Recent Press

Westmont to Dedicate Leadership Center

President Gayle D. Beebe and the Westmont Board of Trustees will officially dedicate the new Global Leadership Center at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. The free, public ribbon-cutting ceremony will feature several speeches, the Westmont College Choir and conclude with a tour of the new 45,000-square-foot facility. more

Sam Neely, Brooklynn Cheney Power Westmont Past The Master’s

Right side hitter Samantha Neely connected for 11 kills and outside hitter Brooklyn Cheney added 10 more as NAIA No. 6 Westmont Volleyball (22-1, 8-0 GSAC) posted a three-set sweep (25-17, 25-22, 25-16) over The Master’s (7-11, 3-5). more

Westmont Lecture Looks at Death of Charity

Westmont alumnus David Batstone ’80, a former Silicon Valley venture capitalist whose current work engages human rights activism worldwide, will discuss Charity is Dead: Reinventing Compassion and World Change at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Gauchos land overtime road win

The UCSB men’s soccer team struggled in the early part of its schedule, but had found its rhythm going into Big West Conference play. …


 Jeremiah Anderson’s unassisted goal in the fourth minute of overtime pushed the Warriors (5-2-3, 4-1) to a Golden State Athletic Conference victory over the Royals (8-2-2, 4-1) at Thorrington Field. more

ART REVIEW: Central, American ‘Guatemala from 33,000 km’ is an important piece of the ambitious, epic puzzle of the ‘Pacific Standard Time’ SoCal art project

The major, multi-venue exhibition known as “Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960-Present” takes its name from the title of a 1960 painting by the late, respected Guatemalan artist Efrain Recinos (1928-2011), and blends comic visions with geographic identity issues, peering down from space on the stretch of Earth where Guatemala sits. … Recinos’ canvas is prominently displayed in the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, the epicenter of an exhibition that also includes the Westmont Museum of Art and the Community Art Workshop on Garden Street. more

Keith Julius Puccinelli

The extraordinary artist and designer, Keith Puccinelli, age 67, of Santa Barbara, Calif., died unexpectedly on the evening of Sept. 18, at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. He had collapsed at home and did not recover. …  His work is included in numerous private collections as well as public collections such as the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and the Berkus Collection. In 2010 FOTA, Focus on the Masters in Ventura, California, documented his artistic life. more

COLLEGE SOCCER: Westmont wins showdown

The Westmont women’s soccer team broke open a tight game with two precise scores in the middle of the second half to take a 3-1 win over visiting Hope International University on Wednesday…. more

Westmont Beats Hope International on Jeremiah Anderson’s Golden Goal

Jeremiah Anderson’s left-footed blast from long range beat a diving Hope International goalkeeper for the golden goal in overtime, lifting Westmont to a 2-1 soccer victory in a key GSAC game at Thorrington Field on Thursday. more

Road-Weary TMU Volleyball Team Drops at Vanguard

COSTA MESA – The woes on the road continued for The Master’s University volleyball team, as they dropped straight sets at Vanguard University on Saturday night, 25-16, 25-13, 25-20. … Coach Vince knows there is much work to be done in preparing for tough travel in the near future. On Friday the Mustangs travel to Santa Barbara to face the #5 ranked Westmont College Warriors, but he was quick to praise the team for their growth “As always, I am proud of these Lady Mustangs.” more


Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art are proud to present a symposium focusing on Guatemalan visual art production from the 1960s to the present day as the culmination of the exhibition Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960–Present. The symposium brings together renowned critics, academics, and Guatemalan art historians Rosina Cazali, Martín Fernández, Silvia Herrera Ubico, and Mario Roberto Morales, who also served as the Advisory Committee for the exhibition, in addition to co-curators Miki Garcia and Emiliano Valdés. more

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