Santa Barbara Family Life

WORKS OF LOCAL ARTISTS ON DISPLAY AT WESTMONT MUSEUM

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art features the works of more than two dozen artists who have ties to the Santa Barbara community in How Modernism Came to Santa Barbara: 1945-1990, July 6-Aug. 5. There will be a free, public opening reception 4-6 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at the museum, 955 La Paz Road. The artists, many of whom still live locally, have served as art faculty at UCSB, Westmont and Santa Barbara City College. more

LOCAL BANKER JOINS WESTMONT FOUNDATION

Christopher O’Connor, a 30-year resident and longtime local banker, has joined the Westmont Foundation, which cultivates ties between Westmont College and the community.

O’Connor, a wealth adviser of The Private Bank at Union Bank, began his career in 1991 with Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Since then he has worked with many Westmont alumni as colleagues or clients. more

LOCAL KIDS PERFORM COMMUNITY CONCERTS

Local children were featured performers in two free community concerts presented in February by the Santa Barbara Symphony Music Education Center and the Santa Barbara Unified School District at the Marjorie Luke Theatre and San Marcos High School Auditorium… In addition to the Santa Barbara Symphony, SBUSD, and the Incredible Children’s Art Network, funding partners include Westmont College, the Mosher Foundation, and the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, which also is assisting with instrument maintenance and repair. more

Westmont Ridley Tree Museum of Art, ‘Barbizon, Realism, Impressionism’

An exhibition opening January 14, through March 19, showcases work by some of the most recognized names in the annals of art history. …“It (the exhibit) also includes works by impressionists who were strongly influenced by the Barbizon artists’ plein air practices, such as Alfred Sisley, and Berthe Morisot,” says Westmont Provost Mark Sargent. more

CALENDAR JANUARY 2015 January 2015: Calendar

30 FRIDAY

Westmont College Music and Theatre Department, An Evening of One-Act Opera Classics – Following the 2013-2014 award-winning smash hit The Pirates of Penzance, the Westmont Music and Theatre department collaborate again to present two classics of world music theater: The Old Maid and the Thief (1939), by Gian Carlo Menotti, and La Serva Padrona (The Servant Turned Mistress) (1733), by Giovanni Pergolesi. more

Westmont College, Alex Moore Classic

A basketball game and fundraiser to honor the life of Alex Moore, a kinesiology professor at Westmont, who died in May at age 31 from complications following surgery for Crohn’s disease. more