This Saturday, November 22, marks the opening of two new exhibitions at Santa Barbara’s Contemporary Arts Forum (653 Paseo Nuevo). Both Anthology: Call for Entries ’07-’08 and the latest Bloom Project, Richard Aber’s Shrine, will make their debuts between 6 and 9 p.m. Call 966-5373 or visit sbcaf.org for details.
Acclaimed fiction writer Aimee Bender (The Girl in the Flammable Skirt; Willful Creatures) will make a stop at SBCC’s Atkinson Gallery on Thursday, November 20, for a very special public reading. Bender has had her short stories published in GQ, Harper’s, and McSweeney’s, and been applauded by both the L.A. and New York Times. For more info, visit creativewriting.sbcc.edu/news.htm.
Movin’ On Out
After 22 years, Goleta’s Silent Pictures Custom Framing is moving locations. The new store, located at 3001 State Street, opened this past Tuesday and includes a gallery and custom framing services. Currently, the shop is featuring pieces by legendary surf photographer Dan Merkel. Call 967-6695.