Westmont Offers Free Recital by Tenor

The founder of the African American Art Song Alliance, Darryl Taylor, will perform at a free recital Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. Taylor is a talented tenor from Detroit whose international career includes performances of art song, opera and oratorio. He has sung in some of the best concert halls… [Continue Reading]

'Faith, Culture, Calling' Combine at New Westmont Art Exhibit

Three unique artists with very diverse backgrounds will be under one roof at Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery. “Faith, Culture, Calling: The Irvine Guest Artist Show” will be at the gallery, Thursday, Jan. 19, through March. 10. Artists Makoto Fujimura, Lara Scott and Elmer Yazzie will introduce their creations at an opening reception, Thursday, Jan. 19, 4-7… [Continue Reading]

Two-Day Celebration Honors Work of Great Logician, Mathematician

He’s considered the most significant logician of the 20th century and one of the greatest modern mathematicians, yet most people have never heard of Kurt Gödel or his famous incompleteness theorems. Westmont will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the theorems and the 100th anniversary of his birth. The two-day, interdisciplinary forum will be held Feb…. [Continue Reading]

Students Create, Install Campus-Wide Art Project

Westmont student art projects are sprouting up across campus this week, depicting biblical stories and interpreting moments in Christ’s life. The project, “Stations of Christ’s Life,” won a $10,700 Worship Renewal grant last May from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Each of the 14 student artists will describe their “station” at a dedication walk… [Continue Reading]

New Professor Hits All the Right Notes

A day of events later this month will formally welcome Westmont’s new Adams professor of music and worship. However, Michael Shasberger has already been winning the ears and hearts of the local community. Shasberger arrived at Westmont in August for the fall semester. In his first season he has introduced two new annual events: a… [Continue Reading]

Benefit Concert to Help Hurricane Victims

Westmont’s baseball coach and a popular Montecito musician are teaming up in hopes of helping families affected by Hurricane Katrina. Rob Crawford and Bobby Shand will present “One Family at a Time,” a special benefit show with The Shand Band at SOhO, 1221 State St., Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold… [Continue Reading]

Westmont's First Annual Christmas Festival Sells Out

Tickets are no longer available for the First Annual Westmont Christmas Festival, Saturday, Dec. 10 at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Barbara. However, seating is still available for the performance, Friday, Dec. 9 at Westmont’s Murchison Gym. The celebration is titled “The Word Made Flesh” and is presented by Westmonts’ music, art and theater departments…. [Continue Reading]

Renowned Playwright Creates New Work Through Student Collaboration

A group of Westmont students is getting a unique opportunity to work with an internationally acclaimed playwright, crafting a new production students will eventually perform in February. The Westmont Theater Arts department has commissioned playwright Erik Ehn to develop a new play as part of his ongoing Saint Play series. Eighteen students will meet with… [Continue Reading]

Concert Features Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra

Westmont’s Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra will present a joint concert this week on campus. The free, public concert will be Friday, Nov. 18, at Deane Chapel, 8 p.m. The wind ensemble will be under the direction of new Westmont music instructor Paul Mori. The 20-piece large ensemble is made up of brass, woodwind and… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Welcomes Internationally Acclaimed California Artist

Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery will display the works of California painter R. Kenton Nelson beginning next month in an exhibition titled “Narrative Idealism.” The free exhibit runs Nov. 10-Dec. 16 at the gallery, which is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. There will also be a public opening reception and book signing… [Continue Reading]