Wednesday, February 10, 2016     Volume: 16, Issue: 48

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Santa Maria Sun / Arts

Elverhoj Museum shares a career-spanning exhibit by Joseph Knowles


When local artist Joseph Knowles left his career in architecture in the 1980s to focus solely on his art, he plunged head first into abstract gestural work. But as time went by, he explored other ideas, retaining his style yet exploring the natural work in a starkly expressive way. An exhibition ...

The space between: SLOMA's exhibit Eye Matters explores spatial relationships


In the mundane moments of everyday life, as a bus races by or a child jumps off a swing, art can be found if you look closely, or in between the lines as they say.  Erik Olson, a 67-year-old artist in Nipomo, is fascinated with the lines, curves, and all the other shapes and how they intersect...

Schoolhouse Music in Los Olivos begins with a bang


The Schoolhouse Music chamber concert series in Los Olivos begins its season with the rumble of three concert grand pianos at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church on Feb. 12. The concert welcomes renowned pianists Zeynep Ucbasaran, Miguel Ortega Chavaldas, and Sergio Gallo performing work...

Valley Art Gallery has handmade cards for Valentine's Day


Nothing says true love like a handmade gift, but a handmade card on top of that? The Valley Art Gallery is holding a fundraiser with a sale of member-created Valentine’s cards available up until the holiday on Feb. 14. Each card costs $5 and is truly unique, including painted, collage, printe...

Santa Ynez Valley Arts calling for artists


Santa Ynez Valley Arts has issued a call to artists to join the Art in the Courtyard events beginning in March. The organization has partnered with the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum for the events this year, which will include dozens of artists sharing and selling their work at the Parks-Janew...