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July 16, 2006 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
TEN pairs of black cotton Chinese shoes line up on a platform at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum. Plain, boxy and pathetically ordinary, they look like standard-issue footwear, the only kind available to most Chinese women before the country's economic revolution and still worn by those stuck in poverty. But the shoes on display were not produced in a factory or handmade by peasants; they were meticulously crafted by Beijing artist Yin Xiuzhen and her mother.
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September 11, 2000 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Dustin Shuler Targets Transportation" is more of a souvenirstand than an art exhibition. Imagine stepping into a 3-D version of a Web site dedicated to the career of an artist who has been moderately successful working the public art circuit, and you'll have an idea of what's in store for visitors to Santa Barbara's Contemporary Arts Forum. Only one finished work of art is displayed.
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November 9, 2000
* Concert--The Sings Like Hell concert series at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara will continue Saturday with the Bay Area-based Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks. The group plays a gypsy-jazz-jug-band blend that zips along at a snappy tempo. Singer-songwriter Chris Stills will open the show at 8 p.m. The theater is at 33 E. Canon Perdido St. Advance, $28.50; at the door, $32.50. 963-0761.
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December 30, 1999
* Pops--Gisele Ben Dor will conduct the Santa Barbara Symphony for a New Year's Eve pops concert at the Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St., Santa Barbara. The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. and will include cascading balloons, party hats and noisemakers. $25-$45. 963-4408. * Kaleidoscope--Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum will host "Rayos: An Interactive Kaleidoscope" Friday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Bloom Foundation Gallery.
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May 12, 1996 | William Wilson, William Wilson is a Times art critic
Dedicated art mavens planning leisurely weekends in the Channel City might enjoy "Home Show II," organized by the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum. A follow-up to the organization's first show in 1988, it's a kind of aesthetic scavenger hunt scattered around public spaces and private homes in the area.
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November 2, 1991 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Drug dealers, power-trippers, serial killers, money-launderers and other social pariahs are here. So are workaholics, substance abusers, gamblers and neurotics who mainly prey on themselves and people they love. Miserable and out-of-control, they are the subject of works by 24 artists in "Addictions," an exhibition opening today at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum.
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October 21, 1998 | WILLIAM WILSON, TIMES ART CRITIC
Imagine being asked to invent a single title fitting as many works of modern art as possible. One might do worse than "The Way Life Feels to Me." The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum provides a particularly apt example of how that works in its exhibition "Commotion: Martin Kersels." The traveling show--the first survey of L.A.-based Kersels--presents about a dozen pieces. Since he's only 38, and his earliest work dates back just six years, he still counts as young talent.
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September 21, 1990 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum has a new home, and it's in a shopping mall. The city's premier showcase for contemporary art has only moved a half block, but the change is dramatic. No longer squirreled away behind a storefront on De la Guerra--as it has been since 1981--the forum now has a second-floor vantage point in Paseo Nuevo, a brand-new commercial development on State Street. Visitors will get their first look at the forum's snazzy new digs on Saturday, 5 to 8 p.m.
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July 8, 1993 | RODNEY BOSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's no entrance fee to this weekend's Santa Barbara Beach Festival, but organizers are hoping visitors will spend a good bit of cash for C.A.S.H. The four-block-long, two-day event is all about raising money for a good cause. The festival was started in 1989 by former Santa Barbarans Georgeanne and Milan Melvin, who rallied their clothing manufacturer brethren nationwide to donate goods for the annual fund-raiser. Capitalists Against Suffering and Hunger was the result of their efforts.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2000 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Dustin Shuler Targets Transportation" is more of a souvenirstand than an art exhibition. Imagine stepping into a 3-D version of a Web site dedicated to the career of an artist who has been moderately successful working the public art circuit, and you'll have an idea of what's in store for visitors to Santa Barbara's Contemporary Arts Forum. Only one finished work of art is displayed.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 1998 | WILLIAM WILSON, TIMES ART CRITIC
Imagine being asked to invent a single title fitting as many works of modern art as possible. One might do worse than "The Way Life Feels to Me." The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum provides a particularly apt example of how that works in its exhibition "Commotion: Martin Kersels." The traveling show--the first survey of L.A.-based Kersels--presents about a dozen pieces. Since he's only 38, and his earliest work dates back just six years, he still counts as young talent.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 1996 | William Wilson, William Wilson is a Times art critic
Dedicated art mavens planning leisurely weekends in the Channel City might enjoy "Home Show II," organized by the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum. A follow-up to the organization's first show in 1988, it's a kind of aesthetic scavenger hunt scattered around public spaces and private homes in the area.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 1996
LATINO CULTURE Cal Lutheran will host an array of Latino cultural events during its Festival de Encuentros '96. The festival will commence Monday with a Pearson Library art exhibit by Maria Velasco and other local artists. Other festival events include: * 7:30 p.m. Tuesday: "Mi Familia," about 60 years in the life of a Mexican American family, will show in the Student Union Building. * Wednesday: The Rev. Michael Gutierrez of L.A.'s Sacred Heart Catholic Church will lead a 10:10 a.m.
NEWS
July 8, 1993 | RODNEY BOSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's no entrance fee to this weekend's Santa Barbara Beach Festival, but organizers are hoping visitors will spend a good bit of cash for C.A.S.H. The four-block-long, two-day event is all about raising money for a good cause. The festival was started in 1989 by former Santa Barbarans Georgeanne and Milan Melvin, who rallied their clothing manufacturer brethren nationwide to donate goods for the annual fund-raiser. Capitalists Against Suffering and Hunger was the result of their efforts.
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