Exhibit to Showcase Colorful Aboriginal Art

"Medicine Leaves Red" by Jeannie Petyarre

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art features the works of 15 contemporary Australian aboriginal painters in “Dreamkeepers: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art” from Nov. 29-Jan. 19. There will be a free, public opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 4-6 p.m. at the museum. The museum is open weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m.-5… [Continue Reading]

Tree Lighting to Usher in Christmas Season

Kerrwood Hall on Christmas 2011

Hundreds of Westmont students, faculty, staff and alumni will crowd onto Kerrwood Lawn for the 11th annual Christmas Tree Lighting, featuring the college’s famous 150-foot redwood tree, affectionately known as the Pickle Tree, on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Festivities outside Kerrwood Hall will include the Westmont Gospel Choir singing Christmas carols and the annual Pickle Tree… [Continue Reading]

Viewing May Feature the Surface of Jupiter

Fall Observatory

Weather permitting, Westmont’s powerful Keck Telescope hopes to show off the planet Jupiter during a free, public viewing of the stars on Friday, Nov. 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The best viewing generally occurs later in the evening. In case of inclement or overcast weather, please call the Telescope Viewing Hotline at (805) 565-6272 and… [Continue Reading]

Ceramic Art Show, Sale to Break the Mold

Ceramic Show

Visitors to the Holiday Ceramic Show and Sale, which opens Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, will be able to purchase and walk out the door with items from the exhibition. The show, which runs through Dec. 14, opens Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. with coffee and sweets. “It’s different than… [Continue Reading]

Soldout Festival to Recreate Angels’ Songs

Westmont College Choir

Tickets to the eighth annual Westmont Christmas Festival went on sale Nov. 8 and quickly sold out. Westmont is allowing the public to attend a free dress rehearsal of the program on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. The doors will open for the dress rehearsal at 7:15 p.m., and no reservations are required. Please do… [Continue Reading]

Much Ado about ‘Much Ado’

Mak Manson’s stellar performance as Benedick was too big to hide

Westmont College Festival Theatre’s production of “Much Ado about Nothing” made a big splash on audiences who continued to pack Porter Theatre through the final weekend. Paige Tautz (Beatrice) and Mak Manson (Benedick) stole the show, finely balancing doses of physical comedy and slapstick.  The last three shows (Nov. 1-3) drew 490 people, two shy… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hosts Rooftop Garden Party in SF

garden sprouts

Westmont in San Francisco is throwing a party to celebrate its new garden, resting atop the roof of the Clunie house on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 4-6 p.m. at 301 Lyon Street in San Francisco. The dedication is free and open to the public. The project, funded by David and Judy Neunuebel ’69, began last… [Continue Reading]

Quick Response Suppresses the Cold Fire

The fire department quickly suppressed the Cold Fire, which broke out northeast of campus about noon today. Fire officials described it as a two-acre, slow-growth vegetation fire at the top of Cold Spring Trail. Favorable weather conditions, including little wind, have helped firefighters. The fire department has lifted all evacuation orders, and all roads are… [Continue Reading]

Students to Showcase Their Musical Talents

Westmont senior Daniel Gee

Westmont student composers, vocalists and instrumentalists showcase their talents in several concerts this November. All performances are free and open to the public. The new works of 10 student composers highlight the Composers Concert on Friday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. in Deane Chapel. Students Steven Yoo, Peter Harrison, Liz Nadolny, Emilee Letsinger, Andrew Combs,… [Continue Reading]

Trio to Feature Works by Area Composers

Marcia Dickstein

The Debussy Trio Concert, featuring Harpist Marcia Dickstein, flutist Angela Wiegand and violist David Walther, perform a unique repertoire of 20th/21st century music on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in Montecito Covenant Church, 671 Cold Spring Rd. The performance is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to support the harp… [Continue Reading]