Oct 03 Tuesday
Are you looking for a flexible, meaningful way to help out in your community? Become a volunteer with Wilshire Community Services! At this time, our most urgent needs are friendly visits/calls, transportation to essential medical appointments for homebound older adults, shopping & errand help, and loan closet support throughout San Luis Obispo County. Paperwork is offered via email for a quick, easy process to become a volunteer. Choose when, where, and how you are able to help. Interested? Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Kristen Grasso: email@example.com or 805-503-8174.
Join the Santa Barbara Master Chorale for an exciting concert season, beginning withGabriel Faure’s Requiem and John Rutter’s Gloria. Performances will be on November 11th and 12th at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance, Santa Barbara.
We welcome all singers with choral experience. Auditions begin Tuesday, September 6, at 6:30 pm. Rehearsals begin August 29, and are held Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 in the chapel of First Presbyterian Church.
To arrange for an audition, please call 805-563-2360 (leave message), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa Barbara Master Chorale David Lozano Torres, Artistic Director
Oct 04 Wednesday
From Ancient Egyptian and Classical design to the Postmodern Era, furniture and ornamentation are a reflection of the various design movements that occurred in Europe, America, and other areas of the world throughout the last three millennia. This course discusses furniture and ornamental styles, especially as related to architectural and interior symbolism and materials, including social, political, and religious influences. Construction techniques and types of materials are discussed, including fresco, tile, glass, metals, woods, inlays, fabrics, and other decorative elements. This six-week course will cover antiquity through the 18th century. Part 2 to come in 2024.
Eleanor Schrader (M.A.) is an award-winning educator, lecturer, and author. She lectures worldwide on art and architectural history, and leads art and architecture tours throughout the world. She has been named a Distinguished Instructor at UCLA Extension, where she teaches history of architecture, interior design, furniture, and decorative arts. She is also Professor Emeritus of Art and Architectural History at Santa Monica College. She has done graduate work in fine and decorative arts at Sotheby's Institute in London and New York. She has served as a Design Review Commissioner for the City of Beverly Hills and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the John Lautner Foundation.
SLOMA is proud to announce our 2023 mural artist, Leah Rosenberg's SLO(W) Rainbow will be installed by the artist throughout February 2023 on the exterior of the Museum. Stay tuned for complementary programming!
John Barrett was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1952 and grew up in Manhattan Beach, California. He began pursuing his career as an artist in the late 1960s influenced by his great-grandfather, a painter. His grandmother, a photographer and wood worker, gave him his first oil paints and enrolled him in drawing lessons at age 10.
John suffered a brain injury as a child and was diagnosed with learning disabilities in the 1950s. In spite of his limitations in reading and spelling he pursued his education at El Camino College in Torrance, California. Living in a garage, with limited resources, and determined to learn more about making art, John persevered at the college from 1971 to 1974. Eventually he was instrumental in founding the school’s first lithography lab and became a student teacher in lithography and monoprints.
John was an advocate for increased civic support for mental health and homeless services.
This exhibition will showcase Anila Quayyum Agha’s light sculptures and works on paper.
Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is bringing back their beloved Life Story program. This program is designed to provide both community members and hospice patients the opportunity to record their personal memoirs. Helping one share their personal story, which might be lost if not passed along to the next generation, is a valuable gift that our Life Story volunteer provides. Volunteers will get the opportunity to record and edit these stories.
Training sessions will be arranged based on the availability of volunteers.
To become a volunteer, call our Life Stories Coordinator at (805) 389-6870 or visit lmvna.org/lifestoriesform to register.
Program:Martha Graham: Dark Meadow Suite Agnes de Mille: Rodeo, featuring live musicHofesh Shechter: CAVE
Recognized as a primal artistic force of the 20th century, Martha Graham single-handedly defined contemporary dance as a uniquely American art form. In this evening of new and reimagined works framing a Graham classic, the company performs Hofesh Shechter’s high-energy CAVE and Graham’s Dark Meadow Suite, an abstract work about life’s journey and the search for connection with one’s self and one’s community. A reconstruction of Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo rounds out the program, with a reorchestration of Aaron Copland’s score performed by a live bluegrass ensemble.
Oct 05 Thursday
Here’s a class solely devoted to the discovery of the amazing number of Italian performers in American music. From crooners to rockers and composers, we’ll listen, watch, and discuss the longstanding heritage of the great Italian influence on pop music culture. Did you know that most of the white doo-wop groups were nearly all Italian? Or that one of the premier songwriters of “The Great American Songbook” was also Italian? Almost all of these artists changed their names to hide their ethnicity, including Tony Bennett, Frankie Avalon, and Connie Frances. However, we’ll peel the onions, chop the tomatoes, and find out who they were. Join us for some nostalgic fun!
Tony Moon has spent 60 successful years in the music business. Beginning in 1960, he joined the L.A. group Dante and The Evergreens, which was managed and produced by Lou Adler and Herb Alpert. He later moved to Nashville, becoming the guitarist and conductor for Brenda Lee. Tony also began playing on recording sessions and was Nashville's first rock independent music producer, working with five major labels. He scored several big hits for The Vogues, including "5 O' Clock World." Tony has won several awards as a songwriter and music publisher. His songs have been released by artists as diverse as Porter Wagoner, Willie Nelson, Vickie Carr, Pearl Jam, and The Beatles. He currently administers several Music Publishing Companies and a New York Entertainment Company.