Fall Dance Concert: Random Radiance

Westmont Windancers’ fall dance concert, “Random Radiance,” takes abstract expressionism to a new dimension 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 and 2 p.m. Dec. 6 in Porter Theatre. Weaving together the visual and performing arts in an innovative and intriguing manner, the dances draw inspiration from paintings by Chagall, Kandinsky, Pollock and an original painting… [Continue Reading]

Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra Concert

Embrace the sounds of Christmas and classical music 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Westmont Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra concert in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free. “The group has grown in size, morale and quality each semester,” director Ron McCarley said. The group will perform two medleys, a selection of… [Continue Reading]

Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensembles Present Fall Concert

The Westmont Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensembles will present their fall concert 8 p.m. Nov. 22 in Deane Chapel, on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free. The Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Emily Sommermann, will perform Vivaldi’s “D minor Concerto Grosso,” the “Adagio” from the First Organ Sonata by Mendelssohn and the famous “Holberg… [Continue Reading]

Jazz Ensemble Concert

The Westmont jazz band, choir and three combos will perform the best of their work at the Jazz Ensemble Concert, 8 p.m. Nov. 21 in Deane Chapel. For the first time, professor Ron McCarley is playing lead alto in the 14-member band. This is also the first concert to include a jazz choir. The choir… [Continue Reading]

Library Exhibit Complements Gallery Book Illustrators Show

Voskuyl Library, in conjunction with Reynolds Gallery’s Christmas show, “Storytellers,” is exhibiting the work of Itoko Maeno and Bruce Hale, two Santa Barbara children’s book illustrators, through Jan. 17, 2004. Maeno, a native of Japan, earned her bachelor of arts degree in graphic design from Tama Art University in Tokyo. Now a resident of Santa… [Continue Reading]

Library Exhibit Complements Gallery Book Illustrators Show

Voskuyl Library, in conjunction with Reynolds Gallery’s Christmas show, “Storytellers,” is exhibiting the work of Itoko Maeno and Bruce Hale, two Santa Barbara children’s book illustrators, through Jan. 17, 2004. Maeno, a native of Japan, earned her bachelor of arts degree in graphic design from Tama Art University in Tokyo. Now a resident of Santa… [Continue Reading]

Dancers, Actors Combine for First Fall Concert

Westmont’s first fall dance concert featuring a unique blend of dancing and acting will be 8 p.m. Nov. 15 and 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in Porter Theatre. Admission is $5 for students and seniors and $8 for general audience. The performance is centered on our relationship with water and will feature one complete… [Continue Reading]

Racial and Religious Identity in 19th Century Colonial India

The 19th-century battle of Abraham v. Abraham and the questions it poses about religious identity and racism will be presented by Assistant History Professor Chandra Mallampalli at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 in Hieronymus Lounge. “Mallampalli’s talk, “Race, Religion and Law in British India: Abraham v. Abraham (1863),” is the Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi… [Continue Reading]

Three Longtime Faculty Receive Distinguished Professorships

R. Anthony Askew, Allan Nishimura and Robert Wennberg have received the college’s first distinguished professorship award, an honor that recognizes their exceptional commitment to their students and Christian liberal arts education. The award, which will be given every two years, includes an additional $2,000 annual stipend to be used for their work at the college… [Continue Reading]

A Conversation on Art: From the Renaissance to the 21st Century

Kurt Wenner, Italian muralist, frescoe painter and founder of Santa Barbara’s I Madonnari, will join Westmont Professor of Art Tony Askew in the first of a series of “Conversations About Things that Matter” hosted by Westmont Downtown at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the University Club at 1332 Santa Barbara St. Admission is free. Wenner… [Continue Reading]