Santa Barbara Independent

News to Yous: MINIATURE MASTERPIECES

This Wednesday, November 30-Sunday, December 18, the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art (955 La Paz Rd.) will host 5×5: An Invitational, a collection of more than 450 small-scale works by artists from across the country. All pieces will be auctioned off online, with proceeds benefiting the museum. For info, visit westmontmuseum.org. more

Santa Barbara Printmakers at the JCC

Art at the JCC is proud to announce “Santa Barbara Printmakers at the JCC” an exhibition that will run December 4, 2011-February 29, 2012. … Professor Carlander has taught college level art including painting, drawing, printmaking, design, art appreciation, Western art history, and aesthetics. Carlander served as Chairman of the Creative and Performing Arts Department at Westmont College and chaired the Art Department for 13 years. He has exhibited throughout the US, Japan and Europe. more

Remembering the Tea Fire: A Community Reading

S.B. poet laureate Paul Willis and neighbor Gudrun Bortman will host a poetry reading featuring works by at least 17 S.area poets to mark the anniversary of the traumatic 2008 wildfire. more

Sargent to Serve as New Westmont Provost

For the past 15 years, Sargent has served as provost of Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., supervising its educational and co-curricular programs. “Mark is a stalwart veteran of Christian higher education, and we’re honored that he’s joining Westmont’s executive team,” says President Gayle D. Beebe. “He has demonstrated strong leadership in initiating academic programs and expanding initiatives promoting global education.” more

Joyce Luy Joins Providence Hall as Director of Admission

Joyce Luy has joined the Providence Hall team as Director of Admission. Mrs. Luy recently retired from Westmont College, where she was Dean of Admission. more

Road Riding

Kalon Kelley and Bill Lindberg wondered if their chains were stretched to the breaking point after they committed to starting the Santa Barbara Century bicycle ride last year. “I rode the Wildflower Century in 1975 as a fundraiser for Westmont College,” Lindberg said. more

Best of 2011: Eating

Frozen Yogurt Shop: Yogurtland

“Sweet,” said Yogurtland owner Eui Oh, who opened the sprightly frozen dessert buffet store with spouse and Westmont grad Amanda Oh four years ago, and then proceeded to take top honors for the next three years in a row. more

Loving the Poor, Saving the Rich: Almsgiving and Salvation in Early Christianity

Helen Rhee, associate professor of religious studies at Westmont, lectures about “Loving the Poor, Saving the Rich: Almsgiving and Salvation in Early Christianity” on Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Hieronymus Lounge in Kerrwood Hall. more

Where the World and the ’Hood Connect

FRINGE PRODUCT: Although his name may not register with new arrivals in town, John Rapson was once a vital musical figure in Santa Barbara, where he grew up and was a trombonist-composer-bandleader who taught at Westmont College. more

Veteran’s Day Parade and Concert

A special S.B. tribute to our military heroes and their families. Some of the groups participating include the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Pipe and Drum Corps, the Marine Color Guard, ROTC, the combined choruses of San Marcos High School, the complete Westmont college orchestra, vocal soloists and others. more

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