Photo Exhibit Exposes ‘Watershed’ Moment

Jerry Siegel (American, b. 1958) Birds, Perry County, 2001, printed 2004 Archival inkjet print

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art explores the increasingly fraught relationship between humankind and the environment with a number of events to coincide with the exhibition “Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography” Jan. 10- March 23, 2019, in the museum. An opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 4-6 p.m. is free and open to the public…. [Continue Reading]

Music Director, Students Attend Urbana

Eben Drost, director of music and worship at Westmont

Eben Drost, director of music and worship at Westmont, will serve as music director for the worship band at Urbana 2018, a major Christian student missions conference for approximately 16,000 college students Dec. 27-31 in St. Louis. “I am looking forward to hearing the testimonies of people from around the world who are striving to… [Continue Reading]

Art Faculty Featured in Downtown Exhibition

"Wave 3" by Scott Anderson

The works of Westmont art faculty are being showcased at one of Santa Barbara’s premiere art galleries Dec. 6- Jan. 20. An opening reception for “Mentors and Makers: The Artists of Westmont College” is Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Sullivan Goss, at 11 East Anapamu Street. The show features full-time studio faculty Meagan Stirling, Nathan… [Continue Reading]

Exhibition, Sale the Work of ‘Creative Hands’

More than 30 talented members of the Westmont Art Council will exhibit and sell their artwork at “Creative Hands: Highlights from the Westmont Art Council” Nov. 29- Dec. 22 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum. An opening reception and holiday art sale is Thursday, Nov. 29, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. “We are so grateful… [Continue Reading]

Theater Majors to Offer ‘Peace Pipe’

Westmont seniors Nina Fox and Merckx Dascomb

Westmont theater majors Merckx Dascomb and Nina Fox explore the challenges of early adulthood and the desire to reconcile with one’s former self in their original documentary-theater production, “Peace Pipe,” on Monday, Nov. 26, at 9 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., all in Westmont’s Porter Hall Black-Box Theater. The… [Continue Reading]

Students Musicians Perform in November

Westmont student musicians and composers show off their talents at free concerts this month in Westmont’s Deane Chapel on lower campus. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert, highlighting original works by Westmont student composers and performers, is Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. “It’s an hour of… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Offers Music, Film, Writing Programs

Westmont continues to innovate and respond to students’ interests by adding new programs and more choices that fit well with the liberal arts and prepare graduates for a variety of careers. Music students focused on performing can earn a Bachelor of Music once the National Association of Schools of Music approves the program. Two new… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Fest Features ‘Song of Angels’

Christmas Festival tickets go on sale Thursday at 5 p.m.

Westmont hosts its 14th annual Christmas Festival, retelling the Christmas story by weaving narration with music from the Westmont Orchestra, College Choir, Chamber Singers and Choral Union on Friday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m., all at First Presbyterian Church,… [Continue Reading]

Choral Fest Combines High School Voices

The Westmont College Choir

Westmont’s annual Fall Choral Festival, featuring more than 300 high school singers in ensembles from 12 area high schools, join voices with the Westmont Choir, Choral Union and Chamber Singers on Friday, Oct. 26, at 4:45 p.m. at the Music Academy of the West and 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave…. [Continue Reading]

Professors Celebrate Mission Archives Library

The Westmont Chamber Singers and history professor Rick Pointer are featured in the Santa Barbara Mission Archive Library’s celebration of its music manuscript collection and early California history on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in Serra Hall, 2200 Garden Street. Tickets to the event, which includes light refreshments, cost $15 for SBMAL members and… [Continue Reading]