Sep 26 Tuesday
Janet Morrell's, "Paintings of Cambria" exhibit will be on display through September 30. The Cambria Library is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 to 6 pm; Thursday from 9 to 5 pm; Friday, and Saturday from 10 to 5 pm.
Born and raised in Oakland, Molly Segal is interested in her home state of California as a site where disaster and decadence converge. Her large-scale watercolors explore fragile connections and finite resources, in particular the price of survival in inhospitable climates. The gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 11 am to 4 pm or by appointment. We'll be hosting a reception and artist talk on Thursday, August 31 from 4:30 to 7 pm. Food, drink, and music from 4:30 to 6 pm, and artist talk from 6 to 7 pm. Wine tasting by Absolution Cellars.
This special collection of artworks captures only a fraction of the truly prolific work that John Barrett made in his lifetime. Walking through his archives, now housed in his widow’s home in Shandon, California, is like walking back in time; dozens of large paintings consume the garage, guest bedrooms are full of small drawings, sketches, sculptures, prints, and many letters, to friends, government officials, and artists he admired.
Most of us have experienced contexts where we were not welcome. That familiar feeling of anxiety that creeps through our bodies — sweaty palms, quick heartbeats, churning stomach — is one that many communities in our divided world regularly experience in their daily lives. This exhibition by Anila Quayyum Agha creates a space where all are welcome – regardless of cultural, racial, economic, and social differences. Half of the gallery is transformed into a geometric explosion of light and shadow, one where we are invited to linger at length — releasing, relaxing, and reflecting. The other half of the gallery celebrates Agha’s ornate and intimately beautiful two-dimensional works using mylar, embroidery, beads, and encaustics. The exhibition’s title work, Liminal Space, further celebrates the expansive experimentation of the artist’s practice, as one of a new series of diamond-shaped hanging relief sculptures.
Join us for "A Cut Above," an extraordinary art exhibition that showcases the limitless creativity and ingenuity of artists working with wood and its byproducts. Each piece in the show tells a unique story of the artist's connection with the material and with nature itself. Opening reception: September 2, from 6 to 9 pm, and second reception: October 7, from 6 to 9 pm.
Are you a member of a nonprofit board of directors? Get to know some of your peers in other organizations. Exchange ideas and discuss common challenges.Spokes roundtables are facilitated, peer networking and problem-solving opportunities. At the start of the roundtable, participants introduce themselves and share some good news and/or something that’s “keeping them up at night.” They may also offer a “spotlight topic” for discussion during the course of the 60-minute session.A hallmark of the roundtables is confidentiality. The explicit norm is “what’s said in the roundtable stays in the roundtable.” As we meet in Zoom, we request that participants display their name and organization and have their video on.
Our Governor has mandated that all new vehicles sold after 2035 must be electric. Will California be ready? Will you be ready? This informative presentation and discussion will highlight both the promise of an all-electric transportation system and the many roadblocks that need to be cleared for it to happen. Presenter Barry Rands is a retired Civil Engineer and currently volunteers with the San Luis Obispo Climate Coalition where he leads the Green Transportation team. He has been driving electric vehicles since 2013.
Do you have a fear of public speaking? You are not alone! Come check us out at the Santa Maria Toastmasters meeting. We provide a safe and supportive environment where everyone can practice public speaking and presentation skills. You will find like-minded people with a supportive mindset to help you build confidence in public speaking and improve your leadership skills. We are a small but dynamic and inclusive group. We meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Santa Maria Airport Board Room. We are among the few local clubs that meet in person. Come check us out!
Join the Santa Barbara Master Chorale for an exciting concert season. We welcome all singers with choral experience. Auditions begin Tuesday, September 6, at 6:30 p.m. 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 a message), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sep 27 Wednesday