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August 2018

Writing in the Galleries

August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Free

Writers of all levels are invited to participate in this informal exploration of the Museum’s galleries as impetus to writing. Each session is led by a visiting writer/facilitator who begins with a conversation and prompts, partially inspired by works on view.

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Firooz Zahedi: that was then, this is now — Talk and Reception

August 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7130 United States
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Firooz Zahedi, Jackie-Life, 1987/2015, archival pigment print, courtesy Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB.

Hollywood photographs have been a subject of attention for decades, both as works of art in their own right and as rich fodder for artistic interpretation. Andy Warhol’s Marilyn of the 1960s and Cindy Sherman’s Film Stills series of the late 1970s are only the most famous examples of artists who have analyzed, critiqued or sought to undermine the hold such images have on our imagination.

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September 2018

Art Without Limits: Business Storytelling for Artists with Bruce Hale

September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rabobank, 914 Carpinteria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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$20

Author and speaker Bruce Hale will lead the AWoL September BizArts and help you tell your story in a way that fascinates. Bruce is an award winning author, speaker, and a Fulbright Scholar in Storytelling.

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October 2018

Preet Bharara: Ethics and the Law

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$10 – $35

A defender of justice and fairness, Bharara will address some of today’s most pressing topics in the corporate, legal and educational worlds.

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Steven Pinker, Enlightenment Now

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$10 – $35

The author of award-winning books including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works and The Better Angels of Our Nature, Pinker will present the big picture of human progress: People are living longer, healthier, freer and happier lives, “a powerful case that the main line of history has been, since the Enlightenment, one of improvement” (Scientific American).

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Joan Halifax in Conversation with Pico Iyer

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$10 – $35

In an intimate conversation with Pico Iyer, Halifax offers a unique opportunity to hear the stories behind her extraordinary life and to gain insight into her latest book, Standing at the Edge.

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