Lecture to Uncover the Creativity Behind Producing a Shakespeare Play

Two Westmont theater arts professors will offer their creative insight and discuss the artistic choices involved in staging a Shakespearean play. John Blondell and Mitchell Thomas will host the opening 2005-2006 Westmont Downtown Conversation, Thursday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. The lecture is entitled: “Sad Stories of… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Unveils Unseen Works from Renowned Artist

Westmont College’s Reynolds Gallery kicks off the 2005-2006 season by celebrating the legacy of one of America’s best-known artists. Richard Diebenkorn: Unseen Santa Barbara Works will be open to the public Aug. 25-Nov. 4. Diebenkorn(1922-2003) lived most of his life in California, becoming a modern master equally adept at abstract expressionism, landscape and figurative work…. [Continue Reading]

Westmont Art Students Receive $10,700 Grant for “Stations of the Life of Christ”

Students in Westmont’s art department have received a $10,700 Worship Renewal grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship in Grand Rapids, Mich., for a project titled “Stations of the Life of Christ.” Students will create a series of 14 images interpreting moments in Christ’s life that speak to Westmont’s identity as a Christian liberal… [Continue Reading]

Artists Interpret 'The Power of Word'

“The Power of WORD,” a theme show judged by Art Historian Richard West, will be on exhibit May 19 through June 30 in Reynolds Gallery. An independent curator, West is the former director of both the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Frye Museum in Seattle. An artists’ reception, open to the public, is… [Continue Reading]

'Painted Faith' Wins Design Award

Westmont’s Reynolds Gallery took second place in the 25th annual American Association of Museums (AAM) Publications Design Competition. Art Instructor Scott Anderson designed the exhibition poster “Painted Faith.” He also created “The Art of Education” exhibition catalog for the faculty show, which received an honorable mention.

Musicians Showcase Instrumental Virtuosity

Westmont musicians will showcase their skills at the spring concert for the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra at 8 p.m. April 29 in Deane Chapel on the lower campus. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public. The Chamber Orchestra, an all-strings ensemble directed by Emily Sommermann, will present Brandenburg Concerto #3… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Spring Choral Concert Features Lundberg Arrangements

Westmont’s annual Spring Choral Concert featuring the College Choir, Chamber Singers and Vox Lumina Women’s Chorale will take place 8 p.m. April 22 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. at Micheltorena. A free-will donation will be requested. A highlight of the evening will be “And Can it Be, that I Should Gain?” a group… [Continue Reading]

Ensembles Jazz it up With Spring Concerts

The Westmont Jazz Ensembles, directed by adjunct music professor Ron McCarley, will perform 8 p.m. April 15 in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free. Three combos and a big band will treat the audience to a variety of pieces ranging from jazz standards to original compositions. Students Elizabeth Woodruff, Mary Patterson and… [Continue Reading]

The Westmont Fringe Festival Takes Off

The Westmont theatre arts department presents unique performance art at the Fringe Festival 8 p.m. April 21 and 22 in Porter Theatre. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for children, students and seniors. The festival brings together senior students with theatre and dance faculty showcasing original theatre, dance, performance art and film. Fringe… [Continue Reading]

Graduating Art Students Exhibit Their Potential

Westmont’s senior art majors will present their final work as undergraduates in the annual Senior Art Show, April 14 through May 7. An opening reception will be held 4-6 p.m. April 14 in Reynolds Gallery on lower campus. Free and open to the public, the reception will feature a student awards presentation at 5 p.m…. [Continue Reading]