Poetry Reading Features Teddy Macker

Poet Teddy Macker

Teddy Macker, Santa Barbara writer and poet, reads from his collection “This World” and other recent works in a poetry reading, Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Kerrwood Hall. The event, part of the Westmont Reading Series, is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Paul Willis,… [Continue Reading]

Westmont in Top 100 for Ninth Straight Year

Westmont remains in the top 100 best liberal arts colleges in U.S. News & World Report for the ninth straight year. “America’s Best Colleges, 2018 Edition” lists Westmont as tied for No. 96 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges. Only eight other liberal arts colleges in California appear in the top 100: Pomona (T-6th), Claremont… [Continue Reading]

Renowned Dancer Performs in Black Box

Internationally known performer, choreographer and dance educator Ruth Barnes performs five solo dances that were created in five weeks by five different international choreographers on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. in Black Box at Porter Hall. “Here, There, and Everywhere,” choreographed by Barnes, Christine Devaney, Matthew Hawkins, Frank McConnell, Steinvor Palsson and Ian Spink,… [Continue Reading]

Music Faculty Perform at Fall Recital

Dr. Han Soo Kim

About a dozen musicians take the stage for the fall 2017 Westmont Faculty Recital Friday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. The recital will feature performances by Michael Shasberger (baritone), Jeong-ah Ryu (piano),… [Continue Reading]

Stirling Unpacks Art Exhibition of Boxes

Meagan Stirling

Meagan Stirling, Westmont assistant professor of art, unpacks an inventive exhibition, “Untold: Cardboard Box as Reliquary,” Sept. 4-Sept. 29 in the two ArtLabs at the Adams Center for the Visual Arts. There will be a free, public opening reception on Monday, Sept. 4, from 5-7 p.m. on the patio directly outside of ArtLab 1 on… [Continue Reading]

Shasberger, Ryu Perform Spiritual Recital

Michael Shasberger, a baritone and Westmont professor of music and worship, and Jeong-ah Ryu, a world-renowned pianist, perform a recital featuring works by Brahms, Purcell, Dvorak, Telemann and Ives on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at Steinway Hall in Pasadena; Sunday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Arroyo Grande; … [Continue Reading]

Museum Explores Modern Guatemalan Art

Baile del Venado, Santiago Atitlan by Daniel Chauche

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art offers a rare glimpse of modern and contemporary art from Guatemala in an exhibition, “Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960–Present,” from Sept. 17-Dec. 17. The exhibition, which includes works that will be shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Community Arts Workshop, is… [Continue Reading]

Academy Hits Right Notes for Young Musicians

The third annual Westmont Academy for Young Artists (WAYA), an intensive two-week program for local musicians ages 10-18, is Aug. 7-18 at Westmont.  Tuition costs $1575 with a $25 application fee. Scholarships are available at wayamusic.com. WAYA is designed to significantly improve students’ instrumental technique and musical artistry. “This training will help students prepare for… [Continue Reading]

Exhibit Applauds Area’s Abstract Artists

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art features the works of more than two dozen artists who have ties to the Santa Barbara community in “How Modernism Came to Santa Barbara: 1945-1990” from July 6-Aug. 5. A free, public opening reception is Friday, July 7, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. These artists, many of whom… [Continue Reading]

Future Shines Bright for Recent Grads

Nicole Marsh earned a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

Several young Westmont alumni have earned awards for academic achievement, to conduct research, and to serve globally and explore new career opportunities. Aria Hamann ’16 has received a prestigious graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation to support her doctoral studies. In 2016, Hamann earned a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct hydrology research at the… [Continue Reading]