Monthly Archives: February 2014

ART REVIEW: Art-Making in the Name of the Lord – [IN ONE OF THE STRONGEST ART SHOWS OF THE YEAR ‘WALKING IN THE SPIRIT: AMERICAN VISIONARY ARTISTS’ PRESENTS A FASCINATING SELECTION OF RELIGIOUS-FIRED ‘FOLK’ OR ‘OUTSIDER’ ART

Entering the Westmont Art Museum these days, one is immediately and blissfully accosted by a rich, rough-hewn display of folk art, pumped up with Pentecostal religious fervor. Welcome to the world of the Rev. William “W.C.” Rice (1930-2004), a house painter, preacher and artist from Alabama, whose art involves Christian messages splashed in hand-scrawled and sometimes misspelled words, on scrap wood, rusty tin, even a recycled stove top, but always fueled by passion — for both art-making and spreading the gospel as he saw fit. more

WHAT’S DOING: EVENTS, PERFORMANCES, SHOWS, MEETINGS, CONCERTS, FUN

Walking in the Spirit — The Westmont Ridgely-Tree Museum of Art features a unique collection of folk art from all over the United States, showcasing the artists’ spiritual conviction Feb. 20-March 29. more

Dozens of Children Abused at Evangelical Commune, Adult Survivors Allege

But as a community, JPUSA has been dogged by controversy since the 1994publication of Recovering from Churches That Abuse. In that book, Ron Enroth, author and Westmont College sociologist, chronicled how former JPUSA members reported being spiritually abused. more

Pepperdine Freshman Breaks 800M Track Record

In a three-team meet at Westmont College, the Waves went against the host Warriors and UC Santa Barbara. more

Microfinance Pioneer Muhammad Yunus Inspires at Westmont President’s Breakfast

An early morning start and wet weather could not keep more than 700 people from attending a sold-out presentation Friday by international icon Muhammed Yunusat the ninth annual Westmont College President’s Breakfast held at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. more

Can You Dig It?

DOWNTON ABBEY: Fans of the long-running PBS series jammed (60 were turned away) the Santa Barbara Library’s Faulkner Gallery Sunday for tea, a talk by Westmont prof Alister Chapman on The Decline of the English Aristocracy, and a screening of the series’ final show of the season. Next year’s is now under production in the U.K. Who will Lady Mary marry? What new scandal will erupt and have to be dealt with? WillDownton Abbey itself survive the decline and fall of the Brit manor-house elite and idle rich? more

Men’s Hoops Closes Home Schedule With Brown, Yale

*On February 20, Jok was honored by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) as one of three recipients for its Most Courageous Award, along with Akron men’s basketball operations coordinator Dan Peters and Westmont College women’s basketball coach Kirsten Moore. Dau will receive his award at the USBWA’s honors breakfast during the Final Four in Dallas on Monday, April 7. more

Can You Dig It?

DOWNTON ABBEY: Fans of the long-running PBS series jammed (60 were turned away) the Santa Barbara Library’s Faulkner Gallery Sunday for tea, a talk by Westmont prof Alister Chapman on The Decline of the English Aristocracy, and a screening of the series’ final show of the season. Next year’s is now under production in the U.K. Who will Lady Mary marry? What new scandal will erupt and have to be dealt with? WillDownton Abbey itself survive the decline and fall of the Brit manor-house elite and idle rich? more

LCHS team plus math competition equals success

Things just added up perfectly earlier this month when four members of La Cañada High School’s Math Team competed and won the top spot at the 27th annual High School Mathematics Competition at Santa Barbara’s Westmont College. more

Weekend Sports Highlights: Westmont Hosts Biola in Regular-Season Finales

Bishop Diego (boys Division 5AA) and Santa Barbara High (girls 3AA) will have home games, Bishop playing Saddleback Valley Christian on Friday (Feb. 28) at Westmont College, the Dons girls hosting Yorba Linda on Saturday. more