Wednesday, October 1, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 29
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Santa Maria Sun / Arts

Unique perspectives of place are showcased in the Betteravia Gallery's latest exhibit

BY CAMILLIA LANHAM

The white tiles leading away from the back hallway of the Betteravia Government Building mimic the way colorful photos of Morro Bay are lined-up, hanging on the wall. The contrast is stark, and the blues, pinks, purples, and grays of David Passage’s twilight photos burst into the bland hallway...

PCPA explores authenticity, art, and betrayal in '36 Views'

BY JOE PAYNE

Art is an illusion. What shimmers across the surface can barely evoke the roiling factors hidden beneath; thus, a piece comes to mean much more than it presents. The same can be said for people, always painting a certain picture, whistling a specific tune, or telling a slanted story. PCPA, now k...

Santa Maria Philharmonic Society offers an elegant evening event

BY JOE PAYNE

The Santa Maria Philharmonic Society is celebrating the start of its 15th season with a benefit kick-off event, An Elegant Evening of Dinner and Dancing, on Oct. 4. The fundraiser event is $100 per person, with table sponsorships available as well. The black-tie-optional event is taking place at th...

Santa Barbara County Arts Commission is accepting grant applications

BY JOE PAYNE

The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission is currently accepting Community Arts Enrichment Grants for its fall cycle, with a deadline of Sept. 30. This is the Commission’s sixth grant cycle since the grants program was developed in 2012 through a partnership with the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundati...

Lompoc Valley Art Association opens annual fall competition

BY JOE PAYNE

The Lompoc Valley Art Association (LVAA) is preparing for the Cypress Gallery’s annual fall open competition show. The exhibition will show competing pieces from Sept. 30 through Oct. 26. The competition is open to all local artists. Anyone who wants to compete in the show is required to appea...

Gallery Los Olivos debuts new show

BY JOE PAYNE

Gallery Los Olivos presents its featured artists for the month of October with the works of Jill Targer and Julie Fish showing in the gallery’s main room. Above, Below, and Beyond showcases both artists’ use of vibrant colors from Oct. 1 through 31. A chance to meet the artists at an op...