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Opening Reception: 70.70.70. Israeli Artists in Santa Barbara
May
3
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: 70.70.70. Israeli Artists in Santa Barbara

Opening Reception and Exhibition: 70.70.70. Israeli Artists in Santa Barbara

Ariela Plotkin, The First Born, 2013

Ariela Plotkin, The First Born, 2013

Thursday, May 3rd 5:00 -8:00 pm
SBCAST, Studio D & E

Multiple Video artists' projections and works by Sally Krysztal Kramberg.

For the month of May, SBCAST hosts two Israeli artists in residence as part of the 70.70.70 exhibition. 

  • Sally Krysztal Kramberg, painter, video and performance artist, May 1-13.  Sally Krysztal Kramberg, lives and works in Tel-Aviv. Her work has been in museums and galleries from Israel to London, Los Angeles to Miami. Her work is edgy and interesting, with commentary on life that resonates with many. Her exhibition is titled: CHARIVARI, a look behind the circus.
    • Lecture: May 8th, 5:00-6:00 pm, with reception. 
    • Performance Piece: Saturday May 12, 6:00-7:00 pm, with reception.
  • Hila Laiser-Beja, metal and welding artist, May 14-29.

70.70.70. is a three-galleries exhibition of the works of Contemporary Israeli Artists, celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the State of Israel. Each gallery will have a selection of Israeli artists, curated by Sagi Rafael of Tel Aviv and Los Angeles, and Lynn M. Holley, of Santa Barbara. It is sponsored by the Squire Foundation.

Liav Mizrahi, Untitled 3 (After Nahum Gutman), 2017, watercolor and drawing on paper, 29x21 cm

Liav Mizrahi, Untitled 3 (After Nahum Gutman), 2017, watercolor and drawing on paper, 29x21 cm

During the course of this multi-venue exhibition, lectures and artists talks will take place by various experts including, but not limited to, Israeli curator Sagi Refael. Dates, time and venues to be announced.

70.70.70 aims to expose the fascinating, innovative and less known scope of current artistic creations by Israeli artists. The exhibitions are initiated and curated by Sagi Refael, an Israeli art historian, author, curator and owner of Israeli Art in Los Angeles, and by  Lynn M. Holley, writer, resident curator at SBCAST and Art@theJCC, co-manager of GraySpace Gallery, and founder and director of the 3-Minute Film Festivals.

Ohad Matalon, Desert View,  2011, 42x52 cm

Ohad Matalon, Desert View,  2011, 42x52 cm

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Jodie Hollander Chicago Book Tour
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Jodie Hollander Chicago Book Tour

This April, Jodie will be in Chicago for four readings and signings for her recently released collection of poetry, My Dark Horses.

Jodie Chicago readings

About Jodie Hollander

Jodie Hollander (a Squire Foundation Artist in Residence Alum) was raised in a family of classical musicians. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Poetry Review, The Dark Horse, The Rialto, Verse Daily, The Warwick Review, The Manchester Review, Australia’s Best Poems, 2011, and Australia’s Best Poems of 2015. Her debut pamphlet, The Humane Society, was released with Tall-Lighthouse in 2012. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa, and was awarded a MacDowell Colony fellowship in 2015.

From My Dark Horses

My Dark Horses

If only I were more like my dark horses,
I wouldn’t have to worry all the time
that I was running too little and resting too much.
I’d spend my hours grazing in the sunlight
and taking long naps in the vast pastures.
And when it was time to move along I’d know;
I’d spend some time with all those that I’d loved,
then disappear into a gathering of trees.

If only I were more like my dark horses,
I wouldn’t be so frightened of the storms;
instead, when the clouds began to gather and fill
I’d make my way calmly to the shed,
and stand close to all the other horses.
Together, we’d let the rain fall round us,
knowing as darkness passes overhead
that above all, this is the time to be still.

Jodie Hollander

Click here for more information on My Dark Horses by Jodie Hollander.

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CRAV: Artful Sensations Featuring Linda Stein
Mar
22
5:30 PM17:30

CRAV: Artful Sensations Featuring Linda Stein

FEATURED ARTISTS/ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDE:

  • Linda Stein (Squire Artist in Residence) and her "Fluidity of Gender" exhibition on view with her body armor sculptures available to try on
  • Nicole Berry (Squire Community Artist) photo booth for posing with the Body Armor
  • Carl Sutton's vermouth available for tasting
  • Acetones A Capella from UCSB
  • Transgender live transformation with Vivian Storm
  • Vivian Storm Drag Queen performance
  • Portrait sketch artist
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    Enjoy this video from last year's CRAV event!

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    Opening Fluidity of Gender: Sculptures
    Mar
    8
    5:00 PM17:00

    Opening Fluidity of Gender: Sculptures

    670 Arrow Knight

    670 Arrow Knight

    In partnership with the Squire Foundation, SBCAST is proud to host The Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture by Linda Stein, a traveling multi-media solo exhibition that has traveled to more than twenty-four museums and universities around the country.

    SBCAST
    513 Garden Street
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101

    Exhibit on view March 8 - April 26 in Studio D and E

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    Giant Puppet Making Workshop with Thingumajig Theatre
    Feb
    17
    to Feb 28

    Giant Puppet Making Workshop with Thingumajig Theatre

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    Dates: Feb: 17-28*
    *Mondays are off. 
    It is not necessary to come to every single day, but the more you come the more you'll learn!

    Location: SBCAST, 513 Garden Street, Santa Barbara

    Time: 4:30 - 9:30 PM on each program day with a grub break. Times may change slightly based on the availability of the group.

    The group will be building one to several large-scale puppets to perform in Puppetpalooza March 1- 4 and for other local festivals and events.

    Program Description:

    In a 2-week giant puppet workshop, puppet maker and performer Thingumajig Theatre directors Andrew and Kathy Kim will lead a group of local artists through all the stages of making giant street puppets: from concept to design.

    The class will focus on the following learning outcomes:

    • The advantages and disadvantages of certain material choices.
    • How to scale drawings, research images, colors and designs.
    • Sculpture techniques and what details makes an effective puppet
    • Use bamboo, aluminum, nylon tubing and foam for puppet design elements
    • How to sculpt with foam for hands, horns or other appendages.
    • How to rig puppets so they have effective and ergonomic movement.
    • How to make costumes and show how we make choices which are effective but also practical for a puppet which can last for years.
    • Painting techniques which help to bring the puppet to life.
    • Instructors will work with the participants to teach giant puppet movement techniques to animate all type of puppets and masks

    Registration Policy:  No refunds will be made for participants who can not attend, though registration is transferable.

    About the Workshop Instructors: Thingumajig Theatre (Kathy and Andrew Kim) make and perform giant puppets for plays, street theatre and parades. They have a wide range of puppets from a mechanical hippopotamus, a giant chicken and birds with 5 metre wing span. While based a small town in the north of England, their puppets have performed in throughout the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Germany, Hungary, USA, Korea, China and United Arab Emirates. thingumajig.info/

    About Giant Puppets: Giant puppets take the captivating magic of puppets and expand them to work outside, on the streets and into fields. They create a focal point and spectacle for a parade and theatrical events and beyond. Giant Puppets are amplified masks and costumes and when created and performed with care, they can create the awe and openness necessary for an event or performance to transport the audience to another world!

     

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    Poetry Reading with Jodie Hollander and John Ridland
    Jan
    25
    6:00 PM18:00

    Poetry Reading with Jodie Hollander and John Ridland

    Jodie Poetry Reading

    On behalf of the Squire Foundation and Liverpool University Press, you are invited to Jodie Hollander’s readings of her debut poetry collection, My Dark Horses ($19.95 Liverpool University Press).

    Jodie Hollander will read from My Dark Horses at the Squire Foundation, Santa Barbara on 25th January alongside fellow poet, John Ridland, who will read from his recent collections Epitome and Epiphany and Mountain Music.

    RSVP to jana@thesquirefoundation.org for location and directions.

    About Jodie Hollander

    Jodie Hollander (a Squire Foundation Artist in Residence Alum) was raised in a family of classical musicians. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Poetry Review, The Dark Horse, The Rialto, Verse Daily, The Warwick Review, The Manchester Review, Australia’s Best Poems, 2011, and Australia’s Best Poems of 2015. Her debut pamphlet, The Humane Society, was released with Tall-Lighthouse in 2012. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa, and was awarded a MacDowell Colony fellowship in 2015.

    About John Ridland

    John Ridland taught English literature and creative writing at UCSB from 1961 to 2005. He and his wife Muriel wrote And Say What He Is: The Life of a Special Child (MIT Press, 1975). An Epitome and Epiphany, based on that story, has been recently issued from the Dowitcher Press in Santa Barbara. Since retiring he has published two books of his own poems, Happy in an Ordinary Thing and Mountain Music, and one translation from Middle English (Sir Gawain and the Green Knight) with another forthcoming, Pearl, by the same poet; and three books translated from the Hungarian poets Sándor Petöfi, Sándor Márai, and Miklós Radnóti, the latter two with Peter V. Czipott. For the Petöfi volume, John the Valiant, he was presented the Balassi Sword Award, and in 2017 he was named a Mid-Coast Literary Treasure.

    From My Dark Horses

    My Dark Horses

    If only I were more like my dark horses,
    I wouldn’t have to worry all the time
    that I was running too little and resting too much.
    I’d spend my hours grazing in the sunlight
    and taking long naps in the vast pastures.
    And when it was time to move along I’d know;
    I’d spend some time with all those that I’d loved,
    then disappear into a gathering of trees.

    If only I were more like my dark horses,
    I wouldn’t be so frightened of the storms;
    instead, when the clouds began to gather and fill
    I’d make my way calmly to the shed,
    and stand close to all the other horses.
    Together, we’d let the rain fall round us,
    knowing as darkness passes overhead
    that above all, this is the time to be still.

    Jodie Hollander

    Click here for more information on My Dark Horses by Jodie Hollander.

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