Monday, March 2, 2015     Volume: 15, Issue: 51
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Santa Maria Sun / Arts

The Lompoc Civic explores terror in 'I'll Be Back Before Midnight'

BY JOE PAYNE

The magic of the theater relies on the ability to capture a scene and bring it to life again and again. From the splinters of the set, to the lines in the actors’ heads, none of it is real until that moment begins, and the story unfurls before an audience. Setting the stage for that moment is ...

The wildflowers are popping in Los Padres

BY CAMILLIA LANHAM

View a slideshow from Willow Spring trail. As the sun’s warmth burnt off the dreary Sunday morning fog of Valentine’s Day Weekend, the green hills beckoned, but I knew if I wanted to hike, I would have to drive. The Santa Maria neck of the Central Coast isn’t really known for h...

Santa Maria 
Arts Council holds 
arts grants workshop

BY JOE PAYNE

Those interested in applying for the Santa Maria Arts Council’s Individual Grants in the Arts competition must attend an upcoming workshop about the application process. Those interested in applying and competing for grants in dance, drama, music, and the visual arts can attend the workshop on...

Artists Guild of Santa Ynez Valley offers high school scholarships

BY JOE PAYNE

The Artists Guild of Santa Ynez Valley invites Santa Ynez Valley high school students and accredited home school students to apply for the guild’s art scholarships. The individual merit awards will range from $500 to $3,000 and will be awarded to students continuing on to universities. The dea...

Tour New York with PCPA

BY JOE PAYNE

The Pacific Conservatory Theater (PCPA) offers a Springtime Theatre Tour happening April 27 through May 4. PCPA artistic director Mark Booher will lead the tour through New York’s theater, arts, and other cultural districts. The tour costs $3,995 per person, and includes a night at LAX, airfa...

Lompoc Valley 
Art Association features wood turner at 
upcoming meeting

BY JOE PAYNE

The Lompoc Valley Art Association will be holding its regular monthly meeting on March 3, with a social time beginning at 6:30 p.m. and a presentation at 7 p.m. Guest artist Gerry Davis will be demonstrating the art of wood turning, inviting others to try it as well. Visitors are also welcome to bri...