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Santa Maria Sun / Arts

What Gaia would wear: Hancock's Ann Foxworthy Gallery showcases Earth Gowns


What do you get when you amass 10 female artists, all who set out to create visually stunning gowns together? The outcome is not a runway fashion show, but a showcase of brilliant, earthy elegance that breaks beyond the realm of clothing. Earth Gowns—which currently shows at Allan Hancock C...

Daytripper: Rolling to the Solvang skatepark


Lately in our house there have been two different languages spoken. On one side of the age divide is talk about goals and touchdowns, passes and punts. But there is a lot more talk of ollies and verts, coping and rails on the younger side of that divide.  In our house a truck isn’t the...

Frame Gallery hosts Evening with Larry Kappen


The Frame Gallery in Orcutt is partnering with Merrill Gardens and the Gold Coast Senior Options to sponsor An Evening with Larry Kappen on Aug. 31. The event will include a talk by Kappen about his painting style, a showcase of his work, and a raffle of a new original painting created for the Alzhe...

Growing Grounds Gallery and Gifts features work of local women


Growing Grounds Gallery and Gifts presents a two-day art show in Santa Maria titled Local Women of Art on Aug. 28 and 29. The work of Sarah Reed, Kim Boydstun, and Joan E. Powers hangs together from 4 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 28 and noon to 7 p.m. on Aug. 29. An artists’ reception event is Aug. 29 f...

City announces mural plans at Santa Maria Arts Council meeting


The city of Santa Maria’s Community Development Department Director Lawrence Appel visited the Santa Maria Arts Council meeting on Aug. 19 to announce to the group of local art advocates that recent calls for more public art at two recent Downtown Specific Plan meetings was appreciated and ack...