CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2007 |
Moorpark officials may have found a final resting place for the skeleton of a fossilized mammoth that roamed the area up to 1 million years ago. If the City Council approves the plan next week, the skeletal pieces will be donated to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Hugh Riley, assistant city manager, said the museum beat out the larger Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County because of its enthusiasm for creating a public exhibit.
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.
September 4, 1997 |
While we're waiting for the season's indisputable Big Event--the Dec. 16 opening in Brentwood of the billion-dollar Getty Center--plenty of provocative art will be coming our way. Joining the Robert Gober extravaganza currently installed at the Museum of Contemporary Art (through Jan. 4), a retrospective of photographs by New York's Cindy Sherman (Nov. 2-Feb. 1) will examine one of the most important artists to emerge in the 1980s.
May 28, 1992 |
Dixieland greats such as Al Hirt and Earl Fountain have influenced legions of musicians. But Ventura resident Randy Siple, who heads the Volunteers of Dixieland's Fire Brigade, found inspiration in Trigger the horse. "I figured if Roy Rogers could teach Trigger how to count, by God, I could learn how to play the trombone," said Siple, who never tried playing a musical instrument until he was 44.
August 15, 1991 |
Who would have imagined that anything good could have come from the Seacliff train derailment? It seems that it did, at least for Ventura artist Len Evans. Evans uses "reclaimed" items, what otherwise might be considered garbage, and turns them into attractive masks. He finds most of his material at the railroad tracks, and the derailment means more material for him to put to use.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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."