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Revisiting the Funk Zone a little more than a year after our initial investigation, The Independent finds that the district’s visual art scene is on the rise — and possibly on the way out.
In this third edition of the Contemporary Arts Forum’s Home Show, Santa Barbara residents open their doors to artists and the public for two months of on-site viewing and interaction.
For more than 40 years, Santa Barbara-based photographer Santi Visalli has turned his lens upon the world with purpose and grace. From elegant architectural studies to intimate portraits of the rich and famous, Visalli’s portfolio is as diverse as it is prolific, and includes many of the major cultural and social icons of our era.
Exactly 100 years ago, a seasoned cowboy boarded a train for New York, hoping to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional artist. When he returned to his native California a dozen years later, Edward Borein was considered by many to be among the finest interpreters of the American West, an artist whose depictions of cowboys, Native Americans, and the rapidly disappearing culture of the Old West were valued as much for their accuracy as for their artistic merit.