Monday, September 24, 2018     Volume: 19, Issue: 29

Santa Maria Sun / Arts

Dunes Center hosts rummage sale

Rebecca Rose

The Dunes Center in Guadalupe is planning a rummage sale on Sept. 22. The sale will feature used items such as clothing for adults and children of all ages, toys, home goods, art, tools, sporting supplies, and more (the deadline to donate items to the sale has passed). Proceeds from the sale bene...

Santa Maria Civic Theatre to hold auditions

Rebecca Rose

The Santa Maria Civic Theatre is holding auditions for lead and supporting roles in an upcoming production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire.  The organization is currently casting for the following roles: Blanche DuBois, age 28 to 34, described as a "fragile, delicate beauty, ...

Artist and writer Susan Rowland to give talk at Wildling Museum

Rebecca Rose

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature will host a talk by artist Susan Rowland (Ph.D.) titled Art as Alchemical Portal to Nature on Sept. 23. Rowlad will discuss elements from her book, The Ecocritical Psyche, which examines the idea of art as a portal to nature. Rowlands will share her work in d...

Zoƫ Nathan's work celebrates romantic realism

Rebecca Rose

Even upon a quick glance, Zoë Nathan's portraits cling to a viewer. Beautifully understated, gracefully executed, and filled with nuanced introspection, the artist's work feels like an exuberant expression of the world she sees buried under the material world. In Nathan's skilled hands, humani...

From the grave: Central Coast author delves into the insanity of grief

Ryah Cooley

"We don't say died anymore, we say passed." Just that one sentence shook Central Coast author Christine Bell's world a bit when her neighbor said it in the midst of a family tragedy. The Santa Barbara-based writer realized there just isn't space in our lives anymore for grief and mourni...

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