Wish to see gorgeous, hand-painted murals of the rolling swells that touch down onto Santa Barbara’s sands? Want to marvel upon masterful canvases of the bellicose yet peaceful silhouettes of the Santa Ynez mountains? Care to glance upon gorgeous depictions of the Santa Ynez River and her careless meanderings beneath green foothills? Wonderful portrayals of Santa Barbara County’s natural scenery again return to the Faulkner Gallery. This event is not just a showing of masterful artists and the beautiful landscapes they choose to immortalize in art; it also serves to protect the very settings that are being painted.
The Oak Group, supporting The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, hosts the gallery showing entitled “Coastline.” This exhibition is important not only because it raises appreciation for the natural world through art but also because it physically protects land within the Carpinteria Bluffs.
Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs, together with The Oak Group and The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, directly takes 45% of the proceeds from the Coastline Exhibition and funnel these finances into the acquisition of acreage along the Carpinteria Bluffs. From events such as Coastline, The Land Trust has preserved 25,000 acres over its 31 years.
The exhibition is on view from March 1 through March 30 at the Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. There will be an artist reception, open to the public. during 1st Thursday on March 2, from 5-7:30 p.m.