The Oak Group’s “Cherished Land” Sheds Light on the More Mesa Preservation Coalition

Posted on Oct 3 by SEASONS Magazine

The Oak Group certainly knows something about Santa Barbara landscapes. They’ve showcased their paintings of never-ending coastline, rolling hills and windblown grasses to the Santa Barbara community together for some time, and their following continues to grow.

Whitney Abbott “More Mesa Summer”

It’s no wonder, then, that the More Mesa area of Santa Barbara is now the subject of their paintings. This 265-acre plot of land between Hope Ranch and UCSB is considered an environmentally sensitive habitat, providing a home for kites, hawks and other native animal and plant dwellers, while also offering a seclusive open space that brings nature lovers from around the community that want to walk, bike or ride horses across the oceanside land.

The land is undeveloped and considered the “Jewel of the South Coast”, but is constantly at risk for development and housing construction. Thankfully, More Mesa Preservation Coalition (MMPC) works to preserve the Mesa, and the Oak Group is helping them do so.

Through their exhibit of gorgeous paintings displaying the orange grasses and blue horizons of the More Mesa, the Oak Group is working to help MMPC, with their 25-day long exhibit benefiting this important organization.

Cherished Land is on exhibit at the Faulkner Gallery from October 3-28, with an opening reception this Friday, October 5 at 5:30 p.m. Join us at the opening reception or check out more information on the Oak Group in our exclusive video here.

-Taylor Micaela Davis


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