Tuesday, July 16, 2019     Volume: 20, Issue: 19

Santa Maria Sun / Arts

Wildling Museum exhibit highlights California national parks, monuments

Celebrating the National Lands of California, a new juried exhibition at the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature in Solvang, opens Saturday, July 20. The exhibit features 63 artworks selected from 316 entries submitted by artists across the U.S., competing for a pool of $4,000 in cash prizes. First-, ...

Solvang Antiques showcases oil paintings by Dirk Foslien

Solvang Antiques will host oil painter Dirk Foslien as part of the gallery’s Summer Art Series, starting Wednesday, July 17, with a Champagne reception from 2 to 6 p.m. Featured works include both still life pieces and landscapes, most of which depict local poppy fields and oak trees. Growi...

Gallery Los Olivos showcases plein-air and studio paintings from local pastel artists


There are plenty of external antagonists for Santa Barbara-based artist Kris Buck to consider before she sets out on one of her plein-air adventures—but a disruptive phone call isn’t one of them. “The cellphone is silent. There are no distractions except whatever Mother Nat...

Dinosaurs and their avian descendants reign supreme at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History


“All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked!” “Yeah, but, John, if The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.” The Jeff Goldblums of the world can rest easy, because unlike Jurassic Park...

Weekly Poll
How should Lompoc respond to the lawsuit claiming its ordinance restricting where registered sex offenders can live is unconstitutional?

The city should fight the lawsuit in court.
The city needs to repeal the ordinance and settle the lawsuit.
Most cities in California have already repealed similar ordinances.
Keep the ordinance. Residents need it for public safety.

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