Please join us for the next event in
the IHC's Public Goods series:
PANEL: Public Art as a Public Good
Laurel Beckmen (Art, UCSB)
Rita Ferri (Visual Arts Coordinator, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission)
Colin Gray (local artist)
Harry Reese (Art, UCSB)
Thursday, May 10 / 4:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
Something happens when art goes public. Cultural interventions in spaces
designated as belonging to the public are subject to greater and more varied
kind of scrutiny than works exhibited or performed in the private sphere. Site
specificity, community values, and notions of what constitutes “good art” all
come into play when art goes public. This panel will examine public art in
Santa Barbara as a public good precisely because it is an object of public
Sponsored by the
IHC’s Public Goods series.
Mark your calendars for this
upcoming event in the Public Goods series:
113 West Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101
thru 3 June,
Jeri's waxed Kozo masterpieces are
hanging in the gallery this month. Stop in and see these ethereal flowing
image above - Magnolia No.12
Collectible - Bootsy Holler
Ruby & Willie
We are thrilled to announce a limited edition of collectible images at affordable
prices from our gallery artist Bootsy Holler.
Bootsy has created a special edition from her series Ruby & Willie, a loving document
of her grandparent's home in Richland, Washington. This is a beautiful
portrait of a couple, and of time that has passed by. It is in
Bootsy's attention to detail that we learn so much about her family, and
about the things we all hold close to us.
11x17 edition of 25, each priced at $95.
buy the set of 11 for $850.
top - RW3
middle - RW33
bottom - RW14
wall space is
Come down and see us in our new location
116 East Yanonali Street, C-1, Santa
Barbara, CA 93101
Wall space gallery is excited to move to
Santa Barbara's Funk Zone.
The Santa Barbara Conference &
Visitors Bureau calls this mixed-use neighborhood by the waterfront, just
off the very end of lower State Street (between State & Garden
and Yanonali & Mason Streets, to be specific) a dynamic hub for
creativity. The area used to be an industrial and manufacturing hub. Now
it's filled with an eclectic mix of artists, surfboard shapers and
skilled craft workers as well as locally-owned shops, art studios,
galleries and wine tasting rooms.
Come take a walk on the beach, have a
glass of wine along the Urban Wine Trail and finish your day at
the gallery looking at the most unique collection of photography in Santa
above - Leap, by Barbara Parmet.
The Measure of
9 June - 8 July,
Join us for Barbara's artist reception
Saturday 9 June, 2012
2 to 5 pm.
image above - Tree Walk
wall space gallery
Tuesday - Saturday
11:00am - 5:30pm
Noon - 5:00pm
all others by Appointment
until 3 June, 2012
113 West Ortega Street
In June join us
at our new location -
116 E Yanonali
The C Gallery
'Walking In the Hills'
May 12 - June
Mary Dee Thompson
3 - 5 pm
Vicki Mitchell, “Renewal”
a mother-daughter photography
exhibit ranging from
Vicki's pastoral, local
beauty to Michelle's contemporary
international scenic destinations...
this complemented by the
sparse, elegant, sculptures Mary Dee Thompson, Pan Dancing
of Mary Dee Thompson.
The C Gallery,
466 Bell St. Los Alamos. CA 93440 www.thecgallery.com 805-344-3807
of Ventura County
For more images or
information, contact Susan Gerrard, Director of Marketing
(805) 653-0323 ext
Learn How Horses
and Mules Helped Ventura County Grow
Work: Horses and Mules on the Job, an exhibition opening Saturday, June 2
at the Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula,
illustrates a time before tractors and automobiles, when four-legged horsepower
provided the major muscle for agriculture and commerce. Rare photographs from
the museum’s research library collection, as well as oral and written accounts,
tell the story of how horses and mules were essential to Ventura County’s
growth during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
free reception on Sunday, June 3, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. will celebrate the
opening of the Team Work exhibit and the accompanying exhibit Horse
Play: Paintings by Katie Upton. The public is invited to meet artist and
horse enthusiast Katie Upton and enjoy the Texas swing and bluegrass music of
the Ventucky String Band. Both exhibits run through September 2 at the
specifically explores the local use of draft animals in agriculture, the oil
industry and by the railroads. They also pulled stagecoaches, streetcars and
buggies; prepared the roads, delivered mail, freight, groceries and consumer
goods; were first responders when fires broke out; and no patriotic parade was
complete without a horse-drawn carriage or float.
Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture
Museum is located at 926
Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula, California, in their historic downtown, near the
Depot and railroad tracks. Hours are 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Wednesday through
Sunday. Admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors, $1
children 6-17, free for Museum of Ventura County members, and for children ages
5 and younger. On first Sundays of the month, general admission is always free.
For more information, go
or call (805) 525-3100.
Foundation of Santa Barbara
Wayne J. Hoffman
“Abstract as Always”
June 1 to July 13,
Friday, June 1st, 5-7 pm
Foundation of Santa Barbara announces a new exhibition by Wayne J. Hoffman,
entitled “Abstract as Always.” The public is invited to attend a
festive opening reception with the artist on Friday, June 1st
from 5-7 pm. The exhibition will continue through July 13th.
Hoffman will present a series of twenty-one colorful, vibrant paintings made
with acrylic on canvas and paper, with occasional collage elements. The
artist has developed his own expressive vocabulary of colors and shapes, juxtaposing
warm hues with cool tones and different textures. Hoffman uses these
elements to create vital compositions that often include references to music
and history. In his words, “I attempt to combine color, shape,
composition and texture to create an image of beauty... I want the viewer
to find many things, but mostly JOY in these images.”
Born in Memphis,
Tennessee, Wayne J. Hoffman is strongly influenced by musical culture. He
worked as an engineer in the field of Oceanography for many years, and became a
resident of Santa Barbara in 1967. He decided to focus on his art and
moved his family to rural Spain for a year in 1972-73. In 1988 Hoffman
earned an A.A. degree in art from Santa Barbara City College (SBCC). From
1994 to 2001 he taught painting and collage at SBCC’s Adult Education program,
and he taught art history at the Braille Institute of Santa Barbara from
2001-2010. Hoffman’s work was featured in Southwest Art magazine in
2003. Solo shows took place at Objects in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2006,
and at Creighton University, in Omaha, Nebraska in 1997. Group shows
include: the Millennium Exhibit, Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College in
2000; Collage/Assemblage Exhibit, Fielding Graduate Institute in 2003; and The
Parks Gallery in Taos, New Mexico in 2000.
Foundation is located in the historic Acheson House at the corner of Garden and
East Victoria Streets, with the entrance on Garden Street. Gallery hours
are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 2 pm, and by appointment. The
Garden Street entrance is accessible by ramp. Additional images are
available upon request. Press Contact: Nancy Clare Caponi.
Foundation of Santa Barbara
229 East Victoria
WORKSHOPS FOR ARTISTS
Art Without Limits continues with their series of
business workshops designed
to give supportive skills to artists that will help
them succeed in their art form.
May 14, 2012 6-8pm "Appraisals and How Galleries Work"
with Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth will help us
explore how art works are appraised, valued and how we can make use of
this information as artists to our advantage. She has 26 years behind her as a
certified Appraiser of Fine Art and Antiques with offices in Colorado and Santa
Barbara. She is completing a PhD in Symbols in Art (History)and a Masters
in Museum Studies USD and BA in architectural history from Tufts.
June 11, 2012 6-8pm "Grant Writing" with Heather
We will learn the basics of
how to identify funders, find out what kind of proposal they will entertain and
how to write it. Julie McLeod will briefly explain what Fiscal Sponsorship
is and how to use it.
Heather has over 15 years’ experience in grant writing and fund
development for local non-profits. She has sat on the board of
the Fund for Santa Barbara and is currently the chair of the board of directors
for Pacific Pride Foundation. She founded The Write Team with Michelle Howard,
a grant writing consulting business.
The workshops are open to the public for a $15 fee payable at the
door. Mentors and Emerging artists with AWoL are welcome free of charge. Please
pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or
All workshops will be held at Rabobank 914 Carpinteria St. by the
roundabout on Milpas St. Unlimited parking is available.
Without Limits, now 2 ½ years old, facilitates mentorships with emerging
artists and professional artists for up to a year. Mentorships are one on one
and serve to teach artists what it takes to be professional in many art forms.
This gives artists the knowledge and skills they do not teach in art schools
and a mentor guide that believes in them so they can believe in themselves.
clarification contact: Julie McLeod email@example.com
805-565-1332 or 881-2181
For Immediate Release: - 5/5/12
Contact: Donna Granata 805/653-2501 Donna@FocusontheMasters.com
FOCUS ON THE MASTERS - Artist Spotlight Interview Series
An Evening with
May 22, 2012
6 to 7:30 p.m.
The Comedy Club
at The Harbor
1559 Spinnaker Drive,
Suite 205, Ventura
Image caption: Waterlines
by Helle Scharling-Todd
Ray D. Prueter Library
Port Hueneme, CA
learn more about Helle click: www.glassandmosaics.com
Sponsored by: Joyce & Ted Lombard
Ongoing Sponsors: Dennis Mitchell at I Capelli
Salon, Passion Flowers, Carla Cable at A Secret Place Salon and Day Spa, KADYtv.com and The Comedy Club at the Harbor
“Her mosaics are knockouts!” says FOTM Master Artist
Carlisle Cooper of Helle Scharling-Todd, internationally known mosaic and
glass artist. He praises her design and color sense, commenting that they
are “beautifully combined in a most harmonious arrangement.” Danish-born
Helle traveled in Europe, studying art with specific interest in mosaics
and stained glass. Studying Byzantine mosaics and the marvelous murals
she encountered while living in Mexico changed the course of her life and
her art forever. As an artist whose work is most often in public spaces,
she is particularly concerned with interesting themes and durability of
medium. Flat glass planes and ceramic pieces magically transform space,
form, shape and color into art, which is organic and kinetic. Adding
metal sculptures and layered, sandblasted glass creates stunning works
whose total design is a success. Please reserve your seat today!
is free for FOTM members; general admission $10,
students and seniors $5.
No one under 21 years permitted.
at 805.653.2501, clicking here, or
by emailing Mary.Galbraith@FocusOnTheMasters.com
Event: Join us for a gourmet AfterGLOW fundraising dinner by Chef Andy Fernandez of Savory Bakery & Cafe, Andre’s Wine & Tapas and the Comedy Club immediately following the interview. The dinner is $20 for FOTM members, $30
for non-members. There will be a no-host bar. Paid reservations are essential and required prior to March
23 for the AfterGLOW. Purchase tickets online at http://www.focusonthemasters.com/afterglow.html or calling 805.653.2501 for reservations
or more information.
learn more about the Artist Spotlight Interview Series click here.
For membership and FOTM information click here.
To contribute or sponsor an artist
please click here.
Summer ArtVenture Camp
June 11 – August 17, 9 am – 3 pm
At ArtVenture Camps children spend their day immersed in
hands-on art making, cultural history, and creative problem solving. All
camps include a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to learn about and
be inspired by original works of art. The Museum's exceptional team of Teaching
Artists include painters and sculptors, a children's book illustrator, a
ceramicist, a graphic designer and an art historian who are all experienced
Ages 5 - 12
Click here to Register
For more information contact Rachael Krieps at 805.884.6441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
NEW SUMMER TEEN ARTS MENTORSHIPS
APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE!
Deadline: Saturday, June 9, 2012
Poetry with Perie Longo
Printmaking with Dug Uyesaka
Rafael Perea de la Cabada
Contemporary Painting with Michael Irwin
Digital Photography with Phillip Van Nostrand
*Summer session will run
July 9 - 27th with classes meeting two to three times a week (with
exception of Poetry and Printmaking)
Digital Documentary Photography
students (with Nell Campbell) capturing the Funk
Dancing May Monsters and Rusty Old
Robots Invade the Art From Scrap
BARBARA: Isn’t it time
to make your very own African
Mask from Scrap? Or maybe
you’d rather create a Fishy Friend or a Wacky Work for the Window? You
can do all this and more at an Art From Scrap (AFS) Art Workshop.
Saturday morning from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, artists of all ages come to the AFS
Art Center; located upstairs from the Art From Scrap Reuse Store. AFS Workshops utilize the vast amount of
Reuse items found in the store. By making art out of discarded materials;
valuable resources are saved, and imaginations stoked. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,
and Re-create! Come to an AFS workshop
and unleash your eco-artist.
May 5 Rockets & UFOs
Artist Dan Levin
May 12 Whatz Bloomin'?!
Guest Artist Dug Uyesaka
May 19 Dancing
Guest Artist Judy Nilsen
May 26 Memory Boxes
Artist Beth Amine
June 2 Let's
Make Thingz That Swim!
Guest Artist Dug
June 9 Mini Mosaics
Guest Artist Jason Summers
June 16 Roller
Guest Artist Bill
June 23 No Workshop- Closed for Summer Solstice Parade
June 30 African Masks from Scrap
Guest Artist Isaac Hernandez
7 Fishy Friends
Artist Judy Nilsen
July 14 Parlez-vous Collage?
Guest Artist Marilee Krause
July 21 Rad Robot Art
Guest Artist Jason Summers
July 28 Ins
and Outs of Weaving
Guest Artist Shelley R.Coldren
Rusty Old Robots
Guest Artist Dan Levin
August 11 Fun with Collage
Guest Artist Joyce
August 18 Wacky Works for the Window!
Guest Artist Bill O’Malley
August 25 Let's Make Thingz That Fly!
Guest Artist Dug Uyesaka
Instructors of the Saturday workshops include many well-known and loved Santa
Barbara artists: Dan Levin, Bill O’Malley, Dug Uyesaka, Beth Amine, Jason
Summers, Judy Nilsen, Joyce Walters, Isaac Hernandez, Shelly Coldren, and
Marilee Krause. Workshops cost $8.00 per person. Children aged five and under must have adult
supervision. No reservations are
necessary. For more information call:
About Art From
Scrap: Art From Scrap is Santa Barbara’s Environmental Education and Art
Center. Art From Scrap
(AFS) provides the community with a Green Schools environmental education
program, an Art Workshop and Gallery, and a Reuse retail store.
In Celebration of the Winter Solstice
~Featuring American music, dance, and story-telling traditions
of Appalachia and the Deep South~
for The Solstice Singers
of all voice ranges
to 6:00 pm
June 3rd or
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Monday, June 4th
1535 Santa Barbara St.
WHAT: Prepare an art song, folk song or carol to sing a
for The Yuletide Children's Chorus
in Grades 3-5
WHEN: 3:00 to 4:00 pm
WHERE: Various school locations in the Santa Barbara area
WHAT: Prepare a simple song to sing by yourself
for MORE INFORMATION and APPOINTMENT TIMES
for The Christmas Revels begin
Performances are December 14th, 15th and 16th at
The Lobero Theatre
Music Director ~ Ken Ryals
Stage Director ~ Maggie Mixsell
Artistic Director ~ Susan Keller
The Christmas Revels
by David Bazemore
Girls Inc Carpinteria presents the
6th Annual Mariachi Encuentro Saturday May 12th.
Come out and enjoy an evening
of good food, good friends, and good music.
MARIACHI ESPECTACULAR de Beto
Jimenez, MARIACHI AGUILAS de Mexico, and special guest
PATRICIA MARTIN, who was one the
original members of Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles and
performed with them for 18 years.
Review the poster and call today for
tickets. We have about tickets left to sell.
Call- 805-570-8378 for info.
May 7, 2012
Santa Barbara Symphony's Online Newsletter Op #77
Behind the Score: Nir's Notes
Music & Artistic Director
The sounds of Symphonie Fantastique from our opening concert
are still echoing in my ears, and here we are in the last offering of
We are proud to open our program with Sidereus, the Santa
Barbara Symphony premiere of a work by one of the most interesting
and successful composers of our time, Argentinian born Osvaldo
Golijov. Our Symphony, joining forces with 34 other U.S. orchestras,
commissioned Golijov to write this piece as part of the celebration
of the career of retiring symphony manager, Henry Fogel, and
orchestras around the country contributed to its funding. From our
point of view it was a wonderful way to participate in the creation
of a new work by a composer of international stature, and we look
forward now to getting our turn to perform it. Sidereus is
inspired by the revolutionary discoveries of Galileo Galilei as
described in his famous book Sidereus Nuncius (Starry
Messenger). Golijov's music is an inspiring journey through the
astral beauties and mysteries with a special regard to the Moon muse
for poets, lovers and scientists.
Our principal horn player, Teag Reaves, will leave his seat in the
orchestra and delight us with one of the rare pieces for solo French
horn and orchestra written by the Austrian genius, Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart. Only a few great composers dedicated a concerto to this
instrument, among them Richard Strauss, Haydn, Gliere and of course
Mozart, who made a contribution of not just one but four beautiful
concertos for this haunting instrument, so evocative of the hunt.
Our Fantastique season will be officially completed with sounds of
Dvořák's Symphony No. 8, an absolute masterpiece of the symphonic
repertoire. I am sure you will enjoy Dvořák's spontaneous melodic
inventions, enriched by traditional Bohemian themes, rhythmic variety
and wonderful intensity of harmony.
I wish you all a wonderful summer and look forward to welcoming you
back to our 60th Anniversary Season in October!
Dvořák Symphony #8
Santa Barbara Symphony Principal
Horn Teag Reaves is featured in Mozart's Horn Concerto #2
Behind the Music"
Pre-Concert Talk with Ramón Araïza
Free with your
To read the
program notes for Dvořák's
Symphony #8, click here.
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 2
Dvořák: Symphony #8
Click here to
buy tickets online or call Granada Box Office at (805) 899-2222
Thank you to
Symphony #8 sponsors
Season Media Sponsor &
Post-Concert Reception Caterer
Symphony #8 Live Broadcast
will be broadcasting our season finale concert live on May 12 at
Thanks to our
Season Media Sponsor, KDB 93.7FM, you can tune in to KDB on Saturday,
May 12th at 8pm (PST) for the live broadcast of our 2011-2012 season
You can also
stream KDB 93.7FM online at kdb.com
Ramón Araïza's "Music Behind the Music" Free
"Music Behind the Music" at
The Granada Theatre
Sponsored by Marlyn Bernard Bernstein
Music scholar Ramón Araïza gives a fun
and enlightening pre-concert talk one hour before every subscription
concert at The Granada Theatre. It's free with your concert ticket,
so arrive early and learn something interesting about the music
before you hear it!
- Saturday evenings
- Sunday matinees
Free Community Appearances
In addition to "Music Behind the
Music," Ramón has also been engaged to give his free talks
outside of Symphony concerts and directly to the community. These
talks are free and open to the public, thanks to Ramón's generous
Friday, May 11, 2012 1-2pm
The Samarkand - Mountain room
2550 Treasure Drive, Santa Barbara
Friday, May 11, 2012, 3-4pm
Valle Verde Retirement Community - Theatre room
900 Calle de Los Amigos, Santa Barbara
**Ramón will not be appearing at
Maravilla this month.**
To learn more about Ramón Araїza, click here.
60th Season Celebration!
Board President Stefan Riesenfeld,
Mayor Helene Schneider and Second District County Supervisor Janet
Wolf looks on as Maestro Nir Kabaretti announces the 2012-2013
season on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Granada Theatre.
Celebrate our 60th Anniversary by joining us for what
promises to be the most exciting season ever.
Maestro Nir Kabaretti conducts master works featuring Beethoven's
Fifth Symphony, Stravinksy's Firebird Suite and Mahler's
Symphony No. 2.
Check it out the full details of the season press conference here.
Subscribers, don't forget to renew!
The subscription renewal deadline is June 15, 2012 to
retain your seats. If you have not received your renewal packet or
need a replacement packet, please call the Symphony office at
805-898-9386 or email SBSTickets@thesymphony.org
Click here to view the 2012-2013 season calendar
Click here to download the 2012-2013 season flyer
Youth Symphony Finale Concert
For more information about this concert, click here.
Ralphs Community Contribution Program
Buy groceries and help out the Santa Barbara Symphony
If you shop at Ralphs, register and link your Ralphs REWARDS Card online, and
every time you swipe your card at checkout, Ralphs will donate a
percentage of your purchase to the Santa Barbara Symphony. It's an
easy way to help out the Santa Barbara Symphony!
Click here for directions on how to register and link your Ralphs
Did you know?
Retiring Marketing Director Barbara
Burger accepting a plaque from Board President Stefan Riesenfeld at
last month's concert. (Photo by Dave Bazemore)
don't forget to renew! The subscription renewal deadline is June
Golijov's Sidereus is dedicated to a long-time orchestra
manager Henry Fogel. Learn more about Henry Fogel's career and
his contributions to the orchestra industry here.
father was a butcher, innkeeper and a professional zither
player. He also wanted his son to become a butcher. Fortunately,
Dvořák pursued his interests in music.
wrote four horn concertos for his childhood friend and horn
player, Joseph Leutgeb.
month, we threw Barbara Burger a fabulous retirement party. She
will be departing at the end of this month from her position of
marketing director after 28 years. We thank Barbara for all her
hard work and wish her all the best!
Barbara Youth Symphony’s Season Finale Concert
Experience the talented young
musicians of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony in the 2011-12 concert season
finale. Under the direction of Music Director Andy Radford, trombone soloist
Michael Dolin will perform Launy Grøndahl’s “Trombone Concerto”, and
violin soloist Sofiya Prykhitko will perform Henryk Wieniawski’s “Polonaise
de Concert, Op. 4”.
The season finale concert features Youth Symphony
members who, by audition, perform as soloists with the Youth Symphony. Trombone
soloist Michael Dolin is studying music at Santa Barbara City College, and in
the fall he will attend University of California at Los Angeles and study under
James Miller. Violin soloist Sofiya Prykhitko is a junior at San Marcos High
School, and a sixth year member of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony.
Barbara Youth Symphony serves the region by providing musical enrichment to
young people through the venues of orchestral performance and instruction in
the schools of our community.
Sunday, May 20,
3 – 5 p.m.
at Music Academy of the West, 1070
Fairway Road, Santa Barbara
Cost: $14.00 – Adults, $10.00 –
Students/Seniors, Children 6 and under are free.
Tickets are available by calling
the Santa Barbara Symphony offices at (805) 898-9386 or online at www.thesymphony.org.
Music is in the air.
Join us for our
Mother's Day weekend concerts! Beautiful music for a special occasion.
Mother's of all ages will love our concerts.
It's Spring and we're celebrating harmony.
Join us for concerts this Mother's day weekend. Come and enjoy the dramatic
landscape of the Santa Ynez Valley and the flower fields of the Lompoc
Valley. Wine tasting and Central Coast beaches beckon. It's time to raise a
toast to music and peace.
Catalina & Chris
A Spring Potpourri
Join the Santa Ynez
Valley Master Chorale, Youth Chorale and Orchestra on Mother's Day weekend
for some of the greatest music ever composed! A potpourri of masterpieces
featuring music by Mozart, Purcell, Morley, Albinoni, Bach, Handel,
Pergolesi, Rutter, Gluck, Gershwin and more! Beautiful music for a special
The Santa Ynez Valley
Master Chorale, Youth Chorale and Orchestra - "Bringing Music to
Peace Chair Project
The Peace Chair Project (TPCP) continues to
provide artist intern opportunities for Los Prietos Boys Camp (LPBC) youth
to create unique Peace Chairs for the elementary school children of Santa
Barbara County and beyond. Pictured below is the special installation
assembly featuring four young artists from LPBC and the children at Battles
Elementary School, in Santa Maria, March 28, 2012. Peace awareness rocks!
Nebula Dance Lab is off to a
running start with a fantastic debut show and outreach program. Gearing
up for the 2012 season packed with performances, outreach, and education.
Next Up: Save the Date JULY 7th our Second Annual Fundraiser at DNA
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What's Up with
Nebula Dance Lab!
- Thank you to
all our wonderful supporters Nebula Dance Lab is off to a running
start. With the success of our January company show, we started out
2012 with a roar! Taking only a week off to collect ourselves, the
company has been back in the studio creating two new works for our
show September 28-30th at Center Stage Theater- Save The
Date, and pass the word around!
- Our second annual company fundraiser will take place July 7th at
3pm at DNA Imagery- more formal details to come, keep your eyes
open for your invite. This event is a must see;
- Catch sneak peaks of some of our new works to
be premiered at Center Stage September 28-30th
- Silent Auction- including restaurant gift
certificates, sunset cruise passes, artwork and more!
- Music, drinks, food & photography/art
- & Support our outreach efforts around the
our outreach/education platform is continuing to build momentum. We
are scheduled to work with the 1st Presbyterian Early Childhood
Center again in June, as well as other schools and organizations
throughout our communities. If you know of a school or children's
group/program that could benefit from an outreach opportunity please
contact Devyn at email@example.com.
Introducing New Company Members
thrilled to welcome dancers Meghan Morelli and Tara Stewart to the
Awarded Rental Subsidy Grant from Center Stage!
We are thrilled to announce Nebula
was selected as a grant award recipient for the Center Stage Rental
Subsidy Grant. We could not be more proud and honored to receive this
grant. Thank you to Center Stage Theater for their immense support
during our debut show in January 2012, and we look forward to our
upcoming show September 2012. It is a privilege to be considered a
part of the Center Stage Theater family, and to have support such as
this is critical to our success moving forward. Cheers!
part of our support network, it's easy- simply visit our website
at http://www.nebuladance.org/contact-and-support.php and
donate, or you may mail donations to PO Box 30245 SB, CA 93130
If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, matching donor,
or volunteer please contact Devyn Duex at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All forms of support are appreciated and vital to our success!
Passionate about giving back,
creating opportunities & experiences for kids in the arts Nebula
is continuing to partner with preschools and other organizations in
Santa Barbara to bring workshops, performances, and outreach. These
programs are critical to providing children exposure to the arts at
an early age, which has been proven to assist with academic
excellence. If you are interested in supporting our
outreach/educational efforts please contact Devyn Duex at email@example.com
or visit our website www.nebuladance.org to donate today!
Assistant Rehearsal Director
to Emily Wheeler Nebula's Assistant Rehearsal Director. In addition
to her role as a resident choreographer and dancer, as the Assistant
Rehearsal Director Emily is responsible for assisting with rehearsals,
studio, dancer coordination, and more. We are thrilled to have
Emily's talents in this capacity.
Are you as excited as we are at the
idea of going on tour! Well this may become a reality, sooner rather
than later. We are working on bringing Nebula to various cities
around the US, including: LA, San Francisco, San Diego (CA),
Minneapolis (MN), Fargo (ND), Kansas City (KS), Pittsburgh (PA), New
York City (NY), and more! This type of venture requires adequate
funding and Nebula has been dedicated to moving our annual budget
forward to realize this goal. Again, thank you to all our sponsors
and donors thus far. To become a part of our support network please
visit our website at www.nebuladance.org or contact Devyn
Duex at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- May 6th Savory & Sweet- Fundraiser for
Center Stage Theater SB, Company Performance
- May 11th SB Birth Center Fundraiser, Company
Performance- at Savoy SB
- June 8 & 9- Guest Performance, Fusion
Dance Company Show at Center Stage Theater, SB
- June TBD- 1st Presbyterian Early Childhood
Center SB, Workshop/Outreach
- July 7th- 2nd Annual
Nebula Dance Lab Fundraiser
- July TBD- Everybody Dance Now! SB,
- August 31, September 1-2 & September
7-9th MixMatch Festival 'tentative', LA
- September 28-30th- Company Show Center Stage
Congratulations Devyn, Recognized as one of the Top
Women in Business
Founder/President & Artistic Director, was recently recognized by
the Pacific Coast Business Times as one of the Tri-Counties Top 50
Women in Business. Awards were presented to the Top Women in Business
Class of 2012 at a reception and ceremony held at Fess Parker's
DoubleTree on April 12th. Duex was acknowledged for her role as
VP-Client Relations with Pensionmark Retirement Group, as well as her
work with Nebula. In addition to her business life Duex is a
dedicated wife, & mother to Addyson (2) and Zander (5 months).
talented students of proyectoJAROCHO,
inform you that I have to cancel the next class on Wednesday, May 9th.
reason is that I have a ton rehearsals and a couple of tech rehearsals with a
theatre production in Oxnard.
the music we are playing is new, fun and really beautiful, but it needs to be
synchronized with the actors.
you for your understanding and see you on Wednesday, May 16th. for son jarocho
Hola talented students of proyectoJAROCHO,
To inform you that I have to cancel the next class on Thursday,
May 10th. (Mexico's Mother's day to)
The reason is that I have a ton rehearsals and a couple of tech
rehearsals with a theatre production in Oxnard.
All the music we are playing is new, complex, fun and really
beautiful, but it needs to be synchronized with the actors.
Thank you for your understanding and see you on Thursday, May
17th. for our son jarocho class.
PS. The show is called The Prodigious Shoemaker's Wife, and
the opening is on the next Friday, May 11, 8:00 pm. at Oxnard College (the
black box theatre)
Forum Lounge: Cindy
Derby, Edward’s House of String
5 pm Happy
provided by La Tour Wine Merchants and music by Warbler Records & Goods
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum ADMISSION IS FREE
Derby unravels the threads of Edward’s House of String in an animated and puppet performance at CAF.
stop-motion animation, intricate puppetry, and handcrafted scenic elements,
Cindy Derby’s performance weaves a tale of psychological loss experienced
by Edward the Skeleton. As Derby manipulates Edward through the world
of unseen forces that influence and transform the psyche, she illuminates the
power of memory and rumination. Written, directed, and designed
by Cindy Derby, Edward’s House of String features
composer Ellen Reid; musicians Lauren Baba and Kassandra
Kocoshis; puppeteers Chelsea Adidier, Cindy Derby, Whitney Raene, and
Miggie Wong; and stop-motion animation by Cat Bruce, Cindy Derby, Ania Leszczynska. A question-and-answer
session will follow the performance. Parental discretion advised.
of UCSB MFA 2012 Exhibition: Headgear for Tony between 5 and 7
artist Cindy Derby is a visual performance artist, painter, stop-motion
animator, and puppeteer. She received her MA in theatre from the
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow,
Scotland. Funding by Puppet Animation Scotland, Derby created Edward’s
House of String, which premiered at the Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival
in Edinburgh, Scotland, and recently brought the work to REDCAT - Walt Disney
Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA.
About the Forum
Lounge Series: Forum
Lounge is a series of free, unique, performance-based events, ranging
from the theatrical to the avant-garde that are normally found only in large
metropolitan venues, and that reflect CAF’s mission to sustain and encourage
the artistic process by presenting art in the form of exceptional music, dance,
video, and other multi-media to our community.
Special thanks to:
Endever Music Productions, Santa Barbara, CA; Franciscan Inn, Santa Barbara,
CA; KCSB, Santa Barbara, CA; La Tour Wine Merchants, Santa Barbara, CA;
National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC; Santa Barbara
Independent; and Warbler Records & Goods, Santa Barbara, CA. Forum
Lounge is presented in association with the Santa Barbara Downtown
Organization’s 1st Thursday.
About the Santa
Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum: The Santa Barbara Contemporary
Arts Forum (CAF) is a non-profit, non-collecting alternative art space
dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the arts of our
time. Celebrating its 36th anniversary in 2012, CAF is the
premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco. CAF
is located at the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center Upper Arts Terrace in downtown
Santa Barbara, CA. New in 2012: visit our second location, CAF Satellite @
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara at 121 State Street! For more information call CAF
at (805) 966-5373, or Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara at (805) 966-6586.
Contemporary Arts Forum, 653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Returns and Exchanges by
Elizabeth Berg read by Meredith McMinn
Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon by Gabriel Garcia Marquez read by Jeff Mills
The Flowers by Alice Walker
read by Michael Morgan
Shakers by Daniel Orozco read
by Joe Spano
stories and performers subject to change.
May 20 at 2:00
May 21 at 7:30
Admission $25, Student/Military $15
Bird Special $15 - for Sunday Matinee only, must be purchased by Thursday
by calling 963-0408
online at centerstagetheater.org
us on the patio after the show for complimentary cookies and milk with
the performers - because every great story should be topped off with
cookies and milk!
Center Stage Theater
has convenient parking with spaces available on the same level as the
theater, and access by elevator
Numerous restaurants in the Paseo Nuevo Mall for pre- or post-performance
Center Stage Theater is located in Paseo Nuevo Center, upstairs at the
intersection of Chapala and De la Guerra Streets, Santa Barbara,
California. Take Highway 101 to Carrillo Street, exit and turn toward the
mountains (northbound turns right, southbound turns left). Proceed to
Chapala Street (fourth light) and turn right. Proceed 1-1/2 blocks and
turn left into either of two entrances to Paseo Nuevo. Park near the
elevator, or proceed to roof-level parking.
for more information on this and other upcoming Speaking
of Stories activities visit speakingofstories.org
Speaking of Stories
751 Paseo Nuevo Santa Barbara, California 93101
805-966-3875 FAX 805-963-8167 email@example.com www.speakingofstories.org