Through June 9 Marcia Burtt Studio Presents ReVisions
ReVisions, a group exhibition featuring gallery artists, comes to Marcia Burtt Studio at 517 Laguna Street. Here, each artist is represented by several works incorporating common motifs, places and styles. This unique exhibit offers art-buffs an insightful look into the artists’ various creative processes.
Through June 9 Scenery, Story, Spirit: American Painting and Sculpture from Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Between the 1830s and the end of World War I, American art came into its own. In this exhibit, guest curator Peter John Brownlee highlights the evolution and maturation of our country’s art, and the various international influences that affected it, to depict the history and changing ideas of America.
Early 20th-century paintings celebrating our state’s unique and specific topography and climate grace Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s walls, with plein air pieces depicting California nature from San Francisco to San Diego. Also called California Impression, this style of painting was adapted from French Impressionistic techniques and seeks to reproduce the natural light and beauty of our state.
Through July 31 Women of America
Celebrate the work of America Martin, critically acclaimed Columbian-American painter, at the Montecito Aesthetic Institute.
June 1, Fiesta! Tony Ybarra
Tony Ybarra, music maestro for this year’s Old Spanish Days-Fiesta, will release his new album Fiesta!—a collection of his most popular cover songs. Get into the swing of Fiesta a few weeks early and delight yourself with the sounds of Ybarra’s Latin guitar.
June 1, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Day Trip to Pasadena’s Huntington Gardens & Library
Join the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden on a day trip to the Huntington Gardens & library to visit the When They Were Wild exhibit, the Japanese Teahouse and Gardens, and a variety of other exhibits. When They Were Wild explores the history of California flora, from its origins to present popularity. $50 for members, $65 for non-members.
June 1, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Women’s Literary Festival
Contemporary female authors from a plethora of backgrounds, including Celeste Fremon, Attica Locke, M.G. Lord, Demetria Martinez, Aimee Phan, Elyn Saks and Amy Wilentz, share their life and writing experiences over an afternoon of delicious food and food for thought.
June 1, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. Tina the Ballerina at Lobero Theatre
Tina the Ballerina is the story of Tina, a young French girl who always dreamed of being a ballerina. When she and her friends make an exciting journey to Paris to see the Paris Opera Ballet, the star ballerina suffers an injury. However, Tina steps in to save the day, taking center stage and delighting the audience with her beautiful dancing.
June 1, 6–9 p.m. Mystery in Masterpieces
Unleash your inner detective with SBMA women’s board and follow the clues hidden in the masterpieces. Wine, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres help bring out the cunning and wit necessary to crack the mystery.
June 1 Hunger Awareness Day
The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County seeks to raise both awareness and funds for its efforts and specifically to increase support for meeting the needs of hungry children during the summer months. Join this community-wide one-day campaign to raise funds to serve 21,000 nutritious meals to hungry local children over the summer.