Thursday, December 14, 2017     Volume: 18, Issue: 41

Santa Maria Sun / Arts

Michelle Castle's prints recall a bygone era of recording botanicals in the wild


As she wound through the smoky streets of Santa Barbara while the Thomas fire loomed beyond the horizon, Michelle Castle pondered history and art. "I've always been inspired by the old historical etchings in general," Castle said. "Whether it's plants or animals, I love things that ...

Central Coast teen plays legendary bully in Fox's 'A Christmas Story Live!'


While other Central Coast kids are busy dreaming up their Christmas wish lists, Sacha Carlson is still glowing from a gift he got months ago. Just two days before his 14th birthday back in October, San Luis Obispo-based Carlson got his big break as an actor: the role of bully Scut Farkus in Fox's A...

State Street looking for sculpture artists


Submitted proposals are currently being considered for the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture for a new sculpture installation on State Street in Santa Barbara. The call to artists is open to all professional artists or teams aged 18 years or older working or residing in Santa Barbara C...

Lompoc Library features Marilyn Stankewich


The Grossman Gallery is displaying the work of oil landscape artist Marilyn Stankewich at the Lompoc Library. The public is invited to a reception event, which will be held at 501 E. North Ave., Lompoc, on Jan. 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. Painting landscapes from the California coastline, and the woods and...

Righetti Film Festival calls for student films


High school students interested in filmmaking are encouraged to submit their films for the Righetti Film Festival in April of 2018. Featured award categories include best director, editor, screenplay, cinematography, best of show, audience choice, and teacher’s choice. All films must be G-rate...

Artists invited to apply for residency pilot program


The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative (SBAC) invites Santa Barbara County-based artists to apply for the artist-in-residence program, based at the Community Arts Workshop (CAW), for artwork that meets community needs, bridges societal barriers, and fosters civic engagement with local issues. Project...

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