Strawberry Festival Guide 2023

Apr 20-30, 2023

Vol. 24, No. 8

Art and nature meet in the feathers, faces, talons, and tails of the intricately crafted raptors, waterfowl, and other winged wonders at the Wildling Museum in Solvang. Gallerygoers can use magnifying glasses to examine the details of Washington artist Chris Maynard’s finely crafted feathers. Also in the exhibit, David Tomb creates a playful wetland environment installation; Chester Wilcox displays his detailed decoys; and Shae Warnick’s bird dolls populate an aviary, all in Bird’s Eye View: Four Perspectives. Arts Editor Caleb Wiseblood goes into the wild to explore the exhibit and talk with the museum’s director about the creators behind the creatures on display [34].
This week, you can also read about Santa Marians’ cries for justice as the victim’s family copes with the aftermath of a recent shooting [4]; harm reduction organizations’ need for ongoing funding to combat the opioid crisis [6]; and the vision that fires up The Victor’s new chef in Santa Ynez [37].

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Artisans display lifelike feathered friends at the Wildling Museum’s spring showcase in Solvang

By Caleb Wiseblood



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