Online Art Exhibit Delves into ‘Time, Memory’

Cynthia Martin's "Time Lapse"

Westmont’s popular annual juried art exhibition, forced to go virtual during the pandemic, features 48 works by Tri-County artists May 14 – June 20 at Christopher Miles, professor at the School of Art at CSU Long Beach, juried the show, “Time and Memory,” which received 221 entries from 95 artists in Santa Barbara, Ventura… [Continue Reading]

Wickham, Lecrae Perform for Graduating Seniors

Grammy-winning, Christian, hip hop recording artist Lecrae

Westmont College has had to postpone its Commencement ceremony, which was scheduled for Saturday, but that is not keeping the Christian college in Santa Barbara from celebrating its graduating seniors. Westmont is hosting a virtual concert featuring two popular Christian recording artists, Phil Wickham and Grammy award-winner Lecrae, on Saturday, May 2, at 6 p.m…. [Continue Reading]

Graduating Senior Hopes to Keep Making Music

Flutist and composer Sarah Hooker

Westmont graduating senior Sarah Hooker, a music composition major, has provided her original composition for Psalm 121, which Brad Elliott, campus photographer, has paired with a slideshow of Westmont and Santa Barbara in spring. Sarah, who lives in Quartz Hill, California, will be mentoring and tutoring children through the AmeriCorp City Year program beginning in… [Continue Reading]

Early Registration Opens for 2020 Summer Camps

There are two sessions of Girls Cheer and Dance (June 29–July 3, July 6–10),

Online registration has opened for Westmont’s popular youth summer sports camps (for children ages 5-13), which begin June 8, at Early-bird pricing is through April 15 at $200 for a half-day camp and $230 for a full-day camp (no code required). After April 15, prices will increase to $240 for a half-day camp and… [Continue Reading]

Musicians Compete for Scholarships

The eighth annual Westmont Instrumentalist Guild Competition features eight musicians vying for Westmont music scholarships on Saturday, February 29, at 7 p.m. in Deane Chapel on the lower Westmont campus. Prospective Westmont student instrumentalists Sean Tran (piano), Daniel Macy (violin), Katie Peel (French horn) Natasha Loh (bassoon), Emma Wu (piano) and Evan Zhou (violin) will… [Continue Reading]

Music Faculty to Perform House Concerts

Westmont music professors have brought back the popular Select House Concert Series, performing four chamber concerts on Saturdays, March 21, April 25, May 30 and June 20; all at 3 p.m. in homes to be announced once tickets have been purchased. Individual concert tickets, which go on sale beginning March 1 at, cost $50… [Continue Reading]

Music, Theater Double Our Opera Pleasure

Giaocomo Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi"

Westmont’s music and theater arts departments present two, one-act Italian operas offering performers and audience members a chance to enjoy two different stories with varying musical styles. Gioachino Rossini’s “The Marriage Contract” and Giaocomo Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” will be performed together February 28, March 1 and 3 at 7 p.m. at the New Vic Theater… [Continue Reading]

Music, Theater, Art for Valentine’s Dinner

The Westmont Music, Theater, and Art Departments join forces for the love of the arts to offer the first Valentine’s Arts Soiree, “A Fairy Tale,” on Valentine’s Day, February 14, beginning at 5 p.m. at Westmont’s Porter Theater. The magical evening includes delicious catered food, a silent auction and a romantic concert by the Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Art Exhibit Features South Texas Drawings

Luis Jimenez's "Mustang," 1994, Lithograph

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art features the works of 60 different artists with a wide range of artistic styles from minimalism to realism, pop to op, narrative to symbolism in “Contemporary Masters: Works on Paper from the Collection of the Art Museum of South Texas” from January 30-March 21, 2020. A free, public opening… [Continue Reading]

‘Love, Information’ Offers Theatrical Exploration

Love and Information Poster

Guest artist Nita June Davanzo directs “Love and Information,” a kaleidoscopic play exploring contemporary issues about knowledge, technology and communication, and our capacity for love, on January 30- February 2 in Westmont’s Black Box Theatre at Porter Hall. All four 7:30 p.m. shows are sold out, however, seats are now available for two newly added… [Continue Reading]