Santa Barbara News Press

ART REVIEW: Modernism in the 805 exhibit offers a sketch-style survey of the abstract and Modernist artists who worked and taught Locally in the last half of the 20th century

‘How Modernism Came to Santa Barbara: 1945-1990’

When: through August 5

Where: Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Rd.

What could have traditionally been a dark downtime on the calendar at the Westmont Museum of Art has instead turned up one of the more fascinating and regionally revealing exhibitions of the year in town, in the form of the pop-up exhibition “How Modernism Came to Santa Barbara: 1945-1990.” For anyone who has observed the Santa Barbara art scene over the past few decades, the show is something of a kaleidoscopic déj. . . vu machine, making connections and plotting historical echoes and mapping of artists whose work has helped make Santa Barbara art what it is. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Local pickleball players shine at Simi



The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has cited 10 of Westmont College’s 12 athletic programs as NAIA Scholar Teams. To earn the designation, a team must have a combined grade-point average of at least 3.0 for the past school year. more

Salud Carbajal honors nearly two dozen new Americans at ceremony

With Congress on holiday recess, Rep. Salud Carbajal was in town to honor a small crowd of new American citizens at the Sunken Gardens on Monday with his first Citizen Recognition Ceremony as congressman… Mr. Carbajal turned the microphone over to one new citizen, Avad Ramirez, who worked for many years at Westmont College cafeteria. more

Local Colors and Concepts

‘Out of Place’ When: through June 24 Where: Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Rd. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Information: 565-6162, more

Observatory to focus on Jupiter

Jupiter will rise into view during monthly public sightings that will start at 8 p.m. Friday at Westmont College Observatory, 955 La Paz Road, Montecito. more

Ty Wiest, Brody Weiss Lead Foresters Past So Cal Catch, 9-5

Ty Wiest gave a dominating performance on the mound and Brody Weiss and Luke Ritter each hit two-run homers to power the Santa Barbara Foresters to a 9-5 win at the Southern California Catch on Tuesday in a California Collegiate League baseball game at Biola University. Weiss, out of Westmont, had big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a homer, double and three RBI. His double drove in Ashton Easley in the fourth inning for a 4-0 lead. more

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Over the Rainbow Gauchos hire coach from Hawaii

Westmont College won the Golden State Athletic Conference’s All-Sports Award for the fifth straight year and finished eighth nationally in the NAIA in the competition for the Learfield Director’s Cup. more

CCL SUMMER BASEBALL: Weiss cracks homer as Foresters romp

Brody Weiss had three hits including a home run and a double to lead the Santa Barbara Foresters to a 9-5 victory over the So Cal Catch in a California Collegiate League game played at Biola University… Lee went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles in his Forester debut, and Weiss, an infielder from Westmont College, was also 3-for-5. more

A holding call at Peabody Stadium

Some of the sports stories in this town are so epic, you could set them to music. Here are a few that could draw an audience from Peabody Stadium to Pershing Park. The playing surface, seating and amenities at SBCC’s Pershing Park do need serious attention, but Forester manager Bill Pintard opted for those challenges instead than accepting offers to relocate to Westmont College or Ventura. more

Foresters looking for seventh heaven

The diamond is new, and so is most of the roster, but the goal of the Santa Barbara Foresters remains the same… Several of those on the Foresters’ roster have been drafted in the past, such as Henley (New York Yankees), Hamilton and BYU catcher David Clawson (Los Angeles Angels), McMillon (Tampa Bay Rays), Morris (Philadelphia Phillies), Oregon pitcher Spencer Steer (Cleveland Indians), and Westmont College infielder Brody Weiss (Colorado Rockies). more

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