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Special free event for First Thursday: artists painting in a pop-up storefront art studio. Watch through the windows or mingle with professional artists as they create masterpieces in one night of frenetic painting. This is a rare opportunity to observe the magic that becomes a great painting as these artists navigate the complexities of creating large-scale works. Works will be on view through Saturday 11/4. Hosted by Silo118 and the Squire Foundation.

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Writers Salon/Parlor Gathering

It's time again for our Parlor/Salon.  Please come on Wednesday, June 14 same time,same place: 6pm Squire House 4515 Via Maria, Santa Barbara, Ca.  We had such a wonderful time at the last one and a reminder that our clay totems have been fired and are ready to be collected by their owners to finish.  Thanks to Kat and Jim.   We're pleased to announce they will be conducting clay classes at the Temple--more info at our event.

Erin Graffy, an award wining writer will be hosting this time.  She has a multi-faceted writing career, is well known for her Santa Barbara stories as well as a public relations specialist, business/technical writer, social commentary columnist, ghost writer, poet, biographer, and history writer.  She will be talking on her career as well as her new proposal of teaching Legacy Memoirs in the future.  We're lucky and proud to  have her speak on this important subject.  Every life lived has something to contribute to future lives.  Especially now!

A reminder that this is a potluck.  We appreciate and love your varied offerings of food and beverage.  It's been great the variety of 'noshes' you all bring to the table.  Good food, good drink and good company is the hallmark of our Salon.  We aim to bring together all manner of artists to engage like the 'old days' to spark the passion of art.

Please RSVP to  And, a reminder to park in the cul-de-sac above our venue.

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Writers Salon/Parlor Gathering

It's time again for the Squire Salon/Parlor Gathering to be held Wednesday, May 10, 6pm at the Squire House located.  4515 Via Maria, in the beautiful Santa Barbara foothills.

We are pleased to announce the main attraction will be hosted by two outstanding artists: Kat Martin and Jim Sarno.  They will be talking about their new venture: Shangri-La Ceramics and will show pieces of their art as well as describing the process of creating from clay special heirloom pieces and ordinary useful items.  We're excited to introduce you all to another aspect of artful expression.

Jim has a storied career through his multi-faceted art designs from amusement park ride designer, set and costume builder and character sculptor.  He's worked for Disney as an Imagineer but his passion is always sparking childhood wonder in his creations.  We're lucky to have him join our gathering.

Kat is a multimedia artist, her paintings are currently featured in Hospice of Santa Barbara Art Gallery and recently studied under Peter Bradley, the noted African-American artist.  She's had a 32 year career of designing, teaching and directing art leadership and enrichment programs for children and teens.  Color on canvas is her passion.  Also, lucky we are to feature her newest venture.

A reminder that parking at the venue is difficult so please plan to carpool or park in the Via Maria cul-de-sac.  Take full advantage of the walk through the sculpture garden upon entering.  Also, this is a potluck special so be creative in your food and beverage offerings.

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