Friday, March 6, 2015     Volume: 15, Issue: 52
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Santa Maria Sun / Arts

Let's get mystical: CovenTree Olde World Market seeks community surrounding art, literature, history, and mysticism

BY JOE PAYNE

Deep within the roots of our psyches live the ancient archetypes that embody our most intimate feelings and hopes. From this fertile wellspring shoot the stems of the mystical, spiritual, and religious traditions, the buds of which break into flowering gods and goddesses whose fruit delivers solace ...

Brush and Palette artists hold annual art and craft show

BY JOE PAYNE

The members of the Brush and Palette Artist Group all hold one thing in common: They wield a brush with such honed skill that their work truly qualifies as fine art. But the idle hands of a painter are often used for other things, and each member has more than the group’s namesake in their too...

WonHeart celebrates a fourth annual Women's Day event

BY JOE PAYNE

WonHeart is presenting the fourth annual International Women’s Day event on March 10 with the theme Make it Happen and a focus on the Alternative to Violence Project (AVP). There will also be information regarding Santa Maria’s membership in the national program Charter for Compassion, w...

Transitions-Mental Health Association receives grant for Growing Grounds Gallery and Gifts

BY JOE PAYNE

The Women’s Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Transitions-Mental Health Association (TMHA) to support the association’s new enterprise Growing Grounds Gallery and Gifts in Santa Maria. The grant is specifically intended for mental wellness, substanc...

Altrusa International Foundation welcomes nonprofits to apply for spring grant funds

BY JOE PAYNE

The Altrusa International Foundation Santa Maria Inc. is welcoming local nonprofit agencies to apply for its spring 2015 grants funds. Organizers of programs that focus on literacy, child care, and people with disabilities are encouraged to submit an application postmarked no later than April 1. Ap...

Local author to put 
together fundraiser book with focus on Lompoc

BY JOE PAYNE

Local author and publisher M J Sewall is seeking writers of all ages to contribute short stories involving Lompoc for a book that will act as a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Note that just a brief mention of Lompoc isn’t acceptable for stories to be considered; each...