Santa Maria Sun / Hot Stuff
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LOMPOC CIVIC THEATRE
Peoples of the mission
The Lompoc Civic Theatre is currently producing an original play by former La Purisima docent Albert Thompson and playwright Michael Callahan. Ghosts of El Camino Real takes place at an unidentified California mission that was most certainly inspired by the setting, peoples, and some actual known history of the La Purisima Mission. The historical fiction’s storyline depicts the interactions between Spanish, Mexican, and indigenous cultures.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MARILYN BENSON
The Santa Maria Valley Historical Society is presenting a fundraiser event called the Antiques, Art, and Americana Show at the Historical Society Museum and the Historic Santa Maria Inn. Local artists, artisans, and collectors will gather and show off their wares, experts will be able to appraise antiques and repair certain artifacts, and there will be historical presentations and complimentary wine tasting.
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Standing Sun Wines is offering an exhibition by two acclaimed artists through November. Impressionist paintings by Liz Bristow and sculptures by Joe Castle will show in the winery, with a special reception event weekend including live music by a variety of artists happening the weekend of Nov. 1 and 2. The events will celebrate artistic freedom in various forms, from painting to music and even wine.
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