through Sotheby’s, proceeds raised by the one-of-akind edition will support the nonprofit organization PEN America, which protects free expression via literature on a national and international basis. The move arrives amidst a nationwide surge in efforts to ban books — including The Handmaid’s Tale — with some books even being burned. In its promotional video, Atwood herself wields a flamethrower, demonstrating how her book refuses to succumb to the flames.

and tools to participants for a nominal fee, which helps defer the costs of the Solstice program. Scholarships are available for those in need.


Statement about Texas School Shooting

from Dr. Susan Salcido, SB County Superintendent of Schools


ANTA BARBARA COUNTY EDUCATION OFFICE SUPERINTENDENT released the following statement Tuesday, May 24th regarding the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary, Uvalde, Texas:

The school shooting that killed 14 students and one teacher at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, is the latest example of horrifying violence in our country. This senseless, devastating loss of life is difficult to process. And yet our children are looking to adults for support and reassurance.

Author Margaret Atwood attempting to burn the fireproof Handmaid’s Tale

“Printed and bound using fireproof materials, this edition of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale was made to be completely unburnable,” reads the book’s Penguin Random House website. “It is designed to protect this vital story and stand as a powerful symbol against censorship.” Published in 1985, The Handmaid’s Tale has gained increasing popularity for its social and political commentary. When the Supreme Court’s draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked, protestors dressed as the book’s characters at rallies nationwide. The story is set in a dystopian future, where a patriarchal, totalitarian group has taken over the United States. In this new order, a class of “handmaids” is forced to bear children for the ruling class of men, allowing for a powerful examination of themes such as reproductive rights, feminism, and social equity. As of May 24th, the fireproof book’s highest bid was $45,000, with bidding remaining open through June 7th. To learn more visit www.unburnablebook.com

Student safety is our first priority; a responsibility that Santa Barbara County school leaders and employees take very seriously. While schools remain among the safest places for students, we also know that today’s shooting may cause heightened concern about safety issues. Each Santa Barbara County school has a safety plan with procedures that contribute to maintaining a safe learning environment for our students. Local districts work closely with law enforcement agencies to build systems that aim to prevent violent episodes in local schools. These senseless acts of violence must end, and we need to do everything in our power to keep our schools safe. I resolve to work closely with school leaders, law enforcement agencies, policymakers, and others in our community to align actions and resources as we move forward proactively to address the safety and well-being of our students and staff in Santa Barbara County Schools. We send our deepest sympathies to the families whose lives have been altered forever. - Susan Salcido, Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools For further resources, visit www.sbceo.org Access resources for educators & families, to discuss school shootings at https://tinyurl.com/2zhwsr5a


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Musical comedy • UCSB Ballet Studio • $13-19 • https://tinyurl.com/yc6daaur • Runs through 5/28.

Met Live: Lucia di Lammermoor Experience a new staging of Gaetano Donizetti’s tragic opera on

the big screen when the Music Academy of the West presents Met Live: Lucia di Lammermoor at 2pm on Sunday, June 5th, at Hahn Hall. For tickets (Free-$28) visit https://tinyurl.com/2hcvsc4d

Met Live: Lucia di Lammermoor Experimenta una nueva puesta en escena de la ópera trágica

de Gaetano Donizetti en la pantalla grande cuando la Music Academy of the West presente Met Live: Lucia di Lammermoor a las 2pm el domingo, 5 de junio en Hahn Hall. Para boletos (gratis-$28) visita https://tinyurl.com/2hcvsc4d

Comedia musical • UCSB Ballet Studio • $13-19 • https://tinyurl.com/yc6daaur • Hasta el 5/28.


Presentaciones creativas de estudiantes de UCSB • Studio Theater • https://tinyurl.com/rwced5s7 • Gratis • 4:30pm viernes, 5/27.



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Creative performances by UCSB students • Studio Theater • https://tinyurl.com/rwced5s7 • Free • 4:30pm Fr, 5/27.



10am: Tickets! Fiesta 5: Tuesday & Wednesday Camino Real: Thursday *Kids Series Only This Summer! June 7 - August 11





Metro • Arlington • Camino

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Fiesta 5


View Hamlet before the tragedy • Isla Vista Arts • Isla Vista Community Center, 976 Embarcadero del Mar • Free • https://tinyurl.com/m5tsatd9 • 4pm Fr, 6/3 & 6/4.


Ve a Hamlet antes de la tragedia • Isla Vista Arts • Isla Vista Community Center, 976 Embarcadero del Mar • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/m5tsatd9 • 4pm viernes, 6/3 y 6/4.

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Downton Abbey (PG): Fri-Thur: 1:40, 2:40, 4:30, 5:30, 7:30. Everything Everywhere All at Once (R): Fri-Thur: 1:55, 5:00, 8:05. Fantastic Beast: The Secret of Dumbledore (PG13): Fri-Thur: 1:30, 4:40, 7:45. Men (R): Fri-Thur: 8:20.

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Kyle’s Kitchen Supports the Grace Fisher Foundation


O SUPPORT THE GRACE FISHER FOUNDATION’S MISSION to connect children living with disabilities to art, dance, music, and other forms of artistic expression, Kyle’s Kitchen will help raise funds and awareness for the organization from now through July. This is Kyle Kitchen’s latest Kyle’s Gives Back partnership, with customers dining at all Kyle’s Kitchen being able to contribute. Grace Fisher became paralyzed from the neck down after a virus ravaged her spine in 2014, when she was a senior in high school. She was diagnosed with Acute Flaccid Myelitis, and went to Craig Rehabilitation Hospital in Denver, CO. There, she benefited from music therapy and adaptive art, which strengthened her neck and offered emotional and mental support. Now, Fisher remains determined to help other children with disabilities through art and music. “Grace is such an inspiration to us! Her passion for everything she does is infectious, and her incredible work in this community has already made a profound impact in the special needs community,” shared Deena Ferro, who owns Kyle’s Kitchen along with

SBPD Officers Receive H. Thomas Guerry Award for Valor

Officers Davina Valerio, Adrian Gutierrez, and Christina Ortega


HREE SANTA BARBARA POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS HAVE RECEIVED THE H. THOMAS GUERRY AWARD FOR VALOR from the SB Citizens Council on Crime. The awards were presented in honor of the officers, joined by a community member, saving a trapped resident from a serious structure fire in the 700 block of Spring Street in November 2021. Officer Adrian Gutierrez has been serving at SBPD for 22 years. He has had numerous assignments during his time with the department, including patrol officer, beat coordinator, school resource officer, crisis negotiations officer, and community liaison officer. He is also a Police Activities League Officer. Officer Christina Ortega has been serving at SBPD for nearly 22 years. She has worked as a first aid instructor, crowd control instructor, and drinking driving team officer. Currently, she is serving as a field training officer on patrol, teaching, and mentoring officers who have just completed the police academy. Officer Davina Valerio was on field training with Officer Ortega at the time the call for service came out for the fire. It was only her fifth day as a patrol officer. Since then, she has successfully completed her field training program and is currently serving as a solo patrol officer in the Mesa neighborhood and upper westside. www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/police/default.asp

Where to Learn About Local Government Meetings The Santa Barbara City Council meets most Tuesdays at 2pm • To learn more about the council and other City department meetings, visit www.santabarbaraca.gov The Goleta City Council meets biweekly on Tuesdays at 5:30pm • To learn more about the council and other City department meetings, visit www.cityofgoleta.org The Carpinteria City Council meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 5:30pm • To learn more about the council and other City department meetings, visit www.carpinteriaca.gov The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors meets most Tuesdays at 9am • To learn more about the council and other County department meetings, visit www.countyofsb.org

her husband Jay. “Her can-do attitude is a shining example for us all, and more importantly, brings such important awareness to what can be achieved for people living with special needs. We are so honored to be able to partner with Grace, and support the good work she does in this community!” “I’m excited to partner with Kyle’s Kitchen!” shared Grace Fisher. “Together, our voices can promote awareness, compassion, and inclusivity for people of all abilities.” Kyle’s Kitchen will also be selling a limited edition series of Grace Fisher prints at its Hollister Ave. location, with all proceeds benefiting her foundation.

Grace Fisher and Kyle Ferro

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Patrice Ryan Joins CALM Trustees PATRICE RYAN has joined the CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) Board of Trustees. CALM’s evidence-based programs represent a continuum of care that addresses the safety of children and families across Santa Barbara. Ryan has over 35 years of experience in Human Resources industry and has developed expertise in identifying and mitigating HR risks. Ryan served as Vice President of Human Resources of Cottage Health for nearly 17 years. She also served on the SB County Workforce Development Board and currently, serves on the Board of the United Way of Santa Barbara County.

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SBPD & SBDA Requests Assistance from Community


ORTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD BERNARDO ROJAS RUIZ, of Santa Barbara, is currently in custody in the Santa Barbara County Jail and charged with two counts of felony unlawful sexual penetration and one count of misdemeanor sexual battery. The charged offenses occurred on June 6, 2021 and October 31, 2021. Both incidents occurred at Rojas Ruiz’s unlicensed massage therapy business which he has operated out of 1426 San Andres Street, a party supplies and gifts store on Santa Barbara’s Westside. The SB Police Department and District Attorney’s Office are seeking the public’s help in identifying any additional victims or witnesses with knowledge of Rojas Ruiz’s criminal sexual acts. If you have any information regarding Rojas Ruiz’s illegal massage therapy business or if you are a victim, please contact Investigator Judi Hall at the SB District Attorney’s Office at (805) 568-2360.

SBPD y SBDA Solicitan Asistencia de la Comunidad


ERNARDO ROJAS RUIZ, DE CUARENTA Y TRES AÑOS DE EDAD, de la ciudad de Santa Bárbara, se encuentra actualmente bajo custodia en la Cárcel del Condado de Santa Barbara y acusado de dos cargos de delito grave de penetración sexual ilegal y un cargo de delito menor de agresión sexual. Los delitos imputados ocurrieron el 6 de junio de 2021 y el 31 de octubre de 2021. Ambos incidentes ocurrieron en el negocio sin licencia para terapia de masaje de Rojas Ruiz que ha operado en 1426 San Andres Street, una tienda de artículos para fiestas y regalos en el lado oeste de Santa Bárbara. El Departamento de Policía de SB y la Oficina del Fiscal de Distrito buscan la ayuda del público para identificar a otras víctimas o testigos con conocimiento de los actos sexuales criminales de Rojas Ruiz. Si tiene alguna información sobre el negocio ilegal de terapia de masajes de Rojas Ruiz o si es una víctima, comuníquese con la Investigadora Judi Hall en la Oficina del Fiscal del Distrito de SB llamando al (805) 568-2360.


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Rotary Club of Montecito Foundation Supports Organizations Helping Ukraine


WO HUMANITARIAN RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS, ShelterBox USA and Direct Relief, have each received $10,500 donations from the Rotary Club of Montecito Foundation. These organizations are supporting the people of Ukraine during this time of war by offering direct distribution of medical and shelter supplies.

“I’m grateful that our Club held a special fundraiser to support the people of Ukraine by providing them with direct humanitarian assistance relief through these two great organizations headquartered in the Santa Barbara area,” said Rotary Club of Montecito Foundation President Kati Buehler. ShelterBox USA has given shelter, blankets, and other essentials to more than two million people around the world and has responded to over 300 disasters across 100 countries. Direct Relief, which is active across the United States and over 80 other

SB Cottage Hospital Foundation Announces Reaching Higher Together Campaign Public Phase


N AN EFFORT TO ENSURE LOCAL PATIENTS RECEIVE THE CARE THEY NEED, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Foundation has announced the public phase of “Reaching Higher Together: The Cottage Campaign for Excellence” with $15 million left to raise by December 31st. The $130 million campaign is designed to strengthen patient care programs, fuel innovation, and respond to health challenges, while maintaining Cottage Health’s state-of-the-art exceptional level of care. To date, more than 4,000 individual donors and other organizations have contributed more than $115 million to Cottage during the campaign’s “quiet phase.” This campaign is driven by a simple, powerful vision to provide the best healthcare in the nation. “This comprehensive fundraising campaign supports our mission of providing superior health care and improving the health of our communities. The generosity of so many of our friends and supporters is remarkable – it’s an example of people coming together to care for each other,” said Ron Werft, President and CEO of Cottage Health. Reaching Higher Together, who is led by Jelinda DeVorzon and Greg Faulkner, supports capital projects, improves clinical programs and services, advances research, and funds endowments for teaching and research initiatives. This campaign will fuel innovation in four strategic areas including: emergency, trauma and critical care; Cottage Children’s Medical Center; education, research and clinical care; and population health. The campaign coincides with Cottage’s celebrating 130 years of continuous service to the community last December. To learn more, visit www.cottagehealth.org/ReachingHigher or call 805-879-8980.

Community Invited to Take Survey on Proposed MTD Improvements


O YOU HAVE INPUT ON SANTA BARBARA’S PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? Santa Barbara MTD invites community members to fill out a survey to provide feedback on MTD’s proposals of providing more frequent service, creating new service, and working to prioritize bus riders by moving people more efficiently. This survey is a part of MTD’s community engagement efforts in creating a Short Range Transit Plan that will guide bus service development and infrastructure investment over the next five years. This is the second round of community engagement, with the first round taking place in October 2021. Survey respondents have the opportunity to win one of five $50 Visa gift cards or one of ten 30-day bus passes. The link to the survey, details of the proposals, and an interactive map can be found in English at https://sbmtd.gov/MTDMovesAhead and in Spanish at https://sbmtd.gov/MTDAvanza

countries, provides medical care, emergency equipment and other vital supplies to vulnerable populations. “I can’t say enough good things about the vital work these organizations do, in Montecito and other ShelterBox USA representative Kerri Murray, Rotary Club of Montecito parts of the globe,” President Tom Fisher, and Direct Relief, representative Dean Axelrod Rotary Club of Montecito President Tom Fisher said. “We are so pleased to be able to help support their work.” Learn more about ShelterBox at www.ShelterBox USA.org For more information or to join The Rotary Club of Montecito, visit www.montecitorotary.org

Leany Wins CA Scuba Service Award

LESLIE LEANY received the 2022 California Scuba Service Award at the annual Scuba Show in Long Beach, CA on May 14th. Leany is one of Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s founders, sits on the museum’s Advisory Board, and is a co-founder of the Historical Diving Society USA. The award is considered one of the top career recognition awards for the diving industry and honors those who have had a profound influence on the California diving scene. Leslie Leany Leaney has trained divers and led diving expeditions all over the world, and has been inducted in The International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame for his www.sbmm.org work with every aspect and type of diving.

Sara Erickson Joins People’s Self-Help Housing SARA ERICKSON has joined People’s Self-Help Housing as its new Director of Multifamily Housing Development (MHD). In this role, she will oversee PSHH’s affordable housing development team, which manages all phases of development, from acquisition to permanent operations. Erickson holds over 20 years of experience in real estate development, finance, and community building, with past affordable housing development experience including Resources for Community Development, and Charities Housing. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Erickson has given back to the community by volunteering Sara Erickson with the SB Public Library, SB Neighborhood Clinics, Isla Vista Elementary School, and other local organizations. www.pshhc.org

High fire Season Begins in Santa Barbara County


ANTA BARBARA COUNTY CITIZENS SHOULD BE EXTRA VIGILANT ABOUT FIRE SAFETY as this year’s High Fire Season begins. High Fire Season, which was declared collectively on May 20th by the SB City Fire Department and SB County Fire Department, calls for the suspension of all burn permits issued for residential burning and hazard reduction. In addition, the SBCFD will be increasing the number of resources responding to reported vegetation fires, such as engines, crews, helicopters, and more. The best protection against wildfire smoke, which can harm the lungs and heart, is to stay indoors as much as possible during a fire. The SBCFD reminds the public to maintain vegetation clearance around structures, be familiar with your “Ready! Set! Go!” wildfire action plan in the event of a fire, and be extra cautious when staying in the woodland areas of the county.

For more information about Ready! Set! Go! please visit www.sbcfire.com and to get updates on the air quality conditions visit www.OurAir.org/todays-air-quality

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children’s creative project presents

I Madonnari

Italian Street Painting Festival

May 28-30, 2022 | 10 am - 6 pm | Old Mission Santa Barbara

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Old Spanish Days Fiesta 2022

Todos Juntos en Familia

Fiesta Romance Begins with

La Primavera

2022 Poster & Pin Highlights of La Primavera Celebration Spirit of Fiesta Tara Mata danced Como el Aire

“The entire community is represented,” La Presidente Maria Cabrera said as

she unveiled the 2022 Old Spanish Days Poster and Pin before a full house at Saturday’s La Primavera celebration held at the Carriage and Western Art Museum. The poster depicts a joyful scene, painted in lively colors, of a celebration with music and dance in front of Old Mission Santa Barbara. Maria Cabrera “stumbled” across the watercolor by Arthur Beaumont while archiving Fiesta material in the Old Mission Archive library. “Fiesta is a time to just enjoy life being together,” said La Presidente Cabrera whose 2022 theme is “Todos Juntos en Familia” translated: “All Together as a Family.” “Choosing the poster image was meant to be,” she added. “You see the entire community represented: the dancers, the musicians, the Franciscan Friars, the spectators ... we are all there.” To transform the image into the 2022 Fiesta poster, local professionals Patty Dryskel consulted in the printing and Amanda Vasquez worked on the typography which is an original font. Just before the poster unveiling, La Presidente Cabrera presented the 2022 Fiesta Pin which is a 3D silver colored

Los Chiñelos de Santa Barbara Alma de Mexico danced Taconeando

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La Primavera - Story continues on page 23

Participants were greeted by La Presidente Maria Cabrera; Honorary Presidenté Francisco Cabrera; Jr. Spirit of Feista Layla Gocong; Spirit of Fiesta Tara Mata; Lynn Kirst, 2022 Saint Barbara; El Primer Vice Presidente Sir David Bolton; Gonzalo Sarmiento; and Brian Schwabecher, El Segundo Vice Presidente


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Restaurant Week In Review


By Richard and Amanda Payatt, Special to VOICE

OW THAT THINGS ARE GETTING BACK TO NORMAL IN THIS COUNTRY, Santa Barbara has revived one of our favorite institutions: Restaurant Week. “We see an influx of people coming to restaurants that are off their radar otherwise,” said David Fainberg, manager and sommelier at Bouchon. This is a good thing. Living in town, we all tend to forget the treasures at our feet when we are so often distracted by the glitter of a new restaurant. The prix fixe menus of Restaurant Week offer an opportunity for us all to remember why it is that we love the local food scene. Every restaurant offers up a sampling of their best cuisine. And, with the amazing price of $30 to $50 for fabulous multi-course meals, it is possible to do the sort of comparecontrast dining on sequential evenings that is usually reserved for restaurant critics. Just a few of this year’s offerings were from Santa Barbara stalwarts like Bouchon, Olio e Limone, Opal, Pascucci, Chase Restaurant, Tre Lune, Margerum Wine (yes, they have lovely food now,) Scarlett Begonia, Bluewater Grill, and Los Arroyos. Newcomers to Santa Barbara included The Set at The Hilton, Oppi’z Bistro, Bedda Mia, Flor de Maiz, and Soul Bites. Also participating were some of our favorite wineries, who were offering special wine flights as well as some delicious food and wine pairings. Wineries included Grassini, Frequency, Kunin Wines, and The Society: State and Mason.


All of this was paired with the 20th Anniversary Live Art and Wine Tour. Managed by Downtown Santa Barbara, this downtown stroll, offered restaurants and wineries from the downtown area paired with art galleries where artists were painting away while guests nibbled and sipped wine. We ate food and drank wine from an amazing range of the restaurants and wineries over the course of the week. And, there was not a single disappointment. The only thing that we wondered about was why there were not more people taking advantage of this opportunity? We had little difficulty getting reservations, even on the weekend. So, here is a tip from your Friendly Neighborhood Food and Wine Writers: Next year, keep a look out for this event and then get in as many reservations as you can squeeze in. Live your life to the fullest in our beautiful city. Richard and Amanda Payatt have 40+ years of publishing experience between them. With decades in the food and wine industries (both are sommeliers), they bring readers “In the Kitchen/ In the Cellar” with a focus on the people that create the food and wine we enjoy.

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Join Us

Memorial Day Ceremony

MONDAY, MAY 30, 2022


11:00 PM - NOON

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 the Santa Barbara Choral Society, Music, Flyovers. Seating and free parking will be provided. Local first responders will Join us to honor and remember those military men and women who died in service to our country: The California Highway Patrol of the Santa Barbara Area, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Santa Barbara Police Department, Local Fire Departments

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Friday • viernes


TEEN NIGHT AT JAMS Open jam session for teens • JAMS, 631 1/2 N. Milpas St. • Free • maria@jamsmusic.org • Young teens 6-7pm, teens/young adults 7-9pm, Fr. NOCHE DE ADOLESCENTES EN JAMS Sesión improvisada abierta para adolescentes • JAMS, 631 1/2 N. Milpas St. • Gratis • maria@jamsmusic.org • Jóvenes adolescentes 6-7pm, adolescentes/ jóvenes adultos 7-9pm, viernes. RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE Rock concert • SB Bowl • $36-72 • www.sbbowl.com • 7pm Fr, 5/27. RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE Concierto de rock • SB Bowl • $36-72 • www.sbbowl.com • 7pm viernes, 5/27. PIANO DUO RECITAL By Alvise Pascucci & Lucía Álvarez Núñez • UCSB Dept. of Music, Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall • Free • https://tinyurl.com/5n8s84z4 • 7:30pm Fr, 5/27. RECITAL DE DÚO DE PIANO Por Alvise Pascucci y Lucía Álvarez Núñez • Departamento de Música


de UCSB, Sala de Conciertos Lotte Lehmann • https://tinyurl.com/5n8s84z4 • Gratis • 7:30pm viernes, 5/27. UCSB CHOIRS Choral masterpieces & contemporary works • Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. • Free-$10 • https://tinyurl.com/2p847j3n • 7:30pm Fr, 5/27. COROS DE UCSB Obras maestras corales y obras contemporáneas • Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. • Gratis-$10 • https://tinyurl.com/2p847j3n • 7:30pm viernes, 5/27.


CRAFTER’S LIBRARY ANNIVERSARY Variety show & food/drinks • The Crafter’s Library, 9 E. Figueroa St. • $25 • https://tinyurl.com/ytafuzw6 • 6pm Fr, 5/27. ANIVERSARIO DE LA BIBLIOTECA DE CRAFTER Espectáculo de variedades y comidas/ bebidas • The Crafter’s Library, 9 E. Figueroa St. • $25 • https://tinyurl.com/ytafuzw6 • 6pm viernes, 5/27.

Saturday • sábado 5.28.22 DANCE | BAILE

ALICE IN WONDERLAND Performed by Inspire Dance SB • Center Stage Theater • $16-20 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 1pm & 4:30pm Sa, 5/28 & 6/4. ALICIA EN EL PAÍS DE LAS MARAVILLAS Interpretado por Inspire Dance SB • Center Stage Theater • $16-20 • www.centerstagetheater.org • 1pm y 4:30pm sábado, 5/28 y 6/4. SHEN YUN Chinese dance & music • Granada Theatre • $86-171 • www.granadasb.org • 2pm & 7:30pm Sa, 5/28; 2pm 5/29. SHEN YUN Música y danza china • Granada Theatre • $86-171 • www.granadasb.org • 2pm y 7:30pm sábado, 5/28; 2pm 5/29.


SACRED LOVE Choral masterpieces by Quire of Voyces • St. Anthony’s Chapel, Garden Street Academy • $25-30 • Tickets at door or at Chaucer’s Books until 12pm on 5/27 • 3pm Sa, 5/28 & 5/29. AMOR SAGRADO Obras maestras corales de Quire of Voyces • St. Anthony’s Chapel, Garden Street Academy • $25-30 • Entradas en la puerta o en Chaucer’s Books hasta las 12pm en 5/27 • 3pm sábado, 5/28 y 5/29.


COFFEE & CLASSICS Vintage cars • South Coast Church, 5814 Cathedral Oaks Rd • Free • www.thecommunityhotrodproject. com • 8-10am 2nd & 4th Saturdays. CAFÉ Y CLÁSICOS Los autos antiguos • South Coast

I Madonnari

Blooming flowers, recreations of old masterpieces, and bright portraits will surround Old Mission Santa Barbara once again this weekend as the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival returns from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, May 28th to Monday, May 30th. A fundraiser for the Children’s Creative Project, hundreds of artists will create original street paintings over the weekend. Live music, food, and drinks will be served on the Mission lawn, with all proceeds going to CCP. There will also be a kids art section for young artists to draw.

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Saturday, May 28th will also feature The Art of Mass Gatherings, a free educational symposium on how to make community gatherings more safe, sustainable, and accessible. The event will include an art workshop, panel talks, and more from 12:30pm to 5:30pm on the Mission lawn. To register visit: https://tinyurl.com/2bpf86v7

I Madonnari

Flores florecientes, recreaciones de antiguas obras maestras y retratos brillantes rodearán Old Mission Santa Barbara una vez más este fin de semana cuando el Festival Italiano de Pintura Callejera I Madonnari regrese de 10am a 6pm del sábado, 28 de mayo al lunes, 30 de mayo. Un evento para recaudar fondos para el Children’s Creative Project, cientos de artistas crearán pinturas callejeras originales durante el fin de semana. Se servirá música en vivo, comida y bebidas en el césped de la Misión, y todas las ganancias se destinarán a CCP. También habrá una sección de arte infantil para que los jóvenes artistas dibujen. El sábado, 28 de mayo también se presentará El arte de las reuniones masivas, un simposio educativo gratuito sobre cómo hacer que las reuniones comunitarias sean más seguras, sostenibles y accesibles. El evento incluirá un taller de arte, paneles de discusión y más de 12:30pm a 5:30pm en el jardín de la Misión. Para registrarte visita: https://tinyurl.com/2bpf86v7

Sunday • domingo

Church, 5814 Cathedral Oaks Rd • www.thecommunityhotrodproject.com • Gratis • 8-10am segundo y cuarto sábado. I MADONNARI Street painting festival with music & food • Children’s Creative Project • Old Mission Santa Barbara • Free entry • 10am-6pm Sa, 5/28-5/30. I MADONNARI Festival de pintura callejera con música y comida • Children’s Creative Project • Old Mission Santa Barbara • Entrada gratuita • 10am6pm sábado, 5/28-5/30. THE ART OF MASS GATHERINGS Free symposium on the power of public events • Old Mission SB • Free • https://tinyurl.com/6x5dcvzm • 12:305:30pm Sa, 5/28. EL ARTE DE LAS REUNIONES MASIVAS Simposio gratuito sobre el poder de los eventos públicos • Old Mission SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/6x5dcvzm • 12:30-5:30pm sábado, 5/28.


ALMOST SUMMER SUNDAYS PLUS! Talk with author Karina Evans, Grow Up Tahlia Wilkens! • Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. • Free • 2pm Su, 5/29. ¡CASI DOMINGOS DE VERANO PLUS! Charla con la autora Karina Evans, Grow Up Tahlia Wilkens! • Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. • Gratis • 2pm domingo, 5/29.


UCSB WIND ENSEMBLE Performing standard and new works • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • https://tinyurl.com/2p8zay93 • Free$10 • 3pm Su, 5/29. CONJUNTO DE VIENTO DE UCSB Interpretación de obras estándar y nuevas • Sala de conciertos Lotte Lehmann • https://tinyurl.com/2p8zay93 • Gratis-$10 • 3pm domingo, 5/29.


RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE Take a tour or enjoy the beautiful


grounds • www.goletahistory.org • 11am to 2pm weekends. RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE Haz un recorrido o disfruta de los hermosos jardines • www.goletahistory.org • De 11am a 2pm los fines de semana. SANTA BARBARA GHOST TOURS Professor Julie Ann Brown tours you through Downtown SB sharing the stories of local resident ghosts • $35$150 • www.sbghosttour.com SANTA BARBARA GHOST TOURS La profesora Julie Ann Brown recorre el centro de SB compartiendo las historias de los fantasmas residentes locales • $35-$150 • www.sbghosttour.com


THE FARMER & THE FLEA Community marketplace • El Presidio de Santa Bárbara • Free • 10am-5pm Su, 5/29. EL GRANJERO Y LA PULGA Mercado comunitario • El Presidio de Santa Bárbara • Gratis • 10am-5pm domingo, 5/29.

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KINETIC LAB 2022 New works by dance BFA students • UCSB Dept. of Theater/Dance, Hatlen Theater • $11-15 • https://tinyurl.com/2p9x3pcr • 6:30pm & 8:30pm We, 6/1-6/3.

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In Person & Online Activities for Everyone ActividadesAlive! en persona y en línea para todos Butterflies

Immerse yourself in a beautiful garden filled with hundreds of free-flying, vibrant butterflies when the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History reopens Butterflies Alive! on Saturday, May 28th. Open through Labor Day and included with museum admission, the pavilion provides a fun, interactive way to learn about these lovely pollinators.


¡Mariposas Vivas!

Sumérgete en un hermoso jardín lleno de cientas vibrantes mariposas que vuelan libremente cuando el Museo de Historia Natural de Santa Bárbara reabra Butterflies Alive! (¡Mariposas Vivas!) el sábado, 28 de mayo. Abierto hasta el Día del Trabajo e incluido con la entrada al museo, el pabellón ofrece una forma divertida e interactiva de aprender sobre estos encantadores polinizadores.


HIKE ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE Mon & Wed, 12:30 to 3pm and the first & third weekends, Sat & Sun from 10am to 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 3pm. Free • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge LA RESERVA ARROYO HONDO Los lunes y miércoles de 12:30 a 3pm y el primer y tercer fin de semana del mes, sábados y domingos de 10am a 12:30pm y de 12:30pm a 3pm. La visita es gratuita • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge


MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE Honor fallen veterans with a flyover, music, & first responder representatives • Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation • SB Cementary • Free • 11am Mo, 5/30.

HOMENAJE AL DÍA DE LOS CAÍDOS Honra a los veteranos caídos con un sobrevuelo, música y representantes de primeros auxilios • Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation • SB Cementary • Gratis • 11am lunes, 5/30.

Tuesday • martes


TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Help shape Library events, programs, and collections • Eastside Library • Free • 4-5pm Tu.

JUNTA ASESORA DE ADOLESCENTES Ayuda a dar forma a los eventos, programas y colecciones de la biblioteca • Biblioteca del lado este • Gratis • martes de 4-5pm. TECH HELP Help with basic computer skills • Montecito Library • Free • 4-5pm Tu, 5/31.



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LABORATORIO CINÉTICO 2022 Nuevas obras de alumnos de BFA de danza • UCSB Dept. of Theater/ Dance, Hatlen Theater • $11-15 • https://tinyurl.com/2p9x3pcr • 6:30pm y 8:30pm miércoles, 6/1-6/3.


VIRTUAL 1 MILLION CUPS Meet local entrepreneurs • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/4v99rdct • 9-10am We. 1 MILLÓN DE COPAS VIRTUALES Conoce a empresarios locales • Biblioteca pública de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/4v99rdct • 9-10am miércoles. BUDDHISM - QUEERED VARIABILITIES Virtual talk by Professor Bee Scherer • UCSB IHC • Free • https://tinyurl.com/3n2nbdnw • 1011:15am We, 6/1. BUDISMO - VARIABILIDADES QUEERED Charla virtual de la profesora Bee Scherer• UCSB IHC • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/3n2nbdnw • 1011:15am miércoles, 6/1. PROUD YOUTH OF COLOR LGBTQ+ youth of color • Pacific Pride Foundation • Free • Alternating in-person and online • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm We. ORGULLOSO JUVENTUD DE COLOR Jóvenes de color LGBTQ + • Pacific Pride Foundation • Gratis • Reuniones alternas en persona y en línea • Reserva tu lugar: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm miércoles. VIRTUAL ENGLISH CONVERSATION Practice naturally • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/yckmvm2f

AYUDA TÉCNICA Ayuda con conocimientos básicos de computación • Biblioteca Montecito • Gratis • 4-5pm martes, 5/31.

Amos Lee at the Lobero

Creatively blending folk, pop, and R&B, singersongwriter Amos Lee will fill the Lobero Theatre with familiar hits and songs off his newest album, Dreamland, at 7:30pm on Wednesday, June 1st. For tickets ($66-131) visit www.lobero.org

Amos Lee en el Lobero Con una combinación creativa de folk, pop y R&B, el cantautor Amos Lee llenará el Teatro Lobero con éxitos familiares y canciones de su nuevo álbum, Dreamland, a las 7:30pm el miércoles, 1 de junio. Para boletos ($66-131) visita www.lobero.org

• 4:30-5:30pm We, 5/25. CONVERSACIÓN VIRTUAL EN INGLÉS Practique naturalmente • Biblioteca pública de SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/yckmvm2f • 4:30-5:30pm miércoles, 5/25. LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS French conversation, all levels welcome • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St. • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Free • 5-7pm We. EL CÍRCULO FRANCÉS Conversación en francés, todos los niveles son bienvenidos • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St. • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Gratis • 5-7pm miércoles. CONSERVATION SUCCESS STORIES Virtual talk by marine biologist Holly Lohuis • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/ydcfuvs7 • 6-7pm We, 6/1. HISTORIAS DE ÉXITO EN CONSERVACIÓN Charla virtual con la bióloga marina Holly Lohuis • Biblioteca Pública de SB • https://tinyurl.com/ydcfuvs7 • Gratis • 6-7pm miércoles, 6/1.


AMOS LEE Pop/folk concert • Lobero Theatre • $66-131 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm We, 6/1.

CHAUCER’S BOOK SIGNING With Lynne Cox, Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog • Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. • Free • 6pm Tu, 5/31. FIRMA DE LIBROS DE CHAUCER’S Con Lynne Cox, Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog • Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. • Gratis • 6pm martes, 5/31.

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AMOS LEE Concierto pop/folclórico • Lobero Theatre • $66-131 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm miércoles, 6/1.

Santa Barbara Ghost Tours Walk with Professor Julie as she shares tales of mystery and history... & meet friendly spirits... Call or text to schedule your walking tour! • 805-905-9019

UCSB JAZZ ENSEMBLE Jazz standards & originals • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • https://tinyurl.com/4ts7ed3k • Free$10 • 7:30pm We, 6/1.

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CONJUNTO DE JAZZ DE UCSB Estándares y originales de jazz • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB • https://tinyurl.com/4ts7ed3k • Gratis-$10 • 7:30pm miércoles, 6/1. REX ORANGE COUNTY Alternative/indie rock concert • SB Bowl • $45-65 • www.sbbowl.com • 8pm We, 6/1. REX ORANGE COUNTY Alternativa / concierto de rock indie • SB Bowl • $45-65 • www.sbbowl.com • 8pm miércoles, 6/1.


DOWNTOWN SB AWARDS BREAKFAST Honor community leaders & network • Downtown SB • El Paseo Restaurant, 813 Anacapa St. • $50 • https://tinyurl.com/yb34m8t5 • 7:309:30am We, 6/1. DESAYUNO DE PREMIACIÓN DE DOWNTOWN SB Honra a los líderes de la comunidad y conectate • Downtown SB • El Paseo Restaurant, 813 Anacapa St. • $50 • https://tinyurl.com/yb34m8t5 • 7:30-9:30am miércoles, 6/1. WHARF WEDNESDAY Special vendor deals & concert by Tequila Mockingbird • Stearns Wharf • Free • https://tinyurl.com/2p8twbky • All day deals, concert 6-8pm We, 6/1. MIÉRCOLES DE MUELLE Ofertas especiales de proveedores y concierto de Tequila Mockingbird • Stearns Wharf • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/2p8twbky • Ofertas de todo el día, concierto 6-8pm miércoles, 6/1.

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UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE Virtual presentation • Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program • Free • www.CentralCoastSeniors.org • 2pm Th, 6/2. ENTENDIENDO MEDICARE Presentación virtual • Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program • Gratis • www.CentralCoastSeniors.org • 2pm jueves, 6/2.

PROUD YOUTH GROUP LGBTQ+ students • Pacific Pride Foundation • Free • Alternating in-person and online meetings • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm Th. GRUPO DE JÓVENES ORGULLOSOS Estudiantes LGBTQ + • Pacific Pride Foundation • Gratis • Reuniones alternas en persona y en línea • Reserva tu lugar: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm jueves. STRONGER TOGETHER Bipolar & depression support group • Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. • Free, contact wrapofsantabarbara@gmail.com • 6-7:30pm Th. MÁS FUERTES JUNTOS Grupo de apoyo bipolar y depresivo • Mental Wellness Center, 617 Garden St. • Gratis, wrapofsantabarbara@gmail.com • 6-7:30pm jueves.


STATE STREET PROMENADE MARKET State St between Carrillo and Figueroa Sts • 3 to 7:30pm Thursdays • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd MERCADO DEL STATE ST. PROMENADE La Calle State entre las Calles Carrillo y Figueroa • 3 a 7:30pm los jueves • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd

6.2.22 Saturday • sábado



KNIT ‘N’ NEEDLE Knit, embroider, or crochet in a group • Montecito Library, community hall • Free • 2-3:30pm Th.

FLAMENCO INTIMO Performed by Siudy Garrido Flamenco Company • Lobero Theatre • $55-175 • www.lobero.org • 6:30pm Sa, 6/4.

TEJER Y AGUJA Tejer, bordar o crochet en grupo • Montecito Library, Ayuntamiento • Gratis • 2-3:30pm jueves.

FLAMENCO ÍNTIMO Interpretado por Siudy Garrido Flamenco Company • Lobero Theatre • $55-175 • www.lobero.org • 6:30pm sábado, 6/4.

READ TO A DOG Read to a therapy dog • Eastside Library • Free • 3-4pm Th. LEERLE A UN PERRO Leerle a un perro de terapia • Biblioteca del lado este • Gratis • 3-4pm jueves. LATINO LEGACY AWARDS Honor community leaders • Future Leaders of America • Hotel Corque, 400 Alisal Rd, Solvang • $50 • https://tinyurl.com/572wuuvx • 4-6pm Th, 6/2. PREMIOS DEL LEGADO LATINO Honra a los líderes de la comunidad • Future Leaders of America • Hotel Corque, 400 Alisal Rd, Solvang • $50 • https://tinyurl.com/572wuuvx • 4-6pm jueves, 6/2.

Friday • viernes 6.3.22 MUSIC | MÚSICA

UKRAINE BENEFIT CONCERT Performed by the Unity Singers • First Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Church, 150 Pebble Hill Pl, Goleta • Free admission • 7-8:30pm Fr, 6/3. CONCIERTO BENÉFICO DE UCRANIA Interpretado por los Unity Singers • First Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Church, 150 Pebble Hill Pl, Goleta • Entrada grtuita • 7-8:30pm viernes, 6/3.

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WRITERS’ MONTHLY WORKSHOP For writers of all levels • Goleta Valley Library • Free • 12:30pm Sa, 6/4. TALLER MENSUAL DE ESCRITORES Para escritores de todos los niveles • Biblioteca de Goleta Valley • Gratis • 12:30pm sábado, 6/4.


DOWNTOWN BEAUTIFICATION DAY Care for downtown SB • Downtown SB Organization • Volunteer:



LIBRARY VAN & BEACH CLEANUP Visit the library’s van while caring for our ocean • SB Public Library • East Beach • Free • 10am-1pm Sa, 6/4. LIMPIEZA DE LA PLAYA Y LA CAMIONETA DE LA BIBLIOTECA Visita la camioneta de la biblioteca mientras cuidas nuestro océano • Biblioteca Pública de SB • East Beach • Gratis • 10am-1pm sábado, 6/4.


ZOO BREW Enjoy beers, ciders, & food at the zoo • SB Zoo • https://tinyurl.com/42c5e2ay • $65 • 3-6pm Sa, 6/4.

A TOAST TO HOME PATH fundraiser with a silent auction, food & music • Sunstone Winery, Santa Ynez Valley • $100-200 • https://tinyurl.com/e4vtxhy6 • 4-8pm Sa, 6/4. UN BRINDIS PARA EL HOGAR Evento para recaudar fondos de PATH con una subasta silenciosa, comida y música • Sunstone Winery, Santa Ynez Valley • https://tinyurl.com/e4vtxhy6 • $100-200 • 4-8pm sábado, 6/4. UNI2 TEO GONZALEZ & ROGELIO RAMOS Standup comedy • Granada Theatre • $45-135 • www.granadasb.org • 8pm Sa, 6/4. UNI2 TEO GONZALEZ & ROGELIO RAMOS Comedia en vivo • Granada Theatre • $45-135 • www.granadasb.org • 8pm sábado, 6/4.

ZOO BREW Disfruta de cervezas, sidras y comida


¡CASI DOMINGOS DE VERANO PLUS! La poeta Sojourner Kincaid Rolle habla sobre su nuevo libro • Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. • Gratis • 2pm domingo, 6/5.


SB PRIME TIME BAND Free concert by local amateur musicians • San Marcos High School Auditorium • For details email 2tonistraka@gmail.com • 2pm Su, 6/5. SB PRIME TIME BAND Concierto gratuito de músicos aficionados locales • Auditorio de San Marcos High School • Para más detalles, envía un correo electrónico a 2tonistraka@gmail.com • 2pm domingo, 6/5. MUJERES MAKERS MARKET Shop over 50 vendors • El Presidio de Santa Bárbara • Free • 11am-4pm Su, 6/5.

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DÍA DE EMBELLECIMIENTO DEL CENTRO Atención al centro de SB • Downtown SB Organization • Se volunatario: https://tinyurl.com/w349bayj • 9am12pm sábado, 6/4.

en el zoológico • SB Zoo • $65 • https://tinyurl.com/42c5e2ay • 3-6pm sábado, 6/4.

ALMOST SUMMER SUNDAYS PLUS! Poet Sojourner Kincaid Rolle discusses her new book • Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. • Free • 2pm Su, 6/5.


Eco-friendly Land Management Noxious Weed Abatement Sustainable Agriculture Fire Mitigation Scott Rothdeutsch | Owner scott@sbgoats.com

https://tinyurl.com/w349bayj • 9am12pm Sa, 6/4.



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MERCADO DE LAS MUJERES CREADORAS Compra de más de 50 proveedores • El Presidio de Santa Bárbara • Gratis • 11am-4pm domingo, 6/5. BRUNCH AL FRESCO Fundraising event for Wildling Museum of Art & Nature • Alisal Ranch Adobe, Solvang • $150 • https://tinyurl.com/yeymspr2 • 11am-1:30pm Su, 6/5.

Green & Blue: A Coastal Celebration

Honor environmental heroes Violet Sage Walker and the late Leader of the Northern Chumash Tribal Council, Fred Eagle Chief “SLO’W” Collins, at the Environmental Defense Center’s fundraiser, Green & Blue: A Coastal Celebration from 2pm to 6pm on Sunday, June 5th at Rancho La Patera & Stow House. There will also be silent and live auctions, food, and drinks. For tickets ($125) visit www.environmentaldefensecenter.org/gb

Verde y azul: una celebración costera

Honra a los héroes ambientales Violet Sage Walker y al difunto líder del Northern Chumash Tribal Council, Fred Eagle Chief “SLO’W” Collins, en el evento para recaudar fondos del Environmental Defense Center, Verde y azul: una celebración costera de 2pm a 6pm el domingo, 5 de junio en Rancho La Patera & Stow House. También habrá subastas silenciosas y en vivo, comidas y bebidas. Para boletos ($125) visita www.environmentaldefensecenter.org/gb

BRUNCH AL AIRE LIBRE Evento de recaudación de fondos para Wildling Museum of Art & Nature • Alisal Ranch Adobe, Solvang • https://tinyurl.com/yeymspr2 • $150 • 11am-1:30pm domingo, 6/5. GREEN & BLUE: A COASTAL CELEBRATION Fundraiser for Environmental Defense Center • Rancho La Patera & Stow House • $125 •

www.environmentaldefensecenter.org/gb • 2-6pm Su, 6/5. VERDE Y AZUL: UNA CELEBRACIÓN COSTERA Evento de recaudación de fondos para el Centro de Defensa Ambiental • Rancho La Patera & Stow House • $125 • www.environmentaldefensecenter.org/gb • 2-6pm domingo, 6/5.


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May 27, 2022

Music Academy of the West 2022

Big 7-5


By Josef Woodard / VOICE

UMMER IN SANTA BARBARA, for those tuned in with the classical music spirit and muse, is synonymous with the Music Academy of the West.

Photos courtesy of Music Academy of the West

When conductor Larry Rachleff strikes up the band—being the Academy Festival Orchestra—at the Santa Barbara Bowl’s “community concert” on June 25th, to the tune of Beethoven’s Fifth and more, there will be more than one cause for celebration. Yes, this will be the first fully in-person Music Academy season since 2019, and a return to the Music Academy’s dense eight-week schedule of public concerts, appearances by elite musicians, composers, and conductors, and master classes with true masters.

But on a deeper and grander scale, the 2022 model celebrates the landmark 75th season for the summer academic/ festival enterprise, which joins the lofty likes of Tanglewood and Aspen to the east as eminent, internationally-connected summer programs in classical music. For Anahid Papakhian music lovers in Santa Barbara, the Music Academy ushers steady jolts of musical vitality to the community—on the idyllic Miraflores campus and at the Lobero and Granada Theaters (and the Bowl)—in what would otherwise be a fallow summer at the beach.

Photo by Sergio Kurhajec

A short list of special guests and features in this year’s program includes the return of alumna and opera star Isabel Leonard (appearing at the benefit on June 18th at Miraflores), the respected contemporary Sō Percussion, violinist sensation Augustin Hadelich, and the staged opera production of Eugene Onegin. Composers have figured more heavily in programming in recent years, and the upcoming roster includes Jessie Montgomery, Tom Cipullo, and composer-inresidence Robyn Cee Kay Jacob. The Academy’s vocal program, long led by legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, now Emeritus, is always one of the strong suits on campus. On a very local and site-specific note, operatic gamechanger James Darrah, now on faculty here, will present the Isabel Leonard

Photo by Amanda Tipton

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The Tákacs Quartet will open the Festival on June 15th at Hahn Hall

premiere of his original cabaret work, Hahn Hall 1922-2022. It all kicks off on June 15th, with the now-traditional sound of the esteemed Takács Quartet in concert at Hahn Hall. Then, it’s off and running in multiple directions, in the customary MAW manner. For an overview of what’s to come this summer, VOICE recently checked in with Anahid Papakhian, whose title is Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. Papakhian has been pivotally involved in the Academy’s evolution in the last several years. Josef Woodard: The Music Academy has been strongly affected by the pandemic, as has virtually every aspect of culture and society. But you bravely moved forward with a remote season in 2020 and a hybrid model last year. Is the institution feeling a huge sigh of relief, being officially back in action and on the grounds this year? Anahid Papakhian: We’re really fortunate to be able to have a full eight-week, in-person Summer Festival for our 75th anniversary. At the Academy, we lead courageously with positive change. We are not sighing with relief, we are mobilizing new projects and programs such as the evolution of our Innovation Institute, in partnership with leaders from Stanford d.school, and creating an intensive chamber music training curriculum for instrumental fellows. Woodard: Can you give me a thumbnail history of how Academy operations have gone in the past two years? Papakhian: In brief, we seized the opportunity for change as a plus. In 2020, we listened to our fellows; they needed access to technology and training. We went the distance to provide all of that, plus a community experience for them online that proved to be meaningful. When they could be here last summer, there was a lot of joy in making music and a lot of introspection on how the world had changed. During all that time we kept our Sing! students (a free after-school program in Santa Barbara for elementary students) connected and they’ve been rehearsing and performing together since January. We were also thrilled to launch our 75th anniversary with the London Symphony Orchestra in March in three sold-out concerts at the Granada Theatre. Woodard: 2022 marks the milestone 75th anniversary of the Music Academy. Has there been a lot of planning to celebrate that in this year's program?

Papakhian: Planning the 75th anniversary has been so much fun. The milestone year gives us the opportunity to reflect, but even more so a time to trailblaze a path boldly forward. We are focused on nurturing our exceptionally talented fellows to unleash their creativity in many ways. The anniversary year has two highlights upcoming that celebrate fellows and community. A Community Concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl kicks off the Summer Festival with 100 musicians on stage performing the world’s greatest music and we conclude the summer with one of our alumna star conductors (Speranza Scappucci) leading the orchestra and all of the fellows of the Lehrer Vocal Institute in a celebratory finale at the Granada. Plus, there are more than 100 events in between that everyone is welcome to attend and thus support these phenomenally brilliant musicians, all while learning more about music. Woodard: I wondered if this 75-year mark signifies something special in terms of deepening the Music Academy’s status on the international stage. To some sensibilities, it is still an up-and-comer out West – or is that status a complete misnomer by now? Papakhian: Of course, we are proud of our location and being a part of the spirit of the West Coast, but music is universal and has no borders. We’ve got to prepare our fellows for the world’s stages and Santa Barbara is one of them. Our partnerships with the New York Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra helped broaden our horizons and gave our alumni an extraordinary and inspiring taste of professional life as an internationally performing musician. We have musicians in Brazil, Iceland, Thailand, and The Netherlands who have been a part of our Alumni Enterprise Award projects. I consider our Santa Barbara community as the base of this Academy that has an ever-increasing global reach and impact. Woodard: It is entirely appropriate that the festival’s benefit features the now well-established and accoladed Isabel Leonard. She is now a shining example of a Music Academy alumnus who has risen to great—and ascending—heights. Is it fair to say she’s one of the most illustrious alums, akin to Thomas Hampson and a handful of others?

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community connections we have. There are multiple organizations and ensembles that rehearse and perform at the Academy regularly and that list is growing. We’ll always have open minds to anything that makes sense artistically that benefits our community. Photo by Suxiao Yang

Papakhian: Isabel Leonard is certainly one of the shining stars of this generation and she is flanked by many others who have attended the Music Academy. Just look at the Met Opera roster this season-leading ladies Michelle Bradley, Woodard: What would you Brenda Rae, and Nadine Sierra consider as a short list of have reigned in major roles. highlights in this Summer's Sasha Cooke will be here this program? summer working with our Augustin Hadelich fellows. Juan Diego Florez Papakhian: Tough question. remains one of the most in demand tenors The Signature Benefit, the Academy Festival around the world. Orchestra concerts, world premieres by Robyn Cee Kay Jacob and Tom Cipullo, While orchestral and chamber musicians a Weimar-style cabaret devised by James don’t always receive the media attention Darrah and the Lehrer Vocal Institute and name recognition that opera singers fellows, the opera, Eugene Onegin, and have, our alumni populate so many top-tier organizations in the field. Just to cite a couple, any masterclass by our incredible roster of Academy artists. Frank Huang, the Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic is an alum and the LA Phil includes 27 Music Academy alumni.

fan used, as she said, “for both dancing props and for our comfort.” “Special to me is that it is fan that you must pin to your clothing - no magnet!”, said La Presidente Cabrera. “It is used by men and women. As a child it intrigued me. I always wanted to learn how to use it, to open it and to close it quick. I can now do that.” The pin was designed by Old Spanish Days Associate and graphic artist Jenna Verbryke.

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According to Cabrera, the Fiesta Poster and Pin mean a great deal each year to the community. “A Fiesta year is remembered by these symbols,” she said. “I hope that for this year it will represent what we all are experiencing, Todos Juntos en Familia! And, as time goes by, hopefully it is a great memory for all of us that participated in the 2022 Fiesta! The 2022 Fiesta Poster and Pin are available for order on-line at sbfiesta.org. Fiesta 2022 runs from August 3rd to 7th.

Woodard: It seems that the vocal program is stronger than ever, and the emphasis on composition and visiting composers continues to grow. Are those specific areas of focus in the curriculum and the concert programming?

And I want to shine a light on how our alumni have excelled as leaders. Jeremy Geffen manages Cal Performances, one of the country’s superb arts presenters. Our Alumni Papakhian: Thank you, Enterprise Award winner the vocal program is extremely Amanda Crider developed competitive to participate her own non-profit in Miami in due to high demand. We that is now commissioning typically have more than 600 new music and dance. These applicants for the 23 spots each are just a couple of examples year. Our teaching roster is one of the ways classically trained of the major attractions and we Robyn Cee Kay Jacob musicians have made a positive have added Daniela Candillari impact in their communities. as principal opera conductor. The fellows love working with her. Woodard: The Music Academy recently There are many composers involved in worked in collaboration with CAMA, the Festival who will be in residence working to present the LSO in various programs with fellows, coaching, and in some cases, in Santa Barbara. I know you have also as with Molly Joyce and Jessie Montgomery, been reaching out for more community performing together with them – what a engagement in recent years. Is that part of game-changing experience to be on stage a larger and ongoing objective, to link in with a composer performing their work right the community of Santa Barbara? alongside them. Papakhian: Community connection to the Academy is always a priority. We’ve had Woodard: Do you have any general over 50 women join our multi-generational observations about life at 75 for the Music Auxiliary support group just in the past Academy, and its unfolding future? 12 months. Working with CAMA was a Papakhian: The best thing about the delightful honor for us. Our combined forces Academy at 75 is we are just getting started. rallied our community to support a once in a We’re privileged to stand on the shoulders generation major orchestral residency here in of the great leaders who built this program Santa Barbara. and lovingly cared for the property and the Not enough people realize how many community. They inspire us to keep pushing, evolving, and leaning to the future. The fellows and alumni can count on us to help them reimagine their career trajectories, and the “Sing!” students remind us to keep loving music and everything it can do for us.

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HE CONFERENCE BOARD LEADING ECONOMIC INDEX® (LEI) for the U.S. decreased by 0.3 percent in April to 119.2 (2016 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in March. But, the LEI is now up 0.9 percent over the six-month period from October 2021 to April 2022.


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Not many economists cite the Conference Board’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI) that are good at predicting future economic activity. It’s much better than the projected earnings estimates Wall Street traders tend to follow who are pressing the panic button that a recession in imminent. So why the current doom and gloom with corporations still making record profits and unemployment at record lows? The LEI is a good predictor of recessions as the above graph shows, with gray bars indicating past recessions and the LEI’s immediate up trend at the end of each recession.

U.S. corporations are making record profits as a percentage of GDP—in fact, the highest profits since World War II, as the St. Louis FRED historical graph from 1950 shows. During the pandemic it dropped briefly to eight percent of GDP, but quickly rose to its current 11.2 percent, the best on record. And because corporations made record profits over the past year due to the pandemic, earnings growth will slow to historical levels this year, as the law of averages requires. So rather than focus on quarterly trends (i.e., short-term profits), serious investors and fund managers need to focus on the long term, when their investors approach retirement age. Courtesy of https://fred.stlouisfed.org/graph/?g=1Pik#0

“The U.S. LEI declined in April largely due to weak consumer expectations and a drop in residential building permits,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Senior Director of Economic Research at The Conference Board…A range of downside risks—including inflation, rising interest rates, supply chain disruptions, and pandemic-related shutdowns, particularly in China—continue to weigh on the outlook. Nevertheless…The

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By Josef Woodard

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HE SOUND OF FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD ACOUSTIC GUITAR VIRTUOSITY has been filling sheaves of notes from concerts not covered in this SOhO and spilling its kindly Now that the official column, a couple of memorable nights stand out. In echoes into the surrounding “concert season” (by classical April, we heard the gifted young Paris-based Arod Victoria Court area, thanks to and academic standards) is Quartet in the ideal and intimate chamber music setting the bold Santa Barbara Acoustic closing down, it’s a ripe time of the Museum of Art’s auditorium. The Mozart/Bartok/ Music series. This Sunday, the to look back at this off-andRavel program projected an infectious gleam, but series turns its spotlight to on-again concert season. part of the charm was getting back to this enlightened Kaki King, one of the more Omicron put a wedge into chamber music series at SBMA after too long apart. innovative musicians on the steel our resurgent live music habit Also in April, the annual “Big Band Blowout” at string guitar scene – and a rare early this year, but the show Santa Barbara City College’s Garvin Theater—a great woman in the generally malehad to go on, thankfully. tradition, interrupted and now revived, proved another dominated world. King, now Among great classical shining example of SBCC’s stellar jazz ensemble slate. 41, started making waves with Guitar virtuoso Kaki King's latest album cover evenings, the great and The Good Times, Lunch Break, and flagship Monday her percussive and personalized still-young Danish String Madness bands, led by Eric Heidner, Jim Mooy and approach to solo guitar back in the ‘00s, when Rolling Quartet appeared (twice, in the fall and spring) with Andrew Martinez, respectively, delivered a smorgasbord Stone included her in its “The New Guitar Dogs” story. its inspired Schubert-inspired “Doppleganger” project, of finely-executed charts. My personal highlight was King has continued to reinvent and reconceptualize and Jennifer Koh and Davóne Tines world premiered big band legend Maria Schneider’s dreamy The Sun her music over the years, in a field where other guitarist a fascinating and multi-faceted new music-stage work, Waited for Me, a good showcase for the evening’s MVP tend to remain true to a particular sound/style. She is Everything Rises, at Campbell Hall (both hosted by (according to this juror), the tasteful and thoughtful still one of the more exciting and enticing players on the UCSB Arts & Lectures). The season’s orchestral crown tenor saxist Simon Blondell. He’s someone to watch and guitar scene. See her to believe her. jewel was, inevitably, the grand Granada concert by listen for. one of the world’s finest, the London Symphony Orchestra, with Sir Simon Rattle at the helm. This was And with the close of the season, so ends—for a so-far rare collaboration now—this column, which I have been happily penning between CAMA and the Central Library, Faulkner Gallery • and pondering since last September, the dawn of STAY & PLAY • Share stories with your kids • Free 11-11:30am miércoles, 6/1. Music Academy of the West. the season in question. Maybe there is some logical Shoreline Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 5/27. More, please. Eastside Library • Bilingual • 11:30am-12pm circularity in the timing. I will continue soaking up Montecito Library • 9-10:30am Tu, 5/31. jueves, 6/2. and writing about music, but more regularly for the In close succession at Carpinteria Children’s Project • 10:30am-12pm Santa Barbara Independent, for which I have written Th, 6/2. MacKenzie Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 6/3. the Granada, we heard LIBRARY ON THE GO • Visit the library’s van • Free to varying degrees for a handful of decades. I have Shoreline Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 5/27. the A&L-presented QUÉDATE Y JUEGA • Comparte historias con tus thoroughly enjoyed the “Sounds” experience and being performances by Wynton Harding School • 12:30-2pm We, 6/1. hijos • Gratis a part of the VOICE team. They fight the good fight and Marsalis and his Jazz at BIBLIOTECA SOBRE LA MARCHA • Visita la Shoreline Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 5/27. seek to cover the good stuff in Santa Barbara music and Lincoln Center Orchestra camioneta de la biblioteca • Gratis Montecito Library • 9-10:30am martes, 5/31. arts, and more. I was more than thrilled to be part of the Shoreline Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 5/27. and the handsome Carpinteria Children’s Project • 10:30am-12pm benevolent fight. American violin virtuoso Harding School • 12:30-2pm miércoles, 6/1. jueves, 6/2. Joshua Bell. A colleague STORYWALK • Outdoor story & activities • Free MacKenzie Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 6/3. and I agreed after seeing the MacKenzie Park • 10am-12pm Fr, 6/3. shows, the pair shares the MUSIC & MOVEMENT • For ages 2-5 • Free • For choral music aficionados, treated to a marvelous Central Library, Faulkner Gallery • 10:30-11am quality of being undeniably CAMINATA DE CUENTOS • Historia y actividades al concert by the Santa Barbara Choral Society a few weeks Tu, 5/31. aire libre • Gratis sublime musicians with back, this is the weekend of the Quire of Voyces concert MacKenzie Park • 10am-12pm viernes, 6/3. household name-power, but MÚSICA Y MOVIMIENTO • Para niños de 2 a 5 años in the magical ambience of the St. Anthony Chapel • Gratis • Central Library, Faulkner Gallery • who also share a stubborn LIBRARY LAB • STEAM activities for kids • (Saturday and Sunday afternoons). The a cappella choir 10:30-11am martes, 5/31. conservatism which doesn’t Central Library • Free • 11am-12pm, Saturdays is a treasure to behold, with ears and soul. WIGGLY STORYTIME • For toddlers 14 months - 3 serve the larger purpose in May years • Free • Alameda Park • 10:15-10:45am of moving the music and For the proverbial something different, the Bowl LABORATORIO DE BIBLIOTECA • Actividades We, 6/1. public tastes forward. hosts new rock acts with names you never heard in the STEAM para niños • Biblioteca Central • Gratis • HORA DE CUENTOS WIGGLY • Para niños pequeños 11am-12pm, sábados en mayo bible—Rainbow Kitten Surprise (tonight, May 27th) Thumbing through de 14 meses a 3 años • Gratis • Alameda Park • and Rex Orange County (June 1st). TEEN CREATOR HOUR 10:15-10:45am miércoles, 6/1. 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Occupants of Hwy 154/State St. Encampment May be Relocated MONDAY, MAY 23RD - A sprawling homeless camp where Highway 154 meets State Street in Santa Barbara could be cleaned up soon.

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The occupants, which include at least two people and a dog, are awaiting information on a government assisted house for them. It is expected this week.

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SB County Focuses on Bilingual Emergency Messaging TUESDAY, MAY 24TH - Emergency information in multiple languages is a priority in outreach and planning for the SB County Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Santa Barbara County is encouraging the public to be ready well in advance of a crisis. Information is currently going out in English and Spanish. “We’ve done a lot of pre-translated messages,” said OEM Director Kelly Hubbard. “Those are pre-loaded into the system. In emergency management it is a priority to make sure we are translating our emergency protective measure into all the common languages in our communities.”

SB County Officials Announce High Fire Season FRIDAY, MAY 20TH - High fire season now underway will bring a call for a full brush response including aircraft for vegetation fires of any size. A new Firehawk helicopter (964) has just been added to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department fleet. It is jointly used with the Sheriff’s Department too.

2022 Old Spanish Days Theme & Poster Unveiled Santa Barbara’s biggest event of the year is Old Spanish Days Fiesta, August 3rd to 7th. The poster and pin have been revealed. Order online at www.sbfiesta.org The 2022 theme is “Todos Juntos en Familia,” translated: “All Together as a Family.”

2022 Latino Business Awards SATURDAY, MAY 21ST - Great job to Andy Galvez and Miranda Entertainment for the first ever Latino Business Awards at the Arlington Theatre. Honors went to Ventura and Santa Barbara County businesses. Plus a Grammy-style red carpet show.

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Local Law Enforcement & First Responders Updates THURSDAY, MAY 19TH - Two vehicle crash with a rollover. La Cumbre Road at La Cumbre Lane. One driver checked by SB Police for possible DUI. Fire, AMR on scene. No major injuries. FRIDAY, MAY 20TH - SB Co. Fire on scene of a structure fire at 6711 El Colegio Rd. in Isla Vista. Smoke showing on arrival. CHP closing down some streets nearby. MONDAY, MAY 23RD - Rollover crash - Hwy 101 SB at La Cumbre. Santa Barbara City Fire, CHP on it.

MONDAY, MAY 23RD - Freeway vegetation fire - stopped quickly by Santa Barbara City fire crews. Off the side of the SB Hwy 101 ramp at Milpas, near the Post Office. Cause under investigation. 9:32pm. MONDAY, MAY 23RD - A rollover on SB Hwy 101 at La Cumbre Monday evening blocked two lanes. The driver was not seriously hurt. He said he was cut off by another vehicle prior to the crash. SB Fire and CHP were on the scene with Holzer’s towing.

SB Unified School District Superintendent Hilda Maldonado

THURSDAY, MAY 19TH - Students spoke out at the “State of Our Schools” event in Santa Barbara. Open communications, mentoring, security, mental wellness, and many post-COVID solutions are part of the roadmap ahead.

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Saturday at the Nautical Swap Meet


By Sigrid Toye, Special to VOICE

N SATURDAY, MAY 21ST, THE CLOUDY SKIES AND DAMP AIR DIDN’T SEEM TO DETER the potential treasure hunter or water sport enthusiast from attending the annual Harbor Nautical Swap Meet. Hosted by the Harbor Merchants Association, three aisles of the Main Harbor Parking Lot were full of vendors displaying their wares. As I passed the kiosk at the entrance of the lot, the attendant waved and wished me good luck in finding a parking spot. I guess that was my first clue that this was a popular event! Soon I was parked, and, camera in hand, I was off on an adventure. The variety of marine-related goods on display included fishing and diving gear, surfboards, wet suits, travel guides for mariners, navigation aides, and sailing and boating equipment. What surprised me, and the very thing to which I was attracted, were small boats for sale, a couple beautifully handmade. And to my astonishment, there were works of art by a famed local artist. Shows you what I know...

Photos by Sigrid Toye

After soaking up the atmosphere, I headed in the direction of a mini sailboat that had been handcrafted. The hull was a shape I’d never seen before and painted a combination of light and dark blues highlighted by white. The polished wood inside the hull, the mast, the boom, and the tiller had been designed and detailed with great care. A sign on the bow indicated that it has been made by Carpinteria Dory Eric Bridgford and a Maine Pea Pod sailboat Company, and was indeed built by hand. Eric Bridgford, the owner, approached and offered more information. “This is called a Maine Pea Pod for its shape, and for a small boat, it’s fast, lively, and fun. Perfect for a quiet row around the harbor.” Bridgford added that it might be used as a tender for a larger boat, or even as transport to the islands and back. I got the impression that it was his pride and joy, as he had constructed it himself. Bridgford is obviously a talented craftsman as other handmade items were on display nearby. Just a short stroll away I noticed a van surrounded by a selection of paintings and prints - for me, always a show stopper. And an interesting story along with it! Ted Williams, a high school and surfing buddy of Robert Heeley, whose work he showcased recounted, “We were friends at Dos Pueblos High… even then he was painting scenes of waves, the ocean, and coastline. Not only a visual artist, he became a world-famous designer for the surfing community until his death eight years ago.” I learned from Williams that the artist had his own graphics company and was designing and printing for the top surf brands such as Hang Ten and Lightning Bolt by his late twenties. A featured Artist at Hawaii’s Anniversary Triple-Crown of Surfing, his work continued to grow in popularity. Locally, his greatest fame would be that of being the artist behind the Rincon Pit Crew line of t-shirts and other products. “Robert Heeley was a great friend, artist, and surfer,” Williams added, “and a true waterman.” What a gift it is for me to hear stories such as this one - thank you Ted! On the way back to my car, I passed a beautifully crafted row boat and met a sweet puppy dog whose name was Karma! Sitting by the flippers and wetsuits, she was keeping an eye out for her human and those of us passing by. Although I came to visit a nautical swap meet, I walked away with ever so much more. Don’t miss this opportunity next year around this time – you’d be surprised what’s there to discover!

A Robert Heeley painting of Hope Ranch Beach

Correction: The Byers’ boat, which was featured in last week’s column, is named the Reel Inn.

Sigrid Toye volunteers for the Breakwater Flag Project. She is on the board of directors of the Maritime Museum and participates in Yacht Club activities. An educational/behavior therapist, Sigrid holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology. She loves all things creative, including her two grown children who are working artists. Send Harbor tips to: Itssigrid@gmail.com

“Life’s a Pandemonium” at UCSB’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee By Daisy Scott / VOICE


O US, IT’S JUST A SPELLING BEE. FOR THE SIX TOP SPELLERS OF PUTNAM COUNTY, IT’S EVERYTHING. Playfully examining adolescence’s trials with a delightful blend of hilarity and earnestness, the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee through May 28th at UCSB Ballet Studio. Directed by Julie Fishell, the musical serves as a thoughtful, hilarious celebration of adolescence’s awkward beauty. Set over the course of one day, the play follows six adolescent contestants as they compete in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. While the musical is a comedy, poking fun at the many challenges adolescence brings — from ill-timed erections to making friends — it becomes clear that each student is there for different, more serious reasons. Some face the weight of parental expectations, while others crave the opportunity for success. What follows is a high-spirited, unpredictable competition that impacts all of its contestants in different ways. Completing this play’s captivating nature is its original, interactive element. As audience members filter into the theater, they can fill out an “application” to participate in the spelling bee. As the play begins, four applications were selected, leading to four audience members joining the cast on-stage and being asked to spell increasingly silly words alongside the cast members until they were eliminated.

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The actors embodied their roles with wit and perfect comic timing. Moreover, each actor displays impressive Roni Ragone (William Barfée), Milo Marsden (Leaf Coneybear), vocal skills that support their and Ahlora Smith (Marcy Park) character’s persona with beautiful, upbeat music that undoubtedly will leave audience-members humming as they exit the theater. As Olive Ostrovsky, Sarah Miller expresses how spelling can provide order to a chaotic home scene, singing My Friend, The Dictionary with passion. Understudy Jonah Spitler’s portrayal of William Barfée on the play’s opening night performance, which VOICE reviewed, perfectly showcased the character’s external ridiculousness alongside his desire for friendship. The part has since been resumed by Roni Ragone. Hailey Turner’s role as Logan Schwartzandgrubenierre aptly displayed a precocious child living with the weight of parental expectations. Lucas Cheng brought the play to a comical high point, singing and dancing among the audience as his character, Chip Tolentino experiences a puberty-related struggle. Milo Marsden also sparked constant laughter as Leaf Coneybear, sharing a wacky journey to self-confidence. Ahlora Smith’s portrayal of Marcy Park serves as a foil to Coneybear’s struggles, as she learns she doesn’t have to be perfect. The play’s comedy is further heightened by the bee’s adult organizers, with Catherine Ballantyne’s performance as former winner and emcee Rona Lisa Peretti amplifying the bee’s drama with an impressive rendition of The Spelling Rules/My Favorite Moment of the Bee. Meanwhile, Brianna Mungo provides a delightful reality-check as Michelle ‘Mitch’ Mahoney, an ex-convict tasked with being the eliminated students’ “comfort counselor.” Michael Seitz plays the increasingly frustrated Vice Principal Douglas Panch with humorous relatability, engaging with the audience participants with ease. Add to this an array of colorful, youthful costumes designed by Ann Sheffield, lively piano accompaniment from Musical Director John Douglas, and an understated, intimate set designed by Vickie J. Scott, and UCSB’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a wild, all-around fun viewing experience. Performances run at 7pm, Wednesday, May 25th to Friday, May 27th & 1pm, Saturday, May 28th • UCSB Ballet Studio • For tickets ($13-19) visit www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu

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Art review: Uncanny: 2022 Tri-County Juried Exhibition, at Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art through June 18th

Art in the 805, Subjectively Surveyed


By Josef Woodard / Special to VOICE

N THE EVER-ELUSIVE ATTEMPT TO GAIN AN OVERVIEW OF SANTA BARBARA’S DIVERSE ART SCENE, one sure path leads us annually to the campus of Westmont College this time of year. For several years now, the college’s glorious Museum of Art hosts a Tri-County Juried Exhibition, soon after the students have left the compound. Wisely, an outside juror is invited to curate, offering an outsider’s subjective perspective.

Kafka and the Snowglobe by Nadya Brown

This year, the outsider, Australian-bred and Los Angelesbased hyperrealist Robin Eley, had past “insider” connections. He is a Westmont alumnus who was drawn into the realm of art as a professional practice after studying with Westmont’s longstanding faculty member, Tony Askew.

Dubbed Uncanny, this year’s model of a show is an agreeable mélange which happily mixes up familiar artists and fresh faces. Inevitably, the end result of these juried exhibitions may not be any more a definitive survey of Santa Barbara art than Jane Pauley’s selective visit to Santa Barbara’s swankier spots told the real Santa Barbara story on last week’s CBS Sunday Morning. But the museum reports are always interesting and occasionally revealing. Unorthodox sculpture plays a strong role in the mix, along with a range of painterly impulses and other work in the cracks between media. The Invisible Painter by Libby Smith

Quite naturally, the proclivities and tastes of the juror/decider can color decisions of what makes the cut, and what basks in the award spotlight. In this case, the “Best of Show” award went to one of the quirkier pieces in the show, Nadya Brown’s Kafka and the Snowglobe. Painted in a style somewhere between finicky realism and fantastical cartooning, Brown’s oddball delight is a playful convergence of retro sci-fi—flecked with an L. Ron Hubbard vibe— and touches of Kafka-esque disorientation. There is our man Kafka, trapped in a snow globe, an existential incarceration the author himself might have written about. Delightful eccentricity continues in the nearby sculptural work. Sommer Roman’s Sighting no. 542 is so central in the main gallery, one risks literally bumping into it. Suspended from the ceiling and fashioned from composite fabrics, feathers, and other materials, it appears like an airborne mutant entity, doubling as an abstraction. Unusual materials and trompe l’oiel effects are a familiar element in the work of Joanne RosenburgDent, a repeat visitor in these exhibitions whose ceramic pieces uncannily resemble fabric. This year’s art-about-art entry is The Studio, with potential art materials hanging on a rod, implying impending usage and re-arrangement.

Sighting no. 542 by Sommer Roman

alternative domain of cyber reality. Dorothy ChurchillJohnson’s precisely rendered mandala-like paintings, both abstract and floral, come from a very different place than Poppy Jarrett’s charmingly funky Midwest Salad, presenting a can of peaches as post-pop art meets fake-folk art taste treat.

Religious themes rarely make their way into the TriCounties shows, despite the Skateboard graphics Christian basis of the college’s and pieces have become curriculum and existence. a signature aspect of the Ironically, one Biblical crossintriguing work of Inga reference this year comes in Guzyte, whose work has the form of another quirky gone on to considerable leap of imagination—not acclaim and exhibition life unrelated to the snowglobe beyond the Tri-Counties. imprisoned Kafka image. In Mary Magdelene on the Runway by Marcia Rickard Here, she pays streetMarcia Rickard’s elegantlystylized homage to three painted but dryly whimsical Mary strong female icons, Lauren Magdelene on the Runway, this Bacall, Catwoman, and Judy Mary—brandished as a former Garland, with the bittersweet prostitute in some controversial piece Over the Rainbow. religious quarters—appears as a wood figurine as fashion show Painting has its day here, model. as well, in many forms. In the museum’s entryway, Libby Uncanny, a visit to corners Smith’s The Invisible Painter of the Santa Barbara artworld alludes to pandemic life in having nothing to do with its portrait of the artist as a popular landscape art practice masked woman in shades here, serves as a hearty reminder and a baseball cap. Adjacent that fine artists will abide, on their to that canvas, Ruth Ellen own private and personal terms. Hoag’s Gone Missing portrays Even in the 805. two cell-phone obsessive adolescent girls, lost to the Over the Rainbow by Inga Guzyte world but enmeshed in the


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ART FROM SCRAP GALLERY: www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap THE ARTS FUND: Eclectic Expressions: 29 BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artists ~ June 12 • 821 State St. • 12-5pm Wed-Sun. ATKINSON GALLERY: SBCC Humanities Bldg #202, East Campus, 721 Cliff Dr. • Mo-Th 11-5; Fri 11-3pm • http://gallery.sbcc.edu BELLA ROSA GALLERIES: 1103-A State St • 11-5 daily • 805-966-1707

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CASA DOLORES: Divine Pitchers / Jarras Divinas ~ June 30, Bandera Ware and traditional outfits, Huichol, Tehuana dress, China Poblana skirt • 1023 Bath St • www.casadolores.org

HELEN MASON ART GALLERY: Collection One: Crisa, Delesalle, Gocong, Guzyte, & Lathim ~ June 30 • 48 Helena Ave • www.helenamasonartgallery.com

MARCIA BURTT STUDIO: Cultivated ~ June 12 • 517 Laguna St • Th-Su 1-5 • 805-962-5588 • www.artlacuna.com

CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY: 1st fl, 105 E. Anacapa St • 805-568-3994

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

CLAY STUDIO GALLERY: Sculpting a Legacy ~ June 1 • 9-5pm, Mon-Fri; By Appt • 1351 Holiday Hill Rd. • 805565-CLAY • www.claystudiosb.org

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CORRIDAN GALLERY: 125 N Milpas • We-Sa 11-5 & by Appt • 805-9667939 • www.corridan-gallery.com CYPRESS GALLERY: Pigments of My Imagination...Revisited; Acrylics by Chris Jezeck ~ May 29 • 119 E Cypress Av, Lompoc • Sat & Sun 1-4 • 805-737-1129 • www.lompocart.org EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA BÁRBARA: Nihonmachi Revisited; Memorias y Facturas • 123 E. Canon Perdido St • Th-Sun 11-4 • www.sbthp.org/presidio ELVERHØJ MUSEUM: Greenland Land Of The Midnight Sun ~ Sept 18 • 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang • 805-686-1211 • Th-Mo 11-5 • www.elverhoj.org FAULKNER GALLERY: The Oak Group: Foothills Forever: Benefiting the Foothills Forever Fund ~ May 28 • www.oakgroup.org

JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SB: Portraits of Survival • Mo-Th 9am-5pm, Fr 9am-3:30pm • 805-957-1115 KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY & MUSEUM: 21 W Anapamu St • WeSu 12-4 • 805-962-5322 • https://karpeles.com/museums/sb.php


MAUNE CONTEMPORARY: Truth or Friction, by Justin Lyons • 1309 State St • Tu-Su 11-5 & By appt • 805-8692524 • www.maune.com MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM: Exploration + Innovation • Lunchboxing with Lasers • Daily 10-5 • 805-770-5000 • 125 State St, SB • www.moxi.org MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SB: Through What Agency? ~ Aug 21 • 653 Paseo Nuevo • www.mcasantabarbara.org

KATHRYNE DESIGNS: Local Artists • 1225 Coast Village Rd, A • M-Sa 105; Su 11-5 • 805-565-4700

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

LA CUMBRE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: Three Multi-Artist Galleries at La Cumbre Plaza • Tues-Sun 1-6 • lacumbrecenterforcreativearts@gmail.com

PALM LOFT GALLERY: 410 Palm Av, Loft A1, Carp • By Appt • 805-6849700 • www.Palmloft.com

LYNDA FAIRLY CARPINTERIA ARTS CENTER: Nurture & Nature ~ June 12 • Thu-Su 12-4 • 865 Linden Av • 805-684-7789 • www.carpinteriaartscenter.org

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

GALLERY 113: Featured Artists: Elizabeth Flanagan & Nancy Hull & SB Art Assn ~ May • 1114 State St, #8, La Arcada Ct • 805-965-6611 • 2-5 daily • www.gallery113sb.com GALLERY LOS OLIVOS: Paintings by Britt Friedman & Gerry Winant ~ May 30 • Thu-Mo 10-5 • www.gallerylosolivos.com

MARCIA BURT T Marcia Burtt Gallery 517 Laguna St., Santa Barbara 805 962-5588 www.artlacuna.com

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Whales Are Superheroes!

Beyond The Wall: The Prison Art Resistance ~ Jul 22 • www.library.ucsb.edu

Art | Arte VENUES Continued...

PORTICO GALLERY: Open Daily • 1235 Coast Village Rd • 805-729-8454 • www. porticofinearts.com SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with disabilities programs, virtual exhibits • 805260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org

Permanent Exhibit — Opening April 14, 2022 Sponsored by Chevron, Dreier Family, Emmett Foundation, Nancy and Frederic Golden, George H. and Olive J. Griffiths Charitable Foundation, Hank and Mari Mitchel, June G. Outhwaite Foundation, Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation, Donna Weinstein, and Wood-Claeyssens Foundation

“A Whale of a Tale” Museum Experience April 14 - July 31, 2022 Sponsored by Chevron, Dreier Family, Emmett Foundation, Hank and Mari Mitchel, and Jack Mithun and Mercedes Millington

The Wonder of Whales: Two Artists’ Perspectives by John Baran and Kelly Clause

Art Exhibit — April 14 – July 31, 2022 Sponsored by Chevron, Dreier Family, Emmett Foundation, Mimi Michaelis, Hank and Mari Mitchel, June G. Outhwaite Foundation, and Wood-Claeyssens Foundation

Whales Are Superheroes: Saving the Planet One CO2 Molecule at a Time Student Art Exhibit April 14 – July 31, 2022 Sponsored by Brown Family Foundation, Chevron, Dreier Family, Emmett Foundation, Hank and Mari Mitchel, Jack Mithun and Mercedes Millington, June G. Outhwaite Foundation, and WoodClaeyssens Foundation

SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Far and Near Michael Drury ~ Aug 29 • 1321 State St • MoSa 12-5; Su 12-4; Closed We • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB: Sensazione ~ June 1 • 10-2 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805682-4722 • www.2ndfridaysart.com SB BOTANIC GARDEN: Pressed: Botanical Art and The Herbarium • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Huguette Marcelle Clark: A Portrait of the Artist- June 12; The Story of SB • 136 E De la Guerra • Thur 12-5, Fri 12-7; Sat 12-5 • 805-966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org SB MARITIME MUSEUM: A Whale of a Tale ~ Jul 31; The Chumash, Whaling, Commercial Diving, Surfing, Shipwrecks, First Order Fresnel Lens, and Santa Barbara Lighthouse Women Keepers ~ Ongoing • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • Thu-Su 10-5 • 805-962-8404 • www.SBMM.org SB MUSEUM OF ART: Highlights of American Art; Portrait of Mexico Today; Important Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection: New Selections; Mediated Nature; Contemporary Gallery - Ongoing; • Tu – Su, 11 –5; Thu, 11-8 • www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364 SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Prehistoric Forest ~ Ongoing; Hummingbirds ~ Sept 5 • Wed-Sun 10-5 • 2559 Puesta del Sol • www.sbnature.org SANTA BARBARA SEA CENTER Dive In: Our Changing Channel ~ Ongoing • Daily 10-5 • 805-682-4711 • 211 Stearns Wharf • www.sbnature.org SILO 118: Tom Post ~ May 27 • 118 Gray St • 12-5 Th-Sa or by appt • www.silo118.com SULLIVAN GOSS: Formalize: Strategies For Abstraction ~ July 3; Patricia Chidlaw: The Pool Show ~ July 25 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-7301460 • www.sullivangoss.com SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Art Of The Western Saddle; Tales From Mattei’s Tavern • 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez • Sa, Su 12-4 • 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY: Paradise Revisited ~ May 28 • Th-Sat 12-5; By Appt • www.thomasreynolds.com

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UCSB LIBRARY: A Call to Action: Documenting Santa Barbara’s Art & Activism ~ Jun 24 (Special Collections); Postcards from Salinas ~ Jun 20;

WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Notable CA & National Artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 Mon-Sat, 12-4 Sun • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART: UNCANNY: 2022 Tri-County Juried Exhibition ~ June 18 • 805-565-6162 • Mo-Fr 10-4 • www.westmont.edu/museum WILDLING MUSEUM: Fire and Ice: Our Changing Landscape ~ Sept 26; Portals & Pathways by Kerrie Smith ~ 2022 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Local artists & artisans • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm Sundays. EXPOSICIÓN DE ARTES Y ARTESANIAS SB • De artistas y artesanos locales • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm los domingos.

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TAKE A HIKE, SAVE THE WORLD • Exhibition opening reception • SB Historical Museum • Free-$15 • https://tinyurl.com/3y598t34 • 5:30-7pm Th, 5/26. HAZ UNA CAMINATA, SALVA EL MUNDO • Recepción de inauguración de la exposición • SB Historical Museum • Gratis-$15 • https://tinyurl.com/3y598t34 • 5:30-7pm jueves, 5/26. I MADONNARI • Street painting festival with music & food • Children’s Creative Project • Old Mission Santa Barbara • Free entry • 10am-6pm Sa, 5/28-5/30. I MADONNARI • Festival de pintura callejera con música y comida • Children’s Creative Project • Old Mission Santa Barbara • Entrada gratuita • 10am-6pm sábado, 5/28-5/30. RYAN DUTTON ARTIST RECEPTION • View Dutton’s new show • Island Brewing Company, 5049 6th St, Carpinteria • Free • 12-2pm Sun, 5/29. RECEPCIÓN DE ARTISTAS DE RYAN DUTTON • Ve la nueva exposición de Dutton • Island Brewing Company, 5049 6th St, Carpinteria • Gratis • 12-2pm domingo, 5/29.

THE MULTIPLE SURREALISMS OF WIFREDO LAM • Art Matters Lecture with Mey-Yen Moriuchi • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • Free-$15 • www.sbma.net • 5:30-6:30pm Th, 6/2. LOS MÚLTIPLES SURREALISMOS DE WIFREDO LAM • Conferencia Art Matters con Mey-Yen Moriuchi • SB Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium • Gratis-$15 • www.sbma.net • 5:30-6:30pm jueves, 6/2. Send your art openings, receptions, and events to Art@VoiceSB.com to be included in this free listing.


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A Stage For The Whole Community

Renovation of the Band Shell will revitalize Plaza del Mar for music, drama, dance, and celebratory events. As a public park, the City provides low-cost access for non-profit organizations that serve a broad cross-section of the community.

Project Partners And Funding

The PARC Foundation The Parks and Recreation Community (PARC) Foundation is partnered with the Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department to raise the funds needed to achieve Band Shell renovation. To make a donation to this exciting project, please visit the PARC Foundation website at www.parcsb.org.


All the funding needed to complete the project is $45,000.

A Parks and Recreation Department and Parc Foundation Project Established as a City park in 1899, Plaza del Mar was a favorite location for strolling and outdoor gatherings. The Plaza del Mar Band Shell, a designated City of Santa Barbara landmark, was constructed in 1919 to provide a venue for public concerts. Five thousand people attended the opening concert on May 4, 1919, which featured a 22-piece municipal band.


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If all goes according to plan, the project will receive building permits by the spring of 2022. With construction scheduled to start in the summer of 2022, the Band Shell could be ready for a concert series as soon as this fall!

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Find Out More

Please reach out with any questions you may have about this project! Jill Zachary, Parks and Recreation Director JZachary@SantaBarbaraCA.gov (805) 564-5430 More information is available on the City of Santa Barbara project webpage: SantaBarbaraCA.gov/BandShell




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2022 NOMINATION FORM: Santa Barbara Beautiful Annual Awards Nomination DEADLINE: Friday, June 3, 2022 Santa Barbara Beautiful is now soliciting nominations in five categories for their 58th Annual Awards program which takes place on September 18, 2022.

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Shines! September 18th

environmental stewardship.

Music Academy of the West Each of the last 50+ years, Santa Barbara See previous award winners Beautiful has called on our community to and learn more about recognize and appreciate their neighbors Santa Barbara Beautiful at who work to build on the city’s natural beauty. At the www.sbbeautiful.org Annual Awards, the results of their beautification efforts are ELIGIBLE PROPERTIES: recognized.

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


1. Santa Barbara Commons: Public Open Space

(Parks; Medians; Parkways; Streetscapes): places we gather to build community, connect with nature, and heal.

2. Art in Public Places

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

3. Single Family Home

How does it fit in or enhance the streetscape? Does the project have a *LEED Certification or green design elements?

4. Multi-family Residence

Condos, Retirement Facilities... How does this project fit in or enhance the streetscape? Does the project have a *LEED Certification or green design elements?

5. Commercial Building

(Public Buildings, Hotels, B&Bs, Mixed Use): How does this building contribute to the community/streetscape? Does the project have a *LEED Certification or green design elements? • 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. *LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design was developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and includes a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes, and neighborhoods that aims to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently.

• Entries must be visible from the street or via public access. • Completed projects within the limits of Ortega Ridge Road to Turnpike Road. • Properties within ZIP CODES: 93101 • 93103 • 93105 93108 • 93109 • 93110


• ON-LINE visit: www.sbbeautiful.org • EMAIL to: SBBeautifulAwards@gmail.com • MAIL to: Santa Barbara Beautiful, P.O. Box 2024, Santa Barbara, CA 93120


Call: Awards Co-Chairs Kerry Methner @ 805-570-2011 or Mark Whitehurst @ 805-895-3614 or email: SBBeautifulAwards@gmail.com

YOUR NOMINATION: 1. Street Address (required):

2. ZIP (required):

3. Category (s) (required):

4. Property Owner or Business Name:

5. What makes this a winning nomination?

6. Submitted by: ______________________________ Telephone/email: _____________________________

May 27, 2022

Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com



Local News for a Global Village | www.VoiceSB.com

May 27, 2022

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