Friday, August 18, 2017     Volume: 18, Issue: 24

Santa Maria Sun / Arts

Santa Ynez Valley artists make moves in juried show Motion


Think about the word “motion.” Does it bring forth memories of driving in a car? Throwing a ball? Watching the waves crash on the beach? Dancing? The question was posed to a group of Central Coast artists for a recent juried show. The Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association currently feature...

Santa Maria Civic Theatre realizes 'Hairspray' with heart and soul


In 1988, John Waters unveiled one of his finest films, Hairspray. It was hailed as a masterpiece, an oddball romp through Baltimore’s proudly unfit and unwanted, tackling issues such as fat shaming and racism through a funhouse mirror of retro kitchyness. At the center of Water’s weird w...

Wildling Museum hosts creative arts workshops


The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature announced two arts workshops available in September. Exploring Color with Cynthia DeVine happens Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. and features an exploration of color. DeVine, an artist and art teacher with years of experience teaching both children and adults at schools and ...

Cypress Gallery presents the work of Neil Andersson


The Lompoc Valley Art Association presents painter Neil Andersson as August’s featured artist. “For me the landscape is a source of incredible beauty—a place of rest, of escape, of harmony rather than dissonance,” Andersson said in a statement from the gallery. “My pai...

Young actors sought for 'A Christmas Carol'

The Great American Melodrama will audition young local actors for the 2017 production of A Christmas Carol. Auditions will be held at the theater on Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. The Melodrama is seeking eight actors to play four roles: Tiny Tim, a small boy aged 5 to 7; Belinda, a girl aged 6 to 12; Peter, a ...

Weekly Poll
Who should pay for rides home for detainees released late at night from the Santa Barbara County Jail?

The Sheriff's Office
The county Board of Supervisors should earmark funding
Nonprofits should take it on.
The detainees themselves.

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