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Meeting of the Funk Zone Creatives

July 25, 2012 Category :Events 0

Dear Creatives of the Funk Zone,

On behalf of Fishbon, The Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative, Oreana Winery, and The Santa Barbara Foundation we would like to invite you to a meeting of artists and creative professionals from the Funk Zone.

Whether you are an artist, or graphic designer; a gallery owner, or business owner who features art; an artisan or a contributor to the Funk Zone Murals, we would love to have your participation.

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together the creative groups and individuals that have played such an important part in making the Funk Zone a wonderfully unique neighborhood. As the area goes through greater development it will be increasingly important for the creative community to band together to make sure their voices continue to have influence in the area.

This meeting is a chance to get to know those that share the neighborhood. It will also be a chance to ask questions about what is currently happening, as well as what is being done to preserve the area’s unique demographic, and architectural heritage. In order to help raise awareness of the Funk Zone’s unique qualities, we are currently organizing a neighborhood-wide event that will take place on Saturday, October 6th. The event will highlight the value of the creative community in the Funk Zone, and will include guided tours of many of the area’s hidden and not-so-hidden treasures. This will be a collaboration between many arts organizations, who believe that the Funk Zone should remain Funky.

Please join us at the Oreana Winery at 9am on July 27th.
205 Anacapa

Vintage Shot of Santa Barbara's Funk Zone

Vinatage Funk Zone Shot by J. W. Collinge, circa 1940. Click on the image to see more vintage Santa Barbara photos.



July 20, 2012 Category :Events 0

Catherine bennett presents an installation of dance on film


Opening reception 8 pm 21st July 

9 films take the viewer on a journey into a series of  immersive environments, lush with color and breathtaking  imagery of the sea, mountains and meadows of santa barbara. 

With james connolly’s eclectic music guiding the senses, viewers will see projections on ice, glass, paper, cloth and wood. 

Dancers Erika klouman, emily proctor meister,  and monica meilin ford, interpret the choreography of robin biso, while Patrick block performs his unique version of butoh.

installation designed by catherine bennett, with assistance from Jonathan smith.  

Directing, editing and film by catherine bennett. 

Choreography by robin bisio, emily proctor meister and patrick block. Makeup and costumes by Anaya Cullen And Catherine bennett.

Creator biography:

Catherine Bennett has a degree in fine art, but only turned her artist’s eyes to making dance films in 2005. her dance films have been shown at film festivals around the USA and film installations at The Santa Barbara International Film Festival for the last six years.

“The convergence of electronic art, media and technology is transforming our society, I embrace technology but use it to take us back out into our natural world.  All of my films are shot in nature: on the sea shore, underwater, in meadows and in the desert. “

Opening reception 8 pm 21st July at FISHBON
101 Sth Quarantina St
Santa Barbara

$10 entrance  

Opening Tonight at City Hall

July 5, 2012 Category :Events 0

Congratulations to the following artists who were selected for the Mixed Media/Collage exhibit for Art in the Mayor’s Office

Ethan Turpin
Maria Rendon
Elena Siff/Noah Erenberg
Thomas Neale
Lisa Trivel
Kathi Scarminach
Nancy Jo Ward