Thursday, June 21 , 2018, 1:10 pm | Overcast 66º

 
 
 
 

Exhibit a Tribute to Teachers of Santa Barbara School of Arts

'Guiding Lights' is on display at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum through Dec. 31

The artist-teachers who helped make Santa Barbara a nationally recognized center of the arts nearly a century ago are celebrated in an exhibition through Dec. 31 at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

The exhibition, “Guiding Lights: Teachers at the Santa Barbara School of the Arts, 1920-1938,” features works by instructors at the historically important school, including select pieces by Fernand Lungren, Colin Campbell Cooper, John Gamble, Carl Oscar Borg, Edward Borein and others.

Santa Barbara has been home to an artistic colony of major significance for more than 100 years, the most important art center between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Playing a key role in that standing was the Santa Barbara School of the Arts. Founded in 1920, the school boasted a faculty of enormous talent, mentoring thousands of students, many of whom went on to build major careers as artists.

Gingie by John Marshall Gamble
“Gingie” by John Marshall Gamble.

“A major component of the historical museum’s mission is to document Santa Barbara’s rich artistic heritage,” museum Executive Director David Bisol said. “This is a unique opportunity to recognize individuals who made tremendous contributions to our community, both as artists and as teachers. The school attracted gifted students from across the country, and a number of them became founders of our city’s talent-rich artistic community.”

Guest curator and museum trustee Marlene Miller said: “Guiding Lights presents some extraordinary works by internationally recognized artists. This is a wonderful collaborative effort, with lenders that include city and county governments, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and UCSB’s University Art Museum, as well as a number of private collectors.”

Admission is free, although donations are welcome. The museum, at 136 E. De la Guerra St., is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, click here or call the museum at 805.966.1601.

— Dacia Harwood is a publicist.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level
×

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >