'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]

Masterworks Concert Features Bach

The Westmont College Choir will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Jesu, Meine Freude” at the fifth annual Choral Masterworks Concert, 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. in downtown Santa Barbara. The suggested donation for admission is $10 for the general audience and $7 for students and seniors. Music Professor Steve Hodson… [Continue Reading]

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Comes to Porter Theatre

Westmont College’s Repertory Theater presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 8 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26 and March 3-5 with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. March 5 in Porter Theatre. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for children, students and seniors. First printed in 1600, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” remains one… [Continue Reading]

Jazz as Worship at Westmont

As part of Westmont’s Conference on Christianity and Literature, Reverend Norm Freeman will marry music and ministry in a Jazz Vespers service 4:15 p.m. Jan. 22 in Hieronymus Lounge on the upper campus. The event is free and open to the public. The Jazz Vespers service synthesizes several traditions, each finding a unifying voice the… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Faculty Exhibit Recent Work

The “Faculty Show,” featuring recent work by the Westmont College art faculty, will appear Jan. 18 through March 12 in Reynolds Gallery. The college will host a reception for the artists, which is open to the public, 4-6 p.m. Jan. 20 in Reynolds Gallery on the lower campus. “This is our centerpiece show for the… [Continue Reading]