DeBoer Earns National Prize for Book

Dr. Lisa DeBoer

The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts presented Lisa DeBoer, professor of art history at Westmont, the 2016 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Non-Fiction for her book, “The Visual Arts and the Worshiping Church,” at its 26th annual National Conference on Oct. 14 at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. DeBoer’s book explores a neglected… [Continue Reading]

Dancers ‘Connecting…’ with Concertgoers

Kyndal Vogt '17

Westmont’s Fall Dance Concert features choreography from students, faculty and alumni on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., all in Porter Theatre. Tickets to “Connecting…” cost $10 for general admission; $7 for students, seniors or children, and may be purchased online at westmont.edu/boxoffice or by… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival Spreads Hope, Peace

Westmont presents its 12th annual Christmas Festival, retelling the Christmas story by weaving narration with music from the Westmont Orchestra, College Choir and Choral Union, Dec. 2-3 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets to this year’s… [Continue Reading]

The Bard’s Complete Walk Arrives in SB

Merckx Dascomb in "As You Like It"

Santa Barbara celebrates the remarkable life and work of Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death by hosting a series of performances, including three plays, by an international coalition of theaters and arts organizations Nov. 17-20. “Shakespeare@400.SantaBarbara” includes the Complete Walk, 37 specially made short films commissioned and created by Shakespeare’s Globe London, originally… [Continue Reading]

Student Musicians to Shine in November

Josh Acuna and Stephen Ziliotto

Westmont student musicians and composers show off their talents at six free concerts this month. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The Composer’s Concert, highlighting original works by Westmont student composers and performed by students and the composers, is Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s… [Continue Reading]

Talk Offers a Peek of ‘Shakespeare@400’

Karly Kuntz, Ben Thomas and Merckx Dascomb star in "As You Like It" Nov. 18

John Blondell and Mitchell Thomas, Westmont theater arts professors, reflect on the lasting legacy of William Shakespeare while previewing “Shakespeare@400,” a citywide celebration of Shakespeare, in a talk Thursday, Nov. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Celebrating Shakespeare@400 in Santa Barbara,” is free and open to… [Continue Reading]

Choral Festival to Hit the Right Notes

The Westmont College Choir

The Westmont Fall Choral Festival, combining the voices of about 400 students from 14 high schools, is Friday, Oct. 28, at 4:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., both at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Half of the choirs will perform at 4:45 p.m. and the remaining half will perform prior to Westmont ensembles at… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra Honors Shakespeare, Cervantes

The Westmont Orchestra

The Westmont Orchestra opens its 11th season celebrating the 400th anniversary of the deaths of literary greats William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in its fall concert Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Hall and Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. Tickets, which cost $10 for general… [Continue Reading]

Exhibit Features Uyesaka’s ‘Long Story Short’

Dug Uyesaka's "Untitled," a photo polymer intaglio (2011)

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum opens the fall season with a diverse collection of art objects and images by third generation Japanese-American Dug Uyesaka Oct. 20- Jan. 14 in the museum. A free, opening reception for “Dug Uyesaka: Long Story Short” is Thursday, Oct. 20, from 4-6 p.m. in the museum. Uyesaka enrolled at UC Santa… [Continue Reading]

Homecoming to Honor Outstanding Alumni

Westmont will honor the late William S. “Bill” Klug ’98 and Angie Hill ’90 as Alumnus and Alumna of the Year during Homecoming 2016 Oct. 14-16. Jeff Dykstra ’92, co-founder and CEO of Partners in Food Solutions, will receive the Global Service Award, and Matt Blickendorf ’08, an emergency physician in Indianapolis, has earned the… [Continue Reading]