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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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Later Event: June 1
Shangri-La Arts: Ceramics