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Looking Back/Going Forward: R. Anthony Askew

August 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until November 7, 2018

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until November 7, 2018

Lilac Sea Mist by R. Anthony Askew.


Beloved Santa Barbara artist Tony Askew, Westmont professor emeritus, offers a retrospective of new and old creations in an exhibition Aug. 30-Nov. 7 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public opening exhibition for “Looking Back/Going Forward: R. Anthony Askew” is Thursday, Aug. 30, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum.

Askew, who teaches art at the Santa Barbara School of Extended Learning, retired from Westmont a decade ago. He has been a local printmaker, collage and assemblage artist, and a watercolorist for more than 46 years.

“He is a beloved art teacher, arts advocate and, more importantly, an amazing artist,” says Judy Larson, R. Anthony Askew professor of art history and museum director. “He remains active in the community, attending nearly every art opening in town, and jurying important exhibitions. He has a gift for affirming students and friends through his kind and gentle spirit.”