It’s every art lover’s favorite week of the month, where artists all over Santa Barbara flock to the downtown stretch of galleries to see what this month has in store. For the first month of summer, First Thursday is bound to attract art novices and experts from all over the Central Coast.
This month at Sullivan Goss, AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISTS flood the gallery with color, nostalgia and light. Featuring Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Tonalist paintings, the AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISTS (1880-1920) exhibit will show the best of European techniques expertly executed by American painters. Artists such as Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, John Henry Twachtman, John Leslie Breck, Frances Luis Mora, George Picknell, John White Alexander, Colin Campbell Cooper, Lilla Cabot Perry, John Edward Costigan and Louis Ritman brought modernism and the avant-garde to the American spectrum of art through their rejection of classical, realistic techniques, focusing on natural settings with exquisite lighting. This exhibit will be on display until September 2.
Another exhibit creating buzz is Elsewhere, Brett Leigh Dicks’s joint exhibit with local photographer Lindsey Ross. This selection of pieces includes Brett’s work from his series on abandoned nuclear missile bases. Elsewhere will be on display at Gallery Acero and will run through June.
Come out to all of the art gallery openings this Thursday, June 7th. Arrive early for receptions with the artists and to get the first glimpse at these remarkable pieces of art.
Click here for a map of 1st Thursday art galleries.
-Taylor Micaela Davis