Double Trouble: Married to Art and Each Other Gallery

Posted on Nov 10 by SEASONS Magazine

In honor of The Arts Fund Gallery’s 10th anniversary, The Arts Fund presents an exhibition of eight Santa Barbara area artists who also happen to be couples. Double Trouble: Married to Art and Each Other, will be held in The Arts Fund Gallery, located at 205C Santa Barbara Street. Double Trouble will feature artists couples Mary Heebner and Macduff Everton, Jane Callister and Philip Argent, Kimberly Hahn and James Van Arsdale, and Marie Schoeff and Dane Goodman. Each artistic couple will share a gallery wall and will oversee its layout. 

Arts Fund Board member, Nancy Gifford says, “I came up a concept and now have asked the artists to run with it, inviting viewers to consider the social and inspirational dynamics of creative couples–a unique but not uncommon perspective.” 

Hahn and Van Arsdale are designing a multi-media installation for their space, while the other couples are drawing from new and existing inventories of work to portray their domestic and aesthetic relationships. Hahn says, “we will be the first-ever installation in the Arts Fund Gallery and it’s also our first-ever artistic collaboration.” Her installation with partner and husband, Van Arsdale, is called eyeComputerWorld. The idea of their installation was inspired by films such as Tron, A Space Odyssey, and Computer World. Inspiration also comes from hobbies from their youth such as latch hook rugs, Lite-Brites, and color organs. 

Be sure not to miss out on this fun and creative show. A free public reception will be held in the gallery on Saturday, November 12, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The exhibition will continue through Friday, January 14. The Gallery’s hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, visit www.artsfundsb.org 

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