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The Carpinteria Children’s Project invites friends and supporters to a virtual event benefitting children and families of the Carpinteria Valley. Community leaders and keynote speaker Senator Monique Limón will highlight local critical issues, efforts to support children and families and how…

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The Women’s Woven Voices project came to the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center on Friday, Feb. 19, as project founder and artist Brecia Kralovic-Logan handed out almost 100 free weaving kits to Carpinteria residents.

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Artist Katherine Murray smiles alongside Carpinteria Arts Center volunteer Liz Rosedale and intern Emma Payne. Murray entered two pieces in the “Through the Lens” show, which opens virtually on Feb. 26. The show is set to open in-person once the county enters the red tier.

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The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center continues to give away free art supplies every Friday in February. On Friday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be free weaving kits available. Artist and founder of Women’s Woven Voices Brecia Kralovic-Logan will be present to share about the…

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Participants in Bellas Artes, a free family program providing art materials and supplies to budding artists of all ages, received Valentine’s Day-themed supplies last week. Zoe Atkins, director and principal instructor for the program, designed and printed information cards to go along with …

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From Feb. 20 to April 27, artist John Wullbrandt will be a featured artist at Santa Barbara Fine Art. Wullbrandt is a Carpinteria native and has participated extensively in the community throughout his prolific career, particularly in volunteering with local youth. His recent works showcase …

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The monthly Community Voices Salon, hosted by the Carpinteria Arts Center will be held virtually on Monday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. Including music and spoken word by local writers, poets, singers and songwriters, this month’s meeting will feature writer Kimbrough Ernest and poet and musician Suda…

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Santa Barbara Public Library is inviting families to participate in a Maker Challenge using Lego kits available for pickup at the Carpinteria Library. The kits will include surprise Lego bricks with challenge prompts to build real and imaginary models, and the project is best for kids age 5-9.

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Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) announced this week that it is planning an elaborate build-out of two beachside drive-in theatres for the 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival taking place from March 31 to April 10. The drive-in theaters located at Santa Barbara Ci…

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Art in Film, offered by the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center, normally offers six art documentary films at the Alcazar Theater. Due to the pandemic, this year we are going to start our season by offering suggestions for some old and new favorites to enjoy at home.

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The Wilding Museum of Art and Nature in Solvang is inviting the public to participate in an environmental poetry contest with the theme “Why Earth Day Matters.” The competition seeks to celebrate Earth Day and highlight the importance of protecting the planet’s natural resources and working …

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The Charles Lo Bue Gallery at the Carpinteria Arts Center has put out a call to photographers for the upcoming juried exhibition, “Through the Lens.” The exhibit runs from Feb. 26 to April 11 and looks to feature a wide range of perspectives from local photographers. The exhibit will be juri…

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The Charles Lo Bue Gallery at the Carpinteria Arts Center has put out a call to all photographers for an upcoming exhibit. The exhibit, “Through the Lens,” will run from Feb. 26 to April 11 and will feature a wide range of perspectives from local photographers. The exhibit will be juried by …

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Larry Nimmer rang in the new year with his annual Dance for Peace, and following Inauguration Day he has released the video on YouTube for the public to watch.

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Where has ART in FILM been? I’m guessing you never expected that the popular ART in FILM documentary series would be on hiatus for so long. Well luckily, the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Art Center is jumpstarting a new season, and they’ll be offering suggestions for some old and new favorites t…

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The Carpinteria Arts Center announced that it will be hosting its first free virtual event of the year, “Community Voices Salon,” on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. This month’s featured guests will be songwriter and musician Kyra Joseph and author Gaby Edwards, and they will be celebrating the art of mus…

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This week, thee Carpinteria Arts Center rolled out “Signs of Hope,” a new community art project. “Signs of Hope” aims to give Carpinterians an outlet to share positive messages and their own artwork on personalized yard signs. There are two versions of the yard signs. One is a blank canvas w…

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The Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) in Santa Barbara is now accepting applications for its fourth Annual Young Playwrights’ Festival for writers ages 13 to 19. The program provides young writers with an environment to learn the craft of playwriting over a four-month period. 

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Cate School junior Asen Kim Ou has received the National YoungArts Foundation merit award in Design Arts. Ou was one of 14 students that received this award. The merit level is the organization’s third highest honor, which recognizes artwork that is technically strong with a clear artistic p…

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The Carpinteria Arts Center will host free virtual art classes throughout the month of January. Classes range from watercolor painting on Jan. 16 and acrylic painting on Jan. 23 to a prerecorded wire wrapping jewelry making class that includes a free supply bag. The art center will also offe…

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After 10 months without any new exhibitions, the Palm Loft Gallery, at 410 Palm Ave., will open “Expressions of Love, Selected New Paintings by Bert Collins.” The exhibition showcasing the works of Ojai-based artist Bert Collins will be on view from Dec. 12 to Feb. 7.

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This month, Island Brewing Company released a new IPA, along with a new program to engage local artists and heighten the shelf appeal of their beer cans. The new IBC hazy IPA is the first IBC beer to be released with original art on its label. The Oh, Behaze! Hazy IPA features Emily Morrill’…

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The Carpinteria Library invites the public to share a children’s picture book story with the communitywhile taking a walk. Look for the library’s signs in shop windows along Linden Avenue and in the Shepard Place Shops on Casitas Pass Road. More information will be posted at the Carpinteria …

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From now through Jan. 17, Santa Barbara’s GraySpace Gallery is exhibiting a series of small sculptures by local artist Pamela Hill Enticknap. The exhibition showcases 15 pieces from Enticknapp’s current series focused on storytellers and characters. Enticknapp’s most recent pieces reflect th…

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Carpinteria Mayor Wade Nomura has put pen to paper to tell of his adventures in sports, public office and humanitarian work around the globe in his new book, “Creating Destiny.” Nomura’s memoir begins with his early life as a Japanese American growing up in the shadow of World War II. Nomura…

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As the season of giving approaches, seven-year-old Ruby Fourie decided to organize an art drive to collect art supplies and backpacks to give art packs to local Carpinteria kids before the winter break. Her goal is to fill 50 art packs to give to members of the United Boys & Girls Clubs …

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Last weekend, the Carpinteria Arts Center opened “Gift It!,” a new exhibition that features a variety of small pieces which would make perfect gifts for the holiday season. “Gift It!” will run from on Nov. 13 to Jan. 7. The art center’s Charles Lo Bue Gallery is open under modified hours, fr…

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The Carpinteria Arts Center has announced that Jamey Geston is the winner of the “People’s Choice Award” after receiving the most votes from the public for her artwork in the recent exhibition “Art of the Printmaker.” Geston graduated from Carpinteria High School and is currently attending S…

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Nearly 300 masks were submitted to Carpinteria Arts Center’s mask-decorating contest. Victorious mask decorators were Patricia Alpert, Evelyn Jacob, Debbie Bernard and Janet Kilmowich in the general contest, and Lucas Christenson and Jayda Cabello in the youth contest. Bernard also won the “…

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Two local authors, Leana Orsua and Hal Price, have contributed a chapter to the international bestseller, “The UltiMUTT Book for Dog Lovers.” The book is comprised of 14 stories and each chapter tells a different personal story regarding a dog and their owner. 

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From Nov. 1 to Jan. 10, Zookers Restaurant will be featuring the art of local artist Ginny Speirs. In her paintings, Speirs captures the nuances of a variety of plant life, birds and animals. A portion of the sales proceeds will benefit the Carpinteria Arts Center

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Girls Inc. of Carpinteria is currently preparing for its 2020-21 Eureka! externships by inviting local businesses to sponsor an extern “to inspire, engage and mentor” girls during the school year as they navigate the workforce for the first time. Due to the pandemic, businesses or organizati…

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For the past seven months, the Carpinteria Arts Center has been closed due to the pandemic, but starting Friday, Nov. 6, the center will be reopened to the public. The arts center will be open from noon to 4 p.m. every Friday to Sunday. The center has also installed a new art display, “Postc…

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Over the past several years, the Carpinteria Valley community has held its annual Ghost Walk at the State Park, but due to the pandemic, the Ghost Walk has been moved to a virtual format this year. This year, nine actors from the Alcazar Theatre will be telling a story by Edgar Allen Poe, an…

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Seven more free virtual art classes are now available from the Carpinteria Arts Center. Look to the center for a wide variety of community classes through the end of the year, ranging from an introduction to traditional Japanese calligraphy and watercolor or acrylic painting to exploring pol…

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The “Art of the Printmakers” exhibit has opened at the Carpinteria Arts Center in the Charles Lo Bue Gallery. The current exhibition features original prints made using hand and press printing techniques such as etching, drypoint, monoprint, woodblock, collagraph, linocut, clay, lithography,…

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The Artesania para la Familia program, in collaboration with Aliso Elementary School, provided free books and masks to children and parents at the Aliso School lunch pick-up line on Monday, Sept. 28. The continued community disbursement is funded by the Friends of the Carpinteria Library, La…

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The “Simple Pleasures” exhibition has finished in the Charles LoBue Gallery at the Carpinteria Arts Center. Tammy Gilkey’s oil on wood piece, “Breath of Fresh Air,” received the “People’s Choice” award in online voting. The exhibition marks the first time the arts center has offered a virtua…

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The Carpinteria Arts Center will host a mask decorating contest during the month of October. Free masks will be provided on Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23 between 10 a.m. and 5p.m. at the back of the arts center courtyard at 855 Linden Ave.  Alternatively, email kristina@carpinteriaartscenter.org to m…

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Traditionally, the Carpinteria Arts Center holds a volunteer appreciation party in September but as with so many thing in 2020, this year’s event has had to be re-imagined. Over a seven-hour window on Friday, Sept. 18, volunteers were safely celebrated and thanked together, apart. Arts Cente…

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CVN columnist Chef Randy has been going stir crazy during the Covid-19 quarantine. So, he looked for things to keep busy with, and (not surprisingly), began creating new vegetarian and vegan recipes. He reports that the new recipes were coming to him “at an alarming pace—alarming because the…

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Glenn Dubock will teach a Zoom class on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. via  the Carpinteria Arts Center: “iPhone Photography.” The class is free, but a $25 donation is suggested. The class will provide simple tricks to get the most out of the camera that is built into the iPhone. Grea…

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