For over three decades, The Arts Fund has been the place for teens and university and postgraduate students to expand their creativity, showcase their identity and connect with other local artists to enrich the community’s cultural experience.
This nonprofit not only serves as educational venue for workshops and artist talks, but also secures a safe space for local artists that lack exhibition space of their own. On Friday, July 21, from 5 to 8 p.m., it presents the opening of its latest exhibition, Bridging Fine Art with Books and Literature, as another way to promote, foster, and support the county’s artistic culture.
Curated by the Director of UCSB’s Special Research Collections, Danelle Moon, this exhibition showcases the works of five master artists and printers who have grounded the UCSB College of Creative Studies as a destination program in the study of book arts.
Carolee Campbell of Ninja Press; Linda Ekstrom and Mary Heebner of Simplemente Maria Press; and Harry Reese and Sandra Liddell Reese of Turkey Press & Reese Editions come together and intertwine traditional and abstract forms of fine arts through creatively engineered structures that inspire the imagination and influence new understandings of the meaning of the book as text and as art.
Come appreciate this creative display is for free every Wednesday through Sunday from noon- 5 p.m until September 10 at the Arts Fund Gallery (205-C Santa Barbara St.).