Yearly Archives: 2008

Layer by Layer

After winning last year’s Individual Artist Award in printmaking from the Arts Fund, young local artist Nicholas Price got busy, preparing for the exhibition aspect of the IAA award. An artist with a focus on printmaking, and also a graduate of the Westmont English and Studio Art departments, Price set out to create the body of work that would amount to the first solo exhibition in his fledgling career. more

The Bard and Boo!

Shakespeare and spooks come to Santa Barbara this weekend. Dress up or down, depending on your mood, to see plays or get started on Halloween. John Blondell’s “Blue Tempest” takes its inspiration from the color blue, banjo playing and silent movies. It’s performed at Westmont College’s Porter Theater at 7 p.m. tonight and 4 p.m. Sunday. more

Westmont College Breaks Ground on Two New Buildings

Westmont College officials broke ground on two new buildings Thursday, the first significant construction on the Montecito campus in 24 years. Trustees and other college dignitaries wielded gold shovels to turn dirt at the sites for the Adams Center for the Visual Arts and Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics. more 

Westmont Breaks Ground on Master Plan

After 32 years of dreaming, golden-tipped shovels sunk into the dirt at Westmont College yesterday, where school officials broke ground on two new buildings as part of the campus master plan. The groundbreaking marks a new era for the school, which despite crowded classrooms and sparse office space that often forced students to sit on the floor, hasn’t constructed a new building in 24 years. more

Breaking Ground on the Future

Westmont College on Thursday broke ground on two new buildings, the Adams Center for the Visual Arts and the Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics. The projects, whose groundbreaking was marked by two separate on-campus ceremonies, represent the first building on the campus in 24 years. more

Westmont Breaks Ground on Two Buildings

Westmont officials broke ground on two new buildings Oct. 23, the first significant construction on the Montecito campus in 24 years. Trustees and other college dignitaries wielded gold shovels to turn dirt at the sites for the Adams Center for the Visual Arts and Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics. more

Tri-Counties offer reporter several lessons to live by

At the Pacific Coast Business Times, there has never been a shortage of opportunities for me to learn something new, meet someone interesting and take on a new challenge. Faint heart never won fair lady. As Westmont College and developer Rick Caruso know well, if you want to do business amid the mansions of Montecito, better bring some flowers and chocolates and put on your best suit … of armor. And don’t forget to have a bit of cash on you for the legal bills. more

Shakespeare Fest Kicks Off at Center Stage: UCSB, Lit Moon, and Westmont Do Alternative Shakespeare

The second annual Lit Moon World Shakespeare Festival was already in full swing by 9 p.m. on Saturday, when Irwin Appel’s talented group of UCSB BFA candidates went on at Center Stage Theater with their delicious, rollicking version of The Winter’s Tale. In perhaps the most exciting development of the festival’s first weekend, UCSB appears to be mounting a serious rival to Westmont College’s extraordinary work in collaboration with John Blondell’s Lit Moon Theatre Company. more

Culture listings: FALL CHORAL FESTIVAL

The fourth annual event will feature Westmont’s Men’s and Women’s Chorales, Chamber Singers and College Choir performing with seven regional high school choirs, including Simi Valley’s Royal High School. more

S.B. Shakespeare festival attracts performers from around the world

Shakespeare is being spoken in more than a half dozen languages on the South Coast this week. A Santa Barbara theater company is hosting what’s billed as America’s only international Shakespeare festival. more