October 12, 1995
* The Oak tree-lined grounds of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, will evolve into a kind of artist village this weekend for the third annual "Kids Arts Festival." Children of all ages can take part in an array of creative fun--with more than 20 workshops and activities--including origami, pottery making, pinata building, mural painting, sculpting, mask making and improvisational acting. Admission: $1 children, adults free. Workshops are $3.50; $2.
February 26, 1998 |
You can see Hollywood's version of the "Titanic" in the theater, but you have to visit a Santa Barbara museum for a fascinating footnote about the "unsinkable" luxury liner. Hours before the Titanic sped out of port for New York in 1912, a British official penned a document certifying that the ship was "seaworthy, in safe trim, and all respects fit for her intended voyage."
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November 9, 1993 |
The reproductive lives of plants and animals are explored in an exhibit at the California Museum of Science and Industry. "Two of Every Sort" runs through Jan. 2. Parts of the exhibit will focus on what it means to be male and female in various species of flora and fauna, courtship, mating and parenting. The exhibit's last section explores human reproduction and prospects for conception made possible by advances in medicine and biotechnology. Call (213) 744-7400.
March 22, 2001 |
Kid-scaled and eco-friendly, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History brings children closer to California nature, wildlife and history. On a recent rainy Sunday afternoon, hundreds of parents and children packed the museum's auditorium as David and Anita Jackson of Paso Robles-based Zoo to You Wildlife Education brought out a Bengal tiger, a pair of monkeys and exotic birds and snakes.
February 28, 1991 |
Barbara Dougherty wouldn't mind painting strawberry fields forever. Or any fields for that matter. Dougherty describes herself as an agricultural painter. Dougherty (watercolor paintings); her husband, Michael (wood sculptures) and their 16-year-old daughter, Elvi Jo (charcoal figure drawings), will show their artwork Sunday at the Fess Parker Red Lion Resort in Santa Barbara. The title of the show, and its overriding theme, is "Harvest California."
March 19, 1997 |
"We keep seeing Siqueiros in the same 10 pictures," said Diana C. du Pont, curator of 20th century art at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. She has a point. The mere mention of David Alfaro Siqueiros' name produces fiery images of Mexico's revolution, seared into memory by a few of his best-known murals in Mexico City and paintings in the collections of major American museums.